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March 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Art
  • Storytelling
  • Workshop
  • Young Essex

Are You Sitting Comfortably? Troll Swap Fun!

Leigh Hodgkinson


Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street
Colchester, CO1 1JH
Drop-in. No booking required.

Are You Sitting Comfortably? (11.00-12.00)
Troll Swap Fun (14.00-15.00)

Join Leigh Hodgkinson for stories, giant drawings and fun crafts, with some storytelling in between. Leigh writes and illustrates picture books for children. Her books have been translated into oodles of different languages around the world and have even won some awards too. She is art director and co-creator of an inventive new animated show called “Olobob Top” for CBeebies. Leigh likes swimming, buttons and cheese, but she’s not so keen on slugs, tidying or parking.

This event is run by Essex School Library Service which is part of EES for Schools Owned by Essex County Council, EES for Schools provides a range of specialist education services focused on school effectiveness. The organisation works with over 4,500 schools across the UK delivering highly-successful training and consultancy services in the areas of school effectiveness and improvement, pupil assessment and progress tracking, clerking, finance, HR, governor services and school library services.

Suitable for 3-7 years.

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This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s PLACE weekend in Colchester. Click here for a list of events taking place as part of the hub.




All Essex Book Festival YOUNG ESSEX events are Children’s University Learning Destinations – bring your Passport to Learning, get it stamped and enjoy your learning journey!

Essex Book Festival is partnering up once again with Essex Children’s University, which provides 5-14 year olds with exciting learning experiences outside school. Issued with a Passport to Learning, CU Learners collect stamps, working towards a special Graduation Ceremony. For more info and how to get a Passport to Learning, visit essexchildrensuniversity.co.uk





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]