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What's On?

Your essential guide for what's on in November 2017

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

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

1st Monday Of The Month
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

2nd Monday Of The Month
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

1st Monday Of The Month
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 8pm Blue Boar, High St, Billericay, please call if you are interested 07922 415 298, [Read more]

The Blue Flower Cafe

Every 3rd Monday
Brentwood Theatre foyer. 10-30 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 through the same experience. Contact Lesley on 01277 [Read more]

Keep Fit

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

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 

Hutton All Saints Church – Bell Ringers Needed

Every Tuesday
Are you interested in learning to ring? Come along to All Saint’s Church in Hutton on a Tuesday evening at about 7.45pm. Ringers can be any age from about 12 right up to old age.  You don’t need to be a member of any particular church or denomination. Contact Sylvia Martin: 07806 337 275 or [Read more]

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
8pm, United Reformed Church Hall. Come along and give us a try. We supply music and there is no charge for the first half year. www.ingatestonechoral.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 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. 1.45 - 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 And South Essex Toastmasters

Every 2nd And 4th Thursday
7.30pm, Shenfield Parish Hall, 60 Hutton Road, Shenfield, Brentwood, CM15 8LB. All welcome. Communicate vocally and practice speaking to an audience. brentwoodandsouthessexspeakers.org and toastmastersinternational.org

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

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
8.15. The Fold, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD. Access to the car park is via Reid’s (public house) car park. Admission £2; please bring your own drink; 01277 622793.

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 and our experienced instructors will try to ensure that everyone has a good time. Sessions comprise a selection of team games followed by a [Read more]

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

Chelmsford & District Welsh Society

Thursday 23rd November
7.30pm at St Cedd’s Hall, Cathedral Chapter House, Chelmsford. Open to anyone with Welsh connections, or to anyone with an appreciation of Welsh heritage and traditions. All new members are welcome. Contact Gwenno on 07724 144432. www.chelmsfordwelsh.org.uk/home

Billericay Community Garden Digging Day

Saturday 25th November
Come and join our friendly welcoming group of volunteers in the garden for as little or as long as you like from 9.30am to 2.30pm. There is always something to do on our digging days, whatever your ability, age or gardening experience, we’d love to see you. Take a look at our Facebook or Twitter [Read more]

Essex Secret Wedding Fair

Sunday 26th November
11am – 3:30pm. Hylands Estate, Hylands House, Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford CM28WQ. Come along, indulge in a glass of bubbly, meet London’s finest suppliers, watch our bridal catwalk show, & take home a goody bag full with exclusive offers & products. Just don’t leave the Groom at home! Admission: Standard: £5 / VIP: £18 [Read more]

Gift And Craft Fair In Aid Of Cancer Research Uk

Saturday 2nd December
10am till 3pm. Free entry. The Billericay School, School Road, Billericay CM12 9LH. We have 40+ stalls. Stalls for all ages. Santa will be giving FREE presents to all the little ones. Sand Art (free 1 per child). Gigantic raffle (over 40 prizes to be won) Hot and Cold Refreshments by our World Challenge Students. [Read more]

The Neville Dickie Trio

Saturday 2nd December
7.30pm. Jazz pianist, Neville Dickie and his regular drummer, Norman Davey, will be joined by Goff Dubber for a very special performance of stride piano and traditional jazz music. Tickets: £12 including refreshments. The Fold,  72 Laindon Road, Billericay CM12 9LD. Tel 01277 659286

Christmas Bazaar

Saturday 2nd December
Christ Church, Billericay. From 10am – 1pm. Old-fashioned Christmas Bazaar! Father Christmas in his grotto, home-made cakes, tom-bola, Christmas decorations, jewellery, toys, bric-a-brac, Christmas gifts. Coffee shop and refreshments. Free parking.  Everyone welcome. Call 01277 630144 for details. 

Festival Of Angels – 2nd, 9th,16th & 23rd

Saturday 2nd December
A visual delight for all the family. Herongate Methodist Church (the Black and White building at the junction of Billericay Road and Brentwood Road CM13 3PN). 10:30 – 4pm. FREE entry, refreshments available, also Christmas sales table on December 2nd. All ages welcome.

Chelmsford Jazz Club

Sunday 3rd December
Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford. Doors Open: 11.45am. Gig starts: 12.15pm. Advance booking: 01245 606505. Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams, Robin Aspland, Simon Thorpe and Bobby Worth.         

The Elysian Piano Trio

Sunday 3rd December
Since meeting at the Royal College of Music, of which they are all alumni, they bonded over a shared passion for chamber music and a particular love of the piano trio repertoire. Tickets: £10 including refreshments, 3pm. The Fold, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay CM12 9LD. Tel 01277 659286

Chelmsford Jazz Club

Sunday 3rd December
Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams, Robin Aspland, Dave Chamberlain and Matt Home. Cramphorn Theatre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford CM1 1JG. 12.15pm. 01245 606505.

Advent Service

Sunday 3rd December
Brentwood Cathedral, Ingrave Road, Brentwood. 4pm.

