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Dr Feelgood

2 June

Witham Public Hall Trust

Dr Feelgood

The Essex legend that is Dr Feelgood come to the Public Hall! Formed on Canvey Island in the early 1970s, Dr Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world. The current line up features Kevin Morris on drums and Phil Mitchell on bass (both 33 years), Steve Walwyn on guitar (26 years), and Robert Kane, formerly of the Animals, the most recent addition – joining in 1999.

  • Performance starts at 8.30pm. Doors open at 7.30pm
  • Tickets £17.50
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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The Legends Meet

9 June

Danny Owen

The Legends Meet - Engelbert and Sir Tom

Danny Owen and Scott Dee present a tribute to two British music legends in this spectacular show. They will be singing all the greatest hits from two long careers, including The Last Waltz, Release Me, Delilah and The Green Green Grass of Home. We are even promised some unique duets!

  • Performances Start 7.30pm. Doors Open 7.00pm.
  • Tickets £16.
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Simply Swing

10 June

Simply Swing

Simply Swing

An afternoon trip down memory lane with Simply Swing. This 10 piece band will not only take you back in time musically but visually too. You will be treated to performances by three vocalists performing songs of Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Harry Connick Junior, Michael Bublé and of course ole Blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra. You will also be treated to some fantastic band numbers from the likes of Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Glen Miller to name just a few.

  • Performances Start 2.00pm. Doors Open 1.30pm.
  • Tickets £12. Senior Citizens and children under 16 £10
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Caledonian Society Dance

10 June

Witham Caledonian Society

Summer Dance

Fans of Scottish Country Dancing will be making a bee-line to the Public Hall for Witham Caledonian Society’s annual Summer Dance. Music will be provided by The Caledonian Reelers, a local band from Colchester, and the admission price is inclusive of supper.

  • Doors open at 7.30pm.
  • Tickets £10
  • Tel. 01621 855548 or 01206 240838
  • email alexsdaniel@aol.com or chappelmac@googlemail.com

12 June

Witham Horticultural Society

75th Birthday Party

With Ken Crowther

  • At 7.30pm
  • Admission: Members £2, Non-members £3
The Real Thing

22 - 24 June

Witham Dramatic Club

The Real Thing

by Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard's mastery of the English language is to the fore in this clever and witty play that seeks to establish what actually is the 'Real Thing'. Based around the lives of a writer, his wife, his lover and her husband, the deliberatley ambiguous title simultaneously refers to love, relationships and even the blurred division between real life and fiction.

  • Performances Start 7.45pm. Doors Open 7.15pm.
  • Tickets £12. Senior Citizens and Children under 16 £10
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Book online at withamdramatic.co.uk
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
National Blood Service - Logo

26 & 27 June

National Blood Service

Blood Donor Session

Do Something Amazing....
96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood.
Please don't leave it to someone else. For further details about becoming a blood donor please visit the National Blood Service site.

  • 1.45pm - 4.00pm and 5.00pm - 7.45pm
Funky Voices

1 July

Funky Voices

Charity Concert

Funky Voices, Essex and Suffolk’s largest modern community choir, are celebrating their 10th year by holding a charity concert in aid of Southview Special Needs School. Come along to listen to their recognised “wall of sound” as their perform their variation of hits from artists such as Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder and many more.

  • Performance starts at 8.00pm. Doors open at 7.30pm
  • Tickets £10, Children under 16 £57
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Peter Pan

5 - 9 July

The Essex Group

Peter Pan

Piers Chater Robinson's adaptation of JM Barrie's classic story is a jewel in all that is family enjoyment. The story of the boy who never grows up flies into Witham and promises a joyful night out for the entire family.

  • Performances 7.30pm., Saturday 1.00pm and 5.00pm Doors open 30 minutes before.
  • Tickets £14 - £17. Concession and family tickets available
  • Tel. 01376 567677
  • Book online at Tickets2c
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall

10 July

Witham Horticultural Society

Beautiful Gardens to Visit

A talk by Harry Brickwood

  • At 7.30pm
  • Admission: Members £2, Non-members £3
Out of the Line

21 July

Witham Town Council

Witham 1917 - Out of the Line

Continuing Witham's commemoration of World War I, a night of costume, food, live music and dancing featuring the Jeff Short Combo.

  • Doors open 6.30pm
  • Tickets £10
  • Available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
  • Tel. 01376 520627
Summer Holiday

22 July

VickyV's Theatre Productions

Summer Holiday

Based on the film 'Summer Holiday', screenplay by Ronald Cass & Peter Myers
Stage adaptation by Michael Gyngell & Mark Haddigan, Orchestrations by Keith Strachan.

The stage version of the classic film musical which featured Cliff Richard and The Shadows is brought to the Witham stage by the semi-professional performers of Vicky V’s theatre company. This fun family show will have you tapping your feet and singing along with the show’s well-known songs including, of course, the title track Summer Holiday itself.

  • Performance starts at 2.00pm. Doors Open 1.30pm
  • Tickets £10
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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National Blood Service - Logo

31 July

National Blood Service

Blood Donor Session

Do Something Amazing....
96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood.
Please don't leave it to someone else. For further details about becoming a blood donor please visit the National Blood Service site.

