What’s on in Colchester this Christmas as recommended by Keep Colchester Cool

Christmas Eve
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
The Bull – Rekovered & Brass [Live Music] 9pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Jam Night [Live Music] 8.30pm
firstsite – Nigel Henderson and Eduardo Paolozzi: Hammer Prints Limited 1945-1975 [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Karmadavis: Art, Justice, Transition [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Mercury Theatre – Jack and The Beanstalk [Panto] 11am + 3pm
Slack Space – White: An exhibition on the theme “White” [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space – Pen etc presents… Contempary arts and illustrations [Exhibition] 11.30am
The Bull – Rekovered & Brass [Live Music] 9pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Jam Night [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Hole in The Wall – Christmas Party: Little Red Kings + Faceless Dolls + Chase The Day [Live Music] 8pm
Twisters – A Twisters Christmas Carol with DJ Sean Rigby [Music] 8pm
V Bar – Christmas Eve with DJ Yoshi [Music] 8pm

Christmas Day
Happy Christmas!

Boxing Day
Liquid & Envy – Venom: Mampi Swift + Hazard + Jayline + Uniques + Apha + Complex + The Deadbeats + Diverse Reality + Joe 90 + Wintle + Jaycee + Advantge [Music] 9pm
Mercury Theatre – Jack and The Beanstalk [Panto] 2.30pm + 7pm
Silk Road – FreQKlash Boxing Day Special: Dusky + Alex Arnout + Rob Harding + Callum Hammett + Kieran Andrews [Music] 8pm
TP’s – Stoney Road [Live Music] 9pm
Twisters – Twisters’ Record Club [Music] 8pm
V Bar – The Boxing Day Mashup with DJ Yoshi [Music] 8pm

Thursday 27th December
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
Colchester Library – Scribbles Writing Group [Meetup] 5pm
firstsite – Nigel Henderson and Eduardo Paolozzi: Hammer Prints Limited 1945-1975 [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Learning Space) – The Latin Rhythm Salsa Lessons [Salsa] 7pm (Beginners) + 8pm (Intermediates/Advanced)
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Karmadavis: Art, Justice, Transition [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Mercury Theatre – Jack and The Beanstalk [Panto] 2.30pm + 7pm
Slack Space – White: An exhibition on the theme “White” [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space – Pen etc presents… Contempary arts and illustrations [Exhibition] 11.30am
The Bull – Next Of Kin [Live Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Alternative Christmas: The Mono Polys + Catrinas + Argonauts [Live Music] 8pm
The Foresters Arms – Acoustic Open Mic Night [Live Music] 9pm
The Lion, Ardleigh – Summer Snowmen + The Tickturds + Luke Fisher [Live Music] 8pm
Twisters – Toss The Boss with DJ Sean Rigby [Music] 8pm
V Bar – The Thursday Dropout [Music] 9pm

Friday 28th December
Colchester Arts Centre – Short People + The Fabs + The Judith Charmers [Gig] 7.30pm
firstsite (Auditorium) – Christmas Film Club: The Red Balloon [Film] 12pm
firstsite (Auditorium) – Christmas Film Club: Miracle on 34th Street [Film] 1pm
firstsite (Auditorium) – Christmas Film Club: It’s A Wonderful Life [Film] 3pm
Mercury Theatre – Jack and The Beanstalk [Panto] 2.30pm + 7pm
Roberts Live Lounge – Cushti [Live Music] 9pm
The Hole In the Wall – Broken Eyes + Jacknife Horsebox [Live Music] 8pm
Tribal Underground – Vibe (Deep House Sessions): Little Jonny + Joe Telford b2b James Hart + Benton King b2b Liam Joon + Ed Large [Music] 9pm
The Bull – The Business [Live Music] 9.30pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – The Friday Night House of Blues [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Twist – Av it! GBS + Chunk + Gary Stuart [Music] 7pm
Tin Pan Alley – Reel.Rock.Written Night: Slugworth + Kevin Pearce + Grumb [Live Music] 8pm
V Bar – The Morning After [Live Music] 8pm

Saturday 29th December
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Nigel Henderson and Eduardo Paolozzi: Hammer Prints Limited 1945-1975 [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Christmas Film Club: The Red Balloon [Film] 12pm
firstsite (Auditorium) – Christmas Film Club: Miracle on 34th Street [Film] 1pm
firstsite (Auditorium) – Christmas Film Club: It’s A Wonderful Life [Film] 3pm
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Karmadavis: Art, Justice, Transition [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Mercury Theatre – Jack and The Beanstalk [Panto] 2.30pm + 7pm
Roberts Live Lounge – Juke Box Fury + DJ Simon Lewis [Live Music] 9pm
Slack Space – White: An exhibition on the theme “White” [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space – Pen etc presents… Contempary arts and illustrations [Exhibition] 11.30am
The Bull – Circa Fall [Live Music] 9.45pm
The Fat Cat – Strings Attached [Live Music] 9pm
The Goat and Boot – 1920s Flappers and Gangsters Night with Miss Pinkie [Live Music] 9pm
The Hole in The Wall – Coronach + Sons Of Atlas [Live Music] 8pm
The Judge & Jury – Freedom Sounds Reggae Night [Music] 8.30pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Understar Cinema and The Minories present Jingle Bells In Tinsel Town Christmas Party 10.30am + 1.30pm
The River Lodge – Electr[o]cracy [Music] 8pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Saltdog [Live Music] 9.30pm
Tin Pan Alley – Stripped To The Bone [Live Music] 9pm
Twisters – Of All Time with DJ Gilly and Ben Howard [Music] 8pm
V Bar – Christmas 80s Night with DJ Freddy [Music] 8pm
Vallies Lounge – Bang Tidy with DJ Chris Reardon (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Sunday 30th December
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Nigel Henderson and Eduardo Paolozzi: Hammer Prints Limited 1945-1975 [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Karmadavis: Art, Justice, Transition [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Christmas Film Club: The Red Balloon [Film] 12pm
firstsite (Auditorium) – Christmas Film Club: Miracle on 34th Street [Film] 1pm
firstsite (Auditorium) – Christmas Film Club: It’s A Wonderful Life [Film] 3pm
firstsite (Learning Space) – Colchester Poetry presents The Sunday Matinee [Poetry] 2pm
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – Frequency [Music] 10am
Slack Space – Clog Dance Rehearsals [Dance] 11.30am
Stanway Rovers Football Club (Hawthorn Suite) – Colchester Jazz Club: Hugh Rainey’s Jazz Band [Live Music] 7pm
The Tilly – Open Mic Night [Live Music] 7pm

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