Wivenhoe Film Festival

This year we are proud to be supporting the Wivenhoe Film Festival. Taking place between 20th and 29th April the festival will showcase ten films that are documentaries or true stories and all will be free to enter.

The programme


Friday 20th April at 7:30 PM

Human Flow [12]

Heartfelt documentary written and directed by renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei about the global refugee crisis.

Location – The Nottage Maritime Institute


Saturday 21st April at 3:00 PM

Half Way [U]

A dispatch from the frontline of the homelessness purgatory.

Location – William Loveless Hall


Saturday 21st April at 7:30 PM

Prick Up Your Ears [18]

Gary Oldman fascinates as Joe Orton.

Location – William Loveless Hall


Sunday 22nd April at 3:00 PM

Makala [U]

A poetic documentary about one man’s struggles to make a living in rural Africa.

Location – The Nottage Maritime Institute


Tuesday 24th April at 7:30 PM

The Death of Stalin [15]

A sulphurous black comedy about backstairs Kremlin intrigue following the death of Joseph Stalin in 1953.

Location – William Loveless Hall


Wednesday 25th April at 7:30 PM

Loving Vincent [12]

An animation about the last days of van Gogh, entirely hand painted in his style.

Location – The Nottage Maritime Institute


Friday 27th April at 7:30 PM

The Ballad of Shirley Collins [12A] +music from Wivenhoe Folk Club

A ‘wonderful, warm film centres on the ‘lost’ singer who made her most recent album at 82′.

Location – The Royal British Legion


Saturday 28th April at 3:00 PM

All the President’s Men [15]

The classic Watergate story of two dogged reporters who brought down a President.

Location – The Nottage Maritime Institute


Saturday 28th April at 7:30 PM

Battle of the Sexes [12A]

A light, funny, blissfully entertaining flick about heavy, sadly still relevant themes.

Location – William Loveless Hall


Sunday 29th April at 3:00 PM

Chasing Coral [PG]

Wake-up call documentary on the unseen environmental damage being wreaked underwater.

Location – The Nottage Maritime Institute


Find out more


find us, however you travel
By car:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again into Park Road. The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex but Park Road leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see the glorious house from the road.

For Sat Nav please use CO4 3FA.

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By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.