Tuesday's schedule

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Eastgate Through The Night

0700
The Breakfast Show with Daniel Beale

1000
The Morning Show with Neil Walker

1400
The Eastgate Music Sweep

1500
Drivetime with Dan Bransby

1900
The Echo news show

2000
Juliette Bird

2200
Danny Lawrence

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on Saturday 11 December 2004

Craft Fayre

Selection of Fused Glass, Hand made Felt Bags, Beaded Jewellery ( Greeting Cards. Free entry, all ages welcome

Recreation Rooms,
73, High Street,
Billericay.
Contact : Kerry Raymond, Tel: 07834 374541
kerrysstationery@yahoo.co.uk


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Saturday 11 December 2004

Christmas Bazaar Christmas
Community Centre, Basildon,
The Knares,
Basildon,
Essex.

Starts at 2pm to 5pm
Admission 20p.
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December 12
There will be a Christingle service for all the family in St Martin's Church, in Basildon town centre, at 4pm on December 12.

Everybody's welcome - parents and children alike - of all ages

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Wednesday 15 December 2004

The Dreamers Live Gig's
Back to The Sixties Restaurant
Festival Leisure Park, Basildon

Popular Sixies Group The Dreamers will be appearing LIVE at Back to The Sixties performing all their popular hits from the 1960's from 7.30pm

Contact : Vikki Thomas (Restaurant Manager), Tel: 01268 273987

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On the second and last Thursday of each month until Friday 31 December 2004.

Jazz night Blues, Jazz & Soul
Lively, unpretentious trad jazz, with guest musicians/singers.

Nags Head, Heath Road,
Ramsden Heath,
Billericay,
Essex.

Contact : Bill Jenkins (Bandleader).

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Every Saturday until Thursday 16 December 2004.

The Chelmsford TheatreTrain present

Workshops & Classes
At St Peter's College, Basildon.

One hour dance, one hour drama, on hour singing!

For young people 6-16, including West End shows Choir.

For further information contact 01268 472234.

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Antiques & Collectors Fair

City Limits,
Collier Row Road,
Romford, Essex.

The gates open at 9.30 to 4pm

And it takes place the second Sunday of each month until Monday 13 December 2004.

It’s a really busy venue with excellent facilities,
Casuals Welcome.

Admission £1.50, OAP £1.

For more details 01277 234570 or 07985 212906.
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Musicians jam night
Every Sunday until Monday 20 December 2004.

Adults Only

At the Castle Mayne,
The Knares,
Lee Chapel South, Basildon.

Just bring your own guitars - PA Backline & Drums supplied
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Looking at the Panto's across Essex for Christmas….

ALADDIN
At the Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch
On the 4th December through to the15th January
Tickets: £14.50-£16.50 adults, £9-£10.50 children
Box Office: 01708 443333


DICK WHITTINGTON
Just up the road at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford
4th December-8th January
Tickets: £16 adults, £11 children
Box Office: 0145 606505


PETER PAN
The sword swishing adventure takes place from the 11th December-9th January
Starring Russ Abbot as Captain Hook
At the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

Tickets: £8.50-£20.50 adults, £8-£18 children
Box Office: 01702 351135

More DICK WHITTINGTON
From15th-31st December
New Empire Theatre, Southend
Tickets: £8 adults, £7 concessions, £3.50 under 5's, £28 family ticket


Fancy seeing PETER PAN ON ICE (amateur),
performed by the Chelmsford Riverside Ice Skating Club
For 4 days from the15th-19th December
that’s at the Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre, Chelmsford
£4.25-£12.50, £7 concessions
Box Office: 01245 615054

12th December

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, (amateur) Danbury Players
Held at the Danbury Village Hall
Tickets: £6, Concessions £5, Family Ticket £22.50

Box Office: 01245 225204
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Sporting Speakers present - An Evening With Jimmy Greaves

Friday 10 December 7.30pm
At the Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford
Jimmy Greaves is one of the biggest English Football Stars in the games history. Legendary for his goal scoring genius with Tottenham, Chelsea, West Ham and AC Milan and arguably one of England’s greatest all time strikers,

Jimmy has now turned raconteur, with hilarious and insightful evening into the world of football. Audience members are invited to ask Jimmy questions in a half hour Q & A session, the answers to which are sure to amuse and may even be a little unexpected!

