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Diary of events 2014

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 Art Exchange : Jamal Penjweny – Saddam is Here

    From Thursday 30 October to Saturday 13 December. An exhibition of photography and film by Iraqi artist Jamal Penjweny that reflects on everyday life in Iraq today.

  • The Hexagon: Something Fierce - Vision and Reality

    From 29 September to 13 December. "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.


December

Saturday 6 December

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

Sunday 7 December

2pm to 4pm - Family Day Jump! at the Art Exchange. For all ages and admission is free. Please email Kate Beckwith to secure your family’'s place.

Monday 8 December

4pm - ISER Monday Seminar, Olmo Silva (LSE)"Neighbourhood turnover and teenage attainment". In the large seminar room (room 2N2.4.16) of the Social Science Research Centre.

6pm - Centre for Criminology and Department of Sociology Seminar, Jonathan Benton (Head of Operations, Proceeds of (International) Corruption Unit, Anti- Corruption Asset Recovery Task Force – Organised Crime Command) "Grand Corruption". All are welcome. More information on Facebook Sociology. In LTB 9.

7pm - Lakeside Writers: Vickie Donoghue "Image", This interactive workshop explores how images can be used to generate ideas for plays. At the Lakeside Theatre.

7.30pm - MFA Acting (International) presents "Tales from the deep, dark woods", written and devised by Chris Meads and the company , directed by Chris Meads. A portmanteau show for older children (12+) and adults based on Grimm's Tales. At the Cornett Theatre, Loughton.

Tuesday 9 December

4pm - Department of Psychology, University of Essex Research Seminar. Prof. Debi Roberson, University of Essex. "Categorical Perception is in the Eye of the Beholder". In the Psychology Building, Room 4.722.

4pm - Economics Department Seminar, Claudio Mezzetti (Melbourne) "A Multi–Unit Dominant Strategy Double Auction". Further details here. In the Economics Common Room 5B.307.

7.30pm - MFA Acting (International) presents "Tales from the deep, dark woods", written and devised by Chris Meads and the company , directed by Chris Meads. A portmanteau show for older children (12+) and adults based on Grimm's Tales. At the Cornett Theatre, Loughton.

Wednesday 10 December

1pm - School of Health and Human Sciences Seminar, Dr Wendy Bryant from HHS, University of Essex "Mental health service user experiences of occupational therapy in an acute inpatient unit: a participatory action research project using photovoice"(HHS Research Seminars(.

1pm to 2pm - Jess Seminar. Andrea Salvatori (ISER) "The anatomy of job polarisation in the UK. In Room 2N2.4.16.

2.30pm - MFA Acting (International) presents "Tales from the deep, dark woods", written and devised by Chris Meads and the company , directed by Chris Meads. A portmanteau show for older children (12+) and adults based on Grimm's Tales. At the Cornett Theatre, Loughton.

7pm - Modern Languages Film Club. 10.000 km (2014) by Carlos Marques-Marcet. In Spanish with English subtitles. In LTB2, all welcome.

7.30pm - Coaching masterclass with Saracens Academy Manager Don Barrell plus U20 World Cup winner and Saracens star Nathan Earle and Irish international and Saracens women's player Kerrie-Ann Craddock. Book online at Eventbrite. The event will also include presentations by sport performance researchers in the University’s Centre for Sport and Exercise Science. Centre Director Dr Gavin Sandercock will discuss how your birthday impacts on your sporting performance and Dr Paul Freeman will explain how athlete support networks make a difference to youth athletes.

7.30pm - Lakeside Theatre presents "The Snow Queen". With rotten jokes, high octane action and innuendos coming out of their ears – it’s the annual TAS original pantomime!

7.30pm - MFA Acting (International) presents "Tales from the deep, dark woods", written and devised by Chris Meads and the company , directed by Chris Meads. A portmanteau show for older children (12+) and adults based on Grimm's Tales. At the Cornett Theatre, Loughton.

Thursday 11 December

1pm to 2pm - School of Biological Sciences Seminar. Vidar Grøtan (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) "Similarity and diversity of communities in space and time”. Hosted by Tom Cameron. All welcome. In Room 5N.3.7.

7pm - ESI/ Environmental Society Film Series. "What Would Jesus Buy?". Christmas in America, follow Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse. (2007 91 min). In Room 1N1.4.1.

7.30pm - Lakeside Theatre presents "The Snow Queen". With rotten jokes, high octane action and innuendos coming out of their ears – it’s the annual TAS original pantomime!!

7.30pm - East 15 BA Acting and Stage Combat presents Macbeth By William Shakespeare. Directed by Chris Main. This production of the Bard’s dark and violent story of superstition, destiny, and the struggle of good versus evil promises to thrill and entertain ! At the Clifftown Theatre, Southend.

Friday 12 December

7.30pm - Lakeside Theatre presents "The Snow Queen". With rotten jokes, high octane action and innuendos coming out of their ears – it’s the annual TAS original pantomime!!

7.30pm - East 15 BA Acting and Stage Combat presents Macbeth By William Shakespeare. Directed by Chris Main. This production of the Bard’s dark and violent story of superstition, destiny, and the struggle of good versus evil promises to thrill and entertain ! At the Clifftown Theatre, Southend.

Saturday 13 December

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

2.30pm - East 15 BA Acting and Stage Combat presents Macbeth By William Shakespeare. Directed by Chris Main. This production of the Bard’s dark and violent story of superstition, destiny, and the struggle of good versus evil promises to thrill and entertain ! At the Clifftown Theatre, Southend.

7.30pm - East 15 BA Acting and Stage Combat presents Macbeth By William Shakespeare. Directed by Chris Main. This production of the Bard’s dark and violent story of superstition, destiny, and the struggle of good versus evil promises to thrill and entertain ! At the Clifftown Theatre, Southend.

Saturday 20 December

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

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