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Colouring book page by artist Annie Morris, taken from Firstisite's activity pack 'Art is where the home is'

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Stay inspired with ‘Art is where the home is’ – Firstsite’s artist created activity packs, featuring contributions from UK artists including Antony Gormley, Gillian Wearing, Grayson Perry and more.

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Mark Titchner: Some questions about Colchester

13th March 2020 - 1st March 2021

Artist Mark Titchner is producing a new series of public artworks across Colchester, entitled Some questions about Colchester which will be placed in the windows of vacant shop units around the town centre. This follows on from Mark‘s recent…

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Exhibitions

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Unboxing Alex Frost

8th February - 19th April 2020

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Unboxing Alex Frost is an exhibition of videos and sculptures made from products that feed our ‘on-the-go’ lifestyle, like frozen pizzas and supermarket sandwiches. It includes videos from Frost’s ‘Wet Unboxing’ series, in which meals, snacks, protein shakes, vitamin…

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Exhibitions

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Kevin Howbrook: Colour Coded

25th January - 19th April 2020

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Kevin Howbrook: Colour Coded is an exhibition of large-scale digital prints that show what familiar texts, like the ‘Bible’ or ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, look like if each word is represented by a colour. Kevin Howbrook is an artist…

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Exhibitions

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Afro Futures_UK: Unravelling New Futures

25th January - 19th April 2020

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

An exhibition of digital and multimedia art, ‘Unravelling New Futures’ explores how the intersection of the black experience, technology and historical narratives can inspire new ways of thinking critically about the future. Through video, performance and sculpture, this exhibition…

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Cinema

Elvis: That’s the Way It Is

22nd - 28th April 2020

Multiple times available

Please note: screenings of this film have been cancelled as a precautionary measure due to the current coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus / COVID-19 Notice

18th March 2020

  Updated 24 March 2020 Dear friends of Firstsite Following careful consideration of recent developments of the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to temporarily close Firstsite to members of the public from Thursday 18 March until further…

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