Local events

 
Date:Thursday 3 September 2015
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Event:Children's afternoon
Organised by:St George's Church
Location:Ongar Road, Brentwood CM15 9HR map
Details:Aimed at ages 4 to 12+, there will be arts, drama, games, cooking, helped by Father Jenkins and other Sunday school teachers and members of the church congregation.
Cost:Free but please bring a "packed tea".
Contact:Father Garry Jenkins 01277 213618
 
 
Date:Thursday 3 September 2015 to Saturday 5 September 2015
Time:19:30 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday plus 14:30 matinee on Saturday
Event:Ellen's Love
Organised by:The New Venture Players
Location:Great and Little Warley Cricket Field, Warley Road, Brentwood CM13 3HX map
Details:An original play based on the life of Miss Willmott of Warley Place and the novel "The Wall" by John Cannell
Cost:£12.50, concessions £10.00
Contact:The Box Office 01708 754116 kenbeaney@waitrose.com
 
 
Date:Saturday 5 September 2015
Time:14:00
Event:Annual Flower Show
Organised by:Billericay Horticultural Society
Location:Methodist Church Hall, Western Road, Billericay CM12 9DT map
Details:Free entry, refreshments available.
Contact:Website
 
 
Date:Saturday 5 September 2015
Time:19:30
Event:An evening of live music
Organised by:Bardswell Social Club
Location:Bardswell Close, Brentwood CM14 4TJ map
Details:Live music from Double Or Nothing
Cost:Members £2.00, guests and non-members £4.00
Contact:01277 214057 Website
 
 
Date:Sunday 6 September 2015
Time:12:00
Event:Stock Donkey Derby
Organised by:Lions Club of Brentwood
Location:Brocks Farm, Ingatestone Road, Stock CM4 9PD map
Details:Fun for all the family - whilst raising money to help a little girl from Margretting walk for the very first time. Activities will include a children's theatre, classic cars, a miniature railway, inflatables, face painting - and the donkey rides! There'll also be a licensed bar, a bargain BBQ and plenty of parking. All funds raised will go to local charities including a fund for 3 year old Sadie Fisk, who was born with cerebral palsy, to have a life changing operation.
Cost:£2.00, children £1.00
Contact:info@brentwoodlions.co.uk Website
 
 
Date:Sunday 6 September 2015
Time:13:00 - 17:00
Event:Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary Open Day and Novelty Dog Show
Organised by:Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary
Location:Little Farm, Buttsbury, Nr. Ingatestone, CM4 9NZ
Details:As well as the chance to see over 200 horses, ponies, sheep, goats and other animals cared for there’ll be a variety of competitions and games to entertain the whole family along with music from Midnite Blu. Categories for the Fun Dog Show include Best Dog Hero, Cutest Puppy 6-12 months and Best Tail Wagger; entry costs £1.50 per class. There’ll also be a wide variety of stalls and refreshments selling sandwiches and delicious cakes.
Cost:£4, children £2, members with cards £3. If it rains hard beforehand please ring and check the event is still on.
Contact:Sue Burton 01277 356191 info@remussanctuary.org Website Facebook Twitter
 
 
Date:Thursday 10 September 2015 to Sunday 13 September 2015
Time:10:00-12:00 (Thu, Fri), 10:00-17:00 (Sat), 14:00-17:00 (Sun)
Event:Heritage Week
Organised by:St George the Martyr Church
Location:Ongar Road, Brentwood CM15 9HR map
Details:Brentwood's only Art Deco church is open to the public. The church, built in 1934, was designed by the Brentwood born and educated architect Laurence King, who also designed the Coat of Arms for our borough and town. Cream teas and cakes are available on the Sunday.
Cost:Free
Contact:Father Garry Jenkins 01277 213618
 
 
Date:Saturday 12 September 2015
Time:14:30 - 16:30
Event:Autumn Show
Organised by:Hutton Horticultural Society
Location:St Peter's Church Hall, Claughton Way, Hutton CM13 1JS map
Details:Annual local Autumn Horticultural Show: exhibits of flowers, vegetables, crafts, cookery, baking preserves and children’s work. Prize-Giving, Entrance is free and refreshments will be available. Mayor of Brentwood, Cllr Mark Reed, will be attending the show. Brentwood Museum will also be attending the show to inspect our newly available historic archives and Society memorabilia which go back to 1947 and also to try and encourage local people to search their attics for local historic archives. There will also be a plant sale and raffle.
Contact:Website
 
