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Film, Mon 7 May 2018, free entry

Redwood Highway

Redwood Highway


Part of the Jane's Walk programme of events taking place in Colchester 4th-7th May

IMPORTANT: Please note that, although FREE, this event is ticketed, so please book in advance if possible (using the link below), or arrive in good time on the day, to avoid unnecessary delay.

Jane’s Walk and the producer of the inspiring ‘Redwood Highway’ film about walking have teamed up to offer you the chance to see it free, as one of the Jane’s Walk events of 2018. The screening (90 mins duration) will be followed by drinks, marking the end of the Jane’s Walk Festival weekend.

Living in a comfortable retirement community in Southern Oregon, estranged from her family, unsatisfied with her surroundings, and generally not happy about life, Marie (Shirley Knight) decides to journey 80 miles on foot to the coast of Oregon to revisit the ocean of her past for the first time in 45 years.

Once reluctant to attend her granddaughter’s wedding, she now arrives as an unexpected guest. Along the way, she meets an extraordinary cast of characters and discovers that you’re never too old to learn something about life… and about yourself.

“Shirley Knight relishes her return to the limelight. Audiences will be delighted by her warm, stirring performance. It’s a low key charmer with a large-souled performance at the center. One of the best roles of her career” – The Hollywood Reporter

“A perfectly fine walkabout through the scenic roadways and nearby woods of southern Oregon, Redwood Highway delivers in high spirits and fine thesping. Anchored by a warm, full-bodied turn by septuagenarian Shirley Knight (playing Marie)… Traveling with Marie is a delight.” – Variety

“5 stars. Redwood Highway is both heartwarming and courageous. A feel-good movie. Pure joy to watch. Every actor serves the piece with a stand-out performance; played beautifully by Shirley Knight, with particular attention to every detail, with a special nod to Tom Skerritt. If you like warm gentle coming-of-age stories, see Redwood Highway – and yes, bring some tissue.” – EXAMINER.COM

• Dixie Film Festival – Best Drama
• Gig Harbor Film Festival – Best Narrative Feature

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 7 May 2018 18:00


Free entry

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Sat 17 Mar - Sun 17 Jun The Britishness Project
Sat 28 Apr Colchester CD & Record Fair
Sat 28 Apr SlackFolk Spring Acoustic Mini Festival
Fri 4 May Citizen Jane - Film & Festival Launch


Rowena Macaulay, Walk Colchester

07710 474999


Lewis Gardens,
High Street,



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Map reference: TL 999252  Lat: 51.88968 Long: 0.90477

By Road:
Follow signs to the Town Centre.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Colchester Town station


  • 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
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu