What’s on April 2018

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Here is a list of events from our events calendar next month.

Do you have an event that you want us to advertise? Contact us with the full details.

Please send us information about your event 3 months in advance and we will submit the event to our friends at Hornchurch Vision

Titanic: Honor and Glory
Havering Museum, Romford
7 Apr – 1 Sep 2018

The exhibition will not only have many artefacts from the ill-fated liner, like a steward’s tunic and the watch that stopped when it was immersed in the icy cold water of the North Atlantic on 14th April, 1912, but also props from the James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster movie starring Leonardo Di Caprio, Billy Zane and Kate Winslet.

Pirates in the Park
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park
Wednesday 4th April – 10.00am-11.00am, 11.30am-12.30pm

Join us aboard the pirate ship in the woods to set sail on an adventure to find the buried treasure chest. Find the items on a scavenger hunt, make small boats and pirate craft to take home. Suitable for ages 3+.
Please dress to suit the weather.
£6 per child, Booking essential, Places are limited so please call 01708 520364 to book your place now

Easter Craft at Hornchurch Library
Hornchurch Library
Thursday 5th August 2018 2:00pm

Come along to our fun Easter Craft, we will be making an egg wreath and egg plant pots. Tickets, £6/£7.50

Family Fishing
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park
Thursday 5th April 2018 10:00am – 4:00pm

Learn the Art of Fishing

All equipment is provided but if you have your own feel free to bring it along

Children over the age of 12 will need a 1-day licence from the postoffice.

You can also get this online or phone them on 0344 8005386.

We catch and release to water.

£7.00 per person fishing

Bug Hunting
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park
Friday 6th April – 1.00pm-2.00pm, 2.30pm-3.30pm

Come and explore the different habitats at Hornchurch Country Park

Go on a Bug Hunt and find many of the insects that live in the Ingrebourne Valley

All equipment supplied

Suitable for ages 3+

Please dress to suit the weather

Donation £6 per child

Charity Fundraising Evening in aid of CANCER RESEARCH
RUSSC,28 Mawney Road, Romford, RM7 7HB
Friday 6th April 2018 7:30pm – 11:00pm

Live music: Jack & Tracey Dean
DJs: Hills & Paul

Got To Dance finalists

Ash-Lee Entertainment

Tickets £8.00
Contact Jenni/Mark:
01268 206244 / 07960 806513
Hillary: 01708 702468 / 07961 427527


Easter Babies Weekend
Wellgate Community Farm Collier Row Road
Saturday 7th Sunday 8th April 2018

Wellgate Community Farm would like to welcome you to our Easter Babies Weekend.

A weekend full of fun for all the family!

Tickets will be available for the following activities:

• Easter egg hunt
• Craft activities
• Bouncy castle

Throughout the weekend there will all be Stalls, sideshows and animal encounters where you can meet some of our newest residents and many of our long term residents

There will be shearing demonstrations across the weekend where you can learn and see just how farmers collect wool.

Refreshments and BBQ available on site

FREE ENTRY to the farm all weekend – donations always welcome

Parking is available on the main road and at The City Pavillon (a short walk from the farm)

Public Transport options:
– 247 Sungate Cottages
– 362 and 62 City Pavillion

Teddy Bears’ Picnic
The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
Sunday 8th April 2018 11:00 – 12:15pm

Suitable for Under 5s
If you go down to the woods today, especially if it’s your birthday, you’re sure of a big surprise! Children (and mums and dads) can bring along their favourite teddies and meet the BIGGEST teddy bear in the whole world in this delightful show. Enjoy a mixture of games with plenty of prizes and giveaways, storytelling and sing-along songs in this enchanting fun and laughter-filled show.

Spring Bonnets
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park
11th April – 10.00am-11.00am, 11.30am-12.30pm

Make a Spring Bonnet

Suitable for ages 3+

Donation £6 per child

Teddy Bears Picnic @ Old Macdonalds Farm
Old Macdonalds Farm, Brentwood
Thursday 12th April 2018 10:00am – 11:00am

Come along for this special Teddy Bears Picnic on Old Macdonalds Farm in Essex this August 2018! There will be storytelling, special treats, facepainting, picnics on the hill and lots more fun. Ticket prices are:

Adult £16.00, Child (2-15 yrs) £15.00, Child (under 2) free.

Spectacular Science Experiments
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park
Thursday 12th April – 10.30am-midday, 1.00pm-2.30pm

Have fun with science and conduct your very own experiments, including Bottle Rockets, Balloon Rocket Racing , Goo and more!

Please dress to suit the weather.

Suitable for ages 5+

Donation £6 per child

Build a Bat Box
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park
Friday 13th April 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Come along to make a bat box to put up in your garden or donate to the country park.

All materials and tools provided

Suitable for ages 5+.

Donation £6 per box

Georgie Fame
Fairkytes Arts Centre, Hornchurch. Friday,
Friday 13th Apr 2018 8:00pm

Rhythm and Blues legend Georgie Fame will be paying Fairkytes Arts Centre a second visit on Friday 13 April.

Tickets sold out quickly on his first visit

Through The Decades with Elvis
Brookside Theatre, Romford
Saturday 14th April 2018 8:00pm

Enjoy this hip-swinging tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, back by popular demand. Put on your Blue Suede Shoes and get ready to Shake, Rattle & Roll with one of the UK’s No.1 tributes, Steve Halliday.

