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June 2, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • FREE
  • In partnership
  • Outside
  • Storytelling
  • Young Essex

Greenwood Words

Burnham 1 (c) Donata Rio


Burnham-on-Crouch, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex United Kingdom
Drop-in, no booking required

Everyone is invited to our bumper one-day event – Greenwood Words – in Burnham-on-Crouch as part of our Jubilee celebrations.

Including performances by leading East Anglian storytellers Glenys Newton and Marion Leeper who will be channelling King Canute, Neptune and The Green Man amongst others, a host of free family arts and crafts workshops all focusing on The Natural World, a plethora of pop-up writing desks dotted around town waiting to be scribbled at, creating gratitude jars with wellbeing charity Heads2Minds, plus the opportunity to plant a sunflower – resist it at your peril!


Date and time: Thursday 2nd June, 12.00 – 4.00pm

Venue: Burnham-on-Crouch, some activities will be in Burnham Baptist Church Hall and others will take place along the quayside.

Tickets: All activities are free and drop-in, no booking required.


Take a Greenwood Words walk with Marion Leeper

Leading East Anglian Storyteller Marion Leeper will be leading walkers on a magical walk around Burnham-on-Crouch town celebrating the magic and myth of the Green Man and others. Walks will leave on the hour from outside Burnham Baptist Church – 12.00midday, 1.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm


Storytelling on the Quay with Glenys Newton

Join award-winning storyteller Glenys Newton who will be telling tales of King Canute and more on the Quayside, near Ye Olde White Harte Hotel.


Free, drop-in, activities at Burnham Baptist Church Hall

  • Make your own giant jelly fish out of a plastic bottles and bags (bring you own if you can)
  • Join in our quest to plant a 1000 sunflowers in recycled festival brochures and coffee cups in solidarity with the Ukraine and also wild bees, their main pollinator
  • Create gratitude jars with wellbeing charity Heads2Minds
  • Create your own unique weaving with Lynn Excell, using all natural materials including flowers and leaves, that you can take home and re-new as often as you like! Lynn is a Chelmsford based artist who mainly works with community art projects.



Photo of Burnham-on-Crouch © Donata Rio

In partnership with Maldon and District CVS


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Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex United Kingdom