Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard

04 June 2012

Performance Time: 20:30
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

One of the most interesting bands New York has to offer, Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard bring their melodic, uplifting and articulate music to Lakeside Theatre for a Bank Holiday special, fresh from supporting British legends Pulp.
Ranging between contemplative folk and distortion-fuelled garage rock, their music perfectly underpins the wonderfully sung stories of inspired frontman Lewis, whose artworks and low budget films accompany the show.
Watch Jeffrey Lewis and Junkyard on Youtube
1) Cult Boyfriend
2) Don't Be Upset
3) Jeffrey Lewis Documentary
Support comes from Wivenhoe based musician Lou Terry.
“…his evocative, heartfelt, pin-sharp lines hit compelling grooves, all twists and turns, grin-inducing couplets and weirdness” BBC Music
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Fluid Images: Óscar Muñoz

17 May 2012

Time: 18:30
Venue: Art Exchange

Images in the work of Colombian artist Óscar Muñoz are not fixed but fluid, such as his beautifully simple film Línea del destino /Line of Destiny in which Muñoz captures his own reflection on the surface of water that fills his cupped hands.
In this talk Rebecca Breen engages with themes of disintegration and frustration in Muñoz’s image-making, and his elaboration of a portraiture which implicates the viewer, exhorting him or her to “take away an idea of [the] image, […] an idea full of variations and changes” (Muñoz, 2004)
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

17 May 2012 - 18 May 2012

Performance Time: 19:30
Venue: Outdoors in Wivenhoe Park. Arrive at Lakeside Theatre. 

Set in a secluded glade in idyllic Wivenhoe Park; see Shakespeare’s popular romantic comedy performed at sunset in a perfect natural environment.
The show is just 3 minutes from Lakeside Theatre so bring your cushion, relax on the grass and let our host of timeless characters weave their magic amongst the beautiful scenery and resident wildlife.
Made possible by a generous donation from the Essex Fund at the University of Essex.
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We Hope That You're Happy (Why Would We Lie?)

12 May 2012

Performance Time: 19:30
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

Hear from Made In China about their exciting show...

Jess is stuck. Her lifelong friend, Chris, can’t help. The others are out getting wasted. And the world is falling apart. Luckily they have a cooler full of beer, a goofy rapport and a sincere desire to make you, the audience, happy.

A flat-out and unhinged performance about trying to connect to each other, We Hope That You’re Happy (Why Would We Lie?) is a hilarious examination of tuned-in delusional consumers in a hyper-communicative world.

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