Upcoming events:

August

06
th
Aug

Outdoor Theatre - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

2:30pm - 8:30pm | £11 Adults, £9 Concessions, £34 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)
The Minories
74 High Street
Afternoon and Evening Performances

Sunday 6th August
2.30pm & 6.30pm, Gates open 1 hour before each performance
The Minories Garden, High St, Colchester CO1 1UE

All Dorothy Gale wants to do is travel. Get out of Kansas, go somewhere new. Somewhere different. Dorothy’s father doesn’t want her to go, afraid that something might happen to her. But when a tornado hits the Gale farmstead, Dorothy goes further than she ever thought possible.

Stuck in a strange land with only a Scarecrow, A Tin Woodsman and a Lion for company, Dorothy sets off on a quest to return home, a quest that will require brains, heart and bravery. But the Wizard of Oz won’t help and a witch is after Dorothy’s slippers. The Scarecrow can’t remember anything, the Tin Woodsman doesn’t care and the Lion… well, he’s got issues.

With things looking bleak and the way home uncertain, Dorothy starts to look at her life in a whole new way, because travel really does broaden the mind.

Ticket Prices - £11 Adults, £9 Concessions, £34 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)

Box office - 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 booking includes p&p)
www.ticketsource.co.uk/chamele... 

All other enquiries - 07936 067657

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16
th
Aug

Dancing with Parkinsons

2:30pm - 4:30pm |
Take part in high quality dance classes, carefully designed for those living with Parkinson’s and their friends and family to enjoy together, in a welcoming and friendly environment.

Come and join the fun and give delivering artist Charlotte Haddon a call to get booked.  Class : 2.30-3.30pm Tea & Coffee (optional) : 3.30-4.30pm Come alone or with a friend.

Email info@charlottehaddondance.com or call 07881 22 63 12 to book your place

Explore the stories, music and treasures of historic Colchester, through creative dance. Take part in high quality dance classes, carefully designed for those living with Parkinson’s and their friends and family to enjoy together, in a welcoming and friendly environment.

Classes are held at the beautiful Colchester Castle, in rooms reserved just for us. With the opportunity to be inspired by hidden collections and artworks, express yourself through movement and voice, and have fun connecting with others.

Maintain your mobility and develop your confidence with creative and expressive dance in a friendly and welcoming environment. Hosted by Colchester Museums, in partnership with The Dance Network Association and Charlotte Haddon Dance

Free blue badge parking available at the front of the Castle, nearby council car parks, and easy access by public transport from the high street.

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26
th
Aug
Promenade Way, Brightlingsea 
Running across the 26th and 27th August

Introducing the 1st ever Brightlingsea Food & Drink Festival.

This brand new event will showcase 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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27
th
Aug

Colchester Vegan Fair!

11:00am - 4:00pm |
We've already booked in stalls from Colchester's most popular vegan food purveyors and arranged a fully vegan bar stocked with beer, cider, wine and soft drinks, but please get in touch if you're interested in having a stall. More details and timings to follow soon...
30
th
Aug

Outdoor Theatre - A Midsummer Night's Scream

7:30pm - 10:00pm | Tickets £12 / £10 Concessions.
Four shows, Wed, 30 Aug, Thurs 31 Aug, Fri 1 Sept & Sat 2 Sept. Fancy a Summer scare? Then join the Packing Shed Theatre company at Tymperleys Gardens for a night of open-air theatre with a horrifying twist.

It’s Will Shakespeare meets Wes Craven when two actresses turn up for an Eighties film shoot at an old country house cut off from nowhere.


As they start to rehearse their scenes, under the watchful eye of a director who is more Vincent Price than Laurence Olivier, tales of fairies and love are soon replaced with stories of strange beasts and shadowy masked figures.

Will they survive the night? Who knows, just tuck yourself up in a blanket, eat that last sausage roll and enjoy the ride.

Age Guidance 14+

Tickets £12 / £10 Concessions.
Doors open 7pm, starts 7.30pm.

Show Dates/Times
Wednesday 30th August
Buy Tickets: http://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/theatre/a-midsummer-nights-scream-/

Thursday 31st August
Buy Tickets:
http://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/theatre/a-midsummer-nights-scream--1/

Friday 1st September
Buy Tickets:
http://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/theatre/a-midsummer-nights-scream--2/

Saturday 2nd September
Buy Tickets: 
http://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/theatre/a-midsummer-nights-scream--3/

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September

02
nd
Sep

Outdoor Theatre - A Midsummer Night's Dream

3:00pm - 6:00pm | £6 for children, £9 for adults and under 2's are free.
Cudmore Grove Country Park, Bromans Lane, Colchester, CO5 8UE 
The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons present their innovative and hilarious open-air version of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy.

Midsummer night. An enchanted forest. Puck and his musical fairy band tell a tale of lovers, mechanicals, and magical mayhem. The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons present their innovative and hilarious open-air version of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy – told, as ever, in their own distinctive and anarchic style.

“Ingenious… The madness of Shakespeare’s Dream came through with such enthusiasm and natural comedy… I can’t really offer enough praise.” (Northern Echo)

All performances are in the open-air and will continue in all conditions bar a full-blown tempest.

This is a fully family friendly performance which will delight and entertain all ages. Bring along your friends, your picnic and your chairs to settle down for a theatrical treat by the seaside.

Tickets for this much anticipated performance are available now and can be purchased at www.thepantaloons.co.uk.

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09
th
Sep

Heritage Weekend at GreyFriars Hotel

10:30am - 5:00pm |
GreyFriars Hotel, High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG 
Guided illustrated walks around the former friary site, the hotel's Georgian/Edwardian buildings, exhibition and artefacts - walks at 10:30, 13:30 and 15:30 on Saturday and Sunday
12
th
Sep

Dancing with Parkinsons

2:30pm - 4:30pm |
Take part in high quality dance classes, carefully designed for those living with Parkinson’s and their friends and family to enjoy together, in a welcoming and friendly environment.

Come and join the fun and give delivering artist Charlotte Haddon a call to get booked.  Class : 2.30-3.30pm Tea & Coffee (optional) : 3.30-4.30pm Come alone or with a friend.

Email info@charlottehaddondance.com or call 07881 22 63 12 to book your place

Explore the stories, music and treasures of historic Colchester, through creative dance. Take part in high quality dance classes, carefully designed for those living with Parkinson’s and their friends and family to enjoy together, in a welcoming and friendly environment.

Classes are held at the beautiful Colchester Castle, in rooms reserved just for us. With the opportunity to be inspired by hidden collections and artworks, express yourself through movement and voice, and have fun connecting with others.

Maintain your mobility and develop your confidence with creative and expressive dance in a friendly and welcoming environment. Hosted by Colchester Museums, in partnership with The Dance Network Association and Charlotte Haddon Dance

Free blue badge parking available at the front of the Castle, nearby council car parks, and easy access by public transport from the high street.

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30
th
Sep
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.

October

07
th
Oct

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

Paranoid-Miniatures 

Xtreme Trades

Cymbeline Games 

DMB Games

JP3D

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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