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). Venue: The Thatchers Arms, Hall Road, Mount Bures, CO8 5AT. When: every 1st & 3rd Friday of the month. Time: 12noon-4pm. Contact: Emily on 07825 778356 (It's free!)
Village Hall, Sible Hedingham

Saturday 22nd June, 10-5pm. SESAW are selling books at the 1940's Vintage Day, followed by a Swing Band Dance in the evening at the Delphi Centre, Sudbury, CO10 2RR.
Saturday 22nd June from 10.30am until 3.30pm. Antiques Valuation Day with Mark Stacey from Antique Road Trip and Flog It at Gosfield Shopping Centre, Peterfield Lane, Gosfield, Essex CO9 1PU. Free entry. £2 per valuation. In aid of the Teddy Bear Charity – The Barbara Pisarska Trust. For further information call GSV 01787 472333.
Saturday 29th June 2019. Braintree & Halstead Model Railway Club Presents the Model Railway Exhibition at Bocking Arts Theatre, Braintree Town Centre next to Argos CM7 9AE from 10.00am to 16.00pm.
At least 14 layouts including N, OO, EM & O gauge. Local model shop stands, second hand train traders. Modelling demonstrations. Refreshments available. Adult £4, accompanied children 5-15 £2. Children under 5 free, family (2A & 2C) £10.

Sunday 30th June The Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Vintage Fair from 10.30am – 4.30pm.
The Vintage Fair will take place at Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Cressing, near Brantree CM77 8PD. A celebration of all things from a bygone era. This will be our tenth Vintage Fair, the ninth at this venue. In 2018 we had over 2,500 visitors throughout the day and brought in £15,000 for the Charity – enabling us to support ‘00s of people living with cancer.
Sunday 30th June, 6 pm. Sudbury Symphony Orchestra Concert at St Peter’s Church, Market Hill, Sudbury CO10 1TL. Sudbury Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce that their next concert will be on Sunday 30th June at 6 pm when we will be performing the Sudbury premier of Doreen Carwithin's Suffolk Suite followed by excerpts from two of Tchaikovsky's Ballet Suites - Swan Lake and The Nutcracker Suite and and then excerpts from Delibes Coppelia. Carwithen's Suffolk Suite was written in 1964 as a commission for Framlingham School to celebrate a royal visit from the Queen. Carwithen should be better known as a British composer as she wrote some very successful film music and this is reflected in this very enjoyable suite celebrating a number of Suffolk towns. Tchaikovsky's was the most influential and popular composer of ballet music that ever lived and our selection of music from Swan Lake and the Nutcracker shows just how true this statement is. And as a final lollipop we have two pieces from Delibes Coppelia. This is a lovely programme for a summer evening of very delightful music.
Conductor: Matthew Andrews, Leader: Steve Calder. D Carwithen - Suffolk Suite. Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Ballet Suite (excerpts), Nutcracker Suite (excerpts). Delibes - Coppelia (excerpts)
10th July to 31st August 2019. Summer theatre returns to the Southwold Arts Centre this year under new ownership.
Matthew Townshend has taken over under the new brand of ‘Theatre on the Coast’. Shows include Patrick Marlowe’s The End of the Line, A Bunch of Amateurs by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, Debbie Issitt’s The Woman who Cooked her Husband, finishing with Hobson’s Choice by Harold Brighouse. Find out more at Tickets available online from start of April via Ticketsource.
Saturday 20th 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 – Enquiries to Heather Smith (Chairman) on 01371 851378. Come and support your local show.
Sunday 28th July. The Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare Open Day and Fun Dog Show will be held on at the Sanctuary. There will be stalls, gifts, games, pet items, BBQ, homemade cakes, ice cream, face painting and entertainment from Hadleigh Ukulele Group. Prizes galore for all dog show classes including our special "SESAW Dog of the Year" category. Most important of all, please take time to meet our resident animals and those awaiting new homes. Gate opens at midday, everyone welcome at "Idano", Stoke Road, Leavenheath, CO6 4PP. All proceeds to SESAW Registered Charity No. 1124029
Monday 2nd September. Solar Society. Your local adult daytime learning group. Miles Scrivens will ask the question and discuss ‘Peterloo: How close did Britain come to revolution in the early nineteenth century? The meeting starts at 2.30pm at The Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Castle Hedingham and finish about 4.15pm. Free light refreshments during a short interval. All welcome. Entrance £4.00. No membership fee. More details from Miles Scrivens, 01787 469766 or Wanda Sellar 01787 463459
Sunday 22nd September from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Family Dog Day at Brentwood Dog Training Centre, Doddinghurst Road, CM15 9NN. This event is designed to be a more light hearted dog event for families and couples or individuals wishing to enter their pet dogs as opposed to a more formal dog show.
Monday 7th October. Solar Society. Your local adult daytime learning group. we will be joined by Graham Laurie, who will talk to us on ‘ Roald Dahl’s War in many foreign fields’
The meeting starts at 2.30pm at The Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Castle Hedingham and finish about 4.15pm. Free light refreshments during a short interval. All welcome. Entrance £4.00. No membership fee. More details from Miles Scrivens, 01787 469766 or Wanda Sellar 01787 463459

Monthly Tea Dance, first Sunday of each month. Ballroom, Latin and modern sequence, 2.30 -5pm - £4. For further information phone Tony 07790 516580
Vocal Zones
A newly formed choir meet on Tuesday evenings, 7pm-8.30pm term time at Little Horkesley Village Hall, School Road, Little Horkesley CO6 4DJ. 1st night free then £5 each night attended. Popular music accompanied by keyboard and guitar. No auditions just enthusiastic singers welcome. Contact Elaine by phone, text or email 07718886997
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.
Friday 5th July - Dirkjan Ranzijn
Friday 2nd August
- Phil Brown.
Friday 6th September - Mark Thompson.

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