Craft-A-Noon Tea - 1st Thursday of every month (12-3pm). Free to come along, meet other crafters, get advice/help on current projects and have fun. (Future dates are Thursday 2 March and 6 April).
Craft-A-Holics Anonymous - 3rd Wednesday of every month (7-10pm). Free to come along, meet other crafters, chat, get advice/help on a project, craft and have fun. (Future dates are Wednesday 15 March, 19 April). The meetings are at The Three Horseshoes, 74 Church Road, Fordham, Essex, CO6 3NJ. For more info call Emily: 07388.
Sudbury Symphony Orchestra are pleased to introduce Christopher Bearman who will play Gregson's Tuba Concerto in their Spring Concert in St. Peter’s Church, Sudbury at 6.00 pm on Sunday March 25th. Christopher is a First class Honours graduate of Trinity College of Music with a Diploma in Performance from the Royal College of Music, a winner of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and finalist in the Royal Overseas and Essex Youth orchestra competitions. He now works as a tuba performer, conductor and teacher. Christopher has played with many prestigious bands such as Hackney Colliery, Black Dyke and Grimethorpe Bands as well as the Royal Ballet, South Bank Sinfonia, in the London Jazz festival, The Harare Music Festival and orchestras in London. Christopher has participated in live performances at BBC Radios 2 and 3 and enjoys working with London Philharmonic Orchestra and as Musical Director of Regent Community Brass. He will perform this virtuoso piece which is guaranteed to hold the listener's attention throughout.
The programme ends with Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony. Arguably his most popular, it has been described as an "ultimate victory through strife". It has dark undercurrents interspersed with dramatic passages and leads with great energy to an exciting splendid finale.
We hope you will join us for a very special musical evening.
Concert details:
Conductor: Matthew Andrews – Soloist: Christopher Bearman. Leader: Steve Calder.
Mussorgsky: Introduction to Khovanshchina. Gregson: Tuba Concerto. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 5 in E minor.
Tickets: Adult £12, Child £2. Available mid- February onwards from Compact Music, North Street, Sudbury and Sudbury Tourist Information (library). Or email: A limited number of tickets will be available on the door.
  January & February Saturdays & Sundays 10am--6pm. Huge Studio Clearance, 100’s of Original ART By Georgie Roy £1 - £25 each. View Mon-Fri most times -- call 01787 472803. One wall of ART priced over £25. Card Making Crafters Bits 3 for £1. Art & Craft Books, Easels Drawing Boards, Collectable & Unusual Bric-a-brac. Part Proceeds to Braintree & District Mencap. 48 Halstead Rd Gosfield CO9 1PG
Can you and your pub quiz team make a difference for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance?
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance are introducing a brand new initiative this March – and they need your local pub to get involved.
The Big Pub Quiz pack has been drafted by the Charity’s Fundraising Team, and includes everything from questions to instructions. The aim is to get as many pubs across Essex and Hertfordshire hosting The Big Pub Quiz as possible, all the while raising funds to keep the Charity operational.
Keen landlords can choose the questions that suit them, and quiz-loving punters just need to pull up a chair and do what they do best.
To download your free fundraising pack, or to promote your pub’s Big Pub Quiz, please visit or call our Fundraising Team on 0345 2417 690.
Start your engines for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance's Motorcycle Run
Join the pack and cruise from Welwyn to North Weald this spring!
Following the success of last year's event, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance's spring Motorcycle Run is back. Starting at Police HQ in Welwyn Garden and ending at the North Weald Family Fun Day on North Weald Airfield, the event will take place on Sunday 20th May.
Last year's event attracted over 3,000 bikers to the Family Fun Day at North Weald, with hundreds of local families joining the crowds to raise over £13,500 for the Charity.
This year will introduce a new route and welcome learner riders to the Run for the first time. Learner riders can gain tips on safe riding and riding as part of pack on the Charity's website, or can be set up with a more experienced "biker buddy" on the day for advice and tips.
Bikers will be led by professional Police outriders from their HQ in Welwyn to North Weald Airfield, home of the Charity's new helicopter, the AgustaWestland 169. There the fun continues for families and riders alike. Formerly the Essex Motorcycle Show, North Weald Family Fun Day will run with a suggested donation of £5 to assist with covering the event's costs, and will host trade stands, entertainment from stunt team On the Edge, live music, Kids Zone, as well as an all-important Safety Zone. It's also the prime spot to see thousands of bikes descend onto the Airfield.
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Events Manager, Jen Wall, said: "Last year's Welwyn to North Weald Motorcycle Run was a triumph for us, and we look forward to welcoming new – and returning – faces for another successful year. We really value our ties with the biker community, and always see our Motorcycle Runs as a celebration of that. We're excited to welcome On the Edge to our Family Fun Day, and hope that families and riders alike will have a great time and, mostly importantly, ride safely on the day. This event wouldn't be possible without the support of our sponsors, Woodlands Group and Specialist Aviation Services."
Registration for the event is £10 for a single rider and £15 for a rider and pillion. Essex & Herts Air Ambulance always encourages riders to collect sponsorship for this Charity ride, but understands that it can be hard to find the time to raise that all-important sponsorship. This year, they have introduced a sponsorship ticket at £40 for a rider or £45 for a rider and pillion, which includes the £10 registration fee and £30 in sponsorship.
Book your bike a place now on or call the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Events Team on 0345 5040 055.
Throughout the Motorcycle Run and Family Fun Day, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance will be using the hashtags #RideSafe and #MotorcycleRun to raise awareness of their safety message and to promote the event.

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