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This Week

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Incoming: this week’s hottest events

    Yep, restrictions have rocked the social calendar once again, but that doesn't mean you have to stay in just yet. Here's what's still on near you now

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Socrates Firstsite Cinema

    What’s on in Essex this week: the hot new events

    Ready for another buzzy week in our heavenly 'hood? If your iCal’s looking a little light right now, here’s seven days of Muddy-approved fun to get stuck into

  • James Blunt tour

    Superflashy newsflash!

    From foodie and fashion news and contemporary culture fixes, to where to shop to restore your soul, I've truffled up all the goss and goings on in Essex this week.

  • Caitlin Moran Live

    Neighbourhood watch: what’s hot and happening near you now

    Wondering what to get up to this week? Don't worry: we've done all the hard work for you, and Caitlin Moran is kicking us off in style with her new sofa-savvy live tour. So pre-order the wine and clear your iCal – this is one you're gonna wanna book...

  • Braxted Park Supper Club

    Hip and happening: what’s new near you this week

    Meet this week’s movers-and-shakers' guide to the hottest news, openings and upcoming events (spoilers, incoming)

  • 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

  • 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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