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March 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Art
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  • Young Essex

Create a Secret Treasure Island

Bookmaking workshop for Children
Artwork by Lola Swain


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

Box Office:

(01206) 713700
Artwork by Lola Swain

Join artists Lola Swain and Sally Chinea to make your very own handmade book, which, when unfolded, reveals a secret island with a treasure map. Within the pages create your own imaginary creatures that live on and around the island. Suitable for ages 6-12.


The artists also have work in BEYOND THE PAGE, an Artbookart exhibition in Leigh on Sea during the festival. Read more about the exhibition here.


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