Thank you for downloading the Essex 2020 podcast. In this series, we go behind the scenes of the UK’s biggest celebration of science and creativity. In each episode, Essex 2020 project director Richard Freeman meets some of the brilliant people and organisations who are working to create, inspire and discover Essex’s past, present and future. There is more information on how you can get involved in Essex 2020 at Essex2020.com and at the end of the podcast. In this episode: Ros Green from Essex Book Festival For over 20 years, Essex Book Festival has been one of the highlights of the Essex cultural calendar. Each March it hosts over 100 events in over 45 venues, including theatres, libraries, schools, universities, cafes and art galleries. And this year - a swimming pool. Richard talks to Festival Director Ros Green about why 2020’s theme of ‘Brave New Worlds’ is bringing together the imagination of science and bold new frontiers in the arts for a very special Essex 2020 year. essexbookfestival.org.uk --- Do you want to take part in Essex 2020? Whether you want to participate in one of over 300 events, or submit your own idea to celebrate Essex’s extraordinary story of science and creativity, you will find everything you need at Essex2020.com Search Essex 2020 on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as well for updates on events, inspiring stories and tips on how you can discover a new world of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. We’d also love to know what you thought of the podcast. Please review and share on your favourite podcast platform. Essex 2020 is an Essex Partners initiative. This is an always possible podcast. The interviewer was Richard Freeman for always possible and the producer was Chris Thorpe-Tracey for Lo Fi Arts.