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Events this Month

Swing Time wtih Five Star Swing , 30th January 2020, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Swing-along with songs from Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald. Five Star swing have featured on BBC TV's Children in Need, Dame Vera Lynn's Charity Ball, London's Leicester Square Theatre and Blackpool's Tower Ballroom. The band includes Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra and Chris Smith Jr., composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band and the Herb Miller Big Band. "Swing and Song of the highest order" - Telegraph.

Tickets: £16, £14 (OAP, FTS, under 16's)


She Said, He Said, They Said , 31st January 2020 to 1st February 2020, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
An evening of musical theatre presented by the University Centre Colchester second year degree students. Featuring songs from well-established and contemporary musicals.

Tickets: £10, £5 (OAP, FTS, under 16's)

Saturday matinee at 2.30 pm


Darkside - The Pink Floyd Show -15 Year Anniversary Tour, 1st February 2020, 18:45 at St Peter's, 22 King Street, Sudbury (10.9 miles)
Darkside Performing the Pink Floyd Show
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Les Liaison Dangereuses, 4th February 2020 to 8th February 2020, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Paper Lantern are proud to present 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses', Christopher Hampton's classic play based on the scandalous eighteenth-century French novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Set in precarious times shortly before the French Revolution, the play deliciously documents the cruel games and manipulation of a bored aristocracy. The central characters, The Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont are two narcissistic rivals (and ex-lovers) who use seduction as a vengeful weapon to control and exploit others. While these ruthless aristocrats toy with other people's hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.

Contains material of an adult nature.


Tickets: £15, £12 (OAP, FTS, under 16's)

Saturday matinee at 2.30 pm


Dare To Be Different , 12th February 2020 to 15th February 2020, 19:45 to 22:45 at Headgate Theatre Colchester , Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Don't conform... Perform! Our society wants everyone to be "normal" - but, as individuals, we are different. We "want to break free", be accepted for our individuality and "make our own kind of music". An evening's entertainment featuring a diverse range of songs from musical theatre and pop.


Tickets: £12.50, £10 (under 12's, Over 65's and people with disabilities)

Saturday matinee performance at 2.30 pm


Gusford Primary School Choir, 13th February 2020, 13:00 to 14:00 at Museum Street Methodist Church entrance, Black Horse Lane, Ipswich (13.7 miles)
Gusford is a large urban primary school serving the community of South West Ipswich. The Gusford Choir, now in its fifth year, is open to all children across Key Stage 2. They give regular concerts at school, have also performed for wider audiences at Snape Maltings and alongside the Ipswich Symphony Orchestra in their family concert, and for the children at a neighbouring Special School and OAPs at a lunch-club in the town. The children have explored a range of songs, singing in unison, parts, rounds and different languages. They look forward to sharing these with you. 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.


Children's Crafts - The first signs of Spring, 15th February 2020, 10:30 to 16:00 at Ickworth, Ickworth (22.2 miles)
With Spring on the horizon, February half term's crafts explore Ickworth coming to life again.


Free for All , 16th February 2020, 14:00 to 17:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Free For All pays tribute to a health service still rated the most efficient and successful in the world. Based on interviews with health professionals, the show celebrates their passionate dedication to a publicly owned health care system free for all at the point of delivery.

Show sponsored by Colchester TUC, Peoples Assembly and Unite Community.

Call the Box Office for tickets on 01206 366000 or email tickets@headgatetheatre.co.uk


Tickets: £12, £10 Trade Union Members, £8 (Over 60's, FTS, Unemployed)


An Evening of Clairvoyance with Ronnie Buckingham , 17th February 2020, 19:30 to 21:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
If you're not already convinced about an afterlife, why not come along, listen to Ronnie and let him help you decide?

Tickets £ 15


Joanna Eden & The George Double Trio - Sondheim & ME, 19th February 2020, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Sondheim & Me, is a must for those with a passion for jazz and musical theatre, as singer/pianist Joanna Eden honours the 'Godfather of Modern Musical Theatre'. In a journey from 'West Side Story' to 'Into the Woods', Joanna explores the jazzy side of Stephen Sondheim without losing the theatrical truth. Enjoy her fresh take on classics like Send in the Clowns, Being Alive, Giants in the Sky, The Miller's Son and more.


Tickets: £15


A Night at the Musicals , 21st February 2020 to 22nd February 2020 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Theatretrain Colchester invite you to join them for a Night at the Musicals. Our talented students aged between six and eighteen will dance, act and sing their way through musical theatre numbers from The Lion King, Billy Elliot and Dear Evan Hansen.


Tickets: £10, £8 (60+, FTS, under 16's)

Friday 21st - Saturday 22nd at 7pm also 1pm and 4pm Saturday


Musical Box: A Genesis Extravaganza, 22nd February 2020, 19:00 at Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Westcliff-On-Sea (22.5 miles)
The Musical Box
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Romeo and Juliet , 24th February 2020 to 29th February 2020, 19:45 to 22:45 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Following their very well received productions of 'Radiant Vermin' and 'Macbeth' - Protocol are back at the Headgate and proud to present their latest production from the bard! Prepare yourselves for a Romeo and Juliet with the usual Protocol flare. Perfect for Shakespeare lovers and those studying the text for GCSE alike!


Tickets: £12, £10 (OAP, FTS, under 16's)

Saturday Matinee at 2pm


Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, 27th February 2020 to 29th February 2020, 19:00 to 22:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North (0.1 miles)
Octopus Buffalo. Shanghai. Yellow. Aliens. Pasties. Terrorism. Creep. Wasted. California. Rhinoceros. Lemons. Lemons. Lemons. Lemons. Lemons. Lemons." Bernadette and Oliver meet and fall in love at a funeral for a cat. Their growing relationship is tried and tested as any relationship is: choosing what to have for dinner, playing 'Articulate', faithfulness, disagreements on current affairs... but when the 'Hush Law' is introduced by the government, having just 140 words a day in which to do it presents a new challenge for them.

Includes sexual content and swearing


Tickets: £10, £8 (OAP, FTS)

Saturday matinee at 3pm


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 (0.5 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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