Upcoming events:

24
th
Feb

Diva for a Day

9:30am - 3:30pm | Free
Cardinal Bourne Hall, 51 Priory Street, CO1 2QB 
LADIES! If you love to sing, join Chorus Iceni for a fun day of 4 part close harmony singing on Saturday 24th February 2018. We will learn one song during the day and will finish with a performance for friends and family!

The day will be lead by our new wonderful Musical Director, Gaynor Schofield. It is an opportunity not to be missed!


* The day is free of charge
* You do not need to be able to read music
* Light refreshments will be provided 
* Please bring your own lunch
* Parking is available opposite the hall

Location: Cardinal Bourne Hall, 51 Priory Street, Colchester, CO1 2QB

For more information and to register, please contact:
Email: chorusiceni@gmail.com
Tel: 01206573244/ 0793196277

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24
th
Feb
Firstsite
Lewis Gardens
Join artist Sarah Sabin and museum Curator Emma Reeve for the opportunity to examine and draw objects from Firstsite’s Wunderkammer and the collection at Colchester and Ipswich Museums.

Drawing Workshop with Sarah Sabin

In collaboration with Colchester & Ipswich Museums

Sat 24 Feb 2017 10am - 4pm
£40 standard/£35 members & CIMS members

Join artist Sarah Sabin and museum Curator Emma Reeve for the opportunity to examine and draw objects from Firstsite’s Wunderkammer and the collection at Colchester and Ipswich Museums.

Experiment with mark making techniques and methods of scaling up drawings and explore the artistic nature of curating museum displays. You'll also have the chance to discuss the history of the objects on display.

This session will start off at Firstsite and will visit Hollytrees Museum after lunch.

Book now at http://www.firstsite.uk/whats-...

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24
th
Feb
The Colchester Chilli Challenge is back. Have you got what it takes to wrestle the crown from Lee Wingate? This year PECK Colchester & Mex Appeal will be supplying the heat with Hot Wings, Chilli bowls and raw chillies that are off the scale. How Hot Can you Go competition from 11 to 12. Think you've got what it takes? Enter or come along to support your challenger. Like your food hot? All our great Street Food vendors will be offering a chilli option on the day for you to try.
24
th
Feb

Bruckner Symphony No. 8

7:30pm - 10:00pm | Adults - £15; Concessions - £13 Students in full-time education - £3 Under 17 - free
St Botolph's Church
St Botolph's Street
Played by the Colchester Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Chris Phelps Leader: Philippa Barton Tickets available on the door or call 01206 271128.
25
th
Feb

Party Like It's 1599

2:00pm - 5:00pm | £7/£6 concessions
Consort of 1, together with The Colchester Waits and Colchester Historical Dance, present an afternoon dance party with a historical twist.

They say the past is a foreign country, but some things were not so different - music with a strong rhythm and the impulse to dance together have been with us throughout history, so pick up your skirts, let your hair down and move to the beat!

There will be spectacular dance showpieces to sit back and watch, Tudor dances to learn and plenty of time to show off your best moves, or to sit back and listen to the music.

Tickets £7 / £6 concessions.
Doors open 2pm, starts 2.30pm.

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27
th
Feb
Firstsite
Lewis Gardens
An opportunity for photography enthusiasts of all levels to come together and play in four diverse workshops around the theme of light in photography.

The workshops will range from:


>Light Painting workshops using fire, LED poi & steelwool 
>Use of natural light & artificial light in architecture/model photography.

All workshops are fully supported, run by experts in their field and will be taught in a group environment to allow everyone to take part.

