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YOUR FULL GUIDE TO WHAT’S ON

SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2019

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WELCOME After a brief lull in the summer we are quickly back up to full speed! September 1st sees our first Blues Festival, with great acts all day culminating with headliners Nine Below Zero. The Blues continue into autumn with gigs from Georgie Fame, The Blues Band and Andy Fairweather Low. Our classical season kicks off with the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company performing Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. There are concerts from guitarist Milos, pianist Nicholas McCarthy, the Brodsky Quartet with recent BBC Young Musician of the Year Laura van der Heijden, and a welcome return by the Academy of Ancient Music, this time with superstar violinist Viktoria Mullova. Keep an eye out for our dedicated classical music brochure for much more information.

Comedians Jack Dee, Ed Byrne and Rob Beckett may have sold out but there are still tickets available for Andy Parsons, John Robins, Sindhu Vee and Paul Zerdin’s Puppet Party. There’s more humour from Radio 4 favourites Alistair McGowan, the Reverend Richard Coles and their guests in Wireless Wise. There are also evenings of conversation with Michael Morpurgo, Neil Oliver, Alan Johnson, Jay Rayner and Shaun Ryder. We’re looking forward to sets from Justin Hayward, The Selecter and Hugh Cornwell and, as ever, there is a strong folk programme and a healthy smattering of jazz and world music. Please dive into this brochure and discover the delights in store and we look forward to welcoming you to The Apex this autumn. NICK WELLS APEX PROGRAMMER

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PROGRAMME OF EVENTS AUTUMN 2019

BLUES, RHYTHM & ROCK FESTIVAL SUN 1 SEPT starts 2pm £27* adv (£31* door) Nine Below Zero, Zal Cleminson’s Sin Dogs (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band & Nazareth guitarist), Steve Nimmo Trio (full-on electric blues), Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm, Southbound, Mojo Preachers & Connor Selby Band.

MARTIN SIMPSON

THE FURROW COLLECTIVE

WHITNEY: QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

SAT 7 SEPT 7.30pm £17*

TUE 10 SEPT 7.30pm £17*

THU 12 SEPT 7.30pm £26.50*

Consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world, Martin is equally at home playing traditional folk, American folk & blues. ‘One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene’ – The Guardian

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Group 2017 comprises four fine soloists with playful, boundarydefying musicianship. ‘A compelling new take on traditional songs... A quietly classy young folk band’ – The Guardian

A sensational line-up of musicians and artistes pay tribute to Whitney Houston and her three decades of classic hits. ‘Spellbinding, the company delivered a flawless performance’ – Rita Brown, The Press & Journal 5


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PIRATES OF PENZANCE

THE MIKADO

FRI 13 SEPT 7.30pm £31*, £26* (£16* U16s)

SAT 14 SEPT 2.30pm & 7.30pm £31*, £26* (£16* U16s)

One of the most enduringly popular of Gilbert and Sullivan’s great comic creations. Frederic appears doomed to serve the pirates for another 63 years. Can he and his truelove Mabel find their happy ever after? Jam-packed with sentimental, swashbuckling pirates, a completely dotty Major General and a bumbling bunch of policemen, what could possibly go right?

Set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu, Gilbert’s farcical plot satirises British society, customs and pretensions. In the topsy turvy world, Nanki-Poo attempts to escape from the formidable Katisha into the arms of his love, Yum-Yum. Sullivan’s popular musical numbers include ‘Three Little Maids’, ‘Tit Willow’ and ‘A Wandr’ing Minstrel’.


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JUSTIN HAYWARD MON 16 SEPT 7.30pm £43.50* The Moody Blues singer performs songs from his acclaimed solo albums and Moody Blues favourites. Last Few Tickets!

SAM LEE SUN 15 SEPT 7.30pm £17* Folk singer Sam Lee broaches a new sound and a refined vision of how the old songs of Great Britain and Ireland hold purpose in this modern age. Sam’s much-awaited 3rd album, ‘Old Wow’, will be released in late 2019 and follows two critically acclaimed albums one of which was nominated for the prestigious Mercury prize. ‘Sam Lee is Britain’s most inventive folk singer’ – Songlines

JOE BROWN WED 18 SEPT 7.30pm £36* Rockabilly, gospel, country, bluegrass and rock ‘n’ roll, interwoven with humorous reminiscences. Last Few Tickets! 7


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ILLEGAL EAGLES

THU 19 SEPT 7.30pm £27*

FRI 20 & SAT 21 SEPT 7.30pm £26.50*

The rock & roll variety production returns with a new summer show packed with nostalgia, laughter and hits from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Last Few Tickets!

The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute return with stunning vocals, tight harmonies and awesome guitar riffs. Last Few Tickets!

ALAN JOHNSON

SWINGING AT THE COTTON CLUB

MON 23 SEPT 7.30pm £19*

WED 25 SEPT 7.30pm £24* (£5 U25s)

One of the most popular politicians of recent times and now a best-selling author, Alan tells his story with a contemporary sound-track – from an orphan in a 1950s London slum to Labour’s Home Secretary.

Step back to 1920s & ‘30s New York and into Harlem’s hottest nightspot! Enjoy exhilarating dance routines by the fabulous Lindy Hop Dance Company and swinging jazz from The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra.


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MICHAEL MORPURGO

THE JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET

THU 26 SEPT 7.30pm £33*, £27* (£17* U18s)

FRI 27 SEPT 8pm £20*

Celebrating his 75th birthday, the author of over 130 books, including The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke’s Kingdom and War Horse shares his gift for magical storytelling with comedian Katy Brand.

Led by the Hammond organ-guru, JTQ jam out funky rhythms in classics such as ‘Green Onions’ and favourites ‘JTQ Theme’ & ‘Starsky and Hutch’. ‘A Hammond-led slice of organic retro-funk’ – Mojo Magazine.

KIKI DEE & CARMELO LUGGERI SAT 28 SEPT 7.30pm £21* An Acoustic Journey: Join Kiki and Carmelo for stories and song, including unique covers of work by artists such as Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra and Kiki’s own hits ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’, ‘I Got The Music In Me’ and ‘Amoureuse’.

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A TRIBUTE TO THE MOODY BLUES

PAUL ZERDIN’S PUPPET PARTY

YOU WIN AGAIN

SUN 29 SEPT 7.30pm £26*

MON 30 SEPT 7.30pm £21*

WED 2 OCT 7.30pm £26.50*

Gordy Marshall, Moody Blues’ drummer for over 25 years, and his band bring classic hits like ‘Nights in White Satin’, ‘Go Now’, ‘Forever Autumn’ & ‘Eve of the War’.

Winner of America’s Got Talent, Paul and his dysfunctional puppet family use state of the art animatronic wizardry in their unique blend of edgy comedy.

Celebrating the music of the Bee Gees through the 1960s, 70s & 80s – including hits they wrote for artists such as Celine Dion, Diana Ross and Dolly Parton.

MILOŠ: THE VOICE OF THE GUITAR THU 3 OCT 7.30pm £36* Showcasing the unique voice of the classical guitar through the works and musicians that defined it. The technical and expressive qualities of the instrument are demonstrated in familiar classical pieces and Latin American music, concluding with Miloš’s latest project – the music of the Beatles. 11


RENEGADE TWELVE SAT 5 OCT doors 7pm £13* Back after last year’s sell-out show with brand new material, Renegade Twelve’s rock driven riffs, rich vocals and face melting solos are inspired by Iron Maiden, Metallica, Pantera and Slash.

COME DANCE WITH ME SUN 6 OCT 7.30pm £21* A company of eight – led by Sam Archer from Wise Children and New Adventures and choreographed by Richard Marcel from Strictly Come Dancing – bring a warm-hearted family saga, enriched with ballroom and Hollywood-era dance styles. This is a true story of two young girls in extraordinary circumstances. Spanning 1938 to 1951, including the tumultuous years of World War 2, the girls aspire to a better life - but will they get what they want? ‘I urge you to support this play Come Dance With Me. It shows how a working-class kid has to battle to make it in the world of Ballroom. This story could have been my story – and it’s the story of anyone who struggles against disadvantage to find their success in the world’ – Len Goodman 12


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SINDHU VEE SANDHOG

MON 7 OCT 7.30pm £18.50* Loving your children, spouse and ageing parents is very hard work, very intense and a lot of the time it sucks. But who wants to live in a world without love? ‘Acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery of less politically correct home truths’ – The List

THE LADYBOYS OF BANGKOK

THE MUSIC OF ARETHA FRANKLIN

D-DAY DARLINGS

TUE 8 OCT 7.30pm £25*

WED 9 OCT 7.30pm £24*

THU 10 OCT 1.30pm £21.50*

Bigger than ever, but just as glitzy and glamorous, 2019’s ‘Greatest Showgirls Tour’ features 16 of the world’s most beautiful showgirls who just happen to be men!

