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

Friday 29th May
Art Exchange (University of Essex) – The Centre for Curatorial Studies present Abject Subject [Exhibition] 11am
Colchester Arts Centre – 30th Colchester CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival [Beer] 12pm
Firstsite – Carla Zaccagnini: Elements of Beauty [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – The Parliament of Things [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – Y.A.K presents Yours, Comes Comitis [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite (Auditorium) – Coffee Morning Screening: The Theory Of Everything (2014) [Film] 11.30am
Firstsite (Auditorium) – Paddington (2014) [Film] 3pm
Firstsite – Comicol: Film, Comic and Gaming Festival [Event] Go4 Market Café – Bodega La Iglesia [Event] 4pm
Headgate Theatre – Colchester Operatic Society presents Come Fly With Me [Theatre] 7.45pm
Hollytrees Museum – Colchester Oyster Feast (temporary display) [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum (The Bernard Mason Gallery) – Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – The twisted history of Colchester in cartoon [Kids] 10.30am + 11.30am + 12.30pm + 2pm + 3pm
Lakeside Theatre – The Theatre Arts Society’s Raw Festival [Theatre] 7.30pm
Lakeside Theatre Café – The Hook Open Mic [Music] 9pm
Mercury Theatre – Little Shop of Horrors [Theatre] 7.30pm
Natural History Museum – Cuckoo Exhibition (temporary display) [Exhibition] 10am
Roberts Bar – Friday Live: Bouncing Off Concrete [Live Music] 9pm
Stoke By Nayland Golf Club – Fleece Jazz: Will Butterworth [Live Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – Skinner & Cornell [Live Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – Jukebox Fury [Live Music] 10pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – The Friday House of Blues [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Foresters Arms – Vinyl Night [Music] 8.30pm
The Minories Art Gallery – The First World War in Biscuits [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Tony McCorry: Towers and Terraces [Exhibition] 10am
The Octagon Gallery – An Exhibition of Paintings by Claire Heaton [Exhibition] 9am
The Silk Road – DJs Scott Dewing + Prince NOD [Music] 8pm
The Waiting Room – Impress 2015 [Exhibition] 10am
The Waiting Room – Surfer Stomp [Music] 9pm
Three Wise Monkeys (Top Floor) – Souled Out: A night of Funk, Soul, Rare Groove & Classic Hip Hop [Music] 9pm
Tribal Nightclub – Tribal Promoter Showcase: House & Techno with NUTTED x WAX x CRKD x DISTURB [Music] 9pm
Twisters Bar – High Fidelity with Ben Howard + Huffle [Music] 9pm
University of Essex (Sub Zero) – Bounce [Music] 11pm
V Bar – Best Days Vintage presents Leisure: [Live Music] 8pm
Waikiki – Phoenix 2nd Birthday Bash with DJ Dean Scott (LGBT Night) [Music] 9.30pm

Saturday 30th May
Art Exchange (University of Essex) – The Centre for Curatorial Studies present Abject Subject [Exhibition] 12pm
Colchester Arts Centre – 30th Colchester CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival [Beer] 12pm
Colchester Arts Centre – The Occupants LIVE at 30th Colchester CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival [Live Music] 9pm
Colchester Institute (Swinburne Hall) – Musical Theatre Showcase [Music] 7.30pm
Firstsite – Carla Zaccagnini: Elements of Beauty [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – The Parliament of Things [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – Y.A.K presents Yours, Comes Comitis [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite (Learning Spaces) – Free Family Saturday for families with children from 4-11 years [Kids] 11am + 2pm
Firstsite – Comicol: Film, Comic and Gaming Festival [Event] Go4 Market Café – Bodega La Iglesia [Event] 10.30am
Headgate Theatre – Colchester Operatic Society presents Come Fly With Me [Theatre] 2.30pm + 7.45pm
Hollytrees Museum – Colchester Oyster Feast (temporary display) [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum (The Bernard Mason Gallery) – Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Mercury Theatre – Little Shop of Horrors [Theatre] 2.30pm + 7.30pm
Natural History Museum – Cuckoo Exhibition (temporary display) [Exhibition] 10am
Roberts Bar – 90s to 00s Night [Music] 8pm
The Bull – Mix Em Up [Live Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – Exposé [Live Music] 10pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Buster James [Live Music] 9pm
The Duchess – Voodoo Child [Live Music] 9.30pm
The Hole In The Wall – Sons of Mayhem presents Gross Affray + Herida + Asylum + Luke Fisher [Live Music] 7.30pm
The Minories Art Gallery – The First World War in Biscuits [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Tony McCorry: Towers and Terraces [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Nothing New @ The Minories: A Pre-Loved & Recycled Fair [Fair] 10am
The Octagon Gallery – An Exhibition of Paintings by Claire Heaton [Exhibition] 9am
The Prettygate – Park and Ride [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Silk Road – DJs Scott Dewing + Prince NOD + Darrell Smith + Theodoros Lambrou [Music] 8pm
The Waiting Room – Impress 2015 [Exhibition] 10am
The Waiting Room – The Return of Mother Popcorn: John Callaghan + Hoof! + The Nearly [Live Music] 7.30pm
Tribal Nightclub – Sumo Beatz: Bryan Gee, Heist, Voltage, MC Kombo, MC Swifta + more [Music] 9pm
Twisters Bar – Of All Time with Ben Howard + Sam Leppard [Music] 9pm
University of Essex (Sub Zero) – Ibiza House vs Garage with The Cut Up Boys [Music] 11pm
V Bar – Resident DJ [Music] 8pm

Sunday 31st May
Colchester Arts Centre – The Dead Rat Orchestra perform The Tyburnia Tour [Live Music] 7.30pm
Firstsite – Carla Zaccagnini: Elements of Beauty [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – The Parliament of Things [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – Y.A.K presents Yours, Comes Comitis [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – Comicol: Film, Comic and Gaming Festival [Event] Go4 Market Café – Bodega La Iglesia [Event] 10.30am
Marks Tey Parish Hall – Colchester Jazz Club: Goff Dubber Dixieland Express [Live Music] 7.15pm
The Artillery Man (The Tilly) – Open Mic Night (hosted by Theo Pearce) [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Waiting Room – Knitterati Afternoon [Meetup] 1pm
Victoria Inn – Noel Gander + Cold Norton [Live Music] 5.30pm

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