What’s on in Colchester as recommended by Keep Colchester Cool
Friday 18th May

15 Queen Street – Getting To Know Your Characters [Meetup] 7pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Colchester Institute presents CMPA LIVE [Music] 7pm
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Unravelling Threads [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Airlock films: Showing for 12-16 year olds) [Film] 5.30pm
Headgate Theatre – A Swell Party: The Life and Music of Cole Porter [Music] 7.45pm
Hollytrees Museum – Coming to Colchester: 2000 years of immigration [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Level Best Art Café – Brendan Wilson ‘Tethered’ – Landscape [Exhibition] 9am
Mercury Theatre – Colchester Gangshow presents It’s Time To Go [Theatre] 7.30pm
Mercury Theatre (Digby Gallery) – Colin McAllister [Exhibition] 10am
Pat Molloy’s – Voodoo Child [Music] 9.30pm Roberts Live Lounge – Outlaws [Music] 9pm
Slack Space – Colchester 24 1986 and Colchester 24 2012 [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – Slackwave: Free Improv Music for both musicians and non-musicians [Music] 5pm
Slack Space – Piano Friday [Music] 11.30am
Stoke By Nayland Golf Club – Fleece Jazz: Julian Mark Stringle Quartet [Music] 7.30pm
Swinburne Hall (Colchester Institute) – CMPALive! Summer Showcase [Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – Drum [Music] 6.45pm The Bull – The Current [Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Story [Music] 9pm
The Foresters Arms – Open Mic Night [Music] 8.30pm
The Judge and Jury + Tribal Underground – Soundcheck: Hostage + Reject Beats + Seffi B + Huffle + New Town Kings (DJ Set) + Hombre Lowdown + Borderline Jack + Dyonisus Dub + Stagz + Gemski + Mr Ben [Music] 8pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Perdo: Amy Turnbull [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – A Thing is a Thing is a Thing: An exhibition of works exploring simulacra, representation and transformation [Exhibition] Tin Pan Alley –  [Music] 9pm
Twisters – Battle Of The DJs [Music] 9pm
University of Essex (Art Exchange) – Seeking Beyond The Surface [Exhibition] 11am
V Bar –  [Music] 8pm
Vallies Lounge – Funky Fridays with DJ Cheryl Taylor (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm
Wivenhoe Park (arrive at Lakeside Theatre) – A Midsummer’s Night Dream [Theatre] 7.30pm