Gigs, Music, Theatre, Comedy, Arts in Colchester This Weekend

What’s on in Colchester this weekend as recommended by Keep Colchester Cool
Friday 14th December, Saturday 15th December, Sunday 16th December

Friday 14th December
Art Exchange (University of Essex) – Ansuman Biswas: Present [Exhibition] 11am
Colchester Arts Centre – Goodiepal + The Dead Rat Orchestra + Mother Sky + Sone Institute [Live Music] 7pm
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
Curve Bar (downstairs) – A Night of Pure Salsa with DJ Carlos [Dance] 9pm
firstsite - Nigel Henderson and Eduardo Paolozzi: Hammer Prints Limited 1945-1975 [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Airlock Films (programmed by Y.A.K): Hot Fuzz [Film] 5pm
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Karmadavis: Art, Justice, Transition [Exhibition] 10am
Headgate Theatre – Remember When: Mr Rock n Roll [Live Music] 8pm
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Lakeside Theatre – Theatre Arts Society: Sleeping Bootay [Panto 16+] 7.30pm
Lakeside Theatre – The Hook Open Mic 9pm
Mercury Theatre – Jack and The Beanstalk [Panto] 2pm
Octagon Gallery – Anglian Rambles: an exhibition by Phil Brew [Exhibition] 8am
Pat Molloy’s – Soul’d Out [Live Music] 10pm
Roberts Live Lounge
– Wully Bully [Live Music] 9pm
Slack Space – White: An exhibition on the theme “White” [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space – Pen etc presents… Contempary arts and illustrations [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space – Piano Friday [Music] 11.30am
Slack Space – Slackwave: Free Improv Music for both musicians and non-musicians [Music] 5pm
Stoke By Nayland Golf Club – Fleece Jazz: Robin Jones Latin Underground [Live Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – Dan Watts [Live Music] 6.45pm
The Bull – Expose [Live Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Jupiter Ray [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Foresters Arms – The Foresters Storytelling Circle: Christmas Yarns [Spoken Word] 7.30pm
The Hole in The Wall – Blurred Vision (CAN) + Wideboy Generation + Broken Eyes (acoustic) [Live Music] 8pm
The Judge and Jury – Silent Disco: New Town Kings v Rebay [Music] 8pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Alison Stockmarr: Theatre of Thoughts [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Michael Smee: Through a Glass Darkly [Exhibition] 10am
The Twist – AlienNation presents Slam Cartel + Euthoria Audio + Walkway + Machine Gun Men [Live Music] 8pm
Tin Pan Alley – [Live Music] 9pm
Tribal Underground – Cemetery Gates with guest DJs Jon Morter + Brad [Music] 8pm
Twisters – Kill Your Television [Music] 9pm
University of Essex (Sub Zero) – Flirt! [Music] 11pm
V Bar – DJ Freddy [Music] 9pm
Vallies Lounge – Famous with DJ Cheryl Taylor (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Saturday 15th December
Art Exchange (University of Essex) – Ansuman Biswas: Present [Exhibition] 12pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Garlic Theatre: Little Red Robin Hood *SOLD OUT* [Kids] 1.30pm
Colchester Arts Centre – The Latin Rhythm Glitz & Glam Salsa Fiesta [Dance] 6.30pm
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
Curve Bar – Keep Calm and Rap More: Christmas Party 8pm
firstsite (Auditorium) -
Aida: Live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York [Opera] 5.30pm
firstsite (University Space) - ESCALA: Karmadavis: Art, Justice, Transition [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Quayside Bar - Pistols and Vultures (Acoustic) [Live Music] 9pm
Roberts Live Lounge
– Soul Night with DJ Nick Gunn [Music] 8pm
Sky Rooms – Live it Up – Joey Negro + A Man Like Ju + Dutchie + DJ Kode + Roozy’s House + DJ Miss Hazey + Floyd Fresh + Gem Junior + Rob Perfect + Dave Malone [Music] 9pm
Slack Space
– White: An exhibition on the theme “White” [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space – Pen etc presents… Contempary arts and illustrations [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space - Colchester Poetry presents The Open Mic Christmas Special [Poetry] 7pm
The Bull
– Beagles [Live Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Essex Rocks presents The Profile + Hoof! + Catrinas [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Hole in The Wall – Black Mesa + Mary Do You Wanna [Live Music] 8pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Alison Stockmarr: Theatre of Thoughts [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Michael Smee: Through a Glass Darkly [Exhibition] 10am
Tin Pan Alley – Slugworth + The Occupants + Samuels [Live Music] 9pm
Twisters – Get Twisted [Music] 8pm
V Bar – DJ Freddy [Music] 8pm
Vallies Lounge – Bang Tidy with DJ Chris Reardon (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Sunday 16th December
Colchester Arts Centre – The Dylan Project [Live Music] 8pm
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
Colchester Institute – Winter Wonderland [Musical] 7pm
firstsite – Nigel Henderson and Eduardo Paolozzi: Hammer Prints Limited 1945-1975 [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Saturday Family Film: Hugo [Film] 3pm
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Karmadavis: Art, Justice, Transition [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – Frequency [Music] 10am
Slack Space – Clog Dance Rehearsals [Dance] 11.30am
Stanway Rovers Football Club (Hawthorn Suite) – Colchester Jazz Club: Sussex Jazz Kings [Live Music] 7pm
The Foresters Arms – Folk Jam [Live Music] 8pm
The Hole in The Wall – Lazy Sunday: Secret Jane + Matt Calderbank [Live Music] 8pm
The Tilly – Open Mic Night [Live Music] 7pm
Victoria Inn – TwoManTing [Live Music] 5pm

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