As one of our HUB weekends, Firstsite in Colchester hosts Essex Book Festival’s Place weekend: two days of events, talks, panel discussions, workshops and drop in family activities that explore history, heritage and identity. Here is a snapshot of the weekend, with footage of the event and interviews with friends, participants and supporters, including  A L Kennedy, Essex based author and Essex Book Festival Patron; Debbie Bird from Essex Children’s University; Jules Pretty, author of ‘The East Country’; artist, author and activist Hamja Ahsan and Rachel Walton from African Families in the UK.