Circle Blog in February 2012
Posted on 28/02/12 09:00
The Digby Gallery located at the Mercury Theatre is currently hosting a collection of artworks by Clacton based fine artist Lisa Rippon, says Rich Young. Having studied at Wimbledon School of Fine Art, Rippon has received tuition from well-known contemporary artists as Bernard Cohen, Myles Mu...
Posted on 24/02/12 09:35
A stand-out hit when it debuted at the Edinburgh Festival in 2010, ‘Memoirs of a Biscuit Tin’ is an avant-garde, poignant and lovely story of ageing – and it’s coming to Colchester’s Mercury Theatre on 3rd March, for one night only, as Jennie Gillions finds out. [caption id="attachment_1528" ali...
Posted on 22/02/12 12:05
Anyone looking for an energetic day out will find plenty of inspiration at their nearest RHS Gardens Free Entry Day, 2 March. Take this opportunity to visit one of the RHS inspirational gardens for free and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Gardens as they awaken from their winter slumbers ...
Posted on 14/02/12 16:45
Natilly Macartney reports on the upcoming shows at the University of Essex campus theatre. [caption id="attachment_1511" align="aligncenter" width="454" caption="Polar Bear"][/caption] Recently a National Student Survey completed by around 265,000 students in higher education placed the Univer...
Posted on 13/02/12 10:51
Did you know that one person is diagnosed with leprosy every two minutes? LEPRA has been helping to reduce this number for nearly 90 years. In a new exhibition based in Colchester, photographer Colin Summers has attempted to capture the impact LEPRA has had in some of the worst affected areas of Ind...
Posted on 12/02/12 20:18
During the Second World War, tens of thousands of young women were recruited into the Women’s Land Army to work in agriculture and feed the nation. One local hostel in Plough Lane, Leavenheath, housed up to 70 women at a time between the years of 1942-1950 – and now these women are wanted once more....
Posted on 11/02/12 20:36
Colchester Classics’ owner, Liz Leatherdale, augments her passion for classical music with raising money for many local charities. Over the last few years, Liz Leatherdale has raised money for St Helena Hospice by taking part in the Midnight Walks and donating a contribution of her profits fo...
Posted on 10/02/12 13:09
Local crafter, Liz Cardy shows us how to make fabulous thrifty jewellery from bottle caps. This is a fairly quick and easy craft project and also a good excuse to buy a nice bottle of beer or two! If you want to save money you could even ask at your local pub if they have any going spare. You wil...
Posted on 08/02/12 17:32
Adored for being a huggable alternative to some of the spikier comedians out there at the moment, Patrick Monahan is coming to Colchester this Friday 10th February. Ana Grabova spoke to the winner of last year’s ITV show, Show Me The Funny, to find out what effect the programme has had on Patrick’s ...
Posted on 06/02/12 13:40
The Minories plays host to Peter Jones, the latest artist to have his work displayed in this historic building. Lucy Macdonald reflects on his exhibition. Jones is one of a number of artists taking part in a project celebrating the history and culture of the British ceramic industry, focusing...
Posted on 04/02/12 13:08
Anastasia Grabova takes a look at a new exhibition marking 50 years of The Sunday Times Magazine, at the Saatchi Gallery [caption id="attachment_1464" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="1993 Kylie Minogue by Uli Weber"][/caption] They say a picture is worth a thousand words. At...
Posted on 03/02/12 14:40
More volunteers are needed at the Macmillan Information Centre at Essex County Hospital in Colchester. [caption id="attachment_1453" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Debbie Farthing at the Macmillan Information Centre"][/caption] Four of its 12 volunteers have left recently due to work...