Essex Book Festival would like to thank our huge variety of partners, with whom we work within Essex and beyond.

Essex Book Festival receives financial support from Arts Council England, Essex County Council, Chelmsford City Council, Thurrock Council, University of Essex, Harlow Council and Colchester Borough Council. It is based within the Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Essex’s Colchester campus.

Supporters include Anglia Ruskin University and the Park Inn by Radisson Palace Hotel. Our Principal Media Partner is BBC Essex.

And this year’s partner organisations who contributed to our programme and overall success include Atlantic Books, Beth Chatto Education Trust, British Council, British Guild of Travel Writers, Chelmsford City Theatres, Children’s University, Colchester Chinese Culture Society, Colchester Events Company, Colchester + Ipswich Museums, Colchester Makerspace, The Cultural Assembly, Dice & a Slice Dorothy L Sayers Society, Essex 2020, Essex Cultural Diversity Project, Essex Gardens Trust, Extinction Rebellion Colchester, Firstsite, Focal Point Gallery, Harlow Museum, Harlow Playhouse, HM Prison & Probation Service, Ideas Hub, Index on Censorship, Lakeside Theatre, Layer Marney Tower, The London Book Fair, Mercury Theatre, Metal, Myriad Books, Polish Cultural Institute, RSA, Red Lion Books, Riverside, River Stour Festival, Saqi Books, Tendring District Council, The Transition, University of Essex Students Union, Wet Sounds, Writtle University College.

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