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Events this Month

Jamie Lenman (ex Reuben), 23rd February 2018, 19:30 at Chinnerys, Southend, Marine Parade, Southend-On-Sea (22.3 miles)
Jamie Lenman (ex Reuben)
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The Enormous Room, 23rd February 2018, 19:30 at DanceEast, Jerwood Dance House, Foundry Lane, Ipswich (13.6 miles)
In The Enormous Room, the past is still present and memories collide with reality. Combining exquisite detail in movement with evocative text and design, the production takes the audience somewhere between this world and the next.
Dave's wife Jackie is gone, but he still sees her everywhere. She is lying in his bed, sitting at the kitchen table and laughing with their daughter Sam. Dave is not going anywhere and has withdrawn into the living room. He has built the walls up high and is refusing to let the future in.
DanceEast's performance group for adults with additional needs, Spin Off, will present a commissioned film made with Stopgap company dancers in the Wellbeing Studio at 6.30pm (free).

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Cotton Cafe, 24th February 2018, 10:00 to 12:00 at Cotton Village Hall, Blacksmith Road, Cotton, Blacksmith Road, Cotton, Stowmarket (23.2 miles)
Free entry. Cafe at Cotton Village Hall, Blacksmith Road, Cotton, IP14 4QN from 10.00am till 12 noon on Saturday, 24 February 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). See http://cotton.onesuffolk.net/


Glass Onion Band, 24th February 2018, 19:45 to 23:59 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
The Glass Onion four-piece band proudly presents a fab evening of music celebrating many memorable classics (and some rarities....!) of the Beatles. This local band has achieved sell-out shows and standing ovations. With great harmonies, let Glass Onion 'Come Together' and provide you an opportunity to 'Get Back' to the sensational sixties. The appeal of the Beatles spans every generation and Glass Onion will 'Help!' you through all of the different eras of the Fab Four's music including an intimate and fun acoustic set not to be forgotten! Tickets £ 12


The Mayor's Players , 25th February 2018 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
A collection of extremely memorable, witty and hilarious sketches and songs familiar to all lovers of great comedy performed by the most talented artistes in the Colchester area. Laughter is guaranteed.
There will be bad language and adult themes
Tickets: £10


Pandora's Box by Jonathan Young, 26th February 2018 to 28th February 2018 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
A spellbinding new play, fusing drama, storytelling, illustration, music and dance, performed by a cast of professional actors and a chorus of community members. Like the sublime stories and mystical worlds of J.K. Rowling and Phillip Pullman, this is a timeless tale that appeals to all ages; an epic story of friendship, courage and sacrifice. Suitable for 7 +
Contact nmtautomatics@outlook.com for details on free workshops and the exciting opportunity to be part of the community chorus!
Tickets: £11, £10 (seniors), £9 (students/under 16)
Monday 26th - Tuesday 27th from 5.00pm to 9.00pm Performance: 28th February 7.30pm


The Sam Plackett Trio , 2nd March 2018 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
The Sam Plackett Trio will be returning to the Headgate for an evening of hard-bop, Latin and modern jazz. Colchester-born guitarist Sam Plackett will be accompanied by the remarkable drumming of Tom Jiggins and the legendary Pete Whittaker on Jazz Organ. The members of the ensemble are currently performing their soon-to-be released album and this show at the Headgate is a chance to hear their new material before anyone else. Strictly age 12+. The show will contain loud music.
Tickets: £10, £8 (students, people with disabilities, ISM/MU members)


Icons of the 80s, 2nd March 2018, 19:30 at Regent Theatre, St Helens Street, Ipswich (14 miles)
Icons of the 80s
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A History of Refugees in Ipswich, 8th March 2018, 13:00 to 14:00 at Museum Street Methodist Church, Black Horse Lane, Ipswich (13.7 miles)
Over the centuries, Ipswich has become home to many different groups of refugees from around the world, from the Huguenots of the late 17th century to Basque refugee children and more recent arrivals fleeing persecution and conflict in countries such as Iraq and Syria. This talk aims to reveal the fascinating history of refugees in Ipswich, the mark they have left on the town, and the work of Suffolk Refugee Support in helping our refugee communities.

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.


Sweetshop Revolution's International Women's Day Talk, 8th March 2018, 18:00 at DanceEast, Jerwood Dance House, Foundry Lane, Ipswich (13.6 miles)
Sally Marie will be talking and inviting discussion on women's experiences of relationships across the last 300 years. Drawing on her research into women and sexuality, which has formed the basis of her new work BeautifuL, this discussion coincides with both International Women's Day and the centenary of women winning the vote.


Audiences are invited for a free glass of wine and a chance to hear some of Sally Marie's discoveries, with the opportunity for questions and a chance to share your own perspectives.

Open to all.
https://goo.gl/byYAfq


Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown , 9th March 2018 to 10th March 2018 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... having to take a stand... or turning round and going back. These are the stories and characters of today. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown, this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.
Saturday matinee performance at 1.30pm
Recommended age 12+ due to some strong language
Tickets: £12


BeautifuL , 9th March 2018, 19:30 at DanceEast, Jerwood Dance House, Foundry Lane, Ipswich (13.6 miles)
Following a sell-out performance in 2016, Sally Marie's company Sweetshop Revolution returns to the Jerwood Dancehouse with a brand new piece of dance theatre.
BeautifuL encompasses movement and text, exploring love and sexuality from the point of view of women; what is fantasised about, desired and permissible within the complex web of social structures, expectations and cultural history.
Extraordinary dancers will lead us through their own experience of sexuality and love, and this is contrasted with an exploration of the history of women's sexuality over the last three hundred years.

This piece, along with looking at gender, will also be celebrating the solidarity of woman, taking femininity to a more truthful place, past the gloss of media spin and pressure to conform. BeautifuL is a doorway into a dialogue about how women and men are experiencing relationships, sexuality and the body right now. And at the heart of it lies a question: how do we love and how has it changed?

https://goo.gl/x2cm2p


XWA Pro Wrestling Live In Colchester feat: Former WWE Superstar Simon Gotch & More, 11th March 2018, 15:00 at Charter Hall, Cowdray Avenue (0.6 miles)
XWA Professional Wrestling
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Paul Carrack, 11th March 2018, 19:00 at Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Westcliff-On-Sea (22.5 miles)
Paul Carrack
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Bazaar and Rummage , 14th March 2018 to 17th March 2018, 19:45 to 23:59 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Set in 1981, the play sees a group of agoraphobic women and their well- meaning social workers stage a jumble sale to raise awareness of their condition. Confessions and secrets are shared in this bittersweet comedy looking at the strength and frailty of women battling this awful condition.
Contains sexual themes and VERY adult language. Not suitable for children.
Tickets: £13, £11 (seniors), £10 (students)
Saturday matinee performance at 2.30pm


Raymond Froggatt & His Band, 18th March 2018, 12:45 at Best Western Hotel (Suffolk Suite), Old London Road, Copdock, Ipswich (10.8 miles)
Raymond Froggatt & His Band
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Lindisfarne, 18th March 2018, 18:45 at Best Western Hotel (Suffolk Suite), Old London Road, Copdock, Ipswich (10.8 miles)
Lindisfarne
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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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