tour 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Exhibition Tours | Bronze Age c. 3500 BC – AD 2018
Firstsite Colchester, Lewis Gardens

Exhibition Tours | BRONZE AGE c. 3500 BC – AD 2018
Wednesdays & Saturdays at 11am.
FREE

Join a member of our Front of House team for a tour of Firstsite’s exhibition BRONZE AGE c. 3500 BC – AD 2018. Meet outside the exhibition entrance.
Find out more: http://www.firstsite.uk/whats-on/exhibition-tours-bronze-age

BRONZE AGE c. 3500 BC – AD 2018
Sat 17 Mar – Sun 28 Oct
FREE
http://www.firstsite.uk/whats-on/bronze-age/

Featuring works by artists
Phyllida Barlow • Louise Bourgeois • Martin Creed • Alberto Giacometti • Diego Giacometti • Subodh Gupta • Eva Hesse • Jenny Holzer • Thomas Houseago • Matthew Day Jackson • Hans Josephsohn • Bharti Kher • Anna Maria Maiolino • Paul McCarthy • Gary McDonald • Fausto Melotti • Henry Moore • David Smith • Simon Starling • Ricky Swallow • André Thomkins • Will Thompson • William Turnbull • Mark Wallinger • David Zink Yi

Image: Photography by Douglas Atfield


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dj 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Twisters Record Club
Twisters Bar, 45 North Hill

It’s Record Club night every Wednesday at Twisters Bar! Bring your own records along too!

It’s all happening from 5pm-11pm!


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7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Ex at Colchester Arts Centre
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street

• TERRIE HESSELS – guitar
• ARNOLD DE BOER – vocals, guitar
• ANDY MOOR – guitar
• KATHERINA BORNEFELD – drums, vocals

The adventurous, innovative Dutch band The Ex exists 38 years this year and is still going strong. New projects, new adventures, new songs and new sounds are the norm.

The Ex has defied categorization ever since they started playing in 1979. Born out of the punk explosion, when anything and everything was possible, the band have still managed to retain both curiosity and passion for their music. Using guitars, bass, drums and voice as their starting point, The Ex have continued to musically explore undiscovered areas right up to the present day.

Already the early 1980s saw collaborations with jazz musicians and an Iraqi-Kurdish band. In the 90s the group found a myriad of partners from varied musical and non-musical backgrounds like Kamagurka, Tom Cora, Sonic Youth, Han Bennink, Jan Mulder and Shellac. In 2002 The Ex set up a lively musical exchange with Ethiopia, organized many projects over there and invited several Ethiopian musicians to Europe. Most striking was the collaboration with the legendary saxophonist Getatchew Mekuria, which eventually led to two CD recordings and more than a hundred concerts.

The band also started organizing the ‘Ex Festivals’, where they invited their favorite musicians. A mix of jazz improvisers, musicians from all over the world and local treasures they came across on tour. The last few years saw collaborations with Brass Unbound (Wolter Wierbos, Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark and Roy Paci), Circus Debre Berhan and Fendika, both from Ethiopia, and many, many more.

After all these years, more than 25 albums and around 1900 concerts the band continues to work as they did in when they began, completely independent of record companies, managers or roadies. Because of this ‘do it yourself’ work ethic The Ex is still a great example for other forward-thinking bands and musicians.

“Staying a bird, staying independent, free if you will, for three decades, that takes skill and something else, something more like heart.” Music journalist John Corbett on The Ex.

Tickets £8 / £7 concessions.
Doors open 7.30pm.


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dance 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bachata on Wednesdays
Cardinal Bourne R.c. Church Hall, 51 Priory St

Calling ALL bachata Lovers!
Bachata lessons are back in Colchester on Wednesday 14th February. A free evening on us as a welcome treat.

Every Wednesday *** except 1st week of the month***
Venue: Cardinal Hall, priory street Colchester
Public car park opposite venue
Kitchen facilities available. Make sure you bring a drink as there is no bar.

Doors: 8pm
Bachata lesson 8:15-9:15pm prompt start
Freestyle 9:15-10pm
£6pp

We hold 3 levels, including complete beginners so no excuses if you haven’t done it before.

Get your prepaid card and save £20! ask your instructor for it

P.S
Your next Social Event SAT 10th March.

The Latin Rhythm team


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music 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Three Wise Monkeys Jam Night – Every Wednesday !
Three Wise Monkeys, 60 High Street

Roll up ye all to the Three Wise Monkeys Jam, in the Monkey’s TARDIS-like Secret Basement’. Every Wednesday !!

