Popular Smoke & Fire Festival Returns To Colchester in 2022

Things are really hotting up for the return of the popular Smoke and Fire Festival in Colchester Castle Park in 2022. An unforgettable weekend of food, smoke, fire, beer, cider, live music and more.   This alternative food festival promises to be a thrilling experience, showcasing award-winning chefs with live demos, real ale and cider…

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Simply Red To Play Colchester Castle Park

Simply Red are to play Colchester Castle Park in 2022! With over a billion hits on You Tube, and over 60 million albums worldwide, five going to number one in the UK, we couldn’t be more excited about Simply Red heading to Castle Park on Saturday 06th August, as part of their Summer 2022 tour.…

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The Red Arrows To Return To Clacton This Summer

The Red Arrows will fly over Clacton on two days this summer as the town celebrates its 150th anniversary.   Along with the world-renowned Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), the ace Royal Air Force (RAF) display team will grace the skies for the special flypast in August.   Alex Porter, Cabinet Member for Leisure…

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Free Fireworks Extravaganzas At Essex Seaside Attraction

Clacton Pier Fireworks

An iconic seaside attraction is set to celebrate its 150th birthday with a real bang this year.   Clacton Pier is putting on eight free fireworks extravaganzas – with one every week during the school summer holidays.   Bosses were unable to stage any displays last year due to COVID restrictions and they have also…

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Street Tag Brings Fun To The Streets Of Colchester!

Street Tag Colchester

A free, interactive app called Street Tag, which promotes physical activity in a fun accessible way, launches today in Colchester.   The app has been brought to Colchester by a partnership between Colchester Borough Council and the Essex Local Delivery Pilot (LDP). Street Tag turns physical activity into a game by converting walking, running and…

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Discover Colchester Project Launch

Discover Colchester

Colchester MP Will Quince has teamed up with Lion Walk Shopping Centre manager Martin Leatherdale to bring families across Colchester a free community project.   The project entitled Discover Colchester aims to support families; education, learning, creativity, local history knowledge, mental stimulation, and much more, through lockdown.   There are two project activity books available…

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Lion Walk Presents Christmas In Colchester 2020

Christmas In Colchester

Lion Walk Shopping Centre in Colchester have announced the launch of their magical Winter Garden for Christmas. Open daily they have a host of festive treats, including a wonderful Santa experience for the whole family!   They have their first ever canopy covered, well ventilated and covid secure, flame heated garden. Bringing you magical and…

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Keep Colchester Reading Project Launched

Keep Colchester Reading

A Colchester resident has started a project to provide disadvantaged families with books this Christmas. Lee Scordis, also a local councillor, came up with the Keep Colchester Reading project, which is now up and running.   Lee Scordis said “After helping with the delivery of food to free school meal families over half-term, It came…

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