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JANUARY – APRIL 2020

THE APEX 1 CHARTER SQUARE BURY ST EDMUNDS IP33 3FD

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WELCOME We’re in the midst of a whole host of anniversaries at the moment – The Theatre Royal has been celebrating its 200th birthday in 2019 while 2020 marks the 1000-year anniversary of the founding of the Abbey of St Edmund and also 1600 years since a settlement was first recorded at West Stow. We may be somewhat younger but we are still excited to be celebrating our 10th birthday in 2020. It only seems like yesterday that we were walking around a building site wondering what the place was going to be like and we now have a wonderful venue that has hosted many amazing performers who have gushed with praise for its beauty, its acoustics, and for the warm welcome they get. We’re thrilled that The Levellers will be kicking off their tour with 2 nights here and there are welcome returns from Mud Morganfield, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, King King, Lloyd Cole, Ralph McTell and one of our current favourites, Brother Strut.

Fish (former lead singer of Marillion) comes to The Apex for the first time, as do The Jive Aces, Calan and Altered Images, still led by Clare Grogan. The spoken word also features highly this season: Joel Dommett and Stacey Dooley have both already sold out (as has Fascinating Aida) and at the point of writing, Roddy Doyle has just gone on sale, while tickets are quickly disappearing for Rich Hall, Ed Byrne, Kojo Anim, Brian Blessed, Susie Dent and John Challis (Boycie in Only Fools & Horses). Don’t miss the exciting final of the BurySOUND band competition, nor The 545 – great value for money with five bands for a fiver. Throw in some great folk, jazz, classical and world music as well as a smattering of top tribute acts and that’s your entertainment sorted for the beginning of 2020. We’ll see you there! NICK WELLS APEX PROGRAMMER

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OASISH

THINK FLOYD

THU 9 JAN 7.30pm £22.50*

FRI 10 JAN 7.30pm £26*

Known for their attention to detail, this Oasis tribute have played Wembley Stadium, The NIA and Glastonbudget Festival, and have also appeared on numerous TV shows including The One Show and The Culture Show.

THROUGH THE WALL – Last Few Tickets! A complete performance of the iconic album plus a range of classic Pink Floyd, from the Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and much more.

MUD MORGANFIELD TUE 14 JAN 7.30pm £20* Possessing a baritone voice very much like his father Muddy Waters, Mud is blessed with similar vocal phrasing and sense of how to command a stage. Set firmly in the tradition of charismatic Chicago Blues; his big, powerful voice conveys deep emotional resonance on the slow numbers and good old fashioned testosterone-laden strut on those classic shuffles.

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SUSIE DENT WED 15 JAN 7.30pm £23* THE SECRET LIVES OF WORDS The Queen of Dictionary Corner explains the curious origins of the words we use every day, such as lasagne (involving a chamber pot) and bugbear (a  terrorising monster). Susie will include her favourite words from the regions she visits and reveal the funniest moments from her 25 years on Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. 

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SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY

BUBLE MEETS SINATRA

THE CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS

THU 16 JAN 7.30pm £26*

FRI 17 JAN 7.30pm £24*

SAT 18 JAN 7.30pm £25.50*

Including original film footage, this full live band play all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more.

THE SHOWDOWN With impeccable accuracy, Jamie Flanagan (as Michael Buble) and Kevin Fitzsimmons (as Frank Sinatra) present a ‘concert of the century that never was’!

A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES The greatest movie anthems of all time, including songs from Footloose, Dirty Dancing, the Full Monty and (of course) The Blues Brothers.


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BRITTEN SINFONIA SUN 19 JAN 7.30pm £27*, £22* (£6* U25s) Two of Bach’s Brandenburg concertos as well as his double violin concerto, Shostakovich’s stunning, sombre chamber symphony and two beautiful pieces by Arvo Pärt. BACH PÄRT SHOSTAKOVICH BACH PÄRT BACH

Brandenburg Concerto No.3 Fratres (solo violin) Chamber Symphony Concerto for two violins Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten Brandenburg Concerto No.5

T.REXTASY

THE STORY OF GUITAR HEROES

ELKIE BROOKS

TUE 21 JAN 7.30pm £24.50*

THU 23 JAN 7.30pm £25.50*

FRI 24 JAN 7.30pm £33.50*

The only live tribute band endorsed by Marc Bolan’s family and ex-members of T.Rex. ‘They’re the closest you’re ever going to get to the real thing’ – Bill Legend, original T.Rex drummer.

