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Events this Month

Ady Johnson and Adrian Nation , 13th December 2017, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Ady Johnson's Colchester Christmas shows have become a popular annual event. This year, Ady teams up with fellow singer-songwriter and acoustic guitar master Adrian Nation. Both local Adrians' new and highly anticipated albums will be available for the first time at this double-headline Christmas special.

Tickets: �£12, �£10 (conc)


IAA Lunchtime Concert - Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir, 14th December 2017, 13:00 to 14:00 at Museum Street Methodist Church, Black Horse Lane, Ipswich (13.7 miles)
Formed in April 1968, the SCMV Choir has built a reputation and tradition for music to entertain a wide variety of audiences. One of its main purposes is to assist local communities and charitable organisations in their fundraising, whilst representing the Constabulary. The choir is pleased to recruit and welcome members from all walks of life, with or without a connection to the Constabulary. It is currently busy planning celebrations to mark its fiftieth anniversary in 2018.

Admission is free with a retiring collection to defray expenses. Donations of at least �£2.00 per head are valued to maintain the series. Tea and coffee are served from 12.30pm.


Santa Specials, 16th December 2017 to 17th December 2017 at Mid Suffolk Light Railway, Wetheringsett (23.3 miles)
The perennial treat for children up to 10 years old. A steam train ride on the Santa Special to North Pole Halt for an individual visit to Santa in his Magic Brakevan. A present for every child, childrenâ??s entertainment and a mince pie and a drink for everyone.
*Please note tickets must be booked in advance.


Cotton Cafe, 16th December 2017, 10:00 to 12:00 at Cotton Village Hall, Blacksmith Road, Cotton, Stowmarket (23.2 miles)
Special Christmas Cafe at Cotton Village Hall, Blacksmith Road, Cotton, IP14 4QN from 10.00am till 12 noon on Saturday, 16 December 2017. Browse and shop at our craft and produce stalls. Special Christmas Tombola. Meet with friends and buy a delicious brunch (bread rolls with your choice of filling: bacon, bacon & egg, sausage. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and mince pies). See http://cotton.onesuffolk.net/


Christmas at Landguard Fort, 16th December 2017, 12:00 to 19:00 at Landguard Fort, View Point Road, Felixstowe, View Point Road, Felixstowe (15.9 miles)
Felixstowe's BIG festive family treat! Come and enjoy Christmas at Landguard Fort.

- Visit Father Christmas in his grotto, with a present for every child (entry by pre-booked timed tickets only).
- Live J.S. and The Lockerbillies Rock and Roll Christmas Party (1700-1900).
- Live music and choirs, including Martlesham Brass Band, Orwell Connection Choir, The Felix Stowaways, Felixstowe Harmonies and Felixstowe Salvation Army Band.
- Craft and gift stalls.
- Seasonal displays, including Felixstowe Museum.
- Felixstowe Country Market and Guide Dogs.
- Snow Queen and 'Olaf'.
- Snow machines.
- Children's storytelling and Fab Faces (face-painting for small charge).
- Christmas Quiz Trail around the Fort.
- Food and Bar (Lions Club of Felixstowe BBQ, Adnams Felixstowe and Bombay Nite).

There are two ticket options. Both include entrance to Fort, festive activities and entertainment.
OPTION 1: WITHOUT A VISIT TO SANTA'S GROTTO - Adults �£6.00, Child �£4.00. OPTION 2: WITH A VISIT TO SANTA'S GROTTO - Adults �£6.00, Child �£7.00. Please note, there are NO tickets for a visit to Santa's Grotto on the door.


Lady's Inconvenience, 16th December 2017, 20:00 to 22:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Essex based improv troupe LADY'S INCONVENIENCE are back after their acclaimed debut show at The Headgate earlier this year. They will be joined by other local comedy troupes to bring you an evening of festive improv fun! There will be music, mince pies and laughter. Christmas jumpers are encouraged.

This will be a BSL interpreted performance.

Tickets: �£8(carers go free)


Sherlock Holmes and the Hooded Lance , 5th January 2018 to 6th January 2018 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Holmes and Watson face their stiffest challenge yet, in the shape of the Hooded Lance, their newest and deadliest adversary, who is hell bent on spoiling everyone's Christmas and being really annoying! Can our intrepid duo save the festive season from the clutches of this dastardly demon. Can they cook his goose, or will he crush their baubles and make prize turkeys of them?
Performance starts at 7.30pm on 5th and 6pm on 6th
Tickets £ 12, £ 8


Jack and the Beanstalk , 11th January 2018 to 13th January 2018 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
A tale of love, adventure and some beans! A gruesome giant, a wicked witch, a fabulous fairy, a brave hero, the obligatory village idiot, a daft dame and, of course, a cute and cuddly cow! Packed with jokes and slapstick, this pantomime has enough audience participation to leave you hoarse at the end of the show
Performances at 7.30pm on 11th & 12th January and at 1pm & 5pm on 13th January 2018.
Tickets �£ 11, �£ 9.50


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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