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Roman River Festival

Roman River Festival

20 - 30 September

Roman River Festival returns to the town to host a series of classical music events in a host of popular and unlikely spaces around town.

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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

Bronze Age

BRONZE AGE c. 3500 BC – AD 2018

Sat 17 Mar - Sun 28 Oct 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

Merville Battery Display

Essex’s airborne history celebrated

Mon 4 Jun - Sun 30 Sep 2018

WW2 exhibition at Colchester Library

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

Bishops Bridge, John Maddison

John Maddison

Sat 1 - Sun 30 Sep 2018

John Maddison art exhibition at Chappel Galleries

Feeringbury Manor

National Garden Scheme Open Garden

Thu 6 Sep - Fri 12 Oct 2018

Feeringbury Manor Colchester There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and river Blackwater

Art 4 U


Sat 8 - Sat 29 Sep 2018

New Art exhibition hosted at The Minories Gallery

Curious About Colchester?

Curious About Colchester

Mon 10 - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Explore, Discover & Enjoy Colchester with Curious About Colchester

Shout! The Mod Musical

Shout! The Mod Musical

Wed 19 Sep - Mon 22 Oct 2018

Musical at the Headgate Theatre

Feeringbury Manor

National Garden Scheme Open Day

Thu 20 - Fri 21 Sep 2018

Feeringbury Manor opens for teh National Garden Scheme

Roman River Festival

Roman River Festival

Thu 20 - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Colchester's classical music festival returns, at different venues throughout the town

Roman River Festival 2018

Roman River Festival 2018

Thu 20 - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Our festival is informal, open to everybody, with no rules. We convert disused urban buildings into performance venues because there is no concert hall in Colchester. Come and join in!

The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties (Rhapsody in Blue)

Thu 20 Sep 2018

Roman River Festival begins, at the Mercury Theatre

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