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What's On?

Your essential guide for what's on in September 2018

Billericay Spiritualist Centre

Every Monday & Tuesday
Mon – Spiritual Healing at the Scout Hut (behind Billericay fire station, Laindon Road) from 7-8.30pm by registered healers from Billericay Spiritualist Centre. Tues – Demonstration of mediumship at Billericay Spiritualist Centre, 16 West Park Crescent (off Tanfield Drive) from 8-9pm. Full details available at billericayspiritualistcentre.org.uk

The Billericay Ladies Probus Club

Every 2nd Monday
Lunch at 12 at the Mount Avenue Banqueting Suite, Hutton CM13 2NS. 3 course lunch with coffee. Usually followed by a speaker. We also arrange coach and theatre trips. New members welcome. Call Jenny: 01277 633115

The Royal British Legion (brentwood Branch)

Every 2nd Monday
8pm. Army Reserve Centre, Clive Road, Warley. Guest speakers at most meetings and activities arranged during the year. New members and non veterans welcome. Call 01375 409708 www.branches.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/brentwood

The Billericay Twins Club

Every Monday
Have you got/expecting twins? 10:30am - 12pm (during term time). The Christ Church, Perry Street, Billericay. £4 per family. www.billericaytwins.co.uk or call Rachel 07979 243119

Bookworms

2nd Monday Of Each Month
Join our friendly book group at Ingatestone Library at 2.30pm to 3.30pm. Call 01277 354375.

Bereaved Parents Support Group

Every 1st Monday
An opportunity to talk about loss in a caring environment. All welcome. Call Bridget 01277 210104 / 07894 698288.

Dai-ichi Bonsai Club

1st Monday Of The Month
7.30pm Shenfield Parish Hall. Regular talks, workshops, activities and social events.

Brentwood Townswomen’s Guild

Every 2nd Monday
2pm, Christ Church Hall, Warley. Entertaining speakers, fun, friendship and also a variety of monthly interest groups to suit everyone. New members always welcome. Call Debbie 01277 225589 or email djlew7@hotmail.com

Brentwood Cancer Support Group

Every 1st Monday
Tea & Talk at Tobys (Toby Carvery, Brentwood). 10am-12pm. Chat to other people in the same situation. Free coffee, tea, cake and parking. Anne & Eric will welcome you. Call 07552 503487. E: TeaTalkatTobys@outlook.com

Billericay Archaeological & Historical Society

2nd Monday Of The Month
Meetings held at The Fold, Laindon Road, Billericay CM12 9LD at 8pm. Tel: 01277 624764

Brentwood Art Society

Every Monday And Thursday
For those with some practical art experience. 7.30-9.30pm at the Hardy Amies Art Studios in Brentwood School. There is a tutor on Monday evenings and on Thursday evenings members work from a model without a tutor. The Society also organises painting weekends away, weekend workshops, talks and a printmaking week. New members are always welcome. [Read more]

Billericay Methodist Pre-school – Every Weekday

Every Weekday
Western Road, Billericay CM12 9DT. Tel: 01277 624533. Places available now. Mon – Fri 9.15am – 12.15pm term time only. Run as part of Billericay Methodist Church. Please visit us to see what we do! billericaymethodistpreschool.co.uk

The Pilgrim Ladies Probus Cub

3rd Monday Of The Month
 Mount Avenue Banqueting Suite, Shenfield. For retired professional and business women. We meet for lunch followed by a speaker. A variety of outings is arranged. Ring our Membership Secretary on 01708 224 619

Gone Too Soon – New Bereavement Support Group

3rd Monday Of The Month
For parents who have lost a son or daughter. Reids, 66-68 Laindon Road, Billericay CM12 9LD from 7pm – 9pm. Please call Linda on 07387 805406 or email: lyn-currie@hotmail.co.uk

Single Essex Friends

Every Other Monday
Friendly group for the single, divorced, widowed over 50 in the mid Essex area. Theatre visits, socials, walks, meals out etc. Bar nights are held fortnightly at 8.30pm, Blue Boar, High St, Billericay, please call if you are interested 07922 415 298.

The Blue Flower Cafe

Every 3rd Monday & 1st Wednesday
Monday – Marks & Spencers cafe. Wednesday – Hutton Community Centre. 10.30am until 12. We are a support group for dementia carers run by dementia carers. Any carers are welcome, together with their cared-for. We chat over a cup of tea or coffee, offering help and support. Call Lesley on 01277 216617.

