Circle Blog in March 2012
Posted on 31/03/12 16:00
Anastasia Grabova joins the media storm surrounding the return of Lostprophets. With their rousing choruses and enduring popularity amongst die-hard alternative rockers and nu-metallers, Lostprophets have managed something few bands can – to keep on building on their existing fanbase a...
Posted on 30/03/12 09:34
Sarah Slack visits The Company Shed in West Mersea, one of the best seafood restaurants in Essex. The first thing you notice when you walk into The Company Shed, apart from its picturesque location, is the fact that in comparison to other restaurants, it’s remarkably small. As a result, the t...
Posted on 29/03/12 10:15
An observation of abstract art and its themes of geography and visual familiarity by Sarah Slack. [caption id="attachment_1601" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="'Rock Cake' - Michelle Ranson."][/caption] A collection of abstract paintings from Suffolk-based artist Michelle Rans...
Posted on 27/03/12 11:58
Sarah Slack spans over the impressive illusionist’s credentials and what audiences should expect from his upcoming show. This Friday sees established comedy magician Pete Firman, described by The Telegraph as the “poster boy for British comedy magic”, touring his sell-out Edinburgh show ‘Jigg...
Posted on 24/03/12 09:00
To celebrate its 30th anniversary the Wivenhoe May Fair is set to turn back the clock on Saturday, 26 May when it stages this year’s famous free community arts and music event. [caption id="attachment_1590" align="aligncenter" width="1600" caption="Last year's May Fair"][/caption] Aimed at...
Posted on 23/03/12 09:00
Colchester is affirming its place as the culinary capital of Essex with yet another AA Rosette to its name. [caption id="attachment_1584" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Brasserie 1"][/caption] Less than six months since its launch, the Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes has ...
Posted on 22/03/12 14:10
Ana Grabova visits the Mercury Theatre to see Terence Rattigan’s play, Less Than Kind This little known play, written in 1944 by Terence Rattigan, has had brilliant reviews since it first premiered last year and rightly so. Taking place in a contemporary setting, Less Than Kind follows David ...
Posted on 19/03/12 12:55
Editor Ana Grabova snaps up the chance to speak to Andrew Wyatt from Miike Snow ahead of the release of their widely anticipated second album, Happy to You. They call themselves the three-headed band, and use the mythical Jackalope as their avatar. Their videos are consistently surprising an...
Posted on 12/03/12 12:06
It’s not often that you go to Colchester Castle to see an art exhibition but that’s exactly what Sophie Cole did this week when I went to see Brian Graham’s collection, Starting from Scratch. His work is inspired by his visits to Palaeolithic sites across the country and he describes it as ...
Posted on 08/03/12 17:21
Sophie Cole meets comedian Lee Hurst ahead of his Colchester show, which hopes to finally (with a little audience participation) reveal the difference between men and women! [caption id="attachment_1545" align="aligncenter" width="1960" caption="Lee Hurst"][/caption] Lee Hurst is probably best...