Friday June 22 @ 7.30pm. Liston Midsummer Music Festival 2018. COME & SING - HMS PINAFORE at The Quay Theatre, Sudbury. From the comfort of your on deck seat, rehearse the songs as Sailors, Sisters, Cousins & Aunts of The First Lord of The Admiralty, before joining costumed soloists from the legendary D’Oyly Carte Opera Company for a second half show where anything can, & will happen! Come in character costume (optional) to win a prize....! Tickets booked DIRECT from The Quay Theatre (www.quaysudbury.com) or 01787 374745 - £20 including souvenir score & flag.
Sunday 24th June 2018, 4.00 pm. Braintree Choral Society – June Concert at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Braintree CM7 3HY. Conductor: Conductor: Janette Ruocco. ‘SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER’S DAY?’ Light Music with Tea and Cake. Admission: £10; Under 16’s FREE. Tickets from R & T’s Café, Manor St. Braintree OR 01376 349968 OR on the door. Following a very successful Spring concert, come and enjoy a programme of light music by Shearing; Rutter; Chilcott; Lindberg et al. with poetry. The price includes light tea and cake after the concert.
Saturday June 30 @7pm. Liston Midsummer Music Festival 2018. ATEA WIND QUINTET at Liston Church (1 mile west of Long Melford). 5 stunning, young professional virtuoso musicians from London –Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, & Horn, play French Instrumental music by Bizet, Ravel, & Debussy. Seat Reservations: £20 each (inclusive of a programme, Interval Drinks & Canapes) from listonmidsummermusic@gmail.com or 01787 375900
Sunday July 1 @ 7pm. Liston Midsummer Music Festival 2018. THE KING’S MEN The Choral Scholars from King’s Cambridge in Close Harmony!
Seat Reservations: £20 each at Liston Church (1 mile west of Long Melford, inclusive of a programme, Interval Drinks & Canapes) from listonmidsummermusic@gmail.com or 01787 375900
Sunday 1 July at 6.00pm. Sudbury Symphony Orchestra Concert in St Peter’s Church, Market Hill, Sudbury CO10 1TL. Conductor: Matthew Andrews, Soloist: Philippa Barton, Leader: Steve Calder. Saint-Saens: Symphony No 2 and Havonaise, Butterworth:Banks of Green Willow, Finzi:Introit for violin and orchestra. Tickets: Adult £12, Child £2. Available from Compact Music, North Street, Sudbury and Sudbury Tourist Information (library). Or email: tickets@sudburysymphonyorchestra.com. A limited number of tickets will be available on the door.
Sunday July 8th, 2-5pm Alderfordmill Open to the public - Victorian Day. Alderford Street, Sible Hedingham CO9 3HZ. Free Entry (Donations invited). Further Details at alderfordmill.org.uk
Sunday 8th July 2018, between 11am and 4.30pm. Vintage Fair Fever comes to Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Essex, CM77 8PD for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity. Vintage and retro lovers are being invited to roll back the years and dress to impress for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity's as we celebrate all things vintage from a bygone era. In its ninth year, this annual charity event is held at Cressing Temple Barns near Braintree and will showcase a myriad of vintage stalls including pop up hair and beauty parlour, kitchenalia, fashion, jewellery, pre-loved furniture and lots more! Over 130 classic cars and motorbikes will be on display including vehicles from the Austin 7 Club, classic Fords, American cars as well as Harley Davidsons, Volkswagens, Messerschmitt KR200's and members of the Rochford Hundred Vintage Tractor & Engine Club with their stationary engines. There will be live music from rock'n'roll band Kingsmen who will be playing vintage instruments from the fifties, and dancing from LJ's Jive School where you can watch or join in with modern jive dancing. Admission prices: Adults £5, Concessions £4 and under 16's go FREE
Thursday 12th, Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July 2018. Coggeshall Amateur Theatrical Society (CATS) present 'Secondary Cause of Death' a comedy by Peter Gordon at the NT Grange Barn in Coggeshall Essex. Shows start at 7:30pm. Inspector Pratt has been sent back to Bagshot House, where the bodies start to pile up. With Pratt in charge, will there ever be any end to the murders or will you DIE LAUGHING !! For tickets please email:- catsdramagroup@yahoo.co.uk
Saturday 14th July at 7.30pm. Stour Valley Singers present "Midsummer Magic" with Susannah Edom conducting and Anne Chorley playing the harp.
It is at St Andrews Church, Earls Colne and proceeds will be donated to help Earls Colne Scouts and Guides repair the roof of their hut. Tickets cost £10 and include a glass of wine and refreshments. There will be a raffle as well.
Saturday 21st July. Shalford Horticultural Summer Show is to be held at the Village Hall.
All classes in the show are “open” and are, therefore, not limited to local residents. The hall will be open for staging entries from 8.00 to 10.30am on the morning of the show. Viewing of the entries starts at 2.30pm with prize giving at 4.00pm. If you would like to exhibit, the schedule may be viewed on the Shalford website http://www.essexinfo.net/shalford/horticultural-society/ Enquiries to Heather Smith (Chairman) on 01371 851378. Come and support your local show.
Saturday July 21st 7.30pm. Jazz Concert with "New Orleans Heat" at St Margarets Church, Toppesfield. For information; 01787237190
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd July. Marks Hall Garden and Country Show 2018 at Marks Hall Estate, Coggeshall CO6 1TG.
Following the continued success of this bi-annual show, the event returns on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July, with the hope to raise £50,000 for the three charities, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, Marks Hall and the Rotary Club of Colchester. As part of this show we are again looking for ‘budding’ young children in Essex and Suffolk to our ‘Grub in a Tub’ display. The theme is for the edible plants in a container display and the finished container can be anything in which a plant can grow successfully. The entries can be by individuals, schools or other youth groups (such as Cubs, Brownies, beavers etc.) Now is the time for those wishing to enter to start thinking about and planning their display. More information and entry details e-mail: nigel@garden-shows.com for an entry form.
