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Firstsite at Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex is the East of Englandís contemporary visual arts organisation where one can experience the most exciting developments in contemporary art, and explore the rich artistic legacy cultivated by the East of Englandís unique landscape and character. Firstsite is open all year, with free admission and a vibrant programme of exhibitions, films, workshops and events. The Firstsite mission is to ensure art and creativity are valued for their integral role in shaping a happy and healthy society. Firstsiteís curved building, designed by Rafael Vinoly, creates an environment like no other. Its dramatic frontage leads through to stunning gallery and studio spaces and has a unique versatility which makes it perfect for events as well as a fun and inspirational space to immerse yourself in art, culture, and creativity.