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Dear Readers As I write this the sun is shining, we have not had rain in a number of days, I think we must concede to the notion that it is now summer, enjoy it while it lasts. The news at present is full of how countries treat foreign nationals, we had our treatment of the wind rush generation, then Brexit has been labelled about migration, we now have America treating illegal immigrants appallingly, when will we accept that we are all members of the human race and cut out this tribal behaviour. For every story I read about problems with migration I hear others about how we have labour shortages be it to pick fruit or work in our hospitals, when will those in power sit down and work out a joined up plan. I fear for the retail sector more big names are going under or reporting financial problems, all the planned developments around Colchester may well find they can’t attract tenants, the town centre is looking very empty with many units unfilled, many have ideas as to what is needed but I read little that fills me with optimism. On a more positive note the World cup is up and running‌.come on England.

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SEH BAC support musical celebration Award-winning SEH BAC have shown their support for Our Blue Heaven, the musical production celebrating 40 years since Ipswich Town’s historic FA Cup win. Superheros sign up across the UK for Kapow! SUPERHEROES from across the country are set to descend on Colchester to test their powers against scores of obstacles. Black Tie & Wellies-On Summer Ball Community Interest Company ‘Black Tie & Wellies-On Summer Ball’ to celebrate our 11th Anniversary and following the huge success.

Vintage Fair Fever comes to Cressing Temple Barns Vintage and retro lovers are being invited to roll back the years and dress to impress for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity’s Vintage Fair on Sunday 8th July.

The world famous Oktoberfest returns The world famous Oktoberfest returns to Colchester this year for another huge weekend of traditional Bavarian entertainment, food, drink and fun, to be once again held at Lower Castle Park. West Bergholt Concert Band – 40 years of music

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“We have a great affinity with Ipswich Town as a long-term sponsor of the team and have fond memories of this fantastic cuprun and incredible final.

The production which took place throughout May at the New Wolsey Theatre combined memories from fans with hits from the time to relive the incredible triumph of Sir “We were Bobby Robson’s legendary team. absolutely SEH BAC, which specialise in windows, doors and conservatories sponsored a special commemorative programme made for the production.

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Superheros sign up across the UK for Kapow! SUPERHEROES from across the country are set to descend on Colchester to test their powers against scores of obstacles.

Colchester too. “As Kapow! is happening the day after Invasion Colchester people want to come for the whole weekend of superhero fun and we couldn’t be happier.”

The Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation has revealed people will be flying in from as far away as York and Manchester for Kapow! in Colchester’s Castle Park this summer. The charity, based in West Bergholt, has revealed superheroes will be facing ten ultimate tests on the day – from climbing bouncy steps to dodging inflatable poles and even jumping through walls. Nikki Bowdidge, CEO and founder, said the charity had been blown away by the amount of people signing up. She said: “We knew Kapow! was going to get a lot of interest because of how different it is, but it really has been fantastic to see the amount of people who want to take part. “While we have people from Chelmsford and Ipswich signing up, people from as far away as Kent, Surrey, Manchester and York are also coming. “It’s brilliant to have so much support from across the UK for the foundation and for

The foundation revealed in February it would be bringing the hugely popular Kapow! to Colchester’s Lower Castle Park on September 2, securing the rights from Chelmsford to Ipswich. Participants will tackle inflatable obstacles on the day over a 5k course. The event will raise money for the Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation, while superheroes can also raise sponsorship money for the foundation if they wish. Early bird tickets, selling at £20 for adults and £12.50 for children, will soon be finishing. From them on, the price per ticket will be £25.00 per adult and £15.00 for children. Nikki said: “People are signing up because it is nothing like any other event held in Colchester. “It’s great to hear, especially as there are so many fantastic events being run in the town every summer. We cannot wait to add ours to the mix. “We’ve had work colleagues decide to come as a team and take advantage of our early bird offers but they cannot last forever. “To avoid disappointment on this fantastic offer we suggest you buy your tickets now.” To get your tickets, go to https://www. eventbrite.co.uk/e/kapow-superherochallenge-colchester-tickets43075951330?aff=efbeventtix

