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THE BEST OF ANGLIA

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INSIDEEAST

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LIVING EAST JUNE Around the region INTERIORS The magic of mirrors HOUSE & HOME Perk up your patio pots HOUSE & HOME Garden and patio living FOOD & DRINK Al fresco dining FASHION Beachwear MOTORING Five great cabriolets

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Hello and welcome to another great issue of EAST MAGAZINE. As I write this, we’re being promised a bit of heatwave, so hopefully you’re reading this sitting in the sunshine somewhere in our beautiful region. It’s another packed issue this month, with two great interviews. We’re talking to chart-toppers The Saturdays ahead of their picnic concert at Audley End in Essex, and to Wet Wet Wet singer Marti Pellow who’s in a new show in Norwich. Plus, as usual, we’ve got all the great events for you to enjoy in the summer sun this month. Have fun! John Boston

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INTERVIEW The Saturdays OUT EAST Lauren Goodger OUT AROUND THE REGION MARTI PELLOW Interview SUMMER CONCERTS CAMBS Cambridge CAMBS What’s on in June CAMBS Peterborough NORFOLK Norwich NORFOLK What’s on in June ESSEX Brentwood ESSEX What’s on in June ESSEX Frinton-on-Sea SUFFOLK Ipswich SUFFOLK What’s on in June HERTS & BEDS Hertford &Ware HERTS & BEDS What’s On in June See HERTS & BEDS St Albans page 26 for VISIT Northampton details about our exclusive TV coverage VISIT Skegness of the East of England Show OUT & ABOUT

TEAM EAST Publisher Sean Thompson (01954 267696) sean@eastmag.com Editor John Boston john@eastmag.com Contributing Editor Emily Walter emily@eastmag.com Area Manager (Arts/Norfolk) Charlie Roadley-Battin (07595 894578) charlie@eastmag.com Area Manager (Suffolk/Essex) Darren Marshall (07826 628680) darren@eastmag.com Area Manager (Beds/Herts) Stewart Hedges (07595 894557) stewart@eastmag.com Area Manager (Cambridgeshire) Jim Leishman (01954 267635) jim@eastmag.com CONTACT GENERAL ENQUIRIES Tel. 01954 267904 HEAD OFFICE Unit 4,Avenue Business Park, Elsworth, Cambridge, CB23 4HY ADVERTISING Production 01353 616000 ads@eastmag.com Fax 01353 616120 EDITORIAL editorial@eastmag.com Issue #73 June 2011 www.eastmag.com EAST magazine is published by Thompson Media Partners Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction, in part or in whole, without the written permission of the publisher is strictly prohibited. The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher.All times, prices and dates of events were correct at the time of going to press but readers are advised to ring and check before setting out.

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Saturdays Congratulations on all your recent successes. The Saturdays are big, but it seems as though you all suddenly appeared from nowhere… Well it’s been three years since we launched our first single, and four since the band was first put together, but I’d been involved in music ever since I was a girl as a singer songwriter back in Ireland. I did a lot of gigs, produced my own EPs, did backing vocals, took part in Eurovision, won song contests and just giggled all the time. It prepared me really well for being part of such a big band. What was your sound like? Who were you in to back then? As a little child I used to love Kylie Monogue, Madonna and Michael Jackson. I just couldn’t get enough of pop in general. Then as I got a little bit older I picked up my mum’s guitar and started playing, I was a fan of artists like Sheryl Crow and Jewel. In my gigs I liked to do acoustic covers of popular songs. I covered all sorts really, all styles, because I love music so much. Did you always feel you’d make a success of it in the end? No, you never know really, there’d be days when I’d think I might never get the big break. But then there were so many things hap10

pening along the way that encouraged me and kept me going. I think if you want something enough, and you’ve got the right people around you, you get there in the end. If you just keep on, keep going. You have to be determined and passionate and hard working. …and now you’re with four other band members round the clock, what’s that like? We’re so blessed that we get on so well, it would be a really awkward situation to be in a band, with the amount of time that we spend together, and not actually get on. We’re all best friends, we genuinely are. We don’t argue and we’re all there for each other. We really enjoy each other’s company, which just makes the whole experience really good fun. We caught some of your ITV mini series The Saturdays 24/7, you seemed completely unfazed that cameras were with you all the time… Well we’d already been fairly interactive on the internet with behind-the-scenes cameras on us - that’s how we started out - so the ITV series just felt like a bigger version of that. But there were times I didn’t enjoy it, the cameras would come over even if you were in the middle of a private www.eastmag.com

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Since last summer the sassy, poptastic five The Saturdays have had five smash hit singles, a platinum selling album and a sell out tour. With chart toppers such as Forever Is Over, Ego, Missing You and Higher the band are bringing their own particular sound of summer to Audley End 2011. The Saturdays’ Una Healy tells East all about the rise to fame and life in the fast lane… Our OutEast section starts on page 45 - all this month’s events, Summer Concerts and more

conversation, but it was still an amazing thing for us and we were lucky to have that show. I think a lot of people got to know us that way. How about your own musical input, do you still get to write your own songs? Yeah, we’re writing a lot at the moment. We’ve been in the studio with loads of different producers and we’re doing a writing camp later in the summer. I’m sure some of the tracks that make the album will be ones we’ve written ourselves. Probably the most exciting part of it all for me is being in the studio and getting creative. It’s such a nice experience when you go to the studio in the morning with an idea that comes to life.

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What do you listen to when you’re not working? I love Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, but my favourite song at the moment is Chris Brown’s Beautiful People. What’s coming next from The Saturdays? We’re all really looking forward to our summer tour and gigs like the one at Audley End in July. Our new single Notorious is out on May 22, and video. Then there’ll be another single or two released after that and Notorious the album will come out later in the year.

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LIVINGEAST HOMES BEAUTY GARDENS INTERIORS FOOD CARS FASHION WORK PEOPLE Geri Halliwell wears a pink bead bikini top (£22) and pink bead bikini briefs (£16) from the Geri Halliwell Swimwear Collection at Next (0116 284 9220)

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Health Counts is Ipswich’s only specialist skin laser clinic with its own medical doctors and has been established since 1988. They use medical grade lasers for the treatments they offer - which include Hair Removal, Laser Skin Treatment, Laser Surgery, Lip Enhancement, Non-surgical Treatments, Vein Treatment, Thread Vein Removal, Pigmented Lesion Removal, Liver Spot Removal, Freckle Removal, Tattoo Removal and many more. In addition to their specialisation in laser treatments, they also offer superior treatments for lines & wrinkles. Health Counts Skin Laser Clinic, Arcade Street, Ipswich 01473 250233 www.healthcounts.net

Cooking has never been more fun than at The Cooking Experience in Hadleigh, Suffolk. These cookery courses will recapture or ignite your passion for cooking and fill you with culinery confidence. It doesn’t matter what level you are, you’ll learn how to make delicious bread, stress free main courses, impressive starters and tempting desserts. There are themed days throughout the year and also residential courses. On Saturday June 18th they are running a Spanish Tapas course, excellent for those of you who love the taste of the Mediterranean. Learn how to make Spanish Tortilla, Pescado en Adobo (spicy marinated fish, fried), Bunuclos de Chorizo (Chorizo fritters), Garlic Baby Mushrooms and more. For more details call 01473 827568 or go to www.cookingexperience.co.uk

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Lee Westwood’s continued good form has seen him return to the top of the world rankings over recent weeks, however it’s not just his own game that is leading the way. The Lee Westwood Golf School, after only one year of operating, is set to open a second venue and has selected Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa in Leavenheath, near Colchester, Essex. The School offers a two-year programme designed to develop talented golfers aged 16 and above follows a unique structured programme that will develop and enhance golf and education, including lifestyle, psychology, fitness and more. It is the first school in the South of England to be accredited by the world number 1, and will result in students gaining a BTEC Extended National Diploma in Sport. The School is set to open in September and is currently accepting applications. For more details go to www.leewestwoodgolfschool.com 14


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June Based near Ware, Herts, Western Ways trains people who want to learn the centuries-old skill of Western riding, teaching them a philosophy that means they really empathise with the animals they ride. John Wayne made it look easy to lasso a steer as you ride at full pelt, but it takes dedication to train a horse to respond to a light pressure on the reins and a shift in your weight. Western Ways offer wannabe cowboys tailor made courses to suit all levels. www.westernways.co.uk

Suffolk based, award-winning, artisan Cream Ice maker, Alder Tree, announced today that it is launching a new range of ‘green’ice cream packaging. Made from sustainably sourced paper, the new purple pots weigh 35% less than their previous packaging, and contain 76% less plastic. Alder Tree source all their ingredients as locally as possibly, using their own and locally grown fruit, East Anglian cream, and British sugar, in their range of fabulously fruity ices. The business is also carbon balanced with Suffolk based charity The World Land Trust, and plans to install solar panels later this year. Alder Tree Cream Ice has been described by leading foodie Nigel Slater as “sensational”. To find a stockist near you, go to www.alder-tree.co.uk

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This Monica Vinader Gold & Saffron Orange ‘Health’ Fiji Bracelet is available from top jewellers Steffans, priced just £95. It’s one of a range of fantastic summer jewellery available at this leading store in Northampton including beads, rings, charms, earrings and necklaces. Steffans stocks all the best designer brands both in the stunning shop in Abington Square, or online at its website. Tel 01604 636957 www.steffans.co.uk

Norfolk company Broadland Yurts, manufacture Yurts for sale and for hire within the East Anglia region. The inspiration behind Broadland Yurts is Phil Wakely, an ex-mental health nurse who had been crafting hand-made garden furniture for many years and then went on to develop a passion for making traditional Yurts - Mongolian-style circular tents. The ornate and beautiful internal framework that provides much of the charm of a Yurt is hand-made using selected Oak and Ash from sustainable sources or locally coppiced Hazel when available. “A Yurt is definitely at the luxury end of camping,” said Phil. “People often put in sofas, rugs, wardrobes and even a wood-burner, as well real beds, all of which I can supply or make to order.” Tel. 01603 270040 www.broadlandyurts.com

Colchester’s oldest grocer and delicatessen is celebrating 75 years of providing great food. H. Gunton have been trading from its Crouch Street store for 75 years, having been founded in 1936 by Herbert Gunton to roast coffee and sell groceries to the general public. They still hand roast a range of coffees and sell general groceries but now also have an extensive range of cheese from around Britain and the rest of Europe, many local products from East Anglia and many specialist food products that are hard to find. Gunton’s also have a range of own-label products, including chutneys and pickles, marmalades, and cookies, and specialise in bespoke hampers. This wonderful shop has been nominated in the national Deli of the Year competiton (www.delioftheyear.co.uk), with the winners being announced in September. The store is a delight to visit, but for the further afield, you can buy a range of products from the website - and look out for some special anniversary offers. H Gunton, Crouch Street, Colchester 01206 572200 www.guntons.co.uk

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Mirrors are both practical and beautiful, says Fenella Fairrie. The alluring qualities have very little to do with looking at oneself and everything to do with reflected light and the wonderful array of designs available with which to achieve a stylish and elegant look.

The magic of mirrors Mirror Mirror on the wall…. Mirrors come in every shape and size, can be found to fit every budget and are as affective as works of art to enhance a room and create a visual focus. See and use them as decorative pieces and take advantage of the fact that they are generally an affordable alternative to artworks. With such a variety available, there is something for everyone, they are a timeless, lasting investment and of course can be used all year round I can't resist this fabulous Sunburst mirror (left) from Essex-based An Angel at my Table Ltd, and similarly these stunning convex Porthole mirrors (right, £75) from Graham and Green are hard to ignore.

Positive Reflection Place opposite a window or door to bring the outside in. Placed carefully you can reflect blue skies and light, a peek into your garden or interior elements and furnishings. Place above a fireplace to create a traditional focal point, above a bedhead for a romantic, elegant, boutique feel, or in a bathroom for all the obvious practical reasons. Mirrors will enhance the atmosphere in every room from the Sitting Room through to the smallest room in the house. Placing a lamp in front of a mirror will assist the spread of reflected light in a room and other objects create a more a different reflective dynamic and effect Hang mirrors on strong wall colours for an opulent, indulgent feel. For dramatic theatrical effect don't be shy to use rich gilded frames, silver and gold. Hang mirrors on pale neutral and white walls, to achieve a pure simplicity and extra spacious feel. You can play with the qualities of illusion too, mirror windows and doors, and lighten a dark corner to enhance the feeling of space. With trickery in mind, this beautiful Arch window style mirror (right) from Global Trading in Woodbridge, creates a 'trompe l'oeil' and will add another decorative dimension.

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be patient. It may take a couple of years for the flowers to appear, but if you keep them somewhere sheltered near the house or under a porch during the winter months, they should come back year after year. You may have the popular Verbena bonariensis in your perennial border, but now you can buy a smaller version, V. bonariensis 'Lollipop' to enjoy the same incredible clusters of lavender flowers on low-growing, mound-like plants. It's ideal for pots, being low-maintenance, drought tolerant and good for cutting, growing to 60cm (24in). Available from www.suttons.co.uk or phone 0844 922 0606. Ornamental grasses can also add movement and colour to the patio scene. Fountain grass, Pennesetum setaceum 'Rubrum', is a natural for containers, filling the pot with its arching habit and rich burgundy colour. An alternative is Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’, a slow-spreading type with clumps of bright green leaves 50cm (20in) long, whose tips turn blood-red, followed by the rest of the leaves. Silvery white flowers appear late in summer to keep the pot ablaze. It likes moist, rich soil in full sun or part shade and will need mulching in winter for protection. To add structure to any summer pot display, add a tropical-looking canna or go for the sword-like leaved phormium or cordyline, although these will need

protection in the winter. However, there is still a place for annuals, particularly for those who have the time to give the tender loving care these colourful summer sizzlers will need to last throughout the warmer months. If you want a blaze of colour, have your fill of fuchsias, geraniums, osteospermums and climbing sweet peas, but try a few new varieties too. Petunia ‘Black Velvet’, the world’s first black petunia, developed by flower breeding company Ball Colegrave, is well worth a try. I started my plug plants off on a windowsill and they are already flowering. Put some of those in with a dainty white bacopa, which will trail over the container, and you will have a rather sophisticated plant combination which is much more original than the myriad garish colours of petunias you find in so many retail outlets. The new black petunias are available from good garden centres and online retailers including www.gardeningdirect.co.uk You may be raring to go with your containers, but don’t put them out too early. Wait until at least the middle of May before planting them up with frost-tender bedding and half-hardy perennials, or they’ll be killed by the cold. In cooler areas, leave it until the end of the month before planting.

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Great Places to Eat and Drink al fresco Hintlesham Hall

Hintlesham Hall’s magnificent terraces and gardens are the perfect setting for an al fresco meal, be it morning coffee, afternoon tea or lunch - any thing from a steak sandwich and a pint to a three-course lunch from the All Inclusive Lunch Menu. Hintlesham, Ipswich (01473 652334) www.hintleshamhall.com Buckinghamshire Arms

Situated at the gates to the National Trust’s beautiful Blickling Hall, this handsome old pub has plenty of outside tables, good, reliable food and it serves Adnams, Fullers and Woodfordes beers. Blickling, Norfolk (01263 732129) www.bucks-arms.co.uk The Locks Inn

Situated on the Norfolk side of the River Waveney, this lovely old pub has a huge outdoor terrace and a lively calendar of events: folk music on Thursdays, curry on Fridays and live music on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon. Geldeston, Norfolk (01508 518414) www.geldestonlocks.co.uk The Olive Tree Restaurant

Brudenell Hotel The Brudenell’s sea-facing terrace is a fusion of relaxation and pure indulgence. Its seafront setting, simply a pebble’s throw from the beach, lends itself perfectly to dining, whatever the time of day. From morning coffee and afternoon tea to long lunches or romantic candle-lit suppers, where better to enjoy the freshest and finest of food, with the soothing sound of crashing waves as background music. The Parade, Aldeburgh, Suffolk (01728 452071) www.brudenellhotel.co.uk The Swan House

The courtyard of this excellent restaursnt is heated and lit for all year use and creates a wonderful Italian-style al fresco dining experience. Beccles, Suffolk (01502 713474) www.swan-house.com Bedford Riverside Grill

This stylish restaurant’s light and airy interior opens onto a spacious, Mediterranean-style patio terrace surrounded by box hedges. The terrace is perfect for al fresco drinks or meals, with extensive timber decking plus 1,000 square metres of gorgeous Indian sandstone paving. Its focal point is a timber bridge over a beautiful Japanese Koi carp water feature. Beyond is the summer bar area and open-air swimming pool – the finishing touch that makes the Olive Tree a wonderful venue for events and special occasions. North Walsham, Norfolk (01692 404900) www.theolivetreenorfolk.com The Terrace Café

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Located in Bedford’s new cultural quarter, this modern, stylish restaurant serves great grilled food and the south facing heated terrace overlooks the River Ouse and the Castle Bailey Gardens. Castle Lane, Bedford (01234 359599) www.bedfordriversidegrill.co.uk The Queen’s Head

Great food and beer and a terrace overlooking the boats and barges of Maldon;s Hythe Quay. Maldon, Essex (01621 854112) www.thequeensheadmaldon.co.uk

terrace. Hullbridge, Essex (01702 230777) www.theanchorhullbridge.co.uk The White Horse

The fabulous conservatory restaurant with sun deck terrace and adjoining dining area give spectacular views overlooking the Norfolk Coastal Path and the tidal marsh beyond to Scolt Head Island. Brancaster Staith, Norfolk (01485 210262) www.whitehorsebrancaster.co.uk Swynford Hotel

The terrace provides the perfect setting either during the day or on a summer evening. Both Brigadier Bar and Silks Brasserie menus can be served outside, but for an extra special occasion, you can dine in an exquisite outdoor Pergola with your own personal butler and waiting staff. Six Mile Bottom, Cambs (01638 570 234) www.swynfordhotel.com

Le Talbooth

Stunning fine-dining restaurant on the banks of the Stour. Dedham, Essex (01206 323150) www.milsomhotels.com The Anchor Hullbridge

The large grounds of this great pub runs to the rivers edge. The outdoor eating area includes two large decks, a BBQ area and

restaurant. The al fresco area seats up to 50 and has a barbecue area. Dunstable Street, Ampthill, Bedfordshire (01525 404666)

The Eagle

Great pub with a good sized beer garden and large terrace area. Popular Sunday night BBQs. Newmarket Road, Norwich (01603 624173) www.theeaglepub.co.uk Donatello’s

Wonderful, popular traditional Italian

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Hotel Felix

Graffiti restaurant at Hotel Felix, overlooks the south facing terrace and gardens . In summer the atmosphere is light and airy with the decking on the terrace providing the perfect spot for a pre-dinner drink or al fresco dining. Whitehouse Lane, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge (01223 277977) www.hotelfelix.co.uk Don Pasquale

Enjoy great Italian food as you watch the lively atmosphere of the Cambridge market. Market Hill, Cambridge (01223 367063) www.donpasquale.co.uk The Wiveton Bell

Award-winning food and a lovely southfacing garden and patio, heated and lit in the evenings. Wiveton, Norfolk (01263 740101) www.wivetonbell.co.uk The Albatros

Unique restautrat and bar on a North Sea Klipper serving a variety of traditional Dutch Pancakes and other Dutch specialities. Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk (07979 087228) www.albatros.eu.com


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SPRING has brought with it some spectacular weather, with the UK breaking records and putting better-known hotspots to shame. Once the lawn is cut and the barbecue blazing it’s no surprise that many of us are thinking that a convertible car would be just the thing for those sunny afternoons. Drop-tops aren’t anything like as compromised as they used to be either: the days of flimsy roofs and footwells full of water are long gone. Here are f ive of the best cabriolets for 2011.

Get your TOP off! Volkswagen Eos Four-seater convertibles are comparatively thin on the ground, and those that do exist tend to wear very high price tags. Thank Volkswagen then for the revised Eos which has recently gone on sale with an updated exterior and better specification inside, as well as four useful seats. With the Volkswagen badge up front it’s no surprise that the Eos offers a quality experience. The fine cabin design and impressive materials give the sense of well-being that a convertible should have, while the folding metal roof has a glass pane in it, giving extra light even when the roof is up. The Eos also has an engine choice that you'd expect to see on a conventional hatch, with three different petrol outputs and a powerful diesel, some of which also come with Bluemotion technologies for maximum efficiency and fuel saving - 58.9mpg for the most efficient diesel version. Prices from £22,900.

Saab 9-3 The enhanced Saab 9-3 Convertible is designed so you can emerge in style all year round. A triple insulated hood cocoons you when the frost bites, but retracts in just 20 seconds when the sun shines. It’s a soft top, but it’s made of stern stuff; with its reinforced windscreen, seatbelt pre-tensioners and DynaCage roll-over system, it scores a maximum 5 star EuroNCAP rating. And with comfortable seating for four adults, an indulgent equipment array and refreshed stylings, things look good whatever the weather. Prices from £27,500.

Mazda MX-5 If the MX-5 feels like one of those cars that's been around forever, then you would be right. The current model is the third generation since the first cars appeared in the UK since 1990, and its longevity is down to the simple formula that has been rigidly applied: light weight, simple, bulletproof and fun to drive. The basic template may be simple but the MX-5 is far from stripped out. As well as two engine options you can choose a manual or paddleshift automatic, different trims and also the regular Roadster or the Roadster Coupe, with the latter gaining a folding metal roof for greater security and comfort. Regardless of the specification the MX-5's key delight is the manner in which it offers fantastic feedback to the driver, and the sweet rear-drive set-up means maximum thrills whatever the weather. Prices from £117,990

Renault Wind At the opposite end of the scale to the BMW, Renault's Wind Roadster is designed to give top down thrills at a much more affordable price. Based on the nippy Twingo supermini, the Wind's key feature is its folding roof. Unusually at this price the Wind has a folding metal roof, but rather than a complicated folding mechanism it simply flips over electronically. That means it can go from roof up to down or vice versa in just 12 seconds and there's still space for luggage. Under the bonnet there's a choice of an efficient 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol or a more frisky 1.6-litre naturally aspirated unit similar to that found in the Renaulsport Twingo, but both are capable of over 40mpg as well as offering the kind of spirited performance that is a big part of the convertible experience. Prices from £15,205

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Lauren Goodger The Only Way is Essex star makes a personal appearance at Hertford’s first ever dedicated beauty and wellbeing show, The New You Beauty Show. The event showcases the very best in body care and healthy living, providing a platform for local businesses to demonstrate their cutting edge beauty treatments, skin care procedures, fitness regimes and new products. Lauren will be promoting her new tanning range, Lauren’s Way. The first 500 guests will receive a goodie bag packed to the brim with treats. Hertford Theatre, Herts, 19 June (01992 531500) See our features on Hertford and Ware starting on page 120

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Saturday 11 June is the date for the Great East Swim 2011, a superb outdoor swim taking place in the beautiful clean waters of Alton Water reservoir, near Ipswich. With a choice of three distances, it’s the perfect challenge for all swimming abilities, but if you’d rather just spectate, you can soak up the festival atmosphere with an impressive local farmers’ market, come and try it sports, plus lots more. Alton Water, Holbrook Road, Stutton, Ipswich. www.greatswim.org

Over two days - 2 & 3 June - in Tower Ramparts Shopping Centre, Ipswich from 10am to 6pm, Brian Lobel will add an unusual twist to the age old question ‘Can I have a minute of your time?’ Brian will be asking passers by to sell him a minute of their life for £1. If they agree they will be filmed for one minute and asked to sign over exclusive rights of that minute to Brian. On Saturday 4 June at 8pm all the collected minutes will be installed in the New Wolsey Theatre foyer, unveiled to the public and available to buy for £1. The event is just one of a range of performances for the Pulse Fringe Festival, which runs until 11 June. For details see www.pulsefringe.com

The Tendring Hundred is a large, traditional family show that brings together rural and urban communities in the Essex region. While still maintaining its agricultural roots through large displays of farm machinery and a focus on rural pastimes, the Show offers challenging and informative displays, an open air shopping experience with over 200 tradestands, as well as a wide range of exhibitions, entertainment and much more. Saturday 9 July, Lawford House Park, Lawford, Nr Manningtree, Essex www.tendringshow.co.uk

Great Yarmouth hosts Volleyball England Beach Tournaments for the sixth year on 25-26 June. Competitions take place on Central Beach next to Britannia Pier over two days and both men and women's teams will battle it out for their place in the finals. Grandstand seating is available for spectators. Call the Tourist Information Centre for details on 01493 846346

The atmosphere here at Chelmsford’s Hylands House is ideal for an evening of summer theatre. Get the family together, take a picnic rug and some snacks and soak up the outdoors while enjoying a touch of theatre. This summer Hylands House are hosting three fantastic outdoor plays including The Three Musketeers as performed by Chameleon’s Web Theatre Company (3 July), The Wind in the Willows as performed by Cambridge Touring Theatre (10 July) and the Shakespeare classic A Midsummer Nights Dream as performed by Lord Chamberlain’s Men (21-22 July). These performances are popular and will sell out fast so don’t miss out and pre-book now by contacting the Civic Theatre Box Office on 01245 606505. 46

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Events The Royal British Legion is celebrating 90 years of helping servicing and ex servicing personnel and there will be a host of events up and down the country. On 11 June you can show support for our troops both past and present at the Great Poppy Picnic at Ingatestone Hall in Essex. Take your own picnic and enjoy an afternoon of fun and entertainment. Sit back and watch Street dancers perform, marvel at the Blue Falcons gymnastic abilities and listen to our pipe and youth bands play. In the arena area you can watch ferrets race and Morris men dance, along with Scottish dancers and a Karate team. Children can take part in the Poppy treasure hunt, have their faces painted and launch a balloon in our balloon race. Take a walk around the many displays, exhibits and stalls, including, military vehicles, police horses, a fire brigade display, a real life size Anderson Shelter, mine detection, RAF model planes, Falconry, cake stall, greeting cards, books, tombola and many more. The day will finish with a spectacular sunset parade, with the Brentwood Youth band and Royal British Legion Standard bearers’ Beat and Retreat. For details of the Ingatestone Hall event call 01277 353010 go to www.ingatestonehall.com For details of other events in the region, go to www.britishlegion.org.uk

