Nine Years

Thursday 3 March 2011

Performance Time: 19:30
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

This is the story of two friends who decided to see the world.

By foot and on bicycles, they travelled Europe, Scandinavia, North America and Australia offering theatrical presentations as gifts to the people they met.
Bringing the true stories, fleeting scenes and eye witness accounts that were documented in this near-decade of international theatre making, world acclaimed practitioners and Barbican programme regulars Lone Twin present Nine Years; an intimate production on a truly epic scale.

“A funny but heartbreaking show”  New York Sun

Tickets: Full: £9, Concs: £6, UoE Students: £4

Curator's Lunchtime Tour

Tuesday 1 March
Venue: Art Exchange
Time: 1-1.30pm

A chance to have lunch in the gallery and chat about this fascinating exhibition with guest curator Zanna Gilbert.

Admission Free, booking essential.
Email: arts@essex.ac.uk


Army of Shadows - Film

28 February 2011

Performance Time: 19:30 Venue: Lakeside Theatre

Merging historical record and fiction, this thriller narrates with utterly compelling realism the morally complex story of the French Resistance, as well as its courage, tensions, loyalties, and betrayals.
"…perhaps the best French film ever made on the Resistance.” L’Express

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.

Tickets: 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


Intimate Bureacracies: Art and the Mail

Friday 25 February 2011

Venue: Art Exchange

Curator's Blog by Zanna Gilbert  >> (click here)  

Intimate Bureaucracies includes the work of internationally renowned artists Walead Beshty, Eugenio Dittborn, Felipe Ehrenberg, León Ferrari, David Horvitz, Ray Johnson, Cristiano Lenhardt and Cildo Meireles who examine the possibilities for human connection and collaboration, while also critiquing the established processes of art circulation in both the art market and media.

Art Exchange is open 
Monday–Friday: 11.00am–5.00pm, 
Saturday:  12.00pm 4.00pm.
Admission Free

Went the Day Well?

1 February 2011 - Film Time: 19:30 

Venue: Lakeside Theatre

Thrilling drama which also made for excellent propaganda; enemy paratroopers initially disguised as British soldiers invade a sleepy, wartime English village. This film, which is not just a historical document but an imagining of what could have happened if the German army landed, is well served by astute performances, exciting action and suspense set pieces.

Tickets: Members £3, Non-members £4, Under 16s £2, Annual Membership: £5


How the Koala Learnt To Hug

20 February 2011

Performance Time: 14:00 
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

The magical and uplifting story of how the Koala discovered its very special talent is brought to life in this charming puppet show.
Meet Steven and a host of wild characters including Natascha the Witch, Karen the Koala and the Reggae Beavers for some great stories, sing along songs, superb games and first class hugging.
Most suitable for ages 4+

"Filled to overflowing with the feel-good factor. A pure, undiluted joy" The Cornishman

Full £6, Concs £5, 
Family Tickets £20 (2 Adults 2 Kids) 


Curator's Lunchtime Tour

Thursday 17 February  
Venue: Art Exchange 
Time: 1–1.30pm

As part of the Strange Lights exhibition programme, this is a chance to have lunch in the gallery and chat about the extraordinary exhibition with curator Jess Kenny.  Admission free, book your place at arts@essex.ac.uk


John Law's Opt Trio

“John Law is a hidden treasure of the UK jazz scene.” 

John Fordham, The Guardian

12 February 2011

Performance Time: 20:30
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

A night of classic tunes is in store as the Lakeside Theatre welcomes the return of the exceptional jazz pianist John Law with his fabulous Opt trio.
Playing remarkable arrangements of jazz standards, alongside feel-good music  by artists such as Sting, Nick Drake and Stevie Wonder, John Law invites you to simply unwind, have fun and enjoy the music!

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


Beachy Head

24 February 2011     Performance Time: 19:30   Venue: Lakeside Theatre

Guardian ****  Daily Telegraph ****  The Herald **** Financial Times ****
“Analogue is a young company certain to make its mark on British theatre.” The Guardian

It's been a month since Stephen jumped from the cliff tops at Beachy Head. As Amy collects her husband’s possessions together in a desperate bid to find out why, two local filmmakers make a startling discovery that will take their documentary in an unexpected direction.

Beachy Head is a powerful look at the ripple effects of one man’s decision to take his life. An ingenious mix of 3D animation and live theatre, this show has won Analogue theatre company widespread acclaim, taking four star reviews in the Guardian, Telegraph, Herald and Financial Times.


Meet the Artist: Karla Shacklock

Artistic Director Pasco Kevlin has invited 
contemporary choreographer and dancer 
Karla Shacklock to take up residency and 
develop a brand new performance.

10 February 2011

Time: 19:30 Venue: Lakeside Theatre

Are you interested in working in the arts?
In tonight’s session, Lakeside Theatre Artist in Residence Karla Shacklock will talk about her career at the forefront of physical and multimedia theatre making.

As a professional, Arts Council funded artist with a history of acclaimed performances under her belt; this is your chance to find out what it takes to stay ahead of the game in the modern performing arts industry.
Admission free, book by emailing arts@essex.ac.uk


Comedy Central Live

Comedy Central Live at the Lakeside Theatre is the place to catch established and fast rising comedy stars at ridiculously low prices

Wednesday 9 February
Performance Time: 20:30  
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

Ivan Brackenbury: Hapless hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury is a masterful comic creation! His 2010 show Disease Hour won rave 4 star reviews in The Guardian, Times, Evening Standard, Time Out and Scotsman.
Jason Patterson: Brilliant observations backed by a perfectly measured delivery  nd an assured stage presence make Jason Patterson a popular regular at the country’s leading comedy clubs. 
MC Bryan Lacey: With a relaxed, cheeky yet charming persona twinned with a quick  wit and slick improvisational skill, Bryan Lacey is a comedy MC par excellence.
Tickets: Full: £8.00, Concs: £5.00, UoE Students: £4.00 

Classic Sci-Fi films

Tuesday 1 February
Lakeside Theatre, 7.00-8.25pm and 8.45-11.10pm
As part of Strange Lights exhibition at Art Exchange, these two classic Sci Fi Films are shown back to back on the Lakeside Theatre's giant cinema screen, for free! 

Earth Vs The Flying Saucers
1956/Fred F Seaers/USA/83mins/U cert

When invading Martians give Earth sixty days in which to surrender, vigilante scientist Dr Marvin sets about devising a sonic gun that will show ‘em who’s  boss.

2001: A Space Odyssey ~ 8.45pm - 11.10pm
1968/Stanley Kubrick/USA/141mins/U cert

Released at the height of the space race between the USSR and the US,  Kubrick’s epic is one of the greatest science-fiction films ever made.
Admission Free. Book your place by emailing arts@essex.ac.uk