Social Events in Southend-on-Sea, England This Week

Let’s explore social events in Southend-on-Sea, England happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Southend-on-Sea where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Southend-on-Sea

Open 🏀 Session

Open 🏀 Session

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: St. Martin’s School

**Come on down for our next, Brentwood Open Basketball Session!**

What else y’all gonna do on bank holiday weekend?!
Session is between 1-4pm at St. Martins School in Hutton, Brentwood. **Suitable for Intermediate-Advanced players**, this session will be competitive ballin’ for local players and anyone who wants to just come down n’ play on a Saturday afternoon. **The aim is to make this a regula(…)

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Get Fit for Summer Walk (approx 4 to 5 miles)

Get Fit for Summer Walk (approx 4 to 5 miles)

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: free car park Two Tree Isalnd

Join Kevin and Julie for a couple of hours walk (route decided on the day but will be off road), followed by optional pub meal / drink afterwards (The Elms).(…)

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Hunters Badminton in Rainham

Hunters Badminton in Rainham

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Harris Academy Rainham

Hunters Badminton club are a league standard badminton club. We have the use of four courts at the sports hall of the Harris Academy, Lambs Lane, Rainham. We have players from intermediate to league standard and usually have between 24 and 28 members every Tuesday evening. We play mainly doubles and have a mix of male and female players. We have space available for up to 6 extra guests per night.(…)

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School Disco
Traffic Light Party

School Disco 
Traffic Light Party

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: N DANCE BAR

Come and join us for a fabulous fun evening and revisit the days of the school disco at the N Dance Bar, Southend on Sea. Uniform REQUIRED 😁. Decide your status on the night
Red – Taken 😍
Green – Single 🤩
Yellow – Not sure 🥹

Entrance fee
Limited Early bird £7.50
Advance £10
At the door £15

hosted by the amazing Danny K 😁

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/essex-dance-events-school-disco-traffi(…)

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Buddhist Study, Reflection and Meditation Evenings

Buddhist Study, Reflection and Meditation Evenings

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Quaker Meeting House

# Buddhist Meditation Study and Reflection Evenings

# In Person and Online via Zoom

**8.00pm – 9:30pm Tuesdays (in term time, please sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of this page to be kept up to date)**

### Topic: Buddhist Meditation

This term we will be following the book, **Buddhist Meditation**, by [Ringu Tulku Rinpoche](https://bodhicharya-kent.org/ringu-tulku-rinpoche/).

In thi(…)

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Whitstable Soul Choir

Whitstable Soul Choir

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Saint John’s Methodist Church

Come and join Whitstable Soul Choir on a Monday evening for your FREE Taster session! If you decide to become a member, you’re free to go to as many sessions in the area as you wish! We have 14 branches with three other East Kent Soul Choirs in Margate, Canterbury and Whitstable on a Friday lunchtime. We’d love to see you for 90 minutes of soulful joy!

**Please sign up for your FREE Taster sessio(…)

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Quiz Night at The Eagle Tavern Cancelled Until Further Notice

Quiz Night at The Eagle Tavern Cancelled Until Further Notice

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: The Eagle Tavern

At the previous Quiz Night we were informed that the company that supplies the questions has gone bust.
Therefore, quiz nights are cancelled for now.
Possibility that they will be back on again after reviewing the situation after Christmas.

The option is to just meet up for a drink and a catch-up at The Eagle Tavern at 8 every fortnight instead of our usual quiz night.

The barman said we could p(…)

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Umbraco Kent Meetup – Escape Room Social

Umbraco Kent Meetup - Escape Room Social

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Prison Island Maidstone

Join us for a unique Umbraco Kent Meetup social – we will be teaming up to tackle one of Kent’s exciting escape rooms, Prison Island in Maidstone, where escape rooms meets Crystal Maze! The price per person is £27.50.

We have already booked for this event, so if you have RSVP’d before the 17th May you will be included. Anyone is welcome to join us before or after in Maidstone for food/drinks but (…)

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Games At The Globe

Games At The Globe

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: The Globe, Chelmsford

Games at the Globe.

We will be bringing a few of our favourite games, All are welcome to bring their own games too!

Check the comments of this event on the day for our location in the pub.

Please support the venue buying food and drinks at the bar.(…)

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May 2024 Meetup

May 2024 Meetup

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: The Muggleton Inn (Wetherspoon)

After a brief hiatus, we’re back! Usual tech related chit chat, relaxed atmosphere, all are welcome: just starting out or seasoned veteran; everything from hardware to software, web, apps, AI.(…)

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Therapeutic Drum Circle

Therapeutic Drum Circle

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Shakti Den

Third Monday of the month:

Therapeutic sound work with the drum incorporating simple rhythms for entrainment, mini drum baths, intuitive drum healings rhythm games and a fun jam. Suitable for beginners and more experienced players.

The drum has been used for healing and altering consciousness since ancient times. The BAST method of drum therapy brings modern understanding to inherited wisdom. We(…)

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Sketch Breakfast ☕️🥐 FREE Creatives Meetup

Sketch Breakfast ☕️🥐 FREE Creatives Meetup

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Matestone Coffee & Tea House

**Free** artists/creatives breakfast meet up to bring together locals over coffee!

😊 Meet local creatives!
☕️ Grab a coffee in Matestone Tea & Coffee House; a cozy & accessible space!
🎨 Sketch together, over the prompt of the day or capture the cafe scene!

\*We do ask to spread kindness and be considerate to any strangers you may be drawing. We also encourage sharing any sketches and brighten (…)

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Board Game Night at The Bell

Board Game Night at The Bell

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: The Purleigh Bell

Join us for board games at The Purleigh Bell. Everyone welcome! We have a selection of games or bring your favorite board games along.

We meet around 6:30, usually in the upstairs room. The pub has parking and we normally stop at some point in the night for food.(…)

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Meal at the red lion thorrington

Meal at the red lion thorrington

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: undefined

We haven’t been for a while but the food has always been good here in the past and has a good atmosphere(…)

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Springvasion 2024

Springvasion 2024

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Ultimate Wargames

If you’ve not attended a ‘Vasion weekend event before, I strongly recommend reading our [Weekend Survival Guide](https://lotna-larp.co.uk/weekend-guide.html).

**Full details of the planned games can be found in our [SpringVasion Player Booklet](https://lotna-larp.co.uk/springvasion-2024-booklet.html). Please familiarise yourself with the costume expectations, and contact the relevant game runners(…)

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Games Night! Off-Week! (D&D and more!)

Games Night! Off-Week! (D&D and more!)

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: The Drill

It is off-week time! Come join in our more casual night of gaming where we welcome any sort of games or activities! Have a chat with the group and see what people are hosting or if anyone is interested in what you’d like to do! Card games, board games, Video games, Darts, MORE D&D or other TTRPG are all welcome! HAZAR!

(NOTE: Over time the Off-week as become an event of mainly home games of D&D. (…)

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Day out in Hastings

Day out in Hastings

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: undefined

Park up near the beach.

Have a picnic on the beach and then have a round of crazy golf. Maybe go into some of the amusement arcades and have a wander around the town.

WEATHER DEPENDENT.(…)

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Ceroc Dancing and Social Upminster

Ceroc Dancing and Social Upminster

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Upminster Windmill

Dance Ceroc in Upminster each Friday

Meet people and learn to partner dance to a range of music from Contemporary, Pop, Swing to Blues and Soul.

With around 200 places to dance Ceroc in the UK and others in France, Germany, Holland and around the world you’ll always be able to meet people wherever you go.

Doors open at 7.15pm
Beginners class starts at 8pm

Keep up to date with us and like us on(…)

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GoodGym Chelmsford // Group Session // Do Good & Get Fit

GoodGym Chelmsford // Group Session // Do Good & Get Fit

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: The Old Factory

**PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE TO CONFIRM SESSION DETAILS AND LET US KNOW YOU PLAN TO ATTEND. THIS IS MANDATORY.**

**Want to do something useful with your exercise? GoodGym is no ordinary gym. We’re a group of people who get fit by doing good – helping out local charities and community groups with physical jobs like shifting compost and planting trees.**

**📍 We meet at** **The Old Factory, Durrant (…)

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Wednesday Badminton Session at BASILDON SPORTING VILLAGE from 7:45pm till 9:45pm

Wednesday Badminton Session at BASILDON SPORTING VILLAGE from 7:45pm till 9:45pm

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Basildon Sporting Village

Please note that **we are on court number 3, 4 which is on the right as you enter the hall**

Once you enter from reception area, walk past the stairs (do not go up)

the entrance to the hall is on the right.

They may be other sessions going on, so please come and meet me at **court number 3, 4** where you can join LEBC for some Badminton games at the prestigious Basildon Sporting Village

All le(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Southend-on-Sea is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Southend-on-Sea on Skiddle.com, Southend.gov.uk, or Whatsoninsouthendonsea.com.

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