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The Seagull Theatre in Lowestoft, Suffolk is holding another of its Scalextric Sunday events on 26 June. The fun family day features various competitions, time trials, parents and children teams, open knock-out and the ‘Top Gull’board! With new and exciting challenging tracks and cars to suit all skill levels, or even take your own to race against the house team. The fun starts at 1pm. Call 01502 589726 for details or go to www.theseagull.co.uk

Bedford Italian Festival on 12 June is a wonderful celebration of all things Italian, with a live music stage from 12.30-10pm, featuring Italian Singers, Musicians and Bands; a display of Italian cars; Italian Food Stalls on St Paul’s Square by local Italian restaurants and suppliers, Italian market, exhibition, book signing by celebrity chef Gino D'Acampo, and much more. All the fun takes place in and around Harpur Square and St Paul’s Square. For full details visit the website at www.bedforditalianfestival.co.uk Celebrated author Julie Myerson will talk about her life, her association with the Suffolk coast and the launch of her latest book, Then, which is a novel of singular invention and bravery. With it, Julie has created an echo chamber of the heartbreaking and the terrifying, and an enduring apocalyptic vision. Tickets cost £17.50 for the ‘Ladies That Lunch’ event on 13 July, including a two course set lunch, a glass of wine and may be obtained from The Swan House Restaurant on 01502 713474. For full see www.swan-house.com

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Hyde and seek Glamorous, sexy and deliciously wicked. These are just some of the words used to describe one of this summer’s must-see musicals. Broadway smash Jekyll and Hyde is heading out on the road with musical legend and must-have theatrical leading man Marti Pellow heading the cast. John Bultitude headed to the ornate surroundings of The London Institute to catch up with the Scottish superstar and find out why he’s so passionate about his latest project. It is a location befitting one of the music world’s biggest names and a theatrical lead guaranteed to put 110 per cent into his part. As you walk through the doors of the London Institute - probably best known for the televised Christmas lectures - the ornate stairway and floor-to-ceiling libraries are both breathtaking and quintessentially British. The furious clicking of shutters and whirring of flashes by the assembled photographers heralds the arrival of Marti Pellow whose sharp suit and focused demeanour demonstrate his passion for the project. His last Norwich Theatre Royal was playing the devilish Daryl Van Horn in the hugely-successful Witches of Eastwick. It is a similar type of role that tempts him back to the stage this time around as the lead in Jekyll and Hyde, which runs from June 611. This time around, Marti’s lead role has to demonstrate the extremes of good and bad but which element has he found toughest to bring to the stage? He said: “Hyde the bad guy just offered himself up for some bizarre reason. The challenge is Jekyll. I always knew that would be a difficult one - to have that softness and accessibility to his plight.” But the evil Mr Hyde also brought with it the challenge of capturing evil and fury. Marti said: “Everyone is very familiar with 48

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the adventure of it all. I have been doing it for 25 years. My family and loved ones know it’s my vocation and know how I roll. “If you’re in Europe, you’re only a few hours from home. My father will sometimes come and spend time with me. I’m lucky that people want to do that.” Putting the discipline and professionalism to one side, talent and star quality also comes into the frame. When Marti first shot to stardom with Wet Wet Wet and their smash-hit Wishing I was Lucky, he and his bandmates got the exposure through radio airplay and TV shows like Top Of The Pops. When it comes to sourcing the next generation of talent, have things changed in the X Factor and IPod generation? Marti said: “I have always watched those reality programmes when I am in the country and some of them are good. I think you’ll find the next David Bowie on the internet - I don’t think you’ll find them on The X Factor. I think it is a machine and you can be clinical about it. “It fills the airwaves on a Saturday night it is Saturday night TV. I’d like to see more variety on television and programmes where I could engage in lots of different genres of music. I’d like to be able to see light contemporary musical artists and a programme where you could see those things. “X Factor does what it does. As long as the people who go through that journey are looked after and make a few bob - then fair play to them.” So the priority for Marti over the next few months is the UK tour of Jekyll and Hyde which could lead to a West End run. As ever, he is not stopping there and is aiming to add yet another musical theatre string to his bow. He revealed: “I’m writing a show called Scarlet and it’s based in the Twenties in London. It revolves around a tailor’s shop in Saville Row which is a brothel by night. You know, it is an era I’m fascinated by - it was a pretty hip time.” And you don’t need to be a theatrical fortune-teller to predict with his drive, passion and enthusiasm, this next Pellow project also has the words ‘hot ticket’ written all over it.


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AUDLEY END The stunning stately home in Essex plays host to five great picnic concerts this summer, all culminating in a spectacular firework display. BJORN AGAIN & BOOTLEG BEATLES (9 July) are two of the UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top tribute bands. SCOUTING FOR GIRLS (16 July) are joined by Sophie Ellis Bextor. Top girl band THE SATURDAYS (23 July) perform all their hits and more. Singing legend TOM JONES (30 July) is one of the greatest live performers, and the series ends with a Last Night of the Proms concert special headlines by KATHERINE JENKINS (31 July). Tickets: 0844 847 1637.

BRYAN FERRY CHRISTCHURCH PARK The Ipswich park will be the setting for concerts by leading soprano KATHERINE JENKINS (2 July) and heart-throb PETER ANDRE (10 July). The HEART CLUB CLASSICS SUMMER PARTY (9 July) has Billy Ocean, Soul II Soul, Jocleyn Brown and the Gibson Brothers. Tickets: 0871 224 1113 NORWICH CITY FOOTBALL CLUB The Carrow Road stadium this year has rock legend ROD STEWART Norwich City Football Club (8 June) 8 June singing hits such as Maggie May. You can also catch JLS on 11 June. Tickets: 01603 508050

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LAKE MEADOWS in Billericay, Essex has top band THE WANTED with X-FActor diva ALEXANDRA BURKE (6 Aug) and PETER ANDRE (7 Aug). Tickets 0871 224 1112.

HIGH LODGE THETFORD FOREST Head for Suffolk and catch a top line-up of big names performing in a magical open-air setting: STATUS QUO (9 June); ERASURE (10 June); SIMPLE MINDS (11 June); THE SCRIPT (14 July); WESTLIFE (15 July); BRYAN FERRY (16 July) Tickets: 01842 814612. HYLANDS HOUSE Chelmsford in Essex hosts the HEART CLUB CLASSICS PARTY IN THE PARK (25 June) which features Billy Ocean, Soul II Soul, Ce Ce Peniston, Snap and Corona. Top tenor RUSSELL WATSON is in concert with the National Symphony Orchestra on 26 June. Plus you can catch X-Factor stars JLS and OLLY MURS and other guests on 9 & 10 July. Tickets: 0811 224 1112. MALDON DESPERATELY SEEKING 80s has Alexander O’Neal and Nik Kershaw headlining a night of 80s music at the Essex town’s Promenade Park on 23 July. Tickets: 01621 856503.

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Fellows' Garden at King's College is one of the venues for the Shakespeare Festival, but you can see this beautiful garden on 26 June when it is open as part of the National Gardens Scheme open days for charity.

Punting along the River Cam Punting along 'The Backs' or up towards the village of Grantchester is an essential part of any visitor's trip to Cambridge. You can hire your own punt or hop on board one of the many chauffeured punts if you feel like taking things a bit easier. Punt bookings can be made from: Cambridge Chauffeur Punts (01223 354164) Scudamore's Punting Company (01223 359750) Trinity Punts (01223 338483) The Granta Boat & Punting Company (01223 301845)

Considered the UK's best-loved open-air Shakespeare Festival, and recently described in the TLS as "one of the finest events of its kind in the UK", the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival brings eight fabulous productions to the gardens of Cambridge’s historic colleges. This year’s plays are: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Antony & Cleopatra, The WInter’s Tale, The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Romeo & Juliet. The productions themselves are vivid and spectacular, and are performed in full period costume with live Elizabethan music. The festival runs from 11 July - 27 August. Tickets are available from 01223 357851 or for more information visit www.cambridgeshakespeare.com

Jesus Green Outdoor Swimming Pool This 91-metre long pool dates from the 1920s, making it one of the oldest of its type in the country. In park surroundings, this is the perfect place to cool off on a summer's day. Open May to September. Jesus Green 01223 302579 Cambridge and County Folk Museum Explore the life and times of Cambridgeshire people in this social history museum. Experience home and work life in the museum's ten rooms, where you can view a 19th century kitchen, tradesmen's tools, toys and games. 2/3 Castle Street 01223 355159 Cambridge University Botanic Garden This tranquil 40 acre garden holds a collection of over 10,000 labelled plant species. The beautifully landscaped settings include a rock garden, lake, glasshouses, winter garden and a woodland walk and nine national collections. 1 Brookside 01223 336265

Tenpin Bowling This 28-lane bowling alley provides fun for the whole family. While here you can also enjoy a game of pool, and grab a bite to eat at the Take 10 Diner Bar. www.tenpin.co.uk Cambridge Leisure Park, Clifton Way 0871 873 2450 Parkside Pools Situated alongside Parker's Piece, this centrally located pool features a 25-metre long pool, a children's leisure pool and two flumes. Gonville Place 01223 446100 56

Midsummer Fair and Market The Midsummer Fair is 800 years old this year. There are new rides for thrill seekers as well as traditional dodgems, carousels and ghost trains. 22-27 June. Opening procession 6.30pm 22 June. Midsummer Common. The Cambridge Summer Music Festival is the city’s annual festival of classical music offering outstanding musical performances in some of the city’s most historic buildings. Highlights include a brand new series of jazz music will offer both the traditional sounds of 78RPM, a group that recreates the tea dances of a past era, and innovative musicians from the current generation, including the Sam Crowe Quintet and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. The Festival’s everpopular performances by world-class chamber musicians will this year feature the scintillating Endellion Quartet together with virtuoso clarinetist Michael Collins, playing Brahms’ sublime Clarinet Quintet. Others to look forward to include the New Zealand Quartet and La Serenissima (pictured). 15 July to 6 August. For tickets call 01223 300085. www.cambridgesummermusic.com

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The Big Weekend This free open-air event on Parker's Piece takes place over three days. The weekend begins on Friday night with live music and a fireworks display. There's live music all day and evening on Saturday, plus children’s fun day activities, a market, sports, stalls, funfair rides and bar marquee. On Sunday there's a traditional Asian Mela. 8-10 July Parker’s Piece www.cambridge-summer.co.uk

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Jazz & Brass in the Parks On Sundays from June to September in Cambridge's parks you can catch the sounds of laid-back jazz and traditional brass bands. Performances include Cherry Hinton Hall Park: 19 June/3 July/25 Sept. Jazz at Jesus Green: 17 July/7 Aug/4 Sept.

This year’s Cambridge Folk Festival line-up includes Laura Marling, Richard Thompson, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, and Rumer. Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds (01223 357851) 28-31 July www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk

Dragon Boat Festival Over 40 boats compete in a festival of races along the River Cam. Up to 10 people paddle each 30' boat with a drummer at the front beating time and a helm at the tail steering a straight course. Bankside entertainments include funfair, children's activities and Chinese lion dancing, bar and food stalls. Ditton Meadows. 10 September www.dragonboatfestivals.co.uk/cambridge Cambridge Open Studios Over 200 artists in Cambridgeshire and the surrounding areas open their studios to promote their works of art and craft. This year's event involves 178 venues and studios located all over Cambridge and the surrounding area - including Ely, Soham and Saffron Walden. Weekend 1: July 2-3; Weekend 2: July 9-10; Weekend 3: July 16-17; Weekend 4: July 23-24 www.cambridgeopenstudios.co.uk Cambridge Film Festival Cambridge Film Festival brings challenging and provocative screenings to the city, with a programme featuring the best in independent international cinema. Established in 1977, it is the third longest-running film festival in the UK. 15-25 September Open Cambridge Join the University of Cambridge in a weekend of discovery as staff and students lead free talks and tours of University buildings and grounds. Learn about the history, architecture, art, gardens and libraries of the city's colleges. 9-11 September www.cam.ac.uk/opencambridge

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THEATRE & SHOWS 1 JUNE DRAW ME A BIRD A dance theatre show for children. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 1 JUNE RUSSELL HOWARD Stand-up comedy. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 1 - 4 JUNE THE BLUES BROTHERS Featuring cast members from the original hit West End run, this all-new show brings you all those amazing, favourite and classic moments and more; including a brand new set, new twists, new moves, new songs – and freshly laundered suits! Broadway Theatre, Peterborough (0844 8500850) 1 - 4 JUNE LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Spanning 40 turbulent years in the lives of Kenneth and Sandra from the hedonistic summer of 1967, Mike Bartlett's new play cements his place as the UK's most exciting young playwright. Cambridge Arts Theatre (01223 503333) 2 JUNE THE RAT PACK VEGAS SPECTACULAR Swing show with ‘Frank, Sammy & Dean’. The Brook, Soham (01353 721748) 2 - 4 JUNE THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS The classic children’s novel brought to life on the Key Stage. Key Theatre, Peterborough (01733 207239) 2 - 11 JUNE THE PRODUCERS Festival Players present their own interpretation of Mel Brooks’ smash-hit, multi-award-winning and totally irreverent musical. ADC Theatre, Cambridge (01223 300085) 5 JUNE MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Open-air Shakespeare presented by Rain or Shine Theatre. Wandlebury Country Park, Gog Magog Hills Estate, Babraham. (01223 842600) 6 JUNE - 27 AUG STAMFORD SHAKESPEARE SEASON The Stamford Shakespeare Company present their annual season of open-air plays. A stage set in an enchanting glade, a company of fine actors, stunning sets and gorgeous costumes, the magic of Tolethorpe begins the moment you take your seat on a warm summer evening in one of Europe's finest open air theatres This

plays are: Hamlet, The Winter’s Tale, and Pride & Prejudice. Tolethorpe Hall, Little Casterton, nr Stamford (01780 756133) www.stamfordshakespeare.co.uk 7 - 10 JUNE RUTHLESS - THE MUSICAL Presented by Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 7 - 12 JUNE MR STINK The first stage show to actually pong! Meet Mr Stink - the local tramp. Join him and his new friend Chloe in this new musical adaptation of David Walliams’ hilarious children's novel. Cambridge Arts Theatre (01223 503333) 8 JUNE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Lively and often hilarious open-air theatre from Cambridge Touring Theatre. Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge (01223 810080) 8 - 9 JUNE MY DOG’S GOT NO NOSE A thought-provoking insight into the world of the comic, brilliantly portrayed by the ever popular Damian Williams. Key Theatre, Peterborough (01733 207239) 8 - 11 JUNE THE SORCERER Open-air presentation of Gilbert & Sullivan’s two-act comic opera. Swaffham Bulbeck Summer Theatre, Downing Farm, Swaffham Bulbeck (01638 745490) 10 JUNE WIND IN THE WILLOWS See 8 June. Houghton Mill (0843 208 0500) 13 - 15 JUNE DINNERLADIES Hilarious stage version of Victoria Wood’s hit TV catering comedy, featuring Andrew Dunn and Sue Devaney from the original series. Key Theatre, Peterborough (01733 207239) 13 - 18 JUNE CALENDAR GIRLS See panel. Cambridge Arts Theatre (01223 503333) 14 - 18 JUNE FIVE BLUE HAIRED LADIES SITTING ON A GREEN PARK BENCH A hilarious and moving story of five wonderful women starring Anne Charleston (Neighbours), Lorraine Chaise (Emmerdale), Shirley Anne Field, Anita Harris, Chris Beeny (Upstairs, Downstairs), Frazier Hines (Emmerdale Farm) and Tom Owen (Last of the Summer Wine). Broadway Theatre, Peterborough (0844 8500850)

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Britain’s best-known Pub Philosopher will be serving up his own special brew of bar room banter in his new show, Barrel of Fun Extra, at The Cresset, Peterborough 14 - 25 JUNE PRETTY LITTLE PANIC Cambridge Footlights' International Tour Show which will showcase the club’s finest comedians. ADC Theatre, Cambridge (01223 300085) 17 JUNE ROB ROUSE Stand-up comedy. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 17 - 18 JUNE OPERA BRAVA Open-air opera performances, with an Candlelit Opera Gala on Friday, and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville on Saturday. Madingley Hall, University of Cambridge, Madingley, Cambridge (01223 902182) 17 - 25 JUNE CRAZY FOR YOU Musical presented by Nine Lives Theatre Company. Angles Theatre, Wisbech (01945 474447) 18 JUNE CANTERBURY TALES Criticallyacclaimed open-air threatre company The Pantaloons bring Chaucer's pilgrims to life in a

13-18 JUNE CALENDAR GIRLS Based on an inspiring true story, and the film of the same name, Calendar Girls follows a group of ordinary women doing something extraordinary and is quirky, poignant and hilarious. The allstar cast features Lesley Joseph, Sue Holderness, Ruth Madoc, Kathryn Rooney, Camilla Dallerup, Helen Fraser, Deena Payne, Kacey Ainsworth and Kevin Sacre. Cambridge Arts Theatre.

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brand new adaptation of the medieval classic with a contemporary twist. Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge (01223 810080) 18 JUNE JOHN COOPER CLARKE An evening with the punk poet. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 19 JUNE HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Presented by Viva. The Brook, Soham (01353 721748) 22 - 23 JUNE PEPPA PIG'S PARTY Oink oink - it's Peppa Pig! Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 23 JUNE AL MURRAY: THE PUB LANDLORD See panel. The Cresset, Peterborough (01733 265705) 24 JUNE ROISIN CONATY & JOE WILKINSON Stand-up comedy. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 24 JUNE LADIES NIGHT Thong and dance show for the ladies. The Cresset, Peterborough (01733 265705) 24 - 25 JUNE DYLAN MORAN Stand-up comedy. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 25 JUNE THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII: AN EVENING WITH DR DAVID STARKEY A very special evening with historian and broadcaster Dr David Starkey, to explore the story of Henry VIII and his six wives. This talk will take place in the magnificent surroundings of Peterborough Cathedral, in the shadow of the tomb of Katharine of Aragon. Peterborough Cathedral (01733 207239)


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25 JUNE MADAME BLAVATSKY LIVES A new comedy play by Joan Greening. Mumford Theatre, Cambridge (0845 196 2320) 26 JUNE DANCE FOR LIFE Cambridgeshire dance groups and schools compete in one of the biggest youth dance projects in the UK, helping the British Red Cross raise money for people in crisis. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 27 JUNE IMAGES OF DANCE he perfect ballet evening for all the family. Key Theatre, Peterborough (01733 207239) 28 JUNE MARK THOMAS Stand-up comedy. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 28 JUNE 360 Hugh Hughes’ award-winning show. As Hugh climbs Snowdon with his best friend Gareth, the journey to the summit triggers big questions about friendship, love and superhero alter egos. Key Theatre Studio, Peterborough (01733 207239) 28 JUNE GUARDS!GUARDS! Terry Pratchett's fast paced fantasy story about the



guards of the Ankh-Morpork. Peterborough Regional College (01733 762110) 28 JUNE - 2 JULY THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE Oscar-winning writer Martin McDonagh's devastating black comedy about lonely spinster Maureen and her devilishly manipulative mother Mag. Cambridge Arts Theatre (01223 503333) 28 JUNE - 2 JULY THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Peterborough Mask Theatre present the eighth of their popular Mask in the Park outdoor productions of Shakespeare's comedies. Central Park, Peterborough (01733 207239) 28 JUNE - 3 JULY JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Time Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's sparkling family musical with 'Any Dream Will Do' runner up Keith Jack as Jospeh. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 29 JUNE RICHARD TYRONE JONES HAS A BIG HEART A night of poken word with host, Richard Tyrone Jones whose work ranges from the amusingly daft, through to the

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17 JUNE JONATHAN ANSELL The sensational voice on over 2 million albums, former G4 front man and international recording star is performing in his first ever nationwide solo tour. Accompanied by three superb singers and musicians, Jonathan will be performing G4's greatest hits, along with some of pop and opera's most famous songs. Cambridge Corn Exchange.

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11 JUNE JANE MCDONALD Jane began her musical career touring clubs and pubs in the North but became an overnight celebrity on BBC docusoap The Cruise. Around 14 million viewers watched her romance with manager Henrik Brixen unfold on the show. The couple tied the knot in a televised ceremony in 1998 but have since divorced. Now a household name, the sultry singer has a number of hit albums under her belt and is a regular on ITV’s Loose Women. Broadway Theatre, Peterborough.

MUSIC 1 JUNE THE WISHING WELL Beguiling orchestral and lush, The Wishing Well create spellbinding sounds which produce a rich tapestry of mesmerizing folk, pop and rock. Man on the Moon, Norfolk Street, Cambridge (01223 474144) 3 JUNE THE CARRIVICK SISTERS Twins who play guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro and fiddle, sing and harmonise wonderfully and perform with an expertise and maturity way beyond their tender years. Their background is in bluegrass but with a strong folk influence evident in their original songs. Cambridge Folk Club, The Golden Hind, Cambridge (01638 603986) 4 JUNE JAPAN EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI - CHARITY CONCERT Concert featuring Japanese violinist Mifune Tsuji. Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge. 3pm on the door. 4 JUNE FLOSSIE MALAVIALLE French singer with an extraordinary and beautiful voice who interprets songs in three languages. Acoustic Routes, CB2, Norfolk Street, Cambridge. 8.30pm. 4 JUNE PEDRO Country music. Isleham Village Hall. (01638 741402) 5 JUNE WISBECH ROCK FESTIVAL Free open-air music. Line-up includes Romantic Idols, Awake, Verax, Death Radio, The Deuce Coupe, Deep Sisters of Liberty, A Deeper Dreed, Leon, Blackhawk Down. Wisbech Park. From Noon. 7 JUNE PHIL DRANE Folk. St Neots Folk Club, Priory Centre, St Neots (01234 376278) 7 JUNE THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART Indie rock. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 8 JUNE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE BRASS BAND Summer concert. All Saints’ Church, Haslingfield. 8pm on the door.

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3 - 10 JUNE ANGLIA RUSKIN DEGREE SHOW Recent graduates from Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University have won a BAFTA for computer game design, illustrated the bestselling Where’s Stig? book for Top Gear and designed a stamp for the Royal Mail to celebrate the 2012 Olympic Games. And this year’s Degree Show, held at the Ruskin Gallery from 3-10 June, promises to be the most exciting yet, featuring over 200 graduating students from a range of disciplines including, for the first time, Anglia Ruskin’s BA (Hons) Interior Design course. Julie Tostevin, who is graduating with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, has already enjoyed great success whilst at Anglia Ruskin, including winning the PincPonc 2010 competition and being highly commended in the adult category at last year’s Penguin Design Awards. Julie’s latest work, on display at the Degree Show, is a series of ‘Expressicons’ designed to convey expressions and gestures. Julie has developed a set of 18 glyphs – that that have designs for every email eventuality – to work on interfaces such as iPhones, iPads, Macs and PC keyboards. The show will be held in the Ruskin Gallery and surrounding studios and entry is free of charge and there will be an open day for anyone interested in meeting staff and students on 7 June. For more information, including details of opening hours, call 0845 271 3333 or visit www.anglia.ac.uk/degreeshow

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7 JUNE GOMEZ Known by many for their genre-blurring music, Gomez blend their shared love of alt-rock, glam, nashville country, post-punk, dancehall, top 40 pop and showcase material from their new album Whatever's On Your Mind, released this month. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 15 JUNE DAMIEN BARBER AND MIKE WILSON Folk. Ely Folk Club, Ely Sailing Club, Prickwillow Road, Ely (01353 740999) 16 JUNE THE PINK FLOYD DIMENSION Tribute. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 16 JUNE THE ENID The only band on the planet to have successfully fused rock-based music with the power, dynamics and scale of symphonic classical music. Key Theatre, Peterborough (01733 207239) 17 JUNE JONATHAN ANSELL See panel opposite. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 18 JUNE THE DAVID REES-WILLIAMS TRIO Gala jazz night. The Gibson Music School, The King's School, Ely (01353 653931) 18 JUNE LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO With guitarist, singer and harmonica player Munto Valdo. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 18 JUNE WOODY MANN Among guitarists and critics, Woody Mann is considered a modern master. Acoustic Routes, CB2, Norfolk Street, Cambridge. 8.30pm. 21 JUNE ANDY CLARKE Folk. St Neots Folk Club, Priory Centre, St Neots (01234 376278) 24 JUNE POLAR BEAR Hailed as the most exciting thing to happen to new jazz this century, Polar Bear, using only bass, drums and two tenor sax's, make passionate post- jazz which has the intensity and fervour of punk. Cambridge Modern Jazz Club, Hidden Rooms, Jesus Lane, Cambridge (01223 511511) 24 JUNE CATH COOMBS Folk. Cambridge Folk Club, The Golden Hind, Cambridge (01638 603986) 25 JUNE BLAZIN’ FIDDLES A group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 25 JUNE JOHN C KING & NIGEL BOY SAYER Country music. The Brook, Soham (01353 721748) 26 JUNE HANDEL’S MESSIAH Emma Kirkby (soprano), Michael Chance (countertenor), John Potter (tenor), Stephen Varcoe (bass), Psalmody and Friends, The Parley of Instruments and Friends. Great St. Mary’s Church, Cambridge (01206 366603) 28 JUNE RON SEXSMITH A Canadian singer-songwriter with deeply sensitive songs with bittersweet melodies and hauntingly romantic ballads. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511)

