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The Essex Christmas Festival
Saturday 17th November 2018 to Sunday 18th November 2018 10.00 to 5.00
Crowne Plaza Five Lakes, Maldon, Maldon   CM9 8HX
The Christmas Festival with something for everybody from amazing shopping, the Circus, an array of some wonderful Choirs, Father Christmas, meet our Reindeer Festive and Christmas, Cookery Demonstrations from British Bake Off and Masterchef Contestants, the Festivals of Dogs Christmas Pawtry and many other fabulous attractions
Cost: Online Discounts £8.00 adults and £4 children - None Discounted Tickets available on the day
More details: paula@classicfestivals.co.uk

LADS - How The Other Half Loves
Wednesday 21st November 2018 to Saturday 24th November 2018 19:30
The Tractor Shed, London Heys Farm, Latchingdon   CM3 6LQ
Latchingdon Arts & Drama Society (LADS) present the hilarious comedy by Alan Ayckbourn, 'How The Other Half Loves'. Performed by amateur actors, this comedy/face will have two acts. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks will be available to buy during the interval.
Cost: Wednesday £7, Thursday, Friday and Saturday £8
More details: www.ladsdrama.co.uk

Goldhanger Film Club: Manchester By The Sea
Wednesday 21st November 2018 Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start
Goldhanger Village Hall, Head Street, Goldhanger   CM9 8AY
Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy. Cert: 15
Cost: £6
More details: Advance bookings only please - jillcrooks66@icloud.com

Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts "A Problem Of Our Kind" Album Launch Tour
Friday 23rd November 2018 20:00-22:45
The Blue Boar, 3-7 Silver St., Maldon   CM9 4QE
“Katriona and Jamie are at the heart of everything with increasingly impressive singing and playing.”R2 5* Review A Problem Of Our Kind is the fifth studio album from award-winning folk/roots duo Gilmore & Roberts – their first release since 2016’s live album In Our History, which celebrated a decade of performing together. Katriona Gilmore (vocals, fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (vocals, guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and began working together in 2006. “We had similar tastes in music” explains Jamie, “and for our degree course we had to write songs and record demos – we’d sing and play on each others’ songs and suddenly we had a load of arrangements that we could play live.” Starting out on the open mic circuit in Leeds, Gilmore & Roberts kept working on their music for the next five years, juggling gigs with day-jobs and playing in other bands, until finally taking the leap and turning pro in 2011 after an invite to support folk rock legends Fairport Convention on a six week tour. Gilmore & Roberts infuse their son
Cost: £13.75
More details: 01621 856503

Maldon Promenaders Present: Magic and Moonlight
Friday 23rd November 2018 to Saturday 24th November 2018 8:00pm on Friday / 2:30pm & 8:00pm on Saturday
Maldon Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon   CM9 4RL
Maldon Promenaders are performing their 37th annual show at the Maldon Town Hall on the 23rd & 24th November 2018. "Magic and Moonlight" produced by Janet Davies, features popular songs from the 60's onwards. All proceeds from the show will be shared between two local and very deserving charities: "The Maldon and Dengie Stroke Support Group" and "The Harbour Group". Tickets available from the Maldon Tourist Office.
Cost: £9 / £10 a ticket
More details: tenefer@btinternet.com

East Essex Astronomy Club November Meeting
Saturday 24th November 2018 6:45pm - 8:45pm
Burnham on crouch Village Hall, Arcadia Road, Burnham on Crouch   CM0 8EF
This month we have Dr Dirk Frobisher from the University of Kent visiting us to talk about how amateur astronomers can help with his research project. His group is studying movement of stars in star clusters. Such research needs lots of images and time on professional telescopes is rare and expensive. Dr Frobisher will discuss how amateurs with relatively simple equipment can contribute to real astronomical research. We will also have short members talks on various other astronomical subjects. Refreshments provided. If you are an experienced astronomer, are a beginner and have many questions you would like answers to or have just have a new interest please come along to meet us. All are welcome (we just ask that under 16s are accompanied by a responsible adult).
Cost: Non members £3 adults, under 16s £1, Member £2 adults, under 16s free
More details: eeac@essexastro.com

Christmas Bazaar
Saturday 24th November 2018 11am - 3pm
Church Hall, Fambridge Road / Burnham Road, ALTHORNE   CM3 6BY
Come and join us at our Christmas Bazaar! There will be competitions to take part in, books, jigsaws, bric-a-brac and gift items to purchase. Try your luck on the tombola and raffle! And enjoy rolls, cakes, tea, coffee or a soft drink. Everyone welcome! In aid of Church Funds.
Cost: Free entry
More details: 01621 740481

A Jazz Workshop
Sunday 25th November 2018 2pm -5pm
Cygnet Room, The Swan Hotel, High Street, Maldon   CM9 5EP
Maldon Jazz workshops are promoting an afternoon of exploring and playing jazz music on Sunday afternoon 25th November starting at 2pm. The workshop will be led by jazz musician and bandleader John Seeley (sax and clarinet) (see johnseeleyjazz.co.uk) and is open to players of all types of instrument at any level. It will give an opportunity to play with others and to improvise and there will be discussions on music theory, listening and practising. The session will cost £12 and should be booked in advance at jazzworkshopsmaldon@gmail.com or info@johnseeleyjazz.co.uk "We all have a song we are meant to play,born inside us" - Zen Guitar
Cost: £12
More details: jazzworkshopsmaldon@gmail.com or info@johnseeleyjazz.co.uk

Spirit of Chritmas fair
Wednesday 28th November 2018 7-9pm
Goldhanger Village Hall, Head Street, Goldhanger   CM9 8AY
Come and join us for a Christmas shopping evening with a difference – beauty products, farm produce, fine foods, beautiful handmade crafts and gifts for the home, secret santa lucky dip, raffle….and many more treats being organised.
Cost: Cost: £3 - includes a delicious mince pie and a warming glass of mulled wine (or tea / coffee)
More details: jillcrooks66@icloud.com, 01621 788738

Christmas Fayre at The Bell Inn
Saturday 8th December 2018 11am - 4pm
The Bell Inn , Beckingham Street Tolleshunt Major , Maldon   CM9 8LL
A chance to do a bit of Christmas Shopping at our Festive Fayre - The Bell Inn on Saturday 8th December from 2pm - 7pm. There will be Food, Drinks, Festive Games and Visitors throughout the afternoon for all the family to enjoy! As we book stalls and organise more of the goings on we will add to this to let everyone know what to expect...... We are also looking for local suppliers to have stalls in the pub to sell Christmas Gifts / Food etc. A stall/table is £10, if you would like a stall please email us on info@thebeckinghambell.com . Look forward to hearing from you!
Cost: No charge for entry - Charges apply for refreshments gifts etc
More details: 01621 868154

 

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