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Saturday
13th January 2018
11:30am
Weekend Bridge
BRIDGE CLUB for beginners & improvers. It is a slow pace & a very friendly environment. Lunch provided, but not compulsory. Price £6 (£3 bridge £3 lunch)Frating Memorial Hall Next dates 26th Jan,lessons start on the 14th Jan weekly 2nd & 4th Sun every month. No partner necessary http://www.bridgewebs.com/weekendbridge/
Tel: Christine Cooke 07980 822524

Saturday
13th January 2018
11:30am
Weekend Bridge Club
For beginners & improvers. It is a slow pace & a very friendly environment. Lunch provided, but not compulsory. Price £6 (£3 bridge £3 lunch)Frating Memorial Hall Next dates 26th Jan,lessons start on the 14th Jan weekly 2nd & 4th Sun every month. No partner necessary http://www.bridgewebs.com/weekendbridge/
Tel: Christine Cooke 07980 822524

Saturday
13th January 2018
11:30am
Weekend Bridge Club
For beginners & improvers. It is a slow pace & a very friendly environment. Lunch provided, but not compulsory. Price £6 (£3 bridge £3 lunch)Frating Memorial Hall Next dates 26th Jan,lessons start on the 14th Jan weekly 2nd & 4th Sun every month. No partner necessary http://www.bridgewebs.com/weekendbridge/
Tel: Christine Cooke 07980 822524

Saturday
13th January 2018
11:30am
Weekend Bridge
BRIDGE CLUB for beginners & improvers. It is a slow pace & a very friendly environment. Lunch provided, but not compulsory. Price £6 (£3 bridge £3 lunch)Frating Memorial Hall Next dates 26th Jan,lessons start on the 14th Jan weekly 2nd & 4th Sun every month. No partner necessary http://www.bridgewebs.com/weekendbridge/
Tel: Christine Cooke 07980 822524

Thursday
15th November 2018
7:30am
Jaywick Country Dance Club
Every Thursday. Golf Green Hall, Golf Green Road Jaywick CO15 2RH. This is a friendly club for individuals, couples or families. No previous experience needed. It's a bit like a barn dance. Tel: Jacqui 01255434919
Tel: jacqui 01255434919

Thursday
15th November 2018
10:00am
St Marys Smallsorts For Mums and Toddlers
Term-time Thursdays, for babies and preschool age children, with their carers. Toys, simple crafts, puzzles, play dough, songs, and refreshments. £1 per child. 10-11.45am. St Mary’s Parish Church Hall, Old Road, Frinton.
Tel: Heather 01255 672973

Thursday
15th November 2018
10:30am
Support Group for Bereaved, Divorced, Lonely Person of All Ages
Meeting every Thursday from 10.30 - 12 noon at Cadows - opposite Waterglade Retail Park, Clacton. No fee. Friendship, outings, speakers, refreshments
Tel:

Thursday
15th November 2018
10:30am
Support Group for Bereaved, Divorced, Lonely Person of All Ages
Meeting every Thursday from 10.30 - 12 noon at Cadows - opposite Waterglade Retail Park, Clacton. No fee. Friendship, outings, speakers, refreshments
Tel:

Thursday
15th November 2018
12:00pm
CRAFT-A-NOON TEA
12-4pm CRAFT-A-NOON TEA – We are a friendly bunch so come and join us. Bring whatever you are working on, from crochet & embroidery to painting & beading (any craft, any ability, help & advice given). The Three Horseshoes, 74 Church Road, Fordham, CO6 3NJ. Contact Emily: 07388 073555 (It's free!)
Tel: Emily 07388 073555

Thursday
15th November 2018
12:00pm
CRAFT-A-NOON TEA
12-4pm CRAFT-A-NOON TEA – We are a friendly bunch so come and join us. Bring whatever you are working on, from crochet & embroidery to painting & beading (any craft, any ability, help & advice given). The Three Horseshoes, 74 Church Road, Fordham, CO6 3NJ. Contact Emily: 07388 073555 (It's free!)
Tel: Emily 07388 073555

Thursday
15th November 2018
12:00pm
CRAFT A NOON TEA
12-4pm CRAFT-A-NOON TEA – We are a friendly bunch so come and join us. Bring whatever you are working on, from crochet & embroidery to painting & beading (any craft, any ability, help & advice given). The Three Horseshoes, 74 Church Road, Fordham, CO6 3NJ. Contact Emily: 07388 073555 (It's free!)
Tel: Emily 07388 073555

Thursday
15th November 2018
6:45pm
UNICYCLE CLUB AT THORRINGTON
Fancy trying a new sport come along and join the Unicycle Club every Thursday Evening at the Thorrington Village Hall, Church Road, CO7 8HE. Beginners to Experts Ellie will teach you to ride our unicycles and then join in the fun and games and learn new tricks. £3.50 per session all ages welcome.
Tel: ellie 01206305097

Thursday
15th November 2018
7:30pm
Clacton and District Local History Society
Our speaker this month is Frances Boardman, on Suffragettes; a Media War. The meeting is held at Pier Avenue Baptist Church, Clacton. Visitors are welcome £2.00 Our popular museum room, is open every Tuesday and Saturday from 9.30-12.30 in Clacton Library and we are always looking for donations.
Tel: Sandra Adams 07814 456118

Thursday
15th November 2018
7:30pm
Clacton and District Local History Society
Our speaker this month is Frances Boardman, on Suffragettes; a Media War. The meeting is held at Pier Avenue Baptist Church, Clacton. Visitors are welcome £2.00 Our popular museum room, is open every Tuesday and Saturday from 9.30-12.30 in Clacton Library and we are always looking for donations.
Tel: Sandra Adams 07814 456118

Thursday
15th November 2018
7:30pm
ALRESFORD CAMERA CLUB
Do you take photographs? Then come and visit us at Alresford Village Hall @ 7:30pm on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month. We welcome people of all levels of skill who wish to hone their skills or chat to others with similar interests. View our programme at http://www.alresfordcameraclub.org.uk
Tel: john.merison@btinternet.com 01206 250846

Thursday
15th November 2018
7:30pm
Lexden Conservation Group
Annual General Meeting at the Nichols Room, St Leonard's Church Lexden. Our speaker will be Dawn from Delvin End Cidery, Real Essex cider made the traditional way - tastings available! Members and non-members welcome. Refreshments.
Tel: Jackie Briggs 07949265143

Thursday
15th November 2018
7:45pm
Marjorie Prime
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. £ 13,£11
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Thursday
15th November 2018
7:45pm
Marjorie Prime
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. £ 13,£11
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Thursday
15th November 2018
7:45pm
Marjorie Prime
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. £ 13,£11
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Thursday
15th November 2018
8:00pm
St Luke's Ladies Group
Held the third Thursday each month in St Luke's Church Extension, Tiptree. Admission £2.50 includes raffle and refreshments. All ladies are welcome and you don't have to be a member of any church to attend. The November meeting will be Ray Spiller - One-Hit Wonders - 1950 to-date.
Tel: Carol Backhouse 01621 816710

Friday
16th November 2018
10:00am
St Marys Friday Coffee Mornings
Drop in for coffee, cake and a chat, any time between 10am and noon, this and every Friday. St Mary's Parish Church Lounge, Old Road, Frinton.
Tel: Heather 01255 672973

Friday
16th November 2018
10:30am
Support Group for Bereaved, Divorced, Lonely Person of All Ages
Meeting every Friday 10.30 - 12.30 at The Premier Inn, Marine Parade West, Clacton. No fee. Friendship, outings, speakers, refreshments
Tel:

Friday
16th November 2018
10:30am
Support Group for Bereaved, Divorced, Lonely Person of All Ages
Meeting every Friday 10.30 - 12.30 at The Premier Inn, Marine Parade West, Clacton. No fee. Friendship, outings, speakers, refreshments
Tel:

Friday
16th November 2018
2:00pm
Darby and Joan Club
At Pier Avenue Church Hall, every Monday. Entertainment and Refreshments. Everyone welcome. For more details Contact
Tel: Hazel 01255 223240

Friday
16th November 2018
2:00pm
Colchester Pensioners' Action Group meeting Friday November 16th 2-4pm Cardinal Bourne Hall Priory St 3rd Friday each month
Dementia afternoon we welcome representatives from the Alzheimer's Society to guide us through various aspects of the condition, the help and support avalable to those living with dementia and their carers also a Friends session for those dealling with the affliction in others
Tel: Barbara Williamson or Ray Hardisty 01206577921 or 545062

Friday
16th November 2018
7:00pm
Sport Themed Quiz Night
In support of the charity, SportsAid. To be held at Langham Community Centre, School Road CO4 5PA. Friday 16th November, doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. £5 per head, max team size of 8. Licensed bar with bar snacks. To book email thomas.hewes@btinternet.com or
Tel: Tom 07851475533

Friday
16th November 2018
7:45pm
Marjorie Prime
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.£13,£11
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
16th November 2018
7:45pm
Marjorie Prime
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.£13,£11
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
16th November 2018
7:45pm
Marjorie Prime
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.£13,£11
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
16th November 2018
8:00pm
PHOENIX RIDERS LINE DANCE CLUB
This month we welcome Martin Jaye.Whether you dance or listen everyone is welcome for this great performer.Venue Spring Lodge Community Centre ,Powers Hall End,Witham CM8 2HE.Members £ 7,non members £8. Licenced bar,raffle,b-y-o nibbles.
Tel: Terry 07879477281

Saturday
17th November 2018
9:30am
Victorian Market
Time bank will be at the Victorian Market at Princes Theatre. 9.30 to 3.00 Tombola, gift ideas, handmade items. Please join us,17th.November
Tel: Jackie 01255 317521

Saturday
17th November 2018
9:30am
Wivenhoe Christmas Market
This year, celebrate Christmas with locally grown, locally produced and locally made. Join us on the third Saturday of each month at the Wivenhoe Congregational Church Hall from 9:30 to 2pm.
Tel: Wivenhoe Market wivenhoemarket@gmail.com

Saturday
17th November 2018
9:30am
Tendring Time Bank @ Victorian Christmas Market.
Tendring Time Bank will be at the Victorian Christmas Market held at Princes Theatre Town Hall Clacton-on-Sea. 9.30am-3pm.Admission £1 Children Free. If anyone would like details about what we do please use contact details below. All welcome.
Tel: Norma Williams 01255 484815

Saturday
17th November 2018
10:00am
Christmas Fayre
The Twizzle Gallery has gifts galore especially for you for the festive season. In addition to the usual works of art, our artist have been busy creating a large selection of smaller items, easier on the pocket but without compromising quality. We offer special gifts for special people.
Tel: Duffy Tomei 01255 676411

Saturday
17th November 2018
10:00am
Markets4Mums baby and children's market
Please join us for fantastic quality nearly new bargains and delicious homemade cakes from 10am-12pm at Stanway Village Hall, Villa Road CO3 0RH. Free parking at the hall. Adults £1 entry, children are free.
Tel: Sarah 07877159442

Saturday
17th November 2018
10:00am
WITHAM VINYL RECORD AND CD FAIR
Labour Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham, CM8 2EE. 20th anniversary of this fair! First held in 1998! Vinyl records, cd's, dvd's, posters, tee-shirts, etc. rare items, collectables, bargains. Records bought for cash. 10am to 4pm. Admission 50p. Contact: dave 07745 161196.
Tel: Dave 07745 161196

Saturday
17th November 2018
10:00am
Christmas fair
Myland Preschool CIC Christmas Fair Myland Parish Halls, Mile End Road, Colchester, CO4 5DY Free entry Grand raffle Santa’s grotto Refreshments Cake stall Bodyshop, Gemma’s sand art, pocket bows, tombolas and much more
Tel: Diane Woodrow 07544830780

Saturday
17th November 2018
12:00pm
Church Dedication
Solid rock light chapel church dedication with fun and fanfare, music, choir,gospel songs, prayers, meeting new people and networking and refreshment. venue: Former All Saints Catholic Church, Union Rd, Jaywick, Clacton on Sea CO15 2RA
Tel: Felix and Victoria 07957 338583 or 07949 871378

Saturday
17th November 2018
2:30pm
Marjorie Prime
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.£13,£11
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
17th November 2018
2:30pm
Marjorie Prime
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.£13,£11
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
17th November 2018
2:30pm
Marjorie Prime
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.£13,£11
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
17th November 2018
7:30pm
West Bergholt Concert Band - 40th Anniversary Concert - St Peter ad Vincula Coggeshall
This popular local band celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a concert of musical favourites from Disney, Les Miserables, Benny Goodman, Pirates of the Caribbean, Stevie Wonder and more. An enjoyable and entertaining concert in aid of Motor Neurone. Tickets on the door - £6 adults, £5 concessions.
Tel: Graham on 07941 947541 or see wbcb.org for more details.

Saturday
17th November 2018
7:30pm
West Bergholt Concert Band - 40th Anniversary Concert - St Peter ad Vincula Coggeshall
This popular local band celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a concert of musical favourites from Disney, Les Miserables, Benny Goodman, Pirates of the Caribbean, Stevie Wonder and more. An enjoyable and entertaining concert in aid of Motor Neurone. Tickets on the door - £6 adults, £5 concessions.
Tel: Graham on 07941 947541 or see wbcb.org for more details.

Saturday
17th November 2018
7:30pm
West Bergholt Concert Band - 40th Anniversary Concert - St Peter ad Vincula Coggeshall
This popular local band celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a concert of musical favourites from Disney, Les Miserables, Benny Goodman, Pirates of the Caribbean, Stevie Wonder and more. An enjoyable and entertaining concert in aid of Motor Neurone. Tickets on the door - £6 adults, £5 concessions.
Tel: Graham on 07941 947541 or see wbcb.org for more details.

Saturday
17th November 2018
7:30pm
Quiz Night
The Orchard Players present a Quiz Night at Capel St Mary Community Centre on 17th November at 19.30. Hot supper of chichen and chips or veggie option and chips included in the price. Cost £10 per person. Register your team of up to 6 members in advance by contacting Hazel on 07917 582709
Tel: Hazel 07917 582709

Saturday
17th November 2018
7:45pm
Marjorie Prime
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.£13,£11
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
17th November 2018
7:45pm
Marjorie Prime
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.£13,£11
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
17th November 2018
7:45pm
Marjorie Prime
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.£13,£11
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
17th November 2018
8:00pm
Crab & Winkle Country Music Club
Live "Country" music once a month for Line & Freestyle dancers (divided floor) or just sit & listen @ Brightlingsea Community Centre,Lower Park Road.Everyone welcome.All proceeds to Charity.Refreshments available + licensed bar.Admission £6(members £7).This month we welcome "Nigel Slater"
Tel: Jenny 01206 626896

Sunday
18th November 2018
10:00am
Sesaw Christmas Fair
The Old School, Long Melford, CO109DX. Seasonal gifts and decorations,crafts,jewellery,glass, games and lots more. Big raffle and tombola. Snacks, refreshments, free parking. 50p adult entry. All proceeds to Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity No.1124029. Tables available.
Tel: Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare 01206 263269

Sunday
18th November 2018
10:00am
Sesaw Christmas Fair
The Old School, Long Melford, CO109DX. Seasonal gifts and decorations,crafts,jewellery,glass, games and lots more. Big raffle and tombola. Snacks, refreshments, free parking. 50p adult entry. All proceeds to Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity No.1124029. Tables available.
Tel: Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare 01206 263269

Sunday
18th November 2018
10:00am
Sesaw Christmas Fair
The Old School, Long Melford, CO109DX. Seasonal gifts and decorations,crafts,jewellery,glass, games and lots more. Big raffle and tombola. Snacks, refreshments, free parking. 50p adult entry. All proceeds to Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity No.1124029. Tables available.
Tel: Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare 01206 263269

Sunday
18th November 2018
10:00am
Sesaw Christmas Fair
The Old School, Long Melford, CO109DX. Seasonal gifts and decorations,crafts,jewellery,glass, games and lots more. Big raffle and tombola. Snacks, refreshments, free parking. 50p adult entry. All proceeds to Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity No.1124029. Tables available.
Tel: Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare 01206 263269

Sunday
18th November 2018
10:00am
Tolleshunt Knights Village Hall Xmas Craft Fair
Come and join us for our very popular Xmas Craft fair, lots of stalls selling some lovely Xmas present ideas. entrance 50p all proceeds go to the village hall charity. Also tables are still available for craft sellers, see our facebook page for details. Tolleshunt Knights Village Hall, Top Road.
Tel: Sue 07860499294

Sunday
18th November 2018
6:30pm
Evening Praise at Leavenheath Village Hall
St Matthews Evening Praise Music Group invite you all to join them in Leavenheath Village Hall for an evening of Contemporary Worship. The service will be on the Big Screen. Please feel free to join us for light refreshments after the service. Tel: Jane 01206 263527 or Ken 01206 263958
Tel: David 01206 263488

Sunday
18th November 2018
7:00pm
Colchester Jazz Club
Pedigree Jazz Bnad, are playing New Orleans Trad Jazz, at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Rd, Marks Tey. Doors open 7pm. Music from 7.45 - 10.30. Bar & dancing. members £8, Non Members £10. visit. www.colchesterjazzclub.co.uk
Tel: Brian Grundy, 01206 540354,, Dave Bailey, 01206 330836

Monday
19th November 2018
6:15pm
Bridge - Frinton Bridge Club
Join us for Duplicate Bridge Monday nights at Read House, Frinton CO13 9AU 6.15pm for 6.30pm start. £3 table money per session which includes refreshments. For more info visit our website www.bridgewebs/frinton
Tel: Linda 01255 677643

Monday
19th November 2018
7:00pm
Frinton & Dist. Philatelic Society
Display of stamps and postal history of Burma by Andrew Skilling at Soken House, The Triangle, Frinton on Sea. CO13 0AU
Tel: Mick Carter 07702 862572

Monday
19th November 2018
7:15pm
SING OUT LOUD
Enjoy Singing? Come and join our friendly sessions with guitar accompaniment to some familiar & some new songs. Men and women; all ages & singing abilities welcome; 20-80+. No need to audition or be able to read music. Colchester town location. Mon eves term time. info@sing-out-loud.co.uk
Tel: Karen Hughes 07853 132 633

Monday
19th November 2018
7:30pm
West Bergholt Gardeners Association
The topic for our next meeting will be an illustrated talk "Wild Flowers of Essex" presented by Chris Gibson, then on Monday, 10 December we will be having a quiz and nibbles evening. Meetings start at 7.30 pm in the Orpen Hall, West Bergholt, CO6 3BW. Visitors welcome (£3 entry on the night).
Tel: wbgardeners'gmail.com 01206 241256

Tuesday
20th November 2018
10:00am
Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust
Winter coffee morning at The Railway Crossing Cottage, Frinton (CO13 9NE) from 10am until noon.
Tel: Kate 01255 674453

Tuesday
20th November 2018
10:30am
Support Group for Bereaved, Divorced, Lonely Person of All Ages
Meeting every Tuesday 10.30 - 12.30 at The Premier Inn, Marine Parade West, Clacton. No fee. Friendship, outings, speakers, refreshments.
Tel:

Tuesday
20th November 2018
10:30am
Support Group for Bereaved, Divorced, Lonely Person of All Ages
Meeting every Tuesday 10.30 - 12.30 at The Premier Inn, Marine Parade West, Clacton. No fee. Friendship, outings, speakers, refreshments.
Tel:

Tuesday
20th November 2018
2:00pm
Rummikub
Group meet every Tuesday 2pm till 4pm at Holland Public Hall (next to Mafia's) £2.50. Just turn up or phone Gill.
Tel: Gill 07912 528332

Tuesday
20th November 2018
7:30pm
Essex Wildlife Trust - Bird Talk
SUMMER MIGRANTS: Bird ringer Barry Williams will talk about the summer visitors that have left us for the winter. Find out who has flown and where. Barry will also touch on overseas birds already living in these destinations. St Andrews Church Hall, Halstead CO9 2LD. No need to book, £3 donation.
Tel: Tracey Kay 07742 294358

Wednesday
21st November 2018
10:00am
COLNE PROBUS
Have you retired, or are you about to retire, from your business or profession? Come and join fellow professional men at Colne Probus to socialise and be entertained with informative presentations on 1st and 3rd Wednesday morning every month at Lexden. There are also optional golf and walks groups.
Tel: Email colne.probus@gmail.com for information ,

Wednesday
21st November 2018
2:00pm
Tendring Pensioners Action Group
Whatever your age, you are welcome to join TenPAG. We meet on 3rd Wednesday each month in St Bartholomew’s Church Hall, Frinton Road, Holland-on-Sea between 2:00 and 4:00pm. …New members always welcome. We have a speaker talking about the changes to Clacton and Harwich Hospitals.
Tel: John 01255 430701

Wednesday
21st November 2018
2:00pm
Tendring Pensioners Action Group
Whatever your age, you are welcome to join TenPAG. We meet on 3rd Wednesday each month in St Bartholomew’s Church Hall, Frinton Road, Holland-on-Sea between 2:00 and 4:00pm. …New members always welcome. We have a speaker talking about the changes to Clacton and Harwich Hospitals.
Tel: John 01255 430701

Wednesday
21st November 2018
2:00pm
Tendring Pensioners Action Group
Whatever your age, you are welcome to join TenPAG. We meet on 3rd Wednesday each month in St Bartholomew’s Church Hall, Frinton Road, Holland-on-Sea between 2:00 and 4:00pm. …New members always welcome. We have a speaker talking about the changes to Clacton and Harwich Hospitals.
Tel: John 01255 430701

Wednesday
21st November 2018
7:30pm
Tiptree Tipplers
Tipplers is a beer & wine making guild. No knowledge of wine needed. We're a friendly lot & will make you very welcome. Bring a drink & give us a go. Snacks supplied. Themed nights & sometimes a speaker (Not always wine related) Meetings are every 3rd Wednesday 7:30 for 8pm. 
Tel: Ian Stevens 01621819069

Wednesday
21st November 2018
7:30pm
Colchester Anglo-French Circle
An evening with ... Georges Pauli. (in French.) Annual Membership £20 Visitors £4. Visitors always welcome. 7.30pm for 8pm Christchurch Hall, Ireton Road, Colchester, CO3 3AT
Tel: Colchester Anglo-French Circle 01206 504314

