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Ignite Social: Art for Social Protest

10 February 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free – £5.00

Who can blame us for feeling frustrated — in a world rife with inequality and unfairness how can Art empower and inspire social change?

Using Art to communicate and encourage people to discuss and reflect on complex issues is nothing new. There is much to make us angry right now and drive us to protest. How can Art help?

This Ignite Social hosts two inspirational female creatives channeling that frustration into creative expression, frank conversation, and social change.

Colette Bailey Executive Director of The WOW Foundation and former Artistic Director and CEO of Metal . WOW work to build and sustain a global movement that believes a gender equal world is possible and desirable through festivals and the empowerment of women, girls and non-binary people.

Syd Moore founder of The Essex Girls Liberation Front and author of the Essex Witch Museum Mysteries will speak about her work campaigning for change. In her talk ‘Anger is an Energy – Essex Girls and Witches’. Syd Moore will talk about how she got fed up with the usual rubbish and decided to change it. Syd has worked as a lecturer, in publishing and is co-creator of Superstrumps, the game that reclaims female stereotypes.

Help Us Grow Our Creative Community

Ignite Chelmsford is a cultural forum for those involved in Chelmsford’s creative community. Whether you are worker, volunteer, potential partner, or simply a culture loving resident – you are welcome, and we want to hear from you!

There will be time to shout out about upcoming events, help needed or ideas in development so feel free to bring along any promo materials.

We will have a bar with soft and alcoholic drinks.

We suggest a donation of £5, but our event is intended to be accessible and open to all, so a donation is not mandatory.

How to find the venue: Patch is in the old Chop Bloc space, just off the High street, by the escalator entrance to Debenhams. Google maps: 51.732628, 0.475775

We look forward to seeing you there!


10 February 2022
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free – £5.00
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Ignite Chelmsford


5-6 Grays Brewery Yard Springfield Rd
Chelmsford, CM2 6QR
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