The Diary for November

PUBLISHED: 00:16 20 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:09 20 February 2013

The Diary for November

The Diary for November

What's on in Essex this November?

Walks, talks, gardens & exhibitions

From October 15th
to November 12th
An exhibition to mark Charles Bartletts 90th Birthday
Hayletts Gallery, Maldon
Charles Bartlett has lived and worked in North Essex since the 1970s. He loves the light in Essex and East Anglia, the flat landscape and the estuaries which provide big skies and ever-changing colours. The mood of the sea and sky infiltrate all his paintings and create an amazing combination of colours.
01621 851669

November 1st to 6th
Abstract paintings by Joseph John
The Sherwin Gallery, 78 Hutton Road, Shenfield CM15 8NB
All are welcome to view this exclusive exhibition of new paintings by renowned contemporary artist Joseph John. He paints large and medium-sized canvasses with lots of vibrancy and colour.
Admission: Free
01277 889527

November 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th9.45am
Healthy Walks
Hatfield Forest
A variety of intermediate health walks through this ancient medieval forest. Please note this is a muddy site with roaming cattle. Well behaved dogs
are welcome.
01279 870678

November 8th
Maldon Flower Arrangement Club
Maldon Town Hall
Join the Maldon Flower Arrangement Club for its Gala Evening. Lois Gill demonstrates flower arranging on the theme of A Handful of Stars. There will be a bring and buy stall as well as a raffle and refreshments.
Admission: 4.50
01621 856354

November 9th
9am to 5pm
Jades Flower Design Courses
Jades Flower Design,
2 Westfield Drive, Coggeshall, Colchester CO6 1PT
Fancy adding an unusual touch to your childs party? Flowers for Childrens Parties is a new full day floristry course at Jades Flower Design in Coggeshall. Learn how to make some fantastic designs from creating a world for Harry Potter to a disco wonderland.
Admission: 130
01376 563111

November 12th
Beggars, Tramps & Paupers: Poor
Law Records for Family History
Colchester Castle
Under the Poor Law Act of 1601 the parish became firmly responsible for administrating local poor relief. Parish officers wielded great power over the poor and decided, in many cases, where people were born, where they lived, worked, married and even where they died. This talk explores some of the surviving records.
Admission: 3
01206 282940

November 19th
The Image of Witches
Colchester Castle
Discover how visual images were used to investigate early ideas about witches. Hear about the differing witch beliefs across Europe. What are witches? Why have witches been commonly associated with women, old age and poverty? This talk will share some history on the witch-hunt with historian Carrie Willis.
Admission: 3
01206 282940

November 23rd
10am to 4pm
Seed Bead Tree Bauble
Hylands House, Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford
Join Lynne Sharpe in this very creative workshop. Take one plain Christmas bauble and transform it into your own designer tree decoration. All materials are provided just bring your own lunch.Admission: 26
01245 605555

November 26th
10am to 1.30pm
Constable Country Ramble:
Langham Church, Flatford
Let an experienced guide lead you on a 7-mile walk along the Stour Valley, following the river upstream through the villages of Dedham and Stratford St Mary to the beautiful church at Langham before returning to Flatford.
Admission: 6
01206 298260

November 26th and 27th
10am to 4pm
Essex Art and Design Show
Hylands House, Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford
Hylands House provides a unique backdrop for his contemporary art and craft show. The wide range of exhibitors include fine art, photography, ceramics, jewellery, textiles and many other contemporary crafts. Enjoy the showcase of both established artists and new emerging talent with the chance to buy a piece of original art and meet the artist.
Admission: 3.80 adults, 2.80 concessions, under 16s free
07944 806340

Music and Theatre

November 5th
7.30 pm
Lexden Choral Society and
the Kingfisher Sinfonietta
St Peter ad Vincula Church, Coggeshall
The St Peter ad Vincula Church will play host to three classical masterpieces in one concert; Mozarts Requiem, Haydns Te Deum and Beethovens Choral Fantasia played by the fantastic Lexden Choral Society and the Kingfisher Sinfonietta.
Admission: 12 (10 concessions)01206 579087

November 11th
Passing Strangers by Eric Chappell
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street, Colchester CO2 7AT
When Malcolm takes the unhappy Clive to a singles evening, they meet the upwardly-mobile Julie and cynical Liz. As Malc tries to pair Clive off with Julie and win Liz, he finds that life, and the evening, is full of surprises.Admission: Adults 8.50, concessions 7.50
01206 366000

November 13th
The Barron Knights
Empire Theatre, Halstead
Dont miss this show full of good humour and good music all in the special Barron Knights style. It is now 50 years since The Barron Knights started touring the world with their unique take on comedy and rocknroll.
Admission: 17.50
01787 478308

November 20th
7.30pm to 9.30pm
Jackie Pittman Sings
Hylands House, Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford
A night of exquisite song by Jackie Pittman. Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival then join Jackie and guest pianist for an evening of popular Opera and West End hits.
Admission: Adults 17,
concessions 15
01245 605555

November 23rd to 26th
7.45pm and Sat matinee at 2.30pmCabaret by Kander and Ebb
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street Colchester CO2 7AT
This iconic Broadway musical is set in a sleazy Berlin nightclub as the 1920s are drawing to a close. The story of Sally Bowles is told against the rise of Nazism and the wry comments of the master of ceremonies. Come to the Cabaret for an unforgettable evening of musical theatre
Admission: Adults 10,
concessions 9
01206 366000

November 26th to 28th
Blackbird by David Harrower
Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Winner of the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, David Harrowers unflinching portrait of two people trying to make sense of a painful past is uncomfortable, tragic and full of tensions.
Admission: Adults 10.50, concessions 6.50
01206 573948

November 30th
Remember when at Christmas
Princes Theatre, Clacton
Making a welcome return is one of the countrys most popular nostalgia shows. Come and enjoy a wonderful festive trip down memory lane, to a time when Christmas really was special.Admission: Adults 11,
concessions 10
01255 68 66 33

Book now for panto!

