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Last updated Sun 23 Sep 2018

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A COMMUNITY CINEMA FOR HADLEIGH

Sue Willis and Alan Hockett, two of the resident artists in Hadleigh Old Fire Station (HOFS), are hoping to raise funds through the crowdfunding site Spacehive for equipment to establish a regular monthly film night in HOFS, to be known as the Kingsway Community Cinema.

Target amount = £6,482 - to be raised by 7 October 2018.
Current pledges = £4,905 - as at 23 Sep 2018.

If you would like to support the project, visit http://www.spacehive.com/hadleighcinema.

For information about the project, visit the website at http://www.arterialculture.com/kingsway-community-cinema.html
or the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Kingswaycommunitycinema.

SEP 2018

Wed 26 Sep 2018
COMMUNITY INFORMATION EVENT

Find out about Housing support, Older people’s services, Youth services, Children & Family services, Health services, Community groups, Carers’ support.

At The White House (behind CPBC offices), Kiln Road, Thundersley, SS7 1TF.

From 10.00am to 3.00pm.

Wed 26 Sep 2018
CANVEY COMMUNITY ARCHIVE ILLUSTRATED TALK & EXHIBITION
‘400 YEARS OF DUTCH CANVEY HISTORY’ BY JANET WALDEN

At Canvey War Memorial Hall, High Street, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB.

Doors open 2.15pm.

Admission £3.00.

Refreshments.

Poster available here.

Canvey Community Archive website: http://canveyisland.org

Wed 26 Sep 2018
KINGSWAY COMMUNITY CINEMA PRESENTS
THE GUERNSEY LITERARY & POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY

Starring Lily James, Michiel Huisman.

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

Doors open 6.30pm for 7.00pm start.

Tickets £5.00 – book online at Eventbrite or at the door (if available).

Poster available here.

Netflix trailer on YouTube here.

KCC website: http://www.arterialculture.com/kingsway-community-cinema.html
KCC Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Kingswaycommunitycinema

Sat 29 Sep 2018
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING

Come along to this worthwhile cause.

At Thundersley Methodist Church, Kennington Avenue, Thundersley, SS7 4BS.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Poster available here.

Sat 29 Sep 2018
CHESS AT ST JAMES THE LESS

Chess Master or Beginner? Come along to the Chess Club at St James the Less. Tuition available.

In St James the Less Church Vestry, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 2.00pm to 4.30pm.

For more information, phone Colin Melluish on 01702 555291.

Sat 29 Sep 2018
THE SALVATION ARMY LONDON CENTRAL FELLOWSHIP BAND IN CONCERT WITH MASSED SONGSTERS

At the SA Hadleigh Temple, 146-148 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PF.

Starts at 7.00pm.

Tickets £5.00 in advance from Temple reception or £7.00 at the door (subject to availability).

The London Central Fellowship Band website: http://www.lcfb.org.uk

Sat 29 Sep 2018
NEPAL CHARITY CONCERT WITH THE ORPHEUS SINGERS
ACCOMPANIED BY SOUTHEND WIND ORCHESTRA & THE SOUTHEND BAND

At St Margaret’s Church, Lime Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 3PA.

Starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets £10.00 (concessions £9.00) – to book, phone 07518 382390.

Orpheus Singers website: http://www.theorpheussingers.co.uk

OCT 2018

Mon 1 Oct 2018
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN HADLEIGH PRAYER MEETING

At St Barnabas Church Jubilee Hall*, Church Road, Hadleigh.

Starts at 2.00pm

All welcome.

*Venue changed from St James the Less Church.

Mon 1 Oct 2018
BENFLEET AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY TALK
‘DAYS OF DOLLY BLUE AND IZAL’ BY BRIAN CARLINE

At Richmond Hall, off Richmond Avenue, Benfleet,

Starts at 8.00pm

Visitors £3.00. New members welcome.

BDHS website: http://www.benfleethistorical.org

Mon 1 Oct 2018
AN OLD-FASHIONED NIGHT AT THE PICTURES

With 16mm films featuring the Bowery Boys, Deanna Durbin, the Marx Brothers, the Andrews Sisters and old cinema trailers plus The Gospel Blimp (last surviving print).

At SA Hadleigh Temple, London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PF.

Starts at 7.00pm.

Admission £3.00 includes refreshments.

Thu 4 Oct 2018
PEABODY ADVICE & SUPPORT SERVICE DROP-IN

Free confidential advice on benefits, housing etc.

At St Peter’s Church, John Pond Room, Church Road, Thundersley.

