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Apr

01 Sat 8:00PM

70s Rewind! Dare to Flare! @ Maritime Room

Dance yourself back in time with 70s specialist DJ John Watson – bringing the Glam Rock era back in all its glory with a mirror-ball… read more

Apr

01 Sat 8:00PM

Tez Ilyas @ Dixon Studio

Join one of the UK’s most exciting rising stars as he heads out on his first nationwide tour…
In 2015, Tez Ilyas achieved phenomenal… read more

Apr

01 Sat 8:00PM

FEEL THE STEEL @ CHINNERYS

Live music starting from 8.00pm. Tickets available from www.seetickets.com… read more

Apr

01 Sat 7:00PM

The Cabaret Club @ CHALKWELL PARK ROOMS

An evening of the finest cabaret hosted by Mystic Mick, complete with a scrumptious pre-show two course dinner from our head chef.
Ticket options… read more

Apr

01 Sat 4:30PM

The Blues Spiders @ RAILWAY HOTEL

This Saturday, 1st April – no fools here, just 2 sets of blues, swing and r’n’b from 4.30pm… read more

Apr

02 Sun 7:30PM

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Melodius Midsummer @ Cliffs Pavilion

Conductor: Alexander shelleySoloist: Teo Gheorghiu (piano)
Mendelssohn: Overture, Nocturne & Scherzo from Midsummer Night’s DreamTchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1Sibelius: Symphony No. 5Click on the… read more

Apr

02 Sun 12:00PM

The Forum Board Game Club

Join in with our board game club, fortnightly for anyone who would like to attend. Feel free to drop in and enjoy a few games… read more

Apr

02 Sun 1:00PM

Jazz & Tapas @ O Picado

Mick Foster (saxes) & Tim Huskisson (pno) play melodic jazz in the indoor garden at O Picado restaurant. Portugese tapas served, tapas for 2 inc… read more

Apr

02 Sun 4:30PM

Martin McNeill’s Bottleneck Blues featuring West Weston

Goodtime blues from Martin McNeill, Steve West Weston, JJ Zarbo and Roy Webber

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Apr

03 Mon 8:00PM

Open Mic Night @ Railway Hotel

Every Monday, hosted by genius Dave Woodcock… read more

Apr

03 Mon 1:30PM

ARTS & CRAFTS WITH THE ART MINISTRY @ LEIGH COMMUNITY CENTRE

The event will be held in Leigh Community Centre, 71-73 Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1SP, and is £4.00 per child to… read more

Apr

03 Mon 11:00AM

Surfers Against Sewage Big Spring Beach Clean 2017

Thorpe Bay Beach needs your helping hands on Monday 3rd April. Join Surfers Against Sewage and your local community for a Big Spring Beach Clean… read more

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04 Tue 6:00PM

Grimm Tales @ Dixon Studio

Have you ever wondered what actually happened to Sleeping Beauty, or how the moon really appeared in the sky? Deep in the forest, there lives… read more

Apr

04 Tue 6:00PM

Grimm Tales @ Dixon Studio

Have you ever wondered what actually happened to Sleeping Beauty, or how the moon really appeared in the sky? Deep in the forest, there lives… read more

Apr

04 Tue 8:00PM

OPEN MIC NIGHT @ ROYAL HOTEL

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Come join us for an open mic night of great music by local performers. Every Tuesday night from 8pm. Over 18′s only… read more

Apr

05 Wed 1:30PM

Brainiac @ PALACE THEATRE

Strap on your safety goggles boys and girls, due to popular demand Science’s greatest and most volatile live show is returning with a vengeance… read more

Apr

06 Thu 8:30PM

10cc @ CLIFFS PAVILION

***ONLINE SALES ONLY***No telephone bookings or personal callers /counter sales will be made. Customers requiring disabled access please call the Box Office.
Among the… read more

Apr

06 Thu 11:00AM

Football: A Game of Two Crafts @ Beecroft Art Gallery

Football: A Game of Two Crafts
Location: Beecroft
06 April 2017 – 06 April 2017
11am – 2pm  |  Drop-in event  |  Activity: £2

Calling all young football… read more

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Apr

07 Fri 8:30PM

PREVIEW @ RNA CLUB

PREVIEW is a FREE ‘Live Music’ venue now running for 33 years.
It’s a friendly atmosphere with stage, lights & good surround sound.
Due… read more

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07 Fri 8:00PM

Soul Of Santana @ Touchline

Soul of Santana, the UK Santana tribute show. Awesome musicians who capture all the excitement and energy of Carlos Santana and his band at their… read more

