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9 August 2017

Welcome 2017 needs you!

Filed under: Campus news, Latest news, Student experience, What's on — Communications, CER @ 12:17 pm
We can all do our bit to help our new students feel they belong at Essex.

We can all do our bit to help our new students feel they belong at Essex.

Welcome 2017 is fast approaching and this year we want to deliver an even bigger and better Welcome experience; giving everyone the opportunity to get involved in creating a warm and friendly atmosphere for our new students.

This year’s welcome theme is belonging. We want every student to enjoy a smooth arrival, to feel that we care about them, that we’ll help them settle in and find friends – and that they belong at Essex.

But creating a sense of belonging, in so many different people, from so many different places and with so many different backgrounds isn’t going to be easy – and that’s where you come in.

We would like everyone, no matter what their role or position within our University, to be part of our Welcome team. We want our new students to be greeted by smiling faces, by staff that are willing to help, to help them find their way around campus and to make them feel like an important part of our unique community.

Research conducted by our own Dr Gillian Sandstrom has shown that students who feel a stronger sense of belonging are more likely to complete their degree and demonstrate higher achievement in their studies.

You can read more about Dr Sandstrom’s fascinating research in her interview on Essex Daily. Our Head of Residence Life, Victoria Frost, also shares her thoughts on how students who feel they matter to their university are more likely to succeed – and how all of us can play our part no matter what our role.

If you are able to take this one step further and volunteer for an official role as part of Arrivals Day, registration or Welcome, please fill in our quick form, letting us know your availability during the Welcome period and the kind of duties you’d be happy to perform. Take a look at Registration roles to see which you could volunteer for.

Graduation 2017 was a fantastic example of what a great event we can run if we all pull together. If you volunteered for Graduation – we’d love your help during Welcome, and if you didn’t – now’s your chance to lend a hand.

We very much appreciate any help you can give during this exciting time for our University. Welcome is our chance to show our Essex Spirit at its finest; to work together to show what a warm and welcoming place our campus is.

We hope everyone will embrace the chance to get involved.

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28 July 2017

Discount ticket offer to see GB’s top basketball stars

Filed under: Latest news, Sport, What's on — Tags: , — Communications Office @ 10:09 am
GB Basketball in action

Photo credit: Mansoor Ahmed/Ahmedphotos

The University is partnering up with British Basketball for the GB vs Greece Senior Men’s International game next month at the Copper Box Arena in London.

And as an official partner for the game on Saturday 19 August, staff and students at the University can enjoy a third off the price of the tickets.

The University is also extending its relationship with British Basketball as a training venue for its Under 20 Men’s team.

British Basketball Chief Executive, Lisa Wainwright, said: “The University of Essex has always provided us with outstanding facilities and services whenever we host camps or events there. We’re looking forward to working with them on the game.”

The University’s Director of Sport Dave Parry added: “The University of Essex is proud to be a commercial partner of British Basketball for the match against Greece. We are committed to supporting the game of basketball from grass roots to elite performance, through our community projects and junior teams, up to our basketball scholarship programme.

“We are delighted that we are again hosting Great Britain teams for training camps at our facilities, and hope to continue to do so in future, particularly when our new £11m three-court facility opens later this year.”

• Check the British Basketball website for further details of tickets with the discount code.

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24 May 2017

Webinars to make the most of data

Filed under: Research impact, What's on — Communications Office @ 11:50 pm

Free webinars on making the most of data

The UK Data Service, based at the University of Essex, is contributing to a series of free one-hour webinars aimed at helping you get the most out of research tools and key national and international surveys, on topics ranging from politics to aging.

The sessions, aimed at beginners, include an introduction to bio-markers: what they are and how they can be used, and an overview on sharing data through the ReShare repository.

For details and bookings, see the links below.

Wednesday 7 June – 2pm

Data in Europe: Political behaviour

https://cessda.net/CESSDA-Services/Resources/Events/Webinar-Data-in-Europe-Political-Behaviour

Tuesday 13 June – 3pm

Guided walk through ReShare

https://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4864

Wednesday 14 June  – 3pm

Data in Europe: Ageing

https://cessda.net/CESSDA-Services/Resources/Events/Webinar-Data-in-Europe-Ageing

Thursday 15 June – 2pm

Introduction to Biomarker data

https://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4918

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27 January 2017

Essex Book Festival 2017 hits Loughton

Filed under: Latest news, What's on — Heather Leathley @ 5:19 pm

This year’s Essex Book Festival runs throughout  March with events around the county.

