What’s on in Colchester this weekend as recommended by Keep Colchester Cool
Saturday 21st July, Sunday 22nd July

Saturday 21st July
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
Eight Ash Green (Fordham Heath) – Eight Ash Green Music Festival 2012: The Q-Plates + Neon Nurse + Interstellar Graffit Artsits + Flat Mountain Family + Station + Kill The Party + Ren Stedman + Jamie Williams and The Roots Collective + Ellen Back + Polly Haynes + Rhonda Merrick + Kevin Gardiner + Inside Out + Kev Winterbone + Di Billinghurst + For The Love Of Bob + Hazel and Dave [Festival] 12pm
firstsite – News from Nowhere [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Saturday Family Film Club: The Iron Giant (1999) [Film] 3pm
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Siron Franco Suspicious Story [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Coming to Colchester: 2000 years of immigration [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Maitlands Distillery Lane – Blues & Rock in the Garden: The Funktion Junction + Audio Pirates + Tahir Burhan + Sophie Louise + Polly Haynes [Music] 5pm
Roberts Live Lounge – 70s/80s Night with DJ Simon Lewis [Music] 8pm
Slack Space – Carrying the Torch [Exhibition] 11am
The Bull – Backtrackin [Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Essex Rocks: Housework + Two Steps Twice [Music] 9pm
The Foresters Arms – Hat Check Honeys [Music] 8pm
The Judge and Jury – Hobo Chang + Freedom Sounds + DJs [Music] 8pm
The Twist – MINDWARP: Slipmatt + Ellis Dee + Ratty + Worzal + SW1 + Quicklung + E.V. + MC Vocal [Music] 7pm
University of Essex (Art Exchange) – Olympics by Design [Exhibition] 11am
Tin Pan Alley – Ghost Train Porters [Music] 9pm
Twisters – DJ Sam Leppard [Music] 8pm
University of Essex (Art Exchange) – Contested Games: Mexico 68’s Olympic design revolution [Exhibition] 11am
V Bar – The Party with DJ Yoshi [Music] 8pm
Vallies Lounge – Swagger Saturday with DJ Steffy (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Sunday 22nd July
15 Queen Street – Colchester Filmmakers: Film Shoot Sunday [Film] 10.30am
Castle Park (Upper Bowling Green) – Bring and Share Picnic [Picnic] 12.30pm
Colchester Arts Centre – The Edge Theatre Group presents Little Old Alf [Theatre] 7pm
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 (Auditorium) – News from Nowhere Sci-Fi Film Club – 2001: A Space Odyssey [Film] 3pm
Hollytrees Museum – Coming to Colchester: 2000 years of immigration [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 11am
Lion Walk Shopping Centre – SoUNDAY Shopping [Music] 1pm
Slack Space – Clog Dance Rehearsals [Dance] 11.30am
Stanway Rovers Football Club – Colchester Jazz Club: Ken Colyer Legcay New Orleans Jazz Band [Music] 7pm
Victoria Inn – Acoustic Music Showcase: Shenian + Angela Park + John Clarke + Lizzie B + Mark Wynn [Music] 5pm