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

Friday 27th June
Art Exchange (University of Essex) – Jevan Watkins Jones: Occupied with Plants [Exhibition] 11am
Colchester Arts Centre – Colchester Comedy Festival: Hattie Hayridge [Comedy] 7.30pm
firstsite – Bruce McLean: Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Film [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Colchester Comedy Festival Oh Mr Porter! presented by Reg Young [Film] 7.30pm
Gods Bar @ Liquid – Phoenix 80’s Go-Glo with DJ Cheryl Taylor (LGBT Night) [Music] 11pm
Headgate Theatre – Sanditon by Jane Austen, Anna Lefroy & Chris Bundle [Theatre] 7.45pm
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: Paul McCaffrey + Phil Wang [Comedy] 8pm
Red Lion Books – All About Trees, an exhibition of works by Lucy Hook-Child [Exhibition] 9am
Roberts Live Lounge – Skandal [Live Music] 9pm
Slack Space @ The Old Police Station – Open 13 [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space @ The Old Police Station – Piano Friday [Live Music] 11am
St Botolphs Church – Quire 10th Anniversary Celebration [Live Music] 7.30pm
Stoke By Nayland Golf Club – Fleece Jazz: Basil Hodge [Live Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – Park and Ride [Live Music] 7.15pm
The Bull – Fleeced [Live Music] 10pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – The Friday House of Blues [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Foresters Arms – Meamo [Live Music] 8pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Terry Bond: Neighbourhood Watch [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Terry Flower: Return To Paphos [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 3 [Comedy] 7.30pm
The Waiting Room – Impress 2014 [Exhibition] 10am
The Waiting Room – Dj Ben Hucklesbury [Music] 7pm
Twisters Bar- DJ Sean Rigby [Music] 8pm
V Bar – [Live Music] 8pm

Saturday 28th June
Art Exchange (University of Essex) – Jevan Watkins Jones: Occupied with Plants [Exhibition] 11am
Birch Park – FreQKlash In The Park: Josh Butler + Patrick Topping + Max Chapman + Rob Harding + Callum Hammett + Stu Pennick + Luke Currell + Westy [Music] 12pm
Castle Park – Food & Drink Festival [Food] 11am
Charter Hall – Colchester Comedy Festival: Tim Clark + Otiz Cannelloni + Phil Butler [Comedy] 7pm
Colchester Town Centre – Oxjam Colchester Buskathon [Live Music] 11am
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) – Autism Friendly Family Films: The King and the Mockingbird [Film] 10.30am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Family Film Saturday: The King and the Mockingbird [Film] 1pm
firstsite (Auditorium) – Colchester Comedy Festival: This Is The End presented by Jack Williams and Mary Dodds [Film] 7.30pm
Headgate Theatre – Music On A Summer Evening: Gwendal Moele & Paul Riley + Inside Out Trio + Cornucopia + The Four Blokes [Live Music] 7.30pm
Hollytrees Museum (The Bernard Mason Gallery) – Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Kelvedon – Kelvedon Community Festival [Festival] 12pm
Mercury Theatre – You Can Always Hand Them Back [Theatre] 2.30pm + 7.30pm
Mercury Theatre (Studio) – Colchester Comedy Festival: Gareth Richards + Matt Forde [Comedy] 8pm
Red Lion Books – All About Trees, an exhibition of works by Lucy Hook-Child [Exhibition] 9am
Roberts Bar – 80s & 90s Night [Music] 8pm
Slack Space @ The Old Police Station – Open 13 [Exhibition] 11am
The Bull – Bouncing Off Concrete [Live Music] 10pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Funk & Soul Night with DJ Tai [Music] 9.30pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Terry Bond: Neighbourhood Watch [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Terry Flower: Return To Paphos [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery Garden – Birds of a Feather [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories – Colchester Comedy Festival: Comedy Workshop for 12-17 year olds [Comedy] 1pm
The Minories – Open Air Theatre Production: The Pirates of Penzance [Theatre] 4.30pm
The Waiting Room – Impress 2014 [Exhibition] 10am
The Waiting Room – Colchester Lightbulb Festival of the Arts 2014 [Festival] 12pm
Tribal (Upstairs) – FreQKlash After Party [Music] [9
Tribal (Basement) – SubCulture 1st Birthday/Tribal Re-Opening Party: Uncle Dugs + Digital + Navigator & YT [Music] 9pm
Twisters Bar- Of All Time: The Greatest Twisters Tracks Ever with Ben Howard & Sam Leppard [Music] 9pm
V Bar – [Music] 8pm

Sunday 29th June
Castle Park – Food & Drink Festival [Food] 11am
Cardinal Bourne Hall – Salsa Tonic: Latino Dance Fusion [Dance] 7pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Colchester Comedy Festival: More Tea Vicar? With Dad’s Army Vicar – Frank Williams [Comedy 1.30pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Colchester Comedy Festival: Colchester New Comedian of the Year 2014 – The Grand Final [Comedy] 7.30pm
firstsite – Bruce McLean: Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Film [Exhibition] 10am
Marks Tey Parish Hall – Colchester Jazz Club: Barry Palser’s ‘X’ Factor New Orleans Band [Live Music] 7.15pm
Mercury Theatre – Colchester Comedy Festival: Miles Jupp [Comedy] 7pm
The Artillery Man (The Tilly) – Open Mic Night (hosted by Theo Pearce) [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Minories (in The Garden) – The Garden Party: Loxley’s Corner + The Jim Jims + The Significant Others [Live Music] 2pm
Victoria Inn – TBA [Live Music] 5.30pm
Weston Homes Community Stadium – Elton John and His Band [Live Music] 7pm

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