Budding authors should head to Loughton Library on Saturday 11 March when Ann Cotterrell from Northway Books will be sharing insights and anecdotes to illustrate the joys and pitfalls of publishing.

Come to Loughton Library to take part in this year's Essex Book Festival.

Come to Loughton Library to take part in this year’s Essex Book Festival

She’ll also be sharing some wise thoughts on self-publishing including advice on design, the processes of production, distribution and new media.

The talk, which starts at 2.30 pm, is accompanied by a display from the National Jazz Archive’s extensive collections.

More details for this event and the many others featured during the month can be found on the Essex Book Festival website.

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20 January 2017

Book up for Essex Book Festival

Filed under: Latest news, What's on — Communications Office @ 2:52 pm

We are at the heart of Essex Book Festival.

The Festival’s inspiring director Ros Green is one of our graduates and is based in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies. Thanks to Ros’ vision, backed up the Festival’s amazing managing board, Essex Book Festival is pushing back the boundaries of that a book festival can do and also delivering a packed programme of events throughout March.

You’ll find University of Essex academics, graduates and current students closely involved in many events – talking about their work, reflecting on the creative process or offering their expertise. You’ll also find our Colchester Campus and Southend Campus hosting exciting events.

We’re even staging the launch event at the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall at our Colchester Campus with award-winning novelist A L Kennedy (Costa Book of the Year 2007, Booker Prize Longlist 2016).

So here is a rundown of the many Essex Book Festival events with a direct link to the University of Essex, but please remember there many, many other events taking place in March and you can see the full details on the website.

The University of Essex at Essex Book Festival

Wednesday 1 March, 7.00pm, Essex Book Festival Launch: Serious Sweet, A L Kennedy

Essex Book Festival is delighted to welcome award-winning novelist A L Kennedy, who has just moved to Essex, to launch this year’s festival and share insights into her latest book, Serious Sweet: a poignant, funny and beautifully written story about two damaged people trying to make moral choices in an immoral world. http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/launch-serious-sweet/

Saturday 4 March, 11.00am-12.00pm, The World in a Grain of Sand: Writing In Progress

Join the University of Essex’s Creative Writing team – including James Canton, Kate Worsley, Adrian May, Chris McCully, Philip Terry and others – as they share some golden nuggets from their current works-in- progress. A unique opportunity to join in the creative process and savour a taste of things to come! This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Place Weekend in Colchester on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March. http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/world-in-a-grain-of-sand/

Sat 4 March, 2.00-3.30pm, Hidden Stories: place and memory in the Essex Landscape, Ken Worpole, Alan Hockett and Judith Wolton

Presentations about the Essex landscape and the new publication Words from the Edge and other Drosscapes. Ken Worpole is an acclaimed author on architecture and landscape; Alan Hockett, an artist and photographer who produces magical pinhole images; and Judith Wolton is a poet who explores coastal margins and other edgelands. This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Place Weekend in Colchester on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March. http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/hidden-stories/

Saturday 4 March, 3.45-5.00pm, Writing the Place: Phil Terry, Sarah Perry, Wioletta Greg

A rare opportunity to hear three very different award-winning writers explain why PLACE matters in their work. These include Essex-based Polish poet Wioletta Greg talking her about her wonderful memoir Swallowing Mercury, our writer-in-residence Sarah Perry of The Essex Serpent fame, plus poet Philip Terry whose new volume Quennets will take us from Berlin to the Essex Estuary. This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Place Weekend in Colchester on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March. http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/writing-the-place/

Saturday 4 March, 11.00am-1.00pm, Essex Children’s University: Junior Literature Lectures

Join Essex Children’s University for fun, practical and interactive Junior Lectures with a literary theme. Taking place on the same day as their Graduation ceremony, the CU Lectures are an opportunity to come and find out more about Essex Children’s University. http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/cu-junior-lit-lectures/

