Have your say about a new creative space for Chelmsford

Photography: Mohammed Akbar / Current Exhibition / Ignite Chelmsford 2021 As you might know, Ignite Chelmsford has been working for a while on plans to develop a new creative space in the city – a place where creatives and other people from across the city can work, rest and play,… Read more »

Patch & The Festival  of Ideas-Guest Blog by Paloma Strelitz

Patch & The Festival of Ideas-Guest Blog by Paloma Strelitz

Patch is a new work club and cultural venue in Grays Yard – we officially opened our doors just this week!  We have already had a great time getting to know lots of you and setting the foundations for what we hope will see Patch become a meaningful long term… Read more »

Water, Art and the City – An ongoing conversation

Our summer takeover of an empty unit in the Meadows was a great success. We brought together the Chelmsford Creative Collective and the Council’s Waterways working group to come up with ideas for improving the concrete canalised sections of the river in the City Centre. Candy Joyce kicked things off… Read more »

2021 Keep It 100 Youth Award Winners Announced

Photography by Freya Lees, HotBox Chelmsford © Keep It 100 2021 Last week saw the inaugural Keep It 100 Youth Awards take place at the HotBox music venue in Chelmsford. This was launched to secure a legacy to the city’s recent Knife Angel visit and to recognise the incredible creative… Read more »

From the Summit to Ignite Chelmsford Labs

Hot off the press! Our first cross-sector lab will be on the theme of  ‘using arts and culture to reinvent the City Centre’ and held at the start of December. We began the year keen to start action planning to deliver our ‘Towards 2040 shared cultural vision’. ‘Talking to a… Read more »