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What's On?

Your essential guide for what's on in April 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? 10:30am - 12pm (during term time). The Christ Church, Perry Street, Billericay. £4 per family. www.billericaytwins.co.uk or call Rachel 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 / 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
Brentwood School, 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
 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

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. 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. 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
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
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

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

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. £2.50 per family. Call Liz on 07855 254 351.

Brentwood Buddies

Every Wednesday
Social group, ages 40-60 yrs. 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 in the URC church hall opposite the post office in Ingatestone High Street. 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, 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

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. 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 social group playing all year, 8pm – 10pm, Billericay Sports Centre (at the side of the school) 16 regular members and is looking for more players particularly for mixed play. Beginners welcome. Interested ring Barry Fagg 07831 509 132 or barrycfagg@aol.com

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

Ongar Art Society

Every 2nd Thursday
8pm-10pm, High Ongar Village Hall, High Ongar CM5 9RN. 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. 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, Hannikins Community Centre, Rosebay Avenue, Billericay. Small relaxed group. New players welcome. Call Faye Gregson on 01277 623397. Email: 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
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. 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 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. 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

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.

Belvedere Jazz & Music Club – 2nd – 16th May

Wednesday 2nd May
2nd – ‘Its Clazzical’ Julian Stringle’s 10 Piece Ensemble’s West Side Story etc – £17.50 by prior reservation. 9th – Gunther Kurmayr/Vasilis Xenopoulos Quartet. 16th – Gordon Campbell’s All Star Octet. 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

Plant Sale – 5th – 7th May

Saturday 5th May
Our annual Plant Sale will be held at Thorndon Countryside Centre. The stalls will be manned every day from 10am to 5pm. There will be a wide range of quality plants at reasonable prices and a craft table with cards and small gifts. The centre is located at Thorndon Park North on The Avenue, Brentwood, [Read more]

Brentwood Museum – 5th – 7th May

Saturday 5th May
Lorne Road, Warley CM14 5HH. Saturday and Sunday 2.30pm-4.30pm and Monday. 10.30am-12.30pm. Come and see household, everyday and quirky bygones also special feature to mark the end of WW1.  Free admission and parking. More info 218854.

Spikes Place – 8th – 22nd May

Tuesday 8th May
8th – 8pm, Marc Cecil Quintet, admission £16 members £13. 15th  – 8pm, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra lead by Chris Dean Featuring guest vocalist Sara Dowling, admission £20 members £17. 22nd – 8pm, Christian Brewer Quartet, admission £15 members £12. The Bardswell, Weald Road, Brentwood CM14 4TJ. T: 01245 420475. E: susan_may@btinternet.com Wwww.myspace.com/spikesplacejazzclub

Friends Of Lake Meadows Great Lake Race

Tuesday 8th May
A chance to sail your homemade boat across the lake at Lake Meadows, Billericay. Registration from 1.30pm, race is at 2pm. For more details go to: www.lakemeadows.org.uk

Mindfulness Classes In Billericay

Friday 11th May
Small group sessions in friendly environment held at Billericay Reading Rooms, High Street Billericay by Mindful Living Essex. 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 information and bookings see website www.mindfullivingessex.co.uk

Shenfield Garden Society Plant Sale

Saturday 12th May
10am-12noon in Shenfield Parish Hall,selling quality plants at reasonable prices. The monthly meeting will be held on May 15th at 8pm in the parish hall, featuring Debbie Hart speaking about “Willow in the Landscape”. All welcome at the meeting, members free entry, visitors £2. Refreshments  available. For  further information please ring 01277 202433.

Charity Lunch

Saturday 12th May
Billericay Methodist Church, Western Road from 12.30 – 1.30pm. A tasty two course snack lunch and drink for only £4.50. This month the proceeds will be going to Transforming Lives for Good, bringing hope and a future to struggling children and families across the UK.  There is no need to book. 01277 622297.

Chelmsford Jazz Club

Sunday 13th May
Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford. Doors open: 11.45am, Gig starts: 12.15pm, Advance booking: 01245 606505, £12 / £16. Clark Tracey Quintet: Clark Tracey (drums), Alexandra Ridout (trumpet), Sean Payne (alto), Elliott Sansom (piano), James Owston (bass). 

Open Day At Hutton Poplars Bowling Club

Sunday 13th May
Like to try lawn bowling? Come along to our Open Day, Poplar Drive, Hutton, between 10am and 2pm wearing flat shoes or trainers. You will have the chance to bowl and meet Club Members. We offer free coaching for a limited period to new bowlers. Please visit www.huttonpoplarsbowlingclub.co.uk or telephone Mike on 01277 231500 for [Read more]

Norsey Wood Open Day

Sunday 13th May
This year’s Open Day 11am to 4pm – entrance free.  Limited parking, please park and walk via Lilford Road entrance or cycle, if possible. Activities include a static bird of prey display, meet a heavy horse, pond dipping, making bat boxes and Morris Dancing.  For a full list of the craft demonstrations and wildlife organisation [Read more]

Brentwood Museum Society

Thursday 17th May
This monthly talk will be about Ingatestone Hall, Jewel in the Crown of Essex given by Margaret Mills. Talk begins at 7.45pm in the Gwendoline Lewis Room, Shenfield Parish Hall, Hutton Road.  All visitors welcome. Admission £4, Members free. More info ring 212142.

Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

Saturday 19th May
7.30pm. Brentwood Ursuline High School, Queens Road, CM 14 4EX. Tickets at £10 in advance are available for cash payment from The Shenfield Wine Company, 86 Hutton Road, Shenfield, CM15 8NB & online (with a booking fee) from wegottickets.com.  Online booking closes at 6pm on the day before the concert.  Tickets at the door will [Read more]

British Heart Foundation Quiz Night

Saturday 19th May
Mayflower High School, Billericay. 7.30pm. Teams of up to 8 people. Raffle on the evening and donations welcome. Entry £5 per person. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Ticket and more info contact Ian Ward 07793 589931 or Val Scott on valscott2@btinternet.com

Remus Pony Days

Wednesday 30th May
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]