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Events this Month

Jenny's Accordionists Lunchtime Concert, 13th December 2018, 13:00 to 14:00 at Museum Street Methodist Church, Black Horse Lane, Ipswich (13.7 miles)
Accordionists Melanie Lodge, Glenis Caley, Nina Strong, Kieren Hynd, Suzanne Shaw-Smith and Duncan Smith, along with Maria Gilgar on keyboard and John Caley on percussion play a variety of compositions, including classical, swing, standards and world music. The programme also includes some seasonal music. The group competed at the World Music Festival in Innsbruck in May 2016 and achieved first place in the Advanced Ensemble Section. They have performed at many venues, including Bury St. Edmunds and Chelmsford Cathedrals. 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.


Christmas Party Night, 13th December 2018, 19:00 to 23:00 at Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham (12.7 miles)
Looking for a staff Christmas Party with a difference?
Join us at Hedingham Castle for a Christmas banquet to remember.
Dine in the 900 year old Norman Keep and then dance the night away with our resident DJ.
Tickets include a 3 course meal, welcome drink of Prosecco or mulled fruit punch and wine for the table.
Reservations by tables only. We cannot accommodate individual bookings.


Theatre Of Hate, 14th December 2018, 19:00 at Chinnerys, Southend, Marine Parade, Southend-On-Sea (22.3 miles)
Theatre Of Hate
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Happy Holidays! , 14th December 2018 to 15th December 2018, 19:45 to 22:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
A concert chocked full of reinvented seasonal favourites. Featuring classics such as Have Yourself a Merry little Christmas, Fairytale in new York and Merry Christmas Everyone. The perfect treat to get you into the holiday mood.

Tickets: �£10, �£8 (conc)

Saturday matinee at 2.30pm


Cotton Cafe, 15th December 2018, 10:00 to 12:00 at Cotton Village Hall Blacksmith Road Cotton , Blacksmith Road, Cotton, Stowmarket (23.2 miles)
Free entry. Come along to our Special Christmas Cafe at Cotton Village Hall, Blacksmith Road, Cotton, IP14 4QN from 10.00am till 12 noon on Saturday, 15 December 2018. Father Christmas will be there! Browse and shop at our craft and produce stalls. Meet with friends and buy a delicious brunch (Mince Pies. Bread rolls with your choice of filling: bacon, bacon & egg, sausage. Tea, coffee, and soft drinks). See http://cotton.onesuffolk.net/


Festive Day Out With Thomas, 15th December 2018 to 16th December 2018, 10:00 to 16:30 at East Anglian Railway Museum, Station Road, Wakes Colne (5.7 miles)
Lots of festive fun with Thomas and his friends. Children also get to visit Santaâ??s Grotto
Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, as he visits the East Anglian Railway Museum for a festive 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.


Fourtissimo: 30 years on, 16th December 2018, 17:00 to 21:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
The Fourtissimo guitar quartet plays an early evening concert of music written or specially arranged for four guitars. Ian Ridgley, Rod Protheroe, Martin Smith and Christine Garrington last performed together 25 years ago and are reuniting for a special concert to raise money for the blood cancer research charity, Bloodwise.

Tickets: �£8


Variety Show - Christmas Extravaganza , 17th December 2018 to 19th December 2018 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Live music, Stand-up comedy, Juggling, LED hoop display, Fantail fantasia, Fire show, whip cracking + more from local, National and international Talent. BOOK NOW

Early Bird Special!
�£12.50 All Seats
(Advanced Bookings Only)

On the door Tickets : �£16 �£14 (child/conc)

Performances at 5pm and 7pm


Bad Manners - Christmas Tour 2018, 18th December 2018, 19:00 at Chinnerys, Southend, Marine Parade, Southend-On-Sea (22.3 miles)
Bad Manners
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The Scarlet Pipistrelle by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries, 20th December 2018 to 22nd December 2018, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in Heaven, or is he in Hell, Or a small theatre in Essex - who can tell? The year is 1793. Paris is gripped by the Jacobins. The Compte de Cr�¨me-Br�»l�©e is to be guillotined on the morrow. His only hope is a daring swoop by that dashing master of disguise and echo-location, The Scarlet Pipistrelle, who has already undertaken several rescues of aristocrats. Who knows, perhaps this time, he might actually succeed!

Tickets: �£14, �£7 (under 21, income support)

Saturday matinee at 4pm


Festive Day Out With Thomas, 22nd December 2018 to 23rd December 2018, 10:00 to 16:30 at East Anglian Railway Museum, Station Road, Wakes Colne (5.7 miles)
Lots of festive fun with Thomas and his friends. Children also get to visit Santaâ??s Grotto
Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, as he visits the East Anglian Railway Museum for a festive 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.


Hits from the Blitz , 3rd January 2019, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
The unique "feel-good" 1940's show, as featured at Dame Vera Lynn's Charity Gala Nights, with original Dad's Army cast! Wartime "sing-a-longs" brought to life by the singers and multi-instrumentalists of the Five Star Swing band, including Simone from Ivy Benson's orchestra plus Chris Smith, composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band.
Tickets ���£ 15, ���£ 14


IDC Does Christmas , 4th January 2019 to 5th January 2019, 18:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
A Song and Dance variety show featuring some of Colchester's most talented performers. Festive, fun and upbeat, this event promises to be enjoyable for all. Saturday matinee performance at 2 pm.
Tickets ���£ 15, ���£ 14


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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