Join us for what will be a magical day of author events (for the young and the young at heart), dragons, fairies, storytelling, live music and theatre, den-building and foraging walk.
Everyone needs a dose of magic in their lives. We’ve got lashings of it laid on at Cressing Temple Barns this Midsummer Weekend…
Date and time: Saturday 25th June, 10.30am – 5.00pm
Venue: Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Cressing, Braintree CM77 8PD
Tickets: Ticketed events listed below. All other activities are free and drop-in, no booking required
Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature – Annemarie Bilclough will give a tantalising glimpse into the life of this extraordinary woman
The Fairy Tellers – Award-winning travel writer, Nicholas Jubber, explores the secret history of fairy tales
Imaginary Landscapes – Poetry and Harp with Chris Turton and Anne Denholm
Edward Carey – Hear from the acclaimed author of Little and The Swallowed Man as he discusses his latest book, B: A Year in Plagues and Pencils
Foraging walk with Lora Aziz – Join herbal artist and author Lora Aziz on a guided walk around Cressing Temple Barns grounds
A read through of the The Time of the Rumour, a play about the peasants revolt, by Poppy Corbett.
Believe with Angie Bailey – short author talk and reading, Q&A and colouring competition, for ages 6+
What! A Load of Rubbish – a new comedy magic show from Theatre Lark for family audiences, ages 4+. Free but booking essential.
The Honeybee Treasure Hunt with Emma Beswetherick – author of Playdate Adventures hosts this fun interactive session for children to learn about honeybees and design your own bug hotel, for ages 5-8
What Makes a Hero? with Ruth E Loten – Create your own ‘hero’ character and start your own story, for ages 8-12
Essex Libraries Mobile Book Bus
Fairy door trail in the Walled Garden
Den-Building and Forest School
Storytelling in the Walled Garden with East Anglian Storytelling Festival
Create a gratitude jar with wellbeing charity Heads2Minds
The People of 1381 share creative interactions with their project illuminating participants in the Peasants revolt
Bookbinding Demonstration by Tied Fates
More details to follow – Watch this space!