Christmas Poetry Bash with John Cooper Clarke, Martin Newell, Luke Wright & Ross Sutherland – 16/12/17 – Review

Ross Sutherland took us on a cleverly crafted ghost story pressing the buttons for the spooky soundtrack that added atmosphere. Then Luke Wright, the magnificent dandy, came on swaggering and captured the auditorium with a palpable energy that locked you into his crystal maze as you excitedly grasped at the words flying around trying to… Read More Christmas Poetry Bash with John Cooper Clarke, Martin Newell, Luke Wright & Ross Sutherland – 16/12/17 – Review

Christmas Poetry Bash – 16/12/17 – review and an interview with Ross Sutherland

Nothing says Christmas quite like the Arts Centre’s infamous Xmas Poetry Bash. Sold out and buzzing, the Colchester venue offered, as always, a warm and welcoming haven from the bleak winter night waiting outside the door. Featuring Ross Sutherland, Luke Wright, Martin Newell and Dr John Cooper Clarke, the evening cane alive with wordplay and… Read More Christmas Poetry Bash – 16/12/17 – review and an interview with Ross Sutherland

Year in Review 2017 – Colchester Arts Centre – 15/12/17 – Podcast

Find out what Colchester Arts Centre staff picked out as their favourite events of 2017. Anthony Clavane speaks to Anthony Roberts, Stafford Glover, Chris Moore, Ben Howard, Bex Patch, Julia Mayne, Joanne Parry and Mark Butchers for a look back at the year. Take a listen and then tell us about YOUR favourite Colchester Arts… Read More Year in Review 2017 – Colchester Arts Centre – 15/12/17 – Podcast

Anthony Roberts – The Man Who Invented Christmas – 06/12/17 – Podcast

In the latest Colchester Arts Centre podcast, Sophie Cole interviews Anthony Roberts about his legendary recital alongside Jamie Cunliffe of the classic tale, A Christmas Carol. In a wide ranging discussion, Sophie and Anthony are joined by Anthony Clavane and Ben Howard to talk about topics including their favourite muppets, the grey radicalism of The… Read More Anthony Roberts – The Man Who Invented Christmas – 06/12/17 – Podcast

Charlie Brown and Classic Horror. But not at the same time – 29/11/17 – Podcast

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Jason Frederick returns to Colchester Arts Centre next month with 2 very different festive shows – A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Music of Vince Guaraldi on 17th December, and Classic Horror At Christmas: Tales From The Crypt on 21st December. Anthony Clavane chats with Jason on our podcast  about what we can… Read More Charlie Brown and Classic Horror. But not at the same time – 29/11/17 – Podcast

The Magic Band Play the Music of Captain Beefheart: Farewell Tour – 26/11/17 – Review

GOING OUT ON A HIGH – A MAGICAL SWAN SONG As I write, it’s exactly one month until Christmas eve. This year has whizzed by and I can’t help but feel that time is slipping through my fingers in the run up to Christmas. As I walk to my bar shift at the Arts Centre,… Read More The Magic Band Play the Music of Captain Beefheart: Farewell Tour – 26/11/17 – Review

Street Hunt – do do do do do do do – 06/11/17 – Podcast

A podcast featuring an exclusive phone interview with Sarah Jones, the first person to submit a correctly completed book with all the right answers to the Street Hunt competition. She’s won £2,548! Cue for the two Anthonys – Roberts and Clavane – to quiz her about the Cod Wars, Podcast No 2 and, oh yes,… Read More Street Hunt – do do do do do do do – 06/11/17 – Podcast