THE QUEEN OF SOUL Sensational New York based soul & jazz singer, Nicole Henry pays RESPECT to one of the best-selling musical artists of all time.

Following their success on Britain’s Got Talent and their debut album ‘I’ll Remember You’ which charted at No. 15, the UK’s premier wartime act bring a special matinee show. 13


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WIRELESS WISE

GILBERT O’SULLIVAN

THU 10 OCT 8pm £16*

SAT 12 OCT 7.30pm £30*

TUE 15 OCT 7.30pm £29.50*

As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, QI etc. – and repeated on Dave.

Alistair McGowan, the Reverend Richard Coles, Garry Richardson & Charlotte Greene celebrate BBC Radio, with hilarious anecdotes, sketches & music.

Earning respect for his recent work (2018’s self-titled album reached the top 20) and adoration for his old hits, Gilbert presents new songs alongside classics in an intimate setting.

‘Cracking adlibbing, a jokerich rallying call for a better Britain’ – The Guardian.

JOHN ROBINS WED 16 OCT 7.30pm £18.50* HOT SHAME Edinburgh Comedy Award winner and Internet-based quiz show host, Robins reveals his soul-bearing, selflacerating, piping hot shame. ‘One of the most naturally gifted comedians I’ve seen’ – Telegraph

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BUDAPEST CAFÉ ORCHESTRA THU 17 OCT 7.30pm £18.50* (£5* U25s) Traditional folk & gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans & Russia, led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick. With Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads,

this entertaining show evokes images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires. ‘The fiery vivacity and awe-inspiring musicianship of the finest purveyors of Eastern European gypsy music this side of a Lada scrap heap will leave you with a grin on your face and rhythm in your feet…’ – The Times 15


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JACK DEE FRI 18 OCT 8pm SOLD OUT!

Jack Dee presents his entertaining new standup tour.

LULU SUN 20 OCT 7.30pm SOLD OUT!

Out on tour again and still with plenty to shout about.

BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK

SHALAMAR

MON 21 OCT 7.30pm £28.50*

TUE 22 OCT 7.30pm £35.50*

THE ALBUMS SHOW Elio Pace & David Brown (Billy Joel’s lead guitarist 1978-1991) perform the albums ‘Storm Front and ‘The Stranger’ in their entirety; classic tracks include, ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’, ‘Just the Way You Are’ & ‘She’s Always a Woman’.

As Shalamar, Howard Hewitt and Jeffrey Daniel have sold over 25 million records and collected 100 gold, silver & platinum awards. With singer Carolyn Griffey, their Greatest Hits Tour will ‘Make You Feel Good’, with a ‘Night to Remember’.

BRODSKY QUARTET WED 23 OCT 7.30pm £23* £18* (£6* U25s) With cellist Laura van der Heijden, winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition 2012. BACH MENDELSSOHN BEETHOVEN SCHUBERT

Art of Fugue (1&6) Fugue from Four Pieces, Op. 81 String Quartet Op. 130 String Quintet 17


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PEATBOG FAERIES

HAYSEED DIXIE

THU 24 OCT 8pm £18* standing (£20* seated)

FRI 25 OCT 8pm £19.50*

‘Nothing prepares you for the high octane music of the Peatbog Faeries. Powerful melodies are dextrously pumped out with a smart degree of techno attitude, while cross-rhythms ricochet over a heavy bass that hits you forcefully like a massive heart beat’ – The Scotsman

Since discovering that Hank Williams’ ‘Lost Highway’ and ACDC’s ‘Highway to Hell’ were the same stretch of tarmac, the band’s hillbilly deliverances of ‘Ace Of Spades’ & ‘Eye of The Tiger’, sit happily alongside ‘Foggy Mountain Breakdown’, ‘Duellin’ Banjos’ and the band’s own rockgrass compositions.