  • 1.45pm - 4.00pm and 5.00pm - 7.45pm
National Blood Service - Logo

4 August

National Blood Service

Blood Donor Session

Do Something Amazing....
96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood.
Please don't leave it to someone else. For further details about becoming a blood donor please visit the National Blood Service site.

  • 1.45pm - 4.00pm and 5.00pm - 7.45pm
Summer Breeze

6 August

The Essex Group

Summer Breeze

There's nothing better than a summer evening out, sipping a Fruit Cocktail listening to a troupe of local talented singers perform the best songs from West End Shows. Come and see the actors you've seen on stage this year in shows such as Les Miserables and Peter Pan.

  • Performance starts 7.00pm. Doors open 6.30pm
  • Tickets £12 & £14
  • Tel. 01376 567677
  • Book online at Tickets2c
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
WOW summer school

7 - 11 &14 - 18 August

WOW

Summer School

Two week-long (Monday-Friday) Summer Schools covering various aspects of performance. The first is for 8 – 13 year-olds and runs from 7th – 11th, the second is for those aged 13 to 21 and runs from 14th – 18th. Both weeks will culminate in a showcase performance on the Friday.

  • Seesions run 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Cost £125 per child per week (£25 deposit required to secure place
  • Tel. 07894 540410 or email matilda@jrbourne.com.

14 August

Witham Horticultural Society

Summer Show &Tripe and Trotters

A talk by Brian Carline

  • At 7.30pm
  • Admission: Members £2, Non-members £3
Pole Sport UK

2 September

Pole Sports UK

UK Pole Sports Amateur Championships

This is a brand new UK Pole competition which Pole Sports UK are bringing to Essex. It is open to all amateur pole competitors, no matter what their level, who wish to take part. Please contact amateurchampionship@polesportsuk.co.uk for an entry pack if you would like to compete. If you prefer to just watch then order your tickets via the box office as detailed below.

  • Competition starts at 2.30pm. Doors open at 2.00pm.
  • Tickets £19.50
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
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Glen Doran and the Prairie Echoes

9 September

Jump Back Boogie

Glen Doran and the Prairie Echoes

These rising stars on the rockin' scene play roots rockabilly and 50s western with a rockin' beat. Glen himself pens new material and there is a good selection of standards too. This band is a must for that authentic sound from Hank Williams and Justin Tubb to early Johnny Cash. The band has recently been touring Europe with a string of gigs coming up in the UK. Also on the bill is top UK Hillbilly and Western Swing DJ John Macleod to help keep the dance floor busy. Certainly a special night not to miss!

  • Doors open at 7.30pm.
  • Tickets £10
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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11 September

Witham Horticultural Society

Olivers Nursery

A talk by Charles Willet

  • At 7.30pm
  • Admission: Members £2, Non-members £3
Showaddywaddy

15 September

Witham Public Hall Trust

Showaddywaddy

Colourful 70s superstars Showaddywaddy are still on the road, playing over 100 gigs a year. So dig out your crepe-soled shoes and drape jacket and prepare to have the most fun imagineable! Tickets are already selling well with people travelling from all over the country (and beyond) so buy your tickets now, before they all go!

  • Performance Starts 8.00pm, Doors Open 7.30pm
  • Tickets £19.50
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Lost in His Presence

16 September

Worshiptime Events

Lost in His Presence

Featuring Dave Bilbrough

A free gospel concert with Pastor Wale Adenuga, Ipswich Community Gospel Choir, The Big Sing, Rob Buckingham, Kingsland Community Gospel Choir and others.

  • Performance Starts 4.00pm. Doors open 3.30pm.
  • Free admission
  • Tel. 07800 752219 for information
National Blood Service - Logo

19 September

National Blood Service

Blood Donor Session

Do Something Amazing....
96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood.
Please don't leave it to someone else. For further details about becoming a blood donor please visit the National Blood Service site.

  • 1.45pm - 4.00pm and 5.00pm - 7.45pm
EWT Badger Boogie

23 September

Essex Wildlife Trust

Badger Boogie

Strut your stuff to DJ Texas Tommy at another of Essex Wildlife Trust’s popular Badger Boogies, with all proceeds going to protect threatened wildlife on nature reserves in Essex. Come at 7.00 for an hour’s free dance class for the ‘Badger Boogie Stroll’. Free tea and coffee, but no bar so please bring your own drinks.

  • Free Dance Classes from 7.00pm. All Dances from 8.00pm.
  • Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door
  • Tel. 01621 862959
  • email events@essexwt.org.uk
Witham Real Ale Festival

29 & 30 September

Witham Public Hall Trust

Witham Real Ale Festival

30+ Real Ales, ciders and perries from all over the country, great food and live entertainment (Saturday only) make this a unique Real Ale Festival. Sit in comfort and enjoy a convivial atmosphere and great beers. This year's event is sponsored by Crittall windows, Beresford Estate Agents, Event Sound and Light, Compact Storage and others.

  • Doors Open 12.00 noon until 11.00pm
  • Admission just £3 (£1 refundable on return of glass)
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717 for information