2017

DECEMBER

FRI 1 FARMERS MARKET MARKETMARKET
FRI 1 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 2 MADE IN COLCHESTER CHRISTMAS FAIR ART FAIRART FAIR
SAT 2 HARRY & CHRIS COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 3 THE OXLEY/MEIER GUITAR PROJECT JAZZJAZZ
MON 4 JACKIE OATES & MIKE COSGRAVE * FOLKFOLK
TUE 5 THE BALLAD OF SHIRLEY COLLINS FILMFILM
WED 6 OMID DJALILI: SCHMUCK FOR A NIGHT * 1 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
THU 7 AHIR SHAH: CONTROL COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 8 THE THINKING DRINKERS HISTORY OF ALCOHOL 9 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 9 NICK COPES CHRISTMAS CONCERT! SOLD OUT KIDSKIDS
SAT 9 THE BLOCKHEADS: THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR * 3 tickets left GIGSGIGS
SUN 10 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 10 THE VINYL SESSIONS - SCOTT WALKER: TILT MUSICMUSIC
SUN 10 THE BLOCKHEADS: THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR * 60 tickets left GIGSGIGS
MON 11 A CHRISTMAS CAROL AT COLCHESTER TOWN HALL XMAS STORYXMAS STORY
MON 11 VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER WINTER WARMER PICK & MIX * FOLKFOLK
TUE 12 SINGING & STAGE SCHOOL: LIVE SHOWCASE * SHOWCASE 
WED 13 LAST ORDERS AT THE DOG & DUMPLINGS PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
FRI 15 ELIZA CARTHY & THE WAYWARD BAND + DUOTONE * GIGSGIGS
SAT 16 CHRISTMAS POETRY BASH 2017 WITH JOHN COOPER CLARKE, MARTIN NEWELL, LUKE WRIGHT & ROSS SUTHERLAND SOLD OUT POETRYPOETRY
SUN 17 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM XMAS KIDS 
SUN 17 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDS 
SUN 17 JASON FREDERICK CINEMATIC TRIO - A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI JAZZJAZZ
MON 18 THE CHURCHFITTERS CHRISTMAS CRACKER * SOLD OUT FOLKFOLK
TUE 19 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10AM XMAS KIDS 
TUE 19 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDS 
WED 20 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10AM XMAS KIDS 
WED 20 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDS 
WED 20 SH!T THEATRE: SING-A-LONG-A MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL SOLD OUT FILMFILM
THU 21 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10AM XMAS KIDS 
THU 21 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDS 
THU 21 CLASSIC HORROR AT CHRISTMAS: TALES FROM THE CRYPT FILMFILM
FRI 22 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10AM XMAS KIDS 
FRI 22 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDS 
FRI 22 GOODIEPAL + THE DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA + LEE ASHCROFT + THE VALHALLANS GIGSGIGS
SAT 23 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM XMAS KIDS 
SAT 23 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM [BSL INTERPRETED, RELAXED PERFORMANCE] XMAS KIDS 
SAT 23 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT SOLD OUT XMAS STORYXMAS STORY
SUN 24 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM XMAS KIDS 
SUN 24 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDS 
SUN 24 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT SOLD OUT XMAS STORYXMAS STORY
MON 25 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY CALENDAR - PURCHASE HERE HOMELESS 
WED 27 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM XMAS KIDS 
WED 27 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDS 
THU 28 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM XMAS KIDS 
THU 28 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDS 
FRI 29 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM XMAS KIDS 
FRI 29 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDS 
FRI 29 THE FABS + SHORT PEOPLE + THE JUDITH CHARMERS * SOLD OUT GIGSGIGS
SAT 30 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM [BSL INTERPRETED, RELAXED PERFORMANCE] XMAS KIDS 
SAT 30 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDS 
SUN 31 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM XMAS KIDS 
SUN 31 NEW TOWN KINGS NEW YEARS EVE PARTY * 6 tickets left GIGSGIGS
2018