Wednesday
21st November 2018
7:30pm
Kirby Fete AGM
Please join us for tea and biscuits at this year's Annual General Meeting. This will be held at St Michael's Church Hall, The Street, Kirby le Soken, Essex, CO13 0ee. Everybody welcome. Gain ideas for next year, What worked/What didnt? Welcome new volunteers. Give out some trophies/awards.
Tel: Lorraine (Chair) 01255 850547

Wednesday
21st November 2018
7:45pm
The Ladykillers
A group of robbers masquerading as a string quartet rent a room from an unsuspecting old lady and manipulate her in to the heist. She becomes a loose end that needs to be tied up and the group must decide who will do the deed! £13,£10
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Wednesday
21st November 2018
7:45pm
The Ladykillers
A group of robbers masquerading as a string quartet rent a room from an unsuspecting old lady and manipulate her in to the heist. She becomes a loose end that needs to be tied up and the group must decide who will do the deed! £13,£10
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Wednesday
21st November 2018
7:45pm
The Ladykillers
A group of robbers masquerading as a string quartet rent a room from an unsuspecting old lady and manipulate her in to the heist. She becomes a loose end that needs to be tied up and the group must decide who will do the deed! £13,£10
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Wednesday
21st November 2018
8:00pm
Boxted History Group
Harry Parsons will give a talk entitled The Building of Bury Tower. The meeting will be held in Boxted village hall, Cage Lane, Boxted CO4 5RE.
Tel: Alan 01206 272250

Thursday
22nd November 2018
9:00am
My Weight Matters - Clacton
Weekly weigh in for the free ACE Lifestyles My Weight Matters programme. Every Thursday, 9-10.30am at Imperial House, 20-22 Rosemary Road, Clacton CO15 1NZ
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692

Thursday
22nd November 2018
1:30pm
Walton Friendship & Bereavement Cafe
Make new friends and enjoy refreshments. Venue: Walton Community Centre, Standley Road, Walton on Naze,CO14 8PT. Every Thursday from 1.30 til 3.30pm, fee £1.00.
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692

Thursday
22nd November 2018
6:45pm
Unicycle Club At Thrrington
Fancy trying a new sport come along and join the Unicycle Club every Thursday Evening at the Thorrington Village Hall, Church Road, CO7 8HE. Beginners to Experts Ellie will teach you to ride our unicycles and then join in the fun and games and learn new tricks. £3.50 per session all ages welcome.
Tel: Ellie 01206 305097

Thursday
22nd November 2018
7:00pm
Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust
Fundraising Supper Evening for James Stevens No.14 at Red Lion Kirby-le-Soken followed by short slide show. £20 per head. 7pm for 7.30pm. Booking essential: secretary@fwheritage.co.uk or
Tel: Linda 01255 852993

Thursday
22nd November 2018
7:45pm
The Ladykillers
A group of robbers masquerading as a string quartet rent a room from an unsuspecting old lady and manipulate her in to the heist. She becomes a loose end that needs to be tied up and the group must decide who will do the deed! £13,£10
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Thursday
22nd November 2018
7:45pm
The Ladykillers
A group of robbers masquerading as a string quartet rent a room from an unsuspecting old lady and manipulate her in to the heist. She becomes a loose end that needs to be tied up and the group must decide who will do the deed! £13,£10
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Thursday
22nd November 2018
7:45pm
The Ladykillers
A group of robbers masquerading as a string quartet rent a room from an unsuspecting old lady and manipulate her in to the heist. She becomes a loose end that needs to be tied up and the group must decide who will do the deed! £13,£10
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Thursday
22nd November 2018
8:00pm
ICENI SOCIAL CLUB
Our social club is for singles, widowed, divorced & separated. We hold dances, meals, pub nights, tenpin bowling, days out, badminton & coach trips together with other social events. Our Newcomer event tonight is at the Cricketers pub. Contact Mandy 07759 328102 (eves) or John or www.iceniclub.co.uk
Tel: John 07932 465749 or 01255 476634

Thursday
22nd November 2018
8:00pm
ICENI SOCIAL CLUB
Our social club is for singles, widowed, divorced & separated. We hold dances, meals, pub nights, tenpin bowling, days out, badminton & coach trips together with other social events. Our Newcomer event tonight is at the Cricketers pub. Contact Mandy 07759 328102 (eves) or John or www.iceniclub.co.uk
Tel: John 07932 465749 or 01255 476634

Thursday
22nd November 2018
8:00pm
ICENI SOCIAL CLUB
Our social club is for singles, widowed, divorced & separated. We hold dances, meals, pub nights, tenpin bowling, days out, badminton & coach trips together with other social events. Our Newcomer event tonight is at the Cricketers pub. Contact Mandy 07759 328102 (eves) or John or www.iceniclub.co.uk
Tel: John 07932 465749 or 01255 476634

Thursday
22nd November 2018
8:00pm
ICENI SOCIAL CLUB
Our social club is for singles, widowed, divorced & separated. We hold dances, meals, pub nights, tenpin bowling, days out, badminton & coach trips together with other social events. Our Newcomer event tonight is at the Cricketers pub. Contact Mandy 07759 328102 (eves) or John or www.iceniclub.co.uk
Tel: John 07932 465749 or 01255 476634

Friday
23rd November 2018
10:00am
My Weight Matters - Jaywick
Weekly weigh in for the free ACE Lifestyles My Weight Matters programme. Every Friday - 10-11am at Jaywick Community Resource Centre, Brooklands Gardens, CO15 2JP
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692

Friday
23rd November 2018
10:30am
Support Group for Bereaved, Divorced, Lonely Person of All Ages
Meeting every Friday 10.30 - 12.30 at The Premier Inn, Marine Parade West, Clacton. No fee. Friendship, outings, speakers, refreshments
Tel:

Friday
23rd November 2018
10:30am
Support Group for Bereaved, Divorced, Lonely Person of All Ages
Meeting every Friday 10.30 - 12.30 at The Premier Inn, Marine Parade West, Clacton. No fee. Friendship, outings, speakers, refreshments
Tel:

Friday
23rd November 2018
2:00pm
Darby and Joan Club
At Pier Avenue Church Hall, every Monday. Entertainment and Refreshments. Everyone welcome. For more details Contact
Tel: Hazel 01255 223240

Friday
23rd November 2018
2:30pm
Ladies Shrub End Guild
The speaker at the next Guild meeting will be Mr Dudley Chignall who will speak about James Harriot s Yorkshire. We meet at Shrub End Social Centre Shrub End Road 2-15pm for a 2-30 start. Visitors always welcome. Christmas Party 7th December
Tel: Carol 01206 728421

Friday
23rd November 2018
7:45pm
The Ladykillers
A group of robbers masquerading as a string quartet rent a room from an unsuspecting old lady and manipulate her in to the heist. She becomes a loose end that needs to be tied up and the group must decide who will do the deed! £13,£10
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
23rd November 2018
7:45pm
The Ladykillers
A group of robbers masquerading as a string quartet rent a room from an unsuspecting old lady and manipulate her in to the heist. She becomes a loose end that needs to be tied up and the group must decide who will do the deed! £13,£10
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
23rd November 2018
7:45pm
The Ladykillers
A group of robbers masquerading as a string quartet rent a room from an unsuspecting old lady and manipulate her in to the heist. She becomes a loose end that needs to be tied up and the group must decide who will do the deed! £13,£10
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
23rd November 2018
8:00pm
An Evening With Kenny James
Come and listen to the sounds of Kenny James. Bring your own nibbles
Tel: Frinton Community Associaiton 01255 678332

Friday
23rd November 2018
8:00pm
Western Nights Country Music Club
Singer 'Kevin Barry' will be performing at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Rd, Marks Tey CO6 1EJ. Doors open at 7pm, music from 8pm-11pm. Dancefloor for both Freestyle and Linedancing. Tea,Coffee, Soft drinks and Rolls available. no Bar,Raffle,Entry £6.Please phone for seating availability.
Tel: Tel: Wendy 07940 546532 Lyn 07715 881579 Kenny 07516 033855 .

Friday
23rd November 2018
8:00pm
Western Nights Country Music Club
Singer 'Kevin Barry' will be performing at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Rd, Marks Tey CO6 1EJ. Doors open at 7pm, music from 8pm-11pm. Dancefloor for both Freestyle and Linedancing. Tea,Coffee, Soft drinks and Rolls available. no Bar,Raffle,Entry £6.Please phone for seating availability.
Tel: Tel: Wendy 07940 546532 Lyn 07715 881579 Kenny 07516 033855 .

Friday
23rd November 2018
8:00pm
Western Nights Country Music Club
Singer 'Kevin Barry' will be performing at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Rd, Marks Tey CO6 1EJ. Doors open at 7pm, music from 8pm-11pm. Dancefloor for both Freestyle and Linedancing. Tea,Coffee, Soft drinks and Rolls available. no Bar,Raffle,Entry £6.Please phone for seating availability.
Tel: Wendy 07940 546532 Lyn 07715 881579 Kenny 07516 033855

Friday
23rd November 2018
8:00pm
Western Nights Country Music Club
Singer 'Kevin Barry' will be performing at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Rd, Marks Tey CO6 1EJ. Doors open at 7pm, music from 8pm-11pm. Dancefloor for both Freestyle and Linedancing. Tea,Coffee, Soft drinks and Rolls available. no Bar,Raffle,Entry £6.Please phone for seating availability.
Tel: Wendy 07940 546532 Lyn 07715 881579 Kenny 07516 033855

Friday
23rd November 2018
8:00pm
Western Nights Country Music Club
Singer 'Kevin Barry' will be performing at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Rd, Marks Tey CO6 1EJ. Doors open at 7pm, music from 8pm-11pm. Dancefloor for both Freestyle and Linedancing. Tea,Coffee, Soft drinks and Rolls available. no Bar,Raffle,Entry £6.Please phone for seating availability.
Tel: Wendy 07940 546532 Lyn 07715 881579 Kenny 07516 033855

Friday
23rd November 2018
8:00pm
Western Nights Country Music Club
Singer 'Kevin Barry' will be performing at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Rd, Marks Tey CO6 1EJ. Doors open at 7pm, music from 8pm-11pm. Dancefloor for both Freestyle and Linedancing. Tea,Coffee, Soft drinks and Rolls available. no Bar,Raffle,Entry £6.Please phone for seating availability.
Tel: Tel: Wendy 07940 546532 Lyn 07715 881579 Kenny 07516 033855 .

Friday
23rd November 2018
8:00pm
Western Nights Country Music Club
Singer 'Kevin Barry' will be performing at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Rd, Marks Tey CO6 1EJ. Doors open at 7pm, music from 8pm-11pm. Dancefloor for both Freestyle and Linedancing. Tea,Coffee, Soft drinks and Rolls available. no Bar,Raffle,Entry £6.Please phone for seating availability.
Tel: Tel: Wendy 07940 546532 Lyn 07715 881579 Kenny 07516 033855 .

Saturday
24th November 2018
9:00am
TIPTREE ART CLUB EXHIBITION
Tiptree Art Club is holding its annual show and exhibition on Saturday November 24th. 9am-4pm. Entry is free and you can vote for the best painting on show. Home made cakes and refreshments will be available to buy on the day. Also a raffle for charity will be held with quality prizes for winners.
Tel: Linda Bale 01621 860473

Saturday
24th November 2018
9:30am
St. John's Church Christmas Coffee Morning
All are welcome to our Christmas Coffee Morning in St. John's Church Hall, Gt. Clacton. We have homemade cakes, books, craft, Christmas gifts and cards, and a 'New Stall'. Come and join us for coffee, cake and fellowship. Filled rolls will be available for lunch time. We look forward to seeing you.
Tel: Stephanie 01255 475139

Saturday
24th November 2018
10:00am
Chrisrmas coffee morning
1st Colchester Boys Brigade Coffee Morning Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester CO1 1TT 10am to 1pm Refreshments - tea/coffee/hot chocolate Bacon rolls Toasted sandwiches Books Cake stall Gifts Nearly new
Tel: Diane Woodrow 1stcolchesterbb@gmail.com

Saturday
24th November 2018
10:30am
Green Christmas Weekends at RSPB Flatford
Over the weekends of November 24th/25th and December 1st/2nd the RSPB will be running some seasonal family activities and volunteer crafts. Entry is free - activities £1.00 per child.
Tel: Mark Wheeler 01206 391153

Saturday
24th November 2018
11:00am
Christmas Fayre
Come along to Walton Community Centre and meet Santa on 24th November from 11.00 - 3.00. Raffle, Tombola, Craft, games stalls and hot food
Tel: Jackie 01255 672189

Saturday
24th November 2018
11:00am
Tudor Christmas
Discover the Christmas that Tudor Merchant Thomas Paycocke might have enjoyed, as we join the servants in dressing his house for the festivities. Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November, 11am-3pm. Adults £7.50 and Children £3.75 - also includes admission into Grange Barn Christmas Fayre.
Tel: Paycocke's House, Coggeshall 01376 561305

Saturday
24th November 2018
11:00am
Christmas On The Quay
Join in the fun at Walton & Frinton Yacht Club * Father Christmas arriving by Lifeboat at 11.30 * Christmas Carols * Children's Fancy Dress Competition (pantomime characters) * Gift & Produce Stalls * Mince Pies, Mulled Wine, Hot Pork Rolls with apple sauce/stuffing & Basket Meals * Bar Open *
Tel: All Welcome 01255 678161

Saturday
24th November 2018
11:00am
Winterlights Christmas Exhibition at Christine Storey Gallery, Brightlingsea
Exhibition of unique works by talented local artists Sat 24th Nov- Sun 23rd Dec. Incl:paintings, prints,ceramics,cards, homewares,enamelwork, glass & jewellery. Open Wed to Sun 11am-4pm Late Night Shop eve Fri 7th Dec 4-9pm situated @ 22,Victoria Place, Brightlingsea,CO7 0BX (corner Wellington St)
Tel: Christine Storey 07393953827

Saturday
24th November 2018
11:00am
Medieval Christmas Craft Fair
Discover the rich and complex world of Medieval Coggeshall as we step back in time for the weekend, whilst you browse the stalls from talented local crafts people. Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November. Adults £2.50, Children £1 or free for National Trust Members & Paycocke's Tudor Christmas tickets.
Tel: Grange Barn, Coggeshall 01376 561305

Saturday
24th November 2018
2:30pm
The Ladykillers
A group of robbers masquerading as a string quartet rent a room from an unsuspecting old lady and manipulate her in to the heist. She becomes a loose end that needs to be tied up and the group must decide who will do the deed! £13,£10
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
24th November 2018
2:30pm
The Ladykillers
A group of robbers masquerading as a string quartet rent a room from an unsuspecting old lady and manipulate her in to the heist. She becomes a loose end that needs to be tied up and the group must decide who will do the deed! £13,£10
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
24th November 2018
2:30pm
The Ladykillers
A group of robbers masquerading as a string quartet rent a room from an unsuspecting old lady and manipulate her in to the heist. She becomes a loose end that needs to be tied up and the group must decide who will do the deed! £13,£10
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
24th November 2018
2:30pm
Colchester Deaf Club: An Open Afternoon
We are delighted to host our first Open Afternoon to all who wish to find out more about what we do at the deaf club? Are you learning BSL and want to practise with a friendly club? Refreshments available, free parking and entry. Acorn Hall, Harwich Rd, CO43DH -2.30 to 5pm
Tel: Christopher Smith chrisnruth@ntlworld.com

Saturday
24th November 2018
2:30pm
Colchester Deaf Club: An Open Afternoon
We are delighted to host our first Open Afternoon to all who wish to find out more about what we do at the deaf club? Are you learning BSL and want to practise with a friendly club? Refreshments available, free parking and entry. Acorn Hall, Harwich Rd, CO43DH -2.30 to 5pm
Tel: Christopher Smith chrisnruth@ntlworld.com

Saturday
24th November 2018
2:30pm
Colchester Deaf Club: An Open Afternoon
We are delighted to host our first Open Afternoon to all who wish to find out more about what we do at the deaf club? Are you learning BSL and want to practise with a friendly club? Refreshments available, free parking and entry. Acorn Hall, Harwich Rd, CO43DH -2.30 to 5pm
Tel: Christopher Smith chrisnruth@ntlworld.com

Saturday
24th November 2018
2:30pm
Colchester Deaf Club: An Open Afternoon
We are delighted to host our first Open Afternoon to all who wish to find out more about what we do at the deaf club? Are you learning BSL and want to practise with a friendly club? Refreshments available, free parking and entry. Acorn Hall, Harwich Rd, CO43DH -2.30 to 5pm
Tel: Christopher Smith chrisnruth@ntlworld.com

Saturday
24th November 2018
3:30pm
MESSY CHURCH at WIVENHOE
Calling all families, why not come along to messy fun crafts, games, laughter and a simple meal. Join us at Wivenhoe Methodist Church on The Avenue near the Co-op. The fun starts at 3.30 until 5.15. We ask that all children are accompanied. Messy Church is held on the the last Saturday of the month.
Tel: Jenny 01206822687

Saturday
24th November 2018
6:30pm
Fish and Chips & Quiz
Great Holland Village Hall, Manor Road, Great Holland. Come along, have a laugh and make new friends at our Quiz night with fish and chips. £7.50 PP No more than 6 persons per team - dont worry if you cant get a team we can always join you with another.
Tel: Sue 01255 850317

Saturday
24th November 2018
7:00pm
Nayland Choir - Airs for Armistice
Nayland Choir's next concert is on Saturday 24 November at 7 pm, St James' Church, Nayland. The music will be a mix of sacred and secular and celebrates the work of composers who had a connection with WW1. Tickets £10 under 16s free from Nayland Post Office, any choir member or phone 07954 334548
Tel: Rob Swan 07954334548

Saturday
24th November 2018
7:45pm
The Ladykillers
A group of robbers masquerading as a string quartet rent a room from an unsuspecting old lady and manipulate her in to the heist. She becomes a loose end that needs to be tied up and the group must decide who will do the deed! £13,£10
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
24th November 2018
7:45pm
The Ladykillers
A group of robbers masquerading as a string quartet rent a room from an unsuspecting old lady and manipulate her in to the heist. She becomes a loose end that needs to be tied up and the group must decide who will do the deed! £13,£10
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
24th November 2018
7:45pm
The Ladykillers
A group of robbers masquerading as a string quartet rent a room from an unsuspecting old lady and manipulate her in to the heist. She becomes a loose end that needs to be tied up and the group must decide who will do the deed! £13,£10
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Sunday
25th November 2018
11:30am
Weekend Bridge Club
For beginners & improvers. It is a slow pace & a very friendly environment. Lunch provided, but not compulsory. Price £6 (£3 bridge £3 lunch)Frating Memorial Hall Next dates 9 & 23 Dec. 2nd & 4th Sun every month & 30th Dec. No partner necessary http://www.bridgewebs.com/weekendbridge/
Tel: Christine Cooke 07980 822524

Sunday
25th November 2018
7:00pm
Colchester Jazz Club
The Savannah Jazz Band, are playing New Orleans Trad Jazz, at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Rd, Marks Tey. Doors open 7pm. Music from 7.45 - 10.30. Bar & Dancing. Members £8. Non members £10. visit www.colchesterjazzclub.co.uk
Tel: Brian Grundy, 01206 540354,, Dave Bailey, 01206 330836

Monday
26th November 2018
2:00pm
CRAFTS FOR ALL
We are a small friendly group of crafters we meet at the Council Offices Victoria Place Brightlingsea on alternate Mondays at 2pm. We do many different crafts, card making, knitting, cross stitch, quilting, crochet, beading etc. Why not come along for a cup of tea, a natter, and a bit of crafting.
Tel: Sue 07748075921

Monday
26th November 2018
2:30pm
Bethany Bereavement Cafe
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 2:30 - 3:30pm. You are invited to join us for a chance to chat with others who are at different stages of coping with loss. Bereavement Team Members on hand. St John's Church Hall, Gt Clacton (behind the shops on North Road)
Tel: John 01255 430701

Monday
26th November 2018
2:30pm
Bethany Bereavement Cafe
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 2:30 - 3:30pm. You are invited to join us for a chance to chat with others who are at different stages of coping with loss. Bereavement Team Members on hand. St John's Church Hall, Gt Clacton (behind the shops on North Road)
Tel: John 01255 430701

Monday
26th November 2018
2:30pm
Bethany Bereavement Cafe
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 2:30 - 3:30pm. You are invited to join us for a chance to chat with others who are at different stages of coping with loss. Bereavement Team Members on hand. St John's Church Hall, Gt Clacton (behind the shops on North Road)
Tel: John 01255 430701

Monday
26th November 2018
6:15pm
Bridge - Frinton Bridge Club
Join us for Duplicate Bridge Monday nights at Read House, Frinton CO13 9AU 6.15pm for 6.30pm start. £3 table money per session which includes refreshments. For more info visit our website www.bridgewebs/frinton
Tel: Linda 01255 677643

Monday
26th November 2018
7:15pm
SING OUT LOUD
Enjoy Singing? Come and join our friendly sessions with guitar accompaniment to some familiar & some new songs. Men and women; all ages & singing abilities welcome; 20-80+. No need to audition or be able to read music. Colchester town location. Mon eves term time. info@sing-out-loud.co.uk
Tel: Karen Hughes 07853 132 633

Tuesday
27th November 2018
10:30am
Support Group for Bereaved, Divorced, Lonely Person of All Ages
Meeting every Tuesday 10.30 - 12.30 at The Premier Inn, Marine Parade West, Clacton. No fee. Friendship, outings, speakers, refreshments.
Tel:

Tuesday
27th November 2018
10:30am
Support Group for Bereaved, Divorced, Lonely Person of All Ages
Meeting every Tuesday 10.30 - 12.30 at The Premier Inn, Marine Parade West, Clacton. No fee. Friendship, outings, speakers, refreshments.
Tel:

Tuesday
27th November 2018
1:30pm
THE NEW GIFT BOX
We are a Charity knitting & sewing group that meet at 1.30 in room 1 at the Brightlingsea Community Centre on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month. We make blankets, quilts, children’s garments, fishermen’s hats, twiddle muffs etc. New members always welcome. Tea and cake provided.
Tel: SHEILA 01206 305295

