A sense of belonging and feeling part of a community is an important element of wellbeing. This is particularly true when living in a city as the ‘village’ structure is not there anymore, and one can easily become anonymous. One of the core missions of the Ideas hub Chelmsford is to bring people together using the arts as a tool and provide spaces for recreation.
The Art Place
This is a community space situated in the Meadows shopping centre. It includes a safe space dedicated to enabling people to come together through a range of workshops, talks, meets and more, and is the only purpose-designed community space in Chelmsford City Centre. This safe space supports the local ethnic minorities and LGBTQIA+ local community.
Festivals and Events
Ideas Hub Chelmsford works in partnership with a local organisation to provide inclusive arts events to bring the community together and support inclusivity.
Inclusivity and Diversity
The Ideas hub Chelmsford has supported over 40 nationalities. All our activities support inclusivity. We also provide specific support to provide safe space and empowerment. We conduct research to understand better our diverse communities.
Ubuntu’s Day: Celebrating Diversity in our Community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4lX-Dql2X4
Chelmsford Light Parade 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt3AdnR5J-k
Chelmsford Light Parade 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2juWFN0sj7A
Chelmsford Arts and Culture Festival 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k98C9YppZ4
100 Years of Votes for Women (In partnership with Essex Multicultural Network): https://vimeo.com/317645397
Rain Art Chelmsford (In partnership with Victoria Button): https://cargocollective.com/victoriabuttonartist/Rain-Art-Chelmsford
Marconi’s Titanic Mural (In partnership with Victoria Button and Nick Hayden): https://cargocollective.com/victoriabuttonartist/Mural-Marconi-s-Titanic