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What's On?

Your essential guide for what's on in March 2018

Spiritualist Healing

Every Monday
Billericay Spiritualist Centre, 16 West Park Crescent (Off Tanfield Drive), Billericay CM12 9ED. 7.30pm-9.00pm healing. Call 01277657897 or e: billericayspiritualistcentre@hotmail.co.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 in the Army Reserve Centre, Clive Road, Warley. Guest speakers at most meetings and other activities arranged during the year. New members welcome, you do not have to be a veteran to join. Call 01375 409708 www.branches.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/brentwood

The Billericay Twins Club

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


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 / 07581 866395.

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. 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
Brentwood School, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. The Society is for those with some experience. Annual subscription: £25 plus a £5 studio fee. Further details: brentwoodartsoc@gmail.com or telephone Margaret Hurst, Secretary, 01277 227205. www.brentwoodartsociety.co.uk

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
Enjoy lunch together with a group of like-minded women at Mount Avenue Banqueting Suite, Shenfield. The Club is 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. Come along and meet other parents who can relate to how you feel. For further information, please call Linda on 07387 805406 or email: lyn-currie@hotmail.co.uk

Single Essex Friends

Every Other Monday
SEF is a friendly,  member run social group for the single, divorced, widowed over 50 in the Mid Essex area. Events are put on by members e.g 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, [Read more]

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. The only people who understand are those going [Read more]

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 at Shenfield Parish Hall with Guest Speakers. We have various mutual interest. Groups plus social events. New members are welcome. Please contact Christine Tozer on 01277 220410 or tozer01@btinternet.com.

Clairvoyant Evenings

Every Tuesday
Billericay Spiritualist Centre, 16 West Park Crescent (Off Tanfield Drive), Billericay CM12 9ED. Tuesday 8pm - 9pm clairvoyance. Sundays 6.30pm-8pm service with clairvoyance. Call 01277657897 or email billericayspiritualistcentre@hotmail.co.uk

Bentley Cricket Club, Brentwood

Every Tuesday
Adult training sessions. Promoting fun, exercise, spirit, and discipline. Go to: 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 Buddhist Centre

Every Tuesday
Serene and tranquil grounds. Enjoy reflexology and other holistic therapies with Georgina, an experienced holistic therapist. Call for appointments from 11-4. After 4pm appointments also available. Tel: 01277 212600

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. See our website at www.greenwayramblers.org.uk  for further details, or phone Joe Lawton on 01277 631119.

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
We hold monthly lunches, and occasional ladies lunches. Mount Avenue Banqueting Suite, Hutton, 1pm, often followed by a short talk. New members always welcome. Regular trips and walks. 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
All under- fives with parents or carers are 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 who cycle in and around beautiful Thorndon Country Park. These rides are designed to build your cycling fitness and confidence and are rounded off with optional coffee and cake in the visitor centre. New members always welcome. Call Geoff on 01277 811012 or email geoff@trailnet.org.uk

Breast Friends Brentwood

Every Wednesday
Term time. 12.30-2pm at Merrymeade House, Merrymeade Chase (off Sawyers Hall Lane), 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, Open to anyone interested in healing or would like to receive healing, 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

Brentwood Spiritualist Church

Every Wednesday
Clairvoyance, 7.30pm. Also every Sunday at 6.30pm (with top mediums). Brentwood Spiritualist Church, Primrose Hill CM14 4LT. Call 07931 848 023 brentwoodspiritualistchurch.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. Energy-burning free play and unlimited refreshments. £2.50 per family. Call Liz on 07855 254 351.

Brentwood Buddies

Every Wednesday
New social group, ages 40-60 yrs. Do you want to make new friends and enhance your social life? No membership fee and no charges. At The Essex Arms, Warley hill, Brentwood CM14 5HA. 8pm. Call Julie on 07969 071 392.

