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Stay up-to-date on what’s new with Ignite and our members. From breaking news to case studies, sharing best practice to lessons learned. This blog is an open platform where you can talk about what is important to you – guest posts are welcomed and actively encouraged!

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Stay updated on what’s new with Ignite and our members. From breaking news to case studies, sharing best practice to lessons learned. The Blog is open to submissions.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Events and Outreach Manager, Chelmsford City Council

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Events and Outreach Manager, Chelmsford City Council

This new role will sit at the heart of Chelmsford Theatres and Events ensuring we have a holistic, coordinated and forward-thinking approach to our activities as we emerge from the transformational refurbishment and relaunch later this year and ensure our audiences, residents and community are central to our future planning.

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Progress Report… CENTRE:STAGE Ideas Lab

Progress Report… CENTRE:STAGE Ideas Lab

At the start of December the Ignite Chelmsford Cultural Partnership, Chelmsford City Council and Culture Chelmsford hosted its first creative ideas lab with funding from the European Union Welcome Back Fund. Hosted at Art Place pop-up (the old Top Shop space)...

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Have Your Say About a New Creative Space for Chelmsford

Have Your Say About a New Creative Space for Chelmsford

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, collaborate, share and create. We’re now at the point where...

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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 partner to...

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Water, Art and the City – An Ongoing Conversation

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...

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2021 Keep It 100 Youth Award Winners Announced

2021 Keep It 100 Youth Award Winners Announced

Held at the HotBox music venue, the event was launched to secure a legacy to the city’s recent Knife Angel visit and to recognise the incredible creative talent and positive youth culture of young people in Essex…

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Water, Art and The City

Water, Art and The City

A week-long programme of events has been planned to spark creative conversations about further enhancing Chelmsford’s waterways….

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Celebrating Essex 2020

Celebrating Essex 2020

With over 500 events, competitions, exhibitions and recordings, it has been a brilliant year of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) right across Essex. As Essex 2020 -Year of Science & Creativity draws to a close, plans are actively underway to build on this legacy in 2021.

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Saying Goodbye to Chelmsford Creatives

Saying Goodbye to Chelmsford Creatives

Chelmsford Creatives has provided skills development for everyone involved, broadening horizons through unique professional and personal experiences – they have truly accomplished something great…

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Let’s Talk About Climate Change

Let’s Talk About Climate Change

A Manifesto For Essex is set up to give children and young people a platform to share ideas on protecting the environment and preventing the worst impacts of global warming…

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Resonance: Wilding Chelmsford

Resonance: Wilding Chelmsford

Arts collective, Resonance, launches ‘Wilding Chelmsford’ – a collaborative sound and visual installation to provoke thinking about Chelmsford and what it could become…

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The Great Connect

The Great Connect

Inspired by quantum physics Black Chapel (Steve Mortimer) set out to questions about our relationships to ourselves, each other, nature and the planet through a multi-media performance Connect…

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Data and Me

Data and Me

Whilst data itself may seem monotonous and boring, presenting data holds lots of creative potential…

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Learning From Home: The Basics

Learning From Home: The Basics

Welcome to the Chelmsford Creatives blog! We will be showcasing creative projects produced by local young people, sharing how we are keeping ourselves busy during social distancing…

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Meet Helena of All Trades

Meet Helena of All Trades

Sunburst grew from a desire to reach a new audience that aren’t necessarily aware of the work we do at City of Chelmsford Mencap…

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Ready, Steady, HOOK!

Ready, Steady, HOOK!

I have long been asked if I can teach people to crochet, as, despite it’s past reputation as an ‘old person’s hobby’ it had a revival in recent years…

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Project in the Paint Takes Chelmsford by Storm

Project in the Paint Takes Chelmsford by Storm

Project in the Paint Takes Chelmsford by Storm 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 up a Basket Ball Court on Chelmer Village Green.

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The Happy Piano

The Happy Piano

Hopefully by now if you’re a resident of Chelmsford, you have seen and maybe heard the tinkling of the ivories of the community piano in the Meadows Shopping Centre in the middle of the city…

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Paid Opportunity // Call for Festival Content

Paid Opportunity // Call for Festival Content

Can you offer an engaging activity, workshop or performance? Our friends Chelmsford Creatives and Chelmsford Museums have an excellent opportunity to contribute to their annual Culture in the Park event…

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DIY Subcultures

DIY Subcultures

Ignite Chelmsford each month takes over spaces in the most unexpected places, in the true DIY subculture way this month Hotbox skate shop hosted the meet up…

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The Mothership sails into Chelmsford

The Mothership sails into Chelmsford

THE MOTHERSHIP PROJECT was devised by Essex Book Festival and UK/Chinese charity The Mothers’ Bridge of Love: Culture for Children, to build new friendships between children living in Essex and China…

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Help Chelmsford get a Parade of Light!

Help Chelmsford get a Parade of Light!

The Ideas Festival Chelmsford, local artist Victoria Button is launching a crowdfunding campaign for an event that will bring together many different faiths and ethnicities…

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Air your Dirty Laundry

Air your Dirty Laundry

My name is Carmel Green. I am a local Chelmsford artist and, like so many other local free-thinking creatives, I want to create positive change in the world…

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Getting to know Lynn Excell

Getting to know Lynn Excell

I’m Lynn Excell and I do a multitude of things! I’m a visual artist, but I also write, take photos, crochet and embroider and I’m always looking for new things to stimulate my imagination…

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When Women Rule: National Democracy Week

When Women Rule: National Democracy Week

In recognition of National Democracy Week, on Thursday 5th July 2018, we will be screening ‘When Women Rule’, a documentary by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, at Chelmsford Museum…

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GUEST BLOG: Sunburst Festival to Shine Light on City Centre

GUEST BLOG: Sunburst Festival to Shine Light on City Centre

Sunburst Festival is, at its very heart, a celebration of community. The Festival presents us at City of Chelmsford Mencap with the unique opportunity to work in the core of retail business in Chelmsford, and to bring something unexpected and different to our city…

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Ignite Chelmsford Lights a Spark

Ignite Chelmsford Lights a Spark

On Wednesday 9th May, the Cramphorn Studio played host to over 80 creative minds celebrating the launch of Ignite Chelmsford, the city’s new cultural form. Opening the meet-up was new Front of House manager at Chelmsford Theatres, Amy Worsdale, who introduced the local brewery team now supplying the theatres’ bar with their unique products…

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Chelmsford, a City of Culture Towards 2040

Chelmsford, a City of Culture Towards 2040

What will arts and culture look like in Chelmsford in 2040? This was the question posed to stakeholders in the local creative economy over two workshops at the Civic Centre on 10th April 2018…

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