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daily until January 20, 2019

Raqs Media Collective: Not Yet At Ease


Firstsite, Colchester, is delighted to announce Not Yet At Ease, a major commission by the internationally renowned Delhi-based artists Raqs Media Collective. The work is part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. The centrepiece of the show is a video and sound installation that unfolds within a labyrinthine architectural form, which has been inspired by the artists’ investigations into materials and structures used in institutions that housed injured and distressed soldiers while they awaited remission, recovery and release during and immediately after the First World War. Within this space, the artists have conceived an immersive environment that features a 12-track soundscape and an array of video screens and projections. Sounds and images explore and extend the testimonies of Indian soldiers in the First World War. The work also features transcripts of letters and diaries, close readings of medical records and official dispatches, extracts from novels and poetry, and accounts of dreams and nightmares. These are interspersed with fragments of archival film and photography, spectral snatches of voices captured in hundred-year-old sound recordings, as well as the artists’ own reflections on a conflict that they believe never ended, producing a textured narrative fabric of sources and surprises. Raqs Media Collective have based this major new work on their understanding that symptoms of profound neural and psychic distress induced by violence (now recognised as post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD]) were first observed by military censors while reading the correspondence of Indian soldiers. The censors noticed what they called – ‘a tendency to break into poetry’ – in the letters that the Indian soldiers wrote from battlefields, barracks and hospitals. Says Raqs Media Collective: ‘Despite this early recognition of exceptional responses to extraordinary conditions, Indian soldiers, like many soldiers in the lower ranks of the British Empire’s forces, were never seen as actual victims of ‘shell shock’. The assumed lack of an interior life in the Indian soldiers led their distress to be slotted away instead as Not Yet Diagnosed (Nervous). ‘Not Yet At Ease gives voice to the conditions that the military medical authorities refused to listen to. It considers their echoes across the time of a hundred years, and invites visitors to explore interlinked histories of war, poetry, sanity and madness while navigating the work’s many layers.’ Not Yet At Ease also includes a new commission for Firstsite’s iconic 140-metre long curved wall. The mural will predominantly be a bold blue colour inspired by the ‘Hospital Blues’ uniform worn by convalescing soldiers in British military hospitals, an example of which is in the Imperial War Museums’ collection where Raqs Media Collective conducted much of their research. This intense background will be overlaid with drawings and texts that depict archival medical sketches of nerves, used by doctors of the period to attempt to explain mental conditions by recourse to physical processes and symptoms. Creating a network of language and image as the artwork unfolds along the length of Firstsite’s gallery spaces, the artists dissect phrases and expressions such as ‘a bag of nerves’, ‘a battle of nerves’, ‘a war of nerves’, ‘nerves of steel’ as they discard the crucial word ‘nerve’. This gesture builds a poetic incompleteness across the work that creates an abstract, almost codex-like pattern viewers can decipher, and acts as a moving metaphor for what a person might have lost through conflict. The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive events programme – in the artists’ terms a ‘Theory Opera’ – which will bring together a cohort of creative practitioners, artists and poets with international academics, historians and scientists to present ideas and discussion around the themes of the show, considering their relevance today, not just historically.

Venue:
Firstsite
Lewis Gardens, High Street Colchester

When:
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10.00am -
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 5.00pm


on various days

After School Art Club Colchester


Artypants will be starting after school art club this Autumn in Colchester :) during term time  mixed age group 5rys +  £6pp per session and be on a pay as you come basis at first. Time 4.00-5.00 but if this doesn’t work for some people do let me know starting Friday 5th October and run till half term and after. There will be a mix of painting, drawing and different mediums such as pastels and chalk. Topics/themes such as sea life, space the seasons and calendar events. Producing pieces of work inspired by different artists/art genres e.g. pop art, Lessons can be adapted to suit a mixed age group. Experiment with crafts like air-dry clay modelling, pottery painting and mixed media. Creating and decorating Christmas ornaments, mosaicing shapes and mask making. If you are interested please message Artypants on facebook, Contact Claire Block on 07919204342 or email [email protected]

Venue:
Oak Tree Centre
252 Harwich Road Colchester

When:
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 4.00pm -
Thu, 1 Jan 1970 1.00am


on various days

8 Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR)


8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR) Are you feeling stressed, tired, maybe overwhelmed by the demands of work, family life, personal relationships? Do you feel change is in order? Mindfulness may be the catalyst you are looking for. Mindfulness can untap your inner resources for healing and optimal living by opening up self-knowledge and empowerment.  MBSR is the world-renown evidence-based secular mindfulness course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, often described as the father of the secular mindfulness movement in the west. The MBSR course is a structured 8-week programme that is experiential in nature, involving training in mindfulness meditation, gentle mind-body exercises and discussion of life skills. By increasing present-moment awareness we can develop our capacity to become more attuned to what is happening in our thoughts, feelings, body sensations and in the world around us as events  unfold moment by moment. This awareness enables us to respond skilfully with composure to challenges in life rather than react on automatic pilot. Mindfulness also enables us to live life more deeply in the here and now with greater appreciation and contentment, instead of getting caught up in regrets about the past, or being carried away by fears, worries and anxieties about the future. The course is delivered within a safe and supportive group with a maximum of 4 participants. Please only sign up if you know you can commit to all 8 weekly two-hour sessions and the one day retreat: 8 x Weds evenings 7pm-9pm, 24th Oct to 12th December, 2018. Day Retreat (Day of Practice) you have10am-4pm on Saturday 1st December, 2018. NB: This is course is not suitable for anyone who has recently experienced or is experiencing a major life event, such as bereavement, divorce, serious illness, depression. If in doubt, please contact the event organiser at [email protected] Refund Policy: ·      Full refund if course is cancelled by teacher. -      Full refund if cancelled up to 4 weeks before start of course. ·      50% refund if cancelled up to 2 weeks before start of course. ·      No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before start of course or once course has started. Benefits of Mindfulness Practice - Reduced Stress - Enhanced capacity to manage anxiety - Reduction in depressive symptoms - Sharpened attention and concentration - Deeper sense of calm and peace - Increased enthusiasm & energy levels - Improved mood regulation -Supports immune system - Increase in self-confidence - Enhanced capacity for acceptance - Improved social relationships Testimonials "Well structured, well organised, taught with compassion". "I am a lot calmer and becoming kinder to myself. I found you very supportive and helpful. Thank you!" "Many thanks for your support and nurturing tutoring." "I am calmer, more accepting, even of negative or unpleasant feelings." "It's been enjoyable and beneficial. It's given me tools and exercises to help me live more in the moment". .

Venue:
Chelmsford
16 Ridley Road Broomfield

When:
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 7.00pm -
Thu, 1 Jan 1970 1.00am


on various days

A2F Circuit Bootcamp at the Claydon Clinic


Come and join us for a circuits based fitness bootcamp starting in the beautiful farmlands and barns of the Claydon Clinic. £8 per class - please get in touch if you would like to purchase a 10 block for a discounted £70 [email protected] This is suitable and adapted for every level of fitness!

Venue:
The Claydon Clinic
Old Southend Rd, Howe Green, Chelmsford, CM2 7TB , Howe Green Chelmsford

When:
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 7.30pm -
Thu, 1 Jan 1970 1.00am


on various days

MEDITATION / RELAXATION in Gt. Baddow Chelmsford Essex


You are welcome to a meditation that is an effective way to find relaxation. This meditation is practiced sitting on chairs, so no special clothing is required other than beingcomfortable and loose enough not to restrict you breathing or comfort. You are asked to meditate without outdoor shoes on, please leave them outside the meditation room.Each session is run as a drop-in, no need to phone. Just book your ticket and come along ! When you arrive at Hamptons reception ask for the 1st floor Meeting Room 5, it is at the end of the corridor.  Disabled access is by lift to the 1st floor. We practice between 7.30pm  (arrive a few minutes early to settle in) and finish at about 9pm.  The meditation is free.  A suggested donation of £10 (waged) helps to keep the meditation group running. Students and unwaged donate what you can afford.

