The Ideas Festival Chelmsford 22nd October to 12th November 2016

The Ideas Festival Chelmsford will take place on the 22nd October to 12th November 2016.

The festival provides a range of cultural events covering; arts, heritage, technology, wellbeing, food and family events. The events/ workshops etc will take place for four weeks in and around the centre of Chelmsford from the Museum, The Ideas Hub, Essex Record Office, The Anglia Ruskin University and many more!

On the 22nd of October we will be having our opening which will be a children's workshop creating masks at the hub, then a parade through town finishing with a number of different local musicians playing outside the hub.

Nearly all of our 100 events are free for the community to try something new!

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