What's on in Colchester

 May 2017>
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

View From A Bridge

A View From The Bridge

Wed 24 - Sat 27 May 2017

Classic Arthur Miller Drama performed in St Martin's Church

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

Mary Griffiths- Parasol


Sat 6 - Sun 28 May 2017

Art Show at Chappel Galleries from regular exhibitor Mary Griffiths

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

Story Seekers

Story Seekers

Wed 24 May 2017

Storytelling and Percussion at Firstsite



Sat 6 - Mon 29 May 2017

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

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

Sudbury Farmers' Market

Sudbury Farmers' Market

Fri 26 May 2017

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

Warm Winters

Warm Winters, The Landed, KYU, The Denial Twist

Fri 26 May 2017

Live Music at Three Wise Monkeys

Abberton Reservoir

Birding day - Can we beat 65 species in a day?

Sat 27 May 2017

How many birds can be identified in one day? The record is 65. At Abberton Reservoir..

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.

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

Sat 27 May 2017

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

Of All Time

Of All Time: The Greatest Twisters Tracks Ever!

Sat 27 May 2017

Saturday 27th May, Twisters and Keep Colchester Cool come together for Of All Time: The Greatest Twisters Tracks Ever! It's Bank Holiday weekend too, people!

Roman Circus Centre

Roman Circus Guided Tour

Sat 27 May 2017

Guided Tours of Colchester's Roman Circus and Visitor Centre

The Musicians Of Bremen

Sea Legs Puppet Theatre: the Musicians Of Bremen

Sat 27 May 2017

Kids Theatre at Colchester Arts Centre

The Bazaar

The Bazaar at the Minories

Sat 27 May 2017

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

Events Calendar and Mailing List

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