What’s on October 2018

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The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
3 – 20th October 2018

Following the success of their production of Made in Dagenham in 2016, the Queen’s Theatre and New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich are joining forces to produce the UK regional premiere of the multi-award-winning musical Once. Based on the Academy Award-winning film, this smash-hit romance will feature an ensemble of actor-musicians and plays from 3 – 20 October.

Jesus Christ Superstar
Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Road
9 – 13 October 2018

Brentwood Operatic Society, returning to Brentwood Theatre following its sell-out production of Spamalot in May this year, presents iconic rock musical, Jesus Christ Superstar.

A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events. This iconic rock musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, traces the last seven days of the life of Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. With an emotional focus on the relationship between Jesus and Judas, the powerful rock score releases the very human elements of the story as well as the heavenly.

This adult amateur production by Brentwood Operatic Society runs from 9th to 13th October 2018

Santus Circus
Whalebone Lane Bootfair site, junction of Romford Rd. RM5 2DP
Wed 10 to Tues 16 Oct

All-human traditional circus with a French flavour. The 2018 production includes top international artistes from Mongolia, Hungary, Switzerland, and of course Britain and France. Performances run around two hours, and feature the revolving Space Wheel, trapeze, the ‘Chinese pole’, hula-hooping, and gentle friendly clowning. Plus there’s a motorcycle Globe of Death act with a huge ‘wow factor’- the steel ball splits open as the bikers career round inside it!

Havering College Open Event
Ardleigh Green College
Saturday, 13 October 10:00am – 4:00pm

We look forward to welcoming you to Havering College. At this event you will be able to see the teaching rooms, facilities and equipment, talk to the tutors about the courses you are interested in and have a tour of the campus to get a feel for the place.

All courses are represented at this open event but facilities for some courses are located on our Quarles Campus or the Rainham Construction Centre which both have their own open events where you can see the facilities and equipment.

There will be students around on the day, so you can talk to them about what they think of life at the college.

If you need information on careers, funding or travel, amongst other things our student services team will be available to talk to you.

If you would like to apply for a course on the day our admissions team will be there to help you complete your application to ensure you stand the best possible chance of getting your place on your chosen course.

Need more information about this open event?

Call our admissions team on 01708 462801 or email information@havering-college.ac.uk

My Grandfather’s life, Keith Finch
Old Chapel, Upminster
Wednesday, 17 October 10:30am

John will return to talk about life in Cranham in Victorian times.

The New Venture Players – Quiz Night
St. Michael & All Angels Gidea Park, Main Road
Friday, 19 October 8:00pm

Our annual quiz night will be held on Friday 19th October
St Michael’s Church, Gidea Park (Chadwick Hall)
7:30 for 8pm start
Bring your own drinks/snacks
Tickets £6.50 – to reserve email joanscarsbrookbird@me.com or message on here (max of 8 on a table)

The Elves and The Shoemaker
The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
Saturday, 20 October 10:30am – 2:00pm

The Dugdale Theatre in collaboration with String-along-a-Puppet proudly present A brand-new Puppet Musical for all ages. A retelling of the classical fairytale, featuring an original score of songs. Written and directed by Marc Day with original music by Chris Burgess. Ages 2+ years

Street Dance Masterclass
The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
Tuesday, 23 October 10:00am – 3:00pm

Get active with our Street Dance Masterclass and learn skills from leading industry professionals. Like hip-hop or don’t know what a krump is? Get involved!

10am | 6 – 9 years
1pm | 10 – 14 years

Para Arts
Fairkytes Arts Centre, 51 Billet Lane
Tuesday, 23 October 1:30 – 3:30pm

Join in music session, clay modelling and painting. Parents/ carers must stay throughout. Ages 5+. £4 per child, siblings welcome. This event is open to children with all types of disability (physical, learning and sensory)

Mischievious Magic – Create and Play Mornings
The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
Wednesday, 24 October 10:00am

Leave the kids with us for two jam-packed hours of creative fun involving drama games, storytelling and craft activities. The session includes a ‘make to take home’.

Ages 4 – 6 years.

Book ahead and get 3 sessions for the price of 2!

