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FAITH - A Tribute to George Michael

1 June

Johnny Mack

FAITH - A Tribute to George Michael and Wham!

Having travelled the world performing to large audiences, celebrities and even royalty, this is a show not to be missed! One of the UKs top lookalike and soundalike tributes, it is like George is back with us! Also having appeared on BBC1’s All Together Now there is only one way this act is going and that’s up... Now get your dancing shoes ready as we take you through the all the greatest hits of George Michael and Wham!

  • Performance Starts 8.00pm, Doors Open 7.00pm
  • Tickets £15, Senior Citizens and Children under 16 £12
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Badger Boogie

2 June

Essex Wildlife Trust

Badger Boogie

Strut your stuff to DJ Texas Tommy plus Vintage Rob at another of Essex Wildlife Trust’s popular Badger Boogies, with all proceeds going to protect threatened wildlife on nature reserves in Essex. Come at 7.00 for an hour’s free dance class for the ‘Badger Boogie Stroll’.
Free tea and coffee, but no bar so please bring your own drinks.

  • Event starts at 7.00pm
  • Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door
  • Tel. 01621 862960
  • or email events@essexwt.org.uk
Colne Philharmonic Orchestra

3 June

Colne Philharmonic Orchestra

Classical Concert; Mozart, Strauss, Schumann

The Colne Philharmonic Orchestra was founded nearly 30 years ago but this will be its first-ever appearance at the Public Hall. The programme includes Mozart’s overture from The Magic Flute, Richard Strauss’ Oboe Concerto and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3. The concert will feature the 2010 BBC Young Musician of the Year finalist, Lavinia Redman as the soloist for the Strauss Oboe Concerto.

  • Performance Starts 7.30pm, Doors Open 7.00pm
  • Tickets £12, Children under 16 £4
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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40s Tea Dance

6 June

Cofunds

A 40s Tea Dance

An afternoon Tea Dance on the anniversary of D-Day, sponsored by Cofunds and with an afternoon tea provided by Holts of Witham. The event will be perfect for those who like to dance and those who prefer to just sit and listen.
Guests are invited to dress in 40s style.

  • Performance Starts 2.00pm, Doors Open 1.30pm
  • Tickets £5
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Lil' Jimmy Reed

6 June

Witham Public Hall Trust

Lil' Jimmy Reed

From shot-gun shack and cotton-field to festival main stage, the prodigious talents of Lil’ Jimmy Reed have taken him a long way from the Mississippi river.  One of the last surviving performers of classic Louisiana down-home blues, Lil’ Jimmy’s stinging guitar work, gritty vocals and haunting harmonica have been taking Europe by storm. His music has won him many awards and in 2014 he was inducted into the Alabama Blues Hall of Fame. He is accompanied on piano by Bob Hall, widely regarded as the UK’s finest blues and boogie exponent, and by the diminutive dynamo Hilary Blythe on rock steady bass.

  • Performance starts at 8.00pm. Doors open at 7.30pm
  • Tickets £15
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Mimik Floyd

8 June

Mimik Floyd

An Evening of the Very Best of Pink Floyd

Enjoy a great evening of Pink Floyd's finest musical achievements authentically recreated by a seven piece band. Mimik Floyd aim to replicate some of Floyds most famous anthems, including the complete THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON album. They also perform fan favourites such as Comfortably Numb, Wish You Were Here, Another Brick in the Wall pt.2 and many others.

  • Performance Starts 8.00pm, Doors Open 7.00pm
  • Tickets £15
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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11 June

Witham Horticultural Society

Gardens of Heligan

A talk by Robin Carsberg

  • At 7.30pm
  • Admission: Members £2, Non-members £3
Playhouse Creatures

21 - 23 June

Witham Dramatic Club

Playhouse Creatures

By April De Angelis

It is the 1660s, a bawdy and troublesome time. Theatres have just reopened after seventeen years of Puritan suppression. There is a surge in dramatic writing and the first English actresses appear on stage. Playhouse Creatures focuses on four of the most famous (Nell Gwyn, Elizabeth Farley, Rebecca Marshall and Mary Betterton) aided by Doll Common, an ‘everywoman’ character, to provide a moving and often comic account of the precarious lives of Restoration actresses.
Contains strong language.

