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Coming Events





09:00 - 13:00



Taking place on the third Friday of the month.


One of the longest running markets in the Essex area which prides itself on delivering local produce to residents and providing a range of stalls selling various types of homegrown produce.


Stall holders must have grown or made the goods and traders are within a 30 mile radius.


If you are interested in hosting a stall, call 01702 716288 or email


Market Dates for 2019


There is no market in January, all markets are held on the third Friday of the month.



Bryan Williamson Big Band


05 MAY 2019


15:00 - 17:00



Southend Bandstand 2019            3pm -5pm                    



Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, SS2 6NB

All performances FREE TO ATTEND          



Some seats provided. Limited parking available.

Please note – there is no cover available.

The management reserves the right to make any changes to the programme




12 MAY 2019




The Great Pier Walk - Sunday 12 May 2019

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Leigh-on- Sea in support of Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation - For Wards Appeal.


Everybody welcome!


10am - 4pm

Pre Entry: £5 adults, £2.50 children under 16 years, £12 family (2 adults and two or more children under 16 years)


To register interest, please contact the department of Fundraising on 01702 385337



27 MAY 2019



Southend Bandstand 2019                3pm -5pm                    


Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, SS2 6NB

All performances FREE TO ATTEND          


Some seats provided. Limited parking available.

Please note – there is no cover available.

The management reserves the right to make any changes to the programme


Community Coffee Morning. Every Tuesday 10am to 11am

We'd like to invite you to our weekly Community Coffee Morning.

Every Tuesday at 10am to 11am.

Come along for a chat and a coffee - meet new friends and enjoy great company.

Call 01702 555786 for further details.

10am to 11am

Donations welcome.

Elizabeth House 30-56 Benfleet Road Hadleigh Essex SS7 1QB

Tue 1 Oct, Tue 8 Oct, Tue 15 Oct

Contact telephone: 01702 555786 Call to check latest times or cancellations.

Community Coffee Morning

The Rotary Club of Hadleigh Castle are hosting a Charity 'Manual' Race Night

On Saturday 26th October at St Peters Church Hall,Thundersley

You will need to get involved with racing your horses and cheering and supporting your chosen horse for each race

You may bring your own drink and nibbles

Booking is essential

Contact P Coombs 01702 552787 or E-mail

Events starts at 7.30 and finishes at approx 10

Cost is £5 per person

St Peters Church Hall, Church road,Thundersley, Essex SS7 3HG

Charity 'Manual' Race Night

RHS Photographic Display


Come and enjoy the very best of garden and plant photography, with a selection of winning images from the RHS Photography Competition. As part of this annual competition, this special exhibition brings to life the photographic power and beauty in flowers, plants, outdoor spaces and wildlife – as well as the joy people can get from being in a garden. These are images to stir the emotions, move the mind and celebrate the best in creative photography.

10am - 5pm

Normal garden admission applies

RHS Garden Hyde Hall Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Essex CM3 8ET

Mon 2 Sep 2019 to Fri 11 Oct 2019

Contact telephone: 01245 402 019 Call to check latest times or cancellations.


Following his Not Bad For His Age Tour of 2018, Richard is back on the road in 2019 for The Platinum Tour 1949 - 2019.


Richard Digance is a BAFTA Nominated entertainer and a recipient of The Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. He has also won a Sony Award and is one of only three British folk singers mentioned in The Virgin Anthology of Songwriters for his contribution to comedy songwriting.


He has released 31 albums, written 14 books and has nearly 5 million visits on YouTube. He also composed the songs and music for Bill Bryson's best-selling Audio CD book 'The Road To Little Dribbling.' He has worked in America with movie star Steve Martin and recalls two of his greatest moments as playing The London Palladium with Robin Williams and a guitar duet on TV with Queen guitarist Brian May.


Off-stage he composes soundtracks and incidental music for TV and movies plus audio CD books.

Tickets £15


Doors open 8pm

Touchline Live Music, Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley, Essex SS5 4XD

Sat 12 Oct 2019

Contact telephone: 07775761406 Call to check latest times or cancellations.

