Sophie Scholl

31 January 2011

Performance Time: 19:30
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

This biopic tells the story of Sophie Scholl, a courageous young member of the student activist group The White Rose.
Unwavering in her convictions, her interrogation by the Gestapo quickly escalates into a searing test of wills as Scholl delivers a passionate call to freedom and personal responsibility that is both haunting and timeless.
Screened in collaboration with Moving Image. Moving Image and Reelappeal are projects of Wivenhoe Film Theatre. Screenings at Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex and the Phillip Road Centre in Wivenhoe.

Members £3, Non-members £4, Under 16s: £2, Annual Membership: £5. Special Student season ticket: All 5 Moving Image films for £12. Call: 07757 794334


Eastern Roots presents Skip ‘Little Axe’ McDonald

Saturday 29 January 2011

Performance Time: 20:30

Venue: Lakeside Theatre

Skip Little Axe McDonald is a true music legend with an incredible career that defines him as among the forefront blues musicians on the planet.

A member of the infamous Sugarhill house band, McDonald worked with  Grandmaster Flash on such hip hop classics as The Message and White Lines; was the main musical contributor to the On U label which influenced generations of dub musicians; and tonight comes to Colchester  for the first time to play music from his hugely acclaimed 2010 album Bought for a Dollar, Sold for a Dime.

“McDonald is a master of the contemporary blues." – The Guardian

Tickets: Full: £10, UoE Students: £5


Holocaust Memorial Week

This Way For the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen
26 January 2011 - Performance Time: 19:30

Venue: Lakeside Theatre

An astonishing cabaret performance which treads the fine line between the horrors of genocide and the optimism of the human spirit. This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen marks Holocaust Memorial Day 2011.
A fluid group of musicians who come together to play an amazing original score, The Life and Death Orchestra have included the greatest bass player in the  world Herbie Flowers, Eddie Myer from Turin Brakes, Tristan Banks from Massive Attack and Dominic Nunns and Nick Pynn from The Lost and Found Orchestra.
“A masterpiece” Metro

Tickets: Full £9.00, Concs £6.00, UoE £4.00


Scenes from 'Bent'

25 January 2011

Performance Time: 19:30
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

Renowned theatre company Badac presents scenes from Martin Sherman’s iconic and groundbreaking play Bent.
Telling the harrowing stories of two homosexual lovers persecuted under Nazism, Bent is a landmark in modern drama and was instrumental in  advancing the public knowledge and academic research of its subject.

Part of the Holocaust Memorial Week 2011 programme.

Tickets: Full £8.00, Concs£5.00, UoE Students £3.00
Since 2007, the University has marked Holocaust Memorial Day with a week-long series of events in the week leading up to or including 27 January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp.

Holocaust Memorial Week 2011 focuses on the Pink Triangle, the persecution of gay men by the Nazi regime, without losing sense of the origin of the term 'Holocaust' and the significance of the Holocaust for the European Jewry.
Exhibition: Portraits for Posterity
Monday 24 January – Thursday 27 January
Venue: Lakeside Theatre exhibition space, Colchester Campus
Portraits for Posterity by Matt Writtle is a unique photographic project. With individual portraits of survivors of the Nazi Holocaust living in Britain today who still bear witness to the crime of the century, the exhibition both celebrates their contribution to British society and commemorates the millions who perished.

The exhibition will be opened at 1pm on Monday 24 January by Holocaust survivor and Essex Honorary Graduate, Dora Love.

Discussion: Twilight Zone Cafe
Monday 24 January
Venue: Minories Café, Colchester
Time: 6.30pm
Admission: free but please reserve a place in advance by telephoning 01206 872303.
Professor Rainer Schulze discusses the persecution of gay men under the Nazi regime
Followed by:
Film showing: Paragraph 175
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman/2000/81 mins
Monday 24 January
Venue: Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Campus
Doors: 8pm
Admission: free
Documentary chronicling the lives of homosexual men who were arrested by the Nazi’s under Paragraph 175 of the German Penal Code of 1871. Transport will be provided from the Minories Cafe to the Lakeside Theatre.

The Badac Theatre Company present
Bent by Martin Sherman
Tuesday 25 January
Venue: Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Campus
Doors: 7pm Performance: 7.30pm
Tickets: Full £8.00, Concs £5.00, UoE Students £3.00. Tickets can be purchased online, for more information visit the Arts on 5 website
Extracts from this acclaimed play about the persecution of gay men by the Nazis.

The Life and Death Orchestra presents
This Way for the Gas Ladies and Gentleman
Wednesday 26 January
Venue: Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Campus
Doors: 7pm Performance: 7.30pm
Tickets: Full £9.00, Concs £6.00, UoE £4.00. Tickets can be purchased online, for more information visit the Arts on 5 website

Widely praised by the critics, The Life and Death Orchestra are a fluid group of musicians. The score is based on poems by Holocaust survivors, including Paul Celan, Tadeusz Borowski and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel and other internationally acclaimed writers. The performance treads a fine line between the horrors of genocide and the optimism of the human spirit. 
The Essex Model United Nations Society present
Panel Discussion on the Responsibility to Protect
Thursday 27 January
Venue: Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Campus
Doors: 5.30pm. Discussion: 6-8pm
Tickets: Free
An interdisciplinary panel discussion on the international agreement on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine and its implications for violations of the human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration
Venue: Outside th Lakeside Theatre, square 5, Colchester Campus
Time: 8pm
Join us to commemorate all victims of the Holocaust and all genocides outside the Theatre.

Panel Discussion: The Big Question; where next for LGBT liberation in the UK and across the globe?
Friday 28 January
Venue: LTB, Colchester Campus
Time: 6.30pm
Admisson: Free


What is Arts on 5?
Arts on 5 is the banner heading for the two arts venues located on Square 5 at the University of Essex Colchester Campus: The Lakeside Theatre & Art Exchange gallery.

We also hold the University’s collection of Latin American Art - Europe’s largest - currently on display in the Albert Sloman Library.

On Campus, the Arts are on Square 5. Arts on 5. Easy!

What does Arts on 5 do?
Arts on 5 is run by a small and dedicated team who work closely with both internationally renowned and emerging artists and performers to bring together a thought-provoking and excellent programme of arts events for a fully public audience.

We work with academics and encourage the development of new plays, exhibitions and ideas in our spaces. We work with students who make a huge impact on Arts on 5, regularly contributing to our theatre and exhibitions programme.

Who can come to Arts on 5 events?
All our events are fully public. If you see something you like, come!

Art Exchange
Art Exchange is one of the region’s leading galleries of contemporary visual art. We show the work of internationally renowned artists such as William Kentridge, Fiona Banner and Jake & Dinos Chapman, while also supporting emerging new talent. The gallery plays an important role in the cultural life of both campus and Colchester, drawing a wide local, national, and international audience to its programme of exhibitions and events. 

Art Exchange also works closely with students. The MA Gallery Studies & Critical Curating course showcases their examined exhibition here during the Summer Term.

The Art Exchange Events Programme takes its inspiration from the Exhibitions Programme and runs concurrently. Artist’s talks, films, curator’s tours and critical texts offer powerful learning opportunities, give wider context to the Exhibitions and offer the chance to discover more about the arts. We also run an outreach programme of workshops and talks that take place in schools, colleges and community centres.

The vast majority of the Art Exchange Events Programme is free of charge and all events are fully public.

Art Exchange Opening HoursMonday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday 12am – 4pm.

Admission free. For further information, or e-mail Jessica Kenny, Gallery Director, at jess@essex.ac.uk.

The Lakeside Theatre
The Lakeside Theatre presents an international and culturally diverse programme of theatre, dance, live art, music, film screenings and stand up comedy nights, all for a fully public audience.

The theatre also works closely with the University’s Centre for Theatre Studies and is a prime site for students' engagement with the creation, viewing and critique of contemporary performance.

The Lakeside Theatre supports community and education work. Our regular film screenings are run in collaboration with local film promoters Wivenhoe Reel Appeal; we showcase local company productions out of University term-time and the Lakeside Theatre provides a home for The Young Actors Company on Saturday mornings.

The Lakeside Theatre Box Office is run in conjunction with our friends at the Mercury Theatre Colchester who handle our online bookings and provide a Town Centre point of sale for our tickets. 

Telephone 01208 873262 for further information or e-mail Pasco Kevlin, Theatre Director at pkevlin@essex.ac.uk.