Apr

07 Fri 8:00PM

Aladdinsane: The Sound & Vision of Bowie @ MARITIME ROOM

David Bowie: a living legend through his timeless music and various incarnations from Ziggy Stardust to Halloween Jack of the Diamond Dogs period, to the… read more

Apr

07 Fri 11:00AM

Exploring the Moon @ SOUTHEND PLANETARIUM

Exploring the Moon
Location: Southend07 April 2017 – 07 April 2017
Uncover the secrets of Earth’s moon in this fascinating Planetarium session over Easter. Learn… read more

Apr

07 Fri 10:00AM

MAD HATTERS EASTER TEA PARTY @ LEIGH COMMUNITY CENTRE

MAD HATTERS EASTER TEA PARTY

The event will be held in Leigh Community Centre, 71-73 Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1SP, and is… read more

Apr

07 Fri 8:00PM

DAVE RANDALL – SOUND SYSTEM: BOOK LAUNCH @ CHALKWELL HALL

Metal are delighted to be hosting the launch event for Dave Randall‘s Sound System: The Political Power of Music here at Chalkwell Hall. Dave… read more

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Apr

07 Fri 8:30PM

PREVIEW @ RNA CLUB

PREVIEW is a FREE ‘Live Music’ venue now running for 33 years. It’s a friendly atmosphere with stage, lights & good surround sound.

…….Each… read more

Apr

07 Fri 8:00PM

Killatrix / Fire At Dawn / Fortify @ The Venue

This is our first visit to The Venue (next door to the Cricketers pub) in Southend and we’re joined on stage by local badasses… read more

Apr

07 Fri 8:00PM

PINK FLAMINGO @ THE RAILWAY

Playing this month we have Ice Cold Slush, having just released “Messy Endings” on Burger Records on the 17th March we are really pleased that… read more

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08 Sat 8:00PM

Richard Digance @ Touchline

RICHARD DIGANCE makes a very welcome return to Touchline.

His previous Touchline shows sold out well in advance, so please don’t leave it too… read more

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08 Sat 10:00AM

Southend at War @ Central Museum

Hear the stories and experiences of local Southenders, both young and old, throughout the Second World War. Handle original objects, look through local images and… read more

Apr

08 Sat 7:30PM

Boyband Mania! @ MARITIME ROOM

Boyband Mania takes you back in time to when Boybands ruled the charts!! Stars of London’s West End come together to create the ultimate… read more

Apr

08 Sat 8:00PM

Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night @ CLIFFS PAVILION

Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili known for his legendary stand-up performances is back on a nationwide tour! Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always… read more

Apr

08 Sat 9:00PM

Straight Razor | Howling Black Soul, Suspects and Ren Stedman! @ HAYSTACK PUB CANVEY

STRAIGHT RAZOR PRESENTS…

Howling Black Soul, Suspects and Ren Stedman!WE’RE BACK WITH OUT FIRST EVENT OF THE YEAR! We are proper excited to… read more

Apr

08 Sat 10:00AM

136 Vulcans & some paintings by John Jarvis @ THE FORUM

Exhibition at The Forum in Southend. 

This is what John says about his exhibition: ” I’ve made 136 Vulcans like the one at our airport… read more

Apr

09 Sun 4:00PM

Live Jazz with Jason Lane West @ MAWSONS MICRO PUB

Come and join us at Mawsons Micro Pub Southchurch Road, to enjoy a wonderful afternoon of Live Jazz with the wonderful saxofonist Jason! Enjoy great… read more

Apr

10 Mon 8:00PM

Open Mic Night @ Railway Hotel

Every Monday, hosted by genius Dave Woodcock… read more

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11 Tue 7:45PM

Caught in the Net @ Dixon Studio

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Linidsfarne perform a hilarious farce by Ray Cooney, John Smith is a London cabbie driver but he has two wifes, he lives with one in… read more

Apr

11 Tue 8:00PM

Grease @ CLIFFS PAVILION

“THE No.1 GREATEST MUSICAL!” 100 Greatest Musicals, Channel 4
He’s the one that you WANT!! Tom Parker, from the UK’s top boy… read more

Apr

11 Tue 8:00PM

OPEN MIC NIGHT @ ROYAL HOTEL

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Come join us for an open mic night of great music by local performers. Every Tuesday night from 8pm. Over 18′s only… read more

Apr

11 Tue 10:00AM

Recycling Crafts Workshop @ THE FORUM

Come along to our FREE drop-in workshop and learn how to make fantastic new things from old junk!

