What's on in Colchester

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Half Term Fun

May Half Term in Colchester

Discover what's on in Colchester during the May Half Term. There's a whole host of special childrens' events and things to do especially programmed for the school holidays. There's plenty to keep the kids entertained in North Essex this Half Term!

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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

Something Fierce

Something Fierce

Sat 23 Feb - Fri 19 Jul 2019

An Exhibition about the University of Essex’s Brutalist Architecture and Academic Vision

Days Like These

Days Like These

Thu 14 Mar - Sun 26 May 2019

Reclaiming the beauty of Jaywick Sands - Days Like These is an exploration of the beauty of Jaywick Sands using watercolours, sound and virtual reality.

Alfred Munnings

Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist 1918

Sat 23 Mar - Sun 3 Nov 2019

Exhibition of Alfred Munnings' War Paintings

Treasure Quest in Constable Country

Constable Country Treasure Quest

Fri 3 May - Sat 1 Jun 2019

A prize competition treasure hunt which will take players to the beautiful villages along the Stour valley looking for clues which will lead to the hidden treasure.

Dunk 2018, Cory Arcangel

Cory Arcangel : BACK OFF

Fri 3 May - Sun 7 Jul 2019

Contemporary Art at Firstsite

Jelili Atiku

Fuel for Thought

Fri 3 May - Sat 1 Jun 2019

MA Curating student exhibition

Charles Debenham

The Man who Painted Colchester and Sudbury

Sat 4 May - Sun 2 Jun 2019

An exhibition of the work of Charles Debenham at Chappel Galleries

Waldegraves Car Boot Sale

Car Boot Sale in West Mersea

Sun 5 May - Sun 8 Sep 2019

At Waldegraves Family Holiday Park, we hold car boot sales every Sunday from 5th May to 8th September 2019, including over Bank Holiday Weekends. Car boot sales are weather dependent, so please call us on the day with enquiries.

Circus Wonderland

Circus Wonderland

Wed 22 - Mon 27 May 2019

The Circus comes to Colchester's Abbey Field

Kavita Puri

Memories of Partition and Migration

Thu 23 May 2019

Award-winning BBC journalist Kavita Puri will tell the previously-untold stories of those who lived through the partition of India 70 years ago at this public debate.



Thu 23 May 2019

If you like the idea of a fitness class that feels more like a workout then you'll LOVE Clubbercise® A dance fitness class with easy-to-follow routines using official Clubbercise® glow sticks set to 90's club classics and current charts

Paint Brush'n Bubbles at Wivenhoe Sailing Clubhous

Paint Brush'n Bubbles

Thu 23 May 2019

Paint Brush 'n Bubbles is a fun, relaxed evening of painting, using acrylics on canvas with a glass of bubbly or a drink of your choice, whilst listening to low-level atmospheric music.

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Family on Mersea Beach by Visit Essex

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