Loughton Festival, West Essex, MARCH - MAY 2011
PUBLISHED: 10:39 24 March 2011 | UPDATED: 21:30 20 February 2013
What began in 2006 as a weekend event, the Loughton Festival now runs from March until May and celebrates local talent along with cultural and literary heritage...
What began in 2006 as a weekend event, the Loughton Festival now runs from March until May and celebrates local talent along with cultural and literary heritage. This year the festival will be raising money for Guide Dogs.
To keep you updated with events and performances throughout the festival, WEL brings you a three-part guide beginning with the programme for March.
MUSIC & PERFORMANCE
Saturday 19th March at 7.30pm
Event: The Loughton Youth Music Festival
Venue: Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB
Tickets: 020 8502 3071 or 020 8504 8447
Details: In the presence of iMMa (Erika Footman), Chairman of EFDC, and Loughton Town Mayor. Sixth form music schools from Loughton and its surrounding area will present an evening of first class music from classical to something a little more modern.
Thursday 24th, Friday 25th, Saturday 26th March
Event: The Six-Days World by Elizabeth Kuti
Venue: Lopping Hall, 189 Loughton High Road, IG10 4LF
Tickets: 8 Friday and Saturday and 7 Thursdays 020 8502 5843
Details: A play performed by the Loughton Amateur Dramatic Society. Full details are on the website: www.lads.org.uk
Thursday 31st March at 7.30pm
Event: Two Comic Operas: Weather or No and Ages Ago
Venue: St Johns Church, Church Lane, Loughton IG10 1PD
Tickets: 10 (8), on the door
Details: The Chapel End Savoy Players present a unique opportunity for you to see two one-act comic operas. Weather or No is by Bertram Luard-Selby with a libretto by Adrian Ross and William Beach and Ages Ago, a very clever play; libretto by WS Gilbert and music by Frederic Clay. This programme was previously performed at the Buxton International Gilbert & Sullivan festival. For more information about the Chapel End Savoy Players see: www.cesp.org.uk/index.html
Saturday 2nd April at 7.00pm
Event: The Churchfield Singers
Venue: The Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beech, Loughton, Essex IG10 4AD
Tickets: 10, including a buffet meal and glass of wine. 020 8989 4975 (evenings) or on the door
Details: The Churchfield Singers is a children's choir and this concert is in aid of Guide Dogs.
Sunday 27th March 10.00am-12.30pm
Event: The Forest Keepers Walk
Tickets: Free, but donations to Guide Dogs will be invited
Details: Beverley-Jayne Smith will lead a walk from Theydon Bois Station to Loughton across undulating farmland and forest (please note some steep sections). Booking for this walk is essential on 020 8508 0028. A City of London event.
FAMILY & COMMUNITY EVENTS
Sunday 10th April, 11.00am - 3.00pm
Event: Lambourne End Centre Open Day
Venue: Lambourne End Centre, Manor Road, Lambourne End, Essex, RM4 1NB
Tickets: A free event
Details: A fantastic day for all the family to meet our baby animals, have a ride on the pony and cart, and enjoy a fun day on the farm. Suitable for all ages, call 020 8500 3047 www.lambourne-end.org.uk