Street Hunt

Street Hunt Programme

Take to the streets of Colchester this summer with the amazing Street Hunt programme. We’re taking over the Queen Street bus depot and launching a series of street themed arts events culminating in the magnificent Street Hunt: a huge town wide visual puzzle in which you could win up to £10,000!

Created by artist Joshua Sofaer, Street Hunt is a treasure hunt with a twist. We challenge you to test your detective skills and locate blanked out street signs all over Colchester, filling in a photographic game book to reveal a specially created poem to guide your quest. Whoever returns their correctly completed book first wins a guaranteed prize of £1000 plus all the funds raised through the sales of the books. The books are pay what you can afford, we recommend £10, and the more people pay to play, the higher the prize goes - up to a maximum of £10’000! For more information and to get your game book head to the Street Hunt website here:

The Street Hunt Programme: Street Photography, Street Cinema & Street Tours
Queen St Bus Depot, Colchester. Saturday 19 August – Sunday 24 September

Street Photography
Before the Street Hunt game gets underway we invite you to the Queen Street Bus Depot which we’ve occupied for 6 weeks with a specially commissioned exhibition of Street Photography taken by people affected by homelessness. Working in association with Becaon House Ministries we’ve handed out disposable cameras and challenged over 20 photographers to show us Colchester’s street life from their perspective. The result will be a large-scale exhibition that allows for a profound insight into the perspectives of people often overlooked in the town.

Street Cinema
We've put together a fabulous big screen Saturday night film programme, which will be shown at the bus depot exhibition space. From big budget blockbusters to deep cut indie flicks and cracking kids entertainment, there’s something for everyone in our street themed, street cinema programme.

Saturday August 26 - 16:00 - A Streetcat Named Bob

Saturday 26 August - 20:00 - Mad Max: Fury Road

Saturday 2 September - 20:00 - Nightcrawler

Saturday 9 September- 20:00 - Locke

Saturday 16 September - 20:00 - The Motorcycle Diaries

Saturday 23 September - 16:00 - Secret Surprise Kids Film!

Saturday 23 September - 20:00 - Thelma and Louise  

Street Tours
After their massive success in May, we’re working in collaboration with Jane’s Walks Colchester to re-launch their street themed walks around Colchester. Tiptoe round the haunted Colchester, snap up the street photography tour and marvel at our concrete murals – all for free! Plus we’re commissioning a brand new tour for the Street Hunt project. More info and a full schedule will appear here very soon. Sign up to our mailing list and you won’t miss out!