Keep Fit

Every Monday
Non profit club. 3pm-4pm. St Nicholas Church Hall, Ingrave, Brentwood CM13 3RR. Very friendly group.

Brentwood U3a (university Of The Third Age)

Every 3rd Monday
2.15pm, Shenfield Parish Hall with guest speakers. New members welcome. Call Christine Tozer 01277 220410 or tozer01@btinternet.com.

Hutton Bridge Club

Every Monday & Wednesday
Welcoming, friendly and social but competitive bridge club playing at 7:15pm Monday (except BH) and Wednesday evenings at Beckets Keys School. Also beginners lessons Monday mornings and ‘Play and Learn Club’ Monday afternoons at Hutton Community Centre. Contact Tony French (07957 406088) – tony.french5@talktalk.net – www.bridgewebs.com/hutton

Brentwood Choral Society

Every Monday
Meets every Monday in term-time at Brentwood School 7.30pm – 9.30pm. The new season starts Monday 10th September working up to concerts in November and at Christmas. New singers are always welcome: there is no audition and the ability to read music is welcomed and valued, but not essential. Come along and give us a [Read more]

Bentley Cricket Club, Brentwood

Every Tuesday
Adult training sessions. www.bentleycc.co.uk or contact Kevin Meadows kevin@kmeadows.co.uk

Hall Green (hutton) W.i.

Every 2nd Tuesday
St Peters Church Hall, Claughton Way at 7.30 pm. All ages welcome. Call 01277 227265.

Brentwood Visually Impaired Club

Every Tuesday
10am-1pm, Residents Lounge of St Georges Court Apartments, Pilgrims Hatch. Teas and light lunch available. Transport can be provided for a small fee. Call Connie on 01277 226152 or Vicky on 01277 372775 or Carol on 01277 651404.

Photofold Camera Club, Billericay

Every Tuesday
8pm-10pm at The Fold, Laindon Road, Billericay CM12 9LD. Friendly club. Our programme includes, speakers, competitions, workshops and field trips. Call Jim Brewster on 01277 654054 or jbrewst@sky.com

Brentwood Leg Club

Every Tuesday
Receive high quality leg care from the NELFT Tissue Viability team and make friends. 1pm and 3.30pm, Christ Church Hall, Warley Hill, Brentwood. The nurses treat patients on a drop-in basis, while volunteers use the non-medical setting to provide refreshments and conversation. New members, guests and volunteers welcome. Call our Chair Annabelle Barton on Annabellebarton@aol.com [Read more]

Greenway Ramblers

Every Tuesday & Sunday
10am every Tuesday (5-6 miles) and Sunday (longer walks of 10+ miles with a break for lunch). New members are always welcome. T: Joe Lawton 01277 631119 or go to: www.greenwayramblers.org.uk

Roundwood Bridge Club

Every Tuesday
Hutton & Shenfield Union Church. No pressure game in a friendly atmosphere. No need to have previously played club bridge. Call 01277 214995.

Probus Club Of Ingatestone

1st Tuesday Of The Month
Our members are retired or semi-retired people who meet for a friendly and relaxed lunch at the Mount Avenue Banqueting Suite, Hutton, often followed by a speaker. We also arrange excursions and walks. New members are warmly welcomed. For more information, call Bob Furley on 01277 352917.

Shenfield And Hutton Ladies Probus Group

2nd Tuesday Of The Month
Retiring/retired ladies meet for 3-course lunch, usually followed by a Speaker, at Mount Avenue Banqueting Suite. We like to use a “Buddy-System” for new members on their own. Call Barbara Bowker 01277 228029.

Dementia Friendly Group – Tea Dance

1st Tuesday Of Every Month
Brentwood Tea Dance, Knightingale Centre, Warley Hill. 2pm-4pm, tickets only £3. Includes free tea, coffee, cake. Tel: 01277 215151.

Great & Little Warley W.i.

Every 2nd Tuesday
Little Warley & Childerditch Village Hall 2-4pm. Friendly Group. An interesting speaker each month. Outings. All Welcome. Please call 01277 220085.

Urus Baby And Toddler Group

Every Tuesday
Under 5’s with parents/carers welcome for a fun afternoon. Toys, activities, messy play and refreshments included for just £1 per family. United Reformed Church Hall, High Street Ingatestone. 1.30-3pm. Informal and friendly, just turn up or ring Sue on 01277 352917.

