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What's On

Have fun meeting new people enjoying the same interests as you. From knitting clubs to wildlife groups there's something for everyone. Find an event near you! Or why not add your own?

Who Killed The Mad Scientist? A Murder Mystery Play.

18th February - 2:30 PM

It’s 1882 and a murder has been committed in the laboratory of Felix Oppenmeister. Can you help the Inspector solve the case? This interactive show is suitable for the everyone. Look out for clues in the story, search the stage in the interval and chat to the actors who may or may not be helpful!

Headgate Theatre Colchester

Brightlingsea Lido Quiz Night

18th February - 7:30 PM

Test your grey cells in our quiz at the YMCA. Raising funds for exciting changes at the pool this season. Tables of up to 8 people £4 each. Raffle prizes and popular heads & tails game in the interval. Bring your own food and drink. Tickets available from Spirals & Little Boat Gift shop.

Brightlingsea Lido

Quiz Night

18th February - 7:30 PM

Why don't you come along to our Quiz Night to test your general knowledge and enjoy a fun and sociable evening. Raffle available - 6 prizes Quiz prizes - Top prize - several bottles of wine and even some chocolates for the lowest scorer. Members - free Non members - £3.50

Frinton Community Association

Who Killed The Mad Scientist? A Murder Mystery Play.

18th February - 7:45 PM

It’s 1882 and a murder has been committed in the laboratory of Felix Oppenmeister. Can you help the Inspector solve the case? This interactive show is suitable for the everyone. Look out for clues in the story, search the stage in the interval and chat to the actors who may or may not be helpful!

Headgate Theatre Colchester

Colchester Jazz Club

19th February - 9:30 AM

" Windy City Weatherbirds " will be playing Traditional Jazz at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Marks Tey. Doors open 7pm, Music 7.30 till 10pm. Dancing & limited Bar. Members £10, non members £12. Contact Dave Bailey, 01206 330836.

Colchester Jazz Club

Frinton And District Philatelic Society

20th February - 7:00 PM

Chairman's Night - Bob Hider will give a display of the Postal History of South Australia, at the Frinton Community Association, Soken House, The Triangle, Frinton on Sea, Essex. CO13 0AU

Mick Carter

West Bergholt Gardeners

20th February - 7:30 PM

"Dos and Don'ts for February" is the topic from Mike Lavelle, a Lecturer at Writtle College, for our first meeting of 2023, in the Orpen Hall, CO6 3BW. Visitors are welcome (£5 at the door). Tel: Terry or email: wbgardeners@gmail.com for information.

West Bergholt Gardeners Association

Tendring Activity Day

21st February - 9:45 AM

THREE SPEAKERS, HOMEMADE PIES, CAKES & PRESERVES, HANDICRAFT & OTHER STALLS. REFRESHMENTS & LUNCH AVAILABLE ON DAY. RAFFLE....DOORS OPEN 9.45am ALL WELCOME ENTRANCE £9. BRADFIELD COMMUNITY CENTRE, THE STREET, BRADFIELD CO11 2UU A GREAT DAY OUT. 07813003442 PARKING.

Tendring Activity Day

Free Bridge Lessons And Practise

21st February - 2:00 PM

It is a great opportunity to join this social group, make friends and keep your mind active. Tel: Alan Rogers 07394531395 to book a place. The Club website is www.bridgewebs.com/frinton and players of all level are most welcome to join us.

Frinton Bridge Club

Hit The Road (12 A)

21st February - 7:30 PM

A film about a family traveling across Iran which won Best Film at the London Film Festival - a charming, sharp-witted, and deeply moving comic drama. William Loveless Hall, Wivenhoe. Tickets on the door. Refreshments available. www.movingimage.org.uk for details.

Moving Image Wivenhoe

Great Bentley Gardening Club Meeting

21st February - 7:30 PM

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 21st February at 7.30pm in the Village Hall when our speaker will be the Director of Tendring Tool Refurb. New members and guests are welcome to join us.

Great Bentley Gardening Club

The Probus Club Of Colchester

22nd February - 10:00 AM

A friendly club for retired/semi retired professional and business people meeting twice monthly at Colchester Rugby Club. The following meeting is March 8. We have a variety of speakers on interesting subjects and occasional lunches and other events. Do come and join us to see if Probus is for you.

Probus Club Of Colchester

Are You A Man Who Enjoys Singing, And Perhaps With Others? …

22nd February - 7:30 PM

… if so, why not try Braintree Male Voice Choir? – no audition, no need to read music nor sing on your own, but help given. We are a friendly bunch who have good fun singing classics, musicals & pop - & perhaps a pint afterwards! Contact Ron 01376 512 582, rfosker@btinternet.com or mobile below:

Braintree Male Voice Choir

Wivenhoe Foodbank

23rd February - 10:00 AM

10.00 am to 12.00 noon. Congregational Church, High Street, Wivenhoe. Helping local people who are struggling to make ends meet. We operate in a friendly, confidential environment and welcome anyone who needs help. Donations very much appreciated by our volunteer team.

Wivenhoe Foodbank

Unicycle Club At Thorrington

23rd February - 6:45 PM

Fancy trying a new sport come along and join the Unicycle Club every Thursday Evening at the Thorrington Village Hall, Church Road, CO7 8HE. Beginners to Experts Ellie will teach you to ride our unicycles and then join in the fun and games and learn new tricks. £4.00 per session all ages welcome.

Ellie

Ladies Shrub End Guild

24th February - 2:30 PM

The speaker at the next Guild meeting will be Francis Boardman who will speak about Early Man. We meet every fourth Friday of the month at Shrub End Social Centre, Shrub End Road 2-15pm for a 2-30 start. Visitors always welcome.

Carol

St. John's Church Coffee Morning

25th February - 9:30 AM

All are welcome to our monthly coffee morning in St. John's Church hall, Gt. Clacton. We have home made cakes, books, craft, and Bric-a- Brac stalls. So, come and join us for a friendly chat, coffee & cake. We look forward to seeing you.

St. John's Church

Grannies Attic Sale

25th February - 10:00 AM

We are holding our annual sale on Saturday 25th. February. All kinds of items will be on sale. We will be in the Church Hall on Friday 24th February to collect any donations, which will be gratefully received. Please no clothes, furniture or electrical items. Free admission, refreshments available

Aldine Laitt

Concert Of Light Classical Music

25th February - 4:00 PM

Concert of Light Classical Music featuring string players and other soloists from Trianon Music Group at St Mary's Church, The Street, Capel St Mary IP9 2EL. Free entry, retiring collection. Duration around one hour, followed by refreshments.

St Mary's Church, Capel St Mary

Megson

25th February - 7:30 PM

Compromising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo), Megson have gained notoriety on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting and intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. Tickets £16 plus booking fee.

Headgate Theatre Colchester