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'The positive effect of exercise on mental wellbeing is abundantly clear'

04 July 2020
'The positive effect of exercise on mental wellbeing is abundantly clear'

'The positive effect of exercise on mental wellbeing is abundantly clear'

04 July 2020

Retune founder and Stortford musician Tom Ryder talks all things 'Active' as he continues his look at the SCALES system for good mental wellbeing


Get in touch with your creative side to keep mental SCALES fine tuned

21 June 2020
Get in touch with your creative side to keep mental SCALES fine tuned

Get in touch with your creative side to keep mental SCALES fine tuned

21 June 2020

Retune founder and musician Tom Ryder continues his look at the charity's SCALES system for improving wellbeing with the letter C, for creativity


Retune's Tom Ryder on how a good night's sleep makes for a brighter day

23 May 2020
Retune's Tom Ryder on how a good night's sleep makes for a brighter day

Retune's Tom Ryder on how a good night's sleep makes for a brighter day

23 May 2020

Starting his look at Retune's SCALES system for tuning up mental wellbeing, Tom Ryder talks to friends and colleagues to get top tips for a top rest


Six SCALES to help you fine-tune the mental strings and your wellbeing

03 May 2020
Six SCALES to help you fine-tune the mental strings and your wellbeing

Six SCALES to help you fine-tune the mental strings and your wellbeing

03 May 2020

In his latest Retune column, Tom Ryder looks at the clever system you can live your life by to keep things nicely balanced


Isolation Gigs bring live music to your lounge in lockdown

09 April 2020
Isolation Gigs bring live music to your lounge in lockdown

Isolation Gigs bring live music to your lounge in lockdown

09 April 2020

Singer-songwriter Elliot Porter from Sawbridgeworth found himself with cancelled gigs and an empty schedule when the coronavirus crisis hit.


Lockdown: The Indie's guide to staying close while staying away

30 March 2020
Lockdown: The Indie's guide to staying close while staying away

Lockdown: The Indie's guide to staying close while staying away

30 March 2020

In a new column, Tom Ryder offers tips and techniques to help you stay well during this period of self-isolation and social distancing.


Piano is key for all three acts at next Retune session in Stortford

27 January 2020
Piano is key for all three acts at next Retune session in Stortford

Piano is key for all three acts at next Retune session in Stortford

27 January 2020

Zoë Phillips, ex-Bishop's Stortford College boy Luke David and Herts & Essex High student Daisy Wilcox form Sunday's bill at Horn at the Half Moon.


The Stortford band fronted by nephew of Sixties and Seventies music legend

16 January 2020
The Stortford band fronted by nephew of Sixties and Seventies music legend

The Stortford band fronted by nephew of Sixties and Seventies music legend

16 January 2020

Darlings singer-guitarist Steve Marriott Dos Anjos: “Musically he's definitely someone I look up to, but at the same time we're doing our own thing."


Festive feast of music and mince pies for final Retune gig of the year

02 December 2019
Festive feast of music and mince pies for final Retune gig of the year

Festive feast of music and mince pies for final Retune gig of the year

02 December 2019

Duo Roswell headline, supported by emerging Suffolk starlet Phoebe Austin, Olivia Jayne and Retune founder Tom Ryder in a four-piece.


Singer Olivia Swann pays tribute to Stortford roots ahead of London headliner

25 November 2019
Singer Olivia Swann pays tribute to Stortford roots ahead of London headliner

Singer Olivia Swann pays tribute to Stortford roots ahead of London headliner

25 November 2019

The 24-year-old R&B, jazz and pop artist went to Northgate and Bishop’s Stortford College then spent 4 years at a prestigious music college in the US.


Max Palmer, Alice Walker and Richard Burrell to play Retune's October session

30 September 2019
Max Palmer, Alice Walker and Richard Burrell to play Retune's October session

Max Palmer, Alice Walker and Richard Burrell to play Retune's October session

30 September 2019

Retune connects creativity with well-being by inspiring young people to adjust their emotional health through creative outlets.


Family music and ale festival in the 'best beer garden in Stortford'

13 September 2019
Family music and ale festival in the 'best beer garden in Stortford'

Family music and ale festival in the 'best beer garden in Stortford'

13 September 2019

A festival for a festival... Cricketfield Lane clubhouse is the venue for the end-of-summer event to raise money for next year's Bish Bash.


'I performed a show to a room with some of the cast of Game of Thrones and Keira Knightley'

26 July 2019
'I performed a show to a room with some of the cast of Game of Thrones and Keira Knightley'

'I performed a show to a room with some of the cast of Game of Thrones and Keira Knightley'

26 July 2019

Brighton-based acoustic guitarist Scott Booth headlines Retune gig at Horn at the Half Moon, supported by Stortford's own Riviera and Roisin O'Hagan


VIDEO: Busker Brad Heidi gears up for Horn at the Half Moon headliner

18 July 2019
VIDEO: Busker Brad Heidi gears up for Horn at the Half Moon headliner

VIDEO: Busker Brad Heidi gears up for Horn at the Half Moon headliner

18 July 2019

Irish singer-songwriter, just 21, has caused a stir with his striking vocal tone and delicate guitar playing since he pitched up outside M&S to busk


Return to Ronnie Scott's for Stortford jazz funk collective Vertaal

16 July 2019
Return to Ronnie Scott's for Stortford jazz funk collective Vertaal

Return to Ronnie Scott's for Stortford jazz funk collective Vertaal

16 July 2019

Keyboard player Theo Howarth, drummer Ajit Gill and co to play double dates at world-famous Soho jazz club this weekend


Maystones bring out single – and single out Bish Bash as spur for local talent

15 July 2019
Maystones bring out single – and single out Bish Bash as spur for local talent

Maystones bring out single – and single out Bish Bash as spur for local talent

15 July 2019

Stortford-formed five-piece have donated the money they set aside to promote We Are The Enigma to the Indie's Save Stortford's Music Festival appeal


Too Many T's to provide rapper's delight

03 May 2019
Too Many T's to provide rapper's delight

Too Many T's to provide rapper's delight

03 May 2019

Rap and hip hop band Too Many T's promise a high-energy show at Bish Bash


Join Jim Bob for a singalong celebration

02 May 2019
Join Jim Bob for a singalong celebration

Join Jim Bob for a singalong celebration

02 May 2019

Jim Bob, best known as the singer for indie rock band Carter USM, will be a highlight of the Bish Bash bill this Sunday


Black Grape album art has Hockerill Street origins

30 April 2019
Black Grape album art has Hockerill Street origins

Black Grape album art has Hockerill Street origins

30 April 2019

Although Sunday is the first time Shaun Ryder and co will have played in Bishop’s Stortford, the town has already had a part to play in their career


Bish Bash: Republica are Ready To Go for Saturday night

30 April 2019
Bish Bash: Republica are Ready To Go for Saturday night

Bish Bash: Republica are Ready To Go for Saturday night

30 April 2019

The 90s technopop band's big hit was used in the Captain Marvel movie trailer – 23 years after its release


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