ART & EXHIBITIONS 1 - 4 JUNE ANN ARMITAGE The landscape paintings in this series are the artists response to regular walks along the West Penwith coast line and evoke the challenges of its primeval, rugged geography. Lynne Strover Gallery, High Street, Fen Ditton (01223 295264) 1 - 5 JUNE CRAFT & DESIGN SHOWCASE A selling exhibition of the best of contemporary craft in the East Anglian region. Work will include vibrant and exciting contemporary ceramics, textiles, jewellery, prints, glass and wood. Babylon Gallery, Ely (01353 616991) 1 - 5 JUNE ROB FILBY AND PHIL ROOT Two person exhibition. Wysing Arts Centre, Fox Road, Bourn (01954 718881) 1 - 5 JUNE REBECCA HARVEY + ISOBEL STEMP Ceramics and paintings. Old Fire Engine House, St Mary's Street, Ely (01353 662582) 1 - 15 JUNE WITCH HUNT: THE EAST ANGLIAN WITCH HUNT There were several hundred witch hunts in England but the East Anglian hunt of 1645 - 47 was the most notorious. Find out more about this period of unrest and upheaval along with myths and legends associated with witchcraft in this fascinating, interactive exhibition. Cambridge and County Folk Museum, Castle Street, Cambridge (01223 355159) 1 - 18 JUNE CHINA THROUGH OUR EYES roup exhibition by artists who have participated in Artchina art tours, showing workpaintings, prints, object, sketch books, and photos associated with the trips, to share their adventures and inspiration with a wider audience. St Barnabas Press Gallery, The Belfast Yard, Coldham's Road, Cambridge (01223 413792) 1 - 18 JUNE GREAT AND MANIFOLD BLESSINGS: THE MAKING OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE Exhibition arking the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Version of the Bible. Narrating the history of the translation of the Bible into English, the display includes beautiful printed volumes alongside unique manuscripts from the translating committees themselves. Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge (01223 333000) 1 - 19 JUNE CAPTURING CAMBRIDGE 2011 Plus King's rhythm 2. Byard Art, King’s Parade, Cambridge (01223 464646) 1 - 25 JUNE APRIL IS THE CRUELLEST MONTH ... Exhibition inspired by T.S. Eliot´s poem The Wasteland, bringing together artists and scientists. Combining cutting edge scientific cellular imaging and artistic vision, this show is an exploration and celebration of `dull roots´ with new potential. Artcell Gallery, Cancer Research Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge (01223 404209) 1 JUNE - 10 JULY ITALIAN

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people opening their homes and studios to the public in June. Visitors can expect to see a wide range of original work from painters, ceramicists, jewellers, wood turners, mixed media artists and many more. There is no obligation to buy and entry is free. Many artists also open their gardens at the same time. Weekends only. Various venues, Peterborough. www.paos.org.uk 25 JUNE - 2 JULY WISBECH ART CLUB New work by members of the club in all media and subjects. The Pump Room, Wisbech Castle, The Crescent, Wisbech (01945 587487)

SPECIAL EVENTS EVERY SATURDAY ELY CRAFT AND COLLECTABLE MARKET Ely. 8am-2pm. (01353 662062) EVERY SATURDAY HISTORIC PETERBOROUGH TOUR Peterborough Museum. 2-3.30pm. (01733 864663) 1 - 5 JUNE WHITTLESEY SUMMER FAIR Funfair. Market Place, Whittlesey. 1 - 12 JUNE GREEN FESTIVAL 9 action packed days full of green activities, challenges and events ideal for the whole family. Peterborough (01733 567159) www.pect.org.uk/greenfestival 2 JUNE TIN CAN GARDEN Children’s activities. Farmland Museum, Ely Road, Waterbeach. 12-4pm. (01223 860988) 3 - 5 JUNE CAMBRIDGESHIRE GARDEN SHOW Visitors can purchase a selection of beautiful plants, shrubs, trees, garden furniture, water features, pots, containers and much more at special show prices. With crafts for the home and garden, tempting food court and children’s activities, there really is something for everyone making this an ideal family day out. Wood Green Animal Shelter, Godmanchester. 9.30am-5pm. (01702 549623) 3 - 5 JUNE FLOWER FESTIVAL St John The Baptist Church, Somersham (01487 741171) 4 JUNE STRAWBERRY FAIR Community festival with ten hours of live music, film, arts and crafts, comedy and cabaret, kids arena, stalls and more. Midsummer Common, Cambridge. 4 - 5 JUNE SOMERSHAM OPEN GARDENS Around 20 private gardens of all sorts and sizes will open their gates to the public. The Cross, Somersham. 12-5pm. (01487 740727) 5 JUNE CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY SHOW Small but very traditional show, with its roots firmly in agriculture and the rural community. It is organised by local Young Farmers and their supporters. Wimpole Hall and Home Farm, Arrington, nr Royston. 10am-5pm. (01480 830907) 11 JUNE HUNTINGDON RIVERSIDE GALA Community displays in the arena, Fun Dog show and Agility Dog Displays, Fly Past and

a Music Stage with a variety of live music, plus lots more. Huntingdon Riverside Park, Hartford Road, Huntingdon (01480 388695) 11 JUNE FAMILY FUN DAY WITH REAL ALE Nene Valley Railway, Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough (01780 784444) 11 - 12 JUNE THE CAMBRIDGE TOWN & COUNTRY SHOW With something for everyone, including full size and scale Steam Engines, Children’s Entertainment, Donkey Rides, hands-on Cookery demonstrations , as well as displays bringing the Farm to the City. Family Show with all day entertainment including birds of prey, working dogs, children's entertainment as well as arts, crafts, gifts and food marquees. Also on Sunday, a Companion Dog Show. Parker’s Piece, Cambridge. 10am6pm. (0800 141 2823) 12 JUNE COTTENHAM ANTIQUES AND COLLECTORS FAIR Cottenham Village College, High Street, Cottenham. 10am3pm. (07535 503864) 15 JUNE HEALTH HAPPINESS & WELL-BEING DAY The day is aimed at the over-55’s, and a variety of taster sessions is available to introduce participants to a range of new interests and skills that will not only provide a fun and satisfying day out, but also, possibly, be the start of new leisure and lifestyle choices. Denny Abbey and Farmland Museum, Ely Road, Waterbeach. 10.30am5pm. (01223 860988) 17 - 19 JUNE EAST OF ENGLAND SHOW See panel. East of England Showground, Peterborough (01733 234451) 19 JUNE MILITARY VEHICLE SHOW Experience the sheer power of some of the biggest Second World War tanks alongside quirky smaller vehicles such as jeeps and 1940s ambulances. Visitors can get up close to vehicles normally on static display in Land Warfare and can see military vehicles in action as they take part in a cavalcade along Duxford’s runway. Imperial War Museum, Duxford (01223 835000) 19 JUNE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL Up to 52 crews are expected to battle it out over

the 200m race course, watched by several thousand spectators. The central Peterborough location offers a superb venue for racing and a fabulous day is guaranteed with plenty of bankside family entertainment including a large funfair, inflatables, children’s activities, Chinese lion dance and street entertainer plus a variety of food stalls and bar. The Embankment, Peterborough (01780 470718) 22 - 27 JUNE 800TH MIDSUMMER FAIR AND MARKET Cambridge's Midsummer Fair held on the Common is one of the oldest fairs in the UK following a charter made in 1211 by King John formalising the holding of an annual fair in the area of the Common. Celebrating its 800th birthday this year, the fair features some of the best new rides around for thrill seekers everywhere plus traditional rides including dodgems, carousels and ghost trains. Why not take the family and enjoy the usual fun of the fair including candy floss, hot dogs, toffee apples and more - a great outing, whatever your age. Midsummer Common, Cambridge. 25 JUNE SIDNEY SUSSEX ARTS FESTIVAL Enjoy performances from the university's finest musicians, actors, and comedians in Sidney's beautiful gardens and fine halls. The day will feature jazz groups, chamber music, films, comedy, songs from animated films, and photography, as well as two whole operas, including Shadwell Opera's Albert Herring. Hog roast, bar and more. Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. From 2pm. (01223 300085) 25 JUNE DIDDINGTON VILLAGE FETE Traditional village fete. Village Hall, Diddington. From 2pm. (01480 810902) 25 JUNE BARDWELL OPEN GARDENS Village Green, Bardwell. 1.30-6.30pm. 25 - 26 JUNE THOMAS’ BIRTHDAY PARTY Nene Valley Railway, Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough (01780 784444) 25 - 26 JUNE SCYTHING AND SMALL HOLDERS WEEKEND Includes scything competition, horse mowing competition, vintage tractors, smallholders stalls, blacksmith, local beer festival, homemade cider competition and spoon making competition. Wimpole

Hall Farm, Arringtonm, nr Royston. 10.30am-5pm. (01223 206000) 25 - 26 JUNE THE HERITAGE FESTIVAL The opening event for this year’s Peterborough Festival (See below), featuring over 300 costumed re-enactors from some of the country's top Living History groups. Visit Living History encampments in the precincts to meet Roman soldiers, Saxon warriors, Medieval Knights, English Civil War Roundheads and Napoleonic Redcoats. This year the main arena will occupy the Cathedral Square in front of the Guildhall, at the heart of the city centre. A packed programme over the weekend will include live period music, falconry displays and spectacular battle displays by the reenactors. Watch the Vikings in battle, hear the crash of musket fire from the Civil War soldiers, or get involved as the Medieval Knights use children from the audience in their tournament All this and more. Cathedral Square and precincts, Peterborough. 10am-5pm. 25 JUNE - 10 JULY PETERBOROUGH FESTIVAL This year’s Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever, so, whatever your taste in music, art, culture and entertainment, there’s bound to be something for you. Various venues throughout Peterborough. www.vivacity-peterborough.com 26 JUNE CAMBRIDGE ART & CRAFTS MARKET Original & Unique Designed Work by the Stallholders. Scotsdales's Garden Centre, Great Shelford, Cambridge. 10.30am-4pm. 29 JUNE - 3 JULY WISBECH ROSE FAIR One of the finest flower festivals in England. During Rose Fair the whole town takes on a festive atmosphere, celebrating its horticultural heritage. The jewel in the crown is the magnificent church of St Peter & St Paul - celebrating it's 900th anniversary in 2011 - where this year's floral theme is ‘Milestones’. It brings together traditional flowers and exotic blooms for a breathtaking display. There are also floral displays in three other town centre churches, each with its own particular theme and character, and the house and gardens at Peckover House will alos be open to the public. Wisbech. www.wisbech-rosefair.co.uk

17-19 JUNE EAST OF ENGLAND SHOW This annual show will be a celebration of British farming and rural life with animal displays and competitions, including showjumping, a marvellous Food Hall, Country Sports Arena, steam and classic car displays, funfair, musical entertainment throughout the three days, and lots more. East of England Showground, Peterborough. www.eastmag.com

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Home of Thomas the Tank Engine, the steam-operated Nene Valley Railway runs a 7.5-mile course alongside the River Nene from Peterborough (Nene Valley station), through Wansford to Yarwell. Regular steam trains operate over the line to Peterborough. Many British and continental steam locomotives are kept on this line. Wansford Station, Stibbington www.nvr.org.uk 01780 784444

Peterborough Lido is a great place spot for sunny day. There are three heated outdoor pools, sunbathing terraces and plenty of grassy spaces to enjoy picnic. Bishops Road (01733 343618)

The Peterborough Festival features the Heritage Weekend 25&26 June; Festival Plus, 27 June-8 July and Central Park Weekend, 9&10 July. Event highlights include a talk by David Starkey (above) on the six wives of Henry VIII at Peterborough Cathedral (25 June); Theatre in Central Park (28 June-7 July) and the Festival Parade (9 July). www.vivacity-peterborough.com Key Theatre Box Office 01733 207239

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Burghley Horse Trials, held in the stunning parkland of Burghley House, is one of the social events in the international sporting calendar. The competition begins with dressage on Thursday and Friday, cross country is held on the Saturday and the event closes with show jumping trials on Sunday. 1-4 Sept, Barnack Road Stamford www.burghley-horse.co.uk 01933 304744

Just a five-minute walk from the city centre Peterborough Embankment is a popular retreat for walkers, boat owners and anglers. The main summer events at the Embankment are The Dragon Boat Festival, 19 June and the CAMRA Beer Festival, 23-27 Aug.

Peterborough Greyhound Stadium's race nights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays - you can have a flutter, or simply enjoy the atmosphere and view the events from the restaurant and bars. Doors open at 6.30pm, first race 7.30pm. 01733 296939 www.peterboroughgreyhounds.com Just Dogs Live One of the biggest doggy days out for families in the country, Just Dogs Live hosts host the East of England Championship Dog Show alongside a huge range of attractions and activities, plus displays by working dogs and display teams. Experts in all areas of dog care, training and nutrition will be on hand to answer your questions and offer advice. 8-10 July Peterborough Show Ground 01733 234451 Nene Park, a few minutes west from Peterborough city centre, is a great spot for a picnic, cycling, sailing and golf. The Park stretches out for over six miles along the River Nene, with Ferry Meadows Country Park at its centre. Free parking is available at Thorpe Meadows and Orton Mere 01733 234193

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Discover Norwich aboard an open top bus; hop on and hop off the City Sightseeing Bus at nine stops near to all the main attractions, and the railway and bus stations. www.city-sightseeing.com

Norwich for free. There's plenty to enjoy for free in Norwich during the summer with a programme of entertainments provided by Norwich City Council. Look out for outdoor theatre, events in parks, workshops, music, performances, sporting activities and arts and crafts. Details of all events can be found at www.visitnorwich.com

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts The SCVA is home to a fascinating collection of world and modern European art. The permanent collection is free and contains work by artists such as Picasso, Henry Moore and Alberto Giacometti, as well as works that span 5,000 years of human creativity. The temporary exhibition The Face of the Artist: Photographs by John Hedgecoe runs 21 Jun-4 Dec. The landmark building, designed by Norman Foster, is set the parkland at the University of East Anglia (UEA), and is a short bus ride or car journey from the shopping centre. www.scva.ac.uk (01603 593199)

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the tours at the tourist information centre at the Forum. Available until October. Norwich Theatre Royal's programme of comedy, musicals, music, plays and dance over the summer months includes: Buddy (13-18 Jun), Lady in the Van (2025 Jun), Dinnerladies Second Helping (Jun-2 July), Ken Dodd (10 July), Lee Evans (17-20 July), Alan Carr (21-22 July), Dorothy & the Princess of Oz (27-30 July ) The Sound of Music (9-20 Aug), Joseph (30 Aug-3 Sept), Jimmy Carr (18 Sept), Glenn Miller Orchestra (25 Sept), Alan Ayckbourn's Season's Greetings (Sept 12-17). Theatre Street 01603 630000

The Forum Under the arching roof of East of England's impressive Millennium building you'll find many exciting experiences. Fusion, a giant digital gallery, is free for all to see. There's a yearround programme of exhibitions and events, and an open plan restaurant and cafe. www.theforumnorwich.co.uk 01603 727950

The Plantation Garden is a wonderfully restored idiosyncratic late Victorian town garden with a gothic fountain, rustic bridge and an Italianate terrace. Teas are available on Sunday afternoons 2.30pm-4.30pm. Open daily MaySept. Earlham Road 07504 545810 www.plantationgarden.co.uk

There are a variety of Blue Badge Guided Walks to show you around the city, each lasting around 1 1/2 hours, you can join

Art on the Railings A free open-air art market in the heart of the city. Local artists are invited to display their work on

the railings of the St Peter Mancroft Church. 10am to 4pm, last weekend of every month (until November) Norwich Comedy Festival

Top stand-up under The Big Top from Milton Jones (above), Ben Norris, John Moloney, John Mann, Sean Hughes, Danny Buckler, Lucy Porter, Simon Feilder, Otiz Cannelloni and more. Chapelfield Gardens, Chapelfield Road. Doors open at 8pm Tickets ÂŁ13.50. 15-18 June 0844 826 1902 www.redcardcomedyclub.com Street Mayhem Saturday Be amazed, delighted and expect the unexpected at this extraordinary processional street show. Follow the parade as two ancient creatures enter Norwich in search of a giant lost egg. 9 July 7pm10pm.

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Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre A day to devote to the Lanes with stalls selling vintage clothes, jewellery, handmade crafts and food, and poetry, story-telling and live music to keep you entertained. The fun continues with after-parties; venues include Bo Nanafana Social Club. Sunday 10 July 11am-7pm St Benedicts Street and St Gregory's Green. Dipples of Norwich

All's Fair This shop only sells fairly traded products. Here you'll find groceries, gifts, cards, Raku pottery, organic cotton, Pachamama silver jewellery, handmade wrapping paper, clothes, sauces and preserves, Kenyan crafts, mirrors, lamps and more. 8 St Gregory's Alley 01603 626632 Prim Vintage Fashion

The Norwich Lanes, the cobbled streets and narrow alleyways of the city's historic quarter, are home to over 200 stylish independent shops. Here you'll find everything from furniture, rugs, antiques, hardware and homewares to records, CDs and books, and plenty of tempting cafes, juice bars, pubs and restaurants too. The Birdcage

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Daisy & Lola's Selling vintage and vintage style clothing and accessories for women, this boutique features brands from up-and-coming designers originating from London's Portobello Road. 3, Lower Goat Lane 01603 662275 Maddermarket Antiques This shop specialises in good quality antiques and second hand jewellery and silverware. Members of the National Association of Goldsmiths. 18c Lower Goat Lane 01603 620610 Frank's Bar Take your time to enjoy coffee, a glass of wine, a main meal, or nibbles in this laid back bar. On Sundays treat yourself to something special from the breakfast menu (served from 12-6pm) and watch a classic afternoon film (screened in the back room) or unwind with a board game, free wi-fi and good papers. 19 Bedford Street 01603 618902

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THEATRE & SHOWS 1 JUNE DANCE FUSION Dance showcase by students of the College of West Anglia. King’s Lynn Corn Exhange (01553 764864) 1 - 2 JUNE TRAVELS WITH GRANDAD Puppet show for ages 3+. Norwich Puppet Theatre (01603 629921) 1 - 4 JUNE SPIRIT OF THE DANCE This explosive and powerful show combines heartpounding Irish Dance with the sensual Latino rhythms of Flamenco and Red Hot Salsa. Norwich Theatre Royal (01603 630000) 1 - 4 JUNE HALF A SIXPENCE Musical presented by Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society. Pavilion Theatre, Cromer Pier (01263 512495) 1 - 4 JUNE HOT MIKADO Gilbert and Sullivan's famous operetta reworked with a splash of swing and a twist of lindyhop! Norwich Playhouse (01603 598598) 1 - 30 JUNE SHOWTIME SUMMER SPECTACULAR With a full cast of singers, dancers and comedians, this full variety show is not to be missed. Pavilon Theatre, Gorleston (01493 662832) 2 JUNE MIKE GUNN & SEAN COLLINS Having made dynamic appearances on the Michael McIntyre ‘Comedy Roadshow’ Mike Gunn and Sean Collins have teamed up to present a unique double bill show. King’s Lynn Corn Exchange (01553 764864) 3 - 25 JUNE NOISES OFF Michael Frayn’s comedy. Westacre Theatre (01760 755800) 5 JUNE HALFWAY TO PARADISE The Billy Fury story, a great rock ‘n’ roll show. Norwich Theatre Royal (01603 630000) 5 JUNE LOST SOCK PRINCESS Puppet show for ages 3+. Norwich Puppet Theatre (01603 629921) 6 JUNE ALAN CARR Star of Channel 4’s ‘Alan Carr Chatty Man’ returns to the road for his first UK Tour in over 4 years. King’s Lynn Corn Exchange (01553 764864)

6 - 7 JUNE MARK THOMAS Stand-up comedy. Norwich Playhouse (01603 598598) 6 - 11 JUNE JEKYLL & HYDE Glamorous, sexy and deliciously wicked in equal measures, this glorious Broadway musical is based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic novella. Marti Pellow (Wet Wet Wet) stars as the brilliant but obsessive scientist whose sadistic alter ego wreaks havoc across Victorian London in this dark tale of love, redemption and the seductive power of evil. Norwich Theatre Royal (01603 630000) 8 JUNE DOM JOLY A truly hilarious evening with one of the UK’s most innovative comedians. King’s Lynn Corn Exchange (01553 764864) 9 JUNE ROY CHUBBY BROWN Adult comedy. King’s Lynn Corn Exchange (01553 764864) 9 - 18 JUNE MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD This poignant and engrossing play explores the twentieth century relationships between four generations of women from the same family. Sewell Barn Theatre, Norwich (01603 697248) 10 JUNE BO BURNHAM The Edinburgh Fringe 2010's hottest new act. Norwich Playhouse (01603 598598) 11 JUNE NO STRINGS BURLESQUE Hocus Pocus Theatre presents another evening of their celebrated cabaret and burlesque show. Norwich Puppet Theatre (01603 629921) 11 JUNE BIG PANTS & BOTOX A celebration of middle-aged womanhood, and all its irritating, unexpected and brilliant facets. Norwich Playhouse (01603 598598) 11 JUNE THE TIGERLILYS The latest allsinging, all-dancing live production show brought to you by the amazingly talented duo. Pavilon Theatre, Gorleston (01493 662832) 12 JUNE DYLAN MORAN Stand-up comedy. Norwich Theatre Royal (01603 630000) 12 JUNE THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Wonderful open-air theatre from Heartbreak Productions. Denver Windmill (01366 384009)

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11 JUNE A NIGHT AT THE OPERA A thrilling programme of works by Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Rossini, Bizet, Offenbach and more performed by world class artists who have starred with major opera companies. King’s Lynn Corn Exchange (01553 764864) 12 JUNE GERVASE PHINN Tales of a Norfolk Schools Inspector. Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich (01603 620917) 13 - 18 JUNE BUDDY Terrific rock ‘n’ roll music show. Norwich Theatre Royal (01603 630000) 14 JUNE RORY BREMNER & FRIENDS See panel. Norwich Playhouse (01603 598598) 15 JUNE SIMON EVANS Comedian and writer, star of BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and BBC3’s Edinburgh Fest Comedy Gala. Norwich Playhouse (01603 598598) 15 JUNE ME MARLEY & I Told to the backdrop of live reggae music, this is a story of brutal survival, true love and friendship during an African military revolution. Norwich Arts Centre (01603 660352) 15 - 18 JUNE NORWICH LAUGH IN THE PARK FESTIVAL Red Card Comedy Club’s 6th Norwich Comedy Festival line-up includes: Milton Jones (Wed), Ben Norris, John Moloney, Holly Walsh (Thurs), Sean Hughes, Joseph Wilson, Diane Spencer (Fri), Lucy Porter, Simon Feilder, Otiz Cannelloni (Sat). Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich (01603 219034) 16 - 18 JUNE ‘ALLO ‘ALLO Laughing Monkey presents David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd's stage play, based on their classic BBC sitcom. Norwich Puppet Theatre (01603 629921) 16 - 25 JUNE WYRD SISTERS Terry Pratchett’s Discworld fantasy. Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich (01603 620917) 17 JUNE WORLD OF MAKE BELIEVE The Backstage Academy is proud to present a magical musical with extreme dance fusion. King’s Lynn Corn Exchange (01553 764864) 17 - 18 JUNE SPRING AWAKENING Award winning Sell a Door Theatre Company with the first ever UK tour of Spring Awakening, a rock musical adaptation of the controversial 1891 German play by Frank Wedekind. Norwich Playhouse (01603 598598) 18 JUNE RICH HALL Grouchy, deadpan comic genius. King’s Lynn Corn Exchange (01553 764864) 18 JUNE MACMILLAN 100 YEARS Fundraising variety show. Pavilon Theatre, Gorleston (01493 662832) 18 JUNE - 24 SEPT SUMMER SEASIDE SPECIAL Now in its 34th record breaking year, Seaside Special is North Norfolk’s world famous all singing, all dancing summer show. With an eclectic blend of great pop music, breath taking West End ballads, a specialty act that defies gravity and lashings of laughter, it’s truly the ultimate variety show. Pavilion Theatre, Cromer Pier (01263 512495)

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24 JUNE RED CARD COMEDY CLUB ON THE ROAD Top stand up. Diss Corn Hall (01379 652241) 24 - 25 JUNE THE GYPSY BARON Norfok’s Livewire Opera Company present the popular operetta by Johann Strauss set in 18th century Hungary. Wymondham High School (01953 851543) 25 JUNE BARRY & STUART LIVE An evening with the World Magic Awards Best Comedy Illusionists. Norwich Playhouse (01603 598598) 25 JUNE THE FOUR FRIENDS Puppet show for ages 3+. Norwich Puppet Theatre (01603 629921) 25 JUNE ELMER THE ELEPHANT Children’s show. Diss Corn Hall (01379 652241) 26 JUNE SALLY MORGAN TV’s psychic medium. Norwich Theatre Royal (01603 630000) 26 JUNE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Lively and often hilarious open-air theatre from Cambridge Touring Theatre. Norwich Cathedral (01603 218323) 27 JUNE - 2 JULY DINNERLADIES Hilarious stage version of Victoria Wood’s hit TV catering comedy, featuring Andrew Dunn and Sue Devaney from the original series. Norwich Theatre Royal (01603 630000) 27 JUNE SALLY MORGAN TV’s psychic medium. King’s Lynn Corn Exchange (01553 764864) 29 JUNE MADAM BLAVATSKY LIVES New play by Joan Greening. Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich (01603 620917) 29 JUNE - 16 JULY TWO GENTS Shakespeare meets the Swinging Sixties in this sparkling, fast-moving, quirky adaptation of a tale of faithless friends, steadfast love, insubordinate servants, outrageous outlaws...and a dog! Westacre Theatre (01760 755800) 30 JUNE BUG#7: THE EVOLUTION OF MUSIC VIDEO Another evening of extraordinary, extreme and downright brilliant music videos from around the world, interspersed with chat, music video director interviews and funny bits off YouTube. Norwich Playhouse (01603 598598)

30 JUNE COMEDY CLUB Top stand-up. King’s Lynn Corn Exchange (01553 764864)

MUSIC 1 JUNE DEVLIN An unbounded talent in the grime scene, renowned for his boisterous, rapid-fire lyrics and gritty blistering productions. The Dagenham boy’s debut albuym features the hit singles features the hit singles ’Brainwashed’, ’Let It Go’ and ’Runaway’. UEA LCR, Norwich (01603 508050) 2 JUNE ACKER BILK & HIS PARAMOUNT JAZZ BAND British jazz legend. Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich (01603 620917) 2 JUNE ALLISON WILLIAMS & RACHEL EDDY Banjos and fiddles/bluegrass/country roots. Norwich Arts Centre (01603 660352) 3 JUNE THE DRIFTERS Soul legends, one of the biggest selling groups of all time. King’s Lynn Corn Exchange (01553 764864) 3 JUNE ROCK AROUND THE 60S COncert with stars of the 60s: The Honeycombs, Vanity Fayre and Craig Douglas. Pavilon Theatre, Gorleston (01493 662832) 3 JUNE JOHN ETHERIDGE + KIT HOLMES An uplifting evening of - blues, jazz, rock, folk, African grooves and much more from two outstanding guitarists. Diss Corn Hall (01379 652241) 3 JUNE THE STYLOTONES Ska. The Brickermakers, Norwich (01603 441118) 4 JUNE THE SEARCHERS Hit 60s band. King’s Lynn Corn Exchange (01553 764864) 4 JUNE JOSE FERRERA & GUATEQUE Guateque’s high energy approach to traditional cuban music has been captivating audiences around Suffolk and Norfolk since the band’s formation in summer of 2007. Norwich Arts Centre (01603 660352) 4 JUNE RORY MCLOED Folk legend, winner of BBC Radio 2 Best Live Act 2002 and Texas Harmonica Champion, Rory is a one man soul band, poet and story teller, singing his own unique upbeat dance stories. Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich (01603 626402) 4 JUNE SHENANIKINS Norfolk-based folk band. St Catherine's Church, Norwich Road, Ludham (01692 678682)

4 JUNE PURPLE ZEPPELIN Tribute to Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich (01603 620917) 4 JUNE THE GLAMTASTICS 70s tribute band. Hempnall Village Hall, Hempnall (01508 499253) 4 JUNE NORFOLK DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND Jazz. Sheringham Little Theatre (01263 822347) 4 JUNE WE CAN’T DANCE We Can’t Dance made an immediate impression on the Norwich music scene when they formed back in October 2009. They are continuing to do so with their chaotic lo fi indie pop loveliness. The Waterfront, Norwich (01603 508050) 4 JUNE TALLIS CHAMBER CHOIR The programme will include Bach’s Singet dem Herrn, Handel’s Dixit Dominus and recently rediscovered Gloria. Wymondham Abbey (01953 608028) 5 JUNE PHOSPHORESCENT Experimental band make haunting, epic and triumphant songs. Norwich Arts Centre (01603 660352) 5 JUNE LET’S HANG ON Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons tribute. King’s Lynn Corn Exchange (01553 764864) 5 JUNE DARREN BUSBY Country. The Silver Dollar Country Music Club, The Park Hotel, Diss (01603 433918) 5 JUNE THE NORFOLK YOUTH MUSIC TRUST’S YOUNG MUSICIANS’ CONCERT Featuring Daniella Beck (Soprano) and Charlotte Evans (Oboe) with Anthony Joule (Piano) Thomas Leate (Violin) with Jonathan Wortley (Piano) and Kenny O’Neill (Piano). United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich 2.30pm on the door. 6 JUNE JAMIE WOON Songwriter and producer Jamie Woon has charmed a host of critics with his electronic soul music. The Waterfront, Norwich (01603 508050) 7 JUNE GUY DAVIS Blues. Norwich Arts Centre (01603 660352) 8 JUNE MARCIA GRIFFITHS The longest, hardest, and most consistently working artist in the history of the Jamaican Music Industry is the Empress of Reggae music, the most Honorable Marcia Griffiths. Norwich Arts Centre (01603 660352)

30 JUNE THE SECRET SISTERS Laura and Lydia Rogers are The Secret Sisters, the incredible sister duo from Alabama that were plucked from obscurity by producers Dave Cobb, T Bone Burnett, and Jack White. Their 1950's-inspired musical style has been described as "a guileless, rapturous mixture of rootsified pop”, and their critically acclaimed music has been compared to artists like The Everly Brothers and Doc Watson. Their self-titled debut album consists of ballads, originals, and cover songs such as “Why Don't Ya Love Me?”, “Why Baby Why”, and the Frank Sinatra classic “Something Stupid”. It has already topped the Country music charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Norwich Arts Centre.

