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Fears of financial crisis as coronavirus cancels Standon Calling 2020

Fears of financial crisis as coronavirus cancels Standon Calling 2020

Fears of financial crisis as coronavirus cancels Standon Calling 2020

07 May 2020

The boutique music festival was due to take place from July 23 to 26 with headliners Bombay Bicycle Club, Hot Chip and Primal Scream.


Party in your garden with DJ to mark VE Day 75th anniversary in Stansted

Party in your garden with DJ to mark VE Day 75th anniversary in Stansted

Party in your garden with DJ to mark VE Day 75th anniversary in Stansted

06 May 2020

Villagers are being encouraged to join 'stay at home' street parties and a live lockdown set with Stansted's James 'Deejay Goochy' Goodge.


Vote for the best movies of the century so far

Vote for the best movies of the century so far

Vote for the best movies of the century so far

29 April 2020

Pick your top five and we’ll reveal our readers’ picks in May.


Bishop's Stortford Musical Theatre Company postpones its big Rhodes show in November

Bishop's Stortford Musical Theatre Company postpones its big Rhodes show in November

Bishop's Stortford Musical Theatre Company postpones its big Rhodes show in November

28 April 2020

The award-winning group has decided "with incredibly heavy hearts" to mothball Kipps, the updated Half A Sixpence musical, until November 2021.


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.


Calm, quiet, creative – JJC was the very heart of Water Lane

Calm, quiet, creative – JJC was the very heart of Water Lane

Calm, quiet, creative – JJC was the very heart of Water Lane

27 April 2020

Water Lane Theatre Company chairman Granville Rush pays tribute to long-standing member John Johnson-Cook, who has died with Covid-19 aged 70.


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.


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.


And Then There Were None: No more shows at Rhodes for at least a month

And Then There Were None: No more shows at Rhodes for at least a month

And Then There Were None: No more shows at Rhodes for at least a month

18 March 2020

Prophetically titled Agatha Christie murder mystery And Then There Were None is last stage act at Stortford's theatre until at least late April.


Audley End miniature railway's new playground set for grand opening

Audley End miniature railway's new playground set for grand opening

Audley End miniature railway's new playground set for grand opening

07 March 2020

Young visitors can blow off some steam and let their imaginations run riot in the upgraded railway-themed play and picnic area.


Bombay Bicycle Club join Hot Chip and Primal Scream as Standon Calling headliners

Bombay Bicycle Club join Hot Chip and Primal Scream as Standon Calling headliners

Bombay Bicycle Club join Hot Chip and Primal Scream as Standon Calling headliners

06 March 2020

Bombay Bicycle Club said: "Very much looking forward to our first appearance at Standon Calling."


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.


World Cup hero, music hall legend and TV comedy great headline Rhodes' new season

World Cup hero, music hall legend and TV comedy great headline Rhodes' new season

World Cup hero, music hall legend and TV comedy great headline Rhodes' new season

15 January 2020

Spring brings drama productions and comedy shows on Rhodes' own stage plus West End musicals, London ballets and Hollywood movies on its big screen.


Last act for cash-strapped amateur theatre company nearing its centenary?

Last act for cash-strapped amateur theatre company nearing its centenary?

Last act for cash-strapped amateur theatre company nearing its centenary?

13 December 2019

Dunmow Players is set to axe its April production, Big The Musical, if it cannot find £3,000 by the end of January.


Halloween half-term haunts in the Bishop's Stortford area for all the family

Halloween half-term haunts in the Bishop's Stortford area for all the family

Halloween half-term haunts in the Bishop's Stortford area for all the family

23 October 2019

The Indie lifts the coffin lid on spooktacular activities at Cammas Hall Farm, Audley End, Rhodes Arts Complex, Charis Centre and Golf World Stansted.


Fireworks displays in the Bishop's Stortford, Sawbridgeworth and Stansted area 2019

Fireworks displays in the Bishop's Stortford, Sawbridgeworth and Stansted area 2019

Fireworks displays in the Bishop's Stortford, Sawbridgeworth and Stansted area 2019

20 October 2019

This year, Bonfire Night falls on a Tuesday, so organised fireworks festivities are taking place on the two weekends either side.


360 Flip Showcase to celebrate the very best of Bishop's Stortford Skate Park

360 Flip Showcase to celebrate the very best of Bishop's Stortford Skate Park

360 Flip Showcase to celebrate the very best of Bishop's Stortford Skate Park

26 September 2019

Skateboarders, scooter riders and BMX bikers will be showcasing their skills in support of the policing team’s Lives Not Knives campaign.


Stortford's shelter for the homeless to open its doors to the community

Stortford's shelter for the homeless to open its doors to the community

Stortford's shelter for the homeless to open its doors to the community

08 September 2019

The Winter Night Shelter at Holy Trinity Church is holding an outreach day so supporters can see how their fundraising is put to good use


The Indie guide to an awesome August bank holiday weekend

The Indie guide to an awesome August bank holiday weekend

The Indie guide to an awesome August bank holiday weekend

23 August 2019

August's three-day bank holiday weekend is almost upon us. Cat Barkley looks at how to make the most of those extra days off


Bake a cake for 200-year-old Wallace the lion at Saffron Walden Museum

Bake a cake for 200-year-old Wallace the lion at Saffron Walden Museum

Bake a cake for 200-year-old Wallace the lion at Saffron Walden Museum

05 August 2019

Cakes will be judged on both taste and appearance, with separate categories for adults and children. Entries from local business are also welcomed.


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