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Events this Month

Headgate Workshops for 8 - 16 Year Olds - Legally Blonde, 24th July 2017 to 28th July 2017, 9:30 to 16:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Workshop for 8 to 16 year olds: Packed with fun and new skills to learn, this workshop will end with a free performance for an invited audience on the last day. Places are limited and will be allocated as money is received. Please call the box office for details, an application form and to book.
Places: �£95


Jenny's Ark Pet Zoo, 26th July 2017 to 27th July 2017 at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket (20.1 miles)
Jennyâ??s Ark Pet Zoo will be at S.O.S. every Wednesday and Thursday during the school holidays


Blood Donation Session, 26th July 2017, 9:35 to 17:00 at Bramford Rd Meth Ch Hall, Bramford Road, Ipswich (13.6 miles)
Come and donate blood between 09:35 and 12:30 or between 13:50 and 17:00


Blood Donation Session, 27th July 2017, 13:35 to 19:45 at The Public Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham (11 miles)
Come and donate blood between 13:35 and 16:00 or between 17:00 and 19:45


The Sugarhill Reunion 2017, 27th July 2017, 18:45 at The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St. Edmunds (22.6 miles)
The Sugarhill Reunion
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Stapled to a Chicken - What Planet are you on?, 28th July 2017 to 29th July 2017, 20:00 to 22:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Essex's premiere sketch comedians are back, bending reality into humorous shapes and taking you to fantastic new worlds of funny. Join them on a spoof-tastic voyage that has to be seen to be believed. Contains strong language and adult humour.
Tickets: �£11


Essex vs. Glos, 29th July 2017, 18:30 at County Cricket Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford (18.6 miles)
Essex play Glos in this NatWest T20 Blast game


Photo Workshop Day, 30th July 2017 at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket (20.1 miles)
The price per adult is £75 incl. café lunch
Photo Workshop Days at the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary offer something special for all keen photographers - a day in the close company of owls, with an expert wildlife photographer on hand to offer tips & tricks of how to get the best from the experience
PHOTO WORKSHOP DAYS are activity courses which are run at the Centre in tandem with our normal operations, attractions & events. All visitors to S.O.S. are welcome to take any photos or videos of our birds and other animals without charge.


Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot & HESFES on 30th July from 8am #carboot, 30th July 2017, 8:00 to 14:00 at Stonham Car Boot, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal (20.1 miles)

Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot & HESFES (HEFF2017) this Sunday from 8am, Sell from only Five Pounds. This is the one you must sell at!

The next few Sunday's at Stonham Barns Traditional Sunday Car Boot should be good as we have lots of events and huge numbers camping over the next month. Take advantage & turn up & sell from Five Pounds. Covered Stalls Ten Pounds (You can pre book these only). Great weather expected and guaranteed lots of buyers at Stonham.

Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot is on this Sunday, July 3oth 2017 and every Sunday until the end of November. This Sunday is the MUST SELL AT SUNDAY at Stonham Barns Car Boot and that is irrespective of the weather as we have HESFES or HEFF2017 as it is this year. Everyone that sells at Stonham always talks about this day as they all sold more than any other Sunday so make sure you sell at this one. This is over 1500 already camping at Stonham so there is a crowd already there. Just turn up & sell at the car boot from only Five Pounds. We have had great numbers of sellers and buyers at Stonham Barns Car Boot this year as it's such a relaxed and Friendly Sunday Car Boot where you can sell without being hassled. We are in our 5th year now and we are growing each year. So, if you want to sell just turn up at 8am or alternatively hurry up & pre-book the covered stalls (only 20 of these and they are very popular. These always sell quickly). Text 07817539168 to reserve one. Remember that these also offer some welcome shade. You can turn up on the day without booking and sell from Five Pounds.

Everyone loves the friendly atmosphere, the non-aggressive buyers and a good old-fashioned traditional Car Boot. So, 8am start as usual on Sunday. Just turn up and sell from Five Pounds. Events often run at the same time as the Car Boot so make sure you check the events page. This Sunday is The MUST SELL AT ONE which used to be called HESFES but this year is called HEFF2017. This is the showground & more full of buyers camping at Stonham (all ages - over 1500+ expected). The week after we have the VW Dub Camping event 6th August, 13th August). A week later we have the Classic Car Show (August 20th) I will also try and add all the various Car Meets and activities that will bring extra crowds on the Sundays. When the events are on the visitors park next to the Car Boot..

Stonham itself sees many new shops and a new restaurant as well as the popular Owl Sanctuary, Golf/FootGolf and a growing number of craft shops so, the whole experience on a Sunday is also improving. We also have some additional hard ground with lots more coming next year.