 
Date:Sunday 13 September 2015
Time:19:00
Event:Concert
Organised by:Essex Chamber Orchestra
Location:Anglo European School, Willow Green, Ingatestone CM4 0DJ map
Details:A programme of favourites from Walton, Ravel, Brhams and Martinu. The orchestra will be led by Suzanne Loze and conducted by Colin Touchin.
Cost:£10.00; concessions £8.00; U16s £1.00
Contact:Website
 
 
Date:Saturday 19 September 2015
Time:19:00 - 00:00
Event:Autumn Ball
Organised by:Friends of OSU Children's Home
Location:Hylands House, London Road, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ map
Details:Drink on arrival and three-course meal. Black tie and ballgowns. Silent auction and raffle. All in aid of the Ghana School Bus Appeal.
Cost:£65.00
Contact:Nathalie Macleod 07952 702959 or Louise Knight 07885 110721 Facebook
 
 
Date:Sunday 20 September 2015
Time:10:00 - 16:00
Event:Frankie's Classic Car Fest and Family Fun Day
Organised by:Saint Francis Hospice
Location:The Ford Motor Company, Dunton Technical Centre, Dunton, Laindon SS15 6EE map
Details:A classic car and bike show and a vintage and retro market to raise funds for Saint Francis Hospice. Includes judging for cars 20 years old or more, Supercar Paddock for future classics, motoring-themed stalls, Fashion, accessories, vintage homeware, food and drink and live music from the Retrobates and Nicole Peach.
Cost:£5.00, children under 12 free
Contact:01708 771427 fundraising@sfh.org.uk Website
 
 
Date:Sunday 20 September 2015
Time:10:00 - 13:00
Event:Blackmore Farmers' Market
Location:Blackmore Village Hall, Nine Ashes Road, Blackmore CM4 0QW map
Details:A chance to visit local suppliers of pork, beef, lamb, game, vegetables, dairy products, Indian food and plants in the beautiful surroundings of Blackmore village.
Contact:Robbie and Roger Legg 01277 211883 robbie.bfm@gmail.com
 
 
Date:Sunday 20 September 2015
Time:19:30
Event:A screening of "The Angels' Share"
Organised by:Brentwood Arts Cinema Club
Location:Brentwood United Reformed Church, New Road, Brentwood CM14 4GD map
Details:Comedy reminiscent of Whisky Galore, set in working class Glasgow. A new Dad finds inspiration to escape his petty criminal lifestyle on a visit to a whisky distillery, but succumbs to further temptation when he hears about a priceless cask that is shortly to be auctioned. A spirited mixture of outrageous fun and touching social commentary. Will be shown subtitled!
Cost:£5.00 guest fee or £38.00 for a whole year of 11 films
Contact:07938 197939 bacc.contact@gmail.com Website
 
 
Date:Thursday 24 September 2015
Time:19:45
Event:Tales At The Fold - Storytelling Club
Location:The Fold Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay CM12 9LD map
Details:Tales from the floor - members read out their stories.
Cost:£4.00
Contact:Carl Merry 01277 659286 Website
 
 
Date:Friday 25 September 2015
Time:20:30 - 23:15
Event:Phoenix Fridays - live at Old Brentwoods!
Organised by:Phoenix FM and The Society of Old Brentwoods
Location:Ashwells Rd, Brentwood CM15 9SE map
Details:Four great acts playing live - ADAM WEDD plus three others to be announced
Cost:£7.00 advance, £10.00 on the night - contact us for ticket price reductions
Contact:Steve Roach 07952 498009 poacher97@hotmail.com
 
 
Date:Saturday 26 September 2015
Time:10:00 - 12:00
Event:Jumble sale
Organised by:Friends of Wallace Kennels
Location:Doddinghurst Village Hall, Church Lane, Doddinghurst CM15 0NJ map
Details:Nearly new rail, jewellery, bric-a-brac, childrens' toys and games. Funds will go towards the Friends of Wallace Kennels' project to raise £5,000 this year to neuter unwanted dogs brought in by dog wardens and the public, to help prospective new owners decide to re-home them.
Cost:30 pence
Contact:Peter Jefferson 01277 821737 info@friendsofwallacekennels.co.uk Website
 
 
Date:Saturday 26 September 2015
Time:19:00
Event:Shout To The Lord
Organised by:St Edmund and St Mary Church
Location:High Street, Ingatestone CM4 9DU map
Details:An evening of modern hymns to sing along to, featuring a live band led by West End star Justine Marie Mead.
Cost:£5.00, under 18s £1.00
Contact:Oliver Lincoln 07540 892778 Oliver@Vestguard.com Website
 