Tuesday
27th November 2018
2:00pm
Rummikub
Group meet every Tuesday 2pm till 4pm at Holland Public Hall (next to Mafia's) £2.50. Just turn up or phone Gill.
Tel: Gill 07912 528332

Tuesday
27th November 2018
8:00pm
Colchester Natural History Society Illustrated Talk
Illustrated talk 'British Wildlife Near and Far' by Liz Cutting, wildlife photographer. Cardinal Bourne Hall, Priory Street, Colchester (East Hill end). Pay & Display parking available opposite hall. Non members very welcome (No charge, donations welcome).
Tel: Martyn Gill 07989 284105

Tuesday
27th November 2018
8:00pm
Colchester Natural History Society Illustrated Talk
Illustrated talk 'British Wildlife Near and Far' by Liz Cutting, wildlife photographer. Cardinal Bourne Hall, Priory Street, Colchester (East Hill end). Pay & Display parking available opposite hall. Non members very welcome (No charge, donations welcome).
Tel: Martyn Gill 07989 284105

Tuesday
27th November 2018
8:00pm
Colchester Natural History Society Illustrated Talk
Illustrated talk 'British Wildlife Near and Far' by Liz Cutting, wildlife photographer. Cardinal Bourne Hall, Priory Street, Colchester (East Hill end). Pay & Display parking available opposite hall. Non members very welcome (No charge, donations welcome).
Tel: Martyn Gill 07989 284105

Wednesday
28th November 2018
9:30am
Walton Walk The Weight Off
Weekly weigh in for the ACE Lifestyles My Weight Matters programme, includes a healthy walk, weigh and measure. Every Wednesday from 9.30 til 10.30am, walk starts at 10:30am. Venue: Walton Community Centre, Standley Road, Walton on Naze, CO14 8PT.
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692

Wednesday
28th November 2018
1:30pm
Walton Computing & IT Session
Learn how to use computers, laptops,ipads/tablets send emails and use the internet safely. Every Wednesday, 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Venue: Walton Community Centre, Standley Road, Walton on the Naze. Cost: £1
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692

Wednesday
28th November 2018
2:15pm
Good Companions
This month the male voice choir has cancelled. So in their place we have booked Richard a member of the Choir he will be singing and playing the keyboard. Visitors welcome £2 includes tea and biscuits . We meet at the Y.M.C.A.hall Portobello road Walton . Contact
Tel: Eve 01255 8590678

Wednesday
28th November 2018
6:00pm
Adult Christmas Card Making Classes
Monthly Card Making Classes are now available at Wivenhoe Library. Create personal Christmas Cards, learn a new skill or practice new ideas. Class costs £10 and includes materials, tuition and a cup of tea! Phone now to book your space.
Tel: Katy 825693 or katy@compasscrafts.co.uk

Thursday
29th November 2018
10:30am
Support Group for Bereaved, Divorced, Lonely Person of All Ages
Meeting every Thursday from 10.30 - 12 noon at Cadows - opposite Waterglade Retail Park, Clacton. No fee. Friendship, outings, speakers, refreshments
Tel:

Thursday
29th November 2018
10:30am
Support Group for Bereaved, Divorced, Lonely Person of All Ages
Meeting every Thursday from 10.30 - 12 noon at Cadows - opposite Waterglade Retail Park, Clacton. No fee. Friendship, outings, speakers, refreshments
Tel:

Thursday
29th November 2018
1:30pm
Walton Friendship & Bereavement Cafe
Make new friends and enjoy refreshments. Venue: Walton Community Centre, Standley Road, Walton on Naze, CO14 8PT. Every Thursday from 1.30 til 3.30pm, fee £1.00.
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692

Thursday
29th November 2018
6:45pm
UNICYCLE CLUB AT THORRINGTON
Fancy trying a new sport come along and join the Unicycle Club every Thursday Evening at the Thorrington Village Hall, Church Road, CO7 8HE. Beginners to Experts Ellie will teach you to ride our unicycles and then join in the fun and games and learn new tricks. £3.50 per session all ages welcome.
Tel: ellie 01206305097

Thursday
29th November 2018
7:30pm
ALRESFORD CAMERA CLUB
Do you take photographs? Visit us at Alresford Village Hall @ 7:30pm on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month, and tonight. We welcome people of all levels of skill who wish to hone their skills or chat to others with similar interests. View our programme at http://www.alresfordcameraclub.org.uk
Tel: john.merison@btinternet.com 01206 250846

Friday
30th November 2018
10:30am
Support Group for Bereaved, Divorced, Lonely Person of All Ages
Meeting every Friday 10.30 - 12.30 at The Premier Inn, Marine Parade West, Clacton. No fee. Friendship, outings, speakers, refreshments
Tel:

Friday
30th November 2018
10:30am
Support Group for Bereaved, Divorced, Lonely Person of All Ages
Meeting every Friday 10.30 - 12.30 at The Premier Inn, Marine Parade West, Clacton. No fee. Friendship, outings, speakers, refreshments
Tel:

Friday
30th November 2018
2:00pm
Darby and Joan Club
At Pier Avenue Church Hall, every Monday. Entertainment and Refreshments. Everyone welcome. For more details Contact
Tel: Hazel 01255 223240

Friday
30th November 2018
2:00pm
Darby and Joan Club
At Pier Avenue Church Hall, every Monday. Entertainment and Refreshments. Everyone welcome. For more details Contact
Tel: Hazel 01255 223240

Friday
30th November 2018
6:00pm
Kelvedon Christmas Fayre
Christmas Fayre and Lights Switch On, The Institute, Kelvedon. Free entry. Christmas gifts, Father Christmas, Tombola
Tel: Jeremy Doughton 07843938707

Friday
30th November 2018
7:00pm
Fun Quiz Night
Friendship Club Fun Quiz Night on 30th November at the New Village Hall. Tables of 4 or 6, £2 per head. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. 7 for 7.30, no tickets just turn up.
Tel: Peter Harris 01206 271445 or 077470 445814

Saturday
01st December 2018
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
Local produce, cakes, jam and chutney, honey, sausages and apple juice.Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, pottery, jewellery, cards, glass/wood, clocks, teddy bears, sock gifts, Aloe Vera,haberdashery, fairy gifts, art, Christmas flowers, table decorations, wreaths etc. Free Admission. Car park & cafe
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
01st December 2018
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
Local produce, cakes, jam and chutney, honey, sausages and apple juice.Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, pottery, jewellery, cards, glass/wood, clocks, teddy bears, sock gifts, Aloe Vera,haberdashery, fairy gifts, art, Christmas flowers, table decorations, wreaths etc. Free Admission. Car park & cafe
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
01st December 2018
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
Local produce, cakes, jam and chutney, honey, sausages and apple juice.Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, pottery, jewellery, cards, glass/wood, clocks, teddy bears, sock gifts, Aloe Vera,haberdashery, fairy gifts, art, Christmas flowers, table decorations, wreaths etc. Free Admission. Car park & cafe
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
01st December 2018
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
Local produce, cakes, jam and chutney, honey, sausages and apple juice.Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, pottery, jewellery, cards, glass/wood, clocks, teddy bears, sock gifts, Aloe Vera,haberdashery, fairy gifts, art, Christmas flowers, table decorations, wreaths etc. Free Admission. Car park & cafe
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
01st December 2018
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
Local produce, cakes, jam and chutney, honey, sausages and apple juice.Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, pottery, jewellery, cards, glass/wood, clocks, teddy bears, sock gifts, Aloe Vera,haberdashery, fairy gifts, art, Christmas flowers, table decorations, wreaths etc. Free Admission. Car park & cafe
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
01st December 2018
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
Local produce, cakes, jam and chutney, honey, sausages and apple juice.Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, pottery, jewellery, cards, glass/wood, clocks, teddy bears, sock gifts, Aloe Vera,haberdashery, fairy gifts, art, Christmas flowers, table decorations, wreaths etc. Free Admission. Car park & cafe
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
01st December 2018
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
Local produce, cakes, jam and chutney, honey, sausages and apple juice.Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, pottery, jewellery, cards, glass/wood, clocks, teddy bears, sock gifts, Aloe Vera,haberdashery, fairy gifts, art, Christmas flowers, table decorations, wreaths etc. Free Admission. Car park & cafe
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
01st December 2018
9:15am
Table Top Sale
To be held at Frinton Community Centre. Raffle and refreshments available
Tel: Frinton Community Association 01255 678332

Saturday
01st December 2018
10:00am
Purple Feather Events MBS Fair Weeley
A day of pampering & well-being at Weeley Village Hall CO16 9DH. 10am - 4pm. Plenty of different stuff to buy. 1-2-1 Tarot/Clairvoyant readings. Healings/Therapies to try. Free workshops all day. Fresh cooked food/drinks available. Supporting Brainbow (kids with Brain Tumours)
Tel: Val Email - purplefeatherevents@live.co.uk

Saturday
01st December 2018
10:00am
Purple Feather Events MBS Fair Weeley
A day of pampering & well-being at Weeley Village Hall CO16 9DH. 10am - 4pm. Plenty of different stuff to buy. 1-2-1 Tarot/Clairvoyant readings. Healings/Therapies to try. Free workshops all day. Fresh cooked food/drinks available. Supporting Brainbow (kids with Brain Tumours)
Tel: Val Email - purplefeatherevents@live.co.uk

Saturday
01st December 2018
10:00am
Purple Feather Events MBS Fair Weeley
A day of pampering & well-being at Weeley Village Hall CO16 9DH. 10am - 4pm. Plenty of different stuff to buy. 1-2-1 Tarot/Clairvoyant readings. Healings/Therapies to try. Free workshops all day. Fresh cooked food/drinks available. Supporting Brainbow (kids with Brain Tumours)
Tel: Val Email - purplefeatherevents@live.co.uk

Saturday
01st December 2018
10:00am
Purple Feather Events MBS Fair Weeley
A day of pampering & well-being at Weeley Village Hall CO16 9DH. 10am - 4pm. Plenty of different stuff to buy. 1-2-1 Tarot/Clairvoyant readings. Healings/Therapies to try. Free workshops all day. Fresh cooked food/drinks available. Supporting Brainbow (kids with Brain Tumours)
Tel: Val Email - purplefeatherevents@live.co.uk

Saturday
01st December 2018
10:00am
Homemade Cake Hour
Great Holland Village Hall, Manor Rd, Great Holland. Come along and buy some of our delicious homemade cakes and marmalade, enjoy a cuppa and a chat with old and new friends
Tel: Sue 01255 850317


Saturday
01st December 2018
10:00am
A Little Something Festive Fayre
A Little Something Festive Christmas Fayre Crafts Gifts Refreshments Santa Free Entry & Free parking 1st December 10am-1pm TEC Main Atrium Jaywick Lane Clacton CO16 8BE
Tel: vanessa.streete@Pinnaclepsg.co.uk 07521735940

Saturday
01st December 2018
10:30am
NOT FOR PROFIT ~ Fair Trade Sales
Huge range of Fair Trade Christmas gifts for sale on Sat 1 and Sat 8 Dec, 10.30 AM to 5 PM, 150 High Street, Kelvedon. C'mas cards and decorations, household goods, puzzles and more! Book a Fair Trade shopping trip, place a Traidcraft order and save P&P. More info available at just.jorolo@gmail.com
Tel: Rose Loy 07913067758

Saturday
01st December 2018
10:30am
Macmillan Christmas Coffee Morning
Coffee, cake, stalls, fund-raising for Macmillan nurses; help make a difference to many lives at times of cancer crisis. Support a good cause and have an enjoyable morning: 10.30am-12.30pm. Entrance free - St Mary's Parish Church, Old Road, Frinton CO13 9BX
Tel: Heather - 01255 672973

Saturday
01st December 2018
11:00am
Coffee Morning
The Brightlingsea Branch of Foresters Friendly Society invite you to The RBL, Sydney Street, Brightlingsea, (11am to 12:30pm) to support “Action on Hearing loss”. One of the oldest organisations in Brightlingsea, formed in 1864, we will have various historic forestric items on display.
Tel: Ashley Stammers 01206 211391

Saturday
01st December 2018
11:00am
Christmas Wreath Workshop
Spencer's Floral Design invite you to Tiptree UR church for this fun-packed, festive workshop treat. At the end of the day you will go home with a beautiful, luxury wreath, perfect to display on your door. All materials supplied along with nibbles, refreshments and a whole lot of Xmas spirit £40
Tel: Sandy Ridpath 07565944070

Saturday
01st December 2018
11:00am
Winterlights Christmas Exhibition at Christine Storey Gallery, Brightlingsea
Exhibition of unique works by talented local artists Sat 24th Nov- Sun 23rd Dec. Incl:paintings, prints,ceramics,cards, homewares,enamelwork, glass & jewellery. Open Wed to Sun 11am-4pm Late Night Shop eve Fri 7th Dec 4-9pm situated @ 22,Victoria Place, Brightlingsea,CO7 0BX (corner Wellington St)
Tel: Christine Storey 07393953827

Saturday
01st December 2018
11:00am
MESSING CHRISTMAS MARKET
11-2pm Crafts & Produce: 2ndhand Rose, Totham Bangers & Bacon, Neils Yard Cosmetics & Toiletries, EcoMarket Recycled Goods, Usborne Books, Colouring Table, Needlecraft & Jewellery, Charlotte’s Shoes, Book Folding,Flamingo Cards, HomeMade Preserves and Cakes, Children’s Tombola,Tea Coffee Bacon Butty
Tel: carol.baxter6@btinternet.com 01621 815750

Saturday
01st December 2018
11:00am
Christmas Tree Festival
Over 30 imaginatively decorated trees will be on display at St Mary's Church, Kelvedon on Sat 1 Dec (11am - 6pm) and Sun 2 Dec (11am - 5pm) with seasonal entertainment, refreshments and competitions - including a chance to win a Virgin balloon ride! Entry by donation.
Tel: Simon 01376 571436

Saturday
01st December 2018
7:00pm
Leavenheath Village Hall Cinema
Our Christmas film is Paddington 2. It is a film for all the family so why not start getting into the Christmas Spirit early this year and come along to Leavenheath Village Hall. Please phone the numbers below or reserve your seats online at www.leavenheath.org
Tel: Lesley 01206 262505 or Ken 01206 263266 01206 263488

Saturday
01st December 2018
7:30pm
Quiz Night
Come and join us for our monthly Quiz Night. Bring your own nibbles. Members free, non-members £2. Prizes and raffle
Tel: Frinton Community Association 01255 678332

Saturday
01st December 2018
8:00pm
40's Swing and Cockney Night
Thorpe Festival Trust invites you to their Charity Dance at Thorpe Social Club. 'Recollections' will Swing us to the 40's,complimented with Cockney Songs for our Pearly Kings and Queens(costume competition optional). All proceeds to the Trusts 2018 nominated Charities and Organisations.Tickets £10pp
Tel: Shelly at Thorpe Social Club 01255 861259

Sunday
02nd December 2018
10:30am
St Marys Christmas Toy Service
Special service supporting the work of London City Mission. Donate new (unwrapped) Christmas gifts for needy children living in London. St Mary's Parish Church, Fourth Avenue, Frinton.
Tel: Heather 01255 672973

Sunday
02nd December 2018
11:00am
Craft Fayre
Craft fayre to be held at Stanway Rovers Football club, New Farm Road. Sunday 2nd December - 11am until 4pm. Call Mandy to book a stall.
Tel: Mandy 07920193081

Sunday
02nd December 2018
2:00pm
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Great Bromley Village Hall. Now in his 5th spectacular year the fabulous Martin Prest brings Charles Dickens spellbinding timeless story to life. The perfect start to any Christmas. Recommended age 8+
Tel: www.experiencetickets.co.uk 01206 573948

Sunday
02nd December 2018
2:30pm
The York Waits: "Make we Joye in this Fest"
Old English and European music and song for the festive season. A musical journey through the seasonal celebrations of medieval and renaissance Europe. At St Andrew's Church, Marks Tey, CO6 1LW.
Tel: www.colchesterearlymusic.org.uk lizzie@elizabethgutteridge.co.uk

Sunday
02nd December 2018
3:00pm
Toy Service & Youth Parade
A friendly informal service in the United Church, Brightlingsea, led by Rev Crawford Logan for youth groups, with banners, with leaders or adults, and children and families. New or good condition toys for poor children in Moldovan villages or Clacton Social Services. All welcome.
Tel: M Kimmitt 01206302229

Sunday
02nd December 2018
3:00pm
So, This Is Christmas
The Frinton Players bring you their Christmas Show At The McGrigor Hall Fourth Ave Frinton. Matinee 3pm (Doors open at 2:30 pm) And Evening Show 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm) Tickets £8 Available in Advance Caxton Books or at door All profits go to the Hall Refreshments available
Tel: The Frinton Players 0770 706 9040

Sunday
02nd December 2018
7:00pm
Colchester Jazz Club
Rico's Hot Rhythm are playing New Orleans Trad Jazz, at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Rd, Marks Tey. Doors open 7pm. Music from 7.45 - 10.30. Bar & Dancing. members £8, non members £10, visit. www.colchesterjazzclub.co.uk
Tel: Brian Grundy, 01206 540354,, Dave Bailey, 01206 330836

Sunday
02nd December 2018
7:00pm
So, This Is Christmas
The Frinton Players bring you their Christmas Show At The McGrigor Hall Fourth Ave Frinton. Matinee 3pm (Doors open at 2:30 pm) And Evening Show 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm) Tickets £8 Available in Advance Caxton Books or at door All profits go to the Hall Refreshments available
Tel: The Frinton Players 0770 706 9040

Monday
03rd December 2018
7:15am
Quiz Night
Fun Quiz Night in aid of Salvation Army at Golf Green Hall, Golf Green Road, Jaywick Sands CO15 2RH. Maximum 6 per table entry £2.50
Tel: Dan Casey 01255 475535

Monday
03rd December 2018
6:15pm
Bridge - Frinton Bridge Club
Join us for Duplicate Bridge Monday nights at Read House, Frinton CO13 9AU 6.15pm for 6.30pm start. £3 table money per session which includes refreshments. For more info visit our website www.bridgewebs/frinton
Tel: Linda 01255 677643

Monday
03rd December 2018
7:00pm
Frinton and Dist. Philatelic Society
Annual Auction of stamps, postal history and philatelic items at Soken House, The Triangle, Frinton on Sea. CO13 0AU
Tel: Mick Carter 07702 862572

Monday
03rd December 2018
7:15pm
SING OUT LOUD
Enjoy Singing? Come and join our friendly sessions with guitar accompaniment to some familiar & some new songs. Men and women; all ages & singing abilities welcome; 20-80+. No need to audition or be able to read music. Colchester town location. Mon eves term time. info@sing-out-loud.co.uk
Tel: Karen Hughes 07853 132 633

Tuesday
04th December 2018
9:30am
Let's Talk - Drop-in For Help
The Community Centre is running a new practical drop-in on Tuesday & Thursday mornings (During term time) Between 9.30-11.30am. The drop-in is for anyone wanting a reassuring chat, seeking support, assistance with form filling & guidance on how to access help on various issues. You can just turn up.
Tel: Coastal Community Centre, Pathfields Road, Clacton 01255 420707

Tuesday
04th December 2018
9:30am
Let's Talk – Drop-in For help
The Community Centre is running a new practical drop-in on Tuesday & Thursday mornings (During term time) Between 9.30-11.30am. The drop-in is for anyone wanting a reassuring chat, seeking support, assistance with form filling & guidance on how to access help on various issues. You can just turn up.
Tel: Coastal Community Centre, Pathfields Road, Clacton 01255 420707

Tuesday
04th December 2018
10:30am
Support Group for Bereaved, Divorced, Lonely Person of All Ages
Meeting every Tuesday 10.30 - 12.30 at The Premier Inn, Marine Parade West, Clacton. No fee. Friendship, outings, speakers, refreshments.
Tel:

Tuesday
04th December 2018
10:30am
Support Group for Bereaved, Divorced, Lonely Person of All Ages
Meeting every Tuesday 10.30 - 12.30 at The Premier Inn, Marine Parade West, Clacton. No fee. Friendship, outings, speakers, refreshments.
Tel:

Tuesday
04th December 2018
2:30pm
Kirby Residents Association
Meeting at Baker Hall, Kirby Cross, from 2.30p.m. We will be entertained by the local handbell ringers, hopefully with some Christmas tunes. Bring along a few seasonal nibbles for all to enjoy.
Tel: John 01255 679630

Tuesday
04th December 2018
7:15pm
choir concert
Come and hear Kirby Community Choir in concert at St. Michael's Church Hall, Kirby le Soken. Admission £3.00.
Tel: David Payne 01255 671749

Tuesday
04th December 2018
7:30pm
Discover Poetry
A friendly informal group for anyone interested in reading or writing poetry. Join us at Frinton Community Centre, the Triangle 7.30-9.30 pm 1st Tuesday of the month. Next meeting Tuesday 4th December for your own choice of poetry and Christmas social.
Tel: Ann 01255 678324

Tuesday
04th December 2018
7:30pm
Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust
Christmas Social Evening.Talk with amusing stories by Dr Dick Farrow entitled 'Memories as a Family Doctor in the 1960s', an eventful time for medicine. Dr Farrow was in West Yorkshire before coming to Clacton. Then Christmas Supper - bring plate of food to share. McGrigor Hall,Frinton
Tel: Kate 07840 987861

Wednesday
05th December 2018
12:00am
Royal British Legion
First Wednesday of every month at Wick Lodge, Jaywick Lane CO16 8BG From 7pm. Any ages of ex forces personnel welcome, as well as any interested person. First visit for free.
Tel: Dan Casey 01255 475535

Wednesday
05th December 2018
10:00am
COLNE PROBUS
Have you retired, or are you about to retire, from your business or profession? Come and join fellow professional men at Colne Probus to socialise and be entertained with informative presentations on 1st and 3rd Wednesday morning every month at Lexden. There are also optional golf and walks groups.
Tel: Email colne.probus@gmail.com for information .

