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

Friday 20th December
Colchester Arts Centre – Goodiepal + The Dead Rat Orchestra + Lee Ashcroft + Mick The Hippy’s Krautrock Disco [Live Music] 7.30pm
Digby Gallery (Mercury Theatre) – Colchester Arts Society [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Agnes Denes: Work 1967 – 2013 [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Roger Hiorns: Untitled 2010 [Exhibition] 10am
Gods Bar @ Liquid – Phoenix Red n White Xmas Party with DJ Matt Unique (Gay Night) [Music] 10.30pm
Headgate Theatre – Remember When with Mr Rock n Roll [Live Music] 8pm
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Mercury Theatre – Sleeping Beauty [Panto] 10.15am+7pm
Roberts Live Lounge – Ready Steady Go [Live Music] 9pm
Slack Space – Lights In The Dark [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space – Piano Friday [Live Music] 11.30am
Stoke By Nayland Golf Club – Fleece Jazz: Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione [Live Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – Young Claws [Live Music] 6pm
The Bull – For The Love Of Bob [Live Music] 7.15pm
The Bull – The Beagles [Live Music] 10pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Jupiter Ray [Live Music] 10pm
The Hole in The Wall – Broken Eyes + Yak Attack + Matt Botha [Live Music] 8pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Colette Magnus: Almost Seen [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Simon Newby: Mr Eighty [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery Garden – Birds of a Feather [Exhibition] 10am
Tribal – Tribal Live: Dingus Khan + Pistols and Vultures + Vardo & The Boss + Passive Passengers [Live Music] 8pm
Twisters – DJ Sam Leppard [Music] 8pm
V Bar – Friday Night Classics [Music] 8pm

Saturday 21st December
Art Exchange (University of Essex) – Robert Priseman: Fame [Exhibition] 12pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Red Riding Hood & The Silly Wolf *SOLD OUT* [Kids] 10.30am + 1.30pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Xmas Poetry Bash with John Cooper Clarke + Martin Newell + Luke Wright + Ross Sutherland * SOLD OUT* [Poetry] 8pm
Digby Gallery (Mercury Theatre) – Colchester Arts Society [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Agnes Denes: Work 1967 – 2013 [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Roger Hiorns: Untitled 2010 [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Learning Spaces) – Free Family Saturday for familes with children from 4-11 years [Kids] 11am + 2pm
Headgate Theatre – Encore Choir: Winter Song [Live Music] 5.30pm + 7.30pm
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Mercury Theatre – Sleeping Beauty [Panto] 2.30pm + 7pm
Roberts Bar – 80s + 90s Night [Music] 8pm
Slack Space – Lights In The Dark [Exhibition] 11.30am
St Botolph’s Waiting Room – Helles Belles Christmas Burlesque [Burlesque] 8pm
The Bull – Summer Snowmen [Live Music] 7.15pm
The Bull – Junkyard Aliens [Live Music] 10.15pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Essex Rocks Xmas Party: Kill The Party + Electra + Faceless Dolls [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Foresters Arms – 1920s Evening with The Hat Check Honeys + Lester Gliss [Live Music] 9pm
The Hole in The Wall – The Kipling Conspiracy + The Handsome Dead + Mary Do You Wanna [Live Music] 8pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Colette Magnus: Almost Seen [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Simon Newby: Mr Eighty [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery Garden – Birds of a Feather [Exhibition] 10am
Tin Pan Alley – The Significant Others + Jessie’s Ghost + Beth White & The Colourtones [Live Music] 8.30pm
Tribal – SubCulture presents The DubCulture Launch Party with Dillinja + Mungo’s Hi Fi feat Parly B + Duracell + Dog & Tommy Ting + Vinyl Richie b2b Wagner + Freedom Sounds + E.V + SMG b2b DBJ + Jocky b2b Haze + Quicklung + Pinkeye [Music] 8pm
Twisters – Of All Time with DJs Ben Howard and Sam Leppard [Music] 9pm
V Bar – DJ Freddy [Music] 8pm

Sunday 22nd December
Colchester Arts Centre – A Christmas Carol with Anthony Roberts and musical accompaniment by Jamie Cunliffe [Spoken Word] 7pm
firstsite – Agnes Denes: Work 1967 – 2013 [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Roger Hiorns: Untitled 2010 [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – For Adults: The Tree Of The Wooden Clogs (1978) [Film] 7pm
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 Parish Hall – Colchester Jazz Club: Sussex Jazz Kings [Live Music] 7.15pm
Slack Space – Clog Dance Rehearsals [Dance] 11.30am
Slack Space – Colchester Poetry Presents: The Sunday Matinee [Meetup] 2pm
The Bull – The Bears [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – The Rhythm Rockets [Live Music] 9.30pm
The Foresters Arms – Folk Jam [Live Music] 8pm
Tin Pan Alley – Best Intentions with A Man Like Ju + Trev Copeland + Bernie Green [Music] 8pm
Victoria Inn – TBA [Live Music] 5.30pm

 

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