The event will be from 7-9.30pm

Tickets £10 each & available at: 
www.firstsite.uk/whats-on/night-light-photography-workshop/

Location: 
Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex C01 1JH 

For more information & booking please contact Eddie on 07969 243464 or 
George on 07920 102301

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02
nd
Mar

Great British Spring Clean

7:00pm - 9:00pm |
Rosebery And Smythies Avenues, Colchester CO1 2UL 
Join us for a weekend of litter picking and tidying the neighbourhood, litter pickers, hi-viz jackets available, rubbish bags supplied! Friday evening, Saturday 3rd March and Sunday 4th March
03
rd
Mar

Mother's Day Shopping Event

11:00am - 2:00pm |
Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DA 
Stalls, tea and cake and more!
04
th
Mar

Heli Hounds Dog Walk

9:30am - 1:00pm |
Flight House, Colchester, CO6 2NS 
Paws at the ready! Join over 300 dogs as we head off on our Heli Hounds Dog Walk, raising money for your local Air Ambulance. Starting at our HQ in Earls Colne we will walk 5 km around the beautiful grounds of Marks Hall, making paw-some pals along the way! Registration for the walk will start from 09.30 am. The walk leaves at 10.30 am.
04
th
Mar

River Colne Clean

9:30am - 1:00pm |
River Colne - Meet at University Quays 
Sea Shepherd UK Marine Debris Team with Wivenhoe Kayaking & Canoeing Club conduct a River Colne Clean

Everyone loves walking along a river, but nobody likes walking next to a river covered with litter. Marine debris is having a devastating impact on our oceans worldwide. It's harmful to all marine life, causing injury, entanglement, and starvation when it's mistakenly ingested - all often with fatal consequences.

We welcome members of the public to join together with our volunteers and our Marine Debris Campaign to protect and conserve our coastline and marine environments by helping to remove rubbish from our oceans.

Join us at the University Quays by the Student accommodation at 9:30am for a safety briefing before walking along the river.

We will provide equipment however if you have any equipment of your own please do bring it along too! Please also consider bringing water in a reusable bottle along with thick gloves and wear suitable footwear.

Thank you to with Wivenhoe Kayaking & Canoeing Club for partnering up to make sure we can remove as much as possible from the river.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Nearest postcode: CO2 8GY

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04
th
Mar

The Silent Companion - Laura Purcell

11:30am - 12:30pm | £7 (under 27 yrs - £5)
Inspired by the work of Shirley Jackson and Susan Hill, and set in a crumbling country mansion, The Silent Companions is an unsettling gothic ghost story to send a shiver down the spine… A fantastic debut novel from Colchester based author Laura Purcell.
06
th
Mar

Cake Decorating Classes

5:00pm - 9:00pm |
Colchester Institute, Sheepen Road, Colchester CO3 3LL 
Every Tuesday, starting March 6th, until May 22nd.
07
th
Mar
Cardamon Tea Lounge
44 St John's Street
Learn all about Tea: what is and where come from, how the tea is made from the bush to the cup... You will get to take home some samples of our tea selection, learning resources, and the Tea journey from the bush to the cup completion certificate. You’ll also get 10 percent off any tea purchased after session.
09
th
Mar

Plug-In: Symposium

9:30am - 4:30pm |
Signals Media Arts Centre
Victoria Chambers St. Runwald St,
"How do we collaborate with digital art?" This one day symposium will include talks from leading digital artists and educators, plus hands on demostrations of exciting new technologies. Explore new technologies and learn how to integrate digital creativity into learning programmes.

Incredible guest speakers, sharing their work and best practice, include:

• Laura Trevail, Digital Artist and Context Strategist
• David Sheldon-Hicks, Creative Director at Territory Studios
• Fiddian Warman, Founder of SODA

When: Friday 9th March, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Where: Signals, Colchester
Price: £25

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This event is part of Plug In: Digital Arts Festival, a hybrid mix of workshops, talks and performances exploring digital art. 

Throughout March 2018 we will be hosting a series of events celebrating the richness of digital creativity from across the East Anglian region and showcasing the ways in which we can collaborate with digital art for social, learning and cultural outcomes. This project was made possible with funding from Arts Council England.

