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What's on around Colchester

Today to Fri 1 May, closest first.
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Colchester’s farmers market has had a new lease of life since its relaunch last April with a whole set of new traders alongside regular favourites - you’ll find organic fruit and veg,
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Today

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Roy Ayers Ubiquity celebrate the 45th anniversary of their seminal 1975 album ‘Mystic Voyage’. Recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York, ‘Mystic Voyage’ has been sampled countless times in Hip...
Colchester Arts Centre, Church St, Colchester
Mon 13 Apr

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Colchester’s farmers market has had a new lease of life since its relaunch last April with a whole set of new traders alongside regular favourites - you’ll find organic fruit and veg,
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Fri 1 May, Fri 5 Jun

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Anne Frank was 13 years old when she went into hiding in a secret apartment in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam in 1942.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Today and Sat 4 Apr

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Don’t Go Into The Cellar! Jonathan Goodwin returns as Sherlock Holmes, in a one-man show. Join the king of the detectives as he brings to life those three startling cases, ’The Sussex...
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Tue 7 Apr

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American comic/ventriloquist Trish Dunn and her VentCrew take the absurdity out of everyday life, turn it on its head and generate side splitting and oops I peed my pants laughter.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Sat 11 Apr

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A four day workshop for young people aged 8 to 16. Poop Poop! Join Mr Toad, Ratty, Badger, Mole and their friends in this madcap riverbank adventure this Easter holiday.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Tue 14 Apr to Fri 17 Apr

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With a voice that has been likened to Blossom Dearie with hints of Diana Krall, pianist/singer Wendy Kirkland’s influences range from Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Wed 15 Apr

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Fourteen of East Anglia’s finest and most versatile musicians just love getting together to play big band music.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Sat 18 Apr

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Beautiful Thing is a gentle and hugely optimistic play. Teenagers Ste and Jamie are next door neighbours on the Thamesmead Estate in south London: Jamie is being bullied at school, and Ste is being...
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Thu 23 Apr to Sat 25 Apr

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Hilary is 50 years old and once protested at Greenham Common. She is now a married, middle class mum with a shop-owner husband and a stroppy 15-year-old daughter who dresses like a prostitute and...
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Wed 29 Apr to Sat 2 May

 - Cancelled

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Classic Chile & Seaside Postcard Censorship (D.G. Davies). Organised by Colchester & District Philatelic Society - Local contact: Christine Stroud. Potential new members welcome.
Room 6, Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street, Colchester
Fri 17 Apr

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Following the success of the group in 2019, we are pleased to announce the new list of dates for our Veterans’ Support Group in 2020.
The Pegasus Clubhouse, Circular Road North, Colchester
Wed 15 Apr

 - Cancelled

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Feeling crafty' Join in the fun with our volunteer spinners and weavers who will be on hand to teach knitting, Bring your own knitting needles or borrow a set and cast on. Booking Not Needed.
Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester,
Thu 23 Apr

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Knitting at Bourne Mill Feeling crafty? Join in the fun with our volunteer spinners and weavers who will be on hand to teach knitting, Bring your own knitting needles or borrow a set and cast on.
Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester
Thu 23 Apr

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After 3 years of sell out nights at the Stadium, the world renowned Navi will be returning with his incredible Michael Jackson Tribute night! Dance and sing along to Thriller, Billie Jean and Beat It!
JobServe Community Stadium, United Way, Colchester, Essex
Today

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We are super excited to launch the ultimate Tribute to your favourite Boy Bands. Join us on the 4th April as we visit all of those greatest hits’ that you can’t help but sing along to at our...
JobServe Community Stadium, United Way, Colchester, Essex
Sat 4 Apr

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Magic Olly will be returning once more with his brilliant Family Variety & Magic Show! Perfect for all the family, it’s a great way to keep your children entertained this Easter holiday!
JobServe Community Stadium, United Way, Colchester, Essex
Thu 9 Apr

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Back by popular demand is our 80’s Party Night where we celebrate the very best of the 1980’s musical era!
JobServe Community Stadium, United Way, Colchester, Essex
Fri 17 Apr

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’Mamma Mia’, Here we go again! Its time to release your inner ’Dancing Queen’ and join us for the ultimate ABBA Tribute Night!
JobServe Community Stadium, United Way, Colchester, Essex
Sat 18 Apr

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Join us on Friday 1st May for our Jersey Boys Tribute Night! Sing along to the unforgettable hits including ’Walk like a man’, ’Sherry’ and ’Begging’.
JobServe Community Stadium, United Way, Colchester, Essex
Fri 1 May

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Red Skies Eastern Angles spring tour What might have happened if George Orwell and Arthur Ransome had met? Find out in Eastern Angles Spring 2020 Tour.
William Loveless Hall, Wivenhoe
Wed 15 Apr

 - Cancelled

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An unexpected hidden colourful ¼-acre garden. Well manicured grassy paths wind round island beds and ponds.
Tudor Roost, Colchester
Sun 12 Apr, Mon 13 Apr, Sun 24 May, Mon 25 May

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Come along for the next fab MBS Holistic Fair with loads of stalls offering a range of holistic gifts, be pampered by one of our various therapists/healers offering treatments such as Reiki, Indian
Venture Centre 2000, Bromley Rd, Lawford, Manningtree
Sat 4 Apr

 - Cancelled

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Hunt for the clues the Flatford Easter Bunny has dropped and enjoy a yummy Cadbury Chocolate egg as your prize.
Flatford, Flatford, East Bergholt,
Sat 4 Apr to Sun 19 Apr

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