On November 10th Colchester’s world music community choir, Quire, will present Pack Up Your Troubles, a concert commemorating the centenary of the end of World War One and featuring music and verse from Britain, France, Holland, Ireland, Germany and Russia that reflects the triumph of the human spirit. The 40 strong group from in andContinue reading Colchester choir commemorate the end of World War One with songs reflecting the triumph of the Human Spirit
Colchester Borough Council is to hold a business lunch, designed at promoting the benefits of employing ex-Armed Forces and Reservist personnel in the private and public sectors. ‘Benefits of Employing Ex-Armed Forces and Reservists’, a free event, aims to promote how ex-services employees can transfer skills from military life into civilian organisations. Many MoD employeesContinue reading Council Sets Its Sights On Promoting Employment Of Ex-Armed Forces Personnel
Marks Tey Parish Council are to hold the very first Village Fete on the 18th August. All money raised at the fete will go towards supporting community focused projects, such as litter picks, Community Picnics (aimed at local families), a Young at Heart group for over 50s and much more. Marks Tey is a villageContinue reading Roll up! Roll up! It’s time for the First Marks Tey Village Fete
This Saturday August 18th sees the return of LGBT+ Pride at FirstSite from 11am to 10pm. This is Colchester’s second Pride event. Following last year’s successful day, when over 2000 people attended FirstSite’s largest attended event since its opening, another great day has been planned and is supported by Outhouse East, Unison, Colchester Arts CentreContinue reading Colchester Has Pride!
A tribute to a popular local busker is due to take place in a popular Colchester Pub. Paul Foster passed away on 18th July 2018 after suffering a stroke. Paul was a well-known face around Colchester and could regularly be heard playing in the Town Centre. A number of tributes have been posted for PaulContinue reading Tribute to Popular Busker to Take Place in Colchester Pub
The 2nd Brightlingsea Food & Drink Festival is just a few weeks away and will once again be showcasing the best local food and drink suppliers; alongside a great range of international street food, arts, crafts and gifts. This year will feature nine Real Ales from three local breweries and the Gin Rummy cocktail cart. ForContinue reading Brightlingsea Food & Drink Festival Set To Be Even Bigger for 2018
Fancy running to raise money for Essex Wildlife Trust? Runners are invited to join the Trail Run ‘Run for Wildlife’ on Sunday 12th August 2018. There are two course on offer: a 6 mile short course or a longer 11.5 mile option. Both courses are mainly off road and the route will be found byContinue reading Get your running shoes on!
The Mersea Island Festival returns this year from Sunday 19th to Monday 27th August 2018 on the Essex coast. It’s the 38th year of the Festival – a week and weekend of inclusive activities and entertainment which bring together children, young people and adults with or without a physical or learning disability. Each year theContinue reading Mersea Island Festival to Return for 38th Year
Colchester town centre is set to be invaded again this year by volunteer Costumers and to raise funds for local charities. Invasion Colchester is now 8 years old and was originally founded by Simon Leonard. Simon came up with the idea as a way to help raise money for local causes after he almost diedContinue reading Colchester: Get Ready to be Invaded!
Scottish band Simple Minds, famous for their song ‘Don’t you (forget about me)’ will be performing live in Colchester Castle Park on 26th August 2018, joined by American-English rock band The Pretenders and another famous Scot, KT Tunstall. The event, called ‘GRANDSLAM 2018 Summer Tour’, is likely to be the height of the Summer’s liveContinue reading Simple Minds, the Pretenders and KT Tunstall to perform in Colchester in August