What's on in Colchester

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Castle Park

Castle Park this Summer

Discover everything happening in Colchester Castle Park this summer, including fairs, fetes and festivals, pictures in the park, and the ever-popular sunday afternoon concerts on the park's Victorian Bandstand  

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Guided Tours

Guided Tours

Why not try one of our Guided Tours? Running every Saturday at 11am with a qualified Blue or Green Badge guide, the best way to discover Colchester's history is to walk the streets where the events happened.

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Cudmore Grove Country Park by Visit Essex

High Woods Country Park Events

High Woods Country Park is one of Colchester’s favourite parks due to it’s mix of woodland, open spaces, lake and meadows. From Nordic Walking to Fantastic Fungi walks, there is an event for erveryone.

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What's On in Colchester Today

Colchester Collectors

Colchester Collectors

Mon 11 Dec 2017 - Fri 29 Jun 2018

Exhibition of local people's collections at Colchester Castle

Bronze Age

BRONZE AGE c. 3500 BC – AD 2018

Sat 17 Mar - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Art Exhibition at Firstsite

Munnings Sign

RA250: Sir Alfred Munnings and the Royal Academy

Fri 30 Mar - Wed 31 Oct 2018

Exhibition celebrating Alfred Munnings as Past President of the Royal Academy

Jewelled lawn

National Garden Scheme Open garden

Thu 5 Apr - Fri 27 Jul 2018

There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and river Blackwater. Jewelled lawn in early April then spectacular tulips and blossom lead on to a huge number of different and colourful plants.

She Rises by Kate Worsley

Beginners Creative Writing course

Wed 25 Apr - Wed 4 Jul 2018

Always fancied writing but don't know where to start? Are you a secret writer but haven't dared show anyone your work? Prize-winning local novelist Kate Worsley is running a new beginners creative writing course at The Red Lion, Manningtree

Beginners Creative Writing (Evening)

Beginners Creative Writing with Kate Worsley

Wed 25 Apr - Wed 4 Jul 2018

Always fancied writing but don't know where to start? Are you a secret writer but haven't dared show anyone your work? In this class we explore what makes fiction work and how you can turn your ideas into reality.

Jaywick Martello Tower

The Cold War 1945-1989

Wed 9 May - Sun 24 Jun 2018

History exhibition about the Cold War.

Merville Battery Display

Essex’s airborne history celebrated

Mon 4 Jun - Sun 30 Sep 2018

WW2 exhibition at Colchester Library

Summer Show Invite

...Unfinished Business, CSOA Summer Show

Thu 14 - Thu 21 Jun 2018

Discover the emerging talent from our college and degree courses at the Colchester School of Art.

Scott King, Britlin's Frigg

Scott King: A New Life in Frigg

Sat 16 Jun - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Art Exhibition at Firstsite

you Can't Beat A Woman

You Can't Beat A Woman

Mon 18 - Sat 30 Jun 2018

Art Exhibition at The Minories Gallery


Cymbeline 2018

Tue 19 - Sat 23 Jun 2018

Open Air Shakespeare in St Mary's Churchyard, Wivenhoe

The Killing Habit

Mark Billingham, Martyn Waites & Steve Cavanagh

Tue 19 Jun 2018

Join us for an evening with top crime writers Mark Billingham, Martyn Waites & Steve Cavanagh.


Colchester and the 1918 Armistice

Tue 19 Jun 2018

Local History talk at Lion Walk Church

Boxted Airfield

How a WW2 airfield affected a small village

Tue 19 Jun 2018

Public talk at Boxted Airfield museum

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Family on Mersea Beach by Visit Essex

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