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Music - Folk, Sat 28 Sep 2019, free entry


Daughters of the Preacher Man

Daughters of the Preacher Man

Daughters of the Preacher Man


Lewis Gardens,
High Street,


Enjoy the outstanding exhibitions and events at Firstsite to the sounds of a collection of outstanding musicians from around East Anglia, with music from:

Daughters of the Preacher Man
A session from awesome vocalist Louisa Charington with Cara Bruns on keyboards, performing hot blues, jazz and soul

Gwendal Möele & Paul Riley
Chansons from a terrific singer and guitarist duo

An exceptional folk duo performing traditional songs and their own material with fresh arrangements and beautiful harmonies

Positively Dylan
Two outstanding musicians with their interpretation of the songs of Bob Dylan

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

Dave Rado
An authority on the history and derivation of folk song, with a session of a cappella community song to join in and enjoy.

Music Programme

12pm Positively Dylan
12:50pm Dave Rado
1:05pm Celandine
2pm Gwendal Möele & Paul Riley
2:55pm Daughters of the Preacher Man
3:50pm Grasshopper

Exhibitions and Events:

Mark Titchner: Some questions about us: In this exhibition, Mark presents a number of works exploring the notions of displacement and belonging in connection with migration and national identity.

Lilah Fowler: Code Clay, Data Dirt: An innovative display examining the effect and consequence of technology on our contemporary landscape and revealing how the ‘natural’ and the ‘man-made’ are interwoven.

Siobhan Coen: Unknown Knowns: A large print of enlarged coloured pixels animated by flickering RGB lights which create an optical illusion; and a recorded monologue created from extracts of Donald Rumsfeld’s audiobooks.

Ian Giles: Outhouse: Outhouse is a mobile queer space travelling across East Anglia. The transparent walls of the cylindrical structure feature photographs and ephemera related to historic and contemporary LGBTQI+ culture from the East of England. This space will also host social gatherings, talks and meetings, which are listed on the structure.

National Theatre Live: Fleabag (encore) – The hilarious, award-winning one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End. (Starts at 7:15pm – tickets from Firstsite).

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Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 28 Sep 2019 12:00 to 16:30


Free entry

Free but donations welcome

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 23 Aug - Sun 22 Sep Elsa James: Black Girl Essex
Fri 23 Aug - Sun 13 Oct Lilah Fowler. CODE CLAY, DATA DIRT
Fri 23 Aug - Sun 13 Oct Mark Titchner: Some questions about us
Fri 23 Aug - Sun 13 Oct Siobhan Coen: Unknown Knowns
Fri 6 Sep - Tue 1 Oct Exhibition | Ian Giles: Outhouse
Sat 21 Sep Bazaar



Plan route to Firstsite using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 999252  Lat: 51.88968 Long: 0.90477

By Road:
Follow signs to the Town Centre.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Colchester Town station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu