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Film, Sat 21 Jul 2018

Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Arts Centre


'Penny Slinger - Out Of The Shadows' is the incredible, untold story of the pioneering British artist Penny Slinger, who came of age in London's 1960s counter-culture with a radical vision of female sexuality.

Such was Penny's initial success that in 1971 Rolling Stone Magazine predicted her work would one day be "as ubiquitous as The Beatle's 'Sergeant Pepper'." Yet by the end of the 1970s, Penny Slinger had 'disappeared'.

Richard Kovitch’s film retraces Penny’s history to find out what happened and reveal how such an extraordinary and significant body of work slipped from popular memory. With exclusive footage of Penny's work and contributions from the radical filmmakers Peter Whitehead and Jack Bond, 'Penny Slinger: Out Of The Shadows' immerses the viewer in the 1960s counter-culture to enter the mind of an artist who’s work expanded our understanding of sexuality and what art can achieve.

The respected critic Michael Bracewell helps us understand Penny's extraordinary output, while the Turner Nominated artists Jane And Louise Wilson explain why Penny is finally enjoying a long overdue renaissance with acclaimed exhibitions in London, New York, Tokyo and Los Angeles.

With a hypnotic, original soundtrack by Psychological Strategy Board and never before seen footage from Penny's 16mm films - including her rarely seen, erotic collaboration with Peter Whitehead ‘Lilford Hall’ (the man who first filmed the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd), Richard Kovitch’s film is both an important, overlooked chapter in post-war cultural history and an exhilarating trip through the 1960s and 70s that's impossible to forget.

The night also features a live performance from the film's soundtrack artists Psychological Strategy Board.

Doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 21 Jul 2018 19:30


Tickets £7 / £6 concessions


Anthony Roberts

01206 500900


Church Street,


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Map reference: TL 993251  Lat: 51.88880 Long: 0.89475

Colchester Arts Centre Parking

The closest car park to the Arts Centre is St Mary's Car Park. Find out more about parking in Colchester.

By Public Transport

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue.

The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus.

There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

Parking: with charge


  • 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
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality