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May
27
Mon
Hospital Radio Fun Day @ Castle Park
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hospital Radio Fun Day @ Castle Park  | England | United Kingdom

Hospital Radio Colchester Annual Family Fun Day with Arena events, Music, Charity stalls, Children’s rides, Craft stalls, refreshments and lots more. A fun day out for all the family! 

Among the attractions at this year’s event is a large main arena with entertainment throughout the day including:

  • Tendring Dog Agility Group
  • Funky Voices
  • ILAZ Performerz Dance Company
  • Magic Iain magic show
  • Hospital Radio Colchester Roadshow
  • Children’s Games and much more.

There will be funfair rides, bouncy castles, go-karts, donkey rides and lots of stalls from many local charities. Plus of course hot and cold food and drink.

PLUS this year the event will include the 2019 Colchester Duck Race

 

There is a large free car park off Cowdray Avenue

Timings

  • 11am – 4pm 

Tickets

  • £3 adults 
  • Children FREE 

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Jun
1
Sat
Paul Young: 35 Years of No Parlez @ Charter Hall
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Paul Young: 35 Years of No Parlez @ Charter Hall | England | United Kingdom

Everyone’s favourite 80’s crooner Paul Young is back on tour, performing his much loved album ‘No Parlez’ in celebration of 35 years since its release.

No Parlez was Paul’s debut album. It reached number 1 in the UK charts in 1983 for 5 weeks and fast became triple Platinum. The album produced Paul’s first UK number 1 single – The Marvin Gaye cover of Wherever I Lay My Hat and hits Come Back & Stay and Love of The Common People. The album also features a cover of Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart.

Originally in early 80’s band Q-Tips, Paul Young went solo in the 80’s and his career took off with No Parlez and further top 10 hits such as Everytime You Go Away and Everything Must Change. He is also a Brit Award winner for Best Male vocalist, sings the opening lines on the original Band Aid Single Feed The World and performed at Live Aid in 1984. Paul is a keen chef, biker and fan of all things Mexicana! A family man, always happy to be touring his classic hits as a solo artist or with his Tex Mex/ Americana band Los Pacaminos.

Timings

  • Doors – 7pm
  • Show Start – 8pm

Parking

Don’t forget to purchase your £2 parking ticket in advance to avoid paying full price on the day. When you purchase event tickets, you will be able to purchase a parking ticket at the same time.

If you didn’t purchase a parking ticket, don’t worry as you can still buy one on the day from the Pay & Display machines or through MiPermit.

*Please be aware parking is not guaranteed*

Tickets

  • Platinum – £44.50
  • Standard seats – £32
  • Accessible seats- £32

*All tickets will incur a £2.50 booking fee*

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Jun
2
Sun
Craig David @ Castle Park
Jun 2 all-day
Craig David @ Castle Park | England | United Kingdom

Global superstar Craig David and his full live band will perform at Colchester Castle Park, on Sunday 2 June, bringing an arsenal of hits and his signature dynamic performance to his only full concert in Essex in 2019!

He will be joined by international DJ Sigala, who will be bringing a live full band set, following a smash hit performance from chart-topping artist and songwriter Becky Hill. And getting the crowd into the party will be the rising star DJ Nathan Dawe.

Timings

Gates 4pm

Tickets

Bronze Tickets – (behind silver in relation to the stage)
£32.50 + booking fee
On the Day – £45.00
Silver Tickets – (behind gold in relation to the stage)
£42.50 + booking fee
On the Day – £50.00
Golden Circle Tickets – (Standing behind platinum)
£60.00 + booking fee
On the Day -£65.00

Platinum tickets available via Ticketmaster (standing directly in front of the stage)

For accessible tickets please call Ticketmaster’s Accessibility line on 0800 988 4440 (tickets subject to availability)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • No professional cameras, video cameras or audio recording devices
  • No glass is permitted on site
  •  Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  •  Access to the disabled viewing area is for disabled ticket holders only – Accessible Tickets can only be bought from Ticketmaster
  •  Umbrellas are permitted but must be taken down for the performance – better to bring a coat with a hood.
  • Dogs are not permitted except guide dogs – please make us aware in advance if a guide dog is require
  •  All ticket holders may be asked to produce proof of age on entry to the concert and at the bar.
  •  Security staff at the entrance will enforce the conditions of entry including undertaking bag and random personal searches
  • Persons who have consumed excessive alcohol will be refused entry
  •  Fireworks, sparklers, lasers, and Chinese lanterns are prohibited
  •  British sign language interpreter will not be available for this performance
  • No chairs or blankets are permitted

