New festival, EA Sustain, launches in Essex

December 2022

Image for press release - Picture showing Professor Tim Middleton and Joanne Ooi outside Writtle University College's main building
(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

An exciting new event launches next month. EA Sustain is a new festival about Environment, Culture and Entrepreneurship and will take place on our doorstep in Colchester. 

Earlier this month, Joanne Ooi, founder of EA Sustain, visited Writtle University College to meet with Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim Middleton. She said: "Excited and gratified at the prospect of working with Writtle University College to bring home the crucial importance of understanding where our food comes from. It all starts with getting the message out to young people."

The festival will include Marine Conservation, Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Seaweed, Ecofashion and Nature Writing, with a large portion of the programme dedicated to Food and Farming.

The line-up includes Tony Juniper (Chair of Natural England), Patrick Holden (Co-Founder of Sustainable Food Trust) and Alastair Driver (Director of Rewilding Britain), with a very strong contingent from East Anglia, e.g., Jake Fiennes, Helen Macdonald, Lord Deben, William Kendall, John Pawsey, and Sarah Langford. 

To learn more and book tickets, visit