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Saturday 20 September 2014 (booking now)
Saturday 25 October 2014 (booking now)
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Saturday 11 October 2014 (booking now)
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Wednesday 5 November 2014 (booking now)

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Diary of events 2014

Book for Homecoming

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We want to invite all our alumni, students, staff and members of the public to the launch of our 50th anniversary celebration at our massive Homecoming Weekend starting Friday 12 September 2014. Book your place to make sure you don't miss a thing.

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

Homecoming Weekend – Friday 12 September to Sunday 14 September

Homecoming is a celebration event with a street festival vibe and we’ll be staging a huge range of activities and events to showcase our strengths and keep you and your family entertained! The weekend event launches a year of activities that celebrate the Essex Spirit. See all the details for Homecoming weekend on our 50th Anniversary website. You can also download the full programme for Saturday 13 September.

Exhibitions

  • The Hexagon: Something Fierce - Vision and Reality

    From September 12 to December 13. "Something Fierce" emerged in Essex from 1964 – a new University determined to look to the future and break with tradition. In September a major new exhibition opens giving 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.

  • Beecroft Art Gallery: Connecting Through Collecting: 20 Years of Art from Latin America at the University Of Essex

    From 6 September to 6 December. For 20 years ESCALA has played a vital role in connecting people with artwork from across Latin America while also challenging ideas about contemporary art. A new exhibition in Southend opening at the Beecroft Art Gallery will celebrate ESCALA's internationally important contribution by showing how members of the University of Essex community connect with the artworks from its Collection.

  • Art Exchange: Simon Carter, Study of Wivenhoe Park

    From 12 September to 25 October 2014. A new commission of Simon Carter’s artworks inspired by Constable’s painting ‘Wivenhoe Park’ 1816, will be on display at Art Exchange at our Colchester Campus to mark the start of our 50th anniversary celebrations.

  • Focal Point Gallery: Ian Kiaer - 'Tooth House'

    Until 20 September 2014. ‘Tooth House’ was first shown at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds where a new body of sculptures was developed in relation to the gallery spaces. This work is transposed to the spaces here in Southend, alongside a series of new works specifically responding to the building. Focal Point Gallery is based in The Forum Southend-on-Sea part of our Southend Campus

Saturday 30 August

Gardening on campus

Are you waiting for a plot on an allotment? Would you like to spend more time outdoors? Looking for a workout with other people in a relaxed atmosphere? Then join the team of committed hobby gardeners at the Campus Community Garden: it’s free, all staff, students, their families and friends are welcome! We are growing fresh, organic fruit and veg to be shared with everyone who joins. No previous gardening knowledge required.

Every Saturday netween 12pm and 5pm. For more information email estfr004@essex.ac.uk or visit our Facebook page.

Wednesday 3 September

Lunchtime Gardening

The Campus Community Garden invites all staff and students for an hour of gardening and lunching every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm. Walk up to Wivenhoe House and follow the signs from there. For more information email estfr004@essex.ac.uk or visit our Facebook page.

Thursday 4 September

Student Street Market

Every Thursday the SU will be bringing you a host of local stalls selling a range of goodies, from freshly ground coffee and tasty cakes to vintage clothing and handmade jewellery. 10.30am–3.30pm in Square 3. Make sure you pop along to get your fresh local produce and grab a bargain.

Saturday 6 September

Gardening on campus

Are you waiting for a plot on an allotment? Would you like to spend more time outdoors? Looking for a workout with other people in a relaxed atmosphere? Then join the team of committed hobby gardeners at the Campus Community Garden: it’s free, all staff, students, their families and friends are welcome! We are growing fresh, organic fruit and veg to be shared with everyone who joins. No previous gardening knowledge required.

Every Saturday netween 12pm and 5pm. For more information email estfr004@essex.ac.uk or visit our Facebook page.

Wednesday 10 September

Lunchtime Gardening

The Campus Community Garden invites all staff and students for an hour of gardening and lunching every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm. Walk up to Wivenhoe House and follow the signs from there. For more information email estfr004@essex.ac.uk or visit our Facebook page.

Thursday 11 September

Student Street Market

Every Thursday the SU will be bringing you a host of local stalls selling a range of goodies, from freshly ground coffee and tasty cakes to vintage clothing and handmade jewellery. 10.30am–3.30pm in Square 3. Make sure you pop along to get your fresh local produce and grab a bargain.

Homecoming Weekend: Friday 12 September to Sunday 14 September

Homecoming is a celebration event with a street festival vibe and we’ll be staging a huge range of activities and events to showcase our strengths and keep you and your family entertained! The weekend event launches a year of activities that celebrate the Essex Spirit. See all the details for Homecoming weekend on our 50th Anniversary website. You can also download the full programme for Saturday 13 September.

