What’s on in Colchester this weekend as recommended by Keep Colchester Cool
Friday 28th , Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th September

Friday 28th September
Colchester Arts Centre – Gravenhurst [Music] 7pm
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
Curve Bar – A Night of Pure Salsa with DJ Carlos [Dance] 9pm
firstsite – Anthea Hamilton: Sorry I’m Late [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Humphrey Jennings: Painting, Collage, Film [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Siron Franco Suspicious Story [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Y.A.K presents Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows (Airlock Films) [Film] 5pm
Hollytrees Museum – Coming to Colchester: 2000 years of immigration [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Mercury Theatre – Guys And Dolls [Theatre] 7.30pm
Qube – Shaft (Soul Night) – [Music] 9pm
Roberts Live Lounge
– Syxx [Music] 9pm
Silk Road – Deadbeat presents Ed Rush & Optical + Scamp + The Deadbeats + Little Jonny & Cowboy + MC Pinkeye [Music] 9pm
Slack Space – Open 7: featuring the work of upcoming local artists [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – Piano Friday [Music] 11.30am
Slack Space – Slackwave: Free Improv Music for both musicians and non-musicians [Music] 5pm
Slack Space – BCUK 2012 Uncovention: Bookcrossing in Colchester http://2012.bcukunconvention.co.uk [Books] 5pm
Stoke By Nayland Golf Club – Fleece Jazz: Spike Robinson Tribute [Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – Groovetails [Music] 6.45pm
The Bull – Cover Station [Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – The Friday Night Blues Jam [Music] 8pm
The Judge and Jury – Stiff In The Morning [Music] 8pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Art for Colchester [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Potentiates [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Open Studios 2012 Showcase Exhibition [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories – Understar Cinema presents an Open Air Screening of The Usual Suspects *CANCELLED* [Film] 7pm
Tin Pan Alley – Leech Promotion presents Pistols and Vultures + Edge of the Ocean [Music] 8pm
Tribal Underground – Enigma’s Burlesque 4th Birthday with The Helles Belles + DJ Mark Jones (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm
Twisters – Howard and Huffle’s High Fidelity with Ben Howard and DJ Huffle [Music] 9pm
V Bar – Vardo & The Boss + Ben Wood & The Bad Ideas + DJ Freddy [Music] 9pm
Vallies Lounge – Famous with DJ Cheryl Taylor (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Saturday 29th September
Colchester Arts Centre – Banyan Theatre Co: Cinderella – Ashputtel [Kids] 1.30pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Danny Bhoy: Dear Epson [Comedy] 8pm
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
Curve Bar – Keep Calm and Rap More’s House Party with DJs Agee + Shoesy + Chelle + Short Faced Bear + MCs Tekneek + MrG + 24Vision + Crisis + YourFavorite + Crack Pipe Mike + Maxamillion [Music] 8pm
firstsite – Anthea Hamilton: Sorry I’m Late [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Humphrey Jennings: Painting, Collage, Film [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Siron Franco Suspicious Story [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Artist Talk: Anthea Hamilton [Talk] 1pm
firstsite (Auditorium) – Saturday Film Club: Ratatouille [Film] 5pm
firstsite (Auditorium) – Death – UK Regional Film Premiere [Film] 7pm
Headgate Theatre – BCUK 2012 Uncovention: Bookcrossing in Colchester http://2012.bcukunconvention.co.uk [Books] 9am
Headgate Theatre – Stictly Come Beaufort with the Beaufort Wind Quintet [Music] 7.30pm
Hollytrees Museum – Coming to Colchester: 2000 years of immigration [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Mercury Theatre – Guys And Dolls [Theatre] 2.30pm + 7.30pm
Roberts Live Lounge – The Committed + DJ Buzby [Music] 8pm
Slack Space – Open 7: featuring the work of upcoming local artists [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – BCUK 2012 Uncovention: Bookcrossing in Colchester http://2012.bcukunconvention.co.uk [Books] 11am
St Botolph’s Church – Colchester Symphony Orchestra: Versica Grmusa [Classical] 7pm
Sky Rooms – THE BIG LICK Metal/Rock/Alt Club Night [Music] 9.30pm
The Beer House – Broken Soundystem: DJs Ben ‘Broken’ Saul + Graham Good + Mat tha Hat + Mase + Hustle [Music] 8pm
The Bull – Expose [Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Buster James Band [Music] 8pm
The Goat and Boot – TBA [Music] 9pm
The Judge and Jury – Jumble Fever [Market] 12pm
The Judge and Jury + Tribal Underground – Ready Steady Go! The Unions + The Mannequins + DJs Dave Porter + Sarah Hodgson + Spiv + Neil Carter [Music] 8pm
The Twist – Metal & Alternative All Dayer: Merciless Fail + Rezinwolf + Galactic Octopus + Osmiium Guillotine + Herida + Arise + Kaine + Immortal Empire + Devil May Rise + Luntara + Telepathy [Music] 12pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Art for Colchester [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Potentiates [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Open Studios 2012 Showcase Exhibition [Exhibition] 10am
Tin Pan Alley – Animal Noise + Cherchen Man’s Night of Flamnco Fusion & African Vibes [Music] 9pm
Tribal Underground – See Ready Steady Go! At The Judge and Jury [Music] 8pm
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
Victoria Inn – Dice People [Music] 9pm

Sunday 30th September
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Anthea Hamilton: Sorry I’m Late [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Humphrey Jennings: Painting, Collage, Film [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Siron Franco Suspicious Story [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Learning Space) – Colchester Poetry presents The Sunday Matinee: The Rev. Dr. Ian Prolix + Stuart Gardener + Simon Banks + Jack Bunney + Roman Atkin + Cherchen Man + Bear + Phil Beasley + Sioux Jordan + Adam Roxby [Poetry] 2pm
firstite (Auditorium) – East Anglian Film Archive: Feast Anglia – Food and Eating in East Anglia [Film] 1.30pm
firstsite (Auditorium) – Grease sing-a-long (Anthea Hamiltion Film Selection) [Film] 3pm
Hollytrees Museum – Coming to Colchester: 2000 years of immigration [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – BCUK 2012 Uncovention: Bookcrossing in Colchester http://2012.bcukunconvention.co.uk [Books] 11am
Slack Space – Clog Dance Rehearsals [Dance] 11.30am
Stanway Rovers Football Club – Colchester Jazz Club: New Orleans Heat [Music] 7pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Art for Colchester [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Potentiates [Exhibition] 10am
The Tilly – Open Mic Night [Music] 7pm
University of Essex (Zest, Square 3) – THE HOOK (Lakeside Theatre’s Open Mic Night) [Music/Poetry] 8pm
Victoria Inn – Band of Fools + Sally Theobald [Music] 5pm