Sunday 5 March, 10.00am-12.30pm, Walking the Roman Wall: Ruth Raymer and Chris McCully

Essex-based writers Ruth Raymer and Chris McCully take you on a literary journey following Colchester’s Roman Wall. An adventure for the curious, Ruth and Chris will tell stories, and contemplate and question this ancient structure as they go, with the aim to develop a range of short writings about the wall, and about walking and exploring. This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Place Weekend in Colchester on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March. http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/walking-roman-wall/

Sunday 5 March, 3.00-5.00pm, Wild Writing Masterclass: Chris McCully

Enjoy a fresh vision of Essex, its cultural history and its living legacy of wilderness and imagination with acclaimed poet and writer Chris McCully, who teaches a range of Creative Writing courses at the University of Essex Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies. This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Place Weekend in Colchester on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March. http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/wild-writing-masterclass/ ‎

Sunday 5 March, 1.00-2.00pm, Trieste: In-between states: Tereza Stehilikova in conversation with Professor Sanja Bahun and Roma Tearne

Following a screening of her impressionistic short film Trieste: In-between states, director Tereza Stehilikova discusses the allure of this liminal city. Positioned on the crossroads of different cultures and political states, it explores the nature of belonging, displacement and the meaning of home. A collaboration with writer Deborah Levy, the film is interwoven with excerpts of Levy’s short story, Swallowing Geography. This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Place Weekend in Colchester on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March. http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/trieste-in-between-states/

Wednesday 8 March, 7.00pm, Incarnation: Clare Pollard

Clare Pollard, Royal Literary Fellow at University of Essex, shares poems about our children and the stories we tell them. Fairytales and modern myths make appearances alongside biblical tales, exploring innocence and responsibility, asking what it means to bring new human beings into this world and how we shape them through our words. http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/incarnation/

Friday 10 March, 7.30pm, The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise: Brix Smith Start

The extraordinary story, in her own words, of Brix Smith Start. Best known for her work in The Fall at the time when they were perhaps the most powerful and influential anti-authoritarian postpunk band in the world, Brix spent ten years in the band before a violent disintegration led to her exit and the end of her marriage with Mark E Smith. http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/brix-smith-start/

Wednesday 15 March, 7.00pm, Estuary: Out from London to the Sea, Rachel Lichtenstein

From the acclaimed author of Brick Lane and Rodinsky’s Room, Estuary is a thoughtful and intimate portrait of a profoundly British place: the Thames Estuary. With a clear eye and a sharp ear, Rachel Lichtenstein captures the essence of a community and an environment, examining how each has shaped and continues to shape the other. http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/estuary/

Wednesday 15 March, 6.30pm, Refugees and Peacekeepers – A Patrician Press Anthology: Penny Simpson, Kathy Stevens, Anna Johnson and others

An evening to celebrate the result of a writing competition held in 2016, introduced by Patricia Borlenghi with readings by two of the prize-winners Penny Simpson and Kathy Stevens and others. In association with the Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Essex. http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/refugees-and-peacekeepers/

Thursday 16 March, 7.00pm, Inside Story: Politics, Intrigue and Treachery from Thatcher to Brexit: Philip Webster

Philip Webster wrote for The Times for 43 years, being at the centre of all the big stories of the past four decades. Who better to share with us exclusive insights into some of the biggest scoops and the many politicians, great and small, he has encountered. “One of the greatest political journalists of my lifetime” Fraser Nelson, editor of the Spectator. http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/inside-story/

Friday 17 March, 2.00pm, The Joyce Girl: Annabel Abbs

This St Patrick’s Day, we ask why was James Joyce’s daughter written out of history? In her debut novel The Joyce Girl, Annabel Abbs explores the little-known life of Lucia Joyce. Inspired by a true story, this is a compelling and moving account of thwarted ambition and the destructive love of a father. http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/the-joyce-girl/

Fri 17 March, 11.30am-1.00pm, How to write an internationally acclaimed novel in 10 steps: Annabel Abbs

Annabel Abbs, winner of the Impress Prize for New Writers, will show you how to write a successful novel in ten simple steps.

Her debut novel, The Joyce Girl, explores the little-known life of Lucia, daughter of James Joyce. Inspired by a true story, this is a compelling and moving account of thwarted ambition and the destructive love of a father. The Joyce Girl won the 2015 Impress Prize and was longlisted for the 2015 Bath Novel Award and the 2015 Caledonia Novel Award. Her short stories have been long and short­listed for various awards, and she is now completing her second novel, based on the life of Frieda von Richthofen, wife and muse to D H Lawrence. http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/annabel-abbs-workshop/

Saturday 18 March and Sunday 19 March, 10.30am-4.00pm, University of Essex Mini Book Festival

A brilliant place to celebrate children’s literature: family activities include storytelling with Grandma Sally and Auntie Angie, book making with artist Alison Stockmarr, story writing with the University’s Writing Society, drawing, bringing your stories to life with the Theatre Arts Society, and exclusive access to the University Library. http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/mini-book-fest/

Saturday 18 March, 10.00am-3.00pm, Essex Authors’ Day

This exciting day of workshops, stalls and events brings together readers, writing groups, Essex based authors, publishers and organisations supporting writers, and anyone interested in writing or reading. Listen to readings of adult or children’s books, pick up top tips in mini workshops, take part in the writing challenge, meet other writers, or simply browse and buys books. http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/essex-authors-day/

Wednesday 22 March, 7.00pm, Granta Magazine: Best of Young American Novelists, Ros Porter with A L Kennedy and Ben Markovits

Ros Porter, Deputy Editor of Granta Fiction, the UK’s leading periodical of new fiction, poetry, photography and essays, talks to two of its contributors - award-winning writer A L Kennedy and US author and essayist Ben Markovits - about the role of literary magazines, and today’s best young American novelists. http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/granta-magazine/

Friday 24 March, 7.30pm, Discovering England: Adrian May & Face Furniture and the Extensions

In the songs and poems of his new book and CD, Adrian May takes a wry, left-wing look at the vexed questions of English identity, ranging from the comic to the poignant, where ‘Nobody hates the English as much as they hate themselves’. This launch includes a performance by Adrian with the band Face Furniture and the Extensions. http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/discovering-england/

Saturday 25 March, 7.30pm, The Long and Winding Road: Alan Johnson

From the condemned slums of Southam Street in West London to the corridors of power in Westminster, Alan Johnson’s multi-award-winning autobiography charts an extraordinary journey. Volume Three tells of Alan’s early political skirmishes as a trade union leader, where his negotiating skills and charismatic style soon came to the notice of Tony Blair. A Sunday Times best-selling author. http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/alan-johnson/

Wednesday 5 April to Friday 7 April, Essex Radical Writing Retreat

The Inaugural Radical Writing Retreat in partnership with the University of Essex and Radical Essex. Based at the Othona Centre in Bradwell-on-Sea.

 

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12 January 2017

Holocaust Memorial Week 2017

Filed under: Latest news, What's on — Communications, CER @ 1:47 pm

Since 2007 the University of Essex has marked Holocaust Memorial Day with a series of events taking place during the week that leads up to or includes 27 January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp by Soviet troops.

The week provides a focus for remembering the millions of people killed in the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides in countries such as Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. It is also an opportunity for us to look at human rights issues, and lessons still to be learned by the Holocaust.

For more information email events@essex.ac.uk, or telephone: 873270.

17 January – 18 February 2017

ORI GERSHT : EVADERS

This event marks the start of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Week, and will be opened by Professor Rainer Schulze, at the launch event on Thursday 19 January from 6pm-8pm.

Photographer and video artist Ori Gersht turns his lens on sites of collective trauma, violence and loss, examining the power of time and landscape to preserve and erase history.

This exhibition features ‘Evaders’, a two channel film and series of photographs which trace the journey used by the German-Jewish writer and philosopher, Walter Benjamin on his ill-fated journey in 1940 to escape Nazi-occupied France across the Pyrenees.

The clear visual references to German Romanticism in Gersht’s ‘Evaders’, particularly to the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich, are suggestive of a fatal attachment to German culture that prevented Walter Benjamin, like many others, from grasping the horrific scope of the Nazi agenda until it was too late to escape its consequences. Gersht skillfully combines this history with his own more recent cultural upheavals and current concerns over Europe’s border controls or the lack of them.

