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Coronavirus / COVID-19 Notice

18th March 2020

Updated 23 April 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 notice. We…

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Painting by numbers: Interview with artist Kevin Howbrook

16th April 2020

By volunteer blogger Jasmine Crellin What do the Bible and Star Wars have in common? They’re both two of the most widely-read English texts, and now they’ve both been translated into striking walls of coloured squares for Kevin Howbrook’s…

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Independent films at Firstsite

11th February 2020

Discover something new with independent film at Firstsite, spanning a diverse range of genres – from cult classics and revealing documentary, to offbeat comedy and emotional drama. Don’t miss out on our celebration of acclaimed Chilean-French director Alejandro Jodorowsky,…

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Firstsite Collectors’ Group Award Winners 2019 Announced

27th January 2020

by Jasmine Crellin, Firstsite volunteer blogger   “The arts are the best insurance policy a city can take on itself ”, once said the major of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Although Colchester may technically still be a town, it’s one…

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