Phil Walker and his band take you from the 1950s (Chuck Berry and Hank Marvin), through gifted legends (Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page) to modern players such as Brian May and Steve Vai.

Last few tickets! Performing hits including ‘Pearl’s A Singer’, ‘Lilac Wine’ and ‘Don’t Cry Out Loud’. ‘Still one of the great British voices’ – The Guardian. 7


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THE RONNIE SCOTT’S ALL STARS

DANCE TO THE MUSIC

SUN 26 JAN 7.30pm £23.50*

TUE 28 JAN 7.30pm £29*

Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club and combining world-class live jazz, narration and rare archive images and footage, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars take to the stage to celebrate ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook’. ‘Full-on brilliance’ –The Guardian

Sumptuous dance show by ex-Strictly professional Kristina Rihanoff and her team of dancers with even more fabulous costumes, stunning vocals and over 15 styles portraying the evolution of dance, from the roaring ‘20s through to today. Hosted by Jake Quickenden (X Factor, I’m A Celebrity).

INTO THE GROOVE

THE 545

THU 30 JAN 7.30pm £28*

FRI 31 JAN 7pm £5*

SAT 1 FEB 7.30pm £21*

Celebrating Madonna’s incredible 35-year career as the best-selling female artist of all time. Includes costume changes, dance routines and hits like ‘Holiday’, ‘Like a Prayer’ and ‘Material Girl’.

Featuring the area’s most exciting up-and-coming bands. With Connor Adams, Reno & Rome, False Hearts, Queen Dogs and Leon O’Leary. Ages 14+ (ID required) First band on stage at 7pm

KODALY Dances of Galanta

EAST ANGLIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto MENDELSSOHN Symphony No 3 ‘Scottish’


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CATRIN FINCH & CIMARRÓN TUE 4 FEB 7.30pm £19* (£6* U25s) Former Royal Harpist to the Prince of Wales, Catrin is one of the world’s leading harp players. She has performed with the world’s top orchestras and her collaborations include Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita, with whom she forms ‘one of the most popular world music acts of this decade’ (Tim Cumming, Songlines). Colombian joropo band Cimarrón perform dance music rooted in the mixed heritage of African, Spanish and indigenous cultures. Led by harpist and composer Carlos Rojas the band make wild, untamed music, with impetuous singing, amazing stomp dancing and fierce instrumental virtuosity of strings and percussion. 

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TASMIN LITTLE & PIERS LANE WED 5 FEB 7.30pm £22*, £17* (£6* U25s)

Tasmin has decided to pursue new directions from summer 2020 and so this will be one of the last opportunities to hear her playing live. BACH Sonata No. 3 in E Major BWV 1016 AMY BEACH Romance AMY BEACH Sonata FRANCK Sonata SZYMANOWSKI Notturno e Tarantelle

NATHAN CARTER THU 6 FEB 7.30pm £32.50* Irish Country star with hits ‘Wagon Wheel’ and ‘I Wanna Dance’. An exciting live performer with a unique blend of Celtic, country and pop, in Ireland he has outsold One Direction, Pharrell Williams and Michael Buble!

THE MARLEY REVIVAL FRI 7 FEB 8pm £23.50* On this date, Bob Marley would have just celebrated his 75th birthday. The Marley Revival pay tribute with songs like ‘Three Little Birds’, ‘I Shot the Sheriff’, ‘No woman No Cry’ and many more. 11


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WOLSEY ORCHESTRA

BENNY GOODMAN’S CARNEGIE HALL CONCERT

SAT 8 FEB 7.30pm £16*

MON 10 FEB 7.30pm £23* (£6* U25s)

An exhilarating evening of Russian music conducted by Andrew Morley.

Pete Long’s All-Star Goodmen Orchestra recreate the repertoire from the famous concert, including ‘One O’Clock Jump’, ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’ and ‘Big John Special’. Ex Jools Holland arranger Pete Long is one of the finest clarinet players in the world and American singer Joan Viskant will be making a rare UK visit to replace the original Martha Tilton.

