Local events

 
Date:Thursday 2 October 2014 to Saturday 4 October 2014
Time:19:30 - 22:45
Event:66th Annual Drama Festival
Organised by:Brentwood Catholic Theatre Club
Location:Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood CM15 8AG map
Details:12 drama groups perform, including 6 new plays, competing for 15 theatrical awards. A friendly competition that supports youth groups too.
Cost:£10.00
Contact:Brentwood Theatre Box Office 01277 200305 Website Twitter
 
 
Date:Sunday 5 October 2014
Time:15:00
Event:Organ Recital
Location:St Giles' Church, Old Church Road, Mountnessing CM13 1UN map
Details:An organ recital to celebrate the restoration of the organ at St Giles' Church. Peter Cross is the Organist and there will be other items by his Cross Harmonies Wind Ensemble, as well as some audience participation.
Cost:£7.50 (no charge for children) including refreshments
Contact:01277 352237. 01277 354727 or 01277 254886.
 
 
Date:Sunday 5 October 2014
Time:19:00
Event:Comedian Paul Kerensa
Organised by:The Laughing Pod comedy club
Location:The Ivory Rooms, 66-68 Laindon Rd, Billericay CM12 9LD map
Details:Supported by 4 fantastic acts and MC Liam Smith
Cost:£10.00 or £5.00 for NHS staff. Everyone gets a free pint of Becks or soft drink on arrival.
Contact:Stephen Watson Website Facebook Twitter
 
 
Date:Thursday 9 October 2014 to Saturday 11 October 2014
Time:20:00 - 22:30
Event:The Diary of Anne Frank
Organised by:The New Venture Players
Location:Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood CM15 8AG map
Details:Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, 1942. A Jewish family hiding. A diary.
Cost:£12.00
Contact:Brentwood Theatre Box Office 01277 200305 Website Twitter
 
 
Date:Friday 10 October 2014
Time:11:00
Event:The Mayor's Charity Golf Day
Organised by:The Mayor of Brentwood
Location:Brentwood Golf Club, Coxtie Green Road, Brentwood CM14 5RJ map
Details:Test your golf skills at the Mayor's Charity Golf Day. Money raised will go towards her charities of the year: Brentwood Talking Newspaper, St Francis Hospice and Brentwood Community Print.
Cost:£45 for an all-day package, which includes golf, lunch and an evening meal; or golf-only tickets cost £27.50; and the evening meal costs £25.
 
 
Date:Monday 13 October 2014 to Friday 17 October 2014
Time:20:00 - 22:20
Event:Singles' Holiday
Organised by:Melabeau Productions
Location:Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood CM15 8AG map
Details:Join us for sun, sand, sea - and singles! Based on the novel by West End actress Elaine Spires.
Cost:£12.00
Contact:Brentwood Theatre Box Office 01277 200305 Website Twitter
 
 
Date:Tuesday 14 October 2014
Time:19:45
Event:18th Century Gardens - a talk by Martin Heard
Organised by:Ingatestone and Fryerning Horticultural Society
Location:Ingatestone & Fryerning Community Association, 7 High Street, Ingatestone CM4 9ED map
Cost:£1.00 or free to members
Contact:Debbie Quick 07711 454875 debbie.quick@sky.com Website
 
 
Date:Thursday 16 October 2014
Time:19:00
Event:Fund Raising Fashion Show
Organised by:Fashion Almighty
Location:St Edmund and St Mary Parish Church, High Street, Ingatestone CM4 9DU map
Details:Local Boutiques are showing Winter Collections, Jazz Band from Westcliff High School. Champagne, canapes, shopping, raffle and jazz during the interval.
Cost:£15.00 - profits to The Stroke Association and World Challenge
Contact:01277 352562
 
 
Date:Saturday 18 October 2014
Time:19:30
Event:Classic Masterworks
Organised by:Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra
Location:Brentwood Ursuline School, Queens Road, Brentwood CM14 4EX map
Details:Performances from Brahms, Bruch and Beethoven
Cost:£8.00 advance, £10.00 on the door, children £5.00
Contact:01277 233698 Website
 
 
Date:Saturday 18 October 2014
Time:10:00 - 17:00
Event:Managing Risk in Epilepsy
Organised by:Epilepsy Action
Location:Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood CM15 8AG map
Details:Advice and information from the experts in staying safe and living well with epilepsy.
Cost:£8.00
Contact:Epilepsy Action 0113 210 8885 Website Twitter
 
 
Date:Saturday 18 October 2014
Time:20:00 - 22:00
Event:The Melvin Beddow Big Band In Concert
Organised by:The Melvin Beddow Big Band
Location:Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood CM15 8AG map
Details:The varied programme will include numbers made famous by great swing bands such as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Ted Heath, together with some contemporary features? a little Latin, and perhaps something funky.
Cost:£10.00
Contact:Brentwood Theatre Box Office 01277 200305 Website Twitter
 
 
Date:Sunday 19 October 2014
Time:14:00 - 16:00
Event:Tipples and Treats Sloe Foraging
Location:Weald Country Park, Weald Rd, South Weald, Brentwood CM14 5QS map
Details:A Ranger led walk in search of wild sloe berries, and guided preparation to make your own alcoholic beverage at home! Create a lovely gift for yourself or someone else. Children are welcome to help pick sloes! Please bring a container to collect your sloes in and a large glass bottle/jar to prepare your goodies in. Dress for an autumn day in the park.
Cost:£4.00, accompanied children free
Contact:01277 261343
 
 
Date:Sunday 19 October 2014
Time:19:30
Event:A screening of "Cria Cuervos"
Organised by:Brentwood Art Cinema Club
Location:Brentwood United Reformed Church, New Road, Brentwood CM14 4GD map
Details:This film centres on an amazing performance by the young Ana Torrent as a disturbed 8 year old living in Madrid with her two sisters. She is mourning the death of her mother (an ethereal Geraldine Chaplin), whom she conjures as a ghost - the title means Raise Ravens in English. Touching and thought provoking, this remains one of Spain's most important films. The Club is run by a committee of volunteers on a membership basis and aims to show films, both classics and more recent releases, which are not normally on general release. Refreshments and film notes are available and there is usually an informal discussion after the film.
Cost:£5.00 guest fee or £38.00 for a whole year of 11 films
Contact:Website
 
 
Date:Thursday 23 October 2014
Time:19:45
Event:Rachel Rose Reid
Organised by:Tales At The Fold - Storytelling Club
Location:The Reading Rooms, 73 High Street, Billericay CM12 9AS map
Details:One of the UK's best young storytellers, Rachel will be perfoming "I'm Hans Christian Andersen", a show which has recieved glowing reviews in the national press, and has toured in theatres and stoytelling clubs across the UK and Australia.
Cost:£8.00
Contact:01268 659286
 
 
Date:Friday 24 October 2014
Time:20:00 - 22:15
Event:Steve Brookstein, Forgotten Man
Organised by:Steve Brookstein
Location:Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood CM15 8AG map
Details:The first ever winner of the x Factor, returning to Brentwood by popular demand, remembering the Legends of Soul.
Cost:£15.00
Contact:Brentwood Theatre Box Office 01277 200305 Website Twitter
 
 
Date:Saturday 25 October 2014
Time:19:30 - 22:45
Event:An Intimate Evening With Jo Harman
Organised by:Brentwood MIND
Location:Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood CM15 8AG map
Details:A rare chance to see Jo in an intimate, acoustic setting and not to be missed. Support from Paolo Morena and The High Wires, raising mental health awareness.
Cost:£12.00
Contact:Brentwood Theatre Box Office 01277 200305 Website Twitter
 
 
Date:Tuesday 28 October 2014
Time:11:00 - 12:30 and 13:30-15:00
Event:Lantern Making
Location:Weald Country Park, Weald Rd, South Weald, Brentwood CM14 5QS map
Details:Make and decorate your own lantern to take home and use again and again! Please bring along a wide topped glass jar to transform. Suitable for children under 12. Adult supervision required. Limited places, book quickly to avoid disappointment.
Cost:£4.00 per child
Contact:0845 603 7624
 
