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June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Midsummer Madness
  • Workshop
  • Young Essex

Top Writing Tips Workshop

Sam Scott


Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road
Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD
per young person, accompanying adult free

Top Writing Tips Workshop with Sam Scott

For budding writers aged 11-16 years. Join Essex children’s and YA author, Sam Scott, for this creative writing workshop and discover your potential as a writer. Explore different writing techniques; how to create a believable character, how to build a plot arc and the importance of using varied vocabulary.


Sunday 23 June, 12.00 – 1.00pm
Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Braintree, Cressing, CM77 8PD
Tickets: £3 per child/young person, accompanying adult free
Box Office: eventbrite.co.uk

All those aged under 12 must be accompanied by an adult


Part of our Midsummer Madness Family Fun Day. Pack your picnic and make a beeline for what promises to be a magical day at Cressing Temple Barns. Free parking, free entry and lots of free activities. All welcome.



Murder is Not a Game by Sam Scott

Eleven-year-old Toby Shaw yearns for adventure. The discovery of a mysterious box hidden in a vase coincides with the start of events that lead him to become a super sleuth.

In the remote setting of Bodmin Moor, when a new resident arrives, villagers begin to die in ghastly circumstances. After uncovering and cracking clues, Toby, along with the help of his younger sister Lucy, commits to solving the mystery of the dastardly deaths.

Suddenly, a game is afoot! Will Toby solve the murders before the village police officer … who just happens to be his father?



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Cressing Temple Barns







Cressing Temple Barns
Witham Road
Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD


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.