Cinema
Hard of Hearing: Judy
THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2019
2:00 PM
Judy Garland became one of the undisputed icons of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Yet behind that success was a darker tale, one of innocence exploited. 
YAK | Young Art Kommunity
THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2019
5:00 PM
Develop your approach to and understanding of art with other young people. YAK is Firstsite’s young-people peer led group which organises events and activities within the gallery and in the wider community.
Tai Chi | Beginners
THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2019
7:30 PM
Please note Thursday 10th October has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Increase your flexibility, improve your balance and help lower your stress and anxiety, with relaxing sessions of Tai-Chi at Firstsite.
Teacher Preview: Winter Term 2019
FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER
Join members of Firstsite’s Learning Team to discover three new exhibitions for the Winter Term. The tour will be followed by a practical art session with artist Iris Gunnarsdottir to explore how your school can respond to Antony Gormley’s
Dance and Movement for Wellbeing | For over 60s
FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2019
10:30 AM
A gentle session for over 60s to ease joint mobility, improve agility, balance and self-awareness in movement. Every Friday 10:30am during term times. During term time only.
Cinema
The Peanut Butter Falcon
FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2019
2:00 PM
This amiable buddy movie was a hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Zak (Zack Gottsagen) has Down’s Syndrome and has been in a nursing home for two years when he stages an escape, aided by an older inmate…
Cinema
The Day Shall Come
FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2019
6:00 PM
The return of satirical mastermind Chris Morris, following his explosive, critically acclaimed Islamist satire Four Lions. Moses is ready to lead a global uprising against the ‘accidental dominance of the white race’. The only trouble is that he only…
Exhibitions
Opening Celebration | Antony Gormley: Field for the British Isles
FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2019
7:00 PM
Join us for the Opening of Antony Gormley: Field for the British Isles on 15th Nov 7-9pm and see this vast and iconic artwork unveiled at Firstsite.  
Cinema
Farming
FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2019
8:00 PM
Based on his own life story, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s ‘Farming’ charts the extraordinary journey of a young fostered Nigerian boy who, struggling to find an identity, falls in with a skinhead gang in 1980s England. 
Exhibitions Coming Soon
Antony Gormley: Field for the British Isles
SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2019 - SUNDAY 8 MARCH 2020
Experience this vast and iconic artwork at Firstsite, celebrating community, individuality and togetherness. Join us for the opening celebration of Field for the British Isles from 7-9pm on 15 Nov
Community and Partners
Bazaar | Art & Food Market
SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2019
10:30 AM
Bazaar is a monthly market of unique items by local makers, artists, upcyclers and crafters. Support your local community and small businesses while personalising your home and life in a way no one else can
Courses, Clubs & Classes
Art Class: Clay Workshop for 5 to 8 years old
SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2019
11:00 AM
Come and play with clay at Firstsite! Working with clay in a relaxed environment, local artist Iris Gunnarsdottir will guide you in molding your very own figure inspired by our current exhibition, Antony Gormley
Cinema
Andrea Luka Zimmerman: Estate, A Reverie
SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2019
1:00 PM
As part of Firstsite’s Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition, Super Black – exploring what it means to be black in England today.
Courses, Clubs & Classes
Art Class: Clay Workshop for 9 to 12 Year Olds
SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2019
1:00 PM
Come and play with clay at Firstsite! Led by local artist Iris Gunnarsdottir and inspired by our current exhibition Field for the British Isles by Antony Gormley
Courses, Clubs & Classes
Art Class: Clay Workshop for 13 to 17 Year Olds
SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2019
2:30 PM
Come and play with clay at Firstsite! Led by local artist Iris Gunnarsdottir and inspired by our current exhibition Field for the British Isles by Antony Gormley
Cinema
Non-Fiction
SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2019
2:50 PM
A well-read bed-swapping comedy of manners set in the French publishing industry from director Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper, Clouds of Sils Maria). Editor Alain (Guillaume Canet) rejects the latest piece of veiled autobiography from author Léonard. But that’s OK:…
Courses, Clubs & Classes
Art Class: Clay Workshop for Adults
SUNDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2019
2:00 PM
Come and play with clay at Firstsite! Led by local artist Iris Gunnarsdottir and inspired by our current exhibition Field for the British Isles by Antony Gormley, this course gives you the opportunity to work with clay in a…
Cinema
Hard of Hearing: Farming
STARTS MONDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2019
Based on his own life story, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s ‘Farming’ charts the extraordinary journey of a young fostered Nigerian boy who, struggling to find an identity, falls in with a skinhead gang in 1980s England.
Courses, Clubs & Classes
CLIP | Experimental Music & Sound Collective
MONDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2019
5:00 PM
FREE  CLIP is a weekly meet up for anyone with an interest in the more experimental side of music and sound. An opportunity for sonic exploration through collaboration, discussion, sharing ideas, jam sessions, installations, live soundtracks and workshops. 
Cinema
The Amazing Johnathan + live broadcast q&a with Louis Theroux
STARTS TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2019
Louis Theroux, director Ben Berman and special guests feature in a live satellite broadcast following the film. 
