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If you’re looking for somewhere to go in the lead up to Hallowe’en, then I have my selected events guide just for you!
If you haven’t yet booked up for the Wizard of Oz at the Towngate Theatre in Basildon (Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th October) then you may just be lucky enough for a last minute booking. It’s presented by La Danse Fantastique, the highly rated stage school founded by Moira Brock, the wonderful lady who has been the latest recipient of the Borough’s prestigious Alf Dove Award for her outstanding work in the community helping young people to be the best they possibly can. Believe me, this show will be a delightful treat. Bookings at the Towngate on 01268 465465.
Jeeves and Wooster A Perfect Nonsense Palace Theatre Southend-on-Sea Monday 26th October 8:00pm
Not quite the Hallowe’en touch, but a good rib-tickler just the same.
When a country house weekend takes a turn for the worse, Bertie Wooster is unwittingly called on to play matchmaker and also to steal a silver cow creamer from Totleigh Towers. Naturally, the ever dependable Jeeves is there to prevent Bertie from making a fool of himself in front of a cast of Wodehouse’s finest characters.
Enjoy an evening of raucous comedy in the company of Gussie Fink-Nottle, Madeline Bassett, Sir Watkin Bassett, Dahlia Travers, Roderick Spode and Constable Oates!
For further information and to book tickets (£27.50) phone the box office on 01702 351135 or visit the website www.southendtheatres.org.uk
Address: Palace Theatre, 430 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9LA
Hadleigh Park Horrendous History: Iron Age life 10am or 2pm 27th October
If History never was your favourite subject at school, maybe it was just not presented like this! Yes, it’s the real creepies for getting you in the Hallowe’en mood.
Life in the Iron Age could be worse than horrible! Find out about bog bodies, the nasty things people did to one another and the disgusting things they kept in their houses. Not suitable for those of a nervous disposition!
Suitable for ages 7 to 11.
Bookings are essential – call 0845 603 7624. Admission: £4
Address: Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Benfleet SS7 2PP
Barleylands Pumpkin Fest Monday 26th October to Thursday 29th October 10am to 5pm
Boo! Join in spooky half term PumpkinFest at Barleylands Farm Park. Every child gets a free pumpkin, plus there’s pumpkin carving, a pumpkin trail, biscuit decorating, and Halloween Bowling. Make sure to meet the slithery snakes and creepy crawlies in the Reptile House too. With indoor play to explore, the undercover animal barn and plenty of animal activities, you’ll find so much to do! The Farm Park will be open from 10am
– Pick up your free pumpkin (one for every child)
– Join in pumpkin carving (£1.50 for pumpkin carving kits.)
– Get close to snakes and creepy crawlies with Snakes Alive
– Get creative with Halloween biscuit decorating
– Try your hand at gruesome ‘skull’ ten pin bowling
– Follow the pumpkin trail
Remember there’s plenty to do whatever the weather in the Farm Park with the Animal Barn, Indoor Play Barn, Reptile House, Discovery Barn, Ball Blasting, tractor & trailer rides and more!
Prices: Children (2 to 15 years) £10.50. Adults £11.50. Children Under 2 years FREE
For further details visit http://www.barleylands.co.uk/pumpkinfest-half-term-fun.html or phone 01268 532253
Address: Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD
Annual Charity Concert at Chelmsford Cathedral Saturday 24th Oct 2015
If you enjoy high quality choral music performance, then the Annual Charity Concert with t heEssex Police Band and Gwent Police Male Choir should be just your ticket at just £10.
For futher details and to purchase tickets phone Mark Lawrence on 07802 414793 or email [email protected]
Address: New Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1TY