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09
th
Mar

Mother's Day Flower Workshop

7:00pm - 8:30pm |
GO4 Cafe at the Rec
Recreation Ground
Come along and make your mum a beautiful seasonal arrangement. £30 per person includes refreshments, equipment and flowers. All money raised will go to the MS Society. Spaces are limited, to book please email rosie@avintagewedding.co.uk
10
th
Mar

Simple Origami

9:00am - 3:00pm |
Firstsite
Lewis Gardens
Join the University of Essex Origami Society at the first Bazaar of the year in Firstsite to learn more about their work and have them show you some simple stunning origami designs.
10
th
Mar

Mother's Day Flower Workshop

10:00am - 11:30am |
GO4 Cafe at the Rec
Recreation Ground
Come along and make your mum a beautiful seasonal arrangement. £30 per person includes refreshments, equipment and flowers. All money raised will go to the MS Society. Spaces are limited, to book please email rosie@avintagewedding.co.uk
10
th
Mar

March Bazaar

10:00am - 3:00pm |
Firstsite
Lewis Gardens
The Bazaar is an opportunity for local makers/artists/producers to show their creative side to Colchester on a quarterly basis.
10
th
Mar

Holi Mela

12:00pm - 5:00pm | Free entry
Firstsite
Lewis Gardens
Holi is the festival of colours. It is a religious festival of Hindus and is majorly played among the Hindu communities all over the world, it’s a day for your inner child to come out. We take pride in organising this event for the first time in Colchester. Open air colour play is highlight of the event. Please save this date 10th March 2018 in your diary to celebrate Holi along with lots of Bollywood music.

Colours will be on sale at nominal prices. Please do not bring your own colours. Multi-cultural food stalls. Sale of aprons and masks. 


Information on Holi Powder:
- Powder is made from 99% corn starch and only 1% natural colours.
- It is skin friendly and bio-gradable so no environment issues to be concerned about. 
- Although the powder is safe and non-toxic we do not recommend throwing directly into eyes and mouth. 
- Not for use of children under 3 years of age and children under the age of 14 should be accompanied by adults at all times. 
- Please do not come in your best clothes, wear something that you do not mind getting colours on, wear white if possible and play with colours in designated area only.

If you require any further information regarding the event, please feel free to contact us. So, come & join us to celebrate Holi and make it a memorable one.

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11
th
Mar

Family Movement and Sound Workshop

2:00pm - 4:00pm | £5 adult / £3 child / Free for under 3's
Firstsite
Lewis Gardens
The Colchester Movement and Sound Collective are now offering monthly Sunday workshops suitable for families and open to all ages. We welcome adults with a willingness to connect with their inner child! Come and explore movement and sound within a creative, inclusive and playful environment. We aim to guide you out of your head and into your body, breath and heart.

Sunday MAS ♥ movement and sound 

guided by a collective of dance, sound, yoga and bodywork practitioners 
enriched by creative live percussion.and complimentary playlists

What to expect:
- Light and creative yoga for all ages
- Movement games
- Guided explorations into creative movement and sound
- Laughter yoga
- Playing with props
- Story Telling
- Free Dancing - move how you wish to a creative music playlist and live percussion
- Sound Journeys and Relaxation

***Welcome to drop in or out anytime within the 2 hours (with exception to the last 20 minutes to avoid disturbance during relaxation)

Cost : £5 adult / £3 child / Free for under 3's 
Pay on the door! Just turn up!

