What's on in Colchester

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High Woods Country Park

Half Term

27th May - 4th June 2017

Browse through our comprehensive listing of everything there is to do in Colchester this half term, including free events and plenty of outdoor activities.

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Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

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

(C)Overt Corporeality

(C)Overt Corporeality

Thu 18 May - Sat 17 Jun 2017

An exhibition by the MA Critical Curating students at Essex University

After Life Poppy

After Life

Sat 6 May - Sun 19 Nov 2017

This exhibition in Hollytrees Museum looks at death and the period following it

Between Things

Between Things

Fri 5 May - Sat 10 Jun 2017

This exhibition brings together a diverse group of artists who revel in playful approaches to the making of their work.

BP Portrait  Award

BP Portrait Awards 2016

Sat 8 Apr - Sun 18 Jun 2017

Art Exhibition at Firstsite Gallery

Brightlingsea Regatta, Boatshow & Fireworks

Brightlingsea Regatta, Boatshow & Fireworks

Sat 27 - Sun 28 May 2017

This annual fun event is now in its 12th year. Hosted by Brightlingsea Sailing Club, The Colne Yacht Club, Brightlingsea Harbour, Morgan Marine and many other local businesses.

Mary Griffiths- Parasol

MARY GRIFFITHS’ SOLO EXHIBITION

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May 2017

Art Show at Chappel Galleries from regular exhibitor Mary Griffiths

Mayday Mayhem

Mayday Mayhem in aid of The Robin Cancer Trust

Sun 28 May 2017

Charity live music bonanza at V Bar.

Munnings & The River

Munnings and the River

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Art Exhibition by Sir Alfred Munnings at the Munnings Museum, Dedham

The Hall Tendring

OPEN GARDENS

Sun 28 - Mon 29 May 2017

OPEN GARDENS in aid of Clacton on Sea Lifeboat

Text

Text

Sat 6 - Mon 29 May 2017

A small mixed art exhibition exploring text in Textile Art. At the Sentinel Gallery

The Sound of  Colchester

The Sound of Colchester Festival

Sun 28 May 2017

Festival celebrating local music, in Castle Park.

Transport Extravaganza

Transport Extravaganza

Sun 28 - Mon 29 May 2017

Classic Cars and more at teh East Anglian Railway Museum

William Gilberd

Wunderkammer Curiosities from Colchester

Fri 10 Mar - Sun 4 Jun 2017

Art Exhibition at Firstsite Gallery

Zhang Enli

Zhang Enli : Gesture and Form

Fri 10 Mar - Sun 4 Jun 2017

Art Exhibition at Firstsite Gallery

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

Mon 29 May 2017

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

Hospital Radio Fun Day

Hospital Radio Colchester Family Fun Day

Mon 29 May 2017

Hospital Radio Fun Day in Lower Castle Park

Layer Marney Village Fete

Layer Marney Village Fete

Mon 29 May 2017

Held in the grounds of the Tower, the Layer Marney Village Fete is for everyone,young and old, who is searching for a village fete “just like they used to be”. Bring a picnic. The Layer Marney Tower Tea Room will be open.

Nayland Church Fete

Nayland Church Fete

Mon 29 May 2017

A traditional village fete supplying bank holiday fun.

Roman Circus Centre

Roman Circus Guided Tour

Mon 29 May 2017

Guided Tours of Colchester's Roman Circus and Visitor Centre

The Crucible

The Crucible

Mon 29 May - Sat 3 Jun 2017

Arthur Miller's classic play at the Mercury Theatre

Events Calendar and Mailing List

Events Calendar

You can download your own Events Calendar here. For a full up-to-date list of events happening in and around Colchester, you can Browse All Events on our website.

 

 

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Things to do and see

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