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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With the days getting longer and the weather soon to warm up Colchester boot sales will be starting again, but when…   Ardleigh Car Boot Sale starts Sunday 8th March 2020 CO7 7QR every Sunday, Bank Holiday Monday & Thursday   Prices for Sellers: Cars – £12.00 Small vans & 4×4 – £14.00 Big Vans…

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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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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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Following the countdown to Christmas the team at Colchester Zoo have been counting up its residents as they undertake the task of their yearly stock take.   Now the task of counting the animals may seem an easy one but every mammal, bird, fish and reptile has to be counted! For their elephant care team,…

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Colchester’s much loved attraction, Leisure World’s Leisure Pool will be closed for maintenance from Monday 25th November until Thursday 5th December.   The work will include draining the pool to complete technical plant maintenance. During this time Leisure World will complete other works in the Leisure Pool, including resealing pool floors and redecorating some of…

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For families the annual tradition of visiting Santa Claus at Christmas is the highlight of the festive season and with the special day now only weeks away, time is running out to book that magical visit.   This year consider a visit to Colchester Castle’s magical grotto. The Castle’s Lucas vaults will once again be…

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This Halloween, Colchester Castle is launching a brand-new escape experience.   Set in Europe’s largest Norman keep, come and explore the mysterious goings on that have caused several members of the Castle team to disappear!   Escape At The Castle is the perfect opportunity to gather friends and family together to see if you can…

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Colchester Firework Finder

Colchester Fireworks Displays happening in 2019. If your having a display let us know about it on the Whats On page.   King Coel’s Kittens Fireworks Display, Castle Park, Colchester When: Tuesday 5th November 2019 Gates open: 6pm, The Guy procession commences at 7pm, fireworks display commences at 7.30pm. Cost: Adults £9.50, Children £4.50, Toddlers…

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Nearly Festival

Organisers of this year’s Colchester Nearly Festival are upbeat about a late switch to the Old Heath recreation ground from Castle Park. It’s good news for nearby residents, who will be offered tickets to the popular family event and advance ticket holders have been notified.   The two-day music festival was due to take place…

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