* PLEASE NOTE: This event is not part of the Firstsite programme, so payment will be made directly to the workshop facilitators on the day. No pre-booking required.* 

Email: fridaynightmas@gmail.com

We can also be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FridayMAS

The Collective Members 
Yan Thompson - Yoga with Yan: www.facebook.com/yogawithyan 
Lucy Teed - Holistic Massage: www.facebook.com/lucyteedholistic 
Sarah-Savitri Yoga - Your Space: www.facebook.com/yourspaceyoga 
Omar Aziz - Gong Voyage: www.facebook.com/groups/1678109815790602/ 
Isobel Moth - Dance of Awareness: www.facebook.com/isobel.moth 
Leanne Weird - Ecstatic Dance Essex: www.facebook.com/ecstaticdanceessex

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16
th
Mar

Friday Night MAS

7:30pm - 9:00pm |
Lakeside Theatre
Essex University
Presented by the diverse members of The Colchester Movement and Sound Collective.... Shake off the week and connect to your inner essence through movement and sound - a Friday night OUT going IN! No previous experience required. No right or wrong. Move how you wish. Not a 'dance' class, no steps to learn - a journey through movement and meditation. Different movement/dance practices and exercises designed to get you out of your head and into the body, breath and heart.

What to expect:

1. Warm up - Light yoga and stretch
2. Guided Movement Exploration (different each session)
3. Free Dance - Move how you wish to a creative music playlist and live percussion
4. Sound Journey and Relaxation

Friday Night MAS ♥ movement and sound
guided by a collective of dance and yoga practitioners
enriched by beautiful live sounds from Omar Aziz.
All welcome!
Cost : £10/ £8 concession - pay on the door! Just turn up!

Email: fridaynightmas@gmail.com

Parking info and a map of the campus:
Follow the link - http://lakesidetheatre.org.uk/about/visiting/
(Parking is free and if you want to park in the car park closest to the theatre then you have to enter campus from the Wivenhoe end.
If you enter from the Colchester end, turn into the 2nd car park on the left and allow a 5 minute walk through campus to the theatre.)

More about Us

A collective of sound and movement practitioners from the Colchester area presenting a monthly Friday Night journey with Movement and Sound

We can also be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FridayMAS

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17
th
Mar

Petting Farm Community Event

10:00am - 12:00pm |
Colchester High School, 15 Wellesley Road, Colchester CO3 3HD 
Come and join us down on the "farm" at the Colchester High School Community Fun Day on Saturday 17th March from 10 am to 12 noon. Activities will include not only lots of lovely animals to pet but also farm themed arts and crafts, sports and face paints. The event is open to all children from birth to 5 years old.
24
th
Mar

Handmade Craft Fair

11:00am - 3:00pm |
Langham Community Centre, School Rd, Langham, Colchester CO4 5PA 
Handmade Craft Fair with many talented local Crafters exhibiting and selling their items and gifts. Free Entry, free parking, free Easter Egg hunt with great prizes and homemade refeshments. Please come and support these small local businesses. We look forward to seeing you!
24
th
Mar

Stand Up for Charity

7:30pm - 10:00pm |
William Loveless Hall, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9AB 
Stand Up for Charity. Saturday 24th March at the William Loveless Hall, Wivenhoe. Doors 7pm. Show 7.30pm. Headliner: Omar Hamdi

Headliner: Omar Hamdi

‘Just what the comedy scene has been crying out for…seductive charm and commanding presence; a Welsh-Egyptian funnyman who's going places with a mixture of streetwise observational humour and shrewd passing insights into the confusions of British multiculturalism’ – Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph

‘A talented comic commentator...one to look out for’ -The Journalist Magazine

‘Smashed it like a ceramic plate, every night of the tour’ – Russell Kane

Support from Sarah Iles
“Simply the best female comedian on the circuit. A real privilege to watch her perform.” Edge Comedy 

Jordan Gray
Winner Colchester New Comedian of the Year 2017

Jo Fletcher Cross
“A captivating story-teller with wry gags and sardonic observations.” - The Unmistakable Scent of Leopard

Carl Denham
So You Think You’re Funny Semi Finalist 2016

MC Hazel Humphreys ("A few enjoyed her greatly" Chortle)

Tickets £10 (£8 concessions) - available from Wivenhoe Town Council, Wivenhoe Bookshop and Fleur Parfait - please use correct change to purchase tickets.

