The Es­sex Di­ary

Find out what’s hap­pen­ing in our area this month

Essex Life - - INSIDE - COM­PILED BY: Holly Eells

Events and at­trac­tions from across the county

1 Novem­ber

HUGH CORN­WELL

Chin­nerys, Eastern Es­planade, 21-22 Marine Pa­rade, Southend on Sea SS1 2EJ

The Gig Car­tel presents Hugh Corn­well Elec­tric the Mon­ster Tour. Big hits and great songs, all writ­ten and sung by Hugh Corn­well, the song­writer be­hind The Stran­glers. Ex­pect an open­ing set of prime solo songs, in­clud­ing picks from ‘Mon­ster’, fol­lowed by a storm­ing set of those iconic hits, sung and played by the man him­self and his band. Ad­mis­sion: Prices vary hugh­corn­well.com

2 Novem­ber, from 7.30pm

FAM­ILY FIRE­WORKS PARTY

Danbury Par­ish Church,

55 Main Road, Danbury, Chelms­ford CM3 4NG

Come and en­joy a colour­ful evening with the fam­ily with lots of en­ter­tain­ment, in­clud­ing fab­u­lous fire­works, de­li­cious hot food and soft drinks. All pro­ceeds of the event go to the church funds. Ad­mis­sion: Adults £8 and chil­dren £4 07968796805 al­ison­j­cooper@aol.com 3 to 4 Novem­ber, from 2pm

GUY FAWKES FES­TI­VAL & FIRE­WORKS

The Royal Gun­pow­der Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey EN9 1JY Cel­e­brate the leg­end of Guy Fawkes in style with a full packed week­end of Guy Fawkes events at this his­toric site. This is a chance to re­visit the fa­mous story of the plot to blow up par­lia­ment in the set­ting of what was once a real gun­pow­der fac­tory! Ex­pect ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren of all ages, short the­atre pro­duc­tions, mus­ket fir­ing and science shows. Ad­mis­sion: Prices vary 01992 707370

4 Novem­ber, 6.30pm

FIRE­WORK FAM­ILY FUN

Down Hall Ho­tel & Spa, Match­ing Road, Hatfield Heath CM22 7AS Down Hall is the per­fect place to en­joy a daz­zling dis­play against a back­drop of 110 acres of gar­dens and wood­lands. Make your grand ar­rival for chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment, a se­lec­tion of de­li­cious food and drink and com­pli­men­tary hot re­fresh­ments ahead of the fire­works dis­play at 7:30pm. Keep those rum­bling tum­mies at bay with a show­stop­ping hog roast, juicy beef burg­ers and sausages from the BBQ. The kids can also de­light in plenty of en­ter­tain­ment through­out the night, in­clud­ing face-paint­ing, arts & crafts and a disco. Ad­mis­sion: From £16 per adult, and £10 for per child (Un­der 12s). down­hall.co.uk

4 Novem­ber, 4pm

THE MARINER

Great Brom­ley Vil­lage Hall, Colch­ester CO7 7JA

Com­mon Ground The­atre Com­pany re­turn with this en­thralling, sur­real mu­si­calthe­atre adap­ta­tion of Samuel Tay­lor Co­leridge’s gothic fan­tasy, The Rime of The An­cient Mariner, with its strong mes­sage of re­spect for all liv­ing things, and its in­ves­ti­ga­tion into man’s cre­ative – and de­struc­tive urges. The show will fea­ture live ac­tion, pup­petry, film and orig­i­nal mu­sic by Pat Why­mark, sung by a choir. Ad­mis­sion: £12 com­mon­groundtc.co.uk

10 Novem­ber, 10am to 2.30pm

JOUR­NEY ALONG THE SILK ROAD

Beth Chatto Gar­dens, Elm­stead Mar­ket, Clac­ton Road, Elm­stead, Colch­ester CO7 7DB

Join lo­cal ho­moeopath Cathy Brooks for the Silk Route Work­shop. Tak­ing you on a jour­ney from In­dia through to the Hi­malayan Moun­tains and around the rest of the world. Ad­mis­sion: £46 or £41 for Gold Friends of the gar­den 01206 822007

10 to 11 Novem­ber, 10am to 4pm

WIL­LOW WEAV­ING

Cress­ing Tem­ple Barns, Witham Road, Cress­ing, Witham CM77 8PD Jo Ham­mond is a highly ex­pe­ri­enced tu­tor spe­cial­is­ing in wil­low weav­ing. Jo’s guid­ance will en­able you to learn a small

va­ri­ety of weaves, han­dling and se­lect­ing ma­te­rial and an idea of how to progress with the craft. Ad­mis­sion: Prices vary (all ma­te­ri­als pro­vided) vis­it­parks.co.uk

11 Novem­ber, 11am

CER­E­MONY OF RE­MEM­BRANCE

Stow Maries Aero­drome, Hack­man's Lane, Purleigh CM3 6RJ

Come and com­mem­o­rate the sac­ri­fice of our Armed Forces all over the world at this beau­ti­ful Re­mem­brance Day Ser­vice at Stow Maries Great War Aero­drome. www.stow­maries.org.uk

14 Novem­ber, from 8pm

EWT IL­LUS­TRATED TALK ON BATS

The Quaker Hall, Butt Lane, Mal­don CM9 5HD

Tim Saps­ford will give an in­for­ma­tive chat on bats and be look­ing at the 10 Es­sex species. Ad­mis­sion: Do­na­tion of £2 01621 853969

14 to 18 Novem­ber, 10am to 5pm

FLYINGLEAPS: ART ON THE STREETS

Flyingleaps: Art on the Streets is part of First­site’s pro­gramme theme of Con­flict and Cul­ture. Ad­mis­sion: Free first­site.uk

16 to 17 Novem­ber,10am to 5pm

GREAT BARDFIELD VIL­LAGE CHRIST­MAS MAR­KET

Quaker Meet­ing House, Brook Street, Great Bardfield CM7 4RQ Now a two-day event, this vil­lage mar­ket fea­tures lo­cal­ly­made crafts in­clud­ing new and first-time pro­duc­ers, so there are al­ways new gift ideas for the fam­ily. Re­fresh­ments are avail­able too.

