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Ideas Festival 2019 – Ubuntu

In 2019, we are linking the festival with “Ubuntu” – an old African philosophy which means “I am who I am because of who we are” and the aim is to share great moments together as a community.

With a mixture of events which celebrate our community.

Events range from Poetry, The Annual Light Parade to local workshops.

Most events are held on the 19th of October. The Light Parade falls on the 27th of October.

The Chelmsford Festival of Ideas aims to engage the community, educate and bring different diverse groups together.

Background to the festival:

Established by ‘Changing Chelmsford’ in 2011, the Ideas Festival brings positive change to Chelmsford. The Festival was set up by Stephanie Mills, and continued in 2012 by Leonie Ramondt through providing a range of cultural events covering arts, heritage, technology and much more. In 2019 the festival runs from the 19th of October until the 27th of October! This year the Festival of Ideas is aiming to reach more people than ever with an ambitious programme of Arts events in Central Chelmsford.

This is your festival and your chance to debate, participate and get inspired by the talented people of your City!

We look forward to seeing you.

Light Parade Chelmsford

Get your community group or your family involved in this years Light Parade.

We have a large competition you can enter with your creations… (lanterns, puppets and costumes) Take to the streets of Chelmsford and enjoy an events that explores brings together people from every part of our community to celebrate Light!

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