What’s on in Colchester this Bank Holiday weekend as recommended by Keep Colchester Cool

Friday 22nd May
Art Exchange (University of Essex) – The Centre for Curatorial Studies present Abject Subject [Exhibition] 11am
Colchester Arts Centre – The Latin Rhythm presents Salseology [Dance] 7pm
Firstsite – Carla Zaccagnini: Elements of Beauty [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – The Parliament of Things [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – Y.A.K presents Yours, Comes Comitis [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – Moot Hall Organ Restoration Project: Organs in the Archives [Film] 2pm + 7pm
Firstsite (Auditorium) – Day Dream Cinema (Screenings for parents with new babies): The Hundred Foot Journey (2014) [Film] 11am
Headgate Theatre – Colchester Theatre Group: Stepping Out by Richard Harris [Theatre] 7.45pm
Hollytrees Museum – Colchester Oyster Feast (temporary display) [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum (The Bernard Mason Gallery) – Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Lakeside Theatre – My Name is Rachel Corrie [Performance] 7.45pm
Lakeside Theatre Café – The Hook Open Mic [Music] 9pm
Mercury Theatre – Ballet Boyz: TheTalent [Ballet] 7.30pm
Natural History Museum – Cuckoo Exhibition (temporary display) [Exhibition] 10am
Roberts Bar – Friday Live: Crossover [Live Music] 9pm
Slack Space @ The Old Police Station – Behind The Scenes [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space @ The Old Police Station – Piano Friday [Live Music] 11am
Stoke By Nayland Golf Club – Fleece Jazz: Barb Jungr – This Wheel’s On Fire [Live Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – For The Love Of Bob [Live Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – Mr Spankey & The Hipthrusters [Live Music] 10pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Psycho Dehlia [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Foresters Arms – Woodbald [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Minories Art Gallery – The First World War in Biscuits [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Tony McCorry: Towers and Terraces [Exhibition] 10am
The Octagon Gallery – An Exhibition of Paintings by Claire Heaton [Exhibition] 9am
The Silk Road – DJs Scott Dewing + Prince NOD [Music] 8pm
The Waiting Room – Impress 2015 [Exhibition] 10am
The Waiting Room – Camulos Allstars: DJ Desire + Irrelevant + A B S + Rev Wright vs Tron [Music] 9pm
Three Wise Monkeys (Top Floor) – Headshrinker Promotions: Egyptian Blue + Jackals Rose + Loose Joints + SURGE [Live Music] 7.30pm
Tribal Nightclub – SWING! Catjam + Tallulah Goodtimes + Shoesy [Music] 9pm
Twisters Bar – Debaser: 80s Alternative Anthems [Music] 9pm
University of Essex (Sub Zero) – Bounce [Music] 11pm
V Bar – The V Bar Carnival [Music] 8pm

Saturday 23rd May
Art Exchange (University of Essex) – The Centre for Curatorial Studies present Abject Subject [Exhibition] 12pm
Colchester Arts Centre – On For 2015: Disclaimer + Toby Watson + Naomi Omuoreh + Wehtam Yelthgiek + Rhys Butterworth-Bowman + Sam Ryder + Polly Violet Collective + Charrington Cole Blues Collective + Tropic of Xhao + Egyptian Blue + Goat Monsoon + Mary Do You Wanna + Killatrix + Off The Wall [Live Music] 2pm
Colchester Moot Hall – Moot Hall Organ Restoration Project: Meet the Organ with organist Ian Ray [Music] 10.30am + 12pm
Colchester Moot Hall – Moot Hall Organ Restoration Project: Big Pipe Busk [Music] 4.30pm
Firstsite – Carla Zaccagnini: Elements of Beauty [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – The Parliament of Things [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – Y.A.K presents Yours, Comes Comitis [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – Moot Hall Organ Restoration Project: Organ Pipe Making and Big Pipe Busk [Music] 11am + 2pm
Firstsite (Learning Spaces) – Free Family Saturday for families with children from 4-11 years [Kids] 11am + 2pm
Firstsite (Auditorium) – Picturehouse Screen Arts: Man and Superman [Theatre] 7pm
Headgate Theatre – Colchester Theatre Group: Stepping Out by Richard Harris [Theatre] 2.30pm + 7.45pm
Highwoods Community Centre – Fairly Fairy Market [Kids] 11am
Hollytrees Museum – Colchester Oyster Feast (temporary display) [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum (The Bernard Mason Gallery) – Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Lakeside Theatre – My Name is Rachel Corrie [Performance] 7.45pm
Mercury Theatre – Ballet Boyz: TheTalent [Ballet] 7.30pm
Natural History Museum – Cuckoo Exhibition (temporary display) [Exhibition] 10am
Pat Molloys – Illicit Band [Live Music] 9pm
Roberts Bar – Soul, Funk & Pop 70s + 80s [Music] 8pm
Slack Space @ The Old Police Station – Behind The Scenes [Exhibition] 11am
The Bull – Loxley’s Corner [Live Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – The Racketeers [Live Music] 10pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Speakeasy + Mr Bridger [Live Music] 9pm
The Britannia – Tea For Two [Live Music] 8pm
The Minories Art Gallery – The First World War in Biscuits [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Tony McCorry: Towers and Terraces [Exhibition] 10am
The Octagon Gallery – An Exhibition of Paintings by Claire Heaton [Exhibition] 9am
The Silk Road – DJs Scott Dewing + Prince NOD + Darrell Smith + Theodoros Lambrou [Music] 8pm
The Waiting Room – Impress 2015 [Exhibition] 10am
Three Wise Monkeys (Top Floor) – Georgie’s Fundraiser: Penny For The Workhouse + The Lemontops + The King Zoots + The Beatniks [Live Music] 8pm
Tribal Nightclub – The Rock Metal Takeover – Tribal Live VS The Pit [Music] 9pm
Twisters Bar – Resident DJ [Music] 9pm
University of Essex (Sub Zero) – Ministry of Pound [Music] 11pm
V Bar – Resident DJ [Music] 8pm
Wivenhoe Greyhound – Greystock (Day 1): Matt Selley + Matt Calderbank + The Zones + Stu E Skinner + Positively Dylan + Tahir Burhan + Gavin Bowern + Band Of Fools + Broken Eyes + The Replays + The Shrinks [Live Music] 1pm

Sunday 24th May
Colchester Moot Hall – Moot Hall Organ Restoration Project: Open Rehearsal with Colchester Insititute [Music] 10.30am
Colchester Moot Hall – Moot Hall Organ Restoration Project: Inaugural Recital with David Drinkell [Music] 4pm
Firstsite – Carla Zaccagnini: Elements of Beauty [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – The Parliament of Things [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – Y.A.K presents Yours, Comes Comitis [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite (Auditorium) – Moot Hall Organ Restoration Project: The Organ in The Movies with Dr Jeremy Barham [Film] 2pm
Marks Tey Parish Hall – Colchester Jazz Club: Kevin Grenfell’s Jazz Giants [Live Music] 7.15pm
Roberts Bar – Full Phat 5 [Live Music] 9pm
Roberts The Club – Soul Nation [Music] 9pm
Slack Space @ The Old Police Station – Clog Dance Rehearsals [Dance] 11am
Slack Space @ The Old Police Station – Colchester Poetry presents The Sunday Matinee [Poetry/Comedy/Live Music] 2pm
The Artillery Man (The Tilly) – Words & Music by Lennon & McCartney [Live Music] 3pm
The Bull – The Blazin’ Aces [Live Music] 6pm
The Bull – Backtrackin’ [Live Music] 9.30pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Charity Silent Disco [Music] 8pm
The Fat Cat – Vardo and The Boss (Acoustic Set) with Lauren & Ads [Live Music] 8pm
The Foresters Arms – Irish & Celtic Folk Session [Live Music] 6.30pm
The Kings Arms – Paparockski [Live Music] 7pm
The Marquis – James Blackman + Matt Selley + Philip Marino + Natasha Robertson + Disclaimer + Matt Calderbank [Live Music] 2pm
The Silk Road – Status: DJs Scott Dewing + Prince NOD + V.L.C [Music] 9pm
The Waiting Room – Impress 2015 [Exhibition] 10am
The Waiting Room – Colchester Games Club [Meetup] 12pm
Three Wise Monkeys (Top Floor) – Club Tropicana: 80s Night [Music] 9pm
Twisters Bar – DJs + Free Bank Holiday BBQ [Music] 3pm
V Bar – Mayday Mayhem in aid of The Robin Cancer Trust: Egyptian Blue + Mary Do You Wanna + Mandeville + Jonathan Marriott & The Painted Birds + Sam Ryder + Polly Violet Collective + James Betts + Sam Keyes [Music] 3pm
Victoria Inn – Lizzie B + S J Denney + Roisin O’Hagan [Live Music] 5.30pm
Wivenhoe Greyhound – Greystock (Day 2): Natasha Robertson + Charrington Cole Blues + Luke Fisher + Two Jonnies + Philip Marino + CakeStupid + Vixation + Last Born Unicorn + Box Shaped Heart + Pistols And Vultures + The Landed + Sneakers DJ set [Live Music] 1pm

Bank Holiday Monday 25th May
15 Queen Street – Colchester WriteNight presents The Birds [Meetup] 7.30pm
Firstsite – Carla Zaccagnini: Elements of Beauty [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – The Parliament of Things [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – Y.A.K presents Yours, Comes Comitis [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Colchester Oyster Feast (temporary display) [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum (The Bernard Mason Gallery) – Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Natural History Museum – Cuckoo Exhibition (temporary display) [Exhibition] 10am
Slack Space @ The Old Police Station – Tribal Bellydance Classes [Workshop] 7pm
The Bull – Bank Holiday Special: Wooden Maiden + Up2Eleven + The Hot Shots [Live Music] 1pm
The Kings Arms – The Talent + The Landed + Diesal [Live Music] 1pm
The Minories Art Gallery – The First World War in Biscuits [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Tony McCorry: Towers and Terraces [Exhibition] 10am
The Octagon Gallery – An Exhibition of Paintings by Claire Heaton [Exhibition] 9am
The Waiting Room – Impress 2015 [Exhibition] 10am
University of Essex (SU Bar) – Milk it [Music] 9pm

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