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8 JUNE BLACK STONE CHERRY Southern rock revivalists, Black Stone Cherry have carved their own distinctive style with the ability to tell compelling stories and lyrical tales. The Waterfront, Norwich (01603 508050) 8 JUNE 4 GIRLS 4 HARPS Four awardwinning harpists. Auden Theatre, Gresham’s School, Holt (01263 713444) 9 JUNE KIERON GOSS One of Ireland’s leading songwriters and performers. Norwich Arts Centre (01603 660352) 10 JUNE MARTY WILDE & THE WILDCATS British rock ‘n’ roll great. King’s Lynn Corn Exchange (01553 764864) 10 JUNE RHYTHMS OF THE CITY A night of Salsa and Samba with London’s premier percussion squad. Norwich Arts Centre (01603 660352) 10 JUNE SOPHIE DANEMAN & JULIUS DRAKE Chamber music. Holkham Hall (01328 713111) 10 JUNE DONAL MAGUIRE Folk. Norwich Folk Club, Christ Church Centre, Magdalen Road, Norwich. 8.30pm. 11 JUNE LOCKSTOCK All day fest of local music - two stages of blues, folk, country and other rootsy sounds. The Locks Inn, Geldeston (01508 518414) 11 JUNE SEASONS Sarah Cluderay (soprano) Mayda Narvey (cello) & Katharine Woolley (piano). St Botolph's Church, Trunch (0871 200 3071) 11 JUNE FAIR OHS With island melodies, distorted guitars, and massive hooks, these guys will make you wish it was still warm enough to hit the coast. Norwich Arts Centre (01603 660352)


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11 JUNE THE ACADEMY OF ST THOMAS Orchestral concert. The Church of St Peter & St Paul , The Street, Salle (01603 628319) 11 JUNE THE COMPLETE STONE ROSES Tribute band. The Waterfront, Norwich (01603 508050) 11 JUNE SOUTH WALES MALE VOICE CHOIR Norwich Cathedral (01639 722050) 11 JUNE SHERINGHAM & CROMER CHORAL SOCIETY Mozart Mass in C Minor. St Peter's Parish Church, Church Street, Sheringham (01263 822347) 11 JUNE MERCURY Queen tribute. King’s Lynn Corn Exchange (01553 764864) 11 JUNE AN EVENING OF ARGENTINE TANGO Music and dance. Diss Corn Hall (01379 652241) 11 JUNE A-Z OF STAGE & SCREEN Encore present an evening of showstoppers with lesser known gems. Wymondham Abbey (01953 604881) 13 JUNE WOLF GANG A debonair young blade with a post-modern understanding of pop and a love of opulent sound. Norwich Arts Centre (01603 660352) 14 JUNE THE SUBWAYS Alt-rock band from Welwyn Garden City. Norwich Arts Centre (01603 660352) 15 JUNE MARTYN JOSEPH With Mason Neely & Wal Coughan. Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich (01603 626402) 17 JUNE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD London-based noisy pop / indie rock three piece from Paris. Norwich Arts Centre (01603 660352) 18 JUNE SWEETBEATS Playing a lively mixture of classic and original RockSteady and Ska tunes, the eight SweetBeats have a captivating stage presence and upliftng sound. Norwich Arts Centre (01603 660352) 18 JUNE ANY SWING GOES Jazz picnic evening. Plantation Garden, Earlham Road, Norwich (07504 545810) 18 JUNE THE PURE FLOYD SHOW Tribute. Diss Corn Hall (01379 652241) 18 JUNE AMICI Acapella choir from Suffolk. Wymondham Abbey (01953 603663) 19

JUNE LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO South African vocal group, with special guest, Muntu Valdo. Norwich Theatre Royal (01603 630000) 19 JUNE RAYMOND FROGGATT & HARTLEY CAIN Raymond Froggatt and his long-time musical companionwith a wonderfully intimate acoustic concert with all of Froggie's hits and favourites stripped down. King’s Lynn Corn Exchange (01553 764864) 19 JUNE TEQUILA SUNRISE Country. The Silver Dollar Country Music Club, The Park Hotel, Diss (01603 433918) 20 JUNE KITTY, DAISY AND LEWIS Talented London trio making contemporary skiffle blues with a 1920's feel. Norwich Arts Centre (01603 660352) 21 JUNE EDUARDO NIEBLA Flamenco jazz guitar virtuoso and composer. Norwich Arts Centre (01603 660352) 21 JUNE FIVE STAR SWING Big band swing. Princess Theatre, Hunstanton (01485 532252) 23 JUNE DJ SHADOW DJ Shadow's presence in the world of hip hop - and music in general - is hardly disputed these days. His work as a soloist is as well-recognised as his extensive collaborative efforts which range from the close-to-home Cut Chemist to a surprisingly chilling duet with Radiohead's Thom Yorke. UEA LCR, Norwich (01603 508050) 25 JUNE FESTIVAL TOO: ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE Free concert in the Market Place, plus firework display. Tuesday Market Place, King’s Lynn. www.festivaltoo.co.uk (07765 248152) 25 JUNE THE GREAT BRITISH BARBERSHOP BOYS The premiere barbershop quartet in the UK. King’s Lynn Corn Exchange (01553 764864) 25 JUNE THE JONATHAN WYATT BIG BAND Big band swing. Pavilon Theatre, Gorleston (01493 662832) 25 JUNE CON JOVI Tribute. The Brickermakers, Norwich (01603 441118) 25 JUNE AQUARELLE GUITAR QUARTET Dynamic and innovative ensemble. Wymondham Abbey (01953 603663) 25 JUNE - 10 JULY WYMONDHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL Two weeks of great music

events - classical, jazz, blues, rock and more. Various venues, Wymondham. www.wymfestival.org.uk 26 JUNE RED SIMPLY Tribute. King’s Lynn Corn Exchange (01553 764864) 26 JUNE JULIE DAWN Country. Dumplin Country, Wreningham Village Hall, Mill Lane (01603 433918) 27 JUNE SEPULTURA For over twenty-five years, the band from Brazil has been delivering a brutal mix of metal, hardcore, thrash, punk and tribal that could hardly be more intense or more passionate. The Waterfront, Norwich (01603 508050) 27 JUNE MIDSUMMER JAZZ PICNIC Free event with DixieMix Jazz Band and oither entertainment. Becketswell. 6-7.30pm. 28 JUNE THE BACHELORS The Bachelors are back - with John Stokes once again at the helm. All the hits including I Believe, Diane, Charmaine, Ramona and many more are featured with those lovely harmonies still sounding as sensational as ever. Princess Theatre, Hunstanton (01485 532252) 28 JUNE BLAZIN’ FIDDLES A group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich (01603 620917) 29 JUNE VIOLIN SONGS Madeleine Mitchell, violin and Andrew Ball, piano. Wymondham Abbey (01953 603663) 30 JUNE THE SECRET SISTERS Laura and Lydia Rogers are The Secret Sisters, the incredible sister duo from Alabama that were plucked from obscurity by producers Dave Cobb, T Bone Burnett, and Jack White. Norwich Arts Centre (01603 660352) 29 JUNE KIT DOWNES TRIO Contemporary jazz. Wymondham Abbey (01953 603663)

ART & EXHIBITIONS 1 - 4 JUNE NORMAN ACKROYD: NORFOLK SKIES & RANDOM JOURNEYS Academician Norman Ackroyd is one of the most successful exhibitors at the Royal Academy Summer exhibition, with a worldwide following. Weather, landscape and

water are the stuff of his highly experimental and varied compositions – usually expressed through etching. He frequently records his travels, making his etching plates on the spot, and he has been the subject of several television programmes. The exhibition will focus on images from Norfolk he has made over the years and a recent portfolio documenting his ‘Random Journeys’. Diss Corn Hall (01379 652241) 1 - 4 JUNE ADAM BATCHELOR: WAY OF LIFE Adam Batchelor produces intricate, evocative drawings with a subtle political punch. His work explores the breakdown and conflict between humanity, the man-made and the natural world, and the transition of developing cultures, introducing themes of capitalism, consumerism and global issues into the mix. A graduate of NUCA, Adam is garnering interest in his work from all over the world and is one of Norfolk’s most exciting emerging artists. Norwich Arts Centre (01603 660352) 1 - 5 JUNE A SKVADER A collaborative exhibition initiated by the Contemporary Art Society. It combines objects and paintings from various periods of art history, all of which have a particular relation to Norwich. Contemporary art from artist-run gallery OUTPOST and arts agency Kaavous-Bhoyroo is displayed alongside rarely seen paintings from Norwich Castle's permanent collection. Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery (01603 493625) 1 - 5 JUNE HOUSING THE SPIRIT Six artists, working individually and collaboratively as ‘Pomegranate’, present previous works and explore ideas inspired by Becket’s Chapel. Wymondham Arts Centre, Church Street, Wymondham. 1 - 5 JUNE BARRINGTON FARM OPEN STUDIOS AND ART EXHIBITION Meet the artists in their unique studio and be the first to see recent works exhibited alongside unseen pieces from the RoaR archive. Event includes Barrington Farm Open Day on 4 June. Barrington Farm, Walcott (01692 650707) 1 - 5 JUNE ART @ STOKE FERRY CHURCH Over 100 exciting, affordable,original pictures plus limited edition prints and cards from ‘The All Saints' Painters’. All Saint's Church, High Street, Stoke Ferry (01366 501369)

21 JUNE - 4 DECEMBER THE FACE OF THE ARTIST: PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN HEDGECOE This is the first major exhibition of portraits by renowned photographer John Hedgecoe from the Sainsbury Centre’s collection of 400 works by the artist, acquired earlier this year. John Hedgecoe (1932–2010) was at the forefront of portrait photography for more than 50 years. He took pictures of the leading figures in the worlds of art, literature, science and politics, from Winston Churchill and Henry Moore (left) to Mary Quant and Agatha Christie. His portrait of the Queen taken in 1966 still graces British postage stamps. Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich.

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1 - 11 JUNE MAHARAJAH: SOVEREIGN, SQUIRE, REBEL The story of Maharajah Duleep Singh and his family’s connection to Thetford. A king at five, the Maharajah became a favourite of Queen Victoria. He lived the life of an English aristocrat but died a broken man, alone and in poverty. This fascinating exhibition brings together royal jewellery, costume, archive photographs and art work. Many of these treasures are on public display for the first time. Ancient House, White Hart Street, Thetford (01842 752599) 1 - 11 JUNE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1611 KING JAMES BIBLE An exhibition in The Hostry. Norwich Cathedral. 1 - 22 JUNE SIR PETER BLAKE + ULLI KAISER One-man show by iconic Pop artist Sir Peter Blake. Jewellery by Ulli Kaiser. Bircham Gallery, Market Place, Holt (01263 713312) 1 - 24 JUNE BRINK Brink show cases selected works by First and Second year National Diploma Photography and Textile students, studying at City College Norwich. Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich (01603 626402) 1 JUNE - 4 JULY WILL TEATHER: NEW PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS Large solo exhibiton by the Norfolk artist. His exhibition features detailed drawings of some of the local people he sees every week. But these familiar faces are made characteristically strange and dreamlike through his use of strange angles, unsual perspectives and dramatic foreshortening. There will also be a new series of large-scale paintings depicting impossible scenes, such as Edwardian cyclists balancing on a highwire over Big Ben. Anteros Arts Foundation, Fye Bridge Street, Norwich (01603 766129) 1 JUNE - 22 JULY ROYAL CONNECTIONS King’s Lynn and West Norfolk have more connections with the royal family than any other English Borough and the exhibition explores this close association through photographs, commemorative china, objects from the Wolferton station, magazines and other ephemera. The Custom House, Purfleet Quay, King's Lynn (01553 763044) 1 JUNE - 31 JULY SPRING INTO SUMMER Work by all of the regular gallery artists and includes paintings, original prints, ceramics and jewellery. Gallery Plus, Warham Road, Wells-next-the-sea (01328 771609) 1 JUNE - 2 AUG THE BROADS AT WAR World War II exhibiton. Find out about Broadland airfields, their aircraft and the stories of bravery. Discover the secrets of wartime boat building, marvel at the airborne lifeboat and its night time rescues of downed pilots and see what life was really like for those left at home. The Museum of the Broads, The Poors Staithe, Stalham (01692 581681) 1 JUNE - 29 AUG HUBERT DUPRAT: CADDIS, CRYSTAL AND COMPANY The artist’s first UK solo exhibition. One of the major 86

figures of his generation, Duprat has shown nationally and internationally for over twenty years. Duprat’s best known but rarely shown work with caddis fly larvae will be one of the many highlights of the exhibition. For this work, Duprat observed the insects’ particular habit of building cases from nearby objects such as pebbles and twigs. Duprat collected the larvae from their natural environment, relocated them to his studio and placed them in temperature controlled water tanks. He then provided the larvae with miniature pieces of gold and different precious stones - turquoise, opals, pearls, rubies and diamonds. On entering the exhibition space, visitors can witness the larvae, who themselves measure only 2-3mm engaged in their miniature but miraculous labour. In addition the exhibition will include a selection of Duprat’s enchanting sculptures that include animal heads carved from flint. Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery (01603 493625) 1 JUNE - 4 SEPT SECRETS OF THE SAUCY SEASIDE POSTCARD Nothing captures the spirit of the great British seaside holiday quite like the colourful postcards produced by Bamforth and Co between the 1950s and 1970s. Young holiday makers might sneak a peek at the mischievous illustrations, whilst adults sniggered at the double entendres. These popular cards were an entertaining way of sending greetings back home – with a bit of titillation thrown in. The exhibition brings together a wonderful selection of cards, original drawings, sketches and paintings. And a film goes behind the scenes to reveal the artists and illustrators at work in the studio. To add a local flavour, you can also see a display of postcards from Great Yarmouth. Wish You Were Here is a nostalgic reminder of the town’s heyday as a holiday resort. Time & Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth (01493 743930) 4 - 5 JUNE BERGH APTON 2011 SCULPTURE TRAIL - THE JOURNEY’ Featuring the works of 65 sculptures exhibiting in local gardens with music, food, heritage skills and a mystery play. Bergh Apton Village. 10.30am-6pm. (01508 550119) 4 - 9 JUNE SEASCAPES Photography and Photo-art of mainly North Norfolk seascapes, some Broads, Norwich and Snow Vistas with a few neighbouring Baltic Sea seascapes. The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich (01603 727950) 7 - 12 JUNE DIVERSITY IN CLAY Heather Graham curates a show by a group of potters living in the Eastern Counties. Wymondham Arts Centre, Church Street, Wymondham. 10 JUNE - 9 JULY TARDIS Celebrating the fourth year of the successful TARDIS Studio, the young artists and thinkers of Chapel Break Infant School present their new works. Norwich Arts Centre (01603 660352) 13 - 19 JUNE NORWICH SCHOOL: ART & DESIGN EXHIBITION An exhibition of work from pupils aged 16 - 18 years old. It will

be a public display of the dynamic and inventive work covering a range of disciplines from painting and drawing, printmaking, graphic design, photography, ceramics and three dimensional design. The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich (01603 727950) 14 - 19 JUNE THE UNKNOWN INTERFACE Southampton Solent University sponsors an exhibition of paintings and photographs by its graduate Guy Wilkinson that ‘explore the creativity of the unconscious mind’. Wymondham Arts Centre, Church Street, Wymondham. 16 - 29 JUNE MARI FRENCH Abstract, textured peices in acrylics and mixed media. Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich (01603 626402) 21 - 26 JUNE PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer Suzie Long curates a group show by regional photographers. Wymondham Arts Centre, Church Street, Wymondham. 21 JUNE - 28 AUG A WORLD OBSERVED 1940 - 2010: PHOTOGRAPHS BY DOROTHY BOHM This exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective of the work of Dorothy Bohm, tracing her exceptional career from the 1940s to the present day. Her striking photographs focus on the human figure in its natural setting, capturing moments of people's lives and documenting the rapidly changing world of the last 70 years. Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich (01603 593199) 21 JUNE - 4 DEC THE FACE OF THE ARTIST: PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN HEDGECOE See panel. Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich (01603 593199) 22 - 28 JUNE BA DEGREE SHOW 2011 The final year students display their graduating work for the public, buyers, employers and agents across the entire NUCA campus. Norwich University College of the Arts, Redwell Street, Norwich (01603 610561) 25 JUNE - 20 JULY ROBIN WELCH One man show of pots and related paintings by acclaimed British ceramic artist. Bircham Gallery, Market Place, Holt (01263 713312) 28 JUNE - 3 JULY YARMOUTH FIVE John Kiki returns with Bruer Tidman, Emrys Parry, Katarzyna Coleman and Bridget Heriz. A show of paintings, hand-pulled prints and sculpture. Wymondham Arts Centre, Church Street, Wymondham.

SPECIAL EVENTS 3 - 5 JUNE LANGLEY PARK ANTIQUES FAIR Langley Park School, Loddon. 11am-5pm. (01379 586134) 4 JUNE CRAFT MARKET Queens Hall, Norwich Road, Watton. 9.30am-2pm. 4 JUNE TASBURGH COMMUNITY FESTIVAL Arena events, living history, live bands, side shows, food court, beer tent, children’s area, evening entertainment in the hall and more. Tasburgh Village Hall and Playing Field, Grove Lane, Tasburgh. From 11am. (07796 266082)

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14 - 19 JUNE THE NETHERLANDS NATIONAL CIRCUS A top-quality traditionalstyle circus, without animals, that has been the pride of Holland since 1948. This year’s spectacular tour of the UK presents a multi-national cast of artists and features breathtaking high flying trapeze performing in their magnificent Big Top, more like a portable theatre than a circus tent. Look out for the Fkying Neves, from Brazil, who will perform their amazing triple somersault. Flying Trapeze, warm and original clowning, stylish and daring aerialists and acrobats, a cracy cylist from Russia, mystifying illusions - together make a magical treat for all the family. Norfolk Showground, Costessey.


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Norfolk 4 - 5 JUNE BARC ENDURANCE CLUB CAR CHAMPIONSHIPS BARC club events feature a combination of their own-run series and guest championships, and include a mix of single seaters, saloons and sports cars. Snetterton Circuit (0843 453 9000) 4 - 5 JUNE SOCCER ON THE SANDS Over 1100 girls and boys will be welcomed back to Great Yarmouth’s Central Beach for Soccer on the Sands 'Champions League 2011’. This youth beach football event – the biggest of its kind in England – will incorporate 128 teams, ranging from Under-7 to Under-13, all taking part over the course of a fun filled weekend. Great Yarmouth Central Beach. 9am4pm. (01493 846346) 4 - 5 JUNE GARDENING, CRAFT AND FOOD FAIR Annual event offering the best produce, plants and crafts this region has to offer. Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens, Pensthorpe, Fakenham. 10am-5pm. (01328 851465) 4 - 5 JUNE BEE AWARE Local beekeepers will be giving a live demonstration using an observation hive. Various activities to show the versatility of bees and their natural products, suitable for all the family. Bee trail in the house for younger children. Oxburgh Hall, Oxborough, Nr Swaffham. 12-4pm. (01366 328258) 5 JUNE MODEL BOAT EXHIBITION Lowestoft Model Boat Club exhibiting at the Museum for one day only. Static and water exhibits. Famuily BBQ from 3pm. The Museum of the Broads, The Poors Staithe, Stalham. 10.30am-5pm. (01692 581681) 5 JUNE SALHOUSE VILLAGE FETE Traditional village fete. Salhouse Village Playing Field, Thieves Lane, Salhouse. 124pm. (01603 720937) 5 JUNE LITTLE VINTAGE LOVER FAIR Heydon Village Hall (07866 533631) 11 - 12 JUNE HSCC ‘AUTOSPORT 3 HOUR’ RACE MEETING A sizzling array of classic machinery including sports cars, saloons and single seaters. Highlights of its two day trip to Norfolk include the Historic Formula Ford Championship, Formula Junior and Formula 3 vehicles, along with the Derek Bell Trophy for Formula Two cars. Snetterton Circuit (0843 453 9000) 11 - 12 JUNE BRUNDALL OPEN GARDENS Many gardens open in this broad-

land village. Memorial Hall, Brundall. 24pm. (01603 714906) 12 JUNE AYLSHAM FESTIVAL Food, music and more. Market Place, Aylsham. 12 JUNE RURAL PASTIMES This will be the 20th event of this popular and very successful Show,where all proceeds go to the St. Nicholas Hospice Care and local Churches. Again featuring 3 show rings, so there is always something going on, and plenty to look at and enjoy. Euston Hall, Thetford. 10am-6pm. 12 JUNE NORTONS OPEN FARM SUNDAY Displays, stalls, refreshments and lots of fun things to do, including farm tours. Frettenham Village Hall, Frettenham. (01603 891692) 14 - 19 JUNE THE NETHERLANDS NATIONAL CIRCUS See panel on previous page. Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, Costessey, Norwich (0844 4155 228) 17 JUNE RNLI SUMMER SERIES FUN RUN Charity fun run around the racing circuit. Snetterton Circuit, Harling Road, Snetterton (01473 822837) 17 - 18 JUNE NORFOLK CRAFT FAIR A unique selection of bespoke handmade crafts including jewellery, accesssories, photography, wooden crafts and much more. The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich. 9am-5pm. (01603 727950) 18 JUNE NNUH OPEN DAY AND FETE A chance to see behind the scenes of your local hospital and the Fete is being held to raise funds for the Norwich Cots for Tots appeal. Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Colney Lane, Norwich. 11am-4pm. (01603 289821) 18 JUNE SPROWSTON PARISH FETE Traditional fete ith stalls, sideshows and entertainment. Sprowston Recreation Ground. 15pm. (01603 408063) 18 JUNE CRAFT FAIR Central Hall, Wymondham. 9.30am-1.30pm. 18 - 19 JUNE WELBORNE ARTS FESTIVAL Programme includes a circus in residence, a schools’ dance project and various sports events as well as visual art exhibitions, music, literature and performance. Welborne Village Hall. 11.30am-6pm. (01362 850327) 18 - 19 JUNE ENDURANCE BIKE CHAMPIONSHIPS Two wheel endurance racing featuring the Michelin Power Cup and MotoGrande, Minitwins, Maxitwins and

