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19 Jul

​Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn

19:30pm - 22:00pm Headgate Theatre

Four couples – three bedrooms! Alan Ayckbourn’s clever uses of time and space makes this an intricate and sophisticated comedy.

Tickets: £13, £12 (OAP, FTS, under 16’s)

20 Jul

Repair & Wear with Family Fabric Time

13:00pm - 15:00pm Trinity Works

Repair & Wear is a once monthly event were you can up cycle, repair or repurpose old clothing and textiles. Sewing machine, haberdashery equipment and advice are all on hand so bring along your own project or get inspiration from us. Childrens fabric based craft activites run alongside this session so accompanied children age 5+ are welcome to join you. This event is designed to promote skill sharing in a social environement, bring a smile and some chat!

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20 Jul

​Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn

19:30pm - 22:00pm Headgate Theatre

Four couples – three bedrooms! Alan Ayckbourn’s clever uses of time and space makes this an intricate and sophisticated comedy.

Tickets: £13, £12 (OAP, FTS, under 16’s)

21 Jul

Hilly Fields Nature Reserve - Insects and Butterflies

10:30am - 12:30pm Hilly Fields, Cymbeline Way, Colchester CO3 3QJ

Join the ranger and Colchester Natural History Society looking for butterfly and day-flying moth species as well as other grassland, heathland and tree insects, dragonflies and damselflies. Bring any Field Guides, ID books or binoculars, if you have them.
Event is weather dependant, please wear appropriate footwear for rough ground.

FREE – No booking required

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25 Jul

Frinton Fun Day

10:00am - 14:00pm Frinto Greensward, The Esplanade, Frinton-on-Sea, CO13

Free!

Activities include:
• Mini Sports Day – Frinton and Walton Swimming Pool
• Arts and Crafts
• Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service
• Free Fruit – donated by Frinton Sainsbury’s
• Essex Libraries story time
• RNLI, Coastguard, Fire Service and Police

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25 Jul
28 Jul

Colchester Summer Real Ale, Cider & Gin Festival

11:00am - 22:00pm Castle Park

Colchester town centre's only Outdoor Summer Real Ale and Cider festival returns for its 3rd year. Based at the picturesque cricket ground in Lower Castle Park it is a family friendly venue and event with music, food and of course a variety of real ale and cider. For 2019 we are adding a selection of craft gins and a variety of proseccos / sparkling wines to ensure there is something for all of Colchester's discerning palates!

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26 Jul

Movement & Sound Workshop

19:30pm - 21:30pm The Tree Room

Come and join the Colchester Movement and Sound Collective on the dance floor for an alternative Friday night out!

An uplifting, playful and experiential journey of guided movement and free dance to a creative playlist accompanied by live percussion..!
A great way to unwind and recharge at the end of a busy week.
The workshop will close with a meditative sound journey.

It's simply going to be magical.

Book in advance: £12 / £10 concessions
Pay on the door: £15

Follow the ticket link to book your space or you can click the link here: https://gongvoyage.co.uk/events/friday-night-mas-movement-and-sound-workshop/

Parking info - https://www.thetreeroom.com/finding-us

We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor soon 👣

Melanie, Justyna, Yan, Lucy and Omar x

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27 Jul

A Summer Cabaret - Trevor Johnson-Thurston featuring Sam Young

19:30pm - 22:00pm Headgate Theatre

Trevor will be performing a selection of his favourites from musical theatre and pop, including numbers from Les Misérables, Kinky Boots, and Dreamgirls, as well as songs made popular by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Elvis Presley. Tickets: £10

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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02 Aug

Hippocratic Oafs!

20:00pm - 21:00pm Headgate Theatre

Stapled to a Chicken emerge from the lab, having brewed yet another comic formula; this time they’re stimulating your funny bone by tackling Science and Health. Strong language, may offend.

