Clacton and North East Essex Arts and Literary Society

AGM Report by Hon. Vice President Mrs Patrice Waller March 18th

Traditionally the Society has sought to have each Monday evening sponsored, other than the first, which is dedicated to the memory of our major benefactor, Sqn. Leader Hartley.

This gives local businesses the opportunity to support us in our aim to provide the best possible varied entertainment for us all to enjoy and, should they wish, advertise themselves to members by way of a display and the distribution of leaflets in the outer foyer on their sponsorship evening.  Their contribution and support appears in our programme and is also acknowledged in the local press when our pre-season advertisement is published. We also have a number of private sponsors from amongst our loyal membership.  The current charge to sponsor an evening is £300 and the total sum raised from sponsors is a significant part of our overall income. It must be said that we are most grateful to all who help us in this way.

Now that you are all aware of some of next season’s programme I will be seeking sponsors for each of these evenings.  I am hopeful that many of those who kindly supported us last season will be willing to do so once again but, as we are only too aware, the commercial world is going through tough times and so we may lose some.  We were fortunate enough to find two new sponsors during our coming year but we would welcome any suggestions you may have as to possible new sponsors should we need them. If you have any suggestions and wish to contact me my telephone number can be found on the back of your membership card.

Hon. Vice President Mrs Patrice Waller

Past and present sponsors of Clacton & North East Essex Arts & Literary Society

  • Boydens Estate Agents the place where people and property meet
  • Thompson, Smith & Puxon
  • CountyWide Lettings, Letting Agency, Estate Agents, Real Estate
  • Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Fred Olsen Travel Worldwide Holiday/Cruise Specialists, Colchester
  • Standard Chartered Music Society
  • GCS Alarms Intruder Alarms, Fire Alarms, CCTV Systems
  • The Beaumonts at FRINTON MANOR
  • Michael and Julie Payne
  • Mr Keith Baines and Mr Mike Collins
  • Mr & Mrs Ken Green
  • Mrs Penny Smith
  • Don Dunham
  • Keith Middleton
  • Janet Dewing
  • Lois & Tony  Schatten
  • Alan & Cindy Hardy
  • Eric and Irene Hammond
  • Mary Canham
  • Freda Leech, Meryl and Peter Brown
  • Leisure Centres in Essex
  • Leslie Barlow Funeral Directors
  • Mark’s Mobility Centre 359a, Holland Rd Clacton-On-Sea Esses
  • Derek and Sheila Norman
  • Norman & Neill Opticians
  • Reader Offers Ltd Cruise was incorporated in 1995. With offices in Colchester
  • Tendring Reuse & Employment Enterprise
  • Princes Theatre
  • West Cliff Theatre Clacton & Arts Centre
  • The Avenue Floriest
  • Hockley Glass and Windows
  • Colchester High School
  • Alister Keeble Solicitors
  • George and Ivy Romney
  • McCarthy and Stone
  • Health Plan
  • Essex Theatre & Leisure Club
  • Coronation Toyota Frinton Road
  • Mansion House Florists in Clacton on Sea

Having regard to our charitable status, it is our policy to keep the price of the season ticket as low as possible. Our success in doing so rest, in no little way, on getting local businesses, societies and indivduals to support, by way of sponsorship, each of our prsentations. The Society acknowledges with gratitude the assistance and interest given each season by those listed in the programme.

Boydens J V Story Estate Agents

March 2nd 2015 – With the ultimate tribute to a jazz icon we close the season with “THE ULTIMATE LOUIS ARMSTRONG SHOW” featuring the award winning BATEMAN BROTHERS JAZZ BAND. Joining the band will be singing sensation Maggie Reeday, Britain’s best banjo/guitar man Thomas ‘Spats’ Langham and amazing trumpeter Enrico Tomasso. Sponsored by BOYDENS/J V …

Countywide Lettings and Property Management

Professional lettings management for landlords and tenants At Countywide Lettings & Property Management we are proud to be recognised by the council as experienced property specialists. We offer a full property management service including emergency call outs and monetary collections. We let out properties for private landlords at all prices, and in all shapes and …

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Address: Fred. Olsen House, White House Rd, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 5LL Phone: 0800 0355110 Hours: Open 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m Fred. Olsen cruise holidays – Enjoy exceptional value for money Cruise with Fred. Olsen and enjoy great value, with so much included in the price. So you can relax, knowing that once you’ve booked your cruise …

GCS Alarms Ltd

February 12th – ‘AN AUDIENCE WITH REV. RICHARD COLES’ with his popular talk ‘FROM POP STAR TO PARSON’. Richard tells the story of being ‘Top of The Pop’s in the 80s to the present as Church of England priest, radio broadcaster and TV show panellist. Sponsored by GCS Alarms Ltd   GCS Alarms Ltd  has …

Leslie Barlow Funeral Directors

January 22nd – Retired High Court Judge, SIR ALISTAIR MACDUFF. Before his appointment to the bench he was a leading QC and during his career he presided over many high-profile trials. His talk tonight is titled ‘ANECDOTES FROM A LIFE OF CRIME’.      Sponsored by LESLEY BARLOW, Clacton-on-Sea. Email: lesleybarlowfunerals@googlemail.com Contact Details Address: 98 Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, …

Marks Mobility Centre Ltd

Mark’s Mobility are a family run business, and we have been established for 8 years. We pride ourselves on looking after our customers and our success has been due to many recommendations from satisfied customers. January 26th 2015 – MIRANDA KRESTOVNIKOFF, a History and Wildlife expert, will convey her passion for wildlife conservation and the environment …

Reader Offers Ltd

Reader Offers look after your holiday as if it were our own’ February 16th 2015 – Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, ONYX BRASS continues to be the leading light in establishing the brass quintet and presenting it in the entertaining and articulate style that has become the group’s trademark. BBC Music Magazine described the group …

Talisman Coaches Lines

Providing Quality day trips and short tours within the UK and across Europe for 60 years Coach and Minibus Hire Address: The Coach Station, Harwich Road, Great Bromley, Colchester CO7 7UL Talisman Coach Lines is your expert travel companion. Comfort, safety and value for money go hand in hand with the highest level of customer service. …

Tendring Reuse and Recycling Limited

Address: 1 Jessop Close, Stephenson Rd W, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 4LX Phone:01255 863007 Hours: 9:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. A Leading Furniture Project Based In Essex Leading the way in Reuse & Recycling Tendring Reuse and Employment Enterprise (T.R.E.E.) is a charity who provides volunteer and work placement opportunities for people in the local community. We specialise …

The Hearing Care Centre

For All Your Hearing Care Needs October 20th – ROY HATTERSLEY’S talk this evening entitled “THE DEVONSHIRES” explores a great British dynasty, a family that made and lost fortunes and built great houses, patronised the arts and pioneered the railways.  Popular history at its best. Sponsored by THE HEARING CARE CENTRE, Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester and centres …

The Legacy Kingscliff Hotel

The Legacy Kingscliff Hotel is a traditional hotel with a prime front line position on the beach in Holland-On-Sea near Clacton. The hotel enjoys invigorating sea views and you can stroll along the promenade and breathe in the fresh sea air. This magnificent and original 1930’s hotel is perfect for weddings, conferences, meetings and functions …

Thompson Smith and Puxon

Thompson Smith and Puxon January 29th – JENNI MURRAY, journalist, broadcaster and presenter of Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour presents ‘A HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN 21 WOMEN’.  Jenni draws together the lives of twenty-one women to shed light upon a variety of social, political, religious and cultural aspects of British history. Sponsored by THOMPSON, SMITH & …

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