 
Date:Sunday 27 September 2015
Time:10:00 - 15:30
Event:Equinar: The Healthy Horse - from Foal to Veteran
Organised by:Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary
Location:Holiday Inn, Brook Street, Brentwood CM14 5NF map
Details:Some of the top experts in their fields will be speaking on various topics including Equine Metabolic Syndrome, Laminitis, Dentition, Nutrition, Holistic Care, Colic, Cushings and plenty more
Cost:Early bird price £30.00. Please pre-book your ticket via the website
Contact:01277 356191 info@remussanctuary.org Website Facebook Twitter
 
 
Date:Thursday 1 October 2015
Event:Autumn Golf Day
Organised by:Saint Francis Hospice
Location:Abridge Golf and Country Club, Epping Lane, Stapleford Tawney RM4 1ST map
Details:A chance to play at this beautiful club set in the heart of the Essex countryside and raise money for the hospice that cares for patients and families from the Brentwood area affected with a life-limiting illness. The course was designed by the legendary Henry Cotton and is a golfing inspiration for experienced and novice players alike. Golfers will enjoy a coffee, breakfast roll and goody bag on arrival, before taking to the course and playing 18 holes of golf. Refreshments are provided at the half way house and a delicious presentation dinner. 4-ball or single players welcome.
Cost:Team of 4 - £360.00 (only 1 Team of 4 tickets left!); Team (Early Bird) - £360.00 (only 1 Team (Early Bird) tickets left!); Raffle Sponsor - £100.00 (only 1 Raffle Sponsor tickets left!); Hole Sponsor - £50.00 (only 1 Hole Sponsor tickets left!); Additional team member - Free (only 1 Additional team member tickets left!); Auction Bidder - Free (only 1 Auction Bidder tickets left!)
Contact:01708 771427 fundraising@sfh.org.uk Website
 
 
Date:Tuesday 6 October 2015
Time:09:15 - 11:45
Event:Monthly Networking Meeting
Organised by:Business Biscotti
Location:Marygreen Manor Hotel, London Road, Brentwood CM14 4NR map
Details:Phoenix FM sponsors the monthly Biscotti business networking meeting. All businesses are welcome, from start ups to well established corporations, organisations, charities and local authorities. Come and form business relationships with like-minded people.
Cost:£5.00 for non members, £50.00 annual membership
Contact:Luke Adams 0845 680 1451 Website
 
 
Date:Saturday 10 October 2015
Time:14:00 - 16:00
Event:Dyslexia Awareness Day
Organised by:Chicken and Frog Bookshop
Location:7 Security House, Ongar Road, Brentwood CM15 9AT
Details:Are you dyslexic or do you have a child or pupil that is? Pop along for lots of ideas and cake! This year we will be joined by Jane Walker from the dyslexia friendly publishing house Barrington Stoke.
Contact:Natasha Radford 01277 230068 events@chickenandfrog.com Website
 
 
Date:Thursday 15 October 2015 to Saturday 17 October 2015
Time:19:45 plus 14:30 Saturday matinee
Event:There's Something About Sondheim’
Organised by:Ingatestone Musical and Operetta Group
Location:Ingatestone Community Club Theatre, 7 High Street, Ingatestone CM4 9ED map
Details:A collection of classic numbers from Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpieces including Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum and many more.
Cost:£12.00, children £5.00
Contact:Website
 
 
Date:Saturday 17 October 2015
Time:14:00 - 19:00
Event:Two events commemorating World War I
Organised by:Cater Museum
Location:74 High Street, Billericay, CM12 9BN
Details:The first event is a display taking place from 2pm to 5pm, to include weaponry, soldiers in uniform and museum objects. Bring your family heirlooms for identification (no valuations given). Free of charge. Then at 7pm there will be a talk entitled 1915 - Grief, Gas and Gallipoli from members of the Western Front Association.
Cost:The display is free and a donation to the Western Front Association is welcomed for the talk.
Contact:Chris Brewster 01277 622023 Website
 
 
Date:Saturday 17 October 2015
Time:18:30
Event:The "Big Top" Gala Ball
Organised by:Saint Francis Hospice
Location:Hylands House, London Road, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ map
Details:Roll up, roll up to the Saint Francis Hospice 'Big Top Ball'. Bringing you delights from the traditional big top circus, think bright, think bold and roaring with elegance.