Buttsbury (billericay) W.i

2nd Tuesday Of The Month
Friendly group. Speakers, craft nights and social events. 8.15pm. Cannon Roche Church Hall, Laindon Road, Billericay CM11 9LL. Call Jan Nash on 01277 630147.

Billericay Rugby Football Club

Every Tuesday & Thursday
Recruiting players of all abilities-training every Tuesday & Thursday, 7.30pm. Willowbrook S&SC, Stock Road, Billericay, CM4 9PQ. Mens, Women & Junior Rugby. Call Gareth (Club Coach) 07878 792974 or Marcus (Club Captain) 07967 391924. Womens Ruby;- billericayqueensbees@gmail.com 

Beginners’ Off-road Cycling

Every Tuesday
10:30am. Come and join our friendly instructor-led group in and around beautiful Thorndon Country Park. New members always welcome. Call Geoff on 01277 811012 or email geoff@trailnet.org.uk

Old House Bridge Club

Every Tuesday & Friday
Come and join us for afternoon bridge at Hutton & Shenfield Union Church. Tuesdays (suitable for beginners) & Fridays (more advanced and awards master points). We are a very friendly club. Contact Judy Mellor on 01277 223438 or email judymellor@btinternet.com

Essex Rock And Mineral Society

1st Tuesday Of The Month
The Essex Rock and Mineral Society (www.erms.org) have moved to Shenfield Parish Hall. ERMS seeks to further the understanding of Geology and Palaeontology amongst our members (professionals and amateurs!) and the general public. Activities include: monthly meetings inc. speaker (8pm). Field trips to collect rocks/fossils. Open days – free public exhibitions of rocks/fossils.

Breast Friends Brentwood

Every Wednesday
Term time. 12.30-2pm at Merrymeade House, Merrymeade Chase, Brentwood, CM15 9FE. Support available on all aspects of breastfeeding. The group is free, open to all and no appointment is necessary. breastfriendsbrentwood.co.uk

Brentwood Healing Group

Every 3rd Wednesday
Merrymeade House, Merrymeade Chase, Brentwood CM15 9BG. 8pm-10pm, contact Maureen 07960 199870. Linda 07957 213623 e: maureen-sturman1@tiscali.co.uk  

Opus 5 Singers

Every Wednesday
7.30pm, Budworth Hall, Ongar. Contact: Jane 07798 571501 or E: opus5singers@gmail.com W: opus5singers.co.uk

St Mary’s Church Footprints Group

Every Wednesday
Parents and carers with pre-school children, 1.15–2.45pm (term time). Shenfield Parish Hall, 60 Hutton Road. £2.50 per family. Call Liz on 07855 254 351.

Jive Swing

Every Wednesday
Get the moves! Join Jive Swing for a great night of fun and dance, no partner needed. 7.45pm to 11pm. The Essex Arms, Warley Hill, Brentwood, CM14 5HA. Tel: 01277 201 164 www.essexarmsbrentwood.com  

Probus Club Of Brentwood

2nd Wednesday Of The Month
This is a friendly and informal club founded in 1975 for men who are retiring or have retired. We meet monthly for lunch at the Mount Avenue Banqueting suite, usually followed by a speaker. New members are always welcome. Call David Taylor on 01277 211797 or e-mail d@dandjtaylor.plus.com

Brentwood Homestead W.i.

1st Wednesday Of The Month
South Weald Parish Hall, London Road, Brentwood. 7.45pm. Friendly busy group. An interesting speaker each month. Call 01277 215680.

Hutton Circle Dance

Every Wednesday
St Peter's Church Hall from 2-3.30pm. Learn folk dances from around the world. Gentle exercise and good fun. All welcome. Gill Lock 01277 417518 lockygill@yahoo.co.uk

Probus Club Of Shenfield And Hutton

Last Wednesday Of The Month
3 course lunch with coffee, at 12.45 at Mount Avenue Banqueting Suite, Mount Avenue, Hutton CM13 2NS. Often followed by a speaker. New members and friends are welcome. Probus Clubs are for those retired from business or professional life. Contact Ian Marshall 01277 228618.

