Upcoming events:


Rowhedge Village Hall, Rectory Road, Colchester CO5 7HX 
The Essex Concert Band presents a variety of classical, popular and swing music for wind band. The programme concludes with the traditional last night of the proms selection.

Sofar Colchester #8

8:00pm - 10:30pm |
The eighth installment of Sofar Sounds for music lovers in and around Colchester. Secret line-up (3 acts). Secret location in Colchester. (Revealed via email to confirmed guests 36 hours before event). BYOB. Apply for tickets here: https://www.sofarsounds.com/colchester
West St Vineyard, Coggeshall, Colchester CO6 1NS 
Set in the picturesque surroundings of West Street Vineyard, this second Food & Drink Festival features over 60 East Anglian food & drink producers, artisan craft and gift stalls, children's entertainment, food court with choice of local and international cuisine, beer tent, wine tent, cookery studio with hands-on classes, live music throughout the weekend.



Colchester Games Fair

10:00am - 4:00pm |
If you're into tabletop gaming of any variety, or even if you are new to tabletop gaming, there will be something for you. Board Games, Miniatures, Card Games, Wargames and RPGs!

The very first Colchester Games Fair is being held at The Colchester Arts Centre on October 7th.

If you're into tabletop gaming of any variety, or even if you are new to tabletop gaming, there will be something for you. Board Games, Miniatures, Card Games, Wargames and RPGs!

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! (details soon)

and best of all it's Free Entry! 

Traders and demo games include


Xtreme Trades

Cymbeline Games 

DMB Games


The Melsonian Arts Council 

Harps Corp

Marvel Miniatures Game with Chelmsford Bunker

Family Board Games with Colcester Games Club

Mutant Future - Old School Post-Apocalyptic Roleplaying 

and many more TBC!

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Museums at Night

6:00pm - 10:00pm |
Lewis Gardens
Join us for a unique opportunity to visit Firstsite after hours for the national Museums at Night celebration.

The galleries will be open late, offering you the opportunity to explore some of the most interesting artist moving image and digital work showcased within our Screen Play season.

Throughout 2017, Firstsite are presenting selected works from Film and Video Umbrella’s (FVU) impressive back-catalogue as part of a new partnership. For Museums at Night we are joined by Jerwood/FVU Award winners Patrick Hough and Lawrence Lek for a series of exciting discussions about their individual commissions and interest in moving image as an artistic medium.


7:00pm – 8:00 pm
Screening of Patrick Hough’s “And If In A Thousand Years” (2017) followed by an artist discussion.

8:30pm – 9:30 pm
Screening of Lawrence Lek’s “Geomancer” (2017) followed by an artist discussion.

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Day of the Dead!

10:00pm - 4:00am |
To be announced! 
It’s time for Dia De Muertos – Day of the Dead! A carnival atmosphere with candy skulls all over the place, and real Latin American flair - all under one roof!

We’ve gone all out on providing an authentic Dia De Muertos experience for you: expect world-renowned acrobats, theatrical circus performers, and professional Latin dancers performing throughout the night! 

Day of the Dead just wouldn’t be the same without great music, and we’re pushing the boat out this year with live percussionist performances and a host of international DJs. Combined with Europe’s largest confetti cannons and CO2 guns, pyrotechnics and fire breathers, Day of the Dead is set to be the most insane spectacle of the year!

There will be plenty of opportunities for you to get involved with the Day of the Dead festivities – professional film makeup artists will be running a candy skull face painting station, and huge piñatas will be scattered around that will need teams of you to break open!

Make sure you don’t miss out on this year’s most spectacular event – Day of the Dead! Tickets are expected to sell out up to six weeks in advance, so make sure to buy yours early to avoid disappointment! Tickets can be purchased through Fatsoma, Day of the Dead’s primary ticket sales partner. The underworld awaits

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Songs to Warm a Cold Night

7:00pm - 10:00pm | £12
St Botolph's Church, St Botolph's Street, Colchester, CO2 7EE 
With Kingland Gospel Choir, Quizzical, Rococco, Will Quince, Emma Young, Hope Choir, Chorus Iceni and Funky Voices. In aid of the Mayor's Charities. Tickets available on www.eventbrite.co.uk