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VE Day Celebration Networking

Abbey Field Centre. Circular Road South, Colchester, Essex CO2 7UW

Thursday 7th May 2020
4:30pm - 6:30pm

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE DAY, reflect, and start your Bank Holiday weekend networking.

Join us at the the Abbey Fields Centre and enjoy the 1940's theme of this networking event. Singing trio The Knightingales will entertain you while you network in the vintage surroundings prior to hearing from our speakers - The Army Reservists and The Mercury Theatre.

Kristina Carrington of The Army Reservists, will explain how important the Covenant is to both the Armed Forces Community and businesses, together with information on how you can be involved.

Steve Mannix of the Mercury Theatre will explain and provide an update on the Mercury Rising project to date, plans for the reopening and the exciting opportunities this new building will offer to the whole community. 

   Thursday 7th May 2020 4.30pm to 6.30pm (Refreshments Provided) 
Venue: Abbey Field Centre. Circular Road South, Colchester, Essex CO2 7UW
Cost to attend: Members £20.00 + VAT and Non-Members £32.00 + VAT

  4.30pm - Registration, refreshments, networking to the Knightingales.
  5.00pm - Speaker: Kristina Carrington, Ministry of Defence
  5.15pm - Speaker: Steve Mannix, Executive Director, Mercury Theatre
  5.30pm - Networking & refreshments
  6.30pm - Event close

Kristina Carrington, Regional Employer Engagement Director, works on behalf of the Ministry of Defence encouraging employers to pledge their support for Defence People by signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant and then working with employers to achieve recognition for that support under the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge from the Nation to those who serve, have served and families of those in our Armed Forces. Businesses can support the Armed Forces Community in various ways and there is a three tiered award scheme designed to recognise and reward supportive employers at Bronze, Silver or Gold level.  

The Mercury Theatre Colchester is the most active producing theatre in East Anglia, and is a vital centre of excellence in the east’s growing creative economy.

Rooted in its local community the theatre touches over 130,000 people in Colchester and the surrounding area each year through the vibrant and broad programme staged across two auditoria, and through community education partnerships.

WHAT IS MERCURY RISING - Mercury Rising is a £9.7 million extension and refurbishment of the Mercury Theatre - transforming and safeguarding the building for future generations.

The Knightingales are a well-known three-part harmony vintage trio that perform well known classics from the 40's, 50's and 60's, as well as modern music with a vintage twist!

The ‘Gales’ regularly perform at large 40’s events across the UK. They have been the headlining act for festivals such as Sheringham's 1940's Weekend (2019), Salute to the 40's The Historic Dockyard, Chatham (2019) and the NYMR Historic Railway Wartime Festival (2019).

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There is LIMITED parking at the venue

Refreshments will be served at this event

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  ticket(s) @ £20.00 each +VAT
  ticket(s) @ £35.00 each +VAT

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  • 4 working days notice required to cancel an event place and qualify for a full refund.
  • Cancellation must be submitted in writing to Rachael Hogg, Accounts Manager.
  • Whilst we endeavour to ensure the attendance of our advertised speakers, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes and refunds will not be available.



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