What’s on in Colchester this weekend as recommended by Keep Colchester Cool
Friday 21st December, Saturday 22nd December, Sunday 23rd December

Friday 21st December
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): Paul [Film] 5pm
firstsite (Auditorium) – Christmas Film Club: The Red Balloon [Film] 12pm
firstsite (Auditorium) – Christmas Film Club: Miracle on 34th Street [Film] 1pm
firstsite (Auditorium) – Christmas Film Club: It’s A Wonderful Life [Film] 3pm
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Karmadavis: Art, Justice, Transition [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Mercury Theatre – Jack and The Beanstalk [Panto] 2pm + 7pm
Pat Molloys – Voodoo Child [Live Music] 10pm
Roberts Live Lounge – Syxx [Live Music] 9pm
Silk Road – Deadbeat Christmas Special: Brown & Gammon + Kitech + The Deadbeats + Roachie + Mat tha hat b2b Wom + Jarvis + Little Jonny b2b Kowboi + Nuclear MC [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 – Slack Space Winter Festival [Festival] 5pm
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: John Etheridge & Art Themin Festive Quartet [Live Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – Strum and Bass [Live Music] 6pm
The Bull – Matt White & The Emulsions [Live Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Angry vs The Bear + BB + The Mono Polys [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Foresters Arms – Hat Check Honeys [Live Music] 9pm
The Hole in The Wall – The Shrinks + The Red Underground + The Argonauts [Live Music] 8pm
The Judge and Jury – The Pistols Experience [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 – Fungusamungus: The Warrors Of Justice + Worzal + PG Trips + Baska + Ben Broken Saul b2b DJ Hustle [Music] 8pm
Tin Pan Alley – Videotapes + The Kipling Consipracy + Ben Brown (Dingus Khan) + Christie Grinham [Live Music] 9pm
Tribal Underground – TBC [Music] 8pm
Twisters – The End Of The World! [Music] 9pm
V Bar – DJ Freddy [Music] 9pm
Vallies Lounge – Famous with DJ Cheryl Taylor (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Saturday 22nd December
Colchester Arts Centre – Goldilocks and The Grumpy Bears *SOLD OUT* [Kids] 10am
Colchester Arts Centre – Bentley Stangetrousers & The 12 Plagues of Christmas [Theatre] 2pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Xmas Poetry Bash: John Cooper-Clark + Martin Newell + Luke Wright + Ross Sutherland [Poetry] 6.30pm
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
Curve Bar – Mr Navigator + Little Jonnie + ada Adjani + Si Kingski + Stevie Bean + Stu Raff + Golden + Nitro + DJ Baska + Ben Kanalis + Liam Joony [Music] 8pm
firstsite – Nigel Henderson and Eduardo Paolozzi: Hammer Prints Limited 1945-1975 [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Karmadavis: Art, Justice, Transition [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Aida: Live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York [Opera] 5.30pm
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Mercury Theatre – Jack and The Beanstalk [Panto] 2pm + 7pm
Roberto’s – Gin Street + Maria + DJ Chelle [Live Music] 8pm
Roberts Live Lounge – 80s 90s Night with DJ Simon Lewis [Music] 8pm
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 – Slack Space Winter Festival [Festival] 12pm
The Bull – Bouncing Off Concrete [Live Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Zoo Nights presents Pistols and Vultures + Drive Through Therapy + iDrum + Ordinary Noise [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Goat and Boot – Joel Green [Live Music] 9pm
The Hole in The Wall – The Broken Empire + The Ventures [Live Music] 8pm
The Judge & Jury – Club OK: Slopes + Dead Cannons + Cav OK + Kill The Party + DJ Tom Walker [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Alison Stockmarr: Theatre of Thoughts [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Michael Smee: Through a Glass Darkly [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Helles Belles Burlesque: Jingle Belles hosted by Vanessa Storm [Burlesque] 8pm
The Twist – Free Reggae Party: DJs Tommy M + Rob + Roachie + Stagz + Kev Shock [Music] 8pm
Tin Pan Alley – The Latin Rhythm Christmas Cocktail Party [Salsa] 9pm
Tribal Underground – Club OK: DJs Irrelevant + Rob Perfect [Music] 8.30pm
Twisters – Get Twisted [Music] 8pm
V Bar – DJ Yoshi [Music] 8pm
Vallies Lounge – Bang Tidy with DJ Chris Reardon (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Sunday 23rd December
Colchester Arts Centre – Krazy Kat Theatre presents Baba Yaga [Kids] 10.30am + 1.30pm
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Nigel Henderson and Eduardo Paolozzi: Hammer Prints Limited 1945-1975 [Exhibition] 10am
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: Gambit Jazzmen [Live Music] 7pm
The Bull – Stalker [Live Music] 6pm
The Bull – Stiff In The Morning [Live Music] 9.30pm
The Foresters Arms – Folk Jam [Live Music] 8pm
The Hole in The Wall – Lazy Sunday: Buddy Lee Dickens + Matt Selley + Kai Bedford [Live Music] 8pm
The Judge & Jury – Cushti [Live Music] 7pm
The Tilly – Open Mic Night [Live Music] 7pm
V Bar – Rockin’ Robin (The Robin Cancer Trust Christmas Fundraiser): Slopes + Ben Woods & The Bad Ideas + Phil Mayer + Sarah-Grace Neal + James Betts + Sam Robinson & Steve Laney [Live Music] 7pm

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