RIMSKY KORSAKOV Russian Easter Festival Overture Prelude to Khovanshchina MUSSORGSKY KHACHATURIAN Masquerade Suite RACHMANINOV Symphony No.3 in A minor

THE ESSENTIAL 60s SHOW TUE 11 FEB 1.30pm £22.50* The FOD Band bring hits from Dave Clark Five, Roy Orbison, Rolling Stones, Elvis, Del Shannon, The Honeycombs, The Tremeloes, The Monkees and many more. Plus 5-4-3-2-1 pop quiz with music prizes. 12


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THE LEVELLERS WED 12 & THU 13 FEB 8pm £28.50* Levellers are still going strong after 30 years in the game. One of the best live bands around, they’re back with a new studio album and extensive tour.

ED BYRNE

ROY G HEMMINGS

HERMAN’S HERMITS

TUE 11 FEB 8pm SOLD OUT!

SAT 15 FEB 8pm £26.50*

SUN 16 FEB 7.30pm £25*

Motown & Philadelphia On Tour: the longest serving member of The Drifters brings classic hits from The O’Jays, The Stylistics, The 4 Tops, The Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Drifters and more.

Herman’s Hermits have chalked up 23 hit singles, 10 hit albums and sold over 75 million records worldwide. Hits include ‘There’s A Kind Of Hush’, ‘No Milk Today’ and ‘Wonderful World’.

STACEY DOOLEY FRI 14 FEB 7.30pm SOLD OUT!

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THE JIVE ACES BIG BEAT REVUE THU 20 FEB 7.30pm £21* The Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists explode onto the stage in their trademark yellow suits for an exciting mix of hot jive, swinging’ rhythm and blues and classic rock ’n’ roll. ‘The crazy energy of the Jive Aces can certainly whisk you away to a different era and tempt you to Jump, Jive and Wail out of happiness and joy!’ –The Student Newspaper, Edinburgh.

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HONKY TONK ANGELS

THE ROY ORBISON STORY

FRI 21 FEB 7.30pm £23*

SAT 22 FEB 7.30pm £25*

Tributes to Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn performed in a Nashville fashion with a five-piece band. With Hannah Johnson, who was awarded ‘Female Country Singer of the Year 2019’ at the UK Country Music Awards.

BY BARRY STEELE & FRIENDS An upbeat night of solid gold hits by one of the world’s leading tributes to The Big O. ‘True identikit brilliance’ – The Stage.


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SACCONI QUARTET & JON BODEN THU 27 FEB 7.30pm £22*, £17* (£6* U25s) Jon Boden, ex-frontman of folk-giants Bellowhead, joins with the Sacconi Quartet for a reprise of Elvis Costello’s 1993 collaboration with the Brodsky Quartet. Described in Rolling Stone magazine at the time as ‘alternately biting and rueful, evoking the sardonic humor and bleak beauty of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’, The Juliet Letters is a striking sequence of dramatic ballads that reflect on love, betrayal and death. SERGEI RACHMANINOV Romance JONATHAN DOVE Quartet ‘Out of Time’ COSTELLO / BRODSKY QUARTET The Juliet Letters

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FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK 2020 FRI 28 FEB 8pm £21* standing (£23* seated) LIVE/WIRE the AC/DC Show is a six-man tribute, complete with a wall of Marshalls, cannons and over two hours of High Voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll. Whitesnake UK pay tribute to David Coverdale’s band, from the early Moody / Marsden line up to the present day US incarnation.

BURY FRIENDLY ORCHESTRA SUN 1 MAR 6pm £11* (£3* U17s) GIUSEPPE VERDI Overture to Nabucco OSKAR LINDBERG Gammal fäbodpsalm från Dalarna (arr Edward Pullin) BH CRUSELL Clarinet Concerto No 2, Op 5 HAMISH MacCUNN The Land of the Mountain & the Flood Op 3 WELSH TRADITIONAL Suo Gan (arr Edward Pullin) KORNGOLD Theme and Variations

BLAZIN’ FIDDLES TUE 3 MAR 7.30pm £21* Hear the regional expressions and diverse fiddle dialects from Scotland’s Highlands and islands as fiddles and bows ignite in a blend of ensemble and solo sets. ‘The band’s passion is gloriously infectious… a much loved staple on the Scots traditional scene for the past 20 years’ – Songlines. 17


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RICH HALL’S HOEDOWN DELUXE

FASCINATING AIDA

SHOWADDYWADDY

WED 4 MAR 8pm £18*

THU 5 MAR 7.30pm SOLD OUT!

FRI 6 MAR 7.30pm £21* standing (£23* seated)

A gut-busting, rib-tickling, toe-tapping experience. Rich’s combination of keen acerbic stand-up and spit ‘n’ sawdust alt-country lyricism is a ‘win-win’ (The Guardian).

