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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Jane's Walk Festival

Jane's Walk Festival

Jane's Walk Festival has become a fixture in Colchester's local events calendar. Join a guided walk around the town led by a local person, on a host of subjects from green living to lost music venues.

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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

Work in Progress; Paintings Past to Present

Work in Progress; Paintings Past to Present

Sat 3 Mar - Sun 6 May 2018

Exhibition by Carol Dawson at Jaywick Martello Tower

Chip Night

Chip Night

Sat 10 Mar - Sun 3 Jun 2018

Art Exhibition at Firstsite

Bronze Age

BRONZE AGE c. 3500 BC – AD 2018

Sat 17 Mar - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Art Exhibition at Firstsite

The Britishness Project

The Britishness Project

Sat 17 Mar - Sun 17 Jun 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.

Pieces of String

Pieces of String

Fri 20 Apr - Tue 15 May 2018

A brand new musical premiering at the Mercury Theatre

Reel Lives

Wivenhoe Free Film Festival: Reel Lives

Fri 20 - Sun 29 Apr 2018

10 days of free films in Wivenhoe celebrating real-life stories.

Kentwell Hall Tudor House & Gardens

Kentwell Hall - Tudor House, Gardens & Rare Breeds

Sat 21 - Thu 26 Apr 2018

Explore the grounds at Kentwell Hall

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.

Feeringbury Manor

National Garden Scheme Open Day

Thu 26 - Fri 27 Apr 2018

Feeringbury Manor opens for teh National Garden Scheme

Sieben

Sieben + Fishclaw

Thu 26 Apr 2018

Future-Folk Music at Colchester Arts Centre

Zero

Zero

Thu 26 Apr 2018

On Stage at the Lakeside Theatre

Short Story Writing

Writing Short Stories

Thu 26 Apr - Thu 5 Jul 2018

'A short story is like a kiss in the dark from a stranger.' ~Stephen King Pucker up, and join us to explore the short form. We will study well-loved stories, as well as ground-breaking modern fiction.

Plotting Your Novel

The Plot Thickens

Thu 26 Apr - Thu 5 Jul 2018

Are you working on a novel or an autobiography and have found yourself lost in a labyrinth? Do you have lots of ideas but don't know how to build them into a coherent piece of writing? This class looks at plotting ideas and structure.

Life Writing and Autobiography

Life Writing

Thu 26 Apr - Thu 5 Jul 2018

Thinking of writing about yourself or your family? Interested in this difficult and rewarding genre? This class is about exploring your life through creative non-fiction in a supportive environment. As Weigl said, 'You control the past now.

Kestrel

Birds of Prey talk and flight evening

Thu 26 Apr 2018

Birds of Prey evening

Plastic

Plastic

Thu 26 - Sat 28 Apr 2018

Drama at the Mecury Theatre

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