Tickets: £15.00
Concessions: £13.50
Group Rate: £13.50 + 1 in 10 FREE

More details http://www.civictheatres.co.uk/
Or telephone 01245 606505

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Treasure Island

At the Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford

Monday 20 December – Saturday 1 January 7.30pm
Matinees 27, 28 & 31 December and 1 January at 3.30pm
No performances: 24, 25, 26 and evening of 31 December
Chelmsford Young Generation Amateur Musical Society presents

By arrangement with Samuel French Limited

This musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Classic tale promises boundless skullduggery and (yo-ho-ho…) bundles of fun.

So all aboard! And join Jim Hawkins on the seaboard adventure of a lifetime. There’s treasure to be found, pirates abound and all your old favorite sea dogs are involved – Blind Pew, Billy Bones and, of course, the rascally one legged Long John Silver.

Tickets: £12.00
Concessions: £10.00 available on all performances except Saturday evening

More details http://www.civictheatres.co.uk/
Or telephone 01245 606505
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Eastgate Events and Announcements
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11-Dec-2004 & 12-Dec-2004
Bob the Builder returns to Eastgate in Basildon for one of the biggest days of the year. He will be seen at various locations throughout the malls.

Throughout Malls
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Start 11-Dec-2004 -13-Dec-2004

Little Haven Children’s Hospice are back in the Eastgate Centre

This unique and valuable facility relies upon the generosity of public support, without which the hospice cannot offer the care and dedication these children deserve.

To provide its full range of services, the hospice requires in excess of £1.4m per annum, a small proportion of this comes from a Health Authority grant, the remainder from charitable gifts and donations from people who wish to support the hospice.

There here to collect and promote the great work they do…
Within the Lower Mall, near to Boys Base

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Eastgate Shopping Centre

Christmas Opening Times Week Starting 6th December

Monday 9:00am 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am 6:00pm

Sunday 10:00am 4:00pm
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Don’t forget to see Santa this week..

Santa's Grotto is open daily from 10am till 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am till 4pm on Sundays. So if you want to come and see the Eastgate Shopping Centre Christmas Groto and of course Father Christmas then get yourselves along from 10am.
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New Years Opening Times

Week Starting 3rd January


Monday 10:00am 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am 6:00pm
Sunday 10:00am 4:00pm

Normal Opening Hours Return after 3rd January - Monday to Friday 9am till 6pm and 10am till 4pm on Sundays.

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If you would like some help to get around Eastgate, then the centre have free electric and regular wheelchairs available.

Due to occasional high demand, it is best to pre-book these, by calling Shopmobility on 01268 533644 or 0800454863. The Shopmobility office is located on the Lower Galleries, right next to the car park. To borrow our chairs, you'll need just two pieces of identification, one of which has your address on it.

Other Shopmobility facilities include:

Full shopping centre access for wheelchairs
Disabled toilets on the Lower and Upper Malls
Disabled parking spaces

Also Onsight - the sighted guide service for visually impaired shoppers, are located in the Upper Galleries.

Telephone 01268 282247 or 0800 454863 for further details.

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The Eastgate Shopping Centre Creche

Is open from 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday/11am to 4pm Sunday

Sprogg.com qualified staff and a full child security system ensure your child is safe, sound and having lots of fun in the centre's crèche. Children aged 2 to 11, can stay for up to 2 hours, from 10.am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday and we have pre-bookable places for children with special needs, meaning that you can leave the children in capable hands, while you enjoy some excellent shopping.

