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This Month

  • Cinderella

    11 things to do in Essex this December

    Jingle all the way to Christmas Day and beyond with ice skating, drive-in pantos and festive afternoon teas.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Firstsite Films

    What’s on in Essex and beyond this September

    Transition into autumn in style with our round-up of outdoor festivities, art-house cinema nights, pop-up exhibitions, theatre, shopping events and more. Ladies, meet your month-long hit list...

  • cycling Essex

    Why ours is a county of cyclists

    With its quiet stretches of countryside and labyrinth of forgotten-village lanes, Essex is a region best explored on two wheels. Here, we hit Harlow for a leisurely spin – and select three more scenic cycle routes for intrepid trailblazers

  • A Star Is Born

    What’s on in Essex and beyond this August

    Summer is saved! There’s a whole month of outdoor festivities ahead of us, from fun on the farm and drive-in-cinema date nights, to pop-up exhibitions and family theatre – we've got the inside track on what's hot and happening right now

  • Kitesurfing

    Where to get your water sports fix this summer

    Nothing beats that first sun-kissed wash of water hitting your toes, but the Big Blue is more than just a holiday fling. From windsurfing and wakeboarding to SUP yoga and wild swimming, these Essex waterways are making a splash in the world of fitness, too

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