2017

JUNE

THU 1 32ND COLCHESTER REAL ALE & CIDER FESTIVAL * BEERBEER
FRI 2 32ND COLCHESTER REAL ALE & CIDER FESTIVAL * BEERBEER
SAT 3 32ND COLCHESTER REAL ALE & CIDER FESTIVAL * BEERBEER
SUN 4 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 4 SOLSTICE JAZZJAZZ
FRI 9 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETMARKET
FRI 9 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 10 FROCK SWAP! FASHIONFASHION
SAT 10 TERRY ALDERTON COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 11 VIRTUOSITY - IN AID OF MS-UK * GIGSGIGS
MON 12 SOLSTAFIR + TROPIC OF XHAO GIGSGIGS
TUE 13 ZU + EARTHMASS + MEADOWS GIGSGIGS
WED 14 URSULA MARTINEZ: FREE ADMISSION PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 15 STEVE ASHLEY FOLKFOLK
FRI 16 LIMEHOUSE LIZZY * GIGSGIGS
SUN 18 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 18 TORUS JAZZJAZZ
TUE 20 JAMES VEITCH: GAME FACE COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 21 SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM * GIGSGIGS
THU 22 ACOUSTIC STRAWBS * FOLKFOLK
FRI 23 KATY BRAND - I WAS A TEENAGE CHRISTIAN COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 24 COMPAGNIE ANIMOTION: WATCH YOUR FEET! AND YOUR HANDS! WORKSHOP KIDSKIDS
SAT 24 COMPAGNIE ANIMOTION PRESENTS THE WAR OF THE BUTTONS (WITH INTEGRATED BSL) KIDSKIDS
SAT 24 MONSTER FLORENCE * GIGSGIGS
SUN 25 THE VINYL SESSIONS - JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE: ELECTRIC LADYLAND MUSICMUSIC
TUE 27 LANIAKEA + THIGHPAULSANDRA (EX COIL) + JESSICA MOSS (THEE SILVER MT ZION) GIGSGIGS
WED 28 AN AUDIENCE WITH AUTHOR SARAH PERRY * LITERATURELITERATURE
THU 29 CLASSIC HORROR NIGHTS! THEATRE OF BLOOD + Q&A WITH MADELINE SMITH FILMFILM
FRI 30 THE NOISE NEXT DOOR: UPROAR! COMEDYCOMEDY

JULY

SUN 2 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 2 DARIUS BRUBECK QUARTET JAZZJAZZ
TUE 4 VIBE PRESENTS GIGSGIGS
WED 5 SABAR DRUMMING WORKSHOP WITH MODOU DIOUF WORLD MUSICWORLD MUSIC
WED 5 AN EVENING OF AFRICAN KORA & SABAR DRUMMING WITH MODOU DIOUF & SEFO KANUTEH WORLD MUSICWORLD MUSIC
THU 6 INDUSTRIAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE URBAN DECAY + PARIS/BERLIN: 20 YEARS OF UNDERGROUND TECHNO FILMFILM
FRI 7 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETMARKET
FRI 7 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 8 D'UKES FEST 2017 GIGSGIGS
SAT 8 D'UKES GIGSGIGS
TUE 11 ASPERGERS ARE US COMEDYCOMEDY
THU 13 CLASSIC HORROR NIGHTS DOUBLE BILL! SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA + THE ABOMINABLE DR PHIBES FILMFILM
FRI 14 THE LATIN RHYTHM PRESENTS SON YAMBU SALSASALSA
SAT 15 NEW TOWN KINGS + DRIVE + (((PALINDROMES))) + STITCH & BITCH DJS: A JOHN BALL DAY SPECIAL GIGSGIGS
FRI 21 MAMMALIAN DIVING REFLEX, DARREN O'DONNELL: ALL THE SEX I'VE EVER HAD PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
SAT 22 MAMMALIAN DIVING REFLEX, DARREN O'DONNELL: ALL THE SEX I'VE EVER HAD PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
MON 24 TUNDE JEGEDE & THE ART ENSEMBLE OF LAGOS WORLD MUSICWORLD MUSIC
TUE 25 COLNE VALLEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA FUNDRAISING CONCERT CLASSICAL 
THU 27 STEVE HARRIS BRITISH LION * SOLD OUT GIGSGIGS
FRI 28 SHITMAT + AN UNNECESSARILY JUSTIFIED WITH + SAM FEZ GIGSGIGS
SAT 29 SESH FOR LUKE * GIGSGIGS
SUN 30 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 30 THE AFRICAN SALSA ORCHESTRA WORLD MUSICWORLD MUSIC

