The Colchester App showcases the best of Colchester, telling you ‘what’s on’, ‘where to go’ and ‘how to get there’ from wherever you are in the town.

The app provides a list of local events consolidated from a variety of sources. The choice of places to go caters for all tastes and interests and ranges from daytime to night-time, from outdoors to indoors.

An interactive offline map gives you fast walking navigation to all central town locations, including accessible paths to each. The map has been tiered to four levels of detail where maximum detail is set when at full zoom to give the user a good sense of their immediate surroundings. At the other extreme it shows minimum detail when zoomed out so users can quickly get a view of the whereabouts of all main town locations.

The ‘more information’ tab for each cultural venue presents opening times, contact information, media and a brief description of the location, as well as accessibility information where available. Once you find an event you would like to attend, the app lets you add the event to your calendar and share items of interest with others.

In the next few months, we will be fine-tuning the system so please let us know of any issues you spot or send us suggestions from within the app or by email.

If you have an events web page, Google calendar, RSS feed that you would like the Colchester App to include, or if you wish to be listed on the app then please email us.


If you are interested in using the app to promote your business, venue or to advertise an event then please contact us on: Contact us to discuss the available options.


This Application was created as part of the Creative Urban Renewal in NW-Europe (CURE) Project with funding and support from the following:

The ColchesterApp was developed by SmartNE, a Colchester-based company and is powered by their WAI2Go location-aware Smart mapping platform.