JANUARY

FRI 5 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 6 KEITH JAMES IN CONCERT THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN GIGSGIGS
SUN 7 THE JOE ALLARD COMMISSION: LOU TERRY GIGSGIGS
SUN 7 BRUBECKS PLAY BRUBECK 4 tickets left JAZZJAZZ
SAT 13 THE PRETTIEST STARMAN * GIGSGIGS
SUN 14 DEREK NASH FUNK EXPERIENCE FEATURING NOEL MCCALLA JAZZJAZZ
THU 18 AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL WOOD * 30 tickets left LIVE LITERATURE 
FRI 19 SOFIE HAGEN: DEAD BABY FROG 26 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 20 SEALEGS PUPPET THEATRE: THE SELFISH GIANT KIDSKIDS
SAT 20 BHANGRA CHEF: BOLLY MASALA WORKSHOP 
SUN 21 LEE HURST: MUCKING ABOUT * COMEDYCOMEDY
MON 22 STEVE TILSTON * FOLKFOLK
TUE 23 MODERN RITUAL FEATURING CHARLES HAYWARD & LAURA CANNELL GIGSGIGS
FRI 26 F.O.X + DEAD CANNONS + AMETHYSTS GIGSGIGS
SAT 27 STEPHEN K AMOS: BREAD AND CIRCUSES 1 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 28 AND I: A FILM BY REYNIR HUTBER WITH MARCIA FARQUHAR FILMFILM
MON 29 SARAH MCQUAID * FOLKFOLK
TUE 30 JOHN SMITH GIGSGIGS
WED 31 MARK THOMAS: SHOWTIME FROM THE FRONTLINE * SOLD OUT THEATRETHEATRE

FEBRUARY

THU 1 SIXTH FORM COLLEGE BATTLE OF THE BANDS 2018 * GIGSGIGS
FRI 2 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETMARKET
FRI 2 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 3 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF & OTHER FURRY TALES 3 tickets left KIDSKIDS
SAT 3 IAIN STIRLING: U OK HUN?X SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 4 TEDDY BEARS CONCERT KIDSKIDS
SUN 4 ALCYONA MICK & TORI FREESTONE + ESSEX YOUTH JAZZ SEXTET JAZZJAZZ
MON 5 SUNJAY * FOLKFOLK
WED 7 11TH COLCHESTER WINTER BEER FESTIVAL * BEERBEER
THU 8 11TH COLCHESTER WINTER BEER FESTIVAL * BEERBEER
FRI 9 11TH COLCHESTER WINTER BEER FESTIVAL * BEERBEER
SAT 10 11TH COLCHESTER WINTER BEER FESTIVAL * BEERBEER
MON 12 FARA * FOLKFOLK
TUE 13 COMPASSION - AN ALTERNATIVE VALENTINE'S PARTY * GIGSGIGS
WED 14 TOM ALLEN: ABSOLUTELY - POSTPONED COMEDYCOMEDY
THU 15 PARADISE LOST + OUTSHINE + GOAT MONSOON * GIGSGIGS
FRI 16 LUCY PORTER: CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 17 HALF A STRING: A HEART AT SEA - RELAXED PERFORMANCE KIDSKIDS
SAT 17 HALF A STRING: A HEART AT SEA KIDSKIDS
SAT 17 SPACE + BESSIE TURNER + DOMINIC BENJAMIN GIGSGIGS
SUN 18 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 18 ZOE FRANCIS/JIM MULLEN QUARTET: BLOSSOM TIME JAZZJAZZ
MON 19 GREG RUSSELL & CIARAN ALGAR * FOLKFOLK
TUE 20 SCHOOLS ROCK PROM 2018 GIGSGIGS
WED 21 ROB NEWMAN: A TOTAL ECLIPSE OF DESCARTES COMEDYCOMEDY
THU 22 ELLIE TAYLOR: THIS GUY COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 23 BIG COUNTRY + THE OCCUPANTS * GIGSGIGS
SAT 24 VIVA LA CAMP! * CABARET 
SUN 25 PARTY LIKE IT'S 1599 GIGSGIGS
SUN 25 PATRICK MONAHAN: REWIND SELECTOR 90S COMEDYCOMEDY
MON 26 KIT HAWES & AARON CATLOW - CANCELLED * FOLKFOLK
TUE 27 STEPHEN BAILEY: CANT THINK STRAIGHT COMEDYCOMEDY

