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An illustration of the Castle turning into a Roman soldier

Roman history exhibition at Colchester Castle Museum

A detail of the cart stuck in the river from John Constable's The Hay Wain

Open-air theatre in Colchester's Castle Park

Heritage Open Days logo

Heritage Open Days return to Colchester and Wivenhoe for 2021

Roman River Festival : 16-26 Sept 2021

The well-loved festival of music returns to Colchester for 2021.

Jason Donovan - Even More Good Reasons

Jason can’t wait to play his first music concert tour in four years with his ‘Even More Good…

Ben Fogle

Thrilling tales from a modern day explorer. From crossing Antarctica to conquering Everest, Ben…

Colchester United Stadium

League Two Football at the Jobserve Community Stadium - home of Colchester United.

Essex Bigger Weekend

From August 18, residents from Essex, Kent and East Sussex can enter a ballot to be in with a…

Cosmic Puffin One Day Music Festival - Saturday 18th Sptember 2021

The Long-Running Local Music Festival on Mersea Island returns

Audience on camping chairs watching a bandstand concert

Colchester Castle Park's popular bandstand concerts return for the summer in 2021

Simon Amstell - Spirit Hole poster

Stand Up Comedy at Colchester's Mercury Theatre

Battleswick Beer Festival

Huge selection of local ales served from the hay barn. LIVE MUSIC - BATTLE OF THE BUSKERS FOOD…

Colchester Sausage and Cider Festival

The Sausage & Cider Fest arrives for the first time in Colchester!

The Hythe, Colchester

Colchester Sea Cadets celebrate 30 years of the TS Colne Light

Elsa James sits in a tunnel

The highly regarded showcase for emerging artists launches it's 2021 selections in Colchester.

Ibiza Orchestra Live, Colchester, Lower Castle Park, Saturday 25th September

Club Classics played by the Ibiza Orchestra in Castle Park

"Pick your own pumpkins - pre booked tickets only" - an image of the pumpkin patch

Pick your own pumpkins, just in time for Halloween.

Jason Manford Like Me

‘Like Me’ is Jason’s latest comic offering set to hit the road! Catch it at Colchester's Charter…

Firstsite Art Gallery in the sunshine, with a festival going on around it, people enjoying the sun, and playing basketball outside the front of the bu

Firstsite celebrates it's 10th birthday with a party for the community!

Antigone Poster

British Premiere at the Mercury Theatre

Jo Whiley's Anthems 90s Anthems - 2020 Uk Tour. Friday 1st October - Colchester Charter Hall

Superstar DJ, Radio & TV presenter ‘Jo Whiley’ is coming to Charter Hall, Colchester

The Women's Tour Logo

The Women's Tour comes to Colchester and North East Essex

John Bishop World Tour 2021/22
Right Here Right Now

Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to Colchester Charter Hall with his highly anticipated…

The Colchester Fringe organisers Cameron & Steve wearing raincoats standing against a brick wall, Shar Cooterie is leaning out of a window behind them

Colchester Fringe Festival is happening in Autumn 2021!

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