Local events

 
Date:Thursday 30 April 2015 to Saturday 2 May 2015
Time:19:45 plus 14:30 Saturday matinee
Event:Hello Dolly!
Organised by:Ingatestone Musical and Operetta Group
Location:Ingatestone Community Club Theatre, 7 High Street, Ingatestone CM4 9ED map
Cost:£12.00, children £5.00
Contact:O1708 475207 Website
 
 
Date:Saturday 2 May 2015 to Monday 4 May 2015
Time:10:00 - 17:00
Event:Plant Sale
Organised by:Essex Wildlife Trust
Location:Thorndon Park North, The Avenue, Brentwood CM13 3RZ map
Details:There will be a wide selection of plants at reasonable prices, as well as a craft table with toys and small gifts. All profits go to local wildlife projects.
 
 
Date:Thursday 7 May 2015
Time:13:00 - 15:00
Event:Teddy Bears' Picnic
Organised by:Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
Location:Sawyers Hall Farm, Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood CM15 9BY map
Details:Bring your picnic, blanket and friends and of course your favourite teddy bear! You can bounce on the bouncy castle, groom a pony or get creative at the craft tables.
Cost:Adults £4.00, children £3.00, under-3s free. Parking is free.
Contact:01277 201110 office@hopefield.org.uk Website Facebook Twitter
 
 
Date:Saturday 9 May 2015
Time:08:30 - 12:00
Event:Plant Sale
Organised by:Billericay Horticultural Society
Location:The Reading Rooms, 73 High Street, Billericay CM12 9AS map
Details:The Plant Sale is to raise money for the Billericay Horticultural Society to promote horticulture in the Billericay area. Refreshments for sale.
Cost:Free admission
Contact:Vic Hare 01277 652896 Website
 
 
Date:Saturday 9 May 2015
Time:10:30 - 13:00
Event:Jumble sale
Organised by:Romford Greyhound Owners Association - Trust for Retired Greyhounds from Brentwood
Location:Tipps Cross Remembrance Hall, Blackmore Road, Hook End, Blackmore CM15 0DX map
Details:All proceeds go towards looking after the retired greyhounds. We have 40 plus dogs in the kennels which we are looking to home.
Cost:50 pence including tea/coffee
Contact:photos.rgoa@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Date:Sunday 10 May 2015
Time:14:30 - 17:00
Event:Auditions Workshop for Oliver!
Organised by:Billericay Operatic Society
Location:Brightside Primary School, Brightside,.Billericay CM12 0LE map
Details:Billericay Operatic Society are looking for talented and enthusiasic children aged between 7-14 for their forthcoming production of Oliver!, to take place in March 2016. The children will have a session of drama, music and movement and there will be a short show at the end for parents to see.
Cost:£5.00
Contact:Bev 01277 650672 bev@billericayoperaticsociety.co.uk
 
 
Date:Friday 15 May 2015
Time:19:00
Event:An evening with The Jellyfish Man
Organised by:Hope Community Church
Location:Long Ridings Primary School, Long Ridings Avenue, Hutton CM13 1DU map
Details:Ian McCormack was stung five times by the world's deadliest jellyfish. Death was certain - so how did he survive? Come and hear his story. A FREE fish and chip supper will be provided! Everyone welcome but you must reserve a ticket.
Cost:Free
Contact:Website
 
 
Date:Saturday 16 May 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 16 May 2015
Time:11:00
Event:Fabulous February Jumble Sale
Organised by:St George's Church
Location:Ongar Road, Brentwood CM15 9HR map
Details:Come and get your spring/summer fashions - but DON'T ask for which year! Also bric-a-brac, books, CDs, DVDs, toys and games, shoes, bags, household linen etc. Light refreshments on sale. The event is in aid of the Mothers Union.
Cost:30p
Contact:01277 213618
 
 
Date:Saturday 16 May 2015
Time:19:00
Event:The Mayor of Brentwood's End Of Year Party
Organised by:The Mayor of Brentwood
Location:Ashwells Sports and Country Club, Ashwells Road, Brentwood CM15 9SE map
Details:3 course meal, raffle, auction and live music
Cost:TBC
Contact:Claire Hayden 01277 312741 claire.hayden@brentwood.gov.uk
 
 
Date:Saturday 16 May 2015
Time:19:30
Event:Classic Masterworks
Organised by:Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra
Location:Brentwood Ursuline School, Queens Road, Brentwood CM14 4EX map
Details:An evening of music from favourite operas: Magic Flute, Marriage of Figaro, La Clemenza di Tito, La Boheme, Madame Butterfly, Turandot, Eugene Onegin, Fledermaus, Carmen, Cavalleria Rusticana and more. Conducted by David Todd.
Cost:£10.00, concessions £5.00 on the door, cheaper in advance
Contact:01277 233698 Website
 
 
Date:Sunday 17 May 2015
Time:10:00 - 13:00
Event:Blackmore Farmers' Market
Location:Blackmore Village Hall, Nine Ashes Road, Blackmore CM4 0QW map
Details:Beef, lamb, pork, game, cheese, eggs, honey, cakes, preserves and vegetables all from local suppliers. There will also be a plant stall and craft stall. Refreshments available.
Contact:Robbie and Roger Legg 01277 211883 robbie.bfm@gmail.com
 
 
Date:Sunday 17 May 2015
Time:19:30
Event:A screening of "Lift To The Scaffold"
Organised by:Brentwood Arts Cinema Club
Location:Brentwood United Reformed Church, New Road, Brentwood CM14 4GD map
Details:A self-assured business man murders his mistress's husband, unintentionally provoking an ill-fated chain of events. Malle puts his individual stamp on this ingenious roman noir, shot in high contrast b/w by the brilliant cinematographer Decae, and with Miles Davies's superb score (improvised in one night). One of the 50s' seminal films.
Cost:£5.00 guest fee or £38.00 for a whole year of 11 films
Contact:07938 197939 bacc.contact@gmail.com Website
 
 
Date:Monday 18 May 2015
Time:20:00
Event:An illustrated talk on bees by Derek March.
Organised by:Billericay Horticultural Society
Location:Billericay Day Centre, Chantry Way, Billericay CM11 2BB map
Details:Non-members welcome.
Contact:Vic Hare 01277 652896 Website
 
 
Date:Friday 22 May 2015 to Monday 25 May 2015
Event:"Once Upon A Blackmore"
Organised by:Blackmore Village Fayre Committee
Location:Nine Ashes Road, Blackmore CM4 0QW map
Details:Blackmore Village Fayre is a bi-annual event, and this year has a fairytale theme. Craft stalls and games galore, Festival of Sports, live music, Scarecrow Competition, Carnival Parade, Kid's Disco, CupCake Competition, Pet Show and lots more.
Cost:Free
Contact:blackmorefayre@gmail.com Website
 
 
Date:Sunday 24 May 2015
Time:10:30 - 16:00
Event:Craft Fair
Organised by:Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
Location:Sawyers Hall Farm, Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood CM15 9BY map
Details:Over 30 stalls including jewellery, wooden crafts, candles, bath and body items and much more. There will be a bouncy castle and children's activities and refreshments are available. You can also meet over 350 rescued animals.
Cost:Adults £4.00, children £3.00, under-3s free. Parking is free.
Contact:01277 201110 office@hopefield.org.uk Website Facebook Twitter
 
 
Date:Thursday 28 May 2015
Time:19:45
Event:Beginners' Workshop
Organised by:Tales At The Fold - Storytelling Club
Location:The Fold Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay CM12 9LD map
Details:For anyone who wishes to learn the nuts and bolts of storytelling. A two hour introductory workshop suitable for librarians, parents and grandparents, teachers and anyone else over the age of 16.
Cost:£6.00
Contact:Carl Merry 01277 659286 Website
 
 
Date:Saturday 30 May 2015
Time:13:30 - 16:30
Event:Fabulous Festival
Organised by:St George's Church
Location:Ongar Road, Brentwood CM15 9HR map
Details:Plants, cakes, bric-a-brac, books, toys, face painting and games like Smash the Crockery, Treasure Island, Penalty Shoot Out - and refreshments are available too. There is also a chance to look around the Art Deco church, built 78 years ago by the Brentwood born architect Laurence King. The event is in aid of Church Funds.
Cost:Free
Contact:01277 213618
 
 
Date:Saturday 30 May 2015
Event:Race For Life
Organised by:Cancer Research UK
Location:Weald Country Park, Weald Rd, South Weald, Brentwood CM14 5QS map
Details:Non-competitive race over 5 km (3 miles) and 10 km (5 miles) raising money to help defeat cancer.
Contact:0300 123 0770 Website
 
 
Date:Sunday 14 June 2015
Time:10:00
Event:Sponsored Walk
Organised by:Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
Location:Weald Country Park, Weald Rd, South Weald, Brentwood CM14 5QS map
Details:Hopefield's annual 5-mile sponsored walk will once again have patron Leona Lewis in attendance.
Cost:£10.00 sign up fee, includes free T-shirt
Contact:office@hopefield.org.uk
 
 
Date:Sunday 14 June 2015
Time:19:30
Event:A screening of "12:08 East of Bucharest"
Organised by:Brentwood Arts Cinema Club
Location:Brentwood United Reformed Church, New Road, Brentwood CM14 4GD map
Details:Set in a local television station, a presenter tries to put together a programme on the history of the revolution, but phone-in viewers' claims question whether it ever took place. Wryly funny and highly original this modern deadpan masterpiece of satire captures both this event's contentious narratives, and the bitter feeling of hopes dashed in its wake.
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 25 June 2015
Time:19:45
Event:In The Heat Of The Night
Organised by:Tales At The Fold - Storytelling Club
Location:The Fold Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay CM12 9LD map
Details:As the year warms up, so do our tales. A collection of stories from sunnier climes, together with one or two more risque tales.
Cost:£4.00
Contact:Carl Merry 01277 659286 Website
 
 
Date:Saturday 27 June 2015
Time:14:00
Event:Pirate Party with Alex English
Organised by:Chicken and Frog Bookshop
Location:7 Security House, Ongar Road, Brentwood CM15 9AT
Details:To celebrate Alex's latest picture book, "Pirates Don't Drive Diggers", Alex will be joining us for a pirate party. There will be a craft activity, refreshments, face painting and a signed copy of Alex's book. Fancy dress is highly encouraged! Please book and pay in advance to avoid disappointment.
Cost:£5.00 which includes a copy of the book (RRP £6.99).
Contact:Natasha Radford 01277 230068 events@chickenandfrog.com Website
 
 
Date:Friday 3 July 2015
Time:20:00 - 22:10
Event:A Solitary Man - The Songs of Neil Diamond
Organised by:Bob Drury
Location:Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood CM15 8AG map
Details:Bob Drury returns with a brand new one-man show celebrating the genius of singer/songwriter Neil Diamond.
Cost:£14.00
Contact:Brentwood Theatre Box Office 01277 200305 Website Twitter
 
 
Date:Friday 10 July 2015 to Saturday 11 July 2015
Time:19:30 plus 14:30 Saturday matinee
Event:We Will Remember Them
Organised by:Shenfield Operatic Society
Location:Blackmore Village Hall, Nine Ashes Road, Blackmore CM4 0QW map
Details:A performance in two acts. Act One features songs from World War II, commemorating 70 years since VJ Day in a poignant yet uplifting way. Act Two transports you back to the present, showing how war and conflict have been portrayed through musical theatre - from Spamalot to Les Miserables and from Miss Saigon to War of the Worlds.
Cost:evening performances £15.00 including buffet, matinee £12.00 including tea and cakes
Contact:Suzanne Gunn 07734 817418 boxoffice@shenfieldoperaticsociety.co.uk Website Facebook Twitter
 
 
Date:Sunday 12 July 2015
Time:19:30
Event:A screening of "Wild Strawberries"
Organised by:Brentwood Arts Cinema Club
Location:Brentwood United Reformed Church, New Road, Brentwood CM14 4GD map
Details:Elderly professor Isak Borg, set to receive an honorary degree, wakes in a cold sweat. In his nightmare he stood in a deserted street completely alone, the clocks had no hands, and when a hearse slowly arrives its horses suddenly bolt - the coffin falling out, its lid open. Troubled, he realises his subconscious is urgently trying to tell him something ...
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 16 July 2015
Time:19:45
Event:Shadows and Light - The Story Of Oberon
Organised by:Tales At The Fold - Storytelling Club
Location:The Fold Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay CM12 9LD map
Details:Combining magical stories collected from English, Irish and continental folklore, folk songs, and the wonderful words of Shakespeare and Joni Mitchell, Kevin Walker creates the remarkable story of a remarkable man.
Cost:£8.00
Contact:Carl Merry 01277 659286 Website
 
 
Date:Sunday 26 July 2015
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
 
 
Date:Saturday 1 August 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:Monday 17 August 2015 to Friday 21 August 2015
Time:10:00 - 16:00
Event:Summer School
Organised by:Pixie Lott's Italian Conti School Chelmsford
Details:Learn musical theatre, acting, dancing and singing with our experienced tutors in preparation for an early evening show at the end of the week! All abilities welcome! Ages 6 to 18+.
Cost:£195.00
Contact:01245 381399 admin@pixielottitaliaconti.co.uk Website Facebook Twitter
 
 
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: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: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 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: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: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: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: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: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