For more information please visit: www.sprogg.com

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The Eastgate Shopping Centre General Services

Provide all the essential extras you need for a great day out including:

Including

Wide parking spaces for those with young children and/or mobility problems
Automatic doors and wheelchair access, The Eastgate Crèche, Free nappies in our Baby Care Suite, Free loan of pushchairs, A Safe Child scheme

Onsight - the sighted guide service for visually impaired shoppers

If general services can help in any way, just go along to the customer service desk on the Lower Mall, call the Customer Helpline on 0800 454863 or

email: care@eastgatecentre.com and they will be happy to oblige.

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Sunday, 12 December 2004

Yuletide Ramble at Noak Bridge

Turn up for an informal tour of Noak Bridge Nature Reserve with the Countryside Ranger. You can Discover the natural wonders, and enjoy mulled wine and mince pies afterwards with the reserve society to help your festivities get rolling

10:00 to 12:00

Dogs welcome at this event.

Booking is essential for this event - Please call 01268 550088

Cost free

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THURSDAY 16 DECEMBER:

Jongleurs on the Road, comedy
Time: 8pm
Venue: Civic Theatre, Chelmsford
Info: 01245 606505
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Saturday, 18 December 2004


Fancy sitting on Santa's knee?

Santas Grotto at Wat Tyler

You can visit Santa at Wat Tyler with a present for the children. Soak up the festive atmosphere in the historic cottages – complete with nativity scene. Mulled wine & mince pies will be served.

Accompanied children only.

The Groto Opens at 11:00 to 3:00pm

Booking is essential for this event - Please call 01268 550088

Cost £3.50

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Wednesday December 22nd


Chicago Rock Café, Basildon Festival Leisure

Ladies Night + 241 food from 7pm: 20:00 - 01:00

1/2 Price Cocktails all night. 1st Wednesday every month

ANN SUMMERS REP PARTY.

Last Wednesday of the Month 999 Party
Admission: Free all Night
Dress code: Anything goes. Over 18s only

Phone : 01268 531005

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Looking At The Local Films....
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The Incredibles – Certificate U

A family of superheroes jump into action in Disney’s latest animated adventure. When retired superhero Mr incredible is asked to resume his role by a mysterious informant, he jumps at the chance. But the offer is not quite what it seems.

Starring: Brad Bird, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson

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A Cinderella Story – Cert PG

Family, Romantic Comedy –

Sam is made to do all the hard work by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, but, when her mobile phone is found by a mystery boy, things start to get better – but will the school dance be a happy ending?

Starring: Chad Michael Murray, Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge

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After The Sunset – Certificate 12A

This high-stakes action comedy begins where most great heist movies end – with a pair of master thieves escaping to a tropical island. But when an old nemesis - a crafty FBI agent - turns up, a riveting game of cat and mouse begins

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Woody Harrelson

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Bad Santa

Based on a story by the Coen Brothers, this comedy crime caper tells the tale of a crooked Santa and his elfin friend who rob a different department store every year, until a troubled kid makes them remember the true spirit of Christmas.

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Brett Kelly, Tony Cox

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Bridget Jones: Edge Of Reason – Cert 15

In this charming comedy sequel, Bridget is already becoming uncomfortable in her relationship with Mark Darcy. Apart from discovering he's a conservative voter, she has to deal with a new boss, a strange contractor, and the worst vacation of her life.

Starring: Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Renée Zellweger

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Westend Shows Coming Soon...
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Opens 17 December 2004, Closes 22 January 2005

ALADDIN by Billie Brown

The Old Vic, Waterloo Road, SE1
Prices: £10-£35
Box office: 0870 060 6628 (bkg fee)
Nearest tube station: Waterloo

This classic tale contains all the popular characters you would expect to find in the British pantomime.


Previews 11 March, Opens 30 March 2005

BILLY ELLIOT - THE MUSICAL

Victoria Palace, Victoria Street, SW1
Prices: £17.50-£50
Box office: 0870 895 5577
The team behind the film plus Sir Elton John turns the highly acclaimed
film into an all-singing, all-dancing stage spectacular.


Opens 5 March 2005

ON THE TOWN by Bernstein

Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, WC2
Prices: £5-£77
Length 2h40
Box office: 020 7632 8300

Three American sailors have just one day's shore leave with which to experience everything the Big Apple has to offer.

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