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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Video Recording: Simon Carter Online Workshop

Sunday 20 December 2020 - Monday 20 December 2021

12:00 pm ,

Draw and paint along with artist Simon Carter as he demonstrates his own methods of working, using the view from your window as inspiration.

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Exhibitions

Free

The Great Big Art Exhibition

Monday 17 May - Sunday 5 September 2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Great Big Art Exhibition is a celebration of creativity across the UK. This gallery exhibition features thousands of artworks shared with Firstsite over social media.

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Exhibitions

Free

Art for Life: An exhibition made with key workers

Monday 17 May - Sunday 5 September 2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discover different perspectives of the pandemic and reflect on your own in this poignant exhibition. Feel connected through art, creativity and shared experiences.

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Exhibitions

Free

Michael Landy’s Break Down: 20 Years

Saturday 19 June - Sunday 5 September 2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

An exhibition that offers an opportunity to revisit and explore artist Michael Landy’s radical project through archive materials, press clippings, video recordings and photographs.

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Exhibitions

Free

Michael Landy’s Welcome to Essex

Saturday 26 June - Sunday 5 September 2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

‘Michael Landy’s Welcome to Essex’ invites you to explore, celebrate and question the recent history of Essex and its contemporary portrayal in popular culture.

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Exhibitions

Free

House Share

Saturday 26 June - Sunday 5 September 2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

House Share reveals the thoughts and experiences of young people during the three UK lockdowns, and their changing relationship to the hom

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Online

Free

Michael Landy’s Welcome to Essex documentary

Tuesday 6 July - Friday 31 December 2021

Artist Michael Landy talks ‘Essexism’ with comedian Russell Kane, artists Elsa James and Maria Anastassiou, sociologist Professor Pam Cox and The Only Way is Essex legend, Amy Childs.

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Cinema

The Croods 2: A New Age

Saturday 24 July 2021

11:00 am

More times available

The Croods need a new place to live. So, the first prehistoric family sets off into the world in search of a safer place to call home.

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Cinema

Another Round

Saturday 24 July 2021

7:00 pm

More times available

Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on a risky intoxication experiment.

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Cinema

The Croods 2: A New Age (Captioned)

Sunday 25 July 2021

11:00 am

More times available

The Croods need a new place to live. So, the first prehistoric family sets off into the world in search of a safer place to call home.

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Cinema

Girlfriends (4K restoration)

Sunday 25 July 2021

7:00 pm

Unfortunately, due to staff isolating we will be closing at 5pm on 25 July and so will be unable to show this cinema screening. 

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Children & Families

Free

Harwich Holiday Fun Summer 2021: Multi-sports

Monday 26 July 2021

10:45 am

More times available

Keep the kids entertained over the Summer Holidays with fun sports activities at Harwich Arts and Heritage Centre

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Children & Families

Free

Holiday Fun Summer 2021: Multi-sports

Monday 26 July 2021

10:45 am

More times available

Keep the kids entertained over the Summer Holidays with fun sports activities at Firstsite in Colchester town centre.

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Children & Families

Free

Holiday Fun Summer 2021: Canteen

Monday 26 July 2021

11:45 am

More times available

Enjoy freshly made hot meals for all the family over the Summer Holidays at Firstsite’s canteen in Colchester town centre.

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Children & Families

Free

Harwich Holiday Fun Summer 2021: Canteen

Monday 26 July 2021

12:00 pm

More times available

Enjoy freshly made hot meals for all the family over the Summer Holidays at Harwich Arts and Heritage Centre.

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Cinema

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (Relaxed screening with Captions)

Monday 26 July 2021

2:00 pm

Peter Rabbit the lovable rogue is back! Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation.

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Cinema

Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story (captioned)

Monday 26 July 2021

7:00 pm

An immersive journey through the trailblazing life of Jackie Collins, telling the untold story of a ground-breaking author and her mission to build a one-woman literary empire.

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Cinema

The Croods 2: A New Age (Relaxed Screening With Captions)

Wednesday 28 July 2021

11:00 am

More times available

The Croods need a new place to live. So, the first prehistoric family sets off into the world in search of a safer place to call home.

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Cinema

Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story + recorded Q & A

Wednesday 28 July 2021

7:00 pm

An immersive journey through the trailblazing life of Jackie Collins, telling the untold story of a ground-breaking author and her mission to build a one-woman literary empire.

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Cinema

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Friday 30 July 2021

2:00 pm

More times available

NBA champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny.

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Cinema

Martin Eden

Friday 30 July 2021

7:00 pm

More times available

Jack London’s 1909 novel is relocated to Italy for this drama about a young man struggling to find his place in the world.

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Cinema

Tove

Saturday 31 July 2021

7:00 pm

More times available

The remarkable story of one of Europe’s most beloved and inspiring artists and creator of the ‘Moomins’.

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Cinema

Space Jam: A New Legacy (Captioned)

Sunday 1 August 2021

2:00 pm

Welcome to the Jam! NBA champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny with the animated and live-action event “Space Jam: A New Legacy”.

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Cinema

The Truffle Hunters

Sunday 1 August 2021

7:00 pm

More times available

A real-life fairy tale celebrating human passion in a community struggling to protect its fragile land and a way of life.

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Cinema

Space Jam: A New Legacy (Relaxed Screening With Captions)

Monday 2 August 2021

2:00 pm

NBA champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny.

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Community and Partners

Free

Colchester Record Fair

Saturday 14 August 2021

10:00 am

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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Talks & Events

Free

‘Art for Life’ Art Psychotherapy Workshop | Drop in

Saturday 14 August 2021

2:30 pm

Take part in an expressive and collaborative experience, reflecting on the COVID pandemic and beginning to emerge back in to the world.

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Talks & Events

Free

‘Art for Life’ Art Psychotherapy Workshop

Saturday 4 September 2021

11:30 am

Take part in an expressive and collaborative experience, reflecting on the COVID pandemic and beginning to emerge back in to the world.

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Cinema

The V&A presents Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser

Thursday 14 October 2021

7:00 pm

More times available

A special cinema event that brings to life the magical world of a landmark exhibition that charts the evolution of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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

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