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An illustration of the Castle turning into a Roman soldier

Roman history exhibition at Colchester Castle Museum

Elsa James sits in a tunnel

The highly regarded showcase for emerging artists launches it's 2021 selections in Colchester.

"Pick your own pumpkins - pre booked tickets only" - an image of the pumpkin patch

Pick your own pumpkins, just in time for Halloween.

An illustration of a big purple elephant wearing shades, alongside some of Colchester's landmarks.

Colchester's first ever fringe festival takes over the town for one weekend in October.

Trail of Terror - a lone figure on a foggy, tree-lined path

Colchester Zoo's Trail of Terror is not for the faint hearted!

Oktoberfest Colchester

Experience the real Oktoberfest atmosphere with live oompah bands, steins of beer and the all…

Jason Donovan - Even More Good Reasons

Jason can’t wait to play his first music concert tour in four years with his ‘Even More Good…

Pam Ayres sitting with her dog in a garden

Entertainment at Colchester's Mercury Theatre

Sirens Poster

A Mercury Original, set on Mersea Island at Halloween

The World's Greatest Explorer - Sir Ranulph Fiennes - Living Dangerously. Fane.co.uk/fiennes

The world's greatest living explorer finally ticks Colchester off his bucket list.

The Three Musketeers

Raucous comedy adaptation of the Alexander Dumas classic, at the Mercury Theatre.

A tour guide dressed as 'Aggie - the jailer's wife'

The history of Colchester, but with all the gruesome gory and revolting bits (ie. all the…

Colchester United Stadium

League Two Football at the Jobserve Community Stadium - home of Colchester United.

A graphic of the Castle with two pumpkins in teh foreground

Family friendly fun, after hours at Colchester Castle

Life size Thomas  at the East Anglian Railway Museum

Join Thomas and friends at the East Anglian Railway Museum for a perfect family day out

"Chambers Touring Proudly presents - Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler. 2021/2022 Tour" [Image of Sarah Millican]

Stand up comedy at Colchester Charter Hall

Fireworks Exploding over the Bandstand in Castle Park

A 50th anniversary Fireworks Spectacular presented by King Coels Kittens!

A 12 piece band on stage

A tribute to the classic album, and the songs of Mike Oldfield, on stage at the Mercury Theatre

Dracula : The Untold Story

A chilling new version of the classic gothic vampire tale at the Mercury Theatre

Dragons & Mythical Beasts

Fantastic Family Show at the Mercury Theatre

St Botolph's Gate in Colchester's Roman Wall

Follow in the footsteps of the Emperor Claudius and Queen Boudica and uncover Colchester's…

The Comedy Store Logo

The Best in Stand Up Comedy from around the globe.

Aladdin rides his magic carpet in the distance, behind a magic lamp

Pantomime returns to Colchester in 2021 with another spectacular production from the Mercury…

Christmas Concert performed by the British Army Band

Annual Concert by the British Army Band at St Botolph's Church

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