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Events this Month

Jazz Workshops at St Peterâ??s by the Waterfront, 24th June 2018, 10:30 to 12:45 at St Peter's by the Waterfront, St Peters Street, Ipswich (24.6 miles)
10.30amâ??12.30pm: Jazz guitar with Chris Allard
For guitarists of all levels. Improve your soloing; straightforward ways to improve your playing and how to improve your understanding of chords, scales and modes and to use them in ways that will help you and which can be applied to any style of music.
12.45â??2.45pm: Music photography with John Watson
Music photographer John Watson leads a workshop for the second year running. The emphasis will be on creating dynamic images and developing an imaginative approach to photography. For both beginners and experienced photographers. Professional-level equipment is not essential, but you must have a camera which can be set to at least 1600 ISO, and you should know how to increase or decrease exposure levels. Includes a chance to photograph a band.
Tickets for all workshops £16 from New Wolsey Theatre. 01473 295900 Maximum 25 places.


Horn Factory â?? Ipswich Jazz Festival, 24th June 2018, 15:00 to 17:00 at St Peter's by the Waterfront, St Peters Street, Ipswich (24.6 miles)
Enjoy free jazz gigs with some top local bands.
Horn Factory East Angliaâ??s premier Big Band. Nineteen of the top local musicians who create their own brand of fast moving, hard hitting, toe tapping contemporary jazz.


Jacqui Dankworth & Charlie Wood (with Chris Allard on guitar) â?? Ipswich Jazz Festival, 24th June 2018, 20:00 to 22:00 at St Peter's by the Waterfront, St Peters Street, Ipswich (24.6 miles)
Jacqui Dankworth is one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the UK. Her concert appearances and her stylistically diverse recordings showcase her virtuosic and effortless mastery of a wide spectrum of genres. Known primarily as a jazz singer, Jacqui also draws on folk, soul and blues influences. Her voice has been described as â??multi-facetedâ?? and â??incomparableâ??.
Charlie Wood is a singer/songwriter and keyboardist whose eclectic musical style incorporates elements of jazz, blues, traditional R&B and popular music. Wood is an accomplished and prolific singer/songwriter and has received stellar reviews for his original music.
Chris Allard has performed at many prestigious venues and festivals and he has performed/recorded with numerous big names. His last album received critical acclaim including four stars in Guitarist Magazine.
In partnership with Fleece Jazz Club.
Tickets: £21 (£20 if bought in advance from New Wolsey Theatre 01473 295900).


Essex vs. Somerset, 25th June 2018, 14:00 at County Cricket Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford (9.3 miles)
Essex play Somerset in this Specsavers County Championship - Division One game


Rura, 25th June 2018, 19:00 at Cambridge Junction 2, Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
Rura
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Our House, 27th June 2018 to 30th June 2018, 19:45 to 22:45 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (12.8 miles)
Have you ever wondered how one decision will affect the course of the rest of your life? Joe Casey's life is split in two when he has to decide which path to choose; good or bad? Featuring a collection of Madness hits including Baggy Trousers, It Must Be Love and, of course, Our House!

Contains mild strong language and adult themes

Tickets: �£12, �£10 (conc)

Saturday Matinee at 2.30 pm


Beltane Fire, 29th June 2018, 19:00 at Cambridge Junction 2, Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
Beltane Fire
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Magical Unicorn Weekends, 30th June 2018 to 1st July 2018 at Marsh Farm Country Park, Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford (14.7 miles)
Meet a unicorn, make a unicorn teddy + much more!


Ipswich Music Day, 1st July 2018, 12:00 to 19:00 at Christchurch Park, Bolton Lane, Ipswich (24.9 miles)
Ipswich Music Day is the UK's largest free one-day music festival in the UK - and it's suitable for the whole family!
The event hosts six stages featuring a selection of the brightest local unsigned artists found in East Anglia, spanning every genre of music.
What can the kids get up to? Henna, glitter tattoos, face painting, bungee trampolines and a fairground full of your favourite fun fair rides for starters.
We also have a market place selling gifts, jewellery, food products, clothing and balloons. And don't forget our street food - we have all the delicious dishes you could want.
When there's this much free entertainment right on your doorstep, you'd be mad to stay away!


Literature Luvvies! , 1st July 2018, 13:00 to 16:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (12.8 miles)
Annual Summer show featuring, Plays, Sketches written by the cast and Songs all based on famous Literature, from DOT Productions Youth Groups. Performances at 1pm and 3pm.

Tickets:�£ 8


An Evening of Clairvoyance with Ronnie Buckingham, 2nd July 2018 to 3rd July 2018, 19:30 to 21:30 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North, Colchester (12.8 miles)
Ronnie's aim is to reconnect members of the audience with friends and loved ones in the spirit world, and to pass on what they want to say. Often the communication includes snippets of information that although seemingly trivial to most of the audience, are highly significant to the recipient. Sceptical? Come along and make up your own mind.

Tickets: �£15


Heidi Talbot & John McCusker, 3rd July 2018, 19:00 at Cambridge Junction 2, Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
Heidi Talbot
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Essex vs. Sussex, 4th July 2018, 18:30 at County Cricket Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford (9.3 miles)
Essex play Sussex in this NatWest T20 Blast game


Pantaloons Open Air Theatre, 4th July 2018, 19:30 to 21:30 at Christchurch Park, Bolton Lane, Ipswich (24.9 miles)
Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, Ernest doesnâ??t exist. Or does heâ?¦? This energetic and musical production from the critically-acclaimed Pantaloonsâ?? infuses Wildeâ??s witty words with snappy new songs and frantically funny physical theatre to give this perennially popular play a hilarious contemporary twist!
The fantastic Pantaloons theatre company return to the Mansion Lawn in Christchurch Park, bringing their own unique flair to theatreâ??s greatest classics.
Make yourself comfortable with your own blankets and chairs â?? you can also bring your own picnic.
The performance will take place no matter the weather conditions. As they say, the show must go on!
If we deem the weather to be too dangerous beforehand we will make an announcement on social media asking you not to attend for your own safety


Gin & Vodka Festival, 6th July 2018 to 7th July 2018 at St Peter's by the Waterfront, St Peters Street, Ipswich (24.6 miles)
St Peter's by the Waterfront and iShakeit Cocktail Bars welcomes you to take part in the first Gin & Vodka Festival in Ipswich on the 6th and 7th July.
Enjoy some of the finest Gins & Vodkas from local distilleries that you won't find at any other festival. Some of the distillers will be on hand at the festival for you to talk with and learn more about the wonderful spirits they produce.
First 300 tickets sold get a free branded Gin Goblet for the event and the first Gin or Vodka Cocktail. Take the time to find out about Cocktail and Gin masterclasses.
As well as great Gins, Vodkas and Cocktail there will be some wonderful music from local bands and singers as well as locally produced festival food to make this an event to enjoy and remember for a long time.


Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits , 6th July 2018 to 7th July 2018 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (12.8 miles)
Open Sesame! Discover a treasure-trove of fun and laughter as witty writer Craig Hawes gives the timeless tale a twist in this mystical musical comedy! So, slip on your sandals for some sandy silliness as we take a thrilling carpet ride with Ali Baba and his crazy camel on an amazing Arabian adventure!

Tickets: �£9, �£7 (conc)
Starts at 7pm on 6th and 1.30pm and 4.30pm on 7th July 2018


Essex vs. Middlesex, 6th July 2018, 18:30 at County Cricket Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford (9.3 miles)
Essex play Middlesex in this NatWest T20 Blast game


Global Rhythm, 7th July 2018, 13:00 to 19:00 at Christchurch Park, Bolton Lane, Ipswich (24.9 miles)
If youâ??re looking for a colourful celebration of worldwide culture, look no further than Global Rhythm in 2018.
Enjoy a free day out including live music and art from across the world, set in the beautiful setting of Christchurch Park.
Travel the globe with a range of delicious cuisine, and hear fusions of musical genres that originated thousands of miles apart.
This festival really is all-inclusive in the best sense of the word! The event will also include a range of free workshops for you to get involved in!


