In a tweet by Westlife’s official account, the group have confirmed that their shows scheduled for June and July “must be cancelled”.   The group were due to appear in the Castle Park on Saturday 11th July as part of their “All the Hits Tour”.   The tweet continues “Those who have been on the…

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10cc are coming to Colchester and at the moment there are loads of tickets available.   The band are due to stop off at Colchester as part of their mammoth 25-date All the Hits and More UK tour on the 6th November.   Marking the 45th anniversary of the release of their mega-hit I’m Not…

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As part of its commitment for a Better Colchester, Colchester Borough Council has lit up the Castle to celebrate and showcase the town’s rich heritage for residents and visitors.   On Friday 7 February, the installation of new LED colour-changing lighting was completed, improving the lighting of Colchester Castle after dark and showcasing the largest Norman…

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Colchester CAMRA Chairman John Durrant has today handed over a check for £1,795 to Prostate UK, the groups chosen charity for 2019.   The money was raised via cash donations and unspent beer cards from their events last year.   The 13th Colchester Winter Ale Festival takes place this week at the Colchester Arts Center,…

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Every year in the UK, February is LGBT+ History Month. This national programme sees organisations countrywide showing their support for the LGBT+ community in a variety of different ways.   From school and university programmes and arts and cultural events there will be a diverse range of activities on offer this year by organisations all…

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Adorn: Jewellery, The Human Story has had its final participants added to the exhibition at Colchester Castle. This time, there will be eight people showcasing a range of different forms of adornment worn by Colchester residents.   Adorn is Colchester Museums’ first major exhibition since it reopened in 2014. It showcases the diverse ways people…

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The Colchester Northern Gateway Sports Park development has been awarded £590,000 from Places to Ride, the capital grants fund delivered by British Cycling and Sport England designed to create a lasting legacy from the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.   The £590,000 will contribute to the delivery of a cycle track in the north of…

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clacton pier

More than 30 jobs are up for grabs at Clacton Pier as it prepares for the start of the new season in February.   Bosses at the popular attraction are looking to recruit full-time, part-time and seasonal posts.   A special event is being staged on Thursday January 24 from 12pm to 8pm in the…

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Zoe Beloff

‘Emotions Go to Work’ is an interactive installation by New York based artist and filmmaker Zoe Beloff. It investigates how technology is used to turn our feelings into valuable assets.   Ever since the 19th century, people have been collecting scientific data from the human body and cataloguing emotions.   Today, smart devices try to…

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