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June 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Young Essex

Oh, The Places We’ll Go!

Storytelling from around the world
An illustration of mountains


The Transition, Chelmsford, CM1 1LW
Drop-in, no booking required

Come and join us for a fun-packed afternoon of storytelling and family activities with a theme of journeys, adventures and places around the world, both real and imagined.

The event takes place across two locations: at The TransitionFoyles Bookshop, both in Chelmsford City Centre.

Drop into Foyles Bookshop (Bond Street) and get comfy in our pop-up storytelling armchair, write your own stories and listen to tales from around the globe. There’ll be storytelling on the hour at 1, 2,  3 & 4pm, with some colouring-in, drawing and writing about your favourite place in between!

Spend some time with us at The Transition (near the train station, behind Grand Central) where there will be Traditional Stories from Africa and Djembe drumming with Efua Sey Korbi, Chinese calligraphy workshops with the Colchester Chinese Cultural Society, some poetry, flash fiction writing, Bollywood dancing and more.

1.15 – 2.30: Chinese Calligraphy Workshops

1.30 – 2.30: Traditional Stories from Africa with drumming

2.30 – 3.30: Bollywood Dancing with ABCD Bollywood

3.00 – 4.15: Chinese Calligraphy Workshops

3.30 – 4.30: Storytelling with Jajaja Books

All day –  Add to our STORY WALL: colouring-in, drawing and writing about your favourite place.


Organised in partnership with Essex Cultural Diversity Project

Free event, all welcome!

Thanks for all those involved: Chelmsford FestivalEfua Sey Korbi, JaJaJa BooksColchester Chinese Culture Society, and many more.

A Summer of Festival Fun

The day is part of the Chelmsford Festival, which kick starts a fabulous Summer of fun hosted by our county capital:

Chelmsford Festival
23 June – 1 July

3foot People Festival
Hylands Park, 26-28 June

Fling Festival
Saturday 30 June

26 August



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The Transition
Chelmsford, CM1 1LW