What’s on? Your essential guide for what’s on in February Sponsored by Community radio for Brentwood & Billericay SPIRITUALIST HEALING EVERY MONDAY Billericay Spiritualist Centre, 16 West Park Crescent (Off Tanfield Drive), Billericay CM12 9ED. 7.30pm-9pm healing. 01277 657897 or e: billericayspiritualist email@example.com THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION (BRENTWOOD BRANCH) EVERY 2ND MONDAY 8pm, Army Reserve Centre, Clive Road, Warley. Guest speakers at most meetings and other activities arranged during the year. You do not have to be a veteran to join. 01375 409708 www.branches.britishlegion.org.uk /branches/brentwood THE BILLERICAY TWINS CLUB EVERY MONDAY Have you got/expecting twins? 10:30am - 12pm (during term time). The Christ Church, Perry Street, Billericay. £4 per family. Contact www.billericaytwins.co.uk or call Rachel on 07979 243119 BEREAVED PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP - EVERY 1ST MONDAY An opportunity to talk about loss in a caring environment. All welcome.Call Bridget 01277 210104 / 07581 866395. BRENTWOOD TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD - EVERY 2ND MONDAY 2pm, Christ Church Hall, Warley. New members always welcome. Call Debbie 01277 225589 or email firstname.lastname@example.org BRENTWOOD CANCER SUPPORT GROUP - EVERY 1ST MONDAY Tea & Talk at Tobys. 10am-12pm. Chat to other people in the same situation. Free coffee, tea, cake and parking. Anne & Eric will welcome you. Call 07552 503487. E: TeaTalkatTobys@outlook.com GONE TOO SOON – NEW BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP EVERY 3RD MONDAY For parents who have lost a son or daughter. Reids, 66-68 Laindon Road, Billericay CM12 9LD from 7pm - 9pm. Please call Linda on 07387 805406 or email: email@example.com SINGLE ESSEX FRIENDS EVERY OTHER MONDAY SEF is a friendly, member run social group for the single, divorced, widowed over 50 in the Mid Essex area. Bar nights are held fortnightly at 8.30pm Blue Boar, High St, Billericay. Call if you are interested 07922 415 298 THE BLUE FLOWER CAFE EVERY 3RD MONDAY Brentwood Theatre foyer. 10-30 until 12. Support group for dementia carers run by dementia carers. Any carers are welcome, together with their cared-for. Offering help and support. Contact Lesley on 01277 216617 KEEP FIT EVERY MONDAY 3pm-4pm. St Nicholas Church Hall, Ingrave, Brentwood CM13 3RR. Non profit friendly club. CLAIRVOYANT EVENINGS EVERY TUESDAY Billericay Spiritualist Centre, 16 West Park Crescent (Off Tanfield Drive), Billericay CM12 9ED. Tuesday 8pm - 9pm clairvoyance. Sundays 6.30pm- 8pm service with clairvoyance. Call 01277 657897 or email: billericayspiritualist firstname.lastname@example.org BENTLEY CRICKET CLUB, BRENTWOOD - EVERY TUESDAY Adult training sessions. Promoting fun, exercise, spirit, and discipline. Go to: www.bentleycc.co.uk or contact Kevin Meadows email@example.com BRENTWOOD BUDDHIST CENTRE EVERY TUESDAY Serene and tranquil grounds. Enjoy reflexology and other holistic therapies with Georgina, an experienced holistic therapist. Call for appointments from 11-4. After 4pm appointments also available. Tel: 01277 212600 BRENTWOOD LEG CLUB EVERY TUESDAY Receive high quality leg care from the NELFT Tissue Viability team and make friends. 1pm and 3.30pm, Christ Church Hall, Warley Hill, Brentwood. The nurses treat patients on a drop-in basis, while volunteers use the non-medical setting to provide refreshments and conversation. New members, guests and volunteers welcome. Call our Chair Annabelle Barton on Annabellebarton@aol.com or 07855 178382 facebook.com/BrentwoodLegClub URUS BABY AND TODDLER GROUP - EVERY TUESDAY All under- fives with parents or carers are welcome for a fun afternoon. Toys, activities, messy play and refreshments included for just £1 per family. United Reformed Church Hall, High Street Ingatestone. 1.30-3pm. Informal and friendly, just turn up or ring Sue on 01277 352917. HUTTON ALL SAINTS CHURCH – BELL RINGERS NEEDED EVERY TUESDAY Are you interested in learning to ring? Come along to All Saint's 14
Church in Hutton on a Tuesday evening at about 7.45pm. Ringers can be any age from about 12 right up to old age. You don't need to be a member of any particular church or denomination. Contact Sylvia Martin: 07806 337 275 or e.mail: firstname.lastname@example.org BRENTWOOD HEALING GROUP EVERY 3RD WEDNESDAY Merrymeade House, Merrymeade Chase, Brentwood CM15 9BG. 8pm-10pm, Open to anyone interested in healing or would like to receive healing, contact Maureen 07960 199870. Linda 07957 213623 e: email@example.com OPUS 5 SINGERS EVERY WEDNESDAY 7.30pm, Budworth Hall, Ongar. Contact: Jane 07798 571501 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: opus5singers.co.uk BRENTWOOD SPIRITUALIST CHURCH - EVERY WEDNESDAY Clairvoyance, 7.30pm. Also every Sunday at 6.30pm (with top mediums). Brentwood Spiritualist Church, Primrose Hill