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Groups & Clubs

Local Groups, Clubs and Societies based at The MICA

Mersea Island Players/ Mersea Island Young Players

Mersea Island’s long running drama groups meet at The Mersea Centre every Wednesday.

The Mersea Island Young Players (MIYPS) meet at 6pm in the Samphire Hall and welcome children from 7 to 17 years.  MIYPS have a summer production and are involved with the pantomime in January.  

The adult Mersea Island Players group is open to MICA members aged 18+ and meets at 7:30pm in the Studio.  Their main show of the year is the pantomime however, there is sometimes an additional production from them in May.

For more information see MIPS and MIYPS

The Friendly Tea Dance Society

Contact: Phil Waterman 01255 880857

The Tea Dance society meet in The Samphire Hall on a Sunday afternoon approximately once a month. The dance is from 2pm- 430pm & incorporates dancing from ballroom to rock and roll and is suitable for all dancers from beginner to advanced. Entry is £4 which includes tea, biscuits and a raffle ticket. Bar open. The Tea dance society runs dances weekly in other venues throughout Colchester and Tendering. Contact Phil for more details.

Mersea Island Film Society

The society is a non-profit making and the membership is only £22.50 per year, and we try and create not only a superb cinema experience but a social occasion at every showing. Films are shown at MICA mainly on the last Friday of every month. Doors & Bar open at 7.30 pm and the film starts at 8.00pm.

Membership forms are available at The Mersea Centre desk

Visit the Mersea Island Film Society website.

Mersea Island Horticultural Society

Mersea Island Horticultural Society holds it’s bi-annual shows at MICA.  The society aims to inform, support and entertain people with an interest in gardening in its many forms. The Mersea Island Garden Club is the online ‘window’ of the Horticultural Society.

Why not come along to see us – we are a very friendly bunch. You don’t need to be a horticultural expert with a vast knowledge of Latin names (although experts are welcome too!) – just an interest in gardens and plants – whether it be vegetables or flowers – or both.

West Mersea and District Flower Club

Contact: 01206 385267

The Flower club meet in The Samphire Hall every 4th Thursday of the month and hold annual summer and Christmas bazaars.

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