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Member: Nicola Goodchild
Company: Colchester Mayoral Charity Events
Phone
Mobile: 07904 127 174
Email: nicola.goodchild@colchester.gov.uk
Website
Nexus Role: Member
Category: Charity

Services

  • Raising Money
  • Raising Awareness
  • Connecting Community
  • Celebrating Colchester
  • Supporting People 
  • Supporting Businesses
  • Celebrating Diversity
  • Challenging Prejudice

Business Profile

Cllr Tim Young & Nicola Goodchild are the Mayor and Mayoress of Colchester throughout 2022 and their theme of the year is CELEBRATING DIVERSITY & CHALLENGING PREJUDICE.

  • African Families in the UK
    • Supporting minority youth and women locally and nationally
  • Colchester Arts Centre
    • One of our favourite places to be
  • Colchester Korban Project
    • Providing supported housing for 16-25 year olds who have found themselves in crisis
  • Next Chapter
    • Supporting people experiencing or who have previously experienced domestic abuse
  • The OutHouse
    • Offering support and information to LGBTQ+ people in Essex

There are several charitable events throughout the year to get involved in and support great causes:

 

PLATINUM TALES

A site specific suite of seven short plays and musical interludes to represent the seven decades of Her Majesty’s reign. Produced by Packing Shed Theatre.

Date – Sunday 5th June 2022

Venue- Colchester Town Hall

 

FESTIVAL OF DIVERSITY

A family celebration day of food, fun and entertainment to launch our Mayoral theme with ticketed concerts on both evenings.

Ticketed Events

Saturday Night – POWERHOUSE GOSPEL CHOIR

dynamic group of professional singers formed from some of the best singers in the UK.

Sunday night – POP UP OPERA EVENING 

Arias, songs and ensembles, informally staged by film director Ben Morris to make a narrative that connects the music. Performed by four world-class singers and five of the finest chamber musicians in the UK. Produced by Orlando Jopling.

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June 2022
Free entry to a daytime event.
Venue – Berryfield @Firstsite

CHARITY FOOTBALL MATCH 

In conjunction with a schools tournament and a gala dinner, teams of ex-professional footballers and celebrities will compete in an exhibition match.
Date – Sunday 24th July 2022
Venue – Wivenhoe Town Football Club

POP UP GARDEN OPERA NIGHT 

Arias, songs and ensembles, informally staged by film director Ben Morris to make a narrative that connects the music. Performed by four world class singers and five of the finest chamber musicians in the UK. Produced by Orlando Jopling of Roman River Music Festival.
Date – TBC late August
Venue TBC

THE MAYOR & TORTOISE BIG RUN

A multi distance endurance event for 5k up to half marathon competitors set in and around the grounds of the University of Essex campus. Organised by the Hare & Tortoise Running club.
Date – Sunday 18th September 2022
Venue – University of Essex

AUCTION OF PROMISES

Fine food and fabulous prizes to be bid for under the auspices of top auctioneer Cllr Kevin Bentley.
Date – Friday 14th October 2022
Venue – Wivenhoe House Hotel

QUIZ NIGHT

Matthew Young leads his first quiz of the year in the heart of the ward which the Mayor has represented 30 years. Food and refreshments.
Date – Friday 18th November
Venue – Greenstead Community Centre

AN EVENING OF GHOST STORIES

Renowned interpreter of M R James’ ghost stories, Robert Lloyd Parry in an intimate evening of chilling entertainment.
Date – Tuesday 6th December 2022
Venue – The Mayor’s Parlour, Colchester Town Hall

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Two opportunities to witness the legendary retelling of Dicken’s Christmas classic by Anthony Roberts, Director of Colchester Arts Centre.
Dates – Tuesday 13th December Venue – Colchester Town Hall
Date Friday -16th December Venue – The Chapel, Colchester Castle

 

THE MAYOR’S SKETCH SHOW

The Crunchy Frog Players performing their favourite classic comedy sketches and songs with a light dusting of silliness.
Dates – Friday 20th and Saturday 21st January 2023
Venue – The Headgate Theatre

 

QUIZ NIGHT 

The second of Matthew Young’s Quiz Nights with bar.
Date Friday 3rd March 2023
Venue – Colchester Town Hall

THE MAYOR’S VARIETY NIGHT

An as yet undisclosed evening of traditional and inevitably quirky entertainment curated by veteran producer and promoter with the biggest black book in the region – Anthony Roberts.
Date – Saturday 11th March 2023
Venue – Colchester Arts Centre

THE MAYOR’S MASQUERADE

The FINAL FANDANGO – A celebration of the full year of achievements in a fun, flirty and FAB-U-LOUS evening of sparkle and glamour produced by Dan Deller-Thompson
Date – Sat May 13th 2023
Venue – Colchester Arts Centre