Saturday 13 September

Gardening on campus

Are you waiting for a plot on an allotment? Would you like to spend more time outdoors? Looking for a workout with other people in a relaxed atmosphere? Then join the team of committed hobby gardeners at the Campus Community Garden: it’s free, all staff, students, their families and friends are welcome! We are growing fresh, organic fruit and veg to be shared with everyone who joins. No previous gardening knowledge required.

Every Saturday netween 12pm and 5pm. For more information email estfr004@essex.ac.uk or visit our Facebook page.

Wednesday 17 September

"Rigoletto" screened live outside The Forum Southend-on-Sea

Opera starts at 7.30pm with a pre–show screening from 7pm

World Class opera relayed live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to The Big Screen outside The Forum Southend-on-Sea as part of the BP Big Screens in 2014.

Lunchtime Gardening

The Campus Community Garden invites all staff and students for an hour of gardening and lunching every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm. Walk up to Wivenhoe House and follow the signs from there. For more information email estfr004@essex.ac.uk or visit our Facebook page.

Thursday 18 September

Curator's Talk: Our Plans for Art Exchange

Jess Kenny, curator at Art Exchange will talk about our plans for the future and how we will get even more people coming along to the gallery and its events inside and outside the gallery walls. Art Exchange, Colchester Campus. 1pm to 2pm.

Student Street Market

Every Thursday the SU will be bringing you a host of local stalls selling a range of goodies, from freshly ground coffee and tasty cakes to vintage clothing and handmade jewellery. 10.30am–3.30pm in Square 3. Make sure you pop along to get your fresh local produce and grab a bargain.

Saturday 20 September

Gardening on campus

Are you waiting for a plot on an allotment? Would you like to spend more time outdoors? Looking for a workout with other people in a relaxed atmosphere? Then join the team of committed hobby gardeners at the Campus Community Garden: it’s free, all staff, students, their families and friends are welcome! We are growing fresh, organic fruit and veg to be shared with everyone who joins. No previous gardening knowledge required.

Every Saturday netween 12pm and 5pm. For more information email estfr004@essex.ac.uk or visit our Facebook page.

Saturday 27 September

Gardening on campus

Are you waiting for a plot on an allotment? Would you like to spend more time outdoors? Looking for a workout with other people in a relaxed atmosphere? Then join the team of committed hobby gardeners at the Campus Community Garden: it’s free, all staff, students, their families and friends are welcome! We are growing fresh, organic fruit and veg to be shared with everyone who joins. No previous gardening knowledge required.

Every Saturday netween 12pm and 5pm. For more information email estfr004@essex.ac.uk or visit our Facebook page.

Wednesday 1 October

Lunchtime Gardening

The Campus Community Garden invites all staff and students for an hour of gardening and lunching every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm. Walk up to Wivenhoe House and follow the signs from there. For more information email estfr004@essex.ac.uk or visit our Facebook page.

Thursday 2 October

Student Street Market

Every Thursday the SU will be bringing you a host of local stalls selling a range of goodies, from freshly ground coffee and tasty cakes to vintage clothing and handmade jewellery. 10.30am–3.30pm in Square 3. Make sure you pop along to get your fresh local produce and grab a bargain.

Saturday 4 October

Gardening on campus

Are you waiting for a plot on an allotment? Would you like to spend more time outdoors? Looking for a workout with other people in a relaxed atmosphere? Then join the team of committed hobby gardeners at the Campus Community Garden: it’s free, all staff, students, their families and friends are welcome! We are growing fresh, organic fruit and veg to be shared with everyone who joins. No previous gardening knowledge required.

Every Saturday netween 12pm and 5pm. For more information email estfr004@essex.ac.uk or visit our Facebook page.

News and events

News and events

Our news pages will keep you up-to-date on all that has been happening around our University, including latest research and forthcoming events and activities.

Arts events

Events

We have theatres at each of our three campuses and a whole range of activities taking place for you to enjoy or get involved in, including student productions and performances by professional touring companies.

Media information

Media information

Our Communications Office can help journalists access the expertise of our academics. Our world-class rating for research excellence means we can provide knowledge across the social sciences, science and engineering, humanities and comparative studies, and law and management.

Publications

We publish our stakeholder magazine Essex Quarterly, and an in-house newsletter, Essex Weekly allowing you to keep up-to-date with everything that is happening at Essex, including latest news, research excellence and information on forthcoming events.