COLCHESTER Caribbean Group CIC commemorates the anniversary of the Empire Windrush ship’s docking in Tilbury in 1948 tomorrow.

This inclusive event at Firstsite and The Minories features traditional Caribbean music, food, crafts, dance, and a screening of the Tilbury movie about the Windrush journey.

Audio testimonials from ex-nurses and workers illuminate the Windrush generation’s challenges, triumphs, and resilience. It starts at 3pm. Free entry.

On Sunday, Gig with Iz at Three Wise Monkeys. Izzy, aka Generation Feral, hosts Colchester’s first gig quiz with live performances by Jack Walsh, Gasoline Green, and Gabriela Eva.

There are prizes to be won, and all money raised will support Izzy’s volunteer work as a student optometrist in Blantyre, Malawi. Doors open at 7pm, and tickets are £7.

You can enjoy a great night of comedy at Coda on Wednesday. Hosted by Greg Edwards and Paul Ricketts, the line-up includes Tom Alban, Alex Farrow,and headliner Steve Gribbin,whose comedy songs and offthe-wall observations have made him one of the firm favourites of the comedy circuit. Doors open at 6.30pm, and tickets are £10.

On Thursday at Colchester Arts Centre, Essex Book Festival, in collaboration with Appetite Book Club and Red Lion Books, present Prophet.

Award-winning poet and naturalist Helen Macdonald (H is for Hawk) has collaborated with musician and writer Sin Blaché to write Prophet, a dazzling, breathtaking and genre-blending science fiction thriller.

This author event starts at 11am. You can attend in person or online via Zoom.

Tickets: In person: £14.99 includes a paperback copy of the book; Online: Free.

Heist is one of the country’s finest drum & bass DJs and producers, and his Sumo Beatz nights have been a mainstay in Colchester for many years.

On Friday, there’s drum & bass all night long at Roberts Bar with DJs Heist, Pleasure, Benny Bass, DJ Form, Josie Jayne, DJ N-Cee, Drastik, Iffy and F Man. Starts at 9pm; advance tickets £10