AUGUST

THU 3 TREMBLING BELLS, MIKE HERON & ED ASKEW - THE SUMMER OF LOVE ANNIVERSARY TOUR GIGSGIGS
FRI 4 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETMARKET
FRI 4 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 5 KING AYISOBA + HOBO CHANG GIGSGIGS
SUN 6 VINYL SESSIONS JAZZ OPEN HOUSE MUSICMUSIC
TUE 8 KIDS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL: MAJESTIC KIDS - IT'S A SMALL WORLD KIDSKIDS
WED 9 KIDS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL: MAJESTIC KIDS - IT'S A SMALL WORLD KIDSKIDS
THU 10 KIDS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL: MAJESTIC KIDS - IT'S A SMALL WORLD KIDSKIDS
FRI 11 KIDS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL: MAJESTIC KIDS - IT'S A SMALL WORLD KIDSKIDS
SUN 13 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SAT 19 CRYPTOPSY + JOTNARR + A BRIBE FOR THE FERRYMAN GIGSGIGS
WED 23 MILTON JONES IS NEARLY OUT THERE: WORK IN PROGRESS * SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
THU 24 65DAYSOFSTATIC + MEEMO COMMA GIGSGIGS
SAT 26 STREET CINEMA: A STREETCAT NAMED BOB (AT THE OLD BUS DEPOT, QUEEN STREET) FILMFILM
SAT 26 STEEMY DAN GIGSGIGS
SAT 26 STREET CINEMA: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (AT THE OLD BUS DEPOT, QUEEN STREET) FILMFILM
SUN 27 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 27 COLCHESTER VEGAN FAIR VEGAN FAIR 
TUE 29 ESSEX BOOK FESTIVAL PRESENTS PUTRID POTION WORKSHOP * KIDSKIDS
TUE 29 ESSEX BOOK FESTIVAL PRESENTS THE SUPER STINKY PONGORIFIC GAMESHOW * KIDSKIDS
WED 30 A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS SCREAM * SOLD OUT THEATRETHEATRE
WED 30 VAUDOU GAME WORLD MUSICWORLD MUSIC
THU 31 A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS SCREAM * SOLD OUT THEATRETHEATRE

