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

  • Arts and culture benefits care home residents new report shows
    For the past two years Essex County Council and Anglia Ruskin University have worked with some of the UKs leading arts and health organisations to explore the role of arts and culture in care home settings and how they can develop and maintain relationships between older people and care staff. More details

  • Craft and Tea Workshops at Tiptree Tea Rooms, Cressing Temple Barns
    Tiptree Tearooms and Essex County Council have joined forces to create a new exciting partnership that will offer an innovative range of craft workshops at Cressing Temple Barns, culminating with a famous Tiptree cream tea in The Barns Tiptree Tearooms. More details

  • Internationally known artist comes to Cressing Temple Barns
    Award-winning artist, Henry Driver, will be bringing his unique artistic talent to Cressing Temple Barns this month as part of a new, three-month Artist in Residence programme led by Essex County Council.More 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

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