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Maasai Warriors Saturday 25th Oct - 4:00 PM St Mary's Church, Saffron Walden £5.00 - £25.00

THE OSILIGI MAASAI WARRIORS COME TO SAFFRON WALDEN

Saturday 25th October at 4pm

Tickets: Family (2 Adults & up to 4 Children) £25, Adult £10, Senior Citizen £8, Child £5

The Osiligi Maasai Warrior Troupe will perform in concert at St Mary’s church Saffron Walden, their first performance in the town, as part of their UK tour.

The Troupe are stunning performers. Every performance they give sees them receive rapturous applause, leaving behind unforgettable memories for their audience. This is their eleventh year of touring the UK, which has seen them perform so outstandingly at many prestigious venues, including the Cathedrals of Ely (twice), Salisbury and Exeter, and they have performed before Royalty on three occasions.

The tours help the members of the Troupe raise money for their families and their community, which is situated some 30 miles south of Nairobi, where life is tough. Over the years, the tours, and the charity (www.osiligi.org ) which they brought about, have seen the lives of the Troupe, and the families around them, move from abject poverty, where, for example, water came from a stagnant pond some five miles away, to the situation where they now have fresh clean water in two points in their community. The Troupe’s success and the spin-off to the charity have subsequently seen the unhealthy kerosene, to light their homes, now replaced by solar lighting,  the building of a new church, and, most wonderfully, a new school. The latter now has 130 pupils, all sponsored by UK supporters.

The Troupe’s performance is a sensation to watch, with all ages, from five to ninety five, being enthralled and excited by their natural rhythm and song, and their jumping, for which they are famous, is wondrous to watch! All performances, which tell the story of their lives, are fully narrated, and audience participation a part of the show.

A unique, once in a lifetime experience ! An unforgettable event, not to be missed !!

Photo courtesy of Charmian Berry berry415@btinternet.com

www.osiligi.org

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WORDS in WALDEN: Mark Cocker: Claxton – Field Notes from a Small Planet Saturday 25th Oct - 7:30 PM Dame Bradbury's School Theatre £0.00 - £8.50
Saturday 25 October 2014, 7.30pm

Dame Bradbury’s School Theatre

Tickets: £8.50

In a year of daily writings, Mark Cocker, author and naturalist, explores his relationship to the East Anglian landscape, to nature and to all the living things around him. Author of Crow Country, Birds Britannica and the epic Birds and People, his writing is concise, magical and inspiring, characterised by close observation, depth of experience and a profound awareness of seasonal change.

If you love Robert Macfarlane, Richard Mabey and Roger Deakin, you will love Mark Cocker.

Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk

www.hartsevents.co.uk 01799 523456

@WordsinWalden

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Andy Kind - Comedy Night Saturday 25th Oct - 7:30 PM Saffron Walden Baptist Church £10.00

A comedy evening with Andy Kind, supported by singer Katie Marshall in aid of the Kyangala Trust www.kyangala-trust.org.uk

Licenced Bar on the night.

"Andy is a star!"

www.bbc.co.uk

Andy Kind is a comedian, author and writer.

He started doing Stand-up on 23rd January 2005. By the September of that year, Andy had gone full-time as a comedian and has made a living from it ever since. He won Anything for Laffs in 2005 and in mid 2013 hurdled over the 1000-gig barrier. Other stuff happened in between.

Described by The Scotsman as ‘Terrific’, Andy’s stand-up style can best be described as ‘the joyful rant of a post-30 chaos vacuum’, and he has been featured on BBC1, ITV, Channel 4 and supported Tim Vine on a few of his tour dates. 

@andykindcomedy

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Colin Fry: Voices from Heaven Tour Wednesday 29th Oct - 7:30 PM SOLD OUT! Saffron Walden Town Hall £18.50

Wednesday 29th October 7:30pm

Saffron Walden Town Hall

Tickets £18.50

An evening of Clairvoyance with Living TV’s Psychic Medium Colin Fry. As one of the country’s most well known and respected mediums, Colin continues his country-wide tour of the UK.