MY LAST SUPPER WITH JAY RAYNER TUE 29 OCT 7.30pm £21* As it’s the question most asked by his audiences, the restaurant critic and MasterChef judge has decided to investigate the concept of the last supper and why it intrigues us so.

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FARA WED 30 OCT 7.30pm £16* Nominated for a 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, these four young musicians at the forefront of the Scottish folk scene produce a fiery sound, rooted strongly in their upbringing amongst the traditional music of Orkney.

NEIL OLIVER

THE 545

GEORGIE FAME

THU 31 OCT 7.30pm £25* (£16* U16s, £68* family)

FRI 1 NOV 7pm £5*

SAT 2 NOV 7.30pm £26*

THE STORY OF THE BRITISH ISLES IN 100 PLACES Hear in his own amusing and entertaining way what it all means to him, and why we need to cherish and celebrate our wonderful countries.

Band showcase featuring five of the area’s most exciting up-and-coming bands. Line up tbc.

With hits like ‘Yeh Yeh’ & ‘Get Away’ and his much-loved blend of Jazz and Rhythm & Blues, Georgie has become a true icon of the British music scene.

Ages 14+ (ID required) First band on stage at 7pm

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BBC BIG BAND SUN 3 NOV 7.30pm £28.50* (£6* U25s) Celebrating the centenary of the birth of Nat ‘King’ Cole, with special guest vocalist, Atila. ‘They brilliantly continue the tradition of Big Band music. As such they are important, as well as marvellous!’ Michael Parkinson. Sponsored by Alan Boswell Insurance Management Ltd.

NICHOLAS McCARTHY MON 4 NOV 7.30pm £21*, £17* (£6* U25s) Born without his right hand, Nicholas is the only onehanded pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music in its 130 year history. A champion of the dynamic world of left hand repertoire, his programme will include original works such as Scriabin’s Prelude & Nocturne No.9 alongside transcriptions of Strauss’s Morgen, Bach’s Chaconne in D minor and Rachmaninov’s Prelude in G minor. 20


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SHAUN RYDER THU 6 NOV 8pm £23.50* The Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman promises to talk frankly about any subject, from the Madchester days, the crazy, drug-addled gigs & the Hacienda, to his appearance on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.

THE BLUES BAND

THE SEARCHERS & HOLLIES EXPERIENCE

SAT 9 NOV 7.30pm £26*

SUN 10 NOV 1.30pm £22.50*

Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Tom McGuinness, Rob Townsend and Gary Fletcher celebrate their 40th year together, with a reputation as one of the finest exponents of the blues tradition.

Tribute matinee, with songs including ‘Sweets for My Sweet’, ‘Sugar and Spice’, ‘Needles and Pins’, ‘He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother’ and many more. 21


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HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN MON 11 NOV 7.30pm £21* This effervescent string trio blends the traditional Western swing of the American southwest with European hot jazz influences of the same era, reinterpreting everything from hoedowns to American songbook standards in their own joyful, original style. 

AKA TRIO TUE 12 NOV 7.30pm £19* (£5 U25s) An uplifting and lifeaffirming musical collaboration between three world-renowned virtuosos; Italian guitaristcomposer Antonio Forcione; Brazilian percussionist and composer Adriano Adewale; and Seckou Keita, one of the world’s foremost kora players (seen here with Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and with Cuban pianist Omar Sosa). 22


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DELIGHTFULLY DUSTY THU 14 NOV 1.30pm £21.50* Joanne Dalladay sings hits such as ‘I Only Wanna Be With You’, ‘You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me’ and ‘Son Of A Preacher Man’. Plus Katy Eckland as Martha Reeves and Sophie Meeson as Petula Clark.

ED BYRNE

THE SELECTER

BURY BACH CHOIR

THU 14 NOV 8pm

FRI 15 NOV 8pm £26*

SAT 16 NOV 7.30pm £16*-£26*

40th Anniversary Tour with extended, hit-rich set and added live favourites; ‘On My Radio’, ‘Too Much Pressure’, ‘Missing Words’, ‘Three Minute Hero’, etc.

BRAHMS & THE ARMED MAN Bury Bach Choir perform two contrasting choral works, one an acknowledged masterpiece, the other a contemporary classic.

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Special guest vocalist Rhoda Dakar from The Bodysnatchers (‘Let’s Do Rocksteady’, ‘Ruder Than You’) will also play a DJ Set.

