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16 Aug

Summer Coffee Morning

13:00pm - 14:00pm Level Best Art Cafe, D'arcy House, 3 Culver St East, Colchester CO1 1LD.
16 Aug

Sofar Colchester #17

20:00pm - 22:30pm TBA!


STUDENTS, for 50% off use code: STUDENT-B5AF4 (Remember to bring your student ID on the night)

Apply for tickets here: https://www.sofarsounds.com/colchester

We're always looking for new faces to join the community (hosting at your space, volunteering, performing), so if you want to get involved with the future magic, take a trip here: https://www.sofarsounds.com/colchester

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18 Aug

Native American Workshop Day

10:00am - 16:00pm Hythe Community Centre, 1 Ventura Drive, Colchester CO1 2FG

All Crafting Materials Provided, Please Bring your Lunch/or food to share £40..00 ( £10.00 Non -Returnable Deposit, will secure your place) £30.00, Balance on the Day, Paid Via PayPal or Baccs
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There is a limit to how many we can have for the Day, so please hurry as enquiries are coming in quickly IF YOU HAVE A DRUM, BRING IT ALONG, TO ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY, All materials and refreshments provided ( bring pk lunch )

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18 Aug

Colchester Has Pride

11:00am - 22:00pm Firstsite
18 Aug

Skinny Jean Gardener Festival

12:00pm - 18:00pm TBA

Held at a secret location, The Skinny Jean Gardener is bringing gardening 🌻, food 🥗 & drink 🍻 together with a host of big(ish) names taking the stages talking GYO, Brew your own, cooking demos, music plus much, much more!

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18 Aug

Marks Tey Summer Fete

12:00pm - 16:00pm Marks Tey Village Hall
19 Aug

Pixar Pub Quiz

19:00pm - 21:30pm Three Wise Monkeys

- £2 a head entry
- Maximum 6 to a team
- Food served until 9pm

The quiz will take place on the first floor of the building.
Tables will be alocated on a first come first served basis, so aim to be getting there by around 6:30pm to be getting your team a table.

So why don't you and your mates test your knowledge of all things Pixar, grab yourself a drink and some food and help to raise money for two wonderful causes!

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21 Aug

All Hail MacBeth

19:30pm - 21:30pm Tymperleys, Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN
22 Aug

All Hail MacBeth

19:30pm - 21:30pm Tymperleys, Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN
23 Aug

All Hail MacBeth

19:30pm - 21:30pm Tymperleys, Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN
24 Aug

Fundraising Feast + 20/20 Art Auction — Colchester Makerspace

19:30pm - 23:00pm Colchester Makerspace, Trinity Works, 24 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN

Join us at 7pm for drinks for a 7.30pm supper. Food to be lovingly prepared and served by former The Waiting Room friends, Unique Bakes Colchester, Refugee Action - Colchester, The Gamekeeper's Daughter (Young Chef of the Year 2017, Suffolk Food and Drink Awards), Good Souls Bakery and Cafe and Flavour Room.

Your ticket includes an exclusive after-supper talk, musical entertainment and access to our 20/20 Art Auction - Auctioneers Chris Dobrowolski and Luc Adams will take us through 20 pieces of artwork with the starting bid of just £20!

This event will host a paid bar and promises to be loads of fun. Don't miss this opportunity to pick up some art and catch up with new friends and old alike.

All proceeds will go towards Makerspace equipment.

The delicious menu will be: 

Yoghurt and Harissa Marinaded Sutton Hoo Chicken Skewers 

Yoghurt and Harissa Marinaded Seitan Skewers 

Warmed Middle Eastern Breads 

Giant Leafy Green Summer Salad 

Zingy Tomato, Red Onion and Pomegranate Salad

Luxury Hummus, Tzatziki and/or any other Dips 

Charred Corn on the Cob 

Delicately Stacked Almond Baklava 


For those new to the concept, a Makerspace is simply a facility with shared access to workspace and tools for making. Established up and down the country, Makerspaces vary in size and the type of equipment they offer. From electronics and computing through to the more traditional metalwork and carpentry.

Colchester Makerspace at Trinity Works, will specialise in providing access to Ceramics, Textiles and Printmaking equipment, such as kilns, silkscreens, letterpress and sewing machines, eventually expanding to more contemporary tools such as laser
cutters and 3D Printers.

We provide an exciting programme of classes. If you catch the bug and want to use the facility on a more regular basis, after completing a short induction, self-serve access to the space and some of its tools will be available via a monthly membership, starting at just £15 per month for a light user.

