Explore Culture

Welcome to Explore Culture, a one-stop shop for people living, working and visiting Essex to find out about cultural events and activities around the county. You can catch up on the latest news and developments, get information on cultural funding, and if you’re an organisation or venue, it’s a free resource for you to tell people about what you’re doing and how they can get involved.

ExploreCulture is run by Essex County Council’s Cultural Development team, helping to support a vibrant cultural economy for everyone to enjoy. If you’d like to get in touch with suggestions, questions or comments, please contact us: culture@essex.gov.uk

  • Basildon Success with Arts Council England Creative People and Places Scheme
    Basildon awarded a 1,289,002 as part of the Creative People and Places 2019-2023More details

  • Cressing Folk Festival
    Brand new to the Folk scene Cressing Temple Barns is proud to host the first Cressing Folkfest. A one day celebration of all things folk with a first class line up, sing-a-rounds, morris dancing, real ales and more. Line includes The Wilsons, John Kirkpatrick, Trails of Cato, Fran & Belinda and Terry HiscockMore details

  • Essex Summer of Art festival showcasing Essex artists until October 2019
    Now in its 11th year, Essex Summer of Art promotes exciting opportunities to visit art trails, artist studios, workshops and events from Harlow to Harwich.More details

  • Creative Journeys Project
    Arts reducing social isolation by successfully breaking down barriers between residents, residents and staff and the wider community.More details

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