  • Performances start at 7.45pm. Doors Open 7.15pm
  • Tickets £12.50. Senior Citizens and Children under 16 £10.50 (Wednesday and Thursday only)
  • Book online at WithamDramatic.co.uk
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
Grease

5 - 7 July

The Essex Group

Grease

Book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of “Grease”, one of the most successful movie musicals of all time brought to Witham Public Hall by the Multi Award Winning Essex Group, who will be remembered for last year’s Les Miserables. Sandy, new to Rydell High, meets a leather-clad Danny and they have a summer romance, but will it blossom or fall? With songs known the world over, including You’re The One That I Want, Greased Lightning, Hopelessly Devoted To You and many, many more

  • Performances start 7.30pm, Saturday 2.00pm and 6.30pm. Doors open 30 minutes before.
  • Tickets £16 and £15 + 85p per ticket booking fee
  • Book online at Tickets2c.co.uk
  • Tel. 01376 567677
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall

9 July

Witham Horticultural Society

Humphrey Repton

A talk by Georgina Green

  • At 7.30pm
  • Admission: Members £2, Non-members £3
National Blood Service - Logo

11 July

National Blood Service

Blood Donor Session

Do Something Amazing....
96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood.
Please don't leave it to someone else. For further details about becoming a blood donor please visit the National Blood Service site.

  • 1.45pm - 4.00pm and 5.00pm - 7.45pm
Summer Soul

15 July

The Sound Collective

Summer Soul Choir Concert

With over 100 singers and a 9 piece band The Sound Collective promise their Summer Soul concert will be the hottest ticket in town!

  • Performances start at 4.30pm and 7.30pm. Doors Open 3.45pm and 6.45pm
  • Tickets £15. Children under 8 £8.
  • Book online at Tickertsource/The-Sound-Collective
  • Tel. 07889 248620
Swinging Blue Jeans

28 July

Witham Public Hall Trust

The Swinging Blue Jeans

With a string of hits in the early and mid sixties, The Swinging Blue Jeans were at the forefront of the Merseybeat sound and among the leaders of 'The British Invasion' which saw UK groups dominate the pop music scene in the United States. Despite some personnel changes over the years the band remains true to its roots and promises to get you up and dancing with their hits, including You're No Good, Hippy Hippy Shake and Good Golly Miss Molly.

  • Performance starts at 8.00pm. Doors open at 7.30pm
  • Tickets £16
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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The Animals and Friends

3 August

Witham Public Hall Trust

The Animals and Friends

Featuring John Steel and Micky Gallagher from the original Animals plus Danny Handley and Roberto Ruiz this legendary combination of musicians will be playing all the greatest Animal's hits. The Animals remain a seminal rhythm and blues band who still command great respect. Expect a fantastic concert of pure classics including House Of The Rising Sun, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Baby Let Me Take You Home and more. After over 50 years the legend still grows.

  • Performance starts at 8.00pm. Doors open at 7.30pm
  • Tickets £18.50
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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Summer Breeze 4

5 August

The Essex Group

Summer Breeze 4

The popular summer concert given by the Multi Award Winning Essex Group is back for its fourth year to bring you a festoon of popular musical theatre gems. Returning with their talented cast of principal singers, sit back and relax to some of the best-loved past and present musical hits including songs from The Greatest Showman, Chess, Chicago and many more besides.

  • Performance starts 7.00pm, Doors open 6.30pm
  • Tickets £14, concessions £12
  • Book online at Tickets2c.co.uk
  • Tel. 01376 567677
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall

13 August

Witham Horticultural Society

Summer Show

and Honey Bees, a talk by Stewart Mitson

  • At 7.30pm
  • Admission: Members £2, Non-members £3
National Blood Service - Logo

16 August

National Blood Service

Blood Donor Session

Do Something Amazing....
96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood.
Please don't leave it to someone else. For further details about becoming a blood donor please visit the National Blood Service site.

  • 1.45pm - 4.00pm and 5.00pm - 7.45pm
Marty Wilde and the Wildcats

18 August

Witham Public Hall Trust

Marty Wilde and The Wildcats

British Rock ‘n’ Roll legend Marty Wilde is still touring and is attracting not just his original fans, but a whole host of new ones who are discovering the man and his music. With his band The Wildcats he is wowing audiences and receiving critical acclaim for a show that is guaranteed to give you a good time!

