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April 28, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Festival Finale
  • Workshop

Scallywags Press, Children’s workshops

Scallywags Press


Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road
Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD

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Essex Book Festival
[email protected]
Essex Book Festival is teaming up with children’s publisher Scallywag Press for a series of fabulous author/artist events as part of our Festival Finale.

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Rob Ramsden

Join Rob Ramsden as he reads from his brilliant picture book I Saw a Bee. He’ll also be exploring nature and the importance of bees through an activity inspired by Cressing Temple Barns own buzzy inhabitants.

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Inbal Leitner

Inspired by her book The Longest Strongest Thread, Inbal Leitner will be running a workshop to help children reflect on how connections with loved ones stay strong, even if they can’t always see or be near them, using pre-inked papers and coloured pencils to create a story and collage.

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Deborah Chancellor

Discover where your food comes from with author Deborah Chancellor! Deborah will help little ones explore the food they eat every day to find out where it comes from and how it ends up on the table in her fun Follow My Food writing workshop. She’ll also read from her new book Milly Cow Gives Milk.

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Rose Robbins

Join Rose Robbins as she reads from her new book LOUD! and runs a noisy workshop that plans to live up to the book’s title!

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Marjoke Henrichs

Author and illustrator Marjoke Henrich’s funny debut book No Said Rabbit! follows a little rabbit on his ‘no’ saying day and warmly captures a story familiar to parents and children alike! Join Marjoke as she gives a story reading and drawing workshop for creative little ones.

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Cressing Temple Barns
Witham Road
Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD
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There are two disabled toilets on site. Level access to all areas apart from Stables, Bake House and Granary. A mobility scooter is available to loan if booked in advance.