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March 24
  • Guided Tour

Josie Watson

Colchester Literary Legacies
An image of Josie Watson and Colchester Castle


Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street
Colchester, CO1 1JH

Box Office:

(01206) 713700

12.00 – 1.15pm
2.00 – 3.15pm

Throughout its history, Colchester has been the inspiration and setting for many novels. This guided walk will take you on a literary quest to discover serpents, detectives, serving wenches and many other fictional characters and their creators who have known the streets of the ancient town.

There are two tours, each lasting approximately 75 minutes. The tour will start from Firstsite – meet at the entrance.

Josie Watson is a Blue Badge Guide.

This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s PLACE weekend, taking place at Firstsite in Colchester on Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 March.


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Lewis Gardens, High Street
Colchester, CO1 1JH

Hearing Loop: Firstsite does not have a hearing loop system in this room.

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]