Venue:
CHELMSFORD
Hamptons Sports and Leisure (formerly Marconi Club) , Tydemans (off Beehive Lane) Chelmsford

When:
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 7.30pm -
Thu, 1 Jan 1970 1.00am


on various days

Colchester Business Biscotti networking group


The Venue The Church Street Tavern, 3 Church Street, Colchester, CO1 1NF – Tel: 01206 564325   Parking 1) St Mary’s P&D car park, Balkerne Hill, Colchester, CO3 3AA (you can extend your parking easily by text too)   Tea \ Coffee Small fee for teas, coffees, soft drinks on the day.   Business Biscotti Colchester Business Biscotti is what networking is all about: an informal business networking group for like-minded people, held in a relaxed atmosphere. You are invited to the next monthly Colchester Business Biscotti business networking event starting at 9.45am until 11.45am (every second Wednesday of the month). Business Biscotti is a membership organisation and membership is £60 per annum (giving you free access to all groups nationally for as many events as you can manage). Guests are welcome for a fee of £5 for the first 2 visits to any Biscotti network event. To join as a member, please visit www.businessbiscotti.co.uk and choose Colchester as your home group. At Biscotti you'll find: * It's business networking for all! * You can come and go when you like There are no limits on who can attend: * All professions and any number of the same * Men & women welcome We feel that open networking allows you to forge the relationships you need to do business with each other. We provide the platform for you to develop your contacts. Arrive at any time between 9.45am and 11.45am and leave at your leisure. Because there is no formal start, finish or set agenda you can make it work for you. It's all about relationships and trust - building both takes time and effort but the rewards are limitless. At Business Biscotti we are passionate about true networking, not just making lots of contacts and filling up your business card box – anyone can do that. It's about communication, trust and building relationships that lead to lasting and mutually rewarding business. So put the date in your diary - come along and bring anyone you think will benefit. Just dip in and out between 9.45am and 11.45am as you please (or hopefully join us for the whole event!). The meeting and the philosophy are simple; if you want to network, make contacts and forge business relationships in an informal environment try Business Biscotti locally and then expand to other groups across the UK, you are free to do so. Do you have questions about Colchester Business Biscotti Networking? Jo, Rebecca, Sarah or Anthony, your Biscotti Ambassadors are here to help (http://www.businessbiscotti.co.uk/colchester-bb/meet-the-ambassadors.html)  

Venue:
Church Street Tavern
3 Church Street Colchester

When:
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 9.45am -
Thu, 1 Jan 1970 1.00am


Comedy Night



Venue:
Essex County Cricket Club
New Writtle Street Chelmsford

When:
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 7.00pm -
Thu, 1 Jan 1970 1.00am


Christmas Lunch at the Galvin Green Man


Christmas Special! Decembers Directors Club will be hosted at the lovely Galvin Green Man, enjoying a three-course meal! Click here to view a sample menu.

Venue:
Galvin Green Man
Main Road , Howe Street Great Waltham

When:
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 1.00pm -
Thu, 1 Jan 1970 1.00am


every 3 days for 1 times

13th Annual Conference on Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease


Dementia Conference 2018 will provide an opportunity for all stakeholders working on Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia to talk about their work. Dementia Conference 2018 will congregate renowned speakers, principal investigators, experts, neurologist’s and Dementia researchers from both academia and health care industry will join to discuss their views and research. The conference will be comprised of sessions by world class experts in the field of neurology. In Dementia Conference 2018, international symposiums, B2B meetings, international workshops will also be organized to discuss the specific topics in the field of Dementia and Neurology

Venue:
Radisson SAS Stansted Airport Hotel London
Waltham Close Stansted Airport Takeley

When:
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 9.00am -
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 5.00pm


Female Entrepreneurs' Meetup Chelmsford


The Female Entrepreneurs’ Network is back on Thursday 8th November 2018 - pop it in your diary!  The Female Entrepreneurs’ Network aims to celebrate Essex's women in business and raise the visibility of women succeeding in business. As well as having the chance to meet and network with other dynamic ladies, guests will hear from fantastic speakers at the fabulous Chop Bloc in Chelmsford.  Presented by Seena Shah of Splash Creative. Seena is the Founder of Splash Creative London and has been listed as a top women under 30 in digital. Seena has worked with online technologies throughout her career and is a strong advocate for girls and women in technology. Programme 10am Arrival for informal networking over tea, coffee and pastries 1030am Welcome from Seena Shah, FSB member and Director of Splash Creative London  1045am Guest speaker  1130am Networking 12noon Thanks and close Guest speaker tbc Every woman in business is welcome and why not bring a friend/colleague? For general enquiries regarding the event please contact [email protected] 05-23450 The FSB Events Privacy Policy can be found online here. 

Venue:
Chop Bloc
8-9 Grays Brewery Yard Chelmsford

When:
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10.00am -
Thu, 1 Jan 1970 1.00am

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