Circle Blog in November 2011
Posted on 30/11/11 13:49
Having opened its doors almost a year to the day, Tin Pan Alley bar celebrated reaching its first anniversary by putting on a live and loud birthday bash on Saturday November 26th. Laura Paterson popped along to enjoy the party. [caption id="attachment_1006" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption=...
Posted on 30/11/11 10:54
With the festive season nearly upon us, we asked Peter Fitzgerald to look into what is on offer at the Headgate Theatre in December. December brings with it a massive selection of theatrical possibilities. The Headgate Theatre, the home of amateur theatre in Colchester, has most of these possibil...
Posted on 28/11/11 10:17
There's a buzz around 15 Queen Street about an upcoming event in December. People are talking about improbable feats of engineering that really hit the sweet spot. We asked Peter Fitzgerald to investigate. With Christmas rapidly approaching it’s coming up to that time of year where it’s more acce...
Posted on 18/11/11 15:50
One of the first artists to have their work featured in the highly anticipated opening exhibition Camulodunum at firstsite is Karin Ruggaber; an international artist whose pieces reflect her fascination with architecture. Lucy Macdonald headed down to firstsite on Wednesday 16th of November to hear ...
Posted on 18/11/11 12:11
Genre-defying party animals SPEAKS play V Bar in Colchester on Tuesday 29thNovember as part of a mini-tour of the south. The Colchester Circle’s James Emberson put some questions to rapper/lead singer Lele, a lady with plenty to say about her band and their opportunity to play Britain’s oldest town…...
Posted on 17/11/11 19:08
You might remember that, back in February, The Colchester Circle reviewed Meet Me At The Border, a new Colchester band making a name for themselves on the local scene. We liked them. Their new EP, Lead From the Front, is being launched at V Bar on 18th November, and TCC writer Jennie Gillions took t...
Posted on 17/11/11 14:45
Hidden away in a back room at the Mercury Theatre is an exhibition of work by the group 12PM. We sent Peter Fitzgerald along to have a look. When I was tasked to go to the 12 PM exhibition I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. First, I was surprised to find out there was a gallery at the Mercury Th...
Posted on 16/11/11 11:13
Slack Space , the volunteer-run initiative that uses old shops and retail locations to promote local art and artists, was founded in 2009 as part of an initial three month pilot. Now, two years and over 10,000 visitors later, the group has moved to a new, improved site. When James Emberson popped ov...
Posted on 15/11/11 12:35
PocoLoco is a new Ibiza themed night starting at Circle Bar on the 2nd of December and it’s shaping up to be an event to get excited about. Peter Fitzgerald spoke to the organisers Andy Pearce and Rem Kingston about their mission to bring the Ibiza party to Colchester. Tell me more about the p...
Posted on 12/11/11 18:47
On Tuesday 15th November, historical fiction and children's author Conn Iggulden will be coming to Waterstone's in Colchester for the signing of his two new books: Conqueror, a historical novel about the Khan dynasty - the last in Conn's Conqueror series; and Tollins II: Dynamite Tales, his children...
Posted on 12/11/11 18:07
The Good Beauty Guide, part of the Good Salon Guide, is the only independent guide to quality standards in beauty in the UK and Ireland, is delighted to announce that The Treatment Room at Caramel Browne in Colchester, Essex was recently awarded a Registered rating by The Good Beauty Guide. ...
Posted on 11/11/11 16:03
[caption id="attachment_810" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="Three Bonzos and a Piano"][/caption] On 25th September 1962, Rodney Slater and Vivian Stanshall founded the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, originally a traditional jazz band that, with its final line-up of seven members would go on to e...
Posted on 10/11/11 12:37
It’s not easy being a dedicated follower of fashion. For non-trend James Emberson, his first fashion shoot was an eye-opener on a number of levels... It’s difficult to appreciate just how much goes into a seemingly ‘simple’ magazine shot until you see just how much care, craft, and consideration it...
Posted on 04/11/11 13:36
[caption id="attachment_768" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="Crafting venetian style masks (photo courtesy of Jonathan Doyle)"][/caption] A really positive buzz of activity and creativity filled the wonderful georgian house that is 15 Queen Street on Wednesday 19th October as Mary Pullen...
Posted on 01/11/11 18:59
On All Hallows Eve, Erin Summers Norman attended Mercury Theatre's outstanding production, Capain Corelli's Mandolin, to report back to readers of The Colchester Circle. [caption id="attachment_762" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="Natalie Kakhidze as Pelagia with the puppet Pelagia"][/capt...