The Essex Crowd


Supporting small scale local projects that create connections and bring people together.

Our Journey

Chelmsford Art and Cultural Festival
Chelmsford Art and Cultural Festival joined The Essex Crowd1 week ago

23rd June: -Parade across town -Dance, music, circus on stage + Dance workshops- Bond Street - Entertainment in High Street -24th June: -Fayre in High Street : world food Market, crafts, entertainment -Music performances on staged area- Bond Street Bowl - science workshops in High Chelmer and Storytellig event in Foyle - "When performing art meet visual art" – Hylands 25th-29th June: - Lunchtime concerts - Evening events : Ghost walks, Heritage talks -Storytelling, music +comedy week: Moulsham street 30th June: - Sound of Essex Festival– Central Park -Mad Science in Meadows - Culture Day at Oakland Museum - Circus in Bowl River Festival (30th and 1st) -Dragon Boat race, Paddle boats, boats trips/ canoeing -Music/ Dance performances - Meadows and Springfield basin A visual art programme -12 signed artists who include some of the UK bestselling names and with JJ Adams - A programme of all styles art workshops - More visual arts events -History of Essex Jazz exhibition

Creative Community Plastic Recycling
Creative Community Plastic Recycling joined The Essex Crowd3 weeks ago

Replastic is a not for profit initiative by Repair Reuse Recycle CIC. Our mission is to change people’s perception of waste with innovation and creativity. Based on Precious Plastic's model, Replastic will be creating a recycling opportunity with community involvement. We can create non-industrial scaled solution that can recycle 6 of the 7 types of plastic - including many things that aren't recycled by the council. With the first of our four machines ready, we will be starting our initiative by collecting domestic and commercial plastic waste from an already agreed network of collection points amongst local independent cafes. So far we have a shredder that can break down plastic waste into a state ready for the next stage of recycling. We now need to raise money for our second machine and our first moulds to turn this plastic waste into a sustainable product with a use for life.

Sensory Cabins for pupils in South Green started fundraising!1 month ago
Essex Trophy Cycle Race
Essex Trophy Cycle Race joined The Essex Crowd1 month ago

A day of cycling to incorporate a mass participation ride, which is self financing plus a funding dependent Elite Cycle race for the best 125 riders in the UK. This is a mix of elite sport - community involvement - raising the profile of Essex as a place for sport, tourism and business. It is planned to run this event on 23rd April - St Georges Day, 2019. Part of the date choice being to bring attention to the lack of an English Holiday. Essex has successfully hosted the Olympics, Tour de France, the Tour of Britain and Women's Tour - but does not have its own major bike race. In fact the South East and indeed Southern England do not have a major bike race to call its own.

4 projects started fundraising!1 month ago
Halloween Event
Halloween Event joined The Essex Crowd1 month ago

A late afternoon event with bouncy castles, various rides, face painters and entertainers. Completely free event to make sure it is accessible to all in the community. The event was created to encourage youngsters to join in with the event and not knock on doors, as we have a large elderly community. Encouraging all in the community to get involved, supporting local businesses who offer services for example bouncy castles, entertainers.

3 projects joined The Essex Crowd2 months ago


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