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More details - Christmas Craft Market
Royal Association for Deaf people are delighted to be hosting their first Christmas Craft Market. A fabulous opportunity to buy locally hand made crafts and gifts for your friends and family. As part of the day there will be a Tombola and refreshments.
Lion Walk United Reformed Church, Colchester
Sat 10 Nov

More details - Hightspirits
Have you ever been haunted? Had an encounter in the dark? Or seen a ghoulie? Join our cast of amateur home-grown ghost busters for an evening of hilarious para-nothing is-normal exploits on this comedy ghost hunt. Dare you join our cast of colourful characters as they lead you on an exploration to the other side!
Colchester Castle
Wed 31 Oct

More details - Stand up to Mental Health Comedy Night!
Protocol And Stage Write, two local theatre companies, have joined forces with Mid and North East Essex Mind to present an evening of entertainment to raise awareness of, and to stand up to mental health issues!
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Today

More details - An Evening of Clairvoyance with Ronnie Buckingham
Ronnie reconnects members of the audience with their friends and loved ones in the spirit world, and passes on messages and information generally only significant to the recipients. Sceptical? Come and see for yourself!
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Mon 22 Oct and Tue 23 Oct

More details - The Big Top - Performance Workshop
Headgate Youth Workshop in conjunction with Polka Dot Pantomimes Our autumn workshop for 8 - 16 year olds will be circus based!
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Tue 23 Oct to Fri 26 Oct

More details - A Musical Affair with Trevor Johnson-Thurston
In his brand-new show, Trevor celebrates the world of Musical Theatre including Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar and the Silver Screen, The Greatest Showman, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Beauty and the Beast.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Sat 27 Oct

More details - "The Clocks Go Back..." - cabaret for an autumn day
A one-off jigsaw of songs, verse and humorous yarns performed in a really delightful little Colchester theatre. The show features the legendary Martin Newell with the extraordinary musical talents of the Hosepipe Band. What else are you doing on a Sunday afternoon at half-term? Suitable for age 12 and above
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Sun 28 Oct

More details - Buckets  by 	Adam Barnard
How to fill what’s left of your day. How to fill the rest of your days. Sick buckets, bucket rattling, bucket lists, buckets of love. Wry, emotive, funny and heartfelt, buckets is a play with a unique perspective on a universal dilemma: how do you deal with the fact that time always runs out?
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Wed 31 Oct and Thu 1 Nov

More details - A Celebration with the Colne Endeavour Band
The Colne Endeavor Band a joyous celebration of music from stage and screen as well as some arrangements of hit old and new
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Fri 2 Nov

More details - Lest We Forget
2018 marks the final year of centenary commemorations, remembering the bravery of those who fought, lived and died in the First World War. To mark the end of that war, ’Lest We Forget’ uses words and song to pay tribute to those who’ gave their tomorrow for our today’.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Thu 8 Nov to Sat 10 Nov

More details - Marjorie Prime
Headgate Theatre Productions presents this rare play. Is this where Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going? Is this the future? How close are we to being there already? This thought-provoking play gives us a glimpse into a possible development of AI. Come and decide for yourself if it is to be welcomed or feared.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Wed 14 Nov to Sat 17 Nov

More details - Italian Wine Tasting with Food
Friday 26th October 7.00pm Wine Tasting £20 per person, over 18’s only With the summer holidays over and the evenings drawing in, come and join us at our Italian Wine Tasting event. A lively evening with Simon Gotelee (Mr Wheeler Wine) our friendly wine aficionado.
Jacqueline’s Tea Room Ltd 14 Short Wyre Street
Fri 26 Oct

More details - War Art & Reconciliation
War Art & Reconciliation Exhibition Open Saturday 27 October – Sunday 11 November Preview Evening Friday 26 October 6-9pm An exhibition to mark the centenary of the end of The Great War.
The Minories Galleries, 74 High St, Colchester
Sat 27 Oct to Sun 11 Nov

