A NEW brochure of events going on in Colchester in 2014 has been published.

The Visit Colchester booklet, part of Destination Colchester’s festivals project, includes information on the Roman River Music festival and the second Colchester Comedy Festival.

It is the first time a set of different events have been promoted together.

The brochure was put together by Colchester Council, Colchester School of Art and Destination Colchester.

Simon Taylor, of Destination Colchester, said: “The project is intended to build on all the exciting events that are on in the Colchester area by encouraging and helping organisers to plan ahead and work together.”

Tim Young, councillor responsible for culture, said: “The town has some great events planned for 2014, including the popular comedy festival.”

The aim is to set up a year-long programme of events and help Colchester to apply to be a future City of Culture.