Spikes Place – 5th & 12th December

Tuesday 5th December
5th – Sara Dowling & Chris Dean with Trevor Brown- piano Dave Chamberlain – bass & Dave Tandy – drums. 12th – Christmas Party with Al Nicholls -sax Roy Williams – trombone Imre Varga – piano Simon Thorpe – bass & Emiliano Caroselli – drums, includes buffet. Starts: 8pm, admission £16, members £13. The Bardswell, [Read more]

Belvedere Jazz & Music Club

Wednesday 6th December
Pasadena Roof Orchestra – tickets only. Admission £12.50 ~ Food from 6:30pm. The Chichester Hotel, Old London Rd, Rawreth, SS11 8UE. T: 07850 607075. E: belvederejazz@gmail.com W: www.belvederejazz.co.uk

Saxophone Recital

Wednesday 6th December
Brentwood Cathedral Song School. 1pm – 1.40pm. Ingrave Rd, Brentwood CM15 8AT.

Shenfield Floral Art Club

Thursday 7th December
This month we are completing our ‘50th Anniversary Year’ celebrations by having a wonderful Demonstration by  Neil Bain entitled ‘Fun, Fizz and Sparkle at Christmastime’. Shenfield Parish Hall. 8pm Refreshments available. Visitors always welcome £6. For more details about joining our fabulous club, Call Debbie on 07748 075686.

Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday 9th December
The Guild of Essex Craftsmen supporting Essex Air Ambulance at St Mary Magdalen Church, High Street Billericay from 10am to 4pm. Free admission. 17 talented craftsmen and Artists will be displaying and selling their handcrafted works. Come along and see their Original works, chat to the artist/craftsman and buy buy directly from the makers. You [Read more]

Winter Concert

Saturday 9th December
Brentwood Choral Society (BCS), Bluebirds Choir, Brentwood Orchestras For Young Musicians (BOYM) & The BCS Handbells. Hutton & Shenfield Union Church, Roundwood Avenue, Hutton CM13 2NA at 7pm. Tickets £8 adults, £2 children including mince pies and drinks available from members of the Choirs or Orchestras or from Peter Brisbourne 01277 219746 or on the [Read more]

Live Music At The Bardswell

Saturday 9th December
Relive the music of Cliff Richard and the Shadows at the Bardswell Social Club, Weald Road, Brentwood. Performing live on stage will be the celebrated Rich Clifford and the Young Once. Doors open at 7.30pm. Admission is £5.Telephone 01277 214057. www.thebardswellclub.co.uk

Charity Lunch

Saturday 9th December
Billericay Methodist Church, Western Road on Saturday 9th December from 12.30 – 1.30pm.  A snack lunch and drink for £4.  The proceeds this month are going to Action for Children, supporting disadvantaged children across the UK.  There is no need to book. 01277 622297.

The Wallace Singers Christmas Concert

Sunday 10th December
6pm at the Anglo European School, Ingatestone. Tickets priced at £10 and £5 (14 and under) are available from 07981 030481 and include seasonal refreshments. Come and enjoy a wide range of festive music. We are also supporting The Music Man Project.  See www.themusicmanproject.com and our website www.thewallacesingers.com  or Facebook Thewallacesingers

Epilepsy Action Coffee And Chat

Thursday 14th December
The Bay Tree Cafe, in the Bay Tree Centre, Brentwood, 10am till 12 noon. If you live with epilepsy, or someone close to you lives with epilepsy, come and meet others who are in a similar position. Everyone welcome. Phone Nigel for more: 07752 660896

Ongar Art Society Christmas Social

Thursday 14th December
Come and enjoy a Christmas social evening – including time to chat, a quiz to set you thinking and delicious snacks and cakes to delight and a glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage. High Ongar Village Hall, High Ongar. CM5 9RN. 8pm-10pm. Lynne Harris: 01277 372123 or Beverly Hughes: 01708 688554.

Chelmsford & District Welsh Society

Thursday 14th December
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]

Christmas Tree Festival – 16th & 17th December

Saturday 16th December
16th – 10am-5pm. 17th – 2pm, followed by the Festival Carol Service at 5pm. Come and see our display of decorated Christmas Trees. Vote for your favourite junior and adult trees. Refreshments available. Entry: Adults £2.50, under 16’s free. All proceeds go to Saint Francis Hospice. Hutton and Shenfield Union Church, Roundwood Avenue, Hutton. CM13 [Read more]

Mayflower Morris Men

Sunday 17th December
12.45pm.-2pm. Mayflower Morris Men will be holding their traditional Christmas Display outside The Bear, The Square, Stock. Free family event. Come and get into the Christmas spirit!  More info: Julian Whybra 01277 654228.

Nine Lessons & Carols

Sunday 17th December
Brentwood Cathedral, Ingrave Road, Brentwood. 4pm. Mulled wine and mince pies afterwards.

Christmas At Blackmore

Tuesday 19th December
Rare and familiar Christmas music from across the centuries. The Stondon Singers. 8pm. Priory Church of St Laurence, Blackmore, CM4 0RN. Tickets: £12 (adults), £6 (under 16s). For more info email: stondonsingers@gmail.com or tel: 01992 522300 (Choir Secretary). www.stondonsingers.org.uk

Brentwood Museum Society

Thursday 21st December
In a change to the advertised talk, Martin Hastings will be speaking on the subject of ‘Horatio Nelson, His Life & Handwriting’.  The talk begins at 7.45pm in the Gwendoline Lewis Room of Shenfield Parish Hall, Hutton Road, Shenfield.  Everybody welcome.  Visitors £3 (Society members free) For further information please telephone 01277 2212142.