Features Archive

  • Good day to you all, I’m Mike ‘the Spike’ Remick and I host the only strictly comedy open mic night in Chelmsford, Come and Have a Go If You Think You’re Funny Enough, held at the Golden Fleece on every 3rd Thursday of the month. The January show was a […]

    Come And Have A Go If You Think You’re Funny Enough!

    Good day to you all, I’m Mike ‘the Spike’ Remick and I host the only strictly comedy open mic night in Chelmsford, Come and Have a Go If You Think You’re Funny Enough, held at the Golden Fleece on every 3rd Thursday of the month. The January show was a […]

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  • So this is our new page, and we are honoured to be part of issue number 50! We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who bought a ticket and came to the fundraiser, and to reassure you that we did not run off and fritter your donations […]

    The Shiny Shed

    So this is our new page, and we are honoured to be part of issue number 50! We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who bought a ticket and came to the fundraiser, and to reassure you that we did not run off and fritter your donations […]

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  • Imagine the scene late in 2005, the Army and Navy was over three years gone, the heyday of music at the YMCA a distant memory, live music in Chelmsford was clinging on by its fingertips. The Bassment was leading strongly with the Fellowship of Funk jazz nights on a Thursday […]

    A 50th Issue Retrospective

    Imagine the scene late in 2005, the Army and Navy was over three years gone, the heyday of music at the YMCA a distant memory, live music in Chelmsford was clinging on by its fingertips. The Bassment was leading strongly with the Fellowship of Funk jazz nights on a Thursday […]

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  • We Are Fight Apathy Founded by Danny Segeth in 2011, Fight Apathy was born in January 2011. “What the hell?” You might well ask. Fight Apathy is about just that; fighting the idea that theatre, arts and culture don’t matter and that we should ‘overlook’ those things that we see […]

    Fight Apathy

    We Are Fight Apathy Founded by Danny Segeth in 2011, Fight Apathy was born in January 2011. “What the hell?” You might well ask. Fight Apathy is about just that; fighting the idea that theatre, arts and culture don’t matter and that we should ‘overlook’ those things that we see […]

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  • On the very last day of February some ten years ago a very special, and now very cherished, indie club was given its first outing in the salubrious setting of the Bassment. This was the day Bitterscene was born. “Pretty much the last Wednesday of the month for ten years […]

    Bitterscene – Ten Years

    On the very last day of February some ten years ago a very special, and now very cherished, indie club was given its first outing in the salubrious setting of the Bassment. This was the day Bitterscene was born. “Pretty much the last Wednesday of the month for ten years […]

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  • On 17th of February Great Baddow High School played host to the Battle of the Bands 2011. The event was put on by head of music Miss Toni Cooper, with Mr Terry Chew and Miss Lynch doing the sound and set design respectively. The evening was hosted by students Jack […]

    Great Baddow Battle of the Bands

    On 17th of February Great Baddow High School played host to the Battle of the Bands 2011. The event was put on by head of music Miss Toni Cooper, with Mr Terry Chew and Miss Lynch doing the sound and set design respectively. The evening was hosted by students Jack […]

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  • Andy Poole, founder member of Panic and host of the Panic Awards: In a similar fashion to the cinematic trope of black and white flashbacks, I cast my mind back to the cultural environment of Chelmsford in the early noughties and it is bleak, dreary and very much a part […]

    History of Panic – In The Words of the People that Made It Possible

    Andy Poole, founder member of Panic and host of the Panic Awards: In a similar fashion to the cinematic trope of black and white flashbacks, I cast my mind back to the cultural environment of Chelmsford in the early noughties and it is bleak, dreary and very much a part […]

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  • In Chinese astrology, it’s the year of the rabbit but to my mind 2011 is the year of the beard. This month bearded gentleman from across the county and beyond will be gathering in Chelmsford to meet at the Queen’s Head in Lower Anchor Street on Saturday 12th February from […]

    Year of the Beard

    In Chinese astrology, it’s the year of the rabbit but to my mind 2011 is the year of the beard. This month bearded gentleman from across the county and beyond will be gathering in Chelmsford to meet at the Queen’s Head in Lower Anchor Street on Saturday 12th February from […]

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  • What’s the first thing you think of when someone says drums to you? Animal from The Muppets? Loud noise? Jungle drums? Marching band? Drum and bass? Me? I get excited when anyone mentions drums to me, which is a good thing as a I’m a drummer in a band! I […]

    Why I Love… Drums!

    What’s the first thing you think of when someone says drums to you? Animal from The Muppets? Loud noise? Jungle drums? Marching band? Drum and bass? Me? I get excited when anyone mentions drums to me, which is a good thing as a I’m a drummer in a band! I […]

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  • Radio 3 recently had a Mozart season; they set themselves the task of broadcasting ‘every note that Mozart wrote’, and presumably succeeded – it being the BBC. Of course I am a hopeless high culture junkie so listened to quite a lot of this output, often with a glass in […]

    Musical Tribalism

    Radio 3 recently had a Mozart season; they set themselves the task of broadcasting ‘every note that Mozart wrote’, and presumably succeeded – it being the BBC. Of course I am a hopeless high culture junkie so listened to quite a lot of this output, often with a glass in […]

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