St Helena Hospice Reindeer Dash – Saturday 14 December 2014

Venue: Colchester Castle Park

Join St Helena Hospice for a very merry Christmas walk or run.

A great opportunity for friends and family of all ages to get together and celebrate all things Christmassy and raise money for St Helena Hospice.

Pre-registration closes on Monday 8th December.
Contact 01206 791 740 or email

A Christmas Feast of Festive Music - Sunday 30 November 2014

Start your festive season with jolly Jubilant Brass, William Tell and the Queen of Sheba, a Troika, sea shanties in Fantasea and a liberal sprinkling of Christmas Carols to listen to and to sing along to, all this adds up to Clacton Concert Orchestra's “Winter Warmer” being held at St James Church, Brightlingsea on Sunday 30th November at 3pm.
Admission to this family concert is £7.00 accompanied children are free.
Refreshments will be available during the interval.
Proceeds from the concert will go to Church funds.
Tickets are available from Spirals card shop in Victoria Place, Brightlingsea, by ringing 01255 223455 or at the door on the day.

Clacton Carnival Association AGM - Tuesday, 25th November

The Clacton Carnival Association invite you to join them for their 61st AGM which is being held on Tuesday, 25th November at Sam’s Hall, CVST, 20-22 Rosemary Road, Clacton starting at 7.30pm.

Anyone is welcome to attend. They are always actively looking for new committee members and helpers to get involved and help run one of the most successful Carnivals in Essex.
It’s great fun and very rewarding. They are already planning next year’s Carnival.
You don’t have to make a commitment but if you are interested or if you have any suggestions and ideas please come along to the AGM or phone the Chairman, Paul Townend on 07967 685709 or Secretary, Pat Stannard on 01255 422179 to find out how you can get involved.

CVS Tendring - Get Moving Swimming Group

When: Thursdays, 9am – 10.30am
Venue: Valley Farm Holiday Park, Valley Road, Clacton

Come along and do some gentle exercise to increase your health and fitness!  The cost of the session is just £2.50 and is available for adults only.  For more information ring 01255 425692 or email

CMTS Members are invited to join CADS at their Christmas Party...

You are invited to join us at


From 7pm  on Friday 5th December

At Chester Camp, Jaywick Lane, Clacton

 Tickets £7  (£5 for under 16s)

* buffet supper

* bar

* jolly games

* raffle

* presentation of ‘Caddies’ awards

* dancing

Tickets will be on sale in the WestCliff foyer

(26th–29thNovember) during ‘Season’s Greetings’

Or contact Brenda or Fiona (by 29th November) 01255 432307

Channel 4 is looking for people.......

Channel 4 is looking for people who are working two jobs or more.

Are you feeling the pain of the credit crunch?

Are you or is someone close to you juggling several jobs to boost their income, sacrificing rest & relaxation for extra cash?

Production company Boundless (makers of The Apprentice and Grand Designs) is developing a series for Channel 4 about the lives of the nation’s hard grafters.

An increasing number of Brits are working harder than ever to save money for the things that mean the most to them, whether it’s their daughter’s prom dress, a first family holiday or a deposit on a house.

We are looking for people for whom, juggling several jobs and saving hard, helps bring about the experiences or belongings they yearn for, either for themselves or for someone close.

We are looking for people with multiple jobs who would like to share their stories with us.

All conversations will be confidential, and there’s no obligation to be filmed.

Please email or call 0207 691 5073. Thank you.


The Headgate Theatre, Colchester is sponsoring this exciting competition for playwrights.

There are two age groups 16yrs -21yrs or 22yrs and over.

Here is an opportunity to get your work read, produced and performed at the Headgate Theatre.

We welcome submissions of One Act Plays of between 20-40 minutes with a maximum cast of six actors using minimal scenery, props or costume.

What You Could Win:

This competition will give playwrights the opportunity to stage a performance of their play on
24-26th September 2015 working with experienced directors/technicians who will give guidance and support.

For further information and competition rules please contact Dawn King on 01206 530257 or

CMTS Social Raffle to see CADS next Production...

CMTS Social Committee Raffle  

to win

Two Tickets to

Clacton Amateur Dramatics Society (CADS) next Production:
To be drawn on Thursday 20th November 2015. Raffle tickets available from the Green Room £1.00 a strip.

Witham Amateur Operatic Society presents...'The Addams Family'

CMTS Social Christmas Raffle

Chelmsford Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society are seeking more Members...

Chelmsford Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society (CAODS) have recently held auditions for their 2015 production of 'Guys and Dolls' which will be performed at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, 24-28 February 2015.

 All parts are cast, however the role of leading man, Sky Masterson, remains uncast and we are now seeking principal men who would be interested in playing this fabulous role.

In addition, we are also seeking men of all ages to come and join the gambling chaps and ensemble. 

CAODS is a very friendly society rehearsing Wednesday and Friday evenings 7.30pm-10pm and some Saturdays for setting with the Director.

We rehearse at the CYGAMS HQ, Meteor Way, Chelmsford - just off of Waterhouse Lane.

If you are interested in coming along to meet with us, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please contact for more information and to register your interest.

The full rehearsal schedule can be sent in addition. Thank you.

Claire Carr
Production Assistant for 'Guys and Dolls' & Committee Member

Bardfield Players present...'Fitting the Bill'

Request of Help from the Essex Police Musical Society (EPMS)

Request for Help!!

Essex Police Musical Society are looking for additional cast members, particularly male, for their forthcoming production of “Anything Goes”.

In particular, we are looking for an older gentleman (60 ish) to play the part of Elisha Witney – not a major part but there is dialogue and one song.

We also need a ship’s Purser (any age), sailors and male passengers of any age.

Rehearsals are on Monday and Thursday evenings at the Essex Police HQ in Sandford Road, Chelmsford from 7.30 p.m. to around 10 p.m.

Show runs from 14th to 18th April 2015.

Email me at this address or via EPMS at 

I know it’s always difficult to find men for particular parts, but I would be eternally grateful if you could you pass this information out to your society please – there may be a few men out there who might consider joining us for this production. Thank you.

Sally Summers
Chairman of EPMS