We launched Essex Book Festival 2019 in Harwich as part of our opening weekend, themed on ‘Secret Water’ to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Arthur Ransome’s book, part of his ‘Swallows and Amazons’ series and set on the Essex coast. Thanks to all those who helped make it happen, including The Harwich Society, the Arthur Ransome Society, BBC Essex and Harwich Festival, as well as all the authors, artists and audiences who took part! Click on the image to start the film.