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Saturday 20 June 2015 (booking opens 24 Apr)
Saturday 19 September 2015 (booking opens 24 Jul)
Saturday 24 October 2015 (booking opens 28 Aug)
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Saturday 18 July 2015 (booking opens 22 May)
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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.


March

Friday 13 March

2pm to 4pm. Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies "Disney's The Lion King: A Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies Debate". In the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall Seminar Room, Colchester Campus.

 

7.45pm - Crave at the Lakeside Theatre. Directed by Joey Waikh. Produced by Claire Walkinshaw.

7.30pm - Mirror Signal at the Lakeside Theatre. Getting into music around the age of 9, and writing since the age of 12, Steven Barker from Suffolk has grown into a keen songwriter and producer with an ear for melody and groove.

Saturday 14 March

7.45pm - Crave at the Lakeside Theatre. Directed by Joey Waikh. Produced by Claire Walkinshaw.

8.30pm - Comedy Central Live!. The lineup this week is Tom Deacon, Amir Khosokhan, Ivo Graham and Ian Smith.

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.

10:00am- 5:00pm - 7th Annual Human Rights in Asia Conference. "Democracy and Human Rights in Asia: Progressing or Retreating?". In LTB 4. Come and join us, at this student- led human rights conference, which is supported by Essex University's Human Rights Centre, to engage in an interactive session with our expert panelists. Our speakers will address some of the most critical human rights issues facing Asia today. We are delighted to have among our speakers: Michael Freeman (University of Essex), Kanak Dixit (HIMAL Southasian, Journalist), Han Dorussen (University of Essex), Alex Wilks (International Bar Association, Human Rights Institute), Tallyn Gray (Westminster University), Hazel Galang (Amnesty International) and Sanae Fujita (University of Essex).

Monday 16 March

4pm - ISER Seminar Series. Hayley Fisher (University of Sydney) "The effect of receiving child support on household income and labour supply: evidence from Australia". In the Large Seminar Room (2N2.4.16) of the Social Science Research Centre.

6pm - From Man to Chair - A workshop on stories and transformation. At the Wivenhoe Bookshop. Explore techniques and approaches to storytelling in a creative, relaxed environment with artist Sheila Ghelani to create your own original story. This workshop draws on themes of autobiography and transformation in Clod Ensemble’s latest production "The Red Chair", more detials here.

6pm – Essex Book Festival : Professorial Inaugural Lecture: Home: Notes on Literature, Professor Sanja Bahun from the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies. Professor Sanja Bahun addresses the enigmatic yet compelling affiliation between literature and the concept of home, exploring the subject through the joint lens of disciplines such as literature, visual art, anthropology, sociology, architecture and psychoanalysis. At the Lakeside Theatre. More information on this and all Essex Book Festival events can be found on the website.

7pm - Lakeside Writers - What Makes a Great Script?. Rob Drummer is Associate Dramaturg at The Bush Theatre, London, where he leads on all new writing activities. In this workshop, he explains what fires him up about new writing, what he is looking for in a good script, and examines the role of dramaturgy in contemporary playwriting.

Tuesday 17 March

1pm to 2pm - Human Rights Centre Seminar. Dr Andrew Fagan, (Essex Law School and HRC) "A Liberal Constitutional Future For Myanmar (Burma)? The Not So Small Problems Of Ethnicity And Collective Rights". Chaired by Dr Daragh Murray, Essex Law School and HRC. In Room 5S.4.9.

4pm - Department of Economics Seminar, Tim Lee (University of Mannheim) : "The Causal Effect of Parent's Education on Children's Earnings". In the Economics Common Room 5B.307. More information here.

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.

Wednesday 18 March

11.30 - Essex Business School Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group Research Seminar. Dr Maria Paola Scaparra (Kent Business School) "Allocation of protection resources to mitigate the impact of natural disasters on transportation networks". In the Forum TF.0.35 (Southend).

12.00pm to 1.30pm - CWOS Group Seminar, "Dr Oliver Mallett, University of Durham: "Designer identity: negotiating occupational discourses". In LTB B.

1pm to 2pm - JESS Seminar, Verena Lauber (University of Heidelberg) "The Effects of Family-Friendly Firm Policies on Satisfaction and Working Hours". In the Large Seminar Room, 2N2.4.16.

5pm - Birgit Hellwig (University of Cologne) Child language documentation: A pilot study among the Qaqet Baining of Papua New Guinea. In Room TC2.6-TC2.7.

Thursday 19 March

1pm - School of Biological Sciences, Sports and Exercise Science Group Seminar - Dr Paul Freeman (University of Essex). In 5N.3.7.

4.00pm-5.30pm. - 50 Years of Essex Sociology: A seminar sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Centre for Intimate and Sexual Citizenship. Professor Ken Plummer, Professor Jeffrey Weeks and Dr Roisin Ryan-Flood from Department of Sociology, University of Essex "The Making of the Modern Homosexual" Revisited. In room 6.345.

5pm - School of Philosophy and Art History. "Asserting Distinction & Building Honour: Considering Spatial & Architectural Disparities in Plantation Regimes. Professor Charles Burroughs, Case Western Reserve University. In Room 6.106.

7.30pm - Go Solo! at the Clifftown Theatre. 17 individual and dynamic pieces of theatre presented for your viewing pleasure in 90 minutes!.

7.30pm - The Red Chair, at the Lakeside Theatre. The Red Chair is based on Sarah’s original book that had its first public reading as part of The House of Fairytales at the Port Eliot Festival. It lies somewhere between a Grimm’s Tale, an absurdist ghost story and a parent’s guide on how not to bring up children.

Friday 20 March

7.30pm - Go Solo! at the Clifftown Theatre. 17 individual and dynamic pieces of theatre presented for your viewing pleasure in 90 minutes!.

7.30pm - SXDance invites you to their annual show showcasing the amazing talent of the club. This year's show will include great performances in styles such as jazz, street, ballet and many more. Come along to a dynamic evening filled with unstoppable energy!

7pm – Essex Book Festival : Bobby Moore: The Man 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

10am - Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies and The Institute of Psychoanalysis, Nicola Abel-Hirsch and R.D. Hinshelwood from Institute of Psychoanalysis (University of Essex) "The place of sexuality in the approaches of Melanie Klein and of Wilfred Bion". In Lecture Theatre Building.

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.

2.30pm - Go Solo! at the Clifftown Theatre. 17 individual and dynamic pieces of theatre presented for your viewing pleasure in 90 minutes!.

7.30pm - Go Solo! at the Clifftown Theatre. 17 individual and dynamic pieces of theatre presented for your viewing pleasure in 90 minutes!.

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

Wednesday April 8 April

7pm - Café Scientifique April 8th- Tom C Cameron - Is less ever more? A reinvention of population ecology theory. At the Minories Gallery, 74 High Street, Colchester.

May

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