Bookings are now open for Takeley Together - a weekend of free workshops, performances and events for all the family.

Events will take place at Takeley Old School Community Hub from Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25.

All events are free but must be booked in advance. To book go to or call 01799 588 545.

On Friday, February 23, children can dive into the world of fairy tales with Interactive Storytelling, presented in partnership with KD Theatre Productions.

Dunmow Broadcast: A previous workshop with Rachel YatesA previous workshop with Rachel Yates (Image: Saffron Hall)

The hour-long sessions are at 1pm for ages one to six, and 2.45pm for ages five to eight.

The programme is presented by Saffron Hall, with support from Takeley Parish Council and Uttlesford District Council.

Family Creative Music Morning takes place from 10.30am to midday on Saturday, February 24.

Young people and their grown-ups can unleash their creativity with musicians from Britten Sinfonia - trying their hand at singing, playing instruments and creating new music.

Everyone is welcome whether they play an instrument or not, and participants can either bring their own instrument or try one there.

At 2.30pm on the same day, join Jessie and musicians from Britten Sinfonia for Musical Memories - an hour of reminiscence, singalongs and performances of beloved classics and well-known tunes.

Participants will have the chance to share and discuss the music they love, while enjoying tea and biscuits.

The event is open to all and suitable for people with long-term conditions such as Parkinson's or dementia to attend along with companions.


From 6pm to 7pm audiences can attend An Evening of Music for Violin and Harp - also in partnership with Britten Sinfonia.

The informal concert features Miranda Dale on violin and Tomos Xerri on the harp, performing a repertoire ranging from well-known classical music to popular tunes from film and TV.

Finally, Takeley Together Creative Day takes place on Sunday, February 25 from 11am to 4pm.

People age 14+ can get creative with theatre maker Rachel Yates and guest musicians.

Taking the music that shapes all of our lives as a starting point, participants can create art, music, movement, creative writing and drama.