EA Festival debut: New festival quenches region's 'thirst for culture'
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An arts festival in Essex is quenching East Anglia's "thirst for culture", its founder has said.
EA Festival debuted at Castle Hedingham on the weekend (July 31-August 1) with a celebration of the region's talent - from museums to new music.
Headliners included Countdown's Susie Dent, QI and Blackadder creator John Lloyd and author of The Ethical Carnivore Louise Gray.
Festival founder Joanne Ooi said the event has only scratched the surface of what East Anglia has to offer.
Joanne said: "There is so much thirst for culture in East Anglia and the region is chock-a-block with talent. It is untapped and EA Festival has merely scratched the surface.
"The experience and ambience of doing live events with kinetic, spontaneous interaction on stage was a joy.
"The feeling of connection with the audience was palpable."
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Joanne said the event could become an annual fixture with events throughout the year.