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New website to help patients live well with inflammatory bowel disease Doctors and nurses at Colchester Hospital have launched a dedicated website designed to help patients to live well with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The website, at www.colchesteribd.nhs.uk, provides a raft of information and advice for people with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, known collectively as IBD. As well as helping patients understand what to expect from diagnosis and treatment, it also introduces the staff who provide care at the IBD service. In addition, the site features patient stories to give those who have recently been diagnosed an insight into what will happen when they are referred to the hospital, as well as information about treatment which is available. Dr Ian Gooding, consultant gastroenterologist at the hospital, said: “Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis are both complex conditions which last a lifetime. Our aim is to help our patients reach a point of remission, where they enjoy good health and feel well. However, there will be times when their symptoms return and they

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have a flare-up or relapse, which is why this website is so important. “As well as helping those who have been recently diagnosed, it also includes important information to help patients work together with our staff to successfully manage flare-ups or any changes in their condition, in turn helping them live well with IBD.” Alison Fisk runs the Crohn’s and Colitis UK North Essex Network, which is signposted on the website and offers vital support and friendship for patients with IBD and their families or carers. She said: “We really welcome the launch of this new website, which brings together lots of information which patients will find incredibly useful. We hope it will make the process of receiving a diagnosis and beginning treatment easier for the scores of patients in the Colchester area who are told they have IBD every year.” Miss Sharmila Gupta, lead surgeon for IBD at Colchester Hospital, spearheaded the project to create the website. She said: “We are dedicated to making sure our IBD patients not only receive the highest quality care, but also have the best possible experience when using our services. This website aims to support that by providing patients with a one-stop shop packed full of information to help them following their diagnosis and as they progress through their treatment.” The website launch comes ahead of a special meeting taking place at the hospital for people with IBD, where Miss Gupta, dietitian Morgan Serres and consultant gastroenterologist Dr Achuth Shenoy will all speak. There will be an opportunity for people to ask questions and join Crohn’s and Colitis UK.

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Black Tie & Wellies-On Summer Ball Last year we held our second WelliesOn Community Interest Company ‘Black Tie & Wellies-On Summer Ball’ to celebrate our 11th Anniversary and following the huge success and further interest shown, we are delighted to announce that we are hosting another Black-Tie event at Wivenhoe House Hotel on Saturday 7th July, 2018 from 19:00 – 00:00 We would be delighted if you were to join us again and if you missed out on last year’s event, we hope you have the opportunity to join us this year, so we can update you on all the amazing work we have achieved in the last 12 months. Since last year we have seen Wellies-On go from strength to strength, continuing our work with many members of the community. In the last year, our Flat Pack Farm has made visits to over 700 residents and now with our recently donated mini bus, we will have the opportunity to reach out even further to those wishing to access our vital services. We are looking forward to another exciting year ahead! Tickets for our ball cost £55 per person. To book directly with us please call 01206

735453 or visit our website http://www. wellieson.com and complete our ticket purchase form. Of course this is a key fundraising event, which your ticket purchase contributes to but we are also seeking any support you can offer in terms of Sponsorship (detailed further below), any donations, or contributions to raffle prizes. So even if you can’t make it you can still represent your company. All funds raised help defray any associated costs and will go directly to the Wellies-On Community. On the night as well as a two course meal, there will be a raffle; silent auction; “Welly Wanging” competition; lots of dancing to music provided by the amazing Jupiter Ray and of course a prize for the Best Dressed Wellies! Wellies-On CIC, unlike ordinary working farms, helps support the local community. Based in Abberton just outside of Colchester we are a care farm that brings together the care of the land, environment and animals with care of the people. A care farm opens its doors to anyone who can benefit from being out in the countryside and enjoy taking part in the daily life of a working farm. On the night you will see and learn about some of the amazing stories of just some of the people we have helped. If you can support us with offers of Sponsorship or any Raffle donations, please get in touch with ellie@wellieson.com or laura@ wellieson.com. We look forward to hearing from you to secure your place and ensure you don’t miss this fantastic opportunity and offer of support.

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Century Office win a family Business of the Year award Century Office are pleased to announce that they have won the Family Business of the Year Award 2018 in the East and East Anglia Regional Category. Century Office, a UK leader in affordable office furniture solutions based in Colchester, Essex, are proud to be the winners of the Family Business of the Year Award 2018. Organised six years in a row by the award-winning magazine and resource centre, Family Business United, the ceremony this year was held earlier this month at the prestigious Mayfair Hotel and was sponsored by Birketts LLP. Paul Andrews, Founder of Family Business United, comments, “Each year the quality and quantity of nominations increase and it is fantastic to identify and recognise family firms from across the UK. It is not just about household names either as the awards give recognition to great British family firms of all sizes and sectors and we are delighted to champion this national initiative.” Paul Andrews continues; “Century Office have been on a real journey as a family and as a business. They have evolved over time to become a very confident and strong family firm that can hold its own amongst much larger competitors. As a family business, Century Office, have managed to proactively tackle and overcome some of the key challenges that are faced by families in business and used the process to successfully create a platform from which to grow. Paul Andrews highlights, “It has not been an easy task, yet the honest and real approach taken by Century Office in their submission 30

