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Colchester: Training for Adults Supporting Forest School Leaders

September 22, 2017 at Essex Wildlife Trust Abbotts Hall Farm in Colchester.

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This course is designed for adults working with children and young people in a Forest School setting. This course will equip untrained helpers with knowledge and skills to enhance Forest School and maximise their role as facilitator’s at Forest School.

This course is run by Essex Wildlife Trust Outdoor Learning team and located at the beautiful Abbotts Hall Farm, which has woodland, meadows, gardens and two working forest school sites.

We will explore the following:

The Forest School ethos
How the national curriculum naturally links to Forest School
Fire lighting skills
Tool use and supporting children in crafting from wood
Key knots for shelters, tree swings and rope walks
Basic bug and tree identification
Sharing ideas and experiences.
National curriculum links to Forest School

This course costs £50 per person (lunch provided) unless specified and are limited to 15 places so please book promptly. Please come dressed for the weather of the day.

To book contact:
admin@essexwt.org.uk
Tel: 01621 862992

If you need to cancel your place please contact us ASAP, there is a possibility of referring onto another course.

Address: Maldon Road, Great Wigbrough, Colchester
Training for Adults Supporting Forest School Leaders

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Colchester: Only Fools Ride Horses 2017

September 17, 2017 at Stratford Hills Livery Yard and Cross Country in Colchester.

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STICK A PONY IN ME POCKET…..ONLY FOOLS RIDE HORSES is a 8 mile / 4 mile themed Obstacle Race over a cross country equestrian course!

The race takes you over – 30+ obstacles, tough hills, water, woodland, some Del Boy challenges and plenty of surprises!

ONLY FOOLS RIDE HORSES is low on the mud factor, but what it lacks in mud – it makes up with pure FUN!

Every runner will receive…
Pukka Races Custom Medal
Pukka Races t-shirt
Goodie Bag
Free Race Photos

THIS IS NOT A TIMED EVENT

Address: Hills Farm, Ipswich Road, Stratford St Mary, Colchester
Only Fools Ride Horses 2017

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Colchester: Whitney Queen of the night

August 30, 2017 at Mercury Theatre Colchester in Colchester.

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Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Where Do Broken Hearts Go, I’m Every Woman, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, I will Always Love You, and many more.

This show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever! Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Share her life and get ready for the greatest love of all in Queen of the Night!

Address: Balkerne Gate, Colchester
Whitney Queen of the night

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Colchester: Attended freighter – July

July 29, 2017 at Langham Community Centre in Colchester.

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The Council will collect household items from a number of locations throughout the year as part of the Attended Saturday Freighter Service. You can use this service to dispose of small loads of household items which are not collected as part of your regular kerbside collection. Please don’t use this service to dispose of items which can be recycled, although you can bring garden waste separately which will be composted.

Please note that we cannot accept any of the following items:
no large loads, fridges, freezers or other electrical goods – these items can be collected as part of the Special Collection Service or taken to your local tip..
no hazardous waste such as asbestos, batteries, liquids or gas bottles – for information on how to dispose of your hazardous items, visit the Essex County Council Hazardous Waste Advice page.
no commercial refuse – the Council operates a trade recycling and rubbish collection service, details of which can be found on the Recycling and waste for businesses page.

Address: School Road, Langham, Colchester
Attended freighter - July

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Colchester: Forest School Level 3 training Summer Holidays 2017

July 31, 2017 at Essex Wildlife Trust in Colchester.

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This eight day course during the Summer holiday and at weekends will equip you with skills and ongoing support to complete a portfolio and run a pilot Forest School required to become a qualified Forest School practitioner.

Course dates July 31, August 1,2,3,4 tool skills days Sept 16, 17 plus a portfolio completion day and an optional extra ‘Update and Review’ day one year after completion.

CAMPING OPTION (Extra cost of £10 per night)

Course content:
This course is designed for those who would like to set up and run a forest School.
On the level three Forest School course we will support you to:
• Attend training days which consist of both theory and practical tasks.
• Run a Forest School programme in your chosen setting.
• Have a work-based assessment.
• Complete a portfolio for assessment.

Course costs: £800.00 per person

To apply or for more information contact learnoutdoors@essexwt.org.uk

Quotes from Level 3 trainees.
‘These five days have been some of the most inspirations things I have done in my work for many years…’

‘It has been a fantastic first five days and I feel really inspired about Forest School and adapting some of the practice and principles for my everyday teaching…’

Address: Abbotts Hall Farm, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough, Colchester, Essex, Colchester
Forest School Level 3 training Summer Holidays 2017

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Colchester: Damn Yankees Summer Slam

July 23, 2017 at North Weald Airfield in Colchester.

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The Summer Slam is a great way to get the whole family involved in your love!!
•Kids Rides
•Childrens Entertainer
•Face Painting
•Ice Cream Van!!
•Trade Stands

Also a range of good quality food stalls that will keep them fed which generally includes
•Hog Roast
•Pie & Mash
•Jacket Potatoes
•Beer tent – liquid food

So if you would like the chance to be a Trophy winner then bring your car and the family to the Summer Slam 2017 have a great day out and maybe you will walk away with a prize for your car.

All winners are photographed and the images will appear on this website as well as Classic American and American Car magazine.

