Blowing my own trumpet... (well sort of)







Blowing my own trumpet... (well sort of)



SALSA SENSATION

Hi Laura,


This ain't no cruise ship tribute band baby......  It's the real deal.... ON SUNDAY NIGHT


THE AFRICAN SALSA ORCHESTRA

Click here if you don't believe me


This discount code - FREEBIE - will give you a FREE TICKET (2 for 1 offer) to this gig - next Sunday 30th July.


PRE SHOW SALSA WORKSHOP (no expereince needed) 5 - 7pm

Show starts: 7.30pm


 



MORE INFO & BOOKINGS HERE >>>>>

SUMMER KIDS WEEK

SUMMER KIDS WEEK - MUSIC AND DANCE WORKSHOP

TUESDAY 8 - FRIDAY 11 AUGUST

£100 (4 days), £50 SIBLINGS, £40 Concessions (£20 Siblings)


SUMMER KIDS WEEK: MORE INFO & BOOKINGS >>>>>>>

CAN YOU OFFER A SPARE ROOM?

We need some beds for the artists next week - can you offer a night in a spare room ? We're looking for 11 kind people to help out on the night Thursday 3rd August with The Trembling Bells Collective.  Needs to be close to town really.  Hit reply to get in touch if you think you can help. 

I'm afraid we've no cash to offer ....  Free tickets to the gig of course.


ALL THE SHOWS COMING UP SOON......

And here's all our events coming up in the next two weeks.


FRIDAY 28TH JULY    

GIG

SHITMAT + AN UNNECESSARILY JUSTIFIED WITH + SAM FEZ

The Shitmat sound is a roller coaster ride of splintered jungle, rave, old school, gabber and plunderphonic mashups . No genre is sacred no sample is safe.

Tickets £7 / £6 concessions.

Doors open 7.30pm.

More Info


https://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/gigs/shitmat-an-unnecessaril...

SATURDAY 29TH JULY    

GIG

SESH FOR LUKE

A charity event in loving memory of Luke Evans and in aid of the Charities – PAPYRUS and The Samaritans. This special night, headlined by The Undercover Hippy, also features Oceans, Vera Lones, Rubber Jaw and Fraser Morgan.

All Tickets £12.

Doors 7pm, starts 7.10pm.

More Info

http://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/gigs/sesh-for-luke-/


SUNDAY 30TH JULY

WALIKNG TOUR    

COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B

Enjoy an entertaining and fact-filled walk around the country's oldest recorded town, in the company of former Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell.

Suggested fee of £5 per person, but pay what you can afford!

Proceeds will go towards a project by Sir Bob to erect a statue of sisters Jane and Ann Taylor who in 1806, in Colchester, wrote arguably the world's favourite nursery rhyme: "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star".

Tour starts at 10am prompt from outside Colchester Arts Centre’s Box Office.

More info

http://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/walking-tour/colchester-herit...


SUNDAY 30TH JULY    

WORLD MUSIC

THE AFRICAN SALSA ORCHESTRA

The African Orchestra from Benin and Cuba led by Michel Pinheiro is a dancing machine that make you walk from Cotonou to Cuba. A journey in which the Manding rhythms, gospel, rhythm and blues and reggae associate with Cuban salsa. Salsa is a mixture of voodoo cults and Western music. Cubans have added piano and brass while the drum came from the Yorubas of Nigeria.

Tickets £20 / £18 concessions.

Workshop (optional) 5pm - 7pm

Band on stage at 7.30pm.

More Info

http://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/world-music/the-african-salsa...


THURSDAY 3RD AUGUST

GIG

TREMBLING BELLS, MIKE HERON & ED ASKEW - THE SUMMER OF LOVE ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Marking the 50th anniversary since the revolutionary Summer of Love, Glasgow's psych rock cosmonauts Trembling Bells hook up with original trailblazers Mike Heron and Ed Askew for a magic carpet ride of musical adventure.

Tickets £12 / £10 concessions.

Doors open 7.30pm.

More Info

https://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/gigs/trembling-bells-mike-he...


FRIDAY 4TH AUGUST

COLCHESTER FARMERS’ MARKET

Held at the Arts Centre on the first Friday of every month – a selection of locally produced, meat, veg and much more.

Admission Free

9.30am – 12.30pm

More Info

https://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/market/farmers-market--6/


FRIDAY 4TH AUGUST

AUGUST

THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB

The place to be for Stand-Up Comedy. We get all the new comics on their way up! Eddie Izzard, Michael McIntyre, Bill Bailey, Jimmy Carr all appeared at the arts centre before they were famous (and in some cases afterwards as well). Come on in for a riotous night of laughs. Bar open throughout and always a great atmosphere - come and give us a try!

Tonight's lineup to be announced.

Tickets £10 / £8 concessions.

Doors open 8pm, show starts 8.30pm.

More Info

https://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/comedy/the-laughter-zone-com...


SATURDAY 5TH AUGUST

GIG / WORLD MUSIC

KING AYISOBA

From the Upper East Region of Ghana, comes the rebel sound of a man ruling the roost with song, dance and regal Kologo power. The King is all out to get you. The way his raw and uplifting vocals gives real power to the songs, the way he delves deep into local traditions and pulls out new African flavours. Ricocheting between smooth and suave turns, then riffing off urbane Hip Life or rocking to tribal workouts, the King’s sonic voice and two string guitar with a calabash gourd resonator are the central centrifugic epicentre for the band who always deliver a floor filling show.

Tickets £8 / £7 concessions.

Doors open 7.30pm.

More Info

https://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/gigs/king-ayisoba/


SUNDAY 6TH AUGUST

MUSIC

VINYL SESSIONS JAZZ OPEN HOUSE

Bring along your favourite vinyl jazz album, hear it played in all its glory through the Arts Centre's PA, and tell us why you chose it - maybe it has a particular significance or memory.  Whatever the reason, we’d love to hear your thoughts. It's all very informal and friendly, and the bar will be open for various beverages and snacks. We’ll also be selling a limited quantity of Carol’s delicious vegetable chilli for £3 a bowl.

Admission £3.

Doors open 12 noon, session starts 12.30pm.

More Info

https://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/music/vinyl-sessions-jazz-op...


TUESDAY 8TH - FRIDAY 11TH AUGUST

4 DAY KIDS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL

MAJESTIC KIDS - IT'S A SMALL WORLD

Majestic Kids presents It's A Small World: The Art of Living, Loving, Laughing.

It's a Small World is a holistic sensory experience of your child's life through their eyes, celebrating the uniqueness of each of them.

Over the 4 days of the festival, your child will play, create musical instruments, make music, learn dance moves and enjoy drama improvisations and a whole host of arts and crafts in a relaxed, friendly and encouraging environment.

There will be a performance and an exhibition at the end of the week for parents, produced by the young people during the 4 days.

SEN/D children are encouraged to attend with their carer (may not be suitable for those with noise sensitivity).

Parents are welcome to join in for free or you can drop off your child each day.

Arts Award Discover can be achieved at an additional cost of £10. The participant will need to attend all 4 days to gain this certification. Find out more about Arts Award at www.artsaward.org.uk

Full Price £100 (additional siblings £50)

Concession Price £40 (additional siblings £20)

Please add £10 for Arts Award Discover certification if required

Runs 10am - 3pm each day. Prompt picking up at the venue is essential each day. Please bring a packed lunch each day and a waterproof jacket.

More Info

https://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/kids/kids-summer-arts-festiv...