really resonated with the judges and the underlying essence of family values, pride and passion in themselves as a family in business shone through. Successful family firms need to evolve to stand the test of time and Century Office have taken the necessary steps to ensure that there is a bright and exciting future for the family business that now remains current and fit for purpose in the 21st century. They are worthy winners of the East and East Anglia Family Business of the Year Award 2018.” On receiving the award, Sarah Bays, director of Century Office comments, “We were extremely proud to have been nominated for this award, but we did not expect to be the winners amongst so many well-known, successful, local businesses. The last five years we have seen Century Office change almost beyond recognition and it is only down to the huge efforts of all of our team that we have in the past year celebrated a number of successes; some small, some large, but this one is definitely the icing on the cake!” Century Office are a leading UK office and contract furniture supplier, with over 40 years’ experience in the industry. They provide workplace solutions and offer a tailored approach for architects, interior designers & facility managers for small offices to large corporations as well as educational facilities. Please visit the Century Office website at www.century-office.co.uk or telephone 08000 929301 for more information. Century Office offers a complete service from survey and design through to supply and installation.

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Colchester Recalled

An Antiques Roadshow at Roman Circus Centre With James Grinter unavailable, Marc Winter, Associate Director of Reeman & Dansie, deputised, delivering an entertaining, amusing lecture to a large audience at Colchester Recalled¹s May meeting at the Roman Circus Centre. His interest in antiques started when he was a small boy, learning the value of money from his father. His first purchase a small cup costing 50p finding out later its worth was £2. His earliest antique purchase was a George III silver spoon for £10, which he showed to the audience.

Reeman & Dansie started in 188 at Headgate, moving to Severalls Business Park, embracing new technology, producing the worldwide audience of today and becoming among the top five British saleroom/auctioneers. Marc reported that among a dozen items handled by the company realising thousands of pounds, was a bowl that looked like Ming, but was told it was a 19th century copy, worth about £1,500-£2,000. The bidding started at £10,000 finishing at £90,000 via the internet! Also a Meissen tea pot dated 1722 for £14,200, while a gold box by Russian goldsmith Karl Fabergé realised £10,000.

At age 13 he purchased an early English ceramic bowl, made in Lowestoft, by which time he was ‘hooked’, frequenting car boot sales etc. He gained experience by James Grinter offering him a work experience holiday job, which has matured into professional, qualified experience of 23 years!

Amongst items brought in by the audience for valuation were posters of the weeklong variety shows held monthly at the former Playhouse in St John¹s Street and a watercolour dated 1840 of the old Town Hall in High Street, jewellry including rings, clocks, watches and a brooch dated about 1900.

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Earlier, the recordings included Mr Putt of Paskell and Cann, with reminicenses of an auction in a marquee on the lawn at Kingsford Park Hotel when a vintage Rolls Royce sold for £26,000 and at Langham, an African Bronze plaque with a hole in the middle sold for £50,000 after it was photographed and appeared in an antiques magazine, bidding starting at £100, the second bid being £2,000. The final recording featured the late Beth Chatto, outlining her purchase in 1960 of the site of her now world-famous garden in Elmstead Market and how she developed it. The next meeting of Colchester Recalled is on Thursday 14th June at 7pm at Roman Circus Centre beginning with the Annual General Meeting and followed by Dr Terry Smyth’s lecture ‘Your Father is in the Next Room’ featuring children of Far East prisoners of war.


