New for Chelmsford – a Radio Drama Festival!

Written by on March 1, 2023

Chelmsford Community Radio are pleased to share that they have been successful in their application to the Essex County Council Arts and Cultural Fund.

The Essex County Council Arts and Cultural fund has been designed to help organisations and practitioners to deliver a broad and exciting range of work and activity to engage with and bring residents together.

The money granted to Chelmsford Community Radio will be used to develop a Radio Drama Festival in the city which will include workshops with children from local schools, listening sessions and a Radio Drama performance which will be recorded in front of an audience.

Chelmsford Community Radio broadcasts on 104.4FM, online and also via their app. It celebrates its 10th birthday in the summer. The station has about 60 active volunteer presenters aged between 15 and 80. It delivers a huge range of shows covering local issues, performers, unsigned bands and acts as an accessible platform for people in the area as well as providing radio or podcast training to the education sector and community groups.

It is a very exciting opportunity which embraces the broadcast heritage that Chelmsford is so very proud of and hopefully gives a foundation to build on going forwards, providing access to local groups and individuals that can help share, showcase and celebrate some of the very talented creatives that our community has to offer.

The arts, cultural and creative projects supported by the Essex County Council Arts and Cultural Fund, will contribute to the Levelling UP Essex Strategy and play an integral part in enabling the objectives of Essex County Council’s wider objectives as set out in Everyone’s Essex.

Details are still being finalised but if you have any queries regarding the festival, please email

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