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Exhibitions

Free

Michael Landy: The Essex Way

Thursday 16 September 2021 - Sunday 30 April 2023

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

See a large-scale collage along our building’s magnificent 140m curved wall, created by artist Michael Landy.

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Exhibitions

Free

Michael Landy: Essex Man (after Collet)

Thursday 16 September 2021 - Sunday 30 April 2023

10:00 pm - 5:00 pm

See artist Michael Landy’s artwork ‘Essex Man (after Collet)’ (2021) – a larger-than-life standing figure in our Welcome Area made from a hand drawn reproduction of the original ‘Essex Man’ illustration by Edward Collet in a 1990s Sunday Telegraph.

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Exhibitions

Free

Sculpture at Firstsite

Saturday 20 November 2021 - Sunday 26 November 2023

See artworks by artists Ryan Gander, and Bharti Kher in our new sculpture park.

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Exhibitions

Free

Julian Opie: Imagine you are driving are yellow car, 2004; Imagine you are driving a blue Honda (2004)

Saturday 20 November 2021 - Sunday 26 November 2023

‘Imagine you are driving a yellow car’, (2004) and ‘Imagine you are driving a blue Honda.’ (2004) are life-size automobile sculptures by Julian Opie.

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Exhibitions

Free

Distanced Assemblage: Imagine Lantern House

Saturday 3 September 2022 - Sunday 3 September 2023

Contribute your artwork to the Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile exhibition by creating your own Lantern House. Suitable for adults and children of all ages, this fun and thoughtful creative activity is for the whole family.

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Exhibitions

Free

Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile

Saturday 3 September 2022 - Sunday 3 September 2023

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Master rug-maker, Mehdi Jalalghdamian, draws attention to the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers worldwide through the traditional craft of Persian rug making

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Exhibitions

Free

Reena Saini Kallat: Leaking Lines

Saturday 15 October 2022 - Sunday 16 April 2023

Reena Saini Kallat explores the violence and fragility of national borders by juxtaposing the outlines of boundary lines from across the world with images of the landscapes which they divide.

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Cinema

Piggy

Saturday 4 February 2023

7:30 pm

More times available

Sara is stuck in her family’s butcher shop, dreaming of being someone else. Sick of being constantly bullied by a bunch of girls from school.

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Holiday Fun Weekends

Holiday Fun Half Term

Holiday Fun

Free

Firstsite Holiday Fun 2023: Make

Sunday 5 February 2023

10:00 am - 2:30 pm

More times available

Get making during February and March Holiday Fun with a variety of free creative activities.

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Holiday Fun Weekends

Holiday Fun

Free

Firstsite Holiday Fun 2023: Weekends – Street Dance

Sunday 5 February 2023

10:45 am

More times available

Children can show off their best moves over some weekends during February and March.

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Holiday Fun Weekends

Holiday Fun

Free

Firstsite Holiday Fun 2023: Weekends – Canteen

Sunday 5 February 2023

11:45 am

More times available

Enjoy freshly made hot meals for all the family at Firstsite’s canteen in Colchester town centre – available every Saturday and Sunday in February and March.

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Cinema

A Man Called Otto

Sunday 5 February 2023

1:00 pm

More times available

A Man Called Otto tells the story of Otto Anderson (Tom Hanks), a grumpy widower who is very set in his ways.

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Cinema

Alcarràs

Sunday 5 February 2023

4:00 pm

More times available

In the small village of Alcarràs in Catalonia, the peach farmers of the Solé family spend every summer together picking fruit from their orchard.

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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Free

CLiP

Monday 6 February 2023

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

More times available

CLIP is a weekly meet up for anyone 12 years old and up interested in music and sound. Play with synths, microphones and musical technology.

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Cinema

Your Choice: Apocalypse Now

Monday 6 February 2023

7:00 pm

Apocalypse Now is Francis Ford Coppola’s stunning vision of man’s heart of darkness revealed through the madness of the Vietnam War. 

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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Limitless Street Dance

Tuesday 7 February 2023

4:00 pm

More times available

Breakdance skills for 8 – 14 year olds. Join the Limitless dancers Andi Mill and Isaac James to try out the basics of street dancing in a cool, fun and energetic environment.

