What's on in Colchester

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Roman River Festival

Roman River Festival

9th September - 1st October 2017

Colchester's Classical Music Festival returns, bringing world class musicians into unique and unusual venues around the town and surrounding villages. There's something for everyone in an exciting and varied programme.

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Camulodunum to Colchester

Guided Walking Tours
Colchester Town Centre
Every Wednesday & Saturday.

Meet at the Visitor Information Centre and join our qualified Blue Badge guides for an enjoyable and entertaining trip through 2000 years of history. We can also book private tours for parties of ten or more.

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Forthcoming Highlights

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

Country Superstars

Country Superstars

Wed 20 Sep 2017

Country Music Tribute Show at the Mercury Theatre

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

Wed 20 Sep 2017

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

Lubaina Himid

Lubaina Himid: Warp and Weft

Sat 1 Jul - Sun 1 Oct 2017

Art Exhibition by 2017 Turner Prize Nominee, Lubaina Himid, at Firstsite

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

Feeringbury Manor

National Garden Scheme Open Garden

Thu 31 Aug - Fri 6 Oct 2017

Feeringbury Manor hosts an Open Garden.

roman River '17

Roman River Music Festival '17

Sat 9 Sep - Sun 1 Oct 2017

Live performances from world-class artists in Colchester and the surrounding villages.



Sat 2 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Art exhibition at the Sentinel gallery

Street Photography

Street Photography Exhibition

Sat 19 Aug - Thu 28 Sep 2017

Photographic exhibition by Colchester's Homeless community - on display in the Old Bus Depot

Hares, Foxes and Eagles

Victor Batte-Lay Art Exhibtion

Mon 21 Aug - Sun 1 Oct 2017

Exhibition by renowned English artists, from the Batte Lay Collection - at Layer Marney Tower

Watching the World

Watching The World

Thu 17 Aug - Sat 23 Sep 2017

A SNUBLiC Art Show at The Minories Colchester. India ink drawings about big issues as well as local scenes of Colchester.

Paul Foot

Paul Foot: 'Tis A Pity She's a Piglet

Thu 21 Sep 2017

Comedy at Colchester Arts Centre.


Clio Gould and Friends

Fri 22 Sep 2017

Roman River Music Festival continues at Dedham Parish Church


Benjamin Grosvenor

Sat 23 Sep 2017

Roman River Music Festival continues at Fordham Church

Apple Day

Big Garden Apple Day

Sat 23 Sep 2017

Apple harvesting, fun and games in the High Woods Community Garden

Abberton Visitors centre- By Mark Draper

Charity Quiz

Sat 23 Sep 2017

Quiz night at Abberton Reservoir

Park Run

Colchester Park Run

Sat 23 Sep 2017

Colchester's weekly Park Run.

Record Fair

Colchester Record Fair

Sat 23 Sep 2017

Record Fair in Firstsite

Colchester United Crest

Colchester United v Wycombe Wanderers

Sat 23 Sep 2017

League 2 Fixture at the Weston Homes Community Stadium

Elizabethan Michaelmas + House & Gardens

Elizabethan Michaelmas

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Tudor Re-enactment at Kentwell Hall

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