Streetbike championships. Snetterton Circuit (0843 453 9000) 18 - 19 JUNE BOYS & THEIR TOYS WEEKEND Popular event, with displays by various model clubs. Bittern Amateur Radio Club will be broadcasting from Oxburgh Hall. Oxburgh Hall, Oxborough, Nr Swaffham. 11am-4pm. (01366 328258) 18 - 19 JUNE HEMSBY VIKING FESTIVAL There will be displays of valour and courage and a host of Viking traditions and crafts. A unique event, celebrating Nordic heritage in the region. Belle Air Holiday Park, Beach Road, Hemsby. 10am-5pm. (01493 846346) 19 JUNE FATHERS’ DAY STEAM Take dad along to drive the train. Whitwell and Reepham Railway, The Old Railway Station, Whitwell Road, Norwich. 19 JUNE LUDHAM OPEN GARDENS Visit twelve private gardens in one of the most beautiful parts of Norfolk. Many gardens with river access. Free ferry. Ludham. 11am-5pm. (01692 678560) 19 JUNE WELLS MOTORCYCLE SHOW Beach Road Playing Field, Wells-next-theSea. 10zm-4pm. 19 JUNE STARSTON OPEN GARDENS 17 charming village gardens of various size and character plus a commercial Rose field. Starston village. 10am-6pm. 22 JUNE ATTLEBOROUGH & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY ROSE & SWEET PEA SHOW Peter Beales Rose Garden, London Road, Attleborough. 5.307pm. (07703 17107) 24 - 26 JUNE SANDRINGHAM HORSE DRIVING TRIALS The speed and skill of horses and drivers round the testing Sandringham course makes a fascinating day out. Entry is free on all three days. Sandringham House. (0845 643 2116) 25 JUNE THETFORD OPEN GARDENS All proceeds to St Nicholas Hospice Care. Thetford. (01842 753872) 25 JUNE CHARITY CRAFT FAIR Middleton Village Hall, Middleton, Kings Lynn. 9.30am-1.30pm. 25 - 26 JUNE BEACH VOLLEYBALL 2011 Great Yarmouth hosts Volleyball England Beach Tournaments for the sixth year. Competitions take place on Central Beach next to Britannia Pier over two days and both men

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and women's teams will battle it out for their place in the finals. Great Yarmouth Central Beach. 9am-5pm. (01493 846346) 25 - 26 JUNE MILITARY DISPLAY WEEKEND See panel. The Muckleburgh Collection, Weybourne Military Camp, Weybourne, Holt. 10am-5pm. (01263 588284) 25 - 26 JUNE NORTH NORFOLK RAILWAY SUMMER DIESEL GALA This event will see a number of different diesel locomotives in traffic operating to an intensive timetable. Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham. 10am-4pm. (01263 820800) 25 - 26 JUNE ROCKLAND ST MARY VILLAGE FESTIVAL Open Gardens, scarecrow competition, wedding exhibition, craft exhibition and events on the staithe. Rockland St Mary. 10am-4pm. (01508 538609) 25 - 26 JUNE BEACHAMWELL VILLAGE OPEN GARDENS Beachamwell. 12-5pm. (01366 328817) 25 - 26 JUNE LOTUS FESTIVAL Snetterton Circuit (0843 453 9000) 25 - 26 JUNE CRAFT & COLLECTORS FAIR Walcott Village Hall. 10am-4pm. 25 - 26 JUNE FLOWER & CRAFT FESTIVAL St George's Church, Heath Road, Rollesby, Great Yarmouth. 10am-5pm. (01493 740755) 26 JUNE GREEN FESTIVAL Local crafts & produce, music with the HeHews, juggling school, face painting and fun activities for all the family. Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Road, South Walsham. 10am-4pm. (01603 270449) 26 JUNE HUNSTANTON CARNIVAL A day of family entertainment including stalls, fun fair rides, demonstrations, activites for the whole family, punch and judy, club wars, bands and a parade through Town. Hunstanton. 10am-6pm. (01485 532402) 26 JUNE ECHC CHARITY BIKE SHOW There will be 10 show classes, live music, raffle, ice cream, BBQ and the Red Lion will be offering a delicious Hog Roast. The Red Lion, Needham, nr Harleston. From 12pm. 26 JUNE VINTAGE AIRCRAFT FLY-IN Old Buckenham Airfield, Abbey Road, Old Buckenham (01953 860806) 29 - 30 JUNE THE ROYAL NORFOLK SHOW The largest two-day agricultural show in the country. There’s more than enough to interest everyone; from the latest farm machinery, and livestock to sampling some of Norfolk’s finest produce. The Show caters for all age groups young and old with exciting all day entertainment in the Grand Ring, Village Green and Countryside arena. There are so many animals to see from rabbits and chickens to bulls, cows, sheep, goats, heavy horses and donkeys. There is also a Dog Show which is free to the public. Entertainment includes The Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team, The RAF Falcons Freefall Parachute Team, and Double Harness Scurry Driving. There’s a wppdland craft area, Flower & Garden Show, local and rural crafts, and a John Lewis fashion and beauty marquee. Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, Costessey, Norwich (01603 748931)


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SEE & DO Strawberry Fair A traditional family fete in the centre of Brentwood with arts and craft stalls, children's entertainment, food and drink stalls, demonstrations and displays, and plentiful supply of strawberries and cream. 19 June, 11am-4pm. Shenfield Common

Brentwood is an affluent suburban town, with plenty of trees and open spaces that give it a rural feel. The Roman Catholic cathedral and several country parks are among the town’s key attractions. Brentwood became established in the 12th century, and grew up from a woodland clearing that was a convenient stopping place for pilgrims travelling from the Midlands to Canterbury. The town later developed as an 18th century coaching centre.

Brentwood Centre A large leisure and fitnesscentre that is also home to over 120 events each year, from major concerts and sports events to the hugely successful Beauty and Body Show, Wedding Fairs and Fishing Exhibition. Don’t miss the Brentwood Beer Festival on 8-11 July. It’s a great event with over 60 bands on two stages, a dance tent, over 200 real ales and beers, Ciders, a farmers market and loads more. Doddinghurst Road 01277 215151 Weald Country Show This annual show features ring displays, fine food, exhibitions and exclusive shopping. Have a go at Zorbing,

donkey rides, off-roading in a Land Rover; see classic cars, acrobats and experience the Medieval living history camp. Free entry. 11 & 12 June, Weald Country Park Brentwood Karting Wizz round the Brentwood's challenging go-karting circuit. Juniors and adults are catered for, and turn up and drive sessions are available. The Raceway, Brentwood Leisure Park, Warley Gap 01277 260001 Brentwood Theatre Events for the summer ahead at Brentwood's community theatre include The Great Sound of Brass, the musical Guys and Dolls, Bugsy Malone, Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta The Mikado, An Evening of Country Music and Shakespeare's The Tempest. 15 Shenfield Road 01277 200305 Brentwood Museum A pretty cottage museum set in a disused cemetery. Displays focus on local and social interests during the

The Roman Catholic Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Helen started life as a parish church parish in 1861, and was raised to Cathedral status in 1917. Between 1989 and 1991 it was much enlarged in an Italianate Classical style by Quinlan Terry.

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first half of the 20th century, and include relics from two world wars. Cemetery Lodge, Lorne Road (01277 218854) Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker Buried 80ft underground this ex-government HQ nuclear bunker is open for the public to explore, with dormitories, power and filtration plant, plotting floor, 120yard long entrance tunnel and communication and scientists' room. Kelvedon Hatch 01277 364883 Brandler Galleries The gallery sells prints and painting by major modern British artists, illustrations for children's publications and English old masters. Visitors are welcome to come and look around. 1 Coptfold Road 01277 222269 Market days Brentwood's Farmers' Markets take place on the first and third Saturday of the month in the High Street and the Baytree Centre.

Piccola is a lovely shop for children, packed with delightful toys and clothes. Piccola prides itself on sourcing the very best traditional, educational, and high quality toys from Britain and around the world. Shopping is a first hand experience. Owner Janet Marcantonio says, "The majority of our products are out of their boxes and on display for children and adults to enjoy before they make their purchases. That way we are able to make sure that our customers almost always make the right choices when they come into our shops.” 4 High Street 01277 224973 www.piccola.co.uk

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Sugar Hut A favourite of the Essex girls and boys, the glossy Sugar Hut club Brentwood offers eight individually characterised zones that include a fine dining restaurant, bars, a nightclub, private members areas and a courtyard. Sugar Hut Village, 93-95 High Street 0845 519 0019 Minnies Boutique The opening of Sam and Billie Faiers boutique earlier this year was greeted by hordes of teenage fans. There are frocks a-plenty here: look no further for your Essex glam makeover. 8 Ropers Yard (01277 210131) Ashwells Sports & Country Club Set amid the beautiful Brentwood countryside, Ashwells is the place to luxuriate in a heated outdoor pool and make the most of the steam room, Jacuzzi and beauty therapies on offer. Ashwells Road, Bentley 01277 373828 90

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fishnets and prepare to party with the outrageous Frank N Furter! Queen’s Theatre, 1 JUNE SHAUN THE SHEEP IN Hornchurch (01708 443333) SHAUN'S BIG SHOW All the favourite char1 - 11 JUNE ASSUMPTION Set in rural acters from the hit BBC show. Cliffs Pavilion, Ireland and by turns hilarious and poignant, Southend-on-Sea (01702 351135) Assumption follows the fortunes of Gabriella, a 1 JUNE SCARECROW Children’s show. young single girl who falls pregnant without Mercury Theatre, Colchester (01206573948) having committed the requisite sin! A warm and 1 JUNE LDN WRESTLING Live wrestling funny play. Mercury Theatre, Colchester action. Princes Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea (01206 573948) (01255 686633) 2 JUNE THE COMEDY CLUB Top stand1 JUNE FELIX DEXTER Stand-up comedy. up. Colchester United Football Club, United Castaways, Northlands Pavement, Pitsea Way, Severalls Lane, Colchester (01206 (01268 557493) 755108) 1 - 2 JUNE UP OUT O' THE SEA In a 2 JUNE ROARY THE RACING CAR small town on Suffolk's eroding coastline, life Children’s favourite love on stage. Princes goes on pretty much as usual until Carrie arrives Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea (01255 686633) investigating a 30-year-old lifeboat tragedy. As 2 - 5 JUNE REBECCA Cameo Players preslost lives and loves are dredged to the surface ent Daphne du Maurier's romantic, gothic the past becomes clearer and locals learn to face drama, performed in the Banqueting Room. up to the future. Presented by Eastern Angles. Hylands House, Chelmsford (01245 605555) Grange Barn, Coggeshall (01473 211498) 3 JUNE THE COMEDY CLUB Top stand1 - 4 JUNE BUGSY MALONE Solomon up. Park View Suite, Chalkwell Park, London Artistes junior members present the hit musical. Road, Westcliff-on-Sea (01702 483900) Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea (01702 3 - 4 JUNE THE DUST MAN Show for 351135) ages 5+. Mercury Theatre, Colchester (01206 1 - 11 JUNE THE ROCKY HORROR 573948) SHOW An exclusive new production of 4 - 5 JUNE JACKSON LIVE Michael Richard O’Brien’s world-famous musical. Time Jackson tribute by Hip Hop Pop. Harlow Warp back to 1950s science fiction, dance to the Playhouse (01279 431945) classic sounds of rock ‘n’ roll and follow two col7 JUNE CINDERELLA Rossini’s ballet prelege sweethearts on a night out they’ll rememsented by Vienna Festival Ballet. Princes ber for a very long time. So sharpen your stiletTheatre, Clacton-on-Sea (01255 686633) tos, fish out 8 - 11 JUNE REALLY OLD, LIKE FORTY your FIVE Ad Hoc Players present Tamsin Oglesby's dark and challenging play, a challenging exploration of the problems of an increasingly ageing society. Brentwood Theatre (01277 200305) 9 JUNE COMEDY SHOWCASE Stand-up. Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford (01245 606505) 9 - 11 JUNE OLD TIME MUSIC HALL The Players Theatre Company proudly present, a plethora of pastosed performers, in a rambunctious ramble through your favourite “Old Time Music Hall” songs. Palace Theatre, Southend-onSea (01702 351135) 9 - 11 JUNE FAME Musical presented by Rare Productions. Harlow Playhouse (01279 431945) 10 JUNE THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Shakespeare’s deliciously complex play graces the Barley Barn, with traditional all male cast! Cressing Temple Barns, Cressing, nr Witham (0845 306 7634) 10 JUNE COLIN FRY Esther Rantzen TV’s psychic medium. Princes Theatre, Mercury Theatre Clacton-on-Sea (01255 15 June 686633)

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10 JUNE THE COMPLETE (AND UTTER RUBBISH) HISTORY OF POP This new show dashes through the outer reaches of pop music, including an Amish Blues Song, the Kray Twins singing Motown and a duet between Amy Winehouse and George Formby. Headgate Theatre, Colchester (01206 366000) 10 JUNE ELVIS IS IN THE BUILDING Elvis tribute show. Cliffs Pavilion, Southendon-Sea (01702 351135) 11 JUNE CLEVER CLOGGS & THE CUNNING PRINCESS Children’s show. Colchester Arts Centre (01206 500900) 11 - 12 JUNE MILITARY VEHICLE DISPLAY This show will provide a two day display of military vehicles in conjunction with the North London Barmy Army. There’s also various children's activities and for a unique experience, try a Tank Ride. Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey (01992 707370) 12 JUNE FAIRLOP BRASS BAND Brass concert. Brentwood Theatre (01277 200305) 13 JUNE GERRY ‘CROSS THE MERSEY An unmissable rollercoaster ride of fun, music and nostalgia - 60s icon Gerry Marsden and his band, The Pacemakers, relive those early heady days as the new ‘it’ band. Mercury Theatre, Colchester (01206 573948) 14 JUNE JETHRO The world’s funniest Cornishman. Mercury Theatre, Colchester (01206 573948) 14 - 18 JUNE THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Presented by Springers, this light-hearted show tells the story of brothel keeper Miss Mona and her girls. Civic Theatre, Chelmsford (01245 606505) 14 - 18 JUNE I MAKE ALIVE The I Make Alive explores the impact of murder on the family left behind. Compassion, warmth, and intelligence – all the hallmarks of Southend playwright Rob Hamilton at his best. Palace Theatre, Dixon Studio, Southend-on-Sea (01702 351135) 15 JUNE THE 31ST COLCHESTER LECTURE: ESTHER RANTZEN Renowned journalist, television presenter and active charity campaigner Esther Rantzen CBE will be the guest speaker at the 31st Colchester Lecture raising money for ChildLine. Mercury Theatre, Colchester (01206 573948) 15 JUNE WE’LL MEET AGAIN Nostalgic wartime music show. Harlow Playhouse (01279 431945) 15 - 17 JUNE MORT Terry Pratchett’s futuristic story of love and death. Brentwood Theatre (01277 200305) 15 - 17 JUNE SIDE SHOW THE MUSICAL See panel. Swinburne Hall, Sheepen Road, Colchester (01206 712999) 15 - 18 JUNE EDINBURGH PREVIEW Avalon’s top comedians perform early versions of their shows in preparation for the August festival. Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea (01702 351135) 16 JUNE A NIGHT AT THE OPERA Enjoy passion, drama and humour as stars who have

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14 - 15 MAY SIDE SHOW THE MUSICAL A musical based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton (below) who became stars during the Depression, ‘Side Show’ is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love. Told almost entirely in song, the show follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie ‘Freaks’. Swinburne Hall, Colchester.

appeared at The Royal Opera, English National Opera and Glyndebourne present a thrilling evening of highlights. Mercury Theatre, Colchester (01206 573948) 16 JUNE ENGAGE Annual youth and community dance showcase for Epping Forest Arts. Harlow Playhouse (01279 431945) 16 - 18 JUNE WRETCH A compelling, wrenching and exposing performance journey, led by an enquiring wretch, who says and does the unsayable, the undoable. Mercury Theatre (Studio), Colchester (01206 573948) 16 - 18 JUNE FAME - THE MUSICAL Presented by Youth Theatre Performerz. Princes Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea (01255 686633) 16 - 25 JUNE SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER Wily women, devious rascals, corruption and a rollicking romp of romance & hilarity, make this comedy production from Chelmsford Thetare Workshop a must. The Old Court Theatre, Chelmsford (01245 606505) 18 JUNE THE COMEDY CLUB Top standup. The Mill Arts & Events Centre, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh (01621 890153) 18 JUNE POP GOES THE 80S Musical tribute to the 80s. Mercury Theatre, Colchester (01206 573948) 18 JUNE DANCE FOR LIFE Raising funds through dance for the British Red Cross. Brentwood Theatre (01277 200305) 18 JUNE THE RAT PACK IS BACK Cabaret show. Castaways, Northlands Pavement, Pitsea (01268 557493)


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19 JUNE THE THREE MUSKATEERS Theatre in the garden, presented by Chameleon’s Web Theatre Company. Layer Marney Tower, near Colchester (01206 330784) 20 - 25 JUNE DINNERLADIES The catering staff of BBC TV’s hit sitcom return with one of the funniest stage plays currently touring. Mercury Theatre, Colchester (01206 573948) 20 -25 JUNE BUDDY Rock ‘n’’ roll show. Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea (01702 351135) 21 - 22 JUNE MR BENN To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the much-loved television series, the creators of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom stage shows present this brand new live production, based on the classic character written and illustrated by David McKee. Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea (01702 351135) 21 - 25 JUNE GUYS AND DOLLS Classic musical presented by Brentwood Operatic Society. Brentwood Theatre (01277 200305) 21 - 25 JUNE STEEL MAGNOLIAS The quintessential story of friendship and trust, Steel Magnolias serves up a southern slice of life that’s as warm and comforting as sweet potato pie. Palace Theatre, Dixon Studio, Southendon-Sea (01702 351135) 22 JUNE IN THE BOX Ralph Dellor hosts another hilarious and memorable evening as cricketing legends and commentators recall their favourite anecdotes from life In The Box. With former England captain Mike Gatting, Test Match Special stalwart Jonathan Agnew and a special guest. Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch (01708 443333) 22 JUNE FANNY CRADOCK - THE LIFE AND LOVES OF A KITCHEN DEVIL Fanny Cradock was an extraordinary woman. She was the first celebrity TV cook and invented the prawn cocktail. In Sandra Hunt’s one woman tour-de-force, the stage transforms from bedsit to the Albert Hall, from doorstep to mansion. This incredible story is told as though Fanny is performing a cookery demonstration and getting sidetracked into recalling her life. Harlow Playhouse (01279 431945) 22 JUNE JETHRO The world’s funniest Cornishman. Harlow Playhouse (01279 431945)

22 - 25 JUNE SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN Musical presented by Clacton Musical Theatre Society. West Cliff Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea (01255 474000) 23 JUNE THE COMEDY CLUB Top standup. Dukes, Duke Street, Chelmsford (0845 459 56 56) 23 JUNE THE COMEDY CLUB Top standup. Waterfront Place, Wharf Road, Chelmsford (0845 459 56 56) 24 JUNE MARK WATSON See panel. Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea (01702 351135) 24 JUNE AN EVENING OF BURLESQUE See panel. Civic Theatre, Chelmsford (01245 606505) 24 JUNE FANTASTIC MR FOX Open-air theatre. Illyria presents the well loved Roald Dahl classic, bringing alive the adventures of Mr Fox and his family as they try to stay one step ahead of the ruthless farmers. Hatfield Fiorest, Takeley (01279 870678) 25 JUNE THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Children’s show. Colchester Arts Centre (01206 500900) 25 JUNE BOUNCERS John Godber comedy. Towngate Theatre (Mirren Studio), Basildon (01268 465465) 24 JUNE THE MASTERS OF THE HOUSE SING THE MUSICALS Show songs. Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford (01245 606505) 25 JUNE AROUND THE WORLD AND BEYOND Music, singing and dancing from all four corners of the globe. Charter Hall, Colchester Leisure World, Colchester (01206 282020) 25 JUNE - 2 JULY EUGENE ONEGIN Stanley Hall Opera present a new production of Tchaikovsky’smasterpeice, directed by Natascha Metherell. Open-air picnic performances. Stanley Hall Opera, Halstead (01787 222619) 27 JUNE DOM JOLY A truly hilarious evening with one of the UK’s most innovative comedians. Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea (01702 351135) 27 - 29 JUNE GENERATIONS New Hall Dance School’s dance variety show. Civic Theatre, Chelmsford (01245 606505)

24 JUNE MARK WATSON New stand up show from the 2006 If.comedies Panel Prize Winner and Time Out's No 1 Critic's Choice. He was also a regular on BBC2’s ‘Mock The Week’, host of ITV’s ‘Mark Watson Kicks Off’, been in his own Radio 4 series, published his second novel and performed sell-out runs at the Adelaide and Melbourne comedy festivals and the Sydney Opera House. Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea.

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28 JUNE WE’LL MEET AGAIN Nostalgic music show. Princes Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea (01255 686633) 28 JUNE A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Open-air Shakespeare performed by The Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Stanley Hall Opera, Halstead (01787 222619) 29 JUNE THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Open-air theatre presented by Cambridge Touring Theatre. Stanley Hall Opera, Halstead (01787 222619) 29 - 30 JUNE THE WEDDING SINGER Presented by The Thurrock Thameside Musical Society. Thameside Theatre, Grays (0845 300 5264) 29 JUNE - 1 JULY ART Yasmina Reza’s smart comedy. Headgate Theatre, Colchester (01206 366000) 29 JUNE - 2 JULY FATAL EXCUSES Set in Jersey at the end of the Second World War, Fatal Excuses tells the story of Jessica, a young widow who falls in love with Simon, her employee. Palace Theatre, Dixon Studio, Southend-on-Sea (01702 351135) 30 JUNE MUSIC HALL A good old-fashioned afternoon of the very best variety entertainment. Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch (01708 443333)

MUSIC EVERY SUNDAY PETE CORRIGAN AND THE BAND OF HOPE Afternoon jazz in the foyer, from 12.45pm. Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch (01708 443333) 2 JUNE THE STORYVILLE JASS BAND Jazz. Electric Palace, Kings Quay Street, Harwich (07786 744 78) 3 JUNE GABRIEL GARRICK’S SIDEWINDER QUINTET Born into a musical family and gigging from an early age Gabriel graduated from the Royal Academy of Music and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra in 1995 since when he has worked with everybody from John Dankworth to King Candy and The Sugar Push. Fleece Jazz, Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester (01787 211865) 3 JUNE THEY WILL ROCK YOU Queen tribute. Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea (01702 351135) 3 JUNE THE PROPOSITION Band renowned for their rich harmonies, partnered with lyrical acoustic-roots. High Barn, Great Bardfield (01371 811291) 3 JUNE THE TAKE THAT EXPERIENCE Stand-up comedy. Castaways, Northlands Pavement, Pitsea (01268 557493) 4 JUNE BLAKE Classical four piece and winners of the NS&I Album Of The Year Award at the Classic Brits 2008. Blake successfully bridge the gap between pop and opera. Towngate Theatre, Basildon (01268 465465) 4 JUNE JONATHAN ANSELL The sensational voice on over 2 Million Albums, former G4

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Tantalising yet tasteful, camp and colourful, elegant showgirls combine Parisian charm with Las Vegas glamour. It's all tease, no sleaze as corsets, killer heels and stockings aplenty combine exquisitely with music from across the decades. Civic Theatre, Chelmsford. front man, and international recording star. Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea (01702 351135) 4 JUNE THE NEW AMEN CORNER Revisit the 60s. West Cliff Theatre, Clactonon-Sea (01255 474000) 4 JUNE COLCHESTER SINFONIETTA Mozart, Haydn. St Botolph's Church, Colchester (01206 572783) 4 JUNE ESSEX YEOMANRY BAND Concert in aid of Royal British Legion. Saffron Walden Town Hall (01799 503311) 4 JUNE WHOLE LOTTA LED Led Zeppelin tribute. Princes Theatre, Clacton-onSea (01255 686633) 5 JUNE OLLY MURS Essex born singer who achieved second place in the sixth series of The X-Factor in 2009. Cliffs Pavilion, Southendon-Sea (01702 351135) 5 JUNE THE STORYVILLE JAZZ BAND Jazz. Colchester Jazz Club, Stanway Rovers Football Club, New Farm Road, Colchester. (01206 501891) 6 JUNE HARVEY ANDREWS Popular singer/songwriter. Colchester Arts Centre (01206 500900) 7 JUNE PETE MORTON Folk. Hoy at Anchor Folk Club, The Ship Hotel, New Road, Leigh on Sea (01702 715111)


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8 JUNE HERITAGE SURVIVAL Manchester band originally from Zimbabwe. Colchester Arts Centre (01206 500900) 9 JUNE THE VIENNA PROMS A concert with The National Concert Orchestra of Great Britain. Enjoy the melodies of Strauss and other great Austrian composers of the 'Romantic' period. Civic Theatre, Chelmsford (01245 606505) 10 JUNE RICHARD FAIRHURST’S TRIPTYCH AMUSIA Award winning jazz pianist Richard Fairhurst is a powerful keyboard virtuoso and as sophisticated a composer as he is a player. Fleece Jazz, Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester (01787 211865) 10 JUNE 4 CARD TRICK Country & line dance. Castaways, Northlands Pavement, Pitsea (01268 557493) 11 JUNE BAROQUE CELEBRATION The Cathedral singers accompanied by Chelmer Baroque. Chelmsford Cathedral (01245 606505) 11 JUNE SOUTHEND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Rachmaninov, Brahms. Salvation Army Temple, London Road, Hadleigh (01268 755005) 11 JUNE THE VOCAL ENSEMBLE OF AFRICA Six singers from six countries combine multiple influences to create music of astounding power. Colchester Arts Centre (01206 500900) 12 JUNE NILS LOFGREN Legendary American songwriter, virtuoso guitarist and pianist, famed for his appearance on Neil Young’s seminal album ‘After The Goldrush’, and as a long-time member of Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street band. Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-onSea (01702 351135) 12 JUNE JO FOOKS + AL NICHOLLS QUINTET Jazz. Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford (01245 606505) 12 JUNE THE SUSSEX JAZZ KINGS Jazz. Colchester Jazz Club, Stanway Rovers Football Club, New Farm Road, Colchester. (01206 501891) 12 JUNE THE 1940S IN CONCERT Featuring the West Bergholt Concert Band and The Sweeting Swing Band. West Cliff Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea (01255 474000) 13 JUNE KATY MOFFATT + JON ALLEN Katy is one of the most memorable American roots music performers, be it western, country, folk, rock or the blues. Jon is an excellent singersongwriter with a soulful, slightly gravely voice. High Barn, Great Bardfield (01371 811291) 14 JUNE RICHARD DIGANCE Music and amusing banter with the popular entertainer. Hoy at Anchor Folk Club, The Ship Hotel, New Road, Leigh on Sea (01702 715111) 16 JUNE THE SEARCHERS Hit 60s band. Thameside Theatre, Grays (0845 300 5264) 16 JUNE DALE STORR & BAND One of the UK's most brilliant exponents of the wonderful good-time piano blues. High Barn, Great Bardfield (01371 811291) 96

