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Borg/McEnroe – Reviewed by Jamie


You’re probably thinking; “a biopic film about tennis, not exactly...

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Comedian Stephen K Amos speaks to The Observer

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Read the article.  CLICK HERE 

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Draped in the past – the museum’s costume archive

Monday, October 27, 2014

As a volunteer working in the costume archive at the museum, I love the variety of clothes and other items that I frequently come across. I have been checking the contents of the storage boxes, to make sure that the items inside match the description on the outside of the box, as well as checking the condition of the items for any damage, etc. and then carefully repacking them away. It’s fascinating to open a box and find a delicate silk and lace Edwardian blouse, and then the next box I open contains a pair of heavy leather farmer boot...

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Oral history and Bishop’s Stortford Part I – Bishop’s Stortford Oral History Archive

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Bishop’s Stortford Museum oral history project is made up of three elements: An ongoing project preserving and digitising the backlog of recordings from the Rhodes Memorial Museum and the Bishop’s Stortford Local History Museum. The making of an archive relevant for future generations by interviewing local residents on contemporary topics. The New Police project: The creation of new recordings on specific topics. Since 2012 we have more than 40 testimonies by local residents, some who sadly are no longer with us. We were also left with a backlog of approximately 100 local history interviews that we are currently processing....

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Sir Walter Gilbey – A blog by Craig Paterson

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

This month’s blog is by Craig, one of our fantastic volunteers. Volunteering at the museum has allowed me to gain knowledge of historical figures from Bishops Stortford whom I had previously been unfamiliar with. Indeed, the only Stortfordian whom I was aware of prior to joining the team was the person that the museum is named after, Cecil Rhodes. However, it is one of Stortford’s other nineteenth-century figures, Sir Walter Gilbey, who I would like to talk about.  Gilbey, who was born on the 2nd of May 1831 at No. 11 Windhill, Bishops Stortford, was a wine-merchant and philanthropist, and...

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More fab reviews

Monday, October 13, 2014

4Star review from What’s On Stage for Journey’s End.Performances at Rhodes till Tuesday 14th October.  Grab a seat quick. Click HERE

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Read Journey’s End Review in Observer.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Performances everyday till Tuesday 14th October.  Click HERE

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Paula Holland, Operations Director at Rhodes talks about West Side Story reaction from the audience

Thursday, October 2, 2014

I have been overwhelmed by the response, to our recent production of West Side Story and wish to extend my thanks for the many emails and posts received congratulating the Team and cast on the performances.   Our next production in association the Phoenix Theatre is our Christmas Pantomime, Dick Whittington and His Magical Cat from 11th December to 3rd January 2015.  Book tickets HERE

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Thank you to all our MacMillan Coffee Morning Guests

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

We raised a massive £273.50 for this worthy cause and had great fun enjoying coffee and cakes in our bar with you all. Thank you

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October News

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Newsletter Welcome to Rhodes October Newsletter! September was a fantastic month here at Rhodes with the spell bounding West Side Story on the stage.  Check out some of the great reviews on our website at We are jam packed this October, so whatever you are interested in, you will be able to find something at Rhodes Arts Complex. THEATRE: Journey’s End 7th – 14th October – Tickets from £10 Contexture Theatre bring the ground breaking Journey’s End to Rhodes providing an unflinching view of life in the trenches towards the end of the First World War. Only Fools...

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Live Midweek Music Night 1st October

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ANOTHER season of live midweek music is underway  at Rhodes. After a successful summer at the Bishop’s Stortford venue, the relaxing sounds of acoustic jazz will return this autumn. Following on from Duo D’Or is the Ruocco Lane Quartet, featuring Roisin Quinn, with a repertoire of tuneful jazz standards – and a few funky songs thrown in for good measure. The South Road venue’s resident jazz quartet Que Pasa will be appearing on October 15 and November 19. They will be joined by trumpet player Paul Higgs. Between them, they have worked with acts such as Nina Simone, Grace Jones and...

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