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Events this Month

Day Out With Thomas, 25th August 2018 to 27th August 2018, 10:00 to 16:30 at East Anglian Railway Museum, Station Road, Wakes Colne (5.7 miles)
Peep Peep! Thomas, the number one blue engine, is visiting Chappel station over the August Bank Holidayâ?¦
Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, as he visits the East Anglian Railway Museum for a day of family fun. The Fat Controller will also be on hand to make sure that Thomas is being a really useful engine whilst Rusty and Dusty, Sodorâ??s Station Sweepers, will be causing mischief.


Sketchbook Strolls, 26th August 2018, 10:00 at Stable Café, Holywells Park, Cliff Lane, Ipswich (13.8 miles)
We welcome all ages of any skill, no experience necessary.
A chance to:
Make new friends
Develop you drawing skills
Increase your fitness
All attendees will be given a free sketchbook and pencils, though you're more than welcome to bring your own.
Book your free place by emailing sketchbookstrollsipswich@aol.com


Colne Valley Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally, 26th August 2018, 10:30 to 17:00 at Colne Valley Railway, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham, Halstead (13.4 miles)
Heritage and Modern buses will be on display. Trains of all ages also feature.


Essex vs. Hampshire, 29th August 2018, 11:00 at County Cricket Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford (18.6 miles)
Essex play Hampshire in this Specsavers County Championship - Division One game


Vehicles Family Fun Day, 29th August 2018, 12:00 to 16:00 at Holywells Park, Cliff Lane, Ipswich (13.8 miles)
Got a love for adrenaline and speed? Look no further than our Vehicles Family Fun Day where you can experience a number of different vehicles including: fire engines, police cars, ambulances, vintage vehicles, motorbikes and more! Also have your own fun on our fantastic cycle circuit (bikes will be supplied).
Entrance is free for the whole family to attend, although some activities may incur a small charge.


A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde , 31st August 2018, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Comic melodrama and social scandal bubble away in this classic Oscar Wilde satire. Lady Hunstanton's house party is in full swing when Gerald Arbuthnot is announced as secretary to the witty Lord Illingworth. However, once Gerald's mother makes an appearance, his future is suddenly uncertain. Should Mrs Arbuthnot tell her son the truth she has hidden all these years?

Tickets: �£12


Comedy Tonight a concert by Rob Gathercole and Friends, 1st September 2018, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
A concert celebrating that great theatrical genre: musical comedy! Expect lots of laughs and catchy tunes in this one-off concert fundraising for Rob Gathercole's new musical comedy, 'Say My Name!' - The Unauthorised 'Breaking Bad' Parody Musical, which is premiering in London later this year. Rob will be joined by lots of familiar faces from theatre groups such as Mad Hatter Productions and CO2, who will sing songs from both classic & modern musical comedies, as well as some numbers from 'The Downfall of the School' and 'Say My Name!'.

Tickets: �£12, �£10 (conc)


Essex vs. Surrey, 4th September 2018, 10:30 at County Cricket Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford (18.6 miles)
Essex play Surrey in this Specsavers County Championship - Division One game


A Brief History of Jazz with Paul Higgs , 6th September 2018, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Paul presents a delightful tour of the history of Jazz, playing hits by the legendary greats. Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie amongst others.

Tickets: �£15 and �£14 (conc


Weird Rare Animal, 7th September 2018, 19:45 to 22:00 at St Peter's by the Waterfront, St Peters Street, Ipswich (13.7 miles)
Weird Rare Animal play a selection of tunes from Charlie Parker, George Benson, Bach, all jazzed up and with a modern easy-listening approach. They also play the guitarist Tomi's original compositions. A vibrant and exciting sound of guitar, keyboard and drums, having Tomi Farkas, Anne Burton and Jake Hatter respectively playing these instruments. You could have heard Tomi also with Jazz Bazaar, Morphology and the Horn Factory and Anne with Jazz Arrivals and Body and Soul Jazz Band all of whom have performed at St Peter's Jazz by the Waterfront evenings.
Tickets £10 in advance and £12 on the door.


A Fistful of Magic with Martin Cox , 8th September 2018, 20:00 to 22:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Award-winning magician, Martin Cox, Member of The Inner Magic Circle (MIMC) with Gold Star, brings his unique comedy style to this theatre for an intimate show of fun and laughter. Martin's expert handling of both close up and cabaret magic has thrilled audiences in the UK, USA and Europe.

Suitable for age 8 and above.

