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Events Around Colchester

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More details - Go Live! Creepy Crawlies
Things that go bump in the night aren’t always that scary. Meet some of nature’s sometimes misunderstood creatures. Who will you make friends with?
Natural History Museum
Wed 30 Oct 19

More details - Knightzzz at the Museum – I Came, I Saw, I Slept Over
Another chance to enjoy the most unusual family camping experience in Essex. In this Roman themed evening, visit the vaults with a costumed guide, make your own mosaic coaster or plaque and see if you’ll be a winner at Roman Numeral Bingo!
Colchester Castle
Sat 26 Oct 19

More details - Fenwick Ghosts: Live Storytelling
Meet the family who lived in Colchester during the Boudican Revolt. Hear about how they hid their most treasured possessions as an army approached their home and what happened next to Roman Colchester.
Colchester Castle
Tue 29 Oct 19

More details - Dark Tours
Experience an after-hours tour of the Castle that doesn’t hold back on the gory details. Colchester’s history has got plenty of gruesome tales and our costumed guide will lead you through just a few of the most interesting. Tours last 45 minutes and offer an entertaining look at the stories behind the town.
Colchester Castle
Thu 31 Oct 19

More details - Adorn - Tea and Torcs - Lecture Series
Taking place on every second Saturday of the month these lectures will be delivered by a series of curators, historians and experts.
Colchester Castle
Sat 9 Nov 19

More details - Georgian Gems and Gin
Join historical jewellery expert/maker Nicky Wade and local gin crafters for an evening exploring the sometimes raucous, often rowdy life of Georgian Britain and the rise of Mother’s Ruin. Gin tasting included.
Colchester Castle
Sat 16 Nov 19

More details - Adorn - Knot Rings
Join Nicky Wade, designer of our reproduction Fenwick Jewellery, for a ring making workshop. Using real historical techniques, craft a bespoke silver knot ring in this workshop inspired by our Adorn Exhibition. Limited Availability.
Colchester Castle
Sat 16 Nov 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 1 Nov

More details - Radiant Vermin by Philip Ridley
When a young couple is offered an ideal house by a mysterious stranger, it prompts the question: How far would any of us go to get our dream home? ’Radiant Vermin’ is a fast-paced, pitch-black comedy.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Today

More details - Fragments (from everyday life) - Piano Concert
Award-winning pianist and composer Matinyas Bacsó is back at the Headgate Theatre to introduce his newest album of piano compositions ’Fragments (From Everyday Life)’.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Sun 20 Oct 19

More details - An Evening of Clairvoyance with Ronnie Buckingham
If you’re not already convinced about an afterlife, why not come along, listen to Ronnie and let him help you decide?
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Mon 21 Oct 19

More details - The Affair
A hilarious and uplifting new play about relationships, with all the ingredients of a great comedy...clown, bouffon, vaudeville and slapstick!
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Thu 24 Oct 19

More details - Memories Are Made Of This with Rich Clifford & The Young Ones
’An evening to stir memories and toes as Rich Clifford and The Young Once re-tell the story of the revolutionary early days of the pop explosion.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Sat 26 Oct 19

More details - 'The Clocks Go Back...@
Martin Newell and the Hosepipe Band’s exotic dish of music, verse and humour with a strong East Anglian flavour. Suitable for age 12+ Suitable for age 12+
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Sun 27 Oct 19

More details - Dom Mackie's Poor Life
Dom Mackie is only in his early twenties, but he has already made many stupid decisions. Suitable for aged 18 and over.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Tue 29 Oct 19

More details - Headgate Jazz presents Chico Chica
An exciting four-piece band takes a myriad of musical ingredients like tango, chanson, rai, rumba, jazz and cabaret - resulting in an unforgettable evening of song and entertainment.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Wed 30 Oct 19

More details - Terrifically Terrifying Tales
Two new ghost stories performed live especially for the spooking season. ’The King’s Head’ written and performed by Patrick Marlowe and ’As Shuck Would Have It’ written and performed by Neil D’Arcy-Jones.This event is not being shown in the main house Suitable for age 14 and over.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Sat 2 Nov 19

More details - Jesters Theatre Academy's Showchoir
A spectacular performance by Jesters Showchoir, featuring some of the greatest songs from Musical Theatre and Film.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Sat 2 Nov 19

More details - BUG
A tense, psychological thriller, wrought with conspiracy theories and revelations. Suitable for age 14 and over.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Wed 6 Nov 19 to Sat 9 Nov

More details - One Man, Two Guvnors
This adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s classic 18th Century Italian comedy ’The Servant of Two Masters’ is set in 1960s Brighton, where out-of-work skiffle player Francis Henshall becomes separately employed by two men.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Wed 13 Nov 19 to Sat 16 Nov

More details - Crystal Skulls
This Halloween make a decoration to spook up your home. From ancient cultures to modern artists, crystal skulls have fascinated us for thousands of years. Make your very own miniature clay skull and add some sparkle to your scare.
Hollytrees Museums
Thu 31 Oct 19

More details - Madagascar The Musical
Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular.
Mercury at Abbey Field Circular Road East Lower Colchester
Wed 30 Oct 19

More details - Madagascar The Musical
Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular.
Mercury at Abbey Field Circular Road East Lower Colchester
Thu 31 Oct 19

More details - Madagascar The Musical
Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular.
Mercury at Abbey Field Circular Road East Lower Colchester
Fri 1 Nov 19

More details - Madagascar The Musical
Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular.
Mercury at Abbey Field Circular Road East Lower Colchester
Sat 2 Nov 19

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