In the News

Explore the latest articles, news and media press releases covering tourism and other related subjects in and around the county of Essex.

Roman River presents Classical Favourites - Friday 15th November 2019

A live music spectacular is coming to Colchester this November as the popular Roman River Music at the Mercury concert series returns. World class musicians will perform classical favourites including Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Holst’s The Planets, Mozart’s Overture to the Marriage of Figaro and Puccini’s O Mio Babbino Caro. Performances to include breath-taking operatic solos by award winning New Zealand born Samoan soprano Marlena Devoe. This event will make full use of the incredible auditorium space at the Mercury’s new pop-up theatre Mercury at Abbey Field.

David Domoney at Perrywood

We are excited to announce that David Domoney is coming to Perrywood on Saturday 12 October with three different opportunities for customers meet him!

Join us in-store on Saturday 12 October when David will be entertaining an audience and sharing his deep knowledge and passion for horticulture during two pre-bookable sessions. More information and tickets are available online at

Perrywood Garden Centre Celebrates Regional Awards Success

Tiptree-based Perrywood Garden Centre has won four awards at the Garden Centre Association (GCA) North Thames Regional Awards; winning the top accolade as well as coming top for innovation & creativity, indoor lifestyle and finalist for The Ruxley Rose Competition.

International Artists Announced for Roman River 2019 Festival

Roman River’s twentieth festival features an amazing line up of talent, bringing together pioneering, entrepreneurial spirits, both local and international, to inspire and uplift everyone. The Colchester-based charity have persuaded over 100 world-class performers to come to Colchester, rural Essex and Suffolk in July and September for dozens of unmissable events over three weekends.

Pick a park, and Essex is two times a winner!

The secret to a fantastic family seaside holiday is location, location and location. Choose Essex's "sunshine coast" and you've made a great start - and when you also add Park Holidays UK into the frame, you've got the perfect recipe for a truly memorable spring, summer or autumn break.


  • 2019