Location: 60 High St, Colchester CO1 1DN

PA, Drum kit and Amps are provided so bring your keyboards, guitars, harmonicas and voices …. and get involved.!! Come and play or just watch. Newcomers always welcome and bands are invited to do a turn.

Hosted by the mostly-genial Mr Theo Pearce and with the full facilities of the Monkeys to set your soul afire. What is there not to appreciate?


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music 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Bull Open Mic
The Bull, Colchester, 2-4 Crouch Street


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  • Thu, June 21, 2018
  • 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Flo & Joan: Joan & Flo
    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    The Best of WHAM! – Mercury Theatre, Colchester
    Mercury Theatre Colchester, Balkerne Gate
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    7:45 pm - 10:45 pm
    Colchester Operatic Society present "Seven Deadly Sins"
    Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North
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  • Fri, June 22, 2018
  • 12:00 am - 1:00 am
    Giovanni Pernice – Nato per Vincere (Born To Win)
    Mercury Theatre Colchester, Balkerne Gate
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    hide 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Colchester Repair Cafe
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    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
    An Evening with Ely Gin
    The George Hotel, 116 High Street
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  • Sat, June 23, 2018
  • 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Colchester Open Day, 23rd June 2018
    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park
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    tour 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Exhibition Tours | Bronze Age c. 3500 BC – AD 2018
    Firstsite Colchester, Lewis Gardens
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    1:00 pm - 1:00 am
    LOW FREQUENCY …. SUPERMASE'S 40TH
    The Soundhouse, 2-4 Crouch St Colchester CO3 3ES
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    7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Cara Dillon
    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Cara Dillon – Wanderer Live
    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    dj 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
    GrownSoul45s
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  • Sun, June 24, 2018
  • 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Festival dates for 2018
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    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Session 50: Marvin Gaye – 'Whats Going On'
    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Ash Mandrake
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    hide 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood at the Ipswich Jazz Festival
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    dj 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Karaoke
    The Bull, Colchester, 2-4 Crouch Street
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  • Mon, June 25, 2018
  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Monday Salsa Classes with Colchester Salsa
    St John's Colchester, St Johns Close
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    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Monday Salsa Classes with Colchester Salsa
    St John's Colchester, St Johns Close
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  • Tue, June 26, 2018
  • music 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm
    The Three Wise Monkeys Open Mic – Every Tuesday
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    music 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
    The Big Bull Jam
    The Bull Colchester – Jam Night, 2-4 crouch street
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  • Wed, June 27, 2018
  • tour 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Exhibition Tours | Bronze Age c. 3500 BC – AD 2018
    Firstsite Colchester, Lewis Gardens
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    dj 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Twisters Record Club
    Twisters Bar, 45 North Hill
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    7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Tomaga perform a live soundtrack to Lucifer Rising (1972)
    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    dance 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Bachata on Wednesdays
    Cardinal Bourne R.c. Church Hall, 51 Priory St
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    music 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
    The Three Wise Monkeys Jam Night – Every Wednesday !
    Three Wise Monkeys, 60 High Street
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    music 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
    The Bull Open Mic
    The Bull, Colchester, 2-4 Crouch Street
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  • Thu, June 28, 2018
  • 8:00 pm - 10:40 pm
    Wivenhoe Funny Farm
    Wivenhoe Funny Farm,
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    8:00 pm - 10:40 pm
    Wivenhoe Funny Farm
    Wivenhoe Funny Farm,
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    8:00 pm - 10:40 pm
    Wivenhoe Funny Farm
    Wivenhoe Funny Farm,
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    8:00 pm - 10:40 pm
    Wivenhoe Funny Farm
    Wivenhoe Funny Farm,
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    music 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    The Thursday House of Blues
    The Bull Colchester,
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  • Fri, June 29, 2018
  • hide 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Colchester Repair Cafe
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    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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    7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Live/Wire – The AC/DC Show at Colchester Arts Centre
    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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  • Sat, June 30, 2018
  • tour 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Exhibition Tours | Bronze Age c. 3500 BC – AD 2018
    Firstsite Colchester, Lewis Gardens
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    12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    The Nearly Festival • Castle Park • Colchester
    Colchester,
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    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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    dj 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
    GrownSoul45s
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  • dj Sat, June 23, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
    GrownSoul45s

  • Sun, June 24, 2018
  • Sun, June 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Ash Mandrake

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  • Wed, June 20, 2018
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  • Fri, June 22, 2018
  • Sat, June 23, 2018
  • dj Sat, June 23, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
    GrownSoul45s

  • Sun, June 24, 2018
  • Sun, June 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Ash Mandrake

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  • dj Sat, June 30, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
    GrownSoul45s