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The RSA has supported the Chelmsford Ideas Festival since its inception in 2012. There are 93 events in all.

This year RSA Fellows and Academicians of the Academy of Urbanism are playing a leading part in arranging events under the Your City umbrella. They include:

22nd October - 12th November
City Lab Exhibition

24th October
RSA Economics – Inclusion and Participation: this follows on from Matthew Taylor’s advice on reviewing the local economy, from last year’s Festival RSA day

Official launch and reception at Anglia Ruskin University

25th October
Stealing ideas for the Future City

1st November
Improving Natural Capital for People in Essex; following on from the RSA’s Essex Challenge

4th November
The tree in the City

6th November
Climate Change

10th November
Essex housing: Pace over Place?

The full programme and booking arrangements can be viewed at www.ideasfestivalchelmsford.org The Festival box office is open now at the Ideas Hub in Market Square. There are 11 venues in all though most events take place either in the Ideas Hub or at Anglia Ruskin University.

27th October - special event at the Cathedral
The ‘Battle of the Somme’ film showing is already sold out. The film will be accompanied by the Cambridge Concert followed by a panel session with Laura Rossi, composer of the musical score; Dr. Tony Haggath, Senior Curator at the Imperial War Museum; and Ian Hook, Curator of the Essex Regiment Museum. The Royal British Legion will be present in support of this year’s poppy appeal. A limited number of tickets have been earmarked for members of supporting organisations. Interested RSA Fellows should contact Malcolm Noble directly at mnoble3211@yahoo.com

 

If you are a Fellows of the RSA attending any of these events, please indicate that you are a Fellow on the evaluation sheets.

Malcolm Noble FRSA

Chair: RSA East of England Region.

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