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OCT . . . NOV . . . DEC onwards

Last updated Wed 18 Oct 2017

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SPECIAL NOTICE – NEW CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FOR HADLEIGH

Please support Hadleigh Community Group’s appeal to raise 5,000
for new Christmas lights in the centre of Hadleigh.

Visit HCG website or Facebook page

Donate on JustGiving website (target 3,000)

[16 online donations since 22 July totalling 1,580
with 1,000 from 2 businesses + 580 from 14 residents]

OR in local shops (see poster on poster gallery)

PLEASE SUPPORT FUNDRASING EVENTS (FULL DETAILS BELOW)

Sat 28 Oct – Comedy Quiz Night

OCT 2017 Nov

Thu 19 Oct 2017
COFFEE MORNING

With bric-a-brac table for Christian Aid.

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Free re-fills. Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Coffee mornings usually held every Thursday except 4th Thursday of the month when a Midweek Service is held. Bric-a-brac table on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

Thu 19 Oct 2017
POETRY READING GROUP MEETING

This month’s subject – W. B. Yeats.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

All welcome.

Thu 19 Oct 2017
HADLEIGH GARDENING ASSOCIATION TALK
‘HISTORY OF LOCAL CINEMAS’ BY DAVID SIMPSON

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station. High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

Meet from 7.30pm for 8.00pm start.

Admission: Members 1.50, Non-members 2.00.

Poster available here.

HGA website: http://www.hadleighgardening.co.uk

Sat 21 Oct – Sun 29 Oct 2017
NOISE ARTS FESTIVAL ART TRAIL

Have fun exploring art through Thundersley Village. In some cases art work will only be visible during trading hours.

Hart Road, Thundersley.

For a list of venues, please see page 15 of Noise Arts Festival guide (TCC website).

Mon 23 Oct 2017
NOISE ARTS FESTIVAL – QUIZ & CHIPS

Join us for the big quiz of the year and chose chicken or fish to help feed your brain before the quiz starts.

At Thundersley Congregational Church, Kenneth Road, Thundersley, SS7 3AL.

From 7.00pm to 10.00pm.

Tickets 8.00 – pre-booking required.

To book, please visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/thenoise.

Max 10 per table. Food and seating options to be completed at time of booking.

Noise Arts Festival guide (TCC website).

Mon 23 Oct 2017
THUNDERSLEY COMMUNITY FORUM MEETING

Organised by Castle Point Council. Have your say. Make a difference.

At Runnymede Hall (behind council offices), Kiln Road, Thundersley, SS7 1TF.

Starts at 7.00pm. (Note earlier time.)

Tue 24 Oct 2017
NOISE ARTS FESTIVAL – AN EVENING WITH TERRY WAITE CBE

Terry Waite went to Beirut in January 1987 to negotiate the release of several hostages being held there. However, he ended up a hostage himself and was held captive for 1,760 days, released in 1991. Terry will share his story and his love of poetry, with a chance for questions and to purchase a signed copy of his book.

At The King John School, Shipwrights Drive, Thundersley.

From 7.30pm to 10.00pm.

Tickets 8.00 – to book, please visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/thenoise.

Noise Arts Festival guide (TCC website).

Wed 25 Oct 2017
NOISE ARTS FESTIVAL – HARMONIE CONCERT BAND

Harmonie Concert Band will be performing ‘Out of this World’, a selection of music from the greatest Sci-fi films, all conducted by Roy Dignum. The evening comes complete with tea, coffee and cake, all served to your table so sit back and enjoy.

At Thundersley Congregational Church, Kenneth Road, Thundersley, SS7 3AL.

From 7.30pm to 10.00pm.

Tickets 7.00 – to book, please visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/thenoise.

Harmonie Concert Band website: www.harmonie.org.uk

Noise Arts Festival guide (TCC website).

Thu 26 Oct 2017
NOISE ARTS FESTIVAL – ART EXHIBITION

An exhibition of the work entered into this year’s art competition. This is a chance to browse the stunning art work and hear from our competition judge on the winners of the competition. There will also be a chance to buy refreshments to support the work of the school.

At Cedar Hall School, Hart Road, Thundersley, SS7 3UQ.

From 5.30pm to 7.00pm.

Free event.

Noise Arts Festival guide (TCC website).

Fri 27 Oct 2017
NHS BLOOD DONATION SESSIONS

Save a life – give blood.

At Runnymede Hall, Kiln Road, Thundersley, SS7 1TF.

From 1.20pm to 4.00pm & 5.00pm to 7.45pm.

Poster available here.

To book an appointment, visit www.blood.co.uk or phone 0300 123 23 23.

Sat 28 Oct 2017
NOISE ARTS FESTIVAL – MEN’S BREAKFAST WITH PAUL COWLEY MBE

Paul was expelled from school and entered a life of crime ending behind bars. At 16 he joined the Army after seeing a poster offering a ‘life of adventure’. In 16 years he rose to Staff Sergeant, did three tours in Northern Ireland and one in the Falklands and fought on the Army boxing team. Hear his story after a full English breakfast.

