What’s on in Colchester this weekend as recommended by Keep Colchester Cool
Friday 14th December, Saturday 15th December, Sunday 16th December

Friday 14th December
Art Exchange (University of Essex) – Ansuman Biswas: Present [Exhibition] 11am
Colchester Arts Centre – Goodiepal + The Dead Rat Orchestra + Mother Sky + Sone Institute [Live Music] 7pm
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
Curve Bar (downstairs) – A Night of Pure Salsa with DJ Carlos [Dance] 9pm
firstsite – Nigel Henderson and Eduardo Paolozzi: Hammer Prints Limited 1945-1975 [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Airlock Films (programmed by Y.A.K): Hot Fuzz [Film] 5pm
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Karmadavis: Art, Justice, Transition [Exhibition] 10am
Headgate Theatre – Remember When: Mr Rock n Roll [Live Music] 8pm
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Lakeside Theatre – Theatre Arts Society: Sleeping Bootay [Panto 16+] 7.30pm
Lakeside Theatre – The Hook Open Mic 9pm
Mercury Theatre – Jack and The Beanstalk [Panto] 2pm
Octagon Gallery – Anglian Rambles: an exhibition by Phil Brew [Exhibition] 8am
Pat Molloy’s – Soul’d Out [Live Music] 10pm
Roberts Live Lounge
– Wully Bully [Live Music] 9pm
Slack Space – White: An exhibition on the theme “White” [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space – Pen etc presents… Contempary arts and illustrations [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space – Piano Friday [Music] 11.30am
Slack Space – Slackwave: Free Improv Music for both musicians and non-musicians [Music] 5pm
Stoke By Nayland Golf Club – Fleece Jazz: Robin Jones Latin Underground [Live Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – Dan Watts [Live Music] 6.45pm
The Bull – Expose [Live Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Jupiter Ray [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Foresters Arms – The Foresters Storytelling Circle: Christmas Yarns [Spoken Word] 7.30pm
The Hole in The Wall – Blurred Vision (CAN) + Wideboy Generation + Broken Eyes (acoustic) [Live Music] 8pm
The Judge and Jury – Silent Disco: New Town Kings v Rebay [Music] 8pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Alison Stockmarr: Theatre of Thoughts [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Michael Smee: Through a Glass Darkly [Exhibition] 10am
The Twist – AlienNation presents Slam Cartel + Euthoria Audio + Walkway + Machine Gun Men [Live Music] 8pm
Tin Pan Alley – [Live Music] 9pm
Tribal Underground – Cemetery Gates with guest DJs Jon Morter + Brad [Music] 8pm
Twisters – Kill Your Television [Music] 9pm
University of Essex (Sub Zero) – Flirt! [Music] 11pm
V Bar – DJ Freddy [Music] 9pm
Vallies Lounge – Famous with DJ Cheryl Taylor (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Saturday 15th December
Art Exchange (University of Essex) – Ansuman Biswas: Present [Exhibition] 12pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Garlic Theatre: Little Red Robin Hood *SOLD OUT* [Kids] 1.30pm
Colchester Arts Centre – The Latin Rhythm Glitz & Glam Salsa Fiesta [Dance] 6.30pm
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
Curve Bar – Keep Calm and Rap More: Christmas Party 8pm
firstsite (Auditorium) –
Aida: Live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York [Opera] 5.30pm
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Karmadavis: Art, Justice, Transition [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Quayside Bar – Pistols and Vultures (Acoustic) [Live Music] 9pm
Roberts Live Lounge
– Soul Night with DJ Nick Gunn [Music] 8pm
Sky Rooms – Live it Up – Joey Negro + A Man Like Ju + Dutchie + DJ Kode + Roozy’s House + DJ Miss Hazey + Floyd Fresh + Gem Junior + Rob Perfect + Dave Malone [Music] 9pm
Slack Space
– White: An exhibition on the theme “White” [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space – Pen etc presents… Contempary arts and illustrations [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space – Colchester Poetry presents The Open Mic Christmas Special [Poetry] 7pm
The Bull
– Beagles [Live Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Essex Rocks presents The Profile + Hoof! + Catrinas [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Hole in The Wall – Black Mesa + Mary Do You Wanna [Live Music] 8pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Alison Stockmarr: Theatre of Thoughts [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Michael Smee: Through a Glass Darkly [Exhibition] 10am
Tin Pan Alley – Slugworth + The Occupants + Samuels [Live Music] 9pm
Twisters – Get Twisted [Music] 8pm
V Bar – DJ Freddy [Music] 8pm
Vallies Lounge – Bang Tidy with DJ Chris Reardon (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Sunday 16th December
Colchester Arts Centre – The Dylan Project [Live Music] 8pm
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
Colchester Institute – Winter Wonderland [Musical] 7pm
firstsite – Nigel Henderson and Eduardo Paolozzi: Hammer Prints Limited 1945-1975 [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Saturday Family Film: Hugo [Film] 3pm
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Karmadavis: Art, Justice, Transition [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – Frequency [Music] 10am
Slack Space – Clog Dance Rehearsals [Dance] 11.30am
Stanway Rovers Football Club (Hawthorn Suite) – Colchester Jazz Club: Sussex Jazz Kings [Live Music] 7pm
The Foresters Arms – Folk Jam [Live Music] 8pm
The Hole in The Wall – Lazy Sunday: Secret Jane + Matt Calderbank [Live Music] 8pm
The Tilly – Open Mic Night [Live Music] 7pm
Victoria Inn – TwoManTing [Live Music] 5pm

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