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Events this Month

Mitchell and Vincent , 16th October 2021, 19:30 to 22:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (23.1 miles)
The Westcountry duo’s fiddle and guitar playing has been described by Acoustic magazine as, “Stunning”, while Bright Young Folk praised their music for, "Providing skilled arrangements and expert delivery of tunes and songs which showcase the vibrancy, and variety, of folk music across Britain. A thoroughly engaging and enjoyable experience.”
Web site: www.mitchellandvincent.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mitchellandvincent
Twitter: @mitchellandvin plus @mitchellandvinc
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/MitchellandVincent

Tickets - £ 12 plus booking fee


The Letter of Last Resort , 17th October 2021, 17:00 to 20:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (23.1 miles)
Tickets for this production go on general release from 30th September

It’s late on the night after the general election and the new Prime Minister is working when she is interrupted by a civil servant. He has a request - a letter needs to be written. It will take a ‘moment’ to write but its implications are for all time. Performed by Lisa Day and Robert Gordon Clark. All proceeds are being donated to Reverse Rett.

£20 (All tickets) - including drinks and nibbles


Wind in the Willows Workshop, 26th October 2021 to 29th October 2021, 9:30 to 16:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (23.1 miles)
A four day musical theatre workshop based on the well known story by Kenneth Grahame, adapted by Griff Scott.

Headgate Theatre Workshops

We all know the story of Toad of Toad Hall… now, imagine that tale punctuated by musical theatre numbers such as 'Greased Lightening', '9 to 5', 'Consider Yourself', and 'Money Money Money'! There’s something for everyone in this fun workshop - new friends, new confidence, and new skills. The Friday afternoon closes with a presentation to parents, who will be amazed - guaranteed! The workshop is suitable for ages 8 to 16.

£100 'earlybird' price for places booked before 30th September (applicable to first child only).
Standard price £110.
£10 Sibling discount.


Brimstone and Treacle , 27th October 2021 to 30th October 2021, 19:45 to 22:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (23.1 miles)
Dennis Potter’s clever, disturbing and highly-controversial morality tale concerns Mr and Mrs Bates, a dull, middle-aged couple, whose only daughter, Pattie, has been “reduced to a vegetable” following a car accident two years previous. Suddenly, polite, helpful and clean-cut Martin enters their lives with devastating consequences. "Warning: Contains scenes of racism and sexual assault"

Tickets - £ 12 plus booking fee

Saturday matinee performance at 2.30 pm


The Dream of a Ridiculous Man , 3rd November 2021, 19:45 to 20:45 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (23.1 miles)
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, adapted by Pat Whymark from the short story by Dostoevsky .
A fantastical tale of new beginnings, featuring Julian Harries as the Ridiculous Man, with Pat Whymark and Emily Bennett providing live musical accompaniment. It tells the story of a man who, much like Scrooge in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, has a dream which saves his life, brings him back from the edge of despair, reconnects him to society and restores his faith in humanity. Its a poignant, funny and cathartic piece, particularly appropriate for this present moment in time.
A one act play, 50 mins long.

Tickets Adult: £12 Under 21s £8 plus booking fee


Jumpy , 10th November 2021 to 13th November 2021, 19:45 to 22:45 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North, Colchester (23.1 miles)
Hilary is fifty years old and once protested at Greenham Common. She is now a married, middle class mum with a shop-owner husband and a stroppy teenage daughter. A classic mid-life crisis play, Jumpy is funny, deliciously rude and at times piercingly moving. Warning: the show includes a gunshot, occasional adult language and a scene featuring some nudity.

Saturday Matinee at 2.30 pm

Tickets £13, £10 (Students, 65+)


Local Clubs

Chelmsford Chess Club meet at North Springfield Community Association, Forsythia Close, Chelmsford (7.6 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 Gym Club meet at Chelmsford, Rodney Way, Chelmsford (5.2 miles)
The club started about 30 years ago and has always been based at Dovedale Sports Centre, Vicarage Road, Chelmsford. Julie Belemore, the current Head Coach, took over the club in 1992. When Julie took over the club had 20 girls, training on two badminton courts on a Saturday. We now have over 300 gymnasts training throughout the week at our purpose built centre which opened in April 2012.
We currently have 3 Essex champions: 2 silver medalists and a regional finalist and the British 2011 Veterans Champion
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01245 290990, email the club or visit thier website


Chelmsford Ice Dance Club meet at Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre, Victoria Road, Chelmsford (6.4 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 (5.6 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 (6.3 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


Dreamcatchers WDC meet at Keene Hall, Galleywood, Watchouse Road, Chelmsford (4.2 miles)
As from Saturday November 27th 2004, Dreamcatchers WDC are moving to a new venue - Keene Hall, Galleywood Although we are still using Marconi's Sports and Athletic Club for certain nights in 2005.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Sam/Ruth on 01245 252995 or 07740 302795, email Sam/Ruth or visit thier website


Essex Acorn User Group meet at Great Baddow Village Hall (5.8 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


Grove Tennis Club meet at Grove Lawn Tennis Club, Moulsham Drive, Chelmsford (5.5 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


Horseshoe CMC meet at Barstable Community Centre, South Riding, Basildon (4.4 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Roy and Jen on 01268 728738 or 07837 063080


Nashville CWMC meet at Laindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Basildon (3.8 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Jean on 01268 280239


Rancho Grande meet at Orsett Cock, Stanford Road, Orsett, Grays (7.9 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Dave on 01375 841207


Silver Wings meet at Marconi Athletic & Social Club, Beehive Lane, Chelmsford (5.4 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


Silverado CWMC meet at BAE Systems Hall, Gardiners Lane South, Basildon (3.5 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Allen/Jean on 01708 472537


Smokey Mountain CWC meet at Blue House Community Centre, Laindon Link, Basildon (3.7 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Jackie on 01268 413159


South Essex Gymnastics Club meet at Basildon Sporting Village, Cranes Farm Road, Basildon (3.4 miles)
We offer parent and toddler classes that are open for anybody to come with their children and structured Pre-school classes for children from the age of 2 years. We offer one hour Gymschool classes for children who are at full time school and are beginners. We also offer a slightly more advanced class that lasts for two hours. We have squad groups in all three of our disciplines; Men’s and Women’s Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics. They train from one day a week to six days a week depending on their level of ability. We have classes for adult gymnastics, freestyle and disability gymnastics. We also run fun sessions in the holidays and the gym is available at the weekends to host parties.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01268 722479 or visit thier website


Waco's CWC meet at South Hanningfield Village Hall, South Hanningfield Road, Wickford (3 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01268 726270


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