Drop in to the Children’s… read more

Apr

12 Wed 10:00AM

Story Quest Easter & Half Term Workshops @ Palace Theatre

Story Quest WorkshopsWednesday 12 April & Tuesday 30 May10am-4pm
These one day story adventures at the Palace Theatre will bring books to life and… read more

Apr

12 Wed 12:15PM

LUNCHTIME RECITALS | TIM SMITH @ SOUTHEND CIVIC CENTRE

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All concerts take place from 12.15pm – 1.00pm
FREE ADMISSION with a retiring collection.

Recitals are held in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre,
Victoria… read more

Apr

12 Wed 7:00PM

BIRD OF PREY EVENING @ BELFAIRS WOODLAND CENTRE

Join Nigel and Molly King from Kent Owl Academy, for a talk about birds of prey.

They will be showing and flying birds round the… read more

Apr

12 Wed 10:00AM

Object in Focus: Japanese Shogi Set @ Central Museum

To celebrate the exciting loan of the Horniman Museum’s Japanese Shogi Set, we will take you on a journey through the changing landscape of… read more

Apr

13 Thu 2:00PM

FUN THURSDAYS @ BELFAIRS WOODLAND CENTRE

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The event will be held in Belfairs Woodland Centre, Belfairs Park, Vardon Drive / Eastwood Road North, Leigh-on-Sea, and is £6 per child to… read more

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Apr

14 Fri 8:30PM

PREVIEW @ RNA CLUB

PREVIEW is a FREE ‘Live Music’ venue now running for 33 years. It’s a friendly atmosphere with stage, lights & good surround sound.

…….Each… read more

Apr

14 Fri 2:00PM

The First Hippo On The Moon @ PALACE THEATRE

From Number One best selling Children’s author David Walliams comes an explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. Two big hippos… read more

Apr

14 Fri 10:00AM

EASTER WEEKEND AT SEALIFE ADVENTURE

An exciting Treasure hunt around the aquarium! With face-paint and colouring competition located in the education room, this is a weekend event not to… read more

Apr

14 Fri 1:30PM

GOOD FRIDAY – CRAFTS DROP-IN @ BELFAIRS WOODLAND CENTRE

 The event will be held in Belfairs Woodland Centre, Belfairs Park, Vardon Drive / Eastwood Road North, Leigh-on-Sea, and is small charge for crafts… read more

Apr

15 Sat 4:30PM

Famous Potatoes @ Railway Hotel

The Potatoes will be playing a late afternoon set (or two) at Southend’s fabulous Railway Hotel on Easter Saturday, 16h30 or so

 

MORE… read more

Apr

15 Sat 7:00PM

ELECTRIC TEA SET @ FISHERMEN’S CHAPEL

Electronic music and spoken word happening ELECTRIC TEA SET is back at the Fishermen’s Chapel for its fourth year. There’ll be weird &amp… read more

Apr

17 Mon 8:00PM

Open Mic Night @ Railway Hotel

Every Monday, hosted by genius Dave Woodcock… read more

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17 Mon 11:15AM

Merry It Was…. extracts

Jubilant Productions bring extracts from their critically acclaimed World War 1 poetry performance Merry It Was To Laugh There to Gunners Park as part of… read more

Apr

18 Tue 8:00PM

OPEN MIC NIGHT @ ROYAL HOTEL

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Come join us for an open mic night of great music by local performers. Every Tuesday night from 8pm. Over 18′s only… read more

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19 Wed 7:30PM

Offside @ Clifftown Theatre

Heart thumping with oxygenised blood, adrenalin flooding every little bit of me and every little bit of me is every little bit of the field… read more

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19 Wed 8:00PM

OLD TRUNK: Fran & Leni by Sadie Hasler @ Palace Theatre

1976. Fran & Leni meet in a North London comp. Three years later they are The Rips. Girls with guitars, bored of playing nice.Music… read more

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21 Fri 8:00PM

The Alter Eagles @ Touchline

Gigging for more than ten years, rehearsing for nearly a year before that, six strong-minded musicians, someone else’s repertoire, pubs, clubs, arts centres… read more

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21 Fri 7:30PM

Author Talk: Matthew Hall @ The Forum

Get your FREE Ticket here: www.southendlam.eventbrite.com

The hugely successful author and screenwriter Matthew Hall, otherwise known as M. R. Hall, will be… read more

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Apr

21 Fri 8:30PM

PREVIEW @ RNA CLUB

PREVIEW is a FREE ‘Live Music’ venue now running for 33 years. It’s a friendly atmosphere with stage, lights & good surround sound.

