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We can’t wait to welcome you back to Firstsite once it’s safe to do so – and as soon as we are able to confirm a re-opening date we announce this across our website, social media and to our…

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  Updated 24 June 2020 We welcome the announcement from the Prime Minister to allow the safe reopening of galleries to the public this summer– we have been working on plans based on feedback gathered from our audiences, and…

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With outstanding screenplays, breath-taking scores and amazing performances from both established and up and coming names in film, we have a host of Golden Globe Nominated treats in store for cinema-goers this winter.   Whether you’re looking for a…

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From Bangok to Berlin, let Firstsite’s festive film selection sweep you away on a magical Christmas adventure. Whether you’re looking for Disney magic, Shakespearean feuds, breathtaking ballet or a cosy rom-com, our seasonal cinema offerings have left no-one’s Christmas…

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What better way to kick-start the New Year than by bringing your visions to fruition with one of our artist-led courses, clubs or classes? Our Life Drawing class returns, along with a new Pet Portraits class, and we are…

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This Autumn join Colchester Art Society artist, Sally Delany, to discover painting in acrylics and life drawing for beginners – or refine your skills in our life drawing and painting class. Receive both group and one-to-one tuition, developing your…

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View all of the Firstsite cinema listings for October 2019.

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Apply now for the Firstsite Collectors’ Group Bursary Awards 2019!   The Firstsite Collectors’ Group Bursary Awards scheme aims to support artists working in Essex and Suffolk with their professional career development. These annual awards are made possible through…

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We are delighted to announce that we are one of six arts organisations from across the UK to have been shortlisted for the prestigious Freelands Award. Established in 2016 by Freelands Foundation Founder, Elisabeth Murdoch, this annual award aims…

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We are delighted to announce that Rosie Millard OBE has been appointed the new Chair of Firstsite’s Board of Trustees. Rosie is currently the Chair of BBC Children in Need, which last year raised a total of £60.7m and…

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