The Diary for November from Essex Life

PUBLISHED: 00:16 20 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:15 20 February 2013

The Diary for November from Essex Life

November General

November 1st


Maldon Film Club screen 'I am in Love'.

Maldon Town Hall

The club committee select the best of recent English and foreign language films not shown in mainstream cinemas. Annual subscription of 25 covers admission to all films.

November 1st

Quiz Night.

The Bull, Great Totham.

Teams of 6, 3 per person or 10 per person including chicken and chips or bangers and mash supper.

01621 893385

November 1st

12 noon - 2pm

Soup Lunch

Maldon Little Ship Club, Hythe Quay

3 in aid of Sea Change.

01621 853841

November 3

10am to 4pm

Fabric Advent Calendar

Learn how to make this lovely fabric advent calendar and something traditional which your child can use each year. This calendar will have 24 individual pockets which can be filled with treats to count down to Christmas Day. All materials are included in the ticket price just bring along a basic sewing kit and your lunch.

Admission: 30

01245 605555

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 4th

7.30pm for 9pm

Comedy Club Night.

Five Lakes, Tolleshunt Knights

Enjoy live comedy with three top comedians in this official Comedy Club show. Disco until late. Various packages include buffet and or overnight accommodation.

01621 862330

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 5th

Guy Fawkes Night Bonfire and Fireworks. Promenade Park, Maldon.

01621 856503

November 5th

11am 4pm

Little Totham Gift Fair

All Saints church, Little Totham

Christmas goodies, bric-a-brac, books, home-made preserves.

November 6th

10.30am until 3.30pm

Wedding Venue Open Day

The Rivenhall Hotel Rivenhall End

01376 516969

November 6th

10am to 4pm

Farmers and Crafts Market

Hylands House

Set amongst the tranquil surroundings of Hylands Stables Visitor Centre you will find many specialist foods including freshly baked breads, homemade cakes, pies and Indian foods, specialist wines, coffees, fine sausages and a growing number of

craft stalls.

Admission: Free

01245 605521

November 8th


Gala Evening

Maldon Town Hall.

Maldon Flower Arrangement Club. Lois Gill demonstrates on the theme A Handful of Stars. Bring and buy stall, sales table and raffle. Refreshments.

Admission: 4.50

01621 856354

November 9th

10am to 4pm

Suffolk Puff Wall Hanging

Hylands House

Join tutor Joyce Parker and create a colourful wall hanging for the festive season. A materials list will be provided, this is a hand sewn piece so bring along a basic sewing kit and a packed lunch.

Admission: 25

01245 605555

November 11th

Collars & Coats Gala Ball

Battersea Evolution,ChelseaBridgeEntrance,BatterseaPark,London,SW11 4NJ

The Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is organizing its prestigious annual fundraising event theCollars & Coats Gala Ball in the presence of the Home's President,HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO. This spectacular night of glitz, glamour and high octane entertainment will, once again,be one of the biggest events inLondons calendar, supported by a high end national press and broadcast campaign and media attendance.

Admission: Please contact the organisers for details.

020 7801 0077

November 12th

10am 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. Some proceeds in aid of Friends of the Moot Hall.

07545 929528

November 12th

Our Winter Dinner Dance

Marks Tey Hotel.

Live Music & 3 Course Meal

Admission: 29.95

November 12th to 13th

10am to 5pm (last entry at 4.30pm)

The Guild of Essex Craftsmen Fair

Hylands House

Hylands House is full of Essex Craftsmen just waiting to help you find that unique or unusual Christmas gift. Some craft demonstrations will be taking place throughout the day.

Admission: 3.80 adults, 2.80 concessions, accompanied under 16s free.

01245 467581

November 13th


Remembrance Sunday Parade

Parade starts 2.30pm and is followed by a service at the War Memorial in Newland Street Witham at 3pm.

November 14th

6.30pm to 9pm

Food Frenzy Indian

Hylands House and Park, Writtle, Essex CM1 3, UK

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. Bring along some Tupperware to get your cuisine home. A few spices and ingredients will be on sale on the night.

Admission: 54

01245 605555

November 15th


Maldon Film Club screen 'Women without Men'.

Maldon Town Hall.

The club committee select the best of recent English and foreign language films not shown in mainstream cinemas.

Annual subscription of 25 covers admission to all films.

November 15th

10am to 4pm

Art Clay Silver Jewellery Beginners

Whether you are a complete beginner or want to expand your jewellery skills, learn how to use this amazing medium by working with resident artist Andrea Neale and take home a bespoke pure silver pendant. All materials are provided just bring along a packed lunch.

Admission: 50

01245 605555

November 17th

7pm 9pm

Neighbourhood Action Panel Meeting.

Maldon Town Hall.

An opportunity for local residents to raise issues concerning their neighbourhood.

01621 875794

November 17th


Games Afternoon

Royal British Legion Hall, Newland Street, Witham

Royal British Legion Womens Section meets in the Royal British Legion Hall Newland Street Witham from 2.15pm until 4.30pm for a Games Afternoon. The competition is something beginning with G. Annual membership 5, monthly meeting 1.50.

