What's on in Colchester

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Essex Book Festival

Essex Book Festival
1st - 31st March 2017

Delve into this year's Essex Book Festival with events around the town centre, Essex University, and beyond. Don't miss the Colchester Place Weekend, from the 3rd - 5th March.

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Camulodunum to Colchester

Guided Walking Tours
Colchester Town Centre
Every Saturday from February 2017.

Meet at the Visitor Information Centre and join our qualified guides for an enjoyable and entertaining trip through 2000 years of history.

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Forthcoming Highlights

Bang Bang

Bang Bang

Fri 24 Feb - Sat 11 Mar 2017

John Cleese collaborates with the Mercury Theatre to bring this rarely performed comedy classic to the stage.

RICHARD BILLINGHAM: ORDER OUT OF CHAOS

Richard Billingham - Order Out of Chaos

Fri 24 Feb - Sat 25 Mar 2017

Direct pictures of family life, on display at the University of Essex's Art Exchange.

Simon Carter Creek Cottages

Simon Carter: Approaching the Remote

Mon 20 Feb - Sat 8 Apr 2017

Colchester Art Society president Simon Carter's latest exhibition, at the Minories.

Chappel Winter Beer Festival

Chappel Winter Beer Festival

Fri 3 - Sat 4 Mar 2017

Celebrated Beer Festival at the East Anglian Railway Museum.

Essex Book Festival

Essex Book Festival: Colchester Place Weekend

Fri 3 - Sun 5 Mar 2017

Essex Book Festival returns with a weekend of literary events around the town.

Vegan Festival

Essex Vegan Festival

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Vegan fair at Charter Hall

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Guided Tour through the Town Centre. Meet at the Visitor Information Centre

Richard Herring

Richard Herring: The Best

Sat 4 Mar 2017

A Comedic Greatest Hits at Colchester Arts Centre

Snowdrops & Spring Bulbs

Snowdrops & Spring Bulbs

Sat 4 - Sun 5 Mar 2017

Snowdrop Walks around Kentwell Hall Gardens

The Bazaar

The Bazaar at the Minories

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Monthly market run by local designers, makers, artists and food producers at the Minories.

Kids Crafts

Kids Crafts

Thu 9 Mar 2017

Recycled craft activities in Colchester Library

Colne Estuary- Bob Bartlett

‘A Working Life 1939-2014’ by Bob Bartlett

Sat 11 Mar - Sun 2 Apr 2017

Art exhibition in a variety of mediums at Chappel Galleries.

Hollytrees House

British Science Week: Still & Moving Images

Sat 11 Mar 2017

A day of free activities celebrating British Science Week, in Hollytrees Museum

Colchester United Crest

Colchester United v Portsmouth

Sat 11 Mar 2017

League 2 clash at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

Sat 11 Mar 2017

Guided Tour through the Town Centre. Meet at the Visitor Information Centre

Snowdrops & Spring Bulbs

Snowdrops & Spring Bulbs

Sat 11 - Sun 12 Mar 2017

Snowdrop Walks around Kentwell Hall Gardens

Colchester Half Marathon

Colchester Half Marathon

Sun 12 Mar 2017

Half Marathon through the town and North Colchester

Colchester United Crest

Colchester United v Mansfield

Tue 14 Mar 2017

League 2 clash at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

Tue 14 - Sat 18 Mar 2017

One of Shakespeare's greatest plays, on stage at the Mercury Theatre

Mini Book Festival

Essex Book Festival: Mini Book Festival

Sat 18 - Sun 19 Mar 2017

Children's Literature Event at Essex University, as part of Essex Book Festival

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

Sat 18 Mar 2017

Guided Tour through the Town Centre. Meet at the Visitor Information Centre

Comic Hero Run

Comic Hero Run

Sun 19 Mar 2017

Super-hero themed fun run around Colchester's beautiful Castle Park.

Colchester United Crest

Colchester United v Luton

Sat 25 Mar 2017

League 2 clash at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

Sat 25 Mar 2017

Guided Tour through the Town Centre. Meet at the Visitor Information Centre

Events Calendar and Mailing List

Events Calendar

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Things to do and see

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