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Join us at the awards party on Friday the 10th of April to find out who won! (and to listen to some of your fave local bands!).

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 Spring is here!

Wow, what a year it’s turning out to be!  We’re back from the brink, with reprieve to stay in our current location at least a while longer.  Thanks everyone for your wonderful support! 

And now we’re nominated as Venue of the Year in our local PANIC awards! Join us at the showcase on the 10th of April to find out whether we’ve won.

We also have lots of new events scheduled for April.  You can see our newsletter here.


Please also Like and keep an eye out on our Facebook page for these and the other exciting events and workshops that are emerging from our collaborative and creative community.  

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Simon Lyon and friends light up the Hub 

Our Ethno-music fund raiser and celebration at the Hub was a great success on Saturday the 20th December. Not only did the Hub raise funds for J’s Hospice, the informal atmosphere encouraged creative jamming and improv with the eclectic mix of local musicians really making the most of the wonderful acoustics.  The audience sat transfixed for significant periods, evidently really enjoying the free-wheeling mix of genres and the open-hearted musicianship of all concerned.  Don’t forget, you can help us bring the best of Essex talent to the heart of Chelmsford!

Ideas Festival 2014 was a great success 

Victoria teaching Creepy ClaymationThe Ideas Festival is over for another year, and it’s been brilliant and hectic. From improv theatre, to social currencies, Community Land Trusts, Broadcasting Now! to Natural Play and Claymation, the Hub has been the venue for a whole range of fun and/or change maker events. Have a look at the great images by Jayne Lloyd showing some of the highlights of the Festival.

Get Involved…

The Ideas Hub is a volunteer led, friendly pop up space in central Chelmsford growing community, creativity and green enterprise. We offer a place for local people to meet and learn new things together with an eye to building a sustainable, thriving future for coming gnerations.  We also support local start-ups and groups the opportunity to grow their enterprises or community endeavours, by providing flexible, affordable event and workshops spaces, as well as a co-working facility with meeting space.

Getting involved in grass-roots activities is a great way to get to know your fellow Chelmsfordians, make new friends and give something back to your local community.  We are always looking for volunteers, with skills ranging from hosting, design, social marketing, admin and more. Please click this link or mail hosts@ideashubchelmsford.org to learn more.


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