Archive for the ‘News’ Category

  Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team will be back on the road this summer filming, and we are delighted that Firstsite has been selected as one of the locations for the series!

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  Open 23 March – 23 June 2024 The award-winning artist David Lock brings an exciting mix of existing work and new paintings to Firstsite in early spring for his first solo public exhibition.  The Colchester setting is also…

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  A new temporary entrance will be in place from 27 February, for approximately  4-6 weeks whilst we install new LED lighting in our foyer   Our Firstsite Shining project is progressing well, our cinema now has new lighting,…

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  With EA Sustain 2024 around the corner, we talked to Joanne Ooi, founder of the festival, about the upcoming event in January. EA Sustain is a weekend festival about Environment, Culture and Entrepreneurship that launched in January 2023…

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Please be aware that we will be closing our building fully on selected days during December and January.

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To coincide with the reopening of its upgraded cinema on Thursday 23 November, Firstsite is launching a membership scheme that will give culture lovers UNLIMITED FREE access to all its standard film screenings over a 12-month period, along with…

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Saturday 14 October 2023 – Sunday 14 April 2024 Claire Cansick’s (b.1971) new exhibition, You and I Are Earth – her first in a public gallery – acts as a stark reminder of the increasingly damaging effects of climate…

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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 the Collectors’ Group continuing engagement and interest in contemporary visual art in the region. 

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We will be upgrading our cinema at the end of October to improve our sound system, lighting and projection system.

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  Do you love the idea of drawing but are convinced that you can’t? If so, you are exactly the right person for our new Everyone Can Draw workshops. We caught up with Samantha to find out more.    …

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