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October 2014

  • Bishop's Stortford Health Walks

    Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 10:00am to Monday, December 29, 2014 - 10:00am

    Meet alternate Mondays at 10.00am
    Southern Country Park
    Meet at the car park off Thorley Lane East
    Bishop's Stortford
    Grid ref TL476 193

    Southern Country Park
  • Sunday Afternoon Tea

    Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 2:30pm to Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 5:00pm

    Every Sunday from March - end of October

    Tea, coffee and homemade cakes

    Thorley church, Church Lane
  • Isabel Hospice care4acuppa

    Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 10:00am to Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 12:15pm

    Launched in June and runs through to Christmas.
    Please support Isabel Hospice by holding a fundraising
    care4acuppa. With over 165 million cups of tea and 70
    million cups of coffee drunk everyday in the UK why not
    put yours to work for us by holding a fundraising tea party
    or coffee morning where you could have a bake sale,
    hold a raffle, organise a bring & buy!
    Call Beth Hardy, tel 01707 382500 for details.

  • Saturday Night Ballroom Dancing

    Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 8:00pm to Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 10:45pm

    Every second Saturday of the month

    £6 including tea and biscuits.
    50-50 Ballroom - Latin - Sequence

    For details, or to book a table
    Please contact Sheila or Rod on 01279 759153

    Bring your own drinks.

    Havers Hall, Waytemore Road, Bishop's Stortford CM23 3GR
  • On The Beat: Stories from 1914-1918

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 1:00am to Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 12:00am

    This special exhibition showcases work by students and ex-students from Middlesex University’s illustration department, who will use the medium of graphic novels to bring the stories of the home front to life. Research into local police records of the period has uncovered some fascinating, humorous and challenging stories illustrating life at home for ordinary people and the police, as well as soldiers back from the trenches.
    Special school visits are available by appointment – please contact the museum: museum@rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk or by phone on 01279 651746

    Copies of the accompanying Graphic Novel : ‘On the Beat during the Great War’ are available for sale from Rhodes.
    Main image copyright Daniel Duncan

    Rhodes Centre
  • Charity Tabletop Sale

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    In aid of RSPCA Danaher
    Everything from Bric-a-brac to clothing


    £10 per pitch for sellers
    50p Entry for buyers

    For more info or to book a table: 07840 705368
    Email: emmcee1011@hotmail.com

    Ugley Village Hall, Cambridge Road, Ugley CM22 6HZ
  • Are Microwaves from Mobiles and WiFi harming our Children?

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

    A local seminar on the latest Scientific and Medical Research into the Health Effects of Microwave Radiation from Mobile Phones, iPads, laptops and other Wireless Devices.
    Free admission (donations welcome at the door)

    Great Hadham Country Club, Much Hadham, SG10 6JE
  • Mountfitchet Garden Club - The History of Capel Manor

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 8:00pm

    The History of Capel Manor College by Mr Steven Dowbiggen - College Principal and  Chief Executive
    Venue:  Day Centre, Chapel Hill, Stansted Mountfitchet  (Adjacent to Car Park & Library)
    Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start
    Visitors: £2.50pp   Membership available
    More info on www.mountfitchetgardenclub.co.uk


  • FILM: The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 1:00am

    Dir. Wes Anderson
    (2014, 100mons, Cert 15)
    Starring Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham and Mathieu Amalric
    The Grand Budapest tells the adventures of the legendary concierge at a magnificent hotel, Gustav, and the lobby boy Zero, and how they become entwined in theft and murder set in a time just before war threatens to strike.
    This comedy has it all, murder, mystery and romance!
    ‘Director Wes Anderson is at his quirky best with The Grand Budapest Hotel, which features a very funny performance from Ralph Fiennes’ Tim Robey – The Telegraph
    Timings: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
    Tickets: £6/£5 concs

    Rhodes Centre
  • Evening of Clairvoyance

    Friday, October 3, 2014 - 12:15pm

    Guest Speaker - Melinda Cadey

    Entrance £3.50 – Healing and refreshments no charge

    Apton Centre, Bishop's Stortford. CM23 3SN
  • The Mayors Charity Race Night

    Friday, October 3, 2014 - 8:30pm

    Can you pick a winner?

