Havering Art Exhibition now open!

This year's art exhibition is now open! Organised by Paul Kelly, Chairman of Havering Arts Council, our 2017 exhibition has attracted a bumper seventy paintings by local artists. Due to the large number of entries and the relatively small amount of display space in the foyer of the Queens Theatre, not all the works can be shown at once, and so exhibits will rotate next week - a great reason to visit at least twice! The large number of entries is very pleasing, and the subjects diverse. They have been created using various mediums, and include a poignant view of The Towers cinema, portraits of some pop singers, and even one of Sir Mo Farah.  Do pop along and have a browse at the work of some of the talent in our borough - you may even like to make a purchase. For catalogue click here

'Man at work - Gone with The Wind' by Richard Pescod

'Bumblebee' by Joyce Eade

Some of the exhibits adorn the wall of the Coffee Shop, Queens Theatre




Havering Art Exhibition opening soon ...


This year's Art Exhibition opens on Monday 14 August and will run until Sunday 3 September in The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch. It has a competitive element as it incorporates the Havering Over-60's Art Competition, plus Young Artists and Open Best in Exhibition awards categories. It's a great opportunity for Havering's talented visual artists to exhibit their works so do pop along and enjoy!




Havering Art Exhibition 2017

This year's art competition will take place with an Exhibition running from Monday 14 August to Sunday 3 September in The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch. It incorporates the Havering Over-60's Art Competition, plus Young Artists and Open Best in Exhibition awards categories. It's a great opportunity for Havering's talented visual artists to exhibit their works so pop along and enjoy!


Havering Singers welcome new members!

Havering Singers is open to all who enjoy singing, whatever their musical experience, so if you are looking for a friendly choir and the opportunity to make music, please come and join them. You will be made very welcome. Havering Singers are currently looking for new voices in all sections.


E-mail for further information



Fiddler on the Roof is coming!

Havering Music Makers' summer 2017 production is the incredible 'Fiddler On The Roof', at the Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch this month from 

20th - 22nd July
(Evenings 7.30pm plus 
Saturday Matinee 2.30pm)

Tickets available from the Queen's Theatre box office on 01708 443333

The production team for Fiddler On The Roof is: 
Director: Jason Markham,
Musical Director: Simon Gray,
Choreographer: Gemma Marks,

Book by Joseph Stein - Music by Jerry Bock - Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick


HAC Drama Festival Gala Night - party at Langtons!

A great night was enjoyed by all at Havering Drama Festival's Gala Night (13 July, 2017). Adjudicator Jan Palmer-Sayer of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators gave a lively and entertaining resume of the productions involved, before announcing the nominations and awards. The drama festival, which runs alongside the Havering Arts Festival,  this year featured seven plays which took place between April and July. The Deputy Mayor of Havering, Councillor Dilip Patel, and Chairman of Havering Arts Council, Paul Kelly presented the trophies and certificates in a warm party atmosphere. As the evening progressed, the excitement mounted, and the overall winning show was Roxy Krasner and the Case of the Pink Belle, produced by College Players and directed by Nick Wilkes, who also won the award for Best Director.  For a full list of results see here.

Adjudicator Jan Palmer-Sayer
Adjudicator Jan Palmer-Sayer announces the drama festival awards at Gala Night at Langtons



Drama awards tonight!

Havering's drama scene is buzzing - and tonight at Langtons is Gala Night, celebrating the 2017 Havering Drama Festival - and featuring the all important awards ceremony! Who are the nominees and winners? More news tonight ... watch our blog ....


Festival of one act plays is coming! - BCTC

This year’s festival of one act plays, run by Brentwood Catholic Theatre Club,  takes place at Brentwood Theatre in September and will be adjudicated by Anne Beaney. Performance sessions are scheduled for:


Wednesday 20 September starting at 7.30pm

Thursday 21 September starting at 7.30pm

Friday 22 September starting at 7.30pm

Saturday 23 September starting at 2.30 and 7.30pm


Lots of our local groups are taking part, so why not pop along and give them some support. 

For more information see the Brentwood Catholic Theatre Club website




Havering Drama Festival 2017

Our annual peripatetic festival of full length plays has been running since April, with seven groups taking part. The final entry, Romford Summer Theatre's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' is in its second week and marks the last of this season's productions. The plays taking part were The Vicar of Dibley (New Venture), Roxy Krasner (College), Prescription for Murder (Wesley) Oh Carol (Ad Hoc), The Momologues (Spotlight), Ladies' Day (Guildonians) and The Dream.

Festival Gala Night takes place on Thursday 13 July at Langtons, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, at 8pm when Adjudicator Jan Palmer Sayer will preside over the award ceremony and MC Vernon Keeble-Watson will orchestrate the celebrations.

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