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DIARY

JANUARY

FRI 26 F.O.X + DEAD CANNONS + AMETHYSTS GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 27 STEPHEN K AMOS: BREAD AND CIRCUSES 2 tickets left COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 28 AND I: A FILM BY REYNIR HUTBER WITH MARCIA FARQUHAR FILMBUY TICKETSFILM
MON 29 SARAH MCQUAID * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 30 JOHN SMITH GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
WED 31 MARK THOMAS: SHOWTIME FROM THE FRONTLINE * SOLD OUT THEATRESOLD OUTTHEATRE

FEBRUARY

THU 1 SIXTH FORM COLLEGE BATTLE OF THE BANDS 2018 * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 2 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETBUY TICKETSMARKET
FRI 2 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 3 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF & OTHER FURRY TALES SOLD OUT KIDSSOLD OUTKIDS
SAT 3 IAIN STIRLING: U OK HUN?X SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
SUN 4 TEDDY BEARS CONCERT KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SUN 4 ALCYONA MICK & TORI FREESTONE + ESSEX YOUTH JAZZ SEXTET JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 5 SUNJAY * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
WED 7 11TH COLCHESTER WINTER BEER FESTIVAL * BEERBUY TICKETSBEER
THU 8 11TH COLCHESTER WINTER BEER FESTIVAL * BEERBUY TICKETSBEER
FRI 9 11TH COLCHESTER WINTER BEER FESTIVAL * BEERBUY TICKETSBEER
SAT 10 11TH COLCHESTER WINTER BEER FESTIVAL * BEERBUY TICKETSBEER
MON 12 FARA * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 13 COMPASSION - AN ALTERNATIVE VALENTINE'S PARTY * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
WED 14 TOM ALLEN: ABSOLUTELY SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
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 + BESSIE TURNER GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 18 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 18 ZOE FRANCIS/JIM MULLEN QUARTET: BLOSSOM TIME JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 19 GREG RUSSELL & CIARAN ALGAR * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 20 SCHOOLS ROCK PROM 2018 GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
WED 21 ROB NEWMAN: A TOTAL ECLIPSE OF DESCARTES COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 22 ELLIE TAYLOR: THIS GUY COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 23 BIG COUNTRY * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 24 VIVA LA CAMP! * CABARETBUY TICKETS 
SUN 25 PARTY LIKE IT'S 1599 GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 25 PATRICK MONAHAN: REWIND SELECTOR 90S COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
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
FRI 2 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETBUY TICKETSMARKET
FRI 2 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 3 MAJESTIC KIDS EVENTS PRESENTS: EPIC KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 3 DINGUS KHAN GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 4 CHRIS INGHAM QUARTET: THE JAZZ OF DUDLEY MOORE JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 5 KNIGHT & SPIERS * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
WED 7 SIMON EVANS: GENIUS * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 8 ITCH (THE KING BLUES UNPLUGGED) GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
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 * SOLD OUT GIGSSOLD OUTGIGS
WED 14 TOM GILL: GROWING PAINS PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 15 IAIN SINCLAIR + MACGILLIVRAY LITERATUREBUY TICKETSLITERATURE
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
TUE 20 BRIGHT FUTURE SCHOOLS PERFORMANCE KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
WED 21 NATASHA DAVIS: T SHIRTS PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
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
SAT 24 UNDISCOVERED LIVE MUSIC CONTEST: THE FINAL * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 25 VINYL SESSIONS: DJ SHADOW - ENDTRODUCING MUSICBUY TICKETSMUSIC
MON 26 TWELFTH DAY * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 27 JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS * 3 tickets left 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
SAT 31 GEOFF ACHISON & THE SOULDIGGERS + TIM AVES & WOLFPACK + MARTIN MCNEILL * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

APRIL

WED 4 TO HELEN BACK PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
FRI 6 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 8 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 8 KRISTIAN BORRING QUARTET JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 9 JIMMY ALDRIDGE & SID GOLDSMITH * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 10 MAJESTIC KIDS EVENTS: EASTER HOLIDAYS SPECIAL ILLUMIN PARTY TRIBAL GLOW KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
TUE 10 SHONEN KNIFE + GREYDOLF GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 12 FROM THE JAM * SOLD OUT GIGSSOLD OUTGIGS
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
SUN 15 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 15 MAGGIE BELL & DAVE KELLY * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 16 TALISK * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 17 TERMINAL CHEESECAKE + HORACIO POLLARD GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 19 KRIS DREVER FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
SAT 21 THE FLOYD EFFECT * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 22 VINYL SESSIONS: HAWKWIND - SPACE RITUAL MUSICBUY TICKETSMUSIC
SUN 22 MARTIN SPEAKE QUARTET FEATURING ETHAN IVERSON JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 23 NINEBARROW * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 24 SAY SUE ME + SUPERGLU + SAM EAGLE & THE LEMON LIZARDS GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
WED 25 SARAH BLANC: IT STARTED WITH JASON DONOVAN PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 26 THE HORNE SECTION * SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
FRI 27 SHAPPI KHORSANDI: MISTRESS & MISFIT * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
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
SUN 29 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR X * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
MON 30 DOVETAIL TRIO * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK

MAY

WED 2 DAVID HOYLE: DIAMOND PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
FRI 4 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 5 THE ELO ENCOUNTER * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 6 ALEX HITCHCOCK QUINTET JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
WED 9 SH!T THEATRE: DOLLYWOULD PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
FRI 11 LONDON ASTROBEAT ORCHESTRA PERFORMS TALKING HEADS GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 12 HOT COALS THEATRE PRESENTS: KNOCK KNOCK KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 12 NINE BELOW ZERO * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 13 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 13 AN EVENING WITH GARY LUCAS: FROM BEEFHEART TO BUCKLEY AND BEYOND * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 14 LUKE DANIELS & TIM EDEY * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
FRI 18 PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 20 VINYL SESSIONS: I LIKE TRAINS - PROGRESS. REFORM + ELEGIES... MUSICBUY TICKETSMUSIC
SUN 20 FAIRPORT CONVENTION * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
MON 21 CLIVE GREGSON & LIZ SIMCOCK * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
THU 24 THE HUT PEOPLE FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
FRI 25 WRECKLESS ERIC GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 26 COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SUN 27 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR

JUNE

SUN 3 JOY ELLIS JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
WED 6 SUICIDE NOTES... THE SPOKEN WORD OF CHRISTOPHER BRETT BAILEY PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
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
SAT 9 THE YORUBA WOMEN CHOIR WORLD MUSICBUY TICKETSWORLD MUSIC
TUE 12 WUSSY + RADIO ORWELL + GHOST MUSIC GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
WED 13 FEMI & THE INRHYTHMS WORLD MUSICBUY TICKETSWORLD MUSIC
THU 14 BARBARA NICE: RAFFLE! COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 17 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR X * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 17 SARAH KENDALL: ONE-SEVENTEEN COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 21 FLO & JOAN: JOAN & FLO COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 23 CARA DILLON * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
SUN 24 VINYL SESSIONS: MARVIN GAYE - WHATS GOING ON MUSICBUY TICKETSMUSIC
FRI 29 LIVE/WIRE: THE AC/DC SHOW * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

JULY

SUN 1 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
FRI 13 CRAIG CAMPBELL: EASY TIGER COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 15 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
FRI 20 THE EDUARDO NIEBLA EXPERIENCE WORLD MUSICBUY TICKETSWORLD MUSIC
SUN 29 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR X * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR

AUGUST

MON 6 KIDS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL EMEH PRESENTS MUSIC COMES TO LIFE A 3DAY EXPLORATIVE MUSICAL JOURNEY DAY 1 KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
TUE 7 KIDS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL EMEH PRESENTS MUSIC COMES TO LIFE A 3DAY EXPLORATIVE MUSICAL JOURNEY DAY 2 KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
WED 8 KIDS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL EMEH PRESENTS MUSIC COMES TO LIFE A 3DAY EXPLORATIVE MUSICAL JOURNEY DAY 3 KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SUN 12 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
TUE 14 KIDS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL MAJESTIC KIDS EVENTS PRESENTS: MA(D)JESTIC SCIENCE FESTIVAL KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
WED 15 KIDS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL MAJESTIC KIDS EVENTS PRESENTS: MA(D)JESTIC SCIENCE FESTIVAL KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
THU 16 KIDS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL MAJESTIC KIDS EVENTS PRESENTS: MA(D)JESTIC SCIENCE FESTIVAL KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SUN 26 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR

SEPTEMBER

SAT 1 ROVING CROWS FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
SUN 9 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR X * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SAT 15 D'UKES GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 23 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
FRI 28 PHIL NICHOL: YOUR WRONG COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 30 MARTIN TURNER EX WISHBONE ASH * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

OCTOBER

SUN 7 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
FRI 26 GARY DELANEY: GAGSTER'S PARADISE * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
TUE 30 KEITH JAMES: THE SONGS OF NICK DRAKE GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

NOVEMBER

SUN 4 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR X * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
FRI 9 THE PAUL FRANCIS BAND * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

DECEMBER

SUN 2 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 23 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT XMAS STORYBUY TICKETSXMAS STORY
MON 24 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT XMAS STORYBUY TICKETSXMAS STORY