The Diary

PUBLISHED: 15:59 16 November 2010 | UPDATED: 18:10 20 February 2013

A tribute to Robbie Williams at the West Cliff Hotel

A tribute to Robbie Williams at the West Cliff Hotel

The official guide to what's on


18th November: Toddler Welly Walk, 10am-noon
Where: Hyde Hall, Rettendon
Wrap up to enjoy a wonderful guided walk around the grounds
Admission: Adults 7, Children 3
01245 400256

20th November: Junior Rangers Club: Knots and Barges, 10am-12 noon
Where: Promenade Park, Maldon
Learn some survival knots and explore a barge. For ages 7-12
Admission: free
01621 876248

27th & 28th November: Childrens Christmas and decorations workshop, 10am-2.30pm
Where: Hyde Hall, Rettendon
Make your own Christmas decoration with help and guidance
Admission: Adults 7, Children 8
08456 121253

27th & 28th November: The Magic of Christmas, 9.30am-4pm
Where: Colchester Zoo
Meet Santa and his Reindeers, hear all about the elves and watch the mini pantomime
Admission: Normal zoo entry
01206 331292

Music and Dance

18th November: Aled Jones Concert, 7.30pm
Where: Towngate Theatre, Basildon
Reknown music icon performs a wonderful concert
Admission: 28.50
01268 465465

20th November: Barn dance, 7.30-10.30pm
Where: North Street Halls, Hornchurch
Foot Up Ceilidh Band will be playing and showing the moves.
Admission: 7
07917 005240

21st November: The Big Chris Barber Band, 7.45pm
Where: Civic Theatre, Chelmsford
Performer returns with a strong 11 piece band with lots of great music
Admission: Adults 19, Children 17, Unemployed/Students 5
01245 606505

21st November: Raymond Frogatt Concert, 7.30pm
Where: Empire Theatre, Halstead
Enjoy an audience with the talented singer with his band.
Admission: 14
07778 025490

26th November: Abba Inferno and 70s night, 8pm
Where: West Cliff Hotel
A fun night with the Jon Watson Disco Roadshow
Admission: 12
01702 345247

27th November: Moonlit in Marrakech. Time to be confirmed
Where: Barleylands Farm Park
Organised by Best Parties Ever, a meal and entertainment with a Morrocan Theme. Bring all your friends!

27th November: Robbie Williams & Take That Tribute, 8pm
Where: West Cliff Hotel
Having recently reformed as a group, an exciting concert by tribute act comes to Essex. Lee Pashley, as Robbie Williams, performs hits such as Angels and Shes the One. Never 4 Get joins him as Take That, with classics such as Relight my Fire and A Million Love Songs.
Admission: 15
01255 474000


29th October-20th November: The Mysterie of the Maria Marten and the murder in the Red Barn, Various times
Where: Queens Theatre, Hornchurch

16th-20th November: West Side Story, 7.30pm, 3pm (Sat)
Where: Civic Theatre, Chelmsford
Chelmsford Young Generation Amateur Dramatics Society presents Romeo and Juliet with a modern twist.
Admission: 13.50-15.50
01245 606505

16th-20th November: Jesus Christ Superstar, 7.30pm
Where: Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford
Springers present the classic of love, guilt and significance
Admission: 10-13
01245 606505

17th November: Eric Chappell-Dead Reckoning Tour, 8pm
Where: Headgate Theatre, Colchester
Comedy Star takes on a thriller, where an artist gets caught up in games and murder
Admission: 8.50
01206 366000

23rd November: Remember when at Christmas, 2.30pm
Where: Princes Theatre, Clacton
A lookback at Christmases from a bygone era.
Admission: Adults 11, Concessions 10
01255 686650

26th November: Jenny Eclair: Old Dog New Tricks, 8pm
Where: Colchester Arts Centre
A key figure on the comedy circuit, award winner and TV regular, Jenny Eclair comes to Essex with her high octane performance and edgy content. It is easy to see why she was the first woman to win the prestigious Perrier award for comedy.
Admission: 15
01621 890153


20th & 21st November: 28th Annual Festival of Model Railways and Hobbys, 10am-5pm
Where: Garons Leisure and Tennis Centre, Southend
35,000 square feet of exhibits and trade
Admission: Adults 5, Children 3, Seniors 4
01702 294926

28th November: Art Exhibition, 9am-5pm
Where: Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
A wonderful presentation by Tiptree Art Club
Admission: free
01206 738172

Other Interest

20th November: Christmas Fayre, 11am-3pm
Where: Takeley Silver Jubilee Hall and Scout Headquarters
With Father Christmas, local charities and festive arts and crafts.
Admission: free
01376 349077

25th November: Late night Christmas shopping, 6-9pm
Where: Hyde Hall, Rettendon
Extensive range of gifts for Christmas with premium and luxury brands
Admission: free
01245 400256

26th November: Christmas Charity Night, 4-8pm
Where: Barleylands Farm Park
Great for all the family, with an auction, father Christmas, mulled wine and carols
Admission: Normal park admission
01268 290229

27th November: Christmas light switch on, Time TBC
Where: All Saints Church, Maldon
Time for the town to be lit up by festive lights.
Admission: free
01621 856503

27th November: Festive Farmers Market, From 8.30am
Where: Barleylands Farm Park
A great way to get something delicious for Christmas Dinner
Admission: normal admission prices
01268 290229

27th November: Christmas Gift Fair, 11am-4pm
Where: Villa Road, Stanway
A collection of stalls offering a variety of gifts in time for the festive season
Admission: Adults 2, Children 50p
07717 776868

27th November: Christmas Light Switch On, Time TBC
Where: Halstead Public Gardens
Enjoy the festivities with the Christmas light on and find out the winner of the Christmas Card competition
Admission: free
01787 476480

Gardens and Wildlife

13th & 27th November: Big Garden Saturday Volunteering, 11am-3pm
Where: High Woods Country Park
Discover the joy in growing and eating Organic fruit and vegetables
Admission: free
01206 855287

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