Caravan Theatre hits campus

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SMALL VENUE: director Cassie Catchpole outside her eight-seat performance space

By Joeann Murphy

A 10-minute play put on in a caravan stunned Essex students last month with its frank approach to sexual harassment and consent. 

The Caravan Theatre was parked outside the university student centre – with room for an audience of eight for each performance of the short play, Can’t Touch This. Continue reading

Locals slam councils for row over streetlights

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RELIEVING THE GLOOM: Colchester at night before the lights go off

By Alex Maxam

Colchester residents are angry that talks to turn the town’s streetlights back on in the small hours have broken down.

Essex county council refused to support Colchester borough council’s plan for the lights to stay on all night, every night, for the next two years. Continue reading