Keeping the Wheels Spinning – March 2014

With International Women’s Day taking place on March 8, Chris Penhall tells the story of two inspirational Essex women who have, in varying ways, made a difference to cancer sufferers. March 8 is International Women’s Day, and events will be held all over the world...

The Humans Being Project – 2013

With the continued rise in popularity of social media, isn’t it time we stopped to ask ourselves, is anybody actually listening? You could safely assume that with access to all sorts of platforms  to communicate – from mobile phones, social media sites,...

Julian Woollatt – Nov 2012

With an interest in reality that isn’t quite real, Julian brings us his Zombie Photographic Portraits…be afraid! With a Zombie Walk along Southend Pier and a Zombie Ball at the Cliffs Pavilion, photographer Julian Woollatt was way ahead of the game with...

Pocket History: William Penn

Essex and Pensylvania do not at first glance have many similarities, but they do have an important connection – William Penn. The Quaker founder of the American state attended Chigwell school in 1685 when his father served in the navy. His interest in the New...