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September 2017

Big Chris Barber Band

September 25 @ 7:30 pm
Mercury Theatre (Colchester) Colchester, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map

Jazz Legend, Chris Barber, celebrates his 68th Anniversary as band-leader in 2017 with a Europe-wide concert tour.

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Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams State of the Union

September 25 @ 7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Boo Hewerdine and Brooks Williams STATE OF THE UNION will return with their third album for Reveal Records in Autumn 2017 and concert tour. Combining the mercurial talents of English songwriting legend Boo Hewerdine and acclaimed American Blues guitarist and songwriter Brooks Williams, State of the Union create a magical, stripped back and enthralling musical atmosphere, their performances consistently brilliant, equal parts emotive and entertaining. The original songs Hewerdine and Williams play are infused by a multitude of influences, from…

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Ed Byrne

September 26 @ 7:30 pm
Mercury Theatre (Colchester) Colchester, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map
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Sherlock Holmes

September 27 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 28th September 2017

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

Join us for the world première of this Sherlock Holmes caper delivered at breakneck pace in a hilarious, deeply daft theatrical explosion.

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Alan Moore & MacGillivray

September 28 @ 7:30 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson

September 29 @ 7:30 pm
Mercury Theatre (Colchester) Colchester, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map

An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson celebrates the life and career of a man who has interviewed over 2000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Judith

September 29 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until 30th September 2017

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

Coronation Street’s Catherine Cusack (All That Fall, Broadway, Arts Theatre, Jermyn Street; Bingo, CFT & Young Vic) takes on the title role in a timely revival of Barker’s “short, sharp shocker of a play” (WhatsOnStage). This firecracker adaptation reimagines the apocryphal legend of Judith – the daring widow who, on the night before battle, infiltrates the enemy camp with her Servant to seduce and kill the blood-crazed head of the invading army, Holofernes. Her land is at stake – but what of…

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F.O.X, Fjokra & Denial Twist

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Three Wise Monkeys, 60 High Street
Colchester, CO1 1DN United Kingdom
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£3 - £5

We’re very proud to announce this gig… F.O.X – Yes that F.O.X!!!. Female fronted synth rock pop trio headline, fresh after festival appearences & a support tour of the mighty Depeche Mode. For fans of The Deer Tracks, Santigold, Depeche Mode, Muse, White Lies. Check them out here: www.foxtheband.com Fjokra: is a multi-instrumentalist from Dublin, now London based and causing a stir on the live scene in the UK with his uniquely bizarre and electric live show. This is a…

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Rhythm And Taste! Bhangra Chef Indi Sandhu presents Bollymasala

September 30 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Over the years Indi has combined Bhangra and Bollywood dance with cooking a unique combination of rhythm and taste. So while dancing he prepares traditional North Indian Punjabi dishes. All the recipes are traditional and have been handed down from generation to generation Indi has a great passion for Bhangra dance and creatively combined the two together to fuse Bhangra Masala. So while the rice is cooking he will engage the audience in Bhangra moves with the Dhol drum. When…

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Kara Grainger Band + More

September 30 @ 7:00 pm
Little Rabbit Barn, Ardleigh, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map

KARA GRAINGER full band show: Country-rock-blues | Australian songstress | soulful voice and masterful guitarist. JESS KLEIN: Americana singer songwriter | New album Learning Faith | Mojo 'one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speaker' LENNY: singer/songwriter/pianist with a unique voice, and is one of the greatest talents to have ever emerged from the Czech Republic. The Little Rabbit Barn music evenings are private invitation-only gigs. Contact us if you'd like to be on the…

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Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Goes on sale Friday 3rd March at 10am America’s Got Talent winner 2015 Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin returns home to the UK fresh from headlining the world-famous Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas with a sparkling new show featuring his all-star cast of (in)famous puppets. Join Paul, Sam, Albert and Baby plus 2 crazy BRAND NEW characters for an evening of laugh out loud Stand-up Comedy and Ventriloquism! With over 22 MILLION HITS on YOU TUBE Paul is a regular on The Royal…

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The Illegal Eagles

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

The Illegal Eagles

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John Otway

September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Rock veteran Otway dubbed himself “rock’n’roll’s greatest failure” after many unsuccessful attempts to produce a second hit single to follow his 1977 classic (Cor Baby, That’s) Really Free with Wild Willy Barrett. However, a mere quarter century later, he was back on Top of The Pops with the wonderful disco pastiche, ‘Bunsen Burner’ and back in the charts as a birthday present from his adoring and patient fans. And, more recently, his “Beware Of The Flowers Cause I’m Sure They’re…

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October 2017

Matt Ridley Quartet

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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An imaginative soloist with a brace of albums to his credit, bassist Matt Ridley also roots his band with strength and simplicity, his gently melodic but rhythmically sophisticated themes providing ideal vehicles for some superb group interplay and inspired individual soloing. While deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, Ridley prefers to create a unique sound-world. At the heart of each composition is a strong, melodic theme, incorporating classical, groove-based styles and World Music, while the ferocious improvisational skills of each…

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Musical Evening for Gateway

October 1 @ 7:30 pm
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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£10