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Cinema

A Man Called Otto (Captioned)

Tuesday 7 February 2023

7:00 pm

A Man Called Otto tells the story of Otto Anderson (Tom Hanks), a grumpy widower who is very set in his ways.

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Cinema

Moonage Daydream (Parent & Baby)

Wednesday 8 February 2023

11:00 am

Moonage Daydream is an immersive cinematic experience; an audio-visual space odyssey that not only illuminates the enigmatic legacy of David Bowie.

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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Drumming Workshop

Wednesday 8 February 2023

4:00 pm

More times available

Learn the basics of African Drumming with drumming tutor Hassan who is experienced in teaching people of all levels.

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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Free

YAK | Young Art Kommunity

Thursday 9 February 2023

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

More times available

Young Art Kommunity (YAK) is Firstsite’s young-people peer led group which organises events and activities within the gallery and in the wider community.

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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Dance and Movement for Well-being

Friday 10 February 2023

10:30 am

More times available

A gentle session for over 60s to ease joint mobility, improve agility, balance and self-awareness in movement. Every Friday 10:30am during term times.

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Cinema

Puss In Boots: The Last Wish

Friday 10 February 2023

1:30 pm

More times available

This year, everyone’s favourite leche-loving, swashbuckling, fear-defying feline returns.

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Exhibitions

Free

Opening Celebration | BIG WOMEN

Friday 10 February 2023

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a special evening event to celebrate the opening of our hotly anticipated new exhibition, BIG WOMEN.

Be the first to experience this thought-provoking and entertaining exhibition curated by one of Britain’s most significant and exciting contemporary artists – Sarah Lucas.

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Cinema

Empire Of Light

Friday 10 February 2023

7:30 pm

More times available

Hilary (Olivia Colman), a woman with a difficult past and an uneasy present, is part of a makeshift family at the old Empire Cinema on the seafront.

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Exhibitions

Free

BIG WOMEN

Saturday 11 February - Sunday 18 June 2023

Join us for a BIG exhibition celebrating the creative achievements of women in art, curated by one of Britain’s most significant contemporary artists – Sarah Lucas.

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Cinema

Puss In Boots: The Last Wish (Relaxed)

Saturday 11 February 2023

11:00 am

More times available

Puss has burned through eight of his nine lives, though he lost count along the way. Getting those lives back will send Puss in Boots on his grandest quest yet.

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Cinema

The Million Ryo Pot (Japan Foundation Touring Film)

Saturday 11 February 2023

2:00 pm

A cast of colorful characters are all looking for this pot, and when the child runs away after being chided by Ogino, everyone goes after him.

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Talks & Events

Palentine’s Tapas Night

Saturday 11 February 2023

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Forget Valentines! Celebrate Palentines with your closest friends by joining us at Firstsite for a fun evening of music, sangria & delicious tapas!

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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Boozy Brushes

Saturday 11 February 2023

7:30 pm

More times available

Join Sirena Hart at Firstsite for Boozy Brushes – our New Multi-Art, Drag entertainment painting class extravaganza!

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Holiday Fun Weekends

Holiday Fun

Free

Firstsite Holiday Fun 2023: Weekends – Drumming

Sunday 12 February 2023

10:45 am

More times available

Keep the kids active and entertained over weekends at Firstite during February and Mrach with a fun drumming workshop at Firstsite.

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Cinema

Enys Men

Sunday 12 February 2023

7:00 pm

A wildlife volunteer’s daily observations of a rare flower take a dark turn into the strange and metaphysical, forcing both her and viewers to question what is real.

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Cinema

Empire Of Light (Captioned)

Monday 13 February 2023

7:00 pm

Empire of Light is a love story set in and around a beautiful old cinema on the South Coast of England in the 1980s.

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Holiday Fun Half Term

Holiday Fun

Free

Firstsite Holiday Fun 2023: Feb Half Term – Afro-Moves

Tuesday 14 February 2023

10:45 am

More times available

Get warm, fit and enjoy a one hour Afro Moves family dance fitness open to all ages. 

