Loading Events

Upcoming Events

Find Events
  • This event has passed.
November 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • FREE
  • In partnership
  • Networking
  • Stand Up for Diversity
  • Theatre

Stand Up For Diversity at the Mercury

Including Gail Egbeson and Chileya Mwampulo
Stand Up For Diversity shutterstock_1384812491


Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate
Colchester, CO1 1PT

Stand Up For Diversity #10

Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Wednesday 9 November 2022 7.00 – 8.30pm

For the tenth Stand Up For Diversity, in partnership with Essex Cultural Diversity Project, we are teaming up with the Mercury Theatre, to bring people together and celebrate diversity in theatre and the performing arts.

Our comperes for the evening are two Mercury Associates; Chileya Mwampulo, actor, playwright and director, and Gail Egbeson, writer, actor and comedian. Together they will welcome on stage a variety of speakers, who have each been offered three minutes for short sharp shout-outs about themselves, their work, and why diversity matters.

There will be time for nattering and networking with refreshments, as part of the event.



About the Speakers

Gail Egbeson and Chileya Mwampulo

Gail Egbeson (compere)
Gail is a writer, actor and comedian with a range of work that has been commissioned by renowned companies such as Rabbit Library, Burn Bright and Theatre Temion. Gail is also and Mercury Playwrights alumni.

Chileya Mwampulo (compere)
Chileya is a Zambian born actor, playwright and director. She is an associate artist at the Mercury Theatre, where she has just completed their playwriting program 2020 – 2021, and is currently in the Mercury creatives program. Find our more at www.chileyamwampulo.com


Visit essexcdp.com/event/su4d10 for latest details of other speakers


Logo for Essex Cultural Diversity Project           






Mercury Theatre
Balkerne Gate
Colchester, CO1 1PT
+ Google Map
01206 573948