‘Evaders’ is accompanied by photographs from the ‘White Noise’ series which also take a journey as their starting point – the train journey from Krakow to Auschwitz. Gersht photographed the scenes from his train window using a slow shutter speed, allowing the images to blur and slip away like memories in the process of forgetting.

Ori Gersht was born in Tel-Aviv, Israel and now lives and works in London.

Guest-curated by Sanna Moore.

Thursday 19 January

Launch – Ori Gersht:Evaders

Opened by Professor Rainer Schulze, Emeritus Professor, the Deparment of History.

6pm-8pm Art Exchange. Free admission and all welcome.

Wednesday 25 January

THINK debate on refugees

2pm, Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall

Don Kipper

Lakeside Theatre, 7.30pm

Join the award-winning klezmer ensemble for a special Holocaust Memorial Day performance.

Uncover the world of Eastern European Jewish and Roma music making, from hectic hongas and frantic freylekhs, to tranquil Dobridens and soulful Doinas. Over the course of the evening Don Kipper will tell you stories of great Klezmer musicians (the Klezmorim) of the past, bringing  to life that tradition and giving voice to  the music of the many minorities who were victims of the holocaust.

Don Kipper attempt to root themselves deeply in the traditions that surround them. They seek to explore radical interpretations and taut arrangements full of complex harmonies, rhythms and imaginative improvisation.

“So tight it sounds like one divine entity is playing the band”

Max Reinhardt (Late Junction, BBC Radio 3)

In advance:

UOE Students £6 / Conc £9 / Full £13

Thursday 26 January

Lunchtime Tour

To coincide with Holocaust  Memorial Week, Jess Twyman will lead a tour of the exhibition, offering insights into the ideas explored in Ori Gersht’s work.

1.15 – 1.45pm, Art Exchange

Dora Love Prize – Separate to Holocaust Memorial Week

Dora Love, a Holocaust survivor, spent much of her life raising awareness that the attitudes which made the Holocaust possible – intolerance, discrimination and outright hatred of those who are regarded as ‘different’ for whatever reason – are still alive all around us. Whilst the specific circumstances of the Holocaust are unlikely to recur, we need to learn from the past in order to act responsibly in the present and shape a joint future for all where no one is excluded.

Dora Love died on 26 October 2011, and the Dora Love Prize continues her work. It is awarded each year for the best Holocaust awareness project by an individual pupil or group of pupils of a school in Essex or Suffolk. Currently it is only open to years 7 to 10. The Prize goes to the project which expresses best that which was most important to Dora Love: speaking up against hatred wherever it occurs, never forgetting the ultimate consequence of seemingly small acts of discrimination and developing a sense of personal responsibility.

The Dora Love Prize evening, when participating schools from Essex and Suffolk present their projects ending with the award of the Prize, always takes place in the week leading up to or including Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp by Soviet troops in 1945.

Lakeside Theatre,  7pm.

Friday 27 January – Holocaust Memorial Day

Reading of names

11.50am-4.10pm, Square 3, Colchester campus

We would like volunteers to read the names – if you would like to take part in this commemoration, please contact our events team on ext 3270 or email events@essex.ac.uk.

Reading of names of those who perished in the Holocaust and other genocides. From 10 minutes to and 10 minutes past each hour between 11.50am and 4.10pm.

As a symbolic gesture we will read the names of victims of the Holocaust and other genocides every hour in Square 3 from 11.50am to 4.10pm, from ten minutes to the hour to ten minutes past the hour and we are looking for volunteers from our staff and students to read names for around five minutes in any of those time slots.

The spirit of this act of remembrance is perhaps best expressed by David Berger, himself a victim of the Holocaust who was killed, at the age of 19, in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1941. He said, ‘If something happens, I would want there to be somebody who would remember that someone named D. Berger had once lived.  This  will make things easier for me in the difficult moments.’ The reading of names is very informal and people will listen (or not) as they pass by through Square 3. The emphasis is not on correct pronunciation but more the fact that they are being remembered by us today. Every name we read out represents the many whose names we do not know.

