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Wicked Spirits? Witchcraft & Magic in Colchester Castle. Graphic of the outline of Colchester Castle filled with symbols connected to witchcraft.

A new exhibition telling the stories of those accused of witchcraft during the Essex Witch Trials.

Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile

Firstsite presents a special year-long exhibition by Iranian rug maker, Mehdi Jalalaghdamian…

Denis Wirth-Miller: Landscapes and Beasts

Artists Denis Wirth-Miller and Francis Bacon were friends for more than fifty years. However, while…

Christmas Carol Festive Trail

Discover this exciting Christmas themed trail around Colchester City Centre.

A silhouette of Beauty and the Beast dancing in front of a stained glass window featuring a prominent rose image.

The Mercury Theatre's popular and acclaimed Panto returns for 2022, with a new production of Beauty…

Christmas Lights in Red Lion Yard

Late night shopping returns to Colchester Town Centre for Christmas 2022

Firstsite at night

Firstsite is 11 – and open until 11pm on four specially curated nights …

A family stand in a tunnel of lights

A spectacular light trail is coming to Colchester Castle Park this Christmas.

The Snowman and boy flying in the snowy sky

Essex Youth Orchestra will perform against the backdrop of the popular animated film based on…

An image of Santa in front of a snow covered Colchester Castle

Santa comes to Colchester Castle!

Christmas Market flyer

Locally Made Christmas Gifts & Goodies

Christmas Market and Open Weekend

Festive stalls and free entry at Marks Hall Estate

Market stalls outside Jumbo water tower

Colchester's Farmers Market takes place in the public square outside the Mercury Theatre on the…

A christmassy coasting of snow and snowfall superimposed on an image of Colchester Casle

FREE Open Evening at Colchester Castle!

ABF The Soldiers' Charity Essex Christmas Concert 2022

THE ESSEX COMMITTEE FOR ABF THE SOLDIERS' CHARITY PRESENT THEIR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT WITH A…

Poster for Brewery Open Days with event information on.

Free Brewery Open Days at Colchester Brewery this December.

Colchester High Street Christmas Market

The Colchester Christmas Market is back featuring a pedestrianised High Street, live music, street…

East 17

The now legendary East17 embark on their first ever National theatre Tour which promises to be the…

The Concert at Christmas

A plant-led vegetarian café

Rapunzel and the Tower of Doom

A family Christmas show at Colchester Arts Centre

Two children in elf costumes sit at Santa's feet.

Settle down at Hollytrees Museum with family and friends to enjoy a festive storytelling session…

Father Christmas in front of a Christmas Tree

Join Father Christmas and his elves for a fun packed evening of craft, games and Christmas magic!

Still of Alec Guinness in the classic movie

Colchester Arts Centre Director Anthony Roberts’ traditional rendition of the Dickens classic, with…

Terrifically Terrifying Tales

Two ghost stories are set to scare audiences this Christmas & New Year in the eerie surroundings of…

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