What’s on in Havering – February 2018

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

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

The Sapphire Centre grand opening
Romford Leisure Centre, 24 Western Road, Romford, RM1 3JT
Saturday 3 February at 10am–11pm

The Sapphire Centre opens to the public at 10am with free use of all facilities.

For Raiders fans the day culminates in the first “home”game for nearly 5 years as take on league rivals to complete the 2017-2018 season back in Romford.

New fan?
Lapsed fan?
Current G&B Stalwart?

Get yourself down to the Sapphire on 3rd February for entertainment on and off ice

Meet star of amongst other programmes dancing on ice’s Ray Quinn and athletes super star and gold medalist Colin Jackson

Betty Blue Eyes by the Shenfield Operatic Society
Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
Weds 7th to Sat 10th February 2018

Alan Bennett’s A Private Function is given the musical comedy treatment in this hilarious and touching tale of 1940s Britain.

The country is staggering under the burden of acute rationing, unemployment and the coldest winter for decades but one small community can see a bright spark on the horizon; they are determined to celebrate the upcoming Royal Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip with a banquet.

Alongside them, greedy and self-important councillors want to host their own celebration with more than just rationed spam. Enter star of the show, Betty the pig! Betty is being reared illegally for the councillors’ feast, but what will happen to her in the end?

Full of eccentric characters, such as sweetly hopeless chiropodist Gilbert and his waspish wife Joyce, Betty Blue Eyes is a delightful story full of delicious, toe-tapping songs and plenty of dancing

Create a Bee Mine
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor centre
Weds 14 February Three Sessions : 10.00am-11.00am, 11.30am-12.30pm & 2.00pm-3.00pm

Come along and make some love-ly crafts to take home for Valentine’s Day, including beeswax candle rolling.

Suitable for ages 3+

£6 donation in advance per child, booking essential

Reserve manager
Essex Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01708 520364

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story
Brookside Theatre, Romford
Wed 14th – Saturday 24th February at 8pm

This dynamic, heart-rending and unforgettable musical immortalises Buddy’s all too brief life and tells the story of the three years in which he became one of the world’s most popular recording artists. Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell the story, from Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. It’s a celebration of the man, his music and life that catches that unique mixture of innocence, determination, humour and charm that was Buddy Holly and this production stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK fronted by one of the UK’s No.1 Buddy tributes, Gordon Taggart.

An electrifying show packed with over twenty of the greatest songs ever written, including That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Rave On, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, Johnny B’ Goode, Peggy Sue, True Love Ways, Think It Over, Not Fade Away, Raining In My Heart and many, many more… this dazzling rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza will have audience young and old, rockin’ and boppin’ in the aisles… The best ‘buddy’ party in town!

BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY runs at the Brookside Theatre, Romford from Wed 14th – Saturday 24th February at 8pm (2pm Saturday matinees). Tickets cost just £18 – £20 and are available online at www.brooksidetheatre.com or via the box office on 01708 755775.

Wooden Insect Houses
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor centre
Thurs 15 Feb Two Sessions: 10.00am-11.00am, 11.30am-12.30pm

Come along to Ingrebourne Valley and decorate your very own Wooden Insect House.
Suitable for ages 3+.
£6 donation in advance per child, booking essential

Reserve manager
Essex Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01708 520364

Cinema Experience
Fairkytes Arts Centre
Thursday 15th Feb 1pm

Join us for fun and games including activity packs and glitter tattoos, then enjoy a screening of the movie ‘Sing’!

Why not come along in fancy dress?

Tickets £6 1st adult & child, £3 additional children, £2 additional adults. Additional children under 3 free but still need a ticket (please ask.)
Note: children must be accompanied at all times. The first child must be paid for regardless of age. Refreshments will be on sale.

Rope at The Queen’s Theatre
The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
15 Feb – 3 Mar 2018
The season at The Queen’s Theatre opens with the spine-tingling thriller, Rope.

Running from 15 February – 3 March, this dark classic by Patrick Hamilton was filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1948 and is based on a 1920’s real-life case.

It will be directed by our Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul and co-produced with New Wolsey Theatre and will star Hollyoaks actor James Sutton.

Outdoor Survival
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor centre
Friday 16 February Two Sessions: 1.00pm-2.00pm, 2.30pm-3.30pm

Build a waterproof den, learn the techniques of lighting a fire, and cook marshmallows on the open fire. Suitable for ages 5+.

£6 donation in advance per child, booking essential

Reserve manager
Essex Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01708 520364

Glass Art
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor centre
Saturday 17 February Two Sessions: 10.00am-11.00pm, 11.30am-12.30pm

Decorate a glass to take home, using special glass paints and glass pens. Fun for everyone.
Suitable for ages 3+.
£6 donation in advance per child, booking essential

Reserve manager
Essex Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01708 520364

Card Making Workshop for Adults
Upminster Library
Tuesday 20 February 9:00am – 11:00am

Join us for our monthly card making workshop and learn new techniques.
Suitable for all abilities

This month we will be making Cards for Men.

All materials supplied

£7.00 per session
Advance booking is required as spaces are limited.

Messy Church
North Street Hall, Hornchurch
22nd February 4:30–6:30pm

Come along to North Street Halls, Hornchurch with your family and friends and join in with free activities, drama, prayers and a two-course meal as we find out more about a Bible Story and the Christian Faith. There is an opportunity to give a donation at the end of the session if you are able.

Please contact the Parish Office to book your place:
The Parish Office
St Andrew’s Church
222 High Street
Hornchurch RM12 6QP
Phone: 01708 441571
Email: parishchurch11@btconnect.com

Clare Deniz with Rose Andresier
Fairkytes Live, Billet Lane
Friday 23 February 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Internationally acclaimed cellist Clare Deniz was tutored by Jacqueline Du Pre and Paul Tortelier. She has performed all around Europe and at many UK classical music festivals.

Clare and guitarist Rose Andresier believe they are the only UK cello/guitar duo, a fascinating combination that results in the most beautiful harmonies.

Tickets are available from www.seetickets.com also please note that a Gold ticket is available to see all four concerts for the price of three. Phone 01708 456308.

Beauty demos at final checks
Final Checks Makeover & Photography Studio, 159 High street, Hornchurch
4th March at 10:30–15:30

Live Demos of services at Final Checks and exclusive offers including:

Makeup & Photography
Easilocks Hair Extenstions
Spray Tanning
Baby Bump Body Art