Care and Safety at Events
• Decide on a meeting point with your friends. Choose a time and place to meet up later in case you get separated from each other. There may be a limited signal across all networks, so you might not be able to contact each other by phone
• Keep your phone charged in case you’re separated from your friends
• Stay hydrated
• Keep your wits about you. Drink responsibly and know your limit
• There are no ATMs on site so make sure to bring enough money for concessions and travel from the event 
• Concert stewards are here to help you. Don’t be worried about asking for help in any situation, whether it’s asking for directions or to report something or someone you’re worried about
• Look after your valuables like your phone, purse or car keys

Food and Drink
There will be ample concessions for food and drink within the concert site. No food or drink can be brought onto the site unless dietary restrictions are in place (A dietary card is required). 
Any alcohol purchased at any of the bars within the venue must be consumed on-site and not taken out of the designated event area.
Help us to keep Castle Park tidy by using the rubbish bins that will be located throughout the venue.
In keeping with Licensing Laws, there will be a Challenge 25 Policy in place for all alcohol sales.

Toilet Facilities
Designated male and female lavatories will be provided and there will also be accessible lavatories on site.

What to do in an Emergency
There are stewards and event staff on duty at every concert. Locate a member of staff for any emergencies, who will be able to assist or locate the correct assistance.
If you need to contact the Police to report a non-emergency crime or to provide information on a crime while at the festival, please call 101. If a serious or life-threatening crime is being committed, please contact a member of staff or police officer immediately. If in the unlikely event you cannot find someone, please call 999.

Smoking Policy
There is a designated smoking area outside the concert area, smoking is only permitted within this area.

Drug Use
There is a zero-tolerance response to illegal drugs and New Psychoactive Substances (NPS). Police officers will be on site and any person found in possession of illegal drugs or NPS will be passed to police for arrest, and possible prosecution. 
The terms and conditions of entry state: “You may be searched at the entrance. Any items, which the organisers consider may be used in an illegal or offensive manner will be confiscated. Persons suspected of carrying out illegal and/or offensive activities onsite may be searched.

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Jun
8
Sat
The Dreamboys 2019 UK Tour @ Charter Hall
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The Dreamboys 2019 UK Tour @ Charter Hall | England | United Kingdom

The Dreamboys, the UK’s most famous girls night out, are back and hotter than ever with a brand new show and UK tour for 2019.

The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK’s most famous and successful show of its kind in history. Their breath taking show spectacular has been perfectly created for hen nights, birthday parties and girls nights out with all your friends.

With special guest appearances on some of the UK’s biggest TV shows such as The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Celebrity Big Brother, Loose Women, This Morning, Geordie Shore and The Only Way Is Essex, plus massive sold out Worldwide tours, it’s no wonder The Dreamboys are the only show of its kind in history to have celebrity status.

If you’re looking for the very best girls night out in the UK, look no further than these incredible hunks. An action packed 2 hour show from start to finish, these boys will literally have you begging for more.

Book your Tickets now before it’s too late.

Timings

  • Doors – 6.30pm
  • Show Start – 7.30pm

Parking

Don’t forget to purchase your £2 parking ticket in advance to avoid paying full price on the day. When you purchase event tickets, you will be able to purchase a parking ticket at the same time.

If you didn’t purchase a parking ticket, don’t worry as you can still buy one on the day from the Pay & Display machines or through MiPermit.

*Please be aware parking is not guaranteed*

Tickets

  • VIP meet and greet front row seats – £38.50
  • Tiered seating from – £25.50
  • Standard floor seats – £28.50
  • Wheelchair – £28.50
  • Slightly restricted view – £26

*All tickets will incur a £2.50 booking fee*

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Jun
9
Sun
Pipes in the Park @ Castle Park
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Pipes in the Park @ Castle Park | England | United Kingdom

2019 is the 27th year that pipe bands have come from all over southern England to compete in a mini Highland Gathering in the glorious setting of Colchester’s Lower Castle Park.  Highland dancers add to the Scottish atmosphere with their colourful dancing outfits. 
There will also be a display from the Corps of Drums from KEGS CCF (King Edward’s Grammar School Combined Cadet Force). 
A great range of craft stalls, food and drink outlets and children’s fairground rides make this a day to remember for all the family. 

 

For more information head to – https://www.scotlandincolchester.com/

Timings

Enjoy the sound of the pipe bands from 10am through to the Massed Bands display at 4.30 pm

Tickets

FREE 

Parking available off Cowdray Avenue £2.00

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Jun
15
Sat
Young Children’s Festival @ Castle Park
Jun 15 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Young Children's Festival @ Castle Park | England | United Kingdom

The Young Children’s Festival (YCF) is an annual event (since 1995) in Castle Park providing an inclusive, fun day out for young families with free activities like art, craft, sport, music and dance plus the aim of signposting to sources of advice and support.

We aim to make all families feel included, whatever their background, needs or means.

A funfair and a range of food stalls are also available.

YCF is a unique event in the Colchester calendar, being free and aimed primarily at children.

