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

Good Friday

Colchester Arts Centre – Animal Noise + Johnno Casson + Wobbly Lamps [Live Music] 7.30pm
Digby Gallery (Mercury Theatre) – The Splinter Art Group – Images of the Human Form [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) – Airlock Films (programmed by Y.A.K): Rise Of The Guardians [Film] 4pm
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Roberts Live Lounge – Tall Order [Live Music] 9pm
Slack Space – Piano Friday [Music] 11.30am
Slack Space – Musical Masterpieces: Geoff Lawrence’s Photographic Record of the Colchester Music Scene 1978 – 2013 [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space – Open 9 [Exhibition] 11.30am
Stoke By Nayland Golf Club – Fleece Jazz: Frank Giasullo & Art Themen Quartet [Live Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – Park and Ride [Live Music] 7pm
The Bull – Jukebox Fury [Live Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – The Friday Night House Of Blues [Live Music] 9pm
The Foresters Arms – Va Va Verb Open Mic [Spoken Word] 7.30pm
The Hole in The Wall – Gaunt + Shut In + Jotnarr [Live Music] 8pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Between Photography : Noel Myles and James Maturin-Baird [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Mountains of the Mind [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Groundbound: Desmond Brett [Exhibition] 10am
The Twist – Enigma Easter Wonderland (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm
Tin Pan Alley – [Live Music] 9pm
Tribal Underground – The Mind-Funk Payback Party with Caninesounds + A:B:S + Andy Burr + Graham Good + Lee Hyland + Klomii [Music] 9pm
Twisters – DJ Sam Leppard [Music] 9pm
V Bar – Rekovered [Live Music] 8pm
Vallies Lounge – Famous on Friday’s with DJ Cheryl Taylor (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Saturday 30th March

Colchester Arts Centre – Weasel in a Teacup presents The Easter Art Market [Market] 10am
Colchester Castle – The Secret Vintage Fair [Market] 10am
Digby Gallery (Mercury Theatre) – The Splinter Art Group – Images of the Human Form [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) – Saturday Family Films: Fantasia (1940) [Film] 3pm
Headgate Theatre – St Benedict’s ‘The Crucible’ [Theatre] 7.45pm
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Mercury Theatre – The Hired Man by Melvyn Bragg and Howard Goodall [Theatre] 2.30pm + 7.30pm
Roberts Live Lounge – 70s-00s Night with DJ Buzby [Music] 9pm
Silk Road – Pump Up The Jam: Matt Jam Lamont + SYD + Hectic + Dr Mamodesen + N.O.D [Music] 8pm
Slack Space
– Musical Masterpieces: Geoff Lawrence’s Photographic Record of the Colchester Music Scene 1978 – 2013 [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space – Open 9 [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space – Mini Spring Festival including SlackFolk Late: Kiss The Mistress + The Medlars [Festival] 8pm
The Bull – Exposé [Live Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Sons of Boudicca [Live Music] 9pm
The Goat and Boot – TBA [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Hole in The Wall – The Conflict Within + Coronach + Gross Affray [Live Music] 8pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Between Photography : Noel Myles and James Maturin-Baird [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Mountains of the Mind [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Groundbound: Desmond Brett [Exhibition] 10am
Tin Pan Alley – Catrinas + Mary Do You Wanna + Luke Fisher [Live Music] 9pm
The Twist – Strictly Underground – Free Acid/Techno Party Part 2 [Music] 8pm
Tribal Underground – Vibe Presents Kreature + Little Jonny + Murdock + Benton King b2b Liam Joon + Deep Sensation + Ant Mak [Music] 9pm
Twisters – Of All Time with DJ Gilly and Ben Howard [Music] 8pm
V Bar – The Party [Music] 8pm
Vallies Lounge – DJ Barry James’ Saturday Night (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Easter Sunday 31st March

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 Studio) – Colchester Poetry presents The Sunday Matinee: Tess Gardener + Languid + Phil Mill + Stuart Gardener + Luke Nash + Dingus Khan [Spoken Word] 2pm
Four Aces Radio www.fouracesradio.net – Rev Wright’s Sunday Service with guest Hippy Mick [Radio] 4-6pm
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 11am
Kings Arms – The Astons [Live Music] 9pm
Radio Wivenhoe www.radiowivenhoe.co.uk – Live It Up with DJ Ju [Radio] 4-6pm
Radio Wivenhoe www.radiowivenhoe.co.uk – Sundays Down Memory Lane with DJ Gilly + Guest Dave Malone [Radio] 7-9pm
Roberts Live Lounge – Cushti [Live Music] 9pm
Silk Road – FreQKlash: Krankbrothers + Tom Budden + Max Chapman + Rob Harding + Andy Pearce + Murdock [Music] 8pm
Sky Rooms – Metro De Apollo- Nice7 + A1 Bassline [Music] 10pm
Slack Space – Clog Dance Rehearsals [Dance] 11.30am
Slack Space – Slack Space Improv performance ‘STRICTLY IMPROV’ with SlackWaves and Mother Sky [Music] 5pm
Marks Tey Parish Hall – Colchester Jazz Club: Chris Pearce’s Frenchmen Street Jazz Band [Live Music] 7pm
The Artillery Man (The Tilly) – Open Mic Night [Live Music] 7pm
The Bull – Stone Shuffle Jones [Live Music] 6pm
The Bull – Stiff In The Morning [Live Music] 9pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Alternative Easter: The Mono Polys + Catrinas + George Henry Kings [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Foresters Arms – Folk Jam [Live Music] 8pm
The Hole in The Wall – Lazy Sunday: Sam Keyes + April Moodie + Jonathan Marriot [Live Music] 6pm
The Hole in The Wall – Summer Snowmen [Live Music] 10pm
The Kings Arms – Astons [Live Music] 9pm
Trotters Bar – Silent Disco [Music] 7.30pm
Twisters – DJ Dickie [Music] 8pm
V Bar – [Music] 8pm
Victoria Inn – TBA [Live Music] 5pm

Easter Monday 1st April

Digby Gallery (Mercury Theatre) – The Splinter Art Group – Images of the Human Form [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
The Duchess – Summer Snowmen [Live Music] 8pm
The Hole In The Wall – Kasper Rosa + Swivelman [Live Music] 8pm
The Kings Arms (Outside) – Short People + Words and Music [Live Music] 1.30pm
The Kings Arms – Stalker [Live Music] 6pm
Victoria Inn – Piano Night [Live Music] 8pm
Wivenhoe Rose and Crown – Open Mic Night with Liz Wyatt Showcase [Open Mic] 8pm

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