If you have any queries please contact funnyfarmcomedy@gmail.com 

All profits from show and bar to be split between NSPCC and local charities via the Wivenhoe Mayor's Fund. 

William Loveless Hall, High Street, Wivenhoe CO7 9AB.

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25
th
Mar

Sunday Games Club

12:00pm - 6:00pm |
SPACE, 37 Queen Street
37 Queen Street
All are welcome, so come along and enjoy a relaxed Sunday afternoon/evening. Bring your own board/card games to play or just turn up and join a game.
30
th
Mar

Under the Sea!

7:30pm - 12:00am |
Supporting one of the most active environmental UK charities, Surfers Against Sewage, this unique event will see you welcomed with open fins! Let your imagination swim miles and leave your anchors at home, it’s time to put on that mermaid tail and get as happy as a clam!

Toodle Lou Events will be taking over Colchester Arts Centre on Friday 30th March 2018 and we are going DOWN UNDER! Put your bathing suits on ladies and gents, it’s time to go UNDER THE SEA! 

Supporting one of the most active environmental UK charities, Surfers Against Sewage, this unique event will see you welcomed with open fins! Let your imagination swim miles and leave your anchors at home, it’s time to put on that mermaid tail and get as happy as a clam! 

The fin-tastic Jupiter Ray will be taking over our stage as surprise performers join you on the dance floor. This event is for adults only so get ready to drink like a fish at our sea-themed cocktail bar and get crabbing for a pirate’s buried treasure. 

Fancy dress is not just a requirement… it’s ENCOURAGED! Think sunken pirates, elegant mermaids, sea creatures, scuba divers and jelly fish! Dress to impress - you might just find a catch! 

So water you gotta think about, book your tickets today: https://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/party/under-the-sea-/

Please note - this event is for over 18s only. Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be guaranteed on the door. Booking in advance is advised. 100% of the money raised at a Toodle-Lou event will go directly to charity.

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03
rd
Apr

Video Game Making (7+)

10:00am - 1:00pm | £25
Signals Media Arts Centre
Victoria Chambers St. Runwald St,
Make your own 2D video game using Scratch – the easy to learn game design software. Scratch is the perfect way to learn the basics of coding, and is used in schools all over the world. During the workshop you’ll make simple 2D arcade games and at the end you’ll share them online (via the Scratch website) or pop them onto your own USB to take home.
04
th
Apr

Stop Motion Animation (9+)

10:00am - 3:00pm | £35
Signals Media Arts Centre
Victoria Chambers St. Runwald St,
Make miniature sets and characters, and animate your own short film. If you can imagine it, we’ll help you animate it! Using a range of artist materials such as card, paint and modelling clay, you will create a short animated film with animation software and miniature cameras.
05
th
Apr

Game in a Day (11+)

10:00am - 3:00pm | £35
Signals Media Arts Centre
Victoria Chambers St. Runwald St,
Make awesome 2D games using Construct 3 and learn the basics of game design theory. Design, prototype and play test your very own 2D game all in a day, under the expert guidance of our game design tutors! Construct3 is a powerful game design engine that allows you to make games for phones, tablets, computers and games consoles – so presents a fantastic opportunity to take your game design skills to the next level.
07
th
Apr

An Afternoon of Brass and Tea

5:00pm - 7:00pm |
The Hythe Community Centre, 1 Ventura Drive, Colchester CO1 2FG 
Come and join us for some fabulous brass tunes while you are served a home prepared afternoon tea.

This event is a fundraising event to support Isaac attending the World Scout Jamboree. 

Music will be provided by a group of young, talented brass musicians.

Suggested donation is £6 and will cover tea. Please let us know you intend to come so we can gauge numbers. 

Raffle prize donations are most welcome. 

Isaac has been selected to represent the UK as part of the Essex Contingent, at the 24th World Scout Jamboree in 2019. All the participants are expected to fundraise their fee which includes a subsidy to enable young people from poorer countries to attend.

