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Talk, Tue 19 Mar 2019, £18

Talk: An Audience with General Sir Mike Jackson

Talk: An Audience with General Sir Mike Jackson

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Talk:An Audience with General Sir Mike Jackson
The former head of the British Army discusses his high-profile career

19 March 2019 7pm

£18 all tickets

Approx 90 minutes with an interval

General Sir Mike Jackson is known for his tough talking and uncompromising style. He gave more than a hint of his pent-up frustrations when he delivered a blistering attack on the government in a Dimbleby lecture, accusing it of failing to meet the most basic needs of the country’s soldiers who were risking their lives fighting unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

British generals appear to be getting the taste for speaking the truth in public, a refreshing antidote to most leading politicians. His recently published autobiography pulls few punches, and gives a soldier’s commentary on recent conflicts – both military and political.

His stinging comments about what he described as the Government’s strategic failings and that “inadequate” funding is putting troops at risk are well documented.

He held little regard for political finesse and once recalled a conversation with Labour’s former top spin doctor. Sir Mike said: “I first met Alastair Campbell in Macedonia when he delivered the message that, in talking to the press, I’d been ‘off-message’. “I told him to go and ‘blank blank’ somewhere else.”

Presented in association with Clive Conway Productions.

As part of ‘Creativity Matters: Conflict and Culture’: a series of public talks throughout February and March which will explore the themes and stories behind Firstsite’s Conflict and Culture artistic programme.

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

Disabled accessFacilities for hearing impaired

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 19 Mar 2019 19:00

Prices

£18 all tickets

Address

Lewis Gardens,
High Street,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO1 1JH

Directions

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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

Facilities

  • 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
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • 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

General

  • 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

Entrance

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

Food

  • 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