 
Date:Tuesday 28 October 2014 to Wednesday 29 October 2014
Time:19:00 - 21:00
Event:Family Bat Walk
Location:Weald Country Park, Weald Rd, South Weald, Brentwood CM14 5QS map
Details:Join the Rangers in the park at night looking for bats. Listen out for a range of native species using bat detectors and spot them swooping over the lake to feed. A truly memorable and interactive event for all the family! Dress warmly (and waterproof) for a chilly night. Don't forget a torch and your lantern if you made one earlier!
Cost:£4.00 per adult, £2.00 per child
Contact:01277 261343
 
 
Date:Wednesday 29 October 2014 to Thursday 30 October 2014
Time:11:00 - 12:30 and 13:30-15:00
Event:Pumpkin Carving
Location:Weald Country Park, Weald Rd, South Weald, Brentwood CM14 5QS map
Details:Hollow out and carve your own pumpkin to take home. Tools and ideas provided for children to take part in this fun Halloween tradition! Adult accompaniment required. Suitable for children under 12. Dress to get messy! Book quickly to take part in this extremely popular event.
Cost:£4.00 per child
Contact:0845 603 7624
 
 
Date:Friday 31 October 2014
Time:12:00 - 17:00
Event:Hallowe'en Extravaganza
Location:Weald Country Park, Weald Rd, South Weald, Brentwood CM14 5QS map
Details:Be captivated by spooky stories in our new storytelling circle, make Hallowe'en crafts to take home, brave our monster madness, wander our pumpkin patch and take part in our fancy dress competition. Remember that our last storytelling slot is extra scary! Make sure to pre book your storytelling slot but arrive from 12:00 to collect your wristband and enjoy the rest of our spooky activities at your leisure. Pre booking essential. Suitable for children under 12.
Cost:£6.00 per child
Contact:0845 603 7624
 
 
Date:Friday 31 October 2014
Time:19:30 - 23:00
Event:Phoenix Fridays - live at Old Brentwoods! in association with Papa Johns Brentwood
Organised by:Phoenix FM and The Society of Old Brentwoods
Location:Ashwells Rd, Brentwood CM15 9SE map
Details:A regular series of monthly gigs, with four acts performing live including Sophie deBattista
Cost:£7.00 advance, £10.00 on the night
Contact:Steve Roach 07952 498009 poacher97@hotmail.com
 
 
Date:Saturday 1 November 2014
Time:10:30 - 12:30
Event:Autumn Fair in aid of Saint Francis Hospice
Organised by:Shenfield and Hutton Friends of Saint Francis Hospice
Location:Shenfield Parish Hall, Hutton Road, Shenfield CM15 8LB map
Details:With a selection of stalls including cakes, jams, toys, books, jewellery and plants, you'll have plenty to browse - and may even pick up an early Christmas present or two while raising money for Saint Francis Hospice!
Cost:Free
Contact:01708 771412 fundraising@sfh.org.uk Website Twitter
 
 
Date:Sunday 2 November 2014
Time:19:00
Event:Comedian Bob Slayer
Organised by:The Laughing Pod comedy club
Location:The Ivory Rooms, 66-68 Laindon Rd, Billericay CM12 9LD map
Details:Supported by 4 fantastic acts and MC Lateef Lovejoy
Cost:£10.00 or £5.00 for NHS staff. Everyone gets a free pint of Becks or soft drink on arrival.
Contact:Stephen Watson Website Facebook Twitter
 
 
Date:Sunday 9 November 2014
Time:18:00 - 19:00
Event:We Will Remember Them - A Concert For Remembrance Sunday
Organised by:Ingatestone Choral Society
Location:St Edmund and St Mary Church, High Street, Ingatestone CM4 9DU map
Details:Featuring soprano Julia Wilson-James.
Cost:A retiring Collection will be taken in aid of the Royal British Legion.
Contact:Susan Skinner 01277 840634
 
