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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

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

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

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

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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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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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 (Captioned)

Sunday 1 August 2021

11:00 am

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

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

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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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Children & Families

Free

Harwich Holiday Fun Summer 2021: Multi-sports

Monday 2 August 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 2 August 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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Cinema

The Croods 2: A New Age

Monday 2 August 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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Children & Families

Free

Holiday Fun Summer 2021: Canteen

Monday 2 August 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 2 August 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

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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Cinema

Tove

Monday 2 August 2021

7:00 pm

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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

Tuesday 3 August 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

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

Wednesday 4 August 2021

11:00 am

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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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Free

Wyrd Flora Wildcrafting Workshops: Foraging Walk Highwoods Country Park

Wednesday 4 August 2021

5:00 pm

Join Wyrd Flora for a young people’s Wildcrafting Workshops. In this session you will go on a foraging walk in Highwoods Country Park.

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Cinema

Martin Eden

Thursday 5 August 2021

7:00 pm

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

Jumbo

Friday 6 August 2021

4:45 pm

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Her mother wants her to meet a man, but Jeanne prefers tinkering in her bedroom with wires, light bulbs, and spare parts, creating miniature versions of theme park rides.

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Cinema

Summer Of Soul

Friday 6 August 2021

7:30 pm

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A powerful and transporting documentary – part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion.

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Cinema

Nowhere Special

Sunday 8 August 2021

7:00 pm

‘Nowhere Special’ follows a thirty-five-year-old window cleaner, John, who has dedicated his life to bringing up his son after the child’s mother left them soon after giving birth.

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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Free

Wyrd Flora Wildcrafting Workshops: Processing Materials

Thursday 12 August 2021

5:00 pm

More times available

Join Wyrd Flora for a young people’s Wildcrafting Workshops. In this session you will process materials foraged on the walk.

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Talks & Events

Free

Artist Talk: Michael Landy

Thursday 12 August 2021

7:00 pm

Join artist Michael Landy as he discusses the making of ‘Michael Landy’s Welcome to Essex’, his major exhibition that delves into the recent history of Essex and its portrayal in popular culture.

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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

Panel Discussion: Welcome To Essex

Wednesday 25 August 2021

7:00 pm

Journalist and author Tim Burrows leads a panel discussion including artist Michael Landy to discuss about England’s most misunderstood county .

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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Free

Wyrd Flora Wildcrafting Workshops: Creative Session

Thursday 26 August 2021

4:00 pm

Join Wyrd Flora for a young people’s Wildcrafting Workshops. In this session you will use processed natural materials to make herbal art, wild foods, plant remedies and more.

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Community and Partners

Colchester Pride 2021

Saturday 28 August 2021

10:30 am - 7:00 pm

A day for all members of the LGBTQ+ family, their friends and allies. Come along and be a part of the fun! 

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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

Josee, The Tiger And The Fish

Saturday 4 September 2021

1:30 pm

More times available

With dreams of diving abroad, Tsuneo gets a job assisting Josee, an artist whose imagination takes her far beyond her wheelchair.

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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Free

Wyrd Flora Wildcrafting Workshops: Sharing Session

Saturday 4 September 2021

6:00 pm

Join Wyrd Flora for a young people’s Wildcrafting Workshops. In this session you will share your creations with the group.

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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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