Life Behind The Lens
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country
Wednesday, 24 October 7:30 – 10:30pm

Russell Savory has been photographing and filming wildlife for over 20 years, his work being regularly featured on Spring and Autumnwatch and The One Show. This evening he will be talking about his ‘up close and personal’ approach to capturing wildlife on film, fully illustrated by examples of his stunning photography.
£8.00 per ticket.
Call the Centre on 01708520364
Visit Essex

LOVE at The Queen’s Theatre
The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
25 – 27 October 2018

LOVE, written by Alexander Zeldintransfers to the Queen’s Theatre from 25 – 27 October, and is co-produced by the National Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre. This new play about the housing crisis premiered at the National Theatre and was hailed by the Evening Standard as ‘the National Theatre’s play of the year’ in 2017. This is part of Queen’s Theatre’s developing relationship with the National Theatre which includes being Theatre Partner on the Public Acts project.

Ghostly Ghouls – Create and Play Mornings
The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
Thursday, 25 October 10:00 – 11:00am

Leave the kids with us for two jam-packed hours of creative fun involving drama games, storytelling and craft activities. The session includes a ‘make to take home’.

Ages 4 – 6 years.

Book ahead and get 3 sessions for the price of 2!

Ghost Party @ Havering Museum
Havering Museum, 19-21 High Street, Romford,
Thursday, 25 October 11:30am – 12:30pm

Havering’s ghosts are having a party and YOU are invited! Ghosty fun Spooky happenings Ghouly games Stories, crafts and gallery trails Family fun and sneaky learning! £3 per adult (and up to 3 children FREE!) Book your places now as out Halloween events sell out fast! 01708 766571 info@haveringmuseum.org.uk

A history of vampires
Havering Museum
Saturday, 27 October 1:30

Description:Now we are heading towards #halloween, why not learn more about the History of Vampires with Dr Ian Browne.
£3.50 :
Booking required marketing@haveringmuseum.org.uk
01708 766571

The Frighteningly Awesome Frostie and Jelly Show
Harold Hill community centre, Gooshays Drive
Saturday, 27 October 6:00 – 8:00pm

Now in it’s 5th year, Jelly Jade brings back her popular Halloween show and this time, with a little help from her friends!

Join Frostie and Jelly at this spooky Halloween party with awesome magic, creepy puppets, laughter, disco and the ever popular fancy dress competition!

Tickets £10 per child over 3 years.
Includes entry fee, party bag, treats, competitions, prizes, and show.

Adults go free, children aged 2 and under can only attend for free with a full paying child ticket, this show is recommended for ages 3 years and above but we understand siblings must attend too.

Every year this show sells out and we end up turning people away at the doors, don’t be one of them!

Haunting Julia at The Queen’s Theatre
The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
1 – 17 November 2018

From 1 – 17 November, the Queen’s Theatre is producing Haunting Julia. This hauntingly tense study of grief and the supernatural is punctuated with trademark wit from Alan Ayckbourn, one of the world’s most popular and prolific playwrights.

Romford Firework Extravaganza 2018
Broadford Primary School, Faringdon Avenue, Romford RM3 8JS, UK
Friday, 2 November 5:30 – 9:00pm

Tickets can be purchased online at www.romfordfireworks.weebly.com:

£5 children £6 adults
An earth shattering display designed for the event by Pyrotechnic geniuses will brighten up the skies of Havering on the evening!

We truly believe this years event will once again be Havering’s No.1 family friendly display.

Back by popular demand is our firework crafting area and glow in the dark stalls and UV/glitter face painting station.

There will be a bonfire lighting at 6pm and and the fireworks will begin at approximately 7.15pm. The gates will open at 5.30pm with aerial trapeze show, live music, DJ, magician and entertainment for children and adults alike.

In terms of food, we have our very own BBQ, pizza, dessert trailer and world food stall.

To ensure you are on site in time for the fireworks we recommend you arrive as early as possible, to sample the atmosphere and obtain a good viewing position.

There is no parking available on the site – we would encourage you to walk or use public transport.

Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Supersonic Science Workshops
Queens Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT
Saturday, 3 November Times: 11am; 1pm; 3pm

There’s hands-on experimenting in these interactive demonstrations, where you’ll have tons of fun investigating and testing rockets, making lava lamps, eating bubbles, making slime, riding an indoor hovercraft and plenty more! Book early! £10 per child. 20 for child participants only. Please note that this is a workshop and not a performance. Ages 7+ years

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