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What's On in the Maldon District

Christmas Bingo!
Saturday 8th December 2018 Doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm
Goldhanger Village Hall, Head Street, Goldhanger   CM9 8AY
A lovely family evening, lots of prizes for all ages, raffle prizes too. Bring your own drinks & nibbles. Tea, coffee and delicious cakes will be served in the interval.
Cost: Free - no need to book, just turn up!
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Christmas Fair
Sunday 9th December 2018 10am till 4pm
Museum of Power, Hafield Road, Langford, Maldon   CM9 6QA
Christmas Market, with Santa's Grotto and Rides on a Miniature Steam Train. Seasonal Refreshments and lots more Tickets to see Santa £10pp includes present for under 12s must be booked in advance through Maldon Tourist Information. Just want to see the Market and enjoy the refreshment then £3.00pp On the door.
Cost: £10pp to see Santa or £3.00 for Market only
More details: 01621 856503

St. Agnes Fountain
Wednesday 12th December 2018 20:00
Maldon Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon   CM9 4RL
St. Agnes Fountain will be returning to Maldon this December for an evening of Christmas Carols given a good seeing to by the band on their 18th Annual National Tour. They are made up of David Hughes, Chris Leslie, Chris While and Julie Matthews. Doors open at 7.30pm.
Cost: Tickets £20
More details: Maldon TIC 01621 856503

Goldhanger Film Club: Waking Ned Devine
Wednesday 12th December 2018 Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start
Goldhanger Village Hall, Head Street, Goldhanger   CM9 8AY
A very funny film about a small town in Ireland called Tulaigh More, where one of their 52 inhabitants wins the lotto jackpot of nearly seven million pounds. When nobody claims it, the town goes on a search to find out why. They find the winner, old Ned Devine, dead — a smile on his face, clutching the winning ticket. Well, in Ireland, the lottery winnings must be claimed by the purchaser, which puts the town in a spot — if the lottery officials discover Devine dead, he forfeits his money. What ensues is a community coming together in hopes of getting his money to split 51 ways. What they learn is the importance of friendship and the true value of money. To reveal any more would spoil some major surprises, but suffice it to say, it involves aging actors David Kelly, 69, and Ian Bannen, 70, naked. Cert: PG
Cost: £6
More details: Advance bookings only please -

East Essex Astronomy Club December Meeting
Saturday 15th December 2018 6:45pm - 8:45pm
Burnham on Crouch Village Hall, Arcadia Road, Burnham on Crouch   CM0 8EF
This month club chair John Press will be talking about Einstein's theory of relativity and how it relates to astronomy today. 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
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Ceremony of Nine Lessons and Carols
Sunday 23rd December 2018 18:00
St Mary's with Mundon, Church Street, Maldon   CM9 5HP
This famous and well-loved service started life at Truro Cathedral in 1870. Subsequently, it became famous when it was presented at Kings College, Cambridge, from 1918. It went on to become a world-wide phenomenon when the BBC started broadcasting it in 1924. Come and hear the Christmas story told, interspersed with your favourite hymns and carols, and illustrated by beautiful music sung by the celebrated choir.
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Maldon Pantomime - Alice in Wonderland
Friday 25th January 2019 to Saturday 26th January 2019 Friday 19:30 to 22:00, Sat 13:30 to 16:00 18:30 to 21:00
Maldon Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon   CM9 4RL
Get ready to clap and sing along to the music, boo the baddies, cheer with the heroes and laugh along as the traditional pantomime story unfolds before your eyes. Tickets on sale from December 1st, please book early to avoid disappointment. Waiting list available via the Maldon Tourist Information Centre.
Cost: Adult £11 Concession £9 Family (two adults & two children) £35 Balcony £13
More details: Maldon TIC 01621 856503

Maldon Mud Race
Sunday 12th May 2019
Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon   CM9 5JQ
Entrants race across ther muddy river bed ain this annual event which raises money for local charities and good causes. As always, it will be a good day out for all the family with stalls, refreshments and plenty of activities in the park.


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