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Events this Month

Barb Jungr, 27th April 2018, 19:30 at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Keepers Lane, Leavenheath (6.7 miles)
Jungr returns to the writing of Bob Dylan again and again to explore the richest veins of inspiration. One of the very finest vocalists around, Barb does not just sing songs, but, based on her deep insightful understanding, completely inhabits them in her own unique way. She delivers lyrics with enveloping emotion, by turns rich in passion or tenderness, anger or humour and her performances are honed to a perfection which renders the word â??interpretsâ?? wholly inadequate.
Joining Barb is Australian pianist Jenny Carr who has worked extensively with her over the years and always provides sensitive accompaniment with increasingly jazz infused solos overlying her classical roots.
Dudley Phillips has worked regularly with many singers including Amy Winehouse, Bill Withers and of course Barb. Expect an emotional roller-coaster that will invite you to reflect on the world in which we live, but always with the safety net of amusing and sometimes downright hilarious commentary, delivered in Barbâ??s own inimitable style.


Plan B, 1st May 2018, 18:00 at Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Westcliff-On-Sea (22.5 miles)
Plan B
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Essex vs. Yorkshire, 4th May 2018, 11:00 at County Cricket Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford (18.6 miles)
Essex play Yorkshire in this Specsavers County Championship - Division One game


Daughter, Daughter - Before I Met You, 4th May 2018, 19:30 at DanceEast, Jerwood Dance House, Foundry Lane, Ipswich (13.6 miles)
She is a shadow, she is a mirror.

Daughter, Daughter peers through the keyhole into the pervasive experience of fatherhood. A split moment and the world is unrecognisable. Without warning, everything takes a new meaning. The depth of responsibility, love, guilt and lack of control. The anxiety and the pride. A feeling of being reborn and wondering - how did I live before?

Inspired by real stories from men and their daughters, this show is a highly physical and emotive new dance show about fatherhood. Joseph Toonga shines a stark and honest light on this profound experience through his abstract and signature hip hop and contemporary style.

In 2015, Joseph Toonga was the first recipient of DanceEast's Choreographic Development Fund, enabling his continued artistic development. Joseph was commissioned to make To Be Felt, a spectacular celebration of live cello and dance which was performed at Orford Church in 2016, and as part of the Roman River Music Festival in 2017. DanceEast is proud to continue this relationship as commissioning partner of Daughter, Daughter - Before I Met You.

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Chris Allard Band, 4th May 2018, 19:30 at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Keepers Lane, Leavenheath (6.7 miles)
We have the addition of the great keyboardist, Ross Stanley to the CD's trio format, tonight on piano.


The Crafty Collective May Bank Holiday Craft & Gift Fair, 5th May 2018, 10:00 to 16:30 at St Peter's by the Waterfront, St Peters Street, Ipswich (13.7 miles)
The Crafty Collective present their "May Bank Holiday Craft & Gift Fair" featuring artist Amy Nadia Beckwith
Entry is free and refreshments are also available from the bar.


Bird Watching for Beginners, 7th May 2018, 10:00 to 11:30 at Landguard Nature Reserve, Felixstowe, View Point Road, Felixstowe (15.9 miles)
Are you aged between 7 and 11 years, and would like to know how to 'bird watch' and learn more about our feathered friends?

Find out about binoculars and how to use them. Begin to identify birds by their song and calls. Which birds are we likely to find at different times of the year? Which birds migrate to Landguard and where are they from? Learn about the birds that nest on the Nature Reserve. Why should you take field notes?

We have some beginner binoculars, but best to bring your own if you have them. Wear stout footwear and warm clothing and bring waterproofs.

Meet in front of Landguard Fort.

Six spaces available. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Children �£3.00, adults free.

You must pre-book in advance for this event.

Book tickets online at: www.discoverlandguard.org.uk/latest-news/landguard-spring-fun


Enlightenment by Shelagh Stephenson, 9th May 2018 to 12th May 2018, 19:45 to 22:45 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Lia and Nick have not heard from their son for six months. He was travelling in his gap year and they fear he has been killed in a terrorist bombing. Anxious for any news, the couple turn to whatever means possible to find out what has happened to their son. Love, fear, loathing and manipulation combine to make this psychological thriller a 'must see' production.

Occasional strong language.

���£13, ���£11 (65+), ���£10 (Students)

Saturday matinee performance at 2.30pm.


Fishwick Brothers play Cedar Walton and Duke Pearson, 11th May 2018, 19:30 at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Keepers Lane, Leavenheath (6.7 miles)
Celebrating the timeless compositions of two Hard Bop heroes of the Blue Note era


Cotton Cafe, 12th May 2018, 10:00 to 12:00 at Cotton Village Hall Blacksmith Road Cotton , Blacksmith Road, Cotton, Stowmarket (23.2 miles)
Cafe at Cotton Village Hall, Blacksmith Road, Cotton, IP14 4QN from 10.00am till 12 noon on Saturday, 12 May 2018. Browse and shop at our craft and produce stalls. Meet with friends and buy a delicious brunch (bread rolls with your choice of filling: bacon, bacon & egg, sausage. Tea, coffee, and soft drinks).


Craft & Gift Fair, 12th May 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.


Chantel McGregor, 18th May 2018, 18:30 at Chinnerys, Southend, Marine Parade, Southend-On-Sea (22.3 miles)
Chantel McGregor
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Essex vs. Somerset, 25th May 2018, 14:00 at County Cricket Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford (18.6 miles)
Essex play Somerset in this Royal London One-Day Cup game


Nowton Nights - Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, 25th May 2018, 16:45 at Nowton Park, Nowton Court, Nowton, Bury St. Edmunds (20.9 miles)
Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
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Sarah Munro, 25th May 2018, 19:30 at St Peter's by the Waterfront, St Peters Street, Ipswich (13.7 miles)
Sarah Munro. With a delicate songbirdâ??s voice reminiscent of Eva Cassidy and Katie Melua, Sarah's music has been championed by legendary lyricist Don Black, as well as Jamie Cullum and Michael Ball - both of whom featured her debut single 'For Eternity' on their BBC Radio 2 shows. Her debut album 'Say Hello To You' features 10 original songs with a strong emphasis on lyrics and storytelling, plus a stunning interpretation of the classic 'Autumn Leaves'.
In 2017, Sarah performed headline sets at Cheltenham Jazz Festival and Cornbury Festival after completing a 24-date UK tour supporting Paul Carrack in prestigious venues, including the London Palladium and Birmingham Symphony Hall. Following her sold-out headline shows at The Pheasantry and PizzaExpress Jazz Club in Soho, Sarah will be touring venues across the UK throughout 2018, performing songs from her debut album â??Say Hello To Youâ?? and some brand-new original material.


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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