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image for Music - Folk item typeSlackFolk at Piatto café

Music - Folk, from 11 Mar 2017, free entry


Piatto café,
17-19 Priory Walk,
on the corner of Priory Walk & Queen St,


On the second Saturday of every month.

An opportunity for acoustic solo artists, bands and poets to showcase their material, and for you to hear some great music and poetry.

The SlackFolk session on Saturday 11th March will feature music from:

• Grasshopper - Toe tapping country folk with a bluegrass flavour and some great harmonies

• James Eastwood - An outstanding singer and guitarist with a session of his own songs

• Leon Helsby - A fine singer and guitarist, famed for his marathon charity busking

• Six Plus One - Six ukulele players and a piano with their own special take on popular songs

• Dave Rado - With a cappella community song

Plus poetry from Natalie Smith – A gifted poet reading from her own works.

Coffee, tea and food (as well as alcoholic drinks) are available at the Piatto Café at commercial prices.

Slack Space
After nearly two years searching for new premises, and due to other commitments, the directors of Slack Space have decided to formally wind down the company. Slack Space was a shining light in community activity in Colchester and in making art and culture available to a wider public. It's sad that it's gone, but it's great that we had it at all. SlackFolk will continue to operate in the spirit of the organisation that spawned it.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 8 Apr 2017
Sat 13 May 2017
Sat 10 Jun 2017
Sat 8 Jul 2017
Sat 12 Aug 2017
Sat 9 Sep 2017
Sat 14 Oct 2017
Sat 11 Nov 2017
Sat 9 Dec 2017


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Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 8 Apr SlackFolk
Sat 13 May SlackFolk
Sat 10 Jun SlackFolk
Sat 8 Jul SlackFolk
Sat 12 Aug SlackFolk
Sat 9 Sep SlackFolk



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