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Saturday 20 June 2015 (booking opens 25 Apr)
Saturday 19 September 2015 (booking opens 25 Jul)
Saturday 24 October 2015 (booking opens 29 Aug)
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Saturday 18 July 2015 (booking opens 23 May)
Saturday 10 October 2015 (booking opens 15 Aug)
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Diary of events 2015

Our events listings are updated on a daily basis. If you want to signup for our Daily Bulletin or let us know about an event please email our Communications Office.

Our venues

All of our venues have their own dedicated websites: Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Campus; Art Exchange, Colchester Campus; Clifftown Theatre and Studios, Southend Campus; East 15 Acting School, Loughton Campus

Exhibitions

  • The Hexagon: Something Fierce - Vision and Reality

    "Something Fierce" emerged in Essex from 1964 – a new University determined to look to the future and break with tradition. The exhibition gives you the chance to discover the story of the foundation of the University of Essex and 50 years of student life. The exhibition celebrates the bold, 'brutalist' sixties architecture of the Colchester Campus; the unique academic vision and the vibrant community of scholars and students they created. The Hexagon is based at the heart of our Colchester Campus. The exhibition at different times during the Spring and Summer terms see the exhibition website for details.

  • Carlos Amorales: The man who did all things forbidden

    Carlos Amorales: The man who did all things forbidden. Exploring questions of concealment and identity, Carlos Amorales works with film, drawing, painting and performance. At the Art Exchange until 21 March 2015.

  • Emma Hart: Spread

    Emma Hart : Spread. Twelve new works by Emma Hart find their way into Art Exchange, demanding that everyday emotions are allowed in. Until 21 March 2015.


February

Friday 27 February

Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies "Sustaining Care, Compassion and Focus in a scarcely resourced environment. A Group Relations Residential Weekend." Friday 27 February to Sunday 1 March 2015. More details here.

2.30pm - The Ghosts of Kantan. Three short plays by Yukio Mishima, directed by Franko Figueiredo at the Clifftown Theatre. Full details and booking info here. Booking recommended as shows are selling out.

7.30pm - The Oresteia at the Clifftown Theatre. Directed by Kwong Loke. Full details and booking info here. Booking recommended as shows are selling out.

7.30pm - Oh! What A Lovely War. More details and booking info here.

Saturday 28 February

9.30am. 50th Anniversary Event : Michael Nicholson Centre for Conflict and Cooperation Launch by David Sanders, Andrea Ruggeri and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch from The Government Department. In the Lower Floor of the Teaching Centre. More details here.

2.30pm - The Oresteia at the Clifftown Theatre. Directed by Kwong Loke. Full details and booking info here. Booking recommended as shows are selling out.

7.30pm - The Ghosts of Kantan. Three short plays by Yukio Mishima, directed by Franko Figueiredo at the Clifftown Theatre. Full details and booking info here. Booking recommended as shows are selling out.

March

Sunday 1 March

2pm - Red Riding Hood at the Lakeside Theatre. A lively re-telling of the traditional folktale from the Norwich Puppet Theatre. Full details and booking info here.

2.30pm - Essex Book Festival Launch Event : Shami Chakrabarti CBE, Director of Liberty (The National Council for Civil Liberties) and the new Chancellor of the University of Essex, will be reading from her new book "On Liberty", at The Forum Southend-on-Sea. More information on this and all Essex Book Festival Events can be found on the website.

Monday 2 March

4pm - ISER Seminar. Sarah Smith (University of Bristol) "Getting a healthy start: The effectiveness of targeted benefits for improving dietary choices". In the large seminar room (room 2N2.4.16) of the Social Science Research Centre.

7pm - Essex Book Festival Annual Burrows Lecture : Shopgirls, Professor Pam Cox, at The Forum Southend-on-Sea, Southend Campus. More information on this and all Essex Book Festival events can be found on the website.

