Events at Budworth Hall – August and September

Weekend and Special Events (see our Notice Boards, Facebook page and our website for more details)

Sunday 5 August – Day – Tea Dance – Fats City Jive Club

Saturday 25 August – Evening –  Fats City Jive Club

Sunday 16 September – Day – Tea Dance – Fats City Jive Club

Friday 21 September – Evening – Ongar Jazz

Saturday 29 September – Evening –  Fats City Jive Club

New: From 11 September –  on Tuesdays from 16:00 – 18:30 –  Eureka Tutor Group – English and Maths tuition for schoolchildren years 1 – 7. Free Trial Session – call Cheryl (07958555947) or Steph (07921822740)

New: From 20 September – Footsteps Dance School – Ballet/Tap/Street classes for 4 to 11 year olds – Thursdays 4.30 – 6.30 – for more details contact Caroline on 07789795766

New:  From 6 September on a weekly basis Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Beauty By ‘New Attractions’.  Manicure and pedicure, Fat Freezing, Microderma Braision Facial Treatment, Gel Nails, Waxing, Facial Massage, Eyelash/Eyebrow Tinting and Cavitation Treatment. Contact Raquel on 07525 207777 to book or get more information.

New: EFDC – Active Living Classes – Thursdays 1–2pm.  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 – Thursdays 2–3p.m.  This is a drop-in session to improve strength and mobility through simple exercises.  Pay as you go £3 per session.

Regular Events (Please check with organiser for dates during school holidays)


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

4.00–7.30pm  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

4.00 – 6.30 p.m. Eureka English and Maths tutorials for schoolchildren years 1 – 7. Call Cheryl on 07958555947 or Steph on 0791822740

7.00–8.00pm 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 – 6 months plus to Pre-school musical group – call Sue on 07768 262509

7.00 – 8.00 p.m.  Adults Group Fight – new, exciting, burns off tons of calories.  Exercise to music using mixed martial arts moves.  Call Michelle on 07970 152808.

7.00 – 9.30pm Ongar Singers – meet to enjoy music and singing – new singers always welcome.  Call Julia on 899917.


1.00–2.00pm – Active Living Classes – GP referral or call Fabrizio Ferrari on 01992 564567 to discuss

2.00–3.00pm – Strength and Balance Classes for anyone who wants to improve their strength and mobility –  drop in session £3

4.30 – 6.00pm  Footsteps Dance School for Ballet/Tap/Street dance classes 4 – 11 year olds

11.00 – 5.00 p.m. New Attractions Beauty Salon – Contact Raquel on 0752507777 to book or get more information

5.00-9.00pm  Slimmers’ World – Experience a warm welcome and all the support you need Call Tracey .0n 07584 676670

7.00-8.00pm  Pound Fitness Class.  Call Michelle 07970 152808.


10.00–11.00am  Clubbercise.  Call Michelle on 07970 152808.

11.00 – 5.00 p.m.  New Attractions Beauty Salon – contact Raquel on 07525207777 to book or get more information


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

10.00 -1.00 p.m. New Attraction Beauty Salon – contact Raquel on 0752520777 to book or get more information

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: 9.30am–1pm, Monday to Friday.  The Coffee Bar and Restaurant on site is run by Narissa and Clair and is open every day except Mondays.

Community Health and Wellbeing

The Council’s Community Health and Wellbeing Team provides a programme of community events, activities, courses, classes and projects throughout the district in order to promote healthy lifestyles (see menu on right hand side for more information). The Council’s Community Health and Wellbeing Team’s aim is to encourage and increase participation in sport, physical activity, play and to promote health and wellbeing opportunities for all ages and abilities. We also aim to enable all sections of the community to have access to a wide range of high quality sports, leisure and health and wellbeing services.

Ongar Art Society

Ongar Art Society welcomes artists of all levels of experience as well as those who simply have an interest in the subject.

We meet on the second Thursday of each month, 8-10pm, for demonstrations, talks and critiques of members works. Members may exhibit at our Summer Exhibition as well as a Winter Art Sale, both of which are held at Budworth Hall. We also offer workshops and sketching days for members.

Our monthly meetings are held at High Ongar Village Hall, Mill Lane, High Ongar, CM5 9RN.

For more details, please visit