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27 May

Village Fete

11:00am - 17:00pm Layer Marney Towers, Layer Marney, Colchester CO5 9US

Come and enjoy a traditional old fashioned Village Fete with stalls, sideshows, games etc. The Tudor Re-enactors, the Companye of Merrie Folke will also still be with us for the fete. Standard house opening charges apply - £9.00 adult, £5.00 child, Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £25.00

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02 Jun

Afternoon Tea on the Colne Light

11:00am - 16:00pm Colne Lightship, King Edward Quay, The Hythe, Colchester CO2 8JB

We will be holding 2 seatings for Afternoon Tea. The first will take place between 11am-1pm and the second will take place between 2pm-4pm. The Afternoon Tea will consist of finger sandwiches (cheese, ham & egg mayo), homemade scones with butter, strawberry jam and cream. A selection of assorted cakes/biscuits.  Unlimited tea and coffee.

This is a unique experience and we are hoping that it will be something that we can repeat should it be a success. There will only be a certain amount of tickets available and all will be £15 per person.

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06 Jun

Life Drawing

19:00pm - 21:00pm The Christopher Centre, Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU

Suitable for all levels and abilities. £15pp includes nude model, some art materials, tea, coffee, and biscuits! Contact Michelle on 07812068489 or michelleranson@hotmail.co.uk.

07 Jun

Plus Size Clothing Open Evening

19:00pm - 22:00pm 26B Hythe Quay, Hythe, Colchester CO2 8JB

You may well already be aware of our online clothes shop. We're Apples & Pears and we're based in Colchester: Every so often we throw open the doors of our HQ, so our lovely customers can visit to try on and shop. Everyone who is interested in plus size fashion is welcome.

Please note our unit is upstairs. If this is likely to pose a problem please let us know as we can offer alternatives.

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08 Jun

The Swing Spectacular 2019

19:00pm - 23:30pm Colchester Arts Centre

The Swing Spectacular returns for it's fourth year of unmissable swing entertainment celebrating music and dance from the ‘20s to the ‘50s!

Event curator and Jazz Singer Lydia Bell is back to stoke the fires of the #swingrevolution, back at the incomparable Colchester Arts Centre. This year you can expect THREE live bands, swing dance lessons and performances, and other vintage inspired activities!

This event is in aid of Emmaus Colchester. Emmaus UK is a charity helping homeless people get back on their feet through community building; please consider this and spread the word about the event. See more about their work here: www.emmaus.org.uk/colchester

This event is kindly sponsored by Chocodolly

LIVE MUSIC:
Lydia Bell - Jazz Vocalist
Sweeting Swing Band
The Bell Sisters
The Volstead Orchestra

SWING DANCING:
The Dinahs

SPEAKEASY COCKTAIL BAR
CHARITY RAFFLE
VINTAGE PHOTO BOOTH
MISS CHOCODOLLY PRIZE FOR BEST DRESSED

Click here to see photos of last year’s sell-out event:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/theswingspectacular/photos/?tab=album&album_id=245756692828492

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15 Jun
16 Jun

Medieval and Oyster Fayre Market

10:00am - 17:00pm Castle Park

Tickets:

• £8 per day per adult.

• £4 per day per child (Under 14).

• £16 per day family pass (2 adults and 2 children under 14).

• Tickets available online and also available at the gate.

“A tour de force in medievalism that’s the biggest of its type in Europe” – The Sunday Times

This Sunday Times comment sums up the wonderful Fayre and Market. Medieval stalls selling all sorts of wonderful historic crafts and entertainers from the period. Children enthralled by the storytellers. Music wafting from every corner.

Mummers, mimers, rhymers, beggars, peddlars. Just soak up the atmosphere of the market and revel in the joys of the fayre.

With a modern craft area, picnic area and wonderful food court with medieval and modern delicacies and ‘The Pikestaff Inn’ selling real ale, mead, wines and chilled lagers.

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15 Jun

New Town Community Day

12:00pm - 16:00pm Recreation Ground, Old Heath Road, Colchester CO1 2ER

Stalls, dance, poetry, food and drink, competitions and activities.