From 1.00pm to 4.00pm, every Thursday.

For enquiries, please phone 0800 288 8883 or e-mail efsco-ordinator@peabody.org.uk.

Thu 4 Oct 2018
WATERSIDE CHOIRS FREE TASTER SESSION

Waterside Choirs are run by Grammy-nominated producer/arranger Dave Cooke and professional jazz singer and vocal coach Heather Simmons. The choirs are about musical training in 4-part harmony singing and having fun with friends who really enjoy singing. The choirs hold their own concerts and enter festivals, and charity concerts.

If you would like to sing more/learn a new skill or join a choir then come along to our free taster session. The skills you will learn if you join us are: proper vocal technique, harmony singing skills, learning to follow or read music. You will also be given the opportunity to sing solo if you wish and private lessons are available.

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

Starts at 7.45pm.

Website: http://heathernyjazz.wixsite.com/waterside-choirs
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WatersideChoirsEssex

Sat 6 Oct 2018
CRAFT FAIR

With 26 crafters from the Guild of Essex Craftsmen and Essex Wildlife Trust.

At St Georges’ Church, Rushbottom Lane, New Thundersley, SS7 4DN.

Admission by programme £1.00, children free

Refreshments and lunches available.

Sat 6 Oct 2018
SOUTHEND APPLE DAY

Come and celebrate our annual Apple Day at historic St Laurence Orchard! With Apple tasting and pressing, Apple peeling contest, Apples and plants for sale, BBQ, Orchard tours, Homemade cakes and apple treats, Local groups (including SEEOG), Children’s arts and crafts, Music, Raffle

At St Laurence Orchard, Eastwoodbury Lane (opposite St Laurence Park), Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6UY.

From 11.00am to 2.00pm.

Free family event!

For more information, phone: 01702 213134 or visit http://www.trustlinks.org.

Wed 10 Oct 2018
COFFEE MORNING

With home-made cakes. £2.00 for cake and as much coffee/tea as you wish.

At St Michael’s Church Community Room, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath, SS7 2UW.

From 10.00am to 11.45am.

Coffee mornings held every Wednesday at the same time.

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/?page_id=146

Wed 10 Oct 2018
CURRY BUFFET NIGHT

A charity event raising money for Habitat for Humanity to build homes for families living in poverty in Guatemala

At The Tandoori Parlour, 61-83 Hart Road, Thundersley, SS7 3PB.

From 7.00pm.

Cost £13.00 for adults and children over 11 years, £8.00 for children at primary school.

There is a mixed starter served to your table and then it’s help yourself to a range of main dishes/sundries of Indian, Nepalese and English cuisine, including vegetarian options.

To book, visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/hfh2019guatelama.

Habitat for Humanity website: https://www.habitat.org/emea

Sat 13 Oct 2018
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Sat 13 Oct 2018
COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY

Meet Hadleigh and Daws Heath councillors to discuss issues, ask advice and raise concerns on Council matters.

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Surgeries held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Sat 13 Oct 2018
BEAT AND BEANS CAFE

Live music by Mike Davis (pianist) with beverages and snacks in an informal café style.

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Free admission. Come and go as you please.

Café held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Poster available here.

St James the Less Church website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Sat 13 Oct 2018
SOUTHEND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT

Programme:
Humperdinck ~ Hansel and Gretel Overture
Gregson ~ Tuba Concerto (Soloist Chris Bearman)
Tchaikovsky ~ Symphony No. 4

At the SA Hadleigh Temple, 146-148 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PF.

Starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets £10.00, concessions £9.00, under 18s £1.00.

Tickets available at the door or purchase in advance (£1.00 discount) from Benfleet Music, Roseberry Walk, Church Road, Benfleet – 01268 755005 – or book online from www.WeGotTickets.com.

Poster available here.

SSO website: http://www.southendsymphony.com

Sat 13 Oct 2018
QUIZ NIGHT

Organised by 2nd Thundersley Scout Group.

At St Peter’s Church Hall, Church Road, Thundersley.

Doors open 7.30pm for 7.45pm start.

Tickets £6.00 per person – to book, please phone 01268 752012.

Max 8 per team. BYO food and drink.

2nd Thundersley Scout Group website: http://www.2ndthundersley.co.uk

Mon 15 Oct 2018
CAVS WAYS TO WELLNESS DROP-IN

CAVS Ways to Wellness is a project for the Castle Point, Rayleigh and Rochford area that aims to improve your health and wellbeing by linking you to services and opportunities available in your community.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Held every 3rd Monday of the month.

