Moore, Moss and Rutter: Colchester Folk Club, Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester, Monday, doors 7.45pm. £11, £10 concessions. 01206 500900.
THE return of the Colchester Folk Club after the Easter break sees three of the brightest young things of the current UK folk scene.
That's Tom Moore (violin), Archie Churchill-Moss (Melodeon) and Jack Rutter (guitar/vocals) who together beautifully rework traditional native English tunes and songs into something far more contemporary.
Spring Exhibition, Geedon Gallery, South Green Road, Fingringhoe, until Sunday, 11am to 5.30pm. Free. Then by appointment until May 27. 01206 729334.
IT may be a bit off the beaten track but's well worth a trip out to to see another glorious collection of works by nationally and locally acclaimed artists including Ian Hay, Prue Cooper and Michael Smee.
After this weekend, you have to book in advance to see the show, but's pretty good fun too.
Bang Said The Gun, Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester, tonight, doors 7.30pm. £15, £13 concessions. 01206 500900.
BILLED as a poetry night for people who don’t like poetry, this Fringe favourite has made the rhyme mighty fine, again.
Featuring a rich mix of the best and freshest talent, tonight’s show features guests Molly Naylor and Hollie McNish as well as a chance for local poets, who didn't know it - to show it!
The Gonville Consort presents Music for the English Royal Court, St Albright's Church, Church Lane, Stanway, 7.30pm. £12 on the door, £10 in advance. 01787 222487.
THIS is a bit of a classical coup for the small rural church just outside of Colchester as this ensemble from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, under their conductor Dr. Geoffrey Webber perform a mixture of sacred and secular renaissance music written for the English court
An Evening of French Music and Song, Headgate Theatre, Chapel Street North, Colchester, tomorrow, 8pm. £12, £10 concessions. 01206 366000.
THIS is a similar gig to one which was run back in 2015 and, according to organiser Paul Riley, was so successful they’ve decided to run it again.
The double-bill features Gwendal Moële and Paul Riley, who perform classic/modern French chansons from artistes such as Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, and Suffolk/Essex four-piece Bof!
Made up of Phil Lyons, Val Woollard, Paddy Butcher and Simon Haines, they play traditional French and Breton songs using traditional acoustic instruments such as bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, diatonic accordion and recorder.