Meet Helena of All Trades

I’m Helena and I guess for my day job I’m a bit of a Jack of All Trades… I work for City of Chelmsford Mencap, a small local charity supporting adults with a learning disability. There, I teach music (we have a brilliant choir, Awesome Beats Collective), co-ordinate the business and digital… Read more »

Ready, Steady, HOOK!

Tell us about you; what you do for a day job, your connection to and what you love about and what you’d like to change about Chelmsford. My day job is as a Senior Learning Mentor and Resident Artist at Thriftwood College. It is an SEN college-a fabulous place where… Read more »

Project in the Paint takes Chelmsford by storm

Ignite Chelmsford has a mission to galvanise local passion, mobilise our communities and work collectively to raise our cultural profile. It was recently bought to our attention that local resident Gareth Roberts was collaborating with Chelmsford City Council Parks’ team on an initiative called ‘Project in the Paint’ to spruce… Read more »

An evening of Hindu culture and honour

An evening of Hindu culture and honour

How well do you know your community? I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that there are aspects of the Chelmsford community that I have not accessed, and so I was very honoured to be invited to take part in Chelmsford Hindu Society’s first ‘Bonalu’ celebration. I knew it would… Read more »

Ignite Chelmsford: Gender – Coming Out of Pride

Continuing on from June’s Pride month celebrations, July’s Ignite meetup focused on connections between gender and creativity, with two speakers from the local LGBTQIA+ community. First up was Bucky Ringsell, owner of Chelmsford’s independent comics shop Dark Side Comics, who delved into gender and queer representation in the Marvel universe…. Read more »