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John interviews Paul Daniels


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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 »


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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


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

Boeing Boeing (Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch)

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 »

New Florist for Basildon Market


Ray Owen is a remarkably pleasant young man, hardworking, ambitious yet delightfully unassuming. Not the sort of character to strut his stuff on ‘The Apprentice’. Yet he is just the sort of young man who will succeed thanks to his willingness to deliver good service and his awareness that starting and growing a business demands hard work and commitment. Even more, ... Read More »

Exploring the Water Margins

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Ceramics and Painting by Patricia Douglas About the exhibition In this exhibition Patricia explores the water margins: land and water flow together, reflected sky transforms through water into a moving rock surface and one medium for making art can easily be mistaken for another. Some of the paintings use traditional painting media but others flow across the margins into three ... Read More »

Rigoletto Hits The Towngate

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If you haven’t yet booked for Rigoletto, then I suggest you phone for your seats as soon as you can, for international quality opera companies do not come to provincial theatres that much. In this case it is the Russians who are coming and coming with a sumptuous opera complete with a thirty-plus piece orchestra and English surtitles to help ... Read More »