Circle Blog in January 2012
Posted on 26/01/12 16:21
Natilly Macartney reports on the ‘Light and Dark’ and ‘Primary’ exhibitions currently being held at the new Slack Space venue. Recently, the volunteer run project known as ‘Slack Space’ relocated to Victoria Place off of Eld Lane to a building which used to belong to The Co-Op Bank. Chris Cla...
Posted on 25/01/12 17:17
Today is a special day for Rhythmatic Disposition, a talented group of young poets. They have just discovered that Savannah Miller (until just very recently a creative director of Twenty8Twelve, and sister of Sienna Miller) has mentioned one of the members on her Vogue blog. Olly Leonard won the...
Posted on 24/01/12 12:40
Richard Young reports back from Charlotte Higgins's lecture at firstsite on Wednesday 18th January 2012. This was a real treat for all Colchestrian history buffs. Charlotte Higgins, chief arts writer for the Guardian, has been travelling the length and breadth of Britain, gathering material ...
Posted on 23/01/12 19:18
Three weeks ago we reported an exciting clothes-swapping event taking place in Wivenhoe, organised by Mrs Swishing. On Sunday 15th January, clothes were swapped, cakes eaten, refreshments quaffed, and nail manicured to perfection. Keep a look-out for the next event, taking place in March, but in the...
Posted on 20/01/12 13:43
On Tuesday Erin Summers Norman attended the Mercury Theatre to see On Golden Pond, written by Ernest Thompson in 1979. It was the opening night of a show that is running for only five days, so if you’re a lover of theatre, or simply intrigued by the human condition, hurry and get tickets whil...
Posted on 18/01/12 13:27
[caption id="attachment_1394" align="alignleft" width="179" caption="Greta"][/caption] Greta Kachkouche is Manager at Yates’s in Colchester. She tells us about her varied role at the fun-filled pub and where in Colchester she likes to hang out. 1 So, what brought you to Colchester? I came t...
Posted on 16/01/12 16:11
[caption id="attachment_1381" align="aligncenter" width="1242" caption="Bucklesham Plough Day"][/caption] If you have visited the Mercury Theatre in the last 11 years it is likely that you have already unknowingly admired the artistic work of David Thomas, says Amanda Stringfellow. This artist...
Posted on 12/01/12 12:50
Continuing our New Year New You series of health and fitness articles on Circle Extra, Zumba instructor Shelley Hall tells us how she too got hooked into the fitness craze everyone is talking about! “I was already a salsa dance instructor when I found out about Zumba. I already loved the Latin ...
Posted on 11/01/12 11:14
The beginning of a new year and the coming of Spring always brings out the resolutions in us, so why not try yoga for your new hobby in 2012?, says Laura Paterson. Invigoration for the mind as well as the body, it will tone and strengthen on the outside whilst on the inside you'll learn to find ...
Posted on 09/01/12 19:15
[caption id="attachment_1357" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="DJ Nihal on stage"][/caption] Forget Old Mcdonald, Jimmy’s farm is the best in town, says Tanya Clark. As an unattached girl about town, I was somewhat dubious as to what a family day out at the farm could offer me. However...
Posted on 09/01/12 18:44
[caption id="attachment_1336" align="aligncenter" width="720" caption="Te Rangitu Netana"][/caption] TAKEN FROM ISSUE 1 OCTOBER 2010. Anastasia Grabova caught up with the master of the Ta Moko tattooing technique during his visit to Colchester. On the 14th September, Te Rangitu arrived on ...
Posted on 09/01/12 12:09
Posted on 06/01/12 17:09
As part of "Colchester: A Year of Celebration", Colchester Borough Council will once again be hosting a range of free health walks in 2012. The ‘Walking Your Way to the Games’ series of walks is being hosted to celebrate the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The walks have...
Posted on 05/01/12 18:00
A 17th century barn in Feering which has been stunningly converted into a five-bedroom home, has just been put on the market. Seamlessly incorporating modern fittings including underfloor heating throughout, home cinema, an Anthony Thomas kitchen and a Gaggenau Wine Climate Cabinet (holding up t...
Posted on 04/01/12 17:48
[caption id="attachment_1198" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Jenna Gregory (right) and Rechenda Smith founders of the Mrs Swishing Clothes Swap"][/caption] Fashion lovers in Colchester will be able to recycle treasured items of clothing whilst contributing to a good cause after two entr...