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June 2017

The Kicks

June 30 @ 9:00 pm - July 28 @ 5:00 am
The Bull (Colchester), 2-4 Crouch STreet
Colchester, Essex CO3 3ES United Kingdom
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July 2017

Milkshake! Live ‘The Magic Story Book’

July 22 @ 12:00 pm
Charter Hall – Leisure World (Colchester), Colchester, Essex CO1 1YH United Kingdom + Google Map

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…

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Mammalian Diving Reflex: All The Sex I’ve Ever Had

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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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 emma@colchesterartscentre.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…

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Phil Hilborne Band

July 22 @ 9:00 pm
The Bull (Colchester), 2-4 Crouch STreet
Colchester, Essex CO3 3ES United Kingdom
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Through the Decades!

July 22 @ 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
V-Bar Colchester, 105 High Street
Colchester, CO11TH United Kingdom
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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…

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Hugh Rainey’s Jazz Band

July 23
Parish Hall (Marks Tey), Old London Road
Marks Tey, Essex CO6 1EJ United Kingdom
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Legally Blonde – Polka Dot, Children’s Workshop

July 24 @ 9:30 am - July 28 @ 4:30 pm
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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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: £95

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Tunde Jegede & The Art Ensemble of Lagos

July 24 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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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…

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Steve Harris British Lion

July 27 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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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.

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Peter Pan

July 28
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An event every day that begins at 3:00am, repeating until 26th August 2017

Mercury Theatre (Colchester), Colchester, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map

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…

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Shitmat + Emma Catnip

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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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…

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What Planet Are You On?

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - July 29 @ 10:00 pm
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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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: £11

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Dawgfish

July 28 @ 9:00 pm
The Bull (Colchester), 2-4 Crouch STreet
Colchester, Essex CO3 3ES United Kingdom
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Fiesta! with Rony Rosado & His Band

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Three Wise Monkeys, 60 High Street
Colchester, CO1 1DN United Kingdom
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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!

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Sesh For Luke

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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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…

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Beautiful Dangerous

July 29 @ 9:00 pm
The Bull (Colchester), 2-4 Crouch STreet
Colchester, Essex CO3 3ES United Kingdom
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Bob Dwyer’s Bix and Pieces

July 30
Parish Hall (Marks Tey), Old London Road
Marks Tey, Essex CO6 1EJ United Kingdom
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Sangha for Centre Aid

July 30 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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£5

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: £5

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The African Salsa Orchestra

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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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.…

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August 2017

Moot Hall Organ Recital

August 1 @ 1:00 pm
Town Hall (Colchester), Colchester, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map
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An Audience With Rev Richard Coles

August 1 @ 7:30 pm
Mercury Theatre (Colchester), Colchester, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map
£19
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The Jazz Jam

August 3 @ 9:00 pm
The Bull (Colchester), 2-4 Crouch STreet
Colchester, Essex CO3 3ES United Kingdom
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Blink

August 4 @ 7:30 pm - August 5 @ 10:00 pm
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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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)

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An Audience With Jenni Murray

August 4 @ 7:30 pm
Mercury Theatre (Colchester), Colchester, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map
£17
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Hurricane Alley

August 4 @ 9:00 pm
The Bull (Colchester), 2-4 Crouch STreet
Colchester, Essex CO3 3ES United Kingdom
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Matt Palmer’s Eagle Jazz Band

August 6
Parish Hall (Marks Tey), Old London Road
Marks Tey, Essex CO6 1EJ United Kingdom
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An Audience With Arthur Smith

August 8 @ 7:30 pm
Mercury Theatre (Colchester), Colchester, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map
£20
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Johnnie Walker: Story Of Pirate Radio

August 11 @ 7:30 pm
Mercury Theatre (Colchester), Colchester, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map
£21
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Hedgehog

August 11 @ 9:00 pm
The Bull (Colchester), 2-4 Crouch STreet
Colchester, Essex CO3 3ES United Kingdom
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Martin Newell: Over the Kitchen Table

August 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mercury Studio (Colchester), Colchester, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map

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…

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