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Culture in the Park 2019: Celebrating Chelmsford’s Cultural Diversity

Culture in the Park 2019: Celebrating Chelmsford’s Cultural Diversity

Welcome to the Chelmsford Creatives blog! Each week we will be showcasing creative projects produced by local young people, sharing how we are keeping ourselves busy during social distancing or reflecting on past successes.  Video by Matty Turner. Words by Badriya Abdullah. If you asked me two years ago if… Read more »

Ignite Chelmsford COVID19 response: We are Listening.

Ignite Chelmsford COVID19 response: We are Listening.

 In past few days, all our future plans and ambitions have been under the microscope, but what has been magnified is the essence of Chelmsford’s creativity and resilience.   The Ignite community is made up teachers, artists, shopkeepers, chefs, musicians, poets, technicians, curators, digital wizards… bright creatives, and champions of our city. This extraordinary situation is placing huge… Read more »

Ignite Meetup: The Big Youth Experiment

Ignite Meetup: The Big Youth Experiment

Blog piece and photos by Hayley Wells March’s Ignite meet-up was held at the newly renovated Essex Print Studio in Ingatestone. With four rentable studio spaces, a meeting room and access to professional printmaking facilities, it’s an ideal workspace for creatives. It also made a lovely, comfortable venue for Ignite!  First… Read more »

Creative Care-Ignite meeting in February

In February’s meet-up we listened to two wonderful speakers about the way their organisations can help to enhance an individuals lives. The Wayback and Remap were both started by people seeing an opportunity to help, in very different ways. First up were The Wayback, who deal in memories! Good memories… Read more »

Chelmsford welcomes back the Year of the Rat!

Chelmsford welcomes back the Year of the Rat!

新 Xīn 年 nián 快 kuài 乐 Happy New Lunar Year! Chinese New Year is an ancient holiday. Most of its traditions date back to thousands of years ago. But as times change, it’s not surprising that new traditions are formed. The most prominent is the Chinese New Year Gala… Read more »