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What a great first week! - here are the highlights

Thursday 19 October 2017


As we prepare to launch into the second jam packed week of the Art of the Possible Festival 2017 (#AotP2017), we must first take a little time to reflect upon the week that has already passed and just some of the great events that have been celebrating the people, places and passion that make Essex great.

This week saw Art of the Possible collaborate with Chelmsford's Ideas Festival and Changing Chelmsford. The event saw more than 50 people coming together to discuss a potential City of Culture bid for 2025.

Later on in the week practitioners working with children, young people and their families came together in Braintree and Maldon to share issues and to jointly identify solutions. While elsewhere in the district, The Other Halves went on tour to offer friendship and support to people caring for those living with Dementia.

This week has also seen novices taking on a challenge to develop new skills in lace making, to gather hints and tips for delivering marketing activity and brave the outdoors to master their commercial skills.


Looking for something for the kids this half term?


There are a whole host of events taking place to keep the family entertained.

Starting on Saturday 21st we have Essex Outdoors pay and play activities, Bikeability rides and a theatre workshop to help burn some energy. For creative minds we have a Radio taster day, an animation workshop, storytelling, bunting making and 3D printers. This all culminates in a firework display on Saturday 28th, so there really is something for everyone.


Other popular forthcoming events will be the GardenSOUP which will be celebrating community gardens and growing, a debate on the Future of Transport in Chelmsford and then towards the end of the week Sounds in the City: Recording an urban environmentencouraging a greater appreciation of our sonic environment will be hosted at the Essex Record Office.


The Essex Lottery will be touring Essex Libraries, so any questions on how this new lottery works can be answered in person. With reams and reams still to go, and with at least one activity per day right up until 31 October, why not take another look at what’s going on - there is there is still plenty of time to take part, you won’t be disappointed.


Be a part of your community and tell someone about the Art of the Possible Festival 2017.


“Thank you. I really enjoyed this event.  I’ve had the opportunity to speak to people and hear stories I wouldn’t normally have the chance to.  A really interesting concept.”