event type date(s) venue info price buy
Comedy Night and Dancing Saturday 5th Dec - 7:30 PM Ickleton Village Hall £10.00

Hosted by
Jason Merrells (Emmerdale, Safe House, Cutting It) and Emma Lowndes (Downton Abbey, Musketeers)
Starring Edinburgh Fringe Award Winners CROFT and PEARCE (from Radio 4 Sketchorama)
All Proceeds go to WAR CHILD, an amazing Charity that’s helps Children and Families displaced by Violence and War.

Saturday 5th December 2015
Ickleton Village Hall
Tickets £10.00 in advance from saffrontickets.com or £12.00 on Door (first come first served). 14 Yrs+
Doors Open 7.30pm

If you can’t make the night but wish to make a donation go to www.justgiving.com/ickleton

Bar and refreshments

Cinderella by Keith Phillips
  • Friday 11th Dec - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 12th Dec - 11:30 AM
  • Saturday 12th Dec - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday 13th Dec - 2:00 PM
Clavering Village Hall £5.00 - £7.00

Ugly sisters, an evil stepmother, handsome princes, glass slippers - and a lot of magic - all feature in this story of love, laughter and wishes that come true. When Cinderella’s father returns home with his new wife and her two daughters, poor Cinders will need the loyal ‘Buttons’ and her very own Fairy Godmother to help put her on the path to love and happiness with the handsome Prince and a happy ever after ending.

Steve Bingham (Violin) Friday 11th Dec - 7:00 PM Linton Village College £2.00 - £10.00
  • An evening of electric and digital music, plus a world record-breaking attempt!!

  • This evening of electric and digital music is designed with young people in mind but we know it will be enjoyed by people of any age. You are invited to take part in a world record-breaking attempt for which you need to bring along a smartphone or tablet and download a free app at home. Instructions will appear on www.lintonmusic.org.uk near the date of the concert.

    Concert in school hall – follow signs from carpark to side entrance

  • www.lintonmusic.org.uk
Good old Mr Scrooge Saturday 12th Dec - 7:00 PM Saffron Walden Baptist Church £0.00 - £8.00

Saffron Walden Baptist Church invites you to explore the real meaning of Christmas through the eyes of Mr Scrooge! You might even bump into a few of your favourite Dickens characters along the way! Family fun for the festive season.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 pm start. There will be an interval with refreshments.

Disabled access and a hearing loop system.


Photo Walk Around Saffron Walden - 'Painting with Light' Sunday 13th Dec - 3:00 PM Saffron Walden Market Place £10.00

Bring your camera along for a practical session on 'Painting with Light' - getting that bit more from your photography whilst enjoying the seasonal light display. (A tripod would be helpful but not essential)

Aimed at beginners and improvers or the genuinely curious.

Led by local photographer Celia Bartlett.

Start from Saffron Walden Market Square. 3pm - 5pm

Joanna Eden - "Jazz at The Movies" - A Swinging Christmas Tuesday 15th Dec - 7:30 PM Saffron Walden Town Hall £7.50 - £12.50

Jazz at the movies.

Jazz at the Movies – A Swinging Christmas featuring JOANNA EDEN and the CHRIS INGHAM QUARTET

Sold out in 2013 and 2014 at Ronnie Scott’s, Jazz at the Movies includes festive favourites from the silver screen as made famous by Ella, Eartha, Frank, Dean, Bing and a whole gang of swingin’ cats. With a reputation for vibrant music, deep repertoire and droll presentation, JATM present their traditional swinging seasonal treat, the perfect way to begin the festivities.

A Bar will be available on the night.

Ashdon Forest School presents: Stick Man Saturday 19th Dec - 1:00 PM Ashdon All Saints Church £5.00 - £8.00

Join Stick Man and his family this Christmas for a live and interactive telling of "Stick man by Julia Donaldson" by Ashdon Forest School.

Refreshments available Fire side activities Make your own Stick Man Father Christmas (each child receives gift) Muddy fun!

1pm-3pm Story starts at 1:30pm

£5 for one child/ £8 Family ticket (e.g two adults 4 children)

All Saints Church, Church Lane, Ashdon, Essex  is the address to park and there will be signs down to the event in the woodland!

Lee Thompson (Madness) & The Silencerz Saturday 19th Dec - 9:00 PM Saffron Walden Town Hall £12.00

Lee Thompson was the founding member of Madness and their charismatic saxophonist. Lee wrote the bands debut hit single ‘The Prince’ which took the band to the top of the charts and propelled them as one of the leading lights in the second wave ska movement that swept the nation. The band went on to score 15 top 10 singles and inspire a generation in the art of the ‘Nutty Boy’ dance!

The Silencerz are a 10 piece ensemble and an opportunity for Lee to abscond from Madness and the Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra to play some of the reggae, ska, funk and Motown that has inspired him over the years. Invitations to guest vocalists and brass players make sure everyone is kept on their toes – expect the unexpected as
well as some old favourites.