Can you help keep Firstsite fantastic, fun and free?

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.

Whatever you can give today can help us continue our work, collaborate with more communities and find creative solutions to the world we find in front of 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.

There’s no need to book to visit, just turn up! Find out more about our new way of visiting.

Our new Feel Good Artist Activity Pack is available now – download your free copy here

A chip shop menu covered in shadows of different shapes
A close up of the view through class of a closed take away restaurant
A close up of a pallet cleaning against a wall outside, half covered in shadow, the top half drenched with sunlight.
red walls and a sign that reads 'low ceiling mind your head'
Reflection of railings in a puddle

Britain on lockdown 7th April 2020

AustinSmither

Visual art

Here are some of my photos taken shortly before the country went on lockdown.