A  showcase gig for some of the best new musical talent in the area is being staged at the Colchester Arts Centre on Thursday 16th December.

Gazette Presents…is, as the name suggests, a gig being put on by the Gazette newspaper. Following a competition to find four bands a panel of judges picked Videotapes, Slopes, The Kipling Conspiracy and Fick As Fieves from a postbag full of demos.

Doors open at 7pm and tickets, priced £6, are now on sale, available from the box office on 01206 500900 or online at www.colchesterartscentre.com.