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Pineapple and Mosaic

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What is the link between two art works with a local theme, the Pineapple and Mosaic? It’s public art. Historic England (formerly known as English Heritage) is campaigning to raise awareness of that mix of crime and carelessness that has led to the loss of millions of pounds worth of public art and, indeed, civic investment. Pineapple anybody? Has it ... Read More »

Artist Exhibits at Horndon on the Hill

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When artists talk about their work, the resulting conversation frequently gives a fascinating insight into the artistic inspirations that make them tick. Or, if you prefer, the interpreted mental construct of the individual artist’s world and interests. But hearing about the work is no substitute for seeing it, for graphics work best as rendered images rather than evanescent sound waves or ... Read More »

The Stars of 2015

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The Stars of 2015 – Reflecting the hottest artists of the last 12 months with Paul Hayes. New Years Day 2pm till 5pm Read More »

John interviews Paul Daniels

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Student John Jenkins interviews top Magician Read More »

Moira Brock wins award

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ALF DOVE AWARD Moira Brock, the founder of Basildon’s La Danse Fantastique was awarded the Alf Dove Award at a ceremony held at the Towngate Theatre last night presented by the Mayor of Basildon Cllr Don Morris. Moira is the Principal and Founder of La Danse Fantastique, which was created to provide education in the performing arts for all students ... Read More »

Royal visit

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Ingatestone, Essex – HM Lord Lieutenant for Essex, Lord Petre (Patron) and Dena Schwartz, Zoopharmacognosist, trustees and staff of Remus Horse Sanctuary, were delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex and many local dignitaries to the Sanctuary on Wednesday 14 October for a VIP Invitation Day. The Countess, who joined the charity as a Patron in 2013, ... Read More »

COMING SOON

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Gym 4 All. featured on Good Afternoon from September once a month with healthy ways to keep fit! and some give away passes! COMING SOON! Read More »

Eddie Izzard visits Gateway 97.8

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Actor, comedian and cross-dressed politically active celebrity Eddie Izzard visits Gateway 97.8 in support of Mike Le-Surf, Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for the South Basildon and East Thurrock constituency. They were guests on Friday’s ‘Good Afternoon’ and answered a variety of topical challenging questions put to them by Yvonne Williams. Eddie Izzard made his long-term career commitment to Labour quite ... Read More »

Boeing! Boeing! A Must-See Comedy at the Queen’s, Hornchurch

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It’s not so much a matter of Boeing! Boeing! now, but of Going! Going! because if you don’t hurry, it will be gone. The show runs to March 28th and is playing to pretty full houses: you can count on the public to know a good thing when they see it. And cut to the chase the Queen’s Theatre’s own ... Read More »

Platters sing live from usa on Gateway

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THE PLATTERS AT THE TOWNGATE Who can forget Only You and The Great Pretender! Early rock’n’roll pioneers The Platters had Top 40 Billboard singles and 4 Number Ones between 1955 and 1967. They recorded just under 400 songs, sold well over 100 million records, performed in more than 91 countries and received more than 250 awards worldwide. They were inducted ... Read More »