    A great night of fun to raise money for the Mayors chosen local charities.
    Tote betting system operated on the night with countless other opportunities to sponsor horses, trainers and jockey’s.
    10 races and a fish & chip supper included in the price!
    Tickets: £12
    Sponsors Tables
    We are looking for 10 local organisations or companies to sponsor a race by booking a table for 8 people at £120. This price includes a fish and chip supper for all 8.  Those interested in a sponsor’s table should contact Hilary Mitchell at BSTC via email at hilary.mitchell@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk

    Rhodes Centre
  • Mary's Vintage Kitchen

    Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Mary's Vintage Kitchen will be tootling along to Sworders Field
    with their pop up tea room serving cream teas and light refreshments

    Sworders Field, Bishop's Stortford
  • Voodoo Room - Purveyors of the finest in Hendrix & Cream

    Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 8:30pm

    Paying tribute to both Jimi Hendrix & Cream - Voodoo Room are a stunning new "Power Trio" featuring some of the UK's finest musicians.
    They perform an incredible, high energy show, delivered in the true spirit of these legendary superstars.
    Their individual credits include: Steve Winwood, Duran Duran, Ben E. King, Fish, Thunder, Jo Harman, Thea Gilmore, Lulu etc etc.
    Neneh Cherry.
    "PHENOMENAL….You Will Be Blown Away"
    Michelle Ward - Phoenix F.M.
    "An OUTSTANDING performance Of The Songs Of Legend."
    Andrew Lathan - Blues In The South Magazine.

    Tickets: £17

    Rhodes Centre
  • Mary's Vintage Kitchen

    Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Mary's Vintage Kitchen will be tootling along to Sworders Field
    with their pop up tea room serving cream teas and light refreshments

    Sworders Field, Bishop's Stortford
  • Antiques Fair

    Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

    Admission £1.00.  Refreshments and snacks available.

    Bishop's Stortford Football Club, Woodside Park, Dunmow Rd
  • Bishop's Stortford and District Footpaths Summer Walks

    Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 10:00am

    The walks are generally 5 - 6 miles long and normally last between 2 and 2 ½ hours.  
    The website will give more details on the walk, including expected distance and any last minute changes.  
    Meet at Great Dunmow - St Mary's Parish Church  GR: TL629230 / Post Code: CM6 2AE.  Contact Alan 01371 876792


  • Journey's End

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 1:00am to Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 1:00am

    Bishops Stortford's new professional company Contexture Theatre return to the Rhodes with R C Sherriff's ground breaking play ‘Journey’s End’.  Painting an unflinching view of life in the trenches towards the end of the First World War and set just before the battle of Saint-Quentin, the play focuses on the experiences of the officers of a British infantry company on the front line.  Each man has his own way of coping with the strains of trench warfare.  A Captain at 21, Stanhope drinks heavily; a previous schoolmaster, Osborne (Uncle) reads Alice in Wonderland; Trotter just eats; Hibbert claims to have Neuralgia; and Mason makes tea that tastes of onions! Into this mix comes Raleigh, a fresh faced 18 year old straight out of school. How will he cope?
    Shows at 3.00pm and 7.30pm
    Ticket: From £10 - £17

    Rhodes Centre
  • Hertford Food & Drink Festival

    Friday, October 10, 2014 - 11:00am to Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 10:00pm

    The 3rd Hertford Food and Drink Festival to last Three Days!

    On Friday you can take part in cookery classes. Friday's events start at 11am.

    On Saturday, starting at 10am, head into town for live cookery demonstrations, free tasting, beers from local brewery McMullens and a variety of food markets.

    On Sunday, starting at 11am, head to Hertford Castle for a German Beer (Oktoberfest Style) festival and world food fayre on the Castle lawn.

    For details contact: Melvin@hertford.gov.uk or 01992 552885.

    Hertford, Herts
  • TBSHS Family Bingo Night

    Friday, October 10, 2014 - 7:00pm

    The Bishop's Stortford High School invite you to their Family Bingo Night.

    Fish 'n' chips £6 or Chicken 'n' chips £5 or veg option 'n' chips £4 (pre-ordered and pre-paid)
    Lots of prizes to be won.

    ENTRY: £2 adult, £1 child, £5 family (2 adults/3 children)
    Bingo games: £1 each

    Tickets available from the school office.