MARCH

THU 1 SHAZIA MIRZA: WITH LOVE FROM ST.TROPEZ COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 2 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETMARKET
FRI 2 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 3 MAJESTIC KIDS EVENTS PRESENTS: EPIC KIDSKIDS
SAT 3 DINGUS KHAN'S BIG RED BASEBALL CAP SALE + BIG SLAMMU + JACK RUNDELL GIGSGIGS
SUN 4 CHRIS INGHAM QUARTET: THE JAZZ OF DUDLEY MOORE JAZZJAZZ
MON 5 KNIGHT & SPIERS * FOLKFOLK
TUE 6 TIFF STEVENSON: BOMBSHELL COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 7 SIMON EVANS: GENIUS * COMEDYCOMEDY
THU 8 ITCH (THE KING BLUES UNPLUGGED) GIGSGIGS
SAT 10 THE LIPSINKERS CABARET 
SUN 11 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 11 RAGHU DIXIT WORLD MUSICWORLD MUSIC
MON 12 KITTY MACFARLANE * FOLKFOLK
TUE 13 THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT * 5 tickets left GIGSGIGS
WED 14 TOM GILL: GROWING PAINS PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 15 IAIN SINCLAIR + MACGILLIVRAY + HARPOON GROUP & HOLKHAM LITERATURELITERATURE
FRI 16 WHOLE LOTTA LED * GIGSGIGS
SAT 17 LYNGO THEATRE PRESENTS "TOM THUMB" KIDSKIDS
SAT 17 ON FOR 2018 GIGSGIGS
SUN 18 JAZZ, FUNK, SOUL WITH BASSISTRY JAZZJAZZ
MON 19 GRANNY'S ATTIC * FOLKFOLK
WED 21 TIMBERLINA PRESENTS FFS!! PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 22 ROB AUTON: THE HAIR SHOW COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 23 THE GUNS 'N ROSES EXPERIENCE + WRONG JOVI + HOTTER THAN HELL (KISS TRIBUTE) * 6 tickets left GIGSGIGS
SAT 24 UNDISCOVERED LIVE MUSIC CONTEST: THE FINAL * GIGSGIGS
SUN 25 VINYL SESSIONS: DJ SHADOW - ENDTRODUCING MUSICMUSIC
MON 26 TWELFTH DAY * FOLKFOLK
TUE 27 JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS * 1 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 28 DOCTOR ZEEMANS CATASTROPHE MACHINE PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 29 STICK IN THE WHEEL FOLKFOLK
FRI 30 UNDER THE SEA * PARTY 
SAT 31 THEATREROTTO PRODUCTIONS: THE WALRUS & THE CARPENTER: GET MAKING WORKSHOP! KIDSKIDS
SAT 31 THEATREROTTO PRODUCTIONS: THE WALRUS & THE CARPENTER KIDSKIDS
SAT 31 GEOFF ACHISON & THE SOULDIGGERS + TIM AVES & WOLFPACK + MARTIN MCNEILL * GIGSGIGS

APRIL

TUE 3 THE GIRL AND THE MOON: CANCELLED THEATRETHEATRE
WED 4 TO HELEN BACK 25 tickets left PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 5 STEVE IGNORANTS SLICE OF LIFE + PET NEEDS GIGSGIGS
FRI 6 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETMARKET
FRI 6 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 7 VARIETY NIGHT 9 tickets left VARIETY 
SUN 8 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 8 KRISTIAN BORRING QUARTET JAZZJAZZ
MON 9 JIMMY ALDRIDGE & SID GOLDSMITH * FOLKFOLK
TUE 10 MAJESTIC KIDS EVENTS: EASTER HOLIDAYS SPECIAL ILLUMIN PARTY TRIBAL GLOW KIDSKIDS
TUE 10 SHONEN KNIFE + GRANDMA'S WAFFLE VELOCITY GIGSGIGS
WED 11 RICHARD LAYZELL: THE NAMING 32 tickets left PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 12 FROM THE JAM + FEEDBACK * SOLD OUT GIGSGIGS
FRI 13 CLASSIC HORROR NIGHTS: VAULT OF HORROR [1973] FILMFILM
SAT 14 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOWN HALL TOUR * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SAT 14 MIME WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS KIDSKIDS
SAT 14 GARLIC THEATRE: LITTLE RED ROBIN HOOD [RELAXED PERFORMANCE] KIDSKIDS
SAT 14 DALISO CHAPONDA: WHAT THE AFRICAN SAID * SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 15 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 15 MAGGIE BELL & DAVE KELLY * GIGSGIGS
MON 16 TALISK * FOLKFOLK
TUE 17 TERMINAL CHEESECAKE + HORACIO POLLARD + NOTHING.EXISTED GIGSGIGS
WED 18 NATASHA DAVIS: T SHIRTS PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 19 KRIS DREVER FOLKFOLK
SAT 21 THE FLOYD EFFECT * SOLD OUT GIGSGIGS
SUN 22 VINYL SESSIONS: HAWKWIND - SPACE RITUAL MUSICMUSIC
SUN 22 MARTIN SPEAKE QUARTET FEATURING ETHAN IVERSON JAZZJAZZ
MON 23 NINEBARROW * FOLKFOLK
TUE 24 SAY SUE ME + SUPERGLU + SAM EAGLE & THE LEMON LIZARDS GIGSGIGS
WED 25 SARAH BLANC: IT STARTED WITH JASON DONOVAN PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 26 SIEBEN + FISHCLAW + HARPOON GROUP GIGSGIGS
THU 26 THE HORNE SECTION: POSTPONED * COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 27 SHAPPI KHORSANDI: MISTRESS & MISFIT * 66 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 28 BOOSTER CUSHION: HANSEL, GRETAL AND YOU, WHO? [CLOWNING AND THEATRE WORKSHOP] KIDSKIDS
SAT 28 BOOSTER CUSHION: HANSEL, GRETAL AND YOU, WHO? [SHOW] KIDSKIDS
SAT 28 MADDY PRIOR IN CONCERT WITH HANNAH JAMES AND GILES LEWIN * FOLKFOLK
SUN 29 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR X * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
MON 30 DOVETAIL TRIO * FOLKFOLK

MAY

WED 2 DAVID HOYLE: DIAMOND SOLD OUT PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 3 A HAWK AND A HACKSAW + HARPOON GROUP GIGSGIGS
FRI 4 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETMARKET
FRI 4 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 5 THE ELO ENCOUNTER * SOLD OUT GIGSGIGS
SUN 6 ALEX HITCHCOCK QUINTET JAZZJAZZ
TUE 8 STEVE LAMACQ: GOING DEAF FOR A LIVING GIGSGIGS
WED 9 SH!T THEATRE: DOLLYWOULD SOLD OUT PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 10 CLASSIC HORROR NIGHTS: LEGEND OF THE SEVEN GOLDEN VAMPIRES [1974] FILMFILM
FRI 11 LONDON ASTROBEAT ORCHESTRA PERFORMS TALKING HEADS GIGSGIGS
SAT 12 HOT COALS THEATRE PRESENTS: KNOCK KNOCK KIDSKIDS
SAT 12 NINE BELOW ZERO * GIGSGIGS
SUN 13 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 13 AN EVENING WITH GARY LUCAS: FROM BEEFHEART TO BUCKLEY AND BEYOND * GIGSGIGS
MON 14 LUKE DANIELS & TIM EDEY * FOLKFOLK
TUE 15 TIM KEY: MEGADATE 2 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 16 STACY MAKISHI: THE COMFORTER PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 17 BEANS ON TOAST * 23 tickets left GIGSGIGS
FRI 18 PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY * 1 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 19 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOWN HALL TOUR * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SAT 19 NEW TOWN KINGS + FAINTEST IDEA* GIGSGIGS
SUN 20 VINYL SESSIONS: I LIKE TRAINS - PROGRESS. REFORM + ELEGIES... MUSICMUSIC
SUN 20 FAIRPORT CONVENTION * SOLD OUT FOLKFOLK
MON 21 BRING YOUR OWN BABY COMEDY * COMEDYCOMEDY
MON 21 CLIVE GREGSON & LIZ SIMCOCK * FOLKFOLK
TUE 22 THE MAGIC NUMBERS + PENELOPE ISLES * 6 tickets left GIGSGIGS
WED 23 RACHEL MARS & GREG WOHEAD: STORY #1 PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 24 THE HUT PEOPLE + PAUL RILEY FOLKFOLK
FRI 25 WRECKLESS ERIC + BARRY PAYNE GIGSGIGS
SAT 26 COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS SOLD OUT KIDSKIDS
SAT 26 BLACK ROOTS + HOBO CHANG * GIGSGIGS
SUN 27 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
TUE 29 33RD COLCHESTER REAL ALE & CIDER FESTIVAL * BEERBEER
WED 30 33RD COLCHESTER REAL ALE & CIDER FESTIVAL * BEERBEER
THU 31 33RD COLCHESTER REAL ALE & CIDER FESTIVAL * BEERBEER