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@background_bob and his amazing friends


Sunday 19th September 2021 - Sunday 9th January 2022
00:00 - 00:00
Lewis Gardens
High Street
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Last autumn Firstsite opened @background_bob and his amazing friends a unique collaboration between a young disabled artist from Essex and 200 prominent street artists from across the world, plus members of the public and key workers.

It caused a sensation, with the show also helping to raise over £100,000 for local charities, when many of the artworks sold in an online auction.

Now, the irrepressible youngster returns with a new show @background_bob and his amazing friends – Guess who’s back! - the title inspired by hip hop legend Eminem’s hit Without Me - with even more contributing artists and more than 200 stunning artworks – created by artists from across the globe - to enjoy at Firstsite in Colchester from 18 September

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