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Events this Month

A Bunch of Amateurs by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman, 25th January 2018 to 27th January 2018, 19:45 to 22:45 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Ian Hislop and Nick Newman's hit comedy is coming to the Headgate. Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford - only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village, and instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers. Jefferson's monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson's career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself - along with his inner Lear! Contains some strong language!
Tickets ���£ 12.50, ���£ 11


The Legendary Frontmen Of Rock, 26th January 2018, 19:30 at Regent Theatre, St Helens Street, Ipswich (14 miles)
The Legendary Frontmen Of Rock
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Constructions of Thin Air, 26th January 2018, 19:30 at DanceEast, Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich, Suffolk, Foundry Lane, Ipswich (13.6 miles)
Nine performers merge contemporary dance, physical theatre and everyday objects to transform the stage into shifting architectural landscapes. Constructions of Thin Air unfolds in two acts: the first asks questions about the notion of belonging to systems, whether political, economic, or social; the second provokes thoughts on the notion of home, family and identity. Tilted Productions creates playful and challenging cross-art form collaborations that reimagine the familiar and open up fresh, poetic perspectives on the world we live in. Created by Tilted�s Artistic Director Maresa von Stockert in collaboration with an intergenerational cast, this new work for the stage evolved from the company�s acclaimed outdoor promenade piece BELONGING(s).

Funded by Arts Council England and Ipswich Borough Council. The creation process was supported by 101 - Outdoor Arts Creation Space, Newbury, and DanceEast, Ipswich.

Duration: 80 minutes, including interval.


Jah Wobble, 27th January 2018, 19:00 at Chinnerys, Southend, Marine Parade, Southend-On-Sea (22.3 miles)
Jah Wobble
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An Evening of Clairvoyance with Ronnie Buckingham , 29th January 2018 to 30th January 2018, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
If you're not already convinced about an afterlife, why not come along, listen to Ronnie and let him help you decide. He'll communicate with loved ones in the spirit world and pass on messages to members of the audience, information relevant only to the person concerned. Tickets �£ 15


Solo Showcase, 1st February 2018, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
One actor. A stage. An expectant audience...What would you perform if the spotlight was all yours? These 3rd year students are going to find out! Join us for a night of varied short solo shows from the very best that the Acting & Creative degree course has to offer! 16+ Strong Language. Nudity (Possibly). Tickets �£ 10,�£ 8


An Evening with the Tannahill Weavers , 2nd February 2018, 20:00 to 22:00 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Traditional Scottish music at its best - as tight and versatile as any band in the Celtic music scene, the Tannahill's can summon rock-n-roll intensity or haunting introspection. "An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new." - New York Times. Each visit to The Headgate has produced a foot stomping energy filled evening. Tickets �£13


The Crucible by Arthur Miller , 6th February 2018 to 10th February 2018 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Paper Lantern Theatre Company, who achieved sell out success with their production of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' by Tennessee Williams and 'The Graduate' by Terry Johnson, present Arthur Miller's classic 1952 play, 'The Crucible'. This iconic literary masterpiece is a tragic and timeless depiction of how bigotry, personal vengeance and hysteria can tear a community apart. It is regarded as a central work in the canon of American drama. As pioneers of what has been termed 'Filmic Theatre', Paper Lantern promises a theatrical feast. Book tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets £15,£ 12


School Choirs Lunchtime Concert, 8th February 2018, 13:00 to 14:00 at Museum Street Methodist Church, Black Horse Lane, Ipswich (13.7 miles)
ST JOHNS & RUSHMERE HALL PRIMARY SCHOOLS

This year St Johns School has three choirs and an orchestra with 38 members. Led by Danielle Freestone, today the KS2 choirs share some current favourite songs from their repertoire, interspersed with instrumental items. Rushmere Hall is a large primary school in Ipswich. The choir is made up of about 40 year 5 and 6 children. Led by Liz Jones, they perform a variety of African songs.

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.


The Knot, 9th February 2018, 17:30 at DanceEast, Jerwood Dance House, Foundry Lane, Ipswich (13.6 miles)
Following The Happiness Project, which launched her company at DanceEast in 2016, Dutch-born Didy Veldman's new production is The Knot, an examination of the social and personal significance of marriage in contemporary Western society.
The Umanoove dancers interpret this theme through a supremely physical and theatrical dance language, looking at what a wedding means, how it feels, the role of ritual, doubt, religion, gender and Walt Disney. With music from Stravinsky and Ben Foskett, The Knot will create the atmosphere of a large wedding party in which the performers are the bride, groom, best man and bridesmaids, and the audience are the guests.
Commissioned by DanceEast, with support from Studio Wayne McGregor through the FreeSpace programme and funds from Arts Council England, Linbury Trust, The Master Charitable Trust The Marina Kleinwort Trust, Beth Krasna and an anonymous donor.

More info: https://goo.gl/dPxxNU


Dreadzone, 10th February 2018, 18:00 at Chinnerys, Southend, Marine Parade, Southend-On-Sea (22.3 miles)
Dreadzone
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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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