 
Date:Sunday 16 November 2014
Time:19:30
Event:A screening of "Walkabout"
Organised by:Brentwood Art Cinema Club
Location:Brentwood United Reformed Church, New Road, Brentwood CM14 4GD map
Details:In Roeg's second film two posh English kids, taken into the outback by their father, find themselves left all alone to confront a continent and try to find Westernised safety again. In shimmering light and colour cultures conflict when an Aboriginal boy comes to their aid, and profound and unpredictable psychic forces hold sway in the desert landscape. The Club is run by a committee of volunteers on a membership basis and aims to show films, both classics and more recent releases, which are not normally on general release. Refreshments and film notes are available and there is usually an informal discussion after the film.
Cost:£5.00 guest fee or £38.00 for a whole year of 11 films
Contact:Website
 
 
Date:Friday 28 November 2014
Time:19:30 - 23:00
Event:Phoenix Fridays - live at Old Brentwoods! in association with Papa Johns Brentwood
Organised by:Phoenix FM and The Society of Old Brentwoods
Location:Ashwells Rd, Brentwood CM15 9SE map
Details:A regular series of monthly gigs, with four acts performing live
Cost:£7.00 advance, £10.00 on the night
Contact:Steve Roach 07952 498009 poacher97@hotmail.com
 
 
Date:Saturday 29 November 2014
Time:10:30 - 14:00
Event:Bellissimo Bazaar
Organised by:St George's Church
Location:Ongar Road, Brentwood CM15 9HR map
Details:Chocolate Tombola, Tempting Cake Stall, Handicrafts & Present stall, Books & DVDs, Toys & games, Candles & Decorations, Raffles & Tombolas etc In aid of Church Funds. AND FATHER CHRISTMAS will be there!
Cost:50p
Contact:01277 213618
 
 
Date:Sunday 7 December 2014
Time:19:00
Event:TV comic Patrick Monahan
Organised by:The Laughing Pod comedy club
Location:The Ivory Rooms, 66-68 Laindon Rd, Billericay CM12 9LD map
Details:Supported by 4 fantastic acts and MC Christian Steel
Cost:£10.00 or £5.00 for NHS staff. Everyone gets a free pint of Becks or soft drink on arrival.
Contact:Stephen Watson Website Facebook Twitter
 
 
Date:Friday 12 December 2014
Time:19:30 - 23:00
Event:Phoenix Fridays - live at Old Brentwoods! in association with Papa Johns Brentwood
Organised by:Phoenix FM and The Society of Old Brentwoods
Location:Ashwells Rd, Brentwood CM15 9SE map
Details:A regular series of monthly gigs, with four acts performing live
Cost:£7.00 advance, £10.00 on the night
Contact:Steve Roach 07952 498009 poacher97@hotmail.com
 
 
Date:Sunday 14 December 2014
Time:19:30
Event:A screening of "The Lives Of Others"
Organised by:Brentwood Art Cinema Club
Location:Brentwood United Reformed Church, New Road, Brentwood CM14 4GD map
Details:It's 1984, and Stasi agent Wiesler, who's spent much of his life weeding out "dangerous" characters, is thrown into a quandary while investigating an individual who actually poses no threat. Henckel's first feature is a powerful but subtle drama about the conflict between the individual and a totalitarian society. The Club is run by a committee of volunteers on a membership basis and aims to show films, both classics and more recent releases, which are not normally on general release. Refreshments and film notes are available and there is usually an informal discussion after the film.
Cost:£5.00 guest fee or £38.00 for a whole year of 11 films
Contact:Website
 
 
Date:Wednesday 25 February 2015 to Wednesday 25 February 2015
Time:19:30 plus 14:30 Saturday matinee
Event:Sister Act
Organised by:Shenfield Operatic Society
Location:The Queen's Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch RM11 1QT map
Details:Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look - a convent! Under the suspicious watch of the Mother Siuperior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to rejoice!
Cost:£18.00-£20.00
Contact:07734 817418 boxoffice@shenfieldoperaticsociety.co.uk Website Facebook Twitter