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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.

More info

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

Chris Barber

Big Chris Barber Band

Mon 25 Sep 2017

The Jazz Legend at the Mercury Theatre

State of the Union

Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams State of the Union

Mon 25 Sep 2017

Mercurial acoustic duo at Colchester Arts 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.

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

CAT Visitor Centre

The Secret Truth About Boudicca

Mon 25 Sep 2017

Illustrated Public Talk at the Roman Circus Centre

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

Ed Byrne

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Tue 26 Sep 2017

Stand-UpComedy at the Mercury Theatre

Band of the Parachute Regiment

Beating Retreat - Band of the Parachute Regiment

Wed 27 Sep 2017

The Band of the Parachute Regiment play at Colchester Garrison Officers Club

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

Wed 27 Sep 2017

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

G. Herbert

Gwyneth Herbert and her band

Wed 27 Sep 2017

Roman River Music Festival continues at Colchester Arts Centre

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes & The Crimson Cobbles

Wed 27 - Thu 28 Sep 2017

A brand new Sherlock Holmes caper, on stage at the Mercury Theatre.

Alan Moore

Alan Moore & MacGillivray

Thu 28 Sep 2017

Intriguing poetry, and music at Colchester Arts Centre.

3WM Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest at Three Wise Monkeys

Thu 28 Sep - Sun 1 Oct 2017

German Beer Festival at Three Wise Monkeys

Parachute Regiment Band

The Band of the Parachute Regiment Big Band

Thu 28 Sep 2017

The Band of the Parachute Regiment play in Three Wise Monkeys

The Kings Singers

The King’s Singers

Thu 28 Sep 2017

Roman River Music Festival continues at Stoke by Nayland Church

Abi's Adventure

Abi's Adventure

Fri 29 Sep 2017

Roman River Music Festival continues at Firstsite

Events Calendar and Mailing List

Events Calendar

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