Saturday 28th July 2018, 12:00-4:00pm. Henny Fete and Duck Race at the Henny Swan. All the usual games and stalls: Children’s games and for the Adults-Coconut Shy, Bowling for the Pig etc on the banks of the River Stour. As well as the annual Duck Race we have Shire Horses on display and a fun Dog Show. Entrance Free.
Sunday 29th July. The annual SESAW Open Day will be held at the Sanctuary. There will be lots to see, do and eat during the afternoon for you and your family. Stalls, games, a raffle, wildlife corner, spinning demonstration and entertainment from the Hadleigh Ukulele Group. Snacks, BBQ, lots of homemade cakes and an ice cream van for the humans and a Fun Dog Show and Scurry for all their pooches. Gate opens at midday, meet the animals awaiting new homes and the residents including me, Kenny (the Boss) Chihuahua. Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity No.1124029, Stoke Road, Leavenheath, CO6 4PP. Tel: 01787 210888 sesaw – Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare
Saturday 4th August 2-5pm. Nayland Horticultural Society Annual Flower Show.
Schedules and entry forms from Margaret or Trevor Smy, telephone 01206 262022 or e-mail trevor.smy24@gmail.com or visit the website, www.naylandhortsoc.org.uk
Saturday 11th August. The Four Colnes Show takes place at the Recreation Club in Earls Colne.
Plenty to see and do: indoors the competition classes including vegetable, flowers, art and cookery; outdoors a range of stalls, entertainment, activities and demonstrations. Plus fun dog show and classic cars. Come and join the fun: gates open 1pm, entry £2.50 adults, 50p children.
Monday 3rd September. Solar Society meeting, your local adult educational learning group in The Memorial Hall, Castle Hedingham.
The talk given by Michael Baldry, will be ‘Icons to Modernism: Art in Russia.’ The talk starts at 2.30pm and lasts for about 2 hours including a break for refreshments . Refreshments are free. All welcome. No membership fee. Entrance: £4.00. For more details contact Miles Scrivens 01787-469766 or Wanda Sellar 01787- 463459
Friday October 12th. Fund raising event to raise money to decorate the Memorial Hall, Castle Hedingham.
The Steeple Bumpstead Choir brings us an Evening of song. A mixed programme of different styles of music. Tickets are £10 - to include a Ploughman's Supper. Please get your tickets in advance. Ring 01787 463343 or 460203. 7.30 start. Please bring your own drink or visit the Club next door.
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.
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. The meetings are at The Three Horseshoes, 74 Church Road, Fordham, Essex, CO6 3NJ. For more info call Emily: 07388.
Village Hall, Sible Hedingham
Monthly Tea Dance, first Sunday of each month. Ballroom, Latin and modern sequence, 2.30 -5pm - £4. For further information phone Tony 07790 516580
A series of free music recitals will be run at St Andrew's Church, Earls Colne on the following dates:
Thursday 12th July
Thursday 9th August
Thursday 13th September
They recitals will be from 1pm - 1.45pm. Refreshments are available beforehand for a donation. For info please contact Liz on 01376 561307
Colchester Organ Society, Thomas Lord Audley School, Monkwick Avenue, Colchester, CO2 8NJ. Live keyboard music to suit all tastes.1st Friday of each month, 7.45-10.15. £4 members, £6 non members. Parking inside school, refreshments and raffle. Tel: 01787 269458. alanwpilgrim@tiscali.co.uk
Friday 6th July - Dave Smith.
Friday 3rd August - Chris Jones.
Friday 7th September - Ian House.
Takeley Fundraising Group Future Events for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity
Sunday 15th July 2018 – Lunch with speaker – Community Centre, South Road, Takeley.
Saturday 15th September 2018 – Coffee Morning –Venue TBC – Cake / bric a brac / book stall and raffle.
Sunday 14th October 2018 – Soup ‘n’ Pud – Community Centre, South Road, Takeley.
Saturday 17th November 2018 – Takeley Christmas Bazaar – Silver Jubilee Hall, Takeley. We will be running the kitchen/toy stall and cake raffle.
Saturday 24th November 2018 – Party with entertainment by Ray Spiller – Silver Jubilee Hall, Takeley.
Friday 7th December 2018 – Christmas Light Up – Silver Jubilee Hall, Takeley.
Saturday 12th January 2019 – Quiz Night – Silver Jubilee Hall, Takeley.
For more details on any of the above events please contact Anne Farr on 01279 871145 or email anne.farr300@talktalk.net
Filling Station. A monthly meeting of Bible teaching, singing and prayer- for anyone seeking an encounter with God, every fourth Thursday in the Memorial Hall, Castle Hedingham. 7.00 food is served. 7.30 start. No charge - but donations welcomed. Ring 01787 460203 for further information. July 28th. Hellie Brunt - speaker from Cheltenham. August 23rd. Victor Jack - from Suffolk. September 27th. John and Ann Coles from London.
Filling Station Extra. Chris Hill - international Bible teacher brings an in-depth study to people who want to go deeper into the Word of God. 6.00 for 6.30 start. Memorial Hall. Castle Hedingham. July 8th, August 12th. September 9th. Our focus is the letters of Peter.
Fund raising event to raise money to decorate the Memorial Hall, Castle Hedingham on Friday October 12th. The Steeple Bumpstead Choir brings us an Evening of song. A mixed programme of different styles of music. Tickets are £10 - to include a Ploughman's Supper. Please get your tickets in advance. Ring 01787 463343 or 460203. 7.30 start. Please bring your own drink or visit the Club next door.

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