At Thundersley Congregational Church, Kenneth Road, Thundersley, SS7 3AL.

From 8.30am to 10.00am.

Tickets 8.00 – pre-booking required.

To book, please visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/thenoise.

Noise Arts Festival guide (TCC website).

Sat 28 Oct 2017
NOISE ARTS FESTIVAL – COMEDY & CURRY NIGHT

Choose either vegetarian or chicken curry to enjoy before the show starts with three top comedians on this year’s bill. MC for the evening is Tony Vino, with the brilliant Ola the comedian and headlining to close the evening, Jonny Awsum, semi-finalist on this years Britain’s Got Talent.

At Thundersley Congregational Church, Kenneth Road, Thundersley, SS7 3AL.

From 7.00pm to 10.00pm.

Tickets 10.00 – to book, please visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/thenoise.

Noise Arts Festival guide (TCC website).

Sat 28 Oct 2017
QUIZ NIGHT

Organised by 2nd Thundersley Scouts.

At St Peter’s Church Hall, Church Road, Thundersley, SS7 3HG.

Doors open 7.30pm for 7.45pm start.

Tickets 6.00 per person – to book, please phone 01268 752012.

Max 8 per table. BYO food and drink.

2nd Thundersley Scouts website: http://www.2ndthundersley.co.uk

Sat 28 Oct 2017
COMEDY QUIZ NIGHT

Organised by Hadleigh Community Group to raise funds for new Christmas lights in Hadleigh.

At Hadleigh Conservative Club, 24 High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PB.

More details to come.

HCG website: http://www.hadleighcommunitygroup.co.uk
HCG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hadleighcommunitygroup
Hadleigh Conservative Club website: http://www.hadleighcc.co.uk

Oct NOV 2017 Dec

Sat 4 Nov 2017
NOISE ARTS FESTIVAL – FIREWORK & FAMILY FUN NIGHT

At Thundersley Congregational Church, Kenneth Road, Thundersley, SS7 3AL.

Doors open 6.00pm.

Tickets: Adults 5.00, Children under-14 2.00

To book, please visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/thenoise.

For more information, phone 01268 754731.

Noise Arts Festival guide (TCC website).

Tue 7 Nov 2017
HADLEIGH CASTLE TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD MEETING
GUEST SPEAKER MARK STACEY ON ‘AUCTIONS & CHINA VALUATIONS’

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Visitors welcome - 2.50 per meeting with 2 visits allowed before joining.

2017/18 programme available here.

Wed 8 Nov 2017
COFFEE MORNING

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a home-made cake.

At St Michael’s Church Community Room, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath, SS7 2UW.

From 10.00am to 11.45am.

Coffee mornings held every Wednesday at the same time.

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Wed 8 Nov 2017
ESSEX HANDICRAFTS ASSOCIATION (SE ESSEX BRANCH) TALK
‘ANGLO-SAXON CRAFTS’ BY ANN JEFFERIES

At St Barnabas Church Hall, corner of Church Road / Woodfield Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2JE.

From 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Poster available here.

New members welcome. We meet on the second Wednesday of every month except August. For more information about the local branch, phone Rosie on 01702 479862 or Rosemary on 01702 559151.

8 Nov 2017
BENFLEET & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY TALK
‘MALDON & THE GREAT WAR’ BY STEPHEN NUNN

At Richmond Hall, off Richmond Avenue, Benfleet, SS7 5HA.

Starts at 8.00pm.

Visitors 3.00.

New members welcome (10.00 pa).

B&DHS website: http://www.benfleethistorical.org

Fri 10 Nov 2017
CASTLE CRAFTERS MEETING

Are you passionate about craft? Do you want to meet like-minded people? Do you enjoy having a chat and crafting? If so, come along and join us.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 1.00pm to 2.30pm (every Friday).

Poster available here.

For further details, please contact Hadleigh Library on 01702 559676

Sat 11 Nov 2017
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PG

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Sat 11 Nov 2017
HADLEIGH & THUNDERSLEY COMMUNITY ARCHIVE DROP-IN

Bring along old photos and documents for scanning or chat about your memories of the area. If you’re not a computer user, we can show you the archive website with lots of interesting articles.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Drop-in sessions held on the 2nd Saturday of odd-numbered months in 2017.

Poster available here.

Community Archive website: http://www.hadleighhistory.org.uk

Tue 14 Nov 2017
COFFEE MORNING & BOOK SALE

With cakes (70p) and savouries (30p to 70p) and unlimited tea/coffee (1.10). Also cards and present accessories by Lesley Gillard on sale. Books 50p each.

At St Peter’s Church Hall, Church Road, Thundersley.

From 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Poster available here.

St Peter’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk
St Peter’s Church Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/parishofthundersley

Thu 16 Nov 2017
COFFEE MORNING

With bric-a-brac table for Christian Aid.

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Free re-fills. Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Coffee mornings usually held every Thursday except 4th Thursday of the month when a Midweek Service is held. Bric-a-brac table on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

Thu 16 Nov 2017
POETRY READING GROUP MEETING

This month’s subject – TBA.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

All welcome.

