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image for Film item typeUpstairs Planet at Colchester Arts Centre

Film, Thu 31 Oct 2019

Martin Newell

Martin Newell

Contact

Colchester Arts Centre

Address

Church Street,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO1 1NF

Details

Martin Newell is a poet, songwriting genius and the Godfather of British Lo-Fi. 'Upstairs Planet' is an independent film about the greatest band you've possibly not heard of: Cleaners From Venus. They were the jangly-guitar, synth-driven outliers from the edges of the 1980s, and beyond.

Looking like the "keeper of a 19th-century asylum" - Newell gives us his eccentric, irascible world view and hints at why he's admired by so many well-known acts and other artistes (MGMT, XTC, Ariel Pink, John Cooper Clarke, Mac deMarco, etc).
We're talking cassette culture, DIY punk attitudes and intelligent, poetic lyricism that should have found a much wider audience.

Graham Bendel's previous films include 'Derailed Sense' (about Vic Godard & Subway Sect) and 'Billy Childish is Dead' (nominated for a British Independent Film Award).

Martin Newell will play a short live set after the film and there will also be a Q&A.

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
Thu 31 Oct 2019

Prices

Tickets £10 / £8 concessions.
Doors open 7pm, starts 7.30pm.

Location

Directions

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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

Facilities

  • 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