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Firstsite

firstsite is a visual arts organisation based in Colchester, Essex. Our mission is to make contemporary art relevant to everyone.

Our integrated programme of work includes projects, exhibitions and publications by established and emerging artists, as well as extensive learning opportunities and artists’ support initiatives.

Upcoming events

26
th
Nov

Vegan Christmas Fair

1:00pm - 6:00pm |
Firstsite
Lewis Gardens
Welcome to the first Vegan Fair hosted by Lotus Stray Rescue. There will be a variety of food, craft, gift, campaign and clothing stalls, and the Firstsite bar will be open

Welcome to the first Vegan Fair hosted by Lotus Stray Rescue. There will be a variety of food, craft, gift, campaign and clothing stalls, and the Firstsite bar will be open

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14
th
Dec

The Star Wars Holiday Special

7:30pm - 10:00pm |
Firstsite
Lewis Gardens
The Wrong Film Club is back! Just in time for Christmas, we're delighted to announce a screening of the one Star Wars film you might not have seen before... More details to come soon. Yes! This is the night before The Last Jedi is released. Yes! You'll have time to see this before the midnight screenings. Yes! There will be another Secret Santa! (Please don't spend more than a pound - if you give a gift, you will get a gift!) Yes! The frizzies will fight... at 11.
16
th
Dec

The Winter Gathering

12:00pm - 7:00pm |
Firstsite
Lewis Gardens
Lady P and the illoomiloonies - along with special guests - invite you to celebrate the strength and spirit of community, while raising funds and awareness for a worthy cause. This year focus is placed on supporting Mental Health. Expect art in all its forms: spoken word, visual art, music, performances, dance and workshops, as well as kids’ activities, guest speakers, food, stalls and much more!

The daytime event midday-6pm is FREE, but please support our wonderful vendors and kindly donate what you can for participating in activities!


At 6pm illoomiloonies presents ELEMENTS - live fire performance! 
Tickets £5, £16 family (2 adult, 2 child) in advance, £6/£20 on the door!

ELEMENTS

The Lord of Darkness - Keeper of the light - awakens from a restless slumber. Witness him bring together the ELEMENTS, in an attempt to set himself free. A tale of Earth, Metal, Air, Water and Fire - told through fire and flow!

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04
th
Feb

This Girl Can Essex Festival

11:00am - 1:00pm |
Firstsite
Lewis Gardens
This Girl Can Essex are excited to announce the final date and venue for our This Girl Can Essex Festival date for 2018. Come and join us at our Colchester event on the 4th February. Information on what will be on offer to be shared soon but all activities will be aimed at encouraging ladies of all abilities. Come celebrate women being active! All events across Essex are FREE to attend.

Opening hours

Day Time
Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Contact

Firstsite
Lewis Gardens
Colchester
EssexCO1 1JH

  01206 713 700