This sumptuous evening, held in the elegant setting of Hylands House, will transport you back to the childhood euphoria of the Big Top Circus. With bright and bold entertainment, fine dining and dancing the night away, anyone who is anyone will want to be there!

You will be welcomed with a Champagne reception, devour a beautiful 3 course dinner, enjoy entertainment, auction, raffle and a fabulous disco.
Cost:£75.00
Contact:01708 771427 fundraising@sfh.org.uk Website
 
 
Date:Sunday 18 October 2015
Time:19:30
Event:A screening of "The Past"
Organised by:Brentwood Arts Cinema Club
Location:Brentwood United Reformed Church, New Road, Brentwood CM14 4GD map
Details:Featuring an unforgettable central performance by Berenice Bejo that earned her Best Actress at Cannes 20l3, this is an engrossing, tight-knit family drama from Academy Award winner Farhadi, as gripping as any thriller. After a four-year separation, Ahmad returns to Paris from Tehran, at his French wife's request in order to finalize their divorce ...
Cost:£5.00 guest fee or £38.00 for a whole year of 11 films
Contact:07938 197939 bacc.contact@gmail.com Website
 
 
Date:Thursday 22 October 2015
Time:19:45
Event:Mongan's Fury
Organised by:Tales At The Fold - Storytelling Club
Location:The Fold Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay CM12 9LD map
Details:Giles Abbott reads two intertwined tales from Ireland.
Cost:£8.00
Contact:Carl Merry 01277 659286 Website
 
 
Date:Friday 30 October 2015
Time:20:30 - 23:15
Event:Phoenix Fridays - live at Old Brentwoods!
Organised by:Phoenix FM and The Society of Old Brentwoods
Location:Ashwells Rd, Brentwood CM15 9SE map
Details:Four great acts playing live
Cost:£7.00 advance, £10.00 on the night - contact us for ticket price reductions
Contact:Steve Roach 07952 498009 poacher97@hotmail.com
 
 
Date:Tuesday 3 November 2015
Time:09:15 - 11:45
Event:Monthly Networking Meeting
Organised by:Business Biscotti
Location:Marygreen Manor Hotel, London Road, Brentwood CM14 4NR map
Details:Phoenix FM sponsors the monthly Biscotti business networking meeting. All businesses are welcome, from start ups to well established corporations, organisations, charities and local authorities. Come and form business relationships with like-minded people.
Cost:£5.00 for non members, £50.00 annual membership
Contact:Luke Adams 0845 680 1451 Website
 
 
Date:Friday 13 November 2015
Time:20:00 - 00:00
Event:An Audience with Michael Buble
Organised by:Saint Francis Hospice
Location:De Rougement Manor, Great Warley CM13 3JP map
Details:Join us for an unforgettable night of entertainment, as Brentwood's own Joe Fryd will bedelivering his spectacular tribute to Michael Buble. The night includes a delicious 3 course meal at the 4-star De Rougement Manor, and disco to get you dancing.
Cost:£40.00
Contact:01708 771427 fundraising@sfh.org.uk Website
 
 
Date:Saturday 14 November 2015
Time:19:30
Event:Autumn concert featuring Faure's Requiem
Organised by:The Stondon Singers with guest accompanists and soloists
Location:Priory Church of St Laurence, Blackmore, CM4 0RN map
Details:An exciting programme of great variety and contrast - from the romantic lyricism of Faure’s enduringly popular setting of the Requiem, to the rhythmic energy of Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, alongside Eric Whitacre's Waternight. The choir, conducted by Christopher Tinker, will be joined by alto soloist Oliver El-Holiby, who will also perform some solo pieces accompanied by Ruby Aspinall on the harp.
Cost:£12.00, £6.00 for under-16s. Available on the door on the night but advance purchase is recommended.
Contact:01992 522300 stondon_singers@fsmail.net Website
 
 
Date:Sunday 15 November 2015
Time:19:30
Event:A screening of "Aguirre, Wrath of God"
Organised by:Brentwood Arts Cinema Club
Location:Brentwood United Reformed Church, New Road, Brentwood CM14 4GD map
Details:Klaus Kinski plays Don Lope (loopy) de Aguirre in this extraordinary account of the quest for El Dorado. The pious but deluded conquistadors soon fall prey to the Amazonian forests, rivers and Indians and to their own ludicrous ambitions. A visually stunning film featuring Herzog and Kinski at their manic best.
Cost:£5.00 guest fee or £38.00 for a whole year of 11 films
Contact:07938 197939 bacc.contact@gmail.com Website
 