With a selection of old favourites, songs you haven’t heard before and some you wish you’d never heard in the first place. The songs are hilarious and topical – the glamour is unstoppable.

Europe’s most successful exponents of retro-inspired rock & roll, with 23 Top 40 hit singles, including ‘Under The Moon of Love’, ‘When’, ‘3 Steps To Heaven’ and ‘Hey Rock & Roll’.

ALTERED IMAGES SAT 7 MAR 8pm £23.50* standing (£25* seated) Altered Images had worldwide success in the 1980s, with hits ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘I Could Be Happy’ and ‘Don’t Talk to Me About Love’. After an 18-year gap Clare Crogan was persuaded to sing again and they continue to play in front of enthusiastic crowds.

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HAVANA NIGHTS

BRUBECKS PLAY BRUBECK

THE MUSIC OF OF PRINCE

TUE 10 MAR 7.30pm £29*

WED 11 MAR 7.30pm £23.50* (£6 U25s)

SAT 14 MAR 7.30pm £24.50* standing (£26.50* seated)

An exciting mix of Latin dances with performances from Strictly Come Dancing’s Graziano Di Prima and his partner Giada, as well as group numbers with supporting dancers.

Darius, Chris and Dan Brubeck – with Dave O’Higgins on sax – celebrate Dave Brubeck’s centennial with enduring favourites such as ‘Take Five’ and ‘Blue Rondo a la Turk’.

New Purple Celebration (formerly known as Purple Rain) bring a 2-hour hitpacked funky show featuring ‘1999’, ‘Little Red Corvette’, ‘Purple Rain’, ‘U Got The Look’ and many more.

CONVERSATIONS WITH RODDY DOYLE SUN 15 MAR 7.30pm £19* An entertaining evening with one of Ireland’s best-loved writers and special guest interviewers. Roddy Doyle’s writing is immediately recognisable for his rich humour, unique use of dialogue and contemporary references. Credited with having reinvented the modern Irish novel, his work includes The Commitments, The Woman Who Walked Into Doors, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, The Snapper and The Van. 19


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AN EVENING OF ERIC & ERN THU 19 MAR 7.30pm £23.50* With Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens – the Olivier nominated duo behind the critically acclaimed West End hit, Eric & Little Ern. ‘I never thought I’d see Morecambe & Wise live – I think I just have!’ – Ben Elton

KOJO ANIM WED 18 MAR 7.30pm £20.50* Britain’s Got Talent comedian Kojo Anim on his debut solo tour. Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer act is here to make the world laugh, sharing his funny observations and stories about life, parenthood and family.

BURYSOUND 2020 GRAND FINAL FRI 20 MAR (time TBC) £5* The legendary music competition final will feature the winning bands from all the heats and guest headliners. 20

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SUFFOLK SINFONIA SPRING CONCERT

VOICE SQUAD CONCERT

SAT 21 MAR 7.30pm £14*

SUN 22 MAR £tbc

BRAHMS

Tragic Overture

DVORAK

Violin Concerto

DVORAK

Symphony no 7

Conducted by Chris Braime.

Finalists in BBC’s ‘Choir of the Year Competition’, Voice Squad have performed in wonderful venues in the UK and Europe, including The Royal Opera House, The London Palladium and the Royal Albert Hall.

AURORA ORCHESTRA MON 23 MAR 7.30pm £27*, £22* (£6* U25s) The brilliant Aurora Orchestra bring another one of their extraordinary memorised performances – Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony. They will also be joined by pianist Ingrid Fliter to perform Mozart’s piano concerto No. 23. Ingrid Fliter sprang to international attention when she was awarded the 2006 Gilmore Artist Award, one of only a handful of pianists to have received this honour.

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FISH TUE 24 MAR 7.30pm £33.50* standing (£36* seated) Performing the whole of his first solo album, ‘Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors’ and songs from new album ‘Weltschmerz’, including ‘Man with a Stick’ – Planet Rock Radio’s best single of 2018.

NINEBARROW BAND WED 25 MAR 7.30pm £17* This innovative and captivating folk duo combine breath-taking vocal harmonies and melodies in songs inspired by landscape and history. For the first time, the duo will be joined by cellist Lee MacKenzie, John Parker on double bass and Evan Carson on percussion, for brand new songs and stunning arrangements of old favourites.

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THE SYD LAWRENCE ORCHESTRA

JOEL DOMMETT

FEAST OF FIDDLES

THU 26 MAR 7.30pm £24.50* (£6* U25s)

SAT 28 MAR 8pm SOLD OUT!

SUN 29 MAR 7.30pm £23*

An exciting performance directed by Chris Dean and packed with Big Band favourites by the likes of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.

Join Joel as he brings you bang up to date on his life since his last live show! He has become a regular face on TV – from I’m a Celebrity finalist to I’m a Celebrity, Extra Camp host.

Fiddlers Peter Knight, Chris Leslie, Brian McNeill, Ian Cutler, Tom Leary and Garry Blakeley with a rock backline. ‘Britain’s fiddling supergroup’ – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2.

TOMMY FLEMING TUE 31 MAR 7.30pm £28.50* VOICE OF HOPE II Inspirational music from Ireland’s No 1 traditional tenor. Famous for his arrangements of ‘Danny Boy’, ‘Isle of Inisfree’ and ‘Hard Times’, Tommy turns each song into his own with his unique and powerful voice. He also covers ‘You Raise Me Up’, ‘Bridge over Troubled Waters’ and ‘Something Inside so Strong’, along with many more contemporary numbers. 23


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FASTLOVE

ONLY FOOLS AND BOYCIE

FRI 3 APR 7.30pm £26* standing (£28* seated)

SAT 4 APR 7.30pm £20*

A respectful tribute to George Michael, featuring all the hits including ‘Father Figure’, ‘Freedom’, ‘Faith’ and ‘Careless Whisper’.

An evening with John Challis, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses. John will be spilling the beans about co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, revealing secrets from the set, and tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.

KING KING

THE ROD STEWART LEGACY

MON 6 APR 8pm £29*

WED 8 APR 1.30pm £24.50*

One of the most explosive rock-blues bands on the planet, King King have scored three hit singles on Planet Rock: ‘Crazy’, ‘Hurricane’ and ‘Rush Hour’. ‘The best blues-rock band in the world’ – Blues Rock Review.

‘Maggie May’, ‘Sailing’, ‘Do You Think I’m Sexy’… An afternoon of Rod Stewart hits from Dave Springfield and his band, whose tribute show A Night On The Town has been rocking audiences for the past 12 years. 25


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RICHARD DIGANCE THU 9 APR 7.30pm £16* A BAFTA Nominated performer and recipient of The Gold Award from The British Academy of Songwriters, Richard brings timeless songs and stories built on a life well-lived.

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FROM THE JAM

BROTHER STRUT

LLOYD COLE

FRI 10 APR 8pm £28.50*

SAT 11 APR 8pm £21* standing (£23* seated)

MON 13 APR 7.30pm £28.50*

Bruce Foxton & co bring the ‘Setting Sons’ 40th anniversary concert. The album reached No.4 in the UK and included ‘The Eton Rifles’. Plus special guests, The Vapors (‘Turning Japanese’) – the original support act on the 1979 ‘Setting Sons’ tour.

Members of this critically acclaimed funk and soul band have played with Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Madonna, Amy Winehouse and Tina Turner. ‘You will wait a very long time indeed to see anything better, I can’t think who can top this’ – Blues and Soul Magazine.

Music from across Lloyd’s career, from ‘Rattlesnakes’ in 1984, right up to 2019’s ‘Guesswork’. Famed in the ‘80s for ‘Perfect Skin’, ‘Lost Weekend’ and ‘Brand New Friend’ with the Commotions, in 1990 Lloyd launched a solo career and has been making albums ever since.


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BRIAN BLESSED TUE 14 APR 7.30pm £27* The larger than life actor, known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television.

CALAN WED 15 APR 7.30pm £16* Voted ‘Best Band’ at the inaugural Wales Folk Awards (2019) and ‘Best International Band’ at France’s gigantic Lorient Festival. Expect beautiful songs, soaring harmonies, stunning playing of fiddles, accordion, guitar and bagpipes, and virtuoso step dancing!

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LIZA PULMAN: TO THE HEART OF IT

SOME KINDA WONDERFUL: THE MUSIC OF STEVIE WONDER

THU 16 APR 7.30pm £23*

FRI 17 APR 7.30pm £25*

Fascinating Aida’s Liza Pulman with songs from Sinatra, Streisand, Michel le Grand and more, reinventing classics and lost gems with her own unique style and interpretation.

