Beginners welcome, three free trial attendances. Call Peter Elgar 01277 217304 or visit www.bdpc.co.uk BRIDGE CLUB - EVERY FRIDAY Small friendly club at Billericay Lawn Tennis Club, Blunts Wall Road, Billericay, 1.30pm-4.30pm. New members welcome. Call Pam Perry on 01277 354542. FOLK AT THE FOLD LAST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH 8.15. The Fold, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD. Access to the car park is via Reid's (public house) car park. Admission £2; please bring your own drink; 01277 622793. BRENTWOOD CHAFFORD HUNDRED PROBUS CLUB LAST FRIDAY EACH MONTH Monthly lunch meetings in Hutton with speaker, including three Ladies’ Lunches. Regular day and theatre trips. Wide membership from Shenfield, Hutton and southeast Essex. Call Richard Jeffery on 01277 211083 DEMENTIA FRIENDLY GROUP – BRENTWOOD BOJANGLES EVERY OTHER FRIDAY Winifred Dell House, Essex Way, Warley, Brentwood, CM13 3AX. 10:30-12noon, refreshments for only £1, dementia friendly singing group, a morning of jolly fun, featuring classic songs. BLT café. Tel: 01277 215151 ADULT COLOURING CAFE EVERY THURSDAY At Christ Church Centre, Warley Hill, Brentwood CM13 3AA. 11am- 1pm. Safe and welcoming group. Free Colouring activity, affordable refreshments. Run by Brentwood Community Print to Promote Mental Well-being and Social inclusion for Adults in Brentwood. Adults with carers support welcome. BILLERICAY MEMORY CAFÉ EVERY OTHER FRIDAY Memory (Dementia) café. 1:30pm - 3:30pm. Chantry Way Day Centre, CM11 2BB. BASILDON & DISTRICT RAMBLING CLUB EVERY SATURDAY 2pm. 4-5 miles with a rest half way. New members welcome. basildonanddistrictramblingclub.b tck.co.uk BRENTWOOD WRITERS’ CIRCLE 1ST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH Includes beginners and established authors who encourage one another in a friendly atmosphere. There are inhouse competitions, workshops and a Writers’ Day. Bardswell Social Club, Bardeswell Close, Brentwood CM14 4TJ. 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Membership: £25 ; Guests: £3 per meeting. Call 01277 226840. www.brentwoodwriterscircle.org INCLUSIVE BIKEKLUBZ EVERY SATURDAY 11am. For children and young people between the ages of 4 and 25 who need a bit of extra support to enjoy cycling. We have range of adapted bikes and trikes. Family members and friends are encouraged to join us for the rides. Call Geoff on 01277 811012 or email email@example.com COMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT EVERY SATURDAY St. Andrew’s Church Herongate. 9am – 12 noon. A new Community Garden Project using part of the allotments behind the church in the triangle formed by Billericay Road and Brentwood Road. Keen, experienced or complete novice gardeners all welcome. Contact Julie Cristin: firstname.lastname@example.org SHENFIELD, BRENTWOOD & DISTRICTS SYNAGOGUE – CHEDER - EVERY SUNDAY 10am for 3-15 years. Nursery class and go through to Kabbalat Torah. Adult education session. Non members welcome for 2 taster sessions. Tea & Coffee included for £1. Teachers are CRB checked. Call 01277 888610, email email@example.com or www.roshtikvah.com BRENTWOOD QUAKERS (RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS) - EVERY SUNDAY The Friends Meeting House, 49 Hutton Road, Shenfield, 10.45- 11.45. All welcome. Call 01277 218620 or go to: midessexquakers.org.uk BRENTWOOD ARTS CINEMA CLUB LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm prompt start. United Reformed Church Hall, New Road, Brentwood (opposite library in town centre). Joining fee £38 and see all 11 films. Guests are welcome £5. Enquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07938 197939. www.brentwoodarts-cinema-club.co.uk SHENFIELD FLORAL ART CLUB 1 FEBRUARY A demonstration by Janice Metcalfe entitled 'Dutch Influence Arrangements'. Shenfield Parish Hall. 8pm. Refreshments. Visitors always welcome £6. Call Debbie on 07748 075686. Meetings held on every 1st Thursday from February to December each year. FUN ORCHESTRA WEEKEND 2 & 4 FEBRUARY BOYM (Brentwood's Orchestra For Young Musicians) is offering primary school age musicians an exciting opportunity to experience the rewards of orchestral playing. All levels, including beginner, are welcome. Friday 2nd February 5pm to 6.30pm and Sunday 4th February 12 to 4.30pm. Held at the Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School, Queen’s Road. Cost £25 per child. Contact email@example.com THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC 3 FEBRUARY Hutton & Shenfield Choral Society presents an evening of hits from the past. 7.30pm, Anglo-European School, Willow Green, Ingatestone CM4 0DJ. Tickets £13 (£5 students/children). Includes wine/soft drinks and nibbles. Pat Clark 07540 087 220. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 16