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
8 pm in the URC church hall opposite the post office in Ingatestone High Street. We have a new conductor in 2018, Harry Bradford; come and meet him and sing the classics with us!  www.ingatestonechoral.org or contact the Secretary, Liz Alderton: alderton561@btinternet.com.

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 at Bardswell Social Club, off Weald Road. Meetings are essentially social and hands on – laptops, tablets, etc. Occasional illustrated talks or demonstrations. Contact details on 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

Brentwood & District Decorative And Fine Arts Society

3rd Wednesday Of The Month
Community Hall, Ingatestone, 8pm. Visitors welcome. Call Strachan Heppell on 01277 353418 or go to: brentwood-dfas.org.uk  

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. Helps patients to maintain their mobility and welbeing. 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.

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 every Thursday. New members welcome, please phone Bill on 01277 656877 for further information.

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

Ongar Art Society

Every 2nd Thursday
8pm-10pm, High Ongar Village Hall, Mill Lane, High Ongar. New members welcome, you do not need to be an artist. Call Lynne Harris on 01277 372123 or Beverly Hughes on 01708 688554 ongarartsociety.moonfruit.com

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. Our town has had a Morris side since 1575 – come along and be a part of a great English tradition. Contact: Julian Whybra 01277 654228 www.mayflowermorris.com

Bridge Club

Every Thursday
1.25-4.30 at Hannakins Comunity Centre, Rosebay Avenue, Billericay. Small, relaxed group. New players welcome. Call Faye Gregson on 01277 623397 or email: morris.kate21@yahoo.com

Bridge Club

Every Thursday
1.30pm at Hannikins Community Centre, Rosebay Avenue, Billericay. Small relaxed group. New players welcome. Call Faye Gregson on 01277 623397. Email: morris.kate21@yahoo.com

Young At Heart

Every Friday
Young at Heart is a non-profit making 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
7pm 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
Friends Meeting House, Shenfield CM15 8NF. Learn Digital and Traditional Photography. Beginners welcome, three free trial attendances. Call Peter Elgar 01277 217304 or 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. Just turn up for a cuppa, cakes and a chat with experienced helpers and therapists. Occasional helpful talks. 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
At 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 Memory Café

Every Other Friday
Memory (Dementia) café. 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Chantry Way Day Centre, CM11 2BB.

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 who encourage one another in a friendly atmosphere. There are 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 Arts Cinema Club

Last Sunday Of The Month
Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm prompt start. United Reformed Church Hall, New Road, Brentwood (opposite library in town centre). Joining fee £38 and see all 11 films. Guests are welcome £5. Enquiries email: bacc.contact@gmail.com or call 07938 197939. www.brentwood-arts-cinema-club.co.uk

Mosaic Workshop

Saturday 24th March
10am -3pm. Learn how to cut and shape tiles then design and make your own mosaic piece. £20 for non-members,£15 for members. (plus £10 for materials, payable on the day)Booking Essential as limited places. The Fold, Billericay Arts Association, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay CM12 9LD. 01277 632924 baathefold.org.uk

Spring Fair – Bloodwise

Saturday 24th March
10.00 – 12.30.  to be held at Shenfield Parish Hall, Hutton Road, Shenfield, CM15 8LB. Entrance 50p.  All the usual stalls and refreshments.

Norsey Wood Society Open Meeting

Monday 26th March
The Chantry Way Centre, Billericay, starting at 7.45pm. Peter Claughton, a local member of the Essex Bat Group will present an illustrated talk, ‘Bats in our Wood and the surrounding area’. Everyone welcome. E: norseywoodsociety1977@gmail.com or call Ken on 01277-651125 if more detail required. www.norseywoodsociety.uk

Spikes Place – 3rd – 17th April

Tuesday 3rd April
3rd – Steve Waterman with the Ted Beament Trio. 10th – Alan Barnes Dave Lewis with the Graham Harvey Trio, admission £16, members £13. 12th – Essex Easter Jazz Showcase, tickets £6. 17th – Renato D’Aiello Quartet. Admission £15 members £12 unless otherwise stated. Starts 8pm. The Bardswell, Weald Road, Brentwood CM14 4TJ.  T: 01245 [Read more]

