What's on in Colchester

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Christmas in Colchester

Christmas in Colchester

From shopping to pantomime via grottos, reindeer, trees and surprises. Colchester offers all you could want and more this Christmas. Stop by for an afternoon Christmas shopping, or spend a few days on a winter break.

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Colchester at War

World War One Commemoration Events

2018 marks the centenary of the end of World War One, and as a Garrison town Colchester has numerous events, exhibitions and activities taking place to mark the occasion


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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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What's On in Colchester Today

Colchester In The First World War

Colchester In The First World War

Mon 2 Jul 2018 - Sun 6 Jan 2019

Exhibition commemorating WWI in Colchester Castle

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Green Island Gardens

Thu 26 Jul - Fri 30 Nov 2018

Green Island Gardens are private gardens, open for the public to visit in Ardleigh near Colchester, Essex. 20 acres of woodland and gardens with nursery and tearooms

Legacy

Legacy: Two works on hope and memory

Sat 22 Sep 2018 - Sun 6 Jan 2019

Art Exhibition at Firstsite

Raqs

Raqs Media Collective: Not Yet At Ease

Sat 29 Sep - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Exhibition as part of #1418NOW at Firstsite

Mark Titchner, Please Believe These Days Will Pass

flyingleaps: Art on the Streets

Tue 2 Oct 2018 - Sun 6 Jan 2019

Art Exhibition at Firstsite

Sherlock Bones

Sherlock Bones

Thu 25 Oct 2018 - Fri 25 Oct 2019

Family Activity in Colchester Castle

Courage Calls To Courage Everywhere

Courage Calls To Courage Everywhere

Sat 10 Nov 2018 - Sun 12 May 2019

Art Exhibition at Firstsite

Totham 10

Totham 10 Printmakers and Artists Exhibition

Mon 19 Nov - Sun 2 Dec 2018

The Totham 10 Printmakers and artists, meet on a weekly basis at John Doubleday studios in Great Totham. Their creations will be available for purchase in Abberton Visitor Centre.

NT Live: The Madness of King Geore III

NT Live: The Madness of King George III

Tue 20 Nov 2018

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy.

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Family on Mersea Beach by Visit Essex

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