Wednesday 7th April
The Bull   – Open Mic Night
The Twist – Plug & Play Showcase: CANCELLED

Thursday 8th April
Slack Space – April Mini Fest Day One
The Bull (Main Bar) – Matt White & The Emulsions
The Bull (Music Room) – Essex Rocks Battle Of The Bands – Road To Kelvedon: The Jorneta Stream, Vardo & The Boss, Halo Ego Trip, Social Tramp
The Twist – The Boy Will Drown, Carved From Violence, The Kuru Smile, Fervours
Trotters Bar – Keep Colchester Cool presents The Kipling Conspiracy supported by Hi Jack
Twisters – DJ Gilly and Toss The Boss!
University of Essex – Oscillate: Two rooms of alternative music
V Bar – Mad Mix Thursday: DJ Chrissy Bleed

Friday 9th April
Colchester Arts Centre – Return Of The Freak Show with DJ Jeff Scott
Headgate Theatre – Robert Castellani, Solo Acoustic Guitarist Featuring. Anna Pancaldi
Molly Malones – Harlot
O’ Neill’s – Cushti
Roberts Live Music Bar – Words And Music of Lennon and McCartney
Silk Road – Funky Fridays: UK Funky, RnB, Hip Hop, Bashment
Slack Space – April Mini Fest Day Two
The Bull (Main Bar) – Charlies Aunt
The Bull (The Music Room) –   The 633 presents the Raging Bull: We Rock Like Girls Don’t, Vellocetta, The 633
The Twist – In The Absence Of Light, Sanctorum, Dismanibus, K-Lacura, Shadowed Eden
Twisters – Live Music : Young Swells
V Bar – New for Old Fridays: DJ Sam Leppard
What? Bar – Rubba.Dub   (Dubstep & Drum and Bass): DJs Sicknote, GAZman, Nectar & Guests

Saturday 10th April
Bar Ten – SkyLiveStream (Electro, Breaks, Dubstep, UK Garage): DJs PMK Sound, Triplex, Gruesome Ollie, JR
Minories – Easter Market with lunchtime Open Mic Session
Molly Malones – Reggae Night with Freedom Sound System
O’ Neill’s – Was 3000
Roberts Live Music Bar – Retro Classics Night: 60s, Ska/Reggae, Northern Soul, Groovy Hammond, Mod, 90’s Indie, 77′ Punk – DJ Adi Clark
Silk Road – I <3 House
Slack Space – April Mini Fest Day Three
The Bull (Main Bar) – Scooby
The Fat Cat – Jazmine Ava
The Marquis – The Rubb
The Twist – Immercia, Octane 10, Daniel Peterson, Burn So Bright
Twisters – DJ Gilly
V Bar –   DJ Sam Leppard

Sunday 11th April
Dirty Penguin – Sunday Night Live: Fred and The Funksters, Millionaires By Morning
Stanway Rovers FC – Colchester Jazz Club: Colin Kingwell’s Jazz Bandits
The Twist – Kyrbgrinder, To Kill A Rose, Break The System

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SLACK SPACE MINI FEST LINE-UP

This will be the first Slack Space Mini-Fest being held at their new home in Queen Street (the old Shoeworld building) – before it officially opens.
All Slack Space Mini-Fest Events are Guest List Only. E mail [email protected] for inclusion

Slack Space April Mini Fest – Thursday 8th April:
Doors 7pm
7.30 Poetry from Mark Brayley and guests
7.45 Lou Terry
Lou Terry is 15, and writes and performs his own songs on acoustic guitar.   He performed at the Wivenhoe May Fair in 2009 and won the Brightlingsea Battle of the Bands Best Acoustic Act, and in 2010. His influences range from Tom Waits to Radiohead.
8.15 Poetry from Mark Brayley and guests
8.30 Mark Forde gong workshop
Mark Forde, Buddhist gong master, talks on the history, philosophy and importance of the Gong in the 21st Century and demonstrates tone and sound. Questions and a chance to explore
10.00 Poetry from Mark Brayley and guests
10.15 Clive Cowan
Musician Clive Cowan introduces his orchestral Pastoral piece ‘Evening Mist’. After he will conduct questions and answers, explaining how the composition was recorded and produced using ‘real’ instruments,
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Slack Space April Mini Fest – Friday 9th April:
Doors 7.30pm
7.45 Connor Sturges
8.30 ToeJam
9.15 NoToKill
Playing various music, written and performed live on his Roland Groovebox D2
10.15 DJ Mullah
An indie lover at heart but loves to mix with electro, dub and DnB on top of the indie core. Has had some great sets supporting the likes of Florence & The Machine, as well as DJ’ing at Club XFM and Student Traffic
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Slack Space April Mini Fest – Saturday 10th April:
2pm ‘Obby ‘Oss rides again! Stabled in Slack Space Queen Street, but let off the reins to roam freely throughout the town centre. And if his beady, horsey, eye should happen to catch yours – beware! Prepare yourself for some Pagan horsing around, and jokes which almost certainly date from pre-christian times
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Doors 7pm
7.30 Poetry from Mark Brayley and guests
7.45 Artwork
Celtic fusion acoustic duo from Suffolk. Original tunes with a bit of a jazzy feel
8.15 Poetry from Mark Brayley and guests
8.30 Dragonfruit
Dragonfruit are Clare Woodcock, violin/vocals, and Ian Heywood, vocals and guitar. Their style ranges widely from pure folk to pure pop and all stations in between, and features a lot of original material. It’s the particular blend of voice and violin that makes this duo special.
9.00 Poetry from Mark Brayley and guests
9.15 Sugartree
10.00 Poetry from Mark Brayley and guests
10.15 GrumB
Matt Coy AKA Grumb has put down his drums sticks for a night of pure self-indulgence. Instead of lugging his drum kit about he has downsized to a laptop and a knobtwiddling contraption thingme bob. Playing a variety of interesting, entertaining, dark electronic beats that has been inspired by many music genres and his unique mind
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Slack Space April Mini Fest – Sunday 11th April:
Doors 6.30pm
Arts link Colchester is an inclusive, informal social networking group for those involved in, or interested in, the arts. The   aim is to hold regular monthly meetings to enable people to meet face to face, socially, to share knowledge and experience and promote their events/exhibitions etc.    
The first meeting will be at Slack Space Colchester on Sunday 11th April 2010 at 6.30pm.     Please bring a bottle and be prepared to wear a name-tag, (provided).   Nibbles and entertainment will be provided.