The Great Big Art Exhibition – Take part in the largest exhibition ever staged!

While the doors to our art galleries and museums are shut, let’s use our front windows, balconies, gardens and roofs to celebrate the creativity and resolve of the nation, as we continue through the COVID crisis.

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Children & Families

Encouraging engagement with contemporary art in our communities is at our heart. We offer creative sessions designed to encourage children and families to play together and explore their own creative skills.

Firstsite really is the ideal place to visit in Colchester for all the family; both the young and older generations.

Holiday Fun

Our Holiday Fun programme runs throughout school holidays to provide a  fun day out for families, including free art packs, physical activities and a free hot lunch.

Parent & Toddler Art Club

Let your toddler explore their imagination and curiosity in our Parent & Toddler art club, led by our experienced artist.

Limitless Street Dance

Develop and improve your street dance skills in a fun and welcoming environment with Limitless – ideal for 8-14 year olds.

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

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