�£12 (full), �£10 (con)


Bury St Edmunds Farmers' Market, 9th September 2018, 10:00 to 16:00 at The Traverse, The Traverse, Bury St. Edmunds (22.5 miles)
The farmers' market is held on the second Sunday of every month (apart from January when the market is closed) on The Traverse in the centre of Bury St Edmunds where you will find a fabulous line up of the region's very best local producers, delighting shoppers with freshly baked local bread, honey, homemade pies and savouries, delicious cakes and fudge, Suffolk pork and beef, fresh fruit and vegetables, traditional puddings, vegan and gluten free products, sauces and chutneys and lots more.


Peppa Pig, 9th September 2018, 10:30 to 17:00 at Colne Valley Railway, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham, Halstead (13.4 miles)
Peppa Pig is back again this year. She will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day.


RSPB Minsmere Lunchtime Talk, 13th September 2018, 13:00 to 14:00 at Museum Street Methodist Church (Black Horse Lane), Black Horse Lane, Ipswich (13.7 miles)
The RSPB is the largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with its partners, it protects threatened birds and wildlife, so that our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. It plays a leading role in BirdLife International, a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations. Ian Barthorpe explores the history, management and wildlife at one of the premier wildlife sites: RSPB Minsmere nature reserve.

Admission is free with a retiring collection to defray expenses. Donations of at least two pounds per head are valued to maintain the series. Tea and coffee are served from 12.30pm.


Craft & Gift Fair, 15th September 2018, 10:00 to 16:00 at St Peter's by the Waterfront, St Peters Street, Ipswich (13.7 miles)
Discover handmade gifts for family and friends, cards for that special someone and children's books along with many more great items.
Entry is free and refreshments are also available from our bar.


The Hearing Care Centre - Ipswich Open Week, 17th September 2018 to 22nd September 2018 at 11 Upper Brook Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, Upper Brook Street, Ipswich (13.9 miles)
Our Open Week is by appointment only and will be held between Monday 17th � Friday 21st September (9am-5pm) and Saturday 22nd September (9am-1pm).

New customers
For those new to The Hearing Care Centre, our team of audiologists will be offering complimentary hearing assessments (saving you �£20) followed by a consultation to discuss what options are available to help your particular hearing loss. There will even be the opportunity to try some of the latest technology, including our new range of rechargeable hearing aids. A trial is available on all orders placed and there are some fantastic discounts for you to take advantage of. Do let us know when booking if you would like to try some of the new products available.

Existing patients
For our existing patients, we will be offering a complimentary MOT of your hearing aids throughout the week. This is vital to ensure they are performing to their maximum, as well as helping to prolong their lifespan.

For those who feel their hearing may have changed since their last hearing test, we would also be delighted to retest your hearing with our compliments. Please do state that you would like this service when booking. This service is recommended every 2 years.

We are also excited to be holding a 'Barking Bake Off' on Thursday 20th September from 9am-5pm where you will have the chance to taste and judge our team's baking skills. All proceeds will go towards our chosen charity 'Hearing Dogs for Deaf People'.


Ipswich Film Society New Season Starts, 17th September 2018, 19:30 to 21:30 at Ipswich Film Theatre, , Ipswich (13.8 miles)
Showing the best of world cinema on the big screen of cinema 1 at IFT on Mondays from September to May. Admission to all 16 films in the season is a one-off payment of �£38 (�£19 if you're 25 or under). See website for application form http://www.ipswichfilmsociety.org.uk


Essex vs. Worcs, 18th September 2018, 10:30 at County Cricket Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford (18.6 miles)
Essex play Worcs in this Specsavers County Championship - Division One game


Local Clubs

Belly Dancing classes meet at Brantham Sports and Social club (upstairs), New Village, Brantham, Manningtree (7.3 miles)
Every wednesday 7pm til 8pm £5 learn to belly Dance, while having fun and keeping fit. Excellent music, and the chance to perform at local charity events. from begineer to professional.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Mandie on 01206 299733


Bounceability meet at 157 Colchester Road, Colchester Road, West Bergholt (2.1 miles)
Bounceability is something we are born with. Think about a child learning to walk. No matter how many times they might stumble and fall, they get right back up again and try again until they get it right. The trouble is that as we grow up our view of the world is shaped and fashioned by our experiences, and sometimes we become fearful of trying again. We get stuck into negative patterns of behaviour and ways of thinking and sometimes just don't know how to change. Have you got stuck or just forgotten how to be happy? Have you given up trying? Maybe you could use some Bounceability.
So whether you feel as if you are in a rut but can't figure out how to get out of it; if you have made bad choices and are struggling with the consequences of your decisions; if you have a bad habit that you want to eliminate; if you want to lose weight or stop smoking; if your nerves are getting the better of you or if something outside your control has had an impact on your life, or whatever is stopping you from living the life of your dreams, you need some Bounceability.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01206 240510, email the club or visit thier website


