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May 22 @ 12:00 pm - August 29 @ 7:00 pm
  • Essex Writers House
  • ESTUARY 2021
  • Partner Event

Cafe Valise

Essex Writers' House


Metal at Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Avenue
Southend-on-Sea, SS0 8NB

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Essex Writers’ House at Metal

WED – SUN, 22 MAY – 29 AUG, 12.00 – 7.00PM

Enjoy a cuppa at Metal’s pop-up Cafe Valise on the veranda of the grade II listed Chalkwell Hall and be inspired by the beautiful surroundings of Chalkwell Park whilst you write your novel, do your homework or share your ideas. From Voltaire to Hemingway and Sue Townsend to JK Rowling, writers have a long tradition of writing and observing life from cafés and bars.



Metal at Chalkwell Hall
Chalkwell Avenue
Southend-on-Sea, SS0 8NB
01702 470 700

Accessibility: Please contact the venue direct about wheelchair and disabled access.

Hearing Loop: Essex Book Festival has a mobile Roger Pen hearing loop system, which needs to be booked by individuals in advance at least five days before the event. If you would like to use the Roger Pen email [email protected]