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Vintage Fair Fever comes to Cressing Temple Barns for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity! Vintage and retro lovers are being invited to roll back the years and dress to impress for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity’s Vintage Fair on Sunday 8th July, as we celebrate all things vintage from a bygone era. In its ninth year, this annual charity event is held at Cressing Temple Barns near Braintree and will showcase a myriad of vintage stalls including pop up hair and beauty parlour, kitchenalia, fashion, jewellery, pre-loved furniture and lots more! Over 130 classic cars and motorbikes will be on display including vehicles from the Austin 7 Club, classic Fords, American cars as well as Harley Davidsons, Volkswagens, Messerschmitt KR200’s and members of the Rochford Hundred Vintage Tractor & Engine Club with their stationary engines. There will be live music from rock’n’roll band Kingsmen who will be playing vintage instruments from the fifties, and dancing from LJ’s Jive School where you can watch or join in with modern jive dancing. Cressing Temple Barns are steeped in history dating back to the 1100’s when it was given to the Knights Templar and home to three Grade I listed barns as well as Tudor built Walled Gardens. Pre-loved and vintage shopping is an affordable and sustainable way to acquire unique and new items whilst also supporting a worthy cause. In addition, shopping at Helen Rollason Cancer Charity’s Vintage Fair directly impacts the vital care and support offered to those living with cancer and their loved ones in the community. It’s a double win! Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Fundraising Manager Kate Alden said: “Over 3,000 people attended last year’s event, which raised just under £14,000 for the 40

charity, so if you love all things vintage, this really is the place to be!” The Vintage Fair is open between 11am and 4.30pm; tickets are £5 for adults, £4 concessions and under 16s are free – click here to book today! There will be lots of opportunities for shopping with a selection of stalls selling vintage fashion, crafts, jewellery, kitchenalia, furniture and collectables. Plenty of refreshments will be available, including Molly Moo’s Ices and a VW Camper van bar offering a range of alcoholic beverages. Other delicious food options such as pizzas, a hog roast, gourmet hot dogs and fudge will also be on offer. Those wanting to embrace vintage style with a new hair-do can get their hair styled courtesy of the Hairaid Shelter. Dogs on leads are welcome at our event and adding to the car-nival of entertainment will be a display of classic vehicles and stationary engines. We’re a local charity, serving our local community, and every penny raised at this event will go towards ensuring we continue to provide the best possible cancer support care now and in the future. I look forward to welcoming all of our supporters to the beautiful grounds of Cressing Temple Barns on the day.” Helen Rollason Cancer Charity’s Vintage Fair is on Sunday 8th July 2018, between 11am and 4.30pm at Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Essex, CM77 8PD. Admission prices: Adults £5, Concessions £4 and under 16’s go FREE. Tickets can be purchased from: https://www.ticketsource. co.uk/date/453556 Free parking is available and dogs on leads are welcome at the event.

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The world famous Oktoberfest returns to Castle Park The world famous Oktoberfest returns to Colchester this year for another huge weekend of traditional Bavarian entertainment, food, drink and fun, to be once again held again at Lower Castle Park. Oktoberfest Colchester, Friday 26th and Saturday the 27th of October 2018. Castle Park is a Bavarian style festival. The organisers have been working hard in partnership with Colchester Borough Council to implement changes to reduce the impact of the event to the immediate local area which includes new routes out of the park after the event, an earlier finish time of 10:30pm and improvements to the sound system used.

The most important date of Germany’s cultural calendar again arrives in Colchester for 2018 and is set to be an incredible weekend of fun and entertainment. Taking place inside what is set to be one of Europe’s largest bier tents at Lower

This should mean that all those coming will have fun whilst those closest to the park are not negatively affected. Included in all of the three sessions is a showcase of some of the best and authentic Oompah music from around the world, some great sing-along classics, as well as a large selection of traditional German beer and foods, plus those allimportant steins! Tickets are available now via our ticket partner; Eventbrite and via Oktoberfestcolchester.co.uk. If you would like more information about Oktoberfest Colchester, please contact info@oktoberfestcolchester. co.uk or visit our website www. oktoberfestcolchester.co.uk

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West Bergholt Concert Band –

40 years of music After a warm and enjoyable afternoon at Flatford Mill in June, we are bringing the finishing touches to the last concert of the term. We will be playing at St. Botolphs Church in Colchester town centre. This event will by the conclusion to the bands 40th year and is a must see for all ages. The evening will be full of Film, Show & Big Band music from the band’s earliest days right up to new arrangements of music by Shostakovich and Ed Sheeran. The concert will run from 7.30pm to approximately 9.40pm and tickets can be purchased on the door for £6/£5 (adult and concession respectively).

It will be great to see you there at the masterclass and/or concert as we celebrate our milestone achievement as we bring the band forward into the next year. If you’re interested in joining the band and getting involved come along to one of our rehearsals. We meet every Friday night at Heathlands Primary School in West Bergholt between 6pm and 7pm for Training Band and 7pm and 9pm for Concert Band. More information about what we do can be found at www.wbcb.org.

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Ipswich Town competition winner scores his new front door thanks to SEH BAC An Ipswich Town fan has had his brand new front door fitted by award-winning home improvement firm SEH BAC – after winning it in a competition held at Portman Road. Matt Lomax won the door earlier this year after entering a competition organised by SEH BAC and scoring through a specially made front door on his favourite football team’s home turf. Matt and two other football fans had three attempts to score through the door at half time in the Championship clash between Ipswich Town and Leeds United, which Ipswich won 1-0. Matt kept his cool in front of around 18,000 people and was the only person to score all three attempts. And the Suffolk-style front door has gone down a treat with Matt, who said: “I’m absolutely made up with the door, it’s absolutely fantastic and I’d like to thank everyone at SEH BAC. “My partner and I were talking about getting a new door at the time of the competition, so it was great to win, and it was a brilliant day all round.” John Savage, Managing Director of SEH BAC, comments: “Massive congratulations to Matt for winning and we hope he enjoys his new front door. “Score Through The Door proved hugely popular and it was a fantastic way to mark our 20 year plus relationship with Ipswich Town as a long-term sponsor and firm supporter. We hope to do more 46

competitions and events going forward to reward our customers, so watch this space.” Based in Ipswich and operating across East Anglia, the South East and the Home Counties, SEH BAC is part of Ipswichbased One Group Construction, a £160M group of specialist construction companies which complete major infrastructure and construction projects across the UK. SEH BAC operates 15 showcentres across the region and last year the firm was named ‘Installer of the Year’ at the glazing industry’s prestigious G17 Awards, beating competition from 13,000 double glazing companies from across the country to win the coveted prize. In addition to windows, doors and conservatories, SEH BAC also specialises in replacement conservatory roofs, glazed extensions and luxury orangeries.

For more information, call 0808 159 6310 or visit www.sehbac.com.

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What’s On COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE Church Street, Colchester, CO1 1NF www.colchesterartscentre.com

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JULY 9

CARL STONE + PHIL MILL

GIGS

JULY 10

FREE FOLK IN BREXIT BRITAIN: THE DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA & SUTARI + THE DYR SISTER

GIGS

JULY 11

THE COSMIC DEAD + ARTIFICIALLY YOURS + VALHALLANS

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JULY 12

CLASSIC HORROR NIGHTS: FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE [1974] FILM

JULY 13

CRAIG CAMPBELL: EASY TIGER

COMEDY

JULY 15

COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B *

WALKING TOUR

JULY 15

GRIFF RHYS JONES: WHERE WAS I? *

COMEDY

JULY 16

BRING YOUR OWN BABY COMEDY *

COMEDY

JULY 17

BRIGHT FUTURE SCHOOLS PERFORMANCE

JULY 18

BAIT THEATRE: TALES

JULY 19

STEVE BUGEJA: SUMMER CAMP

JULY 20

THE EDUARDO NIEBLA EXPERIENCE

JULY 21

PENNY SLINGER: OUT OF THE SHADOWS (FILM SCREENING) + PERFORMANCE FROM PSYCHOLOGICAL STRATEGY BOARD

JULY 23

EDINBURGH PREVIEWS: NIGEL NG + MARLON DAVIS

JULY 24

COLNE VALLEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA FUNDRAISING CONCERT - IN THE CHURCH OF ST MARTINS, COLCHESTER *

JULY 24

EDINBURGH PREVIEWS: JAKE LAMBERT + JOANNE MCNALLY

JULY 25

EDINBURGH PREVIEWS: KELLY CONVEY + GEORGE LEWIS COMEDY

JULY 26

EDINBURGH PREVIEWS: ROSIE JONES + HENRY PAKER

COMEDY

JULY 27

EDINBURGH PREVIEWS: LOU SANDERS + BILAL ZAFAR

COMEDY

JULY 28

EDINBURGH PREVIEWS: TOM LUCY + SUZI RUFFELL

COMEDY

JULY 29

COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR X * elite magazine

KIDS PERFORMANCE COMEDY WORLD MUSIC

GIGS COMEDY

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EVENTS IN CASTLE PARK High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ tel: 01206 853588

Summer Screen: Bridget Jones’s Diary Fri 6 Jul 2018 Colchester Park Run Sat 7 Jul 2018

Summer Screen: Live Wimbledon Mon 2 - Sun 15 Jul 2018

Summer Screen: Beauty & The Beast (2017) Sat 7 Jul 2018

Forget Me Not Fri 6 - Sun 8 Jul 2018 Celebrate someone special this summer St Helena Hospice invites you to be part of something beautiful this summer in the grounds of Colchester’s historic castle.

