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DIARY

DECEMBER

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 * 1 tickets left PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
WED 12 WALKING:HOLDING PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 13 PACKING SHED THEATRE PRESENTS: TERRIFYING TALES FROM THE TEA SHOP * 10 tickets left PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 13 CLASSIC HORROR NIGHTS: TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER [1976] FILMBUY TICKETSFILM
FRI 14 PACKING SHED THEATRE PRESENTS: TERRIFYING TALES FROM THE TEA SHOP * 1 tickets left PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
FRI 14 THE BLOCKHEADS + BARRY PAYNE & THE LONG SHADOWS * SOLD OUT GIGSSOLD OUTGIGS
SAT 15 PACKING SHED THEATRE PRESENTS: TERRIFYING TALES FROM THE TEA SHOP * 8 tickets left PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
SAT 15 THE BLOCKHEADS + LITTER OF KINGS * 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 * 7 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 46 tickets left FILMBUY TICKETSFILM
FRI 21 SH!T THEATRE: SING-A-LONG-A MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL 47 tickets left 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 2 tickets left KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SUN 23 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT SOLD OUT XMAS STORYSOLD OUTXMAS STORY
MON 24 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 10AM SOLD OUT KIDSSOLD OUTKIDS
MON 24 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 1.30PM 14 tickets left KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
MON 24 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT 64 tickets left XMAS STORYBUY TICKETSXMAS STORY
THU 27 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 10AM - RELAXED PERFORMANCE 86 tickets left KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
THU 27 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 1.30PM 55 tickets left KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
FRI 28 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 10AM 73 tickets left KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
FRI 28 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 1.30PM 60 tickets left KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 29 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 10.30AM 82 tickets left KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 29 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 1.30PM - RELAXED PERFORMANCE 81 tickets left KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SUN 30 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: SNOW WHITE, ROSE RED, BEAR BROWN 10.30AM - WITH BSL 93 tickets left 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 92 tickets left KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
MON 31 ANIMAL NOISE NEW YEARS EVE PARTY * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
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
SAT 5 THE GREAT ARTS CENTRE JUMBLE SALE JUMBLEBUY TICKETS 
THU 10 PAUL JONES & DAVE KELLY * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
SAT 12 SLEAFORD MODS: INVISIBLE BRITAIN BOOK LAUNCH & FILM SCREENING FILMBUY TICKETSFILM
SAT 12 ANDREW LAWRENCE: CLEAN COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 13 DAVE LEWIS 1UP FEATURING LIZZIE DEANE. SUPPORT: HELEN CONNELLY JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
FRI 18 ON FOR 2019 GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 20 LAETITIA SADIER SOURCE ENSEMBLE + MARKER STARLING + MELODIEGROUP GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 21 BOF! + GWENDAL MOELE & PAUL RILEY + NO STRINGS ATTACHED * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 22 CARL DONNELLY & JULIAN DEANE AKA TWO VEGANS IDIOTS COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
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 43 tickets left COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 26 SING A LONG WITH NICK COPE! 89 tickets left KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 26 THE PRETTIEST STARMAN * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 27 TEDDY BEARS CONCERT KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SUN 27 DIZZY REECE: ROUTES IN JAZZ JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 28 THE SHACKLETON TRIO * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 29 12TH COLCHESTER WINTER ALE FESTIVAL * BEERBUY TICKETSBEER
WED 30 12TH COLCHESTER WINTER ALE FESTIVAL * BEERBUY TICKETSBEER
THU 31 12TH COLCHESTER WINTER ALE FESTIVAL * BEERBUY TICKETSBEER

