The Artist Who Wowed Tom Hanks Goes On Show In Essex

James Cook And Framed Artwork Of Queen

Wonky Wheel Gallery and The Moot Hall will host a summer exhibition of work by Essex-based typewriter artist James Cook Back in the summer, James Cook hit the headlines when a piece of his work created on a typewriter, a portrait of Tom Hanks, received a signed response from the Hollywood star. Up until May […]

Joining The Chef’s Table At Channels Estate Chelmsford

Chef's Table Upclose With Plates

Mark Kebble heads to Chelmsford to find out how Channels Estate are taking us on an Essex foodie trip like no other Food and memories are indelibly linked. I had a very unadventurous childhood when it came to food, but I smile when I think back to my obsession with corned beef sandwiches and brown […]

What To See And Do In Chelmsford

Summer At Rhs Garden Hyde Hall

Chelmsford – from staging post to Diamond Jubilee city. Visit Essex and Chelmsford For You gives us a guided tour Two thousand years ago Chelmsford was simply a staging post into East Anglia, but over the centuries it’s become so much more than that. From historic county town of Essex to city status for the […]

Discover Sculpture In The Walled Garden At Markshall Estate

Walled Garden Ian Chandler

Ian Chandler, Arboretum Manager at Markshall Estate in Colchester, on its colourful history and why it’s wonderful to welcome back sculpture into the Walled Garden Could you give us a potted history of Markshall Estate? A dwelling had existed at Markshall for centuries and also appears in the Doomsday Book.  Left ‘to the Nation’ in […]

Head To Carnaby For The Ultimate Food And Drink Experience

Carnaby Alfresco Kingly Court ( )

Running from 20 June-3 July, Carnaby’s Street Eat promises to surprise and delight all lovers of good food and entertainment. Head down to Carnaby from Monday 20th June to Sunday 3rd July and discover the ultimate foodie experience; Street Eat. From exclusive food and drink offers, live roaming music, alfresco dining seats and foodie masterclasses, […]

Why Thaxted Festival Offers The Best In Live Music

Kings College London Choir

We cast the spotlight on the Thaxted Festival, which will be bringing a host of live events to Essex from 17 June-10 July This year, Thaxted Festival returns to a four-weekend format with the best in live music, in the glorious acoustics of Thaxted Parish Church. With performances ranging from classical orchestral and chamber music, […]

7 Events Not To Miss In Essex In March

Magical Bones

New, exclusive shows are heading to Essex in March, from magic tricks to psychological theatre Who Run The World? 3 March-2 April Electric Gallery, South Woodford Electric Gallery’s new exhibition, Who Run The World?, features exclusive new works, editions and originals from over 30 amazing women artists based in the UK, including Cassandra Yap, Shuby, […]

Things To Do In Essex In February

Hylands Estate

We pick out 6 events in Essex worth your time during February 80s Live! 10 February Towngate Theatre, Basildon This event will make you feel shiny and new as we all travel back in time to one of the most iconic eras of music. Live band Electric Dreams will perform over two dozen chart topping […]

What To Do In Essex In January

Benton End. Courtesy Of The Benton End House & Garden Trust

Shake off the festive fog with some of these events in Essex to welcome in the new year Life With Art Until 18 April Firstsite, Colchester Lucian Freud, Maggi Hambling, John Nash… Just a few of the artists associated with the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing established in 1940 by Cedric Morris and […]

How An All Female Team In Essex Revamped The Dreamboys

The Dreamboys

Heard the one about the all-female team running a raunchy male dancing group with its roots in Essex? Alice Woods, managing director of The Dreamboys, tells Mark Kebble more I don’t consider myself to be a prude, but even I was left a little speechless when Alice Woods, managing director of The Dreamboys, discusses why […]

The Life And Times Of Essex Actor Simon Lipkin

Simon Lipkin

A West End and screen star, with a return to the stage imminent, Simon Lipkin has had an eclectic and hugely successful career to date. Katie Traxton finds out more The first time I saw Simon Lipkin perform I was 12-years-old. It was my first term at secondary school in Essex and he was in […]

50 Years Of Channels Estate In Chelmsford

Lamb Saddle

From its origins as a nine-hole golf course, to now offering fine dining, a wedding venue to remember and more, Channels Estate shows why it’s the jewel in Chelmsford’s crown In Absolutely Essex’s very short lifespan so far, we have ventured to Channels Estate twice – first to highlight it as a destination venue, second […]