What’s on in Colchester this weekend as recommended by Keep Colchester Cool
Friday 19th October, Saturday 20th October, Sunday 21st October

Friday 19th October
Colchester Arts Centre – Sean Hughes: Life Becomes Noises [Comedy] 8pm
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
Curve Bar – Switch with Agee and Shoesy [Music] 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: Angels and Demons (programmed by Y.A.K) [Film] 5pm
firstsite (Meeting Room B) – Getting to know Your Characters [Meetup] 7pm
Headgate Theatre – Christine the Musical by Toni Franchi and Marion Wells [Theatre] 7.30pm
Hollytrees Museum – Coming to Colchester: 2000 years of immigration [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Lakeside Theatre – Pete Edwards: FAT [Live Art] 7.30pm
Mercury Theatre – Arsenic and Old Lace [Theatre] 7.30pm
My Icon Art – Wardurst Launch event with Paul Wood + Taylor Made + Redwood [Music] 6pm
Octagon Gallery – Anglian Rambles – an exhibition by Phil Brew [Exhibition] 8am
Pat Molloy’s – Voodoo Child [Music] 9pm
Robertos – Bobby Skillz + Floydie [Music] 8pm
Roberts Live Lounge – FX Band [Music] 9pm
Sky Rooms – Under 18’s Night [Music] 7pm
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: Trevor Warren’s Disassembler [Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – Emma Black [Music] 6.45pm
The Bull – The Reason [Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Friday Night Jamming [Music] 9pm
The Hole in The Wall – Depth + Burn The Headlines + The Aurora [Music] 8pm
The Foresters Arms – Hat Check Honeys host an evening with Freya’s Way [Music] 9pm
The Judge and Jury – The Lick Live presents Archen + Elimination + Agonyst [Music] 9pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Art for Colchester [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Potentiates [Exhibition] 10am
The Old New Inn – The Collective [Music] 8pm
Tin Pan Alley – Checkpoint Charlie presents Mouse Tribes + Slow Life + Matt Selley [Music] 9pm
Tribal Underground – Helles Belles Burlesque [Music] 8pm
Twisters
– Pink Friday. DJ Sam Leppard [Music] 9pm
University of Essex (LTB 10) – Cine10: Quantum of Solace [Film] 8pm
University of Essex (Sub Zero) – Flirt! With DJ Grammafone [Music] 11pm
V Bar – Pink Friday with Vixation + Ellie Cornell [Music] 9pm
Vallies Lounge – FTW live + DJ Cheryl Taylor (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Saturday 20th October
Colchester Arts Centre – Teddy’s Sports Day [Kids] 1.30pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Daniel Sloss [Dance] 8pm
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 (Meeting Room B) – Learn To Knit [Workshop] 2pm
Headgate Theatre – Christine the Musical by Toni Franchi and Marion Wells [Theatre] 7.30pm
Hollytrees Museum – Coming to Colchester: 2000 years of immigration [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Lakeside Theatre – Comedy Central Live: John Gordillo [Comedy] 8.30pm
Mercury Theatre – Arsenic and Old Lace [Theatre] 2pm + 7.30pm
Roberts Live Lounge – 70s/80s Night with DJ Buzby [Music] 8pm
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
St Leonards Church Parish Hall – Quire concert Celebtating African Cultural Life [Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – The Fabulous Feedback Band [Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Essex Rocks presents Slopes + Electra + Kill The Party [Music] 8.30pm
The Goat and Boot – Junkyard Aliens [Music] 9pm
The Hole in The Wall – Hopeless Heroric [Music] 8pm
The Judge and Jury – TBA [Music] 9.30pm
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] 11am
The Twist – Alien Nation presents Lilygun + Sidechained + Dead Baby Birds + The Devil May Rise + The Jellycats [Music] 8pm
Tin Pan Alley – The Struck Bats + Gavin Bowern [Music] 9pm
Tribal Underground – TBA [Music] 8pm
Twisters – Get Twisted [Music] 8pm
University of Essex (LTB 10) – Cine10: American Pie: The Reunion [Film] 8pm
University of Essex (Sub Zero) – Antidote [Music] 11pm
V Bar – The Party with DJ Yoshi [Music] 8pm
Vallies Lounge – Bang Tidy with DJ Chris Reardon (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Sunday 21st October
Colchester Arts Centre – Alexei Sayle (SOLD OUT) [Comedy] 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 – The Bruce Lacey Experience [Film] 3pm
Hollytrees Museum – Coming to Colchester: 2000 years of immigration [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 11am
Lakeside Theatre – Sea Legs Puppet Theatre: Little Bo Beep [Kids] 2pm
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: Hugh Rainey’s Jazz Band [Music] 7pm
The Hole in The Wall – Unplugged Sunday: Broken Eyes + Swivelman + Louder Than Actions [Music] 8pm
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 (Level 2) – Breakout: The search for new DJ Talent on campus [Music] 7.30pm
Victoria Inn – Jazmine Ava [Music] 5pm