Buffalo Springs CMC meet at Tolleshunt Knights Village Hall, Top Road, Tolleshunt Knights, Maldon (7.2 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01245 491252 or 01245 281488


Colchester & District Model Railway Club meet at Club Room at Armoury Farm, Upton Close, West Bergholt (2.4 miles)
The Club meets every Thursday evening at 8PM at the Club House in West Bergholt. New members are welcomed., please contact us for any further information.
The Club's website includes data on the layouts that are available for exhibition through the club. The site gives information on the Annual 2 day Exhibition held in October and the Club Open Day.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Colchester Phoenix Amateur Swimming Club for the Disabled meet at Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Avenue (0.6 miles)
Colchester Phoenix ASC was set up in 1993 to provide disabled people with the same opportunities for swimming as are available to able-bodied participants. It is based at Colchester Leisure World
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Colchester School Of Gym meet at Brinkley Grove Road, Brinkley Grove Road, Mile End (1.7 miles)
Colchester School of Gymnastics (CSG) provides gymnastics coaching to children and young people throughout the Colchester area. The School aims to offer access to gymnastics to all and works to increase participation by those with disabilities. CSG is committed to developing the skills and confidence of each individual. The aim is to have fun while reaching the highest standards of performance.
The club currently has over 600 young gymnasts participating in many different levels of gymnastics which we are able to offer. These are structured according to ability and allow the children to develop at their own rate.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01206 844188ENQ, email the club or visit thier website


Crab & Winkle CWC meet at Brightlingsea Community Centre, Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea (6.5 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Mervyn/Julia Lumley on 01206 734699


Daves Gymnastic Academy meet at Unit 8 Commerce Way, Commerce Way (1.4 miles)
The coaching is led by Dave Schadek, High Performance Coach, ably assisted by a large team of coaches.
All our coaches hold British Gymnastics Coaching qualifications, enhanced CRBs, and have attended 'Safeguarding and Protecting Children' courses. Every session has appropriately qualified first aiders amongst the coaches.
We have weekday and Saturday morning Recreational classes for those children doing 1 hour a week, learning there basic gymnastics and working towards lots of different badge schemes. Our Parent and Toddler classes are open class they are run on a Monday and Friday morning.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01206 797288, email the club or visit thier website


East Bergholt United Services Club (EBUSC) meet at Victory Hall, White Horse Road, East Bergholt (6.8 miles)
East Bergholt United Services Club is a Sociable Snooker Club situated in Victory Hall, White Horse Road, East Bergholt.
Club nights are from 7pm until 11pm on Tuesdays and Fridays and has a licensed bar
New members (over 18 years) Welcome
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Ron Barfoot on 01206 298040


Essex & Suffolk Border Motorcycle Club
The club is long established and affiliated to the sports governing body the Auto Cycle Union.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Essex Acorn User Group meet at Great Baddow Village Hall (18 miles)
Each meeting is on the second Tuesday of the month.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club


Essex Otters
Essex Otters represents and supports the International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) in the Essex region
Our aims are to provide information on otters in Essex, as well as advice on what you can do to help them.
If you'd like more information, you can email Verity


Level Crossing meet at Ardleigh Village Hall, Station Road, Ardleigh (3.8 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01206 231579


Little Willy's CMC meet at Stanway Rovers F.C., New Farm Road, Stanway (1.9 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Avril on 01206 330817


Manningtree ACF meet at The Drill Hall, Mill Lane, Manningtree (6.9 miles)
We are a youth group for 12 - 18 for girls and boys. We are at The Drill Hall, Mill Lane, Manningtree. Open on Tuesday night at 19:30 to 21:30
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01206 573066


Meditation Classes meet at The Venture Centre, Wignall Street, Lawford, Manningtree (6 miles)
New Meditation Classes being run, Start to connect mind, body and soul together and learn to relax and switch off the constant chatter and images that are ever present in everyday life by learning meditation and visualisation techniques. Meditation has been known to help on every level of your being.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club


Scanilon's Saloon meet at Greenstead Social Club, Blackthorn Avenue (1.3 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Mike on 01206 791929


Tiptree United CMC meet at Tiptree Social Club, Chapel Road, Tiptree (7.2 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Graham on 01245 491252


Tumbleweed meet at St John's & Highwoods Community Centre, Highwoods Square, Highwoods (1.5 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone David Crane on 01376 553545 or Paul Harrigan on 07752305548 or email David Crane


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