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April 2017

Catherine Hoffmann: Free Lunch with the StenchWench

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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A humiliating scrap with growing up skint in flat broke Britain. Charting the drive for survival and fitting in, the StenchWench shares stories of growing up as one of the ‘feral underclass’ whilst precariously existing in Austerity Britain today. Cheap clothes, thrifty bread, cold baths, and debauched disadvantaged dancing are unleashed as she natters and sings about how to get by. In a climate of Thatcher’s Britain and unemployment she chronicles her itinerant childhood in the 70’s and 80’s. Now,…

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£27

Spamalot

April 26 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 13th May 2017

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

Tony Law: A Law Unto His-elf What Welcome

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Multi award-winning comedian, Tony Law embarks on a UK tour with a brand new show of the inimitable surreal comedy-art that has made him one of the most celebrated live performers in the UK. In A Law Undo His-elf What Welcome, Tony Law is closer than ever to nonsense nirvana. Behold the comedy event horizon. Without a hint of a joke, this powerful show has achieved a sort of comedy which aims at making no sense at all and yet,…

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An Evening With Ian McCulloch

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Formed in Liverpool in 1978, Echo & the Bunnymen grew to become one of the UK’s most popular rock bands responsible for hit albums and singles such as The Cutter, Seven Seas, Bring on the Dancing Horses, The Killing Moon, Nothing lasts forever. Iconic front man Ian McCulloch will be giving a rare solo performance featuring stripped down versions of classic Bunnymen tracks as well as songs from his own solo catalogue. This is a one off chance to experience…

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£13.50

Hidden

April 28 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until 29th April 2017

One event on an unspecified date at 3:00pm

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

Brick House – Classic Soul, Funk & Disco Club Night

April 28 @ 9:00 pm - April 29 @ 1:00 am
Three Wise Monkeys, 60 High Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1DN United Kingdom
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Friday 28th April, Three Wise Monkeys resident DJs bring you the best in Disco, Motown and funky, soulful dance floor fillers around with our club night BRICK HOUSE! What to expect? think: Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Donna Summer, Bee Gees, Chic and some cool, lesser-known rare groove anthems to dance the night away to as we go through the ages of soulful, funky grooves until late. TWM DJs will be posting some great…

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Stone Shuffle Jones

April 28 @ 9:30 pm
The Bull (Colchester), 2-4 Crouch STreet
Colchester, Essex CO3 3ES United Kingdom
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Comedy Club 4 Kids (with BSL Interpretation)

April 29 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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This performance features British Sign Language Interpretation. It's a comedy club, right, but for kids. Also any adults who enjoy a swear-free hour with the international circuit's best stand-ups and sketch acts. Non-patronising. Pure awesome. Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) and their families… but without the rude bits! A decade later, the company has…

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The Floyd Effect: Dark Side of the Moon & Beyond

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Famed for the quality of musicianship, each Floyd Effect concert is a genuine ‘live’ experience; powerful, immersive and emotional. Unless you were there the first time round, the iconic music of Pink Floyd was never as real as this. All tickets £18. Doors open 7pm, show starts 7.30pm.

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The Floyd Effect at The Arts Centre, Colchester

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Sean McGowan plus support

April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Three Wise Monkeys, 60 High Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1DN United Kingdom
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Raised on a diet of The Clash, The Jam, Specials, Billy Bragg and other such politically-charged, punk-ignited British pop, 24 year old Southampton-born troubadour Seán McGowan had been playing up and down the UK for five years, and DIY released three EPs, before catching the ears of the music industry at 2013’s Great Escape festival. An appearances on Billy Bragg’s Left Field stage at Glastonbury that year saw Seán exposed to his biggest audience yet, and touring / playing shows…

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Expose + Lettuceheads

April 29 @ 9:00 pm
The Bull (Colchester), 2-4 Crouch STreet
Colchester, Essex CO3 3ES United Kingdom
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Storyville Jassband from Holland

April 30
Colchester Jazz Club (Marks Tey), Marks Tey, Essex CO6 1EJ United Kingdom + Google Map

Boss Caine

April 30
Victoria Inn (Colchester), Colchester, Essex CO1 1RB United Kingdom + Google Map

Jazz Brunch

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until 25th June 2017

Queen St Brewhouse, 7 Queen Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 2PG United Kingdom
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Jazz Brunch at The Queen Street Brewhouse.  Last Sunday of the month, 1pm-5pm: 1pm-3pm Dixieland style with The Goodtimes Jazz Band 3pm-5pm The East Coast Guitar Trio Free, with an excellent range of real ale and Belgian beers, and light brunch available. 