SPIKES PLACE 6, 13 & 20 FEBRUARY 6th – Matt Wates with Leon Greening Dave Chamberlain & Matt Fishwick, admission £15, members £12. 13th – James Scannell with Graham Harvey Simon Woolf & David Ingamells, admission £15, members £12. 20th – Geoff Mason & Kelvin Christiane with John Horler Tim Wells and Trevor Tomkins, admission £16, members £13. Starts 8pm. The Bardswell, Weald Road, Brentwood CM14 4TJ. T: 01245 420475. E: email@example.com myspace.com/spikesplacejazzclub BELVEDERE JAZZ & MUSIC CLUB 7 – 28 FEBRUARY 7th - Rob Barron Quintet with guitarist Colin Oxley. 14th - Humphrey Lyttelton Band - £15 admission. 21st - Sinatra at the Movies – Simply Swing. 28th - Midland Youth Orchestra + vocalist - £15. Admission £12.50 ~ Food from 6:30pm. The Chichester Hotel, Old London Rd, Rawreth, SS11 8UE. Tel: 07850 607075. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.belvederejazz.co.uk EPILEPSY ACTION COFFEE AND CHAT - 8 FEBRUARY Bay Tree Cafe, the Bay Tree Centre, 10am-12 noon. If you have epilepsy, or someone close to you has epilepsy, drop in and chat to others in a similar position. Meet every 2nd Thurs. Everyone welcome, just turn up, or call Nigel on: 07752 660896. BRENTWOOD PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - 10 FEBRUARY 7.30pm. St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, St. Thomas Road, CM14 4DF. All-American music including music by Gershwin, Copland and West Side Story Symphonic Dances by Bernstein. Go to: wegottickets. Tickets will also be available (without booking fee) for cash from Crown Street Café, Crown Street, Brentwood CM14 4BA and The Shenfield Wine Company, 86 Hutton Road, Shenfield CM15 8NB. www.brentwoodphil.org.uk JAZZ AT THE FOLD 10 & 24 FEBRUARY 10th - Red Beans 'n' Rice. 24th - Celebrating the 60s. 7.30pm, £12. Café layout, bring own drinks. 72 Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9 LD. Tel 01277 659 286. CHARITY LUNCH - 10 FEBRUARY Billericay Methodist Church, Western Road from 12.30 - 1.30pm. A snack lunch and drink for £4.50. The proceeds are going towards local multiple sclerosis therapy. There is no need to book. LIVE MUSIC AT THE BARDSWELL 10 & 24 FEBRUARY 10th - Enjoy the music of Cliff and the Shadows with Rich Clifford and the Young Once. 24th - The Porridge Country Band. Doors open at 7.30pm. Admisission £5. The Bardswell Social Club, Weald Road, Brentwood. 01277 214057 or visit thebardswellclub.co.uk CHELMSFORD JAZZ CLUB 11 FEBRUARY John Etheridge (guitar), Art Themen (sax) Arnie Somegy (bass) and Winston Clifford (drums). Cramphorn Theatre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford CM1 1JG. 12.15pm. 01245 606505. BRENTWOOD MUSEUM SOCIETY TALK - 15 FEBRUARY Brian Kelleher will be giving a talk entitled How to Enjoy Art. Talks begin at 7.45pm in the Gwendoline Lewis Room of Shenfield Parish Hall, Hutton Road, Shenfield. Visitors welcome. For more information please call 01277 212142. CAPTAIN CAULIFLOWER AND MARVIN THE MISCHIEVOUS MOOSE - 16 FEBRUARY 2.30pm. Dan Lees and Neil Frost invite you on an adventure that combines clowning, playful games and chaotic fun that’s suitable for all the family. The Fold , 72 Laindon Road Billericay CM12 9 LD. Tel 01277 659286. www.baathefold.org.uk BILLERICAY COMMUNITY CHOIR 17 FEBRUARY "Love Is In The Air,” a concert of familiar, enjoyable songs at Christ Church, Perry Street at 7.30pm. Admission is free and refreshments are provided. Donations are welcome and will be sent to British Heart Foundation. E: billericay email@example.com W: billericaycommunitychoir.com SHENFIELD GARDEN SOCIETY 20 FEBRUARY 8pm. Shenfield Parish Hall, features Richard Neve speaking about how to "Improve & Enjoy your Photography". A talk for everyone, whatever their ability.All are welcome, admission free for members & £2 for visitors. Refreshments available, & the meeting ends with a raffle. Further information from the secretary on 01277 202433. SISTER ACT – 22-24 FEBRUARY Ingatestone Musical & Operetta Group. Ingatestone Community Club Theatre, High Street, Ingatestone. 7.30pm and a Saturday matinee 2.30pm. Tickets available online imog.org.uk or call 01277 354015. Also the Box Office at Patrick Green Ltd, High Street, Ingatestone from the 1st. SPRING BULBS SPECTACULAR 24 FEBRUARY Nature Reserve and Historic Gardens, Warley Place, Great Warley CM13 3HU (adjacent to the Thatchers Arms). Open every weekend from 24th February to 15th April, plus Good Friday and Easter Monday. Volunteers will be on hand to provide guidance 10am to 5pm, weather permitting. Guided walks Saturday 10.30am. Large groups should please book in advance, suggested donation £3 per person. For further info call Mick Hedges on 01277 231367 or Fiona Agassiz on 01277 230436. For a free listing of local events please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Max. of 70 words per entry. 17
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.