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Tales of Albert the tortoise at Waterstones in Stortford

Tales of Albert the tortoise at Waterstones in Stortford

Tales of Albert the tortoise at Waterstones in Stortford

Ian Brown, short-listed for the 13th Bishop’s Stortford College Festival of Literature Picture Book Award, is visiting the bookshop on August 10.


Children can experiment with these titles for their Summer Reading Challenge

Children can experiment with these titles for their Summer Reading Challenge

Children can experiment with these titles for their Summer Reading Challenge

Get ready to be boggled by brilliant facts, gaze at the stars and be inspired by tales of invention with this year's Gadgeteers theme


Try your hand at capturing catwalk style with Ben's fashion drawing class

Try your hand at capturing catwalk style with Ben's fashion drawing class

Try your hand at capturing catwalk style with Ben's fashion drawing class

Ben Springham, who has worked for Dazed, i-D and Vogue USA, will share his skills at the New Apton Centre from Tuesday July 19.


Pack these top titles in your suitcase to heat up a summer getaway

Pack these top titles in your suitcase to heat up a summer getaway

Pack these top titles in your suitcase to heat up a summer getaway

What Eden Did Next, The Retreat and Lifesaving for Beginners among book reviewer Janet Gordon's top summer holiday reads


Stortford artists short-listed for the prestigious Sir John Hurt Art Prize

Stortford artists short-listed for the prestigious Sir John Hurt Art Prize

Stortford artists short-listed for the prestigious Sir John Hurt Art Prize

Ray Whyard and Nick Dittrich will see their work displayed at the Adrian Hill Fine Art Gallery as part of the annual Holt Festival from July 23 to 30


Go with the flow at Parndon Mill's Watching the Waves art exhibition

Go with the flow at Parndon Mill's Watching the Waves art exhibition

Go with the flow at Parndon Mill's Watching the Waves art exhibition

Seascapes by Neil Robbins and glassware by Karen Murphy feature in new Watching the Waves exhibition at The Gallery at Parndon Mill in Harlow


New film draws audiences into the life of Essex war artist Eric Ravilious

New film draws audiences into the life of Essex war artist Eric Ravilious

New film draws audiences into the life of Essex war artist Eric Ravilious

Director Margy Kinmouth determined to see Ravilious in pantheon of great British landscape painters with household names like Turner and Constable.


Be empowered in Pride Month by characters you can really relate to

Be empowered in Pride Month by characters you can really relate to

Be empowered in Pride Month by characters you can really relate to

Bishop's Stortford College Prep School librarian Lizzie Hall picks her top LGBTQIA+ books for children and young adults this Pride Month


Enjoying some tasty reads after sampling afternoon tea at St Ermin's hotel

Enjoying some tasty reads after sampling afternoon tea at St Ermin's hotel

Enjoying some tasty reads after sampling afternoon tea at St Ermin's hotel

Janet Gordon reviews London, With Love, The Wedding Night, William at 40, The Gin Sisters' Promise and M is for Mummy after jubilee hotel bash


Literary scam leads to audio book deal for Stansted crime writer

Literary scam leads to audio book deal for Stansted crime writer

Literary scam leads to audio book deal for Stansted crime writer

Crime novelist Amanda Campbell was unaware the audio rights to her first book had been sold - now she has secured all her works in audio versions.


Folk, Americana and more from acoustic club headliners The Boxwood Chessmen

Folk, Americana and more from acoustic club headliners The Boxwood Chessmen

Folk, Americana and more from acoustic club headliners The Boxwood Chessmen

The semi-acoustic four-piece bring their musical pantry boasting the finest roots ingredients to The Horn at The Half Moon on Wednesday July 6


A Fridge Too Far: Albury author produces comedy fantasy sequel

A Fridge Too Far: Albury author produces comedy fantasy sequel

A Fridge Too Far: Albury author produces comedy fantasy sequel

Michelle King said: "I have loved every minute of writing my fictional comedy – the characters just wouldn't let me go from the start."


Family-friendly art workshops at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

Family-friendly art workshops at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

Family-friendly art workshops at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

The programme at Perry Green on three dates in August will be inspired by the modern art icon's methods.


Pride Month: Books that inspire children and young adults to be themselves

Pride Month: Books that inspire children and young adults to be themselves

Pride Month: Books that inspire children and young adults to be themselves

There's a whole rainbow of books for children and young adults that explore LGBTQ+ history, offer guidance and encourage empathy and understanding


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