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74 High Street
Colchester Morris Men
A Taste of Rio!
The Rio De Janeiro Carnival is coming: expect to hear, feel and taste Brazil at the most authentic Rio Carnival event yet! Expect synchronised samba parades, Brazilian percussionists and an army of Latin parade performers - there is zero chill in Brazil!
To complement this we have a range of South American Street Food Stalls and enough Brazilian beers to last us for years! Combine this with international DJ’s and more confetti than necessary. This is a spectacle not to be missed! Expect more colour than a rainbow and more Brazil flags than the World Cup! We have provided face paint artists to ensure you can submerge yourself in the culture - We also encourage our attendees to dress up and become part of the parade!
Sex, drugs, and Frankie Howerd’s army of robots - this film has everything but the kitchen sink thrown in, and it was such a spectacular flop on release that not even the strength of 29 classic Beatles songs, taken from ‘Rubber Soul’ to ‘Abbey Road’, could save it - even when sung by the likes of The Bee Gees, Peter Frampton, Aerosmith, Earth Wind And Fire, and Steve Martin! With a non-sensical plot involving magical musical instruments, mind-control cults, and a “Future Villain Band,” not even an unforgettable closing chorus line, featuring Tina Turner, Bobby Womack and Dame Edna, amongst dozens of 1978’s biggest stars could turn its fortunes around.
Despite being a critical and box-office disaster, its cult following has developed over 40 years, so we are delighted to present this most bizarre of jukebox musicals for your viewing and singing pleasure! There will be on-screen subtitles, so you can sing along! There might even be a prize for the best singer… Special guest TBA!
Note: This event will take place in one of the learning spaces of Firstsite, rather than the auditorium. The film has a BBFC certification of U.
St Botolph's Street
St Botolph's Street
Music from the 14th century provides the backdrop to the tale of the Great Revolt and radical preacher John Ball. Born near Colchester (maybe?), Ball preached in English (shocking!) and claimed that everyone was created equal (scandalous!!). He was excommunicated and would have languished in jail had he not been released by the Rebels as they took London, burnt the Savoy, and went on to parley with the King. The future hung in the balance...
There will be a real ale marquee featuring beers from local breweries, and a Prosecco bar too if fizz is more your thing?
Come and browse the market for some quality produce or relax with a picnic and listen to the music.
With free entry for kids, bouncy castles & ice cream, it will be a feast of fun for all the family!