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March 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Workshop
  • Young Essex

Tides and Tales

With Wendy Constance
A picture of Wendy Constance in front of items found on the beach


Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street
Colchester, CO1 1JH
Accompanying adult free

Box Office:

(01206) 713700

Come along for this writing workshop about flotsam and jetsam with children’s author and artist Wendy Constance. Be it natural or handmade, treasure or trash, be inspired by the stories objects washed up on the beach can tell us – where did they came from and how did they get there? Suitable for ages 7-11 year olds.



Young Essex at PLACE

This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Oh, The Places We’ll Go! Young Essex at PLACE weekend in Colchester on Saturday 23 March.

Join us for a fab day out for families at Firstsite, exploring place, identity, history and heritage through books, reading, writing and storytelling. Our Pop Up Storytelling Armchair is back; there’ll also be bookmaking, writing workshops, origami boatbuilding and Chinese calligraphy, not to mention The Mothership Project, when children in Essex will be exchanging messages of friendship with children in China.

Click here for an overview of all our Young Essex events across the county this March.


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Lewis Gardens, High Street
Colchester, CO1 1JH

Hearing Loop: Firstsite does not have a hearing loop system in this room.

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 claire@essexbookfestival.org.uk