Tickets: £12

03 Aug
04 Aug

The Colchester Nearly Festival

12:00pm - 20:30pm Old Heath Recreation Ground, Old Heath Road, Colchester

★ SATURDAY 3rd AUGUST • 12-9pm ★
The UK's best touring tribute acts
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A-Z
★ ARIANNA GRANDE
★ BEYONCE
★ BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (8 piece band)
★ BRITPOP by Counterfeit Brits (full band)
★ ED SHEERAN
★ FOO FIGHTERS
★ NILE RODGERS & CHIC (full band)
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★ SUNDAY 4th AUGUST • 12-8.30pm ★
The UK's best touring tribute acts
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A-Z
★ MADNESS
★ MICHAEL JACKSON
★ OASIS (full band)
★ QUEEN by FLASH (full band)
★ SPICE GIRLS
★ STONE ROSES (full band)
★ TAKE THAT
★ THE SPECIALS (full band)

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03 Aug

Hippocratic Oafs!

20:00pm - 21:00pm Headgate Theatre

Stapled to a Chicken emerge from the lab, having brewed yet another comic formula; this time they’re stimulating your funny bone by tackling Science and Health. Strong language, may offend.

Tickets: £12

07 Aug

Fairies & Pixies

10:00am - 12:00pm Highwoods Country Park

Join the Ranger in looking for signs of fairies and pixies in the woods. Create a pixie picnic, make a fairy wind chime and discover the wonders of these small magical folk.

High Woods Country Park - Meet outside the Visitor Centre

£4.40
Children Activity
Booking required

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09 Aug

Bat Evening

20:30pm - 22:30pm Highwoods Country Park

Meet the Ranger and join the led walk around High Woods Country Park identifying different bats using electronic devices called bat detectors. Usually exceptional sighting of bats are gained over the lake. Please bring a torch.

High Woods Country Park - Meet outside the Visitor Centre

£4.40 per adult, children free
Family Activity
Booking required

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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.

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14 Aug

Fused Glass Christmas Decorations Workshop

13:30pm - 15:00pm Victory Hall, Villa Road, Stanway, Colchester

Are you a huge fan of Christmas? It might still be summer but join us for an afternoon of crafting and decorate your own fused glass Christmas decorations.

You will be able to choose two different shapes from a range provided and you will have a range of decorative glass elements to decorate them with. They will then be fused in a kiln for you.

The workshop will last approximately an hour and a half, and guidance/tutorial will be given. You do not need to have had any experience with glass before.

Under 16s welcome as long as they are of an age they can listen to instructions and be safe handling glass. Please note the glass does include potentially sharp pieces/very small pieces of glass so please take this into consideration when booking. All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Spaces are limited and full payment is required at time of booking. This payment is non-refundable once booked.

This class takes place at 1:30pm at Victory Hall, on Villa Road in Stanway, Colchester. There is plenty of free parking, and it’s wheelchair accessible.

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18 Aug

Thorpe It's a Knockout & Village Fete

12:00pm - 17:00pm Thorpe le Soken, Colchester CO16

It's a knock out comes to Thorpe this Summer.
Compete against friends, family or your work mates! Taking bookings for teams now!

This exciting game will see 12 teams compete against one another for the trophy, all in fancy dress. The village fete will be taking place on the day :)

Get 10 friends, family members or colleagues to compete in this exciting event. The entry fee is £250 (non-refundable)

Send us a message if you are interested in taking part! You must book for itsaknockout - 12 teams of 10 people - don't miss out!.

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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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28 Aug

The ‘In’ Crowd: Jazz In The Swinging 60’s - Kevin Fitzsimmons Quartet

19:30pm - 22:00pm Headgate Theatre

Blessed with a rich voice and superb sense of swing, Kevin Fitzsimmons explores songs by cool jazz artists such as Sergio Mendes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Mel Torme, Nancy Wilson and Ramsey Lewis along with some inspired new jazz re- workings of songs from pop hit-makers of that period - from The Beatles, The Kinks and Burt Bacharach, to Ray Charles and Joni Mitchell.

