Essex Explorer magazine brings together all the latest news and community initiatives being carried out by the Culture, Heritage and Green Spaces team within the Environment and Climate directorate, and is, as always, a truly collaborative effort. For example, in this edition the team have worked closely with Essex Libraries, Essex Forest Initiative, Love Essex, Visit Essex - and their members - and ECC’s Sustainable Warmth and Fostering campaigns.
The magazine celebrates our Essex Country Parks and green spaces but it also shines a spotlight on our thriving cultural sector, with some fascinating features showcasing some seasonal activities – supported by the Essex County Council Arts and Cultural Fund. In the latest edition you can learn about the dark side of the county with Colchester Castle’s Wicked Spirits? Witchcraft and Magic exhibition, Eerie Essex’s spooky podcasts, discover a day in the life of a costume designer at the Mercury theatre, find out about the Charles Dickens festive trail in Colchester with the Christmas Carol Experience, as well as the Colchester Film festival, and a Winter Window Wonderland project courtesy of The Grand Theatre of Lemmings.
The printed version of Essex Explorer is free and will be available from the week commencing Monday 17 October. It will be available in the largest libraries throughout the county as well as the Culture, Heritage and Green Spaces sites, including the Essex Country Parks, Cressing Temple Barns and Jaywick Martello Tower. The magazine can also be picked up in the reception and visitor areas from collaborative partners, such as Braintree Museum, Colchester Castle, Layer Marney Tower, the Mercury theatre, Tiptree Tearooms, as well as many more.
For those who prefer to read the magazine online a copy is available using this link https://www.explore-essex.com/culture/essex-explorer