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Regular weekly events
 
EVERY SUNDAY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 29   Afternoon tea with homemade cake, tea and coffee, The Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beach, every Sunday (2pm-5.30pm).
   
EVERY WEDNESDAY UNTIL JUNE 26   Glass Pendants/Fusing course, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. Learn the basics of glass fusing – cutting, shaping, assembling and firing. Work with decal transfers and glue to make glass jewellery and a soap dish or similar. No experience needed, just enthusiasm! Fee includes some basic materials. Course fee £110 (plus £10 annual BHCA membership). 7pm-9.30pm for eight weeks. For more details ring Bedford House Community Association on 020 8504 6668 or email enquiries@bedfordhouse.org.uk
   
FRIDAY, JUNE 21 to MONDAY, JUNE 24   'A Festival of Talents' flower festival, St John the Baptist Church, Church Lane, Loughton. Saturday - 10.30am to 4.30pm – Summer Bazaar with stalls, raffle, tombola, cakes and crafts. A children’s flower arranging competition. Refreshments. Lunches from noon (licensed). Activities for children; 7pm -Talent Show (licensed) Sunday - Refreshments from 11am; barbecue from noon (licensed); cream teas from 3pm. 'Hymns & Pimms' 6pm. Music, refreshments and other attractions throughout the weekend. For more details ring 020 8508 3539 or 020 8532 0060.
   
SATURDAY, JUNE 22   Portrait Photography workshop, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. How to photograph people to create dramatic images indoors (with studio lighting) or outside. Just take your camera and enthusiasm! (10am-3pm). Cost £31.90 (plus £1 if not a BHCA member). For more details ring Bedford House Community Association on 020 8504 6668 or email enquiries@bedfordhouse.org.uk
   
SATURDAY, JUNE 22   Music for Lunch, the Abbey Church, Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey (12.30pm) with Sophia Prodanova (violin) and Daniel Pini (cello). Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments served noon-12.30pm. Further information from the Parish Office on 01992 767897.
   
SUNDAY, JUNE 23   Thornwood Village Open Gardens (11am-4pm). Adults £4 (£5 on the day, accompanied children free). Free parking in the Parish Hall car park, Weald Hall Lane. Proceeds to St Clare Hospice. Special appearance by Clare Bear. Table-top sales, cream teas, quiche lunches, ice cream, Pimms, Prosecco, soft drinks, raffle, local grown produce. Gardeners' Question Time hosted by the Epping in Bloom Team. Tickets available from Elaine on 07956 294582, KAren on 07719 863408 and Mary on 01992 579408. For more details email thornwoodcommon@gmail.com
   
SATURDAY, JUNE 29   Felicitas Chamber Choir concert, St John's Church, St John's Road, Epping (7.30pm) with Petite Messe Solennelle: Gioachino Rossini Rossini's setting of the Mass for voices, piano and harmonium. Tickets £12 (£10 in advance; free for children and full-time students aged under 25). For ticket sales visit www.felicitas.org.uk or www.ticketsource.co.uk or (no later than two weeks before a concert) send a S.A.E. and cheque payable to Felicitas to The Ticket Secretary, 87 Malford Grove, South Woodford, London, E18 2DH.
   
SATURDAY, JUNE 29   Storytelling Workshop, the Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beach (10am-5pm). Tickets, priced £30 for the full day including lunch and refreshments (£5 for the Magpie's Nest only from 3.30pm, with tea and cake from 3pm). Ring 07510 195877.
   
SUNDAY, JUNE 30   Choral Evensong sung by 'The London Gallery Quire', St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Lane, Stapleford Abbotts (6pm). Refreshments will be served after the service. All welcome.
   
SUNDAY, JUNE 30   Horseman, Horsewomen and Hoarse Storytellers open air service for horses and other animals, The Green, top of Avey Lane, High Beach (10.30am) with a story from Poet Laureate Taffy Thomas. All welcome.
   
THURSDAY, JULY 4   The English-Speaking Union (Epping Forest branch) monthly meeting, The Murray Hall, Borders Lane, Loughton (10.15am for 10.45am) with a talk from Eizabeth Gowing entitled 'How to Travel'. Admission £4 including tea/coffee. For more details ring 020 8505 9001 or 01992 812454.
   
SATURDAY, JULY 6   Epping Chorus (formerly Epping Church Choirs Association) summer concert, St John’s Church, St Johns Road, Epping (7.30pm). For more details, ring 01992 573101 or visit www.eppingchorus.org
   
SATURDAY, JULY 6   South West Essex Choir, accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra, performing Haydn’s Creation, Chingford Parish Church, The Green, Chingford E4 7EN (7.30pm). Conductor Andrew Sackett. Soloists Eloise Irving (soprano), Edmund Hastings (tenor) and Angus McPhee (bass). Tickets £14 in advance, £16 on the door (£5 under-18s) available by ringing 0208 554 2830 or online at www.southwestessexchoir.org.uk
   
SATURDAY, JULY 6   Epping Chorus summer concert - 'Feel the Spirit', St John's Church, St John's Road, Epping (7.30pm). Pergolesi - Magnificat; Vaughan Williams - Five Mystical Songs; Andrew Lloyd Webber - In Concert (a selection from some of his shows); Ken Burton (arr.) - Feel the Spirit (a selection of spirituals) plus other works by Bruckner, Fauré, Hassler, Rachmaninov and Viadana. Musical director Simon Winters, accompanist Laurence Williams. Admission free. Retiring collection. Programme £2.50.
   
