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Events this Month

Don Broco, 22nd August 2018, 18:00 at Cambridge Junction, Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
Don Broco
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Cambridge District Art Circle Art Exhibition, 25th August 2018 to 27th August 2018 at Grantchester (24.8 miles)
Summer Exhibition at Grantchester Village Hall, Saturday 25 to Monday 27th August 2018, 10.00am - 5.30pm
The Exhibition will have both framed and unframed work, as well as cards. Visitors could purchase refreshments and delicious home-made cakes (including gluten-free). The exhibition will be held at Grantchester Village Hall, High Street, Grantchester, Cambridge, CB3 9NF. This is an ideal opportunity for visitors to buy original art from local professional and amateur artists, in a variety of subjects and media including oils, acrylics, watercolours, mixed media and pastels.


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, Colchester (8 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.


Cambridge District Art Circle Art Exhibition, 25th August 2018 to 27th August 2018, 10:00 to 17:30 at Grantchester Village Hall, Grantchester, Cambridge (24.8 miles)
Summer Exhibition at Grantchester Village Hall, Saturday 25 to Monday 27th August 2018, 10.00am - 5.30pm
The Exhibition will have both framed and unframed work, as well as cards. Visitors could purchase refreshments and delicious home-made cakes (including gluten-free). The exhibition will be held at Grantchester Village Hall, High Street, Grantchester, Cambridge, CB3 9NF. This is an ideal opportunity for visitors to buy original art from local professional and amateur artists, in a variety of subjects and media including oils, acrylics, watercolours, mixed media and pastels.


Colne Valley Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally, 26th August 2018, 10:30 to 17:00 at Colne Valley Railway, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham, Halstead (7.1 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 (9.3 miles)
Essex play Hampshire in this Specsavers County Championship - Division One game


A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde , 31st August 2018, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (12.8 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, Colchester (12.8 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 (9.3 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, Colchester (12.8 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 (24.6 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.


The Vapors, 8th September 2018, 18:00 at Cambridge Junction 2, Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
The Vapors
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A Fistful of Magic with Martin Cox , 8th September 2018, 20:00 to 22:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (12.8 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 (22.8 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 (7.1 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 (24.5 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 (24.6 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 (24.8 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'.


Andy McKee, 17th September 2018, 18:00 at Cambridge Junction 2, Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
Andy McKee
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Ipswich Film Society New Season Starts, 17th September 2018, 19:30 to 21:30 at Ipswich Film Theatre, , Ipswich (24.6 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 (9.3 miles)
Essex play Worcs in this Specsavers County Championship - Division One game


Shout! The Mod Musical , 19th September 2018 to 22nd September 2018, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (12.8 miles)
SHOUT! flips through the years like a musical magazine and takes you back to the music, the fashion and the freedom of the 1960s! This smashing revue tracks five groovy gals as they come of age during those liberating days that made England swing! Join this non-stop journey through the infectious and soulful pop anthems and ballads that made household names of stars like Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield and Lulu.

SHOUT! contains some adult themes
Suitable for age 12 and above

Tickets: �£13


Local Clubs

Are you retired? On your own, lonely and in need of fellowship? meet at Christian Outreach Centre, Broad Street Green Road, Great Totham, Maldon (9.5 miles)
Why not join us, a Christian based club for men and women that is open to non-Christians. Sing a hymn of your younger days, share memories and have someone to have a game of draughts, dominoes etc. There will always be someone to have a have a chat with or you could join in a singalong! Come have a tea or coffee and make new friends. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Buffalo Springs CMC meet at Tolleshunt Knights Village Hall, Top Road, Tolleshunt Knights, Maldon (9.5 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


Chelmsford Chess Club meet at North Springfield Community Association, Forsythia Close, Chelmsford (7.8 miles)
Chelmsford Chess Club is an established and sucessful chess club with over 30 full-time members, whose standards range from beginner through to county level. Affiliated to the British Chess Federation, the club competes in the North Essex Chess League (NECL) where, this year, it's highly successful 'A' team were crowned League Champions for the 3rd successive season. In all, the club fields 4 teams in the league, providing all members with the opportunity to experience competitive chess. It also hosts an annual Club Championship as well as a time-handicapped 'Summer Tournament'.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Chelmsford Ice Dance Club meet at Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre, Victoria Road, Chelmsford (9 miles)
Riverside Ice Dance Club is based at the Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre in Chelmsford and meet on Tuesday evenings 6.45 - 8 p.m. New members and visiting skaters are welcomed.
If you'd like more information, you can visit thier website


