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Get set for the Paralympics with tales of acceptance and perseverance

Get set for the Paralympics with tales of acceptance and perseverance

Get set for the Paralympics with tales of acceptance and perseverance

Bishop's Stortford College librarian Lizzie Hall recommends children's books featuring characters with disabilities that encourage acceptance


Sawbo crime writer follows the award trail of le Carre, Rendell and Rankin

Sawbo crime writer follows the award trail of le Carre, Rendell and Rankin

Sawbo crime writer follows the award trail of le Carre, Rendell and Rankin

Crime writer Chris Whitaker, who still works shifts at Stortford library, wins CWA Gold Dagger for third novel We Begin at the End.


9 activity and puzzle books to occupy your kids this summer

9 activity and puzzle books to occupy your kids this summer

9 activity and puzzle books to occupy your kids this summer

Bishop's Stortford College librarian Lizzie Hall picks her top books to help keep children active during the school holidays.


Art is back in the open with society's exhibition in Jackson Square

Art is back in the open with society's exhibition in Jackson Square

Art is back in the open with society's exhibition in Jackson Square

Bishop's Stortford Art Society's five-day exhibition will feature up to 100 works across a variety of subjects.


Get the inside track on what it takes to be an Olympic star

Get the inside track on what it takes to be an Olympic star

Get the inside track on what it takes to be an Olympic star

Story of Simone Biles among Olympic reads for a sporting summer recommended by Bishop's Stortford College librarian Lizzie Hall.


Getting hands on with new Henry Moore exhibition

Getting hands on with new Henry Moore exhibition

Getting hands on with new Henry Moore exhibition

Bishop's Stortford College student Madeleine Friedlein reviews 'This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal presents Henry Moore' at Perry Green.


Go wild this summer and admire the planet in all its glory

Go wild this summer and admire the planet in all its glory

Go wild this summer and admire the planet in all its glory

Bishop's Stortford College librarian Lizzie Hall's best children's books inspired by the Wild World Heroes Summer Reading Challenge 2021


Bishop's Stortford History Society looks to the future with new book

Bishop's Stortford History Society looks to the future with new book

Bishop's Stortford History Society looks to the future with new book

Author John Rhodes, who has a first-class degree in modern history from Oxford, pulled together years of detailed research about Warwick Road.


Artist presents portrait of 'kindred spirit' Omid Djalili to the comedian in Stortford

Artist presents portrait of 'kindred spirit' Omid Djalili to the comedian in Stortford

Artist presents portrait of 'kindred spirit' Omid Djalili to the comedian in Stortford

Mario Mendoza, who lives in Stortford, has been following the comedian and actor's career since he emerged in the early 1990s.


Oh we do like to read beside the seaside!

Oh we do like to read beside the seaside!

Oh we do like to read beside the seaside!

Lizzie Hall's recommended seaside picture books including Lucy & Tom At the Seaside, Splash! Anna Hibiscus and What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside


Three open air theatre productions coming to Hatfield Forest

Three open air theatre productions coming to Hatfield Forest

Three open air theatre productions coming to Hatfield Forest

Quantum Theatre will be performing its production of Beatrix Potter’s classic story on Saturday (July 17).


London through lockdown lens of photographer sparks furlough collective project

London through lockdown lens of photographer sparks furlough collective project

London through lockdown lens of photographer sparks furlough collective project

It all began with Jimmy Brimmacombe using his exercise allowance time to document London in lockdown through the lens of his camera.


Celebrating the books that spell out the facts in a fascinating way

Celebrating the books that spell out the facts in a fascinating way

Celebrating the books that spell out the facts in a fascinating way

Have Pride, This Book is Anti-Racist and How to Build an Orchestra among the titles shortlisted for the SLA Information Book Award


Celebrate Pride Month with stories of friendship, love and acceptance

Celebrate Pride Month with stories of friendship, love and acceptance

Celebrate Pride Month with stories of friendship, love and acceptance

Jack (Not Jackie), Dreadnought and The Pants Project among Lizzie Hall's recommended reading for children this Pride Month


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