Wednesday
05th December 2018
12:00pm
Walking for Health
Meeting point: The Beach Diner, Hastings Avenue, CO15 1BW. A 30 minute Health Walk for all abilities. Every Wednesday 12:00-12:30
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692

Wednesday
05th December 2018
2:15pm
Good Companions
This month will be our Christmas tea party a members only event .
Tel: Eve 01255 8590678

Wednesday
05th December 2018
4:00pm
St Marys Christmas Messy Church
Join us for some special fun activities, games, story, songs and meal altogether. All primary school age children and their over 16 year-old carers are very welcome. Free! St Mary's Parish Church, Old Road, Frinton: 4-5.30pm
Tel: Sam 07889 894 948

Wednesday
05th December 2018
7:00pm
Aladdin
HTP present a fast-moving, up-to-date telling of this traditional story. Aladdin is an eastern folk tale which first came to Europe over 200 years ago as one of the "1001 Arabian Nights" and is just as popular now as it was then. Tickets £ 12 & £9
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Wednesday
05th December 2018
7:00pm
Aladdin
HTP present a fast-moving, up-to-date telling of this traditional story. Aladdin is an eastern folk tale which first came to Europe over 200 years ago as one of the "1001 Arabian Nights" and is just as popular now as it was then. Tickets £ 12 & £9
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Wednesday
05th December 2018
7:00pm
Aladdin
HTP present a fast-moving, up-to-date telling of this traditional story. Aladdin is an eastern folk tale which first came to Europe over 200 years ago as one of the "1001 Arabian Nights" and is just as popular now as it was then. Tickets £ 12 & £9
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Wednesday
05th December 2018
7:15pm
Holland-on-Sea 129 Ladies Club
For our December meeting, Holland 129 Ladies Club will be holding its Christmas Supper with entertainment by Susie M. We meet at Holland Methodist Church Hall. Visitors would be welcome - the meal will cost £15 - but please contact Mary Edwards on 01255 436618
Tel: Carole Parmenter 01255 813315

Wednesday
05th December 2018
7:30pm
Colchester Anglo-French Circle
Fête de Noël including French choral music with Bill Tamblyn and Quire. 7.30pm for 8pm. Visitors always welcome. Annual Membership £20 Visitors £5. Christchurch Hall, Ireton Road, Colchester, CO3 3AT
Tel: Colchester Anglo-French Circle 01206 504314

Thursday
06th December 2018
9:00am
My Weight Matters - Clacton
Weekly weigh in for the free ACE Lifestyles My Weight Matters programme. Every Thursday, 9-10.30am at Imperial House, 20-22 Rosemary Road, Clacton CO15 1NZ
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692

Thursday
06th December 2018
9:30am
Let's Talk – Drop-in for help
The Community Centre is running a new practical drop-in on Tuesday & Thursday mornings (During term time) Between 9.30-11.30am. The drop-in is for anyone wanting a reassuring chat, seeking support, assistance with form filling & guidance on how to access help on various issues. You can just turn up.
Tel: Coastal Community Centre, Pathfields Road, Clacton 01255 420707

Thursday
06th December 2018
10:30am
Support Group for Bereaved, Divorced, Lonely Person of All Ages
Meeting every Thursday from 10.30 - 12 noon at Cadows - opposite Waterglade Retail Park, Clacton. No fee. Friendship, outings, speakers, refreshments
Tel:

Thursday
06th December 2018
10:30am
Support Group for Bereaved, Divorced, Lonely Person of All Ages
Meeting every Thursday from 10.30 - 12 noon at Cadows - opposite Waterglade Retail Park, Clacton. No fee. Friendship, outings, speakers, refreshments
Tel:

Thursday
06th December 2018
12:00pm
CRAFT A NOON TEA
12-4pm CRAFT-A-NOON TEA – We are a friendly bunch so come and join us. Bring whatever you are working on, from crochet & embroidery to painting & beading (any craft, any ability, help & advice given). The Three Horseshoes, 74 Church Road, Fordham, CO6 3NJ. Contact Emily: 07388 073555 (It's free!)
Tel: Emily 07388 073555

Thursday
06th December 2018
6:45pm
UNICYCLE CLUB AT THORRINGTON
Fancy trying a new sport come along and join the Unicycle Club every Thursday Evening at the Thorrington Village Hall, Church Road, CO7 8HE. Beginners to Experts Ellie will teach you to ride our unicycles and then join in the fun and games and learn new tricks. £3.50 per session all ages welcome.
Tel: Ellie 01206305097

Thursday
06th December 2018
7:00pm
Aladdin
HTP present a fast-moving, up-to-date telling of this traditional story. Aladdin is an eastern folk tale which first came to Europe over 200 years ago as one of the "1001 Arabian Nights" and is just as popular now as it was then. Tickets £ 12 & £9
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Thursday
06th December 2018
7:00pm
Aladdin
HTP present a fast-moving, up-to-date telling of this traditional story. Aladdin is an eastern folk tale which first came to Europe over 200 years ago as one of the "1001 Arabian Nights" and is just as popular now as it was then. Tickets £ 12 & £9
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Thursday
06th December 2018
7:00pm
Aladdin
HTP present a fast-moving, up-to-date telling of this traditional story. Aladdin is an eastern folk tale which first came to Europe over 200 years ago as one of the "1001 Arabian Nights" and is just as popular now as it was then. Tickets £ 12 & £9
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Thursday
06th December 2018
7:30pm
ALRESFORD CAMERA CLUB
Do you take photographs? Then come and visit us at Alresford Village Hall @ 7:30pm on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month. We welcome people of all levels of skill who wish to hone their skills or chat to others with similar interests. View our programme at http://www.alresfordcameraclub.org.uk
Tel: john.merison@btinternet.com 01206 250846

Thursday
06th December 2018
7:30pm
Clacton & District Astronomical Association
Meet the first Thursday monthly at the United Reform Church, Carnarvon Road, Clacton CO15 6PH. December 6th will be "Ask the Panel - Astronomy Question Time". Visitors welcome £2. See meeting programme at www.clactonastronomy.co.uk.
Tel: David Pugh 01255 429849

Friday
07th December 2018
10:00am
My Weight Matters - Jaywick
Weekly weigh in for the free ACE Lifestyles My Weight Matters programme. Every Friday, 10-11am at Jaywick Community Resource Centre, Brooklands Gardens, CO15 2JP
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692

Friday
07th December 2018
10:30am
Support Group for Bereaved, Divorced, Lonely Person of All Ages
Meeting every Friday 10.30 - 12.30 at The Premier Inn, Marine Parade West, Clacton. No fee. Friendship, outings, speakers, refreshments
Tel:

Friday
07th December 2018
10:30am
Support Group for Bereaved, Divorced, Lonely Person of All Ages
Meeting every Friday 10.30 - 12.30 at The Premier Inn, Marine Parade West, Clacton. No fee. Friendship, outings, speakers, refreshments
Tel:

Friday
07th December 2018
10:30am
CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING
Winstree Medical Practice PPG Christmas Coffee Morning at Winstree Road Surgery for all patients of Stanway and Malting Green surgeries. Come and enjoy coffee, tea, fruit juice, cakes, mincepies. Children welcome. Raffle.
Tel: PPG Winstree Medical Practice 01206 514316

Friday
07th December 2018
11:00am
Get Moving Walking Group
Walk your way to good health. A free fun gentle walking group for all ages and abilities. Available on the day mobile 07555 143097. Every Friday 11am – 12.30pm, meeting points vary,7th December - Wivenhoe Train Station CO7 9DJ
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692

Friday
07th December 2018
12:00pm
Crafternoon Tea
Join us at The Three Horseshoes, Fordham on the 1st Thursday of every month (12-2pm). Bring along a project, knitting, beadwork, minature work, card making, scrapbooking or whatever you are working on. Make new friends and have fun.
Tel: Colchester Craft Room 07388073555

Friday
07th December 2018
12:00pm
CRAFT-A-NOON TEA
12-4pm CRAFT-A-NOON TEA – We are a friendly bunch so come and join us. Bring whatever you are working on, from crochet & embroidery to painting & beading (any craft, any ability, help & advice given). The Three Horseshoes, 74 Church Road, Fordham, CO6 3NJ. Contact Emily: 07388 073555 (It's free!)
Tel: Emily 07388 073555

Friday
07th December 2018
4:00pm
Late Night Shopping Christmas Craft Fair
As part of Brightlingsea Late Night Shopping there will be a Craft Fair on Friday 7 Dec from 4-9pm at the YMCA, High St, Brightlingsea. Lots of local crafts, tombola, refreshments. FREE craft activities for children. Free entry.
Tel: June 01206 305253

Friday
07th December 2018
5:45pm
Thorpe Christmas Festival
Thorpe Village welcomes you to their annual Christmas Festival. Rolph School Choir opens the evening with carols, followed by Santa's Parade to his Grotto at 6pm. Art exhibition,Late Night Shopping,stalls,games,with street entertainment from Tendring Brass,The Sea Cadet Band and Clacton Ukule Band.
Tel: thorpefestivaltrust@gmail.com 01255 860386


Friday
07th December 2018
7:00pm
Christmas Cribs Festival
Tune in to the real meaning of Christmas. Beautiful Cribs from across the world and from all areas of our community. Crafts, Light Refreshments. Evening event with turning on of lights, Friday 9th 7.00, Open Saturday and Sunday. Free entry. Families welcome
Tel: Christ Church Office 01206 542307

Friday
07th December 2018
7:00pm
Aladdin
HTP present a fast-moving, up-to-date telling of this traditional story. Aladdin is an eastern folk tale which first came to Europe over 200 years ago as one of the "1001 Arabian Nights" and is just as popular now as it was then. Tickets £ 12 & £9
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
07th December 2018
7:00pm
Aladdin
HTP present a fast-moving, up-to-date telling of this traditional story. Aladdin is an eastern folk tale which first came to Europe over 200 years ago as one of the "1001 Arabian Nights" and is just as popular now as it was then. Tickets £ 12 & £9
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
07th December 2018
7:00pm
Aladdin
HTP present a fast-moving, up-to-date telling of this traditional story. Aladdin is an eastern folk tale which first came to Europe over 200 years ago as one of the "1001 Arabian Nights" and is just as popular now as it was then. Tickets £ 12 & £9
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
07th December 2018
7:15pm
A Pickwick Christmasa
The Cameo Players present A Pickwick Christmas. A festive evening of drama, music and entertainment in the delightful surroundings of Layer Marney Tower. Tickets £14. Box office 01206 366000 (via The Headgate Theatre) www.cameoplayers.co.uk
Tel: June Brown 07761383361

Friday
07th December 2018
7:45pm
Colchester Organ Society
Michael Wooldridge will be playing live keyboard music to suit all tastes.Ample parking within school grounds,refreshments and raffle.Thomas Lord Audley School,Monkwick Avenue,Access via School Road,Colchester,CO2 8NJ.Free one off entry for two non members with this advert.
Tel: Alan Pilgrim alanwpilgrim@tiscali.co.uk 01787 269458

Saturday
08th December 2018
8:30am
Shopping Trip to Canterbury
Book up for our Christmas Shopping trip to Canterbury on Sat 8th Dec. Leave Clacton at 8.30am, pick up at the Dragonfly Hotel at 9.50. Leave Canterbury at 4.45pm. Christmas shopping, sightseeing and the Christmas Market. £15 each. Call now to book your place
Tel: Coastal Community Centre, Clacton 01255 420707

Saturday
08th December 2018
8:30am
Christmas Shopping trip
Book up for our Christmas Shopping trip to Canterbury on Sat 8th Dec. Pick up at the Dragonfly Hotel at 9.50. Leave Canterbury at 4.45pm. Christmas shopping, sightseeing and the Christmas Market. £15 each. Call now to book your place
Tel: Coastal Community Centre, Clacton 01255 420707

Saturday
08th December 2018
9:30am
Christmas Coffee Morning
Trinity Methodist Church, Pier Avenue, Clacton on Sea, CO15 1NJ are holding a Christmas Coffee Morning between 9.30am to 12.30pm with various stalls including Cakes and Books. Craft Stalls and Table Top Stalls available at £10.00 per table. Refreshments available. Come and see our brand new hall.
Tel: Debbie West 01255 814919

Saturday
08th December 2018
9:30am
Christmas Coffee Morning
Trinity Methodist Church, Pier Avenue, Clacton on Sea, CO15 1NJ are holding a Christmas Coffee Morning between 9.30am to 12.30pm with various stalls including Cakes and Books. Craft Stalls and Table Top Stalls available at £10.00 per table. Refreshments available. Come and see our brand new hall.
Tel: Debbie West 01255 814919

Saturday
08th December 2018
9:30am
Christmas Coffee Morning
Trinity Methodist Church, Pier Avenue, Clacton on Sea, CO15 1NJ are holding a Christmas Coffee Morning between 9.30am to 12.30pm with various stalls including Cakes and Books. Craft Stalls and Table Top Stalls available at £10.00 per table. Refreshments available. Come and see our brand new hall.
Tel: Debbie West 01255 814919

Saturday
08th December 2018
10:30am
COFFEE MORNING at WIVENHOE METHODIST CHURCH
Come and enjoy coffee, cake and a chat with your friends. Browse through the books, cards and bric a brac or choose a home made cake. The coffee morning supports the Beacon of Hope charity and is held on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
Tel: Judie 01206824544

Saturday
08th December 2018
11:00am
Winterlights Christmas Exhibition at Christine Storey Gallery, Brightlingsea
Exhibition of unique works by talented local artists Sat 24th Nov- Sun 23rd Dec. Incl:paintings, prints,ceramics,cards, homewares,enamelwork, glass & jewellery. Open Wed to Sun 11am-4pm Late Night Shop eve Fri 7th Dec 4-9pm situated @ 22,Victoria Place, Brightlingsea,CO7 0BX (corner Wellington St)
Tel: Christine Storey 07393953827

Saturday
08th December 2018
2:00pm
Frinton Community Singers Christmas Concert
Come and sing a long with us at our Frinton Community Singers Christmas Concert. Refreshments included. Entry by ticket only - tickets available now from Frinton Community Centre
Tel: Frinton Community Association 01255 678332

Saturday
08th December 2018
7:00pm
Cinema-on-sea - The Bookclub
Staring Diane Keaton,Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen. Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down when their book club tackles Fifty Shades of Grey. tickets £8. eve 7.00 pm ,& Matinee 3.00pm Refreshments available.
Tel: Sally or Judith 01255 851505

Saturday
08th December 2018
7:00pm
Aladdin
HTP present a fast-moving, up-to-date telling of this traditional story. Aladdin is an eastern folk tale which first came to Europe over 200 years ago as one of the "1001 Arabian Nights" and is just as popular now as it was then. Tickets £12 & £9. Matinee at 2pm
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
08th December 2018
7:00pm
Aladdin
HTP present a fast-moving, up-to-date telling of this traditional story. Aladdin is an eastern folk tale which first came to Europe over 200 years ago as one of the "1001 Arabian Nights" and is just as popular now as it was then. Tickets £ 12 & £9. Matinee at 2pm
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
08th December 2018
7:00pm
Aladdin
HTP present a fast-moving, up-to-date telling of this traditional story. Aladdin is an eastern folk tale which first came to Europe over 200 years ago as one of the "1001 Arabian Nights" and is just as popular now as it was then. Tickets £ 12 & £9. Matinee at 2pm
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
08th December 2018
7:30pm
Colchester Symphony Orchestra - St Botolph's Church, Colchester
Philippa Barton, Leader of the Orchestra, is our soloist in Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5. Our concert also includes Mozart's Symphony No. 29, Haydn's Symphony No 22 and a Handel Concerto Grosso. Tickets £15, £13 (concessions) at the door. Under 25s free. www.colchestersymphonyorchestra.org.uk
Tel: CSO Secretary 01376 571612

Saturday
08th December 2018
7:30pm
Christmas concert - Halstead Community Choir
Charity Christmas Concert by Halstead Community Choir, Ramsey Academy, Halstead, Saturday 8th December 2018, 7.30pm, £5 adult / £3 under 14’s, Ticket price Includes a mince pie and mulled wine. Tickets on the door or in advance from www.halsteadcommunitychoir.org.uk/buy-tickets/
Tel: Catherine Gregory 07855808867

Saturday
08th December 2018
8:00pm
ICENI SOCIAL CLUB
Our social club is for singles, widowed, separated & divorced. We hold dances, meals, pub nights, tenpin bowling, days out & coach trips. If you are thinking of joining and would like to try us out at one of our December events contact Mandy 07759 328102 or Denise 07932 738111 orwww.iceniclub.co.uk
Tel: John 07932 465749 or 01255 476634

Saturday
08th December 2018
8:00pm
ICENI SOCIAL CLUB
Our social club is for singles, widowed, separated & divorced. We hold dances, meals, pub nights, tenpin bowling, days out & coach trips. If you are thinking of joining and would like to try us out at one of our December events contact Mandy 07759 328102 or Denise 07932 738111 orwww.iceniclub.co.uk
Tel: John 07932 465749 or 01255 476634

Saturday
08th December 2018
8:00pm
ICENI SOCIAL CLUB
Our social club is for singles, widowed, separated & divorced. We hold dances, meals, pub nights, tenpin bowling, days out & coach trips. If you are thinking of joining and would like to try us out at one of our December events contact Mandy 07759 328102 or Denise 07932 738111 orwww.iceniclub.co.uk
Tel: John 07932 465749 or 01255 476634

Saturday
08th December 2018
8:00pm
ICENI SOCIAL CLUB
Our social club is for singles, widowed, separated & divorced. We hold dances, meals, pub nights, tenpin bowling, days out & coach trips. If you are thinking of joining and would like to try us out at one of our December events contact Mandy 07759 328102 or Denise 07932 738111 orwww.iceniclub.co.uk
Tel: John 07932 465749 or 01255 476634

Sunday
09th December 2018
10:00am
Christmas Craft Fayre
Great Bentley Village Hall. £1 entry. Various Stalls, children's make a xmas craft table (£1) refreshments. Contact Bev Adams if you would like a table £10 for 1 or £25 for 3. 10am to 4 pm.
Tel: Bev Adams 01206 250 724

Sunday
09th December 2018
10:00am
Christmas Craft Fayre
Great Bentley Village Hall. £1 entry. Various Stalls, children's make a xmas craft table (£1) refreshments. Contact Bev Adams if you would like a table £10 for 1 or £25 for 3. 10am to 4 pm.
Tel: Bev Adams 01206 250 724

Sunday
09th December 2018
10:00am
Christmas Craft Fayre
Great Bentley Village Hall. £1 entry. Various Stalls, children's make a xmas craft table (£1) refreshments. Contact Bev Adams if you would like a table £10 for 1 or £25 for 3. 10am to 4 pm.
Tel: Bev Adams 01206 250 724

Sunday
09th December 2018
10:30am
AN AMAZING TRANSFORMATION
Searching for a 'father figure', Chantell ended up in the lap dancing world, leading a very promiscuous life. When she was 23, a dramatic encounter with God changed everything. Hear her gripping story of transformation,at the Columbine Centre, Walton - the home of Coastlands Community Church
Tel: Leslie Ball 01255851650

Sunday
09th December 2018
10:30am
AN AMAZING TRANSFORMATION
Searching for a 'father figure', Chantell ended up in the lap dancing world, leading a very promiscuous life. When she was 23, a dramatic encounter with God changed everything. Hear her gripping story of transformation,at the Columbine Centre, Walton - the home of Coastlands Community Church
Tel: Leslie Ball 01255851650

Sunday
09th December 2018
10:30am
AN AMAZING TRANSFORMATION
Searching for a 'father figure', Chantell ended up in the lap dancing world, leading a very promiscuous life. When she was 23, a dramatic encounter with God changed everything. Hear her gripping story of transformation,at the Columbine Centre, Walton - the home of Coastlands Community Church
Tel: Leslie Ball 01255851650

Sunday
09th December 2018
11:00am
Get Moving Walking Group
Walk your way to good health. A fun gentle walking group for all ages and abilities. Available on the day mobile 07555 143097. Meeting points vary, 9th December - Vista Road (seafront end) Clacton CO15 6AT
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692

Sunday
09th December 2018
2:00pm
Aladdin
HTP present a fast-moving, up-to-date telling of this traditional story. Aladdin is an eastern folk tale which first came to Europe over 200 years ago as one of the "1001 Arabian Nights" and is just as popular now as it was then. Tickets £ 12 & £9
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Sunday
09th December 2018
2:00pm
Aladdin
HTP present a fast-moving, up-to-date telling of this traditional story. Aladdin is an eastern folk tale which first came to Europe over 200 years ago as one of the "1001 Arabian Nights" and is just as popular now as it was then. Tickets £ 12 & £9
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Sunday
09th December 2018
2:00pm
Aladdin
HTP present a fast-moving, up-to-date telling of this traditional story. Aladdin is an eastern folk tale which first came to Europe over 200 years ago as one of the "1001 Arabian Nights" and is just as popular now as it was then. Tickets £ 12 & £9
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Sunday
09th December 2018
4:00pm
St Marys Christingle Service
A moving sight, to see the candles shining in the darkness, during this short service suitable for all the family. All welcome to St Mary's Parish Church, Fourth Avenue, Frinton. Opportunity to give towards work amongst disadvantaged children abroad.
Tel: Heather 01255 672973

Sunday
09th December 2018
6:30pm
Clacton Choral Britten ' A Ceremony of Carols'
A concert of joyful English music with harp and organ, and including Holst 'Four Old English Carols' and 'Christmas Day', Elgar'Te Deum', and Spirituals.Lynne Creasey harpist. Complete with audience carols.St James' Church,Tower Road,Clacton CO15 1DA. Ticket £10 inc.programme advance and the door.
Tel: Debbie 01255 221511

Sunday
09th December 2018
6:30pm
Clacton Choral Britten A Ceremony of Carols
A concert of joyful English music with harp and organ, and including Holst 'Four Old English Carols' and 'Christmas Day',Elgar'Te Deum', and Spirituals.Lynne Creasey harpist. Complete with audience carols.St James' Church,Tower Road,Clacton CO15 1DA. Ticket £10 inc.programme advance and the door
Tel: Debbie 01255 221511

