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FORTHCOMING EVENTS- OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2017

Basildon Council Crunch Times
Billericay Archaeological & Historical Society
Belvedere Jazz & Music Club
Cercle Francais de Basildon et Billericay
Coffee Morning
Charity lunch
Cards For Good Causes
Billericay Community Cinema
Billericay Horticultural Society

Billericay Society
Billericay WI
Jumble Sale
Jazz at The Fold
Basildon and Billericay University of the Third Age
Hansel and Gretel at the Fold
Billericay Community Garden - Digging Day
Billericay Community Archive Quiz Night
Essex Handicrafts Association Billericay Branch

Norsey Wood Society.
Billericay Floral arrangement group

Remus Horse Sanctuary
Billericay Festival of Remembrance 2017
Mayflower Morris Men
Buttsbury WI
Greenway Ramblers
Basildon & District Rambling Club

BDRA Committee Meetings
Any member is welcome to attend one of our area committee meetings. This might be helpful if you have an issue to raise that you haven’t been able to resolve yourself and would like to do so in person or would just like to come along and find out what we talk about. The next East/Burstead Committee meeting is on Wednesday 11th October and the next West Area Committee meeting is on Thursday 19th October. Both meetings are at 7.30pm in the Reading Rooms. If you would like to come and have an issue to discuss please let us know on resident@bdra.com

Basildon Council Crunch Times
A mobile tip for household waste. Available most Saturdays between 9am and 12noon
For more information please visit www.basildon.gov.uk/crunch
Saturday 7th October David's Walk CM11 2EZ
Saturday 28th October Hannikins Farm CM12 0EZ

Billericay Archaeological & Historical Society
 Meetings held at The Fold, Billericay Arts Association, Laindon Road at 8pm
Monday 9th October The History of early Canals - Bob Delgano

Belvedere Jazz & Music Club
The Chichester, Old London Road, Rawreth, SS11 8UE
Wednesday 11th October Jazz Dynamos with Lucy Randall
Wednesday 18th October Len Phillips Big Band with Gary Williams £20 by prior reservation only
Wednesday 25th October
Al Nichols’ Swing Quartet
Wednesday 1st November Salute to Benny Goodman – Pete Long Qrt
Entrance fee from £12.50 - Live music 8pm-10:30pm. Meals from 6:30pm. For further information please visit www.belvederejazz.co.uk Email: belvederejazz@gmail.com or telephone Phil Church on 07850 607075

Cercle Francais de Basildon et Billericay
The Cercle now meets at The Fold (Billericay Arts Centre), 72 Laindon Road. All meetings are on a Friday evening at 8pm.
13th October Talk and workshop in French by Tony Callen on translating the songs of Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel and others
For more information please phone 07986293419 or see our website www.basildonfrenchcircle.org.uk

Coffee Morning
Billericay Lions Ladies are holding a fund raising Coffee Morning in the Reading Rooms on Saturday 14th October. Doors open 9.15am – Noon. Sales Tables, Tombola, Raffle and light refreshments
Please come and support our project this year Carers Choices

Charity lunch
Billericay Methodist Church, Western Road on Saturday 14th October from 12.30 - 1.30pm. A snack lunch and drink for £4.00. The proceeds this month will be split between Cancer Research and Chantry District Senior Guides. There is no need to book.  All welcome.

Cards For Good Causes
Christmas Charity Cards and Gifts pop-up shop at Billericay Library opens 24th October until 15th December from 10am – 4pm. The shop is run entirely with the help of volunteers; if you’d like to join our lovely team please contact: 01277 633724

Billericay Community Cinema
Billericay Library, The High Street
Film Thursday doors open at 7pm. Tickets are priced £5.00.
Thursday 26th October 114 mins Cert A Vertigo (1958)
Family Sunday – doors open at 2.30pm. Tickets are £2.50 per person.
Sunday 15th October 95 mins Cert PG Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Tickets are available from
www.billericaycine.com and from Billericay Library.

Billericay Horticultural Society
Billericay Horticultural Society meets in the Chantry Way Centre on the 3rd Monday of every month at 8pm. Entry is £1 for members and £2 for visitors, who are always welcome
Monday 16th October Fungi Claudio Bincoletto

Billericay Society
Billericay Society’s meetings are held in the Chantry Way Centre behind the chequers Pub in the High Street.
Wednesday 18th October Chris Huggins ‘Dormice’

Billericay WI
The group meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 2pm in the W.I Hall
Wednesday 18th October Frances Boardman The Big Stink
Wednesday 1st November Simon Gallup The Unknown Constable Country

Jumble Sale
Saturday 21st October
10am - 12 noon at South Green Memorial Hall, Southend Road
Clothes, toys, books, bric a brac, Tombola, Raffle, Cakes, Refreshments in aid of Grenfell Preschool.Admission 20p. 07806688769 grenfellpreschool@hotmail.co.uk

Jazz at The Fold
The Carol Braithwaite Quartet with Tim Huskisson (piano), Roger Curphey (bass) and Jason Campbell (drums) are at the Fold, 72 Laindon Road on Saturday 21st October at 7.30pm.
Mix some swing, add some jazz and blues, toss in some Latin and the odd standard plus a few surprises gives you an idea of the sort of evening to expect from this well accomplished quartet. www.carolbraithwaite.com Tickets:£10 - Café layout - bring your own drinks
Visit www.baathefold.org.uk or Tel. Reception on 01277659286

Basildon and Billericay University of the Third Age
Meetings are held every 4th Friday from 2.30 to 4pm at the Canon Roche Centre, Laindon Road.
Anyone retired or semi-retired very welcome.
Free to members or £2 for guests.
Tea and light refreshments and limited parking available.
Friday 27th October David Williams - Pounds, Shillings and Poverty

Hansel and Gretel at the Fold
72 Laindon Road on Friday 27th October at 2.30pm
During the light hearted half hour workshop some children are chosen and rehearsed into parts while the rest of the audience is taught three chorus songs. During the interval the actors and children are costumed and the show, lasting 1 hour, runs seamlessly with everyone taking part as rehearsed. Suitable for 5 year olds and above. Tickets: £5.00 children and £8.00 adults, Family offer (2 adults and 2 children) £22.00 www.imagemusicaltheatre.co.uk www.facebook.com/imagemusicaltheatrecompany  Visit www.baathefold.org.uk  or tel. Reception on 01277659286

Billericay Community Garden - Digging Day
Come and join our friendly welcoming group of volunteers in the garden for as little or as long as you like from 9.30am to 2.30pm on Saturday 28th October. There is always something to do on our digging days, whatever your ability, age or gardening experience, we'd love to see you. for more information email us on billericaycommunitygarden@gmail.com

Billericay Community Archive Quiz Night
7.30pm on Saturday 28th October at the WI Hall in St Edith's Lane. We would like to invite you and/or your community organisation to enter a team. It is always a great, fun evening with a relaxed friendly atmosphere.
Tickets are £5 per person. Teams of up to 8 people (but we are happy to make up teams for those with less).
Please bring your own nibbles and drinks. For tickets phone 07802 154677

Essex Handicrafts Association Billericay Branch
We meet at 7.45 for 8.00pm at The Fold, Laindon Road on the last Monday of each month. For further information contact Kirsten Yeates on 01277-213610.
Monday 30th October Discovering Old Buttons Suzanne Barr

Norsey Wood Society.
Norsey Wood Society will be holding our next free open meeting on Monday 30th October in The Chantry Way Centre starting at 7.45pm. Dougal Urquhart, Ranger, Cudmore Grove Country Park, Mersea Island will present an illustrated talk, 'Managing for Butterflies Everyone welcome. norseywoodsociety1977@gmail.com or telephone Ken on 01277-651125.

Billericay Floral arrangement group
at 8pm in the W.I.Hall in St Edith's Lane
Wednesday 1st November Sandra Price Flowers for all Occasions

Remus Horse Sanctuary
Saturday 4th November
Winter Fair at St Peters Church Hall, Hutton from 10.30am – 1.30pm
Homemade cakes and preserves, china, jewellery, books and much more. All at bargain prices.
For more information contact 01277 840217

Billericay Festival of Remembrance 2017
The 2017 Billericay Festival of Remembrance will be held on Saturday 11th November at 7.30 pm.at Emmanuel Church, Laindon Road.
 The Festival, produced in association with the Rotary Club of Billericay and Bennetts Funerals, has now become an important part of the town’s Armistice weekend commemorations and will this year have even more poignancy as the event will take place on Armistice Day itself. Tickets are £15.00 from the Box Office 07740 656124.

Mayflower Morris Men
Billericay’s Morris dancers practise every Thursday at 8pm and are now teaching beginners in St Mary Magdalen Church, Billericay High Street. Free. No age limit. Our town has had a Morris side since 1575 – come along and be a part of a great English tradition.Contact: Julian Whybra 01277 654228 www.mayflowermorris.com

Buttsbury WI
We meet on 2nd Tuesday of the month at Canon Roche Hall at 8pm – 10pm new members welcome call Jan Nash 01277 630147 for further details

Greenway Ramblers
The group meets at 10.00am every Tuesday (5-6 miles) and Sunday (longer walks of 10+ miles with a break for lunch). Walks usually commence at different venues (a Pub or Recreation Ground car park) and details can be found in the current Walks Programme. New members are always welcome. See our website at www.greenwayramblers.org.uk  for further details, or phone Joe Lawton on 01277 631119.

Basildon & District Rambling Club
The group meets every Saturday at 2.00pm with some longer walks on other days. The Saturday walks are 4-5 miles with a rest half way. New members are welcome. Membership is £6 per year and includes all walks. See our website www.basildonanddistrictramblingclub.btck.co.uk for further details of our Club and walks programme