What’s on July 2018

Lodge Farm Park miniature railway
Sunday 1st July 2018
Lodge Farm Park, Romford, Essex. RM2 5AJ

Weather dependent – check Facebook or 07757 321851 if the weather looks a bit doubtful.
* special fairs will apply.

Fares are £1.50 with under 3 travelling free accompanied by a fare paying adult. Price may go up as the railway is extended.

Bark in the Park Dog Walk 2018
Sunday 1st July 2018 11:00am – 2:00pm
Harrow Lodge Park

Mental health charity Havering Mind is organising the 2018 edition of the Bark in the Park Dog Walk (which was postponed from Sunday 3rd June to) Sunday 1st July 2018 at Harrow Lodge Park. When joining this dog event you can expect goodie bags, professional dog photography, refreshments and stalls. The cost is £5 per dog.
Registration starts at 11am, and the dog walk at 12pm.

The Buddy Holly Story
Tuesday 3rd – 7th July 2018
Brookside Theatre, Romford

Forget “feel-good”, BUDDY is “feel-GREAT!” Hailed as the world’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll musical, BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY – is ready to explode on to the stage of the Brookside Theatre, Romford in a toe-tapping, high-energy, hand-clapping extravaganza.

BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY runs at the Brookside Theatre, Romford from Tue 3rd – Sat 7th July at 8pm (2pm Saturday matinee).

Tickets cost just £18 – £20 and are available online at www.brooksidetheatre.com or via the box office on 01708 755775.

Hornchurch & Upminster Rotary Village Fete
Saturday 7th July 2018 12:30pm – 4:30pm
The Queen’s Theatre Green

On Saturday 7th July the Hornchurch & Upminster Rotary Club are holding a village fete for all! A day with the whole family where there’ll be lots to get up to, all while supporting your local adult hospice.

The day will include:
Free train rides for kids
Kids roundabouts.

For more information please visit the Hornchurch & Upminster Rotary Club website or email Norman Ellenby on 07941 899778 or webmaster@hornchurchrotary.org

An Afternoon with Joanna and The Aroha Choir
Sunday 8th July 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Upminster Methodist Church, 2Hall Lane, Upminster RM14 1AE

A Concert bringing together artists from around the World through Music and Faith.

Sunday 8th July 3:00pm

Featuring local Soprano Joanna Marie Skillett, The Aroha Junior Choir from Shillong, India, Guest Artists, and members of the Upminster Community coming together for a special performance.

Tickets including refreshments. To book please call 01708 510031

Brentwood Festival
Friday 13th – 15th July
Brentwood Centre

The Brentwood Festival returns from 13-15 July with headliners SQUEEZE, SCOUTING FOR GIRLS, HEATHER SMALL (from M People), IMAGINATION (featuring Leee John), FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS’ ROLAND GIFT, TOPLOADER, THE DUALERS AND EXPOSÉ.

Held in support of Cancer Research UK, the line up includes over 30 bands performing on the Main Stage and the BBC Introducing in Essex Stage throughout the weekend.

The festival also features a VIP area, street food, real ale tent sponsored by the Brentwood Brewing Company, luxury loos, overnight camping, free parking, and a funfair.

St Andrews Park Family Fun Day
Sunday 14th July 2018 12am – 4pm
St Andrews Park, Hornchurch

Friends of St Andrews Park Summer Fete/Fun Day including children’s fancy dress competition and charity fun dog show

2018 Spitfire Scramble
14th – 15th July
Hornchurch Country Park

The Spitfire Scramble is a 24-hour multi-terrain relay or solo race. You can run on your own or in teams of two to eight runners. As you run through the night, the event will put your speed, endurance, torch batteries and teamwork to the test in the only event of its kind in the London area.

The event will start at midday when your ‘squadron leader’ begins your first 5.75-mile lap. As a team you will not stop again until midday the next day. Each squadron must have one runner on the course at all times and runners must complete a full circuit before handing over to a team mate. Full rules here http://www.spitfirescramble.co.uk

Runners and their supporters can begin arriving from Friday afternoon to set up camp, familiarise yourselves with the course and soak up the atmosphere. Camping is free! Catering, toilets and hot showers will be available, along with sports massage service and first aid.