Sunday
09th December 2018
6:30pm
Clacton Choral Britten A Ceremony of Carols
A concert of joyful English music with harp and organ, and including Holst 'Four Old English Carols' and 'Christmas Day',Elgar'Te Deum', and Spirituals.Lynne Creasey harpist. Complete with audience carols.St James' Church,Tower Road,Clacton CO15 1DA. Ticket £10 inc.programme advance and the door
Tel: Debbie 01255 221511

Sunday
09th December 2018
6:30pm
Clacton Choral Britten A Ceremony of Carols
A concert of joyful English music with harp and organ, and including Holst 'Four Old English Carols' and 'Christmas Day',Elgar'Te Deum', and Spirituals.Lynne Creasey harpist. Complete with audience carols.St James' Church,Tower Road,Clacton CO15 1DA. Ticket £10 inc.programme advance and the door
Tel: Debbie 01255 221511

Sunday
09th December 2018
6:30pm
Clacton Choral Britten A Ceremony of Carols
A concert of joyful English music with harp and organ, and including Holst 'Four Old English Carols' and 'Christmas Day',Elgar'Te Deum', and Spirituals.Lynne Creasey harpist. Complete with audience carols.St James' Church,Tower Road,Clacton CO15 1DA. Ticket £10 inc.programme advance and the door
Tel: Debbie 01255 221511

Sunday
09th December 2018
6:30pm
Clacton Choral Britten A Ceremony of Carols
A concert of joyful English music with harp and organ, and including Holst 'Four Old English Carols' and 'Christmas Day',Elgar'Te Deum', and Spirituals.Lynne Creasey harpist. Complete with audience carols.St James' Church,Tower Road,Clacton CO15 1DA. Ticket £10 inc.programme advance and the door
Tel: Debbie 01255 221511

Sunday
09th December 2018
6:30pm
Clacton Choral Britten A Ceremony of Carols
A concert of joyful English music with harp and organ, and including Holst 'Four Old English Carols' and 'Christmas Day',Elgar'Te Deum', and Spirituals.Lynne Creasey harpist. Complete with audience carols.St James' Church,Tower Road,Clacton CO15 1DA. Ticket £10 inc.programme advance and the door
Tel: Debbie 01255 221511

Sunday
09th December 2018
6:30pm
Clacton Choral Britten ' A Ceremony of Carols' Musical
A concert of joyful English music with harp and organ, and including Holst 'Four Old English Carols' and 'Christmas Day', Elgar'Te Deum', and Spirituals.Lynne Creasey harpist. Complete with audience carols.St James' Church,Tower Road,Clacton CO15 1DA. Ticket £10 inc.programme advan
Tel: Debbie 01255 221511

Sunday
09th December 2018
6:30pm
Clacton Choral Britten ' A Ceremony of Carols' Musical
A concert of joyful English music with harp and organ, and including Holst 'Four Old English Carols' and 'Christmas Day', Elgar'Te Deum', and Spirituals.Lynne Creasey harpist. Complete with audience carols.St James' Church,Tower Road,Clacton CO15 1DA. Ticket £10 inc.programme advance and the door.
Tel: Debbie 01255 221511

Sunday
09th December 2018
6:30pm
Clacton Choral Britten ' A Ceremony of Carols' Musical
A concert of joyful English music with harp and organ, and including Holst 'Four Old English Carols' and 'Christmas Day', Elgar'Te Deum', and Spirituals.Lynne Creasey harpist. Complete with audience carols.St James' Church,Tower Road,Clacton CO15 1DA. Ticket £10 inc.programme advance and the door.
Tel: Debbie 01255 221511

Sunday
09th December 2018
7:00pm
Colchester Jazz Club
The Sussex Jazz Kings, are playing New Orleans Trad Jazz, at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Rd, Marks Tey. Doors open 7pm. Music from 7.45-10.30. Bar and dancing. members £8, Non members £10. visit. www.colchesterjazzclub.co.uk
Tel: Brian Grundy,01206 540354 Dave Bailey, 01206 330836

Monday
10th December 2018
2:00pm
CRAFTS FOR ALL
We are a small friendly group of crafters we meet at the Council Offices Victoria Place Brightlingsea on alternate Mondays at 2pm. We do many different crafts, card making, knitting, cross stitch, quilting, crochet, beading etc. Why not come along for a cup of tea, a natter, and a bit of crafting.
Tel: Sue 07748075921

Monday
10th December 2018
2:00pm
Darby and Joan Club
At Pier Avenue Church Hall, every Monday. Entertainment and Refreshments. Everyone welcome. For more details Contact Hazel
Tel: Hazel 01255 223240

Monday
10th December 2018
2:30pm
Bethany Bereavement Cafe
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 2:30 - 3:30pm. You are invited to join us for a chance to chat with others who are at different stages of coping with loss. Bereavement Team Members on hand. St John's Church Hall, Gt Clacton (behind the shops on North Road)
Tel: John 01255 430701

Monday
10th December 2018
2:30pm
Bethany Bereavement Cafe
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 2:30 - 3:30pm. You are invited to join us for a chance to chat with others who are at different stages of coping with loss. Bereavement Team Members on hand. St John's Church Hall, Gt Clacton (behind the shops on North Road)
Tel: John 01255430701

Monday
10th December 2018
2:30pm
Bethany Bereavement Cafe
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 2:30 - 3:30pm. You are invited to join us for a chance to chat with others who are at different stages of coping with loss. Bereavement Team Members on hand. St John's Church Hall, Gt Clacton (behind the shops on North Road)
Tel: John 01255 430701

Monday
10th December 2018
6:00pm
Frinton Rotary Christmas Sleigh Collections
Santa and his sleigh will be touring Frinton, Walton, Kirby Cross and Kirby le Soken on the evenings of 6th to 19th December. He will welcome any contributions which will go to Rotary supported charities. You will hear him coming! Check Smith's noticeboard in Connaught Avenue for exact timings.
Tel: Trevor Sparks 07952264292

Monday
10th December 2018
6:15pm
Bridge - Frinton Bridge Club
Join us for Duplicate Bridge Monday nights at Read House, Frinton, CO13 9AU, 6.15pm for 6.30pm start. £3 table money per session which includes refreshments. For more info visit our website www.bridgewebs.com/frinton
Tel: Linda 01255 677643

Monday
10th December 2018
7:15pm
SING OUT LOUD
Enjoy Singing? Come and join our friendly sessions with guitar accompaniment to some familiar & some new songs. Men and women; all ages & singing abilities welcome; 20-80+. No need to audition or be able to read music. Colchester town location. Mon eves term time. info@sing-out-loud.co.uk
Tel: Karen Hughes 07853 132 633

Monday
10th December 2018
7:30pm
The Bagman's Uncle and The Bagman's Uncle's Friend by Charles Dickens (Adapted by Robert MacCall)
Robert MacCall performs his adaptation of two hilarious tales from 'The Pickwick Papers'. Set in the ebullient pre-Victorian era, these are the rambunctious adventures of the Bagman's Uncle and his friend. Both are travelling salesmen, with all the freedom and adventure of the open road before them.
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Tuesday
11th December 2018
10:00am
Colchester Tai Chi Club
We meet every Tuesday 10.00am - 12noon at Old Heath Community Centre, D'arcy Rd, Colchester CO2 8BB. £10 per month. New beginners class starting 15th January 2019. FREE tuition for the first month. For further details please contact
Tel: Aileen or John 01206 511809

Tuesday
11th December 2018
10:00am
Colchester Tai Chi Club
We meet every Tuesday 10.00am - 12noon at Old Heath Community Centre, D'arcy Rd, Colchester CO2 8BB. £10 per month. New beginners class starting 15th January 2019. FREE tuition for the first month. For further details please contact
Tel: Aileen or John 01206 511809

Tuesday
11th December 2018
1:30pm
THE NEW GIFT BOX
We are a Charity knitting & sewing group that meet at 1.30 in room 1 at the Brightlingsea Community Centre on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month. We make blankets, quilts, children’s garments, fishermen’s hats, twiddle muffs etc. New members always welcome. Tea and cake provided.
Tel: SHEILA 01206 305295

Tuesday
11th December 2018
2:30pm
Annual Town Carol Service
Annual Town Carol Service at The United Church, Brightlingsea, taken by Rev Crawford Logan, with readings by ladies from all the churches, and local dignitaries. Organ played by David Glover from Colchester. Light refreshments afterwards. All welcome. Do come and start your carol singing here.
Tel: M Kimmitt 01206302229

Tuesday
11th December 2018
7:30pm
Feering Flower Club
Meet at Feering Community Centre, Feering, CO5 9SB. Tuesday 11th Dec 2018 - 7.30pm start. Demonstration by David Thomson; titled:Christmas My Way. Club Compet:Silent Night. We always seek new membership to join our club. Extending a warm welcome to all members and visitors at our monthly meetings.
Tel: Sue Bunting - Club Chairman 01376 571059

Tuesday
11th December 2018
7:30pm
A Christmas Carol: In Concert
Using traditional instruments and song, the Mayor of Colchester's Charities present this unique re-telling of the classic festive tale, at the beautiful Moot Hall in Colchester’s Town Hall. Mince pie & mulled wine on arrival. Tickets £12 (age 15+) or £10 (under 15) www.greenmatthews.co.uk/colchester
Tel: Claire Rodie 01621 862996

Wednesday
12th December 2018
9:30am
Walton Walk The Weight Off
Weekly weigh in for the ACE Lifestyles My Weight Matters programme, includes a healthy walk, weigh and measure. Every Wednesday from 9.30 til 10.30am, walk starts at 10:30am. Venue: Walton Community Centre, Standley Road, Walton on Naze, CO14 8PT.
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692

Wednesday
12th December 2018
10:30am
Brightlingsea Foodbank
Find us in the Parish Hall every Wednesday morning, 10.30a.m. to 12.30p.m. Facing a crisis? No money for food? We can help by providing food parcels and directing you to appropriate help organisations. There is no charge for this impartial & confidential service. Covers surrounding areas
Tel: Win or Frank Pomroy 07970 480 968 24/7

Wednesday
12th December 2018
1:30pm
Afternoon Tea & Flower Demonstration
Sandra & Cindy are demonstrating the 'Joy of Festive Flowers' followed by Afternoon Tea at St George's Community Centre, Hall Lane, Walton, CO14 8HN. Tickets £8 from Sandra 671526 or Cindy 670131. Proceeds to the flower fund for All Saints' Church Flower Festival. Arrangements will be in the raffle.
Tel: Cindy Hardy 01255 670131

Wednesday
12th December 2018
1:30pm
Afternoon Tea & Flower Demonstration
Sandra & Cindy are demonstrating the 'Joy of Festive Flowers' followed by Afternoon Tea at St George's Community Centre, Hall Lane, Walton, CO14 8HN. Tickets £8 from Sandra 671526 or Cindy 670131. Proceeds to the flower fund for All Saints' Church Flower Festival. Arrangements will be in the raffle.
Tel: Cindy 01255 670131

Wednesday
12th December 2018
1:30pm
Afternoon Tea & Flower Demonstration
Sandra & Cindy are demonstrating the 'Joy of Festive Flowers' followed by Afternoon Tea at St George's Community Centre, Hall Lane, Walton, CO14 8HN. Tickets £8 from Sandra 671526 or Cindy 670131. Proceeds to the flower fund for All Saints' Church Flower Festival. Arrangements will be in the raffle.
Tel: Cindy 01255 670131

Wednesday
12th December 2018
3:30pm
Walton Computing & IT Session
Learn how to use computers, laptops,ipads/tablets send emails and use the internet safely. Every Wednesday, 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Venue: Walton Community Centre, Standley Road, Walton on the Naze. Cost: £1
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692


Wednesday
12th December 2018
7:30pm
Kick Start Christmas with the Story Teller Robert MacCall
Kick start Christmas with an evening of Storytelling by the renowned storyteller Robert MacCall. The Bagman's Uncle & The Bagman's Uncle's Friend, from the 'Pickwick Papers'. Wednesday 12th December, 7.30pm at St James' Church, High Street, Brightlingsea. Adult £10 & Child £5 See poster.
Tel: Janet or Vivien 01206 308549

Thursday
13th December 2018
1:30pm
Walton Friendship & Bereavement Cafe
Make new friends and enjoy refreshments. Venue: Walton Community Centre,Standley Road,Walton on Naze,CO14 8PT. Every Thursday from 1.30 til 3.30pm, fee £1.00.
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692

Thursday
13th December 2018
2:00pm
Thursday Fellowship
Thursday Fellowship meeting at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Kelvedon. We will be having our Christmas Party with a visit from a Drama Group. Everyone welcome.
Tel: Gwyn Pegram 01376 573956

Thursday
13th December 2018
2:00pm
Fellowship Meeting
Fellowship meeting at the United Reformed Church, High Street Kelvedon. Christmas celebration followed by tea, coffee and cake. All welcome.
Tel: Gwyn Pegram 01376 573956

Thursday
13th December 2018
6:45pm
UNICYCLE CLUB AT THORRINGTON
Fancy trying a new sport come along and join the Unicycle Club every Thursday Evening at the Thorrington Village Hall, Church Road, CO7 8HE. Beginners to Experts Ellie will teach you to ride our unicycles and then join in the fun and games and learn new tricks. £3.50 per session all ages welcome.
Tel: Ellie 01206305097

Thursday
13th December 2018
7:00pm
ABF The Soldiers' Charity Christmas Concert 2018
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity present their annual Christmas Concert at St Botolph’s Church, Colchester. With a variety of music provided by The Band of The Parachute Regiment.
Tel: ABF The Soldiers' Charity East Anglia 01206 817105

Thursday
13th December 2018
7:30pm
Tiptree Flower Club
Merry Christmas Everyone, the fun starts here at St Luke's Church Extn, Tiptree when Susan Horne creates festive flower displays followed by seasonal refreshments. Sales table and prize raffle. This Open Evening welcomes guests and visitors £7.00 payable when doors open at 7.00pm.
Tel: Jackie Jones 01621 817117

Friday
14th December 2018
12:00am
Walton 3T's.
Join us for Christmas Songs & Carols with Wendy Willis at 2.30-4.00pm at The Parish Church Hall, Martello Road. Everybody Welcome.
Tel: Jill 01255 880716

Friday
14th December 2018
10:00am
St Marys Friday Coffee Mornings
Drop in for coffee, cake and a chat, any time between 10am and noon, this and every Friday. St Mary's Parish Church Lounge, Old Road, Frinton.
Tel: Heather 01255 672973

Friday
14th December 2018
11:00am
Get Moving Walking Group
Walk your way to good health. A free fun gentle walking group for all ages and abilities. Available on the day mobile 07555 143097. Every Friday 11am – 12.30pm, meeting points vary, 14th December - Brighton Road Car Park, Holland-on-Sea CO15 5ST
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692

Friday
14th December 2018
6:30pm
St Matthews Church, Leavenheath
Carols around the Tree with the Boxted Methodist Silver Band outside the Leavenheath Village Hall. 6.30pm for 7.00 start (outdoors event) Mince pies and Alcohol free Mulled Wine afterwards. Charity collection
Tel: David 01206 263488

Friday
14th December 2018
7:00pm
COLCHESTER ENGINEERING SOCIETY (CES)
Future Personal Transport, presented by Prof John Midwinter at Colchester Institute Sheepen Road. Meet in reception for coffee from 18:30. CES has a regular programme of lectures for the promotion of knowledge about engineering, science and technology. More at www.colchesterengineeringsociety.co.uk
Tel: secretary@colchesterengineeringsociety.co.uk 01206 231163

Friday
14th December 2018
7:00pm
COLCHESTER ENGINEERING SOCIETY (CES)
Future Personal Transport, presented by Prof John Midwinter at Colchester Institute Sheepen Road. Meet in reception for coffee from 18:30. CES has a regular programme of lectures for the promotion of knowledge about engineering, science and technology. More at www.colchesterengineeringsociety.co.uk
Tel: secretary@colchesterengineeringsociety.co.uk 01206 231163

Friday
14th December 2018
7:00pm
COLCHESTER ENGINEERING SOCIETY (CES)
Future Personal Transport, presented by Prof John Midwinter at Colchester Institute Sheepen Road. Meet in reception for coffee from 18:30. CES has a regular programme of lectures for the promotion of knowledge about engineering, science and technology. More at www.colchesterengineeringsociety.co.uk
Tel: secretary@colchesterengineeringsociety.co.uk 01206 231163

Friday
14th December 2018
7:00pm
COLCHESTER ENGINEERING SOCIETY (CES)
Future Personal Transport, presented by Prof John Midwinter at Colchester Institute Sheepen Road. Meet in reception for coffee from 18:30. CES has a regular programme of lectures for the promotion of knowledge about engineering, science and technology. More at www.colchesterengineeringsociety.co.uk
Tel: secretary@colchesterengineeringsociety.co.uk 01206 231163

Friday
14th December 2018
7:30pm
HOSTS Cinderella
Come and see our next Panto Cinderella which is going to be fun for all the family. Book early to avoid disappointment. Thanks to our sponsor GT60 Friday 14th and Saturday 15th December ( matinee and evening)
Tel: Box office 07724 158513


Friday
14th December 2018
7:30pm
HOSTS Cinderella
Come and see our next Panto Cinderella which is going to be fun for all the family. Book early to avoid disappointment. Thanks to our sponsor GT60 Friday 14th and Saturday 15th December ( matinee and evening)
Tel: Box office 07724 158513


Friday
14th December 2018
7:30pm
HOSTS Cinderella
Come and see our next Panto Cinderella which is going to be fun for all the family. Book early to avoid disappointment. Thanks to our sponsor GT60 Friday 14th and Saturday 15th December ( matinee and evening)
Tel: Box office 07724 158513

Friday
14th December 2018
7:45pm
Happy Holidays!
A concert chocked full of reinvented seasonal favourites. Featuring classics such as Have Yourself a Merry little Christmas, Fairytale in new York and Merry Christmas Everyone. The perfect treat to get you into the holiday mood. Tickets £ 10,£8
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
14th December 2018
7:45pm
Happy Holidays!
A concert chocked full of reinvented seasonal favourites. Featuring classics such as Have Yourself a Merry little Christmas, Fairytale in new York and Merry Christmas Everyone. The perfect treat to get you into the holiday mood. Tickets £ 10,£8
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
14th December 2018
7:45pm
Happy Holidays!
A concert chocked full of reinvented seasonal favourites. Featuring classics such as Have Yourself a Merry little Christmas, Fairytale in new York and Merry Christmas Everyone. The perfect treat to get you into the holiday mood. Tickets £ 10,£8
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
15th December 2018
9:30am
Wivenhoe Market
Locally grown, locally produced and locally made. Join us on the third Saturday of each month at the Wivenhoe Congregational Church Hall from 9:30 to 2pm.
Tel: Wivenhoe Market wivenhoemarket@gmail.com

Saturday
15th December 2018
10:00am
Christmas Craft Market
Held in heated marquees at The Cricketers, Spring Lane, Fordham Heath, Colchester. All quality handmade crafts for ideal gifts. Christmas grotto, mulled wine, mince pies , and refreshments. Free entry. Tel Hazel Cronin 07974 264314
Tel: Hazel Cronin 07974264314

Saturday
15th December 2018
10:00am
Santa's sleigh at Parkers Nurseries Frinton
Frinton Rotary Club will be providing Santa's sleigh at Parkers Nurseries, Frinton where shoppers will be able to listen to Christmas music and make a charity donation. Hopefully, Santa will be inside in his Grotto. All funds collected on the sleigh will go to Rotary supported Charities
Tel: Trevor Sparks 07952 264292

Saturday
15th December 2018
10:00am
COLCHESTER VINYL RECORD AND CD FAIR
First Site Gallery, Lewis Gardens, High St, Colchester CO1 1JH, Quality vinyl records, 78's, cd's, dvd's, tee-shirts, posters etc. Rare items, collectables, bargains. Something for everyone. Records bought for cash. 10am to 4pm Admission 50p.
Tel: Dave 07745 161196

Saturday
15th December 2018
11:00am
Christmas Fair
Christmas Fair at West Bergholt Scout HQ on Saturday 15th December from 11am to 7pm. Proceeds to Colchester Head and Neck Cancer Support Group. Various craft stalls, tombola, raffle, refreshments. Family fun.
Tel: Adrian Elmer 07940575602

Saturday
15th December 2018
11:00am
Winterlights Christmas Exhibition at Christine Storey Gallery, Brightlingsea
Exhibition of unique works by talented local artists continues until Sun 23rd Dec. Incl:paintings, prints,ceramics,cards, homewares,enamelwork, glass & jewellery. Open Wed to Sun 11am-4pm 22,Victoria Place, Brightlingsea,CO7 0BX (corner Wellington St) Donations from sales to Essex Wildlife Trust
Tel: Christine Storey 07393953827

Saturday
15th December 2018
2:00pm
Sing Wiv
Led by the amazing and amusing Chris Rowbury,our friendly group sings songs from around the world,blending voices in glorious harmonies.No musical experience is needed as new songs are learned by ear each month,so newcomers are welcomed at any session.£8 Wivenhoe Scout Hall,High St.CO7 9AB 2pm-4.30
Tel: Chris 07840 883 651

Saturday
15th December 2018
7:00pm
The Concert At Christmas
Satsuma & Sock are presenting an evening of fun, laughter, and singing. After the success of last year's concert, this amazing group of talented people who are presenting this extremely entertaining evening which includes acted scenes from famous Christmas films, Barbershop Quartet, and much more.
Tel: Mercury Theatre Tickets 01206 573948

Saturday
15th December 2018
7:00pm
Quiz Night
Teams 4-6 £2 each bring own drinks an nibbles, refreshments available. raffle.all proceeds go to St Helena , Jackson Rd Clacton on Sea
Tel: Joyce 01255 473693

Saturday
15th December 2018
7:30pm
Christmas Concert & Carols - St Botolph’s Church Colchester - West Bergholt Concert Band - 40th Anniversary
A joyful concert of Christmas favourites old and new – Sleigh Ride, Santa Baby, Little Drummer Boy, Rudolph, Frosty, and many more - plus carols to sing and listen to. A Christmas Cracker of a concert in aid of EACH (East Anglia’s Childrens Hospices). Tickets on the door: £6 Adults, £5 Concessions.
Tel: Graham on 07941 947541 or see wbcb.org for more details.

