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Our events are hosted in the city as well as online. Our relaxed monthly Socials are a great way to meet others and hear inspirational talks from local and national creatives. Our online, monthly Hub events are the ideal platform to promote what you are doing and call out for support and collaboration.

If you are holding a creative or cultural event in or near Chelmsford then fill in the ‘Add your event’ form below, and we will include in the monthly Ignite Members’ and Friends’ newsletters.

We recommend that all events are also listed on the Chelmsford for You website, the central hub for event listings in Chelmsford. 

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Ignite Social: Powerful Spaces

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free

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 will be talking about the empowering spaces that allow us to be ourselves, meet like minded people and explore our creativity. These spaces might be a physical space, a group of friends, or an online community.

Speakers:

Bucky Ringsell – Bucky has a wealth of experience in growing and nurturing creative, empowering spaces. They previously owned and ran Dark Side Comics in Chelmsford, with a strong community which Bucky describes as a family.

Bucky is also a writer, artist, presenter, journalist, public speaker and LGBTQA+ educator, and enjoys collecting toys, reading comic books, watching movies and playing video games.

Elinor Rowlands – Elinor is the founder of Magical Women, an online space which creates conditions for people to grow, reflect, feel seen and heard as a human being and an artist. They provide online workshops for artists and creatives.

Elinor describes Magical Women as creating relaxed, accessible and empowering spaces for mainly female ND artists, that remove risk typically found in neurotypical and mainstream spaces.

What to expect

Patch, 5 – 6 Grays Yard, Springfield Rd, Chelmsford, CM2 6QR

7-10pm, Thursday 8th February

  • From 7pm – People begin arriving, relaxed music is played.
  • 7-7.30pm – Getting drinks and catching up with fellow creatives in the bar space. There are activities such as pens/paper for doodling, and free space and seats in the foyer if you’d prefer.
  • 7.30-9pm – People move through to the presentation space, to sit down and hear from the speakers – speakers stand at the front and often use power point presentations. 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 9, others choose to stay to informally catch up further. The bar is open until 10pm.

The bar serves water, tea, coffee, cola / diet cola, beer and red and white wine, we accept card, but don’t normally accept cash.

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Photography may be taken at the social to use for Ignite media – please email hello@ignitechelmsford.org.uk to let us know if you do not want your image used.

We are working to make our social events as inclusive, accessible and welcoming as possible. We would love to hear from you any ideas, questions or concerns about attending events and taking part in Ignite. Please contact us on hello@ignitechelmsford.org.uk.

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Ignite – be part of a thriving creative community in Chelmsford

To stay in the loop on cultural events sign up to the Ignite Chelmsford mailing list – choosing Cultural Forum (Ignite Chelmsford) from the checklist. And follow us on Social media via Facebook and Instagram, or visit our webpage www.IgniteChelmsford.org.uk.

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 share what you are currently working on or thinking about, and to find chances to collaborate and share knowledge.

Details

Date:
February 8
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organiser

Ignite Chelmsford

Email: hello@ignitechelmsford.org.uk

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