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  • 23 best things to do within 2 hours of home

    Are you ready to (gasp) leave your local area? From safari parks and city skylines to a hotspot for water sports, here are the 23 best outdoors things to do within 2 hours of Essex.

  • The Essex Serpent

    Superflashy newsflash!

    Claire Danes hits the county, Frinton-on-Sea bags best beach and Banksy comes to Brentwood: here's all the hot Essex goss you can handle right now

  • First Site

    Culture club: how to get involved in The Great Big Art Exhibition

    It's being championed by the cool crowd and is set to be the country's largest ever art exhibit – but it started right here in Essex. Here's what you need to know and how to get involved...

  • Superflashy newsflash!

    Not getting out much? Read on for the local lowdown – from hot new takeout menus courtesy of your favourite foodie haunts to cultural exhibitions and property porn, we've got you and the county covered.

  • Leigh Art Trail

    Incoming: the hottest Essex events lined up for summer

    Right now, the idea of gathering at a festival or buzzy cultural event seems like a distant dream, but once restrictions are lifted and sunnier climes return, there’s plenty to look forward to across the county this year.

  • Here’s what’s hot on our radar in November

    Fear your social life will end in Tiers this month? Worry not: we’ve got the inside line on all the county’s cracking events, artisan tastings and socially-distanced cultural offerings. So mask on, (wo)man up, and let’s get out there, ladies!

  • I Am Greta

    Hot and happening: what’s on this week

    Is your social diary looking decidedly light right now? Let us help you fix that! From cool exhibitions and talks to indie cinema and theatre offerings, we've got your calendar covered

  • Into London: the capital reopens

    With the tourist count at an all-time low, now is the time to swerve the endless queues and enjoy London's cultural bounty.

  • The Third Day

    Have you heard the hot gossip?

    From Jude Law taking up temporary residence on Essex’s own private island (ladies, this is not a drill) to a fancy foodie outpost, here’s all the news you need to know now

  • Saatchi Gallery

    Here’s what’s happening in October

    Hello October, old friend. On the roster this month we have cultural debates, big-screen blockbusters, spook-tacular Halloween hits and a string of uplifting exhibitions. Ready? Let’s go!

  • David Attenborough A Life On Our Planet

    What’s on in Essex and beyond this week

    Looking to get out and about? We've got your back: here's what's happening in the county right now, plus some cool gigs further afield

  • Your ultimate autumn culture planner 2020

    Culture vultures, grab your diaries. Here's your Muddy-curated cheat sheet to the season's best art, theatre, TV, books and film in the UK.

  • Staying in? The best of what’s on

    Virtual beauty masterclasses, hot new Netflix releases, high brow theatre (and low brow Love Island) - it's all going on online this week. Stream if you wanna go faster!

  • The staying in boredom buster

    It's a bit nippy for the sunlounger this week so head for the sofa instead - and get stuck into this week's best new at-home culture picks.

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