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Events this Month

Wizards and Witches, 20th October 2018 to 28th October 2018 at Marsh Farm Country Park, Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford (9.9 miles)
Pick your FREE pumpkin and enjoy a full day of spooktacular family fun!


Brightworth's School of Magic, 21st October 2018 to 26th October 2018, 10:30 to 16:00 at Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham (11.7 miles)
Do you have a young Witch or Wizard? Brightworthâ??s are opening their doors this Halloween half term to welcome a new class into their School of Magic.
Every day from the 21st â?? 28th October, Castle Hedingham will be host to budding Wizardâ??s and Witches who wish to enrol at Brightworthâ??s. The magical doors will open twice each day, morning 10.30am to 1pm and in the afternoon from 1.30pm to 4pm.
You will meet the Brightworth teachers to learn and take part in their specialist subjects; from Magic Wands to Potions and Enchanted Animals to Mystical Spells.
The entire event happens inside our Magical Academy, so no need to worry about the weather. Costumes are allowed, sorcery themed outfits encouraged! Brightworthâ??s Magic School is aimed at ages 3 to 14- but older kids and parents may just learn a spell or two too!


Stand up to Mental Health Comedy Night!, 21st October 2018, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre , Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
Protocol And Stage Write, two local theatre companies, have joined forces with Mid and North East Essex Mind to present an evening of entertainment to raise awareness of, and to stand up to mental health issues! Join us as a host of local talent come together to raise as much money as we can to support the excellent work of Mid and North East Essex Mind.

An evening of not just stand-up comedy, but sketches both new and classic, music and surprises! Stay tuned as the line-up will be confirmed, and ALL will be revealed!

Tickets:�£12


An Evening of Clairvoyance with Ronnie Buckingham, 22nd October 2018 to 23rd October 2018, 19:30 to 21:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
Ronnie reconnects members of the audience with their friends and loved ones in the spirit world, and passes on messages and information generally only significant to the recipients. Sceptical? Come and see for yourself!

Tickets: �£15


The Big Top - Performance Workshop, 23rd October 2018 to 26th October 2018, 9:30 to 16:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
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Our autumn workshop for 8 - 16 year olds will be circus based! Looking at the fantastic story of P T Barnum, immortalised in the popular film The Greatest Showman, participants will learn performance and theatre skills (and maybe even some circus skills!) in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Booking is by completion of an application form which can be downloaded from our website or obtained from the theatre.

Participants must be between 8 and 16 years old at the time of the workshop.

Payment for the workshop cannot be made online and must be done via the Box Office. For more information please ring 01206 530257

Fees: �£100 per child, payable in advance. �£90 if paid for by 30th September 2018


Spooky Day Out With Thomas, 27th October 2018 to 28th October 2018, 10:00 to 16:30 at East Anglian Railway Museum, Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester (8.7 miles)
Thomas the Tank Engine with a spooky twist, the perfect Halloween treat!
Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, as he visits the East Anglian Railway Museum for a day of spooky family fun. The Fat Controller will also be on hand to make sure that Thomas is being a really useful engine whilst Rusty and Dusty, Sodorâ??s Station Sweepers, will be causing mischief.


Richard Thompson, 27th October 2018, 18:00 at Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Westcliff-On-Sea (15.9 miles)
Richard Thompson
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A Musical Affair with Trevor Johnson-Thurston , 27th October 2018, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
In his brand-new show, Trevor celebrates the world of Musical Theatre including Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar and the Silver Screen, The Greatest Showman, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Beauty and the Beast. Trevor is happy to present an evening to relax and enjoy listening to some of your favourite songs.

Tickets: �£8


Sketchbook Strolls, 28th October 2018, 10:00 at Stable Café, Holywells Park, Cliff Lane, Ipswich (24.7 miles)
We welcome all ages of any skill, no experience necessary.
A chance to:
Make new friends
Develop you drawing skills
Increase your fitness
All attendees will be given a free sketchbook and pencils, though you're more than welcome to bring your own.
Book your free place by emailing sketchbookstrollsipswich@aol.com


"The Clocks Go Back..." - cabaret for an autumn day, 28th October 2018, 14:00 to 16:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
A one-off jigsaw of songs, verse and humorous yarns performed in a really delightful little Colchester theatre. The show features the legendary Martin Newell with the extraordinary musical talents of the Hosepipe Band. What else are you doing on a Sunday afternoon at half-term?