As usual you can just turn up from 8am and sell from Five Pounds small Vans are Seven Pounds Fifty, Large Vans Ten Pounds or alternatively use the Covered stalls (Ten Pounds) which are really popular and offer you the chance to sell without having to bring a table. Text your number plate quickly to reserve one (07817539168). These are held till 8.15am only on a Sunday or text if you are coming but delayed. We are on the big field so there's loads of room without extra charges for space taken. When you enter Stonham take the left into the field and wait to be positioned. Gazebos welcome, especially when the weather is potentially poor. We will always try and open (last year we did not open on only one Sunday in the season).

Email: stonhambarnscarboot@hotmail.co.uk for information on the Car Boot and Events at Stonham Barns. Or better still ring me on 07817539168. Alternatively visit the web page, Facebook or twitter pages for further information:

http://www.fishface.co/stonham-barns-car-boot

http://www.facebook.com/stonhambarnscarboot

http://twitter.com/stonhamcarboot


Blood Donation Session, 30th July 2017, 9:30 to 16:00 at Thorpedene Primary School, Delaware Road, Shoeburyness, Southend-On-Sea (21.7 miles)
Come and donate blood between 09:30 and 12:30 or between 14:00 and 16:00


Blood Donation Session, 31st July 2017, 12:50 to 18:45 at The Athenaeum, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds (22.4 miles)
Come and donate blood between 12:50 and 15:30 or between 16:30 and 18:45


Jenny's Ark Pet Zoo, 2nd August 2017 to 3rd August 2017 at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket (20.1 miles)
Jennyâ??s Ark Pet Zoo will be at S.O.S. every Wednesday and Thursday during the school holidays


Blood Donation Session, 2nd August 2017, 13:30 to 19:30 at Tiptree Community Centre, Caxton Close, Tiptree (7.3 miles)
Come and donate blood between 13:30 and 16:00 or between 17:00 and 19:30


The Wind in the Willows, 4th August 2017, 17:30 at Suffolk Punch Centre, St Davids Lane, Hollesley, Woodbridge (22.5 miles)
Pack your picnics and join the boat-loving Ratty, the sensible yet curious Mole, wise old Badger and the fantastically irrepressible Toad as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime culminating in a colourful battle with the sly weasel to save Toad Hall!
Eye-catching costumes, toe-tapping music and larger than life characters promise to capture the imagination of the youngest of audience members whilst the sheer nostalgic charm of this beloved story is guaranteed to take older generations on a glorious trip down the riverbank onto memory lane. The perfect summer treat for all the family!


Blink by Phil Porter, 4th August 2017 to 5th August 2017, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
This is the tale of Jonah, Sophie and a fox called Scruffilitis. It's a love story. A dysfunctional, voyeuristic and darkly funny love story, but a love story all the same.

Tickets: �£12, �£10 (students/over 65s)


Hornby Collectors Day, 6th August 2017 at Mid Suffolk Light Railway, Wetheringsett (23.3 miles)
Our popular Hornby collectors day returns once again. Dublo two and three rail layouts, vintage 0 gauge and Meccano displays, plus swap and sales stands. We will also have two locos in steam for the passenger services. A treat for fans and family.


Blood Donation Session, 7th August 2017, 9:30 to 13:30 at St Peters Catholic Church, Eastwood Road North, Leigh-On-Sea (21.5 miles)
Come and donate blood between 09:30 and 13:30


Blood Donation Session, 7th August 2017, 13:30 to 19:15 at Bocking Arts Theatre, Bocking End, Braintree (12.9 miles)
Come and donate blood between 13:30 and 16:00 or between 17:00 and 19:15


Jenny's Ark Pet Zoo, 9th August 2017 to 10th August 2017 at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket (20.1 miles)
Jennyâ??s Ark Pet Zoo will be at S.O.S. every Wednesday and Thursday during the school holidays


Blood Donation Session, 10th August 2017, 12:50 to 18:45 at The Athenaeum, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds (22.4 miles)
Come and donate blood between 12:50 and 15:30 or between 16:30 and 18:45


IAA Lunchtime Concert - Silbury Hill, 10th August 2017, 13:00 to 14:00 at Museum Street Methodist Church, Black Horse Lane, Ipswich (13.7 miles)
Silbury Hill, an East Anglian- based duo, play throughout the region at events, festivals, bars and clubs, as well as in France and Belgium. They have produced three CDs of original material: The Tudor Rose, Broadside and Mayhem and Justice of the Rowan. Much of their original music is inspired by their Suffolk roots and this is what they bring to us today. Expect songs and stories of Thomas Wolsey, Dunwich, St. Edmund, plus a few surprises along the way! Admission is free with a retiring collection. Tea and coffee are served from 12.30pm


Blood Donation Session, 10th August 2017, 13:35 to 19:45 at The Public Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham (11 miles)
Come and donate blood between 13:35 and 16:00 or between 17:00 and 19:45


Essex vs. Middlesex, 11th August 2017, 18:30 at County Cricket Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford (18.6 miles)
Essex play Middlesex in this NatWest T20 Blast game


UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey, 12th August 2017, 15:00 at Chelmsford City Racecourse, Moulsham Hall Lane, Great Leighs, Chelmsford (14.6 miles)
UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey
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Photo Workshop Day, 13th August 2017 at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket (20.1 miles)
The price per adult is £75 incl. café lunch
Photo Workshop Days at the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary offer something special for all keen photographers - a day in the close company of owls, with an expert wildlife photographer on hand to offer tips & tricks of how to get the best from the experience
PHOTO WORKSHOP DAYS are activity courses which are run at the Centre in tandem with our normal operations, attractions & events. All visitors to S.O.S. are welcome to take any photos or videos of our birds and other animals without charge.


