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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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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.

Visit event website