Bury St Edmunds Farmers' Market, 8th July 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.


Summer Steam Gala, 8th July 2018, 10:00 to 16:30 at East Anglian Railway Museum, Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester (8 miles)
Weâ??re having an all out celebration of steam with ALL of our historic steam engines running to an intensive timetable. See how your parents and grandparents traveled by rail in 1950s British Railways coaches and travel back in time in our historic 19th century coaches. The museum will be fully open so, as well as riding the trains, you can explore the atmospheric Victorian station buildings, fully operational Signal Box and Restoration Shed for a â??behind the scenesâ?? look at our ongoing restoration programme.


Meet Bing & Flop, 8th July 2018, 10:30 to 17:00 at Colne Valley Railway, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham, Halstead (7.1 miles)
Bing and Flop will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day.


Indian Summer Mela, 8th July 2018, 12:00 to 18:00 at Christchurch Park, Bolton Lane, Ipswich (24.9 miles)
The Ipswich & Suffolk Indian Association are hosting the biggest and brightest celebration of Asian culture in Ipswich. The event will include a vibrant marketplace, an Indian food village with colourful dishes and sumptuous smells, performances all day long demonstrating the best of Indian dance and music, and a number of different workshops from everything from Bollywood dancing to cooking demonstration!


Oh Sees, 13th July 2018, 18:00 at Cambridge Junction, Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
Thee Oh Sees
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Essex vs. Glamorgan, 13th July 2018, 18:30 at County Cricket Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford (9.3 miles)
Essex play Glamorgan in this NatWest T20 Blast game


Flying Legends, 14th July 2018, 8:00 at IWM Duxford, Duxfield Airfield, Duxford, Cambridge (20.2 miles)
Flying Legends
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Craft & Gift Fair, 14th July 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.


My Fair Lady , 18th July 2018 to 22nd July 2018 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (12.8 miles)
Don't miss this chance of seeing 'My Fair Lady' at the Headgate Theatre produced by Platform Musicals and Plays a group renowned for producing good quality shows. This was a show hailed by the Daily Mail as "a show against which all others will be measured", and the Daily Telegraph as "probably the greatest musical of all time". With music you love and a show that leaves you smiling for days, book your tickets early to save any disappointment.

Tickets: �£15

Performances at 7.45pm from 18 - 21 July and at 2.30pm on 21 & 22 July


Rapture Gaming Festival, 20th July 2018 to 22nd July 2018, 10:00 to 17:00 at Charter Hall, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester (13.1 miles)
Rapture Gaming Festival
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Kids Run the Railway, 21st July 2018, 10:00 to 13:00 at East Anglian Railway Museum, Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester (8 miles)
Let off steam at these great new kidsâ?? activity days! Under supervision from our friendly volunteers, come and have a go at operating the crossing gates, be a train guard for a day or learn how the signals work in our historic signal box. You can ride our classic diesel train as well.
Due to us being a working railway yard, all kids must be accompanied by one adult who will be admitted FREE. Any additional adults should pay normal admission. Please make sure the kids wear old clothes (they WILL get dirty!) and sturdy shoes. Places are strictly limited so everyone gets a go at everything â?? pre-booking is essential.


Kids Run the Railway, 21st July 2018, 13:00 to 16:00 at East Anglian Railway Museum, Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester (8 miles)
Let off steam at these great new kidsâ?? activity days! Under supervision from our friendly volunteers, come and have a go at operating the crossing gates, be a train guard for a day or learn how the signals work in our historic signal box. You can ride our classic diesel train as well.
Due to us being a working railway yard, all kids must be accompanied by one adult who will be admitted FREE. Any additional adults should pay normal admission. Please make sure the kids wear old clothes (they WILL get dirty!) and sturdy shoes. Places are strictly limited so everyone gets a go at everything â?? pre-booking is essential.


Essex vs. Hampshire, 21st July 2018, 18:30 at County Cricket Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford (9.3 miles)
Essex play Hampshire in this NatWest T20 Blast game


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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