Elvis Presley is one of the most famous cultural icons and celebrated musicians of the 20th century, not to mention the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music and that’s why they called him “The King”. THROUGH THE DECADES WITH ELVIS is the ultimate tribute to Elvis Presley, starring Steve Halliday as the man himself, accompanied on stage by his incredible live band. Steve has the look, the voice, the moves and the sincerity and passion of The King himself and this spectacular stage show pays tribute to this incredible musical legend, capturing the onstage excitement of Elvis’ greatest performance and energetically reproduces hits spanning the 50’s, 60’s and Vegas-70’s.

Book now for a high-energy and unforgettable evening of classic rock ‘n’ roll, performed 100% live by the very best, with hits including Heartbreak Hotel, Suspicious Minds, Hound Dog, All Shook Up, Don’t Be Cruel, It’s Now or Never, Viva Las Vegas, Jailhouse Rock, Burning Love, The Wonder of You, American Trilogy and many, many more…

There’s no other performer who has had a bigger influence on Rock ‘n’ Roll. Whether you are a fan or just want to see what all the fuss was about there’s no other show you should see than THROUGH THE DECADES WITH ELVIS!

£18 All tickets

Hazel O’Connor – See You Again Tour 2018
Brookside Theatre, Romford
Thursday 19th April 8:00pm

By popular demand following last years sell-out concert, a very special evening with award-winning singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor, performing here in a captivating acoustic line-up with Cormac de Barra on Irish Harp, her musical partner for some 15 years. The combination of de Barra’s harp with Hazel’s unforgettable voice is truly magical, melding Hazel’s heartfelt lyrics with the musicianship of Cormac in a stirring musical marriage.

Cormac De Barra has toured the world extensively and also performs with Moya Brennan the voice of Clannad. Coinciding with the 2017 release of ‘See You Again’, expect a fine mix of the old and new featuring stunning new songs celebrating 37 years of performance. No O’Connor show is complete without her original classics Will You, D-Days, Eighth Day, Big Brother, If Only and more, all of which seem even more relevant in our present times.

A sumptuous night of some of the greatest songs of the 20th Century delivered with passion and fire followed by a ‘meet and greet’… an unmissable evening.

“Simply stunning!” – Janice Long, BBC Radio2

“The expressive power of her singing, her songwriting craft and warm, strong personality here with Cormac De Barra’s expert playing of the Irish Harp” – The Times

Sumptuous songs with a soulful, introspective lyrical depth helped by Cormac de Barra’s exquisite harp. Seemless forays into pop blues and soul, and the familiar silken gravel of O’Connor’s voice.” – Irish Times

£20 All tickets

5, 6, 7, 8 – The Steps Experience
Brookside Theatre, Romford
Saturday 21st April 2018 8:00pm

“Everybody clap your hands, get on up and dance…” The Brookside Theatre in association with Strictly Theatre Entertainments Ltd. are proud to present the debut performance of 5, 6, 7, 8 – THE STEPS EXPERIENCE.

Formed in 1997, Steps quickly became a global phenomenon and literally re-shaped Brit-pop with a cavalcade of classic party anthems. Between 1997 and 2001, they achieved two number one singles, two number one albums, 14 consecutive top 5 singles and a string of hits throughout Europe.

This high-energy show faithfully recreates the iconic Steps dance routines with slick vocals and all the hits including One For Sorrow, Tragedy, Chain Reaction, Summer of Love, Stomp, Dancing Queen, Deeper Shade of Blue, Say You’ll Be Mine, Better Best Forgotten, Last Thing On My Mind as well as tracks from their latest album, Tears on the Dancefloor… this is one show to get audiences on their feet and dancing in the aisles.

Don’t miss 5, 6, 7, 8 – THE STEPS EXPERIENCE.. it would be a Tragedy! Come join the party!

£18 All tickets

Disappearing Gnomes
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch
Saturday 28th April 2018 10.00am -11.00am; 11am-12.00am; 12.00 – 1.00pm; 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Solve the clues of the missing Gnomes create your very own to take home, fun for all

£6.00 Donation in advance per child

Booking Essential

Phone 01708 520364

Merlins Bird Watching Club for Young People
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park
Every Thursday in the school holidays and one Saturday per month during term time – Saturday 24th February – 10.30am-12.30pm

Named after the Merlin engines that once powered RAF Hornchurch’s Spitfires. Armed with binoculars, bird guide and notepad (all provided), join Brenda our birdwatching guide to spot, observe and identify the bird life of Hornchurch Country Park.
Suitable for children aged 8+ (unaccompanied).
£6 donation in advance per child per session, £4 additional siblings

The Ronnie scott’s All Stars
Fairkytes Arts Centre, Hornchurch
4th May 2018 7pm

This fantastic quintet features members of the house band of the legendary London jazz club. The set features music by many of the greatest names in music along with videos and photos telling the Ronnie Scott’s story since it opened in 1959.

Kids Activity Expo 2018
The Coopers’ Company and Coborn School, Upminster
Sunday 6th May 2018

The Kids Activity Expo is a great day out for all the family. The aim of the event is to encourage kids to be active and healthy.

We do this by providing a range of activity club exhibitors, some of who will provide taster sessions and performances. You can find out about what’s on in your local area and see which your child enjoys. Plan your child’s summer holidays by finding out about the range of holiday clubs and fun days available.

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