Category: Blog

Savour the Delights

Everybody loves Buster Keaton, so we are thrilled to reveal our ‘mystery’ silent film, which is being screened at the wonderful Electric ...

England’s Love Affair

With just over a month to go until our launch event with Polly Toynbee at Anglia Ruskin University, the excitement is growing. We’re especially ...

Ravenous – A Wake-Up Call

At the time of writing, it’s exactly two months until Henry Dimbleby, author of the National Food Strategy, sustainable farming champion, co-founder ...

“Jaw-dropping”

“Harwich is a town so well known, and so perfectly describ’d by many writers, I need say little of it: ‘Tis strong by situation, and may be made ...

Book Your Tickets

The Box Office is Open!

Hurrah, we’re finally able to share all of the amazing festival events taking place across Essex this June. Here’s a quick and easy link ...

Author photos of Polly Toynbee, Eleanor Catton, James Naughtie and Mat Osman alongside their book covers

Hello 2023!

It has been a hectic start to 2023 at Festival HQ… We began on a very positive note with our Manifesto for Essex Climate Emergency Youth Summit. ...

Wendy Constance Rewriting the archive

Rising Tides and Essex Floods

After a fabulous summer of events across the County, we have one last event up our sleeve for 2022. That is, our re-scheduled Rewriting The Archive ...

Events still to come 14 June 2022

Still so much more to come…

After a fantastic first week of events, including our launch at Harwich Electric Palace Cinema with Blake Morrison and The Hosepipe Band – what a ...

Planting stall in tent

Free Family Days Out

One thing we are really proud about this year is the sheer volume of free activities for children taking place at this year’s Essex Book ...

John Crace A Farewell to Calm

Less than 4 weeks to go…

With the starting line looming – it’s less than four weeks until this year’s first event featuring poet and writer Robert Hamberger ...