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April 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • In person
  • Networking
  • Stand Up for Diversity

Stand Up For Diversity

The line-up so far: Jo Melville, Maddi Crease, Elliot Gibbons, Sade Fadipe, Ruth Jones, Zoe Olawore, Snatcha, Indi Sandhu
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Metal at Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Avenue
Southend-on-Sea, SS0 8NB
Booking Essential

All are invited to an evening of three-minute mini-talks, short soap-box shout-outs that put a spotlight on diversity, writing, words and storytelling.


Hosted in partnership by Essex Cultural Diversity Project and Essex Book Festival, for this event we have teamed up with Metal and their Essex Writers House. The event will bring together people who want to champion and celebrate diversity in the arts and in our communities, share the work they do with others, and collectively celebrate strong diverse voices.

Free, food and refreshments provided.


Booking essential – let us know you’re coming by registering here at Eventbrite.

See full list of speakers at: essexcdp.com




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Metal at Chalkwell Hall
Chalkwell Avenue
Southend-on-Sea, SS0 8NB
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01702 470 700

Accessibility: Please contact the venue direct about wheelchair and disabled access.

Hearing Loop: 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]