Hosted by Essex Book Festival and Essex Cultural Diversity Project, this event brought people together to champion and develop diversity in the arts. This was the first in a series of events to explore and develop partnerships around the region. The next will take place in Colchester in February 2017, so visit our website nearer the time to find out more, or join our mailing list via the link below.
For the Stand Up For Diversity in Chelmsford event, there were three-minute mini-talks by:
Ros Green, Essex Book Festival
our compere for the evening who introduced the event
Ideas Hub: building a stronger community and connecting through creativity ideashubchelmsford.org
Essex County Council: championing diversity across Essex
Razed Roof: creating inclusive theatre with people both with, and without, learning difficulties and disabilities razedroof.btck.co.uk
Storyteller and writer: telling the stories of refugees as an antidote to the media glenysnewt.wordpress.com
Choreographer, performer & creative collaborator: merging artforms from global perspectives shaneshambhu.com
Writer: ‘Inside Out’ creative writing workshops in prisons
Arts Council England: Creative Case for diversity artscouncil.org.uk
There was also a short ‘open mic’ slot as part of the evening, so those attending can say a few words about their activity, and/or share their thoughts and responses.