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City's festival of fresh ideas
7:10am Monday 21st October 2013 in News
FRESH ideas for Chelmsford will be centre of attention during a weeklong event.
The Chelmsford Ideas Festival starts on October 26 with 65 different meetings and workshops taking place around the city over seven days, with the main theme being imagination.
Events over the week include celebrating local food and businesses, and looking at how Chelmsford could be developed in the future.
Festival director Leonie Ramondt said the main aims are to exhibit the talented people in the city and look at ways Chelmsford can grow in years to come.
Developing the Ideas Hub in Market Square, pushing a heritage triangle in Chelmsford and getting more people involved in the community will also be part of the festival’s focus.
Ms Ramondt said: “I organised the festival because I love community and I missed it when I arrived in Chelmsford 16 years ago. I want to actively build it.”
Malcolm Noble, chairman and founder of Changing Chelmsford, who has helped organise the event, said there is a lot of potential and many positives can be achieved through the festival.
He added: “By running the Ideas Festival we bring people together through a wide range of activities.
“Last year’s festival saw the establishment of the High Chelmer Ideas Hub. This is playing a big part in the 2013 festival.
“This follows participation in the Essex Summer of Arts and the city council’s Sensation events.
“This year’s festival has 12 events devoted to the history and development of Chelmsford.”
For more details about the festival and the individual events happening around the city, visit www.ideashubchelmsford.org or follow @ideashubchelms on Twitter.
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