Community Christmas Calendar

The Christmas Calendar is from the community with love at this special time of year. We want to help you countdown the days to Christmas with free, fun and festive online events and activities. Just click on the links to join in. We love to hear from you so let us know what you are up to. Share your fun and photographs on social media #colchesterchristmas and don’t forget to tag Community 360 as well @Community360org.

Please note: if you can’t see a live link, the calendar will be updated on a regular basis and all links will be available from the advertised date. Get in touch with information@community360.org.uk or call 01206 505250 to find out more.

Tuesday, 1 December 2020 Goldies Live: Love a good, old fashioned singalong? Then join Cheryl and Rachel for a sing and smile session. All your favourite songs with on screen words. Visit www.goldieslive.com for the latest session or click this box to be taken to the link directly. The session goes live on this date but can be accessed at any time.
Wednesday, 2 December 2020 Sing and stretch Get yourself in the mood to join our online neighbourhood café with a Sing and Stretch session with the Sport for Confidence team: visit https://youtu.be/xCaZf78dTvg or click this box to be taken to the link directly. Wednesday, 2 December 2020: 10 am Live Online Neighbourhood Café: Christmas Memories A chance to get together and a time to chat with old and new friends. To sign up for the café, call 01206 505250 or email: information@community360.org.ukWednesday, 2 December 2020: 6:30pm Live Christmas Show Join Arts4Dementia for their online show, A Merry Musical Christmas, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Sit back and enjoy the music and festivities. Visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87370659000 or click this box to be taken to the link directly
Sistars If you thought stars where just in the skies this Christmas, think again.  Watch this Christmas dance routine made, with love, just for you from the children and young people from Sistars Dance & Fitness School. Click this box to be taken to the link. Thursday, 3 December 2020: Goldies Live  Love a good, old fashioned singalong?  Then join Cheryl and Rachel for a sing and smile session.  All your favourite songs with on screen words.  Visit www.goldieslive.com for the latest session or click this box to be taken to the link directly.  The session goes live on this date but can be accessed at any time.Thursday, 3 December 2020: 2pm: Let’s Dance Live Take a Seat is for those that love to dance but wish to stay seated. So bring your tinsel and baubles & join us for some feel good music and movement!  Don’t be late! click this box to be taken to the link directly. Meeting ID: 917 2585 6739 Passcode: 982019
Friday, 4 December 2020 Christmas Quiz It’s time to get your thinking caps on as you’re invited to the Community 360 Christmas quiz.  You can play in teams or on your own.  You can play at any time and there are no rules except one:  no cheating!!! We do ask you to share your scores with us on social media #C360quiz so that’s it grab a pen, grab a piece of paper to record your score and Good Luck! Click this box to be taken to the link directly.

 

Saturday, 5 December 2020: Cinderella You are cordially invited to the ball of the year with Cinderella, the ultimate rags-to-riches gal, and all from the comfort of your own armchair.  The Mercury Theatre are streaming their 2019 pantomime, Cinderella, the perfect festive fix for the whole family to enjoy! If you’re a care home in Essex get in touch with the Mercury Theatre Customer Experience team on  tickets@mercurytheatre.co.uk or call on 01206 577006. Please leave your care home name, location, preferred date of stream and a primary contact. The ticket sales team will be touch and provide you a link to view the stream prior to the event.   If you are an individual unaffiliated with a care home you can book your stream via the Mercury website: https://www.mercurytheatre.co.uk/event/cinderella-online/ or click this box to be taken to the mercury theatre website directly.
Sunday, 6 December 2020 A Christmas Carol Anthony from the Colchester Arts Centre with a classic seasonal offering, a reading of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol.  Christmas?  Bah!  Humbug! Link still to come.Sunday, 6 December 2020: A Christmas Celebration A service of carols and readings to celebrate Christmas.  Led by the Rev. Tony Bushell, Priest in Charge, Stanway and Mr. Michael Topple.  Organist Mr. David Tibbets-Chaplin (organist, St.Albright’s)

 

Monday, 7 December  Firstsite: The Art Cave  Join artists Iris and Tom in the secret 'Art Cave' underneath Firstsite gallery for buckets full of family fun. Their YouTube series inspires kids to get creative at home, with hands on activities and tonnes of drawing tips and tricks. Tune in for a new episode every week in the lead up to Christmas! Visit www.firstsite.uk/the-art-cave or click this box for a direct link.