MS-UK Virtuosity event 7pm 11/6/17 @ Colchester Arts Centre

Here's a heads up for a fantastic music event featuring Wivenhoe virtuoso Chris Allard (jazz), ex-Wivenhoe guitar genius Ramon Goose (world music) and friend of Wivenhoe Daryl Kellie with Jon Hart (acoustic finger style) -- and all in aid of the MS-UK charity (with HQ at the Hythe Colchester)!
Doors open at 6:30 for a 7:00pm start. Tickets can be purchased via the Arts Centre website ( for £20 each, £18 concessions or £45 MS-UK VIP table seats including a donation to MS-UK, which gets you priority queue entrance, table service, a free welcoming glass of something deliciously bubbly and an event brochure signed by all of the musicians.
We really hope to see you on the night :-)


  • Anyone know any volunteer waiters/hospitality staff?

    Job description:
    "From the moment a guest walks through the special ‘MS-UK VIP’ meet’n’greet entry channel at Colchester Arts Centre, you will be there to welcome them, take their coat and escort them to their ‘MS-UK VIP’ table seat. Then you will serve them a free welcoming glass of something deliciously bubbly and direct their attention to the gig table should they like to peruse the band’s signed CDs and other paraphernalia (the VIPs will already have a free signed brochure of the event).

    Then the lights fade and the music begins…

    That’s it really. The rest of the evening is spent keeping a ‘hospitality watch’ on the guests [watching out for everything customers need before they realise it themselves but without being obtrusive]. This includes serving drinks via the bar staff and taking money for them (only the first drink is free).

    You get to hear some pretty amazing world class music in the process of course and can buy your own signed copies of CDs if you like. I’m presently negotiating for free MS-UK tee shirts for all volunteers.

    The total number of ‘MS-UK VIP’ tables could be a maximum of 8 with 4 people per table. 4 waiters would be expected to serve all of the customers for all of the evening until the finish (8 'MS-UK VIP's per waiter).

    Finally, you will fetch coats for your VIPs and wish them a good journey home.

    In addition, one back-stage manager is required to get refreshments for the bands in the green room and to kick them out on stage at the prescribed time.

    There may be disabled ‘MS-UK VIP’s in wheel chairs that need the same attention from the waiters."

    Anyone still reading and... just maybe... interested? Contact me on here.

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