Culture Meet Ups

On this page we’ll keep you posted about fantastic local arts events with a social and political slant. Let us know on our Facebook page if you plan to go and fancy meeting up with others.

If you’ve spotted a great event that we’ve missed, please let us know by using the form on our Contact page.


DISPOSESSION: THE GREAT SOCIAL HOUSING SWINDLE
Sat 17 Feb 2018, 3.45pm, Firstsite Colchester

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A special viewing followed by a Q&A with director Paul Sng alongside a selected panel.

Directed by Paul Sng (Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain) and narrated by Maxine Peake, this feature documentary explores the catastrophic failures that have led to a chronic shortage of social housing in Britain. Dispossession is the story of people fighting for their communities, of people who know the difference between a house and a home, and who believe that housing is a human right, not an expensive luxury.

£8

For more information and to book: Firstsite Colchester

 


BILLY BRAGG – ESSEX BOOK FESTIVAL LAUNCH
Wednesday 28 February, 7pm, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford

Singer and songwriter Billy BraggAgainst a backdrop of Cold War politics, rock and roll riots and a newly assertive working-class youth, Billy charts the history, impact and legacy of Britain’s original pop movement, exploring Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World.

Tickets £10/£8

For more information and to book: Mercury Theatre

 


DON’T PANIC I’M ISLAMIC: EXTREME COMEDY
Saturday 3 March 2018, 7.45pm, Essex Book Festival, Mercury Theatre

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Join critically acclaimed, prize-winning comedians Omar Hamdi, Esther Manito and Amrou Al-Kadhi for some stand-up comedy. They will later be joined by journalist, author and broadcaster Bidisha for a lively look at what the arts and comedy can do to combat stereotypes and regressive identity politics.

Tickets £10/£8

For more information and to book: Mercury Theatre