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

  •  Kings Coaches  Phone: 01206 210332
  • The Probus Club of Frinton, Walton and District
  • Groups Direct Freephone 0800 049 8309
  • The Hearing Care Centre 3 Headgate, Colchester · 01206 760839
  • Thompson, Smith & Puxon
  • Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Leslie Barlow Funeral Directors
  • Mark’s Mobility Centre 359a, Holland Rd Clacton-On-Sea
  • Michael and Julie Payne
  • Boydens Estate Agents the place where people and property meet
  • CountyWide Lettings, Letting Agency, Estate Agents, Real Estate
  • Fred Olsen Travel Worldwide Holiday/Cruise Specialists, Colchester
  • Standard Chartered Music Society
  • GCS Alarms Intruder Alarms, Fire Alarms
  • The Beaumonts at FRINTON MANOR
  • Janet Dewing
  • Jeanine Calver in memory of Mary Canham
  •  Mr & Mrs Les Beard
  •  Vic Middleton
  • 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
  • Derek and Sheila Norman
  • Norman & Neill Opticians
  • Reader Offers Ltd Cruise
  • Tendring Reuse & Employment Enterprise
  • Princes Theatre
  • West Cliff Theatre Clacton & Arts Centre
  • The Avenue Florist
  • Hockley Glass and Windows
  • Colchester High School
  • Alister Keeble Solicitors
  • George and Ivy Romney
  • McCarthy and Stone
  • Health Plan
  • Essex Theatre & Leisure Club
  • 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 individuals to support, by way of sponsorship, each of our presentations. 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 …

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 …

Groups Direct

Groups Direct is an award-winning Group Travel Company.  Simon Warwick and Gavin Davies founded the company in 2016 and with a combined experience of over 45 years in the industry they know how to engage, manage and inspire group bookers across the UK.​ Groups Direct is The Group Experience & Travel Company that is changing …

Kings Coaches

Meet Our Team We like to meet our customers and discuss their travel requirements in person or over the phone whenever possible. Meet Our Team See Our Coaches Here at Kings Coaches, we have a large fleet of coaches, for private hire, day trips and coach holidays etc.See Our Coaches Look Back at Our History …

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 …

Probus Club

The Probus Club of Frinton, Walton and District ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS PLACES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON OUR MEMBERSHIP LIST Membership of The Probus Club of Finton, Walton and District is open to professional and businessmen who have fully retired, are near retirement, or are partially retired from their normal profession or business. Meetings are on the …

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 …

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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