Havering Tribute FEST 2018
Saturday 21st July 3 – 5pm
Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster

Local mental health charity Havering Mind is proud to announce a brand new music experience for ESSEX:
The Havering Tribute FEST 2018!

An open air concert featuring live tributes to:



Standard tickets:
£20 adult entry ticket
Under 14s free (please select free ticket on pay screen) All youths under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

All money raised goes towards local mental health charity Havering Mind to help support their services to local people who are experiencing problems with their wellbeing.

Gates/Bar open at 3pm.
LIVE Music starts at 4pm.
Bar shuts at 10pm.

Large carpark on site (free)

Tickets include entry to the Wings & Wheels Family Festival which takes place the next day (Sunday 22nd July) at the same venue (Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster). See facebook event page below for more details:

Please note: No alcohol is to be brought into the event. This will be strictly enforced by onsite security. There will be a bar onsite serving a range of alcoholic drinks and refreshments at very reasonable prices. All money raised on the bar will go to Havering Mind.
Picnics allowed.
There will be onsite caterers.

For more information please contact Ciaran:

Disney Princess Day
Saturday 21st July 10:30–15:30
Liana’s Tea Shop, Langtons, Billet Lane

Disney Princess day, staff will be dressed up, there will be crafts and games. This is not a ticket event just turn up on the day

Havering Singers perform Songs from the Silver Screen – Goldfinger to Aladdin.
Saturday 21st July 7.30
St. Peter’s Church, Harold Wood

Formed in 1946 as a section of the Hornchurch, Romford and Upminster Music and Arts Society, the choir became the Havering Singers in 1965 when the new London Borough was formed. The choir has grown to around 100 voices and regularly performs in local churches.

Tonight we bring you a selection of ‘Music from the Silver Screen’ – little tasters that will remind you of your favourite films. All the music has been arranged by Jonathan Rathbone and the choir will be following his baton all the time (well, most of the time). So whether you are in to James Bond 007 (Goldfinger), Snow White (Hi-Ho!), Casablanca (As Time Goes By) or Prince Ali (Aladdin), there will be something for you in this great evening of music. Please click on the Buy Ticket button above to order your tickets for this performance. Tickets for this concert will be £12, discounted to £10 if bought and paid for in advance (by Wednesday 18th July). Tickets for children and students aged 5 – 17 will be £5. Sponsor Patrons of Havering Singers will receive their usual discount.

Tickets available through website www.haveringsingers.org.uk

Havering Music Makers presents Anything Goes.
Thursday 19th – Saturday 21st July 2018
The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Join us aboard the S.S. American and sail from New York to England, alongside a colourful collection of passengers, for Anything Goes – a musical of love, laughter, madcap antics and everything in between!

An evangelist-turned-nightclub singer, a lovelorn stockbroker trying to woo a lovely debutante, the debutante’s British lord fiancé, and a gangster disguised as a minister all turn up on the luxury cruise liner to sing, dance and romance.

Peppering this wonderful musical comedy are some of Broadway’s most memorable songs, including ‘I Get a Kick Out of You’, ‘You’re the Top’, and of course, ‘Anything Goes’.

If you’re looking for a musical that promises fun for all the family, book your tickets for Anything Goes – it’s delightful, it’s delicious, It’s De-Lovely!

Wings & Wheels Family Festival 2018
Sunday 22nd July 10am – 5pm
Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Hornchurch, RM14 2

We are very thrilled to see the return of our Wings & Wheels event for its 4th year!

Loads of things to see and do including:

-100s of classic and interesting cars & bikes on display
-Military Vehciles and exhibits on display
-Light aircraft flying in and on display
-Children’s funfair and other activities
-Beer tent
-Live Music all day
-Food and refreshments
-Delicious tea and cakes
-Trade, craft & local community stalls
-Local plane flights & Helicopter rides
-Entertaining performances from local groups
-Hornchurch Aerodrome Historical Society
-RAF Hornchurch & Battle of Britain Roadshow trailer
-Kings Falconry static and aerial bird display

-Dinosaurs!! Dino4hire
-Reptiles – Snakes alive – the interactive reptile experience
-Petting Zoo!
-Circus skills workshop!
-Children’s entertainer Party with Jelly Jade

LARGE Carpark on site.