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14
th
Apr

Discovering Your Next Chapter

2:00pm - 4:30pm |
Firstsite
Lewis Gardens
Unsure what you want out of the next chapter in your life? This Event is for you. Here we will work out what you want in a fun and creative way.

What you will get:

* A Visualisation Board to take home
* Fun and Creative exercises to help you work out what you want in your life
* Chance to meet like-minded people 
* Some time out to focus on YOU! 
* Clarity
* Inspiration
* A giggle!
* Free Tea and Coffee

Get your Early Bird offer for Just £40! Book now to avoid disappointment! 

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15
th
Apr
Colchester Buddhist Centre, 2 Portland Road, Colchester CO2 7EH 
Time for you this Spring....Come and join us for a full day of guided meditation and Yoga practice. Feel a sense of renewed vitality as we emerge into Spring.

Our nature asks us to feel like a tree, strong yet soft, supported by the ground and our relationship through our roots, as we draw and ascend up towards the light. As our roots grow deeper we relax, only then ...our breath begins to deepen as we then begin to listen to its quiteness, and move freely with more space inside our bodies and minds.


⚘ Yoga is a moving meditation 🕉

Join us for an enriching and nourishing full day of practice. 

* This event is suitable for all including beginners *

A wonderful opportunity to attend our Spring Urban Yoga & Meditation Day retreat, with Chrissie Joy, guest Meditation Teacher Amalaketu & Scaravelli Yoga teacher Yan Thompson.

Please bring veggie food to share for lunch.

Spaces are limited so booking is essential - Cost - £45.00
( Book early before 28th February for £40.00 )

To Book your place contact Chrissie Joy - 07536 11348

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15
th
Apr

Discover Your Light Meet-Up Group

11:00am - 12:30pm |
Garland Road, Colchester CO2 7GD 
'Discover Your Light' group is for those of us who wish to go through this life journey of finding our light with support and back up. A safe environment where there is no judgement, no drama - just simply a place to talk through, untangle and gain insight into the themes that are currently in your life.

Friendship. Support. Sharing. Caring. Laughing and Crying. 

We will practice tools that help us when triggered and create a listening support network in our local community. 

Tea and plant-based snacks will be provided. 

Exchange: Donation only. 
Location: Garland Road, Colchester

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15
th
Apr

Family Movement and Sound Workshop

2:00pm - 4:00pm | £5 adult / £3 child / Free for under 3's
Firstsite
Lewis Gardens
The Colchester Movement and Sound Collective are now offering monthly Sunday workshops suitable for families and open to all ages. We welcome adults with a willingness to connect with their inner child! Come and explore movement and sound within a creative, inclusive and playful environment. We aim to guide you out of your head and into your body, breath and heart.

Sunday MAS ♥ movement and sound 

guided by a collective of dance, sound, yoga and bodywork practitioners 
enriched by creative live percussion.and complimentary playlists

What to expect:
- Light and creative yoga for all ages
- Movement games
- Guided explorations into creative movement and sound
- Laughter yoga
- Playing with props
- Story Telling
- Free Dancing - move how you wish to a creative music playlist and live percussion
- Sound Journeys and Relaxation

***Welcome to drop in or out anytime within the 2 hours (with exception to the last 20 minutes to avoid disturbance during relaxation)

Cost : £5 adult / £3 child / Free for under 3's 
Pay on the door! Just turn up!

