National Crime Reading Month

Essex Book Festival: Criminally Good Day, Family-friendly day of festivities

South-east England (inc. London) & East Anglia

Event Type:Festival event
Event Organiser:Essex Book Festival
Booking Link:https://essexbookfestival.org.uk/booking-details/
Other Links: https://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/criminally-good-day/
Ticket Price:Free

High House Production Park
Vellacott Close
Purfleet-on-Thames, Essex, RM19 1RJ
United Kingdom

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With ‘Midnight Robber’, the giant skeleton puppet, on the loose, a great mix of crime0writer events and workshops for all ages, an intriguing heritage walk, children’s craft workshops, plus some criminally good storytelling — make sure you don’t miss out on the festivities at High House Production Park.

Free Activities throughout the day — Drop-in, no booking required

Visit the Earthling Tent, in partnership with Thurrock Library – help us to Solve the World’s Worst Crime – the Climate Emergency. The tent will be packed with story-telling, writing and bunting-making. Plus you’ll be able to plant acorns with Essex author Ray Starr who has just published the first in her trilogy of books, Earthlings.

Watch out for the Midnight Robber – a giant puppet who will be wandering the site throughout the day

The Great Big Book Giveaway – your chance to pick a free book in exchange for a visit to the Earthlings Tent where you will be invited to join in the quest to Solve the World’s Worst Crime by writing your own pledge.

Take a look at Kinetika’s massive silk screen flags which will be on display. Kinetika will also be doing a procession of their Platinum Jubilee flags to the site, and will be opening up their studio to show how the flags were made and the inspiration behind them. Here is a link to this amazing project: kinetika.co.uk

Heritage tours by a leading Dracula expert

Children’s workshop with Essex Police Museum

Pop-Up Storytelling Armchair – A super comfy treat for book lovers young and old to enjoy some wonderful stories out loud.

Why not make a day of it and bring a picnic. There are lots of beautiful areas to sit and enjoy your lunch in between the activities.

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