Chelmsford Opera Group meet at Great Baddow United Reform Church, High Street, Great Baddow, Chelmsford (9.9 miles)
We welcome singers of any ability to join us to have some fun. Monday nights at 8pm until 10pm at Great Baddow united reform church
We are rehearsing for July's performance of Carmen at Cramphorn theatre. We still need to fill some main roles...Don Jose,Escamillo,Morales, El Remendado and Frasquita
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Frank Midgley on 01376 511513 or email Frank Midgley


Chelmsford Riverside Ice Skating Club meet at Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre, Victoria Road, Chelmsford (9 miles)
Affiliated to NISA (National Ice Skating Association of UK) based at the Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre in Chelmsford. Our skaters meet at "Club Nights" each Friday where they get an hour of on-ice activity with 2 Professionals organising games, discos, stroking etc.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Dunmow air cadets meet at Drill Hall, High Street, Dunmow (7 miles)
We are recruiting now!
if youy are free on monday and thursday nights and aged between 13 and 18 then come to the drill hall on the high street
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 (9.8 miles)
Each meeting is on the second Tuesday of the month.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club


Futuristics Baton Twirlers meet at Broomfield Methodist Church (Hall), Main Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford (7.7 miles)
Open to girls and boys aged from 2 1/2 years to have FUN and make new friends and learn how to twirl a baton, use pom poms, have the chance to take part in competitions, carnivals and displays.
We meet Thursdays with different sessions based on age: Tiny Tots 'A' group - 2 1/2 years - 3 1/2 years - 4-4.30pm
Tiny Tots 'B' group - 3 1/2 years - 5 years - 4.30-5pm
Juvenile Beginners - 6-9 years - 5-6pm
Junior Beginners - 10-12 years - 5-7pm
Seniors - 13+ years - 5-7pm
Come along and have a try for FREE (Subject to availability).
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01245 444059 or visit thier website


Gap Youth Group meet at Christian Outreach Centre, Broad Street Green Road, Great Totham, Maldon (9.5 miles)
The vision of the Gap Youth Group is aimed at young people between the ages of 11-16. However, young people who are above this age range are welcome to take part. The name of the group the GAP means to bridge the gap with the young community in Heybridge and Maldon. It provides a youth orientated club with relevant bible teaching and worship. This is combined with plenty of fun, indoor and outdoor activities.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Grove Tennis Club meet at Grove Lawn Tennis Club, Moulsham Drive, Chelmsford (9.9 miles)
Grove Tennis Club welcome upcoming tennis stars of all ages
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Recoil Trampoline Club meet at Parsonage Downs, Parsonage Downs, Dunmow (7.3 miles)
Our club offers coaching to all who wish to enjoy the sport, including children and adults of all ages, abilities and needs. We have dedicated and integrated sessions for those members with special needs, members who bounce at a recreational level for fun and exercise, and for those who train at an advanced level to compete at regional, national and international competitions.
As a growing club, we have a good number of National grade competitors and in 2012 had a record number successfully qualify for the National Finals in Birmingham in July. We are a dedicated club with dedicated coaches giving their time for the benefit of a dynamic and challenging sport to enable every one of our members to participate to the best of their ability.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01277 500282, email the club or visit thier website


Silver Wings meet at Marconi Athletic & Social Club, Beehive Lane, Chelmsford (10 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Russell on 01245 601796


Sunbeams meet at Christian Outreach Centre, Broad Street Green Road, Great Totham, Maldon (9.5 miles)
Sunbeams is a new Toddler Group in Heybridge for all pre-school children. The group runs every term-time Tuesday from 9.30am-11.30am. Our group meets at the Christian Outreach Centre in Heybridge for a morning of fun, games, crafts, and singing! We hope to see you there
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


The Fun Factory meet at Christian Outreach Centre, Broad Street Green Road, Great Totham, Maldon (9.5 miles)
An evening club for children aged between 5 and 11. The Fun Factory is held every Tuesday evening between 5.30pm and 6.30pm during term time and features games, stories competitions and the now-legendary, joke contest!
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Tiptree United CMC meet at Tiptree Social Club, Chapel Road, Tiptree, Colchester (8.5 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


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