Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up – Triumph over Adversity

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I have long admired the work of Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist who has become a cultural icon. She became an extension of her art herself, in the way she emphasised her physical features and also in her dress, favouring Mexican national costume to assert her political beliefs. Growing up in post-revolutionary Mexico in the […]

Diversity at London Fashion Week 2017

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Disabled models walk on the catwalk for the Teatum Jones show. The Autumn/Winter show was named ‘The Body | Part One’. The show is the brainchild of designers Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones. Models of the likes of 28-year-old Jack Eyers were in the catwalk. Eyers is a British para-athlete who became the first ever […]

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

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What you say, how you say it, and how well you listen can have a profound impact on someone who is emotionally distressed or having a difficult time. Everyone can learn and benefit from YMHFA skills. Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is an interactive and practical training course to help you spot the […]

Chelmsford during the Second World War

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Andy Begent, author of ‘Chelmsford At War’, will be giving a talk on Chelmsford during the Second World War. The event will be taking place from 7:30pm at Threadneedle House, 2nd Floor (opposite Chelmsford Library) on Tuesday 21st February. This event is hosted by the Chelmsford Civic Society and will cost £3 for members and […]

Father Christmas, an Elf and a Little Boy called Vinnie

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Santa’s Sleigh and Reindeer Vinnie With His Mum The Big Santa Project for Sticky Paws On December 21st at 10.00 am in Chelmsford High Street, the Mayor of Chelmsford, Chelmsford City Councillors, Virgin Money personnel and Chelmsford City footballers will be gathering around Father Christmas and his loyal elf to fund-raise for Vinnie, a very […]

Folk like us

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The Folk like Us Project continues to help people aged over 65 living in Southend break isolation and loneliness. Recently the Hub which is open Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm, received its 1000th visit. Jack Bailey was the lucky 1000th visitor and  received cake and a certificate to acknowledge the milestone. Jack said “I feel less isolated when […]

Olympic themed “knitted teddy making” competition

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Olympic themed “knitted teddy making” competition by Local Hospitals Get ready to assemble at the starting blocks ahead of a race to the finish line for an Olympic themed “knitted teddy making” competition. This competition is being run at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust. The team will be accepting entries for the Rio 2016 […]

Support the Paralympics Rio 2016

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Support the Paralympics Rio 2016 As everyone knows the Olympics start in Brazil in two weeks time. Included in that event are the Paralympics Rio 2016. We need to support the Paralympics Rio 2016 so our athletes can succeed. The British Paralympic Association (BPA) partner Mondelez International, who sell Cadbury chocolate products, have launched a […]

Aspire Centre Project

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Aspire Centre Project Launch Interact is launching a project entitled “Aspire Centre Project” on 12th August 2016 in Chelmsford. Interact is an innovative, enterprising, local Essex based charity that delivers support where needed most – in the heart of the community. We are forward-thinking and fast-paced. Our work is challenging and the environment can be […]

Birdwatching Boat Trips on the River Blackwater

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Birdwatching Boat Trips on the River Blackwater Join us at Essex Wildlife Trust afloat our very special birdwatching boat trips exploring the sheltered coastal waters and mudflats around Tollesbury and Mersea. With expert local guides, we will expect to see a wide range of species, including brent geese, dunlin, avocet, red-breasted merganser, and many more. […]

A TV Company Needs Your Help

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A TV Company Needs Your Help TV Company Electric Ray are putting together a BBC Documentary on people aged 18 and over. They are looking for people who are experiencing a big change in their lives. It could be for a variety of reasons. These reasons can include a family reunion, preparing for a job […]

Send a Cow, Leigh on Sea

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Send a Cow, Leigh on Sea After ‘Three Acres And A Cow’ (Cecily Morris was there), she’s now opening her garden in aid of ‘Send a Cow’ ‘Send a Cow is about raising funds to help people in Africa grow their own fruit and vegetables and farm their own animals to provide food for their […]