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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 »

Essex Schools Showcase for the Arts is back

Essex Schools Showcase for the Arts is back

The annual Essex Schools Showcase for the Arts i shining a light on the creative talents of young across Essex. With sixteen schools signed up, students across the County will come together to showcase their art and performance skills in the City Centre, between the 10th-17th July 2019. From a… Read more »

Cressing Temple Barns Artist-in-Residence Commission

We are inviting an artist or artists to apply for a three-month residency running from August to October 2019 in the unique and beautiful setting of Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree, Essex.  The selected artist/s will be given their own studio space in The Dairy and a £10,000 commission to create an artwork that… Read more »

Ignite Chelmsford-Independent Publishing

Ignite Chelmsford-Independent Publishing

June’s Ignite Chelmsford meet-up was buzzing with a friendly, community vibe from familiar and new ignite attendees. The subject to be discussed was Independent/small press publishing, focusing on zines and comics. The event was held in Transition Chelmsford, a local community and co-working space a few steps from Chelmsford Train… Read more »

Cultural Development Trust appoint inaugural Exec Director

Cultural Development Trust appoint inaugural Exec Director

Chelmsford Cultural Development Trust has recently formed as an independent Charity to support the long term development of the arts and culture in Chelmsford. The Trust will start work this year, collaborating with partners in the city and responding especially to the people of Chelmsford. As a major first step,… Read more »