CM14 4LT. Call 07931 848 023 brentwoodspiritualistchurch.co.uk BRENTWOOD BUDDIES EVERY WEDNESDAY New social group, ages 40-60 yrs. Do you want to make new friends and enhance your social life? No membership fee and no charges. At The Essex Arms, Warley hill, Brentwood CM14 5HA. 8pm. Call Julie on 07969 071 392. WORD OF MOUTH BRENTWOOD EVERY 3RD WEDNESDAY 10.30am. Free network meeting at the Slug and Lettuce for the community to share events, charity information, local businesses/retailers and more. Just turn up or follow @wordofmouthbwd THE BRENTWOOD COMPUTER CLUB - EVERY WEDNESDAY 7:30pm at Bardswell Social Club, off Weald Road. Meetings are essentially social and hands on – laptops, tablets, etc. Occasional illustrated talks or demonstrations. Contact details on BrentwoodComputerClub. weebly.com BRENTWOOD MEDITATION CIRCLE - EVERY WEDNESDAY Meditate in a friendly group. Beginners welcome. 8pm. Friends Meeting House, 49 Hutton Rd, Shenfield CM15 8NF. Call Tina 01277 821414 or email: brentwoodmeditationcircle@gmai l.com BRENTWOOD AND SOUTH ESSEX TOASTMASTERS EVERY 2ND AND 4TH THURSDAY 7.30pm, Shenfield Parish Hall, 60 Hutton Road, Shenfield, Brentwood, CM15 8LB. All welcome. Communicate vocally and practice speaking to an audience. brentwoodandsouthessexspeaker s.org and toastmastersinternational.org ONGAR ART SOCIETY EVERY 2ND THURSDAY 8pm-10pm, High Ongar Village Hall, Mill Lane, High Ongar. New members welcome, you do not need to be an artist. Call Lynne Harris on 01277 372123 or Beverly Hughes on 01708 688554 ongarartsociety.moonfruit.com TALES AT THE FOLD EVERY 4TH THURSDAY 7-45pm in The Fold Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay. For guest teller events phone The Fold on 01277 659286. Call 01268 767770, email: email@example.com or go to: www.carltales.com LITTLE MAKERS EVERY THURSDAY Water, sand, painting and sensory worlds. Suitable for children from standing age to school age. 10- 11am, Christ Church, Perry Street, CM12 0NX. The session is PAYG and £6 a session, £3 sibling rate. Term time. little-makers.co.uk BURNTWOOD BRIDGE CLUB EVERY THURSDAY 6.45pm. Hutton & Shenfield Union Church. All welcome to our friendly club. Call 01277 213493. WARLEY U3A (UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE) 4TH THURSDAY OF THE MONTH 2pm at Christ Church on Warley Hill CM13 3AA. Monthly talks. We also run a number of interest groups, and new members are always welcome. Call Rosemary Beal 01277 260943 / firstname.lastname@example.org MAYFLOWER MORRIS MEN EVERY THURSDAY Now teaching beginners in St Mary Magdalen Church, Billericay High Street. Free. No age limit. Contact: Julian Whybra 01277 654228 mayflowermorris.com BRIDGE CLUB - EVERY THURSDAY 1.25-4.30 at Hannakins Comunity Centre, Rosebay Avenue, Billericay. Small, relaxed group. New players welcome. Call Faye Gregson on 01277 623397 or email: email@example.com YOUNG AT HEART EVERY FRIDAY Young at Heart is a non-profit making club for the over 60's. Merrymeade House, Merrymeade Chase, off Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, CM15 9BG. 2-4 pm. Members £7.50, Guests £8.50. Sandy Trott, 01245 237590 / 07840 854064 ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION (BRENTWOOD BRANCH) EVERY 3RD FRIDAY 7pm at Army Reserve Centre, Clive Road, Warley, CM13 3BN. All past and serving members of RN, RM, WRNS, QARNNS and RFA. Partners welcome. Tel: 01277 228928. SHENFIELD COUNTRY MARKET EVERY FRIDAY 8:45am to 10:45am. Parish Hall, 60 Hutton Road CM15 8LB. All producers hold current food hygiene certificate. BRENTWOOD PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUB - EVERY FRIDAY Friends Meeting House, Shenfield CM15 8NF. Learn Digital and Traditional Photography. CONTINUED NEXT PAGE 15
February always puts a spring in my step; a brand new month with so much to look forward to! Lighter evenings are creeping in and the region is beginning to wake up from its winter slumber. This month stately homes are opening their gates to a display of daffodils and snow drops (read our top 5 on page 29), there’s new art exhibitions inspired by the season ahead and we welcome the first festivals of 2018 – I’m looking forward to seeing Cambridge light up with the return of the e-Luminate Festival!
It’s also the month of love! To celebrate we have plenty of ideas for Valentine’s Day and a handy gift guide, plus a wedding special with 13 pages dedicated to planning the perfect big day in the East of England. We’ve found the quirkiest venues in the East, list the hottest décor trends for 2018 and have plenty of tips and advice, but if you want more head to our Weddings Facebook page for exclusive offers and ideas at www.facebook.com/eastlifeweddings/
The Advertizer - Your local community magazine to the Gryffe area. The Advertizer is a local business directory including a what's on guide and other local information and an interesting mix of articles.