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Blackbird singing in the dead centre of Stortford

Blackbird singing in the dead centre of Stortford

Blackbird singing in the dead centre of Stortford

26 March 2019

Bishop's Stortford singer-songwriter Tom Dulieu is launching a new open mic night at the Rose & Crown


Flitch of Bacon set to pop up at Tom Kerridge's Pub in the Park Festival in Herts

Flitch of Bacon set to pop up at Tom Kerridge's Pub in the Park Festival in Herts

Flitch of Bacon set to pop up at Tom Kerridge's Pub in the Park Festival in Herts

22 March 2019

Tim Allen, who took over in early 2018, is taking part in celebrity chef Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park festival when it comes to St Albans.


Masterchef star Natalie to cook up a storm at Essex Festival of Food and Drink

Masterchef star Natalie to cook up a storm at Essex Festival of Food and Drink

Masterchef star Natalie to cook up a storm at Essex Festival of Food and Drink

15 March 2019

New attractions at this year’s event include The Open Fire BBQ Stage, hosted by online hit Christian Stevenson, aka DJ BBQ.


Stone Valley Festival will bring mod, ska, 60s, indie, northern soul, punk and soul to East Herts

Stone Valley Festival will bring mod, ska, 60s, indie, northern soul, punk and soul to East Herts

Stone Valley Festival will bring mod, ska, 60s, indie, northern soul, punk and soul to East Herts

13 March 2019

The event will bring a mix of mod, ska, 60s, indie, northern soul, punk and soul music to Hillside Farm in Great Amwell near Ware.


Get made for it at fundraising Bashienda in Bishop's Stortford

Get made for it at fundraising Bashienda in Bishop's Stortford

Get made for it at fundraising Bashienda in Bishop's Stortford

13 March 2019

On Saturday, March 30, the Bish Bash team will pay homage to the legendary Hacienda club.


Norway-plus means a springtime trip to Kristiansand from Stansted Airport

Norway-plus means a springtime trip to Kristiansand from Stansted Airport

Norway-plus means a springtime trip to Kristiansand from Stansted Airport

11 March 2019

News editor Sinead Corr takes a two-hour direct flight away with Widerøe for a walk on the wild side in Norway


Friendly Fires and Róisín Murphy raise the temperature at Standon Calling this summer

Friendly Fires and Róisín Murphy raise the temperature at Standon Calling this summer

Friendly Fires and Róisín Murphy raise the temperature at Standon Calling this summer

27 February 2019

The music stage fill be headlined by the iconic Nile Rodgers & CHIC, the Mercury Prize-winning Wolf Alice and pop supremo Rag’n’Bone Man,


Comedian Russell Kane brings laughs to Standon Calling line-up

Comedian Russell Kane brings laughs to Standon Calling line-up

Comedian Russell Kane brings laughs to Standon Calling line-up

14 February 2019

The entertainer is best known for Live At The Electric, Live At Apollo, Unzipped, Celebrity Juice and I Am Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now.


Green Party co-leader among speakers in Bishop's Stortford lecture series

Green Party co-leader among speakers in Bishop's Stortford lecture series

Green Party co-leader among speakers in Bishop's Stortford lecture series

13 February 2019

The series of five talks will address the finite planet, the UK after Brexit, food security and prospects for the English language


Enjoy a blooming great visit to see snowdrops at the Gardens of Easton Lodge

Enjoy a blooming great visit to see snowdrops at the Gardens of Easton Lodge

Enjoy a blooming great visit to see snowdrops at the Gardens of Easton Lodge

11 February 2019

Single and double blooms of galanthus nivalis grow in profusion in the landmark’s bosquet, or wood grove.


Book your tickets for the 10th Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature

Book your tickets for the 10th Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature

Book your tickets for the 10th Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature

30 January 2019

TV historian David Starkey's return is one of the highlights of the festival featuring authors, poets, illustrators – and an inspirational woman


Disco sensation Nile Rodgers and Mercury Prize winners Wolf Alice join Dick & Dom at Standon Calling

Disco sensation Nile Rodgers and Mercury Prize winners Wolf Alice join Dick & Dom at Standon Calling

Disco sensation Nile Rodgers and Mercury Prize winners Wolf Alice join Dick & Dom at Standon Calling

30 January 2019

Nile Rodgers and CHIC and Wolf Alice have been unveiled as headliners at this summer’s Standon Calling with previously announced Rag’n’Bone Man


Illustrator Sarah McIntyre knows you need to get a hat to get ahead

Illustrator Sarah McIntyre knows you need to get a hat to get ahead

Illustrator Sarah McIntyre knows you need to get a hat to get ahead

24 January 2019

Sarah McIntyre appears at the Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature on Wednesday, February 6 at 6pm.


Writing is still a thrill for former journalist Fiona Barton

Writing is still a thrill for former journalist Fiona Barton

Writing is still a thrill for former journalist Fiona Barton

18 January 2019

Inspiration for her debut came when she was covering notorious trials and wondered exactly what the wives of the accused knew of their crimes.


Enjoy the good life at Herts and Essex Community Farm's music festival

Enjoy the good life at Herts and Essex Community Farm's music festival

Enjoy the good life at Herts and Essex Community Farm's music festival

27 July 2018

Herts and Essex Community Farm is bringing people together once again with its fifth annual festival.


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.


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