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.

Blue Tits by Carl Borges

Landscape Impressed – prints by 12PM

Sat 5 Nov 2016 - Sun 26 Feb 2017

The Boat House Gallery at Flatford Mill exhibits work by local printmakers

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.

Sudbury Farmers' Market

Sudbury Farmers' Market

Fri 24 Feb 2017

Busy farmers' market in St Peter's Church, Sudbury.

Snowdrops

Super Snowdrop Weekend

Fri 24 - Sat 25 Feb 2017

A weekend of beautiful snowdrops at The Beth Chatto Gardens.

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

Sat 25 Feb 2017

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

Grumbling Fur

Grumbling Fur

Sat 25 Feb 2017

Psychedelic Electronic Pop at Colchester Arts Centre, with local support acts

So you think you know dinosaurs

So You Think You Know Dinosaurs?

Sat 25 Feb 2017

An interactive children’s show using footage from the BBC's Planet Dinosaur. On stage at Charter Hall

Sunday Stroll

Sunday Stroll

Sun 26 Feb 2017

Highwoods Country Park hosts a three mile Ranger led walk.

Roman Colchester: Peter Froste

Colchester's giant Roman monumental arcade

Mon 27 Feb 2017

Lecture at Colchester Roman Circus Centre

Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick

Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick

Mon 27 Feb 2017

Traditional Folk at Colchester Arts Centre

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

Events Calendar and Mailing List

Events Calendar

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