    TBSHS school hall, London Road, CM23 3LU
  • Mary's Vintage Kitchen

    Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Mary's Vintage Kitchen will be tootling along to Sworders Field
    with their pop up tea room serving cream teas and light refreshments

    Sworders Field, Bishop's Stortford
  • Quiz Night

    Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

    Stort Valley RSPB Local Group.
    Call Pat Crosby on 01279 656632 or Jo Marsden on 01941 289795.

    Charis Centre
  • Mary's Vintage Kitchen

    Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Mary's Vintage Kitchen will be tootling along to Sworders Field
    with their pop up tea room serving cream teas and light refreshments

    Sworders Field, Bishop's Stortford
  • Evening Talk - My Uncle, the Battle of Britain VC

    Monday, October 13, 2014 - 8:30pm

    Speaker: James Nicolson
    This is the story of his uncle, also called James Nicholson, who was the only fighter pilot to be awarded the Victoria Cross during the whole of WW2. His was for action at the height of the Battle of Britain and this story touches both the event itself and the politics around the award and the subsequent impact t had on him and his family.
    Tickets: £5.00

    Rhodes Centre
  • Quizathon

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 7:00pm

    8 pubs across East Herts.
    Isabel’s Big Quizathon will have between 10-15 participating pubs across eastern Hertfordshire who will be hosting a fantastic quiz night on Tuesday 14th October to support the hospice and to become Isabel’s best quizathon team.
    So far we have the following pubs taking part so please contact your local to book a team (entry fee varies depending on pub):
    -The Silver Fox in Hertford Heath call 01992 589023
    The Brookmans in Brookmans Park call 01707 66414
    The Fox in Aspenden call 01763 271886
    The Angel in Ware call 01920 412593
    The Five Horseshoes in Little Berkhamsted call 01707 875055
    The Steamer in Welwyn call 01438 715933
    The Cock in Stansted Mountfitchet call 01279 812964
    The Old Barge in Hertford call 01992 581871
    In 2013 over 11 pubs across Eastern Hertfordshire supported Isabel Hospice and took part in the event and the current champions and winners of the Quizathon Tankard are the team at The Angel in Ware so those are the guys you need to beat!
    For more info about entering a team or hosting a quizathon at your pub please contact Beth Hardy on 01707 382500 or email beth.hardy@isabelhospice.org.uk


  • An evening of testimony and songs with John Gaughan

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 7:30pm

    An evening with John Gaughan - formerly of Herman's Hermits

    Tickets £5 in advance (£7 on the door)
    Call: 01279 651465 to order tickets or email: paul-senior@sky.com


    Methodist Church, South Street, Bishop's Stortford
  • Networking Lunch

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:00pm

    To be held at WaterLane Bar & Restaurant. A monthly networking lunch run by Isabel Hospice working in association with Marketing Kinetics. We welcome companies from all over Herts & Essex offering an opportunity to network both inside and outside your own areas.
    You can sign up online at www.the3rdthursday.com

    Water Lane Bar & Restaurant, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 2JZ
  • Wills and Estate Planning Seminar

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:30pm

    Isabel Hospice and Nockolds Solicitors will be holding a free seminar to help you plan for the future.
    Topics will include:
    The importance of Wills and what happens if you do not have one
    Inheritance Tax and how to avoid it
    Lasting Powers of Attorney
    Long term care planning
    Charitable gifts in Wills
    Places are free, donations to Isabel Hospice gratefully received.






    Bishop's Park Community Centre
  • Pop-up restaurant by Small Aubergine

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 7:30pm

    Enjoy a delicious 3 course set menu prepared by
    Saira Hamilton from Masterchef 2013's final four.
    Come and discover the vibrant, fresh flavours of Saira's
    unique fusion of Bengali cuisine with the best of British produce.

    Price: £33 per head and can be booked online:

    A full-service bar will operate.

    Vegetarian option will be available on request.
    Please call Sam on 07984 528016 to discuss.

    Great Hadham Country Club, Much Hadham SG10 6JE
  • Only Fools & Boycie

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 8:30pm
    Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses.

    In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed, George Best.He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.The show will also celebrate the launch of the second volume of Challis' autobiography, Being Boycie, and Mr Challis will sign copies during the interval and after his performance.

