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, Chelmsford City Council, Essex County Council – Arts & Cultural Fund and Climate Action Challenge Fund, Essex Libraries, Explore Essex, Thurrock Council and University of Essex. It is based within the Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Essex’s Colchester campus.

Supporters include Anglia Ruskin University and Firstsite. Our Principal Media Partner is BBC Essex.

And this year’s partner organisations who contributed to our programme and overall success include Anglia Ruskin University, BBC Essex, Blown Fuse Theatre, Chelmsford Community Radio, Children’s University, Colchester City Council, Creative BasildON, Cressing Temple Barns, Cuckoo Farm Studios, Dorothy L Sayers Society, EA Festival, Electric Palace Harwich, Ensonglopedia, Essex Cultural Diversity Project, Essex Library Services, Essex Record Office, Firstsite, Focal Point Gallery, Global Association of Literary Festivals, Harlow College, Harlow Council, Harwich Museum, Heads2Minds, HMP & YOI Chelmsford, Human Library, Hylands Estate, Lakeside Theatre, Layer Marney Tower, Lemmings Theatre, Maldon & District CVS, Mercury Theatre, Metal, The Moot Hall Maldon, Othona Community, Polish Cultural Institute London, Rapid Transition Alliance, Saffron Hall, Talliston House & Gardens, Westcliff Drinks Co.



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