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Regular weekly events
 
EVERY WEDNESDAY - MAY 1 to MAY 29   Poetry Appreciation course, Bedford House Community Association, Buckhurst Hill. Join us to 'think and dream'; to explore a rich, wide range of literature in a non-academic way. The aim is to foster a love of poetry and language, become thoughtful readers and listeners and have fun in the process! Over the five-week course we will read and listen; think and reflect; explore, question and respond, review and share ideas. There will be opportunities to write your own poems; learn how to review, redraft and edit your writing, research and find poetry for future sharing. Short course fee £38.60 (plus a £10 annual membership fee). 2.30pm to 4pm for five weeks. For more details, ring 020 8504 6668 or email enquiries@bedfordhouse.org.uk
   
EVERY WEDNESDAY - MAY 1 to 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
   
SATURDAY, MAY 4   Gardening: Hanging Baskets workshop, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. Learn how to plant up your own basket of colourful varieties. (10am-12.30pm). Cost £16 (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, MAY 4   Saturday Coffee Concert, St John's Church, St John's Road, Epping (11am-11.45am with coffee served from 10.30am). A recital by Diversions A varied programme of music for soprano, flute and piano. Entry free. Retiring collection in aid of the Musical Ministry at St John's Church.
   
SUNDAY, MAY 5   Meditation and Mindfulness workshop, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. Learn to manage stress, pain and anxiety with mindfulness and body-based meditation. (10am–1pm). Cost £19.20 (plus £1 if not a BHCA member. For more details ring Bedford House Community Association o 020 8504 6668 or email enquiries@bedfordhouse.org.uk
   
SATURDAY, MAY 11   Get to Know Your Digital Camera workshop, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. Learn how to make full use of all the facilities on your digital camera. (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
   
SUNDAY, MAY 12   Loughton Residents' Association farmers market, Centric Parade, High Road, Loughton (9am-3pm). Produce stalls and local organisations. Loughton Residents' Association councillors on hand to respond to residents’ questions and problems.
   
SATURDAY, MAY 18   Surrealism - an illustrated lecture, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. A look at the influences and remarkable and disturbing work of artists associated with the Surrealist movement. (10.30am-1pm). Cost £16 (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, MAY 18   Life Class, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. A chance to draw or paint from a model. (10.30am-1pm). Cost £22.70 (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
   
SUNDAY, MAY 19   Local History Walk, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. A relaxed stroll looking at local buildings and what they tell us about social history, architecture, and the development of Buckhurst Hill. (2pm-4pm). Cost £7.50. For more details ring Bedford House Community Association on 020 8504 6668 or email enquiries@bedfordhouse.org.uk
   
SUNDAY, MAY 19   Meditation, Music, Art workshop, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. Starting with guided meditation and evocative music, we will turn the feelings, visualisations and experiences thus produced into inspired paintings. (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
   
SUNDAY, MAY 19   Porcelain Pendants and Decorations workshop, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. Create porcelain decorations or pendants using flat or rolled clay that can be glazed or left plain. No experience necessary, all materials provided. (10.30am-1pm, with a follow-up session on 9 June, 10.30 – 11.30am). Cost £34 (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 1   Epping Forest Band President's Concert, Epping Hall, St John's Road, Epping (7.30pm). Admission free. Take your own food and drink. There will be a raffle in aid of band funds and a retiring collection.
   
FRIDAY, JUNE 7   Summer Ball (black tie) to mark the start of Abridge Village Weekend. Fully licenced bar, carpeted marquee, dance floor and stage, round tables dressed with linen and glassware. Champagne reception, professional caterers with silver service waitresses serving a four-course hot meal. Bar opens 6.30pm with dinner served at 7.15pm Music from BARCOD. Dancing until midnight. Tables can seat from two to 12 people. Tickets, priced £48 each, go on sale March 18. Ring 07719 005928.
   
SATURDAY, JUNE 8   Watercolour workshop: Learning from Bonnard, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. Examining the techniques of a great painter to develop your own work. (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 8   Basket-making for Beginners workshop, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. An introduction to this traditional craft – you will take home a basket you have crafted yourself! No experience needed, materials supplied. (10am – 6pm). Cost £59 (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
   
SUNDAY, JUNE 9   Loughton Residents' Association farmers market, Centric Parade, High Road, Loughton (9am-3pm). Produce stalls and local organisations. Loughton Residents' Association councillors on hand to respond to residents’ questions and problems.
   
SATURDAY, JUNE 15   Learn to Paint Butterflies and Moths workshop, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. A day exploring how to depict, in a variety of drawing and water-based painting media, the beauty and fascination of butterflies and moths and their habitats. (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   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
   
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, 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 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.
   
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).
   
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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