    Tickets: £15

    Rhodes Centre
  • Evening of Clairvoyance

    Friday, October 17, 2014 - 8:00pm

    Guest Speaker - Paul Harvey

    Entrance £3.50 – Healing and refreshments no charge

    Apton Centre, Bishop's Stortford. CM23 3SN
  • I Love to Boogie - T-Rextasy

    Friday, October 17, 2014 - 9:00pm

    T.Rextasy, the world’s only official T.Rex live tribute band, are bringing back rock’n’roll with a bang!
    A show filled with all the charisma and flamboyancy of the glam rock era, you will be transported straight back to the 70s.  Playing the classics including the hit ‘I Love To Boogie’, with a flair that can be eclipsed by none (well…maybe only Marc Bolan himself!) T. Rextasy goes ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute.’
    Don’t just take our word for it; T.Rextasy has endorsements from the original rockers and ex-band members themselves. This is one show not to be missed.
    “They’re the closest you’re ever going to get to the real thing'’- Bill Legend (original T.Rex drummer)
    Tickets: £18.00

    Rhodes Centre
  • Mary's Vintage Kitchen

    Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Mary's Vintage Kitchen will be tootling along to Sworders Field
    with their pop up tea room serving cream teas and light refreshments

    Sworders Field, Bishop's Stortford
  • The Big Draw - a Henry Moore-themed drawing extravaganza.

    Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

    Joining forces with The Big Draw for a Moore-themed drawing extravaganza.
    Try your hand at wax resist pictures, add your contribution to The Big Picture
    and see what other drawing techniques Moore used in his long career.

    Workshops are suitable for all ages and are free
    with an admission ticket, but children must bring an adult.

    Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green,
  • The Day the Music Died - Buddy Holly

    Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 8:30pm

    In January 1959 Buddy Holly began a tour of America's mid-west and due to an untimely airplane accident on the 3rd February,Buddy was lost to us forever. That day would eventually become known as 'The Day The Music Died'.
    55 years on, we present a celebration of Buddy’s music. You will be enthralled and captivated as Buddy and the band take you through the music and style of the 50’s, playing all of the big hits, and some of the seldom played Holly compositions of the era, from Rockabilly to Ballad.
    From the early songs such as 'Blue Days, Black Nights' and 'Rock around with Ollie Vee' to 'True love Ways’, and 'It doesn’t Matter Anymore'. This show proves that the music did not indeed die but lives on and is as vibrant and relevant as ever.
    Don’t miss this one and only chance to see; The Day The Music Died.
    Tickets: £17.50

    Rhodes Centre
  • Mary's Vintage Kitchen

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Mary's Vintage Kitchen will be tootling along to Sworders Field
    with their pop up tea room serving cream teas and light refreshments

    Sworders Field, Bishop's Stortford
  • Day Trip to The Nunnery Lakes Reserve

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 10:00am

    Stort Valley RSPB Local Group.
    Meet Waitrose car park at 10am

  • Bishop’s Stortford & District Footpaths Association Summer Walks

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 10:00am

    The walks are generally 5 - 6 miles long and normally last between 2 and 2 ½ hours.  
    The website will give more details on the walk, including expected distance and any last minute changes.  
    Meet at Thorley, Twyford Lock - Pig Lane Car Park  GR: TL493193 / Post Code: CM22 7PA.  Contact Peter  01279 835036 / 0794 143 5001


  • Easton Lodge Sunday Opening

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 11:30am to 5:00pm

    Entry Fees:
    Adults £3.50
    Children FREE

    Children's Activities and homemade refreshments available.

    Tel: 01371 876979
    Email: enquiries@eastonlodge.co.uk

    Last entry 4pm

    Easton Lodge, Little Easton, Great Dunmow. CM6 2BB
  • Isabel Hospice Brocket Hall Galf Day

    Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 8:00am to 5:30pm

    A fantastic day of golf awaits you at Brocket Hall. The day starts at 8am with tea, coffee and bacon baguettes. At 9am there will be a marshals briefing in the Oak Room. At 9.15am golfers make their way to their tees. 9.30am the shotgun start on the Palmerston Course (Team Stableford competition. Best 2 from 4 to count, 3/4 handicaps) At 2.30 – 3.30pm golfers return to the Clubhouse. And at 3.45pm a delicious lunch is served in the Oak Room. Our auction starts at 5pm, followed by prize giving at 5.30pm.
    Book your place at: http://www.isabelhospice.org.uk/helping-us/events/events+pages/Brocket+Hall+Golf+Team+Application+Form.htm