15 Jun

Colchester Food & Film Festival

14:00pm - 22:00pm tba

Picture this 📸: groups of friends relaxing in hot tubs, beds, bean bags and fluffy blankets, drinking fizz and craft beers, watching cult classic movies under the stars! We couldn't imagine a more magical evening! ✨

Expect all the classic binge-worthy needs with our very own street food stalls including: ice cream, popcorn, sweets, chocolates, pizza and more..

We have outdoor entertainment such as fairground rides and more to make your movie breaks as exciting as possible!

➢ Full Event Information & Tickets coming soon..

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15 Jun

Supper Club by The Flavour Room

20:00pm - 23:00pm

We Dine, Discuss and even Debate together around one big table. We are a warm and welcoming environment so whether you want to come alone or with a friend you won't feel out of place. While we like to offer food from all parts of the world we love Middle Eastern cuisine so our menus are frequently influenced by these flavours.

Flavour Room Supper Clubs offer a 3-4 course menu & tea/coffee for the worthy price of £30pp. You're welcome to bring your own drinks (no corkage) though we do provide local tap water on the table! 

Our menus are kept a secret until you arrive - but if there is anything you can't eat just let us know with plenty of advanced warning and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs or tell you when we can (remember the more notice the better!)

All bookings are secured via our email and paypal booking system: infoflavourroom@gmail.com

23 Jun

Roman & Castle Road Midsummer Fayre

12:00pm - 17:00pm Castle & Roman Road Colchester CO1 1UN

Children's parade, best jam/chutney/pickle competition, family singing workshop, children's activities, circus skills, pet competition, story telling, arts and crafts. wishing trees and icnic on the bank!

Contact midsummerfair21@gmail.com

25 Jun

Tile Painting

19:00pm - 21:00pm Trinity Works

Paint your own coaster or tile with brush-on glaze

We will be patterning and painting ready-made kitchen and bathroom tiles, using brush-on-glaze, and finishing them as coasters or personalised items like name plates or house numbers for the home, using techniques of painting, scraffito, stencils, potato prints and different types of resist. You will be able to leave at least one finished tile or coaster to be fired and collected by you at a later date.

Materials and equipment will be provided. Still, to get the most out of the workshop, you are invited to bring the following (most important items first, least important last):

  • apron
  • a few artist’s or children’s paintbrushes
  • pen, pencil and paper or notebook
  • a paint box if you have one – could be a children’s paint set or artist’s watercolour paint box
  • old towel, floorcloth or dishrag (cotton, not J-cloth)
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29 Jun

Colchester Pride 2019

11:00am - 20:00pm Firstsite

Building on the success of Colchester Pride 2017 and Colchester has Pride 2018 we're back and bigger than ever!

Join us on the 29th June 2019 at Firstsite for a day of celebration, education, community and much more!

Find out more at www.colchesterpride.lgbt

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04 Jul

Life Drawing

19:00pm - 21:00pm The Christopher Centre, Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU

Suitable for all levels and abilities. £15pp includes nude model, some art materials, tea, coffee, and biscuits! Contact Michelle on 07812068489 or michelleranson@hotmail.co.uk.

05 Jul

Plus Size Clothing Open Evening

19:00pm - 22:00pm 26B Hythe Quay, Hythe, Colchester CO2 8JB

You may well already be aware of our online clothes shop. We're Apples & Pears and we're based in Colchester: Every so often we throw open the doors of our HQ, so our lovely customers can visit to try on and shop. Everyone who is interested in plus size fashion is welcome.

Please note our unit is upstairs. If this is likely to pose a problem please let us know as we can offer alternatives.

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10 Jul
11 Jul

Colchester In Bloom Front Garden Awards

10:00am - 17:00pm Colchester wide

Enter YOUR front garden into this year's COLCHESTER IN BLOOM AWARDS

Judging takes place on 10th and 11th July with the awards later in the year. Brighten up Your Street and your Colchester!

Please enter your interest in this event and we'll get back to you! Ready for judging!

