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

Friday 20h June
Art Exchange (University of Essex) – Jevan Watkins Jones: Occupied with Plants [Exhibition] 11am
Charter Hall – Dance Infusion presented by Elite Dance [Dance] 7pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Colchester Comedy Festival: Laurence Clark: Moments of Instant Regret [Comedy] 7.30pm
firstsite – Bruce McLean: Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Film [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Coffee Morning Screening: Saving Mr Banks (2013) [Film] 11.30am
firstsite (Auditorium) –Colchester Comedy Festival: Airplane presented by Elisa Vasquez-Walters [Film] 7.30pm
Hollytrees Museum (The Bernard Mason Gallery) – Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Liquid & Envy – Drop + High Energy [Music] 10pm
Mercury Theatre – You Can Always Hand Them Back [Theatre] 7.30pm
Mercury Theatre (Studio) – Colchester Comedy Festival: Steve Hall + Carl Donnelly [Comedy] 8pm
Octagon Gallery – Madagascar Photos by Phil Brew [Exhibition] 10am
Red Lion Books – All About Trees, an exhibition of works by Lucy Hook-Child [Exhibition] 9am
Roberts Live Lounge – Contraband [Live Music] 9pm
Slack Space @ The Old Police Station – Open 13 [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space @ The Old Police Station – Piano Friday [Live Music] 11am
Stoke By Nayland Golf Club – Fleece Jazz: Derek Nash’s Acoustic Quartet with David Newton [Live Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – Abbey Road [Live Music] 7.15pm
The Bull – Beggar [Live Music] 10pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Drive Through Therapy + The Manic Shine + Newtons Apple + Drop Dead Fred [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Foresters Arms – The Houston Mayhead Quintet [Live Music] 8pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Terry Bond: Neighbourhood Watch [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery Garden – Birds of a Feather [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories – Colchester Comedy Festival: Colchester New Comedian Of The Year – Heat 2 [Comedy] 7.30pm
The Waiting Room – Impress 2014 [Exhibition] 10am
The Waiting Room – Colchester Theatre Festival (+ feast of St Botwulf) [Festival] 2pm
The Waiting Room – DJ Floyd [Music] 7pm
Twisters Bar- Punk & New Wave Night with DJs Sean Rigby + Sam Leppard [Music] 8pm
V Bar – DJ Freddy [Live Music] 8pm

Saturday 21st June
Art Exchange (University of Essex) – Jevan Watkins Jones: Occupied with Plants [Exhibition] 11am
Charter Hall – Dance Infusion presented by Elite Dance [Dance] 2pm + 7pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Colchester Comedy Festival: James Campbell’s Comedy For Kids [Comedy] 1.30pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Colchester Comedy Festival: Arthur Smith At Your Service [Comedy] 7.30pm
firstsite – Bruce McLean: Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Film [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Learning Spaces) – Free Family Saturday for families with children from 4-11 years [Kids] 11am + 2pm
firstsite (Auditorium) – Colchester Comedy Festival: Nuts In May presented by Hazel Humphreys [Film] 7.30pm
Headgate Theatre – Tara Bennett Vocal School: Biddidi Boddibi Boo [Music] 2.30pm + 7.30pm
Hollytrees Museum (The Bernard Mason Gallery) – Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Mercury Theatre – You Can Always Hand Them Back [Theatre] 2.30pm + 7.30pm
Mercury Theatre (Studio) – Colchester Comedy Festival: Ed Gamble + Lucy Beaumont [Comedy] 8pm
Red Lion Books – All About Trees, an exhibition of works by Lucy Hook-Child [Exhibition] 9am
Roberts Bar – 70s – 80s Night [Music] 8pm
Slack Space @ The Old Police Station – Open 13 [Exhibition] 11am
St Martin’s Church – Midsummer Tea Party [Event] 2pm
The Bull – The Summer Solstice: Loxley’s Corner + Squeal + Rekovered [Live Music] 7.15pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – The Summer Solstice: Stu E Skinner + Denial Twist + Respite + DJ Chris Bradshaw [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Minories – RISE and Berryfields Fayre [Event] 4.37am
The Minories Art Gallery – Terry Bond: Neighbourhood Watch [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery Garden – Birds of a Feather [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories – Colchester Comedy Festival: Comedy Workshop for over 16s [Comedy] 1pm
The Waiting Room – Impress 2014 [Exhibition] 10am
Twisters Bar- DJ Sam Leppard [Music] 9pm
V Bar – DJ Freddy [Music] 8pm
Wivenhoe (King George IV Playing Field) Wivenhoe Midsummer Fete [Event] 12pm

Sunday 22nd June
Cardinal Bourne Hall – Salsa Tonic [Dance] 7pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Colchester Comedy Festival: Otiz Cannelloni – A History of Magic – Abridged! [Kids] 1.30pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Colchester Comedy Festival: Otway The Movie with Q&A session with Jon Otway [Film] 7.30pm
firstsite – Bruce McLean: Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Film [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Colchester Comedy Festival: Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday presented by Vibha Osbon [Film] 7.30pm
Marks Tey Parish Hall – Colchester Jazz Club: New Orleans Heat [Live Music] 7.15pm
Mercury Theatre (Studio) –Colchester Comedy Festival: Rich Hall *SOLD OUT* [Comedy] 7.30pm
The Artillery Man (The Tilly) – Open Mic Night (hosted by Theo Pearce) [Live Music] 8.30pm
Victoria Inn – Jamie Williams & The Roots Collective [Live Music] 5.30pm
Wivenhoe Greyhound – Jam Night [Live Music] 7.30pm

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