Colchester Vineyard hosts Making Faces at the Headgate

It was a buzzing, packed-out Headgate Theatre on Friday 14 January when Making Faces (top picture) hit Colchester with their unique ‘casserole’ of stand-up comedy, poetry and music. They were supported by father and-son duo Mercea and Sergio (above), who played a selection of jazzy and traditional numbers. Thanks to everyone – not least the Headgate Theatre people – who helped make this a very successful evening.

Hope in Colchester late-night Christmas shopping event

On Wednesday evening (22 December) we met up with other people from churches around Colchester to sing carols, give out hot drinks and minced pies, and wrap presents all for free. It was very cold so lots of people appreciated the hot tea while their presents were being wrapped.

At the same time, there was ‘Get in the Picture’ – where people could dress up as Mary and Joseph, shepherds, wise men etc, in a nativity scene with manger, straw and all, and have their picture taken. The pics were then uploaded to a website, where they could be viewed and downloaded. See the pics here. The event was organised by Hope in Colchester