Circle Blog in June 2013
Posted on 16/06/13 15:26
A team of volunteers and supporters from Colchester Samaritans has raised £2,500 for their local branch through a 23 mile walk. The 12 volunteers took part in the annual Samaritans National Walk in North Devon to raise much-needed funds to help pay for the replacement of...
Posted on 14/06/13 10:30
Meet Roxi Aldrich, a beautiful, happy 22-month-old from Colchester. And meet her doting dad Joe. They look like any happy father and daughter, but what isn’t obvious is Joe’s steely determination to raise a massive £50,000 for Roxi before her third birthday. Why? Because she has a condition called...
Posted on 13/06/13 10:33
The Colchester Circle and Colchester Classics have teamed up to give you an exclusive offer on a symphony from one of the most important British composers of the 20th century. The original 1913 version of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ A London Symphony can be purchased for just £12 w...
Posted on 11/06/13 19:14
Two actors. Seven characters. Four plays. One impressive season. The Mercury Theatre's Intimate Exchanges series is drawing to a close with the final play in the season, A Game of Golf, which opens on June 12. The supremely talented Ruth Gibson and Gwynfor Jones will a...
Posted on 11/06/13 18:58
In the latest of our creative writing Q&As, author Sarah Banham answers your questions on getting dialogue right. Q: If my characters are talking, how do I get around the 'he said/she said' thing? A: A lot of writers have this issue. It can feel a little boring at t...
Posted on 10/06/13 13:01
If you’re stuck for something to do this month, make your way to firstsite where there’s plenty going on to keep you entertained! Exhibiting now is Sophie von Hellermann's whimsical Elephant in the Room. Explore the history of Colchester up until the siege of 1648 in ...
Posted on 07/06/13 09:07
If you’ve ever wanted to know more about filmmaking, a course from Signals Media Arts Centre could be right up your street. The centre is running a two-day intensive filmmaking course designed for adults looking to gain skills in scriptwriting, directing, producing, sound recor...
Posted on 06/06/13 15:58
Packed with world premieres, award-winning shows, readings and a one page play competition, new writing festival Hotbed is coming to the Mercury Theatre in July. The four-day festival, produced by Cambridge theatre company Menagerie, celebrates the work of some of the best playwrights...
Posted on 05/06/13 11:30
It may sound like a lyric John Lennon would have written after one of those interesting cigarettes he used to smoke, but it’s really happened. Four giraffe sculptures from Colchester Zoo’s Stand Tall For Giraffes public art event have recreated the famous shot of the Beatles crossing Abbey R...
Posted on 04/06/13 10:58
As Volunteers’ Week takes place around the country, the Samaritans in Colchester is paying tribute to over 100 generous local people who answer more than 29,000 calls for help each year. According to the latest figures released by the national helpline charity, volunteers from the Colchester...