What’s on in Colchester this weekend as recommended by Keep Colchester Cool
Friday 12th October, Saturday 13th October, Sunday 14th October

Friday 12th October
Colchester Arts Centre – Jairo Barrull – Barrull, A Flamenco Legacy [Dance] 8pm
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) – Airlock Films: Nightmare Before Christmas (programmed by Y.A.K) [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 – Arsenic and Old Lace [Theatre] 7.30pm
Roberts Live Lounge – Ready Steady Go [Music] 9pm
Slack Space – Ponder – an interactive installation of words and pictures [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – Be Surprised; I am Hospice Care [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space (The Long Gallery) – A Show of Hands by Jennifer Meredith [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – Piano Friday [Music] 11.30am
Slack Space (The Post Room) – Screen Printing [Workshop] 4pm
Slack Space – Slackwave: Free Improv Music for both musicians and non-musicians [Music] 5pm
Stoke By Nayland Golf Club – Fleece Jazz: Ben Crosland Brass Group [Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – Strum n Bass [Music] 6.45pm
The Bull – Mr Spankey & The Hipthrusters [Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Raging Bull presents Moulettes + Angry Vs The Bear + Dead Cannons + Benjamin Bloom [Music] 8pm
The Hole in The Wall – Buddy Lee Dickens + Mary Do You Wanna [Music] 8pm
The Judge and Jury – Drive Through Therapy + Newtons Apple + Ellie Cornell + Matt Selley [Music] 8pm
The Marks Tey Hotel – Embassy Soul Weekender [Music] 12pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Art for Colchester [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Potentiates [Exhibition] 10am
The Twist – Dad’s Old Pants + Broken Watch + Buzzards + The Project [Music] 7.30pm
Tin Pan Alley – Leech Promotion present Denial Twist [Music] 8.30pm
Twisters – Kill Your Television [Music] 9pm
University of Essex (LTB 10) – Cine10: Back To The Future [Film] 8pm
University of Essex (Sub Zero) – Flirt! [Music] 11pm
V Bar – Motown, Soul and Funk Night with DJ Freddy [Music] 9pm
Vallies Lounge – Famous with DJ Cheryl Taylor (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Saturday 13th October
15 Queen Street – Colchester Poetry presents The Open Mic volume V [Music + Poetry] 8pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Odissi Ensemble: Shades Of Love [Dance] 7.30pm
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 (auditorium) – Thomas Newbolt: Near and Far: On landscape drawing [Talk] 2pm
firstsite (auditorium) – Drawing Alive: Films with drawing [Film] 3.30pm
firstsite (auditorium) – L’Elisir d’Amore (broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York) [Opera] 5.30pm
Hollytrees Museum – Coming to Colchester: 2000 years of immigration [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Lakeside Theatre – Adriano Adewale Group [Music] 8.30pm
Mercury Theatre – Arsenic and Old Lace [Theatre] 7.30pm
Roberts Live Lounge – Soul Night with DJ Nick Gunn [Music] 8pm
Silk Road – Auxillary Promotions Re-Wind: DJ Cable + Tommy Dee + DJ DUKU [Music] 9.30pm
Slack Space – Ponder – an interactive installation of words and pictures [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – Be Surprised; I am Hospice Care [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space (The Long Gallery) – A Show of Hands by Jennifer Meredith [Exhibition] 11am
The Bull – Sons of Boudicca [Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – The Saturday Bandstand (for musicians aged 12-18) [Music] 2pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Ice Breaker presents Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets) + Kevin Pearce + Polly Haynes + Chris Chamberlain [Music] 8.30pm
The Goat and Boot – Joel Green [Music] 9pm
The Hole in The Wall – Sons of Atlas + As Thick As Thieves [Music] 8pm
The Judge and Jury – [Music] 9.30pm
The Marks Tey Hotel – Embassy Soul Weekender [Music] 12pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Art for Colchester [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Potentiates [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Potentiates Art Workshop with Tristian Howe for Young People [Workshop] 11pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets) – Talk and Reading (prior to his gig at The Bull) [Talk] 6pm
The Twist – Broken Eyes + Cameron Mackie + Ben Woolf + DJ SW1 [Music] 8pm
Tin Pan Alley – [Music] 9pm
Tribal Underground – Mind-Funk presents Vandal + A:B:S + Graham Good + Hot Knives + Jenski [Music] 8pm
Twisters – Of All Time with DJ Gilly + Ben Howard [Music] 8pm
University of Essex (LTB 10) – Cine10: The Hunger Games [Film] 8pm
University of Essex (Sub Zero) – Antidote with DJ Doorly + Animal (Live) + DJ DNA Deficient + Just2DJs [Music] 11pm
V Bar – The Party with DJ Yoshi [Music] 8pm
Vallies Lounge – Bang Tidy with DJ Chris Reardon (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Sunday 14th October
15 Queen Street – Horror Make Up Workshops with Arabella Clarke [Workshop] 3pm
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
Hollytrees Museum – Coming to Colchester: 2000 years of immigration [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – Clog Dance Rehearsals [Dance] 11.30am
Slack Space (Post Room) – Printing Workshop for families [Workshop] 2pm
Stanway Rovers Football Club – Colchester Jazz Club: Freetime Old Dixieland Jass Band [Music] 7pm
St Botolphs Square – Black History Month International Market and Multi-Cultural Day of Foods, Music and Arts & Crafts [Market] 11am
The Marks Tey Hotel – Embassy Soul Weekender [Music] 12pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Art for Colchester [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Potentiates [Exhibition] 10am
The Tilly – Open Mic Night [Music] 7pm
Victoria Inn – Cold Norton [Music] 5pm