13.04.10 News from Slack Space Colchester ::SLACKDATE::

Opening days and new opening times
Welcoming party and art auction
Alternative Voices
Shakespeare’s birthday
Opening days and new opening times

Slack Space will open at its new location ‘The Space’ (19 – 29 Queen Street / old ‘Shoe World’ property) on Wed 21 April at 11am. The first exhibition will be a solo show from prominent local artist Chris Northall

Slack Space will no longer open on Sundays but will open on Wednesday to Saturday from 11am – 6pm.
Welcoming party and art auction
Please come along to the opening party / art auction which will be held on Friday 16 April from 7pm. The auction will run from 8pm – 9.30pm and we are delighted to welcome back our friends Lady Bird and The Larks who will play from 9.30pm to 11pm.

Bring refreshments and a cheque book!

Art works for auction have been donated by:
Ade Frost, Adrian Mills , Bethany Mitchell, Carl Segar, Elspeth Livingstone, Glynis Brown, Hazel Harvey, Ilona Northall, Jack Briggs Miller, Jean Akam, John Livingstone, Lee Thomas, Lisa Temple-Cox, Paula MacGregor, Matt Keeling, Rosa Mackinder, Shaun Dipper, Tracey Johnson, Viv Stokes, Vron Francis, Willow Mitchell, Julia Usher

An on line catalogue of works available for auction is now available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/colchesterslackers/sets/72157623823242038/

So come and pick up a bargain, support Slack Space and hear some great music! This event is guest list only. Please e mail colchesterslackers@googlemail.com for inclusion.
Alternative Voices
Slack Space is trying something different with a series of talks entitled ‘Alternative Voices: Historical perspectives of witchcraft and paganism in the East’

Tue April 13 7pm
Robin Herne, Ipswich Pagan Council : Druids, Romans and Heathens – a Colchester history
An overview of the polytheist religions found in Colchester from the Ancient British tribes, through Rome, the Anglo-Saxons and the modern revivals and reinventions. What it meant to be an ancient Pagan, and what it means to be one now.

Wed April 14 7pm
Suzanne Smith, Essex Witch Trials Memorial Society: Witchfinder!
Suzanne’s talk will be followed by a showing of the Colchester Witchfinder film introduced by Co – Director John Worland

Thur April 15 7pm
Alison Rowlands, University of Essex: Setting Witch-Hunts in Historical Context: The East Anglian Witch-Hunts of 1645-7
Shakespeare’s birthday
Guerilla Shakespeare presents ‘Happy Birthday Mr Shakespeare’
22nd and 23rd April (Shakespeare’s Birthday) 7pm

Shakespeare at its most accessible. A great evening of the Bard at his best. A lot of family fun. presented as a rehearsed reading by The Guerrilla Shakespeare Company, Colchester’s own hit and run bardolators, in association with Slack Space Colchester.

The performance includes some romance, tragedy, history, comedy, a bit of Bard biography, sonnets, the balcony scene from “Romeo and Juliet” bits of “Hamlet” and “Othello”, some knockabout comedy like the watch scene from “Much Ado”, Launce and his invisible dog from “Two Gentlemen of Verona” , plus the Rude Mechanicals and an amazing punk fairy jazz song from “A Midsummer Nights Dream”.

The company Directed by Dorian Kelly is a mix of experienced professional actors and local amateurs including Jason Cattrell and Sally Tarpey.

This event is guest list only. Please e mail colchesterslackers@googlemail.com for inclusion.
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