SEPTEMBER

FRI 1 FARMERS MARKET MARKETMARKET
FRI 1 A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS SCREAM * SOLD OUT THEATRETHEATRE
FRI 1 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 2 SUSTAINABLE COLCHESTER: URBAN ENVIRONMENTALISM WITH PAM NELSON STREET TOURS 
SAT 2 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WITH JONATHAN DOYLE STREET TOURS 
SAT 2 A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS SCREAM * SOLD OUT THEATRETHEATRE
SAT 2 STREET CINEMA: NIGHTCRAWLER (AT THE OLD BUS DEPOT, QUEEN STREET) FILMFILM
SUN 3 RIOTS, REBELLIONS & PROTESTS WITH DORIAN KELLY STREET TOURS 
SUN 3 AN (IN)SPIRE-RATIONAL TOUR WITH RICHARD DEDOMENICI STREET TOURS 
THU 7 CITIZEN JOURNALISM WORKSHOP 
SAT 9 7AM WITH ANT ROBERTS STREET TOURS 
SAT 9 LIVING WITH LUKE (DOORS 2.30PM) THEATRETHEATRE
SAT 9 CONCRETE LEGACY WITH KATHERINE WOOD STREET TOURS 
SAT 9 LIVING WITH LUKE (DOORS 7.30PM) THEATRETHEATRE
SAT 9 STREET CINEMA: LOCKE (AT THE OLD BUS DEPOT, QUEEN STREET) FILMFILM
SUN 10 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 10 HERITAGE OPEN DAY HERITAGE 
SUN 10 TOM STADE: I SWEAR 25 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 10 HAUNTED COLCHESTER WITH ROB BROWN STREET TOURS 
MON 11 PONS AELIUS * FOLKFOLK
TUE 12 DISPOSSESSION: THE GREAT SOCIAL HOUSING SWINDLE FILMFILM
WED 13 SIMON FINN + THE DOOMED BIRD OF PROVIDENCE + HARPOON GROUP GIGSGIGS
THU 14 NATHAN CATON: THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 15 MAYA YOUSSEF TRIO * CLASSICAL 
SAT 16 SUSTAINABLE COLCHESTER: GREEN LIVING AND LEARNING WITH EMILY HARRUP STREET TOURS 
SAT 16 PLACE STORY ARTEFACT: EXPLORING THE WALK AS ART WITH SARA HAYES STREET TOURS 
SAT 16 STREET CINEMA: THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (AT THE OLD BUS DEPOT, QUEEN STREET) FILMFILM
SAT 16 JESSICA WALKER CABARET SONGS * CLASSICAL 
SUN 17 LOST THEATRES OF COLCHESTER WITH DORIAN KELLY STREET TOURS 
SUN 17 NATALIE CLEIN * CLASSICAL 
MON 18 GREG RUSSELL & JACK RUTTER * FOLKFOLK
TUE 19 THE END OF ST PETERSBURG WITH A LIVE SCORE BY HARMONIEBAND FILMFILM
THU 21 PAUL FOOT: 'TIS A PITY SHE'S A PIGLET COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 22 IL SOGNO DEL MARINAIO (FEATURING MIKE WATT) + MOTHER SKY + IALPHA GIGSGIGS
SAT 23 STREET CINEMA: THE WIZARD OF OZ FILMFILM
SAT 23 STREET CINEMA: THELMA & LOUISE (AT THE OLD BUS DEPOT, QUEEN STREET) FILMFILM
SUN 24 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 24 THE VINYL SESSIONS - RIDE: NOWHERE MUSICMUSIC
SUN 24 LEKAN BABALOLA'S SACRED FUNK PROJECT WORLD MUSICWORLD MUSIC
MON 25 BOO HEWERDINE & BROOKS WILLIAMS STATE OF THE UNION * FOLKFOLK
WED 27 GWYNETH HERBERT & HER BAND * FOLKFOLK
THU 28 ALAN MOORE & MACGILLIVRAY * LIVE LITERATURE 
FRI 29 STREET HUNT STREET HUNT 
FRI 29 JOHN OTWAY GIGSGIGS
SAT 30 RHYTHM AND TASTE! BHANGRA MASALA BY INDI SANDHU - BHANGRA CHEF PRESENTS: BOLLYMASALA KIDSKIDS
SAT 30 PAUL ZERDIN: ALL MOUTH * 2 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY

OCTOBER

SUN 1 MATT RIDLEY QUARTET JAZZJAZZ
MON 2 ALDEN, PATTERSON & DASHWOOD * FOLKFOLK
TUE 3 ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 4 JENNY LEE: HEARTBEATS & ALGORITHMS PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 5 SHARON SHANNON * FOLKFOLK
FRI 6 FARMERS MARKET MARKETMARKET
FRI 6 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 7 COLCHESTER GAMES FAIR FAIR 
SAT 7 SIMON DAY, IN CHARACTER 36 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 8 KILLS ON WHEELS FILMFILM
MON 9 THE YOUNG'UNS - STRANGERS ALBUM TOUR * FOLKFOLK
TUE 10 MARK THOMAS: A SHOW THAT GAMBLES ON THE FUTURE 86 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 11 FIGS IN WIGS: OFTEN ONSTAGE PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 12 KEVIN PEARCE: ALBUM LAUNCH GIGSGIGS
SAT 14 COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS WITH BSL INTERPRETATION KIDSKIDS
SAT 14 JEREMY HARDY LIVE 2017 * SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 15 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 15 BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATES THE ORIGINS OF BLACK MUSIC * GIGSGIGS
MON 16 THE SAM KELLY DUO * FOLKFOLK
TUE 17 FRANK IERO AND THE PATIENCE * GIGSGIGS
WED 18 H2 DANCE: STRANGERS & OTHERS (DOORS OPEN 5.30PM) 29 tickets left PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
WED 18 H2 DANCE: STRANGERS & OTHERS (DOORS OPEN 7.45PM) 19 tickets left PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 19 LAURENCE CLARK: INDEPENDENCE COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 20 PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY * SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 21 THE GREAT BRITISH TAKE OFF FEATURING JON CULSHAW & BILL DARE * SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 22 CHARLIE WOOD BAND JAZZJAZZ
MON 23 MARTIN SIMPSON: TRAILS & TRIBULATIONS TOUR * FOLKFOLK
TUE 24 JIMEOIN: RIDICULOUS * 5 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 25 REVEREND BILLY & THE CHURCH OF STOP SHOPPING CHOIR: TRUMP DEPRESSION HOTLINE TOUR PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 26 AKDK + ARTIFICIALLY YOURS + NOTHING.EXISTED GIGSGIGS
FRI 27 LATIN RHYTHM SALSAWEEN PARTY * SALSASALSA
SAT 28 LYNGO THEATRE PRESENTS "THERE AND BACK AGAIN- AN ODYSSEY" KIDSKIDS
SAT 28 PET SHOP BOYS TRIBUTE GIGSGIGS
SUN 29 THE VINYL SESSIONS - BJORK: HOMOGENIC MUSICMUSIC
SUN 29 AKERCOCKE + HECATE ENTHRONED + TERRA GIGSGIGS
MON 30 4SQUARE * FOLKFOLK
TUE 31 JUSTIN CURRIE & THE PALLBEARERS * GIGSGIGS