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Cinema

Puss In Boots: The Last Wish (Captioned)

Tuesday 14 February 2023

11:00 am

More times available

Puss has burned through eight of his nine lives, though he lost count along the way. Getting those lives back will send Puss in Boots on his grandest quest yet.

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Holiday Fun Half Term

Holiday Fun

Free

Firstsite Holiday Fun 2023: Feb Half Term – Canteen

Tuesday 14 February 2023

11:45 am

More times available

Enjoy freshly made hot meals for all the family at Firstsite’s canteen in Colchester town centre – available during the February half term.

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Cinema

Enys Men (Captioned)

Tuesday 14 February 2023

7:00 pm

A wildlife volunteer’s daily observations of a rare flower take a dark turn into the strange and metaphysical, forcing both her and viewers to question what is real.

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Holiday Fun Half Term

Free

Firstsite Holiday Fun 2023: Feb Half Term – Street Dance

Wednesday 15 February 2023

10:45 am

More times available

Children can show off their best moves over the February half term school holiday with Street Dance at Firstsite Holiday Fun in Colchester!

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Cinema

Puss In Boots: The Last Wish (Parent & Baby)

Wednesday 15 February 2023

11:00 am

This year, everyone’s favourite leche-loving, swashbuckling, fear-defying feline returns.

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Cinema

The Royal Opera House: The Barber of Seville (Live)

Wednesday 15 February 2023

7:00 pm

When Rosina falls in love with a mysterious young suitor who calls himself Lindoro, she must use all her cunning – and a little help from her local barber – to outwit her calculating guardian Dr Bartolo.

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Holiday Fun Half Term

Holiday Fun

Free

Firstsite Holiday Fun 2023: Feb Half Term – Drumming

Thursday 16 February 2023

10:45 am

More times available

Keep the kids active and entertained during the February Holiday Fun with a fun drumming workshop at Firstsite.

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Talks & Events

Essex Talks: Tim Burrows in conversation with Hana Loftus and Ken Worpole

Thursday 16 February 2023

7:00 pm

Tim Burrows, architect Hana Loftus (Director of HAT Projects) and writer Ken Worpole (author of ‘350 Miles: An Essex Journey’) discuss the Essex Flood of 1953 – one of the worst natural disasters in British history.

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Online

Essex Talks: Tim Burrows in conversation with Hana Loftus and Ken Worpole (Livestream)

Thursday 16 February 2023

7:00 pm

Enjoy our exclusive livestream of the first in our series of Essex Talks

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Holiday Fun Half Term

Holiday Fun

Free

Firstsite Holiday Fun 2023: Feb Half Term – Fitness Fun

Friday 17 February 2023

10:45 am

More times available

Enjoy physical fun for children with dancing, props, and team games to get you moving and smiling over the February half term school holiday with Fitness Fun at Firstsite Holiday Fun in Colchester!

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Talks & Events

Sally Shaw in conversation with James Dodds and Simon Carter (Livestream)

Friday 17 February 2023

7:00 pm

Join this exclusive online event as our discussion with artists James Dodds and Simon Carter and Firstsite Director, Sally Shaw MBE, is livestreamed directly from Firstsite.

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Talks & Events

Sally Shaw in conversation with James Dodds and Simon Carter

Friday 17 February 2023

7:00 pm

Artists James Dodds and Simon Carter discuss the influence East Anglia has had on their lives and work with Firstsite’s Director, Sally Shaw MBE.

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Cinema

Holy Spider

Friday 17 February 2023

7:30 pm

More times available

HOLY SPIDER is a gripping and darkly atmospheric crime thriller inspired by the true story of Iran’s most notorious serial killer.

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Community and Partners

Free

Colchester Record Fair

Saturday 18 February 2023

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

More times available

Colchester’s Record Fair returns to Firstsite, a treat for both enthusiasts and casual collectors alike. Come browse through stall holders’ collections of vinyl and CDs from a vast range of genres. Grab yourself a bargain – or perhaps something a little rarer.  

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Cinema

Samurai Hustle (Japan Foundation Touring Film)

Saturday 18 February 2023

2:00 pm

This entertaining film is a representative period drama which is accessible even to those who are not necessarily knowledgeable about Japanese history.

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Cinema

Babylon

Saturday 18 February 2023

7:00 pm

More times available

A tale of outsized ambition, outrageous excess, it traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood

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Cinema

The Royal Opera House: The Barber of Seville (Encore)

Sunday 19 February 2023

2:00 pm

When Rosina falls in love with a mysterious young suitor who calls himself Lindoro, she must use all her cunning – and a little help from her local barber – to outwit her calculating guardian Dr Bartolo.

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Cinema

TÁR

Sunday 19 February 2023

6:30 pm

More times available

TÁR examines the changing nature of power, its impact, and durability in our modern world.

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Cinema

TÁR (Captioned)

Tuesday 21 February 2023

12:30 pm

TÁR examines the changing nature of power, its impact, and durability in our modern world.

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Cinema

Babylon (Captioned)

Tuesday 21 February 2023

7:00 pm

A tale of outsized ambition, outrageous excess, it traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood

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Cinema

TÁR (Parent & Baby)

Wednesday 22 February 2023

11:00 am

‘Tár’ examines the changing nature of power, its impact, and durability in our modern world.

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Online

More Big Women Conference (Livestream)

Thursday 23 February 2023

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for a livestream of our conference inspired by our new exhibition BIG WOMEN.

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Talks & Events

More Big Women conference

Thursday 23 February 2023

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Inspired by our new exhibition BIG WOMEN, we’ve brought together some of the most influential and inspiring women from across the art and cultural sector (and beyond!) to share their professional and personal experiences of leadership in culture.

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Cinema

National Theatre Live: Othello

Thursday 23 February 2023

7:00 pm

More times available

Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide.

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Cinema

The Fabelmans (Captioned)

Friday 24 February 2023

4:00 pm

Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans is a cinematic memory of the forces, and family, that shaped the filmmaker’s life and career.

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Cinema

All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

Friday 24 February 2023

7:30 pm

More times available

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is about photographer Nan Goldin’s battle against the notorious big-pharma Sackler family.

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Holiday Fun Weekends

Holiday Fun

Free

Firstsite Holiday Fun 2023: Weekends – Afro-Moves

Saturday 25 February 2023

10:45 am

More times available

Get warm, fit and enjoy a one hour Afro Moves family dance fitness every Saturday and Sunday in February and March.

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Cinema

Sensei, Would You Sit Beside Me? (Japan Foundation Touring Film)

Saturday 25 February 2023

2:00 pm

It is about a marriage on the verge of collapse and a psychological war where truth and fiction intertwine.

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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Drag Queen Life Drawing with Sirena Hart

Saturday 25 February 2023

6:00 pm

More times available

A one-of-a-kind life drawing class, where your tutor and model will offer multiple poses in fantastical settings.

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Cinema

The Fabelmans

Saturday 25 February 2023

7:00 pm

More times available

Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans is a cinematic memory of the forces, and family, that shaped the filmmaker’s life and career.

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Cinema

More Than Ever

Monday 27 February 2023

7:00 pm

More times available

Hélène and Mathieu have been happy together for many years. The bond between them is deep. Faced with an existential decision, Hélène travels alone to Norway.

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Cinema

January

Tuesday 28 February 2023

4:00 pm

More times available

In the midst of nowhere, five men are stuck in a snowstorm. The road is snowed over, you can get lost and freeze, the wolves are hungry and can be heard howling all night

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Cinema

All The Beauty And The Bloodshed (Captioned)

Tuesday 28 February 2023

7:00 pm

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is about photographer Nan Goldin’s battle against the notorious big-pharma Sackler family.

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Cinema

The Fabelmans (Parent & Baby)

Wednesday 1 March 2023

11:00 am

Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans is a cinematic memory of the forces, and family, that shaped the filmmaker’s life and career.

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Cinema

Brian & Roger Eno Live at the Acropolis

Thursday 2 March 2023

7:00 pm

Brian Eno and Roger Eno have been recording together since 1983. This unique musical event not only sees the two brothers performing live together for the first time.

