Thursday, 21 January 2010

Work In Progress

This weekend - last chance to see!

Work In Progress
Work In Progress
Work In Progress
Work In Progress
Work In Progress
Work In Progress
Work In Progress
Work In Progress
Work In Progress


A historical perspective of witchcraft and paganism in the East

All talks start 7pm and will be followed by Q&A / discussion session

Wed April 14

Suzanne Smith, Essex Witch Trials Memorial Society: Witchfinder! Suzanne’s talk will be followed by a showing of the Colchester Witchfinder film

Thur April 15

Alison Rowlands, University of Essex: Setting Witch-Hunts in Historical Context: The East Anglian Witch-Hunts of 1645-7

Fri April 16

Robin Herne, Ipswich Pagan Council : Druids, Romans and Heathens – a Colchester history

Free entry - email for place on guest-list

Friday, 15 January 2010

Current exhibition:

Slack Space Colchester are proud to host ‘Work in Progress’ - an exhibition of work by Colchester Minories / Colchester Institute MA Arts in Social Context students completing the first year of their course

The exhibition features work from:
Katherine Arnold
Anne Barclay
Ian Hurd
Lisa Temple-Cox
And will run from 13th – 24th January.

Upcoming exhibitions:

Female Photographers
January 27th – February 7th 2010
The best of Colchester and area's female photographers

'Graphic Start'
February 10th - 14th 2010
Graphic artist Lee Thomas wallpapers the space with his work. Public are invited to interact and participate

January mini fest:

The January mini festival has been postponed to February. Look out for some fantastic performance:

Wed 10 – Twelfth Night rehearsed reading, Guerrilla Shakespeare Company
Thur 11 – Matt Simpkins + Ensembell + Connor Sturges + Poetry and compere: Mark Brayley
Fri 12 – Moot Point, an evening of creative kaos and electronic music
Sat 13 pm - Martin Reed jazz and belly dancing with workshops and performance 1 – 5pm
Sat 13 eve - Terror the musical, Bad Terrorists

Please don’t book now. We’ll send out further details nearer the time.

Art at the Heart (Beat):

Slack Space has just been awarded 2K by Essex County Council to run an arts poster trail in Colchester Town Centre. We will display original local art (prints and poetry) in 18 empty and working shop windows across the town centre. Prints will be beautifully digitally printed with brief artists details, numbered and mounted. The exhibition will run for three months, changing after five weeks.

Work will be sourced through both an inclusive open call and by developing existing partnerships. A catalogue / guide will be produced.

Watch out for the first call for this exciting new project!

Nearly ten thousand visitors in seven months!

In 7 months of being open Slack Space has welcomed over 9,500 visitors (and we’re only open for half of the week!) This means we will shortly be able to welcome our ten thousandth visitor to the gallery space. Watch out for a special announcement and press release!

Sunday, 3 January 2010


Currently lurking around the Eld Lane windowspace

Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night

Dorian Kelly, and the Guerilla Shakespeare Company in association with Slack Space presents a rehearsed reading of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" on WEDNESDAY 6th Jan at Slack Space , 33 Long Wyre Street. Doors open 7.00 pm. The performance is free but, as seating is limited, booking is necessary via email or call in to the venue.

Shakespeare's funniest play was written purely as a piece of fun: there are no royal intrigues, murders, no vast sweeps of history: just the story of a brother and sister cast up on a hostile shore each believing the other to be dead, a love story of mistaken identity together with the story of the people of a great house plotting the downfall of a haughty butler. Inevitably, all ends well. It is suitable for adults and children over about eight.

The performance is presented informally, with a mix of professional and amateur actors, and directed by Dorian Kelly.