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Arts Centre (Colchester)

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Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
01206 500 900 https://www.colchesterartscentre.com/

Colchester Arts Centre – the little church with the big attitude deep in the heart of Essex.

Well that’s how we describe it anyway.  It sort of works, it at least gives a flavour of what we’re about.

Because just how do you describe a venue that can put children’s entertainer Palfi the Clown on, on the same day as Cradle of Filth? Where a Farmer’s Market in the morning becomes a comedy club in the evening, where folk enthusiasts can sit happily knitting (and they do!) in the exact same spot a ferocious mosh pit of teenage dancing takes place the following night?  And where the beautiful historic architecture of St Mary’s Church dating back over a thousand years, plays host to some of the newest comics, most modern choreographers, some of the coolest DJ’s and some of the freshest talent in Britain.

Over the years we’ve promoted Coldplay, Eddie Izzard, Graham Norton, Harry Hill, Catherine Tate, Jo Brand, The Libertines, Ash, The Killers, The Strokes, Phill Jupitus, Mick Jones, Bill Bailey, Jack Dee, Count Arthur Strong  – all before anyone had ever heard of them of course  – plus the likes of jazz legend Ronnie Scott and even the late lamented and much loved Brian Johnston the cricket commentator.

Our passion to present new work bring great bands and comics to Colchester burns more brightly than ever.  Our business is all about fresh ideas, new acts, new art forms and vibrant new ways of working.  We can’t stand still. We embrace the new, the quirky the original and yes, the surreal.

 

April 2020

Roy Ayers

April 13
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Roy Ayers Ubiquity celebrate the 45th anniversary of their seminal 1975 album ‘Mystic Voyage’. Recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York, ‘Mystic Voyage’ has been sampled countless times in Hip Hop over the years and was one of the foundations of the burgeoning Jazz-Funk scene which developed in the mid to late 1970’s. The opening song from the album “Brother Green (The Disco King)” was a huge tune in the Rare Groove clubs of the 1980’s. “Evolution” was a…

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September 2020

The Floyd Effect

September 12 @ 7:30 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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The Pink Floyd Show

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