Essex 2020 – Open Collaboration Event 2

It was a full house on Wednesday at the second of the Essex 2020 Chelmsford, Maldon, Brentwood and Basildon Hub’s Open Collaboration Events.

It was great to see some new faces as well as longer term supporters, all gathered to hear and support six pitches around the day’s theme “Skills Development and New Pathways in STEAM”, following the format of the first of these events in September.

Full details, including contacts and social media, on each of the projects shared, are below. Does something spark your interest? Why not get in touch with the project lead to find out more, support with their three asks or get involved in another way?

While these projects are the frontrunners, the aim is that Essex 2020 will inspire people to begin and grow projects rather than complete them during the year. At any point, even if you have a seed of an idea that celebrates the themes of Science and Creativity, we’d encourage you to put them forward and become part of the supportive community in the Chelmsford Hub. You can also promote Essex 2020 by learning more and spreading the word – sharing the link to details on the Ignite Chelmsford dedicated page and using the hashtag #essex2020

While no more of the Open Collaboration events are currently scheduled, we’re looking to continue them over the next 12 months and beyond. Anyone signed up to the mailing list will receive invitations and updates so if you’re interested, make sure you sign up to receive news. For any Hub Members, our regular “3rd Thursday” Meetings will continue as before. If you are interested in organising an activity yourself or would like more information visit the Ignite Chelmsford dedicated Essex 2020 page.


Helen Quinnell – Chelmsford Skills Festival

What’s the idea?

An event for Year 8 students in Chelmsford to demonstrate roles within sectors in a fun and interactive way, provoking interest in careers that may not have been known about previously.

Three asks:

1) We would like someone to co-ordinate a graffiti wall to capture feedback and inspirational quotes of the student experience of the festival.

2) STEAM related decorations for the festival site or perhaps a giant sign to act as a backdrop (which can be used again year on year).

3) STEAM activities at the festival led by groups that can create a legacy and on going involvement in STEAM subjects – i.e. Chelmsford Creatives, CSES

Contact details and Social Media

E mail: helen.quinnell@chelmsford.gov.uk

Twitter: @Chelmsbusiness


Hephzi Tagoe – Basildon Street Science Festival

What’s the idea?

Basildon Street Science has been running since 2014 and the plan is to extend to a week long celebration of STEAM with specific segments aimed at building skills.

Three asks

1) Project partners to run events during that week

2) Event management committee

3) Artists

Contact details and Social Media

Email: Hephziangela@ghscientific.com

Website: www.basildonstreetscience.co.uk

Twitter: @basildonstem

Facebook: Basildonstreetscience


Luisa DiMarco

What’s the idea?

A carefully designed independent platform for 14-19 year olds in Essex to discover & develop Creative & Cultural skills.

Three asks

1) Delivery partners

2) Access to youth through existing projects / partners

3) A Marketing Partner

Contact details and Social Media

E mail: missluisadimarco@gmail.com

Facebook: @keepit100essexCIC

Instagram: @keepit100essexCIC


Paul Diamond – People on Work

What’s the idea?

PoW is an online, self-filmed library of real people introducing their work. Our aim is universal awareness of otherwise restricted careers.

Three asks

1) Film yourself or film someone else answering our 3 Golden Questions, and send us the results

2) Assistance from anyone with experience in filming or TV presenting would be a huge help

3) Assistance from anyone with experience in establishing and managing a YouTube Channel

Contact details and Social Media

E mail: paul@exploreyourcareer.com

Website: www.peopleonwork.com


 

Rachel Hipkiss – Plug in CPD

What’s the idea?

A continuing professional development event for Primary school teachers; to inspire the increased incorporation of STEAM in schools, incorporating practical workshops and discussion.

Three asks
1)
What are the barriers for Schools and teachers in the Chelmsford Area getting involved?

2) A venue for the event

3) Sources of corporate sponsorship, interested in supporting the event

Contact details and Social Media

Email: info@signals.org.uk

Website: www.signals.org.uk

Twitter: @signalsmedia

Facebook: signalsmediarts

Instagram: signalsmedia

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/signalsessex


Paul Wilkinson – DAB Radio Collaboration in Essex

What’s the idea?

Start up DAB Radio platform to create a platform for Essex community.

Three asks

1) Ideas and advice on how Chelmsford might work together to provide DAB infrastructure for community radio stations like his to make the next leap beyond just being on Internet Radio

2) Advice on how Studio 808 might offer an apprenticeships programme to young people in Chelmsford

3) Support identifying sustainable sources of funding to allow Studio 808 to grow

Contact details and Social Media

Email: pwilkinsonuk@gmail.com

Website: www.studio808online.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/808studio808

Instagram: 808studio80