Saturday
15th December 2018
7:30pm
Christmas Concert & Carols - St Botolph’s Church Colchester - West Bergholt Concert Band - 40th Anniversary
A joyful concert of Christmas favourites old and new – Sleigh Ride, Santa Baby, Little Drummer Boy, Rudolph, Frosty, and many more - plus carols to sing and listen to. A Christmas Cracker of a concert in aid of EACH (East Anglia’s Childrens Hospices). Tickets on the door: £6 Adults, £5 Concessions.
Tel: Graham on 07941 947541 or see wbcb.org for more details.

Saturday
15th December 2018
7:30pm
Christmas Concert & Carols - St Botolph’s Church Colchester - West Bergholt Concert Band - 40th Anniversary
A joyful concert of Christmas favourites old and new – Sleigh Ride, Santa Baby, Little Drummer Boy, Rudolph, Frosty, and many more - plus carols to sing and listen to. A Christmas Cracker of a concert in aid of EACH (East Anglia’s Childrens Hospices). Tickets on the door: £6 Adults, £5 Concessions.
Tel: Graham on 07941 947541 or see wbcb.org for more details.

Saturday
15th December 2018
7:30pm
Christmas Concert & Carols - St Botolph’s Church Colchester - West Bergholt Concert Band - 40th Anniversary
A joyful concert of Christmas favourites old and new – Sleigh Ride, Santa Baby, Little Drummer Boy, Rudolph, Frosty, and many more - plus carols to sing and listen to. A Christmas Cracker of a concert in aid of EACH (East Anglia’s Childrens Hospices). Tickets on the door: £6 Adults, £5 Concessions.
Tel: Graham on 07941 947541 or see wbcb.org for more details.

Saturday
15th December 2018
7:45pm
Happy Holidays!
A concert chocked full of reinvented seasonal favourites. Featuring classics such as Have Yourself a Merry little Christmas, Fairytale in new York and Merry Christmas Everyone. The perfect treat to get you into the holiday mood. Tickets £10,£8. Matinee at 2.30pm
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
15th December 2018
7:45pm
Happy Holidays!
A concert chocked full of reinvented seasonal favourites. Featuring classics such as Have Yourself a Merry little Christmas, Fairytale in new York and Merry Christmas Everyone. The perfect treat to get you into the holiday mood. Tickets £10,£8. Matinee at 2.30pm
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
15th December 2018
7:45pm
Happy Holidays!
A concert chocked full of reinvented seasonal favourites. Featuring classics such as Have Yourself a Merry little Christmas, Fairytale in new York and Merry Christmas Everyone. The perfect treat to get you into the holiday mood. Tickets £10,£8. Matinee at 2.30pm
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
15th December 2018
8:00pm
Dance with the Niteshades
Dance the night away with the Niteshades. Entry by ticket only. Tickets available from Frinton Community Centre
Tel: Frinton Community Association 01255 678332

Sunday
16th December 2018
10:30am
'I CAN BELONG'
Battling issues of low self-esteem,feelings of rejection, and worthlessness? Feel you've Messed up big time? Accept God's invitation to come in from the cold and find a whole new bunch of friends and a new take on life. You can belong. Coastlands Community Church in the Columbine Centre, Walton.
Tel: Leslie Ball 01255851650

Sunday
16th December 2018
10:30am
'I CAN BELONG'
Battling issues of low self-esteem,feelings of rejection, and worthlessness? Feel you've Messed up big time? Accept God's invitation to come in from the cold and find a whole new bunch of friends and a new take on life. You can belong. Coastlands Community Church in the Columbine Centre, Walton.
Tel: Leslie Ball 01255851650

Sunday
16th December 2018
10:30am
'I Can Belong'
Battling issues of low self-esteem,feelings of rejection, and worthlessness? Feel you've Messed up big time? Accept God's invitation to come in from the cold and find a whole new bunch of friends and a new take on life. You can belong. Coastlands Community Church in the Columbine Centre, Walton.
Tel: Leslie Ball 01255851650

Sunday
16th December 2018
11:00am
Get Moving Walking Group
Walk your way to good health. A free fun gentle walking group for all ages and abilities. Available on the day mobile 07555 143097. Meeting points vary, 16th December - Tamerisk Way Beach Car Park CO15 2HZ
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692

Sunday
16th December 2018
5:00pm
Fourtissimo: 30 years on
The Fourtissimo guitar quartet plays an early evening concert of music written or specially arranged for four guitars. Ian Ridgley, Rod Protheroe, Martin Smith and Christine Garrington last performed together 25 years ago and are reuniting for a special concert to raise money for Bloodwise. £8
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Sunday
16th December 2018
5:00pm
Fourtissimo: 30 years on
The Fourtissimo guitar quartet plays an early evening concert of music written or specially arranged for four guitars. Ian Ridgley, Rod Protheroe, Martin Smith and Christine Garrington last performed together 25 years ago and are reuniting for a special concert to raise money for Bloodwise. £8
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Sunday
16th December 2018
5:00pm
Fourtissimo: 30 years on
The Fourtissimo guitar quartet plays an early evening concert of music written or specially arranged for four guitars. Ian Ridgley, Rod Protheroe, Martin Smith and Christine Garrington last performed together 25 years ago and are reuniting for a special concert to raise money for Bloodwise. £8
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Sunday
16th December 2018
5:00pm
St James' Church, Brightlingsea
Come along to our Christingle Service in aid of The Children's Society. A lovely warm up before Christmas for families and the young at heart. Make your own Christingle from the kit provided and join in the closing song by candlelight.
Tel: Carole 01206 302524

Sunday
16th December 2018
6:30pm
Evening Praise at Leavenheath Village Hall
Carols in the Village Hall with Evening Praise. Come along and join us at Leavenheath Village Hall for the Christmas Story and your favourite carols.
Tel: Jane or Ken 01206 263527 or 01206 263958

Sunday
16th December 2018
6:30pm
Candlelit Carol Service
Candlelit Carol Service at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Kelvedon. Carols & readings followed by mince pies tea & coffee. Collection to go to our two charities. All welcome.
Tel: Rev Ken Thom 01621 819437

Monday
17th December 2018
10:00am
Frinton Rotary Collections in Connaught Avenue
Frinton Rotary Club will be holding their Annual Christmas collections in Connaught Avenue, Frinton from Monday 17th to Saturday 22nd December incl. The musical sleigh will promote the Christmas Spirit and all funds collected will go to Rotary supported Charities. Please give generously. Thank you.
Tel: Trevor Sparks 07952 264292

Monday
17th December 2018
1:45pm
Christmas Baby and Toddler Rhymetime
Join us for our Christmas themed Baby and Toddler Rhymetime on Monday 17th December 2018 from 1:45 pm until 2:15pm
Tel: Julie Mills 0345 6037628

Monday
17th December 2018
2:00pm
Darby and Joan Club
At Pier Avenue Church Hall, every Monday. Entertainment and Refreshments. Everyone welcome. For more details Contact
Tel: Hazel 01255 223240

Monday
17th December 2018
5:00pm
Variety Show - Christmas Extravaganza
Live music, Stand-up comedy, Juggling, LED hoop display, Fantail fantasia, Fire show, whip cracking + more from local, National and international Talent. £ 12.50 in advance or £ 16,£14 on the door. Performances at 5pm and 7pm
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Monday
17th December 2018
5:00pm
Variety Show - Christmas Extravaganza
Live music, Stand-up comedy, Juggling, LED hoop display, Fantail fantasia, Fire show, whip cracking + more from local, National and international Talent. £ 12.50 in advance or £ 16,£14 on the door. Performances at 5pm and 7pm
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Monday
17th December 2018
5:00pm
Variety Show - Christmas Extravaganza
Live music, Stand-up comedy, Juggling, LED hoop display, Fantail fantasia, Fire show, whip cracking + more from local, National and international Talent. £ 12.50 in advance or £ 16,£14 on the door. Performances at 5pm and 7pm
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Monday
17th December 2018
6:15pm
Bridge - Frinton Bridge Club
Join us for Duplicate Bridge Monday nights at Read House, Frinton, CO13 9AU, 6.15pm for 6.30pm start. £3 table money per session which includes refreshments. For more info visit our website www.bridgewebs.com/frinton
Tel: Linda 01255 677643

Monday
17th December 2018
7:00pm
Frinton & Dist. Philatelic Society
Christmas Meal at Soken House, The Triangle, Frinton on Sea. CO13 0AU
Tel: Mick Carter 07702 862572

Monday
17th December 2018
7:00pm
Brightlingsea Churches Together
Come along and help make a joyful sound at our Outdoor Carol Singing at The Swan Inn, High Street for 45 minutes. Open welcome to all, from any church or none in particular. Mince pies and something warming afterwards.
Tel: Carole 01206 302524

Tuesday
18th December 2018
10:00am
Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust
Christmas Coffee morning with mince pies at Frinton Crossing Cottage. 10am - noon
Tel: Kate 07840 987861

Tuesday
18th December 2018
5:00pm
Variety Show - Christmas Extravaganza
Live music, Stand-up comedy, Juggling, LED hoop display, Fantail fantasia, Fire show, whip cracking + more from local, National and international Talent. £ 12.50 in advance or £ 16,£14 on the door. Performances at 5pm and 7pm
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Tuesday
18th December 2018
5:00pm
Variety Show - Christmas Extravaganza
Live music, Stand-up comedy, Juggling, LED hoop display, Fantail fantasia, Fire show, whip cracking + more from local, National and international Talent. £ 12.50 in advance or £ 16,£14 on the door. Performances at 5pm and 7pm
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Tuesday
18th December 2018
5:00pm
Variety Show - Christmas Extravaganza
Live music, Stand-up comedy, Juggling, LED hoop display, Fantail fantasia, Fire show, whip cracking + more from local, National and international Talent. £ 12.50 in advance or £ 16,£14 on the door. Performances at 5pm and 7pm
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Tuesday
18th December 2018
7:45pm
Rowhedge Christmas Concert
Essex Concert Band present their annual charity concert in conjunction with the Rowhedge Community Choir. Venue; Rowhedge Village Hall CO5 7HX. Free admission, Interval refreshments, Retiring collection in aid of Colchester Rough Sleepers.
Tel: young2553@hotmail.com 01206 579747

Wednesday
19th December 2018
9:30am
Brightlingsea Foodbank
Based in the Parish Hall every Wednesday morning, 10.30a.m. to 12.30p.m. Facing a sudden crisis? No money for food? We can help by providing food parcels and directing you to appropriate help organisations.There is no charge for this impartial and confidential service. Covers surrounding areas.
Tel: Win or Frank 07970 480 968 24/7

Wednesday
19th December 2018
10:00am
COLNE PROBUS
Have you retired, or are you about to retire, from your business or profession? Come and join fellow professional men at Colne Probus to socialise and be entertained with informative presentations on 1st and 3rd Wednesday morning every month at Lexden. There are also optional golf and walks groups.
Tel: Email colne.probus@gmail.com for information .

Wednesday
19th December 2018
12:30pm
Tendring Pensioners Action Group
Whatever your age, you are welcome to join TenPAG. We normally meet on 3rd Wednesday each month in St Bartholomew’s Church Hall, Frinton Road, Holland-on-Sea between 2:00 and 4:00pm. But today is our Christmas Lunch!
Tel: John 01255 430701

Wednesday
19th December 2018
12:30pm
Tendring Pensioners Action Group
Whatever your age, you are welcome to join TenPAG. We normally meet on 3rd Wednesday each month in St Bartholomew’s Church Hall, Frinton Road, Holland-on-Sea between 2:00 and 4:00pm. But today is our Christmas Lunch!
Tel: John 01255 430701

Wednesday
19th December 2018
12:45pm
Tendring Pensioners Action Group
Whatever your age, you are welcome to join TenPAG. We normally meet on 3rd Wednesday each month in St Bartholomew’s Church Hall, Frinton Road, Holland-on-Sea between 2:00 and 4:00pm. But today is our Christmas Lunch!
Tel: John 01255 430701

Wednesday
19th December 2018
5:00pm
Variety Show - Christmas Extravaganza
Live music, Stand-up comedy, Juggling, LED hoop display, Fantail fantasia, Fire show, whip cracking + more from local, National and international Talent. £ 12.50 in advance or £ 16,£14 on the door. Performances at 5pm and 7pm
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Wednesday
19th December 2018
5:00pm
Variety Show - Christmas Extravaganza
Live music, Stand-up comedy, Juggling, LED hoop display, Fantail fantasia, Fire show, whip cracking + more from local, National and international Talent. £ 12.50 in advance or £ 16,£14 on the door. Performances at 5pm and 7pm
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Wednesday
19th December 2018
5:00pm
Variety Show - Christmas Extravaganza
Live music, Stand-up comedy, Juggling, LED hoop display, Fantail fantasia, Fire show, whip cracking + more from local, National and international Talent. £ 12.50 in advance or £ 16,£14 on the door. Performances at 5pm and 7pm
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Wednesday
19th December 2018
7:30pm
Tiptree Tipplers
Tipplers is a beer & wine making guild. No knowledge of wine needed. We're a friendly lot & will make you very welcome. Bring a drink & give us a go. Snacks supplied. Themed nights & sometimes a speaker (Not always wine related) Meetings are every 3rd Wednesday 7:30 for 8pm. 
Tel: Ian Stevens 01621819069

Wednesday
19th December 2018
8:00pm
Boxted History Group
For the last meeting of the year Charlie Haylock will take an eccentric look at the East Anglican countryside.
Tel: Alan 01206 272250

Thursday
20th December 2018
10:00am
Christmas Community Coffee Morning
Join us for our free Christmas Community Coffee Morning. From 10 am until 12 noon.
Tel: Julie Mills 0345 6037628

Thursday
20th December 2018
11:00am
'Together' Christmas Carol Service
'Together' Christmas carol service in St John's church, Gt Clacton, followed by lunch. All welcome. To book for lunch please phone
Tel: Mary 01255 436717

Thursday
20th December 2018
12:00pm
CRAFT A NOON TEA
12-4pm CRAFT-A-NOON TEA – We are a friendly bunch so come and join us. Bring whatever you are working on, from crochet & embroidery to painting & beading (any craft, any ability, help & advice given). The Three Horseshoes, 74 Church Road, Fordham, CO6 3NJ. Contact Emily: 07388 073555 (It's free!)
Tel: Emily 07388 073555

Thursday
20th December 2018
6:45pm
UNICYCLE CLUB AT THORRINGTON
Fancy trying a new sport come along and join the Unicycle Club every Thursday Evening at the Thorrington Village Hall, Church Road, CO7 8HE. Beginners to Experts Ellie will teach you to ride our unicycles and then join in the fun and games and learn new tricks. £3.50 per session all ages welcome.
Tel: Ellie 01206305097

Thursday
20th December 2018
7:30pm
Clacton and District Local History Society
Vic Miller entertains us once again with the annual Christmas Quiz at our social evening. Friends and Visitors are welcome £2.00 Held at Pier Avenue Baptist Church, Clacton. Annual Membership of the Society includes entrance to all 12 meetings and the chance to be part of a great Local Society.
Tel: Sandra Adams 07814 456118

Thursday
20th December 2018
7:30pm
Clacton and District Local History Society
Vic Miller entertains us once again with the annual Christmas Quiz at our social evening. Friends and Visitors are welcome £2.00 Held at Pier Avenue Baptist Church, Clacton. Annual Membership of the Society includes entrance to all 12 meetings and the chance to be part of a great Local Society.
Tel: Sandra Adams 07814 456118

Thursday
20th December 2018
7:30pm
ALRESFORD CAMERA CLUB
Visit us at Alresford Village Hall @ 7:30pm on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month. We welcome people of all levels of skill who wish to hone their photography skills or chat to others with similar interests. View our programme at http://www.alresfordcameraclub.org.uk
Tel: john.merison@btinternet.com 01206 250846

Thursday
20th December 2018
7:30pm
The Scarlet Pipistrelle by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries
They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in Heaven, or is he in Hell, Or a small theatre in Essex - who can tell? The year is 1793. Paris is gripped by the Jacobins. The Compte de Crème-Brûlée is to be guillotined on the morrow. £ 14,£7
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Thursday
20th December 2018
7:30pm
The Scarlet Pipistrelle by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries
They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in Heaven, or is he in Hell, Or a small theatre in Essex - who can tell? The year is 1793. Paris is gripped by the Jacobins. The Compte de Crème-Brûlée is to be guillotined on the morrow. £ 14,£7
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Thursday
20th December 2018
7:30pm
The Scarlet Pipistrelle by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries
They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in Heaven, or is he in Hell, Or a small theatre in Essex - who can tell? The year is 1793. Paris is gripped by the Jacobins. The Compte de Crème-Brûlée is to be guillotined on the morrow. £ 14,£7
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
21st December 2018
11:00am
Get Moving Walking Group
Walk your way to good health. A free fun gentle walking group for all ages and abilities. Available on the day mobile 07555 143097. Every Friday 11am – 12.30pm, meeting points vary, 21st December - The Ship, Walton Rd, Lower Kirby CO13 0DT
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692

Friday
21st December 2018
7:30pm
The Scarlet Pipistrelle by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries
They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in Heaven, or is he in Hell, Or a small theatre in Essex - who can tell? The year is 1793. Paris is gripped by the Jacobins. The Compte de Crème-Brûlée is to be guillotined on the morrow. Tickets £14,£7
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
21st December 2018
7:30pm
The Scarlet Pipistrelle by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries
They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in Heaven, or is he in Hell, Or a small theatre in Essex - who can tell? The year is 1793. Paris is gripped by the Jacobins. The Compte de Crème-Brûlée is to be guillotined on the morrow. Tickets £14,£7
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
21st December 2018
7:30pm
The Scarlet Pipistrelle by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries
They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in Heaven, or is he in Hell, Or a small theatre in Essex - who can tell? The year is 1793. Paris is gripped by the Jacobins. The Compte de Crème-Brûlée is to be guillotined on the morrow. Tickets £14,£7
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
22nd December 2018
11:00am
Winterlights Christmas Exhibition at Christine Storey Gallery, Brightlingsea
Last weekend of exhibition of unique works by talented local artists. Incl:paintings, prints,ceramics,cards, homewares,enamelwork, glass & jewellery. Open Sat & Sun 11am-4pm 22,Victoria Place, Brightlingsea,CO7 0BX (corner Wellington St) Donations from sales to Essex Wildlife Trust
Tel: Christine Storey 07393953827

Saturday
22nd December 2018
7:30pm
The Scarlet Pipistrelle by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries
They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in Heaven, or is he in Hell, Or a small theatre in Essex - who can tell? The year is 1793. Paris is gripped by the Jacobins. The Compte de Crème-Brûlée is to be guillotined on the morrow. Matinee at 4pm. £14,£7
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
22nd December 2018
7:30pm
The Scarlet Pipistrelle by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries
They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in Heaven, or is he in Hell, Or a small theatre in Essex - who can tell? The year is 1793. Paris is gripped by the Jacobins. The Compte de Crème-Brûlée is to be guillotined on the morrow. Matinee at 4pm. £14,£7
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
22nd December 2018
7:30pm
The Scarlet Pipistrelle by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries
They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in Heaven, or is he in Hell, Or a small theatre in Essex - who can tell? The year is 1793. Paris is gripped by the Jacobins. The Compte de Crème-Brûlée is to be guillotined on the morrow. Matinee at 4pm. £14,£7
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Sunday
23rd December 2018
10:30am
A Thrill of Hope, the Weary World Rejoices!
The Christmas Fairy tale doesn't exist...sorry to disappoint you. What does exist is a highly disguised thrill of hope, that this Brexit weary world desperately longs for. Christmas, but not as you know it, in the Columbine Centre Walton with Coastlands Community Church.
Tel: Leslie Ball 01255851650

Sunday
23rd December 2018
10:30am
A Thrill of Hope, the Weary World Rejoices!
The Christmas Fairy tale doesn't exist...sorry to disappoint you. What does exist is a highly disguised thrill of hope, that this Brexit weary world desperately longs for. Christmas, but not as you know it, in the Columbine Centre Walton with Coastlands Community Church.
Tel: Leslie Ball 01255851650

Sunday
23rd December 2018
10:30am
A Thrill of Hope, the Weary World Rejoices!
The Christmas Fairy tale doesn't exist...sorry to disappoint you. What does exist is a highly disguised thrill of hope, that this Brexit weary world desperately longs for. Christmas, but not as you know it, in the Columbine Centre Walton with Coastlands Community Church.
Tel: Leslie Ball 01255851650

Sunday
23rd December 2018
11:00am
Get Moving Walking Group
Walk your way to good health. A free fun gentle walking group for all ages and abilities. Available on the day mobile 07555 143097. Meeting points vary, 23rd December - Clacton Pier Entrance CO15 1QX
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692

Sunday
23rd December 2018
5:00pm
Annual Christmas Carol service at Thorrington Church
thorrington church are celebrating christmas with their annual carol service at 5pm with seasonal refreshments afterwards. all welcome
Tel: www.thorringtonchurch.net www.thorringtonchurch.net

Sunday
23rd December 2018
6:30pm
St Marys Carols by Candlelight
Join us to sing and listen to the old carols, and hear the reading of the Christmas story. St Mary's Parish Church, Fourth Avenue, Frinton. All are welcome.
Tel: Heather 01255 672973

Sunday
23rd December 2018
6:30pm
Brightlingsea: St James' church
You are warmly welcome to the traditional Carol Service of Nine lessons, and Christmas carols for everyone, including the St James’ Singers. Open to all. Light refreshments to follow.
Tel: Carole 01206 302524

Monday
24th December 2018
4:30pm
Christmas Eve Service
Christmas Eve Service at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Kelvedon. Come and join in carols and readings - everyone welcome.
Tel: Rev Ken Thom 01621 819437

Monday
24th December 2018
5:00pm
Christmas at Thorrington Church
come and join us for our christingle service at 5pm with light refreshments. christmas eve communion service at 10pm. all welcome.
Tel: www.thorringtonchurch.net www.thorringtonchurch.net

