Events

in2 Events: The Fling Festival

CHELMSFORD City Council is delighted to announce The Blockheads will be headlining this year’s Fling Festival main stage when it returns to Hylands Park on Saturday 1 July, from 12pm – 11pm. Additional highlights of the festival include an intimate village of music, surreal theatre, and fantastical storytelling amongst a banquet of unique performances of comedy, […]

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in2 Music: Hayseed Dixie ‘Rockgrass’ originals

DESCRIBED by music critics as: “Superlative musicians with a deep love and understanding of the dynamics of both modern rock and ancient hillbilly music,” Hayseed Dixie began one day in 2000 when John Wheeler and Mike Daly drank roughly enough whiskey to float a battleship from the Florida Coast over to Portugal and back and decided […]

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in2 Musical Theatre: Grease is the Word

AN all-star touring production of Grease is in Southend this week, although probably not Grease as you know it. Anticipation was high amongst a packed audience excited by the ever-popular musical and unable even to hold back from singing along in the band’s opening instrumental. And as the show began with high-energy full-cast versions of […]

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in2 Interview: David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon

THE spotlight shines firmly on two hippos and one enormous dream in this fantastic stage production based on David Walliams’ children’s book The First Hippo on the Moon, with illustrations by Tony Ross. A partnership made in visual heaven, David and Tony have worked together on six of David’s phenomenally successful children’s novels – Billionaire Boy, […]

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in2 Lifestyle: Easter at Barleylands Farm Park & Village

BARLEYLANDS Farm Park and Village will be ‘Stepping into Spring’ this Easter with a host of fun activities lined up. From meeting the Easter Bunny to taking part in the self-guided giant Easter egg hunt, there’s something for everyone. The Essex attraction near Billericay, is home to animals big and small, birds of prey as well […]

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in2 Music: Rick Astley at the Cliffs Pavilion

Review by Ruth Swallow I HAVE been lucky enough to see a few concerts over the years, from Dolly Parton and Pink to the legendary Prince. Up until this week, a memorable highlight had been George Michael singing I’m Your Man at the 02 in London a few years ago. That all changed on Tuesday […]

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in2 Events: Revolution brings the party to Southend

Revolution Southend-on-Sea, launches on Queens Road on Friday 21 April. Based next to The Forum and Southend’s University Square building, Revolution will be serving up its winning blend of creative cocktails – from mojitos and martinis to sharers and shakes – alongside flavour-packed food, mixology masterclasses and late-night parties. Ahead of the grand opening of […]

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in2 Music: The Searchers – still going strong!

THE legendary Searchers have just returned from Down Under where they were touring most of the country for six weeks performing 31 shows in 42 days and playing to more than 20,000 people. Front man and bass player Frank Allen reveals more about their loyal fan following. “We have built up a solid reputation in […]

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