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AGM for Stone Music Festival

This year’s Stone Music Festival was widely considered to be the best yet and organisers will be looking back at a job well done and looking ahead to 2013’s event at their annual general meeting on Monday 17th September. The meeting takes place at the Crown Hotel from 7pm and anyone who would like to join the growing band of ...

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Glasto’s back… sort of!

This year may be a Glastonbury-free one but the Royal Exchange is putting on its very own tribute over the bank holiday weekend – Exchangetonbury! From Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August there will be plenty of live music at the Radford Street pub, as well as pizza from Stone’s Fire and Slice – you may have tried one of ...

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TV date with James May for Ringers!

Stone Handbell Ringers will be appearing on TV after they were invited to perform the theme tune for an edition of James May’s Man Lab series on BBC2. The theme tune was written by James May himself and he has invited various groups to do an arrangement of his music to close each programme of the new series, which is ...

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Music Monthly with Assorted Records

Here’s this month’s Music Monthly with Pete Roch from Assorted Records… Back again for Assorted Records blog part 2! So whats been happening in our little Assorted world since last time? Wolseley Beer Festival Going back a few weeks now to the 16th June, were we took a trip up the road to Woseley to the Beer Festival at the ...

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Hayden is Young Musician of the Year

Talented young musician Hayden Manuell from Stone has been named Staffordshire Young Musician of the Year after coming out tops in the final of this year’s competition. Hayden, a student at Alleynes High School, took on 24 other talented young musicians in the final on 14th July at Staffordshire Performing Arts in Stafford. The 19-year-old, who plays the clarinet, won the ...

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Guest review: Stone Music Festival

Here’s a lovely review of Stone Music Festival by volunteer steward Andy Macdonald. You might have seen Andy on stage with The Formula on Sunday evening! You can submit your own reviews to A Little Bit of Stone – restaurants, pubs, live music, whatever! Just send your review, with pictures if possible, to reviews@alittlebitofstone.com  What an incredible weekend, a veritable ...

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In pictures: Stone Music Festival

What a great weekend! This year’s Stone Music and Arts Festival could well have been the best ever. It had everything: great local talent, some good weather, a brilliant atmosphere in the town centre and some unashamedly crowd-pleasing headline bands. Jimi Hendrix tribute Are You Experienced? kicked things off on the Friday night at the Crown Hotel launch party, with ...

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