What's on in Colchester

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Cudmore Grove Country Park by Visit Essex

Half Term in Colchester

Discover what's on in Colchester this February Half Term. You'll find a whole host of special family events and things to do especially programmed for the holidays. 

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Guided Tours

Guided Tours

Discover our new season of Guided Tours. Running every Saturday at 11am with a qualified Blue or Green Badge guide, plus special theme tours throughout the year. The best way to discover Colchester's history is to walk the streets where the events happened.

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Seafood Platter on Mersea Island, by Visit Essex

Food & Drink Events

From beer festivals to gourmet tasting sessions and much more besides. Colchester is well know for locally produced Tiptree Jam, Mersea Oysters and plenty of other culinary delights. Discover a wide range of mouthwatering food and drink events in the town happening throughout the year. 

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What's On in Colchester Today

Afro Futures UK

Afro Futures_UK: Unravelling New Futures *CLOSED*

Sat 25 Jan - Sun 19 Apr 2020

Art Exhibition at Firstsite

Unboxing Alex Frost

Unboxing Alex Frost *CLOSED*

Sat 8 Feb - Sun 19 Apr 2020

Art Exhibition at Firstsite

Essex Book Festival

Essex Book Festival

Fri 28 Feb - Tue 31 Mar 2020

Essex Book Festival returns for 2020

Gillian Wearing

Tell me the story of all these things *CLOSED*

Sat 28 Mar - Sun 28 Jun 2020

Exhbition featuring artworks made by some of Britain’s best-known artists - selected by radical women of Colchester. *CLOSED*

An Explosion of Colour

An Explosion in Colour by Steve Downey *POSTPONED*

Sat 28 Mar - Sat 18 Apr 2020

Solo Art Exhibition at The Minories Galleries

Bleak House

The Pantaloons present: Bleak House *CLOSED*

Mon 30 Mar 2020

Join The Pantaloons for a fog-filled adventure in Victorian London. When a dead body is discovered in Mr Krook's Rag-and-Bone shop, a web of mysteries starts to untangle.

Memory Afternoons

The Warm & Toasty Club *CANCELLED*

Mon 30 Mar 2020

A wonderfully positive FREE afternoon for people over 60 at Colchester Arts Centre

Theatre Photography Workshop

Theatre Photography Workshop *CLOSED*

Mon 30 Mar 2020

With varying lighting conditions, Theatre Photography can be tricky. We look at techniques that enable you to capture the action on stage with an opportunity to practise at a live rehearsal.

Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith

Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith - *POSTPONED*

Mon 30 Mar 2020

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are two of the most celebrated singers to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years.

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Family on Mersea Beach by Visit Essex

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