17 JUNE TONY CHRISTIE Tony Christie has sold over 10 million records around the world and in 2011 celebrates his 50th year in the music industry. Come and hear all the hits, including 'Amarillo', 'Avenues And Alleyways' and many more. Towngate Theatre, Basildon (01268 465465) 17 JUNE NEON QUARTET Jazz. Fleece Jazz, Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester (01787 211865) 17 JUNE BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Mercury Theatre, Colchester (01206 573948) 18 JUNE D’UKES Essex based ukulele band that perform a huge variety of music. Colchester Arts Centre (01206 500900) 18 JUNE THE JAMM Tribiute. The Square, Harlow (01279 305000) 18 JUNE SAFFRON WALDEN CHORAL SOCIETY Summer Prom: Alleluia. St Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden (01799 531127) 18 JUNE TOMÁS LUIS DE VICTORIA ANNIVERSARY CONCERT The Orlando Consort will be joined by award-winning musicians Kuljit Bhamra (tabla, Indian harmonium), Jonathan Mayer (sitar, tambura), and Shahid Khan (voice). Great Waltham Church (01245 359204) 19 JUNE THE LORD NAPIER JAZZ BAND Jazz. Colchester Jazz Club, Stanway Rovers Football Club, New Farm Road, Colchester. (01206 501891) 21 JUNE STACEY KENT The international singing sensation returns with a new show of well-known jazz standards and Great American Songbook classics, performed in Stacey’s unique, mesmerizing style Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch (01708 443333) 22 JUNE ADAM ANT & THE GOOD THE MAD & THE LOVELY POSSE The leader of iconic New Wave/post-punk group, Adam and the Ants, and one of the most original and innovative stars of the '80s. He's had 10 Top 10 singles to his name including Ant Music, Stand & Deliver and Prince Charming. Chinnerys, Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea (01702 467305) 22 JUNE DAVID CELIA Canadian musician from Toronto described as "roots-rock with hints of folk wrapped in a pop package". With Joan Besen. The Bluebell Inn, High Street, Hempstead, nr Saffron Walden (01799 599199) 24 JUNE HIT PARADE HEROES 60's heartthrob Craig Douglas alongside John Leyton and Mike Berry and The Flames for e great night of 60s music. Thameside Theatre, Grays (0845 300 5264) 24 JUNE TRISH CLOWES Jazz saxophonist with her band. Fleece Jazz, Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester (01787 211865) 24 JUNE LIMEHOUSE LIZZY Thin Lizzy tribute. Colchester Arts Centre (01206 500900)

24 JUNE BLUEGRASS & COUNTRY Emery and guest singer Natasha Marsh. Hylands House, Hylands Park, Chelmsford BONANZA Open-air concert by Police Dog (0871 2241113) Hogan and Stompin’ Dave, two of the star 26 JUNE AN EVENING OF COUNTRY attractions at this year’s maverick Festival. MUSIC With Longshot, Bryan of Note and Stanley Hall Opera, Halstead (01787 Dave Paisley. Brentwood Theatre (01277 222619) 22 JUNE ESSEX MUSIC SERVICES 200305) 26 JUNE THE ILLEGAL EAGLES Tribute. JAZZ ORCHESTRA Fine jazz music from Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea (01702 some of the most talented young musicians in 351135) Essex. Harlow Playhouse (01279 431945) 26 JUNE NEW ORLEANS HEAT Jazz. 24 JUNE GYP Lady GaGa tribute. Colchester Jazz Club, Stanway Rovers Castaways, Northlands Pavement, Pitsea Football Club, New Farm Road, Colchester. (01268 557493) (01206 501891) 24 - 26 JUNE ENGLISH COUNTRY 26 JUNE CLACTON ON SEA CO-OPERMUSIC WEEKEND An annual gathering of ATIVE BAND Concert. West Cliff Theatre, musicians who are enthusiasts of rural English Clacton-on-Sea (01255 474000) music. Various venues, Brightlingsea 28 JUNE AN EVENING OF TUDOR www.ecmwbrightlingsea.com DAYNCE A concert and workshop of dance 24 JUNE - 17 JULY THAXTED FESTImusic from the 15th – 16th Century for both VAL Thaxted's qualities were appreciated by music lovers and dancers. Colchester Arts Gustav Holst who first came here in 1913 and Centre (01206 500900) moved to a cottage in Monk Street the follow28 JUNE DANNY SCHMIDT Austin, Texas ing year, where he worked on 'The Planets'. He singer-songwriter. An authentic, timeless troustarted the first festival at Whitsun in 1916 and badour in the tradition of Townes Van Zandt, these early festivals - joyful occasions, according Dylan, Cohen, etc. The Bluebell Inn, High to his letters - continued until 1918. The modStreet, Hempstead, nr Saffron Walden ern Festival was started by the late Michael (01799 599199) Snow in 1980 and the present pattern of four 28 JUNE ANDY IRVINE Folk. Hoy at summer weekends dates from 1987. This year's Anchor Folk Club, The Ship Hotel, New Road, Festival consists of a varied programme of musiLeigh on Sea (01702 715111) cal events held in venues in and around Thaxted 29 JUNE REBOP Jazz. High Barn, Great (mostly held in the beautiful Parish Church). Bardfield (01371 811291) Thaxted. www.thaxtedfestival.org.uk (01371 831421) 25 JUNE HEART CLUB CLASSICS SUMMER PARTY Heart radio presenters wil host 1 - 4 JUNE PAINTED WORDS: WHITE this great summer soul and dance party picnic RABBITS, HEROES AND SCOUNDRELS concert. Line-up includes Soul II Soul, Ce Ce A unique and surprising exhibition, this is a celPeniston, Corona, Jocelyn Brown, and SNAP. ebration of the written word and the images Hylands House, Hylands Park, Chelmsford (0871 2241113) 25 JUNE UTTLESFORDE ORCHESTRA Beethoven, Brahms, Sibelius. Saffron Walden Town Hall (01799 524002) 25 JUNE MIDSUMMER MUSIC Stour Valley Singers with appearances from The Selion Jazz Band and Ellie Garnham. Empire Theatre, Halstead (01621 890153) 25 JUNE THE MOTOWN SISTERS Motown & soul. Castaways, Northlands Pavement, Pitsea (01268 557493) 26 JUNE RUSSELL WATSON - LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS Openair picnic Last Night of the Proms concert with the acclaimed Ce Ce Peniston @ tenor, the National Heart Club Classics Symphony Orchestra Hylands House 25 June conducted by Robert

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that it can inspire an artist to create a place where words and the visual merge to produce a thought-provoking experience. Within the collection of paintings and pen and ink drawings, Essex-based artist, Karen Jones, revisits the greatest heroes and villains of literature. Karen’s distinctive style and fresh new interpretations bring to life some of written word’s most iconic characters. Beecroft Art Gallery, Westcliff-onSea (01702 347418) 1 - 5 JUNE THE GREAT WAR A fantastic new travelling exhibition from Epping Forest District Museum, about life in WW1 supported by art works and artefacts of the Essex Yeomanry and Regiment. Chelmsford Museum (01245 605700) 1 - 5 JUNE RHS BUDDING GARDENERS’ EXHIBITION See an avenue of highly creative mini show gardens designed by local school children. Small but perfectly formed, you're bound to find some novel ideas for family flower beds. Visitors can vote for their favourite in the 'People's Choice Award'. RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Rettendon, Chelmsford (01245 402006) 1 - 6 JUNE COLCHESTER ART SOCIETY Exhibition of prints. Digby Gallery, Mercury Theatre, Colchester (01206 577006) 1 - 8 JUNE JANE KNIGHT: URBAN ABSTRACTS Through the exploration of the fascinating textures, patterns and colours that surround the urban world a new insight is created, one which is a rebirth of the mind that transforms the commonplace into the unusual and suprising. Colchester Central Library, Trinity Square, Colchester (01206 245900) I - 11 JUNE TIMEFRAME Presented by students from the Centre for Curatorial Studies at the University of Essex, this exhibition features works by internationally renowned artists Liz Ballard, Michel Blazy, Ori Gersht, Carla Guagliardi and Robert Smithson. Art Exchange, University of Essex, Colchester (01206 873333) I - 11 JUNE ORBITECTURE II: EVERYTHING UNDER HEAVEN IS IN UTTER CHAOS; THE SITUATION IS EXCELLENT Exhibition of photography . Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea (01702 534108)

1 - 12 JUNE SPRING EXHIBITION Work by established and up coming artists from the Eastern region. Naze Tower, The Naze, Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze (07966 776417) 1 - 18 JUNE LANDMARKS A selection of diverse and energetic paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures and glass by local and national artists, whose work is about landscape, form and place. Inspiring paintings by Elizabeth Jardine, Isobel Stemp, Nick Andrew and Gill Townsend hang alongside Rose Scott´s evocative prints, Tony Worobiec´s stunning photographs, Katie Lynn´s quirky glass landscapes and gorgeous sculptures by Christophe GordonBrown. i2 Art Gallery, Church Street, Saffron Walden (01799 668211) 1 - 26 JUNE MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD Covering playtime, childcare, early learning and clothing, this delightful exhibition explores the social history of childhood. Epping Forest District Museum, Waltham Abbey (01992 716882) 1 - 26 JUNE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS A range of spectacular objects from all areas of the museum: archaeology, community history, fine art, costume and natural history. The Shrine of St Helena used in the 1909 Colchester Pageant will also be on display. Colchester Castle Museum (01206 282938) 1 - 26 JUNE JEAN NOBLE: MY VIEW A mainly abstract painter of urban and rural landscapes. The Gallery at Parndon Mill, Harlow (01279 426042) 1 JUNE - 14 AUG RAVILIOUS IN ESSEX Twenty five watercolours of Essex by Eric Ravilious. Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden (01799 513779) 1 JUNE - 21 AUG TATTERED OUTLAWS OF HISTORY Tattered Outlaws of History is an artistic installation of films that puts the Martello Towers in their international context. Photographer Dan Dubowitz and choreographer Fearghus O'Conchuir have connected the towers on the east coasts of Ireland and England and will be developing and showing their new work. Jaywick Martello Tower, The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick (01255 822783)

1 JUNE - 4 SEPT SIR JOHN ST AUBYN: THE SECRET LIFE OF A COLLECTOR Exhibition of minerals and plant specimens collected by Sir John St Aubyn (1758– 1839) of Shortgrove Hall near Saffron Walden. Saffron Walden Museum (01799 510333) 1 JUNE - 19 SEPT MYSTERIES IN STONE: AFRICAN SCULPTURE EXHIBITION This African sculpture exhibition has travelled around the world to much acclaim and now returns to Hyde Hall for the second time. Thirty five contemporary had-carved stone sculptures in the glorious setting of the RHS Hyde Hall garden at Rettenden. RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Rettendon, Chelmsford (01245 402006) 11 - 18 JUNE LEIGH ART TRAIL See panel. Various venues, Leigh-on-Sea. www.leigharttrail.co.uk 16 JUNE - 16 OCTOBER JOHN MILLS RETROSPECTIVE This year's annual Gibberd Gallery sculpture show is a stunning exhibition of internationally-renowned sculptor John Mills. Featuring works from throughout his career including recent pieces never displayed before, the exhibition focuses on themes that have been central to Mills work, such as dance, diving, famous people through history and his family. The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow (01279 446438) 18 JUNE - 4 SEPT SUMMER EXHIBITION Work by established and up coming artists from the Eastern region. Naze Tower, The Naze, Old Hall Lane, Walton-onthe-Naze (07966 776417) 30 JUNE - 7 AUG OUT OF THE FIRE Ceramics by four artists each presenting a very different approach to working in clay. The Gallery at Parndon Mill, Harlow (01279 426042)

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Just 40 miles from London, Leigh-on-Sea, with its thriving cockle industry, has evolved into a unique mixture of independent shops, restaurants, bars, art galleries and working studios. Its tidal mud flats and views of the Thames Estuary have inspired generations of painters. Featuring over 40 artists, the event, now in its 14th year, showcases a range of creative talent that encompasses art and photography, as well as ceramics, textiles and jewellery. Leigh Art Trail takes an innovative approach, mixing artists' studios and homes with local shops and bars as venues for this nine-day long event. The event is free to visit, all of the work is for sale and provides art lovers an opportunity to buy pieces at affordable prices. www.leigharttrail.co.uk

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1 JUNE STEAM WITH COLIN Two trains operating, one steam and one diesel railcar. Reduced child entry if bringing a bear to see Colin, the Railway's own Bear. Children can take part in Colin's Treasure Hunt. Colne Valley Railway, Hedingham Station, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham. 10.30am-5pm. (01787 461174) 1 - 3 JUNE ROMAN LEGIONARY LIFE Meet a Roman soldier. Colchester Castle Museum. 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm. (01206 282938) 1 - 5 JUNE UGLY BUG SAFARI Grab a magnifying glass and join the Victorian explorer for a hunt through the gardens to find a mass of fascinating minibeasts. Discover more about bugs and their habitat and create your own creepy crawly to take home. Audley End, Saffron Walden (01799 524002) 4 JUNE LITTLE TOTHAM COLOUR CARNIVAL Carnival entertainment to be opened at 1pm by Ken Crowther from BBC ESSEX who will there until 3.00pm to answer gardening questions. Plus street entertainers, family workshops, carnival performance, 30 stalls, live music, beer tent and more. Little Totham. 1-5pm. 4 JUNE LITTLE CLACTON SUMMER CARNIVAL & FAYRE Carnival procession through the village from Plough Corner to London Road. The Summer Fayre is held on the playing field next to the Village Hall. Little Clacton. 2-6pm. 4 JUNE U.C.F FREESTYLE MMA & COMBAT Colchester's Premier Cage Fighting Event. Charter Hall, Colchester Leisure World, Colchester (01206 282020) 4 - 5 JUNE COLCHESTER MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL AND OYSTER FAYRE A medieval Fair and Market with Falconry, Combat, Archery, Theatre, Music, Dance and Side Shows, plus other period entertainments. Wander down avenues of authentic market traders. Over fifty colourful tented stalls set up on the main greensward, and a Food Court and Ale Tent in front of the Roman Wall. Castle Park, Colchester. 10.30am-5.30pm. (01206 794916) 5 JUNE 3RD CLACTON BUS RALLY Display of vintage & modern buses with enthusiast stalls. Free parking, entry & bus rides around the local area. And don’t forget the Clacton Factory Outlet hosts a variety of shops and cafés to suit all tastes. Clacton Factory Outlet, Stephenson Road West, Clacton-onSea. 10am-5pm. (01255 479595) 5 JUNE STEAM DAY The Lilleshall Triple Expansion Steam Engine will be operating. Miniature steam train rides. Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford. 10am-5pm. (01621 843183) 5 JUNE ESCAPE TO VICTORY Re-enactment of the Football Match from the film “Escape to Victory”. Kick off at 2pm. Guest Appearances, Historic Vehicles, Bouncy Castle,


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truly unique experience, why not try a tank ride! Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey (01992 707370) 12 JUNE SCOTLAND IN COLCHESTER This pipe band competition and massed bands finalie is a colourful and stirring occasion. Castle Park, Colchester. 8am-6pm. (01376 513076) 12 JUNE MEDIEVAL LIVING HISTORY DAY his is a great opportunity for you to learn all about medieval history. Meet the ladies and find out what your clothes said about you, and learn about the important role of religion in medieval times. Enjoy a drink at The Castle Inn, whilst children have a go at medieval games. Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham (01787 460261) 18 JUNE SUMMER CRAFT AND DESIGN FAIR This summer shopping event has over 30 makers and designers selling fresh, innovative and affordable handmade items including jewellery, clothes, bags, prints, ceramics, beauty products, cards and home wares. Cassidy's Delicatessen will be running the café and selling some of their delicious homemade food, plus there will be jewellery workshops using felt and beading techniques running throughout the day. Foakes Hall, Stortford Road, Great Dunmow. 10am-4pm. (07824 888 346) 18 JUNE CLASSIC BIKE SHOW Debden Antiques & Interiors, Elder Street, Debden, Saffron Walden. 10am-5pm. (01799 550711) 18 JUNE YOUNG CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL A fun packed day for all the family with acitivities, workshops, displays and information stands. Castle Park, Colchester. 10.30am-4pm. (01206 524667) 18 JUNE TOY FAIR Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood. 10am2.30pm. (01277 215151) 18 JUNE BRIGHTLINGSEA CARNIVAL Brightlingsea.(01206 308221) 18 - 19 JUNE DAY OUT WITH THOMAS See 11-12 June. Colne Valley Railway, Hedingham Station, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham. 9.30am-5.30pm. (01787 461174)

18 - 19 JUNE BRIGHTLINGSEA BOAT SHOW Brightlingsea Waterside.(01206 302113) 18 - 19 JUNE BEER IN THE GIBBERD GARDEN A chance to visit the Gibberd Garden, and enjoy a few beers at this afternoon event. Real Ales from local independent breweries, and the Gardens Open for you to View. The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Gilden Way, Harlow. 12-8pm. 18 - 19 JUNE LIVING HERITAGE CRAFT FAIR This excellent Craft, Sculpture and Art Fair showcases everything from working craftsmen demonstrating their skills, to designers, artists and an International Chainsaw Carving competition. Hylands House, Hylands Park, Chelmsford. 10am-6pm. (01283 820548) 18 - 19 JUNE GREAT TOTHAM OPEN GARDENS A variety of gardens open in this pretty village. Great Totham Village Hall (01621 891513) 18 - 19 JUNE ROSE WEEKEND Covering all aspects of roses from growing them to using them in floral displays and beauty products, this event is a must for rose lovers. RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Rettendon, Chelmsford. 10am4pm. (01245 402006) 19 JUNE BLACKWATER COUNTRY SHOW See panel. Rook Hall, Heybridge, Maldon (01621 858150) 19 JUNE CLASSIC CARS FOR FATHERS' DAY A beautiful collection of classic cars will be on display. Audley End House, Saffron Walden (01799 522842) 19 JUNE BRENTWOOD’S STRAWBERRY FAIR Traditional English fair with stalls, arts and crafts, entertainers and more. Shenfield Common, Brentwood. 11am-4pm. 24 - 26 JUNE FRENCH MARKET The Common, Saffron Walden. 25 JUNE ST NICOLAS CHURCH MEDIEVAL FAYRE Side shows and stalls, music and dancing. St Nicolas Church, Witham. From 2pm. (01376 502674) 25 JUNE GREAT BENTLEY CARNIVAL & FETE Annual procession around the village, followed by the fete, 5 a side football competi-

19 JUNE BLACKWATER COUNTRY SHOW Thousands of people flock to Heybridge every year to sample the delights of one of the Maldon district's biggest countrysidethemed event. From birds of prey demonstrations to medieval re-enactment, outdoor pursuits, kayaking on the lake and cycling are but a few activities for the whole family. The show also gives local producers the chance to display and sell their wares to the delight of the visitor. Rook Hall, Heybridge.

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tion all day. Visiting fun fair. Great Bentley Green. 12.30-5pm. (01206 250724) 25 JUNE SUMMER FETE Dog Display, Bouncy Castle, Penalty Shoot Out Barbeque and more. Old Heath Primary School, Old Heath Road, Colchester. 1-4pm. 25 - 26 JUNE A TASTE OF SUMMER Family friendly summer festival with Morris dancing, falconry displays and archery. Gardeners can pick up tips and there'll also be a range of local produce for sale along. RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Rettendon, Chelmsford. 10am-4pm. (01245 402006) 25 - 26 JUNE MEDIEVAL COMBAT WEEKEND Witness medieval life with its skirmishes and battles, enjoy the dancing and music, watch medieval displays including archery and interact with the actors by trying on a helmet or trying to lift a heavy sword. Mountfitchet Castle Experience, Stansted Mountfitchet (01279 813237) 25 - 26 JUNE THE COLCHESTER FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL WITH COLCHESTER ROSE AND HORTICULTURAL SHOW Superb, large event. Home grown food and drink, music, dancing, grand marquees, demonstrations and much more. Castle Park, Colchester. 10am-5pm. 25 - 26 JUNE WALTHAM ABBEY TOWN SHOW A free family fun day with lots of entertainment including a fun fair, side stalls, music and dancing. Town Mead Leisure Park, Waltham Abbey (01992 652295) 25 - 26 JUNE BRIGHTLINGSEA OPEN GARDENS AND SCARECROW FESTIVAL Brightlingsea. 10am-5pm. 26 JUNE EAST ESSEX HEAVY HORSE SHOW Return of the popular event. Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford. 10am5pm. (01621 843183) 26 JUNE MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION Up to 12 Layouts of all scales and gauges. Train rides, Miniature Railway. Colne Valley Railway, Hedingham Station, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham. 10.30am-5pm. (01787 461174) 26 JUNE SUMMER FETE Traditional fete. Seven Rivers, Hall Road, Great Bromley. From 1pm. (01206 230345) 29 JUNE - 1 JULY THE 3FOOT PEOPLE FESTIVAL The 7th festival of wonder for preschool children and their carers. Activities include include art & craft, music & movement, a giant sand pit, storytelling and much more. Ticket only event. Central Park, Chelmsford. 9.30am-3pm. (01245 606505) 29 JUNE - 10 JULY HARWICH FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Concerts, recitals, exhibitions and events. Various venues, Harwich (01255 503571) www.harwichfestival.co.uk


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Frinton-on-Sea is a quiet, secluded, unspoilt town that has a reputation as an exclusive resort. With its broad tree-lined avenues and timeless appeal, Frinton retains some of the quaint atmosphere that brought Victorian aristocracy and royalty to its sandy shoreline. This elegant seaside town was developed from a small village in late Victorian times into an exclusive resort. By the first half of the 20th century Frinton on Sea had great appeal for it’s high society visitors who came to enjoy the secluded sandy beach, golf course (frequented by the Prince of Wales) and tennis tournament, the classy Esplanade hotels, the lido and palm trees and Connaught Avenue, ‘East Anglia’s Bond Street’, named after the Duke of Connaught and opened by his wife. Developer R Powell Cooper bought out the original developer of the town in the 1890s and prohibited boarding houses and pubs. Frinton’s first pub, The Lock and Barrell, opened in 2000. Frinton’s Church of Old St. Mary contains some examples of William Morris stained glass in the East window, designed by Burne Jones. A summer in Frinton is to enjoy the clean, sandy beach, the productions of the Frinton Summer Theatre, a round of golf and a delicious cream tea.

