Characters from popular TV shows and movies could be seen wandering around Colchester this Saturday as Invasion Colchester returns today. The popular town centre charity event unites the town with characters from the ‘fantasy world’ including characters from Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Harry Potter, Marvel, DC, Doctor Who, Halo and Jurassic Park.
Returning for its 7th year, Invasion Colchester will play host to appearances from princesses and superheros. With events around the town, including at Culver Square, Lion Walk, Culver Walk and St Nicholas Street start are on between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 1st September.
A spokesperson for Invasion said: “There will be characters from Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Aliens, Doctor Who, Halo, Jurassic Park, Disney Princesses and more, as well as your favourite Comic Book and Movie Superheroes, plus Star Cars from TV and film and amazing live performances from some supremely talented local musicians, clubs and organisations.
“The Character Hunt, Prize Draw and Fancy Dress Competition are back with a great selection of prizes to be won!
“Food and drink will be available throughout the town centre, and we will have a selection of recommended vendors.
“So put on your best pair of lycra trousers, don your cape or space-mask and come and join in the fun.”
There will also be a fancy dress competition where the best dressed, home made or store bought costume worn, could win a prize.
The ‘Characters and Character’ hunt entry form return point is at Ace Comics in Culver Street east.
The event will see the whole town unite to raise money for two local causes, St Helena Hospice and Colchester Hospitals Charity.
A spokesperson added: “This year we are planning a very exciting Star Cars line-up which we hope will be a big surprise, so come along to Invasion Colchester on Saturday 1st September and you get up close and personal with some magnificent machines!”
Anyone visiting Invasion Colchester in costume or fancy dress will be able to travel on the Colchester Park and Ride for free.
For more details: https://invasioncolchester.co.uk