Suitable for age 12 and above


Tickets: �£10, �£8 (conc


Buckets by Adam Barnard, 31st October 2018 to 1st November 2018, 19:45 to 22:45 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
Colchester Institute Students CP3

How to fill what's left of your day. How to fill the rest of your days. Sick buckets, bucket rattling, bucket lists, buckets of love.

Wry, emotive, funny and heartfelt, buckets is a play with a unique perspective on a universal dilemma: how do you deal with the fact that time always runs out?

Across thirty-three interconnected scenes - some just a few lines, others mini-plays in their own right - buckets swings through a kaleidoscopic world of sadness and happiness, illness and health, youth and experience, kissing and crying, singing and dying.

Tickets: �£10, �£8.50 (conc.) 20% off for Students


A Celebration with the Colne Endeavour Band, 2nd November 2018, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
The Colne Endeavor Band a joyous celebration of music from stage and screen as well as some arrangements of hit old and new. Tickets �£8,�£6


RSPCA Autumn Fair / Shop Early for Christmas event, 3rd November 2018, 10:00 to 14:00 at Holbrook Village Hall, The Street, Holbrook, Ipswich (22.2 miles)
In addition to our usual RSPCA stalls such as raffle, tombola, bric-a-brac and new goods including Christmas cards, diaries and calendars, we have a great range of brilliant craft and food stalls. These include organic dog treats, Animals Asia raffle, delicious homemade jams and chutneys, and Christmas wares including elegant felted gifts and carved wooden items, glass ornaments and suncatchers, jewellery and fabric items (like bunting & aprons) and wooden reindeer. Plus hot and cold refreshments.
Help support our local animal welfare work as well as beginning the run-up to the festive season.


Fire! Talk by Sarah Doig, 3rd November 2018, 10:30 to 12:00 at Ipswich Record Office, Gatacre Rd, Ipswich, Gatacre Road, Ipswich (24.3 miles)
To celebrate Guy Fawkes Night on the fifth of November Sarah Doig looks at Suffolk fires over the centuries. This talk explores some of the more interesting and bizarre fire-related incidents in our county, including the 17th century town fire which saved a monarch's life, a celebrated case of spontaneous human combustion in the 1700s and a mysterious disease which almost wiped out a complete family. Come and watch the sparks fly! �£7.50 per person, phone 01473 263909 or Ipswich.ro@suffolk.gov.uk to book your place, www.suffolkarchives.co.uk


Wedding Open Day, 4th November 2018, 11:00 to 16:00 at Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham (11.7 miles)
Hedingham Castle is the most romantic place for a wedding. The Banqueting Hall, shimmering with candlelight for an unforgettable ceremony, photographs on the Tudor Bridge and your reception in the Hall of the Mansion House overlooking the formal gardens and the lake combine to create a truly magical setting.
Our beautiful Marquee on the Tulip Lawn is perfect for the wedding breakfast, or you can spend your whole day within the majestic architecture of the Castle itself. Come and look round, talk to our wedding coordinators and selected suppliers, and see for yourself!


Lest We Forget, 8th November 2018 to 10th November 2018 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
2018 marks the final year of centenary commemorations, remembering the bravery of those who fought, lived and died in the First World War. To mark the end of that war, 'Lest We Forget' uses words and song to pay tribute to those who' gave their tomorrow for our today'.
Tickets ������£ 10.00. Performances at 7.45pm on 8th and 9th and at 3pm on 30th


Big Country, 9th November 2018, 19:00 at Chinnerys, Southend, Marine Parade, Southend-On-Sea (16.2 miles)
Big Country
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Craft & Gift Fair, 10th November 2018, 10:00 to 16:00 at St Peter's by the Waterfront, St Peters Street, Ipswich (24.4 miles)
Discover handmade gifts for family and friends, cards for that special someone and children's books along with many more great items.
Entry is free and refreshments are also available from our bar.


The Primrose League in Suffolk a talk by Tracey Hickey, 10th November 2018, 10:30 to 12:00 at Ipswich Record Office, Gatacre Rd, Ipswich, Gatacre Road, Ipswich (24.3 miles)
Tracey Hickey presents a history of this popular voluntary organisation and its efforts to support Conservatism in Suffolk from the end of the 19th century. Book on 01473 263909, Ipswich.ro@suffolk.gov.uk, �£7.50 www.suffolkarchives.co.uk


Quire present 'Pack Up Your Troubles', 10th November 2018, 19:30 to 21:30 at Peldon and the Wigboroughs Community Hall, Church Road, Peldon, Colchester (9.2 miles)
Quire, Colchester's world music community choir, present a concert commemorating the end of World War One and featuring music and verse from around the world that reflects the triumph of the human spirit.

The 40 strong group will sing songs sung in the trenches as well as the work of women in the war. The evening will include familiar songs such as Stille Nacht (Silent Night) and Red Flag - originally sung to the tune of O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree). Only Remembered featured recently in the production War Horse but was written in the 1890's and is widely used in remembrance to those who fell in the Great War. The programme will include songs from more recent conflicts reflecting the international nature of Quire's repertoire and providing a contrast will be songs sung in the Music Halls of the era. Audience participation will be encouraged and there'll be the opportunity to sing along with It's a Long Way to Tipperary, Keep the Home Fires Burning and Pack Up Your Troubles.

Tickets �£10 available from www.quire.org


Marjorie Prime , 14th November 2018 to 17th November 2018, 19:45 to 22:45 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
Is this where Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going? Is this the future? How close are we to being there already? This thought-provoking play gives us a glimpse into a possible development of AI. Come and decide for yourself if it is to be welcomed or feared.

Tickets: �£13 �£11 (conc


Marjorie Prime, 17th November 2018, 14:30 to 17:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
Is this where Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going? Is this the future? How close are we to being there already? This thought-provoking play gives us a glimpse into a possible development of AI. Come and decide for yourself if it is to be welcomed or feared.

Tickets: �£13 �£11 (conc)


Local Clubs

Are you retired? On your own, lonely and in need of fellowship? meet at Christian Outreach Centre, Broad Street Green Road, Great Totham, Maldon (3.8 miles)
Why not join us, a Christian based club for men and women that is open to non-Christians. Sing a hymn of your younger days, share memories and have someone to have a game of draughts, dominoes etc. There will always be someone to have a have a chat with or you could join in a singalong! Come have a tea or coffee and make new friends. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Buffalo Springs CMC meet at Tolleshunt Knights Village Hall, Top Road, Tolleshunt Knights, Maldon (5 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01245 491252 or 01245 281488


Chelmsford Chess Club meet at North Springfield Community Association, Forsythia Close, Chelmsford (6 miles)
Chelmsford Chess Club is an established and sucessful chess club with over 30 full-time members, whose standards range from beginner through to county level. Affiliated to the British Chess Federation, the club competes in the North Essex Chess League (NECL) where, this year, it's highly successful 'A' team were crowned League Champions for the 3rd successive season. In all, the club fields 4 teams in the league, providing all members with the opportunity to experience competitive chess. It also hosts an annual Club Championship as well as a time-handicapped 'Summer Tournament'.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Chelmsford Gym Club meet at Chelmsford, Rodney Way, Chelmsford (8.5 miles)
The club started about 30 years ago and has always been based at Dovedale Sports Centre, Vicarage Road, Chelmsford. Julie Belemore, the current Head Coach, took over the club in 1992. When Julie took over the club had 20 girls, training on two badminton courts on a Saturday. We now have over 300 gymnasts training throughout the week at our purpose built centre which opened in April 2012.
We currently have 3 Essex champions: 2 silver medalists and a regional finalist and the British 2011 Veterans Champion
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01245 290990, email the club or visit thier website


Chelmsford Ice Dance Club meet at Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre, Victoria Road, Chelmsford (7.1 miles)
Riverside Ice Dance Club is based at the Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre in Chelmsford and meet on Tuesday evenings 6.45 - 8 p.m. New members and visiting skaters are welcomed.
If you'd like more information, you can visit thier website


Chelmsford Opera Group meet at Great Baddow United Reform Church, High Street, Great Baddow, Chelmsford (7.1 miles)
We welcome singers of any ability to join us to have some fun. Monday nights at 8pm until 10pm at Great Baddow united reform church
We are rehearsing for July's performance of Carmen at Cramphorn theatre. We still need to fill some main roles...Don Jose,Escamillo,Morales, El Remendado and Frasquita
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Frank Midgley on 01376 511513 or email Frank Midgley


Chelmsford Riverside Ice Skating Club meet at Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre, Victoria Road, Chelmsford (7.3 miles)
Affiliated to NISA (National Ice Skating Association of UK) based at the Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre in Chelmsford. Our skaters meet at "Club Nights" each Friday where they get an hour of on-ice activity with 2 Professionals organising games, discos, stroking etc.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Dreamcatchers WDC meet at Keene Hall, Galleywood, Watchouse Road, Chelmsford (8.7 miles)
As from Saturday November 27th 2004, Dreamcatchers WDC are moving to a new venue - Keene Hall, Galleywood Although we are still using Marconi's Sports and Athletic Club for certain nights in 2005.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Sam/Ruth on 01245 252995 or 07740 302795, email Sam/Ruth or visit thier website


Essex Acorn User Group meet at Great Baddow Village Hall (7 miles)
Each meeting is on the second Tuesday of the month.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club


Futuristics Baton Twirlers meet at Broomfield Methodist Church (Hall), Main Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford (6.6 miles)
Open to girls and boys aged from 2 1/2 years to have FUN and make new friends and learn how to twirl a baton, use pom poms, have the chance to take part in competitions, carnivals and displays.
We meet Thursdays with different sessions based on age: Tiny Tots 'A' group - 2 1/2 years - 3 1/2 years - 4-4.30pm
Tiny Tots 'B' group - 3 1/2 years - 5 years - 4.30-5pm
Juvenile Beginners - 6-9 years - 5-6pm
Junior Beginners - 10-12 years - 5-7pm
Seniors - 13+ years - 5-7pm
Come along and have a try for FREE (Subject to availability).
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01245 444059 or visit thier website


Gap Youth Group meet at Christian Outreach Centre, Broad Street Green Road, Great Totham, Maldon (3.8 miles)
The vision of the Gap Youth Group is aimed at young people between the ages of 11-16. However, young people who are above this age range are welcome to take part. The name of the group the GAP means to bridge the gap with the young community in Heybridge and Maldon. It provides a youth orientated club with relevant bible teaching and worship. This is combined with plenty of fun, indoor and outdoor activities.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Grove Tennis Club meet at Grove Lawn Tennis Club, Moulsham Drive, Chelmsford (7.8 miles)
Grove Tennis Club welcome upcoming tennis stars of all ages
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Latchingdon Corral CMC meet at Parish hall, Burnham Road, Latchingdon, Chelmsford (8.4 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Linda & Brian on 01621 741898


Little Willy's CMC meet at Stanway Rovers F.C., New Farm Road, Stanway, Colchester (9.3 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Avril on 01206 330817


Silver Wings meet at Marconi Athletic & Social Club, Beehive Lane, Chelmsford (7.5 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Russell on 01245 601796


Sunbeams meet at Christian Outreach Centre, Broad Street Green Road, Great Totham, Maldon (3.8 miles)
Sunbeams is a new Toddler Group in Heybridge for all pre-school children. The group runs every term-time Tuesday from 9.30am-11.30am. Our group meets at the Christian Outreach Centre in Heybridge for a morning of fun, games, crafts, and singing! We hope to see you there
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


The Fun Factory meet at Christian Outreach Centre, Broad Street Green Road, Great Totham, Maldon (3.8 miles)
An evening club for children aged between 5 and 11. The Fun Factory is held every Tuesday evening between 5.30pm and 6.30pm during term time and features games, stories competitions and the now-legendary, joke contest!
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Tiptree United CMC meet at Tiptree Social Club, Chapel Road, Tiptree, Colchester (4.3 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Graham on 01245 491252


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