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Caxton Books & Gallery Bookshop This small independent bookshop is run by two enormously enthusiastic book lovers - Judith Charlesworth and Sally Johnson. A true community hub, the shop runs two monthly book clubs, a monthly bedtime story session and a supper book club, held at The Cookery Workshop every two months. The shop also hosts book-themed events for children, author signings and events and helps run the annual Frinton Literary Festival (7-9 October 2011). The owners also work closely with local schools organizing competitions and taking authors into the schools to promote literature and their love of books. Not satisfied with this, they have just started a regular cinema event using the town's McGrigor Hall. The aim is to have one screening each month and show a mixture of new and classic films, as well as a children's matinee performance. The gallery exhibits both traditional and more innovative local artwork including locally made ceramics and jewellery. 37 Connaught Avenue 01255 851 505

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Making a SPLASH! With 350 miles of coastline the geography of Essex lends itself naturally to watersports both traditional and modern. From the timeless craft of sailing and the eternal patience of fishermen to the thrills and spills of wind surfing, there’s plenty of sea room for all to enjoy. WINDSURFING A plentiful supply of wind, open water and accessible beaches make the Essex coast a hotspot for windsurfers. Southend-on-Sea and Mersea Island are just two of the many popular sites for surfers around the coast. There are four main Southend windsurfing beaches along an eight mile stretch of coast. This stretch of coast is also a popular area for kitesurfing, a sport which combines the skills of flying a kite with the dexterity of the surfer. Further north, Mersea Windsurfers is a windsurfing club of around sixty members with a ‘hardcore’ who sail all year round from the island no matter what the weather. The club guarantee good company on the breeziest of days. And all are welcome, from keen windsurfers or kitesurfers looking for jumping and high speed thrills, to beginners out to improve their basic skills. More details on their site at www.themerseawindsurfers.co.uk FISHING Essex is blessed with several substantial piers that afford excellent sport for anglers. The world’s longest pleasure pier at Southend (1.34 miles) is used all year round for fishing and passes are available both night and day. The mile long pier at Walton-on the-Naze may be a little shorter (still the second longest in the country) but it is one of the most consistent fishing venues on the north Essex coast. Through the year there are good catches of whiting, coldling, bass, mackerel, skate, rays, polluck. eel and mullet. Just down the coast Clacton Pier has long been regarded as a prime spot by pleasure trippers and anglers alike. For hardy souls there is plenty of action from the 106

end of the pier in summer and winter. For those who prefer a day afloat there are charter boats for hire either from the big coastal resorts or one of many riverside towns and villages such as Brightlingsea on the river Colne. Fishermen who prefer terra firma may cast an eye over a county awash with well stocked fisheries, There is a plentiful supply of reservoirs, rivers, lakes, reclaimed sand and clay pits for coarse and fly fishermen. Hanningfield Reservoir, near Chelmsford, is set in the picturesque Essex countryside, and is the perfect place for a fun filled family day out. A designated Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its wildfowl, spending a relaxing day fishing on the 600 acre reservoir, enjoying a peaceful woodland walk or taking in a spot of lunch overlooking the water, is sure to appeal to all. SAILING The five estuaries of the rivers Thames, Crouch, Blackwater, Colne and Stour with their numerous sheltered creeks and tributaries provide a haven for thousands of yachtsmen, women and children throughout the year. Convivial sailing clubs abound in and around the county’s rivers and along the coast itself. The riverside town of Burnham-on-couch is a something of a mecca for both serious and social sailors. Within the space of a few hundred yards on the quayside are to be found the Royal Burnham Yacht club, Crouch Yacht club, Royal Corinthian yacht club and Burnham sailing club. There is a welcome in the town for every boating type from the well heeled to the well seasoned. A packed calendar of events on the river culminates in Burnham week in September when the town heaves with a happy throng of the sailing fraternity. Setting a course north around the Dengie peninsula and up river into the Blackwater brings you to Bradwell, home to ‘Bradwell Outdoors’ a residential and day centre primarily for young people with its own fleet of boats. Professional sailing instruction is available from

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Suffolk’s county town lies on the peaceful banks of the River Orwell. At the Waterfront the renovated docks is home to marinas, restaurants, bars, shops and modern apartment blocks. The Waterfront is a great place to stroll and watch sailing boats, Royal Navy ships, yachts and powerboats. The town centre, a ten minute walk from The Waterfront, offers museums, galleries, theatres, parkland and high street shops. There are also open-air markets to discover at Cornhill on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Ipswich Museum is home to a wonderful collection of artefacts and features a Victorian Natural History Gallery. Find out about the Anglo-Saxon origins of Ipswich, visit the Egyptian Gallery, imagine Roman Suffolk and see treasures from Asia North America and the Pacific. High Street 01473 433550 Town Hall Galleries is the place to see contemporary visual art, and find designer crafts. Gallery 2 is devoted to works by members of the Suffolk Craft Society, and where you can buy locally made jewellery, textiles, ceramics, glass, woodwork and furniture. Cornhill 01473 432863

Harvest at Jimmy's Alex James presents a weekend festival of great music and great food. Acts include The Feeling, Eliza Doolittle, Fat Freddy's Drop, Gilles Peterson, Huw Stephens, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Alice Gold, along with celebrity chefs James Martin (pictured), Mary Berry and many more. 10-11 Sept. Jimmy's Farm, Wherstead near Ipswich. 01473 258070 www.harvestatjimmys.com Christchurch Mansion is a sprawling Tudor House in stunning grounds with fabulous room settings spanning 400 years and art collections of national importance including works by Constable and Gainsborough. Soane Street 01473 253246

IpArt Festival Ipswich is host to two weeks of exciting performances for all ages and interests, with live music, contemporary art, film and literature events, and hands-on activities. Many events are free. Festival launch takes place at the Waterfront, with a real carnival atmosphere, packed bars and restaurants, music, lights, giant spheres floating on the water and launch market full of goodies. Festival highlights include: Katherine Jenkins (2 July); Madam Butterfly screened live from the Royal Opera House (4 July); Club Classics Summer Party with Billy Ocean, Jocelyn Brown, Soul II Soul and the Gibson Brothers (9 July); the Indian Summer Mela music festival (10 July) and Be-Dom, percussion-mad sextuplet from Portugal. Ip Art launch market, selling 24 June-10 July. www.ip-art.com 01473 433100 The Very Best of the Last Night of the Proms A spectacular open air concert featuring the world famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and special guest stars performing Land of Hope and Glory, Jerusalem, Nessun Dorma, Rule Britannia, Sailor's Hornpipe, Toréador's Song, 1812 Overture, Nimrod, and many more, closing with a firework finale. Bring a picnic and your own choice of seating and enjoy. 10 July, Christchurch Park. www.SuffolkProms.com 01473 433100

Suffolk Carpet Weavers Moving premises is always a stressful time but, like the thousands of carpet installations Suffolk Carpet Weavers have carried out, they've moved to their new larger premises on time and on budget. The company has been trading since 1985 and are renowned in Suffolk for manufacturing superb wool twist pile carpets; able to make, supply and install an impressive array of bespoke designs. Their forté is the unusual and they are always willing to help customers find that special something different. If they can't make it themselves, they know someone who can and buying direct makes big savings. Suffolk Carpet Weavers' product spread is very wide, ranging from beautiful wool rich to modern engineered stain-free synthetic carpets, and prices that start at £6 per sq metre and go up to £100s for the finest woven carpet. Their contract department covers all aspects from a small cloakroom to department stores. Roll ends, end of production runs and discontinued ranges are always on offer. Current excess stock includes superb 100% wool, deepest pile carpet, reduced form £65 to £25 per sq metre. Call and see them at their new showroom. Farthing Road 01473 241444

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Orwell Lady River Cruises There are plenty of opportunities to take to the river this summer. The Orwell Lady takes passengers along the River Orwell from the Ipswich Waterfront through lock gates, under the soaring Orwell Bridge, and through areas of outstanding natural beauty to Harwich Harbour and back. Trips can be booked at Ipswich TIC. The sailing timetable is available at www.orwellrivercruises.co.uk

Maritime Ipswich Festival will be a celebration of all things nautical and will bring together Ipswich's Waterfront Maritime past, present and future at the Ipswich Waterfront, Quayside and Docks. Enjoy visiting vessels, period and modern re-enactments, dance performances, displays and stalls, live traditional music, food and drink festival, fireworks and much more. Not to be missed, the Festival takes place on 20-21 August, 10am-6pm.

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THEATRE & SHOWS 1 JUNE WOULD BE NICE THOUGH Two candidates await their doom in those twenty minutes before that job interview. New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich (01473 295900) 1 - 5 JUNE FALLEN IN LOVE - THE SECRET HEART OF ANNE BOLEYN Suffolk theatre company Red Rose Chain present a new play by Joanna Garrick. The year is 1536. The woman who changed the world forever by capturing the heart of a King, faces trial with her brother George on charges of adultery, incest and treason. Witness a nation irreversibly transformed as the most passionate and decisive events of England’s history unfold in the tense and treacherous crucible of the royal court. This passionate story of betrayal and jealousy shows us the true heart of Queen Anne Boleyn, revealing at last the secret of her greatest love. Performed in a unique theatre tent in the grounds of the Hall. Gippeswyk Hall, Ipswich (01473 603388) 1 - 11 JUNE PULSE - IPSWICH FRINGE FESTIVAL Boasting “one of the finest fringe programmes south of the Scottish border”, artists and companies appearing this year include Dancing Brick, Inspector Sans, Hoipolloi, Greg McLaren, Bryony Kimmings, Slung Low, nabokov, Cartoon de Salvo and Talawa. Performances will take place in venues ranging from the New Wolsey Theatre to someone’s kitchen and a big yellow camper. New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich (01473 295900) 2 JUNE JOE LONGTHORNE Joe is recognised as one of the most dynamic entertainers in British show business. His impressions have an uncanny ability for accuracy and his repertoire of voices is endless and includes hundreds of the world's top singers. Marina Theatre, Lowestoft (01502 533200) 2 JUNE DORIS DAY CAN F**K OFF A peculiarly playful and dangerous one man opera performed with utterly offhand conviction. New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich (01473 295900) 3 JUNE SUM (+) David Eagleman’s startling book, Sum, is the inspiration for a new piece of theatre devised by artists and practitioners from the New Wolsey Theatre’s Creative Learning Team. New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich (01473 295900)

3 JUNE SHORT CUTS CABARET Variety show with music, comedy and special guest Peter Blegvad, singer-songwriter and cult-cartoonist extraordinaire. The Cut, Halesworth (0845 6732123) 3 JUNE AGNES AND WALTER (A LITTLE LOVE STORY) Inspired by The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich (01473 295900) 3 JUNE A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME Show for children. Haverhill Arts Centre (01440 714140) 3 - 4 JUNE UP OUT O' THE SEA In a small town on Suffolk's eroding coastline, life goes on pretty much as usual until Carrie arrives investigating a 30-year-old lifeboat tragedy. As lost lives and loves are dredged to the surface the past becomes clearer and locals learn to face up to the future. Presented by Eastern Angles. Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, nr Bury St Edmunds (01473 211498) 4 JUNE THE TIGERLILYS The latest allsinging, all-dancing show by the amazingly talented duo. The Cut, Halesworth (0845 6732123) 4 JUNE SENSE OF FREEDOM Mark Smith is a choreographer who uses a fusion of different styles of dance incorporated with signlanguage to create an expressionist work for his company Deaf Men Dancing. Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich (01473 295900) 4 JUNE WORLD OF WRONG It’s dance, it’s comedy it’s theatre. It’s funny, it’s tongue in cheek, and it’s daring. It has some serious bits and some rude bits….welcome to the strange and schizophrenically chaotic world of The Two Wrongies’. New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich (01473 295900) 4 JUNE ERIC KNOWLES: ANTIQUE ANTICS A mini Antiques Roadshow where you can meet the affable and knowledgeable Eric Knowles. Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe (01394 282126) 4 - 11 JUNE WEST END TO BROADWAY Song and dance show. Kings Theatre, Newmarket (01638 663337) 5 JUNE EPIC A playful and experimental journey through the past hundred years, Epic blurs frontiers between autobiography, fact and fiction, combining personal stories, video inter-

action, fanciful re-enactments of key 20th century events. New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich (01473 295900) 5 JUNE A CORNER OF THE OCEAN Featuring puppetry, live musical accompaniment and a capella singing, ‘A Corner of The Ocean takes a darkly comic look at our everyday struggles to keep a head above the water. The Cut, Halesworth (0845 6732123) 7 JUNE MADE UP Cartoon de Salvo’s cocktail of script-defying impro, live music and storytelling has won a devoted following. New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich (01473 295900) 7 - 8 JUNE RUNNING ON AIR Performed in a vintage, yellow VW campervan called ‘Joni’parked outside the New Wolsey Theatre, Running On Air is an award-winning show by comedian Laura Mugridge, performed for just five audience members at a time. New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich (01473 295900) 7 - 11 JUNE ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Wild West musical presented by The Lowestoft Players. Marina Theatre, Lowestoft (01502 533200) 8 JUNE PASSING WIND An affectionate satire set in the vibrant world of the Nigerian film industry. New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich (01473 295900) 9 JUNE SKITTLES Darkly funny story from award-winning poet and playwright Richard Marsh. Arlingtons, Museum Street, Ipswich (01473 295900) 9 JUNE CABARET WHORE Brilliant character comedy packed with sparkling original songs. New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich (01473 295900) 10 JUNE LOVE YOUR CHOCOLATES Hugely entertaining one-man show by Tim Bentinck, who has played David Archer in The Archers for over 28 years. Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds (01284 769505) 10 - 11 JUNE NATS NUS DANSA: MAPS Dance. Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich (01473 295230) 11 JUNE PIP’S WILDLIFE GARDEN Children’s puppet show. Woolpit Village Hall (01359 240655) 11 JUNE THE BIG SHOW Songs from the shows, starring over 100 children and all in aid of Camilles Appeal “Raising Smiles, Hope and Money”. Ipswich Regent (01473 433100)

27 JUNE LADY BOYS OF BANGKOK Combining the heady spice of Bangkok’s exotic nightlife with the glamorous showgirl appeal of Las Vegas this spectacular and flamboyant show is performed by 16 of the world’s most beautiful showgirls, every single one of them a Thai male – you won’t believe your eyes. The Apex, Bury St Edmunds.

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24 - 25 JUNE CHARLES DICKENS’ THE SIGNALMAN AND OTHER GHOSTLY TALES Featuring Suffolk-based actor Julian Harries. Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich (01473 211498) 25 - 26 JUNE HIGH VOLTAGE 11 The annual celebration of dance from across the East of England promises to be an exhilarating showcase. Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich (01473 295230) 27 JUNE LADY BOYS OF BANGKOK See panel.. The Apex, Bury St Edmunds (01284 758000) 28 JUNE - 2 JULY OUR HOUSE A touching tale of life and love, heartbreak and comedy, right and wrong, Our House is the irresistibly brilliant musical bursting with non-stop classic hits from everyone’s favourite 80's pop group, Madness. New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich (01473 295900) 28 JUNE - 2 JULY OKLAHOMA! Musical presented by Spotlight Musical Theatre Group. Beccles Public Hall (01502 717417) 29 JUNE JO BRAND IN CONVERSATION WITH GEORGINA WROE One of Britain's best-loved comedians, discusses Can't Stand up For Sitting Down, the richly entertaining second instalment of her memoir. She reminisces about her pathway to fame on the comedy circuit and as a TV personality. Waterfront Gallery - University Campus Suffolk, Neptune Quay, Ipswich (01473 338000)

2 JUNE THE SEARCHERS Hit 60s band with songs such as Sweets For My Sweet and Sugar and Spice. Haverhill Arts Centre (01440 714140) 2 JUNE STOWMARKET CHORALE With Stowmarket Concert Band. John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk, Stowmarket (01359 241446) 3 JUNE BLAKE Cassical four piece and winners of the NS&I Album Of The Year Award at the Classic Brits 2008. Blake successfully bridge the gap between pop and opera. Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe (01394 282126) 3 JUNE DR FEELGOOD One of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world - from Canvey Island! Quay Theatre, Sudbury (01787 370666) 3 JUNE TWO KINDS OF MAGIC Tributes to Queen and ELO. Marina Theatre, Lowestoft (01502 533200) 3 JUNE CANADIAN SALVATION ARMY STAFF BAND United Reformed Church, Stowmarket (01449 674447) 4 JUNE JOHN OTWAY & WILD WILLY BARRETT The pair first achieved notoriety with an eye-watering performance on the Old Grey Whistle Test and their subsequent hit single, Really Free in 1977. John's finest moment came in 2002 when his track, Bunsen Burner reached Number 9 in the UK Charts. Quay Theatre, Sudbury (01787 370666) 4 JUNE BUNGAY BASH Bands live on stage from 2.30pm through to 10pm and real ale on the bar. Bands: Code Indigo - Callisto 1 JUNE THIN LIZZY Twenty four years have David Wright - Geigertek and Stephen Scott. passed, the world has changed, but the amazing Fisher Theatre, Bungay (01986 897130) body of work that is Thin Lizzy still retains all of 4 JUNE STEVE HOMES Flamenco guitarist. its vibrancy and influence. A new line-up has Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft (01502 589726) formed to take Lizzy's music to a whole new 4 - 5 JUNE STOWFEST Two-day live generation of music fans. Ipswich Regent (01473 music festival showcasing some of the best tal433100) ent in the region. Saturday line-up includes Boy Mandeville, Suspect Device, Groove Cartel, The Cads, plus a terrific acoustic line-up on Sudnay. Chilton Fields, Stowmarket (01449 612060) www.stowfest.co.uk 5 JUNE THE AVALON TRIO Jazz. Milestones Jazz Club, Hotel Hatfield, Marine Parade, Lowestoft (01502 568684) 8 JUNE FLANAGAN Suffolk guitarist, a regular with Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, and his band. The Apex, Bury St Edmunds (01284 758000) 9 JUNE STATUS QUO See panel. High Lodge, Thetford Forest (03000 680400) 9 JUNE TALON - THE BEST OF THE EAGLES Tribute. Ipswich Regent (01473 433100) 9 JUNE ASHLEY WASS Classical pianist. St Mary’s Jo Brand Church, Woolpit Waterfront Gallery (01359 240655) 29 June

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9 JUNE ERASURE + SOPHIE ELLIS BEXTOR ormed in the mid-eighties, the award-winning duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell unleashed on the nation a succession of crafted pop anthems. Songs like ‘A Little Respect’, ‘Sometimes’, ‘Victim Of Love’, and ‘Ship Of Fools’. They are supported by Sophie Ellis Bextor, the stylish, classy and successful disco diva. High Lodge, Thetford Forest (03000 680400) 10 JUNE CARDY & COKE Country music. Quay Theatre, Sudbury (01787 370666) 10 JUNE ROBERT BROWN & THE SMOULDERING SONS Psychedelic folk cum blues cum jazz. The Cut, Halesworth (0845 6732123) 10 JUNE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Messiaen, Mahler. Conducted by Simon Rattle. Snape Maltings Concert Hall (01728 687110) 10 - 26 JUNE ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL Since the 1st Aldeburgh Festival in 1948, the Suffolk Coast has become a magnet for classical music lovers. Today's Festival is an impressive programme of concerts, recitals, master-classes, walks and free events on Aldeburgh and Thorpeness beaches. Look out for events at the Pumphouse (off Park Road, Aldeburgh), with its delicious mix of cabaret, jazz, comedy, and more. Snape & Aldeburgh (01728 687110) www.aldeburgh.co.uk 11 JUNE SIMPLE MINDS Classic songs like 'Alive and Kicking’, 'Sanctify Yourself', 'Don't You (Forget About Me)’, 'Promised You A Miracle', 'Waterfront' and 'Belfast Child' established Simple Minds with a global audience with a run of No 1 albums including 'Sparkle In the Rain', 'Once Upon A Time' and 'Street Fighting Years', propelling them to supergroup status in the UK. Special guest will be Starsailor front man James Walsh. High Lodge, Thetford Forest (03000 680400) 11 JUNE THREE BONZOS AND A PIANO Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band fans will be delighted to learn that Roger Ruskin Spear, Rodney Slater and Sam Spoons have teamed up with superpianist Dave Glasson to create more fun, music and subversive diversion in the spirit of the ageless band. The Apex, Bury St Edmunds (01284 758000) 11 JUNE GRIMETHORPE COLLIERY BAND The real stars of the hit movie 'Brassed Off', the Grimethorpe Colliery Band are celebrating the 15th anniversary of this classic film. Ipswich Corn Exchange (01473 433100) 11 JUNE EYE BACH CHOIR Summer concert featuring the first public performance of a new work by Jonathan Rutherford. Eye Parish Church (01728 747371) 11 JUNE BURY BACH CHOIR Purcell’s King Arthur performed with the Suffolk Baroque Players and soloists. Holy Trinity Church, The Green, Long Melford (01787 281836) 11 JUNE BARB JUNGR Barb Jungr is renowned for her unique vocal style, approach to arrangements and interpretation of song. The Pumphouse, Aldeburgh (01728 687110)

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23 JUNE WOODY MANN & GORDON GILTRAP Two guitar greats. Haverhill Arts Centre (01440 714140) 23 JUNE REVENGE OF THE FOLKSINGERS Concerto Caledonia with Martin Carthy, Alasdair Roberts, Olivia Chaney, Mairi Campbell, Jim Moray. Snape Maltings Concert Hall (01728 687110) 24 JUNE TEXAS Enjoy an afternoon of top horseracing followed by a concert by one the pop rock band fronted by Sharleen Spiteri whose hits include Black Eyed Boy and Say What You Want. July Racecourse, Newmarket (0844 579 3010) 24 JUNE ELISABETH LEONSKAJA Acclaimed pianist plays Schubert. Snape Maltings Concert Hall (01728 687110) 25 JUNE IPSWICH ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY Lyadov, Mozart, Shostakovich. Ipswich Corn Exchange (01473 433100) 25 JUNE MUSIC ON THE GREEN Fun for the whole family with Live Music, Stalls, Bouncy castle, beer, wine, Real Ale Bar, BBQ and more. Stowupland Village Green. 12-11pm. 25 JUNE EÖTVÖS AND LONDON SINFONIETTA A concert of three composers connected to Paris centre for composition research, IRCAM and three explorations of the movement of sound in space. Snape Maltings Concert Hall (01728 687110) 25 JUNE T-REXTASY + ALLADINSANE Top rock tributes. Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe (01394 282126) 25 JUNE THE HURD Folk medieval HurdyGurdy band. The Pumphouse, Aldeburgh (01728 687110) 25 JUNE BLAXHALL SHIP Traditional East Anglian Music and dance. The Pumphouse, Aldeburgh (01728 687110) 25 JUNE PAUL LEEGAN AND THE LEGENDS 50s rock ‘n’roll and skiffle. Leiston Film Theatre (01728 830549) 25 JUNE PAKEFIELD SINGERS St Edmunds church, Southwold. St Edmunds church, Southwold (07521 900663) 26 JUNE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Programme dominated by Stravinsky. Snape Maltings Concert Hall (01728 687110)

26 JUNE REBOP This repertory band present their ‘Bebop To Blue Note’music featuring tracks from the forties through to the sixties including compositions by Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, etc. JazzNights, The Bell, Market Hill, Clare (01787 237653) 26 JUNE HAVERHILL SINFONIA Mozart, Debussy, Smetana. Haverhill Arts Centre (01440 714140) 26 JUNE ANDY IRVINE Irish singer-songwriter. Quay Theatre, Sudbury (01787 370666) 26 JUNE HOFFMEISTER ENSEMBLE Chamber music. Wingfield Barns, Wingfield (01379 384505) 27 JUNE JOHN MCNICHOLL Country music. Regal Theatre, Stowmarket (01449 612825) 27 JUNE PENNY & STUART MACK Folk. Swan House, Beccles (01502 713474) 30 JUNE RAYMOND FROGGATT Country singer-songwriter. Haverhill Arts Centre (01440 714140)

ART & EXHIBITIONS 1 - 2 JUNE SARA PAYNTER + PAUL EDWARDS Ceramics + silk screen prints. Craftco, Southwold (01502 723211) 1 - 2 JUNE STEPHEN WALTON FINE ART FESTIVAL EXHIBITION An Exhibition of Bill Jackson photographs. The Edmund Gallery, St Edmundsbiry Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds (01284 758000) 1 - 5 JUNE CARVED IN OAK An exhibition by Jo Scott B of fascinating drawings and illustrations of pew ends from East Anglia. Wingfield Barns, Wingfield (01379 384505) 1 - 12 JUNE THE CLASS OF… Maggi Hambling headlines this exhibition of work from influential students and teachers from Ipswich Art School. The teachers Lawrence Self, Colin Moss, Tom Phillips and Bernard Reynolds will all be represented. Ipswich Art School, Upper High Street, Ipswich (01206 282938) 1 - 15 JUNE SIX ABSTRACT PAINTERS Abstract work by Geraldine Carratu, Mari French, Jazz Green, Joan Hickson, Anthea Eames, and John Midgley. Halesworth Gallery (01986 873064)

27 JUNE STATUS QUO Open-air concert in the forest by the legendary three-chord maestros who have been rockin’ all over the world for over 35 years. With more Top Of The Pops appearances than any other band, Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt have spent in excess of 417 weeks (that’s over eight accumulative years!) in the British singles charts. In 1991, the guys were awarded a Brit for their Outstanding Contribution to Music; and Rick and Francis were awarded their longdeserved OBEs in 2010. Support is from The Last Republic. High Lodge, Thetford Forest.

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1 - 18 JUNE MALI MORRIS: RA PAINTINGS Selection of works by the London-based contemporary painter. The Cut, Halesworth (01986 873285) 1 - 19 JUNE HENRO 2011 An exhibition by Takumasa Ono, an official artist of the National Trust in Japan. The exhibition will include silk screen prints, traditional Japanese paintings, sumi-e-ink drawings and watercolours inspired by National Trust places. Ickworth House, Park and Gardens, Horringer, nr Bury St Edmunds (01284 736127) 1 - 20 JUNE THE SPIRIT OF THE COAST Sea Pictures Gallery, Well Lane, Clare (01787 279024) 1 - 30 JUNE TESSA NEWCOMBE An exhibition of works by Suffolk artist Tessa Newcomb, whose work is dominated by scenes of the Suffolk countryside and coastline. Born in Suffolk, Tessa studied at Norwich School of Art before gaining an honours degree from bath Academy of Art. She is the daughter of artist Marry Newcomb, and she now lives in Wenhaston. Snape Maltings Gallery, Snape, nr Aldeburgh. 10am-5pm. (01728 687171) 1 - 30 JUNE KEEPING TIME A look at one of the finest public collections of time measurement instruments in the world. This exhibition shows many of these devices and why some were collected by Gershom Parkington. Moyse’s Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds (01284 757160) I JUNE - 2 JULY INTO THE WILD Into the Wild takes the wilderness around us and the infinite flora and fauna within it as a core theme. Directly inspired by our location in the remote region of East Anglia this exhibition hopes to seduce you back in love with nature. See work by artists whose working practice explores the unseen, potentially fragile, wonderful and endangered elements of the natural world. Featuring: Sam Bakewell, Ultimate Holding Company, Beatriz da Costa, Eleanor Morgan, Lee Patterson, Laura Pullig, Matthew Smith and Chiz Turnross. Smiths Row, The Market Cross, Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds (01284 762081) I JUNE - 9 OCT FREDERICK ASHTON, THE BALLET AND SUFFOLK The Royal Ballet present the story of SirFrederick Ashton, a gifted dancer and founder choreographer of The Royal Ballet. He created more than 100 ballets over a 60-year career. There is also an accompanying Ashton Trail leaflet, which highlights places associated with Ashton’s life and work. The exhibition is split between the three venues. Town Galleries, Christchurch Mansion & Jerwood Dancehouse, Ipswich (01473 432863) 1 JUNE - 30 OCT OUR PEOPLE OF THE PAST Celebrating the life of Anglo-Saxon women and children, this exhibition brings to life people that were buried at Sutton Hoo. Sutton Hoo, nr Woodbridge, 10.30am-5pm. 4 - 16 JUNE DAN & HONOR HUSSEY Steam bent ash furniture, and landscape paintings. Craftco, Southwold (01502 723211)


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4 - 26 JUNE ANNUAL EXHIBITION All the Gallerie’s favourite artists, new additions and latest acquisitions. Thompson’s Galleries, High Street, Aldeburgh (01728 453743) 6 - 15 JUNE THE PRINCIPALITY A mixed exhibition of art from Wales by: Ceri Auckland Davies, Howard Coles RCA, Mary Griffiths RCA, Sigrid Muller, Trevor Sowden, Gareth Thomas, and Vivienne Williams. Lime Tree Gallery, Long Melford (01787 319046) 10 - 26 JUNE SNAP: ART AT THE ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL Snap, specially curated for the Festival, is an exhibition of works by an extraordinary group of artists who in recent years have all gravitated towards Suffolk and Norfolk. Colonising the derelict and developed spaces at Snape Maltings, the show brings together leading international members of the art world. Artists include Don Brown, Gary Hume, Abigail Lane, Sarah Lucas, Julian Simmons, Juergen Teller, Cerith Wyn Evans. Various locations, Snape (01728 687110) 11 - 26 JUNE PAM CARTER Pam Carter's distinctive depictions of the Scottish landscape and seascape have found a wide and appreciative audience over the years both here and abroad. Hunter Gallery, Long Melford (01787 466117) 11 JUNE - 17 SEPT GAINSBOROUGH’S ‘DIANA AND ACTAEON’ REVEALED To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of Gainsborough’s House, there will be a major summer exhibition devoted to one of the artist's late masterpieces, Diana and Actaeon, c.1785, from the Royal Collection. The picture is unique in being the artist’s only mythological subject. The exhibition will bring together the painting with its detailed preparatory drawings and examine Gainsborough's dramatic treatment of the cruel story as recounted in Ovid's ‘Metamorphoses’. The display will encompass some earlier precedents, such as a Renaissance maiolica plate illustrating the story. Some of Gainsborough’s British contemporaries or followers, who also painted the theme, will be represented by Francis Hayman, Thomas Rowlandson and J.M.W. Turner. Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury (01787 372958) 13 JUNE - 9 JULY OLWEN JONES Despite recently completing three years as VicePresident of the Royal Watercolour Society (2004-2007), this Essex-based painter-printmaker has been able to produce a whole body of new watercolours for this, her fourth major exhibition at The Gallery. The John Russell Contemporary Art Gallery, Wherry Lane, Ipswich (01473 212051) 14 - 24 JUNE MARY BISHOP An Exhibition of oils and watercolours of the Suffolk coastal landscape. Suffolk Food Hall, Wherstead, Ipswich. 17 - 26 JUNE GEORGE GILL AND JOHN TOOKEY Southwold Gallery, High Street, Southwold (01502 723888) 18 - 23 JUNE RACHEL DRAKE Watercolours and Mixed Media. Edmund Gallery, St Edmunsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds (01284 748733)

18 - 30 JUNE PRISCILLA MOURITZEN Pinched, wood-fired porcelain. Craftco, Southwold (01502 723211) 18 JUNE - 6 JULY LINDA CHAPMAN + LES WILLIAMS + JOHN WILLIAMS Linda shows etchings based on drawings in the Forum library and the train station in Norwich. Les shows architectural drawings of London and John shows landscape work. Halesworth Gallery (01986 873064) 21 JUNE - 3 JULY VILLAGE CRAFT EXHIBITION Arts and crafts from the talented residents of Wingfield and surrounds, including painting, spinning, joinery, basketry and more. Wingfield Barns, Wingfield (01379 384505) 21 JUNE - 23 JULY BARRY NEWIS + HAYLEY FIELD Paintings. The Cut, Halesworth (0845 6732123) 23 - 29 JUNE JOHN PIPER Watercolours and Prints. Thompson’s Galleries, High Street, Aldeburgh (01728 453743) 24 JUNE - 23 JULY KIRSTY TINKLER A new site-sensitive sculptural installation. Waterfront Gallery, University Campus Suffolk, Neptune Quay, Ipswich (01473 338000) 25 JUNE - 7 JULY BURY ST EDMUNDS ART SOCIETY 65th Annual Exhibition. Edmund Gallery, St Edmunsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds (01284 748733) 27 JUNE - 2 JULY JENNIFER PECK Exhibition of collages inspired by the Suffolk coast. Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, St Stephen's Church, Ipswich. 9am-5pm.

