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February 2017

Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick

February 27 @ 7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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These two leading interpreters of English folk traditions – folk guitarist/singer Carthy and squeezebox virtuoso/singer Kirkpatrick – are long-time collaborators in a variety of seminal musical projects: from John’s iconic 1976 Morris tunes album Plain Capers through Steeleye Span to Brass Monkey. Their enduring enjoyment of playing with each other shines through in their performances – warm, natural and charismatic. Pure English folk pedigree! http://www.alanbearmanmusic.co.uk Support: Tom and Emma Hardy You saw them in December as Trio Saozon – here…

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Justin Moorhouse: People & Feelings

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Justin Moorhouse takes to the road doing what he does best, no-frills big-hearted stand up comedy with his brand new show. He’s recently appeared on Live at the Apollo (BBC1), a regular on Fighting Talk (Radio5), and is a familiar voice on talkSport as well as Radio 4’s NewsQuiz. He’s about to pop up on Celebrity Pointless (BBC1), as well as a number of other TV and radio appearances. Previous TV appearances include Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights, Dave’s One Night…

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Bang Bang

February 28 @ 7:30 pm
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Mercury Theatre (Colchester), Colchester, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map
March 2017

Access All Areas: The Misfit Analysis

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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The multi-award winning ‘The Misfit Analysis’ takes us through an unconventional exploration of an autistic mind. This is not Rain Man. Winner of the VAULT Festival People’s Choice Award “Utterly fascinating and wildly creative. Definitely and defiantly different.” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian Cian has autism. He likes to spin tin-openers. He’s taught all the actors on ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’ how to be autistic. They’re very good at it. Journeying through Cian’s mischievous…

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Daisy Pulls It Off by Denise Deegan

March 1 @ 7:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:45pm, repeating until 4th March 2017

Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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Wednesday 1st - Saturday 4th March at 7:45pm + Sat matinée at 2:30 pm Daisy Pulls it Off by Denise Deegan Colchester Theatre Group Join the ‘gels’ of Grangewood School for jolly-hockey-sticks adventure, spiffing suspense and lashings of fun. Will new scholarship pupil Daisy conquer the snooty prejudices of her posh classmates and win the hearts of school? Come and see her try! “Affectionate, sharp-eyed, keen-eared pastiche” (Sunday Telegraph). Tickets: £11, £9 (conc) https://www.facebook.com/events/1841989212741199/

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John Callaghan, USOL, The Abominable Mr Tinkler

March 2 @ 7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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John Callaghan is an unusual songwriter / performer of thoughtful and spiky electronica from Birmingham (UK). His self-directed video for “I’m Not Comfortable Inside My Mind” aired on MTV. His live performances are energetic and imaginative, and range from one-man Auto-Karaoke shows to specially written dancefloor sets. He is 173cm tall, weights 73kg and has a blood pressure of 110/60Hg. The Unmistakable Scent of Leopard are Thom Barrett, James Sarek, Rob Saunders and Liam Sullivan. Imagine a cross between Shooting…

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The Jazz Jam

March 2 @ 9:00 pm
The Bull (Colchester), 2-4 Crouch STreet
Colchester, Essex CO3 3ES United Kingdom
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Fat Penguins

March 3 @ 9:00 pm
The Bull (Colchester), 2-4 Crouch STreet
Colchester, Essex CO3 3ES United Kingdom
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Ben Glover + More

March 4
Little Rabbit Barn, Ardleigh, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map

Ben Glover + Frankie Davies and Band + Emma Balantine

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£40

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - March 5 @ 12:00 am
Town Hall (Colchester), Colchester, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map

Richard Herring: The Best

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Richard Herring, King of the Edinburgh Fringe, Metro columnist and the UK's Podfather (RHLSTP, AIOTM) picks his favourite routines from his 12 one-man shows and crams them into 90 minutes for your delectation. From his deconstruction of the genealogy of Christ to him proving that racists are less racist than liberals, via some of the best knob jokes in the business. Will your favourite routine make the cut? A great introduction to this influential cult comedian for the newcomer and…

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Dave Finnegan & The Mighty Mustangs

March 4 @ 9:00 pm
The Bull (Colchester), 2-4 Crouch STreet
Colchester, Essex CO3 3ES United Kingdom
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The Northside Jazz Band

March 5
Colchester Jazz Club (Marks Tey), Marks Tey, Essex CO6 1EJ United Kingdom + Google Map

The Lady’s Not for Burning by Christopher Fry

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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Sunday 5th March at 6.30pm prompt The Lady's not for Burning by Christopher Fry Headgate Play Readers A romantic costume comedy written in verse and set in England in the Spring of 1400. The play centres around the meeting of cynical Thomas Mendip, a man so bitter that he wishes himself executed, and Jennet Jourdemayne, a young and beautiful girl accused of witchcraft. Thomas's insistence that he be hanged falls on deaf ears, while Jennet's protestations of innocence serve only…

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£12 - £14

Quadro

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Quadro (Italian for ‘picture’) is the new trio formed by classy award-winning vocalist Georgia Mancio, and much lauded pianist Frank Harrison and bassist Andrew Cleyndert. Individually, the members of Quadro are absolute masters of their art. Collectively they're brilliant, performing jazz and Brazilian standards alongside reinvented classical repertoire by composers such as Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Artie Shaw and Waldemar Henrique. Georgia has proved herself one of the UK’s most original, adventurous and multi-faceted…