Noel McCalla ‘one of Britain’s best Soul Singers’ (Blues and Soul Magazine) and Derek Nash (Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion) return with their ‘Master Blaster’ of a show.

LUTHER VANDROSS: A CELEBRATION

CAVERN BEATLES

SAT 18 APR 7.30pm SOLD OUT!

SUN 19 APR 7.30pm £25*

International Luther Vandross tribute Harry Cambridge and his 10-piece band bring ‘Never Too Much’, ‘The Best Things in Life Are Free’ and many more.

Magical History Tour: Replicating the energy of Beatlemania, the psychedelic era of Sgt. Pepper and the creative masterpieces of The White Album and Abbey Road. 29


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RALPH McTELL

JIMMY JEMAIN AND HIS BAND

TUE 28 APR 7.30pm £28*

WED 29 APR 1.30pm £23.50*

McTell brings his exquisite songwriting to life with virtuoso guitar picking and evocative stories. Spellbinding songs and humorous anecdotes take the audience from his busker days to concert halls and through the Streets of London.

A tribute to Cliff Richard and The Shadows featuring the Knights Shadows and The Wired for Sound Tour 2020.

RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS THU 30 APR 7.30pm £28.50* standing (£31* seated) Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop anthems.

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EVENTS AT THE ATHENAEUM

FAULTY TOWERS – THE DINING EXPERIENCE

SONGBOOK SUNDAYS

FRI 21 FEB 7.30pm and SAT 22 FEB 1.30pm & 7.30pm £52* (including drink, meal & show)

SUN 22 MAR 11.30am £13* adv • £16* door VIP £24* (including breakfast)

Basil, Manuel and Sybil bring two hours of comedy, three courses of food, plenty of chaos and loads of laughs. ‘Outrageously funny’ – BroadwayBaby

THE CHRIS INGHAM TRIO present The Johnny Mercer Songbook: ‘Days Of Wine and Roses’, ‘Moon River’, ‘Satin Doll’, ‘That Old Black Magic’ and many more.

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YOUR GUIDE FOR THINGS TO DO AN GHOSTLY & MACABRE WALKS AROUND BURY ST EDMUNDS VARIOUS FRIDAYS BETWEEN JAN & MARCH

THE ICE AGE ART AND THE MODERN MIND

WEST STOW ANGLO-SAXON VILLAGE SAT 1 FEB ____________________________________________________________

ADULT BUSHCRAFT DAY

NOWTON PARK • SUN 2 FEB ____________________________________________________________

RING QUEST

WEST STOW ANGLO-SAXON VILLAGE SAT 15 FEB–SUN 23 FEB

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CONVERSATIONS WITH CURATORS

MOYSE’S HALL • SUN 12 JAN – SUN 23 FEB ____________________________________________________________

420 – 2020: ANGLO SAXONS AT WEST STOW

WEST STOW ANGLO-SAXON VILLAGE SAT 18 JAN ____________________________________________________________

WOODLAND CHAIRS WORKSHOP

EAST TOWN PARK • SUN 19 JAN & SUN 16 FEB ____________________________________________________________

PRIMITIVE FIRELIGHTING NOWTON PARK • SUN 19 JAN

The Lord of the Rings themed family challenge is back, bigger and better than ever! ____________________________________________________________

THE REAL MIDDLE EARTH

WEST STOW ANGLO-SAXON VILLAGE SAT 15 FEB & SUN 23 FEB ____________________________________________________________

NATIONAL BIRD BOX WEEK

EAST TOWN PARK • TUE 18 FEB ____________________________________________________________

DEN BUILDING

NOWTON PARK • WED 19 FEB

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ND SEE IN THE WEST SUFFOLK AREA! YOUNG ADULT BUSHCRAFT DAY

NOWTON PARK • SAT 29 FEB ____________________________________________________________

THE GREATEST KNIGHT: WILLIAM MARSHAL

WEST STOW ANGLO-SAXON VILLAGE SAT 7 MARCH ____________________________________________________________

SPRINGO BINGO

NOWTON PARK • THU 2 – SUN 19 APRIL Play bingo with a difference! Search Nowton Park for natural objects to tick off your list. ____________________________________________________________

