Local events

 
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:Tuesday 4 November 2014 to Saturday 8 November 2014
Time:20:00 and Saturday matinee 15:00
Event:Godspell
Organised by:Brentwood Operatic Society
Location:Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood CM15 8AG map
Details:The legendary spiritually elevating musical from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer of Wicked.
Cost:£13.00 - £16.00
Contact:The Box Office 01277 200305 Website Facebook Twitter
 
 
Date:Friday 7 November 2014
Time:18:00
Event:Family Firework Display
Organised by:Holly Trees School
Location:Vaughan Williams Way, Warley CM14 5RY map
Details:A 15-minute professional firework display beginning at 7.10pm. Join Holly Trees Fundraisers for a fun evening of fireworks, live music, food, hot drinks, glow toys and a Guy Fawkes competition!
Cost:£5.00 per adult, £2.00 per child, under 2s free. Tickets available via website
Contact:Website
 
 
Date:Saturday 8 November 2014
Time:10:30 - 16:00
Event:Exhibition of Dolls' Houses and Miniatures
Organised by:Billericay Miniatures Club
Location:Women's Institute Hall, St Edith's Lane, Billericay CM12 9BU map
Details:On show will be the club's latest project, a French Village in 1/24th scale. Several other clubs are also displaying items in 1/24th and 1/12th scale, so there is plenty to see. There will also be refreshments and a raffle.
Cost:Free with donations going to the Alzheimer's Society
Contact:Janet Lee jonjanlee@onetel.com
 
 
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:Tuesday 11 November 2014
Time:20:00
Event:For The Fallen
Organised by:The Stondon Singers
Location:The Priory Church of St Laurence, Church Street, Ingatestone CM4 0RN map
Details:The two main works are John Rutter's Requiem and Morten Lauridsen's "Lux Aeterna". The music has been specially chosen to suit Armistice Day.
Cost:£12.00, concessions £10.00, U16 £6.00
Contact:Matthew Butt 01992 522300 stondon_singers@fsmail.net Website
 
 
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