    Brocket Hall, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7XG
  • Foster & Allen

    Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:00pm

    For over three decades in the music business, Foster & Allen have continuously managed to scale new heights!
    Performing all their hits including ‘Bunch of Thyme’, ‘Maggie’, ‘After All These Years’, ‘I Will Love You All My Life’…and many more, it will be a night not to be missed.
    2014 is destined to be another amazing year for Mick & Tony and they  will have a brand new TV series of ‘The Foster & Allen Show’  on Sky Channel 191  starting Tuesday 23rd September: 9-10pm, Saturdays: 1-2pm and Sundays: 8-9pm.
    The new Foster & Allen Show will include a diverse mix of Easy Listening, Folk, Country, Irish and Tradition music.
    Tickets: £20

    Rhodes Centre
  • Hair, Beauty & Fashion Secrets Revealed

    Friday, October 24, 2014 - 7:15pm

    Sponsored by Avante Garde.
    Ladies, men's and children's fashion and accessories.
    Latest hair and beauty tips.
    Raffle and Refreshments. £10 entrance fee.
    All proceeds to Isabel Hospice.
    To purchase tickets please contact 01279 722496 or 01279 426111 or email

    Leventhorpe School, Sawbridgeworth
  • Fashion Show and Pamper Evening by Pasquale

    Friday, October 24, 2014 - 7:15pm to 9:45pm

    Fashion Show Hair and Pamper Evening by Pasquale
    Leventhorpe School, Sawbridgeworth
    Join us for this great evening in aid of Isabel Hospice. Tickets from Roger Beeching, Chairman of East Herts District Council on 01279 722496 or email roger@rogerbeeching.com

    Leventhorpe School, Sawbridgeworth, Herts
  • Lee Hurst - "Things That Make You Go Aaarggh!!!"

    Friday, October 24, 2014 - 9:00pm

    In this stand up show, comedian Lee Hurst is back on the road to ask audiences what winds them up?
    Mostly people get on with living their lives, but everyone has at least one thing that gets on their nerves and makes their blood boil. What's yours?
    Lee, like all Brits, loves a right good moan, but he also likes to come up with solutions too.
    Lee is undoubtedly one of the UK’s funniest stand-up comedians; see him while you can.
    “Unfailingly funny”
    Tickets: £16

    Rhodes Centre
  • Mary's Vintage Kitchen

    Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Mary's Vintage Kitchen will be tootling along to Sworders Field
    with their pop up tea room serving cream teas and light refreshments

    Sworders Field, Bishop's Stortford
  • Purple Zeppelin: The Ultimate Rock Tribute Show!

    Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:30pm

    Voted Best Tribute Act of 2012, Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to the two greatest Rock Bands of all time, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin – Together on the same bill for the very first time!!!
    Many years have passed since the last UK gigs from the classic line-ups of both bands. Whether you were lucky enough to have seen the originals live or not, Purple Zeppelin will take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians.
    Performing more than 30 classic songs, it’s a theatrical insight into these two giants of rock, complete with special effects, onstage ‘artistic differences’ and even some audience participation!
    Come and experience the excitement of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin in one mesmerising show!
    "…this highly entertaining and musically authentic tribute band dared to match the brilliance of the originators"
    Chris Welch - Ex editor of Melody Maker and author of many books about Led Zeppelin.
    "Absolutely fantastic music and incredible stage presence! Fab song choices - the entire evening was impressive"
    James Tillit - Artristic Director, The Astor Theatre, Deal
    Tickets: £15 - £17

    Rhodes Centre
  • Swan Lake

    Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 1:00am
    Swan Lake remains as one of the most enduring, moving and irreplaceable classical ballets due to its fantastic plot filled with romance, sorcery and betrayal.  Join us and Ballet Theatre UK with their spectacular new production of this timeless classic.  This immortal tale tells of a princess held captive in a swan by the spell of an evil magician, a spell that can only be broken if a prince swears true love to her.
    An unforgettable experience for all the family to enjoy, this wonderful production of the much loved ballet is perfect for first time ballet goers or the dedicated fan.
    “Glittering costumes, expressive dancers…a pleasure to witness a production of this calibre” – Dance Europe Magazine
    Critics’ Choice- “Top Five Dance Productions Touring the UK” – The Independent

