Month: August 2020

Bank Holiday Weekender

Colchester’s music scene is buzzing and we want to showcase some of the best talent around! Join us over the bank holiday weekend for free live music at the Summer Drinks Terrace.


Friday 28th August 
Live set from Gabriela Eva, with special guests Hung Velvet and Sheikha Ziza. Get ready for the weekend with some alternative soul / nu-jazz / funk. 6pm til late.

Saturday 29th August

Actual Radio DAB takeover – live ‘ON AIR’ pre-launch for Colchester’s newest and only digital radio station. Competitions, cocktails, dancers and a whole lot more!

Monday 31st August
Live set from DJ  Odgee Poore
Mahoosive 9 hour back-to-back Ibiza themed house music. Good vibes, chilled out melodic and nu: school house – 130bpm is the way to go this bank holiday Monday! 12pm til late.

Summer Drinks Terrace is open all day everyday, serving you the best lagers, ciders, cocktails, prosecco and more! Sit back with a refreshing drink and soak up the holiday vibes.

Remember to stay safe and boogie the last of the summer days away!

Lion Walk Presents: Summer Drinks Terrace

We’re in the full-swing of summer and our Summer Drinks Terrace is now open!

Open everyday, all day ’til late until the end of the summer. So pull up a deck chair and enjoy a refreshing range of drinks, including cocktails, beers, ciders and soft drinks.

Sip-sip hurray!

New lockdown-inspired plastic bottle art installation

An internationally renowned artist from Colchester has installed a sculpture made out of plastic bottles in an empty town centre shop as an ode to lockdown.

Chris Meigh-Andrews  has created the piece All the Water I Drank During Lockdown as part of his Impossible Object series.

“During the subsequent 85 days of my lockdown,  I amassed 140 1.5 litre bottles. This new work contains all of the bottles from that period as well as the total amount of water that they contained. Impossible Object Number 7 (All the Water I Drank During Lockdown) is a temporary monument to the water that I consumed during lockdown and the continuous flow of water is a testament to the time elapsed during that period.”

“My notion of the “Impossible Object” is related to sculpture in relationship to the flow of imagery and sound. I make temporary works which involve the combination of ordinary physical objects with images and/or sound. I seek ways to construct relationships between domestic objects to produce an “impossible” situation that can only exist temporarily.”

The sculpture will be on display in the former Thornton’s shop in the Lion Walk from Friday 28th August.

See more of Chris’ work for