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DIARY

NOVEMBER

WED 14 DR CARNESKY'S INCREDIBLE BLEEDING WOMAN PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 15 JINKX MONSOON & MAJOR SCALES: THE GINGER SNAPPED * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 16 JINKX MONSOON & MAJOR SCALES: THE GINGER SNAPPED * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 17 FROCK SWAP! FASHIONBUY TICKETSFASHION
SAT 17 DREADZONE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 18 BRIX & THE EXTRICATED + DINGUS KHAN * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 19 FAUSTUS * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 20 WORLD WAR 1 CENTENARY: A HISTORY FROM BELOW TALKBUY TICKETS 
WED 21 ROBIN DEACON: VINYL EQUATIONS PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 22 JAMES PHELAN: TRICKSTER MAGICBUY TICKETS 
FRI 23 COLCHESTER MEDIEVAL FEAST * FEASTBUY TICKETS 
SAT 24 COMEDY4KIDS HOW DOES THIS POLITICS THING WORK THEN KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 24 SARA PASCOE: LADSLADSLADS * SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
SUN 25 STEWART FRANCIS: INTO THE PUNSET * 2 tickets left COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
MON 26 DERMOT BYRNE (ALTAN), STEVE COONEY (STOCKTONS WING) & BRID HARPER * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 27 THE LITTLE UNSAID + KEVIN PEARCE GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
WED 28 WHAT IF I TOLD YOU PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 29 GEOFF NORCOTT: TRADITIONALISM COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 30 REDTENBACHERS FUNKESTRA + WEST54 + DJ SUNK & FOAL * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

DECEMBER

SAT 1 MADE IN COLCHESTER CHRISTMAS FAIR FAIRBUY TICKETS 
SAT 1 THE LIPSINKERS CABARETBUY TICKETS 
SUN 2 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 2 FIONA ROSS + SPECIAL GUEST JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 3 EAST ANGLIAN NIGHT - TRIPLE BILL: MEGAN WISDOM, 3 FOLK & SOUND TRADITION * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
WED 5 VIJAY PATEL: PULL THE TRIGGER PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 6 HARRY AND CHRIS SAVE THE WORLD COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 7 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETBUY TICKETSMARKET
FRI 7 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 8 RUKRUK COMPANY PRESENTS: THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE - RELAXED PERFORMANCE KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 8 RUKRUK COMPANY PRESENTS: THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 8 GOODIEPAL + THE VALHALLANS GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 9 KING 810 + PUPPY + CRAWLBLIND GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 10 BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 11 LAURENCE CLARK: AN IRRESPONSIBLE FATHER'S GUIDE TO PARENTING COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
WED 12 PACKING SHED THEATRE PRESENTS: TERRIFYING TALES FROM THE TEA SHOP * 5 tickets left PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
WED 12 WALKING:HOLDING PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 13 PACKING SHED THEATRE PRESENTS: TERRIFYING TALES FROM THE TEA SHOP * 12 tickets left PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 13 CLASSIC HORROR NIGHTS: TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER [1976] FILMBUY TICKETSFILM
FRI 14 THE BLOCKHEADS + BARRY PAYNE & THE LONG SHADOWS * 10 tickets left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 14 PACKING SHED THEATRE PRESENTS: TERRIFYING TALES FROM THE TEA SHOP * 13 tickets left PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
SAT 15 PACKING SHED THEATRE PRESENTS: TERRIFYING TALES FROM THE TEA SHOP * 14 tickets left PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
SAT 15 THE BLOCKHEADS * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 16 THE VINYL SESSIONS- NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS: THE BOATMAN'S CALL MUSICBUY TICKETSMUSIC
SUN 16 PACKING SHED THEATRE PRESENTS: TERRIFYING TALES FROM THE TEA SHOP * 12 tickets left PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
SUN 16 A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 17 A CHRISTMAS SHOW FOR THESE TIMES WITH LADY MAISERY, JIMMY ALDRIDGE & SID GOLDSMITH* FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
WED 19 BOOGALOO STU AND LORRAINE BOWEN STAR IN MUCH ADO ABOUT CRIMBO! PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 20 SH!T THEATRE: SING-A-LONG-A MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL FILMBUY TICKETSFILM
FRI 21 SH!T THEATRE: SING-A-LONG-A MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL FILMBUY TICKETSFILM
SAT 22 CHRISTMAS POETRY BASH 2018 WITH JOHN COOPER CLARKE, MARTIN NEWELL, LUKE WRIGHT & ROSS SUTHERLAND SOLD OUT POETRYSOLD OUTPOETRY
SUN 23 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 1.30PM KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SUN 23 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT XMAS STORYBUY TICKETSXMAS STORY
MON 24 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 10AM KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
MON 24 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 1.30PM KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
MON 24 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT XMAS STORYBUY TICKETSXMAS STORY
THU 27 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 10AM - RELAXED PERFORMANCE KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
THU 27 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 1.30PM KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
FRI 28 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 10AM KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
FRI 28 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 1.30PM KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 29 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 10.30AM KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 29 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 1.30PM - RELAXED PERFORMANCE KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SUN 30 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 10.30AM - WITH BSL KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SUN 30 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: TOUCH TOUR PRIOR TO AUDIO DESCRIBED SHOW KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SUN 30 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 1.30PM - WITH AUDIO DESCRIPTION KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
MON 31 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 10AM KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
MON 31 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 1.30PM KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
2019

JANUARY

WED 2 PACKING SHED THEATRE PRESENTS: THE CREEPY CHRISTMAS SHOW BY DOUG SMITH PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
FRI 4 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 10 PAUL JONES & DAVE KELLY * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
SAT 12 ANDREW LAWRENCE: CLEAN COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 13 JAZZ / FUNK WITH DAVE LEWIS' 1UP FEATURING LIZZIE DEANE JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
SUN 20 LAETITIA SADIER SOURCE ENSEMBLE + MARKER STARLING GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 21 BOF! + GWENDAL MOELE & PAUL RILEY + NO STRINGS ATTACHED * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
WED 23 IMPERMANENCE PRESENTS: THE BALLET OF THE NATIONS FILMBUY TICKETSFILM
THU 24 DAMIAN WILSON & ADAM WAKEMAN LIVE GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 25 STEPHEN K AMOS: BOUQUETS AND BRICKBATS COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 26 SING A LONG WITH NICK COPE! KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 26 THE PRETTIEST STARMAN * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 28 THE SHACKLETON TRIO * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK

FEBRUARY

SUN 3 WENDY KIRKLAND QUARTET: PIANO DIVAS JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 4 THE CHURCHFITTERS * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 5 A TO Z OF MUSICAL THEATRE * PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 7 LOST VOICE GUY: I'M ONLY IN IT FOR THE PARKING * SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
FRI 8 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 9 JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS: ALL I WANNA DO IS... COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
MON 11 MICHAEL MCGOLDRICK, JOHN MCCUSKER AND JOHN DOYLE * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 12 HAL CRUTTENDEN: CHUBSTER * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 15 AHIR SHAH: DUFFER COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 16 F.O.X GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 17 THE VINYL SESSIONS - KING CRIMSON: RED MUSICBUY TICKETSMUSIC
MON 18 BREABACH * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 19 SNACK FAMILY + THE EU COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 21 PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 22 MARK WATSON: THE INFINITE SHOW * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 23 ANAKADABRA KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SUN 24 THE SKIDS * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 25 BLAZIN' FIDDLES * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 26 BANNER THEATRE: SPIRIT OF 1868 * PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
WED 27 LIGHTS! PLANETS! PEOPLE! PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 28 SCHOOLS ROCK PROM 2019 GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

MARCH

FRI 1 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 2 SAM AVERY: THE LEARNER PARENT COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 3 THE WARM & TOASTY CLUB GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 3 DARREN HARRIOTT: VISCERAL * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
MON 4 JON BODEN & THE REMNANT STRINGS * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 5 MARTIN TAYLOR & ULF WAKENIUS: LEGACY * JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
THU 7 BIG LAD GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 8 THE SMYTHS: A TRIBUTE TO THE SMITHS * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 9 BIG COUNTRY * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 10 TAUPE GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 14 ANA SILVERA: ORACLES GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 15 WHOLE LOTTA LED'S 2019 TOUR FEATURING LED ZEPPELIN II * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 17 THE VINYL SESSIONS - THE STRANGLERS: BLACK & WHITE MUSICBUY TICKETSMUSIC
THU 21 HAYSEED DIXIE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 22 THE GUNS 'N ROSES EXPERIENCE + WRONG JOVI + IDOLIZED * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 24 LIL' JIMMY REED & THE A TEAM GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
TUE 26 LEE SCRATCH PERRY * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
WED 27 CHINA PLATE & STAATSTHEATER MAINZ PRESENT: STATUS PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 28 CARL HUTCHINSON: I KNOW I SHOULDN'T BEHAVE LIKE THIS... COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 29 KRISTIN HERSH (ELECTRIC TRIO) WITH FRED ABONG & ROB AHLERS GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 30 GYLES BRANDRETH: BREAK A LEG! * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY

APRIL

TUE 2 BLACK LAKE FILMBUY TICKETSFILM
THU 4 MARK THOMAS: CHECK UP COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 5 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 6 BARKING DOG THREATRE COMPANY: TEDDY'S PICNIC KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 6 LUCY PORTER: PASS IT ON COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 11 LISA KNAPP FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
SUN 14 TOM STADE: I SWEAR TOO... * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
TUE 16 SEANN WALSH: AFTER THIS ONE, I'M GOING HOME * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 19 GARY DELANEY: GAGSTER'S PARADISE * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 20 ANDREW MAXWELL: SHOWTIME * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 25 JESS ROBINSON: NO FILTER * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 26 LIMEHOUSE LIZZY * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 27 KAINE (WITH OSMIUM GUILLOTINE) * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 28 GLENN WOOL: WOOL'S GOLD II (THE IRON PIRATE) COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
TUE 30 KEN CHENG: BEST DAD EVER COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY

MAY

FRI 3 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 4 THE ELO ENCOUNTER * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 6 FLOOK * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
THU 9 MICKY P. KERR: Z-LIST CELEBRITY COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 10 NICK HARPER * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 11 SOFIE HAGEN: BUBBLEWRAP, HAPPY FAT COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 16 PAUL FOOT: IMAGE CONSCIOUS COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 18 ROB AUTON: THE TALK SHOW COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 19 SHAPPI KHORSANDI: SKITTISH WARRIOR... CONFESSIONS OF A CLUB COMIC COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
TUE 21 FLO AND JOAN: ALIVE ON STAGE COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 24 RADIO ACTIVE WITH ANGUS DEAYTON, PHILIP POPE, MICHAEL FENTON STEVENS, HELEN ATKINSON WOOD * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 26 THE WARM & TOASTY CLUB GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

JUNE

THU 6 PATRICK MONAHAN: #GOALS COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 7 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 15 LONDON CALLING PLAY THE CLASH * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 16 THE TIGER LILLIES: DEVIL'S FAIRGROUND * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 21 FROM THE JAM * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

JULY

FRI 5 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY

AUGUST

FRI 2 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY

SEPTEMBER

FRI 6 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY

OCTOBER

FRI 4 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY

NOVEMBER

FRI 1 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 16 THE SEARCHERS & HOLLIES EXPERIENCE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

DECEMBER

FRI 6 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY