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DIARY

NOVEMBER

SAT 18 FROCK SWAP! MARKETBUY TICKETSMARKET
SAT 18 SNAPPED ANKLES + GHOSTS OF MEN + THE VALHALLANS GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 19 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 19 THE VINYL SESSIONS - PINK FLOYD: PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN + Q&A WITH 'TWINK' MUSICBUY TICKETSMUSIC
SUN 19 TOMMY SMITH & BRIAN KELLOCK JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 20 MEGSON * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 21 BANNER THEATRE: RISE, LIKE LIONS! * THEATREBUY TICKETSTHEATRE
WED 22 LUKE WRIGHT: THE TOLL PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 23 JAMES ACASTER: CLASSIC SCRAPES BOOK TOUR * SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
FRI 24 MATT RICHARDSON COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 25 DREADZONE * 5 tickets left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 26 INDIGO MOON THEATRE PRESENTS ALADDIN SOLD OUT KIDSSOLD OUTKIDS
SUN 26 THE MAGIC BAND PLAY THE MUSIC OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART: FAREWELL TOUR * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 27 CHRIS WOOD * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 28 THE VAUDEVILLIANS: JINKX MONSOON & MAJOR SCALES SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
WED 29 DANIELLE IMARA: GET THERAPY PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 30 PAUL CHOWDHRY: LIVE INNIT * SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY

DECEMBER

FRI 1 FARMERS MARKET MARKET MARKET
FRI 1 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 2 MADE IN COLCHESTER CHRISTMAS FAIR ART FAIRBUY TICKETSART FAIR
SAT 2 HARRY & CHRIS COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 3 THE OXLEY/MEIER GUITAR PROJECT JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 4 JACKIE OATES & MIKE COSGRAVE * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 5 THE BALLAD OF SHIRLEY COLLINS FILMBUY TICKETSFILM
WED 6 OMID DJALILI: SCHMUCK FOR A NIGHT * SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
THU 7 AHIR SHAH: CONTROL COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 8 THE THINKING DRINKERS HISTORY OF ALCOHOL COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 9 NICK COPES CHRISTMAS CONCERT! SOLD OUT KIDSSOLD OUTKIDS
SAT 9 THE BLOCKHEADS: THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR * SOLD OUT GIGSSOLD OUTGIGS
SUN 10 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 10 THE VINYL SESSIONS - SCOTT WALKER: TILT MUSICBUY TICKETSMUSIC
SUN 10 THE BLOCKHEADS: THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 11 VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER WINTER WARMER PICK & MIX * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 12 SINGING & STAGE SCHOOL: LIVE SHOWCASE * SHOWCASEBUY TICKETS 
WED 13 LAST ORDERS AT THE DOG & DUMPLINGS PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
FRI 15 ELIZA CARTHY & THE WAYWARD BAND + DUOTONE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 16 CHRISTMAS POETRY BASH 2017 WITH JOHN COOPER CLARKE, MARTIN NEWELL, LUKE WRIGHT & ROSS SUTHERLAND SOLD OUT POETRYSOLD OUTPOETRY
SUN 17 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
SUN 17 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
SUN 17 JASON FREDERICK CINEMATIC TRIO - A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 18 THE CHURCHFITTERS CHRISTMAS CRACKER * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 19 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10AM XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
TUE 19 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
WED 20 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10AM XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
WED 20 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
WED 20 SH!T THEATRE: SING-A-LONG-A MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL FILMBUY TICKETSFILM
THU 21 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10AM XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
THU 21 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
THU 21 CLASSIC HORROR AT CHRISTMAS: TALES FROM THE CRYPT FILMBUY TICKETSFILM
FRI 22 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10AM XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
FRI 22 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
FRI 22 GOODIEPAL GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 23 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
SAT 23 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM [BSL INTERPRETED, RELAXED PERFORMANCE] XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
SAT 23 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT 44 tickets left XMAS STORYBUY TICKETSXMAS STORY
SUN 24 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
SUN 24 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
SUN 24 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT XMAS STORYBUY TICKETSXMAS STORY
MON 25 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY CALENDAR - PURCHASE HERE HOMELESSBUY TICKETS 
WED 27 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
WED 27 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
THU 28 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
THU 28 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
FRI 29 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
FRI 29 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
FRI 29 THE FABS + SHORT PEOPLE + THE JUDITH CHARMERS * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 30 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM [BSL INTERPRETED, RELAXED PERFORMANCE] XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
SAT 30 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
SUN 31 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM XMAS KIDSBUY TICKETS 
SUN 31 NEW TOWN KINGS NEW YEARS EVE PARTY * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
2018

JANUARY

FRI 5 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 6 KEITH JAMES IN CONCERT THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 7 THE JOE ALLARD COMMISSION: LOU TERRY GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 7 BRUBECKS PLAY BRUBECK JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
SAT 13 THE PRETTIEST STARMAN * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 14 DEREK NASH FUNK EXPERIENCE FEATURING NOEL MCCALLA JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
FRI 19 SOFIE HAGEN: DEAD BABY FROG COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 20 SEALEGS PUPPET THEATRE: THE SELFISH GIANT KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 20 BHANGRA CHEF: BOLLY MASALA WORKSHOPBUY TICKETS 
SUN 21 LEE HURST: MUCKING ABOUT * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
MON 22 STEVE TILSTON * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 23 MODERN RITUAL FEATURING CHARLES HAYWARD & LAURA CANNELL GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 26 F.O.X GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 27 STEPHEN K AMOS: BREAD AND CIRCUSES COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
MON 29 SARAH MCQUAID * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 30 JOHN SMITH GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
WED 31 MARK THOMAS: SHOWTIME FROM THE FRONTLINE * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY

FEBRUARY

FRI 2 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 3 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF & OTHER FURRY TALES KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 3 IAIN STIRLING: U OK HUN?X COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 4 ALCYONA MICK & TORI FREESTONE + ESSEX YOUTH JAZZ QUINTET JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 5 SUNJAY * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
SUN 11 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
MON 12 FARA * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
THU 15 PARADISE LOST * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 16 LUCY PORTER: CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 17 HALF A STRING: A HEART AT SEA - RELAXED PERFORMANCE KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 17 HALF A STRING: A HEART AT SEA KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 17 SPACE GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 18 ZOE FRANCIS/JIM MULLEN QUARTET: BLOSSOM TIME JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 19 GREG RUSSELL & CIARAN ALGAR * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
THU 22 ELLIE TAYLOR: THIS GUY COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 23 BIG COUNTRY * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 24 VIVA LA CAMP! * CABARETBUY TICKETS 
MON 26 KIT HAWES & AARON CATLOW * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 27 STEPHEN BAILEY: CANT THINK STRAIGHT COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
WED 28 SIEBEN + THE DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA + FISHCLAW GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

MARCH

THU 1 SHAZIA MIRZA: WITH LOVE FROM ST.TROPEZ COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 3 MAJESTIC KIDS EVENTS PRESENTS: EPIC KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SUN 4 CHRIS INGHAM QUARTET: THE JAZZ OF DUDLEY MOORE JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 5 KNIGHT & SPIERS * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 6 THE YORUBA WOMEN CHOIR WORLD MUSICBUY TICKETSWORLD MUSIC
WED 7 SIMON EVANS: GENIUS * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 9 JAMES PHELAN: TRICKSTER MAGICBUY TICKETS 
SAT 10 THE LIPSINKERS PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
SUN 11 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 11 RAGHU DIXIT WORLD MUSICBUY TICKETSWORLD MUSIC
MON 12 KITTY MACFARLANE * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 13 THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT * 29 tickets left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 16 WHOLE LOTTA LED * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 17 LYNGO THEATRE PRESENTS "TOM THUMB" KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SUN 18 JAZZ, FUNK, SOUL WITH BASSISTRY JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 19 GRANNY'S ATTIC * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
THU 22 ROB AUTON: THE HAIR SHOW COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 23 THE GUNS 'N ROSES EXPERIENCE + WRONG JOVI + HOTTER THAN HELL (KISS TRIBUTE) * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 26 TWELFTH DAY * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 27 JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
WED 28 DOCTOR ZEEMANS CATASTROPHE MACHINE PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 29 STICK IN THE WHEEL FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
FRI 30 UNDER THE SEA * PARTYBUY TICKETS 
SAT 31 THEATREROTTO PRODUCTIONS: THE WALRUS & THE CARPENTER: GET MAKING WORKSHOP! KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 31 THEATREROTTO PRODUCTIONS: THE WALRUS & THE CARPENTER KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS

APRIL

MON 9 JIMMY ALDRIDGE & SID GOLDSMITH * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 10 MAJESTIC KIDS EVENTS: EASTER HOLIDAYS SPECIAL ILLUMIN PARTY TRIBAL GLOW KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
THU 12 FROM THE JAM * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 14 MIME WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 14 GARLIC THEATRE: LITTLE RED ROBIN HOOD [RELAXED PERFORMANCE] KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 14 DALISO CHAPONDA: WHAT THE AFRICAN SAID * SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
MON 16 TALISK * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
THU 19 KRIS DREVER FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
MON 23 NINEBARROW * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
THU 26 THE HORNE SECTION * SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
SAT 28 BOOSTER CUSHION: HANSEL, GRETAL AND YOU, WHO? [CLOWNING AND THEATRE WORKSHOP] KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 28 BOOSTER CUSHION: HANSEL, GRETAL AND YOU, WHO? [SHOW] KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 28 MADDY PRIOR IN CONCERT WITH HANNAH JAMES AND GILES LEWIN * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
MON 30 DOVETAIL TRIO * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK

MAY

SAT 5 THE ELO ENCOUNTER * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 11 LONDON ASTROBEAT ORCHESTRA PERFORMS TALKING HEADS GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 12 NINE BELOW ZERO * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 14 LUKE DANIELS & TIM EDEY * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
MON 21 CLIVE GREGSON & LIZ SIMCOCK * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
THU 24 THE HUT PEOPLE FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
SAT 26 COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS

JUNE

FRI 8 MANIAC SQUAT + THE DRUIDS + BALLOOON SAMWIDGE GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 9 NORWICH PUPPET THEATRE: THUMBELINA KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 9 NORWICH PUPPET THEATRE: THUMBELINA [WITH BSL] KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
THU 14 BARBARA NICE: RAFFLE! COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY

JULY

FRI 13 CRAIG CAMPBELL: EASY TIGER COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY

SEPTEMBER

SUN 30 MARTIN TURNER EX WISHBONE ASH * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS