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Leigh On Sea News. News In Brief - New Members Needed. A LOCAL choir are looking for new members to join their friendly group.

Leigh On Sea News. News In Brief – New Members Needed. A LOCAL choir are looking for new members to join their friendly group.

News In Brief - New Members Needed. A LOCAL choir are looking for new members to join their friendly group.

New Members Needed

A LOCAL choir are looking for new members to join their friendly group.

Eastwood Singers, formally called the Eastwood Chorale, are having an open evening on Wednesday, June 21 at 8pm.

The evening will be held at Eastwood Community Centre, and all are welcome.

Sheet music and refreshments will be provided.

A spokesperson said: “we are a friendly and versatile group of male and female singers. we meet every Wednesday evening at Eastwood Community 8 -10pm, and there is plenty of free parking.

We usually have a concert twice a year.

“We had a Coronation Concert in a Church in Rayleigh which was very successful with a packed audience, with the choir singing Zadok the Priest and last night of the Proms with flag waving and audience participation.”

The choir have just started rehearsing for a concert in October which will be featuring Musicals South Pacific, The King and I, Chess ,Les Miserables and Show Boat.

“We need more people, and there is no audition just an enjoyment of singing together.

It is a way of making new friends and our fees are quite reasonable”’.

Call 01702 528667.for more information.

The full address f the rehearsal venue is: Western Approaches, Southend on sea. SS2 6XY.


SOS Club returns to Leigh


A POPULAR club returns to Leigh Community Centre for the first time in 2023.

The SOS Club returns to Leigh Community Centre, with a double bill to get things going.

First up is Leigh’s finest soul band STUD 100 And The Beautiful People, who will be bringing their wonderful blend of urban motown, stax and northern soul to the centre, complete with a force of nature four piece brass section.

Following them, a real treat – the first performance of Under Pressure.

Spokesperson and musician John B said: “A few years ago, for a charity concert called the ‘The Last Resort’ a bunch of talented local musicians from successful tribute bands performed Queen’s ‘Live Aid’ set to 500 people at the Mill Hall in Rayleigh. It was the highlight of an amazing event and put the seed of an idea into the heads of those musicians.
“Now, from the ashes of that performance comes ‘Under Pressure’ a tribute to the music of Queen, presenting a journey through the years of the biggest and best hits from this iconic band’s catalogue, with the finale being a faithful reproduction of the Live Aid set, complete with audience participation ‘Ay-ops’.”

Tickets for this extravaganza are only £5 (children free).

“Bar opens at 1pm and you’ll be home for tea!” adds John.


Rayleigh car found


A STOLEN car, which has been missing from Rayleigh, was found by police within ten minutes of it being taken.

Officers were called to a residential address on Victoria Avenue shortly after 3am on Friday, June 2, following reports of a Mercedes being stolen from the driveway.

After attending within minutes, officers located the stolen car a short distance away, abandoned by suspects.

Enquiries remain ongoing to identify the suspects and no arrests have been made at this stage.

A spokesman from Essex Police said: “If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.

“You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

“Visit to find out more about our website reporting services.

“Alternatively you can call us on 101.

“In an emergency always call 999.

“If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @CrimestoppersUK, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

“Please quote incident 117 of 2 June when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.”


Cycling in Rochford

A WOMEN-friendly cycling event took place in Rochford as part of Southend Wheelers’ week-long series of free event in June.

An evening 15–20-mile ride on June 13th saw cyclist ride on local roads, starting out from Rochford Square.

The event was part on in initiative to encourage cycling for mixed abilities, specifically aimed at introducing women to cycling.

On the first Saturday of most months, the group organise ‘women friendly’ cycle rides

Those interested can email [email protected] for more details or visit website


Gary in Punderland


Writer and TV comedian Gary Delaney is back, and is ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world.

Star of Live at the Apollo, one of the most sought-after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you a brand-new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you’re hunting for snark, Gary’s got it covered!

Called “One of Britain’s grandmasters of the one-liner’’ and a “master craftsman”, the performance, at Palace Theatre on Tuesday, June 27th, will have you rolling in the isle.

Buy ticekts at:


Relive Take That


RELIGHT Your Fire with a new production of Take That’s smash hit musical ‘Greatest Days.’

The show features more than 15 record-breaking Take That songs, alongside a heart-warming story of love, loss and laughter from award-winning writer Tim Firth that will make your heart ‘Shine’.

Greatest Days stars the award-winning Kym Marsh, who shot to stardom in noughties band Hear’Say and now best known for Coronation Street, Waterloo Road and as a presenter on the BBC’s Morning Live.

The musical follows five boy band obsessed best friends in the 1990s, who reunite over 20 years later to see their heartthrobs one last time in what could be the Greatest Days of their life.

Previously titled The Band, the show broke box office records and delighted audiences around the United Kingdom when it performed from 2017 – 2019.

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Take That’s first ever UK number 1 single Pray and coinciding with the summer 2023 release of the official movie of this smash hit musical – the show, running at the Cliffs Pavilion from Tuesday June 20th to Saturday June 24th, Greatest Days is sure to be a night out at the theatre you will Never Forget.

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