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Detail from 'Riverside, Beccles', Edward Walker, Museum no. E.2171-1949 Given by the Pilgrim Trust

Contemporary writing about Essex

To Initiate the Memory Maps project a group of leading contemporary writers were asked to begin the process of writing about Essex. They have responded to different works and images in a range of media: drawings, watercolours, oil sketches and portraits, as well as embroideries and wall-paper, clothes, silverware and carvings. It is hoped that they will inspire you to start making your own memory maps.

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Love and Freindship and Other Youthful Writings (Hardback)

Love and Freindship and Other Youthful Writings (Hardback)

Jane Austen's earliest writing dates from when she was just eleven years, and already shows the hallmarks of her mature work: wit, acute insight into …

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Game: The Definery

Luxury or Vulgar? Let The Definery help you decide what objects to own. Simply enter an object into The Definery, answer a series of questions about the object, and wait for its judgement.

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Event - Bawden, Ravilious and the Artists of Great Bardfield

Mon 26 October 2015 19:00–20:45

In 1931 the artists Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious moved to the Essex village of Great Bardfield. Over the years, encouraged by their example, other artists came to live in the village, forming a thriving artistic community that has continued to this day.

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