This year’s theme is “Lets Play”

The Festival is in association with Colchester Borough Council’s LiveWell campaign and Community 360

Timings

  • 10.30 – 4pm
  • The official opening is at 11am

Tickets

Entry is free, the event is entirely voluntary and funded by fundraising; donations on the day welcome.

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Jun
19
Wed
Jobs Fair @ Colchester Town Hall
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jobs Fair @ Colchester Town Hall | England | United Kingdom

The Jobs Fair is a great way to speak with potential employers face-to-face. You can register with employers for jobs, collect info on employers, ask them questions, apply for jobs, or even have a mini interview on the day.

It is a good idea to bring up to date copies of your CV with you as between 18 -22 companies will be recruiting on the day.

If you know of anyone looking for a job, please let them know of this event.

To register your interest, please click on the link: www.facebook.com/events/460706441111851

For more information please go to: www.thejobfairs.co.uk/attend-a-jobs-fair

If you are interested in booking a stand, please email: bookings@thejobfairs.co.uk

Free event – no registration required

Timings

10am – 1pm 

Parking

Free car parking available at the Town Hall 

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Jun
22
Sat
Here Come The Girls @ Charter Hall
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Here Come The Girls @ Charter Hall | England | United Kingdom

An all new show ‘Here Come The Girls’ brings an exciting mix of individual performances and group numbers with their supporting dance partners.  The show will have a mix of Ballroom and Latin routines and has been choreographed by Patrick Helm, this show promises to be a fresh and innovative with amazing routines to dazzle and wow you.  Patrick will also perform on the show with Dianne!

Dianne Buswell and Amy Dowden have established themselves on the hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing and Chloe Hewitt also joins the cast of pro girls to make it the first Girls tour.  BBC Voice singer Leanne Jarvis will also join the show touring the country.

This is one show not to miss! There is a meet and greet opportunity pre show to meet the Pro dancers, so don’t miss the limited opportunity for one these.

Full tour dates www.herecomethegirlstour.co.uk 

Timings
Doors: 6.30pm
Show: 7.30pm

Tickets
£30 plus £2.50 booking fee
Concession £29 plus £2.50 booking fee
Exclusive cast meet and greet – Extra £30

Car Park
Don’t forget to purchase your £2 parking ticket in advance to avoid paying full price on the day. When you purchase event tickets, you will be able to purchase a parking ticket at the same time. If you didn’t purchase a parking ticket, don’t worry as you can still buy one on the day from the Pay & Display machines or through MiPermit.
*Please be aware parking is not guaranteed.

Jun
23
Sun
Walk For A Miracle @ Colchester Castle Park
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Walk For A Miracle @ Colchester Castle Park  | England | United Kingdom

Colchester Miracle Babies has organised a family sponsored walk to be held in Colchester Castle Park on Sunday 23rd June 2019. It is to raise money for Colchester Hospitals Neonatal Unit who look after premature and sick babies. Registration starts at 10:00 with the walk beginning at 10:30 where we will walk a 5km course starting at the bandstand and finishing at the bandstand. We then invite you to join us for a laid back family picnic*, there will be stalls, a bouncy castle, games, face painting, raffle and more. The day will come to a close at 3pm.

There is an entry fee of £5 per family, this can be made through our Just Giving page (by using the ticket available button) or donate on the day. Please search for Walk For a Miracle on Facebook for more details.If you donate via Just Giving then comment ‘entry fee’, send us a private message and we will be in touch with your sponsor forms.

*picnic not included

Timings

  • 10am – 3pm 

Tickets

  • £5 Per Family

Get your tickets here  

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Jul
1
Mon
Summer Screen 2019 @ Castle Park
Jul 1 – Jul 14 all-day
Summer Screen 2019 @ Castle Park  | England | United Kingdom

The popular Summer Screen returns to Castle Park for the fifth year running!

Six hit movies will be shown across Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 July.

Wimbledon fortnight will also be live streamed during the day, taking a break only to make way for the film screenings.

Schedule & film times:
Thursday 4 July 7.30pm Grease (PG)
Friday 5 July 7.30pm A Star Is Born (15)
Saturday 6 July 1.00pm Fantastic Beasts – Double Bill (12A)
Saturday 6 July 7.30pm Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)
Sunday 7 July 10.30am The Incredibles (U)

 

 

Parking

There is no on site parking for this event. 

For details on parking and travel please visit – https://www.colchester.gov.uk/parking-and-travel

Tickets

Online/In person in advance:
£5.50 adults plus booking fee
£3.50 children (3-14) plus booking fee
Family special (advance only): £15 plus booking fee (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children)
Saturday Saver (Fantastic Beasts double bill) – £6 adults plus booking fee, £4 children (3-14) plus booking fee

Gate prices:
£8.50 adults
£6.50 children (3-14)
Fantastic Beasts – £10 Adults, £8 Children (3-14)

Infants (under 3) FREE but still require a ticket for entry

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult

 

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