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Monday, December 18, 2017

A superstar is born

It’s the ground-breaking musical that has challenged beliefs and spawned the ITV talent show Superstar last year. And in just a few days Jesus Christ Superstar will be returning to the UK for its...

Word on the street is dance!

A new set of street dance classes have launched at a dance school in Billericay. Dozens of children attended the opening event on Friday, 13 September at the San Marie Stage School, which is offering...

Setting Aida on fire!

From temple dancers and exotic birds to ballet sequences and an explosive wall of fire, there’s nothing on stage that quite meets the magnitude of Aida. Coming to the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend on 29...

An artistic impression for Amy’s birthday

An Essex based artist will be auctioning off a unique portrait of Amy Winehouse to raise money in the singer’s memory this Friday. James Wilkinson, the official artist for Chelmsford’s V Festival, has painted a...

Theatre review: Mansfield Park

“There certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are pretty women to deserve them,” declares Aunt Norris in this latest adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel by Tim...

Hilarious Holmes on stage

Theatre: HaHa Holmes The Hound of the Baskervilles On Tuesday night, Sherlock Holmes was reborn in Chelmsford with the help of Essex’s own Joe Pasquale, summoned to investigate Conan Doyle’s most popular case, The Hound...

Brownstock is back

Lovingly labelled as their own little ‘overgrown house party’, Brownstock Music Festival is back for its ninth year – and it’s set to be bigger and better than ever. Run by the Brown family on...

Elementary Pasquale

The last time I spoke to Joe Pasquale, he was busy singing his way through the West End as King Arthur in Monty Python’s Spamalot. Now, while travelling the nation on his latest stand up...

V Festival highlights

By Michelle Norris and Kara Stanton Festival lovers flocked to Chelmsford in their thousands over the weekend as Virgin Media’s V Festival returned for its 18th year – and what a weekend it was! Transforming Hylands...

Making the most out of the Bank Holiday

Finally, the August Bank Holiday has arrived – and although most of us are looking forward to a chance to recharge our batteries, there’s still plenty going on in Essex to keep us busy...

Colourful Carnival fun on the seafront

Southend may be known for having the longest pleasure pier in the world – but over the past week all eyes have turned inland thanks to the return of the Summercare Southend Carnival! Transforming the...

Dance the night away at the Cliffs Pavilion

It’s the new jukebox musical that’s bringing the melodies and mayhem of the 60s back to life – and this September the show will be rocking and rolling its way to Southend for a...

Family fun for everyone

With the six week summer holidays in full swing, there’s still plenty of fun places to take the kids while the sun is shining (and when it’s not!) This weekend, childhood favourite Peppa Pig will...

A theatrical summer on the seafront

The Cliffs Pavilion in Southend may have closed its main auditorium doors over the summer, but fear not, there’s still plenty of entertainment taking place at the popular seafront venue. Having attracted big names over...

ThingamaGig returns

The annual ThingamaGig music festival will be returning to Billericay this weekend for its sixth year – and it’s promising to be bigger and better than ever. Organised by Big Stinky Dog Promotions (aka Pete...

Theatre review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

As a child, I always imagined what it would be like to walk into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Now there’s no need to imagine as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has arrived in London...

A royal reason to celebrate with Media 10

From working on top of garden furniture and buying the rights to The Ideal Home Show for just £1, to being in charge of one of the biggest festivals in the royal calendar, a...

Harry’s Day: Five years of fundraising in loving memory

This weekend, Harry’s Day will be returning to Billericay High Street for its fifth year, offering families a fun filled afternoon while raising vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Held in memory of two-year-old...

Oh I do like to laugh beside the seaside…

If your funny bone is in need of a tickle then fear not – the Southend Comedy Festival is back! Returning for its second successful year, the four day festival, will be opened by Westcliff...