NOVEMBER

WED 1 TOM MARSHMAN: KINGS CROSS (REMIX) PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 2 DINGUS KHAN + RUBBER JAW + TR-33N GIGSGIGS
FRI 3 FARMERS MARKET MARKETMARKET
FRI 3 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 4 HUGH CORNWELL * 100 tickets left GIGSGIGS
SUN 5 PETE KENNEDY BOOK LAUNCH LIVE LITERATURE 
SUN 5 MONK MISTERIOSO: A JOURNEY INTO THE SILENCE OF THELONIOUS MONK JAZZJAZZ
MON 6 CARDBOARD FOX * FOLKFOLK
TUE 7 DANNY BHOY: MAKE SOMETHING GREAT AGAIN FOR STRONGER BETTER FUTURE TOMORROW TOGETHER 20 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 8 FRANKO B: MILK + BLOOD PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 9 INDIGO MOON THEATRE & COMPAGNIE VIA CANE PRESENT SHAKESPEARE VERSUS MOLIERE THEATRETHEATRE
FRI 10 THE PAUL FRANCIS BAND * GIGSGIGS
SAT 11 DARYL BEETON PRESENTS: A SQUARE WORLD - RELAXED PERFORMANCE KIDSKIDS
SAT 11 DARYL BEETON PRESENTS: A SQUARE WORLD KIDSKIDS
SAT 11 NOT THE ROLLING STONES * GIGSGIGS
SUN 12 ELLA FITZGERALD AT 100 WITH MARTIN TAYLOR & ALISON BURNS JAZZJAZZ
MON 13 GIGSPANNER * FOLKFOLK
TUE 14 DALEK + (((((PALINDROMES))))) GIGSGIGS
WED 15 JO BANNON: ALBA PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 16 AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM WITH GUESTS THE DHOL FOUNDATION * 20 tickets left GIGSGIGS
FRI 17 THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT GIGSGIGS
SAT 18 FROCK SWAP! MARKETMARKET
SAT 18 SNAPPED ANKLES + GHOSTS OF MEN + THE VALHALLANS GIGSGIGS
SUN 19 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 19 THE VINYL SESSIONS - PINK FLOYD: PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN + Q&A WITH 'TWINK' MUSICMUSIC
SUN 19 TOMMY SMITH & BRIAN KELLOCK JAZZJAZZ
MON 20 MEGSON * FOLKFOLK
TUE 21 BANNER THEATRE: RISE, LIKE LIONS! * THEATRETHEATRE
WED 22 LUKE WRIGHT: THE TOLL PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 23 JAMES ACASTER: CLASSIC SCRAPES BOOK TOUR * SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 24 MATT RICHARDSON COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 25 DREADZONE * 2 tickets left GIGSGIGS
SUN 26 INDIGO MOON THEATRE PRESENTS ALADDIN SOLD OUT KIDSKIDS
SUN 26 THE MAGIC BAND PLAY THE MUSIC OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART: FAREWELL TOUR * GIGSGIGS
MON 27 CHRIS WOOD * FOLKFOLK
TUE 28 THE VAUDEVILLIANS: JINKX MONSOON & MAJOR SCALES SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 29 DANIELLE IMARA: GET THERAPY PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 30 PAUL CHOWDHRY: LIVE INNIT * SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY