What’s on in Colchester this weekend as recommended by Keep Colchester Cool
Saturday 25th August, Sunday 26th August, Monday 27th August

Saturday 25th August
Castle Park Colchester Free Festival 2012 for info visit www.colchesterfreefestival.co.uk [Festival] 11am
Curve Bar – The Origins of Soul with DJ Andy Richards + Chaz J [Music] 7.30pm
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – News from Nowhere [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Siron Franco Suspicious Story [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – NFN Art and Craft Session: Traditional Poster Making with David Andrews [Craft] 10am
firstsite – Summer Holidays: Summer Space – UFO Story Bank (for children up to 11 years) [Activities] 11am + 2pm
firstsite – CoMA firewire: Sounds from Somewhere [Music] 2pm
Hollytrees Museum – Coming to Colchester: 2000 years of immigration [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Natural History Museum – Animal Games Trail [Trail] 10am
Mercury Theatre – The Mercury Youth Theatre presents The Prodigious Snob [Theatre] 7.30pm
Roberts Live Lounge – Full Phat 5 [Music] 8pm
Sky Rooms – THE BIG LICK: DJs Yoshi + Rev! + Uncle Slappy [Music] 9.30pm
Slack Space – Music in Monochrome [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – Severalls [Exhibition] 11am
The Bull – Maxwell Hammer & Smith [Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Jamboree: Open Mic Night meets Jam Night (hosted by Theo Pearce) [Music] 8pm
The Goat and Boot – Next Of Kin + Blunderz [Music] 3pm
The Judge and Jury & Tribal – Deadbeat: Brown & Gammon + Heist + Format + The Deadbeats + Matthahat & Wom + Seffi B + Jarvis + Blaise + Gallant + Ben ‘Broken’ Saul + Stagz + Deep Elite + Nuclear MC & Pinkeye [Music] 7pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Masters at The Minories 2012 [Exhibition] 10am
The Twist – XXX Promotions Free For All: SW1 + Worzal + DJ Quicklung + Cyber Dog + Roachie + Bones E Boy + Dutchie + DJ Baska [Music] 9pm
Tin Pan Alley – Joe Boyd and The Loop + Kevin Pearce + Catrinas + Not Going Out + Cherchen Man + Joel Fisk [Music] 7pm
Tribal Underground – Deadbeat (see Judge and Jury for listing) [Music] 9pm
Twisters – DJs Sam Leppard + Sean Rigby [Music] 8pm
V Bar – The Hype Theory + Paper Cages + Chase The Enemy + DJ Freddy [Music] 8pm
Vallies Lounge – Bang Tidy with DJ Chris Reardon (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Sunday 26th August
15 Queen Street – Film Shoot Sunday [Meetup] 11am
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – News from Nowhere [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Siron Franco Suspicious Story [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Learning Studio) – Colchester Poetry presents The Sunday Matinee [Poetry] 2pm
Hollytrees Museum – Coming to Colchester: 2000 years of immigration [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 11am
Kings Arms – Diezal [Music] 9pm
Natural History Museum – Animal Games Trail [Trail] 10am
Roberts Live Lounge – Cushti [Music] 8pm
Roberts Club – Boogie Explosion with DJs Nick Gunn + Bully [Music] 9.30pm
Silk Road – FreQKlash After Party [Music] 8pm
Slack Space – Clog Dance Rehearsals [Dance] 11.30am
Stanway Rovers Football Club – Colchester Jazz Club: The Original East Coast Wanderers [Music] 7pm
The Arena (Car Park) – FreQKlash 7th Birthday Terrace Party: Flashmob + Kate Simko + Rob Harding + Dutchie + Stu Pennick + Lewis Cooper + Callum Hammett + Kieran Andrews + Dom & Luke [Music] 12pm
The Bull – Smokin Lizards [Music] 6pm
The Bull – Stiff In The Morning [Music] 9.30pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – South Of The Border + Not Going Out + The ‘Friday Night House of Blues’ House Band [Music] 8pm
The Goat and Boot – Joel Green [Music] 8pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Masters at The Minories 2012 [Exhibition] 10am
Twisters – Bank Holiday BBQ with DJ Richard Williams [Music] 2pm
V Bar – Pirates of V Bar with DJ Yoshi [Music] 5pm
Victoria Inn – Amy Westney [Music] 5pm

Monday 27th August
15 Queen Street – WriteNight [Meetup] 7.30pm
Colchester (Secret Location)* – The Secret Vintage Fair *(we can tell you it’s the Belle Vue Club, 1 Colne Bank Avenue) [Fair] 10.30am
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – News from Nowhere [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Summer Holidays: Dickon Mirchell – Robots of the Universe Unite (for children up to 11 years) [Activities] 11am + 2pm
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Siron Franco Suspicious Story [Exhibition] 10am
Kings Arms – Judith Charmers with Short People [Music] 1.30pm
Kings Arms – Stone Shuffle Jones [Music] 6pm
Twisters – Twisters’ Record Club [Music] 8pm