Ad­mis­sion: Free

01371 830783

17 Novem­ber, from 10am

HE­LEN ROLLASON CAN­CER CHAR­ITY TOWER TRAIL

He­len Rollason Can­cer Char­ity has been granted per­mis­sion to host a five-mile walk around the beau­ti­ful Layer Mar­ney Tow­ers all in aid of the char­ity. Ad­mis­sion: Prices vary he­len­rol­la­son.org.uk 21 Novem­ber

CHRIS CLEV­ER­LEY

Haver­folk Folk Club,

The Golden Lion, Rom­ford RM11HR Chris Clev­er­ley has emerged as a writer, per­former and char­ac­ter who de­fies com­par­i­son, de­liv­er­ing a unique re-sculpt­ing of 21st Cen­tury folk mu­sic. A true enigma of the UK folk scene, come and see Chris in Rom­ford.

Ad­mis­sion: Prices vary chriscle­v­er­ley.com

21-24 Novem­ber, times vary

THE LADYKILLERS BY GORDEN LINE­HAN

Headgate The­atre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colch­ester CO2 7AT

A group of rob­bers mas­querad­ing as a string quar­tet rent a room from an un­sus­pect­ing old lady and ma­nip­u­late her in to the heist. She be­comes a loose end that needs to be tied up and the group must de­cide who will do the deed. Ad­mis­sion: £13 and £10 (con­ces­sions)

01206 366000

24 Novem­ber, 10 to 4pm

WOMEN’S DAY RE­TREAT

At­tend a day re­treat in­vol­volv­ing med­i­tat­ing, lis­ten­ing to talks, re­flect­ing and hold­ing dis­cus­sions in a re­laxed and friendly man­ner. Ad­mis­sion: £20 for the day. Bring veg­e­tar­ian lunch to share. 07936 534546

24 to 25 Novem­ber, 10am to 5pm

CHRIST­MAS SPE­CIAL EVENT

Aud­ley End Minia­ture Rail­way, Aud­ley End Road, Saf­fron Walden CB11 4JB

Call­ing all fam­i­lies for an ex­cit­ing Christ­mas ad­ven­ture. Take the Santa Ex­press train to meet Fa­ther Christ­mas and his Elves at his win­ter won­der­land in the woods. Each child re­ceives a present. Ad­mis­sion: £11 to £15 01799 542134

25 Novem­ber

ES­SEX VE­GAN FES­TI­VAL

Char­ter Hall, Colch­ester Leisure World, Colch­ester CO1 1YH

There will be 100 fan­tas­tic stalls, in­clud­ing cooked and raw foods, pies, cakes, beauty and skincare prod­ucts, can­dles, pre­serves, cheeses, crafts, healthy treats, cloth­ing and much more. Ad­mis­sion: En­try £3 01206 573948 25 Novem­ber, from 10am

CHRIST­MAS CRAFT FAIR

Bar­ley­lands Farm, Bar­ley­lands Road, Bil­ler­icay CM11 2UD

With only a month un­til Christ­mas, the Vil­lage Stu­dios are open­ing their doors to show you every­thing they have to of­fer from art and craft work­shops to per­son­alised gifts and home ac­ces­sories. To ac­com­pany their stu­dios, they also have a small range of craft, gift and food stalls to browse.

Ad­mis­sion: Prices vary 01268 532253

28 to 29 Novem­ber, 7.30PM

DAD'S ARMY RADIO HOUR

Civic The­atre, Fair­field Road, Chelms­ford CM1 1JG Cel­e­brat­ing 50 years of Perry and Croft's quin­tes­sen­tial sit­com, two award-win­ning ac­tors play 25 char­ac­ters in this bril­liant stag­ing of three clas­sic radio episodes based on favourite scripts from the orig­i­nal TV se­ries. Ad­mis­sion: Prices vary 01245 606505

30 Novem­ber

FELIC­ITY WARDBUSTING A NUT

Dixon Stu­dio, Palace The­atre, 436 Lon­don Road, Southend SS0 9LA Fresh off the back of her new BBC Radio 4 se­ries (Ap­pisodes) and a Net­flix spe­cial (Live from the BBC), multi award-win­ning co­me­dian and reg­u­lar co-host of The Guilty Fem­i­nist Pod­cast, Felic­ity Ward, em­barks on her sec­ond na­tion­wide tour with a brand new show.

Ad­mis­sion: £14.50 and con­ces­sions £12.50 southendthe­atres.org.uk

Un­til 2 De­cem­ber, 10am to 5pm (Wed­nes­day to Sun­day)

HOME AND ABROAD

Chap­pel Gal­leries,

15 Colch­ester Road, Chap­pel C062DE

In this new ex­hi­bi­tion, Peter Kelly takes the viewer on a jour­ney around a wide range of lo­ca­tions, from the ru­ral Es­sex coun­try­side to the pic­turesque cities of Paris, Venice and Istanbul. His paint­ings evoke a mys­te­ri­ous world of lonely vis­tas, empty pas­sage­ways and at­mo­spheric ex­panses of land and wa­ter. chap­pel­gal­leries.co.uk

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