Our longer term ambition is to create a Colchester Campus with multiple sites across covering different specialisms.

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24 Aug

All Hail MacBeth

19:30pm - 21:30pm Tymperleys, Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN
25 Aug

Thank You and Goodbye

10:00am - 17:00pm Eclettico

As you may or may not know the shop has been run by all of our family (and extended ones) for the past 10 years. We’ve loved every minute of it but now both Harriette and Vicky have had their beautiful babies and with Judith turning 60 this year and wanting to retire to be getting on with her Nanny duties, the time has come for the new chapter for our family and shop sadly isn’t going be part of it.

It was a very hard decision for us to come to as it has been a such a lovely shop to own and run, and so many of you are not just customers but friends as well; but the time is right for us now to close up.

We will be having a Thank You and Goodbye event on Saturday 25th August with cake and tea which we would love you all to come to so we can say our fairwells

After that the shop will be winding down until the building is sold which we are hoping will be before Christmas.

So pop in, say goodbye and grab yourself your early Christmas presents whilst we are still here.

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25 Aug

All Hail MacBeth

19:30pm - 21:30pm Tymperleys, Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN
28 Aug

Drink & Draw: Automatic Drawing

19:00pm - 22:00pm The Hospital Arms, 123 Crouch Street, Colchester CO3
01 Sep

Invasion Colchester

10:00am - 16:30pm Across the Town Centre
04 Sep

Doughnut & Beer Tasting Evening!

22:30pm - 23:30pm Three Wise Monkeys

The pairings will be announced shortly, but to be involved simply swing by Three Wise Monkeys and grab yourself a ticket or buy online for what will be a great evening of tastings!

The event is ticket only and tickets are priced at £24 (Or £20 for loyalty card holders available directly from the bar only).

The event will take place on our middle floor from 7.30PM onwards. 

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08 Sep

Papercraft Group

09:30am - 16:30pm Fingringhoe Village Hall, Colchester CO5 7BH
08 Sep
20 Sep

Landscapes Into Art

10:00am - 17:00pm The Minories
08 Sep

Portrait Drawing Workshop

11:00am - 15:00pm The Minories
15 Sep

The Bookshop Band

15:00pm - 20:00pm Red Lion Bookshop, High Street, Colchester
21 Sep

Creating Change: If it's Wrong, Change It

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

Top Colchester band Pet Needs, DJ Ben Howard, Wivenhoe’s Lighthouse Jam - and more live acts to be announced - will be joined on stage by activists involved in local campaigns promoting fairness, justice and equality. All topped up by poet Mike Harwood and The Great Antonio and his Bed o’ Nails.

Tickets £5 / £3 concessions.
Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm

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23 Sep

Panto Horse Derby Day

11:00am - 15:00pm High Street, Colchester
06 Oct

Mad Hatter Day

10:00am - 16:00pm Cardamon Tea Lounge
13 Oct

Papercraft Group

09:30am - 16:30pm Fingringhoe Village Hall, Colchester CO5 7BH
13 Oct

Colchester Games Fair

10:00am - 16:00pm Colchester Arts Centre

There will be a variety of different traders and demonstration games so you can try and buy!

There will also be a Bring & Buy. So if you have some games, miniatures, rulebooks or anything game related gathering dust bring it along and make some money to spend at the Fair!

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14 Oct

Without Walls Book Launch - An Evening of Poetry and Jazz

19:30pm - 22:30pm Colchester Arts Centre
22 Oct

Wizards Academy

10:00am - 11:30am Cardamon Tea Lounge

Be sure to bring your robes, hats, and wands because the magic can’t happen without you!

* Potion class
* Herbology class
* Magical craft 
* Some themed nibbles & drinks (adults- tea cake or scone & tea )
* Finish with a visit in sweets shop 

(age guide 5+, supervised by parents)

Tickets £20 pp (1 child + 1 adult )

Ts& Cs apply
Limited spaces . Tickets sales are final. There are no refunds for any purchased ticket unless the organizer cancels.

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02 Nov

Cable Amnesty

10:00am - 16:00pm Colchester Arts Centre

Before we recycle your unwanted and obsolete cables, chargers and headphones come along and marvel at the rare, vintage, longest and most pointless in our Cable Amnesty Village Show! Collcection can be arranged so get clearing out the cupboards!

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10 Nov

Papercraft Group

09:30am - 16:30pm Fingringhoe Village Hall, Colchester CO5 7BH