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March 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Art
  • Storytelling
  • Young Essex

Oh, The Places We’ll Go!

Storytelling from Around the World
An illustration of mountains


Grays Library, Orsett Road
Grays, Thurrock, RM17 5DX
Drop-in, no booking required

Come and explore the theme of journeys, adventures and places around the world and in our imaginations. Drop-in for our Pop Up Storytelling Armchair, hear traditional tales from Africa with Djembe drumming led by Efua Sey, try your hand at Chinese calligraphy with workshops run by Colchester Chinese Cultural Society, and wrap your tongue around different languages with bilingual storytelling with JaJaJa Books. Share your stories about Grays as part of artist Arooj Khan’s project Grays + Me, and dabble with the art of Arabic Caligraphy.

All welcome!

Suitable for ages 4+


Young Essex

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

Stamp Your Passports at Festival Learning Destination

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 Learning at essexchildrensuniversity.co.uk


Logo for Thurrock Council


Logo for Essex Cultural Diversity Project



Grays Library
Orsett Road
Grays, Thurrock, RM17 5DX