About Us

The idea for Keep Colchester Cool came to me over a lunchtime drink with a friend in September 2009. We were chatting about how good Colchester can be if you know where to go, but it wasn’t always easy to find out about everything what was going on in the town each week.

I created the Keep Colchester Cool Facebook group that afternoon, and it now has over 2500 members who are  updated on all that’s cool in Colchester. The success of the Facebook group inspired me to launch this website; a platform where like-minded people can find out what’s going on, and what’s good, in Britain’s oldest recorded town.

In summary, Keep Colchester Cool:
Promotes Colchester’s music and arts scene and all that’s cool in Colchester.
Supports venues that feature gigs, live music, specialist nights, specialist DJs, and the Arts.
Supports organisations, charities, restaurants, bars, pubs and shops that bring something unique to Colchester.

Please get in contact if you have any ideas to improve the site, or if you’d like to included on Keep Colchester Cool.

Ben Howard

If you are listed on this site and wish to change your information then please submit updated details. To have a listing removed please use the contact page to make a request. Terms and Conditions