One of Colchester's most popular music venues will be celebrating its 20th anniversary next week with a series of nostalgic events.

Twisters on North Hill was set up by brothers Nik and Simon Lucking along with friend Paul Tonkinson with the aim of providing great music, great service and great drinks for great people.

And over the years they've stayed true to that promises putting on a number of celebrated DJ-led special music nights showcasing the very best in soul, indie, funk and punk classics.

Paul says: "I'd work in a few bars and pubs while I was travelling but apart from that we didn't really know what we were doing. We opened up with zero money and just went for it.

"It grew slowly but because we were committed from day one to play really great music, and have the best DJs play the bar, it got a reputation as the place to go."

Five years later the trio opened the V Bar in the High Street and then four years ago took the mammoth step of opening the hugely successful Three Wise Monkeys, which is about to open another branch in Ipswich.

To mark the milestone, the North Hill bar is hosting a number of special nights including an Other Monkey Brewery takeover on the Monday and a cocktail evening on the Tuesday, before the music events takeover, starting with the Record Club on Wednesday, playing popular vinyl tracks from the various albums the bar showcased over the years.

On Thursday it's Toss the Boss, a favourite with bar-goers who can get half price drinks on the toss of a coin, while Friday will see the return of Hi-Fidelity from 5pm to 9pm, and a special That's What I Call 98 playing some of the sounds when Twisters first opened.

Finally on Saturday it all starts at 3pm with Good Vibrations 50s/60s, then Rebel Rebel from the Seventies, Alternative 80s, and then closing the night Of All Time and Soul Train with a special guest appearance from legendary Twisters DJ, Gilly.