Firstsite

Firstsite
Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UE
  • Telephone 01206 577067
  • Opening times Tue – Sun 10am–5pm; closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays).
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  • Website www.firstsite.uk.net
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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.

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Events at this venue

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

  • 5 stars
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • 2h 14min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Johnny Depp
  • UK release: 16 November 2018

Newt (Redmayne) is back in London in 1927, while defeated Dark Wizard Grindelwald (Depp) has escaped and is heading to Paris. Law steps up as young Albus Dumbeldore and the film really flies in the final act, deepening characters and relationships and expanding the universe. A beast of a movie.

Sun 16 Dec

01206 577067

  • 13:30

Tue 18 Dec

01206 577067

  • 19:30

flyingleaps: Art on the Streets

Firstsite, Colchester, is delighted to announce a group exhibition featuring posters by eight artists: Magda Archer, Dolores De Sade, Jeremy Deller, Dr. D, Heath Kane, kennardphillips, Oddly Head, Simon Roberts and Mark Titchner. Staged in collaboration with flyingleaps, the itinerant organisation that stages artistic…

Sun 16 Dec

Times vary / Free / 01206 577067

Mon 17 Dec

Times vary / Free / 01206 577067

Tue 18 Dec

Times vary / Free / 01206 577067

…and 19 more dates until 6 Jan 2019

Gillian Wearing: Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere – The Making of the Millicent Fawcett Statue for Parliament Square

Exhibition documenting the creation of Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing’s statue of suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett, as well as a number of works drawn from Wearing’s celebrated photographic series, Signs that Say What You Want Them To Say and Not Signs that Say What Someone Else Wants You To Say.

Sun 16 Dec

Times vary / Free / 01206 577067

Mon 17 Dec

Times vary / Free / 01206 577067

Tue 18 Dec

Times vary / Free / 01206 577067

…and 145 more dates until 12 May 2019

The Grinch

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, Angela Lansbury
  • UK release: 9 November 2018

The Grinch (Cumberbatch) is a grumpy, green creature who despises Christmas so much that he plots to steal it. The animation is gorgeous, the pace is breezy and Cumberbatch does a decent job with the voice, but the film is stolen by the Grinch’s adorable dog Max.

Sun 16 Dec

01206 577067

  • 11:30

Hitler Vs Picasso And The Others

  • 2018
  • Italy / France / Germany
  • 1h 34min
  • Directed by: Claudio Poli

Documentary about Hitler's looting of Europe's art.

Sun 16 Dec

01206 577067

  • 19:00

It's A Wonderful Life

  • 5 stars
  • 1946
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • U
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to…

Sun 16 Dec

01206 577067

  • 16:15

The King and I: Live

  • 2018
  • TBC
  • Cast: Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe

Production of classic musical King and I screened live to cinemas.

Thu 27 Dec

01206 577067

  • 14:00

Legacy: Two Works on Hope and Memory

Ceramics from artists Julian Stair and Clare Twomey commemorating the First World War.

Sun 16 Dec

Times vary / Free / 01206 577067

Mon 17 Dec

Times vary / Free / 01206 577067

Tue 18 Dec

Times vary / Free / 01206 577067

…and 19 more dates until 6 Jan 2019

Not Yet At Ease

'Not Yet At Ease' is a new commission by Delhi-based Raqs Media Collective with 14-18 NOW. The exhibition explores the legacy of the First World War with immersive video and sound fragments invoking the letters and images of those Indian soldiers who were among the first to be diagnosed with PTSD.

Sun 16 Dec

Free / 01206 577067

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 17 Dec

Free / 01206 577067

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 18 Dec

Free / 01206 577067

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 33 more dates until 20 Jan 2019

Widows

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • UK / US
  • 2h 9min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Steve McQueen
  • Cast: Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Liam Neeson
  • UK release: 6 November 2018

Veronica (Davis) is the wife of career criminal Harry (Neeson), who talks the wives of her husband’s associates into pulling off a heist after their husbands are unable to (see the movie title.) Densely populated and richly realised crime drama, with three fine leads in Davis, Debicki and Rodriguez, and McQueen’s…

Mon 17 Dec

01206 577067

  • 19:30

Thu 20 Dec

01206 577067

  • 19:30

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