More details - Fat Frog Comedy Colchester with Nick Page
Fat Frog Comedy is a brand new comedy club right in the middle of Colchester town bringing the best stand-up comedians to your door! This is a “Bring Your Own Booze” show so you won’t have to queue at the bar or spend a fortune on drinks.
Floor 2 Norfolk House, 23 Southway, Colchester
Sat 27 Oct

More details - Base Camp
Monday 22 July – Friday 26 October, 8am-5.30pm Leisure World Colchester A full day of action packed supervised activities for children in school years 7-11.? deal for working parents.?
Leisure World Colchester Cowdray Avenue Colchester
Mon 22 Oct to Fri 26 Oct

More details - Kids Camp
Monday 22 July – Friday 26 October, 9am-3pm or 8am-5.30pm Leisure World Colchester A full day of action packed supervised activities for children in school years 1-6, which includes swimming as a core part of the day’s activities. Ideal for working parents.?
Leisure World Colchester Cowdray Avenue Colchester
Mon 22 Oct to Fri 26 Oct

More details - Show Me Love
Show Me Love has kicked off its UK Tour to bring you the ultimate once in a lifetime clubbing experience. This multi-genre show offers the very best in UK Garage, Club Classics, Funky House, D&B, Old Skool, R&B, Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Trance, Trap & more!
Charter Hall, Colchester
Sat 3 Nov

More details - Ultimate Eagles
Ultimate Eagles are definitive devotees to the music of The Eagles, performing songs from every album and every era, delivering more than forty years of brilliance with both accuracy and reverence.
Charter Hall, Colchester
Sat 10 Nov

More details - Colchester & District Philatelic Society Meeting
21 September: Chairman’s Evening; 19 October: Graham Wylde displays Great Britain Line Engraved; 16 November: Mike Burt displays the London 2012 Olympics. Organised by Colchester & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Christine Stroud (Secretary).
Room 6, Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street, Colchester
Fri 16 Nov

More details - Castaways
By Mandala Theatre Company Three teenagers – born on the same day, in the same town but with very different backgrounds. Inseparable since they were knee-high to a grasshopper, they’re a close-knit trio, both at school and at home.
Lakeside Theatre University of Essex Wivenhoe Park Square 5 Colchester
Tue 23 Oct

More details - East
Directed by Hal Best An elegy for the East End and its energetic waste. Mike, Les and Sylv are fighting for their youth. Indulging in sex and violence, they battle both the boredom they fear and the inevitable future they see in their parents, ultimately finding that history is doomed to repeat itself.
Lakeside Theatre University of Essex Wivenhoe Park Square 5 Colchester
Tue 23 Oct and Wed 24 Oct

More details - Funny Girl- The Musical
Following its sell-out run in London’s West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl comes to Lakeside Theatre.
Lakeside Theatre University of Essex Wivenhoe Park Square 5 Colchester
Wed 24 Oct

More details - Wot? NoFish!
Written and performed by Danny Braverman Originally directed by Nick Philippou “A show about love …. made with love” The Guardian “A remarkable feat” Sydney Morning Herald In 1926 Ab Solomons drew a doodle on the wage-packet he gave to his wife Celie.
Lakeside Theatre University of Essex Wivenhoe Park Square 5 Colchester
Thu 1 Nov

More details - NSPCC Book Fair
35,000 BOOKS + games, jigsaws, CDs & DVDs Restocked on Sunday so come both days. For more information look at our web site.
HOLMWOOD HOUSE SCHOOL, Chitts Hill, Lexden, Colchester
Sat 27 Oct and Sun 28 Oct

More details - Free WW1 MEMORIAL CONCERT by ABBEYGATE CONCERT BAND
Free! Memorial Concert to celebrate the end of World War One, by Abbeygate Concert Band. At Layer de la Haye village hall, CO2 0EH. Refreshments and Raffle, Retiring collection, proceeds to The Royal British Legion. Contact Liz and Cliff 01206 734493
Queen Elizabeth Hall, New Cut, Layer de la Haye, Colchester
Wed 24 Oct

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