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The unlikely place in Stortford where artists and photographers can hang out

The unlikely place in Stortford where artists and photographers can hang out

The unlikely place in Stortford where artists and photographers can hang out

ArtWall is a community project founded by Simon Harris, principal optometrist at optician Ashwell and Barrie in North Street.


13 winning photos in camera club's latest print competition

13 winning photos in camera club's latest print competition

13 winning photos in camera club's latest print competition

A gallery of the winning images from the second round of Bishop's Stortford Camera Club's print competition.


The page-turners everyone will want to find underneath the Christmas tree

The page-turners everyone will want to find underneath the Christmas tree

The page-turners everyone will want to find underneath the Christmas tree

Indie book reviewer Janet Gordon, who lives in Takeley, lists her top books that are sure to be a hit when unwrapped this Christmas


Search No Further for Stansted author's next best-seller

Search No Further for Stansted author's next best-seller

Search No Further for Stansted author's next best-seller

Amanda Campbell's third psychological thriller, after Leave Well Alone and Don't Come Looking, has already been hailed as her best yet.


Yule be wishing you could read these Christmas crackers every day

Yule be wishing you could read these Christmas crackers every day

Yule be wishing you could read these Christmas crackers every day

Indie book reviewer Janet Gordon looks at some of her top Christmas reads by the likes of Milly Johnson, Dani Redd and Emily Bell


Gift from Napoleon to one of his generals adds French flavour to saleroom

Gift from Napoleon to one of his generals adds French flavour to saleroom

Gift from Napoleon to one of his generals adds French flavour to saleroom

A jewel-encrusted ivory cane believed to be a gift from Napoleon Bonaparte to a trusted general is going under the hammer at Sworders in Stansted


Rare chance to own artwork by 19th-century artist born without limbs

Rare chance to own artwork by 19th-century artist born without limbs

Rare chance to own artwork by 19th-century artist born without limbs

A painting by artist Sarah Biffin, who was born without limbs and used her mouth to hold a paintbrush, is coming up for sale at Sworders


New journal brings Uttlesford past into focus

New journal brings Uttlesford past into focus

New journal brings Uttlesford past into focus

The journal, edited by Jacqueline Cooper, also includes a piece by her about an exciting archaeology project in her home village of Clavering.


Royal appointment: Sculptor to produce statues of Queen and Prince Philip for Royal Albert Hall

Royal appointment: Sculptor to produce statues of Queen and Prince Philip for Royal Albert Hall

Royal appointment: Sculptor to produce statues of Queen and Prince Philip for Royal Albert Hall

Poppy Field, who has a studio near Green Tye, chosen to produce life-size bronzes as part of Royal Albert Hall’s 150th anniversary celebrations.


Heart-warming tale of library under threat one to take off the shelf

Heart-warming tale of library under threat one to take off the shelf

Heart-warming tale of library under threat one to take off the shelf

Indie book reviewer Janet Gordon gives her thoughts on the latest novels by Freya Sampson, Nell Pattison, Katerina Diamond and Jenny Colgan


Chance meeting with Holocaust survivor inspires Stortford novelist

Chance meeting with Holocaust survivor inspires Stortford novelist

Chance meeting with Holocaust survivor inspires Stortford novelist

Chrissy Smith, a married mother of three, spent two-and-a-half years researching and writing The Caretaker with an unlikely hero at its heart.


Add artistic touch to Christmas at Present Arts exhibition

Add artistic touch to Christmas at Present Arts exhibition

Add artistic touch to Christmas at Present Arts exhibition

An array of unique Christmas gifts created by skilled and distinguished artists can be bought in The Gallery at Parndon Mill's latest exhibition


Win a copy of Harry Sidebottom's "enthralling" new novel The Burning Road

Win a copy of Harry Sidebottom's "enthralling" new novel The Burning Road

Win a copy of Harry Sidebottom's "enthralling" new novel The Burning Road

Book reviewer Janet Gordon gives her verdict on the latest reads from Harry Sidebottom, Harriet Evans, Lynda La Plante and M.K. Hill


Picture gallery: Keep an eye out for art society's Winter Exhibition

Picture gallery: Keep an eye out for art society's Winter Exhibition

Picture gallery: Keep an eye out for art society's Winter Exhibition

Bishop's Stortford Art Society's second exhibition in the town centre this year runs in Jackson Square from November 16-20


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