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  • The Autumn of My Years

    16th November 2023

    Congratulations to Uppingham-based writer and actor Henry Dawe, whose three-part radio drama ‘The Autumn of My Years’ is being broadcast on Harborough FM from Thursday 16 November

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  • Hywel Pratley

    22nd September 2023

    Hywel Pratley is an eminent sculptor of international renown. He is a member of the Society of Portrait Sculptors and the Royal Society of Sculptors as well as being a principal instructor at the Florence Academy of Art. He also worked on the legendary ‘Spitting Image’ as Puppet Sculptor. Recently, he has been working on a very special statue of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II for Rutland – the first in the UK to be commissioned. Amander Meade spoke to Hywel about the project and the process

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  • Trent Galleries, Oakham

    20th February 2023

    Trent Galleries are an independent gallery of over 30 years, representing a portfolio of worldwide contemporary artists. They showcase original artwork and limited editions by artists including Mr. Brainwash, The Connor Brothers, Tom Butler, John Waterhouse, Yuvi, Dan Pearce, Craig Alan,Todd White, Doug Hyde and many more

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  • Goldmark Gallery: 50 years

    23rd January 2023

    Huge congratulations to Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham, as the business celebrates half a century. We take a look at the gallery, past, present and future…

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  • Stamford Sings!

    21st November 2022

    Dynamic, inspirational and with an enviable confidence that belies her youth, Brooke Peverell runs Stamford Sings, a weekly choir for women who come together to learn a wide range of music in a driven but supportive environment. Under Brooke’s passionate leadership, the weekly sessions enable members of the choir to develop vocally and musically, and to enjoy the many benefits that belonging to a music group such as this provides – from precious ‘me’ time and improved posture to the buzz of working as a harmonious team

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  • Belvoir at Christmas

    21st November 2022

    This Christmas, the beautiful Regency castle has been transformed into an immersive experience bringing the rags-to-riches fable of Cinderella to life. Created by award-winning interior designer Charlotte Lloyd-Webber of CLW Event Design, the extravaganza includes a winding walk lit by twinkling lights up to the hilltop fairytale castle, a showstopping presentation featuring bespoke figurines dressed in handmade ballgowns, a life-size gold carriage and a white wedding. For young visitors to the extravaganza, there’s also the opportunity to book tickets to see Santa in his Grotto

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  • Musical theatre and TV legend Paul Nicholas leads a stellar cast in a brand new production of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, opening at Curve, Leicester, on November 22. Amander Meade spoke to Paul about his role in this joyous comedy, which tells the story of a group of British retirees as they embark on a new life in India

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