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
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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Saturday 18th to Monday 27th August. Lavenham Art Society Exhibition: 11th Annual Exhibition of Members work to be held in Lavenham Church. Daily 9am-6pm Monday-Saturday and 12 noon-6pm on Sunday. Admission free. Car parking free in village hall car park opposite. Disabled access to the Church.
Saturday 25th August to Tuesday 28th August, 10 am – 5 pm, 11.45 am – 5 pm on Sunday. The 31st Annual Coggeshall Flower Festival will take place over the August bank holiday weekend in the beautiful Church of St Peter ad Vincula, which lies at the heart of the historic town of Coggeshall. This year our spectacular floral interpretation depicts stories about the lives of saints, including St John the Baptist, St George and St Osyth. St Peter’s has established a well-deserved reputation for outstanding flower festivals and preparations for this year’s festival began back in January. 35 flower arrangers will work over 4 days to put the festival together, creating more than 140 arrangements in 28 displays. The Festival also offers a treat for music lovers. Musical recitals will take place in the church during the weekend and on Saturday 25th August at 7.30 pm there will be a concert of traditional New Orleans Jazz with the Frog island jazz band. (tickets - £12, Concessions £10, Under 16s £2.00). There will be a Sung Eucharist service at 10.30 am and a ‘Songs of Praise’ style service on Sunday 26th August at 5.15 pm at which visitors will be most welcome. Delicious homemade cakes and light lunches will be available in the Church for the duration of the festival and we will have our hugely popular preserves and produce stall again. Entry is free – although donations towards the upkeep of the church will be warmly welcomed. Last year 2,200 people came to visit the Festival from all over the county and beyond. For further information regarding the Flower Festival please contact: Judy Crawford on 01376 561389 or email@example.com. For tickets for the Saturday evening concert, please contact: Sarah Wickens 07974 802304 or visit Copper and Cask Off Licence, 18a Church St Coggeshall. www.st-peter-ad-vincula.org.uk. www.coggeshallflowerfestival.org.uk
Saturday 25 August to Sunday 9 September. Acton Church Art Exhibition and Sale, 10 am to 4 pm daily. Sundays 12 noon to 5 pm. Over 200 framed and unframed originals and print by East Anglian artists. FREE entry. Tea/coffee and cakes available. For further info contact 01787 377374.
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September. The Friday Art Group Art Exhibition at The Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Castle Hedingham. 11.00am - 4.00pm Both Days. Tea & Coffee Available
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
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September, 10am to 3pm each day. Harvest Thanksgiving and Open Weekend in St Andrew's Church, Earls Colne. Come and find out more about your church and the varied work that it is involved in. Members of the church will be available to talk about the work of the church and to answer questions. On the Sunday the Harvest Thanksgiving service will be at 10am followed by a teddy bear parachute drop from the tower at 11 and a BBQ at 12. Refreshments available both days. We look forward to welcoming you.
Saturday 15th September. 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.
Sunday 16th September. Nayland Horticultural Society visit to RHS Hyde Hall, leaving Nayland at 9am. Visit the website for details. www.naylandhortsoc.org.uk
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.
Saturday October 27th, 10am to noon. Pew Boot Sale in St Andrew's Church, Earls Colne. Pews £5 each, details from 07908138853. Refreshments available.
|Monthly Tea Dance, first Sunday of each month. Ballroom, Latin and modern sequence, 2.30 -5pm - £4. For further information phone Tony 07790 516580|
of free music recitals will be run at St Andrew's Church, Earls Colne
on the following dates:
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
|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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 3rd August - Chris Jones.
Friday 7th September - Ian House.
Takeley Fundraising Group Future Events for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity
| 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 email@example.com
EVENTS IN CASTLE HEDINGHAM
|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
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.