Colchester City Youth Takeover

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Showing on:
Sat 22 July 2023
Café Bar

Mercury Theatre is working alongside Colchester City Council to promote the Future City strategy. As part of the consultation, the Mercury wants to work with Colchester young people in schools and the community to celebrate our new city status from the perspective of young people. As part of The Year of Celebration we will be holding various activities designed to involve young people and ensure their voices are heard.

This Youth takeover will be a chance for families to come to the theatre and celebrate all things ‘Colchester’. Take part in workshops, talk about what you want for your future city, arts and craft and listen to some live music from young people. All events are free and take part at the Mercury Theatre. Everyone is welcome!


  • 12pm – 5pm – Arts & Crafts – 3D city map of Colchester – Drop in
  • Various times – DJ Workshop – Must be booked in advance
  • 1-6pm – Podcast Station – Make your own Podcast & have your say on Colchester – Drop in
  • 12-6pm – Live Music in Café Bar – Drop in
  • 12-6pm – Podcast Station – Listen to Young People interviewing influential figures in Colchester – Drop in
  • 6-8pm – Panel discussion with Colchester City Councillors and young people – Cafe Bar

This event is the final part of a series of workshops in journalism, arts and writing run by Colchester City Council.

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