Monthly Archives: November 2015

Celebrated potter, former government minister and superstar author to headline in 2016 festival

The line-up for the 2016 Essex Book Festival has been announced and features a plethora of household names and emerging talent drawn from the world of literature, art, politics, poetry, journalism, dance, TV and film. Read More →


And Now For Something Completely Different

There’s an absolute feast of festive events and places to shop throughout Essex in the run-up to Christmas Day. From unique hand-made gifts to fun for all the family, there’s something to delight excited kids and even the most Scrooge-like of relatives. Read More →


1066 And All That. And This, And So Much More

New contemporary arts festival launched to commemorate one of English history’s most important dates Read More →


Two new arrivals at Freeport Braintree – just in time for Christmas shopping

The Christmas shopping season is just getting underway, and now there is even more choice at the premier outlet in Essex with two new shops just opened – French Connection and Betty Barclay. Read More →


It was broken but it ewoks perfectly now

Classic Star Wars Trilogy game restored and ready to play at Feelgoods – just in time for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Read More →


Where the land meets the sea

For one London-based restaurant critic, their Standard reference to Essex is simply to characterise the county’s female population as either “pretty” or “husband-hunters”. The gastronomic delights are never mentioned. Or explored. Read More →


The Beast Is yet To Come!

Film festival you can really get your teeth into is back Read More →


Jerwood Gallery launches its 2016 season

A crowd-sourced John Bratby exhibition, new work from Marcus Harvey, Picasso in the UK, focused explorations of Prunella Clough, John Piper and Sir Stanley Spencer, plus a unique collaboration with the Ingram collection Read More →


Thrills, Spills and Drills

Adventure Island stages simulated incident to help public safety Read More →


Take off for winter sun in Lanzarote

New easyJet route from the ‘Best Airport in Britain’ takes off Read More →