What’s happening in September?….Futon Company presents the pick of the crop across the UK…

What’s on in Chelmsford?

Twilight Spectacle, South Woodham Ferrers

The good people of Chelmsford (and beyond) are invited to witness an imaginative journey of flight with the show ‘Firebirds’ presented by Theatre Titanic from Germany. Organisers describe it as “a promenade of four marvellous machines and their eccentric pilots [who] make their way around Saltcoats Park, attempting to win the favour of the audience. Pyro effects are the sparkling power behind the outrageous flying attempts. There’s envy and indignations between the competitors that causes mishaps and look out for the Black Angel who plays his own particular game.”

Saturday 20th September 2014, Saltcoats Park, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5WE

Blues in the City Rock Booze Blues & Roots.

Chelmsford’s three day Blues in the City is now in its fourth year with acts including Robbie McIntosh band, Stary, Slack Alice, Robin Bibi, Pearl Handled Revolver, Porter, Split Whiskers, Saiichi Sugiayam band and many more. Each year the event is run to benefit a local charity and this year’s organisers have chosen The Helen Rollason Cancer Charity. For further information go to

Fri 26th to Sun 28th at venues in and around Chelmsford

The Orange Tree Beer Festival

Chelmsford and Mid Essex CAMRA Pub of the Year 2014 The Orange Tree will be hosting a beer festival at the end of September offering an extra 30 real ales, ciders and perrys. Award winning milds, stouts, porters and golden ales from across the UK will be served between midday and 23:00. For every ale, cider and perry on sale, tasting notes will be available for the uninitiated and for the experienced ale connoisseur. Hot and cold food will be on offer and there will also be live music during the two day festival; The Chelmsford Blues in the City Festival arrives at the Orange Tree on Saturday 27th September in the form of the Robin Bibi band. For further information go to

Fri 26th to Sat 27th September 2014 at The Orange Tree, Lower Anchor Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0AS


After 10 successful years and Chelmsford’s new city status, the popular festival of outdoor arts has a new name and a shift in style. Audiences can enjoy some of the best outdoor performances from across the UK. This year, the Festival takes place over two Saturdays with different shows in South Woodham Ferrers and then Chelmsford City Centre & Angela Ruskin University with plenty of surprises planned. For further information go to

Saturday 20th September from 8.30pm and Saturday 27th September from 10am-10pm

Futon Company also have a fantastic Store in Chelmsford so come and have a browse whilst you are there