    Show Timings: 2.30pm and 6.00pm

    Tickets: £10 - £17

    Rhodes Centre
  • Mary's Vintage Kitchen

    Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Mary's Vintage Kitchen will be tootling along to Sworders Field
    with their pop up tea room serving cream teas and light refreshments

    Sworders Field, Bishop's Stortford
  • Try Your Hand at Archery

    Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

    Have a go at the ancient skill of archery, medieval style!
    Includes an insight into fletching arrows.

    £2 for 5 arrows.

    Hatfield Forest, CM22 6NE
  • Historic Buildings Photowalk

    Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Museum Photowalk: Sunday 26th October:  2-3.30pm
    A 1.5 hour photo walk run by Sarah Stephens Photography and Bishops Stortford Museum.
    Learn about the history of some of the interesting buildings in Bishop’s Stortford and how to photograph buildings and street scenes using the different settings on your camera!
    There will be some walking but none will be strenuous. Suitable outdoor clothes will be essential as there will some standing around whilst photographing.
    This is suitable for any type of digital camera and any level of photographic experience.
    Cost £25 per person including all materials and tuition. Booking essential as there will be limited spaces to enable individual tuition.
    Optional drop in session: Come to Rhodes for individual feedback on your best images and some editing tips: Saturday 8th November 2-3pm.

    Rhodes Centre
  • Just For Kids - Frightening Fairytales & Spooky Stories

    Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:00am to Friday, October 31, 2014 - 6:00pm

    10am - 6pm
    Fearless souls required for a thrilling family adventure.
    Grab your cloaks and steady your nerves as you come face to face with the dark side of childrens tales.
    The chilling storytellers delve into the fables of the Brothers Grimm
    and reveal the terrifying truth behind the bedtime fairytales you’ve grown to love.
    Show off your spooktacular costumes and frighten the fearless staff – but don’t forget your favourite teddy to hide behind!

    Price: (includes entry to House & Grounds) Adult £15.40 / Child £9.20 / Concession £13.90 / Family £40.00 / Members: Free
    All children are welcome to join in these events.
    An additional £1 will be charged on standard admission for every child, member and non member,
    to help them fund this entertainment activity.

    Audley End House & Gardens, CB11 4JF
  • FILM: The Book Thief

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 12:00am

    Dir. Brian Percival
    (2013, 131 mins, cert 12A)
    Starring Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson
    Set during the breakout of World War II, this film follows the journey of a young girl, Liesel, and how she discovers the reality she is living in when she rescues a book from a Hitler Youth bonfire.
    This film portrays the hardship and loss of living in Nazi Germany and was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.
    "Rush generously provides the movie's primary warmth and humor; Watson is pitch-perfect as a seemingly humorless scold with a well-buried soft side." – Variety Magazine
    Timings: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
    Tickets: £6/£5 concs

    Rhodes Centre
  • Deer Rut Walk for Families

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    An evening journey into the secretive world of the fallow deer during their rutting season.
    Learn how to track and stalk in silence.  Bring your camera!

    £10 per person. Ages 8+

    Hatfield Forest, CM22 6NE
  • Deer Rut Walk for Adults

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 6:30am to 8:30am

    Up at the crack of dawn for a fascinating journey
    into the secretive world of the fallow deer during rutting season. 
    Learn how to track and stalk in silence. Bring your camera!

    £10 per person.  Ages 16+ only.

    Hatfield Forest, CM22 6NE
  • Play in A Day!