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Words and Music

April 30 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Highways Social Club, Waslingham Road
Colchester, Essex CO2 7BN United Kingdom
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Live 60's Classics, Non Members £1,

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TWM Live: Electric Ocean

April 30 @ 9:00 pm - May 1 @ 12:00 am
Three Wise Monkeys, 60 High Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1DN United Kingdom
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Bank holiday Sunday we are once again joined by the magnificent Electric Ocean. Playing a mix of indie, rock, reggae and hiphop covers, the band have already played some huge shows at TWM and that looks set to continue to see out the bank holiday weekend. Expect everything from Bob Marley to Kings of Leon, The Jam to Van Morrison, Red Hot Chili Peppers to Ed Sheeran, Oasis to Dizzee Rascal, The Beatles to Paulo Nutini and more. Entry is…

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May 2017

Lance Corporal Richard Jones – Britain’s Got Talent Winner 2016

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Richard is the Winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2016. A professional Magician, Mentalist and Mind Reader based in London who has already performed all around the world. “Oh my goodness, Richard. That was so incredible, poignant, noble, brilliantly British” – Alesha Dixon “I really really want to see you in the final. The whole nation is behind you…it’s not a trick, it’s magic.” – Amanda Holden “You, sir, are a wizard. That has to be magic.” – Simon Cowell Tickets…

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Rory Bremner

May 2 @ 7:30 pm
Mercury Theatre (Colchester), Colchester, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map

This event is now sold out. Please contact our Ticket Sales team on 01206 573948 or email tickets@mercurytheatre.co.uk to be added to the waiting list. Britain’s best-known satirical impressionist is back! With Trump, Boris and Brexit fresh in the memory, Rory’s on a mission to make sense (and nonsense) of it all. (Good luck with THAT.) He will be joined by special surprise guests: some politicians, some comedians. Come and work out which is which! Best known for the political…

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Peter McMaster: 27

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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An Ecstatic Ritual of Life and Death. Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Brian Jones all died aged 27. Peter McMaster, and co-performer Nick Anderson, reflect on their experience of approaching and moving through the infamous age of 27. Through the process of unashamedly unpacking their autobiographies they establish a strikingly visceral poetic that explores this milestone and juncture between youth and maturity, movement and change. Trying to understand how life is never fixed, these two performers push their…

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Illuminating Alice

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Truelove Tours presents... “Illuminating Alice” Ladies and Gentlemen! Writer, Performer, Cabaret Hostess and part time MtoF Retro Girl Miss Alice d’Lumiere chose her name, her clothes and her gender and is now premiering a brand new one person show; the culmination of a year’s worth of celebratory adventures in cross-dressing, role reversal and jumping stripy tights first through the Looking Glass of Gender. “Illuminating Alice” promises to be an unusually personal piece from an accomplished writer/performer; playfully exploring the reality…

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The Jazz Jam

May 4 @ 9:00 pm
The Bull (Colchester), 2-4 Crouch STreet
Colchester, Essex CO3 3ES United Kingdom
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A Regular Little Houdini

May 5 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until 6th May 2017

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

A multi-award winning show! Edwardian Newport, South Wales: A dockworker’s son, smitten by Harry Houdini, dreams of a life of magic. His parents struggle with their son’s eccentricity; but doggedly training himself to emulate his hero on the industrial detritus, his relentless ambition finally brings him face-to-face with the world’s greatest showman – and one of the most terrifying events in British industrial history. Is it possible to follow one’s dreams when poverty weighs you down like mud? An enchanting…

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The Landed

May 5 @ 9:00 pm
The Bull (Colchester), 2-4 Crouch STreet
Colchester, Essex CO3 3ES United Kingdom
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Danni Nicholls + Guests

May 6 @ 7:00 pm
Little Rabbit Barn, Ardleigh, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map

DANNI NICHOLLS | CARTER SAMPSON | HANNAH WHITE Nominated for best album of the year at the recent AMA UK awards, Danni is one of the UK's finest Americana singer-songwriter's and a big favourite with all the folks at LRB. Danni's music slips effortlessly between smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country.  Spanning the Americana spectrum from “smoky soul, folk-pop and heart wrenching alt country” to heavier roots rock numbers, it takes the listener on a roller coaster ride and shining…

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Committed To The Blues Brothers

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Committed to the Blues Brothers Band takes the greatest songs from two cult films, The Commitments and The Blues Brothers, and puts them together to create two fantastic tribute shows in one memorable evening of foot tapping, sing along entertainment. The band is fronted by Richard Alcock and Ritchie Hicks who have been performing their tribute to the Blues Brothers since 2003. Having performed in many theatres across the UK in 2015 the boys tour again, now supported by a…

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Scooby

May 6 @ 9:00 pm
The Bull (Colchester), 2-4 Crouch STreet
Colchester, Essex CO3 3ES United Kingdom
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Dave Sharp

May 7
Victoria Inn (Colchester), Colchester, Essex CO1 1RB United Kingdom + Google Map

Sussex Jazz Kings

May 7
Colchester Jazz Club (Marks Tey), Marks Tey, Essex CO6 1EJ United Kingdom + Google Map

The Sussex Jazz Kings. Dave Stradwick, the well-known player of hot, traditional, jazz trumpet, leads the band.

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Partikel with Special Guest Ant Law

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Dubbed by Jazzwise as one of the hottest young bands on the UK scene, Partikel fuse their love of jazz, rock and World Music to perform original, high-energy material that is also eloquent and articulate. A group that never fails to deliver, Partikel are acknowledged by fans and critics alike as one of the most consistent of contemporary British jazz groups and a notable addition to the European creative music scene. With three highly acclaimed albums to their credit -…

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