If you would like to contribute to this commemoration, please email events@essex.ac.uk to let us know your availability, so that we can prepare a rota for the day.

Service led by Colchester and District Jewish Community to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

A short service based on the Friday evening synagogue service with readings and reflections. 
Lakeside Theatre, 7.30pm

Thursday 2 February

Artist’s Talk

Artist Ori Gersht will join us for an evening of debate and conversation. Focusing on the artworks on display, Ori will expand on the ideas that inform his production.

6pm-7pm, Art Exchange

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19 December 2016

Ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors at the UK Data Archive?

Filed under: Latest news, What's on — Tags: , — Communications Office @ 3:28 pm

To celebrate its 50th anniversary the UK Data Archive is holding an open morning specifically for Professional Services staff at the University.

As a secure data environment the UK Data Archive is usually behind locked doors, so this is a rare opportunity to visit the Archive.

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2017

Programme:

10.30am: Welcome and introduction to the UK Data Archive

10.45am-11.15am: What does the UK Data Archive actually do? Short presentations of its key work

11.15am-12 noon: Enjoy coffee and cake, meet staff and see project work

The open morning will give you a whistle-stop tour of the Archive’s work, give guests the opportunity to meet staff and hear about some of our latest projects involving research and development, training and teaching, research data management and more.

To fulfil security obligations as a secure data environment the Archive will need to have a list of visitors, so if you would like to come along please RSVP to comms@ukdataservice.ac.uk in advance.

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4 November 2016

Sandi Toksvig to host Women of the Future Appeal dinner

Filed under: Latest news, What's on — Communications Office @ 2:32 pm
Sandi Toksvig

Sandi Toksvig

The success of the Women of the Future Appeal will be celebrated with a special fundraising dinner at Wivenhoe House hotel on Wednesday 14 December hosted by television presenter and writer Sandi Toksvig.

Launched in June 2015 to raise £500,000 to support 25 Masters scholarships for women from around the world to study at Essex, the Appeal has surpassed its target thanks to the enthusiastic support of the University community and the wider public. This means even more women can be supported through scholarships.

The Celebration Dinner, which is being hosted by Sandi Toksvig, will close the appeal. The evening will feature an auction with items donated by our Honorary Graduates and local businesses including a selection of David Dimbleby’s Question Time ties, luxury hotel stays and a free dive with a world champion free diver.

The evening is a chance to bring together donors to the Appeal, local business representatives and members of the University and local community.

All proceeds from tickets sales and the auction will be matched by the University.

Booking is open to everyone to book tickets go to: https://alumni.essex.ac.uk/support-the-uni/WOTFdinner

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27 October 2016

Make a date at Clifftown Theatre in November

Filed under: Latest news, What's on — Communications Office @ 3:52 pm
Fahrenheit 451 poster

Poster from Fahrenheit 451

This month check out the Clifftown Theatre to see incredible shows created by East 15 students.

Revolution a double bill of two one act plays arrives at Clifftown Theatre on Thursday November 3 and runs to Saturday November 5.

Directed by Jules Tipton and Ian Nicholson, Revolution comprises Incognito, examining the cultural landscape, and A Part of the Main, carousing continental cabaret, exploring what it means to be British.

The temperature rises for Fahrenheit 451, the first performance of the season by East 15 students, a co-production between The David Glass Ensemble and the East 15 Physical Theatre course. The company creates an exciting production based on Ray Bradbury’s classic story of a world where books are outlawed and free thought is scarce.

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26 August 2016

Alumnus to showcase artwork at Nottage

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Winter lake scene in moonlight

Winter lake scene in moonlight

Local artist and Essex alumnus Alex Tzirinis (Altis) will again be showcasing his work at a special exhibition at the Nottage Maritime Institute in Wivenhoe from 3-18 September between 2-6pm. The private view in on Saturday 3 September.

Alex takes scenes that attract his attention and transforms them into vibrant memories through imaginative colour harmonies.

Alex, who graduated from Essex with a MA in History and Philosophy of Modern Art, paints on canvas using oils and acrylics and his work is characterised by vivid colours and impressionistic, visible brushstrokes which blend in to create unique immersive pieces.

More images are available to view on his website.

 

 

 

 

 

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