Tuesday 16th October, 7:30 pm. Essex Wildlife
Trust Braintree Local Group Illustrated Talk: Why Trees Matter.
With Tricia Moxey, covering what is a tree and how they are useful to
us as well as other living organisms and why we need more of them. In
St Andrews Church Hall, Halstead CO9 2LD. No need to book, £3 donation
payable on the day
Saturday October 27th, 10am to noon. Pew
Boot Sale in St Andrew's Church, Earls Colne. Pews £5
each, details from 07908138853. Refreshments available.
Saturday 27th October, 9.30am - 11.30am,
Quality Jumble sale to be held at St Francis Church Hall, Colchester
Rd, Halstead (opposite cemetery). Good quality clothing
for all ages, bric-a-brac, household goods, etc. Free car parking. 20p
admission. All proceeds to be donated to charity.
Wednesday 31 October. Wethersfield Floral
Group Opening Evening, with Kellyann Pythian, Honeysuckle Flowers.
She will be creating spectacular Halloween arrangements for us during
the evening, all of which are raffled at the end of the night. 7.00
for 8.00pm, Wethersfield Village Hall, £8 for guests, which includes
wine and light refreshments. Stalls in the Hall at the start of the
evening, to start browsing for Christmas! Tickets available in advance
from 01371 851422, or on the door on the night. Contact by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday 31st October, 6pm – 7pm. St
Andrew’s Church, Earls Colne. Luminous. Let the light
shine in the darkness. Refreshments – Crafts – Games – Fun. All Welcome
Saturday 3rd November from 10am. Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Event.
Tower Trail 2018 at Layer Marney Tower, Layer Marney, Colchester C05
9US. Join us for a 5 mile walk
starting and finishing at England’s tallest Tudor Gatehouse with access
to the grounds and adventure playground at Layer Marney Towers. The
walk on the whole will be over fields and farmland in the beautiful
Saturday 3 November 2018. Halstead &
District Horticultural Society Late Flower & Vegetable Show at the
Queens Hall, Halstead, 2.00-4.00pm. Come and see Flowers,
vegetables, cookery/craft and children's entries. Entry 50p includes
free refreshments. There will be a Raffle drawn after presentation of
the Trophies at 4.00pm. We look forward to seeing you there! For further
information visit www.halsteadhorticulturalsociety.org
5th November. Solar Society meeting, your local adult educational learning
group in The Memorial Hall, Castle Hedingham. The
talk given by Simon Frampton from the Sudbury Film Society will be a
talk on the actor, Michael Caine. The talk starts at 2.30pm and lasts
for about 2 hours including a break for refreshments . Refreshments
are free. All welcome. No membership fee. Entrance: £4.00. For more
details contact Miles Scrivens 01787-469766 or Wanda Sellar 01787- 463459
Saturday 10th November 2018 from 1.30pm to 4pm. Wethersfield Remembers.
Join us, Wethersfield Village Hall trustees, the Royal British Legion
and Wethersfield History Group in commemorating the end of World War
1 in Wethersfield Village Hall. Information
and photos of the many local young men who lost their lives will be
displayed plus archive photos of Wethersfield and surrounding areas.
There will also be a display of childrens artwork and “Tommy” kindly
loaned by the Finchingfield branch of the Royal British Legion. Stay
awhile and enjoy tea, coffee and a slice or two of delicious home-made
cake, with fairy cakes and squash for the children. £1 entrance fee
payable on the door, children free. If you have any queries contact
Margaret McCloud on 01371 850934 or by email email@example.com
Saturday 10th November 2018. Table Top Sales in Aldham Village Hall
(off A1124). Event starts at 10.30.am. Entrance
Free. Refreshments available also. If you would like to book a stall,
please contact Anne on 01206 211624. Table hire is £5,00. Aldham Village
Hall provides your table and seating. Very popular event, please book
early to avoid disappointment.
Wednesday 14th November. Save the Date – Essex Police Rural Crime Awareness
Day. The event is free to attend and will be at Slamseys Farm, Blackley
Lane, Great Notley, Braintree, CM77 7QW, open to visitors
from 10am until 3pm. The Rural Crime Awareness Day will have something
for everyone; farmers, businesses and also those living within rural
locations. The aim of the event is to reduce rural crime by building
stronger links with the rural and farming community, raise awareness
of security measures and products. A number of companies and organisations
will be exhibiting their products and services alongside police personnel
and partners to provide crime prevention, security measures and personal
safety advice. This will be the 5th Rural Crime Awareness Day hosted
by Essex Police.
Saturday 17th November 2018. The Helen
Rollason Cancer Charity Fundraising Team are busy organising our very
first Tower Trail at Layer Marney Towers taking place.