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MUGENKYO TAIKO DRUMMERS SUN 17 NOV 7.30pm £23* Europe’s longest established taiko organisation bring a captivating performance of sharp synchronisation, dramatic choreography and sumptuous soundscapes, all wrapped up in a breath-taking display of high energy and powerful rhythms on huge taiko drums.

ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC MON 18 NOV 7.30pm £32*, £27* (£6 U25s) Violinist Viktoria Mullova joins Richard Egarr and the AAM for a concert that sets the sublime against the joyful. J.S. BACH

Concerto for Violin No. 1 in A minor, BWV1041

HAYDN

Concerto for Violin in G, HobVIIa:4

J.S. BACH

‘Aria’ from Goldberg Variations, BWV988 (arr. Violin)

C.P.E. BACH Symphony No.4 in A, H66 HAYDN

Symphony No.4 in D, HobI:4

HAYDN

‘Fac me vere tecum flere’ from Stabat Mater, HobXXa:1

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GRAHAM PARKER

GIGSPANNER BIG BAND

HUGH CORNWELL ELECTRIC

TUE 26 NOV 7.30pm £25.50*

WED 27 NOV 7.30pm £22*

THU 28 NOV 8pm £26* standing (£28* seated)

Songs from early albums with The Rumour, including the re-worked ‘Squeezing Out Sparks’ acoustic 40th anniversary album, his solo career ‘Cloud Symbols’ and tunes from recent Rumour reunion albums.

Expanding the Gigspanner trio, formed by fiddler Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span), with BBC Folk Award Best Duo winners Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, for a performance of dazzling musicianship and arresting on-stage chemistry.

An opening set of solo songs, including picks from ‘Monster’, followed by a storming set of iconic hits such as ‘Golden Brown’, ‘Strange Little Girl’, ‘Peaches’, ‘No More Heroes’ & ‘Nice & Sleazy’.

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SAT 30 NOV 7.30pm £13*

KHACHATURIAN

Masquerade Suite

MARQUEZ

Danzon No. 2

Popular classics under the baton of Neil Carlson.

TCHAIKOVSKY

1812 Overture

TCHAIKOVSKY

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VOICE SQUAD CHRISTMAS CONCERT

STEELEYE SPAN

SUN 1 DEC 7.30pm £tbc

MON 2 DEC 7.30pm £26.50*

PantoMania: a festive celebration featuring over 100 local award-winning young singers and a large slice of tradition, all wrapped up in a Christmassy bow. It’ll be crackers!

As creative as ever, Steeleye Span mark their incredible 50-year milestone with new album EST’D 1969 and a tour with a sevenpiece band led by the iconic Maddy Prior.

ONE NIGHT OF ELVIS

THE SWEET

WED 4 DEC 7.30pm £27*

THU 5 DEC 8pm £27* standing (£29* seated)

Lee Memphis King, Europe’s most successful Elvis tribute artist, recreates the iconic Vegas Years from 1969 – 1977, with a 9-piece band, authentic costumes & stunningly accurate vocals.

Following last-year’s sold-out Glam Christmas Party, the boys return with hits including ‘Blockbuster’, ‘Hellraiser’, ‘Ballroom Blitz’, ‘Teenage Rampage’ and ‘Fox on the Run’. 27


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THE BEST OF DR HOOK

CARA DILLON

ELEPHANT SESSIONS

SUN 8 DEC 1.30pm £24.50*

TUE 10 DEC 7.30pm £24*

WED 11 DEC 7.30pm £14.50*

A LITTLE BIT MORE Matinee tribute by the Completely Hooked Band, led by Wayne Duncan, who looks like Ray ’Eye Patch’ Sawyer but sounds like Dennis Locorriere!

Upon A Winter’s Night: capturing the mystery of Christmas with a collection of songs ancient and modern, weaving Celtic and folksy rhythms alongside reverent and atmospheric carols.

Finalists in the Best Group section at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and winners of the BBC Scotland Trad Awards for Album of the Year & Live Band of the Year.

ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW & THE LOW RIDERS THU 12 DEC 7.30pm £26* The vocalist (‘Bend Me Shape Me’, ‘(If Paradise is) Half As Nice’ & ‘Wide Eyed and Legless’) and in-demand guitarist is also a regular member of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings.