01376 515006

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 19th

10am to 4pm

Festive Fabric Wreath

Hylands House

Make an everlasting wreath or swag for Christmas using fabric, beads and buttons. Use wrapping or crazy patchwork to create a base and embellish with fabric flowers, beads, buttons, braids and ribbons to produce a unique decoration for Christmas. A full materials list will be provided, bring along your sewing kit and a packed lunch.

Admission: 22

01245 605555

November 19th


Quiz Night.

West Maldon Community Centre, Sunbury Way. Teams of 6. Bring your own drinks and nibbles.

Admission: 3 per person

01621 840951

November 19th

2.30pm 4pm

Christmas Fayre. Plantation hall, Heybridge.

Crafts and Christmas decorations, raffle, tombola, books, homemade cakes and refreshments. In aid of Farleigh Hospice.

01245 457408

November 20th

10am to 3pm

Enamelling Christmas Gift

Hylands House

Use a variety of enamelling techniques (fusion of glass to metal) to create unique jewellery which would make ideal Christmas presents for family and friends. This course is ideally suited to those who have already been on one of Tonis enamelling courses but beginners are also welcome.

Admission: 35

01245 605555

November 23rd

10am to 4pm

Seed Bead Tree Bauble

Hylands House

Join Lynne Sharpe in this very creative workshop. Take one plain Christmas Bauble and transform it using seed beads, needle and thread into your own designer tree decoration. All materials are provided just bring along your own lunch.

Admission: 26

01245 605555

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 Woodville school choir and a special visitor from the North Pole.

Admission: Free

01245 400 256

November 25th

Appliqu Festive Stocking or Bag

Hylands House and Park, Writtle, Essex CM1 3, UK

Join Frances on this one day workshop and create your very own personalised appliqu festive stocking or bag, this workshop will be loads of fun; all the materials are included just bring along your own lunch and a basic sewing kit. There will also be an opportunity to make some material purchases after the workshop.

Admission: 30

01245 605555

November 25th


Back to the 1940s

George Yard, 9/15 Rayne Road, Braintree

Charity Raffle... 1st prize - 20 min Tiger Moth flying lesson! Runner up prizes include 1940s

fashion and ephemera. Free one 8x 6 professional photo for all dressed in 40s style. 20% discount off many departments in store on the night. 40s music by Barry Smith and his Silver Bird. Martine and A2 Jive-learn a few dance steps! Make do and Mend - 40s makeup and hair demonstrations. 1940s inspired fashion show. 1940s style nibbles including spam and corned beef hash.

Admission: 5

01376 321303

November 26th

From 12 noon

Frock Swap

Blake House Craft Centre marquee, Blake End, Nr Braintree, Essex, CM77 6RA

There is no need to break the bank to enjoy following the swap and regularly updating your wardbrobe - It is only 5 each time you come to a swap! You can bring dresses, suits, trousers, tops, shoes, boots, accessories etc...bring in something vintage, new or pre-loved and leave with treasure from someone else's wardrobe!

Admission: 5

01376 344123

November 26th

From 2pm

Canvey Island Christmas Festivities and Lights Switch On

Furtherwick Road, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 7RB

November 26th

10am to 4pm

Heavy Horse Experience Day

Hylands House

The perfect gift or personal experience, learn how to groom and handle a beautiful Suffolk Punch horse with Claudia Waller, of Hawthorne Heavy Horses.

Admission: 85

01245 605555

November 26th until 27th

Christmas Food & Craft Show

Cressing Temple Barns, Cressing near Braintree

All your Christmas shopping wrapped up in one weekend.

01376 584903

November 26th and 27th

Saturday: 11am 7.30pm, Sunday: 12pm 5.00pm

Christmas Tasting Weekend

Langford Village Hall, Maldon Rd, Langford, CM9 4SS

Over 60 different wines and champagnes available for tasting in an informal and friendly environment. Top tips for Christmas food and wine matching. Special offers available all weekend. Great opportunity to try before you buy and stock up for the festive season at very special prices

Admission: 5 entry charge per person, fully refundable against all orders over 25

November 26th & 27th

Santas Grotto

Old MacDonalds Farm, Brentwood

Entry to the Grotto free to all children who enter the farm, Santa will give a free gift, and he keeps two of his precious reindeer here at Old Macdonalds Farm all year round for visitors to meet. Also, do not miss the Singing Chicken Christmas Carol Special.

01277 375177

November 29th


'My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done'

Maldon Town Hall, Maldon

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done is the first collaboration between legendary filmmakers David Lynch and Werner Herzog. The film is loosely based on the true story of a San Diego man whose mystifying experiences lead him to commit a shocking act of matricide.

Admission: Annual subscription of 25 covers admission to all films.

November 30th

10am to 4pm

Glass Angel

Hylands House

Join our resident artist Mona to create a festive glass angel to grace your home this season. The course is ideal for beginners or those wishing to touch up their skills. All materials are provided just bring along your own lunch. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Admission: 42

01245 605555

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