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Music, Mon 12 Mar 2018

Kitty MacFarlane

Kitty MacFarlane


Colchester Arts Centre


Church Street,


This young Somerset-based singer-songwriter's blessed with a strong identity: a confident singing voice and a compelling writing style deriving inspiration from growing up in the south-west, allied to a talent for finding wider significance in everyday experiences.

An outstanding debut’ froots magazine Kitty made the semi-final of the BBC Young Folk Award in 2015 and was then awarded a creative bursary from the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) for a songwriting project of her own devising.

Collaborating with the likes of Sam Kelly, Jamie Francis and Ciaran Algar she is part of the wave of new young talent to hit the folk scene.



Capstan Full Strength have been singing songs of the sea, land and work since 1998. Founded at Ipswich Maritime Festival by two salty landlocked pirates – Adrian Brown along with the late Chris Gorniak, ‘Capstan’ have been entertaining audiences at Maritime festivals and sailing events throughout Europe, including France, Holland, Poland, Norway and Ireland and the UK.

With a powerful ‘broadside’ of sound, Capstan offer incredible volume coupled with amazing harmonies.The current line up is six crew members; each with a wide repertoire of traditional songs.

Three of the members are virtuoso squeezebox players and often accompany the songs with nautical and traditional folk tunes.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 12 Mar 2018


Tickets £11 / £10 concessions.
Doors open 7.45pm.



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Map reference: TL 993251  Lat: 51.88880 Long: 0.89475

Colchester Arts Centre Parking

The closest car park to the Arts Centre is St Mary's Car Park. Find out more about parking in Colchester.

By Public Transport

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue.

The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus.

There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

Parking: with charge


  • 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
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality