Keep Colchester Cool is delighted to be able to include listings of forthcoming events collated  by the wonderful Jo Coldwell.

SATURDAY 11th December
•  The Minories Christmas Market, Sat 11th, 10-4pm at The Minories, High St, Colchester, including stall from MARYLU (of the vintage pop up shop)
•  The Hidden Kiosk Project is open this weekend  
• Open Studios in Tiptree.   FREE EVENT   Beautiful handmade jewellery, homemade mince pies, mulled wine
•  Artasia still has their pop up shop open (see Wednesday 15th for late night shopping event)
•  Throughout December, pop in and see Matt Keeling’s work at Slackspace and Tuulia Staff’s work at Jardine Bistro in Wivenhoe
•  TLK event as above

TUESDAY 14th December
•  Pudding Club   27 people going.   We could squeeze a few more in (multiples of 4 otherwise it messes with our spreadsheets!).   Confirming numbers with Jason Saturday night so let me know by text.   £20

WEDNESDAY 15th December
•  Wednesday, December 15th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM   Late night shopping at ARTASIA on 12 St Johns Street and the newly opened 27 Boutique @ 27 Crouch Street (formerly the home of Artasia).   10% discount at Artasia, as well as Mulled Wine and chocolate truffles

SATURDAY 18th December
•  FREE Children’s Seasonal Craft workshop at SLACKSPACE   11am – 1pm with esteemed local artist Lisa Gorrod.No booking required. Children under 9 must be accompanied.   Lisa helped at Kidstival @ The Colchester Free Festival and was great


MONDAY 24th January
Polticafe at Jardine.   FREE EVENT, free lecture, free coffee at interval, open debate For further enquires email me at

WEDNESDAY 26th January
Book Club at The Old Courthouse.   Please confirm your space with £12.50 payment.   Menu to follow

MONDAY 31st January
PV at Jardine to welcome RSVP for nibbles and drink on arrival

As some of you will know Tracy, one of the regular bookies owns KidAround magazine, based in North Hill, Colchester.     They are looking for an experienced sales person.   Previous sales experience, preferably in media/advertising, is essential. Candidate must have excellent telephone manner and be able to work on own initiative and as part of a team.    
Duties include (inter alia) sales research, lead generation, mail-shots, sales strategy planning, client relationship management, information dissemination, sales calls and bookings using CRM system.   Candidate will be part of small, busy, close team and must be able to communicate well with all team members.       Good educational qualifications required, including maths and English.   Job-specific training will be provided in house to complement existing sales experience.
Full-time preferred but part-time considered. £16,000- £18,000 per annum dependent on experience (pro rata if part time).   Previous applicants need not reapply.     Please email your CV, with a covering letter and referee details, to