What’s on in Colchester this weekend as recommended by Keep Colchester Cool
Friday 31st August, Saturday 1st September, Sunday 2nd September

Friday 31st August
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
Curve Bar – Keep Calm & Rap More DJ Battle [Music] 8pm
firstsite – Summer Holidays: Dickon Mitchell – Robots of the Universe Unite (for children up to 11 years) [Activities] 11am + 2pm
firstsite (Auditorium) – Airlock Friday Film Club: Cars 2 [Film] 5.30pm
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
Mercury Theatre – Alan Ayckbourn’s Haunting Julia [Theatre] 7.30pm
Natural History Museum – Animal Games Trail [Trail] 10am
Roberts Live Lounge – The Company [Music] 9pm
Slack Space – Music in Monochrome [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – Severalls [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – Slackwave: Free Improv Music for both musicians and non-musicians [Music] 5pm
Slack Space – Piano Friday [Music] 11.30am
Stoke By Nayland Golf Club – Fleece Jazz: Simon Spillett Quartet [Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – Mark and Craig [Music] 6.45pm
The Bull – Mr Spankey and The Hipthrusters [Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – The Friday House of Blues Jam [Music] 8pm
The Judge and Jury & Tribal Underground – Sumo Beatz: Rissy Criss + Heist + Fatman D + Funsta MC + Haddow + Twedds + Double Gee + Hand-Z + Twister + Staggz + Ben Kenaris + Deep Elite + Gitchi [Music] 8pm
The Purple Dog – 5th Real Ale Festival [Beer] 11am
Tin Pan Alley – TBA [Music] 8.30pm
Tribal Underground – Sumo Beatz (see The Judge and Jury for info [Music] 8pm
Twisters – High Fidelity with DJ Huffle and Producer Chris [Music] 9pm
V Bar – Friday Night Live: Electra + Joel Fisk [Music] 9pm
Vallies Lounge – Famous with DJ Cheryl Taylor (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Saturday 1st September
Colchester Arts Centre – Summer Salsa Fiesta [Dance] 6.30pn
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Siron Franco Suspicious Story [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Summer Holidays: Dickon Mitchell – Robots of the Universe Unite (for children up to 11 years) [Activities] 11am + 2pm
Hollytrees Museum – Coming to Colchester: 2000 years of immigration [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Natural History Museum – Animal Games Trail [Trail] 10am
Mercury Theatre – Alan Ayckbourn’s Haunting Julia [Theatre] 2.30pm + 7.30pm
Roberts Live Lounge – TBA [Music] 8pm
Slack Space – Music in Monochrome [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – Severalls [Exhibition] 11am
The Beer House – Strictly Underground presents The Colchester Collective: S.H.O.CK + Blunt + Baska + Quicklung + Deejay Jaycee + Rev Wright + Worzal + Roachie + Cyberdog + Cullen + Vinny [Music] 1pm
The Bull – No More Heroes [Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Cherry Lee Mewis [Music] 9pm
The Goat and Boot – Earth Girls Are Easy [Music] 9pm
The Judge and Jury – TBA [Music] 7pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Colchester and Tendring Open Studios Showcase [Exhibition] 10am
The Purple Dog – 5th Real Ale Festival [Beer] 11am
Tin Pan Alley – TBA [Music] 9pm
Tribal Underground – TBA [Music] 9pm
Twisters – DJ Sam Leppard [Music] 8pm
V Bar – The Party with DJ Yoshi [Music] 8pm
Vallies Lounge – Bang Tidy with DJ Chris Reardon (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Sunday 2nd September
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
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] 11am
Natural History Museum – Animal Games Trail [Trail] 10am
Slack Space – Clog Dance Rehearsals [Dance] 11.30am
Stanway Rovers Football Club – Colchester Jazz Club: The Big Bear Stompers [Music] 7pm
Victoria Inn – Musical Showcase featuring James Vies + Emma Dean + Tony Woodley [Music] 5pm