May – June 2018 –   Events at Budworth Hall

Weekend and Special Events (see Notice Boards for details)

Thursday 3rd May – Day/Evening – District Council Elections

Sunday 6th May – Day – Ongar Town Festival

Friday 11th May – Evening – Ongar Jazz

Saturday 12th May – Evening – Ongar Mums Games and Quiz Night for Cancer Research and Xmas Lights – tickets from or 01277 365794 – £5 Adult: £3 child

Sunday 13 May – Day – Tea Dance – Fat City

Saturday 26 May – Evening – Rock n’ Roll – Fat City

Sunday 3 June – Day – Tea Dance – Fat City

Friday 8th June – Day – Ongar Art Society

Saturday 9th June – Day – Ongar Art Society

Sunday 10th June – Day – Ongar Art Society

Saturday 16th June – Day Ongar Women’s Institute Tea Party

Saturday 23rd June – Evening – Help the Hero’s Fundraiser Night

Saturday 30th June – Evening – Rock N Roll – Fat City

New:  EFDC – Active Living Classes –  Thursdays 1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. Active Living Classes is a free lifestyle change programme with a professional team working with the individual to find ways to fit physical activity into their daily life to help improve well-being.  To join you need to be referred by your GP or if you think you could benefit  you can contact  direct Fabrizio Ferrari, Senior Health and Wellbeing Engagement Officer on 01992 564567 to discuss if the classes are suitable for you.

New:  EFDC – Strength and Balance Classes –  Thursday 2.00 pm – 3.00 p.m. – This is a drop in session to improve strength and mobility through simple exercises.  Pay as you go £3 per session.


Regular Events


2.15–3.15pm  KFA Mature Moves – Gentle Keep Fit Class

4–7.30pm  Karate – classes for all ages and abilities.  Call Daniel on 07804 813705


6.15-9.30pm  Ballroom/Latin – dance classes for all ages and abilities. (Private Sessions also available.)  Call Emma on 07956 116827

7–8pm and 8.15-9.15pm  Clubbercise – simple fun/dance/fitness routines, suitable for all fitness levels with 90s music, disco lights and glow sticks.  Call Michelle on 07970 152808.


10.30–11.15am – Hey Diddle Diddle – Pre-school musical group – call Sue on 07768 262509

7-8pm  Adults Group Fight – new, exciting, burns off tons of calories.  Exercise to music using mixed martial arts moves.  Call Michelle on 07970 152808.

7–9.30pm Ongar Singers – meet to enjoy music and singing – new singers always welcome.  Call Julia on 899917.


  1. p.m – 2. p.m – Active Living Classes – GP referral or call Fabrizio Ferrari on 01992 564567 to discuss

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Strength and Balance Classes for anyone who wants to improve their strength and mobility –  drop in session £3  Slimmers’ World – Experience a warm welcome and all the support you need.

7-8pm  Pound Fitness Class.  Call Michelle 07970 152808.


10–11am  Clubbercise.  Call Michelle on 07970 152808.


9.15–10am  High Intensity (HIIT) and Aerobic burning activities.  Simple, challenging but adaptable to all fitness levels.  Call Michelle on 07970 152808.

The Ballroom, Concert Hall and Committee Room are available 7 days a week at competitive rates and we currently have some spare capacity.  Weddings – Individual pricing applies, dependent on requirements.  For details pop in or contact us – telephone 01277 363888 or email If you are looking to start a weekly/regular event, we are always willing to help with new ventures.  Come and have a look and a chat.  Office hours: 9.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Monday to Friday. The Coffee Bar and Restaurant on site is run by Narissa and Clair and is open every day except Mondays.