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DIARY

AUGUST

SUN 18 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
MON 19 OVAL + HARPOON GROUP GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 23 USOL'S BEST FRIENDS CLUB COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 24 STEEMY DAN GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 30 GREENGO + OLD MAN LIZARD + BAD STONE GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

SEPTEMBER

SUN 1 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR X * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 1 EXTINCTION REBELLION:THE TIME IS NOW - FREE PUBLIC TALK & DISCUSSION TALKBUY TICKETS 
SUN 1 TONY WOODS PROJECT JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
TUE 3 THE PACKING SHED THEATRE COMPANY: THE GIFT * 28 tickets left THEATREBUY TICKETSTHEATRE
WED 4 THE PACKING SHED THEATRE COMPANY: THE GIFT * 29 tickets left THEATREBUY TICKETSTHEATRE
WED 4 SPEAR OF DESTINY (ONE EYED JACKS 35TH ANNIVERSARY) * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 5 THE PACKING SHED THEATRE COMPANY: THE GIFT * 30 tickets left THEATREBUY TICKETSTHEATRE
THU 5 THE PACKING SHED THEATRE COMPANY: THE GIFT * 26 tickets left THEATREBUY TICKETSTHEATRE
THU 5 MARTIN TURNER EX WISHBONE ASH * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 6 THE PACKING SHED THEATRE COMPANY: THE GIFT * 30 tickets left THEATREBUY TICKETSTHEATRE
FRI 6 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 6 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETBUY TICKETSMARKET
SAT 7 ADULT PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP - VORTESSA: GILF ISLAND WORKSHOPBUY TICKETS 
SAT 7 THE PACKING SHED THEATRE COMPANY: THE GIFT * 22 tickets left THEATREBUY TICKETSTHEATRE
SUN 8 ADULT PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP - VORTESSA: GILF ISLAND WORKSHOPBUY TICKETS 
SUN 8 VINYL SESSIONS: KATE BUSH - THE DREAMING MUSICBUY TICKETSMUSIC
SUN 8 THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT BIG BAND JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 9 SHARON SHANNON & BAND WITH SPECIAL GUEST SECKOU KEITA * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 10 THE PACKING SHED THEATRE COMPANY: THE GIFT * 26 tickets left THEATREBUY TICKETSTHEATRE
WED 11 MEGAN MCKENNA * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
WED 11 THE PACKING SHED THEATRE COMPANY: THE GIFT * 29 tickets left THEATREBUY TICKETSTHEATRE
THU 12 CLASSIC HORROR NIGHTS PEOPLES' CHOICE: HORROR EXPRESS HORRORBUY TICKETS 
THU 12 THE PACKING SHED THEATRE COMPANY: THE GIFT * 30 tickets left THEATREBUY TICKETSTHEATRE
FRI 13 THE PACKING SHED THEATRE COMPANY: THE GIFT * 24 tickets left THEATREBUY TICKETSTHEATRE
FRI 13 CHRISTINA BIANCO: FIRST IMPRESSIONS COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 14 THE FLOYD EFFECT * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 14 THE PACKING SHED THEATRE COMPANY: THE GIFT * 30 tickets left THEATREBUY TICKETSTHEATRE
SUN 15 BEGINNERS HARMONICA WORKSHOP * 33 tickets left WORKSHOPBUY TICKETS 
SUN 15 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
MON 16 MARTIN SIMPSON * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 17 BODYPOSIPANDA'S NEVER SAY DIET CLUB * 12 tickets left COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
WED 18 CHOCODOLLY'S VIVA BURLESQUE * CABARETBUY TICKETS 
THU 19 CHAINES + JULIA REIDY & SUZE WHAITES GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 20 GLENN MOORE: LOVE DON'T LIVE HERE GLENNY MOORE COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 22 FRISKY & MANNISH: POPLAB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
MON 23 CLIVE CARROLL * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 24 SINDHU VEE: SANDHOG COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
WED 25 RICHARD STRANGE PERFORMS THE SONGS OF LOU REED * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 26 JONNY AND THE BAPTISTS LOVE COLCHESTER AND HATE BASTARDS COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 27 VIBE + THE VV EXPERIENCE GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 28 GOBLIN THEATRE PRESENTS: HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE [RELAXED] KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 28 GOBLIN THEATRE PRESENTS: HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 28 ELLIE TAYLOR: DON'T GOT THIS SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
SUN 29 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 29 GENESIS VISIBLE TOUCH: HITS AND FAN FAVOURITES TOUR * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 30 EDWINA HAYES * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK

OCTOBER

TUE 1 CLINTON BAPTISTE IN THE PARANORMALIST RETURNS * 79 tickets left COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
WED 2 JACKIE HAGAN: THIS IS NOT A SAFE SPACE * 80 tickets left PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 3 WHITE RING + VENTENNER GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 4 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETBUY TICKETSMARKET
FRI 4 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 5 COLCHESTER GAMES FAIR 2019 FAIRBUY TICKETS 
SAT 5 MIKE PETERS PRESENTS: THE ALARM - HURRICANE OF CHANGE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 6 JAZZ FUNK WITH TRISTAN + RAZ JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 7 CHRISTINE COLLISTER & MICHAEL FIX * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 8 ED GAMBLE: BLIZZARD * SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
WED 9 H2DANCE: AMPLIFIED EDITION 77 tickets left PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
FRI 11 LUCY SPRAGGAN * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 12 MEGSON PRESENTS: FAMILY FOLK SHOW WITH MEGSON! KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 12 THE LIPSINKERS CABARETBUY TICKETS 
SUN 13 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR X * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 13 JULIAN DUTTON IN: DO YOU THINK THAT'S WISE? - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOHN LE MESURIER COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
MON 14 LEVERET * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 15 RON ATHEY: ACEPHALOUS MONSTER 67 tickets left PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 17 CLASSIC HORROR NIGHTS: DEATH LINE (1972) HORRORBUY TICKETS 
FRI 18 EDUARDO NIEBLA IN CONCERT JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
SAT 19 ANGUS ROCKS FEATURING SLAY DUGGEE LIVE KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 19 LUKE KEMPNER: HOUSE OF FACES COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 20 VINYL SESSIONS: HOLE - LIVE THROUGH THIS MUSICBUY TICKETSMUSIC
SUN 20 SARAH JANE MORRIS: SWEET LITTLE MYSTERY - THE MUSIC OF JOHN MARTYN JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 21 THE ASKEW SISTERS * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
WED 23 JAMES MCDERMOTT: RUBBER RING 47 tickets left PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 24 HOPE & SOCIAL * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 25 THE LATIN RHYTHM: SALSAWEEN PARTY! * SALSABUY TICKETSSALSA
SUN 27 KEITH JAMES: THE MUSIC OF CAT STEVENS GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 28 TEAM FURRY TAILS: A COCKROACH & FURRY BLURRY FLUFFY THINGS KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
MON 28 ROSIE HOOD & COHEN BRAITHWAITE KILCOYNE * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 29 NEGATIVLAND GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
WED 30 PEOPLE SHOW: THE LAST STRAW PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE

NOVEMBER

FRI 1 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETBUY TICKETSMARKET
FRI 1 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 2 THE RAINBOW MASQUERADE BALL * PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
SUN 3 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 3 ALAN BARNES OCTET & JOSIE MOON: A REQUIEM + POP-UP SYRIAN KITCHEN JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 4 PONS AELIUS * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 5 STEVE MASON + PICTISH TRAIL * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 7 ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW & THE LOW RIDERS FT. THE HI RIDERS SOUL REVUE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 8 GEORGE EGG: MOVABLE FEAST COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 9 JAY FOREMAN'S DISGUSTING SONGS FOR CHILDREN KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 9 THE THINKING DRINKERS: HEROES OF HOOCH * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 10 MITCH BENN: TEN SONGS TO SAVE THE WORLD COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
MON 11 TALISK * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 12 THE POWER OF COMPASSION: SACRED DANCE & MUSIC FROM TIBET WORLD MUSICBUY TICKETSWORLD MUSIC
FRI 15 JASON BYRNE: WRECKED BUT READY * 88 tickets left COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 16 THE SEARCHERS & HOLLIES EXPERIENCE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 17 VINYL SESSIONS: SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES – THE SCREAM + WOMEN OF PUNK 7” SPECIAL MUSICBUY TICKETSMUSIC
SUN 17 JULIAN COSTELLO QUARTET JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 18 THE TRIALS OF CATO * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
WED 20 LUKE WRIGHT, POET LAUREATE PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 21 CLASSIC HORROR NIGHTS: TALES THAT WITNESS MADNESS (1973) HORRORBUY TICKETS 
FRI 22 THE SPECIALS LTD * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 23 THE LIPSINKERS CABARETBUY TICKETS 
SUN 24 THE MUSIC OF ORSON WELLES LECTUREBUY TICKETS 
MON 25 GLYMJACK * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 26 MARK THOMAS: 50 THINGS ABOUT US (WORK IN PROGRESS) COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 28 MIG KIMPTON: LIVE FLOWER SHOW PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
FRI 29 SH!T FACED SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 30 MARTIN STEPHENSON & THE DAINTEES + SPECIAL GUESTS * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

