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Get your taste buds going at Grove Cottage's Festival of Flavour

Get your taste buds going at Grove Cottage's Festival of Flavour

Get your taste buds going at Grove Cottage's Festival of Flavour

06 July 2018

Get out in the sunshine and sample delicious food and drink to raise money for Grove Cottage at the Festival of Flavour on Sunday (July 8).


Elizabethan fair in the heart of Stortford on Sunday

Elizabethan fair in the heart of Stortford on Sunday

Elizabethan fair in the heart of Stortford on Sunday

18 May 2018

Bishop's Stortford is gearing up this Sunday for its fourth May Games festival.


Bish Bash 2018: Saturday

Bish Bash 2018: Saturday

Bish Bash 2018: Saturday

08 May 2018

Stortford Music Festival stalwart, freelance photographer Steve Beeston, was at Sworder's Field for both days of the Bish Bash 2018.


Bish Bash 2018: Comprehensive guide to this weekend's family-friendly Stortford music festival

Bish Bash 2018: Comprehensive guide to this weekend's family-friendly Stortford music festival

Bish Bash 2018: Comprehensive guide to this weekend's family-friendly Stortford music festival

03 May 2018

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Ticket prices and where to buy

Advance tickets for The Bish Bash 2018 are available until the end of Friday from the town council offices in Windhill, the Rose and Crown pub in Station Road or online from www.stortfordmusicfestival.org.uk.

Prices are: Sat – adult £13, children aged 5-17 £4.50, family (2 adults + 2 children) £30.50; Sun – adult £21, children £7.50, family £49.50; weekend – adult £31, children £10.50, family £72.50.

Gate ticket prices are: Sat – adult £15, children £5, family £35; Sun – adult £25, children £10, family £60; weekend – adult £35, children aged 5-17 £15, family £80.

Under-5s free. All under-18s must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian over 21. No dogs allowed, except registered guide dogs.

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Bees, bunnies and babies: 12 things to do in the Bishop's Stortford area this weekend

Bees, bunnies and babies: 12 things to do in the Bishop's Stortford area this weekend

Bees, bunnies and babies: 12 things to do in the Bishop's Stortford area this weekend

20 April 2018

If you're looking for inspiration for alternatives to a 24-hour TV sports marathon for this weekend's FA Cup semi-finals and the London Marathon, here are 12 highlights from our weekly in-paper Listings guide to tempt you elsewhere - including a couple of premature St George's Day events! The weather forecast is for sunny intervals and temperatures of 21C (70F) in the Stortford area for both Saturday and Sunday.


Everyday Sexism: Laura Bates is not taking it lying down

Everyday Sexism: Laura Bates is not taking it lying down

Everyday Sexism: Laura Bates is not taking it lying down

12 February 2018

The 2018 Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature closed last Thursday with a discussion between feminist writer Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, and Stortford employment lawyer and novelist Hina Belitz. College student Lucy Betser was there..


Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature: Ian McMillan's not short of wit

Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature: Ian McMillan's not short of wit

Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature: Ian McMillan's not short of wit

07 February 2018

Bishop's Stortford College student Sam Gallagher was entertained for an hour by one of the funniest people he has ever met when poet Ian McMillan performed at the school's Festival of Literature on Monday evening. Here's his review..


Bishops Stortford College Festival of Literature: Artist James Mayhew the conductor for school orchestras music

Bishops Stortford College Festival of Literature: Artist James Mayhew the conductor for school orchestras music

Bishops Stortford College Festival of Literature: Artist James Mayhew the conductor for school orchestras music

07 February 2018

What a wonderful way to begin the Bishops Stortford College Festival of Literature 2018, with an evening of music incorporated with art.


Review: Gyles Brandreth at Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature

Review: Gyles Brandreth at Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature

Review: Gyles Brandreth at Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature

05 February 2018

Watching Gyles Brandreth leap up on stage was impressive for a man who is almost 70.


Festival at Rhodes showcases Stortford's playwriting talent

Festival at Rhodes showcases Stortford's playwriting talent

Festival at Rhodes showcases Stortford's playwriting talent

04 February 2018

The third annual Herts and Essex Playwriting Festival, Write Here Write Now, takes place at Rhodes in Bishop's Stortford this week.


TV and radio poet Ian McMillan aims to make Stortford world centre of happiness

TV and radio poet Ian McMillan aims to make Stortford world centre of happiness

TV and radio poet Ian McMillan aims to make Stortford world centre of happiness

24 January 2018

An ad-hoc opera about Bishop's Stortford may seem like an unlikely proposition, but the 'Bard of Barnsley' relishes a challenging subject.


John Torode and James Martin cook up a storm at Essex Fine Food Show

John Torode and James Martin cook up a storm at Essex Fine Food Show

John Torode and James Martin cook up a storm at Essex Fine Food Show

20 January 2018

Celebrity chefs James Martin and John Torode are on the menu for the Essex Fine Food Show.


Two-day winter ale festival in Stortford starts today

Two-day winter ale festival in Stortford starts today

Two-day winter ale festival in Stortford starts today

29 December 2017

Possibly the antidote to post-Christmas blues or an alternative to shopping at the sales, a beer festival is being held in Bishop's Stortford today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday).


Wilko Johnson, The Bluetones and The Rolling Clones at Stortford Music Festival

Wilko Johnson, The Bluetones and The Rolling Clones at Stortford Music Festival

Wilko Johnson, The Bluetones and The Rolling Clones at Stortford Music Festival

14 December 2017

The Stortford Music Festival, aka The Bish Bash, makes a welcome return in 2018 - and there's a family ticket reader offer available exclusively in this week's edition (Dec 13-19) of the Bishop's Stortford Independent.


Fireworks displays in the Bishop's Stortford area

Fireworks displays in the Bishop's Stortford area

Fireworks displays in the Bishop's Stortford area

03 November 2017

It's Bonfire Night on Sunday, but the organised fireworks festivities get under way today (Friday). The big event in Bishop's Stortford, for the 15th year in succession, is at the rugby club, but it's by no means the only light show in town. Here's our round-up of displays between Harlow and Saffron Walden...


Tobacco and toffee ales at Port Jackson beer festival

Tobacco and toffee ales at Port Jackson beer festival

Tobacco and toffee ales at Port Jackson beer festival

11 October 2017

Brews from the UK as well as Australia, USA, South Africa, Sweden and Spain will feature in a beer festival at The Port Jackson in Bishop's Stortford.


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