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 leaders in Essex to gather to maximise cultural investment
    Essex County Council, Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund are coming together to stage an event on 28th June aimed at stimulating activity in the Heritage, Culture and Arts across Essex. More details

  • Funding Event - Maximising Cultural Partnerships, Ideas and Opportunities
    Heritage, Culture and Arts are an essential element in differentiating Essex as a great place to live, work and play. Having successful offerings across the county is critical to our ambitions. I am therefore delighted to invite you to a gathering in the Essex Record Office on 28th June from 4pm – 6.30pm.More details

  • Radical Essex
    Radical Essex is a project that aims to re-examine the history of the county in relation to radicalism in thought, lifestyle, politics and architecture. More details

  • A History of Jazz in Essex – The Faces / The Places
    After almost three years of touring the county, the ‘History of Jazz in Essex’ exhibition finishes its schedule in style at Chelmsford Museum on Sunday 1st May More details

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