 
Date:Thursday 26 November 2015
Time:19:45
Event:Dark Tales
Organised by:Tales At The Fold - Storytelling Club
Location:The Fold Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay CM12 9LD map
Details:When Winter darkness falls, the denizens of the dark grow bold and venture out into the world of men. Our resident storytellers bring the darkness to you through their tales.
Cost:£4.00
Contact:Carl Merry 01277 659286 Website
 
 
Date:Friday 27 November 2015
Time:20:30 - 23:15
Event:Phoenix Fridays - live at Old Brentwoods!
Organised by:Phoenix FM and The Society of Old Brentwoods
Location:Ashwells Rd, Brentwood CM15 9SE map
Details:Four great acts playing live
Cost:£7.00 advance, £10.00 on the night - contact us for ticket price reductions
Contact:Steve Roach 07952 498009 poacher97@hotmail.com
 
 
Date:Saturday 28 November 2015
Time:10:00 - 12:00
Event:Jumble sale
Organised by:Friends of Wallace Kennels
Location:Doddinghurst Village Hall, Church Lane, Doddinghurst CM15 0NJ map
Details:Nearly new rail, jewellery, bric-a-brac, childrens' toys and games. Funds will go towards the Friends of Wallace Kennels' project to raise £5,000 this year to neuter unwanted dogs brought in by dog wardens and the public, to help prospective new owners decide to re-home them.
Cost:30 pence
Contact:Peter Jefferson 01277 821737 info@friendsofwallacekennels.co.uk Website
 
 
Date:Tuesday 1 December 2015
Time:09:15 - 11:45
Event:Monthly Networking Meeting
Organised by:Business Biscotti
Location:Marygreen Manor Hotel, London Road, Brentwood CM14 4NR map
Details:Phoenix FM sponsors the monthly Biscotti business networking meeting. All businesses are welcome, from start ups to well established corporations, organisations, charities and local authorities. Come and form business relationships with like-minded people.
Cost:£5.00 for non members , £50.00 annual membership
Contact:Luke Adams 0845 680 1451 Website
 
 
Date:Friday 11 December 2015
Time:20:30 - 23:15
Event:Phoenix Fridays - live at Old Brentwoods!
Organised by:Phoenix FM and The Society of Old Brentwoods
Location:Ashwells Rd, Brentwood CM15 9SE map
Details:Four great acts playing live
Cost:£7.00 advance, £10.00 on the night - contact us for ticket price reductions
Contact:Steve Roach 07952 498009 poacher97@hotmail.com
 
 
Date:Sunday 13 December 2015
Time:19:30
Event:A screening of "O Brother Where Art Thou?"
Organised by:Brentwood Arts Cinema Club
Location:Brentwood United Reformed Church, New Road, Brentwood CM14 4GD map
Details:Loosely based on Homer's Odyssey, this engagingly anarchic shaggy dog story finds Everett (Clooney) escaping from a chain gang purportedly in pursuit of soon-to-be-drowned booty but actually to drive his less than faithful Penelope away from her new beau. Great dialogue, superb camerawork, terrific music, and a genuinely wondrous deus ex machina ...
Cost:£5.00 guest fee or £38.00 for a whole year of 11 films
Contact:07938 197939 bacc.contact@gmail.com Website
 
 
Date:Wednesday 10 February 2016 to Saturday 13 February 2016
Time:19:30 plus 14:30 Saturday matinee
Event:Oklahoma!
Organised by:Shenfield Operatic Society
Location:The Queen's Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch RM11 1QT map
Details:Rodgers and Hammerstein's first play, set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams.
Cost:£18.00 (£20.00 Friday and Saturday evening performances)
Contact:07734 817418 boxoffice@shenfieldoperaticsociety.co.uk Website Facebook Twitter
 
 
Date:Sunday 24 July 2016
Time:10:00 - 17:00
Event:The Great Eastern Rally
Organised by:The Daimler and Lanchester Owner's Club
Location:Ingatestone Hall, Hall Lane, Ingatestone CM4 9NR map
Details:Open to visitors and owners of all makes of classic or interesting vehicles. It is a static event, where the vehicles are on display for drivers, passengers and other visitors to look at. This annual event has been held every year since 1975.
Cost:Free
Contact:Adrian Hanwell 01277 227708 a.hanwell@virgin.net