SATURDAY, JULY 6   Strawberry Cream Teas, the Abbey Church Centre, Abbey Gardens, Waltham Abbey (2.30pm-4pm), provided by the Abbey Church’s Mothers’ Union. Abbey. Further information from the Parish Office on 01992 767897.
   
SATURDAY, JULY 13   Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society summer flower show, The Centenary Hall, St. John’s Church, High Road, Buckhurst Hill (2pm) with floral art, cookery section and junior entries, plants for sale, teas and homemade cakes. Admission free for members (£2 for non-members). For more information contact show secretary Jill Jones. Email jill998@btinternet.com or ring 020 8257 8996.
   
SATURDAY, JULY 13   Coffee Morning, St Lawrence Church, Hillhouse Primary School, Ninefields, Waltham Abbey (from 11am). Abbey. Further information from the Parish Office on 01992 767897.
   
SATURDAY, JULY 20   Charity Concert, The Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beach (7pm) in aid of Myeloma. Tickets £15 each include light buffet, glass of wine/soft drink. Ring 07510 195877.
   
SATURDAY, JULY 20   Summer Fete, Abbey Church Centre, Abbey Gardens, Waltham Abbey. Further information from the Parish Office on 01992 767897.
   
SATURDAY, JULY 27   National Jazz Archive fundraising concert - 'The Allure of Miss Lee' with Catherine Lima and her Quartet, Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road, Loughton (2.30pm). Tickets £15. For details and to book tickets, visit https://www.nationaljazzarchive.org.uk/news-events, email events@nationaljazzarchive.org.uk or ring 020 8502 4701.
   
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1   The English-Speaking Union (Epping Forest branch) monthly meeting, The Murray Hall, Borders Lane, Loughton (10.15am for 10.45am) with a talk from David Nicol, a former Superintendent of the North London Murder Squad,entitled 'Murder, Myths & Mysteries'. Admission £4 including tea/coffee. For more details ring 020 8505 9001 or 01992 812454.
   
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4   Proms on the Green with the Epping Forest Band. Open-air concert on the Town Green outside the Civic Offices, High Street, Epping (3pm).
   
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4   Bee-Keeping Introductory Workshop, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst HIll. A taster session covering both theory and practical, and giving participants the opportunity to see a full beehive at work. All equipment/protective clothing supplied. (10am-2pm) Cost: £48 (plus £1 if not a BHCA member). For more details ring Bedford House Community Association on 020 8504 6668 or email enquiries@bedfordhouse.org.uk
   
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5   The English-Speaking Union (Epping Forest branch) monthly meeting, The Murray Hall, Borders Lane, Loughton (10.15am for 10.45am) with a talk from Sue Clack detailing her experiences travelling the Central Asian Section of 'The Silk Road by Bus', for the most part camping and self-catering. Admission £4 including tea/coffee. For more details ring 020 8505 9001 or 01992 812454.
   
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7   Loughton Horticultural Show, The Murray Hall, Borders Lane, Loughton (2pm-4.30pm). Classes include vegetables, fruit, cut flowers and flower arrangements, jams, preserves, chutneys, and cakes. Children’s classes include baking, decorating biscuits, creating a scarecrow suitable for a window box, and the funniest shaped fruit or vegetables. Entries welcome from anyone who lives, works or attends school or college in Loughton, allotment holders, keen gardeners, children and novices. Forms available to download from www.loughton-tc.gov.uk or can be collected from the Town Council office or ring 020 8508 4200. Entries must be submitted by noon on Friday, September 6. Admission to the show is free. Refreshments will be available. Awards will be presented at 4pm followed by the presentation of the Mayor’s Best Allotment Awards 2019. There will be an opportunity to purchase plants and planted arrangements from Matthews Plants. All proceeds, and exhibits not collected, will be donated to the Town Mayor’s charity, Epping Forest Foodbank. Foodbank donations will be accepted on the day.
   
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14   Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society autumn flower show, The Centenary Hall, St. John’s Church, High Road, Buckhurst Hill (2pm) with flower arranging, cookery section, vegetables and junior entries, plants for sale and garden sundries, teas and homemade cakes. Admission free for members (£2 for non-members). For more information contact show secretary Jill Jones. Email jill998@btinternet.com or ring 020 8257 8996.
   


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