FEBRUARY

FRI 1 12TH COLCHESTER WINTER ALE FESTIVAL * BEERBUY TICKETSBEER
SAT 2 12TH COLCHESTER WINTER ALE FESTIVAL * BEERBUY TICKETSBEER
SUN 3 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR X * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
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 FAIRYLAND TRUST WORKSHOP: ELF STICKS [10AM] KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 9 FAIRYLAND TRUST WORKSHOP: ELF STICKS [11AM] KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 9 FAIRYLAND TRUST WORKSHOP: ELF STICKS [12.30PM] KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 9 FAIRYLAND TRUST WORKSHOP: ELF STICKS [2PM] WITH BSL KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 9 JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS: ALL I WANNA DO IS... COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 10 THE JOE ALLARD COMMISSION: CHRIS REDMOND POETRYBUY TICKETSPOETRY
MON 11 MICHAEL MCGOLDRICK, JOHN MCCUSKER AND JOHN DOYLE * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 12 HAL CRUTTENDEN: CHUBSTER * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
WED 13 SHEY HARGREAVES: SICK PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 14 SIXTH FORM COLLEGE BATTLE OF THE BANDS GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
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
WED 20 PAULA VARJACK: THE CULT OF K*NZO PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 21 PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT * 22 tickets left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 22 MARK WATSON: THE INFINITE SHOW * 48 tickets left 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 MOLLY NAYLOR: 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 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 3 THE WARM & TOASTY CLUB GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 4 JON BODEN & THE REMNANT STRINGS * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 5 MARTIN TAYLOR & ULF WAKENIUS: LEGACY * JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
WED 6 KEISHA THOMPSON: MAN ON THE MOON PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 7 BIG LAD + HOOF! + HORRIBLE DOLPHINS GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 8 THE SMYTHS: A TRIBUTE TO THE SMITHS * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 9 MAJESTIC KIDS EVENTS PRESENTS: BOOK STEPPERS PART I KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 9 BIG COUNTRY * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 10 TAUPE + PHAROS PROJECT + LOVE AROUND THE WORLD GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 11 EDGELARKS * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 12 AS IT IS * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
WED 13 VAN HUYNH COMPANY: DEP PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 14 ANA SILVERA: ORACLES GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 15 WHOLE LOTTA LED'S 2019 TOUR FEATURING LED ZEPPELIN II * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 16 BUILDING A BUSINESS AROUND YOUR MUSIC - DO IT YOUR WAY * WORKSHOPBUY TICKETS 
SAT 16 UNDISCOVERED GRAND BANDS FINAL * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 17 THE VINYL SESSIONS - THE STRANGLERS: BLACK & WHITE MUSICBUY TICKETSMUSIC
SUN 17 WE ARE LEIF + WILL HOBSON'S GROOVE MERCHANTS JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
TUE 19 DARREN HARRIOTT: VISCERAL * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
WED 20 IEVA KUNISKIS: THEY LIVE NEXT DOOR PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 21 HAYSEED DIXIE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 22 THE GUNS 'N ROSES EXPERIENCE + WRONG JOVI + IDOLIZED * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 23 KID CARPET: NOISY HOLIDAY KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 23 KID CARPET: NOISY HOLIDAY [RELAXED PERFORMANCE] KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
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
WED 3 VERONICA THOMPSON & NATHAN EVANS: FLIGHTS OF FANCY & FOREIGN AFFAIRS PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
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
SUN 7 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
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 LYNGO THEATRE: JACK & THE BEANSTALK [WITH BSL] KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
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
SUN 12 PAUL MAYHEW-ARCHER: INCURABLE OPTIMIST * 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
SUN 9 MAJESTIC KIDS EVENTS PRESENTS: BOOK STEPPERS PART II KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
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
FRI 12 SAM EAGLE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

AUGUST

FRI 2 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY

SEPTEMBER

FRI 6 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 28 ELLIE TAYLOR: DON'T GOT THIS COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY

OCTOBER

FRI 4 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY

NOVEMBER

FRI 1 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 9 JAY FOREMAN'S DISGUSTING SONGS FOR CHILDREN KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 16 THE SEARCHERS & HOLLIES EXPERIENCE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

DECEMBER

FRI 6 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY