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

Friday 26th June
Colchester Arts Centre – Limehouse Lizzy: The Greatest Hits of Phil Lynott & Thin Lizzy [Live Music] 7pm
Colchester Institute (Swinburne Hall) – Colchester Rotary Festival of Music and Dance 2015 {Event] 10am
Colchester Gallery – Statements [Exhibition] 11am
Constable Galley (Colchester General Hospital) – Fantastic Textiles by Heidi Meier [Exhibition] 9am
Firstsite – John Virtue: The Sea [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – Natasha Carsbeg: Final Works [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – Studio Shots: Philip Bradshaw – That’s Not What I Meant [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – Richard DeDomenici’s First Nine Holes 2015 [Fore!] 10am
Firstsite (Foyer) – Hunt & Darton Cafe [Performance] 10am
Firstsite (Auditorium) – Coffee Morning Screening: Birdman (2014) [Film] 11.30am
Go4 Market Café – Go4 Market Cafe Official Relaunch Weekend [Event] 10am
Headgate Theatre – Arianna Bland Productions: And This One’s For You… [Live Music] 7.30pm
Hollytrees Museum – Colchester Oyster Feast (temporary display) [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum (The Bernard Mason Gallery) – Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Mercury Theatre – Christine The Musical [Theatre] 7.30pm
Natural History Museum – Cuckoo Exhibition (temporary display) [Exhibition] 10am
Roberts Bar – Friday Live: Stone Shuffle Jones [Live Music] 9pm
The Bull – Gavin Bowern [Live Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – Bouncing Off Concrete [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 Purple Dog – Summer Ale Festival [Beer] 11am
The Silk Road – DJs Scott Dewing + Prince NOD [Music] 8pm
The Waiting Room – Impress 2015 [Exhibition] 10am
The Waiting Room – Rotation Sessions (Vinyl Night) [Music] 9pm
Three Wise Monkeys (Top Floor) – Ghosts Of Men ‘Big Black Dog’ EP Launch + Drive Through Therapy + Faceless Dolls + The Castro’s + Sam Fraser [Live Music] 8pm
Tribal Nightclub – Summer Shakedown feat. Sumo Beatz, Universal Drumz, Druid, SubCulture & Rough Tempo DJs [Music] 9pm
Twisters Bar – Resident DJ [Music] 9pm
University of Essex (Frango’s) – Summer Sounds [Music] 11pm
V Bar – Resident DJ [Music] 8pm
Vine Farm House, Wivenhoe – Wivenhoe Open Air Shakespeare presents As You Like It [Theatre] 7.30pm
Wivenhoe Bookshop – Songs, Poetry and Yarns with Martin Newell [Books] 7pm

