Margery Allingham Centenary Celebration Literature and Books


Allingham was one of the leading figures of “The Golden Age of Detective Fiction”, and along with her contemporaries Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Ngaio Marsh became collectively known as the Queens of Crime, representing the four women who came to dominate the genre.

The evening will feature an exhibition on the first floor landing and Special Collections Reading Room of the University of Essex Albert Sloman Library, with talks, lectures and readings from prominent historians, Margery Allingham Society members and academic staff at the University of Essex from 6pm in the Lakeside Theatre and will conclude from 7.45pm with a viewing of the exhibition and drinks in the Special Collections Reading Room.

5pm to 5.45pm – early bird viewing of exhibition (First Floor Landing and Special Collections Room of the University of Essex Albert Sloman Library)
6pm to 7.30pm – talks, lectures and readings (Lakeside Theatre)
7.45pm to 8.30pm: – viewing of exhibition and drinks (First Floor Landing and Special Collections Room of the University of Essex Albert Sloman Library)

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Wivenhoe House Hotel


Surrounded by pretty manicured woodland and tranquil lakes, this 18th-century house is next to the University of Essex campus. It offers a unique brasserie restaurant, luxurious accommodation, free WiFi and free parking on site..

Postcode: CO4 3SQ
Distance from Lakeside Theatre:
0.3 miles

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Sail Makers Cottage


Sail Makers Cottage offers pet-friendly accommodation in Rowhedge. The property is 40 km from Southend-on-Sea and free private parking is offered. Ipswich is 27 km from Sail Makers Cottage, while Colchester is 4.

Postcode: CO5
Distance from Lakeside Theatre:
1.3 miles

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Best Western The Rose


Situated within a 14th-century coaching inn, the award-winning Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel is located just a 15 minutes walk from the centre of historic Colchester..

Postcode: CO1 2TZ
Distance from Lakeside Theatre:
1.5 miles

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Crofters Rest


Crofters Rest is a holiday home featuring a garden with a barbecue, located in Colchester in the Essex Region. The unit is 6 km from Colchester Zoo. Flatford is 11 km from Crofters Rest, while Essex County Hospital is 1.

Postcode: CO1
Distance from Lakeside Theatre:
1.7 miles

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A Hideaway Retreat Bed


A Hideaway Retreat offers bed and breakfast accommodation in the St Johns area of Colchester, an 8-minute drive from Colchester Town Train Station and a short distance from local amenities..

Postcode: CO4 0LD
Distance from Lakeside Theatre:
2.1 miles

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Brook Red Lion Hotel


The Red Lion Hotel was built in 1465 and is in the centre of Colchester, Britains oldest recorded town. The historical building has original Tudor features, including wooden beams. The Red Lion Hotel is one of the oldest inns in the area.

Postcode: CO1 1DJ
Distance from Lakeside Theatre:
2.1 miles

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Date(s)27 Oct 2023
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VenueLakeside Theatre
Address University of Essex Colchester Campus, Colchester, Essex,

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Event Details

Date27 Oct 2023
Time(s)5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
VenueLakeside Theatre
University of Essex Colchester Campus
Phone01206 873261
CategoryLiterature and Books


22 Sep 2023

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