Address: Epping, Colchester
Damn Yankees Summer Slam

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Colchester: Over The Kitchen Table…with Martin Newell

August 12, 2017 at Mercury Theatre Colchester in Colchester.

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A year after his sell-out Mercury debut last summer, Martin Newell returns for a single performance of songs, poems and frank admissions.
Newell began his career as a teenage glam-rocker in Colchester in the early 1970s. Forty albums and a dozen volumes of poetry later – one boasting a copious foreword by Professor Germaine Greer , Newell is the darling of the Brooklyn hipster set and has an international cult following for his unusual pop songs made under the name Cleaners from Venus.
Equally revered for his literary career and once boasting the title of being the countries most published living poet, the Wildman of Wivenhoe is delighted to be returning to home turf.
If you only see one single-night performance at the Mercury by Martin Newell this summer, we implore you to make it this one.

Address: Balkerne Gate, Colchester
Over The Kitchen Table...with Martin Newell

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Colchester: WBCC Film, TV & Music Quiz

July 08, 2017 at West Bergholt Cricket Club in Colchester.

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Test your knowledge of all things film, TV and music related by attending the first ever West Bergholt Cricket Club Film, TV & Music Quiz!
As part of the club’s annual club weekend, the quiz will take place on the Saturday evening, with all proceeds going to the club.
There will be a bar and BBQ on sight and the whole family can take part, all for just £1 a head entry!
So spread the word and make a night of it, all whilst helping out the local cricket club!

Address: Manor Lane, Colchester
WBCC Film, TV & Music Quiz

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Colchester: Black Tie and Wellies-On Ball 2017

July 21, 2017 at Wivenhoe House Hotel in Colchester.

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Following the great success of our inaugral ball in 2016 we are please to annouce the details for our 2017 event.
Our second Black Tie and Wellies-On ball will be held on the 21st of July at Wivenhoe House Hotel.
All profits raised go directly to the Community enabling the work of Wellies-On Community Interest Company.
The evening will consist of:
Welcome Drink and Canapes on the Lawn
Delicious Two Course Set Menu Prepared by the Chefs at Wivenhoe House Hotel
Silent Auction and Raffle
Live Music – TBA
Guaranteed Accomodation Rates
* Sponsor * Enjoy * Participate * Dance * Laugh * Share * Learn
Why not treat yourself or your team to this glamorous night out whilst helping a worthy cause? You can request booking information and sponsorship opportunities from admin@wellieson.com
Price Per Person £55, up to 10 Guests per Table
Dress Code: Black Tie, Posh Frocks and Wellies!

Black Tie and Wellies-On Ball 2017

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Colchester: The Quo Experience ‘Live’ The Mercury Theatre Colchester

June 05, 2017 at Mercury Theatre Colchester in Colchester.

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After the very sad and tragic death of our ‘lifetime’ hero on Christmas Eve 2016, life will never be the same for hundreds of thousands of Quo fans around the world. Not only will Rick Parfitt be missed for his unique talent, his witty charm and his heart of gold, but we will all miss watching and experiencing the magic he brought to the stage as one part of the legendary rock duo he formed with Francis Rossi that had lasted for five decades. That magic, along with the excitement, exhilaration and euphoria of watching Rick and Francis performing together live will never be seen again. But all is not lost; there is a new band on the scene that features the perfect tribute to the legendary duo to help keep the memory of the biggest Rock God of them all alive:

‘The Quo Experience’ is a band with an impressively experienced line-up including Shaun Michaels (as Francis Rossi) and Dave Crawte (as Rick Parfitt), who have both featured in quality Quo tribute acts in the past. Shaun and Dave have spent years studying every detail of Rossi and Parfitt’s looks, playing styles and stage performances to make sure they are both as close to the real thing on stage as is possible, without actually being the legendary rock duo themselves! However, The Quo Experience is not all about Rick and Francis; it also features Graham Partridge, a superb keyboard player who captures the magic of Andy Bown’s playing and vocals perfectly; Alex Bayou, a brilliant ‘Matt Letley’ style drummer, who has been playing along to Quo since he was four years old, and Brian ‘Brino’ Smith on bass, a well-known and respected ‘Rhino’-style player and performer on the Quo tribute circuit for over ten years, who thumps out the Rhino bass lines to help give The Quo Experience the stomach thumping sound every Quo Army fan expects to hear!

With such an impressive line-up of seriously experienced musicians and passionate Quo fans, along with a stage show that includes a wall of white Marshalls, Mark Bass amps and cabs, Bose PA and a quality light show, The Quo Experience is fully armed to take the act as far as is possibly achievable in the tribute band industry. The Quo Experience is, however, not just another Quo tribute band – it is an ‘experience’; an ongoing chance to ‘experience’ the sounds and looks of “Britain’s biggest singles chart band of all time” as we all remember it!

The magic and chemistry that the Parfitt/Rossi partnership brought to a Quo ‘live’ performance, along with the incredible energy that Rick Parfitt added to the show, is being continued within The Quo Experience. Consequently, for both the loyal Quo fans who have been addicted to seeing the true Status Quo ‘live’ for the past 50yrs, along with those unlucky people who never managed to get around to experiencing the exhilaration of a Quo performance with both Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi on stage, this is your chance to continue or start getting your fix!

Address: Balkerne Gate, Colchester
The Quo Experience

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