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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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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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The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme Comes to Colchester

21st January 2020

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme returns to Firstsite for its 3rd year, showcasing the best of contemporary Japanese cinema. Under the title of ‘Happiness is a State of Mind: Joy and Despair in Japanese Cinema’, this year’s line-up…

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