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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
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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
The Dreamers

6 october

Witham Public Hall Trust

The Dreamers

The Dreamers remain one of the best-known bands still touring on the 60s circuit. As Freddie and the Dreamers they had many top 10 hits including If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody, I’m Telling You Now and You Were Made For Me. Personel changes are inevitable in such a long career but two of the original line up are still in the band today. Along with the hits that featured the late Freddie Garrity the band also pay tribute to other greats of the 50s and 60s, in particular the music of the Everley Brothers.

  • Performance starts at 8.00pm. Doors open at 7.30pm
  • Tickets £15
  • Special offer: 60s Weekend Combo ticket for The Dreamers and Rich Clifford Just £25
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Rich Clifford

7 October

Julian May

Rich Clifford and the Young Once

Our 60s weekend continues with a fabulous evening of classic Rock’n’Roll, pop and instrumentals with Rich Clifford and The Young Once, re-creating the authentic sounds of Cliff Richard and The Shadows plus many others including hits from the Beatles, Johnny Kidd and The Pirates, Spencer Davis, Ben E King and The Searchers to name but a few.

  • Performances Start 7.30pm. Doors Open 7.00pm.
  • Tickets £12.50.
  • Special offer: 60s Weekend Combo ticket for The Dreamers and Rich Clifford Just £25
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
Book Tickets
Back in Time

8 October

Marion Snook School of Dance

Back in Time

The Witches of Eastwick cast their spells and take you on a journey “Back in Time”. There will be Chimney Sweeps with a Spoonful of Sugar. There will be Follow the Leader, with Drumbeat Tribal. The Marion Snook School of Dance cast a spell of “Dancing Time”, their tenth year's show is a Chime in Time!

  • Performances Start 4.00pm. Doors Open 3.00pm.
  • Tickets £10/11. Concessions £6/7
  • Tel. 01376 513658

9 October

Witham Horticultural Society

Autumn Show and The Perennial Mr Potter

A talk by Brian Thurlow

  • At 7.30pm
  • Admission: Members £2, Non-members £3
National Blood Service - Logo

10 October

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
Art and Craft Fair

14 October

Karen Duckmanton

Art and Craft Fair

A special art and craft fair in aid of Matthew and Joseph's fund, two brothers who live in Witham and suffer from the life limiting muscle wasting condition 'Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy'. With a wide range of stalls offering jewellery, glassware, fashion and hair accessories, fabric, specialist chocolates and much more. Other attractions include face painting, cake stall, refreshments and a raffle.

  • Open 10.00am - 2.00pm
  • Free admission
Viva Neil Diamond

14 October

Yellowstone Promotions

Viva Neil Diamond

Bob Drury returns with his highly acclaimed new one-man show celebrating five decades of hits from the legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond. A fantastic show bursting with hits including Sweet Caroline, Forever in Blue Jeans, Love on the Rocks, America, Hello Again, Play Me, Beautiful Noise, Song Sung Blue, I'm A Believer, Red Red Wine and many more.

  • Performances Start 7.30pm. Doors Open 7.00pm.
  • Tickets £14.
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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National Blood Service - Logo

16 October

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
9 to 5

23 - 28 October

Witham Amateur Operatic Society

9 To 5

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton. Book by Patricia Resnick

In a 1970’s office Judy starts a new job and there she meets Violet and Doralee. These 3 women are all very different but they all share one thing, they all want revenge against their overbearing, bigoted and chauvinistic boss, Hart. The show is based on a film from the 1980’s and is packed with songs all written by Dolly Parton specifically for the show, opening with her iconic ‘9 to 5’ classic hit. The show even includes cameos from the woman herself!

  • Performances Start 7.30pm, Saturday Matinee 2.30pm. Doors Open 7.00pm/2.00pm.
  • Tickets £11.50 - £14. Concessions £9 (restrictions apply). All tickets £7.50 Monday 23rd.
  • Tel. 0300 201 0080
  • Book online at waos.org
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
Halloween Havoc

29 October

Wrestleforce

Halloween Havoc

WrestleForce brings another action packed show to the Public Hall that the whole family can enjoy, but this time things will be a little more.... frightful, as this will be a Halloween Special Spactacular! For one night only the athletes of WrestleForce will face the frightening creatures of the night from the very depths of the abyss itself! Will the monsters keep coming back from the dead and prove to be unstoppable? Or will the WrestleForce heroes find the strength to overcome the power of darkness? When the flood gates of hell are ripped open, anything can happen! Buy your tickets in advance to save 10% and experience the fright of your life!

  • Performances Start 4.00pm. Doors Open 3.30pm.
  • Tickets £12, Children £10, Family Ticket £35. Front Row £15, Children £12, Family Ticket £45
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Into The Woods

8 - 11 November

The Essex Group

Into The Woods

By Stephen Sondheim

As the result of the curse of a once-beautiful witch , a baker and his wife are childless. Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch's beauty: a milk-white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood-red cape, and a slipper of gold. During their journey, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfil a wish.

  • Performances 7.30pm., Saturday 2.30pm Doors open 30 minutes before.
  • Tickets £14 - £16.
  • Tel. 01376 567677
  • Book online at Tickets2c
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall

13 November

Witham Horticultural Society

Annual General Meeting
and Nuts

A talk by Jacqueline Aviolet

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

17 November

Jump Back Boogie

Jake Calypso and His Red Hot

Here we have the undisputed rockin' wild man from France with his Red Hot backing band. Jake has been wowing the crowds for several years with his wild style of rock'n'roll and rockabilly. He has packed out shows all over Europe, the USA and the UK. To keep the dance floor full the evening will include guest DJ Steve Grinster (Boppin' the Blues club) and also Adrian JBB Waters playing all vinyl. A special night as this is one of Jake’s rare UK appearances.

  • Doors open at 7.30pm.
  • Tickets £15
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
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Sugar Daddies

22 - 25 November

Witham Dramatic Club

Sugar Daddies

By Alan Ayckbourn

Sasha, a young student, helps Father Christmas into her sister's flat. Santa, an elderly man named Val, has apparently been deliberately run over. So begins a tale of control, betrayed innocence and complex relationships in which people are not always what they seem. With moments of high comedy and dark undertones, this is one of Ayckbourn’s most rounded plays.

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

27 November

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