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02 Aug

Plus Size Clothing Open Evening

19:00pm - 22:00pm 26B Hythe Quay, Hythe, Colchester CO2 8JB

You may well already be aware of our online clothes shop. We're Apples & Pears and we're based in Colchester: Every so often we throw open the doors of our HQ, so our lovely customers can visit to try on and shop. Everyone who is interested in plus size fashion is welcome.

Please note our unit is upstairs. If this is likely to pose a problem please let us know as we can offer alternatives.

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14 Aug

Coffee with Cops

13:00pm - 14:30pm GO4 Cafe at the Rec

We are very happy to say that Colchester Community Team - North Local Policing Area are pleased to come to the cafe and have meetups with local people around the area and have a chat with them over a cup of tea or coffee to talk about their concerns or something that you think has to be reported. They are willing to have meetups at the cafe once every 3 months and our community cafe is been selected for this to happen.
If you think that you can help to make our local area more secure and safe, please do
come along on the same day to have a chat with them. This is your chance to get to know your local policing team over a coffee.

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24 Aug
25 Aug

Brightlingsea Food & Drink Festival

11:00am - 18:00pm Promenade Way, Brightingsea, Colchester CO7 OHH

This great little festival is back for 2019. Street food, local artisan suppliers, crafts, arts, music and more!

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06 Sep

Plus Size Clothing Open Evening

19:00pm - 22:00pm 26B Hythe Quay, Hythe, Colchester CO2 8JB

You may well already be aware of our online clothes shop. We're Apples & Pears and we're based in Colchester: Every so often we throw open the doors of our HQ, so our lovely customers can visit to try on and shop. Everyone who is interested in plus size fashion is welcome.

Please note our unit is upstairs. If this is likely to pose a problem please let us know as we can offer alternatives.

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07 Sep

Unicorn - Creative Kids Art Workshop

10:00am - 11:00am Cardamon Tea Lounge

Will delight, enchant and enthrall the unicorn-loving kid...

* Unicorn craft- decorate a mini muffin ...
* Unicorn art- decorate your dreamed Unicorn
* Unicorn platter - shaped sandwich, fresh fruits, themed sweets , squash (adult- tea cake or scone & tea)

(age guide 5+) supervised by parents
* up to 1h

Tickets £25 pp ( 1 child + 1 adult )
Extra adult £5pp, child £15pp
To book it call us on 01206 504180

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07 Sep

Invasion Colchester 2019

10:00am - 15:00pm All across the town centre

After a hugely successful 2018, Invasion Colchester returns to raise more much-needed funds for Colchester Hospitals Charity and St Helena Hospice on 7th September 2019!

Come along to Colchester town centre and meet your heroes, including characters from Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Superhero Movies, Videogames and more! Get dressed up, join in the fun, take some great photos and help us support some amazing local causes!

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04 Oct

Plus Size Clothing Open Evening

19:00pm - 22:00pm 26B Hythe Quay, Hythe, Colchester CO2 8JB

You may well already be aware of our online clothes shop. We're Apples & Pears and we're based in Colchester: Every so often we throw open the doors of our HQ, so our lovely customers can visit to try on and shop. Everyone who is interested in plus size fashion is welcome.

Please note our unit is upstairs. If this is likely to pose a problem please let us know as we can offer alternatives.

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01 Nov

Plus Size Clothing Open Evening

19:00pm - 22:00pm 26B Hythe Quay, Hythe, Colchester CO2 8JB

You may well already be aware of our online clothes shop. We're Apples & Pears and we're based in Colchester: Every so often we throw open the doors of our HQ, so our lovely customers can visit to try on and shop. Everyone who is interested in plus size fashion is welcome.

Please note our unit is upstairs. If this is likely to pose a problem please let us know as we can offer alternatives.

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30 Nov

Plus Size Clothing Open Evening

19:00pm - 22:00pm 26B Hythe Quay, Hythe, Colchester CO2 8JB

You may well already be aware of our online clothes shop. We're Apples & Pears and we're based in Colchester: Every so often we throw open the doors of our HQ, so our lovely customers can visit to try on and shop. Everyone who is interested in plus size fashion is welcome.

Please note our unit is upstairs. If this is likely to pose a problem please let us know as we can offer alternatives.

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