Dining Club

2nd Wednesday Of The Month
3 course dinner with wine/coffee 7pm at Marygreen Manor. Normally followed by a speaker. New members welcome. Ideal for men retired or about to retire from business/professional life. Informal, relaxed atmosphere. Phone Bob Plumtree 01277 224873 (evenings).

Ingatestone Choral Society

Every Wednesday
Friendly mixed voice choir (SATB) singing choral classics, eg Messiah, Verdi’s Requiem, plus carols at Christmas and lighter repertoire in the summer. 8pm to 10pm, United Reformed Church Hall, High Street, Ingatestone, CM4 9EY. Email Liz Alderton: alderton561@btinternet.com or call Alison Archibald, 07767 380874. www.ingatestonechoralsociety.org

Word Of Mouth Brentwood

Every 3rd Wednesday
10.30am. Free network meeting at the Slug and Lettuce for the community to share events, charity information, local businesses/retailers and more. Just turn up or follow @wordofmouthbwd

The Brentwood Computer Club

Every Wednesday
7:30pm, Bardswell Social Club, off Weald Road. Essentially social and hands on – laptops, tablets, etc. brentwoodcomputerclub.weebly.com

Pipe Band

Every Wednesday
Full tuition given. 7:30-10pm at Mountnessing school. All ages welcome. If you fancy the bagpipes or drums and to be a part of a fun group, call Michael 07789 035182.

Billericay Scrabble Club

Every Wednesday
6.45pm at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Billericay High St. Call 01277 623869 or 01277 651942.

Brentwood Meditation Circle

Every Wednesday
Meditate in a friendly group. Beginners welcome. 8pm. Friends Meeting House, 49 Hutton Rd, Shenfield CM15 8NF. Call Tina 01277 821414 or email: brentwoodmeditationcircle@gmail.com

The Arts Society, Brentwood District

Every 3rd Wednesday
We enjoy talks from experienced speakers on a wide variety of arts topics at the Community Hall, Ingatestone at 7.30 for 8pm. Visitors are always welcome: entrance fee £7. Plenty of parking. Full details of our future talks and other activities are on our website http:// tasbd.org.uk. For more information, call Diana Bandy on 01277 [Read more]

The Ongar Singers

Every Wednesday
7.30 until 9.30 pm at Budwoth Hall, Ongar. Give us a try. Contact Julia 01277 899917

Short Mat Bowls

Every Wednesday
1.30-3.30 at the Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road. Brentwood. A very friendly group.

Brentwood Parkinson’s Group

Every Wednesday
Hutton and Shenfield Union Church, Roundwood Avenue, Hutton. Dance and movement therapy, 2-3pm. Alternate Wednesdays, singing, 3.30-4.30pm. The group also offers outings and other social activities. Call Wendy on 01277 232093.

Thorndon Wi

1st Wednesday Of The Month
2-4pm at St Nicholas Church Hall, Ingrave, Brentwood. Friendly group. Meetings, speakers, lunches, outings, garden parties and more. Call 01277 228419.

New Billericay Badminton Club

Every Wednesday
Friendly mixed group of about 20. 8pm – 10pm, Billericay School Sports Centre. Mixed ability and background, looking to expand our number particularly in mixed doubles and invite anyone along, what ever their level, for a taster. £6 a night. The group gets together socially periodically and plays tennis on a Tuesday in Summer. Please [Read more]

Baby And Toddler Group

Every Thursday
St George the Martyr Church Hall Ongar Road, Brentwood. 1.15pm-2.45pm term time. From Newborn to School age. Only £1.50 a family. All welcome. Call Marilyn on 01277 219967

Royal British Legion Brentwood Coffee Morning

Every Thursday
In the Army Reserve Centre, Clive Road, Warley. 9.30am to 11am.

Bentley Cricket Club – Under 13 Boys & All Girls

Every Thursday
Great family atmosphere, fully licensed bar. Experienced CRB checked coaches. www.bentleycc.co.uk or email kevin@kmeadows.co.uk

The Billericay Men’s Probus Club

Last Thursday Of The Month
Banqueting Suite, Mount Avenue, Hutton CM13 2NS. Three course lunch usually followed by a speaker. We also have coach trips and special events. New members welcome. Call Ron on 01277 633115 Email: firefighterrpm@btinternet.com

Billericay Art Club

Every Thursday
Chantry Way Day Centre CM11 2BB. 8-10pm. New members welcome. Call Bill 01277 656877.

Hutton & Shenfield Union Church

Every Thursday
Roundwood Avenue, Hutton Mount, CM13 2NA. 1.15 - 2.45 Tots Too. Parent and toddler group with open play, craft, stories and songs. Halls available for hire. Tel: 01277 212607.

Colts Cricket

Every Thursday
6pm. South Weald Cricket Club, Sandpit Lane. Under 9s / 11s/ 13s/ 15s training for boys and girls and all abilities welcome. Call Pat 07955 687623

Brentwood Video Club

Every Thursday
7.30pm-10pm. The Bardswell Social Club, Weald Road, Brentwood. New members welcome. Learning editing skills, adding titles, voice over, music etc. Call Doug 01245 421863.

Tales At The Fold

4th Thursday Of The Month
7-45pm in The Fold Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay. For guest teller events phone The Fold on 01277 659286. Tickets available on the night of the event. For club nights call 01268 767770, email: carl.tale-spinner@blueyonder.co.uk  or go to: www.carltales.com

Billericay Philatelic Society

1st & 3rd Thursday Of The Month.
The Fold, 74 Laindon Road, Billericay. 8pm-10pm. All visitors welcome. Alan Jubb (Secretary) 01277 653891 alanjubb@btinternet.com

Little Makers

Every Thursday
Water, sand, painting and sensory worlds. Suitable for children from standing age to school age. 10-11am, Christ Church, Perry Street, CM12 0NX. The session is PAYG and £6 a session, £3 sibling rate. Term time. little-makers.co.uk

Burntwood Bridge Club

Every Thursday
6.45pm. Hutton & Shenfield Union Church. All welcome to our friendly club. Call 01277 213493.

Warley U3a (university Of The Third Age)

4th Thursday Of The Month
2pm at Christ Church on Warley Hill CM13 3AA. Monthly talks. We also run a number of interest groups, and new members are always welcome. Call Rosemary Beal 01277 260943 / rosemarybeal@hotmail.co.uk

Mayflower Morris Men

Every Thursday
Billericay’s Morris dancers practise every Thursday and are now teaching beginners in St Mary Magdalen Church, Billericay High Street. Free. No age limit. Contact: Julian Whybra 01277 654228 www.mayflowermorris.com

Bridge Club

Every Thursday
1.30pm. Hannikins Community Centre , Rosebay Avenue, Billericay. Small relaxed group of mixed ability players. Call Faye on 01277 623397 or E: morris.kate21@yahoo.com.

Hutton Short Mat Bowls Club

Every Thursday
2pm – 4pm. Hutton Community Centre, Harrison  Close, Hutton. Friendly and welcoming club. Come along and try us for a 3 weeks free trial. Call Sue on 01268 734741 or 07521 306475.

Young At Heart

Every Friday
Club for the over 60's. Merrymeade House, Merrymeade Chase, off Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, CM15 9BG. 2-4 pm. Members £7.50, Guests £8.50. Sandy Trott, 01245 237590 / 07840 854064

Royal Naval Association (brentwood Branch)

Every 3rd Friday
7.30pm at Army Reserve Centre, Clive Road, Warley, CM13 3BN. All past and serving members of RN, RM, WRNS, QARNNS and RFA. Partners welcome. Tel: 01277 228928.

Shenfield Country Market

Every Friday
8:45am to 10:45am. Parish Hall, 60 Hutton Road CM15 8LB. All producers hold current food hygiene certificate.

Brentwood Photographic Club

Every Friday
7.45pm-10pm at Friends' Meeting House, Shenfield. Beginners and Young People welcomed. Visitors can attend 3 meetings at no charge. Free Parking onsite or roadside. Further details visit www.bdpc.co.uk

Bridge Club

Every Friday
Small friendly club at Billericay Lawn Tennis Club, Blunts Wall Road, Billericay, 1.30pm-4.30pm. New members welcome. Call Pam Perry on 01277 354542.

Cancer Support Group

Every Friday
Palliative care for cancer sufferers at the Healing and Teaching Sanctuary, Pea Lane, Upminster, RM14 2XH. 2-4pm.  All welcome. Free parking, free refreshments. See www.healingandteaching.co.uk

Folk At The Fold

Last Friday Of Every Month
Folk music session in Gallery 2, the Fold, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay. 7.30pm, entry £3. Excludes August and December. Call John for details on 07570 400 436.

