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Starring Milkshake! favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake’s very own Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters, this all singing, all dancing, musical masterpiece, will take audiences on a journey through the world’s favourite fairy tales. Set amongst Milkshake’s magical bookcase, this brand new live show is sure to amaze and delight! The Milkshake! cast will be singing songs and sharing stories that audience members, young…Find out more »
If you are over 65 and would like to find out more about participating in this work please call Emma Wallis on 07942 778536 or email email@example.com The over 65’s of Colchester are going to talk all about life, love & sex; divulging stories of secret first crushes, turbulent affairs, pregnancies and deaths of loved ones. Join our panel of elders and hear experiences of a lifetime & generation as they chat with the audience, toast to important milestones, play…Find out more »
V Bar goes through the decades on Saturday 22nd July. The ultimate all killer no filler party through the ages! Our resident DJs will be showcasing the greatest tracks from the 50s to the 90s, an hour at a time! A whole hour each of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s from 9pm - 2am. Entry is FREE and you can grab any two of our delicious cocktails for £9 from 5pm - 9pm as well as our awesome…Find out more »
Monday 24th to Friday 28th July from 9.30am to 4.30pm Legally Blonde Headgate Workshops run by Polka Dot Pantomimes Workshop for 8 to 16 year olds: Packed with fun and new skills to learn, this workshop will end with a free performance for an invited audience on the last day. Places are limited and will be allocated as money is received. Please call the box office for details, an application form and to book. Course fee: £95Find out more »
Tunde Jegede is a composer, kora player and 21st century Renaissance man who returns to UK with his new supergroup, direct from Nigeria, the Art Ensemble of Lagos. They bring their contemporary songs and evocative Malian vocals that speak directly to the heart and are guaranteed to uplift the spirit. Their joyful set of celebratory songs and soulful ballads fuse traditional African, jazz, afro-beat and world music to create an authentic expression of contemporary Africa. “Soul-stirring music that could rouse…Find out more »
A special festival warm-up show! Solo project of IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris! More of a 70s influenced classic rock sound - with nods to UFO and The Who. All tickets £15. Doors open 7.30pm. This gig is for a standing audience.Find out more »
A Made in Colchester production. The magical tale of the boy who never grew up! When Peter Pan returns to the home of the Darling family to retrieve his lost shadow, he’s not expecting to meet Wendy, or that she’ll join him on a trip to Neverland for the adventure of a lifetime. As they soar over the streets of London (yes, they really can fly!), Wendy can only imagine the fun she’s going to have with Tinkerbell and the…Find out more »
The Shitmat sound is a roller coaster ride of splintered jungle, rave, old school, gabber and plunderphonic mashups . No genre is sacred no sample is safe. Over the last 8 years Shitmat has released 8 EPs and 6 studio albums shared between Planet Mu and Wrong Music. His 2nd album ‘Full English Breakfest’ captured the imagination and mood of the then emerging breakcore/mashup scene, mixing up jungle blast beats, gabber influences and Ragga Vocals. Championed by the late great…Find out more »
Fri 28th & Sat 29th July at 8pm What Planet Are You On? Stapled to a Chicken Essex's premiere sketch comedians are back, bending reality into humorous shapes and taking you to fantastic new worlds of funny. Join them on a spoof-tastic voyage that has to be seen to be believed. Contains strong language and adult humour. Tickets: £11Find out more »
Rony Rosado joins us once again for our Fiesta! on the ground floor presenting his show Vagamundos, fusing Latin music, boleros, Cuban sones, rumba, samba and bossanova with British Rock. From our pop up bar we will be serving stunning and authentic Margaritas and premium tequilas to really get the party moving! Join us from 6pm for a latin playlist and pop up bar, and from 9pm for live music from Rony and his band. Free entry!Find out more »
Sesh for Luke is an upcoming charity event in loving memory of Luke Evans and in aide of the Charities – PAPYRUS and Samaritans. This special night is headlined by 'The Undercover Hippy' and will be held at Colchester Arts Centre on the 29th of July. PAPYRUS and Samaritans both work tirelessly to help people suffering from depression and various mental illnesses. This event is to celebrate our dear friend Luke Evans and to raise some much needed cash for…Find out more »
July Sunday 30th July from 2.30pm to 5.30pm Sangha for Centre Aid Concert to raise funds and help complete our vision featuring Sangha music and poetry. Tickets: £5Find out more »
THE AFRICAN SALSA ORCHESTRA from Benin and Cuba led by Michel Pinheiro is a dancing machine that make you walk from Cotonou to Cuba. A journey in which the Manding rhythms, gospel, rhythm and blues and reggae associate with Cuban salsa. Salsa is a mixture of voodoo cults and Western music. Cubans have added piano and brass while the drum came from the Yorubas of Nigeria. Singing in French, English, Spanish, Yoruba, Fon, Dioula. All on the devilishly danceable rhythms.…Find out more »
Fri 4th & Sat 5th August at 7:30pm Blink by Phil Porter Phoebe Stringer This is the tale of Jonah, Sophie and a fox called Scruffilitis. It's a love story. A dysfunctional, voyeuristic and darkly funny love story, but a love story all the same. Tickets: £12, £10 (students/over 65s)Find out more »
A year after his sell-out Mercury debut last summer, Martin Newell returns for a single performance of songs, poems and frank admissions. Newell began his career as a teenage glam-rocker in Colchester in the early 1970s. Forty albums and a dozen volumes of poetry later – one boasting a copious foreword by Professor Germaine Greer – Newell is the darling of the Brooklyn hipster set and has an international cult following for his unusual pop songs made under the name…Find out more »
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