Dick Whittington and his Pussy

14  - 16 December 2011
Performance Time: 19:30
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

The Theatre Arts Society makes a raucous return with its annual original pantomime Dick Whittington and His Pussy.

Full of glitz and glamour, brilliantly re-imagined characters and the type of festive rudeness you d hope for at this time of year the TAS panto is not to be missed! (photo: Aladdin, 2010)

Tickets: £10, £7, £5


Kentridge in Context

07 December 2011
Time: 18:30
Venue: Art Exchange  

Join curator Jess Kenny for an evening of discussion that places William Kentridge's work in a wider context. A chance to watch other seminal short films by William Kentridge including 'Mine', 'Ubu Tells the Truth' and 'Tide Table'.  Admission free, but please ensure your place arts@essex.ac.uk 


Writers at Essex presents Roger Moss and Phil Terry

06 December 2011
Time: 18:00
Venue: Art Exchange

Following in others' footsteps, walking within cities, the past and present politics of cities - are touched on in this evening of readings. Phil Terry will be reading poems derived from walks, including a poem based on walks from The Cut, a thoroughfare near Waterloo in London, conceived as a protest against the government cuts, and some poems retracing W. G. Sebald's steps. 


Roger Moss will also be reading works that are inspired by the theme of walking between worlds.

Admission free.


Lakeside Writers

Monday 5 December
Time: 7.00pm-9.00pm
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

Lakeside Writers is a new initiative aimed at writers and aspiring writers whose work includes an element of performance. Open to all University of Essex students and to any writers living in the east of England and led by Lakeside Theatre's Literary Consultant Andrew Burton, it is a space where writers can network, see excerpts of work-in-progress, and hear about current developments in the wider cultural sector.

Whether you describe your work as drama, audio drama, live literature, documentary, screenplay, storytelling or song lyrics, you are welcome to join us.

For further information, or to book a place email arts@essex.ac.uk


Writers at Essex presents Ian Monk

02 December 2011

Time: 18:00
Venue: Art Exchange
Ian Monk is a translator, writer of poetry and fiction and a member of french writing group OULIPO. His works include Family Archaeology and Other Poems and Writings for the Oulipo and among his translations are works by Pennac, Perec and Roussel. Tonight he will give a reading from his own works.

“Ian Monk is like Perec. When presented with a constraint two things can happen: either the constraint is easy, in which case Ian yawns and goes to sleep. Or else it is difficult. He then wakes up and gets to work. The more the constraint is difficult, the more the work is excellent.” Jacques Roubaud.

Admission free.