Saturday 27th June
After Office Hours – Esoteric (Reunion) presents Conan Liquid [Music] 7pm
Castle Park (Lower) – The Colchester Food and Drink Festival [Festival] 10.30am
Castle Park (Lower) – Live Music at The Colchester Food and Drink Festival: The Occupants + The Four Blokes + The Two Jonnies + Gavin Bowern + The Hokum Boys + Matt Selley & Theo Pearce [Festival] 12pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Chris Mayne’s World Of Magic (Workshop + Show) [Kids] 9.30am + 1.30pm
Colchester Institute (Swinburne Hall) – Colchester Rotary Festival of Music and Dance 2015 {Event] 10am
Constable Galley (Colchester General Hospital) – Fantastic Textiles by Heidi Meier [Exhibition] 9am
Curve Bar – Ecology: Nookie + PFM + Quicklung + Supermase + Spicerola + MCs Five Alive & Duracell [Music] 8pm
Firstsite – John Virtue: The Sea [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – Natasha Carsbeg: Final Works [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – Studio Shots: Philip Bradshaw – That’s Not What I Meant [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – Richard DeDomenici’s First Nine Holes 2015 [Fore!] 10am
Firstsite (Foyer) – Hunt & Darton Cafe [Performance] 10am
Firstsite (Learning Spaces) – Free Family Saturday for families with children from 4-11 years [Kids] 11am + 2pm
Firstsite – Tours of Firstsite with Anthony Roberts (The Director’s Cut), Tom Armstrong (The Weeping Tour) and Judith Merritt (Behind The Scenes) [Tours] 11am onwards
Go4 Market Café – Go4 Market Cafe Official Relaunch Weekend [Event] 10am
Headgate Theatre – Arianna Bland Productions: And This One’s For You… [Live Music] 7.30pm
Hollytrees Museum – Colchester Oyster Feast (temporary display) [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum (The Bernard Mason Gallery) – Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Mercury Theatre – The Royal British Legion Colchester present Emortuus: The Fallen [Event] 7pm
Natural History Museum – Cuckoo Exhibition (temporary display) [Exhibition] 10am
Roberts Bar – 70s to 90s Night [Music] 8pm
The Bull – The Landed [Live Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – Total 80’s [Live Music] 10.15pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Rony Rosado [Live Music] 9pm
The Hole in The Wall – Stone The Crows [Live 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 Minories – Knitterati Afternoon [Meetup] 1pm
The Octagon Gallery – An Exhibition of Paintings by Claire Heaton [Exhibition] 9am
The Purple Dog – Summer Ale Festival [Beer] 11am
The Silk Road – DJs Scott Dewing + Prince NOD + Darrell Smith + Theodoros Lambrou [Music] 8pm
The Waiting Room – Impress 2015 [Exhibition] 10am
Three Wise Monkeys (Top Floor) – Club Tropicana: 80’s Lux Pop [Music] 8pm
Tindalls – The Colchester Big Draw [Meetup] 10am
Tribal Nightclub – Disturb: Kreature + Little Jonny + Dom Northover + Lewis Waltham + Joey Hales [Music] 8.30pm
Twisters Bar – Of All Time: The Greatest Twisters Tracks Ever with DJs Ben Howard + Sam Leppard [Music] 9pm
V Bar – Resident DJ [Music] 8pm
Vine Farm House, Wivenhoe – Wivenhoe Open Air Shakespeare presents As You Like It [Theatre] 7.30pm

Sunday 28th June
Castle Park (Lower) – The Colchester Food and Drink Festival [Festival] 10.30am
Castle Park (Lower) – Live Music at The Colchester Food and Drink Festival: Park & Ride + Cakestupid + Polly Haynes + Tea For Two [Festival] 12pm
Colchester Arts Centre – The Vinyl Sessions: The Who – Quadrophenia [Music] 1pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Tony Visconti & Woody Woodmansey with Glenn Gregory + special guest Marc Almond *SOLD OUT* [Live Music] 7.30pm
Colchester Institute (Swinburne Hall) – Colchester Rotary Festival of Music and Dance 2015 {Event] 10am
Constable Galley (Colchester General Hospital) – Fantastic Textiles by Heidi Meier [Exhibition] 9am
Firstsite – John Virtue: The Sea [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – Natasha Carsbeg: Final Works [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – Studio Shots: Philip Bradshaw – That’s Not What I Meant [Exhibition] 10am
Firstsite – Richard DeDomenici’s First Nine Holes 2015 [Fore!] 10am
Firstsite (Foyer) – Hunt & Darton Cafe [Performance] 10am
Firstsite (Auditorium) – Brit Flicks: Tales of Hoffman (1951) [Film] 2.30pm
Go4 Market Café – Go4 Market Cafe Official Relaunch Weekend [Event] 10am
Marks Tey Parish Hall – Colchester Jazz Club: The Northside Jazz Band [Live Music] 7.15pm
The Artillery Man (The Tilly) – Open Mic Night (hosted by Theo Pearce) [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Minories (Outdoors) – Open Air Theatre production: The Three Musketeers [Theatre] 2.30pm
The Purple Dog – Summer Ale Festival [Beer] 11am
The Waiting Room – Colchester Games Club [Meetup] 2pm
The Waiting Room – Impress 2015 [Exhibition] 10am
Victoria Inn – Tom Parkes [Live Music] 5.30pm

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