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Ballroom at the Shire Hall, Chelmsford, Walter Bayes, Museum no. E.1363-1949 Given by the Pilgrim Trust

Contemporary poetry & songs about Essex

To Initiate the Memory Maps project a group of contemporary song writers and poets were asked to begin the process of writing about Essex. They have responded to different works and images in a range of media: drawings, watercolours, oil sketches and portraits, as well as embroideries and wall-paper, clothes, silverware and carvings. It is hoped that they will inspire you to start making your own memory maps.

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Made Up Love Song (Hardback)

Made Up Love Song (Hardback)

Made Up Love Song documents a new work by internationally acclaimed artist Bettina von Zwehl - a captivating series of 34 miniature photographic portr…

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Game: The Definery

Luxury or Vulgar? Let The Definery help you decide what objects to own. Simply enter an object into The Definery, answer a series of questions about the object, and wait for its judgement.

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Event - Bawden, Ravilious and the Artists of Great Bardfield

Mon 26 October 2015 19:00–20:45

In 1931 the artists Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious moved to the Essex village of Great Bardfield. Over the years, encouraged by their example, other artists came to live in the village, forming a thriving artistic community that has continued to this day.

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