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March 30, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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  • Young Essex

Pet Defender: Alien Workshop

With Gareth P Jones
Image of storyteller and children's author Gareth P Jones holding a sign saying 'Make Mistakes Boldly'


Lord Ashcroft Building, Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane
Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ
Accompanying adult free

Box Office:

Mercury Theatre
01206 573948

The Pet Defenders are the first line in defence against alien invasion. Your dogs, cats, hamster and gerbils are fighting to keep earth safe but they need your help. Fire up your imaginations and join award winning author Gareth P Jones for an interactive, science fiction, musical, unpredictable event in which the audience has to write the story, create the aliens and ultimately save the world! Suitable for 7-11 year olds




Science & the Imagination

This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Science & the Imagination weekend, taking place in Chelmsford on Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 March.

Young Essex

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

Stamp Your Passports at Festival Learning Destinations

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


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Lord Ashcroft Building, Anglia Ruskin University
Bishop Hall Lane
Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