Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Upcoming Events

August Mini Festival:

Thurs 11th Aug 7:30pm – 10pm

Singing Concert

A performance evening from the Souterrain singers and friends

Fri 12th Aug 8pm – 11pm

Live Lounge

Live music in a similar setting to the Radio 1 Live Lounge series. Featuring Buddy Lee Dickens

Sat 13th Aug 8pm – 11pm

The Mixing Bowl with EMS

A night of eclectic music put together by EMS. Featuring Del Vee Slaak, DJ Malady, Liatris quartet, Ichi and the trigger fingers

Other upcoming events

Sun 7th Aug 10:30am – 1:30pm

Summer Harmonies

Never sung before but would love to have a go? Come along to this informal session run by Angela Dennis. Folk, pop, world music and silly songs.

Sat 13th Aug 2pm – 4pm

Slack Folk

Free and accessible afternoon folk club.

Wed 17th Aug 7pm – 9pm

RSA Colchester Meeting

Invitation only, please e-mail gladys.jones (at) virgin.net if you wish to attend.

Thurs 18th August 6:30pm – 8pm

Recorder Orchestra

For further details about the orchestra contact Carla Brown carla.brown303 (at) btinternet.com

Sun 21st Aug 11am – 5pm

Transition Town Colchester

An open event to discuss how Colchester can tackle issues such as peak oil and climate change. For more details please contact Jason Glynos, ljglyn (at) essex.ac.uk

Upcoming Exhibition & Events

Upcoming exhibition exhibition 24 August – 10 September

, pronounced ‘Wa’ is a cultural exhibition led by the Japanese community of Colchester with a wide range of events and activities over three weeks. The exhibition will consist of a World Premiere of images by Japanese photographer Ryuichiro Baba, showing ordinary people within the devastation of the earthquake. A wide variety of supporting events are being organised by the Japanese community and Japanese educational materials and artefacts will be on show throughout the exhibition, including beautiful Japanese lanterns and banners, Tanabata and a Japanese garden!

Open Wed – Sat 11am – 6pm

Wed 24 August 7pm – 9pm

Japanese Cultural Exhibition Opening Party

A special ceremony to open the Japanese exhibition with music from Hibiki Ichikawa and Japanese refreshments. A chance to meet with the organisers and artists behind the Exhibition. This special event will be attended by the Colchester Mayor, local Counsellors and representatives from the Japanese Embassy in the UK.

Thur 25, Fri 26 and Wed 31 August 2pm – 3:15pm

Japanese Kids Crafts

Activities include colouring, Japanese/Hiragana writing, tattoos and more.

Fri 26, and Wed 31 August 11:15pm – 1pm

Jiriki Seitai

Jiriki Seitai is Japanese self-healing exercise, somewhat like a mixture of 'Yoga' and 'Ki'. It combines elements of Shiatsu massage, movement and meditation. Demonstration and participation.

Sat 3 September 11am – 6pm

Matsuri - Japanese Festival Day

A special one day Japanese festival led by the Japanese community in Colchester and the highlight of our three week Japan exhibition. Come and join in and learn more about this fascinating culture. Activities include Japanese artefacts, Karate, Taiko drumming performance and workshops, Kamishibai (Japanese storytelling), Sushi making and opportunities to try Japanese traditional foods, Japanese tea ceremony, origami and calligraphy demonstrations as well as face painting and, for the children, Takeuma, a form of Japanese play.

Wed 7 September 7pm – 11pm

Japanese Film Showing: Akira Kurosawa Seven Samurai 1954

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Thurs 8 September 7pm – 11pm

Japanese Film Showing: Yasujiro Ozu Tokyo Story 1953

An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.

Sat 10 September 2pm – 4pm

Slack Folk

Free and accessible afternoon folk club. This month featuring traditional Japanese folk music from Shamisen player Hibiki Ichikawa and singer Alika Mochida.

More events to follow as part of this exciting exhibition! For up to date details please see the project website or the Slack Space diary page

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Buffalo Tank @ Slack Space

Current exhibition

The Buffalo Tank Fishpaste exhibition 27 July – 20 August

Open Wed – Sat 11am – 6pm

The Buffalo Tank is a modern day ark situated in an old Victorian warehouse at the Hythe, Colchester.

A modern day ark collecting independent thoughts and skills to produce images, physical structure, sounds and media content, by coalition, projecting out into the community.

Non funded and independent for the past 5 years allows it a freedom of expression and experimentation rarely afforded elsewhere.

It is home to 14 resident artists and oddballs and houses full workshops, ceramics labs, creative spaces and recording studios.

A group of slightly odd, independent, starving, unfunded artists taking their art from one building and putting it in another........

2D, 3D Audio and Visual....