Brentwood Chafford Hundred Probus Club

Last Friday Each Month
Monthly lunch meetings in Hutton with speaker, including three Ladies’ Lunches. Regular day and theatre trips. Wide membership from Shenfield, Hutton and south-east Essex. Call Richard Jeffery on 01277 211083

Dementia Friendly Group – Brentwood Bojangles

Every Other Friday
Winifred Dell House, Essex Way, Warley, Brentwood, CM13 3AX. 10:30-12noon, refreshments for only £1, dementia friendly singing group, a morning of jolly fun, featuring classic songs. BLT café. Tel: 01277 215151

Adult Colouring Cafe

Every Thursday
Christ Church Centre, Warley Hill, Brentwood CM13 3AA. ​11am-1pm. Safe and welcoming group. Free colouring activity, affordable refreshments. Run by Brentwood Community Print to Promote Mental Well-being and Social inclusion for adults in Brentwood. Adults with carers support welcome.

Billericay Forget Me Not Memory Café

Every Other Thursday
Free activities and services for those diagnosed with Dementia and carers. 13.30 – 15.30. Billericay Town Council Offices The Loft Crown Yard CM12 9BX. Call Tracy Godden 07955 570 577.

New Look Club

Every Friday
This is a Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence dance club held for the over 40’s. 7.30pm until 10.30pm at St Martins School, Hanging Hill Lane, Hutton, Brentwood CM13 2HG.  All abilities welcome. If you want to dance come and join us. For more info call 01268 775482.

Brentwood & District Bridge Club

Every Friday
7.15pm at Merrymeade House, Merrymeade Close (off Sawyers Hall Lane), Brentwood. We are a friendly group playing duplicate bridge in pleasant surroundings. Contact 01277-214499 or 01277-221072 for more information.

Chicken & Frog Bookshop

Every Saturday
9.45-10.30 - Bring Daddy to story time - Free. Stories to suit age groups. 15:00 - 15:45 (for 5 to 7yr olds). Older children, at 16.00-17.30 (suitable for 7+). £5. Call 01277 230068.

Various Craft And Sewing Classes

Every Saturday
Including dressmaking, patchwork and crochet. Call 01277 811136 Beautiful Things Ingrave www.clairemackaness.com

Basildon & District Rambling Club

Every Saturday
Starts 2pm. 4-5 miles with a rest half way. New members welcome. basildonanddistrictramblingclub.btck.co.uk

Brentwood Writers’ Circle

1st Saturday Of The Month
Includes beginners and established authors. In-house competitions, workshops and a Writers’ Day. Bardswell Social Club, Bardeswell Close, Brentwood CM14 4TJ. 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Membership: £25 ; Guests: £3 per meeting. Call 01277 226840. www.brentwoodwriterscircle.org

Inclusive Bikeklubz

Every Saturday
11am. For children and young people between the ages of 4 and 25 who need a bit of extra support to enjoy cycling. We have range of adapted bikes and trikes. Family members and friends are encouraged to join us for the rides. Call Geoff on 01277 811012 or email geoff@trailnet.org.uk

Community Garden Project

Every Saturday
St. Andrew’s Church Herongate. 9am – 12 noon. A new Community Garden Project using part of the allotments behind the church in the triangle formed by Billericay Road and Brentwood Road. Keen, experienced or  complete novice gardeners all welcome. Contact Julie Cristin: cristinjandb@gmail.com

Shenfield, Brentwood & Districts Synagogue – Cheder

Every Sunday
10am for 3-15 years. Nursery class and go through to Kabbalat Torah. Adult education session. Non members welcome for 2 taster sessions. Tea & Coffee included for £1. Teachers are CRB checked. Call 01277 888610, email info@roshtikvah.com or www.roshtikvah.com

Brentwood Quakers (religious Society Of Friends)

Every Sunday
The Friends Meeting House, 49 Hutton Road, Shenfield, 10.45-11.45. All welcome. Call 01277 218620 or go to: midessexquakers.org.uk

Brentwood’s Orchestras For Young Musicians (boym) Jazz Session

Sunday 23rd September
BOYM is offering secondary school age musicians an exciting chance to sample Jazz playing. Sessions are led by Sam Edwards, a professional Jazz musician, and include the opportunity to learn improvisation skills. Please contact boym@btinternet.com. for more details.

