Free festival promises to tantalise your senses

Published: 23 September 2015 at 08:59

Mobile climbing wall

Activities for all the family at Anglia Ruskin's extravaganza of sensations

A free family festival to tempt all five of your senses will be held at Anglia Ruskin University.

Visitors to the Festival for the Senses will be able to listen to recordings relating to Chelmsford, including a speech from Guglielmo Marconi from 1935. There will be a taste safari, a treasure hunt, live music and African dancing, a pottery workshop and activities such as a climbing wall.

Essex Cricket will be running a Fastest Bowler competition and there will be a street market where you can buy fresh, locally produced fayre. Meet Pilot Pete, the Essex Air Ambulance mascot, and take part in a competition to see who can get their kit on quickest.

Sian Burnett, Community Engagement Officer at Anglia Ruskin, said: "Our inaugural Festival for the Senses will see entertaining and educational activities for all the family, designed to tantalise your senses in different ways.

"We hope to welcome as many people as possible onto our campus, whether you want to try some sumptuous local produce, learn something new or get involved in something a little more active."

The Festival will be held at Anglia Ruskin's Chelmsford campus on Saturday, 3 October from 10am until 2pm. An open day will also be taking place at the same time for people interested in studying at Anglia Ruskin, which will feature a free creative writing workshop hosted by Professor Farah Mendlesohn.