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

     Suitable for primary aged children (school years 1 to 6).
    The brainchild of Artistic Director Phil Dale, initially to fill a last minute gap in a half-term holiday, Play in a Day has established itself as one of the most popular events for young children in the Rhodes calendar. Phoenix Theatre School in association with Rhodes are looking for primary aged children to join us for the challenge of creating a fun new piece of theatre in just one day! We’ll kick off at 10am and then family and friends will be asked to join us at 7.00pm to see the play we have created. A great opportunity for kids to make new friends and have fun in a safe environment whilst parents get a well deserved break!
    Tickets: £35 per place
    (includes two tickets to the 7.00pm performance)
    £5 show only
. Day will finish at approx. 8.00pm.
    Tickets for this event are not available on-line – please call the Box Office on 01279 651746 to reserve your place

    Rhodes Centre
  • Sid's Show - Deep Sea Discovery

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:00pm

    A colourful set creates the scene for a voyage of discovery in a bubbly underwater world - with CBeebies Sid Sloane starring as the intrepid explorer 'Deep Sea Sid'!!
    We will encounter some weird, wonderful and fascinating sea creatures in a brand new interactive experience crammed with games, songs, poems and magic - 'Sid's Show - Deep Sea Discovery' will leave you with a smile on your face and a spring in your step.
    Perfect for families with children aged 3.
    Shows at 12pm and 3pm
    Tickets: £10

    Rhodes Centre
  • The ghosts of Stortford return……

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

    Speakers : Ruth Stratton and Dave Lee
    Ruth and Dave are back, with some exciting new stories and the results of their recent investigations at locations in and around Bishop’s Stortford. This is your chance to catch up with the latest ghostly goings on around the town to hear ghost hunter Dave Lee and authour or Haunted Hertfordshire Ruth Stratton talk all about ghosts. From the grey lady to the duelling cavelier, the spooks of Stortford are around every corner. We will be sure to keep the lights on and if you need  to you can hunt for your own spirits in the bar too.
    Tickets: £6

    Rhodes Centre
  • Sing-a-Long-a Dirty Dancing

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:30pm

    Join Baby and Johnny in a fun-filled screening of the 1987 dance classic where YOU are the stars of the show. With the help of our host, you can join in the Merenge Dance Class, feel your partner’s heartbeat, sing just like Lisa and dance in the aisles…
    Take part in all the magic moments and BOO rotten Robbie, SCREAM for Johnny and go AAHH for Baby.
    The producers of Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music and Sing-a-long-a Grease bring you their latest interactive film, with one of the best-loved romances of the 80s.
    This is a 15 certificate event.
    This event is to raise money for Breast Cancer Clinical Trials.

    Tickets: £15

    Rhodes Centre
  • Batty Hallowe'en

    Friday, October 31, 2014 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

    Visit the Forest on the scariest night of the year.
    Hallowe'en crafts, games and stories a plenty,
    then an after-dark candle-lit trail through the woods.

    Do not stray from the path!

    £6.50 per child

    Hatfield Forest, CM22 6NE
  • A Victorian Seance

    Friday, October 31, 2014 - 6:00pm to Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:00pm

    6pm - 10pm
    Enter the spirit world at Audley End House.
    Peer into the crystal ball, watch out for movement on the Ouija board
    and listen for the spirit rappings at the eerie Halloween show.
    After you’ve met the resident Victorian ghost hunters head into the house after hours.
    Watch out for past inhabitants, they’re dying to meet you! (Over 16s only)

    Price: (includes entry to House & Grounds) Adult £15.40 / Concession £13.90 / Members: Free

    Audley End House & Gardens, CB11 4JF
  • ‘Hello Again’ – A Tribute to Neil Diamond

    Friday, October 31, 2014 - 8:00pm

    ‘Hello Again’ celebrates the song writing genius of Neil Diamond and takes you through the journey of his career with a whole collection of his songs.
    Going back to the early days with classics such as Solitary Man, Shilo, Song Sung Blue and Forever in Blue Jeans you can enjoy the unique voice and music of Neil Diamond as portrayed by JJ Jones.  Later in the show you will see the lively adaption of his Hot August Night Album and Brother Loves Travelling Salvation Show.
    JJ emulates Neil’s live vocal style and combined with the power of his superb 7-piece band, the evening is a spellbinding recreation of Neil Diamond - live in concert.
    Tickets: £17

    Rhodes Centre
  • Magicians at the Half Moon

    Friday, October 31, 2014 - 8:00pm

    Hilarious new acts each month!

    Always the LAST Friday of EVERY month.

    Entry: £10
    Tickets on the door or to reserve tickets call: 01279 659562

    Doors open 7.30pm

    Half Moon pub, North Street. Bishop's Stortford