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Light Up 2014!

Hello all. This is just a quick post to remind you what’s going on this Saturday, 29th November, for the Brentwood Light Up. If you haven’t been to the town before for the Light Up, you really should come along this year. There’s such a wonderful buzz around the town, with market stalls, staged events hosted by the wonderful Phoenix FM, grottos…the list goes on.

We are very lucky, as the Brentwood Renaissance Group goes all out at this time of the year, to support the town and in particular, us independent businesses. As a result, the Ongar Road have their very own grotto this year. Now, the big man himself is already busy at the Sugar Hut, but worry not, as Mrs Claus is joining us, with the elves and fairies on hand, to give out free gifts to our little visitors. The grotto will be open between 12:00 and 14:30 right here at Chicken and Frog.


In addition to the grotto, we have the brilliantly talented and very kind Nicholas Allan joining us, from 15:00. Nicholas will be running a creative workshop for the children (all ages welcome) and then joining us for Creative Writing Club in the grotto! We can’t wait.

nicholasallan-headerAnd last, but certainly not least. We will be launching the annual Santa Hunt. We have 14 local businesses hiding Santas this year – go and find them, fill in your form and post it in our special Santa Hunt posting box. Forms are available here, with the list of shops. There are also some available at Caffe Essex and Mi Neni and I do believe that there will be a team of people out and about on Saturday, handing out forms. This years, the hunt runs for the month, so you have plenty of time to play detective!



The independent children's bookshop and tuition centre in the heart of Brentwood, Essex. Owned and run by Mr Frog & Mrs Chicken (happily married book-nerds), with the sole aim of bringing high quality books and tuition to our community.