Summer Screen: The Greatest Showman Sat 7 Jul 2018 Summer Screen: Moana Sun 8 Jul 2018

This July a number of limited edition, ceramic forget-me-not flowers will be planted in the grounds of Castle Park.

Summer Screen: Star Wars The Last Jedi Sun 8 Jul 2018

You can be part of this stunning visual display by dedicating your own forget-menot flower to celebrate someone special.

Colchester Park Run Sat 14 Jul 2018

After the display, the flower will be yours to keep to place in your garden or to give as a gift to a loved one. Numbers are limited, so to guarantee your flower and be part of this unique opportunity, please complete the form and return it to us by post or drop it in to a hospice site with your donation. Alternatively call the fundraising office on 01206 931468 and they will be able to take your payment over the phone. www.sthelenahospice.org.uk

Colchester Park Run Sat 21 Jul 2018 Colchester Park Run Sat 28 Jul 2018 Manningtree Regatta Manningtree Sat 14 - Sun 15 Jul 2018 Mersea Island Park Run Cudmore Grove Country Park Sat 14 Jul 2018 Ardleigh Car Boot Sale Ardleigh Showground Every Sunday Summer Steam Gala East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel Sunday 8th July 2018 Feeringbury Manor Coggeshall Road, Feering, CO5 9RB. Thursday 12th July 2018 and Friday 13th July 2018, 9am to 4pm.

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What’s On 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT Telephone: 01206 366000 tickets@headgatetheatre.co.uk August Monday 13th - Friday 17th from 9.30am to 4.30pm School of Rock - Performance Workshop Headgate Workshops in conjunction with Polka Dot Our summer workshop for 8-16 year olds is inspired by the show still running in the West End. There will be opportunity to develop and enhance performance skills and also limited places open for 14-16 year olds interested in the technical aspects of theatre. There will be a free presentation for an invited audience on the last day. For more information please call the box office on 01206 366000 for details. Full workshop cost £100. Technical skills charge to be advised

Wednesday 18th -Sunday 22nd at 7.45, Saturday and Sunday Matinées 2.30pm My Fair Lady by Lerner and F. Loewe Platform Musicals and Plays Don’t miss this chance of seeing ‘My Fair Lady’ at the Headgate Theatre produced by Platform Musicals and Plays a group renowned for producing good quality shows. This was a show hailed by the Daily Mail as “a show against which all others will be measured”, and the Daily Telegraph as “probably the greatest musical of all time”. With music you love and a show that leaves you smiling for days, book your tickets early to save any disappointment. Tickets: £15

TO BOOK TICKETS PLEASE CONTACT THE HEADGATE THEATRE Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT

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July Friday 6th - Saturday 7th Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits by Craig Hawes Open Sesame! Discover a treasure-trove of fun and laughter as witty writer Craig Hawes gives the timeless tale a twist! Slip on your sandals for some sandy silliness as we take a thrilling carpet ride with Ali Baba and his crazy camel on an amazing Arabian adventure! Tickets: £10 August Friday 31st at 7.30pm A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde DOT Productions Comic melodrama and social scandal bubble away in this classic Oscar Wilde satire. Lady Hunstanton’s house party is in full swing when Gerald Arbuthnot is announced as secretary to the witty Lord Illingworth. However, once Gerald’s mother makes an appearance, his future is suddenly uncertain. Should Mrs Arbuthnot tell her son the truth she has hidden all these years? Tickets: £12 July Monday 23rd - Saturday 28th at 8pm Headless Chickens - It’s a scream! Stapled to a Chicken They’ve risen from the grave and stitched together a horror comedy show to slash their way into your hearts. But don’t be scared, it’s frightfully funny and Stapled to a Chicken will leave you screaming...with laughter. Come and see dead people, after all we don’t bite. Warning: may offend. Tickets: £10 September Wednesday 19th - Saturday 22nd at 7.30 SHOUT! The Mod Musical Brightlingsea Musical Theatre Group A musical celebration of the Swinging Sixties Tickets: £13

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