Sat 18 Nov 2017
CHRISTMAS MINI-MARKET

With stalls, coffee/tea, soup and roll lunches and raffle.

At St Barnabas Church, Church Road./Woodfield Road corner, Hadleigh, SS7 2EJ.

From 10.30am to 2.30pm.

St Barnabas Church website: http://stbarnabas-hadleigh.org.uk

Mon 20 Nov 2017
CAVS WAYS TO WELLNESS

CAVS Ways to Wellness aims to improve your health and wellbeing by linking you to activities and opportunities available in your community. Whether you’re young or mature, wish to be more active or have a keen interest in finding hobbies that you’ll enjoy to improve your lifestyle – we'll help find what’s right for you. We can offer you a 1-2-1 discussion to explore your individual needs.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm - every 3rd Monday of the month.

No appointment necessary – just pop in.

CAVS website: http://www.castlepointavs.org.uk

Tue 21 Nov 2017
SEEVIC COLLEGE OPEN EVENING

Chat with current students, meet tutors, hear from our Principal Dan Pearson, take a tour of the college and explore the range of Academic, Professional, Foundation Learning, Apprenticeships, Adult and Higher Education courses we have on offer.

At Seevic College, Runnymede Chase, Thundersley, Benfleet, SS7 1TW.

From 6.00pm to 8.30pm.

To book in advance, visit the Eventbrite website here.

You can still attend any of Seevic College's Open Evenings without booking in advance, though you will be asked to complete a registration form upon arrival and may experience an additional queue. Family members are encouraged to attend but they will not need tickets.

Another Open Evening will be held on Tue 6 Feb 2018.

Seevic College website: http://www.seevic-college.ac.uk

Fri 24 Nov 2017
ST PETER’S CHRISTMAS FAIR

At St Peter’s Church Hall, Church Road, Thundersley, SS7 3HG.

From 6.00pm to 9.00pm.

More details to come.

Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk

Wed 29 Nov 2017
CANVEY COMMUNITY ARCHIVE ILLUSTRATED TALK
‘ONCE UPON A TIME ON CANVEY ISLAND’ BY ROBERT HALLMANN

At the War Memorial Hall, High Street (on corner of Gills Avenue), Canvey Island, SS8 7RB.

Doors open 2.15pm for 2.30pm start.

Admission 2.50.

Refreshments available.

CCA website: http://www.canveyisland.org

Nov DEC 2017 end

Sat 2 Dec 2017
HADLEIGH CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS SWITCH-ON

Come along to sing carols and see the Christmas lights switched on.

At the gardens by the eastern end of St James The Less Church graveyard

Starts at 4.15pm with carol singing. Lights switch-on at 4.30pm.

Refreshments served afterwards in the church vestry (TBC).

Tue 5 Dec 2017
HADLEIGH CASTLE TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD MEETING
CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH JOHN JUDD & HIS UKULELE BAND

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Visitors welcome - 2.50 per meeting with 2 visits allowed before joining.

2017/18 programme available here.

Fri 8 Dec 2017
CASTLE CRAFTERS MEETING

Are you passionate about craft? Do you want to meet like-minded people? Do you enjoy having a chat and crafting? If so, come along and join us.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 1.00pm to 2.30pm (every Friday).

Poster available here.

For further details, please contact Hadleigh Library on 01702 559676

Sat 9 Dec 2017
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PG

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Wed 13 Dec 2017
COFFEE MORNING

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a home-made cake.

At St Michael’s Church Community Room, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath, SS7 2UW.

From 10.00am to 11.45am.

Coffee mornings held every Wednesday at the same time.

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Mon 18 Dec 2017
CAVS WAYS TO WELLNESS

CAVS Ways to Wellness aims to improve your health and wellbeing by linking you to activities and opportunities available in your community. Whether you’re young or mature, wish to be more active or have a keen interest in finding hobbies that you’ll enjoy to improve your lifestyle – we'll help find what’s right for you. We can offer you a 1-2-1 discussion to explore your individual needs.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm – every 3rd Monday of the month.

No appointment necessary – just pop in.

CAVS website: http://www.castlepointavs.org.uk

Thu 21 Dec 2017
POETRY READING GROUP MEETING

This month’s subject – TBA.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

All welcome.

Dec 2018 end

Tue 18 Feb 2018
SEEVIC COLLEGE OPEN EVENING

Chat with current students, meet tutors, hear from our Principal Dan Pearson, take a tour of the college and explore the range of Academic, Professional, Foundation Learning, Apprenticeships, Adult and Higher Education courses we have on offer.

At Seevic College, Runnymede Chase, Thundersley, Benfleet, SS7 1TW.

From 6.00pm to 8.30pm.

To book in advance, visit the Eventbrite website here.

You can still attend any of Seevic College's Open Evenings without booking in advance, though you will be asked to complete a registration form upon arrival and may experience an additional queue. Family members are encouraged to attend but they will not need tickets.

Seevic College website: http://www.seevic-college.ac.uk

 

 

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