Firstsite ExteriorFirstsite Auditorium
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Lewis Gardens
High Street
Essex CO1 1JH
+44 (0)1206 577 067

Firstsite is a visual arts organisation whose integrated programme of work includes projects, exhibitions and publications by established and emerging artists, as well as extensive learning opportunities and artists’ support initiatives.

The venue is the main location for this years festival hosting the feature and short film programme along with the workshop and masterclasses.


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74 High Street
Essex CO1 1UE
+44 (0)1206 712 437

The Minories Galleries is part of Colchester School of Art and delivers a programme of exhibitions and events to challenge and stimulate, contributing to the vibrant cultural ecology of Colchester.

The Minories are hosting screenings for families and are the official festival cafe with food and drink available throughout the Saturday.

Morning Coffee – Breakfasts – Lunch – Afternoon Tea – Homemade Cakes Lots of vegan and Gluten free options…..

Freshly brewed tea and coffee and a great selection of local ales, bottled lager, wines and refreshing Farm Pressed Organic Juices.

10am – 6.00pm, last food orders 5.30pm. Tel: 01206 712437 to book a table or e-mail:


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