Colin Fry was born in 1962 and turned professional at the age of 17. He has spent many years sharing his spiritual philosophy with audiences around the world and in 1999 was made Principal of Rambsbergs garden International College of Spiritual Science. In 2002 he presented his first TV show, 6ixth Sense shown on Living TV, regularly attracting a million-plus audience.

www.colinfry.co.uk

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WORDS in WALDEN: Baroness Shirley Williams on her mother-'Vera Brittain: A Woman in Peace and War' Thursday 30th Oct - 7:30 PM SOLD OUT! Saffron Hall £0.00 - £15.00
Thursday 30th October at 7.30pm

Saffron Hall

Tickets £15.00

Baroness Shirley Williams was born three years before her mother, Vera Brittain, internationally acclaimed pacifist, feminist and author, published her Testament of Youth, one of the most powerful, widely read and enduring war memoirs of all time. Eighty years on, her cry of outrage and agony at the loss of her brother, her fiancé and two close male friends, still resonates with those living through an era of conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Shirley Williams, "terribly handicapped by her popularity" as her mother once wrote to her daughter's tutor, urging him to persuade Shirley to have at least one early night in three during her time at Oxford, is one of the most popular and respected politicians of the last 50 years, and has herself been deeply involved in the conflicts of the 20th Century, serving on several Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament Commissions.

An outstanding political thinker and speaker, she is uniquely qualified to talk about her mother's impact on the 20th Century.

Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk

www.hartsevents.co.uk 01799 523456

@WordsinWalden

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QUIZ – Sat Night at the Movies Saturday 8th Nov - 7:30 PM Sewards End Village Hall £10.00

A movie/TV themed quiz night in aid of the Village Hall refurbishment fund.

Rounds will include – Children’s TV; Name the Theme Tune; Supporting Actors; Next Lines; Best Impersonation.

Special prizes awarded on the night for the best TV/film themed fancy dressed team!

You will automatically be ordered fish and chips unless the organisers are notified otherwise beforehand (sausage and chips or veggie pie and chips are available with enough notice, please call Simon on 01799 522230 if this is required).

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Fry Lectures: Gerard Hastings ‘Keith Vaughan in Essex’ Friday 14th Nov - 8:00 PM Friends' Meeting House £8.00

Gerard Hastings is an artist, teacher, collector and leading expert on the work of Keith Vaughan. His book Drawing to a Close: The Final Journals of Keith Vaughan was published in March 2012 and his essay on Vaughan’s works in gouache in Keith Vaughan by Philip Vann and Gerard Hastings also published to celebrate the centenary of Vaughan’s birth, describes the various mixed media tricks Vaughan adopted to give them added substance.

Gerard Hastings also wrote the catalogue to accompany the recent exhibition of Keith Vaughan in Essex at the Fry Art Gallery.

for further information see the gallery website www.fryartgallery.org

or phone the gallery 01799 513779

@FryArtGallery

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Sign Up To Sing: Songs from African Jigsaw and Lion King Friday 21st Nov - 7:30 PM Saffron Walden Baptist Church £0.00 - £7.00

A lively programme of African-inspired music for young choirs and soloists. A medley of Elton John's Lion King songs features with extracts from African Jigsaw by Peter Rose and Ann Conlon and other African vocals.

Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and still require a ticket.

info@signuptosing.org          www.signuptosing.org

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Fry Lectures: Alan Powers ‘Goe, and catche a falling starre: writing on Eric Ravilious’ Friday 28th Nov - 8:00 PM Friends' Meeting House £8.00

Alan Powers  trained as an art historian at Cambridge, specialising in architecture and design, he is a prolific writer of reviews, magazine articles and books. 

Alan Powers, curator of the IWM exhibition and a frequent writer on Ravilious and his milieu, has now produced Eric Ravilious: Artist and Designer, a beautifully illustrated survey of the artist's career. This is not a biography but an examination of Ravilious's output in various fields, from his woodcuts, book illustrations and murals, via his work for Wedgwood potteries and his fabric designs to his pictures for private collectors and those he made as an official war artist.

Powers's conviction is that Ravilious's art does not represent a retreat into nostalgia but is rather a valid and accurate representation of a distinct strand of romantic Englishness – an Englishness that is not so much a place but an artistic condition.

for further information see the gallery website www.fryartgallery.org

or phone the gallery 01799 513779

@FryArtGallery

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Christmas Party – “A night with… JAMES FORD” Saturday 29th Nov - 8:00 PM The Saffron Hotel £10.00
You are invited to the Christmas Party “A night with… JAMES FORD”.