Dogs allowed on lead.

Adult entry: £7
Children under 12 FREE!

Join us this summer for a great family day out!

A previous Military Vehicle show: ‘The Military and Flying machines show’ used to be held at the same venue. As they decided not to return to Damyns Hall, it was felt that there would be a demand both from the public and the exhibitors to see military vehicles at the airfield again.
Military vehicles will be able to camp from Friday 20th, 12 noon onwards until Monday 23rd, 12 noon. As well as showing your vehicles to the public on Sunday 22nd.

For avoidance of any doubt, this event is NOT AN AIR SHOW!

***If you are a CAR/BIKE OR MILITARY VEHICLE owner and want to exhibit you car it is FREE. Please register on our website:

***Stalls £30 a pitch. 5m x 7m. Please inbox us or send an email to wingsandwheelsevent@outlook.com***

The Little Mix Experience
Sunday 22nd July, 6:00pm
The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

The Little Mix Experience is a jam-packed concert of one of the X Factor’s finest exports, presented by Sweeney Entertainments. Bringing you all of Little Mix’s greatest hits including DNA, Wings, Salute, Black Magic, Love Me Like You, Secret Love Song and many, many more.
Co-founder Julie Said “The Little Mix Experience faithfully recreates Little Mix’s greatest hits, emulating the style, sound and dance moves in a concert environment that is suitable for all ages.”
Shannan Cairns, performer (as Perrie Edwards), Choreographer and Creative Director for ‘The Little Mix Experience’ , said “The audience can expect a high energy show for all the family to enjoy. All the hits from Little Mix from the very beginning until now, along with replicate dance routines and costumes. It really is the full “Little Mix” Experience.”

They look like Little Mix, they Sound like Little Mix – you’re sure to L.O.V.E. The Little Mix Experience!

The Academy Summer School 2018
Monday 23rd July – Friday 27th July
Apogee Studios, Gallows Corner, RM3 0BY

Ages: 3-9 years
Price: £70 per student-10% sibling discount
Location: Apogee Studios, Gallows Corner, RM3 0BY
A fun-packed week of musical theatre and arts and crafts, with a
presentation on the Friday for family and friends, all around the theme

For more information about The Academy and to book your place please contact:


07505 060461

School Summer Fair
Monday 23rd July 12am – 4pm
Towers School, Osborn Road, Hornchurch

There will be food, inflatables, games, stalls, raffle, a live band…

And more!

Tuesday 31st July & Wednesday 1st August 2018 – 10 till 4 pm
Gaynes School, Brackendale Gardens, Upminster, RM14 3UX

Occasional Dance Theatre School UPMINSTER
2 fun filled days for children aged 5-18yrs to sing, dance and act their waythrough this intensive musical workshop, gaining insight into the stage show ‘School of Rock’.
From arrival students will be caught up in the thrills and excitement of fun,hard work and creativity. Students work towards a performance at the end of day 2 for family and friends to enjoy. They are challenged to learn lines, songsand fully choreographed dances; building life skills, confidence, performance and the importance of working in a team.
No previous experience required.WORKSHOP DATES:
Tuesday 31st July & Wednesday 1st August 2018 – 10 till 4 pm At: Gaynes School, Brackendale Gardens, Upminster, RM14 3UX
Limited places, for information on booking please contact:

Once we were Soldiers Soul All Dayer
12th – 13th August
The George II, 64-68 High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW

We are raising vital funds and awareness for an amazing charity “Once we were Soldiers”


The event is hosted by Mark Marky / Mark Allsop
and compared by Zero radios Merv Griffiths ad Darren Bull
with help from Peter Poynton
paul Clarke and Nicky Hyde.

Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased on-line from Music Meltdown very soon.

All money will go to the charity (any expenses will be available for public view)

Zero Radio are our official station for this event and they will be streaming live all day.


Full line up of DJ’s to be announced, I guarantee we will have a fantastic day and all for such a worthwhile cause, so please like and share this event and we look forward to welcoming you to The George.

Hotel Details will be posted soon.

If you require further information please contact Mark Marky, Peter P, Paul Clark at Music Meltdown or myself.