future city chelmsford october

Future City is a green festival of ideas on how to grow a sustainable Chelmsford, brought to you by organisations from across the city. The mainly digital festival runs throughout October and tackles the themes of climate change, biodiversity and sustainability. The programme, which is part of Essex2020, is intended to capture the moment as we think about life post-COVID-19, and it’s hoped events and activities will encourage us to make connections and provide fresh thinking about the future.  

There are exciting multi-media experiences, including original performances from Connect: Black Chapel Collective, the City Photo Exhibition, Eco-Casts inspired by the Essex Book Festival’s ‘Manifesto For Essex’, and an audio-visual installation from the Resonance Collective in The Meadows shopping centre.  

RSA Essex is holding a free conference called ‘Shaping Our Future’ to consider how the world could and should change after COVID-19, and Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society is celebrating their centenary with an evening event on the work taking place in Essex right now to secure a more sustainable future for the county. 

Love Your Chelmsford is of course, in on the action: watch out for a series of films on green jobs with career coaches People On Work and keep your eyes peeled for our high street recycling bins, which will soon start to look rather different thanks to the young artists of the city. And don’t forget our new Sustainabilty and Recycling Film too, we’ll be putting on lots of activites to promote it’s launch throughout the month of October.

Stay in touch – there’ll be plenty to entertain and inspire as we explore what a green future looks like for Chelmsford.