CAVS website: http://www.castlepointavs.org.uk

Tue 16 Oct 2018
ELECTRIC BLANKET SAFETY TESTING

Keep warm and safe this winter by having your electric blanket tested.

In the Atrium, Castle Point Borough Council, Kiln Road, Thundersley, SS7 1TF.

From 9.30am to 1.30pm.

If you cannot travel then arrangements can be made for free collection, testing and return of electric blankets.

For further advice, please phone 01268 882461 or e-mail csp@castlepoint.gov.uk.

Thu 18 Oct 2018
COFFEE MORNING

With bric-a-brac table for Christian Aid.

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Free re-fills. Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

Thu 18 Oct 2018
POETRY READING GROUP MEETING

This month’s subject – Robert Frost.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

For more information, phone 0345 603 7628.

Fri 19 Oct 2018
CASTLE CRAFTERS MEETING

Are you passionate about craft? Do you want to meet like-minded people? Do you enjoy having a chat and crafting? If so, come along and join us.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 1.00pm to 2.30pm (every Friday).

Poster available here.

For further details, contact Hadleigh Library on 01702 559676

Sat 20 Oct 2018
LOCAL HISTORY DAY

With displays and guest speakers.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Poster available here.

For more info, phone Essex Libraries on 0345 603 7628.

Sat 20 Oct 2018
COFFEE MORNING

At Thundersley Methodist Church, Kennington Avenue, Thundersley, SS7 4BS.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

TMC website: http://www.thundersleymethodistchurch.org.uk

Sat 27 Oct 2018
CHESS AT ST JAMES THE LESS

Chess Master or Beginner? Come along to the Chess Club at St James the Less. Tuition available.

In St James the Less Church Vestry, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 2.00pm to 4.30pm.

For more information, phone Colin Melluish on 01702 555291.

Sun 28 Oct 2018
CAFÉ CHURCH AT COSTA COFFEE

Is Jesus still relevant today? Come and join the discussion.

At Costa Coffee, 269 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2BN.

From 5.00pm to 6.30pm (on the 4th Sunday of every month).

Poster available here.

All welcome.

NOV 2018

Thu 1 Nov 2018
PEABODY ADVICE & SUPPORT SERVICE DROP-IN

Free confidential advice on benefits, housing etc.

At St Peter’s Church, John Pond Room, Church Road, Thundersley.

From 1.00pm to 4.00pm, every Thursday. (Only listed on HELIX on 1st Thu of month.)

For enquiries, please phone 0800 288 8883 or e-mail efsco-ordinator@peabody.org.uk.

Sat 3 Nov 2018
HADLEIGH HERITAGE COFFEE MORNING & TALK
‘THE HISTORY OF HADLEIGH’ BY IAN YEARSLEY

Ian is a well-known local author and wrote one of the two books about Hadleigh’s history.

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh.

Coffee served from 10.30am. Talk starts at 11.00am.

Free admission.

St James the Less Church website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Mon 5 Nov 2018
BENFLEET AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY ILLUSTRATED TALK
‘CANVEY IN POSTCARDS THROUGH THE AGES’ BY JANET WALDEN

At Richmond Hall, off Richmond Avenue, Benfleet,

Starts at 8.00pm

Visitors £3.00. New members welcome.

BDHS website: http://www.benfleethistorical.org

Sat 10 Nov 2018
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Sat 10 Nov 2018
COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY

Meet Hadleigh and Daws Heath councillors to discuss issues, ask advice and raise concerns on Council matters.

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Surgeries held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Sat 10 Nov 2018
HADLEIGH & THUNDERSLEY COMMUNITY ARCHIVE DROP-IN

Bring along old photos and documents for scanning or chat about your memories of the area. If you’re not an Internet user, we can show you the archive website with lots of interesting articles.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Drop-in sessions held on the 2nd Saturday of odd-numbered months in 2018.

Poster available here.

Community Archive website: http://www.hadleighhistory.org.uk

Sat 10 Nov 2018
BEAT AND BEANS CAFE

Live music by Celtic Spring with beverages and snacks in an informal café style.

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Free admission. Come and go as you please.

Café held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Poster available here.

St James the Less Church website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Wed 14 Nov 2018
COFFEE MORNING

With home-made cakes. £2.00 for cake and as much coffee/tea as you wish.

At St Michael’s Church Community Room, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath, SS7 2UW.

From 10.00am to 11.45am.

Coffee mornings held every Wednesday at the same time.

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/?page_id=146

Thu 15 Nov 2018
COFFEE MORNING

With bric-a-brac table for Christian Aid.

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Free re-fills. Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

Thu 15 Nov 2018
POETRY READING GROUP MEETING

This month’s subject – TBA.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

For more information, phone 0345 603 7628.

Fri 16 Nov 2018
CASTLE CRAFTERS MEETING

Are you passionate about craft? Do you want to meet like-minded people? Do you enjoy having a chat and crafting? If so, come along and join us.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 1.00pm to 2.30pm (every Friday).

Poster available here.

For further details, contact Hadleigh Library on 01702 559676

Sat 17 Nov 2018
CHRISTMAS FAYRE

At Thundersley Methodist Church, Kennington Avenue, Thundersley, SS7 4BS.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

TMC website: http://www.thundersleymethodistchurch.org.uk

Sat 17 Nov 2018
CHESS AT ST JAMES THE LESS

Chess Master or Beginner? Come along to the Chess Club at St James the Less. Tuition available.

In St James the Less Church Vestry, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 2.00pm to 4.30pm.

For more information, phone Colin Melluish on 01702 555291.

Mon 19 Nov 2018
CAVS WAYS TO WELLNESS DROP-IN

CAVS Ways to Wellness is a project for the Castle Point, Rayleigh and Rochford area that aims to improve your health and wellbeing by linking you to services and opportunities available in your community.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Held every 3rd Monday of the month.

CAVS website: http://www.castlepointavs.org.uk

Sun 25 Nov 2018
CAFÉ CHURCH AT COSTA COFFEE

Is Jesus still relevant today? Come and join the discussion.

At Costa Coffee, 269 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2BN.

From 5.00pm to 6.30pm (on the 4th Sunday of every month).

Poster available here.

All welcome.

DEC 2018

Sat 1 Dec 2018
HADLEIGH OLD FIRE STATION CHRISTMAS MARKET

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 10.00am to 4.00pm.

More details to come.

Sat 1 Dec 2018
HADLEIGH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON

Come along to sing carols and see the Christmas lights switched on.

At the gardens by the eastern end of St James The Less Church graveyard

Starts at 4.15pm with carol singing. Lights switch-on at 4.30pm. (TBC)

Refreshments served afterwards in the church vestry.

Sat 8 Dec 2018
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Sat 8 Dec 2018
BEAT AND BEANS CAFE

Live music by Lynda Jiggins with beverages and snacks in an informal café style.

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Free admission. Come and go as you please.

Café held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Poster available here.

St James the Less Church website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Wed 12 Dec 2018
COFFEE MORNING

With home-made cakes. £2.00 for cake and as much coffee/tea as you wish.

At St Michael’s Church Community Room, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath, SS7 2UW.

From 10.00am to 11.45am.

Coffee mornings held every Wednesday at the same time.

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/?page_id=146

Sat 15 Dec 2018
COFFEE MORNING WITH MINCE PIES

At Thundersley Methodist Church, Kennington Avenue, Thundersley, SS7 4BS.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

TMC website: http://www.thundersleymethodistchurch.org.uk

Sat 15 Dec 2018
FRIENDS OF HADLEIGH CHURCH CHRISTMAS CONCERT
WITH ‘GAUDEAMUS’

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh.

Starts at 7.30pm. (TBC)

Tickets £10.00, including mulled wine and mince pies.

Tickets bookable from – TBA.

St James the Less Ch website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Mon 17 Dec 2018
CAVS WAYS TO WELLNESS DROP-IN

CAVS Ways to Wellness is a project for the Castle Point, Rayleigh and Rochford area that aims to improve your health and wellbeing by linking you to services and opportunities available in your community.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Held every 3rd Monday of the month.

CAVS website: http://www.castlepointavs.org.uk

Thu 20 Dec 2018
POETRY READING GROUP MEETING

This month’s subject – TBA.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

For more information, phone 0345 603 7628.

Fri 21 Dec 2018
CASTLE CRAFTERS MEETING

Are you passionate about craft? Do you want to meet like-minded people? Do you enjoy having a chat and crafting? If so, come along and join us.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 1.00pm to 2.30pm (every Friday).

Poster available here.

For further details, contact Hadleigh Library on 01702 559676

 

 

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I’ll be adding a few extras to HELIX over coming months but, for the time being, if you’d like to see what the site looked like in October 2011, when it was hosted on a free platform known as Beehive, then click here. If I had the time, I would create an updated version of the old site but involvement in other projects, such as the Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive, currently precludes that happening.

 

 

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