Archive: Category: Make It

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Resorting to the Coast CPD Event

KS1 and KS2 teachers, history or drama coordinators are invited to our March CPD event, Resorting to the Coast. If you’re teaching  Essex local history, history of the British seaside and entertainments and would like to practice story making and…

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Exploring creativity with families at Colchester’s Women’s Refuge

This August, Mercury Theatre’s Make It team worked with women and young people using the services of Colchester and Tendring Women’s Refuge. The work was funded by Essex Youth Trust and offered families a chance to come together and explore…

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Mercury Voices – Local History Adventure

Claire and Laura from Mercury Voices describe what happened when they asked how the Mercury Theatre archive could be used in a local history study for primary aged pupils. PS. Learn more about Mercury Voices at our FREE Heritage Open Day…

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Aspire Club Nights Launched!

Last week the Mercury’s Aspire Club Nights kicked off in style.  The club nights are for young people aged 11 -18 years old with learning disabilities and additional needs. They provide a fun, inclusive space to meet new friends and dance…

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New writing takes centre stage in major new industry partnership

With the 2017 winner of the Mercury Playwriting Prize, Europe After The Rain, beginning rehearsals today, the Mercury Theatre Colchester announces its latest major initiative in support of new plays and new playwrights for 2018. Mercury Theatre Colchester & Josef…

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Researching the Rep with volunteers Kelvin and Sue

Work continues on the Mercury Voices archiving project, all with the essential help of our team of volunteers. Kelvin and Sue have been with us since the beginning and explain more about what they’ve been working on, including the latest…

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An Internship at the Mercury Theatre

THEATRE ADMINISTRATION PROJECT OFFICER Melissa Tang (BSC Psychology) After graduation I didn’t have any professional work experience which made it hard to find a job. Like a lot of students I worked part-time throughout my degree, but not in a role that could…

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