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

  • New-look ‘Community Initiatives Fund’ opens for applications
    Individuals, voluntary organisations and community groups with a vision to boost their local communities and help make Essex a great place to live and work could gain much needed funding from Essex County Council’s ‘Community Initiatives Fund’ (CIF).More details

  • Cressing Chocolate Festival
    This April, Cressing Temple Barns is hosting a new one-day event on Friday 19th to celebrate everything chocolate, from chocolate workshops to Artisan chocolate stalls and much more.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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