Blood Donation Session, 13th August 2017, 9:40 to 16:00 at Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street (0.6 miles)
Come and donate blood between 09:40 and 12:15 or between 13:45 and 16:00


Bubble Rush 2017, 13th August 2017, 11:00 to 16:00 at Christchurch Park Ipswich, Bolton Lane, Ipswich (14.1 miles)
Bubble Rush is coming back to Christchurch Park on Sunday 13 August!
Bubble Rush is a fantastic, fun-filled, family event in which anyone of any age can take part.
The 5k fabulously frothy event features five bubble stations with bubble cannons which blasts participants with crazy-coloured bubbles, covering you in safe, frothy foam!
Each station jets out different coloured bubbles and unique music to listen to as you run, walk or dance along the route.
For more information please visit: https://www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/events/events-and-challenges/2935/bubble-rush-2017/


Blood Donation Session, 15th August 2017, 14:00 to 20:00 at Rayleigh Parish Centre, Rectory Garth, Rayleigh (21 miles)
Come and donate blood between 14:00 and 16:25 or between 17:25 and 20:00


Jenny's Ark Pet Zoo, 16th August 2017 to 17th August 2017 at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket (20.1 miles)
Jennyâ??s Ark Pet Zoo will be at S.O.S. every Wednesday and Thursday during the school holidays


Blood Donation Session, 16th August 2017, 13:15 to 18:15 at Belle Vue Baptist Church, Belle Vue Avenue, Southend-On-Sea (21.8 miles)
Come and donate blood between 13:15 and 16:00 or between 17:00 and 18:15


Blood Donation Session, 16th August 2017, 13:25 to 19:00 at Bramford Rd Meth Ch Hall, Bramford Road, Ipswich (13.6 miles)
Come and donate blood between 13:25 and 15:40 or between 17:00 and 19:00


Essex vs. Kent, 17th August 2017, 18:30 at County Cricket Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford (18.6 miles)
Essex play Kent in this NatWest T20 Blast game


Blood Donation Session, 18th August 2017, 13:30 to 19:15 at The Village Hall, York Road, Earls Colne (7.8 miles)
Come and donate blood between 13:30 and 16:00 or between 17:00 and 19:15


V Festival 2017, 18th August 2017 to 19th August 2017, 23:00 at Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford (20.2 miles)
V Festival
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Virgin V Festival 2017, 19th August 2017 to 20th August 2017, 11:00 to 22:00 at Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford (20.2 miles)
Virgin V Festival
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Custom Culture Show, 20th August 2017, 10:00 to 16:00 at Muggeridge Farm, Maltings Road, Battlesbridge, Wickford (20.1 miles)
Classic and Custom Cars, Bikes & Scooters, Large Vintage Fair, Live Rockin' Bands & DJs, Northern Soul tent, Vintage Tearoom, â??Jazz singer, Hot Food, Licensed Bar.


Blood Donation Session, 21st August 2017, 13:00 to 19:45 at St Peters Catholic Church, Eastwood Road North, Leigh-On-Sea (21.5 miles)
Come and donate blood between 13:00 and 16:00 or between 17:00 and 19:45


Blood Donation Session, 22nd August 2017, 14:00 to 20:00 at Rayleigh Parish Centre, Rectory Garth, Rayleigh (21 miles)
Come and donate blood between 14:00 and 16:25 or between 17:25 and 20:00


Jenny's Ark Pet Zoo, 23rd August 2017 to 24th August 2017 at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket (20.1 miles)
Jennyâ??s Ark Pet Zoo will be at S.O.S. every Wednesday and Thursday during the school holidays


Blood Donation Session, 23rd August 2017, 12:50 to 18:45 at The Athenaeum, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds (22.4 miles)
Come and donate blood between 12:50 and 15:30 or between 16:30 and 18:45


Blood Donation Session, 23rd August 2017, 13:15 to 18:15 at Belle Vue Baptist Church, Belle Vue Avenue, Southend-On-Sea (21.8 miles)
Come and donate blood between 13:15 and 16:00 or between 17:00 and 18:15


Blood Donation Session, 24th August 2017, 13:45 to 19:30 at United Reformed Church, New Street, Dunmow (19.9 miles)
Come and donate blood between 13:45 and 16:00 or between 17:00 and 19:30


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 (0.5 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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