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March 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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  • Young Essex

The Mothership Project

At PLACE weekend
An image of origami boats


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

Our fantastic Mothership Project continues at Place Weekend, when we will be exchanging messages of love and friendship between young people in Essex and China. Take part in this ongoing and mammoth project – write your own message, try your hand at Chinese Calligraphy, or make an origami boat. Suitable for ages 6+.


Young Essex at PLACE

This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Oh, The Places We’ll Go! Young Essex at PLACE weekend in Colchester on Saturday 23 March.

Join us for a fab day out for families at Firstsite, exploring place, identity, history and heritage through books, reading, writing and storytelling. Our Pop Up Storytelling Armchair is back; there’ll also be bookmaking, writing workshops, origami boatbuilding and Chinese calligraphy, not to mention The Mothership Project, when children in Essex will be exchanging messages of friendship with children in China.

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

Mothers Bridge of Love logo


logo for Colchester Chinese Cultural Society


Logo for Firstsite



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]