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Hello all

23:00– Phew! I am glad to have managed to finish the newsletter for this week… many thanks everyone for collecting and sending me the events.
Of course, as soon as I have pressed “send”, I realise I have forgotten one poster or/and some text is wonky….
Anyway, I hope you are enjoying the newsletter- Thank you for spreading the word too:)

Wishing you a great week

Exciting News!!!

Chelmsford Arts and Cultural Festival 2018
23rd June- 1st July
Chelmsford City Centre and Chelmsford surrounding areas
Music: all sorts; Dance: all sorts; river festival; storytelling, martial arts, yoga, visual arts and professional crafts, street food and drinks, flash mobs, pop in acts and so much more

If you would like to know more; volunteer or organise an event, please contact us at:

Chelmsford Art Trail & Chelmsford Portrait Competition
22nd July-5th August
If you are a professional artist and want to take part, please contact:

Where can you find us?
We are at Chelmsford Central Library with teas, coffees and biscuits on:
 Mondays (10am-12noon): Art workshop + Living with Dementia Art group (1st and 3rd Mondays)+ 20min free legal advice with Deborah Aloba from Affordable Law + meet  Edith for chats
Thursdays (11am-1pm): Natter & sewing/crochet/ knitting (start again 11th Jan)
For more info: 07880990443 or

Please feel free to drop in  

Fundraising Social Events
31st January:  Kids Inspire “Anyone for curry”
22nd February: Kids Inspire “World Cup Wine Tasting”  
24th February:  Rotary Club “Charity Quiz Night” 
24th February:  Helen Rollason Cancer “Gala Dinner and Dance” 
9th March: Headway Essex “The Showman ‘s Ball” 
16th March:19:00-22:30  Breast Cancer Now “Big Pink Quiz”  King Edward Grammar School
8 contestants tables – £10 each – Every £25 = 1 hour research by Breast Cancer Now or 
23rd March: Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust “Charity Quiz Night” 
Raising Funds for Robotic Surgery Appeal and Children’s Burns Club 
Regular Social Meetings
Tuesday 23rd January:  Moulsham Lodge Communnity Trust  Walk Club (9:30-10:00) & Coffee morning (10:00-12:00), 99 Gloucester Avenue, Chelmsford.
Historical talks & walks

Tuesday 30th January12:00-13:00 Anglia Ruskin University “History of Islam in Britain”, Ashcroft building: theatre, MAB221 – Free includes lunch –
Wednesday 7th February: 13:30-15:00  “Chelmsford Lives” Stephen Norris & David Jones Galleywood Heritage Centre- Organised by Chelmsford Civic Society
Saturday 10th February: “Evacuees in the UK 1939/1945” Cambridge Society of Essex
01245266809 or

Tuesday 6th  & Tuesday 13th February: 10:30-12:00 Essex History Group
“Colchester on the Map – What can old town maps tell us?” Essex Record Office

Saturday 10th February: 9:30-10:15 “Searchroom Tour” Essex Record Office
Tues 6th March:
1.30 pm talk starts at 2 pm “Essex by the Sea” Talk by Graham Smith Galleywood Heritage Centre, £3 per person, 
01245 357700 or

Wednesday 14th March: 10:30am-11:15 “Searchroom Tour” Essex Record Office
Saturday 7th March:
Essex Society For Family History Chelmsford Group Meeting 10 am to 4 pm

10.30am Morning session: “The LLoyd George Domesday Survey 1910 -1915” by Gill Blanchard
2.00pm Afternoon session:  “Tracing Your House History” by Gill Blanchard.

Galleywood Heritage Centre, for more details or contact

Tuesday 20th March: 1.30 pm talk starts at 2 pm “Vicky, English Princess and German Empress” talk  by Margaret Mills
Galleywood Heritage Centre, £3 per person, 01245 357700 or

Science & Engineering

Tuesday 23rd January 2017: 16:30-19:30 “My Smarter Essex – Owning the Future” Anglia Ruskin University 
At the event students (aimed at Year 9+) and teachers will be able to understand, explore and simulate how their requirements and preferences can influence the design of a Future Essex and directly link to many exciting infrastructure projects within the county.
Key areas to be covered are below and the event will demonstrate future technology and how we can influence it
   – Future healthy living
   – Future towns
   – Future power/resources
Food and refreshments will be provided and there will be the opportunity to meet with exhibitors from industry, and to discuss further education and career options in an informal setting with employers and other partners.

Limited spaces for attendees and places must be booked in advance, please

Thursday 8 February: 19:00-21:00 “Mashing Physics: Journeys to the Energy Frontier”  Anglia Ruskin University

General Talks & More

Saturday 17 February18:30 ‘Ice & Fire’ first-hand accounts of the UK’s asylum system

in the words of people who have experienced it  Chelmsford Meeting House
Friday 2nd March: 19:00-22:00 “AGM + Talk with MP Vicky Ford”  Chelmsford Civic Society
Every second Tuesday:19:30-23:00 “Board game night”  Admiral J McHardy, Arbour Lane      
Every second Monday:19:30-23:00 “Board game night”  Admiral J McHardy, Arbour Lane  
Foreign Language & Culture
Friday 26th January:10:00-11:00 “English through stories and rhymes” for 0-2 years old, Chelmsford Central Library
26-28 January: 11:00-16:00 “Australian day” Walkabout Pub, 77 Springfield road, Chelmsford
Friday 2nd February: 20:00-21:30 “Emile Zola et Cezanne: une amitie singuliere” Sandon Village Hall –
Friday 16th February: 20:00-22:00 “Une soiree musicale” Sandon Village Hall

Friday 23rd February: