What’s On September 2018

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Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh
The Queen’s Theatre, Billet Ln
30 August – 22 September 2018

Made famous by the BBC Play for Today starring Alison Steadman, the Queen’s Theatre is co-producing this fresh but faithful look at an iconic classic with Derby Theatre, Wiltshire Creative and international partner Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg.

Free Wacky Truck
Romford Shopping Hall
30 August – 1 September 2018

The Wacky Truck will be in Romford on Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September 10 am – 4 pm. This will be directly outside the Romford Shopping Hall. All you need to do is pop into All that Glitters on the 1st floor of Romford Shopping Hall or visit Caron on the Baby stall on Romford Market outside Debenhams and collect a token. Entertain the children for a while for FREE! As it can be thirsty work on the Wacky Truck all parents will receive a FREE cup of tea or coffee on us. Just visit the gazebo next to the truck and treat yourself to a cuppa from any of our 5 cafes.

Pirates in the Park
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre
Thursday, 30 August 10:00am – 12:00pm

Follow the treasure Map to find the buried treasure. Play pirate games in the wood

10:00 – 11:00 am
11:00 – 12:00 pm
Donation £6 per person
Adults and children welcome

Wild Slyde
The Liberty Shopping Centre
Thursday, 30 August 11:00am – 4:00pm

From Monday 27th – Friday 31st August, the centre will see the ‘Wild Slyde’ return for another week, where the winner of the £500 charity donation and overall speediest slider will be announced.

Abi by Atiha Sen Gupta
The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
4 – 22 September 2018

Derby Theatre and the Queen’s Theatre have also commissioned Abi by Atiha Sen Gupta, a fresh new piece of writing as part of Derby Theatre’s RETOLD series, which comprises of new one-woman plays. Abi, which will run alongside Abigail’s Partyfrom 4 – 22 September, is told from the viewpoint of 15 year old Abisheera who surveys what’s left from the previous generation’s night before, in response to Mike Leigh’s seminal play. Deals on Abi are available when purchased with Abigail’s Party or a Jump the Q season ticket.

An evening with Mark Stanway- Ex-Magnum
Fairkytes Arts Centre, Hornchurch
Friday, 7 September 7:00 – 9:00pm

Mark Stanway, formerly of British melodic rock band MAGNUM, shares a lifetime of experiences within the music business in this unique evening of music and conversation.

Join Mark as he reminisces about his career, which has spanned over four decades as a touring and recording musician. In addition to his lengthy association with Magnum, Mark has also played with legendary artists such as Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy), Roy Wood (Wizard/Move/ELO) and M3 Classic Whitesnake.

This stage show will be illustrated with slides and videos featuring previously unseen material from Mark’s private archive. There will also be a question and answer session, a keyboard demonstration and impromptu playing that demonstrates Mark’s diversity, as well as a memorabilia raffle. And the evening would of course not be complete without live performances of some of Mark’s best loved contributions to Magnum’s rich musical legacy.

Improve your Photography
Hornchurch Country Park
Saturday, 8 September 9:30am – 4:30pm


Capture more interesting photographs on this FREE ONE DAY COURSE led by a former professional photographer

The day covers a little theory, basic composition, angles, how to approach a photo shoot, practical workshop in the landscape and learning by positive feedback of the group photographs.

Four dates available in 2018:
Sat 16h June Thames Chase VC Upminster
Sat 7th July Havering Country Park
Sat 4th August Thorndon Country Park VC
Sat 8th Sept Hornchurch Country Park VC

Time: 9:30am- 4:30pm
Age: Open to all 16 yrs upwards
Cost: Free

Booking Essential
Maximum 12 people on each course
Perfect for photographers of all levels but not suitable for very experienced photographers

Further detals for the day will be given on booking

Booking and more information:
Tel: 01708 642977 Email: deborah.bradythameschase org.uk

T&C Booking essential, lunch not provided, Parking Changes apply. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear

Messy Church Does Science Roadshow, Hornchurch
St Andrew’s Church, Hornchurch
Saturday, 8 September 11:00am – 3:00pm

Come along to the Main Hall at St Andrew’s Church, Hornchurch to take part in an all-age ‘Messy Church does Science’ session led by Lucy Moore and Jane Leadbetter from Messy Church-BRF with Scientist Dr Dave.

Find out more about Messy Church, take part in science experiments and explore the Christian faith, join in with the worship session, take a look at the books and resources for sale on the BRF bookstall and enjoy a picnic tea.

Registration and entry is limited to 130 people per identical session-please book a FREE ticket for every member of your family/group including babies. The first session will take place at 1-3pm on Sunday 9th September 2018 and an identical session will be repeated at 3:30pm-5:30pm.

‘Messy Church in Hornchurch’ look forward to welcoming you to this event. If you have any questions or need to inform us of any dietary needs for the picnic tea please contact the Parish Office 01708 441571 or email parishchurch11@btconnect.com

Lodge Farm Park miniature railway
Lodge Farm Park, Romford, Essex. RM2 5AJ
Sunday, 9 September

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.

Iain Stirling – U Ok Hun?
The Queen’s Theatre, Billet Ln,
Sunday, 16 September 8:00 – 9:00pm

I’m one of those comedian/presenters you get nowadays (itv2’s love island, celebrity, cbbc’s the dog ate my homework) although, if truth be told, my father is still unsure about the whole thing.

To help convince my father this is a real job, I’ve dressed up and gone along to numerous posh parties where I won bafta “best children’s presenter” 2016, I didn’t win the following things: bafta “best children’s presenter” nominee 2011, chortle “best newcomer” nominee 2011, loaded baftas “rising star” nominee 2011 and a good few more!

Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro
Fairkytes Arts Centre, Hornchurch
Saturday, 22 September 7:00 – 8:00pm

Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. He joins us for a second time, having played Fairkytes Live in 2015, it’s inaugural year.

St Francis Hospice Star Walk
The Liberty Centre, Romford Town Centre
22 – 23 September 2018

On Saturday 22nd September, we’re inviting everyone to join us for Star Walk’s very special 10th birthday! To mark this special anniversary we’re shaking things up!

Star Walk has always been Romford’s biggest ladies night but this year we want all the wonderful men out there to get involved in the fun too and help us celebrate the amazing care Saint Francis Hospice provides.

Star Walk is a special night, filled with fun & laughter and it’s loved by so many of you – whether you are taking part in memory of a loved one or you just want to get a group of friends together and have a night of fabulous fun then book your places now!!!

Whatever the reason we can’t wait to celebrate our special birthday with you!


£20 which includes a limited edition 10th birthday t-shirt
Don’t forget to let us know your size when you register!

Dress Code
Trainers and tiaras!

Once you’ve booked**

T-shirt & fundraising pack collections are on

Friday 17th August and Thursday 23rd August:

between 3-8pm

In the Pepperell Education centre in the hospice grounds

For more information, to book or to ask something in particular, don’t hesitate to contact our Events Team on 01708 753319 ext 2278 or events@sfh.org.uk

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.

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