2013

APRIL

TUE 2 KING CHARLES + STORY BOOKS + LIBERTY SHIPS GIGSGIGS
WED 3 TOM STADE TOTALLY ROCKS! COMEDYCOMEDY
THU 4 QUIRE: FROM CAROLINA TO COLCHESTER * WORLD MUSICWORLD MUSIC
FRI 5 THE LAUGHTER ZONE: MARLON DAVIS, LUKE TOULSON & SPECIAL GUEST * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 6 BOOTHBY GRAFFOE: NOMAD. NO SANE EITHER… COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 7 JAZZ AT THE MOVIES JAZZJAZZ
MON 8 DAVID GIBB & ELLY LUCAS * FOLKFOLK
TUE 9 OMID DJALILI: LONDON WESTEND WARM UP SHOW * - SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 10 KEVIN PEARCE: MATTHEW HOPKINS AND THE WORMHOLE GIGSGIGS
THU 11 THE KOSH: CAFE CHAOS DANCE 
FRI 12 BOURGEOIS & MAURICE: SUGARTITS COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 13 HICCUP THEATRE PRESENTS RUMPELSTILTSKIN KIDSKIDS
SAT 13 LEE HURST: TOO SCARED TO LEAVE THE HOUSE - SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 14 PERE UBU + GAGARIN + VARIETY LIGHTS + THE DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA GIGSGIGS
MON 15 SPIERS & BODEN* - SOLD OUT FOLKFOLK
TUE 16 DINGUS KHAN + PLAITUM + WARM WINTERS GIGSGIGS
WED 17 TATTY-DEL ARE MAKING IT WORK LIVE ART 
THU 18 DOC BROWN COMEDYCOMEDY
THU 18 COLCHESTER NEW COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR - HEAT 1 @ THE WAITING ROOM * COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 19 LAURENCE CLARK: INSPIRED COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 19 COLCHESTER NEW COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR - HEAT 2 @ THE WAITING ROOM * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 20 JAMES CAMPBELL'S COMEDY FOR KIDS KIDSKIDS
SAT 20 LORRAINE BOWEN'S POLYESTER FIESTA! COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 21 COMEDY WORKSHOP @ THE WAITING ROOM * COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 21 ANDREW O'NEILL IS EASILY DISTRACTED COMEDYCOMEDY
MON 22 ADRIAN NATION + SHANTICLEER * FOLKFOLK
TUE 23 TONY LAW: MAXIMUM NONSENSE COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 24 RICHARD HERRING: TALKING COCK * - SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
THU 25 MITCH BENN: REDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES COMEDYCOMEDY
THU 25 COLCHESTER NEW COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR - HEAT 3 @ THE WAITING ROOM * COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 26 TERRY ALDERTON: SEASON 4 COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 26 COLCHESTER NEW COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR - GRAND FINAL @ THE WAITING ROOM * COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 26 BOOGALOO STU'S POP MAGIC COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 27 BOOGALOO STU'S POP MAGIC FOR KIDS KIDSKIDS
SAT 27 MARK STEEL - SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 28 COMEDY WORKSHOP @ THE WAITING ROOM * COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 28 CLASSIC ALBUM CLUB: BITCHES BREW (MILES DAVIS, 1970) - NEW DATE! MUSICMUSIC
MON 29 MARTIN SIMPSON * FOLKFOLK

MAY

WED 1 BOB KARPER: BLACK RIVER FALLS THEATRETHEATRE
THU 2 STEWART FRANCIS, CRAIG CAMPBELL & GLENN WOOL ARE... THE LUMBERJACKS * COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 3 THE LAUGHTER ZONE: JUNIOR SIMPSON, BRYAN LACEY & ALI COOK * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 4 THERE'S A MONSTER IN MY PIANO KIDSKIDS
SAT 4 PEOPLE LIKE US + JAAP BLONK GIGSGIGS
SUN 5 TY GARNER & THE BLUE NOTES JAZZJAZZ
TUE 7 IAN NAGOSKI: THE WIDOW'S JOY: PRIDE, GENIUS, GRIEF & LIES FROM INTERNATIONAL 78RPM RECORDINGS GIGSGIGS
WED 8 DUKE SPECIAL + SADPAW GIGSGIGS
THU 9 ALISTAIR MCGOWAN: NOT JUST A PRETTY VOICE* COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 10 GUY PRATT IS THE SIDEMAN GIGSGIGS
SAT 11 THE WAVING CAT OF JAPAN KIDSKIDS
SAT 11 GARY DELANEY: PURIST COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 12 SWEETING'S SWING BAND: A CELEBRATION * SWING 
MON 13 PHILLIP HENRY & HANNAH MARTIN * FOLKFOLK
WED 15 THE ABYSSINIANS * GIGSGIGS
THU 16 LUKE WRIGHT - YOUR NEW FAVOURITE POET POETRYPOETRY
FRI 17 (((NO BEER #6: FUZZY LIGHTS + SLUGWORTH + OUT OF THE CAVES GIGSGIGS
SAT 18 THE BEAT + HOBO CHANG * - SOLD OUT GIGSGIGS
SUN 19 CLASSIC ALBUM CLUB: TRANS EUROPE EXPRESS (KRAFTWERK, 1977) MUSICMUSIC
MON 20 GORDON GILTRAP * FOLKFOLK
WED 22 CURIOUS: BEST BEFORE END LIVE ART 
THU 23 VICTORIA MELODY: MAJOR TOM LIVE ART 
FRI 24 THE SPRING BANK SESSIONS - FRIDAY EVENING SESSION * GIGSGIGS
SAT 25 THE SPRING BANK SESSIONS - SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION * GIGSGIGS
SAT 25 THE SPRING BANK SESSIONS - SATURDAY EVENING SESSION * GIGSGIGS
SUN 26 THE SPRING BANK SESSIONS - SUNDAY AFTERNOON SESSION * GIGSGIGS
SUN 26 THE SPRINGBANK SESSIONS - SUNDAY EVENING SESSION * GIGSGIGS

JUNE

SUN 2 COMPASSIONATE DICTATORSHIP JAZZJAZZ
WED 5 THE FAMILY ELAN + SECRET JANE + MOTHER SKY GIGSGIGS
FRI 7 THE LAUGHTER ZONE: GEOFF NORCOTT + COLIN COLE + MIKE BUBBINS * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 8 SILLY BOYS THEATRE: THE TALLEST HORSE ON EARTH KIDSKIDS
SAT 8 SHAZIA MIRZA: CUCKOOLAND! COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 12 ETIQUETTE OF GRIEF LIVE ART 
THU 13 ATONGO ZIMBA WORLD MUSICWORLD MUSIC
FRI 14 AL MURRAY: THE ONLY WAY IS EPIC* - SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 15 D'UKES GIGSGIGS
TUE 18 ULRICH SCHNAUSS + BEAR + BRIDE GIGSGIGS
WED 19 DANIEL KITSON: AFTER THE BEGINNING . BEFORE THE END - SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
THU 20 DIVYA KASTURI AND WATFORD PALACE THEATRE PRESENT NOWHERE DANCE 
FRI 21 LEWIS WATSON + FRANK HAMILTON + SHANNON SAUNDERS * GIGSGIGS
SAT 22 RIPSTOP THEATRE PRESENTS SALLY & THE SUNFLOWER KIDSKIDS
SAT 22 PATRICK MONAHAN: SHOOTING FROM THE LIP! COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 23 CLASSIC ALBUM CLUB: METAL BOX (PUBLIC IMAGE LTD, 1979) MUSICMUSIC
TUE 25 JO BRAND - WARM UP SHOW * - SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
THU 27 NEW TOWN KINGS + THE JELLYCATS GIGSGIGS
FRI 28 SARFRAZ MANZOOR: THE BOSS RULES (HOW SPRINGSTEEN CHANGED MY LIFE) - C A N C E L L E D COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 29 WEASEL IN A TEACUP PRESENTS… THE SUMMER ART MARKET ART FAIRART FAIR

JULY

THU 4 FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND + MARMOZETS + EVARANE * - RESCHEDULED DATE GIGSGIGS
FRI 5 FARMERS MARKET FRUIT 'N VEG 
FRI 5 STAND UP FOR LABOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST ANDI OSHO * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 6 PHILL JUPITUS - A WORK IN PROGRESS* COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 7 SANS - ANDREW CRONSHAW WITH TIGRAN ALEKSANYAN, IAN BLAKE AND SANNA KURKI-SUONIO WORLD MUSICWORLD MUSIC
THU 11 GALLON DRUNK + HOOF! + THESE ARE END TIMES GIGSGIGS
FRI 12 FUNMI OLAWUMI WORLD MUSICWORLD MUSIC
SAT 13 WINTERFYLLETH + EASTERN FRONT + JOTNARR (NEW DATE) GIGSGIGS
MON 15 SOLID ROCK UNITED NATION: JUBILATION * THEATRETHEATRE
TUE 16 SEAN LOCK: WORK IN PROGRESS * SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 17 BY THE SEA + PLANTMAN + SO CALLED HUMANS + SLOW LIFE GIGSGIGS
THU 18 HOTBED: LUKE WRIGHT - THE ESSEX LION * POETRYPOETRY
FRI 19 FIRST INTERNATIONAL ECOSEXUAL SYMPOSIUM DAY 1 LIVE ART 
SUN 21 HOTBED: ALTERED SKIN - A BROKEN REPLICATE * DANCE 
SUN 21 HOTBED: ELLEN - HER TRIUMPHANT WOMEN * THEATRETHEATRE
SUN 21 HOTBED: CHRIS DOBROWOLSKI - ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME * LIVE ART 
WED 24 BENTLEY STRANGETROUSERS & A QUANTUM OF SPORRAN: 1 & 2 THEATRETHEATRE
THU 25 MISS HIGH LEG KICK: BODIES INTERNATIONAL "WORK IT OUT" LIVE ART 
SAT 27 ROBIN CANCER TRUST: VARDO THE BOSS + PISTOLS & VULTURES + ADY JOHNSON + ANNA PANCALDI * GIGSGIGS
SUN 28 TREVOR CORDWELL'S PIANO RECITAL * CLASSICAL 
WED 31 BENTLEY STRANGETROUSERS & A QUANTUM OF SPORRAN: 3 & 4 THEATRETHEATRE

AUGUST

FRI 2 FARMERS MARKET FRUIT 'N VEG 
FRI 2 THE LATIN RHYTHM PRESENTS SUMMER SALSA * SALSA DANCE 
SAT 3 LIMEHOUSE LIZZY - THE GREATEST HITS OF PHIL LYNOTT & THIN LIZZY * GIGSGIGS
FRI 9 THE LATIN RHYTHM PRESENTS SUMMER SALSA * SALSA DANCE 
SAT 10 WHOLE LOTTA LED: HOUSES OF THE HOLY - 40 YEARS GONE * GIGSGIGS
WED 14 SCOTT & CHARLENE'S WEDDING + WARM WINTERS + OMERTA GIGSGIGS
FRI 16 THE LATIN RHYTHM PRESENTS SUMMER SALSA * SALSA DANCE 
SAT 17 CIRCO RIDICULOSO: THREE LITTLE PIGS KIDSKIDS
WED 21 UNITED BIBLE STUDIES + SIMON FINN + THE DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA GIGSGIGS
THU 22 JOHN RENBOURN WITH WIZZ JONES * FOLKFOLK
FRI 23 THE LATIN RHYTHM PRESENTS SUMMER SALSA * SALSA DANCE 
SAT 24 THE BLUES SHOWBAND * BLUES 
THU 29 ANDY PARSONS: I'VE GOT A SHED * COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 30 THE LATIN RHYTHM PRESENTS SUMMER SALSA * SALSA  
FRI 30 RENEGADE PRESENTS SOMEWHERE ELSE & TOILET * THEATRETHEATRE
SAT 31 RENEGADE PRESENTS SOMEWHERE ELSE & TOILET * THEATRETHEATRE

SEPTEMBER

FRI 6 FARMERS MARKET FRUIT 'N VEG 
FRI 6 THE LAUGHTER ZONE: ELIS JAMES, STEPHEN GRANT & LUCY BEAUMONT * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 7 ROGER ENO GIGSGIGS
SUN 8 CLASSIC ALBUM CLUB: LOCUST ABORTION TECHNICIAN (1987) MUSICMUSIC
THU 12 NOSTALGIA<<2012 THEATRETHEATRE
MON 16 SESSION A9 * FOLKFOLK
THU 19 STEWART FRANCIS, CRAIG CAMPBELL & GLENN WOOL ARE... THE LUMBERJACKS * COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 20 THE LATIN RHYTHM PRESENTS LATIN FUSION * SALSASALSA
SUN 22 MARTIN NEWELL'S GOLDEN AFTERNOON WITH LORRAINE BOWEN GIGSGIGS
MON 23 MARTIN CARTHY & DAVE SWARBRICK * FOLKFOLK
TUE 24 THE SMOKING HEARTS & IDIOM + THE DROPPER'S NECK GIGSGIGS
WED 25 MARK THOMAS: 100 ACTS OF MINOR DISSENT - SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 27 NORMAN LOVETT: OLD AND NEW COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 28 RETURN TO SHELL ISLAND (11AM) * KIDSKIDS
SAT 28 THE BARKING DOG THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS ROBIN HOOD KIDSKIDS
SAT 28 RETURN TO SHELL ISLAND (3PM) * - SOLD OUT KIDSKIDS
SAT 28 STALKER + MATT SELLEY + CARLY HALE + ALEX STOCKLEY + NATASHA ROBERTSON * GIGSGIGS
SUN 29 THE ROBIN CANCER TRUST FESTIVAL * GIGSGIGS
MON 30 THE SAM CARTER TRIO * FOLKFOLK