Vocalise, the large community choir of amateur singers will be performing to raise funds for the local charity, Colchester Gateway Clubs. They enable adults with learning disabilities to access leisure and social activities in the community and campaign for and with adults with learning disabilities. Tickets: £10, £8 (people with learning disability)

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Alden, Patterson & Dashwood

October 2 @ 7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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This Norwich based folk / Americana trio weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and selfpenned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home. ‘It’s lovely stuff’ – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016 ***** fRoots – Editors Choice Album Of The Year 2016 **** Songlines – ‘Something…

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Moot Hall Organ Recital

October 3 @ 1:00 pm
Town Hall (Colchester) Colchester, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map
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Robin Ince: Pragmatic Insanity

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Robin's first new stand up show in three years is a clash of the two cultures, a joyous romp through his favourite artists and strangest scientific ideas. From the work of Stanley Spencer to Niels Bohr, it is 90 minutes fizzing with ideas about creativity in science and art, as well as asking why we believe we see what we see and why we believe what we believe. Robin will have just finished a 70 date, record breaking tour with…

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Little Shop of Horrors

October 4
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An event every day that begins at 3:00am, repeating until 14th October 2017

Mercury Theatre (Colchester) Colchester, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map
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Jenny Lee: Heartbeats & Algorithms

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS - PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD! Does your computer know about your embarrassing web searches? Does it know that, despite your claim to be fluent in German, you use Google Translate? Does it know about your casual relationship with porn? Does it know you better than your friends? Does it know you better than you know yourself ? Banks is working late, designing an algorithm that will predict the decisions of people in seemingly unpredictable predicaments. In the…

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Sharon Shannon

October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Sharon Shannon is an Irish Musician who has been on the scene for over twenty years. She takes to the stage with a smile on her face and so relaxed as they launch into music with such a major key vibe about it. You can’t help but smile when she performs. She has such a glow about herself on stage. Accordion-extraordinaire and part-time member of The Waterboys. Sharon's unique style reflects many musical influences including cajun, Scottish, reggae and of…

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The Jazz Jam

October 5 @ 9:00 pm
The Bull (Colchester), 2-4 Crouch STreet
Colchester, Essex CO3 3ES United Kingdom
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The 60’s Brit Pop Girls Show

October 6 @ 7:30 pm
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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£12

A superb show celebrating the songs and the stories of the big four British female pop stars of the swinging sixties. Supported by her acclaimed live band, Helen Abbey sings the classic hits of Cilla, Dusty, Lulu and Sandie Shaw including Alfie, Puppet On A String, Look Of Love and Shout.

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5 Soldiers

October 6 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 7th October 2017

Mercury Theatre (Colchester) Colchester, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map
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Simon Day, In Character

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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The Fast Show's Simon Day appears in character, including appearances from the following... BILLY BLEACH - the fast show pub bore and star of 2003 ‘grass’ witness protection comedy, available at amazon and soon on BBC store. Billy a clever, long time unemployed know it all, who lives with his mum in Bermondsey South East London will be speaking to the public for the first time since being in rehab for gambling and constant overt sexist remarks in the pub.…

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Shane Filan

October 7 @ 7:30 pm
Charter Hall – Leisure World (Colchester) Colchester, Essex CO1 1YH United Kingdom + Google Map
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The Young’uns – Strangers Album Tour

October 9 @ 7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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The Young’uns have cemented their reputation at the forefront of the English folk scene in the last few years. Having taken their uplifting voices, powerful songs, spine tingling harmonies and raucous humour to audiences across the UK and around the world, they won the title of ‘Best Group’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award in 2015 and 2016. The Teesside trio return in 2017 with an extensive October UK tour and an eagerly anticipated new album, ’Strangers’, which is…

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Mark Thomas: A Show That Gambles On The Future

October 10 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Few predicted the events of 2016. And even fewer seem to know where we are going. Mark Thomas sets out to discover what the future has in store for us by collecting and examining his own predictions and those of his audiences before gambling on their outcome. By making futurologists of us all, he will create a fantastical, hilarious and possibly accurate vision of the world. And maybe even make a few quid on the side. Suitable for ages 16+…

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Lady Windermere’s Fan

October 11 @ 7:30 pm
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North
Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT United Kingdom
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£12

Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde adapted by Venetia Twigg Theatrical Niche When a mysterious beauty enters high society, the in-crowd are sent scattering. Wilde’s raucous comedy pulls apart the intricacies of etiquette and flips expectation rump-over-head. Free bespoke workshops can be booked in advance – contact info@theatricalniche.co.uk. Suitable 10+. Tickets: £12, £10 (conc).

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Kevin Pearce: Album Launch at Colchester Arts Centre

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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The transcendent vocal talents Kevin Pearce return for the launch of his new album "So On". His most diverse record yet, sees Pearce writing about subjects from the UK housing crisis to mental health. Actress Kathy Burke is a huge fan, and the early press support of the album highlights that this could go down as a modern classic. "Big epic sound ..right up our street" - VIRGIN RADIO “A post-pop marvel!” - VELVET INDEPENDENT “Infectious and hard to resist”…

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