Creating Change Banner Project –  introductory meeting
Sunday 25th February, 2pm-4pm
Firstsite Colchester (the restaurant area at the rear of the building).


Join us in an innovative project in which we aim to produce a banner which represents our ideas about social justice, equality and fairness – and change! It will be made up of individual patchworks in which you can express your hopes (and demands) for a better society.

We welcome experienced and novice ‘makers’ alike – you do not have to have any specific craft or artistic skills, just an interest in thinking about how to visually represent your ideas about positive social change, using a variety of media (and as many recycled materials as possible!).

After an initial meeting about the project, you can decide whether to work on your patchwork at home and/or meet up each week to share your ideas/skills and discuss how you are getting on. We hope that you will be able to complete your patchwork/s by 15th April so that we can put the banner together, by May 6th, in time for the May Day celebrations the following day.

If you would like more information about the project and think that you might like to take part, please contact Sally Wilcox (



Our Next Creating Change Live Night: bigger and even better 

*Colchester Arts Centre event on Friday, 14th September 2018

This event, like our Cricket Club launch night, will feature speakers representing campaigns and live bands as well as other performers (live art, comedy, poetry etc) – but it will be on a bigger scale in the beautiful setting of Colchester Arts Centre.

Please contact Anthony Clavane if you are


19 January 2018
‘Fighting Back’
Creating Change Launch Night
7pm – 11pm
Wivenhoe Cricket Club

Join us for a great evening of live music with some of Colchester’s finest bands and DJs, seasoned with lightening talks from inspiring local activists for a bit of radical bite.

Tickets £5 or £3 concession.  Pay cash on the door.  Paid bar. Free parking.

Book via the Eventbrite link to the right of this page, or on the Eventbrite website.

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