DECEMBER

SUN 1 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 1 LOZ SPEYER'S TIME ZONE + SPECIAL GUEST OMAR PUENTE JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 2 A CAUSLEY CHRISTMAS * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
FRI 6 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETBUY TICKETSMARKET
FRI 6 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 7 THE PAUL FRANCIS BAND * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 8 TURIN BRAKES ACOUSTIC * 60 tickets left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 9 ALDEN, PATTERSON & DASHWOOD * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 10 STEPHEN K AMOS * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 12 CLASSIC HORROR NIGHTS: THE BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW (1970) HORRORBUY TICKETS 
FRI 13 NINE BELOW ZERO * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 14 A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
SUN 15 MEDIAEVAL BAEBES * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 16 THE CHURCHFITTERS * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
SAT 21 CHRISTMAS POETRY BASH 2019 WITH JOHN COOPER CLARKE, MARTIN NEWELL, LUKE WRIGHT & ROSS SUTHERLAND * SOLD OUT POETRYSOLD OUTPOETRY
SUN 22 THE BLOCKHEADS * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 23 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT XMAS STORYBUY TICKETSXMAS STORY
TUE 24 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT XMAS STORYBUY TICKETSXMAS STORY
FRI 27 THE LATIN RHYTHM PRESENTS SON YAMBU SALSABUY TICKETSSALSA
SUN 29 THE TOTAL STONE ROSES + THE SMITHS PRESUMABLY + OAYSIS * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
TUE 31 NYE PARTY WITH NEW TOWN KINGS + PET NEEDS * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
2020

JANUARY

SAT 11 THE PRETTIEST STARMAN * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 16 THE NO SLEEP PODCAST * PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
SAT 18 THE GUNS' N ROSES EXPERIENCE + WRONG JOVI + IDOLIZED * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 25 JAH WOBBLE & THE INVADERS OF THE HEART * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

FEBRUARY

TUE 4 PHIL WANG: PHILLY PHILLY WANG WANG * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 9 ROB AUTON: THE TIME SHOW COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 13 SKILTRON + ETHEREAL SIN + KAINE GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 15 AHIR SHAH: DOTS COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 28 RHYS JAMES: SNITCH COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY

MARCH

THU 5 JAYDE ADAMS: THE BALLAD OF KYLIE JENNER'S OLD FACE COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 6 SAM AVERY: TODDLERGEDDON COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 12 JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS: AFTER ME COMES THE FLOOD (BUT IN FRENCH) DRIP SPLOSH SPLASH DRIP... COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 14 JOHN ARCHER, AGAINST THE ODDS COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 19 ARABELLA WEIR, DOES MY MUM LOOM BIG IN THIS?* COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 27 THE SMYTHS: A TRIBUTE TO THE SMITHS * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

APRIL

SAT 11 LOU SANDERS: SAY HELLO TO YOUR NEW STEP-MUMMY * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 17 LUCY PORTER: BE PREPARED COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 18 TRANSMISSION: THE SOUND OF JOY DIVISION * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

MAY

THU 7 ONLY FOOLS & BOYCIE - AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH ONLY FOOLS & HORSES ACTOR JOHN CHALLIS * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 8 SOFIE HAGEN: THE BUMSWING COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 15 LIMEHOUSE LIZZY * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

OCTOBER

FRI 9 BLANCMANGE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS