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Loughton-based soprano singer and West End star Joanna Forest talks to Kate Everett about her chart-topping classical album and the cancer diagnosis when she was aged just 21 which changed the path of her life

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Get your calendars at the ready because June is going to be a busy month in Essex

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Have you picked your festival line-up for this summer? There’s a great selection taking place right here in Essex that have something to suit every taste. We pick eight great festivals for you to enjoy this summer

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Things to do in Essex this month

Monday, May 22, 2017

Get your calendars at the ready because it’s going to be a busy couple of months in Essex

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With just over a week to go until the nation’s favourite pet show opens at the ExCeL in London, excitement is growing for animal lovers across Britain who await their favourite, fun-filled event of the year!

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Essex-based singer, songwriter, actor and author Sarah Lindsey’s vocation has taken her from stage to screen and beyond. Kate Everett spoke to her about her incredible career and her forthcoming appearances with her vintage band, The Rockabellas

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Easter at the Essex Wildlife Trust

Monday, April 10, 2017

Join the EWT this Easter for some fun events across 11 visitor centres. Creative activities range from Easter Flower Arranging at The Naze Centre on Good Friday to craft making at Belfairs Woodland Centre on Easter Monday

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Things to do in Essex this April

Monday, April 10, 2017

Get your calendars at the ready because it’s going to be a busy month in Essex this April

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Ad Feature: The return of the Chinese State Circus

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The internationally renowned Chinese State Circus has returned. Bringing you a spectacular new production, it has gone back to its roots and is not to be missed

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A platinum-selling household name with 33 hit singles and four number ones to his name, Shakin’ Stevens has a musical career spanning five decades. Here he talks to Kate Everett about his latest tour

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10 Easter days out in Essex

Monday, March 27, 2017

Looking to get away for an Easter break? Adam Jones explains why you don’t have to go very far at all for a great day out – and you can even beat the airport queues

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What to do in Essex this month

Monday, March 13, 2017

Have your diary at the ready to keep track of everything that’s happening in your area this March

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A month to remember at Firstsite

Monday, March 6, 2017

Colchester’s Firstsite gallery has not been without its critics, but this month is an excellent time to drop by and soak up some Essex culture, explains Janice Walker

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Essex on the big screen

Monday, February 20, 2017

From James Bond to Batman, Essex has been known to bask in a little Hollywood glitz. Sybilla Hart explores what it is that gives the county a creative edge that movie-goers love

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Things to in Essex this week

Monday, February 6, 2017

Looking for things to do this week? We’ve got a selection of great events to visit that you definitely won’t want to miss

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Strictly Stars come dancing in Essex

Monday, January 23, 2017

Stars of Strictly Come Dancing, Erin Boag and Anton Du Beke, bring the glitz and glamour of the dancefloor to Southend soon. Erin talks to Kate Everett about life after Strictly, her partnership with Anton and their forthcoming show

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Jim Davidson OBE is celebrating four decades in show business with his new stage play 40 Years On, which is showing at Southend’s Cliffs Pavilion this month.

Janice Walker finds out more

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