The 5 mile route will be over fields and farmland in the beautiful surrounding
countryside. The walk also includes access to the towers, the grounds
and adventure playground. Layer Marney Towers are England’s tallest
Tudor gatehouse, which stands within the Essex landscape, commanding
views to the River Blackwater and surrounding countryside beyond. Dogs
on leads are welcome and your ticket includes something warming to eat
before you set off and a hot drink and treat upon your return.
Adults: £15.00 Children 5 and over: £8.00 Family Ticket: £38.00 (2 adults,
2 children 5 and over)
For tickets please visit www.helenrollason.org.uk or call 01245 380719.
Saturday November 17th at 7.30pm. Autumn
Concert: The Armed Man. Halstead Choral will present
Karl Jenkins' popular work in St. Andrew's Church, Halstead. Tickets
at £10 are available from Ziel in Earls Colne, Willow and Grey in Halstead,
or on the door.
Sunday 18th November, 10-3pm. SESAW CHRISTMAS
FAIR at The Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9DX. Seasonal
gifts and decorations, crafts, jewellery, glass, games and lots more.
Big raffle and tombola. Snacks, refreshments, free parking. 50p adult
entry. All proceeds to Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity
No.1124029. Tables available, phone 01206 263269 to book
Tuesday 20th November 7:30pm. Essex Wildlife Trust Braintree Local Group
Illustrated Talk: Summer Migrants. Bird ringer Barry
Williams will be here to talk to us about the summer visitors that have
now left us for the winter. Find out who has flown and where they have
gone. Barry will also touch on some of the overseas birds already living
in these destinations. In St Andrews Church Hall, Halstead CO9 2LD.
No need to book, £3 donation payable on the day
Saturday 24th and
Sunday 25th November 2018. Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Event.
Christmas Gift & Food Fair 2018 – Chelmsford at
Chelmsford City Race Course from 10am.
Saturday 24th November, 10.30am until
1.00pm. Great Maplestead Christmas Fair in Great Maplestead Village
Hall. Lots of stalls including Bric a Brac, Toys, Cakes
& Produce, Christmas Cards, Woodcraft, Bags & Scarves, Christmas
Decorations, Metalwork, Jewellery and much much more!!! There will be
a Raffle and Refreshments will be available. For more information contact
Liz Newton 01787 461308
Sunday 25th November, 6.00pm. Sudbury
Symphony Orchestra Concert in St Peter’s Church, Market Hill, Sudbury
CO10 1TL. Sudbury Symphony Orchestra are delighted that
Jill Morton returns as soloist for our evening of Scandinavian music.
We start the evening in Norway with Grieg’s Piano Concerto which Jill
played for us exactly 10 years ago to critical acclaim. It is then a
short trip across the water to Denmark with Carl Nielsen’s 1st Symphony.
This concert is also the 10th anniversary for our conductor Matt Andrews
so it will be very special night for the orchestra.
Jill enjoys a highly successful career as soloist, chamber musician
and teacher. Her performances have taken her throughout Britain and
across Europe and have received critical acclaim. Since making her professional
debut, she has performed in all the major concert halls throughout Britain
and has worked with many eminent conductors.
Grieg’s Piano Concerto is a firm favourite for both audience and players
with its glorious solo lines and soaring lyrical passages. Nielsen’s
first symphony may not be as well known as the Grieg but it is just
as expressive a work and is a delight for both player and listener.
It has energy, vigour and a luminous soundscape – it really does deserve
to be played more often. We hope you will join us for a very special
musical evening and to celebrate 10 years under the baton of Matthew
Friday 30th November 2018, 3:30pm – 6:30pm.
Christmas Fair at St Andrew’s Primary School, Bulmer, Sudbury, CO10
7EH. Everyone is welcome. Come along to our Christmas
fair and buy Christmas gifts. There will be refreshments (inc beer and
mulled wine), hot food and cake stall. An afternoon of fun for the children
too. Gift stalls, Craft stalls, Games, Tombola, Raffle and not forgetting…
Sunday 2nd December. Helen Rollason Cancer
Charity Event. Christmas Gift & Food Fair 2018 - Colchester at Firstsite,
Colchester from 10am. We will be showcasing independent
retailers who will stock a variety of items for Christmas including
gifts, homeware, jewellery, art, books, toys, gourmet delights and much
Monday December 3rd. Solar Society meeting,
your local adult educational learning group in The Memorial Hall, Church
Lane, Castle Hedingham. The members of the Solar Society
committee will give short biographies of their own particular heroes.
‘Hark the Heroes’ will be quite varied and various! December 3rd is
the Christmas meeting and there will be cake and mulled wine—non-alcoholic!
The talk starts at 2.30pm and lasts for about 2 hours including a break
for refreshments . Refreshments are free. All welcome. No membership
fee. Entrance: £4.00. For more details contact Miles Scrivens 01787-469766
or Wanda Sellar 01787- 463459