What’s on in Colchester this weekend as recommended by Keep Colchester Cool

Friday 18th October
Art Exchange (University of Essex) – Francis Alÿs: Seven Walks [Exhibition] 11am
Colchester Arts Centre – Lucy Porter: Northern Soul [Comedy] 8pm
Digby Gallery (Mercury Theatre) – The Only Way is Ethics [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Xerography [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Mexican Migrations [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Colchester Film Festival [Festival] 8pm
Headgate Theatre – The Untapped Writers: What A Performance [Poetry] 7.30pm
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Lakeside Theatre – Will Varley + Rob The Liar + Little Robyn + Oliver Daldry [Live Music] 7.30pm
Lakeside Theatre (Studio) – The Pillowman [Theatre] 7.45pm
Marks Tey Hotel – Embassy Soul Weekend (Day One) [Music] 12pm
Mercury Theatre – The Good Person of Sichuan by Bertolt Brecht [Theatre] 7.30pm
Mercury Theatre (Studio) – Man To Man by Manfred Karge [Theatre] 7.45pm
Roberts Live Lounge – Bouncing Off Concrete [Live Music] 9pm
Slack Space – 2D3D Group Show [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space – Piano Friday [Music] 11.30am
Stoke By Nayland Golf Club – Fleece Jazz: Roger Beaujolais Quartet [Live Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – Wooden Maiden [Live Music] 7pm
The Bull – Stone Shuffle Jones [Live Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Zoo Nights: Hero and Leander + Broken Eyes + Jessie’s Ghost + Young Claws [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Hole in The Wall – Hobo Chang + Paolo Moreno + Frett [Live Music] 8pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Romek Marber ‘Graphics’ [Exhibition] 10am
Tribal – Tribal Live presents Slamboree Soundsystem + DJ Wonka + Wom + Rev Wright + Raw Sense DJs [Music] 8pm
Twisters – DJ Sam Leppard [Music] 9pm
University of Essex (Sub Zero) – Flirt! [Music] 11pm
V Bar – Friday Night Classics [Music] 8pm

Saturday 19th October
Art Exchange (University of Essex) – Francis Alÿs: Seven Walks [Exhibition] 12pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Sundown presents Arts On The Road [Live Art] 7.30pm
Digby Gallery (Mercury Theatre) – The Only Way is Ethics [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Xerography [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Mexican Migrations [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Learning Spaces) – Free Family Saturday for familes with children from 4-11 years [Kids] 11am + 2pm
firstsite – Colchester Film Festival [Festival] 11am
Go4 Market Café – Oxjam Colchester Takeover [Live Music] 12pm
Headgate Theatre – The Untapped Writers: What A Performance [Poetry] 7.30pm
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Lakeside Theatre – Comedy Central Live: Carey Marx + John Hastings +Mat Rees [Live Music] 8.30pm
Lakeside Theatre (Studio) – The Pillowman [Theatre] 7.45pm
Marks Tey Hotel – Embassy Soul Weekend (Day Two) [Music] 12pm
Mercury Theatre – The Good Person of Sichuan by Bertolt Brecht [Theatre] 7.30pm
Mercury Theatre (Studio) – Man To Man by Manfred Karge [Theatre] 2.45pm + 7.45pm
Pat Molloys – Oxjam Colchester Takeover [Live Music] 7pm
Roberts Live Lounge – 70’s & 80s Night with DJ Simon Lewis [Music] 8pm
Slack Space – 2D3D Group Show [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space – Oxjam Colchester Takeover [Live Music] 1.30pm
St Botolph’s Waiting Room – Oxjam Colchester Takeover [Live Music] 12pm
St Botolph’s Waiting Room – Colchester Film Festival After Party [Festival] 10pm
The Bull – Oxjam Colchester Takeover [Live Music] 1pm
The Bull – East of Java [Live Music] 10.15pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Oxjam Colchester Takeover [Live Music] 7.30pm
The Hole in The Wall – Faceless Dolls + Fisti Kuffs + Billy Muldoon [Live Music] 8pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Romek Marber ‘Graphics’ [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Colchester Film Festival [Festival] 1.30pm
Tin Pan Alley – Oxjam Colchester Takeover [Live Music] 7pm
Twisters – DJ Sam Leppard [Music] 8pm
University of Essex – Frat Party with Lethal Bizzle [Music] 11pm
V Bar – DJ Freddy [Music] 8pm

Sunday 20th October
Cardinal Bourne Hall – Salsa Tonic: Latino Dance Fusion [Dance] 7pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Le Gateau Chocolat: Black [Theatre] 7.30pm
firstsite – Xerography [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Mexican Migrations [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Colchester Film Festival [Festival] 11am
Four Aces Radio www.fouracesradio.net – Rev Wright’s Sunday Service [Radio] 4-6pm
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 11am
Marks Tey Hotel – Embassy Soul Weekend (Day Three) [Music] 12pm
Marks Tey Parish Hall – Colchester Jazz Club: Hugh Rainey’s Jazz Band [Live Music] 7.15pm
Slack Space – Clog Dance Rehearsals [Dance] 11.30am
The Foresters Arms – Folk Jam [Live Music] 8pm
The Hole in The Wall – The Razorblades + The Q-Trons [Live Music] 8pm
Victoria Inn – Howlin Mat [Live Music] 5.30pm

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