Monday
24th December 2018
5:30pm
St James Church Brightlingsea
Our increasingly popular Children's Nativity presentation will appeal to everyone, young or old.This year's production 'Hey, Ewe!' puts a new slant on the traditional story. Come early for a good seat. Light refreshments to follow. Charity collection.
Tel: Carole 01206 302524

Monday
24th December 2018
11:15pm
St Marys Christmas Eve Midnight Communion
A traditional way to welcome Christmas Day, at St Mary's Parish Church, Fourth Avenue, Frinton.
Tel: Heather 01255 672973

Tuesday
25th December 2018
10:00am
Christmas Morning Celebration
Come and join in the Christmas morning celebrations at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Kelvedon. Everyone welcome.
Tel: Rev Ken Thom 01621 819437

Tuesday
25th December 2018
10:00am
St James Church Brightlingsea
Christmas Morning - a service of Family Worship with lots of carols to welcome the Christ-child. Open welcome to all.
Tel: Carole 01206 302524

Tuesday
25th December 2018
10:30am
St Marys Christmas Day Service For All The Family
Join us for a short service together, giving thanks for Christmas and all that means to us, and including communion. St Mary's Parish Church, Fourth Avenue, Frinton.
Tel: Heather 01255 672973

Thursday
27th December 2018
6:45pm
Unicycle Club At Thrrington
Fancy trying a new sport come along and join the Unicycle Club every Thursday Evening at the Thorrington Village Hall, Church Road, CO7 8HE. Beginners to Experts Ellie will teach you to ride our unicycles and then join in the fun and games and learn new tricks. £3.50 per session all ages welcome.
Tel: Ellie 01206 305097

Friday
28th December 2018
11:00am
Get Moving Walking Group
Walk your way to good health. A free fun gentle walking group for all ages and abilities. Available on the day mobile 07555 143097. Every Friday 11am – 12.30pm, meeting points vary, 28th December - Stour Woods Wrabness Rd, Wrabness CO12 5ND
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692

Saturday
29th December 2018
7:00pm
Masquerade Big Band Night
Masquerade big band dance at The Delphi Centre Sudbury Co10 2rr. 17 piece band with female and male vocalist "Swing Machine" from Ipswich. Black tie evening to raise funds for "Upbeat" heart support charity for West Suffolk. Licenced bar, Tickets £16.5 from Sudbury Tourist office
Tel: Phil 07909993799

Sunday
30th December 2018
10:30am
Mumbo Jumbo
Something that does not make sense. A speech which was meaningless. A religious ritual, a belief in God that is outdated. Hear story after story from 2018 that can only have one explanation - God is real.In Walton's Columbine Centre, with Coastlands Community Church. Come and end 2018 on a high!
Tel: Leslie Ball 01255851650

Sunday
30th December 2018
10:30am
Mumbo Jumbo
Something that does not make sense. A speech which was meaningless. A religious ritual, a belief in God that is outdated. Hear story after story from 2018 that can only have one explanation - God is real.In Walton's Columbine Centre, with Coastlands Community Church. Come and end 2018 on a high!
Tel: Leslie Ball 01255851650

Sunday
30th December 2018
10:30am
Mumbo Jumbo
Something that does not make sense. A speech which was meaningless. A religious ritual, a belief in God that is outdated. Hear story after story from 2018 that can only have one explanation - God is real.In Walton's Columbine Centre, with Coastlands Community Church. Come and end 2018 on a high!
Tel: Leslie Ball 01255851650

Sunday
30th December 2018
11:00am
Get Moving Walking Group
Walk your way to good health. A free fun gentle walking group for all ages and abilities. Available on the day mobile 07555 143097. Meeting points vary, 30th December - RNLI Martello Bay CO15 1BW
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692

Tuesday
01st January 2019
11:00am
Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust
New Year's Day Walk led by Mike Talbot. Meet at Crossing Cottage, Frinton (by the level crossing). Bring a plate of food to share on return to the cottage. Mulled wine will be provided. £2 members and non members.
Tel: Kate 07840 987861

Wednesday
02nd January 2019
10:00am
COLNE PROBUS
Have you retired, or are you about to retire, from your business or profession? Come and join fellow professional men at Colne Probus to socialise and be entertained with informative presentations on 1st and 3rd Wednesday morning every month at Lexden. There are also optional golf and walks groups.
Tel: Email colne.probus@gmail.com for information .

Wednesday
02nd January 2019
10:30am
Brightlingsea Foodbank
Based in the Parish Hall every Wednesday morning, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Facing a crisis? No money for food? We can help by providing food parcels and directing you to appropriate help organisations. There is no charge for this impartial and confidential service. Covers surrounding areas.
Tel: Win or Frank 07970 480 968 24/7

Wednesday
02nd January 2019
1:30pm
Walton Computing & IT Session
Learn how to use computers, laptops,ipads/tablets send emails and use the internet safely. Every Wednesday, 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Venue: Walton Community Centre, Standley Road, Walton on the Naze. Cost: £1
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692

Thursday
03rd January 2019
12:00pm
CRAFT-A-NOON TEA
12-4pm CRAFT-A-NOON TEA – We are a friendly bunch so come and join us. Bring whatever you are working on, from crochet & embroidery to painting & beading (any craft, any ability, help & advice given). The Three Horseshoes, 74 Church Road, Fordham, CO6 3NJ. Contact Emily: 07388 073555 (It's free!)
Tel: Emily 07388 073555

Thursday
03rd January 2019
12:00pm
CRAFT A NOON TEA
12-4pm CRAFT-A-NOON TEA – We are a friendly bunch so come and join us. Bring whatever you are working on, from crochet & embroidery to painting & beading (any craft, any ability, help & advice given). The Three Horseshoes, 74 Church Road, Fordham, CO6 3NJ. Contact Emily: 07388 073555 (It's free!)
Tel: Emily 07388 073555

Thursday
03rd January 2019
1:30pm
Walton Friendship & Bereavement Cafe
Make new friends and enjoy refreshments. Venue: Walton Community Centre,Standley Road,Walton on Naze,CO14 8PT. Every Thursday from 1.30 til 3.30pm, fee £1.00.
Tel: Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692

Thursday
03rd January 2019
6:45pm
Unicycle Club At Thrrington
Fancy trying a new sport come along and join the Unicycle Club every Thursday Evening at the Thorrington Village Hall, Church Road, CO7 8HE. Beginners to Experts Ellie will teach you to ride our unicycles and then join in the fun and games and learn new tricks. £3.50 per session all ages welcome.
Tel: Ellie 01206305097

Thursday
03rd January 2019
7:30pm
ALRESFORD CAMERA CLUB
We welcome people of all levels of skill who wish to hone their photography skills or chat to others with similar interests. Visit us at Alresford Village Hall @ 7:30pm on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month. View our programme at http://www.alresfordcameraclub.org.uk
Tel: Email john.merison@btinternet.com 01206 250846 for more information

Thursday
03rd January 2019
7:30pm
Hits from the Blitz
The unique “feel-good” 1940’s show, as featured at Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Gala Nights with original Dad’s Army cast! War-time “sing-a-longs” brought to life by the singers and multi-instrumentalists of the Five Star Swing band including Simone from Ivy Benson’s orchestra plus Chris Smith. £15,£14
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Thursday
03rd January 2019
7:30pm
Hits from the Blitz
The unique “feel-good” 1940’s show, as featured at Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Gala Nights with original Dad’s Army cast! War-time “sing-a-longs” brought to life by the singers and multi-instrumentalists of the Five Star Swing band including Simone from Ivy Benson’s orchestra plus Chris Smith. £15,£14
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Thursday
03rd January 2019
7:30pm
Hits from the Blitz
The unique “feel-good” 1940’s show, as featured at Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Gala Nights with original Dad’s Army cast! War-time “sing-a-longs” brought to life by the singers and multi-instrumentalists of the Five Star Swing band including Simone from Ivy Benson’s orchestra plus Chris Smith. £15,£14
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Thursday
03rd January 2019
7:30pm
Hits From The Blitz
The unique “feel-good” 1940’s show, as featured at Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Gala Nights with original Dad’s Army cast! War-time “sing-a-longs” brought to life by the singers and multi-instrumentalists of the Five Star Swing band including Simone from Ivy Benson’s orchestra plus Chris Smith. £15,£14
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
04th January 2019
6:30pm
IDC Does Christmas
A Song and Dance variety show featuring some of Colchester’s most talented performers. Festive, fun and upbeat, this event promises to be enjoyable for all.Tickets £15, £14
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
04th January 2019
6:30pm
IDC Does Christmas
A Song and Dance variety show featuring some of Colchester’s most talented performers. Festive, fun and upbeat, this event promises to be enjoyable for all.Tickets £15, £14
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
04th January 2019
6:30pm
IDC Does Christmas
A Song and Dance variety show featuring some of Colchester’s most talented performers. Festive, fun and upbeat, this event promises to be enjoyable for all.Tickets £15, £14
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
04th January 2019
6:30pm
IDC Does Christmas
A Song and Dance variety show featuring some of Colchester’s most talented performers. Festive, fun and upbeat, this event promises to be enjoyable for all.Tickets £15, £14
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
04th January 2019
7:45pm
Colchester Organ Society
David Harrild will be playing live keyboard music to suit all tastes.Thomas lord Audley School,Monkwick Avenue,Access via School Road,Colchester.CO28NJ.Ample parking inside schoolgrounds,refreshments and raffle.£4. members,£6.non members.Free one off entry for two non members with this advert.
Tel: Alan Pilgrim alanwpilgrim@tiscali.co.uk 01787 269458

Saturday
05th January 2019
12:00am
Xmas Tree Recycling Weekend
The Brightlingsea In Bloom Team will once again be at Springmead Garden Spring Chase B'Sea Sat & Sun 5th & 6th Jan2019 10am - 1pm when residents can take their Xmas Trees to be cipped and re-used to top dress path, mulch flowerbeds etc. A donation of £1 per tree greatly appreciated.
Tel: Chairman B'Sea IN Bloom 01206302563

Saturday
05th January 2019
12:00am
Xmas Tree Recycling Weekend
The Brightlingsea In Bloom Team will once again be at Springmead Garden Spring Chase B'Sea Sat & Sun 5th & 6th Jan2019 10am - 1pm when residents can take their Xmas Trees to be cipped and re-used to top dress path, mulch flowerbeds etc. A donation of £1 per tree greatly appreciated.
Tel: Chairman B'Sea IN Bloom 01206302563

Saturday
05th January 2019
6:30pm
IDC Does Christmas
A Song and Dance variety show featuring some of Colchester’s most talented performers. Festive, fun and upbeat, this event promises to be enjoyable for all. Tickets £15,£14. Matinee performance 2pm
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
05th January 2019
6:30pm
IDC Does Christmas
A Song and Dance variety show featuring some of Colchester’s most talented performers. Festive, fun and upbeat, this event promises to be enjoyable for all. Tickets £15,£14. Matinee performance 2pm
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
05th January 2019
6:30pm
IDC Does Christmas
A Song and Dance variety show featuring some of Colchester’s most talented performers. Festive, fun and upbeat, this event promises to be enjoyable for all. Tickets £15,£14. Matinee performance 2pm
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
05th January 2019
6:30pm
IDC Does Christmas
A Song and Dance variety show featuring some of Colchester’s most talented performers. Festive, fun and upbeat, this event promises to be enjoyable for all. Tickets £15,£14. Matinee performance 2pm
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Sunday
06th January 2019
10:30am
Nobodies welcome here!
He was the nobody of the nobodies, until he discovered that God had spotted him and had a plan for his life.Join us and discover all that could be yours in 2019 as we track God's transforming dealings with David. Sundays in Walton's Columbine Centre with Coastlands Community Church
Tel: Leslie Ball 01255851650

Sunday
06th January 2019
10:30am
Nobodies welcome here!
He was the nobody of the nobodies, until he discovered that God had spotted him and had a plan for his life.Join us and discover all that could be yours in 2019 as we track God's transforming dealings with David. Sundays in Walton's Columbine Centre with Coastlands Community Church
Tel: Leslie Ball 01255851650

Sunday
06th January 2019
10:30am
Nobodies welcome here!
He was the nobody of the nobodies, until he discovered that God had spotted him and had a plan for his life.Join us and discover all that could be yours in 2019 as we track God's transforming dealings with David. Sundays in Walton's Columbine Centre with Coastlands Community Church
Tel: Leslie Ball 01255851650

Sunday
06th January 2019
2:30pm
Blondel: "Bon jour, bon mois"
Blondel return to Colchester Early music with their signature combinations of shawms, bagpipes and recorders for a concert of Medieval music for New Year and epiphany. At St Andrew's Church, Marks Tey, CO6 1LW.
Tel: www.colchesterearlymusic.org.uk lizzie@elizabethgutteridge.co.uk

Monday
07th January 2019
12:00am
Jaywick Country Dance Club
Every Thursday. Golf Green Hall, Golf Green Road Jaywick CO15 2RH. This is a friendly club for individuals, couples or families. No previous experience needed. It's a bit like a barn dance.
Tel: Jacqui 01255 434919

Tuesday
08th January 2019
9:30am
Let's Talk – Drop-in For help
The Community Centre is running a new practical drop-in on Tuesday & Thursday mornings (During term time) Between 9.30-11.30am. The drop-in is for anyone wanting a reassuring chat, seeking support, assistance with form filling & guidance on how to access help on various issues. You can just turn up.
Tel: Coastal Community Centre, Pathfields Road, Clacton 01255 420707

Wednesday
09th January 2019
10:30am
Brightlingsea Foodbank
Based in the Parish hall every Wednesday morning, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Facing a crisis? No money for food? We can help by providing food parcels and directing you to appropriate help organisations. There is no charge for this impartial and confidential service. Covers surrounding areas.
Tel: Win or Frank 07970 480 968

Wednesday
09th January 2019
2:30pm
Colchester National Trust Group
A talk on 'Mercy Ships' (hospital ships visiting remote destinations) by Sandy Burnett. Held at Christ Church, Ireton Road, Colchester. Members free, Visitors £3.
Tel: Michele Jenner 01206 523959

Wednesday
09th January 2019
2:30pm
Colchester National Trust Group
A talk by Sandy Burnett on 'Mercy Ships' (hospital ships visiting remote destinations) held at Christ Church, Ireton Road, Colchester. Members free. Visitors £3.
Tel: Michele Jenner 01206 523959

Thursday
10th January 2019
7:30am
Jaywick Country Club
Jaywick Country Dance Club every Thursday 7.30-8.30 at Golf Green Hall Golf Green Road Jaywick CO15 2RN £1.00 This is a fun club for individuals, families or couples. A bit like a barn dance. You are welcome if you have experience of country dancing or are a complete beginner.
Tel: Jacqui 01255 434919

Thursday
10th January 2019
7:30am
Jaywick Country Dance Club
Every Thursday. Golf Green Hall, Golf Green Road Jaywick CO15 2RH. This is a friendly club for individuals, couples or families. No previous experience needed. It's a bit like a barn dance.
Tel: Jacqui 01255 434919

Thursday
10th January 2019
2:00pm
Thursday Fellowship
Thursday fellowship meeting at the United Reformed Church, High Street Kelvedon at 2pm. Entertainment from Ian Chamberlain (musician) followed by tea, coffee & cake. All welcome.
Tel: Gwyn Pegram 01376 573956

Thursday
10th January 2019
6:45pm
UNICYCLE CLUB AT THORRINGTON
Fancy trying a new sport come along and join the Unicycle Club every Thursday Evening at the Thorrington Village Hall, Church Road, CO7 8HE. Beginners to Experts Ellie will teach you to ride our unicycles and then join in the fun and games and learn new tricks. £3.50 per session all ages welcome.
Tel: Ellie 01206305097

Thursday
10th January 2019
7:15pm
Brightlingsea WI
Members' annual Quiz evening with fish & chip supper (orders taken on evening). Ladies of any age welcome as visitors. Chance to meet and chat over light refreshments. Plans for next Dining Out group. We meet in the multi-purpose room at the Community Centre. Give us a try!
Tel: Carole 01206 302524

Friday
11th January 2019
7:00pm
Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies
When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham threatens the villagers of Sherwood, feisty Maid Marion hires a band of freedom fighters for protection. However, when Robin and his Merry Men arrive she soon discovers they’re not exactly what she ordered! Follow the most outrageous outlaws in history. £12,£9
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
11th January 2019
7:00pm
Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies
When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham threatens the villagers of Sherwood, feisty Maid Marion hires a band of freedom fighters for protection. However, when Robin and his Merry Men arrive she soon discovers they’re not exactly what she ordered! Follow the most outrageous outlaws in history. £12,£9
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
11th January 2019
7:00pm
Robin And The Sherwood Hoodies
When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham threatens the villagers of Sherwood, feisty Maid Marion hires a band of freedom fighters for protection. However, when Robin and his Merry Men arrive she soon discovers they’re not exactly what she ordered! Follow the most outrageous outlaws in history. £12,£9
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
11th January 2019
7:00pm
Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies
When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham threatens the villagers of Sherwood, feisty Maid Marion hires a band of freedom fighters for protection. However, when Robin and his Merry Men arrive she soon discovers they’re not exactly what she ordered! Follow the most outrageous outlaws in history. £12,£9
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
12th January 2019
10:00am
COLCHESTER VINYL RECORD AND CD FAIR
First Site Gallery, Lewis Gardens, High St, Colchester CO1 1JH, Quality vinyl records, 78's, cd's, dvd's, tee-shirts, posters etc. Rare items, collectables, bargains. Something for everyone. Records bought for cash. 10am to 4pm Admission 50p.
Tel: Dave 07745 161196

Saturday
12th January 2019
1:00pm
Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies
When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham threatens the villagers of Sherwood, feisty Maid Marion hires a band of freedom fighters for protection. However, when Robin and his Merry Men arrive she soon discovers they’re not exactly what she ordered! Follow the most outrageous outlaws in history. £12,£9
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
12th January 2019
1:00pm
Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies
When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham threatens the villagers of Sherwood, feisty Maid Marion hires a band of freedom fighters for protection. However, when Robin and his Merry Men arrive she soon discovers they’re not exactly what she ordered! Follow the most outrageous outlaws in history. £12,£9
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
12th January 2019
1:00pm
Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies
When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham threatens the villagers of Sherwood, feisty Maid Marion hires a band of freedom fighters for protection. However, when Robin and his Merry Men arrive she soon discovers they’re not exactly what she ordered! Follow the most outrageous outlaws in history. £12,£9
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
12th January 2019
1:00pm
Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies
When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham threatens the villagers of Sherwood, feisty Maid Marion hires a band of freedom fighters for protection. However, when Robin and his Merry Men arrive she soon discovers they’re not exactly what she ordered! Follow the most outrageous outlaws in history. £12,£9
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
12th January 2019
5:00pm
Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies
When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham threatens the villagers of Sherwood, feisty Maid Marion hires a band of freedom fighters for protection. However, when Robin and his Merry Men arrive she soon discovers they’re not exactly what she ordered! Follow the most outrageous outlaws in history. £12,£9
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
12th January 2019
5:00pm
Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies
When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham threatens the villagers of Sherwood, feisty Maid Marion hires a band of freedom fighters for protection. However, when Robin and his Merry Men arrive she soon discovers they’re not exactly what she ordered! Follow the most outrageous outlaws in history. £12,£9
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
12th January 2019
5:00pm
Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies
When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham threatens the villagers of Sherwood, feisty Maid Marion hires a band of freedom fighters for protection. However, when Robin and his Merry Men arrive she soon discovers they’re not exactly what she ordered! Follow the most outrageous outlaws in history. £12,£9
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
12th January 2019
5:00pm
Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies
When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham threatens the villagers of Sherwood, feisty Maid Marion hires a band of freedom fighters for protection. However, when Robin and his Merry Men arrive she soon discovers they’re not exactly what she ordered! Follow the most outrageous outlaws in history. £12,£9
Tel: Headgate Theatre Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
12th January 2019
7:00pm
Rachmaninoff Vespers - Colchester Chamber Choir
A candlelit performance of Rachmaninoff’s sumptuous score, for a cappella choir. One of the most challenging works in the choral repertoire, the Vespers cover a wide emotional range and display Rachmaninoff at the peak of his creative powers. Tickets from www.colchesterchamberchoir.org
Tel: Colchester Chamber Choir 01206820813

Saturday
12th January 2019
7:00pm
Rachmaninoff Vespers - Colchester Chamber Choir
A candlelit performance of Rachmaninoff’s sumptuous score, for a cappella choir. One of the most challenging works in the choral repertoire, the Vespers cover a wide emotional range and display Rachmaninoff at the peak of his creative powers. Tickets from www.colchesterchamberchoir.org
Tel: Colchester Chamber Choir 01206820813

Saturday
12th January 2019
7:00pm
Rachmaninoff Vespers - Colchester Chamber Choir
A candlelit performance of Rachmaninoff’s sumptuous score, for a cappella choir. One of the most challenging works in the choral repertoire, the Vespers cover a wide emotional range and display Rachmaninoff at the peak of his creative powers. Tickets from www.colchesterchamberchoir.org
Tel: Colchester Chamber Choir 01206820813

Saturday
12th January 2019
7:30pm
Colchester Symphony Orchestra Wind & Brass - St Botolph's Church, Colchester
Enjoy Mozart’s Serenade in C minor, Verdi’s Overture to La Forza del Destino, Reinecke’s Wind Octet in Bb and Puffin Ensemble ‘Lollipops’. Reinecke’s students of composition included Grieg and Janáček. Tickets £15, £13 (concessions) at the door. Under 25s free. www.colchestersymphonyorchestra.org
Tel: CSO Secretary 01376 571612

Sunday
13th January 2019
4:00pm
Pelléas Ensemble
Formed in 2011 the Pelléas, an award winning flute, harp and viola trio, has taken the chamber music world by storm. Music by Bax, Bach, Jolivet and Ravel at the Constable Hall, Gandish Rd, E Bergholt CO7 6TP. Tickets non members £15: call 01206 298426 or via website, www.svam.org.uk
Tel: Doreen 01206 298426

Monday
14th January 2019
7:30am
Jaywick Country Dance Club
Every Thursday. Golf Green Hall, Golf Green Road Jaywick CO15 2RH. This is a friendly club for individuals, couples or families. No previous experience needed. It's a bit like a barn dance.
Tel: Jacqui 01255 434919

Tuesday
15th January 2019
10:00am
Brightlingsea WEA Spring Course
Brightlingsea WEA's next course is 'Imperial China - Land and People'. An introduction to China's natural environment, great dynasties and culture. Tutor David Prynn. Tuesdays, 10 to 11.30am at the Parish Hall, B'sea. The 10-week course starts on 15th January. For more details & to book a place:
Tel: Angela Wilson 01206303551

Tuesday
15th January 2019
10:00am
Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust
Winter Coffee Morning at Frinton Crossing Cottage (near the level crossing). 10am-noon.
Tel: Kate 07840 987861

Tuesday
15th January 2019
10:00am
Colchester Tai Chi Club
We meet every Tuesday 10.00am - 12noon at Old Heath Community Centre, D'arcy Rd, Colchester CO2 8BB. £10 per month. New beginners class starting 15th January 2019. FREE tuition for the first month. For further details please contact
Tel: Aileen or John 01206 511809

Tuesday
15th January 2019
10:00am
Colchester Tai Chi Club
We meet every Tuesday 10.00am - 12noon at Old Heath Community Centre, D'arcy Rd, Colchester CO2 8BB. £10 per month. New beginners class starting 15th January 2019. FREE tuition for the first month. For further details please contact
Tel: Aileen or John 01206 511809

Wednesday
16th January 2019
10:00am
COLNE PROBUS
Have you retired, or are you about to retire, from your business or profession? Come and join fellow professional men at Colne Probus to socialise and be entertained with informative presentations on 1st and 3rd Wednesday morning every month at Lexden. There are also optional golf and walks groups.
Tel: Email colne.probus@gmail.com for information .