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Georgia Mancio’s Quadro

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Quadro (Italian for ‘picture’) is the new trio formed by classy award-winning vocalist Georgia Mancio, and much lauded pianist Frank Harrison and bassist Andrew Cleyndert. Individually, the members of Quadro are absolute masters of their art. Collectively they're brilliant, performing jazz and Brazilian standards alongside reinvented classical repertoire by composers such as Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Artie Shaw and Waldemar Henrique. Georgia has proved herself one of the UK’s most original, adventurous and multi-faceted…

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David Starkey On Henry VIII

March 6 @ 7:30 pm
Mercury Theatre (Colchester), Colchester, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map
£12

Mawkin

March 6 @ 7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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With a host of rebel rousing folk songs and instrumentals the band modernise traditional folk material with their own touch and have since excited audiences with their artillery of loud, boisterous, foot stomping live sets. Critics of the album suggested that Mawkin might fill the ‘Bellowhead shaped hole’ so it seemed only natural to support them on their farewell tour of 2016 amongst a flurry of key festivals and UK tour dates. www.mawkin.co.uk Tickets £12, £11 concessions / Doors open 7.45pm.

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Quiz Night

March 6 @ 8:00 pm
The Bull (Colchester), 2-4 Crouch STreet
Colchester, Essex CO3 3ES United Kingdom
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Moot Hall Organ Recital

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Town Hall (Colchester), Colchester, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map

Borough Organist Ian Ray performs a series of lunchtime recitals on the magnificent Moot Hall Organ recently restored with the aid of the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Friends of the Moot Hall Organ. Listen to this splendid instrument while enjoying the ambiance of Colchester’s elegant Town Hall.

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MacGillivray + Laura Cannell and Harpoon Group

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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This gig is for a seated audience MacGillivray ... is the Highland name of Scottish writer, performance artist and musician Kirsten Norrie. Her second poetry collection 'The Nine of Diamonds: Surroial Mordantless' is published by Bloodaxe in 2016 in addition to an American second edition of her first book 'The Last Wolf of Scotland' by Los Angeles press Redhen which originally came out with Brighton based Pighog in 2013. MacGillivray plays electric autoharp, grand and toy piano, harmonium, dulcitone. As…

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The History Boys by Alan Bennett

March 7 @ 7:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:45pm, repeating until 11th March 2017

Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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Tuesday 7th - Saturday 11th March at 7:45pm The History Boys by Alan Bennett Mad Hatter Productions Mad Hatter Productions are delighted to present Alan Bennett's much-loved British play "The History Boys". Taking place in a grammar school in the 1980s, this classic play is part serious drama, and part witty comedy. We urge you all to see this gem of British theatre. Contains strong language, sexual references and adult themes. Tickets: £12, £10 (conc) https://www.facebook.com/events/640583229477239/

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The Big Jam

March 7 @ 9:00 pm
The Bull (Colchester), 2-4 Crouch STreet
Colchester, Essex CO3 3ES United Kingdom
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Semaphore#Selfies

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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TURNING WORLDS Dance Company presents Semaphore#selfies A celebration of our unique dynamics in the expanding digital universe. Inspired by the paradoxical quantum realities – that matter and energy are each other – this production plays with dance and music forms and their notations towards new poetic expression in performance Signaling to the past whilst waving to the future, our programme opens with 2014 work Semaphore that celebrates the work of modern dance pioneer Loie Fuller, who developed lighting and chemical…

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IDLES

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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IDLES met as a quintet at the death of the indie scene in Bristol and began making visceral and sometimes unlistenable post-punk to a growing crowd. They began with their own club night Batcave and practicing religiously until they felt they had found their sound and their live show; with that in check they have now completed their first album and are savaged in hunger to play their music. They want to give themselves and their art to the audience…

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In Search Of England

March 9 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until 11th March 2017

Mercury Theatre (Colchester), Colchester, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map

The Beat featuring Ranking Roger – SOLD OUT

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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The truly great bands are the ones you recognise in an instant – from a snatch of vocal, an inimitable snap and swagger of rhythm, a sonic fingerprint that says this could not possibly be anyone else. That’s the way it is with ‘Bounce’, the spectacular new fourth album by first-generation 2 Tone skankers turned purveyors of joyous political pop The Beat. From the clipped and hectic rude boy shuffle of new tunes ‘Avoid The Obvious’ to the chiming sunshine…

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Pop Gun

March 10 @ 9:00 pm
The Bull (Colchester), 2-4 Crouch STreet
Colchester, Essex CO3 3ES United Kingdom
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£4.95

Family Folk Show with Megson

March 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Organic, Authentic & Fun Folk Concerts for Big & Little Music Connoisseurs. Award-winning folk duo Megson blend their infectious mix of heavenly vocals and lush harmonies into a gentle, entertaining concert specially for pre-school children, featuring children’s folk songs old and new from their ‘When I was a Lad’ album. “The most original duo on the British folk scene.” – The Guardian “Overall: 11/10 – A HUGE family hit” – Kiddychart.com “I really liked dancing with my sisters at the…

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Camille O’Sullivan: The Carny Dream

March 11 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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‘Queen of the Edinburgh Festival’ (BBC) and original star of Olivier award winning LaClique, Camille O’Sullivan enjoys a formidable international reputation for her intensely dramatic interpretations of the songs of Brel, Cave, Waits, Bowie and more. The multi-award-winning singer has stunned audiences around the world with her 5-star sell-out performances, including Sydney Opera House, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Later with Jools Holland (BBC) and recently won the coveted Herald Angel award for her RSC solo performance ‘The Rape…

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