Tickets: £14, £12 (OAP, FTS, under 16’s)

01 Sep

Kite Festival

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

Come and see the Essex Kite Group fly their magnificant kites, get some tips on how to fly your own kite and make your own kite with members of the Kite Group. Standard house opening charges apply - £9.00 adult £5.00 child Family £25.00 2A 2C.

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04 Sep

Lucas & Albert

19:30pm - 20:30pm Headgate Theatre

Lucas and Albert (“a double act with gonads”) is the story of two ageing hitmen who have been put together on what could be their last job. The film is a black comedy thriller with twists and turns that will keep you guessing as you accompany Lucas and Albert on their journey. Tickets: £10, £7.50 (OAP, FTS, under 16’s and jobseekers)

05 Sep

Lucas & Albert

19:30pm - 20:30pm Headgate Theatre

Lucas and Albert (“a double act with gonads”) is the story of two ageing hitmen who have been put together on what could be their last job. The film is a black comedy thriller with twists and turns that will keep you guessing as you accompany Lucas and Albert on their journey. Tickets: £10, £7.50 (OAP, FTS, under 16’s and jobseekers)

05 Sep
08 Sep

Roman River Festival - Stoke-by-Nayland Weekend

20:00pm - 17:00pm Across Stoke-by-Nayland, Colchester CO6

Our Stoke by Nayland residency kicks off with a really exciting festival début – the sensational young Albanian-Greek violinist Jonian Ilias-Kadesha, whose inspiring playing has earned him concerto dates with orchestras throughout Europe including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Orlando Jopling conducts Beethoven, Debussy and Sibelius with the sensational handpicked players of the festival orchestra. Come to A Night at the Opera, it’s not to be missed! We’ve enticed four absolutely stunning young singers, in demand by the world’s best opera companies, to perform memorable operatic melodies, duets and ensembles by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and many more. The Stoke by Nayland weekend ends with our Friendly, family orchestral concert, children’s author James Campbell introduces some of the most hummable and enjoyable orchestral music. Fun for the whole family, and a chance to join in.

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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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06 Sep

Sense & Sensibility

19:30pm - 20:30pm Headgate Theatre

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

The Dashwood sisters have very different approaches to their love lives. Elinor has much more sense, but Marianne has a great deal of sensibility. This adaptation will have you falling in love with Jane Austen’s classic novel. A cast of five actors and DOT’s renowned comedic style make this comedy of manners a production not to be missed.
Tickets: £13

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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07 Sep

Sense & Sensibility

19:30pm - 20:30pm Headgate Theatre

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

The Dashwood sisters have very different approaches to their love lives. Elinor has much more sense, but Marianne has a great deal of sensibility. This adaptation will have you falling in love with Jane Austen’s classic novel. A cast of five actors and DOT’s renowned comedic style make this comedy of manners a production not to be missed.
Tickets: £13

11 Sep
15 Sep

Roman River Festival - Rural & Coastal

20:00pm - 16:00pm Wivenhoe, Fingringhoe, Abberton, Dedham, Marks Tey and Wakes Colne

Among the dozens of wonderful musicians coming this year, Thomas Gould returns with the sensational pianist Ivana Gavrić. We are thrilled to welcome composer and clarinettist Mark Simpson as curator of our chamber weekend. Mark is one of the most original and creative voices in music in the UK today. He has devised several concerts, including one by the pioneering young Veles Trio. He will also be playing in several wide-ranging programmes, including some of his own works, with Zoe Martlew, The Elias Quartet, Leonard Elschenbroich and Rick Utley. International quality musicmaking, right here on your doorstep! The Festival ends on a high with Steve Reich Different Trains, Steve Reich’s mesmerising Different Trains will make Beethoven’s exhilarating F minor quartet sound truly revolutionary.

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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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