ST Helena Hospice has unveiled its new autumn event, a masquerade ball on October 31.

The black-tie ball will be held at Firstsite gallery, Colchester, and tickets are on sale now.

Guests are being encouraged to enter into the spirit by wearing a mask.

The evening will begin with welcome drinks followed by a three-course meal and dancing.

There will be musical entertainment throughout the night plus chance to win prizes in a raffle.

The ball starts at 7.15pm with carriages at 1am.

Tickets cost £45 per person, and whole tables of 10 or 12 can also be purchased. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact the events team on 01206 791740 or email