December 2 to January 2
Sleeping Beauty
Civic Theatre, Chelmsford
Delighted with the birth of his daughter, Princess Beauty, King Stephan celebrates with a sumptuous ball. But when he forgets to invite the wicked fairy Carabosse, his happiness turns to grief.
Admission: Tickets are priced from 15 to 18
01245 606505

December 2 to January 2
Peter Pan
Harlow Playhouse
Join Wendy, Michael and John as they take off to Neverland with the boy who never grows up Peter Pan. Take part in their adventures and meet a fantastical range of characters along the way Nana, Tinkerbell, the Lost Children, Tiger Lily, mermaids, pirates, Smee and, of course, the deadly Captain Hook.
Admission: Ticket prices vary according to performance and seating
01279 431945

December 3 to January 14
Queens Theatre, Hornchurch
Join Cinderella on a magical adventure from rags to riches as the Fairy Godmother transforms her into a dazzling beauty fit for a prince. Theres no more scrubbing for Cinders, shes off to the ball and youre all invited.
Admission: Tickets from 14
01708 443333

General interest

November 5th
Guy Fawkes Night Bonfire
and Fireworks
Promenade Park, Maldon
Dont miss this fabulous night of festivities and fireworks in celebration of Guy Fawkes Night. Listen to all the ohs and ahs as a spectacular display of pyrotechnics thrills the crowds below.
01621 856503

November 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th
10am to 1pm
BIG Garden Volunteering
High Woods Country Park, Colchester
All are welcome to get involved in growing vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers at Colchesters unique organic community food and orchard project, a short walk from the visitor centre. No experience is needed, but those with experience to share are very welcome.
01206 855287

November 5th
Fireworks Spectacular
Southend Seafront
The skies over the seafront dazzle, shimmer and explode with colour every Saturday night at this time of year as a fabulous array of fireworks are launched from a barge at sea just off Jubilee Beach about 100m east
of the pier.
Admission: Free
01702 618747

November 11th
Collars & Coats Gala Ball
Battersea Evolution, Chelsea Bridge Entrance, Battersea Park,
London SW11 4NJ
The Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is organising its prestigious annual fundraising event, the Collars & Coats Gala Ball in the presence of its president, HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO. This spectacular night of glitz, glamour and high octane entertainment will be one of the biggest events in Londons calendar. Admission: Please contact the organisers for details
020 7801 0077

November 12th
10am to 4pm
Craft and Book Sale
Moot Hall, Maldon
Come to Moot Hall to buy nearly new books, fused glass art, jewellery, natural soaps, soy wax candles, cards and soft furnishings among some other great potential gifts. Part of the proceeds will be given to the Friends of the Moot Hall. 07545 929528

November 14th
6.30pm to 9pm
Food Frenzy Indian
Hylands House, Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford
Discover the intense aromas and flavours of traditional, home-cooked Indian cuisine. Learn how to make authentic onion bhajis and a mouth-watering curry and rice main course using authentic ingredients. Dont forget to bring along some Tupperware to get your cuisine home while a few ingredients will be on sale on the night.Admission: 54
01245 605555

November 19th
9.30am to 3.30pm
Victorian Christmas Market
Princes Theatre, Clacton
One of Clactons most popular events opens its doors once again. With stallholders dressed in Victorian costume, selling Christmas gifts and crafts, stocking fillers, Christmas cards, home-crafted jewellery, sweets and soft toys, to name just a few. Santa Claus has promised to make an early visit for those children wishing to hand him their Christmas goody list by kind invitation.
01255 686633

November 24th
Until 9pm
Christmas Shopping Evening
RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Enjoy the unique atmosphere of Christmas shopping at Hyde Hall. The shop carries an extensive range of luxurious and premium brands so youll be sure to find some great gifts for your friends and family. The festive spirit continues outside with the Woodville School Choir and a special visitor from the North Pole.
Admission: Free
01245 400 256

November 26th
From noon
Frock Swap
Blake House Craft Centre marquee, Blake End, Nr Braintree CM77 6RAThere is no need to break the bank to regularly update your wardbrobe. You can bring dresses, suits, trousers, tops, shoes, boots, accessories or whatever you want. Bring in something vintage, new or pre-loved and leave with treasure from someone elses wardrobe.
Admission: 5
01376 344123

November 29th
My Son, My Son,
What Have Ye Done
Maldon Town Hall, Maldon
A first collaboration between legendary filmmakers David Lynch and Werner Herzog. The film is loosely based on the true story of a San Diego man.
Admission: Annual subscription of 25 covers admission to all films.
01621 857373

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