  • Performance starts at 8.00pm. Doors open at 7.30pm
  • Tickets £20
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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The Bootleg Shadows

19 August

Wymondham Helicopter Group

The Bootleg Shadows

A great night of hits from the 60s plus a few laughs along the way with this fantastic Shadows tribute band. As the creators of some of the best-ever instrumental pop hits, you’re guaranteed a foot-tapping time featuring the sheer magic of the Shadows (and a bit of Cliff).

  • Performance Starts 7.30pm, Doors Open 7.00pm
  • Tickets £16, concwessions £15
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
Book Tickets
National Blood Service - Logo

16 August

National Blood Service

Blood Donor Session

Do Something Amazing....
96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood.
Please don't leave it to someone else. For further details about becoming a blood donor please visit the National Blood Service site.

  • 1.45pm - 4.00pm and 5.00pm - 7.45pm
Pole Sport UK

1 September

Pole Sport UK

UK Amateur Championships

Pole Sports UK’s second annual championships promises to be even bigger and better than last year, showcasing the Pole Sport finalists in several different categories, from Youth to Masters plus this year's exciting addition of Doubles. A thrilling day watching those embarking on their pole sports journey in their first ever competition, to professional elite athletes, capable of representing their country at the top level.

  • Competition Starts 2.00pm, Doors Open 1.30pm
  • Tickets £19.50
  • email championship@polesportsuk.co.uk
King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys

8 September

Witham Public Hall Trust

King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys

2018 sees King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys celebrate a remarkable 30 years on the road. More than the greatest jump, jive and swing band on the planet, they’ve become an institution. Rough, tough and always rocking, the band have played nearly 6500 performances in 21 countries, performing alongside B.B. King, Cab Calloway and His Orchestra, Ray Charles, and the actual Blues Brothers Band.

  • Performance Starts 8.00pm, Doors Open 7.30pm
  • Tickets £14, concessions £10.50
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717
  • Tickets also available from the Visitor Information Centre at Witham Town Hall
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10 September

Witham Horticultural Society

Longhouse Plants

A talk by Tim Carter

  • At 7.30pm
  • Admission: Members £2, Non-members £3
Lost in His Presence

15 September

Worshiptime Events

Lost in His Presence 2018

A free gospel concert with Pastor Wale Adenuga and featuring music from The BIG Sing, Fever, One Desire, Chelmsford Community Gospel Choir, Basildon Community Gospel Choir, CO13 Gospel Voices, Joshua Wyse and others.

  • Performance Starts 4.00pm, Doors Open 3.30pm
  • Free Admission
  • Tel. 07800 752219 for information
National Blood Service - Logo

17 September

National Blood Service

Blood Donor Session

Do Something Amazing....
96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood.
Please don't leave it to someone else. For further details about becoming a blood donor please visit the National Blood Service site.

  • 1.45pm - 4.00pm and 5.00pm - 7.45pm
Ronnie Buckingham

20 September

Ronnie Buckingham

Psychic Evening

Are you still unconvinced by the notion of an Afterlife? Then come and listen to the case given by acclaimed medium Ronnie Buckingham – his aim is to reunite members of the audience with friends and loved ones in the spirit world – and then decide.

This event is for entertainment purposes only. Witham Public Hall Trust accepts no responsibility for any claims made.

  • Performance starts 7.30pm. Doors open at 6.45pm.
  • Admission £10
  • On the door only - no advance bookings
Badger Boogie

22 September

Essex Wildlife Trust

Badger Boogie

Strut your stuff to DJ Texas Tommy plus Vintage Rob at another of Essex Wildlife Trust’s popular Badger Boogies, with all proceeds going to protect threatened wildlife on nature reserves in Essex. Come at 7.00 for an hour’s free dance class for the ‘Badger Boogie Stroll’.
Free tea and coffee, but no bar so please bring your own drinks.

  • Event starts at 7.00pm
  • Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door
  • Tel. 01621 862960
  • or email events@essexwt.org.uk
Witham Real Ale Festival

27 - 29 September

Witham Public Hall Trust

Witham Real Ale Festival

Our popular Real Ale Festival is back and this year we are going to be opening from 4.00pm on the Thursday evening to give you an extra opportunity to sample the 30+ Real Ales, Ciders and Perries.

  • Festival open from 4.00pm on the 27th, from midday on the 28th and 29th
  • Admission £3
  • Tel. 0345 017 8717 for information