SPRING TRAIL

NOWTON PARK • THU 2 – SUN 19 APRIL ____________________________________________________________

KITE MAKING WORKSHOP

WILLOW WEAVING WORKSHOP

EAST TOWN PARK •TUE 7 APRIL ____________________________________________________________

ADULTS WILLOW WORKSHOP

NOWTON PARK’S AMAZING EASTER EGG HUNT

NOWTON PARK • SUN 8 MARCH ____________________________________________________________ EAST TOWN PARK • SUN 8 & SUN 15 MARCH ____________________________________________________________

NOWTON PARK • WED 8 & THU 9 APRIL

STAR PARTY

NOWTON PARK • FRI 27 & SAT 28 MARCH

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NEANDERTHALS AND US

WEST STOW ANGLO-SAXON VILLAGE SAT 28 MARCH

EASTER EGG HUNT

EAST TOWN PARK • SAT 11 APRIL Easter fun for all the family – find the hidden tokens in the park, with a chocolate egg for every child and lots of special prizes.

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SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

FESTIVAL OF DANCE

MUSIC FROM STAGE & SCREEN

SPRING SPECTACULAR!

THU 12 MAR 7pm £10*

WED 1 APR 7pm £9*

TUE 7 APR 7.30pm £10*

Dance students from King Edward VI School and Abbeygate Sixth Form College collaborate on high energy dances from Broadway and a wide variety of genres.

A foot-tapping evening of song, dance and drama presented by the pupils of Bury St Edmunds All-Through Trust schools.

An inspiring programme of music performed by the talented young musicians of Suffolk Young Strings and Suffolk Youth Wind Orchestra.

THE TURNING POINT FRI 27 MAR 7.30pm £16* Polluted to the point of extinction, Earth has reached the Turning Point… West Suffolk College presents a game show where survival is the prize: each contestant showcases their ideas through creative expression (music, visuals, dance, poetry etc.) for a chance for eternal life. 34


CHILDREN & FAMILY EVENTS

ST EDMUNDSBABY PREGNANCY AND PARENTING FAYRE

THE 4 DAY FILM CHALLENGE

WEST SUFFOLK HOME EDUCATION FAYRE

SUN 9 FEB 11am-3pm Free

MON 17 – THU 20 FEB 10am-4pm • £45*

SUN 23 FEB 11am-3pm Free

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

Lights, camera, action! Write, shoot, star in and edit a short film. Suitable for 10–18 year olds, run by The Offshoot Foundation.

A chance to meet businesses who provide classes, workshops and other opportunities for home educated children.

MILKSHAKE! LIVE: MILKSHAKE MONKEY’S MUSICAL WED 19 FEB 12noon & 3.30pm £17.50* (£16* U16s) £62* Family) Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical for you all! But when stage fright hits, he needs his friends to help… Learn the songs and dances with your favourite Milkshake friends Fireman Sam, Noddy, Shimmer & Shine, Digby Dragon, Wissper, Nella the Princess Knight and the Floogals. 35


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FAIRS & MARKETS

WEDDING FAIR

THE GREEN FAIR

IM RECRUITMENT JOB FAIR

SUN 5 JAN 11am-3pm Free

SUN 12 JAN 10.30am-4.30pm Free

WED 22 JAN 10am-2pm Free

Take My Hand present 50 stands, goody bags and live music. Chat with experts about your plans and get inspired.

A celebration of all things eco-friendly, sustainable and green! Workshops, demonstrations, stalls and information.

In association with the Bury Free Press. A great way to speak with potential employers in person.

CRAFTS & GIFTS IN THE FOYER

NATURAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING FAYRE

EAST ANGLIAN BEER FESTIVAL

SAT 8 & 22 FEB, 7 & 21 MAR, 4 & 18 APR 10am-4.30pm

SAT 4 APR 10am-4pm Free

WED 22 - SAT 26 APR Times Vary • £tbc

Join us in The Apex foyer for this friendly shopping experience as local exhibitors present lovely handmade crafts and unique gifts.

Find out how to support your health and well-being naturally, with therapies, activities, food and products from local providers.

A large selection of East Anglian brews and awardwinning real ales, ciders and perries from around the UK. Plus food and entertainment. 37


CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

HARMONICA WORKSHOP

WITH STEVE LOCKWOOD SAT 11 JAN, 15 FEB, 14 MAR, 11 APR 12-3.30pm £35* For beginners and intermediates to learn or improve their Blues, folk, country pop and rock styles.

