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Ignite Social: Cult Classics

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Every second Thursday of the month, we host a social meet-up with creative inspiration and an opportunity to connect and learn how we can support one another’s work.

This month we look forward to the Chelmsford Takeover and explore cult classics of comic books and cosplay.


Emily White – Emily is a cosplayer and an artist, whose passion is making cosplay costumes. She is also a member of Essex Cosplayers where she helps raise money for charity in costume. Instagram @emilywhite1999

Phil Chapman – Phil is an indie comic creator from Chelmsford. His current work is called System Error and is a post apocalyptic sci fi story with robots. His comics are published by Blue Fox Comics. Instagram @systemerrorcomic @bluefoxcomics

  • What: Friendly get together, with bar and talks from interesting creative speakers
  • Where: Patch, 5 – 6 Grays Yard, Springfield Rd, Chelmsford, CM2 6QR
  • When: 7-10pm, Thursday 11th April 2024

From 7pm – People begin arriving.

7-7.30pm – Getting drinks and meeting fellow creatives in the bar space, serving soft and alcoholic drinks (we only take card payments). There is a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, and also space outside of the bar to be by yourself or with smaller groups.

7.30-9pm – People move through to the presentation space, to hear from the speakers. Many use power point presentations, and some give performances. There is a Q&A at the end, giving an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers.

9-10pm – Some people choose to leave at 9pm, others choose to stay to informally catch up further. The bar is open until 10pm.


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If you work or volunteer in the creative sector – or aspire to – please consider:

  • Adding yourself to the Ignite member directory – where you can showcase what you are doing locally and see what others are doing.
  • Dropping into the next Ignite online collaborative hub meeting, the fourth Thursday of every month, 12-1.30pm – to find chances to collaborate and share knowledge.


April 11
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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