Chelmsford & District Welsh Society

Wednesday 26th September
7.30pm at St Cedd’s Hall, Cathedral Chapter House, Chelmsford. The society is open to anyone with Welsh connections, or to anyone with an appreciation of Welsh heritage and traditions. All new members are welcome, come along to our meeting for a fun and sociable evening. For more details please contact Gwenno on 07724144432. chelmsfordwelsh.org.uk/home. facebook.com/chelmsfordwelsh

Warley & Childerditch Quilters 5th Anniversary Exhibition – 28th & 29th September

Friday 28th September
10am to 4pm. St Francis’ Church, Thorndon Avenue, West Horndon. CM13 3TR. Quilts, raffle, sales, refreshments and more. Admission: Adults £3.50/U16s £1 (includes first drink & cake).

The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning

Friday 28th September
In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Join in with friends and neighbours at Brentwood Baptist Church, Kings Road, Brentwood CM14 4DR. 10am to 12 noon. Coffee and cakes with craft stalls.

Brentwood Nct Nearly New Sale

Sunday 30th September
At Brentwood School Sports Centre (Courage Hall), Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood CM15 8EE. 10:30am – 12noon (10am early admission for NCT members). High quality used baby and children’s clothing, toys, books, DVDs, nursery equipment and maternity essentials. Chip & pin available, card or cash only, NO cheques £1.50 entry (in aid of NCT Charity). www.nct.org.uk/brentwood

Spikes Place – 2nd – 23rd October

Tuesday 2nd October
2nd – 8pm, Benny Goodman Tribute with Pete Long, clarinet Nat Steele, vibes Martin Lytton, piano & Richard Pite drums. 9th – 8pm, ‘Isn’t it a Lovely Day’ with Sara Dowling and Atila (vocals) plus Gabriel Latchin, piano Dario DiLecce, bass & Steve Brown, drums Admission £16 members £13. 16th – 8pm, Bruce Adams, trumpet [Read more]

Belvedere Jazz & Music Club – 3rd – 31st October

Wednesday 3rd October
3rd – Len Phillips Big Band + Gary Williams. £20 Admission. 10th – T J Johnson Quintet. 17th – Julian Stringle/Dominic Ashworth Quintet. 24th – Al Nichols’ Blue Harlem with Sophie Shaw. 31st – Tony Jacobs’ ‘Swell Party’ – £17.50 Admission. Admission from £12.50 ~ Food from 6:15pm. The Chichester Hotel, Old London Rd, Rawreth, [Read more]

Jazz At The Fold

Saturday 6th October
The Carol Braithwaite Quartet, Tim Huskisson piano, Roger Curphey, bass and Rod Brown drums, 7.30pm. Tickets £12. Cafe layout, bring drinks and nibbles. 72 Laindon Road, Billericay CM12 9LD. Tel 01277 659286.

Chelmsford Jazz Club

Sunday 7th October
Nigel Price and Vasilis Xenopolous with Ross Stanley and Steve Brown. Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford, Doors open: 11.45am. Gig starts: 12.15pm. Advance booking: 01245 606505 £12 / £16.

Wedding Open Day

Sunday 7th October
11am until 3pm. Come and see all our recommended wedding suppliers. Free goody bag for first 100 couples. De Rougemont Manor, Great Warley Street, Brentwood CM13 3JP.

Ingatestone Musical & Operetta Group Present 9 To 5 The Musical – 11th To 13th October

Thursday 11th October
Performing at the Ingatestone & Fryerning Community Club Theatre, 7 High Street, Ingatestone CM4 9ED. Performances at 7.30pm plus Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets are available by calling our box office on 01277 354015 or go to: www.imog.org.uk

Ongar Art Society

Thursday 11th October
Demonstration of Marine Scene in Acrylic by Susan Clare. Time: 8pm-10pm. High Ongar Village Hall, High Ongar CM5 9RN. The hall has a large car park . We are a group of people who enjoy all aspects of Art. We welcome new members whether they are practising artists or simply have a love of the subject. [Read more]

Guide Dogs Coffee Morning

Thursday 11th October
Mount Avenue Banqueting Suite, Mount Avenue, Shenfied CM13 2NS. 10.30am – 1pm. Raffle, Christmas cards, gifts, tombola, handmade crafts, tea, coffee and fresh cakes. All proceeds to Guide Dogs.