Mindfulness-based Stress Relief Course (mbsr)

Wednesday 4th April
This local course is proven to help people better cope with stress, anxiety & long term pain. ‘You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.’ Brentwood Quaker Meeting House. 2 hours on 8 consecutive Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm plus 1 Saturday extended practice session (date tba) + daily home practice. £160, including handbook and [Read more]

Belvedere Jazz & Music Club – 4th – 25th April

Wednesday 4th April
4th – ‘Spirit of Stephane Grappelli & Django Reinhardt’ – Mike Piggott Qrt. 11th – The Jeff Hooper Big Band, tickets £20. 18th – Elaine Delmar + John Pearce Trio. 25th – ‘Bennett to Buble’  – Kevin Fitzsimmons Qnt.Admission £12.50. Food from 6:30pm. The Chichester Hotel, Old London Rd, Rawreth, SS11 8UE. Tel: 07850 607075. [Read more]

Shenfield Floral Art Club

Thursday 5th April
Demonstration by Helen Hare entitled ‘East to West’. Come along. You may be lucky enough to win one of the wonderful flower arrangements in the raffle. Shenfield Parish Hall. 8pm Refreshments available. Visitors always welcome £6. Call Debbie on 07748075686. Meetings held on the 1st Thursday of each month and our club runs from February [Read more]

Spring Flower Show

Saturday 7th April
Shenfield Garden Society will hold the Spring Flower Show at 2.15pm- 4pm. Shenfield Parish Hall. Exhibitors can download the show handbook and entry forms from www.shenfieldgardensociety.org.uk.Monthly meeting 8pm on Tuesday 17th April features John Taylor speaking about “Weeds-Our Bane or Bedfellows?” All welcome, refreshments available. Further information from the secretary on 01277 202433.

Remus Pony Days

Wednesday 11th April
Fun and educational days for children. Learn how to care for a pony and the responsibilities that come with it. Further dates available. £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 [Read more]

Charity Lunch

Saturday 14th April
Billericay Methodist Church, Western Road from 12.30 – 1.30. A tasty 2 course snack lunch and drink for only £4.50. This month the proceeds are going towards the funding of young people to attend World Scout Jamboree 2019. There is no need to book. All welcome. 01277 622297.

Chelmsford Jazz Club

Sunday 15th April
The Humphrey Lyttelton Band. Cramphorn Theatre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford CM1 1JG. 12.15pm. 01245 606505.

Chelmsford Jazz Club

Sunday 15th April
Cramphorn Theatre, ChelmsfordDoors open: 11.45am, Gig starts: 12.15pm , Advance booking: 01245 606505, £12 / £16. The Humphrey Lyttelton Band: Tony Fisher (trumpet), Robert Fowler & Jimmy Hastings (reeds), Ray Wordsworth (trombone),Ted Beament (piano), John Rees Jones (bass), Adrian Macintosh (drums).

Brentwood Museum

Thursday 19th April
Museum Society’s AGM followed by a talk about Great Warley Church and Surroundings given by Fiona Agassiz.  The meeting is held in the Gwendoline Lewis Room of Shenfield Parish Hall, Hutton Road, Shenfield and begins at 7.45pm.  Visitors are welcome. For more information please call 01277 212142.

The Fold Open Day

Friday 20th April
10am – 3pm. Free tea, coffee and parking for visitors. 72 Laindon Road, Billericay CM12 9LD. 01277 659 286. www.baathefold.org.uk

Brentwood Spiritualist Church

Saturday 21st April
Primrose hill, Brentwood CM14 4LT. Special evening with the one and only fantastic medium Stephen Holbrook. Starting 7 for 7.30pm.   This is a ticket only event, £12. Book early! Call 07931 848023.

A Mummer’s Play – St George And The Dragon

Saturday 21st April
Mayflower Morris Men will perform their Mummers’ play twice at 11am and 11.45pm on the corner of Billericay High St. and St. Edith’s Lane. FREE. For all ages. Remember to boo the Dragon! www.mayflowermorris.com or phone Julian Whybra 01277 654228 for further details.

Live Music From The 50s & 60s

Saturday 21st April
Bardswell Social Club, Weald Road, Brentwood. Live on stage The Backbeats. Doors open at 7.30pm. Admission is £5. Telephone 01277 214057 or visit www.thebardswellclub.co.uk for details.

Spring Concert

Saturday 21st April
Anglo European School, Ingatestone, at 7.30pm. The theme is “Sound Travels” with wide ranging music from around the world. Tickets are priced at £12 (14 and under £6) including free refreshments and will be available from 07981 030481.

Mindfulness Classes In Billericay

Saturday 21st April
Small group sessions in friendly environment held at Billericay Reading Rooms, High Street Billericay by Mindful Living Essex. Taster session Sat 21st April 10am-12pm, only £8. 8 week courses  (max 10 people). Fri 11th May to 6th July 10am – 12.15pm. Evening classes from June and September Thurs 19.00 – 21.15. Booking required. For more [Read more]

Chelmsford & District Welsh Society

Thursday 26th April
Are you a Welsh person living in Essex? It doesn’t matter if you are 18 or 80, Welsh speaking or not. Come and join the Chelmsford Welsh Society and enjoy meeting new Welsh folk at various events around Chelmsford. All new members are welcome. Contact Gwenno on 07724144432. chelmsfordwelsh.org.uk

Quiz Night

Friday 27th April
Bloodwise are holding another of their very popular Quiz Nights at Courage Hall, Brentwood School, Middleton Hall Lane CM15 8EE.  7pm for 7.30pm. start.  Tickets including supper of jacket potato with choice of fillings and salad are £10 from the secretary on 01277 214499.  Own drinks are not allowed as there is a bar available.

History In Art

Friday 27th April
We look at a selection of works over a period of about 160 years, and ask what these works tell us and what reactions were elicited. Friday afternoons 2pm – 4pm. Summer Term only. 10 weeks: 27 April – 6 July 2018. Fees £40 members. £64 non-members. The Fold, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay CM12 9LD. [Read more]

Bowling Open Day – 28th & 29th April

Saturday 28th April
If you are already a bowler or would like to ‘have a go’, we’ll be pleased to see you at our Open Days from 10.30am – 3pm. King George’s Playing Fields, Brentwood. We will give you all the help you need to enjoy bowling with us. Call Larry on 01277 213322 or Gail on 01277 [Read more]

Hutton Poplars Bowling Club, Poplar Drive, Hutton

Saturday 28th April
Hutton Poplars Bowling Green opens for the summer at the end of April, with the Club’s Memorial Trophy being held on Saturday 28th April.  Preparations are well underway for the Public Open Day on Sunday 13th May, when people attending from 10am till 2pm can try bowling. Please phone Mike Murphy on 01277 231500 or [Read more]

Hutton And Shenfield Choral Society

Saturday 28th April
Cathedral Classics, with organist Stephen King at Brentwood Cathedral at 7.30pm. Tickets are £17 from, email: hscstickets@outlook.com, or phone 07540 087 220 or on-line at www.ticketsource.co.uk/huttonshenfieldchoralsociety/

Remi Harris Trio

Saturday 28th April
7.30pm. Gypsy Swing, Jazz & Blues. Tickets: £12 including refreshments. Jazz at the Fold, 72 Laindon Road Billericay CM12 9 LD. Tel 01277 659 286.

Brentwood Arts Cinema Club

Sunday 29th April
United Reformed Church Hall, New Road, Brentwood CM14 4GD. Starts: 7.30pm. ‘Embrace the Serpent’ Ciro Guerra “The film is inspired by the travel diaries of Theodor Koch Grunberg and Richard Evans Shultes. These diaries are the only known accounts of many Amazonian cultures.