Richard Digance + Eric Sedge

Swing Jive Dance Class

Beginners and Improvers swing Jive (this is not Lindy Hop) This is a Monday class which excludes Bank Holidays.

Car Park Refreshments provided. We sometimes practice social foxtrot, stroll, Palais stroll, Palais glide and all manner of retro dance. Find us on Facebook 19:30 start for absolute beginners 20:00-21:30 Stroll beginners and improvers jive

19:30- 21:30 £5

Ashingdon & East Hawkwell Memorial Hall Ashingdon Road Rochford Essex SS4 3HF

Today, Mon 7 Oct, Mon 14 Oct, Mon 21 Oct, Mon 28 Oct, Mon 4 Nov

Swing Jive Dance Class

50s Rock n Roll Dance Class


Come along and learn how to dance 50's style rock n roll. Learn to Jive authentic 50's style - dancing to the sounds of the 50's. This event is a Thursday excluding 1 Thursday in every month please check dates and web site for details. Large Car Park Refreshments provided. Great for party's and dances or just to keep fit. Beginners and Improvers. find us on facebook

19:30 start for absolute beginners 20:00-22:00 stroll beginners and improvers jive. The hall is used as a polling station on election days when no classes will take place

19:30 - 22:00

£5 per person

Rawreth Village Hall Church Road Rawreth Essex SS11 8SH

Thu 3 Oct, Thu 10 Oct, Thu 17 Oct, Thu 24 Oct

Dance the night away at our 1940s & '50s themed Vulcan Hangar Dance with the Sid Bolan Big Band.

The dance will take place in the Vulcan Restoration Trust's hangar at London Southend Airport, known as Royal Air Force Rochford during the Second World War.

The 18-piece band will be playing a selection of dance hits from the wartime and post-war years. If you're a beginner, or your dancing skills need a brush-up, the Air Raid Jive Dance School will start the evening with a 30 minute fun 'tutorial' so everyone can hone their dance moves for the evening to come!

We encourage everyone attending to dress vintage to give the evening an authentic '40s and '50s 'feel'. But please wrap-up warm as aircraft hangars aren't the hottest places and it will be October!

There will be a licensed pay bar. Refreshments, including hot and cold food, will be on sale throughout the evening.


Vulcan souvenirs will also be on sale.

Adults: £14.00

VRT Members: £12.00

Admission is by advance ticket only - there will be no tickets on sale on the evening.

The hangar doors will open at 6.00 pm and the Air Raid Jive Dance School will begin at 7.30 pm. The Sid Bolan Big Band will then join us at 8.00 pm and will play until 10.30 pm.

Vulcan XL426’s cockpit will be open to visitors from 6.00 pm until the dancing begins. Cockpit visits cost £5.00 per person and will be subject to availability on the evening.

London Southend Airport Essex SS2 6YF

40s & 50s Vulcan Hangar Dance


Single? Aged between 45 -70 and looking for something to do? Come and join our lively social club. We have a range of events to suit everyone. We currently have around 110 members but would positively welcome new ones. We meet every Wednesday from 8pm @ The Sarah Moore in Leigh on Sea. Check out our website for further information.

The Sarah Moore, 57-59 Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 1SP

Wed 2 Oct, Wed 9 Oct

Leigh Singles Social Club

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MEN2SING invites the Colchester Military Wives choir to a Gala fund raiser concert at the Wm de Ferrers Concert Centre (CM35JU) on Saturday October 12th at 7.30pm.

Here's where modern show classics like Come What May ( Moulin Rouge ) joins John Legend ( All of Me )..Simon-Garfunkel ( Sound of Silence...Bridge-Water )..Billy Joel ( New York )....Queen ( Crazy ) ..

ELO ( Mr Blue Sky ) and many many more pop favourites, in a joyful extravaganza of songs-you-know event.

The Military Wives repertoire ranges from You Raise Me Up...through classic Handle..Mascagni...

and Amazing Grace..following performances in Westminster-City of London venues


Tickets £12 from 01703 .uk

7.30pm. Tickets £12 on the door or from trybooking. com...Bob: 01702 612117 and

Wm de FERRERS Concert Centre ( CM35JU ) Essex CM3 5JU