* PLEASE NOTE: This event is not part of the Firstsite programme, so payment will be made directly to the workshop facilitators on the day. No pre-booking required.* 

Email: fridaynightmas@gmail.com

We can also be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FridayMAS

The Collective Members 
Yan Thompson - Yoga with Yan: www.facebook.com/yogawithyan 
Lucy Teed - Holistic Massage: www.facebook.com/lucyteedholistic 
Sarah-Savitri Yoga - Your Space: www.facebook.com/yourspaceyoga 
Omar Aziz - Gong Voyage: www.facebook.com/groups/1678109815790602/ 
Isobel Moth - Dance of Awareness: www.facebook.com/isobel.moth 
Leanne Weird - Ecstatic Dance Essex: www.facebook.com/ecstaticdanceessex

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14
th
May

Pint of Science

5:00pm - 11:00pm |
In pubs across Colchester 
Pint of Science comes to Colchester for the first time, May 14-16! We are a non-profit organisation that brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you. You don't need any prior knowledge, and this is your chance to meet the people responsible for the future of science (and have a pint with them). Sign up to the mailing list for more details.
18
th
May

A Taste of Rio!

8:00pm - 11:30pm |
 
Rio Carnival Comes to Colchester!

The Rio De Janeiro Carnival is coming: expect to hear, feel and taste Brazil at the most authentic Rio Carnival event yet! Expect synchronised samba parades, Brazilian percussionists and an army of Latin parade performers - there is zero chill in Brazil!

To complement this we have a range of South American Street Food Stalls and enough Brazilian beers to last us for years! Combine this with international DJ’s and more confetti than necessary. This is a spectacle not to be missed! Expect more colour than a rainbow and more Brazil flags than the World Cup! We have provided face paint artists to ensure you can submerge yourself in the culture - We also encourage our attendees to dress up and become part of the parade!

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07
th
Jun

Gin Tasting

6:00pm - 10:00pm |
The Old Siege House, 75 East Street, Colchester, CO1 2TS 
More details to follow!
09
th
Jun

Colchester Symphony Orchestra presents their Russian Programme

7:30pm - 10:00pm | Adults - £15; Concessions - £13 Students in full-time education - £3 Under 17 - free
St Botolph's Church
St Botolph's Street
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture Khatchaturian: ‘Spartacus’ Rimsky-Korsakov: Trombone Concerto Soloist: Helen Vollam Tchaikowsky: Symphony no 6 Conductor: Chris Phelps Leader: Philippa Barton Tickets are available at the door or may be reserved in advance by 'phoning 01206 271128 or by email to csosecretary@colchestersymphonyorchestra.org.uk
10
th
Jun
Market Hill, Sudbury, CO10 1TL 
The Taste of Sudbury, a fantastic annual event, held in the centre of this market town, is all about celebrating, promoting and showcasing the very best producers, restaurants, chefs and food industries that we are so lucky to have in this part of the world. In 2018 over sixty stalls will be filling Market Hill and St Peter’s Church with a wonderful selection of top quality food and drink.
25
th
Aug
pin Hide Map Promenade Way, Brightlingsea, Colchester CO7 0HH 
Brightlingsea Food & Drink Festival returns for 2018! Once again we'll be showcasing the best local food and drink suppliers, alongside a great range of international street food, arts, crafts and gifts.

There will be a real ale marquee featuring beers from local breweries, and a Prosecco bar too if fizz is more your thing?

Come and browse the market for some quality produce or relax with a picnic and listen to the music.

With free entry for kids, bouncy castles & ice cream, it will be a feast of fun for all the family!

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01
st
Sep

Invasion Colchester

10:00am - 4:00pm |
Across the Town Centre 
Building on the huge success in 2017, Invasion Colchester returns to Colchester town centre on 1st September 2018, raising money for Colchester Hospitals Charity and St Helena Hospice. Come along 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 and help us support some amazing local causes!

From the blog:

Arts Preview - Get Therapy, by Danielle Imara, Wednesday 29th November at the Arts Centre

The indomitable Anthony Roberts worked to bring this true story of addiction, eating disorders and depression told through a mixture of dance, song and dialogue to the Arts Centre, and although we hate to admit it, his taste IS impeccable - searingly honest, refreshingly upbeat, we're looking forward to this one! (And as it's a Wonderful Wednesday event, it's pay-what-you-can-afford. Marvellous!)
Photo of Jade Fothergill
Jade Fothergill
27 November 2017