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The impact of shutting Firstsite has been huge for us and the communities we work with, which is why we are reaching out to you to help us.

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Our galleries, café, and shop are now open everyday 10am – 5pm, with cinema screenings into the evening. Find out what’s on.

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Talks & Events

How refugees saved Colchester

Thursday 19 November 2020

6:30 pm

In the sixteenth century, large numbers of skilled craftspeople from lowland Europe made their way to Essex. As religious refugees, they sought peace – and the opportunity to ply their trades. Join historian and honorary fellow of the Department…

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Welcome area at Firstsite. 'Big Hello' (2018) Peter Liversidge. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

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