Friday 29th June

Lunchtime Concerts

Chelmsford Cathedral | Friday, June 29th | 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Gareth Bennett, Church Music Minister, will host several lunchtime concerts presenting an individual performer, band, troupe and/or choir. The concert will include The Choral Scholars. Open to all. Bring your own lunch.

Evening Variety Concert

Christ Church URC | Friday, June 29th | 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Live music concert showcasing local talented solos and groups. Organised by Gareth Bennett, Music Ministry and sponsored by Christ Church URC.

Pub Events

The United Brethren | Friday, June 29th | 9pm to 11.30pm

A night with Dave Sharp (The Alarm).

Pop Culture Poster Exhibition

Chelmsford Museum, Oaklands Park | Saturday, June 23rd to Sunday, August 19th

Sam Mayle presents an exhibition of pop culture posters. Sam is a self-taught illustrator whose presentation explores alternative themes around movie posters for popular films. Sam’s influences include Sci fi, fantasy and horror.

Hive Artists WW1 Exhibition: Renewal

Chelmsford Cathedral | Monday, June 25th to Monday, July 9th

A selection of mixed artwork exploring the themes around war, freedom, sacrifice, courage, renewal and peace. This exhibition comes as we celebrate the centenary of the end of the First World War. Each artist has approached the subject with sensitivity, some basing their work specifically on the Great War. This presentation is as much about the present as the past, how mistakes are often replicated, history repeating itself, but that ultimately, we find a way to peace and renewal.

Gallery 43: Celebrating the Essex Countryside Exhibition

Gallery 43, Moulsham Street | Saturday, June 23rd to Sunday, July 1st

Gallery 43 will host a show celebrating the Essex countryside from local artists – James Hewitt, Sue Spiers and Paul Franks. The gallery stocks a range of original contemporary British artwork together with a number of limited edition prints, ceramics, glass, sculpture and silver jewellery.

Wishbone Gallery Exhibition

Town centre | Saturday, June 23rd to Sunday, July 1st

The Wishbone Gallery plans to promote the work of twelve leading contemporary British artists, including the top selling commercial artist, JJ Adams. The exhibition will also include work from three local artists taken from a competition at Rivermead Gallery (Anglia Ruskin University).

Chelmer Fine Art Exhibition

6 New London Road | Saturday, June 23rd to Sunday, July 1st

The Chelmer Fine Art gallery will be offering for sale the portraits of visual artist Gilson Lavis (ex-Squeeze and the drummer for Jools Holland) who has painted many famous musicians including Lily Allen, Paloma Faith, Lulu and Smokey Robinson.

Ian Bailey Wallpaper Exhibition

High Chelmer | Saturday, June 23rd to Sunday, 1st July

Ian Bailey is a creator of wallpaper designs that explore the notion that things aren’t as they may first appear – government propaganda and anti-establishment themes dominate. Bailey’s Rebellion 2 designs exhibit along names such as Lizzi Allen, Linda Florence and the Chapman Brothers. The V&A requested a sample roll to add to their collection of early 21 st century wallpaper designs which is displayed for talks on contemporary print.

Live Art with Steve Pablo Jones & Dave Stephen

Meadows | Monday, June 25th to Friday, June 29th

Steve specialises in portraits of musicians as well as landscapes and other contemporary work. Dave creates artistic pictures and objects as well as some practical items from Welsh slate. He brings his love of nature and the outdoors as well as a sense of absurdity to work a material many consider mundane and every day. Dave will be explaining the working methods and the history of slate and the slate industry and giving a demonstration.

See website: www.slate-art.com

V Flections Exhibition

Chelmsford Museum, Oaklands Park | Saturday, June 16th to Sunday, 2nd September

The V Flections exhibition by portrait artist James Wilkinson will focus on his on and off stage sketches, portraits, photographs and videos. Wilkinson is the official portrait artist to the V-festival (Rize) and takes inspiration from the classics of Caravaggio and the pop art of Peter Blake.

Local Artists Exhibition

Rivermead Gallery, ARU & The Transition Gallery | Saturday, June 23rd to Sunday, July 1st

With submissions from 60 local artists the Chelmsford Festival Art Exhibition will be shown across the above two venues. With such an inspirational display of local talent, and a diverse range of photography, drawing, painting and illustration, from traditional to modern and everything in between. There is something to suit every taste.

FULL EXHIBITION LISTING

History of Jazz in Essex Exhibition

Chelmsford Library | Friday, June 22nd to Monday, 2nd July

A presentation on the history of the ‘Places’ and ‘Faces’ of Jazz in Essex.

Art Workshops

Chelmsford Library | Monday, June 25th to Friday, June 29th

10am to 12 noon – Characters design workshop with Hayley Wells
1pm to 3pm – Zine making with Hayley Wells

Free, but donations are welcome. Please email hello@chelmsfordfestival.org to reserve a spot.

City Graffiti Art

Construction Site, Parkway | Sunday, June 24th to Sunday, July 1st

Scotty Brave of Brave Arts and team will create a street art mural on the hoarding of the construction site along the Parkway.

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