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DIARY

OCTOBER

THU 21 MARK THOMAS: 50 THINGS ABOUT US 44 tickets left COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 22 THE SMYTHS: A TRIBUTE TO THE SMITHS * 2 tickets left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 23 DOM JOLY'S HOLIDAY SNAPS - TRAVEL AND COMEDY IN THE DANGER ZONE * SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
SUN 24 CELEBRATING TUBBY HAYES: SIMON SPILLETT QUARTET JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 25 SAM LEE: OLD WOW+ TOUR * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 26 ONLY FOOLS & BOYCIE - AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH ONLY FOOLS & HORSES ACTOR JOHN CHALLIS * CANCELLED COMEDYCANCELLEDCOMEDY
WED 27 RYAN O'SHEA: I_RAN 73 tickets left PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
FRI 29 IAIN STIRLING: FAILING UPWARDS * SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
SAT 30 COLCHESTER GAMES FAIR 2021 * FAIR  
SAT 30 COFFIN SHAKER FEATURING WALLOWING, A'BEAR, ZETRA & MEEMO COMMA GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 31 I HEAR VOICES THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS THE CALL OF THE UNPRONOUNCEABLE 78 tickets left THEATREBUY TICKETSTHEATRE

NOVEMBER

MON 1 AN AUDIENCE WITHOUT JAKE THACKRAY * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
WED 3 REVEREND BILLY & THE STOP SHOPPING CHOIR EARTH RIOT TOUR 2021 PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 4 JOBOXERS * CANCELLED GIGSCANCELLEDGIGS
FRI 5 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 6 STONE FOUNDATION * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 7 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 7 THE SEARCHERS & HOLLIES EXPERIENCE * CANCELLED GIGSCANCELLEDGIGS
MON 8 PAN AMERICAN + MASAL + BOSCH GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
TUE 9 MARTIN & ELIZA CARTHY * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
WED 10 FRANKO B: I'M HERE 50 tickets left PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 11 JENNY ECLAIR: SIXTY! (FFS!) * SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
FRI 12 SH*T FACED SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO & JULIET * SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
SAT 13 FROCK SWAP * SWAP  
SAT 13 SH*T FACED SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO & JULIET * SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
SUN 14 MARIA CHIARA ARGIRO GROUP JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 15 FAUSTUS * RESCHEDULED FOLKRESCHEDULEDFOLK
MON 15 FRENCH NIGHT FEATURING BOF!, PAUL RILEY & GWENDAL MOELE AND LES HIRONDELLES * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 16 LEE SCRATCH PERRY + HOBO CHANG * CANCELLED GIGSCANCELLEDGIGS
TUE 16 FOCUS * 17 tickets left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
WED 17 MADE IN CHINA: SUPER DUPER CLOSE-UP 77 tickets left PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 18 FROZEN LIGHT: 2065 * THEATRE THEATRE
THU 18 FROZEN LIGHT: 2065 * THEATRE THEATRE
FRI 19 FROZEN LIGHT: 2065 * THEATRE THEATRE
FRI 19 FROZEN LIGHT: 2065 * THEATRE THEATRE
SAT 20 FROZEN LIGHT: 2065 * THEATRE THEATRE
SAT 20 FROZEN LIGHT: 2065 * THEATRE THEATRE
SAT 20 ANORAK PATCH * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 21 SLAY DUGGEE LIVE! 74 tickets left KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SUN 21 JO HARMAN: UNPLUGGED JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 22 BLAZIN' FIDDLES * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 23 THE SNUTS SOLD OUT GIGSSOLD OUTGIGS
WED 24 BOBBY & AMY 72 tickets left PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
FRI 26 TERRY EDWARDS' SPAGHETTI WESTERN ADVENTURES * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 27 SECRET AFFAIR * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 28 THE VINYL SESSIONS: NEVERMIND BY NIRVANA * VINYLBUY TICKETS 
SUN 28 SAM SWEENEY BAND * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
MON 29 BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 30 IVO GRAHAM: THE GAME OF LIFE * SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY

