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August 29, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Festival Finale
  • In partnership
  • The Children's University
  • Workshop
  • Young Essex

Scallywag Press : Workshops for younger readers


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

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Essex Book Festival

Scallywag Press : Author Workshops
We are teaming up with multi-award children’s publisher Scallywag Press for four fabulous hands on author and artist workshops for young children. Ages vary.

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.


Age 4+ ( Adults Free) Children must be accompanied by Adults.

11.00- 12.00 Lecture Room

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.

Age 4+ ( Adults Free) Children must be accompanied by Adults 

12.30 – 13.30 Lecture Room


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.

Age 4+ ( Adults Free) Children must be accompanied by Adults 


2.00 – 3.00 Lecture Room

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.

Age 4+ ( Adults Free) Children must be accompanied by Adults


15.30 – 16.30 Lecture Room



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.