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Cinema

Under the Open Sky (Japan Foundation Touring Film)

Saturday 4 March 2023

2:00 pm

Mikami, an ex-yakuza of middle age with most of his life in prison, gets released after serving 13 years of sentence for murder.

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Cinema

Exhibition On Screen: Mary Cassatt: Painting The Modern Woman

Wednesday 8 March 2023

7:00 pm

More times available

Mary Cassatt made a career painting the lives of the women around her. Her radical images showed them as intellectual, feminine, and real.

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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Parent and Toddler

Thursday 9 March 2023

10:00 am

More times available

These artist-led sessions provide a safe and fun environment for children under 5 and parents/carers to use their imagination and curiosity to explore, test and experiment with a range of art activities and materials.

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Online

Louisa Buck in conversation with Sonia Boyce (Livestream)

Friday 10 March 2023

7:00 pm

Join this exclusive online event with artist Sonia Boyce and art critic Louisa Buck.

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Talks & Events

Louisa Buck in conversation with Sonia Boyce

Friday 10 March 2023

7:00 pm

As with all the artists in this series, Louisa will also be asking Sonia from her creative perspective, what is she feels is most important for us to focus on as one society, post-covid.

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Cinema

Tsuyukusa (Japan Foundation Touring Film)

Saturday 11 March 2023

2:00 pm

Fumi lives a wholesome life in a small town among dear friends.One day, her car is hit by a meteorite, the odds of which are 100 million to 1.

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Talks & Events

Essex Talks: Tim Burrows in conversation with Simon Heffer

Friday 17 March 2023

7:00 pm

Journalist Simon Heffer joins Tim Burrows to discuss his invention of “Essex man” – exploring the cultural phenomenon it described and its legacy today.

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Online

Essex Talks: Tim Burrows in conversation with Simon Heffer (Livestream)

Friday 17 March 2023

7:00 pm

Join us for an exclusive live online broadcast of the second in our Essex Talks with Tim Burrows.

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Cinema

MET Opera Live: Lohengrin

Saturday 18 March 2023

4:00 pm

Wagner’s Lohengrin returns to the Met stage after an absence of 17 years with this atmospheric new staging by François Girard.

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Cinema

The Royal Opera House: Turandot (Live)

Wednesday 22 March 2023

7:15 pm

Puccini’s final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama in Andrei Serban’s classic staging.

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Cinema

Blue Thermal (Japan Foundation Touring Film)

Saturday 25 March 2023

2:00 pm

An unusual setting in the world of aviation, this coming-of-age animation is the achievement of collaboration of respectable creators and voice actors.

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Cinema

The Royal Opera House: Turandot (Encore)

Sunday 26 March 2023

2:00 pm

Puccini’s final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama in Andrei Serban’s classic staging.

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Cinema

National Theatre Live: Life Of Pi

Thursday 30 March 2023

7:00 pm

More times available

A 16-year-old boy named Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a Royal Bengal tiger.

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Talks & Events

Louisa Buck in conversation with Ryan Gander

Friday 31 March 2023

7:00 pm

Discover more about Ryan’s fascinating and varied career, which includes teaching, curation and TV writer and presenting. Find out what inspires, influences and motivates Ryan throughout his work and his journey to become an internationally renowned artist

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Online

Louisa Buck in conversation with Ryan Gander (Livestream)

Friday 31 March 2023

7:00 pm

Louisa and Ryan will discuss Ryan’s artistic practice and vast and diverse body of work including Everything is learned, i, 2010, currently presented in the Firstsite sculpture garden.

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Cinema

MET Opera Live: Falstaff

Saturday 1 April 2023

5:30 pm

Baritone Michael Volle stars as the caddish knight Falstaff, gleefully tormented by a trio of clever women who deliver his comeuppance, in Verdi’s glorious Shakespearean comedy.

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Cinema

The Royal Ballet: Cinderella (Live)

Wednesday 12 April 2023

7:15 pm

A new production of the much-loved Royal Ballet fairytale classic.

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Cinema

MET Opera Live: Der Rosenkavalier

Saturday 15 April 2023

5:00 pm

Maestro Simone Young takes the podium to oversee Robert Carsen’s fin-de-siècle staging.

