Middlesex Editor's Picks

Harwich International Shanty Festival

11-13th October 2019 This year marks the 14th anniversary of Harwich International Shanty Festival. It has journeyed a long way since its small beginnings with a bunch of friends meeting up in a couple of pubs to drink good beer and sing good shanties, but we like to think that the initial idea of a cosy pub atmosphere, good friends and rousing…
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Reginald D Hunter

Interview by James Rampton For Reginald D Hunter, nothing beats the buzz of stand-up. The brilliant American comedian says that, “It’s the only time of day that everyone I’m talking to is smiling. It’s the only time of day that people are very happy to see me – I can’t even count on that from my own family!” So it’s terrific news all round…
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The East Region’s Most Magical Santa’s grottos!

Check these Christmas events out during December, advance booking is advisable. Christmas at Africa Alive! Kessingland, Lowestoft, East Anglia, NR33 7TF. Telephone: 01502 740291 www.africa-alive.co.uk Audley End House Off London Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4JF Telephone: 0370 333 1183 www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on…
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Can the independent high street be saved?

It is no great secret that Britain’s high streets are struggling. eventswhatson.com review whether the high street can survive. According to research, 20 shops close on Britain’s high streets every day, whilst one in six premises now stand empty, compared to one in 20 at the start of the recession in 2009. Businesses should be enabled to thrive…
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