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Coronavirus causes historic Dunmow Flitch Trials to be postponed for a year

Coronavirus causes historic Dunmow Flitch Trials to be postponed for a year

Coronavirus causes historic Dunmow Flitch Trials to be postponed for a year

28 April 2020

The anicent contest is held every leap year and was mentioned in Geoffrey Chaucer's 14th-century Canterbury Tales.


The derby's coming to the home of UK flat racing – but soapboxes not horses

The derby's coming to the home of UK flat racing – but soapboxes not horses

The derby's coming to the home of UK flat racing – but soapboxes not horses

24 April 2020

Crowds at Newmarket will be roaring on a different kind of horsepower in an event being held in conjunction with Indie publisher Iliffe Media.


Van Morrison's Audley End gig postponed and Standon Calling in doubt

Van Morrison's Audley End gig postponed and Standon Calling in doubt

Van Morrison's Audley End gig postponed and Standon Calling in doubt

20 April 2020

The Irish singer's open-air gig in mid-August is one of a series at Audley End House and Kenwood House to be cancelled or rescheduled.


Coronavirus delays new exhibition at Henry Moore Studios and Gardens

Coronavirus delays new exhibition at Henry Moore Studios and Gardens

Coronavirus delays new exhibition at Henry Moore Studios and Gardens

27 March 2020

Acclaimed artist, master potter and author Edmund de Waal's curation of works by world-renowned sculptor Henry Moore was due to open on April 3.


May music festivals Bish Bash and Stone Valley South silenced by coronavirus

May music festivals Bish Bash and Stone Valley South silenced by coronavirus

May music festivals Bish Bash and Stone Valley South silenced by coronavirus

21 March 2020

Stortford's Bish Bash will take place in 2021 while Stone Valley South is postponed until August this year.


Church the venue for Stortford's first ever jigsaw festival

Church the venue for Stortford's first ever jigsaw festival

Church the venue for Stortford's first ever jigsaw festival

03 March 2020

The winter work of puzzle enthusiasts will be on show on Saturday at JigFest, featuring more than 100 completed jigsaws, at the Methodist Church.


Circus Fantasia rolls into Stortford for five performances this weekend

Circus Fantasia rolls into Stortford for five performances this weekend

Circus Fantasia rolls into Stortford for five performances this weekend

02 March 2020

Family show includes musical clowns, magic and illusion, motorbike madness and mischief and mayhem from Alex the Fireman in a heated big top.


Stortford author to appear at special Waterstones event in London

Stortford author to appear at special Waterstones event in London

Stortford author to appear at special Waterstones event in London

27 February 2020

Hina Belitz, who lives in Havers Lane, was invited to take part in the event ahead of publication in March of her second novel, To Lahore, With Love.


Hot Chip join Primal Scream as headliners for Standon Calling 2020

Hot Chip join Primal Scream as headliners for Standon Calling 2020

Hot Chip join Primal Scream as headliners for Standon Calling 2020

26 February 2020

East Herts prepares to host one of the UK's hottest festivals for its 15th year this July, with more acts to be announced.


Van the Man is on his way to Audley End

Van the Man is on his way to Audley End

Van the Man is on his way to Audley End

25 February 2020

The legendary Northern Irish singer-songwriter will be supported by The Waterboys, the British-Irish folk-rock band.


Major exhibition success for sculptor who works out of countryside studio near Stortford

Major exhibition success for sculptor who works out of countryside studio near Stortford

Major exhibition success for sculptor who works out of countryside studio near Stortford

19 February 2020

Reduction of Florence Academy of Art graduate Poppy Field's life-size bronze appears in Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) show at Mall Galleries.


How the Dark Destroyer chased his legal and TV quiz dreams

How the Dark Destroyer chased his legal and TV quiz dreams

How the Dark Destroyer chased his legal and TV quiz dreams

11 February 2020

Student Ed Suckling reports on The Chase star and Mastermind champion Shaun Wallace's talk at the Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature


Pride of Britain winner Adventureman has epic tales to tell that are out of this world

Pride of Britain winner Adventureman has epic tales to tell that are out of this world

Pride of Britain winner Adventureman has epic tales to tell that are out of this world

11 February 2020

Eleanor Kent catches up with charity challenge hero Jamie McDonald ahead of his Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature appearance.


Tail-ender Hoggy bowls 'em over as festival opener

Tail-ender Hoggy bowls 'em over as festival opener

Tail-ender Hoggy bowls 'em over as festival opener

10 February 2020

College student Charlie Hughes on former England cricketer Matthew Hoggard's appearance at the Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature.


Our first steps on the path to performing in Strictly Stortford

Our first steps on the path to performing in Strictly Stortford

Our first steps on the path to performing in Strictly Stortford

09 February 2020

Indie reporter Hollie Ryder and husband Rob are one of 10 couples being coached for a cha-cha-charity dance contest show at Rhodes in June.


Couple hope they have the magic formula with escape room for all the family

Couple hope they have the magic formula with escape room for all the family

Couple hope they have the magic formula with escape room for all the family

08 February 2020

In Sawbridgeworth, Escape Space's game A Magical Disappearance gives players an hour to help professor escape from a painting he's trapped inside


Unbelievable! Buzzcocks and EMF to headline Stortford's music festival

Unbelievable! Buzzcocks and EMF to headline Stortford's music festival

Unbelievable! Buzzcocks and EMF to headline Stortford's music festival

05 February 2020

To coincide with VE Day 75th anniversary, family-friendly Bish Bash 2020 will be held in Sworder's Field on bank holiday Friday and Saturday May 8-9.


The Chase's 'Dark Destroyer' ready to be quizzed at Stortford's literature festival

The Chase's 'Dark Destroyer' ready to be quizzed at Stortford's literature festival

The Chase's 'Dark Destroyer' ready to be quizzed at Stortford's literature festival

31 January 2020

Chris Carter catches up with Shaun Wallace – the first Chaser on the ITV quiz show – just in time before his appearance at Bishop's Stortford College.


Ashes to ashes: England cricket hero forging new career as barbecue expert

Ashes to ashes: England cricket hero forging new career as barbecue expert

Ashes to ashes: England cricket hero forging new career as barbecue expert

31 January 2020

Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature speaker Matthew Hoggard tells the Indie he has swapped leather on willow for burgers on charcoal.


Crime thriller author drew on real-life attempted abduction of her own daughter

Crime thriller author drew on real-life attempted abduction of her own daughter

Crime thriller author drew on real-life attempted abduction of her own daughter

28 January 2020

Tammy Cohen will be interviewed at Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature on Wednesday February 12 about her career as a thriller writer.


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