We present to you a brand new event that we expect to be very popular. James Ford is a up and coming musician described by the press as a “Unique talent” – CRC Radio & “Incredible Soulful sound” – Switch Radio. He has been wowing crowds all summer supporting the likes of Heather Small (MPeople), Nik Kershaw & Chesney Hawkes at the 8dayweekend Festival & Headlining at this year’s Virgin Media VFestival at Hylands Park.

This event will include a support act, exclusive unseen performances by James Ford and Special Guest DJ Cumminz. Music style will be 70s, 80s,90s, Motown, Soul & Jazz followed by an old school disco DJ set.

We will also be raising money for www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk a non-profit charity dedicated to supporting children that have lost a parent whilst serving in the British Armed Forces. JAMES FORD is proud to be supporting this special cause over the festive season and will making a donation following proceeds of “A night with…” event. Help him by donating generously on the night...

Doors open at 8pm til Midnight

Ticket includes drink on arrival

LIKE www.facebook.com/jamesfordofficial     FOLLOW www.twitter.com/jamesfordworld  LISTEN www.soundcloud.com/jamesfordofficial

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Christmas Party – “A night with… JAMES FORD” Saturday 6th Dec - 8:00 PM Great Bardfield Town Hall £20.00
You are invited to the Christmas Party “A night with… JAMES FORD”.

We present to you a brand new event that we expect to be very popular. James Ford is a up and coming musician described by the press as a “Unique talent” – CRC Radio & “Incredible Soulful sound” – Switch Radio. He has been wowing crowds all summer supporting the likes of Heather Small (MPeople), Nik Kershaw & Chesney Hawkes at the 8dayweekend Festival & Headlining at this year’s Virgin Media VFestival at Hylands Park.

This event will include a support act, exclusive unseen performances by James Ford and Special Guest DJ Cumminz. Music style will be 70s, 80s,90s, Motown, Soul & Jazz followed by an old school disco DJ set.

We will also be raising money for www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk a non-profit charity dedicated to supporting children that have lost a parent whilst serving in the British Armed Forces. JAMES FORD is proud to be supporting this special cause over the festive season and will making a donation following proceeds of “A night with…” event. Help him by donating generously on the night...

Doors open at 8pm til Midnight

Ticket includes drink on arrival, Hog roast and a Christmas treat!

Dress Code: "DRESS TO IMPRESS"

LIKE www.facebook.com/jamesfordofficial     FOLLOW www.twitter.com/jamesfordworld  LISTEN www.soundcloud.com/jamesfordofficial

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Christmas Party – “A night with… JAMES FORD” Saturday 20th Dec - 8:00 PM The Grignon Hall, Felsted £25.00
You are invited to the Christmas Party “A night with… JAMES FORD”.

We present to you a brand new event that we expect to be very popular. James Ford is a up and coming musician described by the press as a “Unique talent” – CRC Radio & “Incredible Soulful sound” – Switch Radio. He has been wowing crowds all summer supporting the likes of Heather Small (MPeople), Nik Kershaw & Chesney Hawkes at the 8dayweekend Festival & Headlining at this year’s Virgin Media VFestival at Hylands Park.

This event will include a support act, exclusive unseen performances by James Ford and Special Guest DJ Cumminz. Music style will be 70s, 80s,90s, Motown, Soul & Jazz followed by an old school disco DJ set.

We will also be raising money for www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk a non-profit charity dedicated to supporting children that have lost a parent whilst serving in the British Armed Forces. JAMES FORD is proud to be supporting this special cause over the festive season and will making a donation following proceeds of “A night with…” event. Help him by donating generously on the night...

Doors open at 8pm til Midnight

Ticket includes drink on arrival, Hog roast and a Christmas treat!

Dress Code: "DRESS TO IMPRESS"

LIKE www.facebook.com/jamesfordofficial     FOLLOW www.twitter.com/jamesfordworld  LISTEN www.soundcloud.com/jamesfordofficial

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