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Ignite Social: Always Proud

8 June 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


This social we look forward to Essex Pride and the launch of the Behind the Rainbow exhibition at Chelmsford Museum.

Always Proud is an initiative by Essex Pride, to provide events and safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ Community throughout the year.

Come along to hear from two inspirational creative individuals on their journeys, passions, challenges and successes. They will give us an insight into their their creative work, how they approach this and what is means to them.


Hayley Wellsa Chelmsford-based illustrator with an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art. Since graduating in 2018, they have illustrated four books, written one, and they are currently illustrating another. They have also worked on various local projects including Concrete Canvas and window paintings for Pride.

Second speaker – To be confirmed … keep posted!

  • When: 7-10pm Thursday 8th June
  • Where: Patch, 5 – 6 Grays Yard, Springfield Rd, Chelmsford CM2 6QR
  • What to expect: Bar, relaxed music and socialising, with the chance to hear some inspirational talks.

Image: Created by community workshop at The Art Place, 2022, sponsored by Chelmsford For You.


8 June 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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