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BAY CITY ROLLERS

JAZZ AT THE MOVIES

SUN 15 DEC 7.30pm £25*

WED 18 DEC 7.30pm £19*

Les McKeown & co take you back to the 1970s, when the band ruled the pop charts with songs like ‘Bye Bye Baby’, ‘Shang-a-Lang’ and ‘Give A Little Love’.

A Swinging Christmas with the Chris Ingham Quartet and Joanna Eden (‘The UK’s answer to Norah Jones and Diana Krall’ – Time Out) and groovy tunes from Bond to Bacharach and Dankworth to Disney.

A TRIBUTE TO BUDDY HOLLY

ABBA PARTY NIGHT

THU 19 DEC 7.30pm £20*

FRI 20 DEC 7.30pm £26*

RAVE ON 60th Anniversary Special with Marc Robinson from the West End hit show Buddy The Musical. Plus Darren Page as Roy Orbison & Susan Lowry as Brenda Lee.

Mamma Mia – here we go again... After selling-out for 5 years in a row, we’ve turned the stalls into a giant dance floor!


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THE FILLERS SAT 21 DEC Doors 7pm £24* The Fillers return for their annual home town Christmas show playing Killers’ classic hits and new songs. Plus The Phonics + The Swamp Donkeys.

AN ALBION CHRISTMAS

LIONEL BART’S OLIVER

MON 23 DEC 7.30pm £22*

MON 30 DEC – SAT 4 JAN (times vary) £24*

A musical tour through the Christmas customs of Britain with Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor, Ashley Hutchings.

The award-winning CTC bring the classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist; jam packed with toe-tapping numbers including ‘Consider Yourself’, ‘Pick a Pocket or Two’ and ‘Oom-Pah-Pah!’. 31


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WEST STOW ANGLO-SAXON VILLAGE SAT 7 & SUN 8 SEPTEMBER

PHOTOGRAPHY: AN INTRODUCTION

BRANDON COUNTRY PARK • SAT 21 SEPTEMBER ____________________________________________________________

BURY MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION

THURSTON SIXTH, BEYTON CAMPUS, BEYTON SAT 28 SEPTEMBER ____________________________________________________________

MAY THE TOYS BE WITH YOU

MOYSE’S HALL MUSEUM SAT 28 SEPTEMBER – TUE 24 DECEMBER ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

WILD SATURDAYS: NIGHT SAFARI

BRANDON COUNTRY PARK SAT 7 SEPTEMBER & SAT 26 OCTOBER ____________________________________________________________

BUBBLE RUSH

NOWTON PARK • SUN 8 SEPTEMBER ____________________________________________________________

MEDIEVAL VISITORS

WEST STOW ANGLO-SAXON VILLAGE SAT 5 & SUN 6 OCTOBER ____________________________________________________________

WILD SATURDAYS: FUNGI FORAY

BRANDON COUNTRY PARK • SAT 12 OCTOBER

THE REAL MIDDLE EARTH TOUR

WEST STOW ANGLO-SAXON VILLAGE SUN 15 SEPTEMBER ____________________________________________________________

STOWACYNN IN AUTUMN

WEST STOW ANGLO-SAXON VILLAGE SAT 21 & SUN 22 SEPTEMBER ____________________________________________________________

WILD SATURDAYS: AUTUMN WILD FOOD TASTER

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TALES AND TRAILS FESTIVAL

PHOTOGRAPHY: A MANUAL MASTERCLASS

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BRANDON COUNTRY PARK SAT 12 OCTOBER

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MOYSE’S HALL MUSEUM • THU 31 OCTOBER

HALF TERM WITH YNINGLAS

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ST EDMUNDSBABY PREGNANCY & PARENTING FAYRE

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CRAFTY KIDS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

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HALLOWEEN TRAIL

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PHOTOGRAPHY: A CLOSE-UP

BRANDON COUNTRY PARK • SAT 26 OCTOBER

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THE CRAFTY FOXES PERSONALISE A DOORMAT

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CELEBRATING YULE

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WILD SATURDAYS: LANTERN MAKING & TWILIGHT WALK

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COMMUNITY & OTHER EVENTS

NMG AWARDS FRI 6 SEPT 7.30pm £8*, £10* The New Music Generator Awards celebrate the achievements and encourages the potential of East Anglian bands & musicians, with nominations in categories ranging from ‘Best Breakthrough Artist’ to ‘Best Folk or Roots Artist’.

SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL

SONGBOOK SUNDAYS

AT THE ATHENAEUM SUN 13 OCT 11.30am £13* adv (£16* door) VIP £24* (includes breakfast)

FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE FRI 8 NOV 7pm £13*

CHRIS INGHAM TRIO with JO HARROP – Jazzing the Standards. ‘This girl was born to sing jazz, all the warmth and sensibility to melt even the chilliest of hearts’ – Blues & Soul

A spectacular Festival of Remembrance, including Drumhead Ceremony and music by the R.A.F. Honington Voluntary Band, to commemorate Remembrance and raise vital funds for the Royal British Legion Annual Poppy Appeal.

SONGBOOK SUNDAYS

OH WHAT WONDER

AT THE ATHENAEUM

WED 13 NOV 7pm £10.95*

SUN 1 DEC 11.30am £13* adv (£16* door) VIP £24* (includes breakfast)

See Shakespeare’s timeless stories brought to life and support local young people in the world’s largest youth drama festival, presented by Shakespeare Schools Foundation.

Join the CHRIS INGHAM TRIO and JULIET KELLY as they salute the legendary Nina Simone. ‘Soulful, dignified, somewhat Cleo Laine-like’ – The Guardian

SUN 22 DEC 7pm Free Celebrate this most wonderful time of the year with C3’s familyfriendly Christmas show, which explores the true meaning of Christmas with dance, drama, children’s activities and your favourite Christmas carols. 35


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FAIRS & SHOWS

WEST SUFFOLK HOME EDUCATION FAYRE

WEDDING FAIR

THE MENTA BUSINESS SHOW

SUN 22 SEPT 11am-3pm Free

TUE 1 OCT 9am-4.30pm Free

Chat to businesses who provide classes, workshops & other opportunities for home educated children from pre-school to 18.

Take My Hand present the biggest wedding fair in Bury. Chat with wedding experts and get inspired by around 50 exhibitors, good bags & live music.

70+ businesses exhibiting on the first floor.

FLOURISH WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

ST EDMUNDSBABY PREGNANCY AND PARENTING FAYRE

BURY CHRISTMAS FAYRE

SAT 19 OCT 1pm £21*

SUN 20 OCT 11am-3pm Free

THU 21 – SUN 24 NOV

Christian conference for women with guest speakers and artists including Philippa Hanna.

Pregnancy and baby related businesses, stalls, crafts & support; demonstrations, talks and activities throughout the day.

SUN 8 SEPT 11am-3pm Free

10am: Business Insight with Emma Bridgewater & networking (£5)

The Apex hosts over 60 craft, gift and food traders. For more information visit www.burystedmunds christmasfayre.co.uk 37


CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

BOOZE & BRUSHES PAINT NIGHT

MIXED ABILITY YOGA

FRI 20 SEPT, 24 OCT, 8 NOV & 4 DEC 7pm-9.30pm £25

TUESDAYS 5.45pm-6.45pm £7.50

A fun painting class for everyone. All materials included to create your own masterpiece!

HARMONICA WORKSHOP SAT 21 SEPT, 12 OCT, 9 NOV & 14 DEC 12noon-3.30pm £35* Steve Lockwood leads a class for beginners & intermediates to learn or improve their blues, folk, country pop & rock styles.

TAI CHI EVERY THURSDAY 9.45am-10.45am Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan centre mixed class, contact Martin Fayers on 01449 736455 for further information. 38

This Vinyasa class covers various postures & flows, integrating basic breathing & meditation techniques to improve energy & release tension.

BEGINNERS YOGA WEDNESDAYS 1pm-1.45pm £7

CRAFTY KIDS Suitable for ages 7 upwards. Juice and a biscuit included in the price. HALLOWEEN SPECIAL WED 23 OCT 2pm-3.30pm £15 CHRISTMAS CRAFT EVENINGS THU 28 NOV, 5 DEC, 12 DEC 5pm-6.30pm £10 MARBLE A DIARY & MAKE BOOKMARKS SAT 7 DEC 2pm-3.30pm £15

Covering various postures (asanas), together with basic breathing & meditation techniques to de-stress you and give you more energy.