…….Each… read more

Apr

21 Fri 8:00PM

Richard Digance @ Palace Theatre

Richard Digance is a rare performer in that he’s respected by comedians for his original material and by musicians for being an accomplished performer… read more

Apr

21 Fri 8:00PM

Stephen Bailey @ PALACE THEATRE

‘Guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record), Stephen Bailey wants to talk! In this debut tour he is tackling the art of conversation. With so much social media… read more

Apr

21 Fri 8:00PM

Cosmic Puffin Warm Up Extravaganza!! @ Peggy Sue’s

A special Friday night Siren’s Spectacular! Let’s make some noise!!!!Cosmic Puffin Festival warm up featuring Dr Zod, The Dirty Fairies, Angel and… read more

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22 Sat 9:30AM

Westwood Art Group: Spring Exhibition @ Hadleigh Old Fire Station

Spring Art Exhibition by the Westwood Art Group at Hadleigh Old Fire Station
This year the club is celebrating its 40th birthday and its very… read more

Apr

22 Sat 11:00AM

The Tap Dancing Mermaid @ PALACE THEATRE

It’s time for the moon to tell his tale. It is Moon’s job to light the long dark nights on Earth and to… read more

Apr

22 Sat 1:30PM

The Tap Dancing Mermaid @ PALACE THEATRE

It’s time for the moon to tell his tale. It is Moon’s job to light the long dark nights on Earth and to… read more

Apr

22 Sat 7:30PM

PRAMKICKER @ PALACE THEATRE

Jude has always known she doesn’t want kids. Her sister Susie isn’t sure.
One day, in a café full of ‘yummy mummies’, Jude… read more

Apr

22 Sat 7:30PM

Sara Pascoe @ PALACE THEATRE

Sara Pascoe is an animal. After publishing a book exploring the evolution of the female body, Sara now considers further issues – will pornography lead to… read more

Apr

22 Sat 9:00PM

Fran & Leni @ PALACE THEATRE

1976. Fran & Leni meet in a North London comp. Three years later they are The Rips. Girls with guitars, bored of playing nice.
Music… read more

Apr

22 Sat 10:00AM

Object in Focus: Japanese Shogi Set @ CENTRAL MUSEUM

Object in Focus: Japanese Shogi Set
Location: Central
12 April 2017 – 22 July 2017
To celebrate the exciting loan of the Horniman Museum’s Japanese… read more

Apr

22 Sat 10:30AM

Art History Mornings: Bloomsbury & The Art of Vanessa Bell @ BEECROFT GALLERY

Art History Mornings: Bloomsbury & The Art of Vanessa Bell
Location: Beecroft22 April 2017 – 22 April 2017
The artist Vanessa Bell has been over-shadowed… read more

Apr

22 Sat 12:40PM

Angel & the Melodyhorns: Record Store Day + Folk & Ale Festival

A day of chaos and joy for the Melodyhorns! We are happy to be part of Record Store Day this year where an eclectic host… read more

Apr

22 Sat 7:30PM

PRIMO NELSON: Raiders Of The Lost Funk @ CHINNERYS

In association with Soundcrash Funk & Soul Big Weekender, Primo Nelson are back! Hosting this awesome event of Funk madness with an Indiana Jones theme… read more

Apr

22 Sat 8:00PM

Pride & Glory presents: CREEPSHOW

We invite you all to join us for the launch event for Pride & Glory’s upcoming exhibition :CREEP SHOW: A celebration of the creepy… read more

Apr

22 Sat 11:00AM

Folk & Ale Festival @ SOUTHEND PIER

Come along top the Royal Pavilion on Southend Pier for a weekend of great music and great ale in support of Leigh Folk Festival!Entry… read more

Apr

22 Sat 2:00PM

Fancy a Brew? LGBTQI* community meeting @ FOCAL POINT

Scottee is inviting local LGBTQI* residents into the gallery for a cup of tea and a slice of cake. He wants to investigate fears, hopes… read more

Apr

22 Sat 7:00PM

An Evening with Rodgers & Hammerstein @ LEIGH ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH

Charity Concert ‘An Evening with Rodgers and Hammerstein’.Saturday 22nd April 7.00 p.m. at Leigh Road Baptist Church.The Two Elizabeths and Southend… read more

Apr

22 Sat 3:30PM

The Wellbeing Seminar @ CLIFFTOWN THEATRE

A presentation at the Wellbeing Now Seminar – Along with a host of other great speakers.How we experience life depends on how conscious we are… read more

Apr

22 Sat 7:00PM

SKA FEVER @ Park Tavern

Join us on Saturday the 22nd of April for SKA FEVER!Join us from 7pm!

