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Michael Landy’s Welcome to Essex documentary

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Michael Landy’s Welcome to Essex documentary

Tuesday 6 July - Friday 31 December 2021

Travelling from Colchester to Southend, Tilbury to Romford Market, artist Michael Landy talks ‘Essexism’ with comedian Russell Kane, artists Elsa James and Maria Anastassiou, Professor Pam Cox (Head of the Department of Sociology, University of Essex), journalist & historian Simon Heffer and The Only Way is Essex legend, Amy Childs, who it turns out is related to Michael!

Available to watch from 9:00am Tuesday 6 July. Click the image above to watch the documentary.

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