BOOZE & BRUSHES PAINT NIGHT FRI 17 JAN, 21 FEB, 20 MAR, 17 APR 7pm-9.30pm £25 A fun painting class for everyone. All materials included to create your own masterpiece!

MIXED ABILITY YOGA

CRAFTY FOXES WORKSHOPS

TUESDAYS 5.45pm-6.45pm £7.50

Friendly, fun and creative workshops by Crafty Foxes. Please wear old clothes, just in case! www.thecraftyfoxes.co.uk

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

BEGINNERS YOGA WEDNESDAYS 1pm-1.45pm £7 Covering various postures (asanas), together with basic breathing and meditation techniques to de-stress you and give you more energy.

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

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

FOR ADULTS

Suitable for ages 14+

BATIK A SCARF FOR MOTHER’S DAY SAT 21 MAR 2pm-4pm £40

MAKE AN EASTER WREATH SAT 4 APR 11am-1pm £30

FOR CHILDREN

Suitable for ages 7+ Juice and a biscuit included

MOTHER’S DAY CRAFTY WORKSHOP SAT 21 MAR 2pm-4pm £15

EASTER THEMED CRAFTY WORKSHOP

SAT 11 APR 2pm-4pm £15


REGULAR EVENTS

FAT CAT COMEDY CLUB

STRICTLY SATURDAYS

CHESS CLUB

SUN 12 JAN, 9 FEB, 8 MAR & 12 APR 8pm • £13*

SAT 18 JAN, 15 FEB & 21 MAR 2.30pm-4pm • FREE

EVERY TUESDAY 3.30pm-5.30pm • Free

Regular monthly comedy club featuring at least three comedians from the national circuit. For line-up see www.fatcatcomedyclub.com

Dump the shopping and come dancing at The Apex in the upstairs lounge! Ballroom, Latin and Rock & Roll... just turn up and join in!

Run by Bury St Edmunds Chess Club – everyone welcome. For more information, see www.bsechess.org.uk

ST NICHOLAS HOSPICE DROP IN CAFÉS An informal and supportive place for reflection and conversation.

C3 CHURCH

BURY FRIENDSHIP CLUB

EVERY SUNDAY FROM 12 JAN 11.30am-12.45pm

THIRD MONDAY OF MONTH 10am-1pm • £2

Pastors John and Hannah Wilson invite you to join them every Sunday for inspiring, community-focussed and family-friendly worship.

Affiliated to Age UK, Bury Friendship Club organises speakers, social activities and days out for people aged over 55.

BEREAVEMENT CAFÉ EVERY WEDNESDAY 10am-noon A drop-in session for those coping with bereavement. PALLIATIVE PEER SUPPORT EVERY WEDNESDAY 12.30pm-2.30pm A drop in group for people with a long-term or lifethreatening illness. 39


THE APEX GALLERY

THE APEX GALLERY

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

RPS NATURE GROUP

IN THE STICKS

TUE 21 JAN – SUN 23 FEB A wide range of superb images by members of The Royal Photographic Society’s East Anglia Region, including landscapes, seascapes, nature, monochrome, photojournalism and creative work.

THU 27 FEB – SUN 22 MAR Geoff Price offers a unique photographic documentary of Clare Town Football Club’s season – the drama and heroics played out week-by-week, in this celebration of ‘ordinary lives’ and the beautiful Suffolk countryside.

WAYNE TANSWELL: OXYMORON

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE APEX

TUE 24 MAR – MON 27 APR Wayne’s diverse portfolio takes the traditional skill of sign writing and adds a contemporary flair. You can see some of his pieces hanging over our Lounge bar!

WED 29 APR – MON 25 MAY To help celebrate our 10th birthday, we asked photographer Geoff Price to capture everyday life at the venue – both on stage, out front and behind the scenes. Here are the results…!

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COMING SOON

IAN WAITE & VINCENT SIMONE

GYLES BRANDRETH

SAT 2 MAY 2.30pm & 7.30pm

MON 11 MAY 8pm

WILKO JOHNSON

WILL POUND

THU 7 MAY 7.30pm

TUE 12 MAY 7.30pm

LINDISFARNE

DAPHNE’S FLIGHT

SAT 9 MAY 7.30pm

SAT 30 MAY 7.30pm

GIOVANNI PERNICE MON 1 & TUE 2 JUNE 7.30pm

CATRIN FINCH & SECKOU KEITA MON 8 JUNE 7.30pm

NEIL JONES

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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.

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