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March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Festival Finale
  • Science & the Imagination
  • Young Essex

Festival Finale: Family Fun

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The Transition, Chelmsford, CM1 1LW
Drop-in, no booking required

Join us for an afternoon of family fun to celebrate the end of Essex Book Festival.

Ever wondered what it would be like to meet a Live Poetry Jukebox? Theatre-maker Mueller and designer Malte beguile all ages with their magical interactive poetry installation. Not sure what to give Mum on Mother’s Day? Try your hand at making your very own traditional Chinese paper rose with the Colchester Chinese Society. Got a special message for Mother Earth? Make your mark on our The Big Write: Mother Earth Wall with children’s author and storyteller, Anita Belli.




Young Essex

Click here for an overview of all our Young Essex events across the county this March.

Stamp Your Passports at Festival Learning Destinations

We’re helping our good friends at Essex Children’s University to provide 5-14 year olds with exciting learning experiences outside school. Once issued with a Passport to Learning, ‘CU Learners’ collect stamps and attend a special Graduation Ceremony. All Essex Book Festival YOUNG ESSEX events are CU Learning Destinations – bring your passport, get it stamped, and enjoy your learning journey! Find out how to get your very own Passport to Learningat essexchildrensuniversity.co.uk


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The Transition
Chelmsford, CM1 1LW