Wednesday
16th January 2019
10:30am
Brightlingsea Foodbank
We are based in the Parish Hall every Wednesday morning, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Facing a crisis? No money for food? We can help by providing food parcels and directing you to appropriate help organisations. There is no charge for this impartial and confidential service. Covers surrounding areas.
Tel: Win or Frank 07970 480 968 24/7

Wednesday
16th January 2019
7:30pm
Tiptree Tipplers
Tiptree Tipplers is a beer & wine group. We meet at St Luke’s Church Tiptree every 3rd Weds 19:30 for 8pm. We have a themed night each month sometimes we have a speaker give a talk other times we arrange our own activities. Why not give us a try. Come along & ask for Ben or Ian
Tel: Ian Stevens 01621819069

Wednesday
16th January 2019
7:30pm
Colchester Anglo-French Circle
Members’ evening: all things Midi - A talk in French by members of the Circle. 7.30pm for 8pm. Visitors always welcome. Annual Membership £20 Visitors £4. Christchurch Hall, Ireton Road, Colchester, CO3 3AT
Tel: Colchester Anglo-French Circle 01206 504314

Thursday
17th January 2019
12:00am
Jaywick Country Dance Club
Every Thursday. Golf Green Hall, Golf Green Road Jaywick CO15 2RH. This is a friendly club for individuals, couples or families. No previous experience needed. It's a bit like a barn dance.
Tel: Jacqui 01255 434919

Thursday
17th January 2019
12:00pm
CRAFT-A-NOON TEA
12-4pm CRAFT-A-NOON TEA – We are a friendly bunch so come and join us. Bring whatever you are working on, from crochet & embroidery to painting & beading (any craft, any ability, help & advice given). The Three Horseshoes, 74 Church Road, Fordham, CO6 3NJ. Contact Emily: 07388 073555 (It's free!)
Tel: Emily 07388 073555

Thursday
17th January 2019
12:00pm
CRAFT A NOON TEA
12-4pm CRAFT-A-NOON TEA – We are a friendly bunch so come and join us. Bring whatever you are working on, from crochet & embroidery to painting & beading (any craft, any ability, help & advice given). The Three Horseshoes, 74 Church Road, Fordham, CO6 3NJ. Contact Emily: 07388 073555 (It's free!)
Tel: Emily 07388 073555

Thursday
17th January 2019
7:30pm
ALRESFORD CAMERA CLUB
Visit us at Alresford Village Hall @ 7:30pm on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month. We welcome people of all levels of skill who wish to hone their photography skills or chat to others with similar interests. View our programme at http://www.alresfordcameraclub.org.uk
Tel: Email john.merison@btinternet.com 01206 250846 for more information

Monday
21st January 2019
6:30am
Jaywick Country Dance Club
Every Thursday. Golf Green Hall, Golf Green Road Jaywick CO15 2RH. This is a friendly club for individuals, couples or families. No previous experience needed. It's a bit like a barn dance.
Tel: Jacqui 01255 434919

Wednesday
23rd January 2019
1:45am
Representative of the People - Roger Cooke
Kelvedon&Feering WEA Branch - Feering Community Centre, Coggeshall Rd. Feering CO5 9LG (ample free parking). 10 week course £55.00. Parliament's history from 1700 to the modern day. New members are always welcome.
Tel: Beverley Painter 01376 570653

Wednesday
23rd January 2019
10:30am
Brightlingsea Foodbank
We are based in the Parish Hall every Wednesday morning, 10.30am to 12.30pm.Facing a crisis? No money for food? We can help by providing food parcels and directing you to appropriate help organisations. There is o charge for this impartial and confidential service. Covers surrounding areas.
Tel: Win or Frank 07970 480 968 24/7

Thursday
24th January 2019
7:30am
Jaywick Country Dance Club
Every Thursday. Golf Green Hall, Golf Green Road Jaywick CO15 2RH. This is a friendly club for individuals, couples or families. No previous experience needed. It's a bit like a barn dance.
Tel: Jacqui 01255 434919

Thursday
24th January 2019
2:00pm
Thursday Fellowship
Thursday Fellowship meet at the Cafe in the High Street, Kelvedon from 2pm for a cuppa & cake. All welcome.
Tel: Gwyn Pegram 01376 573956

Friday
25th January 2019
7:30pm
The Orpen Players
presents "Alice in Wonderland". A pantomime adaptation by Peter Cox. Jan 25th/26th. Feb 1st/2nd 2019 at The Orpen Hall West Bergholt. Tickets £7 Adult/£5 Child. Call roger on 01206 241048 now or obtain from Ash's store from 12th Jan. Evening performances 7.30pm +Sat Matinee 2pm.
Tel: Roger 01206 241048 01206 242265

Monday
28th January 2019
7:30am
Jaywick Country Dance Club
Every Thursday. Golf Green Hall, Golf Green Road Jaywick CO15 2RH. This is a friendly club for individuals, couples or families. No previous experience needed. It's a bit like a barn dance.
Tel: Jacqui 01255 434919

Wednesday
30th January 2019
10:30am
Brightlingsea Foodbank
We are based in the Parish Hall every Wednesday morning, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Facing a crisis? No money for food? We can help by providing food parcels and directing you to appropriate help organisations. There is no charge for this impartial and confidential service. Covers surrounding areas.
Tel: Win or Frank 07970 480 968 24/7

Wednesday
30th January 2019
7:30pm
Colchester Operatic Society presents ANNIE
Let Annie into your hearts and come and see COS perform this award winning, family friendly musical that includes great well-known songs, including “Tomorrow” and “It’s a hard knock life”. This local amateur dramatic company are well known for producing professional quality shows.
Tel: www.mercurytheatre.co.uk/event/annie 01206 573 948

Thursday
31st January 2019
7:30am
Jaywick Country Dance Club
Every Thursday. Golf Green Hall, Golf Green Road Jaywick CO15 2RH. This is a friendly club for individuals, couples or families. No previous experience needed. It's a bit like a barn dance.
Tel: Jacqui 01255 434919

Thursday
31st January 2019
7:30pm
Colchester Operatic Society presents ANNIE
Let Annie into your hearts and come and see COS perform this award winning, family friendly musical that includes great well-known songs, including “Tomorrow” and “It’s a hard knock life”. This local amateur dramatic company are well known for producing professional quality shows.
Tel: www.mercurytheatre.co.uk/event/annie 01206 573 948

Thursday
31st January 2019
7:30pm
ALRESFORD CAMERA CLUB
We welcome people of all levels of skill who wish to hone their photography skills or chat to others with similar interests. Visit us at Alresford Village Hall @ 7:30pm tonight, or on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month. View our programme at http://www.alresfordcameraclub.org.uk
Tel: john.merison@btinternet.com 01206 250846

Thursday
31st January 2019
7:30pm
Colchester Sugarcraft Association
we have The Outrageous Cake Company demonstrating Chocolate paste. Stanway Community Centre CO3 0RH. doors open 7pm. guests £5. tea/coffee biscuits. raffle. Everyone welcome. www.colchestersugarcraft.org.uk
Tel: Lorraine Dunn 01206510213

Saturday
02nd February 2019
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
WE offer a varied selection of local produce, cakes, jam and chutney, honey and apple juice. Crafts, Knitted and sewn goods, pottery, jewellery, cards, glass, wood, teddy bears, sock and various gift packs,Aloe Vera products,art, haberdashery, plants and more. Cafe, Car park. Free Admission
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
02nd February 2019
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
WE offer a varied selection of local produce, cakes, jam and chutney, honey and apple juice. Crafts, Knitted and sewn goods, pottery, jewellery, cards, glass, wood, teddy bears, sock and various gift packs,Aloe Vera products,art, haberdashery, plants and more. Cafe, Car park. Free Admission
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
02nd February 2019
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
We offer a varied selection of local produce, cakes, jam and chutney, honey and apple juice. Crafts, Knitted and sewn goods, pottery, jewellery, cards, glass, wood, teddy bears, sock and various gift packs,Aloe Vera products,art, haberdashery, plants and more. Cafe, Car park. Free Admission
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
02nd February 2019
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
We offer a varied selection of local produce, cakes, jam and chutney, honey and apple juice. Crafts, Knitted and sewn goods, pottery, jewellery, cards, glass, wood, teddy bears, sock and various gift packs,Aloe Vera products,art, haberdashery, plants and more. Cafe, Car park. Free Admission
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
02nd February 2019
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
We offer a varied selection of local produce, cakes, jam and chutney, honey and apple juice. Crafts, Knitted and sewn goods, pottery, jewellery, cards, glass, wood, teddy bears, sock and various gift packs,Aloe Vera products,art, haberdashery, plants and more. Cafe, Car park. Free Admission
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
02nd February 2019
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
WE offer a varied selection of local produce, cakes, jam and chutney, honey and apple juice. Crafts, Knitted and sewn goods, pottery, jewellery, cards, glass, wood, teddy bears, sock and various gift packs,Aloe Vera products,art, haberdashery, plants and more. Cafe, Car park. Free Admission
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
02nd February 2019
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
WE offer a varied selection of local produce, cakes, jam and chutney, honey and apple juice. Crafts, Knitted and sewn goods, pottery, jewellery, cards, glass, wood, teddy bears, sock and various gift packs,Aloe Vera products,art, haberdashery, plants and more. Cafe, Car park. Free Admission
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Sunday
03rd February 2019
2:30pm
Consort of 1: "Ma fin est mon commencement"
Consort of 1's Lizzie Gutteridge brings more of her live-looped early music to the Colchester Early Music series with a programme featuring some of the most fascinating and complex music of the 14th century. At St Andrew's Church, Marks Tey, CO6 1LW.
Tel: www.colchesterearlymusic.org.uk lizzie@elizabethgutteridge.co.uk

Monday
04th February 2019
7:30pm
COLCHESTER BONSAI CLUB
Learn how to create and care for Bonsai-- Meetings held at Marks Tay Parish Hall from 7.30 pm on the first Monday each month (Ex Bank Holidays) For further information call Ron on 01206 211003 Starting 4th February 2019 Workshop Bring Trees
Tel: Ron Shoesmith 01206 211003

Wednesday
06th February 2019
10:30am
Brightlingsea Food Bank
We are based in the Parish Hall every Wednesday morning, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Facing a crisis? No money for food? We can help by providing food parcels and directing you to appropriate help organisations. There is no charge for this impartial and confidential service. Covers surrounding areas.
Tel: Win or Frank 07970 480 968 24/7

Wednesday
06th February 2019
7:30pm
Colchester Anglo-French Circle
La gloire de mon père - a talk in French by John Leseve. 7.30pm for 8pm. Visitors always welcome. Annual Membership £20 Visitors £4. Christchurch Hall, Ireton Road, Colchester, CO3 3AT
Tel: Colchester Anglo-French Circle 01206 504314

Saturday
09th February 2019
7:30pm
Valentines Barn Dance
The Lions Club of Clacton on Sea are holding a Valentine's Barn Dance, Saturday 9th February 2019 at St Osyth Village Hall. Doors open at 7pm dancing to the Jasper Ceilidh band starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 each available from Brian Birt Carpets in Clacton (after Christmas) or call 07580 764780
Tel: Steve Gray - Fundraising Chairman 07580 764780

Wednesday
13th February 2019
10:30am
Brightlingsea Foodbank
Based in the Parish Hall every Wednesday morning, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Facing a crisis? No money for food? We can help by providing food parcels and directing you to appropriate help organisations. There is no charge for this impartial and confidential service. Covers surrounding areas.
Tel: Win or Frank 07970 480 968 24/7

Thursday
14th February 2019
12:30pm
Thursday Fellowship
Thursday Fellowship meet at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Kelvedon for a fish & chip lunch (12.30pm) followed by games & a time of fellowship. All welcome - please let Gwyn know if you are coming in order that you are catered for.
Tel: Gwyn Pegram 01376 573956

Wednesday
20th February 2019
7:30pm
Tiptree Tipplers
Tiptree Tipplers is a beer & wine group. We meet at St Luke’s Church Tiptree every 3rd Weds 19:30 for 8pm. We have a themed night each month. Sometimes we have a speaker give a talk, other times we arrange our own activities. Why not give us a try. Come along & ask for Ben or Ian
Tel: Ian Stevens 01621819069

Wednesday
20th February 2019
7:30pm
Colchester Anglo-French Circle
Neither friend nor foe: Vichy France at war - a talk in English by Lee Doughty. 7.30pm for 8pm. Annual Membership £20 Visitors £4. Visitors always welcome. Christchurch Hall, Ireton Road, Colchester, CO3 3AT
Tel: Colchester Anglo-French Circle 01206 504314

Saturday
23rd February 2019
7:30pm
Jazz Concert "Embraceable Ella"
Joanna Eden with her world class band, the Chris Ingham Trio, presents a 'labour of love' show, celebrating the music of her vocal hero, Ella Fitzgerald: Constable Hall, Gandish Rd, East Bergholt CO7 6TP. Tickets for SVAM members & non-members £15. Call 01206 298426 or via website www.svam.org.uk
Tel: Doreen 01206 298426

Thursday
28th February 2019
2:00pm
Thursday Fellowship
Thursday fellowship meet at the cafe in the High Street, Kelvedon for a cuppa & cake. All welcome.
Tel: Gwyn Pegram 01376 573956

Sunday
03rd March 2019
2:30pm
Passamezo: "The battle between Shrovetide and Lent"
Music, words and song for Shrovetide and Lent from 16th and 17th Century Britain. Feasting, fasting, revels, sports, pancakes and football. Ballads, carols, dances, masque songs, theatre music and readings. At St Andrew's Church Marks Tey, CO6 1LW.
Tel: www.colchesterearlymusic.org.uk lizzie@elizabethgutteridge.co.uk

Sunday
10th March 2019
4:00pm
Rautio Piano Trio with Robin Ashwell, viola
Award winning trio has linked up with Robin Ashwell from the Sacconi Quartet for a programme of Mozart, Mahler & Brahms at St Mary's Church, E Bergholt CO7 6TG. Tickets £15 (non-season ticket holders) available by email svamtickets@btinternet.com or via website www.svam.org.uk or call 01206 298426
Tel: Doreen 01206 298426

Thursday
14th March 2019
2:00pm
Thursday Fellowship
Thursday Fellowship meet at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Kelvedon. Speaker will be from the Benin Christian Support followed by tea & cake. All welcome.
Tel: Gwyn Pegram 01376 573956

Wednesday
20th March 2019
7:30pm
Tiptree Tipplers
Tiptree Tipplers is a beer & wine group. We meet at St Luke’s Church Tiptree every 3rd Weds 19:30 for 8pm. We have a themed night each month. Sometimes we have a speaker give a talk, other times we arrange our own activities. Why not give us a try. Come along & ask for Ben or Ian
Tel: Ian Stevens 01621819069

Wednesday
20th March 2019
7:30pm
Colchester Anglo-French Circle
The story of the European Union - a talk in French by Ian Sydenham. 7.30pm for 8pm. Visitors always welcome. Annual Membership £20 Visitors £4. Christchurch Hall, Ireton Road, Colchester, CO3 3AT
Tel: Colchester Anglo-French Circle 01206 504314

Sunday
24th March 2019
2:30pm
The Colchester Waits: "Westron Wynde"
The Colchester Waits are joined by a specially formed chamber choir directed by Gregory Rose to perform music from England in the first half of the 16th century, including dance tunes and chansons from the court of Henry VIII as well as a new piece by Gregory Rose. At St Andrew's Church Marks Tey.
Tel: www.colchesterearlymusic.org.uk lizzie@elizabethgutteridge.co.uk

Sunday
24th March 2019
4:00pm
Zelkova Quartet
Formed in 2011, an up and coming, award winning young quartet that is in much demand Programme: Mozart, Mendelssohn & Dvorak at St Mary's Church, East Bergholt CO7 6TG. For tickets £15, call 01206 298426, email svamtickets@btinternet.com or via website www.svam.org.uk
Tel: Doreen 01206 298426

Thursday
28th March 2019
2:00pm
Thursday Fellowship
Thursday fellowship meet at the cafe in the High Street, Kelvedon for a cuppa & cake. All welcome.
Tel: Gwyn Pegram 01376 573956

Wednesday
03rd April 2019
7:30pm
Colchester Anglo-French Circle
La vie en Syrie avant et après la guerre - a talk in French by Rama Kourieh. 7.30pm for 8pm. Visitors always welcome. Annual Membership £20 Visitors £4. Christchurch Hall, Ireton Road, Colchester, CO3 3AT
Tel: Colchester Anglo-French Circle 01206 504314

Wednesday
17th April 2019
7:30pm
Tiptree Tipplers
Tiptree Tipplers is a beer & wine group. We meet at St Luke’s Church Tiptree every 3rd Weds 19:30 for 8pm. We have a themed night each month. Sometimes we have a speaker give a talk, other times we arrange our own activities. Why not give us a try. Come along & ask for Ben or Ian
Tel: Ian Stevens 01621819069

Wednesday
15th May 2019
7:30pm
Tiptree Tipplers
Tiptree Tipplers is a beer & wine group. We meet at St Luke’s Church Tiptree every 3rd Weds 19:30 for 8pm. We have a themed night each month. Sometimes we have a speaker give a talk, other times we arrange our own activities. Why not give us a try. Come along & ask for Ben or Ian
Tel: Ian Stevens 01621819069

Wednesday
19th June 2019
7:30pm
Tiptree Tipplers
Tiptree Tipplers is a beer & wine group. We meet at St Luke’s Church Tiptree every 3rd Weds 19:30 for 8pm. We have a themed night each month. Sometimes we have a speaker give a talk, other times we arrange our own activities. Why not give us a try. Come along & ask for Ben or Ian
Tel: Ian Stevens 01621819069

Wednesday
21st August 2019
7:30pm
Tiptree Tipplers
Tiptree Tipplers is a beer & wine group. We meet at St Luke’s Church Tiptree every 3rd Weds 19:30 for 8pm. We have a themed night each month. Sometimes we have a speaker give a talk, other times we arrange our own activities. Why not give us a try. Come along & ask for Ben or Ian
Tel: Ian Stevens 01621819069

Wednesday
18th September 2019
7:30pm
Tiptree Tipplers
Tiptree Tipplers is a beer & wine group. We meet at St Luke’s Church Tiptree every 3rd Weds 19:30 for 8pm. We have a themed night each month. Sometimes we have a speaker give a talk, other times we arrange our own activities. Why not give us a try. Come along & ask for Ben or Ian
Tel: Ian Stevens 01621819069

Wednesday
16th October 2019
7:30pm
Tiptree Tipplers
Tiptree Tipplers is a beer & wine group. We meet at St Luke’s Church Tiptree every 3rd Weds 19:30 for 8pm. We have a themed night each month. Sometimes we have a speaker give a talk, other times we arrange our own activities. Why not give us a try. Come along & ask for Ben or Ian
Tel: Ian Stevens 01621819069

Friday
08th November 2019
12:30pm
Silver-Tones - A New Social Group
New group aimed at older people in the area. For those who maybe lonely & isolated & want to mingle with like minded people. Activities include board games, cards & quizzes. Carers can also attend if they wish. Every Thurs afternoon 12.30-2.30. you can just turn up - We will be ready to welcome you.
Tel: Coastal Community Centre, Pathfields Road, Clacton 01255 420707

Wednesday
20th November 2019
7:30pm
Tiptree Tipplers
Tiptree Tipplers is a beer & wine group. We meet at St Luke’s Church Tiptree every 3rd Weds 19:30 for 8pm. We have a themed night each month. Sometimes we have a speaker give a talk, other times we arrange our own activities. Why not give us a try. Come along & ask for Ben or Ian
Tel: Ian Stevens 01621819069

Wednesday
18th December 2019
7:30pm
Tiptree Tipplers
Tiptree Tipplers is a beer & wine group. We meet at St Luke’s Church Tiptree every 3rd Weds 19:30 for 8pm. We have a themed night each month. Sometimes we have a speaker give a talk, other times we arrange our own activities. Why not give us a try. Come along & ask for Ben or Ian
Tel: Ian Stevens 01621819069

Tuesday
24th December 2019
11:30pm
St James Church Brightlingsea
Midnight Mass - the communion service that heralds Christmas Day when we rejoice again at the coming of the Christ-child. Come and share the joy with us.
Tel: Carole 01206 302524


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