What’s on in Colchester this weekend as recommended by Keep Colchester Cool
Friday 10th, Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th May

Friday 10th May
Colchester Arts Centre – Guy Pratt is The Sideman [Live Music] 8pm
Digby Gallery (Mercury Theatre) – Clare Sams: Knitted Narratives [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Richard Hughes: Time is over, time has come + Humphrey Spender: London Photographs [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Jim Ede Collection [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Day-Dream Cinema: Rust and Bone (For new parents to attend with babies under 1 year old) [Film] 11am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Airlock Films (programmed by Y.A.K): Life of Pi [Film] 5pm
Headgate Theatre – Mad Hatter Productions: An Inspector Calls [Theatre] 7.30pm
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Lakeside Theatre – THE HOOK (Open Mic Night) [Music/Poetry] 9pm
Mercury Theatre – A Pageant by Alan Ayckbourn [Theatre] 7.30pm
Roberts Live Lounge – Fraud [Live Music] 9pm
Slack Space – Wilson Marriage Showcase [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space – Piano Friday [Music] 11.30am
Stoke By Nayland Golf Club – Fleece Jazz: Dorian Ford Trio [Live Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – Strum & Bass [Live Music] 7pm
The Bull – Junkyard Aliens [Live Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Jupiter Ray [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Foresters Arms – The Jazz Jam [Live Music] 8pm
The Hole in The Wall – Warm Winters + Frett [Live Music] 8pm
The Minories Art Gallery – PARTY ON! chatwin – martin [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Between Photography : Noel Myles and James Maturin-Baird [Exhibition] 10am
Tin Pan Alley – Theo Pearce + Matt Selley + Tasha Robertson [Live Music] 9pm
Tribal Underground – TribalFridays presents Our House 07 [Music] 8pm
Twisters – DJ Sean Rigby [Music] 9pm
University of Essex – Summer Solstice [Party] 2pm
University of Essex (Sub Zero) – Flirt! [Music] 11pm
V Bar – DJ Radshaw [Music] 8pm
Vallies Lounge – Famous on Friday’s with DJ Cheryl Taylor (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Saturday 11th May
15 Queen Street – Colchester Poetry presents The Open Mic Night [Meetup] 7.30pm
Colchester Arts Centre – The Waving Cat of Japan [Kids] 1.30pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Gary Delaney: Purist [Comedy] 8pm
Digby Gallery (Mercury Theatre) – Clare Sams: Knitted Narratives [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Richard Hughes: Time is over, time has come + Humphrey Spender: London Photographs [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Jim Ede Collection [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Learning Spaces) – Free Family Saturday for familes with children from 4-11 years [Kids] 11am + 2pm
firstsite (Auditorium) – Airlock Film Festival (programmed by Y.A.K) [Film] 12pm
Headgate Theatre – Mad Hatter Productions: An Inspector Calls [Theatre] 7.30pm
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Mercury Theatre – A Pageant by Alan Ayckbourn [Theatre] 7.30pm
Roberts Live Lounge – Retro Night with DJ Adi Clark [Music] 8pm
Slack Space – Wilson Marriage Showcase [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space – Slack Folk [Live Music] 2pm
The Bull – Zoo Fest: Vardo & The Boss + Pistols & Vultures + Linnett & Price + Broken Eyes + The Jonettes + The Friday Night House of Blues Band + The Blues Jam [Live Music] 12pm
The Bull – Rekovered [Live Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Zoo Fest: Ordinary Noise + Losing Limits + Off The Wall + Naomi Omuoreh + Alex Yeandle + Rhys Butterworth-Bowman + Last Minute + Superstars Academy [Live Music] 12.30pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Zoo Promotions presents Mike Joyce of The Smiths (DJ Set) + Slugworth + So Called Humans + Swivelman + DJ Ben Howard [Live Music] 8pm
The Foresters Arms – Folk Night [Live Music] 5pm
The Goat and Boot – Half Ton Man [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Hole in The Wall – Swivelman + Circle Of Reason [Live Music] 8pm
The Minories Art Gallery – PARTY ON! chatwin – martin [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Between Photography : Noel Myles and James Maturin-Baird [Exhibition] 10am
Tin Pan Alley – The Steph Masucci Band + Fagan + A Light Left On + James Eastwood [Live Music] 9pm
Twisters – DJ Sam Leppard [Music] 8pm
University of Essex (Sub Zero) – Antidote [Music] 11pm
University of Essex (Frango’s) – Metal Meltdown [Music] 11pm
V Bar – DJ Freddy [Music] 8pm
Vallies Lounge – DJ Barry James’ Saturday Night (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Sunday 12th May
15 Queen Street – Film Shoot Sunday [Meetup] 10.30am
Colchester Arts Centre – Sweeting’s Swing Band: A Celebration [Live Music] 7.30pm
firstsite – Richard Hughes: Time is over, time has come + Humphrey Spender: London Photographs [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Jim Ede Collection [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Learning Space) – Dinky Disco (for children under 3) [Kids] 2pm
firstsite (Learning Space) – Club Disco (for children under 7) [Kids] 3.30pm
Four Aces Radio www.fouracesradio.net – Rev Wright’s Sunday Service [Radio] 4-6pm
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 11am
Radio Wivenhoe www.radiowivenhoe.co.uk – Live It Up with A Man Like Ju [Radio] 4-6pm
Slack Space – Clog Dance Rehearsals [Dance] 11.30am
Marks Tey Parish Hall – Colin Kingwall’s Jazz Bandits [Live Music] 7pm
The Artillery Man (The Tilly) – Open Mic Night [Live Music] 7pm
The Foresters Arms – Folk Jam [Live Music] 8pm
Victoria Inn – Ady Johnson + The Occupants [Live Music] 5pm

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