What’s on in Colchester as recommended by Keep Colchester Cool 
Thursday 18th October

Colchester Arts Centre – Poetry Slam No.3: Slamalam with special guest Mixy (Dead Poets/Don’t Flop) [Poetry] 7pm
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
Colchester Institute (Swinburne Hall) – Lazy Habits [Music] 7.30pm
Colchester Library – Scribbles Writing Group [Meetup] 5pm
firstsite – Anthea Hamilton: Sorry I’m Late [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Humphrey Jennings: Painting, Collage, Film [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Siron Franco Suspicious Story [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Learning Space) – The Latin Rhythm Salsa Lessons [Salsa] 7pm (Beginners) + 8pm (Intermediates/Advanced)
Headgate Theatre – Christine the Musical by Toni Franchi and Marion Wells [Theatre] 7.30pm
Hollytrees Museum – Coming to Colchester: 2000 years of immigration [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Lakeside Theatre – Pete Edwards: FAT [Live Art] 7.30pm
Octagon Gallery – Anglian Rambles: an exhibition by Phil Brew [Exhibition] 8am
Slack Space – Ponder: an interactive installation of words and pictures [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – Be Surprised; I am Hospice Care [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space (The Long Gallery) – A Show of Hands by Jennifer Meredith [Exhibition] 11am
The Bull – Short People [Music] 9.30pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Essex Rocks presents Three Thrones + Earthmass + Old Man Lizard [Music] 8pm
The Foresters Arms – Acoustic Open Mic Night [Music] 9pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Art for Colchester [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Potentiates [Exhibition] 10am
Twisters – Toss The Boss with DJ Sean Rigby [Music] 8pm
University of Essex (Level 2 + Frango’s) – Jagernation [Music] 11pm
V Bar – Thursday dropout [Music] 9pm