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Today to Thu 19 Sep, closest first.    

More details - Recycled Jewellery
From trash to treasure, these sessions let you explore the joys of recycling. Come along and see how you can transform waste to wow!
Natural History Museum
Wed 28 Aug 19

More details - Adorn – Storytelling
Meet characters from history, hear their stories and discover the secrets of treasure, jewellery and adventure. Why not get involved by getting your little ones to wear their favourite costume. Included in Castle Admission.
Colchester Castle
Tue 27 Aug

More details - Adorn - An Evening with Adorn
Unlock the hidden tales behind the objects in our Adorn Exhibition. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco whilst hearing the fascinating human stories that have inspired Adorn.
Colchester Castle
Fri 6 Sep 19

More details - Colchester Farmers Market
Colchester’s long standing farmers market is getting a new lease of life and being relaunched on 5th April. Regular favourites will be there alongside new stalls with organic fruit and veg, local honey and venison, vegan and gluten free products, craft beer and homemade fudge...what’s not to like?
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Fri 6 Sep, Fri 4 Oct, Fri 1 Nov

More details - The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show
The Wall Around The Moon tour 2019 Forty years after its release, The Wall (1979) remains a classic of the genre, and the band will be spotlighting this together with a complete, unbroken performance of the iconic Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) – two albums that between them have sold 75 million copies
Colchester Arts Centre
Sat 14 Sep 19

More details - The IN' Crowd: Jazz in the 60's with the Kevin Fitzsimmons Quartet
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.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Wed 28 Aug 19

More details - The Comedy of Magic
Martin Cox and friends bring an excellent evening of magic to thoroughly entertain you! Don’t miss this brilliant show!
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Sat 31 Aug 19

More details - Lucas and Albert
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.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Wed 4 Sep 19 and Thu 5 Sep

More details - Sense and Sensibility
The Dashwood sisters have very different approaches to their love lives. Elinor has much more sense, but Marianne has a great deal of sensibility. With its heroes, heartbreak, debonair villains and a dashing duel, this adaptation will have you falling in love with Jane Austen’s classic novel.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Fri 6 Sep 19 and Sat 7 Sep

More details - The Witching Hour
Don’t Go Into The Cellar! Montague Rhodes James returns with another selection of unsettling tales of antiquarian terror! Brave the horrors lying in wait within An Episode of Cathedral History! Witness the spectral malevolent seeking revenge in A Warning to the Curious!
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Mon 9 Sep 19

More details - Mad Hatter Productions presents Spring Awakening
In 19th century Germany, young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence.... discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Wed 11 Sep 19 to Sat 14 Sep

More details - Directing Two-Day Workshop
Matthew Morgan-Stevens (Director, Actor, Lecturer in Acting) invites those with a passion for directing (from novice through to experienced!) to this practical two-day workshop focusing on a number of techniques for approaching text both inside and outside the rehearsal room.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Sat 14 Sep 19 and Sun 15 Sep

More details - Paul Higgs: 'Pavane'
For this year’s Roman River Music Festival, we welcome back trumpeter Paul Higgs, whose original compositions for ’Pavane’ blur the boundaries between classical and jazz. Each piece shows us a new soundscape, and the exquisite sound of Paul’s trumpet transports us through each one in turn.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Sun 15 Sep 19

More details - A Sidecar Named Despair
Take a ride up the comedy freeway with a tale of mobsters, missing gems and a mashed-up motorbike. Dick’s quiet suburban life is shattered when his brother Julian returns suddenly from The States, for health reasons.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Tue 17 Sep 19 to Thu 19 Sep

More details - T-Shirt Making – Adorn your t-shirt
Hollytrees Museum (22 Aug) 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm. £5 A messy craft to be kept out of the living room. Make a shining statement this Summer and design your t-shirt with golden armour, fun designs or even just make your name stand out from the crowd.
Hollytrees Museums
Today

More details - Crown Making
Hollytrees Museum (29 Aug) 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm. £5 From flower crowns to royal adornments, make a crown to let everyone know you rule this Summer. Little Princes and Princesses need only apply.
Hollytrees Museums
Thu 29 Aug 19

More details - Essex Classic Vehicle Show
For the fourth year Headway Essex, local brain injury charity, are teaming up with the Charity Classic Vehicle Club to organise the Essex Classic Vehicle Show. This year’s event will be held on Sunday 15th September 2019 at Colchester’s Castle Park.
Lower Castle Park, Colchester
Sun 15 Sep 19

More details - Bourne Valley Crafters' Fair
Browse and buy crafts made by skilled local crafts people, including glass work, ceramics, jewellery, cushions and more. Find the ideal gift for a friend or the perfect item for the home. Please note that the waterwheel will not be working on this event day.
Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester
Sat 7 Sep 19

More details - Bourne Mill - Bourne Valley Crafters' Fair
Beautiful work made by skilled local crafts people,. Browse and buy crafts made by skilled local crafts people, including glass work, ceramics, jewellery, cushions and more. Find the ideal gift for a friend or the perfect item for the home. Please note that the waterwheel will not be working on this event day.
Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester,
Sat 7 Sep 19

More details - Heritage Open Day - Bourne Mill
Join us for this national event where historic properties across the country open their doors for free. With an 18ft circumference and 72 buckets to turn, this cast-iron overshot wheel sits proudly beneath the main floor.
Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester
Sat 14 Sep 19

More details - Colchester Barracudas Activity Day Camp
Fun activity days and weeks for children aged 4.5-14 years during the summer holidays. Offering 80+ activities including archery, motorsports, arts and crafts, sports and more!
Colchester County High School, Norman Way, Colchester
Today and Fri 23 Aug

More details - Family Variety & Magic Show
Join us on the 22nd August for our Family Magic & Variety Show in which we welcome Magic Olly to the Stadium! This is the second exciting show of the day which will keep your whole family entertained!
JobServe Community Stadium, United Way, Colchester, Essex
Today

More details - Silent Disco
Bring your friends and family and join us on the 30th August for our brand new Silent Disco! We will provide you with the headphones and you’ll have the choice between TWO different music channels!
JobServe Community Stadium, United Way, Colchester, Essex
Fri 30 Aug 19

More details - Essex Ride 100
Join Action Medical Research this September for our Essex 100 charity cycling sportive, one of our most popular rides attracting over 500 riders. You can enjoy some excellent cycling terrain on this bike ride raising funds for vital research for sick babies and children.
JobServe Community Stadium, United Way, Colchester
Sun 1 Sep 19

More details - Comedy Club
Join us for an evening full of laughter as we welcome Addy Van De Borg, Luke Toulson, Andy Storey and Andre Vincent to the Stadium! Book 10 or more tickets and you will get two FREE jugs of beer!
JobServe Community Stadium, United Way, Colchester, Essex
Thu 5 Sep 19

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