POSTNATAL YOGA WEDNESDAYS 11.30am-12.30pm • £8 Breathing & relaxation techniques, strength building & opening poses, therapy & nutrition advice, and the chance to meet other new mums.

PERSONALISE A DOORMAT SAT 9 NOV 10am-12pm • £40 Embellish a 40cm x 60cm doormat. Suitable for ages 14 upwards.


REGULAR EVENTS

CHESS CLUB FAT CAT COMEDY CLUB SUN 8 SEPT, 13 OCT, 10 NOV & 8 DEC 8pm • £13* Regular monthly comedy club featuring three (or sometimes four) comedians from the national circuit. For line-up see www.fatcatcomedyclub.com

EVERY TUESDAY 3.30pm-5.30pm • Free Run by Bury St Edmunds Chess Club – everyone welcome. See www.bsechess.org.uk for more information. BURY ST EDMUNDS CHESS CONGRESS SAT 26 & SUN 27 OCT Full details & entry via www.bsecongress.org.uk

BURY FRIENDSHIP CLUB THIRD MONDAY OF MONTH 10am-1pm (except December) £2 Social activities, befriending services and information on health, welfare and money matters for the over 55s.

ST NICHOLAS HOSPICE DROP IN CAFÉS An informal & supportive place for reflection & conversation. BEREAVEMENT CAFÉ EVERY WEDNESDAY 10am-noon A drop-in session for those coping with bereavement.

CRAFTS & GIFTS IN THE FOYER SAT 21 SEPT, SAT 5 & 19 OCT, SAT 2 & 16 NOV SAT 7 & 14 DEC 10am-4.30pm

PALLIATIVE PEER SUPPORT EVERY WEDNESDAY 12.30pm-2.30pm A drop in group for people with a long-term or lifethreatening illness.

STRICTLY SATURDAYS SAT 21 SEPT, 5 OCT, 16 NOV & 7 DEC 2.30-4pm Free Ballroom & Latin dancing in the upstairs lounge. 39


THE APEX GALLERY

THE APEX GALLERY

(OPEN MON–SAT 10am-5pm & SUN 10am-4pm)

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

KINGS ELY SCHOOL

MYKE CLIFFORD

TUE 20 AUG – SUN 15 SEPT Entries from Bury & Beyond photography competition, including iconic buildings, landscapes and night time photography.

TUE 17 SEPT – SUN 13 OCT A broad range of GCSE and A level work in Fashion and Textiles, Fine Art and Photography.

TUE 15 OCT – SUN 27 OCT Going Spiral photography competition: Spires, towers & other strikingly vertical architecture in varying atmospheres.

MILDENHALL MOSAICS

ANDREW HARRINGTON

TUE 29 OCT – SUN 17 NOV Ceramic mosaics illustrating and celebrating 100 Years of Mildenhall’s Mill Street and High Street.

TUE 29 OCT – SUN 17 NOV Sunlight & Shadows: An exhibition of vibrant Pastels of the Mediterranean and English Land & Waterscapes.

BURY PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY TUE 17 DEC – SUN 19 JAN Beautiful images in a huge range of styles & subjects, produced by talented local amateur photographers.

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COMING SOON

SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY

BRITTEN SINFONIA

DANCE TO THE MUSIC

THU 16 JAN 7.30pm

SUN 19 JAN 7.30pm

TUE 28 JAN 7.30pm

BUBLE MEETS SINATRA

T.REXTASY

INTO THE GROOVE

THE SHOWDOWN FRI 17 JAN 7.30pm

TUE 21 JAN 7.30pm

THU 30 JAN 7.30pm

THE CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS

THE STORY OF GUITAR HEROES

CATRIN FINCH AND CIMARRÓN

SAT 18 JAN 7.30pm

THU 23 JAN 7.30pm

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ABOUT THE APEX

ABOUT THE APEX The Apex is situated in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, close to the train & bus stations and numerous car parks. The box office is open MON – SAT 10am-5pm and an hour before events. 24-hour booking is available on the website: www.theapex.co.uk * Ticket price includes booking fees where applicable. Concessions may be available, see website or ring for details. Event details are correct at time of print, but may change. See website for up-to-date information, and for booking terms & conditions. For map and directions see website. Closest parking at arc / Cattle Market car park, for Sat Nav use IP33 3DG.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE WWW.THEAPEX.CO.UK/YOUR-VISIT 42


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