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The Human League, Years & Years, Self Esteem and Bloc Party to headline Standon Calling

The Human League, Years & Years, Self Esteem and Bloc Party to headline Standon Calling

The Human League, Years & Years, Self Esteem and Bloc Party to headline Standon Calling

01 December 2022

Standon Calling has grown year on year into a four-day, fancy-dress extravaganza of music and comedy that is fun for all the family.


Nature Notes: A dash to the finish line after couple of false starts

Nature Notes: A dash to the finish line after couple of false starts

Nature Notes: A dash to the finish line after couple of false starts

26 November 2022

The weather finally behaves itself - for a little while - as Jono Forgham gets out for a delayed wildlife wander based around Wall Wood


Enchanted Evenings are back at Audley End for Christmas

Enchanted Evenings are back at Audley End for Christmas

Enchanted Evenings are back at Audley End for Christmas

22 November 2022

The historic house and gardens are once again staging their magical light display in the run-up to Christmas with fun for all the family.


Nature Notes: The wildlife that's already springing onto the autumn scene

Nature Notes: The wildlife that's already springing onto the autumn scene

Nature Notes: The wildlife that's already springing onto the autumn scene

12 November 2022

Jono Forgham sets off for a circular wander from Wickham Hall to Farnham and encounters several species he was not expecting to see


Experience a window into the past at Audley End House

Experience a window into the past at Audley End House

Experience a window into the past at Audley End House

10 November 2022

English Heritage has placed a gilded frame in the stately home's grounds for visitors to capture stunning autumnal views.


Nature Notes: Autumn sights food for the soul after coffee starter

Nature Notes: Autumn sights food for the soul after coffee starter

Nature Notes: Autumn sights food for the soul after coffee starter

29 October 2022

Jono Forgham charges up the batteries at Thremhall Park cafe before a five-mile wander exploring the Flitch Way and Stansted Airport lagoons


Where to see fireworks displays in the Bishop's Stortford area

Where to see fireworks displays in the Bishop's Stortford area

Where to see fireworks displays in the Bishop's Stortford area

28 October 2022

We have compiled a useful guide to the main firework displays in the area, including the big one at Bishop's Stortford rugby club.


Nature Notes: You too can discover why Thorley Wedge has got the edge

Nature Notes: You too can discover why Thorley Wedge has got the edge

Nature Notes: You too can discover why Thorley Wedge has got the edge

15 October 2022

Jono Forgham takes a stroll around Thorley Wedge and gets some nice surprises, including a sighting of a grey wagtail


Cammas Hall offers its spookiest Hallowe'en experience yet

Cammas Hall offers its spookiest Hallowe'en experience yet

Cammas Hall offers its spookiest Hallowe'en experience yet

07 October 2022

The Hatfield Broad Oak farm is expecting tens of thousands of visitors for its annual event which promises fun for all the family.


Hallowe'en flavour at Gardens of Easton Lodge's final open Sunday of the year

Hallowe'en flavour at Gardens of Easton Lodge's final open Sunday of the year

Hallowe'en flavour at Gardens of Easton Lodge's final open Sunday of the year

07 October 2022

There will be pumpkin fun at the Gardens of Easton Lodge on October 23, the last Sunday open day of the season.


New book on Parndon Mill chronicles history of creative hub

New book on Parndon Mill chronicles history of creative hub

New book on Parndon Mill chronicles history of creative hub

29 September 2022

Author Kathryn Shreeve takes readers from the unnamed Lord of the Manor in 1066 through generations of millers as demand for flour grew.


Visit Henry Moore Studios & Gardens before they close for winter

Visit Henry Moore Studios & Gardens before they close for winter

Visit Henry Moore Studios & Gardens before they close for winter

29 September 2022

Visitors can enjoy Moore's sculptures against a striking backdrop of rich autumnal foliage amid beautiful countryside at Perry Green.


Tudor festival celebrates Great Hallingbury's royal links

Tudor festival celebrates Great Hallingbury's royal links

Tudor festival celebrates Great Hallingbury's royal links

29 September 2022

The event was inspired by a Channel 5 film crew's visit to the village during Covid-19 lockdown who were on the trail of its most infamous daughter.


Bees have a ball when they take a ride on the tunnel of love

Bees have a ball when they take a ride on the tunnel of love

Bees have a ball when they take a ride on the tunnel of love

17 September 2022

There are numerous highlights when Nature Notes columnist Jono Forgham goes on a six-mile stroll from Little Hadham to Patmore Heath and back


Apple and Bees Day at Gardens of Easton Lodge

Apple and Bees Day at Gardens of Easton Lodge

Apple and Bees Day at Gardens of Easton Lodge

12 September 2022

Cider and roses, honey and lavender, apple juice and dahlias, jam and elephants – there's something for everyone at September open day.


Beer and music festival at the 'best beer garden in Stortford'

Beer and music festival at the 'best beer garden in Stortford'

Beer and music festival at the 'best beer garden in Stortford'

12 September 2022

Community sports club's third such festival on Saturday (Sept 17) will feature nine live acts, DJ, real ales, gin bar, food stalls and inflatables.


Nature Notes: Dragonfly is a ruddy good find on stroll along the river

Nature Notes: Dragonfly is a ruddy good find on stroll along the river

Nature Notes: Dragonfly is a ruddy good find on stroll along the river

03 September 2022

Jono Forgham braves the heat on a seven-mile round trip from Bat Willow Hurst Country Park to Twyford Locks with a much-needed pub stop on the way


Dig this! Birds of prey, archery and axe throwing in Castle Park

Dig this! Birds of prey, archery and axe throwing in Castle Park

Dig this! Birds of prey, archery and axe throwing in Castle Park

31 August 2022

Castle Park Heritage Day: Free family fun day in Sworder's Field and Castle Gardens on Sunday September 19 runs from 10am to 3pm.


Stansted Windmill bank holiday Monday fete returns

Stansted Windmill bank holiday Monday fete returns

Stansted Windmill bank holiday Monday fete returns

25 August 2022

The event will include tours of the 200-year-old mill, refreshments, entertainment and stalls throughout the afternoon on Monday.


Nature Notes: Tales of the unexpected on my latest forest foray

Nature Notes: Tales of the unexpected on my latest forest foray

Nature Notes: Tales of the unexpected on my latest forest foray

14 August 2022

They were too fast to get pics and he got stung waiting for them, but Jono Forgham is thrilled to see badger cubs in broad daylight at Hatfield Forest


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