 

MORE HERE… read more

Apr

22 Sat 10:00PM

Bubble Gum Alternative Retro Club @ Annie’s Bar Southend

BUBBLE GUM ALTERNATIVE RETRO NIGHT DJ Ian Punter Spinning Retro alternative tunes from …Brit Pop Grunge Indie New Wave Ska Mod New Romantic Classic Rock… read more

Apr

23 Sun 3:00PM

Endellion Quartet: Sunny Sibelius @ PALACE THEATRE

Haydn: String Quartet in C major Op. 54/2Sibelius: String Quartet Op. 56 “Voces Intimae”Brahms: String Quartet Op. 51 No. 2 in A minorClick… read more

Apr

23 Sun 8:00PM

The Solid Silver 60s Show @ CLIFFS PAVILION

Over 30 years, the Solid Silver 60s Show has entertained the nation and celebrated history’s most successful decade of music. Commonly referred to as… read more

Apr

23 Sun 4:00PM

SoSlam Young Songwriters Live @ Peggy Sue’s

Songwriting friends from the SoSlam and Metal music workshop, will be performing Originals at Peggy Sue’s Music Bar. We will be organising, hosting and… read more

Apr

23 Sun 6:30PM

RISEN: Free Cinema Leigh Road Baptist Church

FREE event (12) rated, all welcome.Sunday 23 April, 6:30pm. FREE!Leigh Road Baptist Church AuditoriumMarguerite Drive, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 1NNBig Screen… read more

Apr

24 Mon 8:00PM

Open Mic Night @ Railway Hotel

Every Monday, hosted by genius Dave Woodcock… read more

Apr

24 Mon 8:00PM

The Jazz Mix presents The Alley Cats @ MARITIME ROOM

The Alley Cats features the punchy sound of Gary Plumley on tenor saxophone and Dennis Rollins on trombone together with a top class local rhythm… read more

Apr

24 Mon 6:00PM

LOCAL GOSSIP @ CHALKWELL HALL

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A nomadic, arty, talk thing for Southend artists, makers and fakers. A chance to chat about work away from your laptop, share knowledge and spread… read more

Apr

25 Tue 8:00PM

OPEN MIC NIGHT @ ROYAL HOTEL

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Come join us for an open mic night of great music by local performers. Every Tuesday night from 8pm. Over 18′s only… read more

Apr

25 Tue 8:00PM

The Verdict @ PALACE THEATRE

MIDDLE GROUND THEATRE COMPANY LTDPresentsThe World Stage Premiere ofThe Verdict By Barry ReedAdapted by Margaret May HobbsDesigned & directed by Michael Lunney
STARRING CLIVE MANTLE… read more

Apr

25 Tue 8:00PM

Battlelines the Final @Peggy Sues

Awesome evening of LIVE acoustic music that’s interactive Series 2 FINALE with Chris Robson Nicola Collis Owen Williams Using the line:’Buring the candle… read more

Apr

26 Wed 8:00PM

Led Zeppelin Masters @ CLIFFS PAVILION

London, 14th November 2016: Following two sold-out shows at the Sydney Opera House, and the nationwide tour that followed in 2016, Australia’s celebrated… read more

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27 Thu 12:00PM

Behind the Scenes: Dress and Textiles Store @ Beecroft Art Gallery

This exciting look behind the scenes of our Dress and Textiles store will let you into the secrets of how we care for and store… read more

Apr

27 Thu 7:30PM

Linnen plus BLAB & Orlean (+ VERY SPECIAL GUEST) @ CHINNERYS

Bringing the soul back to Southend for 2017!Linnen with his band will headline Chinnerys Southend on 27th April. Supported by BLAB and Orlean. Very… read more

Apr

27 Thu 9:00PM

Bad Luck & Trouble @ the Mariners

An evening of rip roaring blues and RnB for you all to shake your thing to. Your weekend starts here!! 9pm til late.

 

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Apr

28 Fri 12:00PM

Southend Art Club Spring Exhibition @ Rochford WI Hall

Southend Art Club Spring Exhibition
The largest Art Club in Essex will
show 250 paintings in all mediums on
Friday 28th to 30th.April 2017… read more

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28 Fri 8:30PM

PREVIEW @ RNA CLUB

PREVIEW is a FREE ‘Live Music’ venue now running for 33 years. It’s a friendly atmosphere with stage, lights & good surround sound.

…….Each… read more

Apr

28 Fri 8:00PM

The Dreamboys @ CLIFFS PAVILION

The Dreamboys, the UK’s ultimate Magic Mike style show, are back and hotter than ever with a brand new show and UK tour for… read more