Cinema
Hard of Hearing: The Day Shall Come
STARTS TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2019
The return of satirical mastermind Chris Morris, following his explosive, critically acclaimed Islamist satire Four Lions. Moses is ready to lead a global uprising against the ‘accidental dominance of the white race’. 
Courses, Clubs & Classes
Art Class: Life Drawing – Beginners to Intermediate
TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2019
3:00 PM
Led by Colchester Art Society artist Sally Delany, this 13 week course gives you the opportunity to work with a variety of media, including charcoal, pencil and pastels, to explore the human form. 
Courses, Clubs & Classes
Art Class: Life Drawing and Painting (intermediate to advanced)
TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2019
6:30 PM
Join artist Sally Delany to discover life drawing and painting. Working from a life model, you will study methods of how to represent the human form with both drawing and painting techniques – using pencil, charcoal and acrylics. 
Courses, Clubs & Classes
Tai Chi | Intermediate
TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2019
7:30 PM
Tuesdays during term time Please note that Tuesday 8th October has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  
Community and Partners
Art in the Community
WEDNESDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2019
2:00 PM
Art in the Community sessions are for people who use creativity to improve their well-being, and for recovery from mental and physical issues. 
Cinema
Hard of Hearing: The Peanut Butter Falcon
WEDNESDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2019
2:00 PM
This amiable buddy movie was a hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Zak (Zack Gottsagen) has Down’s Syndrome and has been in a nursing home for two years when he stages an escape
Cinema
RSC Live: Timon of Athens
WEDNESDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2019
7:00 PM
In a world driven by greed, what do we truly value? Timon has it all – money, influence, friends. But when the money runs out, Timon soon finds her influence and friends have also gone.
Children & Families
Parent and Toddler Art Club
THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2019
10:00 AM
These artist-led sessions provide a safe and fun environment for children under 5 and parents/carers to use their imagination and curiosity to explore, test and experiment with a range of art activities and materials. Parents and guardians go free.
Cinema
Depeche Mode: Spirits in the Forest
THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2019
8:00 PM
Across 2017/2018 Depeche Mode embarked on their Global Spirit Tour, in which they performed to more than 3 million fans at 115 shows across the globe. 
Cinema
By the Grace of God
FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2019
7:30 PM
Highly controversial in its native France, François Ozon’s (Frantz, Swimming Pool) brilliant new film follows the survivors of an ongoing child abuse scandal in the Catholic church as they seek justice.
Cinema
Met Live: Akhnaten
SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2019
5:55 PM
Phelim McDermott returns to the Met with a new staging of Glass’s Akhnaten, originally created by LA Opera, Improbable, and English National Opera, where it premiered, winning the 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production.
Cinema
Official Secrets
SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2019
2:30 PM
This gripping political thriller tells the real life story of a government whistleblower who exposed the unlawful basis for the 2003 Iraq War. 
Cinema
Tehran: City of Love
STARTS MONDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2019
A tale of three lost souls, searching for romance in Iran’s capital. An overweight beauty salon receptionist charms men over the phone, certain they would never date her in real life. 
Cinema
Hard of Hearing: Official Secrets
STARTS TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2019
This gripping political thriller tells the real life story of a government whistleblower who exposed the unlawful basis for the 2003 Iraq War. 
Young People
Limitless | Junior Street Dance
TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2019
4:00 PM
Breakdance skills for 8 – 14 year olds. Join the Limitless dancers Andi Mill and Isaac James to try out the basics of street dancing in a cool, fun and energetic environment. 
Cinema
NT Live: Present Laughter
THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2019
7:00 PM
Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. 
Cinema
Sorry We Missed You
FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2019
6:00 PM
Director Ken Loach teams once again with Daniel Blake screenwriter Paul Laverty for another powerful indictment of the capitalist forces shaping modern Britain. 
Cinema
Monos
FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2019
8:00 PM
On a remote mountaintop, a rebel group of commandos watch over a prisoner for a shadowy force known only as ‘The Organization’. 
Courses, Clubs & Classes
Art Class: Christmas Wrapping Paper
SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2019
10:00 AM
Design and Decorate your very own Christmas wrapping paper! Join artist Amanda Blair for an all day workshop and learn skills in printmaking to design and decorate your very own roll of wrapping paper. 
Cinema
The CBeebies Christmas Show
SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2019
2:00 PM
This year’s highly anticipated CBeebies Christmas Show is once again coming to the big screen from the theatre stage for a family-friendly feast of Christmas fun, including interactive content exclusively created for cinemas alongside the Hansel & Gretel stage
Brittany Runs a Marathon
SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2019
5:50 PM
Hilarious, outgoing and always up for a good time, New Yorker Brittany Forgler is everybody’s best friend – except maybe her own. At 27, her hard-partying ways, chronic underemployment and toxic relationships are catching up with her
Courses, Clubs & Classes
Art Class: Christmas Clay Workshop for Adults
SUNDAY 1 DECEMBER
Come and get festive at Firstsite! Led by local artist Iris Gunnarsdottir, this workshop gives you the opportunity to create unique Christmas gifts and decorations. Inspired by our current exhibition Field for the British Isles by Antony Gormley


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