Tuesday 3 March

1pm to 2pm - Human Rights Centre Speaker Event. : Professor Vikki Bell (Goldsmiths), University of London "Between Documentality and Imagination: Curating the Violent Past in Contemporary Argentina". Chaired by Professor Sanja Bahun, Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, University of Essex. In Room 5S.4.9.

4pm - Department of Economics Seminar, Hartmut Egger (University of Bayreuth: "Offshoring and Firm Overlap". In the Economics Common Room 5B.307.

5pm - Centre for Trauma, Asylum and Refugees Seminar. Stéf Pruski (Kids Company) "Never turned away" in Room 5N.3.2, Colchester Campus).

6.00pm to 7.30pm - Take the Stage. A regular workshop for anyone interested in acquiring performance skills. At the Lakeside Theatre.

7pm - Essex Book Festival :"Thirst", Kerry Hudson, at the Art Exchange, Colchester Campus. More information on this and all Essex Book Festival events can be found on the website.

Wednesday 4 March

12pm to 2pm - Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies Book Sale in Square 3.

1pm - Jess Seminar, Anja Neundorf (University of Nottingham) : Contextual and Individual Determinants of Redistributive and Economic Preferences : Evidence from Panel Data. In the Large Seminar Room (2N2.4.16).

1.45pm to 5:00pm – Building Links with Policymakers. The first ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Workshop will focus on what policymakers require from academic research, with guidance provided by those who have been successful in reaching a policy audience, and will provide practical advice on how to generate and maximise public policy impact, including how to tailor one’s approach to reach key policymakers. The event will be held in Wivenhoe House. To book a place email iaa@essex.ac.uk.

2pm - As part of our Postgraduate Month, don’t miss our Finance & Funding Talk in LTB 4. Booking details here.

6pm to 7pm - Emma Hart in Conversation at the Art Exchange. Artist Emma Hart talks about her extraordinary new show at Art Exchange. Twelve artworks punch their way through the white walls, demanding that everyday emotions are allowed into gallery. In conversation with curator Jess Kenny and art historian Dr Matt Bowman, Emma will expand on the ideas behind her new and rude exhibition at Art Exchange.

7pm - Modern Languages Film Club; Atash (Thirst) (2005) by Tawfik Abu Wael. In Arabic with English subtitles. Free admission. In LTB2.

Thursday 5 March

11.30 - Essex Business School Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group Seminar, Professor Rui Baptista (Brunel Business School) "Economics of entrepreneurship and innovation". In the Forum TF.0.35.

1pm - School of Biological Sciences Seminar - Dr Tobias Van Kooten (IMARES, Wageningen). In Room 5N.3.7. More details here.

4pm - Department of Language & Linguistics Seminar. Eirini Sanoudaki (University of Bangor) "Bilingual acquisition: interactions in the domain of phonological structure. In Room 1N1.4.1.

5pm - School of Philosophy & Art History, Dr Stevphen Shukaitis (University of Essex) "Icons of Futures Past: Irwin, Neue Slowenische Kunst and the Spiritual Politics of Artistic Provocation". In Room 6.106.

6.30pm - Essex Book Festival : Patrician Press, readings by Professor Philip Terry, Emma Kittle-Pey, Mark Brayley and Patricia Borlenghi. The Press was established by Patricia after completing her MA Creative Writing at Essex. Wivenhoe Bookshop, High Street, Wivenhoe. More information on this and all Essex Book Festival Events can be found on the website.

7pm - Essex Sustainability Institute / Environmental Society Film Series : "Plastic Paradise" in LTB 1.

7.30pm - "Streaming" Streaming intertwines the stories of three people in turmoil to create a cutting portrait of contemporary life, sexual objectification and paternal failure in this brand new show from Cornwall based company, Pipeline Theatre. At the Lakeside Theatre.

Friday 6 March

7pm - Essex Book Festival :Professor Jules Pretty from the University of Essex shares insights into his new book, "The Edge of Extinction", at the Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Campus. More information on this and all Essex Book Festival Events can be found on the website.

9pm - The Hook Open Mic. The Hook is our popular and fun Open Mic night. Share your hidden talents with a café full of friendly people. At the Lakeside Theatre Café.

Saturday 7 March

10.30am to 8.00pm - Essex Book Festival "Out of Essex: Poetry". Celebrating 50 years of poetry at the University of Essex, Lakeside Theatre. More information on this and all Essex Book Festival events can be found on the website.

7pm - Carmina Burana. The University of Essex Choir presents a special 50th anniverdary performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. At the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall on Saturday 7 March. See Upcoming Events. Buy tickets here.

Sunday 8 March

10.30am to 4.30pm - Essex Book Festival "Out of Essex: Theatre". Celebrating 50 years of theatre at the University of Essex, Lakeside Theatre. More information on this and all Essex Book Festival events can be found on the website.

Monday 9 March

6.00-7.30pm. Professor Matthias Röhrig Assunção "The Angolan Roots of Capoeira: Transatlantic Links of a Globalized Performing Art". At the Lakeside Theatre

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form practiced around the world combining dance, combat, theatre and music. Professor Assunção explores its Angolan origins, the legendary tale of the Zebra Dance, and the combat games and rituals still found today in Southern Angola, despite the devastation caused by forty years of civil war. What can they teach us about martial arts and cultures of the Black Atlantic? Book online here.

Tuesday 10 March

4pm - Department of Sociology and the Centre for Criminology : Annual Fuller Lecture. Luke Harding foreign correspondent with The Guardian and Jodie Ginsberg Ginsberg is chief executive of Index on Censorship. In LTB8.

7pm - Essex Book Festival : Cinema of the Darkside, Dr Shohini Chaudhuri, in Room LTB10, Colchester Campus. More information on this and all Essex Book Festival Events can be found on the website.

Wednesday 11 March

7pm - Modern Languages Film Club; Neokonchennaya pyesa dlya mekhanicheskogo pianino (An Unfinished Piece for the Player Piano) (1977) by Nikita Mikhalkov. In Russian with English subtitles. Free admission. In LTB2.

7pm – Essex Book Festival 9 Trades, Myths and Edgelands, Rachel Lichtenstein, Art Exchange, Colchester Campus. More information on this and all Essex Book Festival events can be found on the website.

Thursday 12 March

7pm - Essex Book Festival : Southend Poetry Group, The Forum Southend-on-Sea, Southend Campus. More information on this and all Essex Book Festival events can be found on the website.

Sunday 15 March

3pm - Essex Book Festival : War Requiem and Aftermath, Maggi Hambling, The Forum Southend-on-Sea, Southend Campus. More information on this and all Essex Book Festival events can be found on the website.

Monday 16 March

6pm – Essex Book Festival : Professorial Inaugural Lecture: Home: Notes on Literature, Professor Sanja Bahun, Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Campus. More information on this and all Essex Book Festival events can be found on the website.

Tuesday 17 March

7pm – Essex Book Festival : Poetry, Performance and Text, Holly Pester, Art Exchange, Colchester Campus. More information on this and all Essex Book Festival Events can be found on the website.

Friday 20 March

7pm – Essex Book Festival : Bobby Moore: The Main in Full, Matt Dickinson, The Forum Southend-on-Sea, Southend Campus. More information on this and all Essex Book Festival events can be found on the website.

Saturday 21 March

10.30am to 4.30pm – Essex Book Festival : Premiere of short films by students at the University of Essex, panel discussion and screening of Adaptation. The Waiting Rooms, Colchester. More information on this and all Essex Book Festival events can be found on the website.

Saturday 28 March

10am to 4pm – Essex Book Festival : Local Authors’ Day, The Forum Southend-on-Sea, Southend Campus. More information on this and all Essex Book Festival events can be found on the website.

7pm - Essex Book Festival : Colchester Reverend Rebels: Skiffle, Revolution, Protest and ‘Folk Music with a Jazz Beat’, The Ballad of Brian Bird and John Ball by Professor Adrian May. The Minories, Colchester. More information on this and all Essex Book Festival events can be found on the website.

April

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