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Heritage Event, Sat 9 Sep 2017, free entry

From Wivenhoe With Love

From Wivenhoe With Love


Scottee and Radical ESSEX present

From Wivenhoe, With Love
The life and times of Richard Chopping and Denis Wirth-Miller

Saturday 9 September
1.00pm to 9.00pm
Wivenhoe, Essex

2017 marks the 50th year since the partial decriminalisation of sex between men in England and Wales. In this significant anniversary year, Essex-based artist Scottee is producing a new series of performances focusing on the lives of two trailblazers who set the then sleepy fishing village of Wivenhoe alight.

Artists Nando Messias, La John Joseph and Mem Morrison recollect the lives of the notorious couple in a performance made up entirely of local gossip, hearsay, speculation and distant memory.

Come listen to the factually incorrect, unrecorded histories of one of
the county's finest queer couples.

From Wivenhoe, With Love is an Unsung Stories commission from Heritage Open Days, England’s largest heritage festival (7 to 10 September)

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Sat 9 Sep 2017 13:00 to 21:00


Free entry

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Radical Essex


Town Centre,
CO7 9



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Map reference: TM 038216  Lat: 51.85645 Long: 0.95891

Getting to Wivenhoe

• By bus: Buses No. 61, 62 or 87 go to Wivenhoe from Colchester town centre (61 and 62 also from Colchester Station), via the University of Essex. Buses are very frequent and run 7 days a week.
• By train: Trains from Colchester Town centre, Colchester Station, and London Liverpool Street all go to Wivenhoe. From the other direction trains run from Clacton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze. Trains run once or twice an hour.
• Walk: follow the Wivenhoe trail from Colchester town centre and the Hythe down to Wivenhoe.
• Cycle: the Wivenhoe trail is part of the National Cycle route 51. Use of cycles on this path is permissive, so be aware of walkers on this popular walking route.
• Car: Access to Wivenhoe is off the A133 from Colchester. Parking is limited in the narrow streets so consider public transport which is easily accessible and frequent.
• Ferry: the Wivenhoe ferry, operated by volunteers, runs in the warmer months from Rowhedge. The Brightlingsea ferry occasionally also goes to Wivenhoe.