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Cinema

The Royal Ballet: Cinderella (Encore)

Sunday 16 April 2023

2:00 pm

A new production of the much-loved Royal Ballet fairytale classic.

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Cinema

Exhibition On Screen: Vermeer

Tuesday 18 April 2023

7:00 pm

More times available

In the spring of 2023, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will open its doors to the largest Vermeer exhibition in history.

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Cinema

National Theatre Live: Good

Thursday 20 April 2023

7:00 pm

More times available

As the world faces its Second World War, John Halder, a good, intelligent German professor, finds himself pulled into a movement with unthinkable consequences.

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Cinema

The Royal Opera House: The Marriage of Figaro (Live)

Thursday 27 April 2023

6:45 pm

Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts a truly international cast in David McVicar’s timeless production.

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Cinema

MET Opera Live: Champion

Saturday 29 April 2023

5:55 pm

Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green is the young boxer Emile Griffith, who rises from obscurity to become a world champion, and bass-baritone Eric Owens portrays Griffith’s older self, haunted by the ghosts of his past.

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Cinema

The Royal Opera House: The Marriage of Figaro (Encore)

Sunday 30 April 2023

2:00 pm

With more twists than a page boy’s stockings, the story of Mozart’s comic opera will surprise and delight you at every turn.

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Cinema

National Theatre Live: Best of Enemies

Thursday 18 May 2023

7:00 pm

More times available

1968 America, as two men fight to become the next president: the cunningly conservative William F. Buckley Jr., and the unruly liberal Gore Vidal.

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Cinema

MET Opera Live: Don Giovanni

Saturday 20 May 2023

5:55 pm

Tony Award–winning director Ivo van Hove makes his Met debut with a new staging of Mozart’s tragicomedy Don Giovanni.

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Cinema

Exhibition On Screen: TOKYO STORIES

Tuesday 23 May 2023

7:00 pm

More times available

Based on a major exhibition at the Ashmolean in Oxford, Tokyo Stories spans 400 years of incredibly dynamic art.

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Cinema

The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty (Live)

Wednesday 24 May 2023

7:15 pm

Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s ravishing music and Oliver Messel’s sumptuous fairytale designs with this true gem from the classical ballet repertory.

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Cinema

The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty (Encore)

Sunday 28 May 2023

2:00 pm

Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s ravishing music and Oliver Messel’s sumptuous fairytale designs with this true gem from the classical ballet repertory.

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Cinema

MET Opera Live: Die Zauberflöte

Saturday 3 June 2023

5:55 pm

Nathalie Stutzmann conducts her second Mozart work this season with a new production of Die Zauberflöte.

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Cinema

The Royal Opera House: Il Trovatore (Live)

Tuesday 13 June 2023

7:15 pm

Starring Ludovic Tézier and Jamie Barton, Adele Thomas’s energetic staging sets Verdi’s tale in a Hieronymus Bosch-inspired universe of medieval superstition.

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Cinema

The Royal Opera House: Il Trovatore (Encore)

Sunday 18 June 2023

2:00 pm

Starring Ludovic Tézier and Jamie Barton, Adele Thomas’s energetic staging sets Verdi’s tale in a Hieronymus Bosch-inspired universe of medieval superstition.

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Online

Recorded Talk: Dame Zandra Rhodes & Jon Lys Turner in conversation

Sunday 31 December 2023

12:00 pm ,

Recorded live at Firstsite Rhodes and Turner will be discussing and celebrating the never-to-be-repeated lives of Dicky Chopping and Denis Wirth-Miller, their literary and artistic output and their complex relationship with Francis Bacon.

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Online

Recorded Talk: Rachel Joyce in Conversation with Professor Susan Oliver

Sunday 31 December 2023

12:00 pm ,

Recorded live at Firstsite in November 2022, award-winning author Rachel Joyce discusses how landscapes play an inspirational and important role in her writing, with Professor Susan Oliver.

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Online

Recorded Talk: Louisa Buck in conversation with Andrew Wilson & James Birch

Sunday 31 December 2023

12:00 pm ,

Recorded live at Firstsite, art critic Louisa Buck discusses the life of artist Denis Wirth-Miller with James Birch and Andrew Wilson.

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