News & Events

Poetry Machine at Lion Walk

Beth Calverley co-creates poetry with community members, gently empowering them to express their thoughts and feelings. She sets up her intriguing poetry machine in places of work, learning, care and play, weaving people’s words into beautiful typewritten poems.   Beth has worked with Sky, BBC, ITV, and many more. A
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The Lion Walk Back to School Shopping Guide 

With school out for summer we’re sure kids and parents alike are more focused on beaches and barbecues than books and ballpoints, and we certainly encourage all to enjoy whatever stray rays of sun they can catch before autumn rolls back around, and students everywhere return to learning as the
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The Perfect Colchester Bank Holiday Weekend

There is more than a weekend’s worth of fun, events and activities to do throughout Colchester, with everything from culture to history to a well-deserved drink at the end of an action-packed day. We’ve picked out just a few examples that can level up your long weekend and turn the
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Party in The Yard

This Saturday, 3rd of July, bring the family along to Red Lion Yard for a fantastic day of music and entertainment. It’s a great opportunity to discover new and existing shops in Colchester and check out the Red Lion Yard makeover. Expect live entertainment from Loxley, plus fantastic street performers
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Top 10 Father’s Day Cards

Every Dad is unique, but there is a certain essence that comes with fatherhood that transcends all. Punderful yet cringe-worthy jokes, embarrassing stories you thought you’d turned into repressed memories, or an emergency speed-dial that encompasses every service from plumbing to taxiing to amateur therapy. Whatever comes to mind when
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Men’s Summer Fashion

Here’s hoping for a heatwave! Whether it’s time for a festival-ready bucket hat, or it’s just raining buckets, British summer is on its way and everyone has something to celebrate. From the beach to the bar, from The Secret Garden to the Summer Drinks Terrace, this season is all about
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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Meet Mid and North East Essex Mind during Mental Health Awareness Week Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event, this year taking place from 10th – 16th May, and aims to raise awareness of mental health problems and services that are available to support people. Mid and North East
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‘Must-have’ Pastel Pieces for Spring/Summer

With that warm winter wardrobe hung up and folded away for another year, it’s time to look forward to a palette that is lighter, more comforting, and symbolic of the optimism of spring. Pastels are back, with last year’s catwalks awash with tones of tranquillity and connotations of wellness and
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Local and Community History Month

There’s so much happening at Lion Walk and throughout Colchester to look forward to, it’s sometimes easy to forget what has come before. There are so many layers of history that makeup what the town is today, and generations of stories, anecdotes and artefacts waiting to be rediscovered. This local
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Colchester Fringe Festival

Lion Walk has teamed up with Colchester’s Fringe Festival to host a variety of  entertainment this May Day. The event will be hosted by DJ, Ben Howard at Lion Walk’s Secret Garden! Below you can find out more about the acts that will be performing on the day. Movement Space
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Welcome to the Secret Garden

Discover Lion Walk’s beautiful Secret Garden this Spring! Lion Walk presents our latest outdoor pop up bar opening from Monday 12th April. Enjoy a range of food and refreshing drinks, including cocktails, beers and bubbles – all set within our canopy-covered, heated Secret Garden so you can spend time with friends
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Welcome back to Lion Walk!

Lion Walk is now open, with most of our retailers having opened on the 12th of April. Below you can find all the stores reopening times.   Follow us online on Facebook and Instagram for any daily updates and inspiration to keep you motivated over the next couple of weeks!
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Let’s Get Creative This Half-Term!

Lion Walk is excited to team up with The Pop Up Club to host a series of free online craft workshops this Easter! Each workshop is hosted by an experienced maker to guide you through each activity. A Magical Morning with Rainbow Fairy Tara Join Rainbow Fairy Tara from Tiny
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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

From beautiful blooms to fabulous fragrances, Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to treat your mum to something wonderful. While it’s probably going to look a bit different this year, you can still make it a day to remember. We’ve put together this gift guide to help you find the
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Get ready for pancake day

Preparing for pancake day has never been so easy! M&S have all the essentials you need to create delicious pancakes, guaranteed to make your family smile this Pancake Day. From speedy short-cut ingredients to tasty recipe ideas and toppings, these are sure to keep the family sweet. Tips on how to
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Discover Colchester: New Family Activity Books!

We’re proud to announce Lion Walk’s partnership with Will Quince MP and artist, Veronica de Vera, on a very exciting new project, Discover Colchester. The community project has been created to bring joy and something to focus on during a period that has lead to much uncertainty and strain on many people’s
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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

We’ve always been more into the dinner date, the drinks and the dancing, but this Valentine’s Day – with kids at home and lockdown looming – that long, romantic walk is looking more appealing. However you manage to celebrate this year, we’ve got a great range of gift ideas to
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Lockdown Update

With Colchester now facing tighter government restrictions, all non-essential shops at Lion Walk and Red Lion Yard will now be closed. All our essential shops remain open and you can still grab takeaway food and drinks. The Winter Garden will also be closed. Please check online for any updates, and
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Lion Walk Presents: The Winter Garden

Christmas is upon us… Lion Walk is set to launch our best-ever Christmas experience from 2nd December! Enjoy festive drinks, Bavarian-style hot food, Santa’s majestic grotto and a magical Christmas light display – all set within our canopy-covered, heated Winter Garden. The Winter Garden is open daily from 12pm -10pm.
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Victoria Yum Opens at Red Lion Yard

The opening day for Victoria Yum has arrived! Now we know it isn’t quite the opening day they had planned but nonetheless, you can still pop in, meet the wonderful Kiersten who is the Head Baker & Founder of Victoria Yum, and get your cake fix. When the shop is allowed
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