Charity Lunch

Saturday 13th October
Billericay Methodist Church, Western Road from 12.30 – 1.30pm. A snack lunch and drink for £4.50. Our charity this month is Anvil House in Billericay, providing residential care and support to seven adults with learning disabilities. There is no need to book. 01277 622297.

1st Warley Scouts Autumn Fair

Saturday 13th October
Christ Church Centre, Warley Hill 11a.m – 4pm. Wonderful BBQ, beer and prosecco, coffee and teas, raffles, tombolas, toys, games and new gifts at knocked down prices. Fun for all the family.

Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

Saturday 13th October
7.30pm. St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, St. Thomas Road, CM14 4DF. A concert of Music by Mozart & Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique Symphony no. 6. Tickets at £12 on the night (£6 for 18yrs and under) or £10 ( £6 for 18yrs and under) in advance. Online booking (closes 6pm the day before the concert) at wegottickets. Tickets [Read more]

Shenfield Garden Society Plant Sale

Saturday 13th October
10am-12pm. Shenfield Parish Hall, selling quality plants for autumn planting at reasonable prices.

Brentwood Arts Cinema Club – Under The Skin

Sunday 14th October
7.15pm. United Reformed Church Hall, New Road, Brentwood CM14 4GD (opposite the library). For further information contact us on 07938 197939  or email bacc.contact@gmail.com

Shenfield Garden Society

Tuesday 16th October
8pm. Our monthly meeting features Samantha Cook speaking about ” Simple Flower Arrangements for Christmas”. All welcome, refreshments available. Further enquiries to the secretary on 01277 202433.

Lunchtime Organ Recital

Wednesday 17th October
1pm – 1.40pm. Brentwood Cathedral, Ingrave Rd., Brentwood CM15 8AT to be given by Graham Thorpe RCM, free parking and refreshments afterwards.

Senior Citizens Luncheon Club

Friday 19th October
Howard Lodge Care Centre, Brentwood Essex for a 2 course lunch, tea & coffee served throughout the day, door to door transport available at 50p per mile, plus live entertainment. All for just £5 only! 10.30am – 3pm. Subject to availability. To book please call 01277 372095 opt 4 or email: charlotte.mays@stmichaelshomesltd.com

Essex Wildlife Trust – Fund Raising Concert

Saturday 20th October
Brought to you by Essex Wildlife Trust – Brentwood & Billericay Group. A very entertaining performance by the highly regarded Song Cycle, a male four piece chorus, will be held at Shenfield Parish Hall (CM15 8LB). Tickets are £15 each and include a fish & chips or chicken & chips supper. Please arrive at 7pm [Read more]

Norsey Wood Society Open Meeting

Monday 22nd October
New venue, The Fold, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay (car park behind Reid’s) starting at 7.45pm. Tricia Moxey, a life-long environmentalist, will present a fascinating illustrated talk, ‘Wonderful World of Fungi’ – does Fungi enable trees to talk to each other? Everyone welcome. E: norseywoodsociety1977@gmail.com or call Ken on 01277-651125. www.norseywoodsociety.uk

Remus Pony Days

Wednesday 24th October
Fun and educational days for children. Learn how to care for a pony and the responsibilities that come with it. £45 per child. Suitable for boys and girls aged 10 years and over. 11am – 4pm. Bookings can be made via www.remussanctuary.org or call 01277 356191. Children will need to bring a packed lunch and [Read more]

Lunchtime Piano/string Quartet Recital

Wednesday 24th October
1pm – 1.40pm Brentwood Cathedral, Ingrave Rd., Brentwood CM15 8AT to be given by Andrew Yiangou & Joanna Kacperek. Free parking and refreshments afterwards.

Chelmsford & District Welsh Society

Wednesday 24th October
7.30pm at St Cedd’s Hall, Cathedral Chapter House, Chelmsford. The society is open to anyone with Welsh connections, or to anyone with an appreciation of Welsh heritage and traditions. All new members are welcome, come along to our meeting for a fun and sociable evening. For more details please contact Gwenno on 07724 144 432. [Read more]

Folk Music At The Fold

Saturday 27th October
Two Coats Colder – fun loving bunch of musicians who will certainly entertain you with their own varied take on folk music, drawing from Traditional, Contemporary & Progressive Styles. Starts: 7.30pm. Café layout. Bring drinks and nibbles. Tickets £12. The Fold , 72 Laindon Road, Billericay , CM12 9 LD Tel. 01277 659 286.