Colchester Cultural Strategy: Hanif Kureishi Evening

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Wed 1 September 2021
Mercury Theatre

Colchester Borough Council (CBC) is thrilled to announce an evening with Hanif Kureishi at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre on the 1 September 2021.

The free event has been organised as part of the Council’s consultation on the development of a new Cultural Strategy for the Borough to be launched later this year and to be in place until 2030.

Hanif Kureishi, the celebrated novelist and screenwriter will be reading from his seminal work The Buddha of Suburbia. The reading will be followed by a discussion of Colchester’s cultural future, and will allow the audience the opportunity to ask questions and submit their views on what should be included in the strategy.

When complete the new cultural strategy will reflect and build upon the Borough’s diverse cultural landscape, include the arts, creative industries, heritage and the public realm and the links to tourism and events.

An online public consultation gathering feedback and ideas to help shape the cultural offer over the next decade is already underway. Residents can take part by completing a short survey by following this link – Colchester Cultural Strategy Typeform.

Colchester already has an incredibly vibrant and thriving cultural offering and the aim of the Hanif Kureishi event and public consultation is to enable CBC to help grow and develop this sector, increase participation and ensure it is accessible for all the borough’s residents

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