DECEMBER

WED 1 VICTORIA FIRTH: THE BUTTER PIECE 78 tickets left PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 2 JASON BYRNE: AUDIENCE PRECIPITATION * 42 tickets left COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 3 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 4 NICK COPE'S FAMILY SHOW SOLD OUT KIDSSOLD OUTKIDS
SAT 4 LUCY PORTER: BE PREPARED 22 tickets left COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 5 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 5 ROOTS & CHANGES BY BHAVIK HARIA WORLD MUSICBUY TICKETS 
SUN 5 JANETTE MASON NU JAZZ TRIO: RED ALERT CANCELLED JAZZCANCELLEDJAZZ
SUN 5 SHAW'S EARLY XMAS CAPER JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 6 THE MEDLARS * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
MON 6 THE HUT PEOPLE * CANCELLED FOLKCANCELLEDFOLK
TUE 7 LUBOMYR MELNYK GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 9 TOM STADE: YOU AINT SEEN NOTHING YET * 51 tickets left COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 10 KINGDOM OF MADNESS: CLASSIC MAGNUM FEATURING MARK STANWAY, TONY MARTIN, MICKY BARKER, RICHARD BAILEY & MO BIRCH RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS
FRI 10 THE LIPSINKERS CABARETBUY TICKETS 
SAT 11 THE BLACK CHARADE (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE TRIBUTE) + FELL OUT BOY + WE AREN'T PARAMORE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 12 MANCHESTER CALLING! FT. THE TOTAL STONE ROSES, THE SMITHS PRESUMABLY & OAYSIS * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 13 AWAKE ARISE * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
THU 16 CHRISTMAS POETRY BASH 2021 WITH JOHN COOPER-CLARKE, MARTIN NEWELL, LUKE WRIGHT & ROSS SUTHERLAND * SOLD OUT POETRYSOLD OUTPOETRY
FRI 17 I HEAR VOICES THEATRE CO PRESENTS OH, TINKLE, AND I'LL COME TO YOU, MY LAD 80 tickets left THEATREBUY TICKETSTHEATRE
SAT 18 A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: THE MOVIE... AND THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
SUN 19 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER (DOORS OPEN 1.30PM) KIDS XMASBUY TICKETS 
SUN 19 MEDIAEVAL BAEBES 25TH ANNIVERSARY * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 20 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER (DOORS 10.30AM) KIDS XMASBUY TICKETS 
MON 20 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER (DOORS OPEN 1.30PM) KIDS XMASBUY TICKETS 
TUE 21 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER (DOORS 10.30AM) KIDS XMASBUY TICKETS 
TUE 21 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER (DOORS OPEN 1.30PM) KIDS XMASBUY TICKETS 
TUE 21 THE BLOCKHEADS * CANCELLED GIGSCANCELLEDGIGS
WED 22 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER (DOORS 10.30AM) - AUDIO DESCRIBED KIDS XMASBUY TICKETS 
WED 22 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER (DOORS 1.30PM) - BSL INTERPRETATION KIDS XMASBUY TICKETS 
WED 22 SH!T THEATRE'S SING-A-LONG-A-MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL FILMBUY TICKETSFILM
THU 23 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER (DOORS 10.30AM) KIDS XMASBUY TICKETS 
THU 23 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER (DOORS OPEN 1.30PM) KIDS XMASBUY TICKETS 
THU 23 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT XMAS STORYBUY TICKETSXMAS STORY
FRI 24 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER (DOORS 10.30AM) KIDS XMASBUY TICKETS 
FRI 24 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER (DOORS OPEN 1.30PM) KIDS XMASBUY TICKETS 
FRI 24 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT XMAS STORYBUY TICKETSXMAS STORY
MON 27 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER (DOORS OPEN 1.30PM) KIDS XMASBUY TICKETS 
TUE 28 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER (DOORS 10.30AM) KIDS XMASBUY TICKETS 
TUE 28 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER (DOORS OPEN 1.30PM) KIDS XMASBUY TICKETS 
WED 29 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER (DOORS 10.30AM) KIDS XMASBUY TICKETS 
WED 29 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER (DOORS OPEN 1.30PM) KIDS XMASBUY TICKETS 
THU 30 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER (DOORS 10.30AM) - PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD KIDS XMASBUY TICKETS 
THU 30 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER (DOORS OPEN 1.30PM) KIDS XMASBUY TICKETS 
FRI 31 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER (DOORS 10.30AM) KIDS XMASBUY TICKETS 
FRI 31 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER (DOORS OPEN 1.30PM) KIDS XMASBUY TICKETS 
2022

JANUARY

SAT 8 CARL HUTCHINSON LIVE 2021 COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 13 REV SIMPKINS RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS
SAT 15 TONY LAW COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 16 ARABELLA WEIR, DOES MY MUM LOOM BIG IN THIS?* 18 tickets left COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
TUE 18 STEPHEN K AMOS: BEFORE AND LAUGHTER COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
WED 19 ROY AYERS UBIQUITY - MYSTIC VOYAGE 45TH ANNIVERSARY * 1 ticket left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 20 JOHN OTWAY & THE BIG BAND * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 21 CATHERINE MAY & ANDREW ALLEN: BLUE GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 22 THE PRETTIEST STARMAN * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 23 SARAH GILLESPIE + RUTA DI JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 31 THE CHURCHFITTERS * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK

FEBRUARY

TUE 1 REV SIMPKINS GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 5 COMMITTED TO THE BLUES BROTHERS * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 6 PARADISE LOST * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 10 UKAEA + DAME AREA GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 11 THE ELO ENCOUNTER * 45 tickets left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 12 WORKSHOP! BIG GOLDLIOCKS & THE THREE BEARS PLUS - MIME & CLOWNING WORKSHOP 80 tickets left KIDS SHOWSBUY TICKETS 
SAT 12 BIG GOLDILOCKS & THE THREE BEARS PLUS KIDS SHOWSBUY TICKETS 
SAT 12 SHAZIA MIRZA: COCONUT COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 13 SOME KINDA WONDERFUL: THE MUSIC OF STEVIE WONDER WITH NOEL MCCALLA & DEREK NASH BAND GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
TUE 15 OZRIC TENTACLES ELECTRONIC + SILAS & SASKI GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 17 AHIR SHAH: DRESS COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 18 BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 19 OLA ONABULE GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 27 EMPIRICAL + SUPPORT RESCHEDULED JAZZRESCHEDULEDJAZZ

MARCH

TUE 1 MIKE BUBBINS: THROWBACK COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 3 LUKE KEMPNER: MACHO MACHO MAN * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 5 GONG * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 6 SHAPARAK KHORSANDI: IT WAS THE 90S! COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
MON 7 LEVERET * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
SUN 13 EMILY SAUNDERS JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 14 KNIGHT & SPIERS * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
THU 17 JAH WOBBLE & THE INVADERS OF THE HEART GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 18 JOHN LENNON TRIBUTE UK PRESENTS LENNON RETROSPECTIVE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 19 GODFLESH + DEATHSOMNIA GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 21 FAUSTUS * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
THU 24 DAVID HARPER'S ROMP WITH THE GEORGIANS COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 26 WHOLE LOTTA LED - FAREWELL TOUR * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 27 NU JAZZ WITH ISQ JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
TUE 29 GARY DELANEY: GARY IN PUNDERLAND * SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
THU 31 KEITH JAMES: CONCERT FOR A CHANGING WORLD GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

APRIL

SUN 3 CARL PALMER'S ELP LEGACY * 25 tickets left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 7 FOCUS * RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS
FRI 8 PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT: JOY DIVISION - A CELEBRATION * SOLD OUT GIGSSOLD OUTGIGS
SAT 9 SALAD + PINEY GIR GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 15 LOST VOICE GUY: CEREBRAL LOLSY * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 16 TWO MR P'S IN A PODCAST - LIVE COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 21 ROVING CROWS FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
FRI 22 CHRIS MCCAUSLAND: SPEAKY BLINDER * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 24 ART THEMEN ORGAN TRIO + LEWIS WRIGHT & KIT DOWNES JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 25 FLOOK * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
FRI 29 WHEN RIVERS MEET * 25 tickets left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 30 STEEMY DAN GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

MAY

SUN 1 KINGDOM OF MADNESS: CLASSIC MAGNUM FEATURING MARK STANWAY, MICKY BARKER, RICHARD BAILEY & MO BIRCH GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 7 AN EVENING WITH KRISTIN HERSH GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 8 TERRY SEABROOK QUINTET: CELEBRATING WAYNE SHORTER JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 9 RAG MAMA RAG * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
SUN 15 ALISON RAYNER QUINTET JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
FRI 20 LIMEHOUSE LIZZY * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 21 SAM AVERY: ROLE MODEL * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 22 KIM CYPHER QUINTET + SUPPORT JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ

JUNE

SAT 11 MARK WATSON: THIS CAN'T BE IT COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 12 HORN FACTORY JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
SUN 19 NU JAZZ WITH WILD CARD + SPECIAL GUEST IMAANI GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 24 LIVE/WIRE: THE AC/DC SHOW * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 25 TRANSMISSION: THE SOUND OF JOY DIVISION * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 26 CLARK TRACEY SEXTET JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ

JULY

THU 7 THE BEAT * SOLD OUT GIGSSOLD OUTGIGS
SAT 9 CHANGESTWOBOWIE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 10 ALVORADA: CHORO FROM BRAZIL JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
SUN 24 MORRISSEY MULLEN LEGACY JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
THU 28 BLAKE MORRISON WITH THE HOSEPIPE BAND POETRYBUY TICKETSPOETRY

AUGUST

THU 4 DARIUS BRUBECK QUARTET JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
SUN 14 TALINKA JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ

SEPTEMBER

SUN 11 BEVERLEY BEIRNE: DREAM DANCER JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
SUN 25 MO FOSTER & FRIENDS: MUSIC OF THE GREAT JAZZ COMPOSERS JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
THU 29 KEVIN PEARCE (AKA SUN CUTTER) GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

OCTOBER

SUN 2 TRUE THINK JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
SUN 23 JULIAN COSTELLO QUARTET - CONNECTIONS: WITHOUT BORDERS JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
SAT 29 COURTNEY PINE: SONG (THE BALLAD BOOK) * JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ

NOVEMBER

SUN 13 GRAVITON + NOEMI NUTI TRIO JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
SUN 27 EMPIRICAL + SUPPORT JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