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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.

W.E.A. (Adult Part Time Learning)

Contact: TBC

The WEA is a nationwide authority providing part time adult learning courses. A variety of courses in differing subjects are run 2-3 times a year on Tuesdays in The Studio. Call (CONTACT TBC) for more information on past and future courses.

Strood WI

Contact: 01206 381623

The Strood Women’s Institute group meet on every 4th Wednesday evening of the month at 7:30pm.

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.

Fitness Classes with Carol Irvine

Fitness Classes with Carol Irvine – 01206 386611 / 07752 171 119

Carol is well known on the Island for her high energy style of teaching fitness to all ages and abilities. Join Carol throughout the week for Carumba, Hula Hoop and men’s 60+ fitness classes. See our fitness classes page for her schedule.

Kazen Kai Martial Arts (Karate & Kickboxing)

Kazen Kai Martial Arts (Karate & Kickboxing) – 0800 1830383

Sensei David runs 3 sessions here at MICA on a Tuesday afternoon. Kazen Kai specialises in Karate and kickboxing and is excellent for young children as the method mixes the traditional discipline with fun!
Call the number above and book your FREE taster session.

Diddi Dance

At diddi dance we realise and encourage endless enthusiasm and energy in an action packed, full of fun 45 minute dance class.

Classes are suitable for both boys and girls aged from 18 months upwards, however we have had lots of younger children join in. So to see if your toddlers will enjoy it contact Charlotte, your local diddi dance teacher to book a FREE trial.

Charlotte Foxley 07722 605395

Peek-A-Boo Boxing

Join Denis & his trainers for a BRAND NEW boxing club.  This new concept boxing club uses the Cus D’Amato technique.  Constantine “Cus” D’Amato (January 17, 1908 – November 4, 1985) was an American boxing manager and trainer who handled the careers of Mike Tyson, Floyd Patterson, and José Torres; all went on to become members of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Several successful boxing trainers, including Teddy Atlas and Kevin Rooney were tutored by D’Amato

For more information, contact Denis on 07724 513312 / 01206 384617

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