SPECIAL EVENTS 1 - 2 JUNE THE SUFFOLK SHOW See panel. Trinity Park, Ipswich. 7.30am5.30pm. 1 - 5 JUNE STOWMARKET FESTIVAL Festival launch event on 27th in the town centre between 4-7pm. Lots of events and activities throughout the Festival, culminating in two day music fest on 4-5 June at Chilton Fields. Various venues, Stowmarket. www.stowmarketfestival.co.uk 2 - 5 JUNE CHARTER FAIR A funfair with traditional rides and games. South Green, Southwold (01502 724729) 4 JUNE PAKEFIELD VILLAGE GREEN FETE Tradiitonal community fete. Village Green, Pakefield. 11.30am-4pm. 4 JUNE MONKS ELEIGH FETE Tradiitonal fete. The Hall, Monks Eleigh. 124pm. 4 - 5 JUNE ANGLO SAXON DEATH AND BURIAL The Wulfingas return to the Anglo-Saxon Village, with costume re-enactment, cooking, crafts, games and special performances of the rituals of death and burial. West Stow - The First English Village, Icklingham Road, West Stow, Bury St Edmunds (01284 728718) 4 - 5 JUNE PETTAFIESTA A homemade 24 hour community arts festival held over two days. Music from the best local artists, plus the-

atre, spoken word, karaoke, dancing, quizzes and all sorts of other activities. Laffitts hall, Pettaugh, Stowmarket (07774 748476) 4 - 5 JUNE D-DAY CELEBRATION WEEKEND Featuring a variety of Military Vehicles, including a World War Two Sherman Tank and an unique Valentine IX Duplex Drive Amphibious Tank. Plus Slide talks, boat trips, Great Yarmouth Brass Band (Sunday), a WW2 reenacting group, stalls, attractions and more. Somerleyton Hall, Lowestoft. 10am-5pm. (01493 488288) 4 - 5 JUNE BARTON MILLS OPEN GARDENS WEEKEND A number of village gardens open to the public. Barton Mills Village Hall. 12-5pm. 4 - 5 JUNE FLOWER FESTIVAL Sudbourne Church. 10am-6pm. 5 JUNE CRAFT FAIR Over 50 stalls of varied & original crafts and hobbies. Needham Market Community Centre, School Street, Needham Market. 10am-4pm. 5 JUNE HEADWAY COMPANION DOG SHOW Gt Blakenham Village Hall. 10am5pm. (07828 689326) 5 JUNE TRULY VINTAGE FAIR Meet a whole host of fabulous vintage wedding suppliers. Glemham Hall, Woodbridge. 10am-4pm. 5 JUNE ANTIQUE AND COLLECTORS FAIR Hotel Elizabeth Copdock, Nr Ipswich. 9am-4pm. 9 JUNE POWER BOAT RACING Powerboat racing started on Oulton Broad over 100 years ago. There’s usually a minimum of nine races in three different classes and there is a full, live commentary in the park. Nicholas Everitt Park, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft. 6pm. (01603 881112) 10 - 12 JUNE ALIVE AND VDUBBIN Suffolk Biggest VW Show. Local Bands, Beer Tent, Climb Spider Mountain, VW Vehicle Displays, Free Skate Ramp and VW Bouncy Castle and not to mention loads of Fun and Activities for the Kids. Mid Suffolk Showground, Stonham Barns, Stonham Aspel. www.aliveandvdubbin.co.uk 11 JUNE GREAT EAST SWIM Outdoor swim event, plus farmers’market, come-and-try sports and more. Alton Water, Holbrook Road, Stutton, Ipswich. www.greatswim.org 11 JUNE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION 90TH ANNIVERSARY FETE Entertainment includes a dog display team, the Anglian Regiment soldiers, Beccles Rugby juniors, Beccles fire brigade display, Sir John Leman school band, YAK 52 air display plus stalls, beer tent, BBQ and static military vehicles. Beccles Quay. 1.30-5.30pm. (01502 470132) 11 JUNE HORHAM BYGONES COUNTRY RALLY This event regularly attracts 100 historic tractors, military vehicles, stationary engines, car & motorcycles as well as working horses, mules from the Burma Mules Tribute, demonstrations of crafts from New Reeding Woods Group & working fire engines, various stalls, fairground rides for smaller children & more. Horham & Athelington Recreation Field on the B1117. 10am-5pm.

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Suffolk 12 JUNE EDWARDIAN DAY Experience life at Edwardian Ickworth. Fun activities for all the family. Ickworth House, Park and Gardens, Horringer, nr Bury St Edmunds. 11am-4pm. (01284 736127) 12 JUNE HALESWORTH LIONS CARNIVAL AND FETE A traditional carnival procession through the town and a fete in the town park with main ring entertainment, games and trade stalls, BBQ, tea tent and a duck race. Halesworth Town Park. 12-5.20pm. (01986 872994) 16 JUNE POWER BOAT RACING See 9 June. Nicholas Everitt Park, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft. 6pm. (01603 881112) 16 JUNE SAXMUNDHAM MUSEUM FUNDRAISING GARDEN PARTY With music, Morris Dancing, bar, hog roast and raffle June. Glemham Hall. 6pm. (01728 602026) 18 JUNE STRAWBERRY FAYRE & FARMERS MARKET Strawberry goodies galore, craft stalls, bouncy castle, food stalls, beer tent and fun & games. Alder Carr Farm, Creeting St Mary, Ipswich. 10.30am-3pm. (01449 720820) 11 JUNE THURSTON SUMMER FETE New Green Centre, Thurston. 1-4pm. 18 JUNE THE ARK & CRAFT FAYRE The Ark, King William Street, Needham Market. 10am-2pm. 18 - 19 JUNE FLOWER FESTIVAL St Mary’s Church, Church Road, Old Newton. 11am-5pm. (01449 775334) 18 - 19 JUNE LONG MELFORD MIDSUMMER COUNTRY SHOW Family Show with all day entertainment including birds of prey, working dogs, children's entertainment as well as arts, crafts, gifts and food marquees. Also on Sunday, a Companion Dog Show. Melford Hall, Long Melford. 10am-6pm. (0800 141 2823) 18 - 19 JUNE HELMINGHAM FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL Since the C15th when Catherine Tollemache wrote her famous Book of Secrets Helmingham Hall has had a proud culinary tradition. In its second year the Helmingham Food and Drink Festival promises to excite and suprise. The Festival will attract producers from the local area and further afield. Full of foodie fun and frolics there will be many different attractions including cooking demonstrations as well as local music to enjoy .

Helmingham Hall Gardens, Helmingham, Stowmarket. 11am-5pm. (01473 890799) 18 - 19 JUNE MEDIEVAL WEEKEND Join a cast of Knights, Archers, Falconers, a Monk, Minstrel, Cook, Serfs & Domestics in the Mediaeval Encampment for this special Father's Day Weekend event. Watch the battles, don the armour, sample the food and handle the tools for a fascinating day. Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspel (01449 711111) 19 JUNE GREAT ANNUAL RECREATION OF TUDOR LIFE The biggest (and probably best) event of its type in the UK, Kentwell's Great Annual Re-Creation of Tudor Life transports visitors back to a year in the 16th Century. Little remains to remind you of modern life - all about you is the Tudor age. Up to 400 ‘Tudor’participants re-create the dress, speech, food, drink, music, dance, crafts, pleasures and way of lifein Tudor times. Kentwell, Long Melford (01787 310207) 19 JUNE HIDDEN GARDENS OF BURY ST EDMUNDS 30+ gardens generally hidden from the public open for one day only. Tickets from the Tourist Information Centre in Angel Hill. Bury St Edmunds. 11am-5pm. (01284 755098) 19 JUNE NOWTON PARK COUNTRY FAIR All the fun of the fair, arena acts, side shows, attractions, craft stalls, children's rides and much, much more at this years show. Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds. 11am-5pm. (01284 757093) 19 JUNE VINTAGE POWER DAY Vintage & classic cars on show, the Blackstone oil engine, stationary engines & other attractions. Pakenham Water Mill, Mill Road, Pakenham. 11am-5pm. (01284 724075) 19 JUNE IXWORTH ANTIQUES AND COLLECTORS FAIR Ixworth Village Hall, 9am-3.30pm. (07535 503864) 19 JUNE RACE FOR LIFE Tesco and Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a great day out, packed with inspiring memories and amazing moments. Trinity Park, Ipswich. 11am-10pm. 19 JUNE LAVENHAM OPEN GARDENS Lavenham's secret gardens are open to the public. Tickets from Tourist Information Centre on the day. Lavenham. From 2pm. 19 JUNE ITALIAN MARKET Lavenham. From 10am.

24 JUNE HARLEY DAVIDSON STATIC DISPLAY Display of Harley Davidson motorcycles with owners on site to talk about their classic machines. Royal Green, Lowestoft. 3-5pm. (07766 146700) 24 JUNE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES See panel. Ipswich Waterfront. 4-10pm. (01473 433100) 24 JUNE ANGLO-ITALIAN MARKET Beccles Market Place. (020 7064 9499) 24 - 25 JUNE LOWESTOFT TRANSPORT SHOW A collection of vehicles both old and new on display. Lowestoft Town Centre. (01502 502205) 24 JUNE - 10 JULY IP-ART - IPSWICH ARTS FESTIVAL Visual arts, performing arts, literature, film and music, including Ipswich Music Day, a huge free live music event across six stages in Christchurch Park on 3 July. Katherine Jenkins performs as part of a Last Night of the Proms concert with the National Symphony Orchestra, and Peter Andre is in concert in the Park on 10 July. Various venues, Ipswich (01473 433100) www.ip-art.com 25 JUNE BOOK FAIR Memorial Hall, Long Melford. 10am-4pm. 25 JUNE SUFFOLK WILDLIFE TRUST 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION DAY Activities, displays, wildlife trails, story telling, arts & crafts. Combs Wood, Stowmarket. 11am-4pm. (01449 676471) 25 JUNE GISLINGHAM SUMMER FAIR Arena events, bouncy castle, stalls, games, amusements, parade, beer tent. Gislingham Village Hall. 12-4pm. (01379 788411) 25 JUNE LOWESTOFT ARMED FORCES DAY Local associations, military & cadet forces will provide a day of entertainment. Royal Green, Lowestoft. 10am-4pm. (01502 521809) 25 JUNE PIN MILL BARGE MATCH Barge match on the Rover Orwell. Events on Pin Mill Common in the afternoon and evening including East Suffolk Morris Men. Pin Mill, nr Chelmondiston. From 9.30am. 25 - 26 JUNE GREAT ANNUAL RECREATION OF TUDOR LIFE See 19 June. Kentwell, Long Melford (01787 310207) 25 - 26 JUNE CRAFTS OF THE ANGLOSAXONS Costume group Ealdfaeder come to the Village with a marvellous array of textiles and demonstrations of weaving, spinning, card-

24 JUNE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES Two giant spheres - the largest the size of a fourstorey building - floating on the water at Ipswich Marina. Inside one, suspended in the centre six metres above the water, an aerial dancer weaves up and down on a silk trapeze. The second Sphere weaves a ballet on the water with a flute player suspended inside. Add in street entertainers - Carnival Crossroads Parade - an array of historic barges and you have all the makings of a truly spectacular start to this year's Ip-art Festival. Ipswich Waterfront.

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ing, felting and story telling too. West Stow The First English Village, Icklingham Road, West Stow, Bury St Edmunds (01284 728718) 25 - 26 JUNE END OF TIME WEEKEND See the return of Dr Who (David Tennant lookalike), Davros, Daleks and memorabilia as the Solstice approaches and the Keeping Time exhibition draws to an end. Moyse's Hall Museum, Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds (01284 757160) 25 - 26 JUNE WEST SUFFOLK COUNTRY FAIR Once again the Suffolk skies will be full of fantastic acrobatic displays and classic Warbirds such as the Spitfire, Hurricane, Mustang and B17 Flying Fortress. As well as plenty to marvel at in the air, the event will include all our ground based visitor favourites such classic cars, military vehicles and re-enactors, steam engines and fun fairs, to tasting delicious local food and drink produce, browsing around delightful stalls and rural crafts and exhibits. Rougham Airfield, nr Bury St Edmunds. 9.30am-5.30pm. (01359 270524) 25 - 26 JUNE CHELSWORTH OPEN GARDENS Over 20 gardens open, children’s entertainment, live music and more. Chelsworth. 11am-5pm. (01449 744031) 25 - 26 JUNE MELFORD ANTIQUE AND COLLECTABLES FAIR Old School, Long Melford. 9am-4pm. 25 - 26 JUNE WALBERSWICK OPEN GARDENS A number of private gardens open in this lovely estuary village. Walberswick. 2-5pm. (01502 722255) 26 JUNE THE TWO COUNTIES MOTOR SHOW This UK Car Show brings together the motor trade, including car dealers from Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. The show also includes classic/specialist cars and vehicles in addition to other attractions. See the latest models from leading manufacturers. Rowley Mile Racecourse, Newmarket. 9.30am4.30pm. 26 JUNE WHITTON UNITED YOUTH FOOTBALL FESTIVAL 2011 Age Groups Mixed U8, U9, U10, U11, Boys U12, U13, U14, U16 Girls Teams will play six a side, eight players in a team, on a league basis. Whitton United Football Club, Old Norwich Road, Ipswich. 26 JUNE THE SAINTS SUMMER STREET FAIR An interesting selection of stalls, celebrating a diverse range of art and design, vintage and contemporary products… and food! A variety of entertainment throughout the day adds to the convivial atmosphere. St Peter’s Street, Ipswich. 10am-4pm. (01473 433100) 26 - 27 JUNE THE COLOURDOME A chance to explore a labyrinth of coloured tubes and chambers, linked together and illuminated by daylight, to create a journey of intense colour. Cornhill, Ipswich. 11am-4pm. (01473 433100) 30 JUNE CHARITY GOLF DAY Charity Golf Tournament in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care. Stowmarket Golf Club (01359 232864)


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Hertford House Hotel (above) Nicely laid-out over four floors of two historic buildings, this hotel has a relaxed and contemporary feel and offers 22 light and airy bedrooms, a bar and restaurant, spa and walled garden. Restaurant and bar open: 7am weekdays and at 8am weekends for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fore Street & Parliament Square 01992 517440 Baan Thitiya Authentic Thai cuisine served in a contemporary Thai setting. The large menu offers meat and vegetarian appetisers, spicy Thai salads, soup, Thai curries, meat, duck and seafood dishes, noodles and rice. St Andrews Street 01992 587706 Salisbury Arms Hotel Hertford's oldest hostelry offers three star accommodation and a charming oak-beamed and wood panelled restaurant. Fore Street 01992 583091 Camping Hertford campsite, about a mile from the town centre, has good facilities and well-kept grounds. Caravans, motorhomes and tents are all welcome. Mangrove Road 01992 586696 The Whistling Duck Sophisticated yet cosy restaurant set in the quiet countryside overlooking the River Lea, serving fine British cuisine and perfect for summer al fresco dining on the terrace. Lower Hatfield Road 01992 514726 Ruby Contemporary Indian cuisine in stylish surroundings with a vibrant, lively atmosphere. St Andrew Street 01992 504504 Late night drinks Pubs and bars with late night licenses in Hertford on Thursday to Saturday include The White Hart, The Blackbirds, Baroosh, The Stone House, Sugar Hut and Six Templars.

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Hertford, set amid rolling East Hertfordshire countryside just 25 miles from London, has specialist shops, antique shops, pubs, restaurants and riverside walks to explore. Hertford has been the county town of Hertfordshire since Saxon times. The unspoilt town centre is largely a conservation area and still follows its medieval layout, with many timberframed buildings hidden under later frontages, particularly in St Andrew Street. Hertford is a brewery town - the smell of hops often drifts over the town - and is home to the McMullens, brewers on the site at Old Cross since 1890. At the heart of the town is Salisbury Square with its water sculpture depicting Hertford's four rivers: the Rib, Beane, Mimram and Lea. With the building of Hertford's canals the River Lea became the main trade route to London. At Folly Island, between two streams of the Lea, you'll find The Barge pub, a good spot to sit and watch houseboats and small craft pass along the river. Notable former Hertford residents include Alfred Russel Wallace, who proposed a theory of natural selection at the same time as Charles Darwin, the band Deep Purple, who formed in Hertford in 1968, and the Harry Potter film star Rupert Grint.

Foxholes Farm shop, butchery and delicatessen is packed with tempting produce, often locally sourced. The butchery offers the Farm's own home reared pork and cured bacon. There are ice creams, fruit and veg, English wines, beers and spirits, freshly baked bread, ready-made meals, pies and soups. Elsewhere at Foxholes you'll find a kids' play area, teas and coffees, the Period Style lighting shop and Equilibrium, a personal fitness team. Open Tues-Fri 8am-6pm & Sat 8am-4pm. London Road 01992 552 900

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Courtyard Arts us a gallery showing contemporary 2D and 3D work, with a two weekly changing programme. Showing in the gallery until 18 June is an exhibition of mixed media paintings by James Moss. Don’t miss the open studio event in September. There’s a unique gift shop offering jewellery, ceramics, cards and prints and the charity-based organisation also has a programme of workshops and classes in a wide range of subjects for all age groups and abilities. Port Vale 01992 509596 www.courtyardarts.org.uk

Hertford Theatre recently reopened after a significant refurbishment and now offers a wide range of top shows and films. Coming soon you can enjoy Sherlock Holmes…the Death and Life; Rich Hall; Beauty and the Beast ballet; Verve contemporary dance, A Midsummer Nights Dream, and an evening with top soprano Lesley Garrett (above). www.hertfordtheatre.com 01992 531500


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Herts & Beds Market Days Hertford has a Saturday market and a Farmers' Market on the second Saturday of the month. Boat Hire Narrowboats are a common sight on the River Lee during the summer. Boat hire and river cruises are available nearby at Broxbourne. Lee Valley Boat Centre, Old Nazeing Road, Broxbourne 01992 462085 Walks and Cycling Guided Hidden Hertford Walks leave from Hertford Museum at 11am on selected Sundays throughout summer. Bookings in advance only. www.hertfordmuseum.org 01992 582686. Details of other local walks and cycling routes are available from Hertford’s Tourist Information Centre, 10 Market Place 01992 584322

Hertford Castle Hertford/s 15th century gatehouse, alongside the Lea, is built on the site of a Norman castle. The castle gardens and grounds are surrounded by an 11th century stone and flint curtain wall. The visitor attraction operates a year-round calendar of events, including summer band concerts, and open days. Visitor information is available from Hertford Tourist Information Centre (01992 584322)

Hertford Museum has two floors of displays that tell the history of Hertford, with hands on displays, activities for all ages and a knot work garden. The current exhibition, Mud, Sweat and Beer Everyday Life in Tudor Times, runs until 3 Sept. The Museum is open Tues - Sat, 10am-5pm. 18, Bull Plain, Hertford www.hertfordmuseum.org 01992 582686

Hertford Corn Exchange is a vibrant venue for gigs, club nights and comedy with a huge dance floor and licensed bar. Gigs range from Ska and Mod to Folk, Northern Soul and tribute bands. Up-coming acts include Toyah Wilcox, John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett, Geno Washington, Pheel Lizzy, Chas & His Band, The Blockheads, Dreadzone and The Beat. 39 Fore Street 01992 442992 www.hertfordcornexchange.co.uk 124

Hertford Castle’s annual Fun Day on 5 June, is to include arena entertainment, a BMX bike display, model railway exhibition, barges at The Folly, children’s activities, craft, trade, charity stands, music and much more. The event is open from 12 - 5pm, and admission is free. Call 01992 584322 for further information. www.eastmag.com

Celtic Harmony Camp offers the chance to step into Celtic times, this camp is set in acres of beautiful woodland near Hertford. Days out include archery, bushcraft and bowmaking. Brickendon 01438 718543 www.celticharmony.org


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Herts & Beds Market Days Hertford has a Saturday market and a Farmers' Market on the second Saturday of the month. Boat Hire Narrowboats are a common sight on the River Lee during the summer. Boat hire and river cruises are available nearby at Broxbourne. Lee Valley Boat Centre, Old Nazeing Road, Broxbourne 01992 462085 Walks and Cycling Guided Hidden Hertford Walks leave from Hertford Museum at 11am on selected Sundays throughout summer. Bookings in advance only. www.hertfordmuseum.org 01992 582686. Details of other local walks and cycling routes are available from Hertford’s Tourist Information Centre, 10 Market Place 01992 584322

Hertford Castle Hertford/s 15th century gatehouse, alongside the Lea, is built on the site of a Norman castle. The castle gardens and grounds are surrounded by an 11th century stone and flint curtain wall. The visitor attraction operates a year-round calendar of events, including summer band concerts, and open days. Visitor information is available from Hertford Tourist Information Centre (01992 584322)

Hertford Museum has two floors of displays that tell the history of Hertford, with hands on displays, activities for all ages and a knot work garden. The current exhibition, Mud, Sweat and Beer Everyday Life in Tudor Times, runs until 3 Sept. The Museum is open Tues - Sat, 10am-5pm. 18, Bull Plain, Hertford www.hertfordmuseum.org 01992 582686

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Celtic Harmony Camp offers the chance to step into Celtic times, this camp is set in acres of beautiful woodland near Hertford. Days out include archery, bushcraft and bowmaking. Brickendon 01438 718543 www.celticharmony.org


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Ware, 20 miles from London, is an attractive market town set on a navigable section of the River Lea with a mix of ancient and modern streets and surrounded by open countryside and villages. The town is home to many small businesses as well as large science-based industries - its main employer in GlaxoSmithKline - nine churches and eleven schools. The malting industry dominated the life in Ware from the 17th century. The town’s 600 year malting history came to an end in 1994 when the last working malting closed, but many former malthouses, converted to other uses, can still be seen. The River Lea no longer carries commercial barges but is well used by pleasure boats and is popular with anglers.

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July is festival month in Ware. The science fiction themed Carnival Parade will take place on 2 July. Festival events continue during July weekends, culminating with Rock in the Priory on 24 July, noon-8pm. 01920 460316 Built in the 1760s Scott's Grotto is a fascinating series of underground chambers decorated with shells, flints, fossils and coloured glass that extends over 65ft into chalk hillside. The grotto was built for John Scott, an 18th-century poet who owned Amwell House from 1768, and is the largest in the UK. Between Nos.28 and 34 Scotts Road 01920 464131

The Tap Bar A friendly, family run tapas bar and cafe with an outside eating area that offers food, drink and accommodation. Open seven days a week for food, starting with breakfast. 83 High Street 01920 485315 The Vine Gastro pub on the High Street. Smart decor, and great food using ingredients sourced from local suppliers where possible and beers from small independent breweries. High Street 01920 462462 Jacoby's A 16th century building with restaurant and bar downstairs and restaurant upstairs, offering a la carte dinner and very reasonable set lunch. Al fresco eating during summer months. Open: Tues-Sun. Fresh food. Children welcome. 15 West Street 01920 469181

Ware Priory Lido is an unheated open-air public pool, built in the 1930s. There are three tennis courts and a basketball court also on the site. Open from 3 July-4 Sept. Ware Priory, High Street 01920 460703 Look out for Ware’s unique group of 18th century riverside gazebos on the north bank of the river Lea. These summerhouses were built in the gardens of the High Street coaching inns that used to run down to the river.

The Punch House The Punch House has made a name for itself serving quality food with friendly service and offering a wide range of continental lagers and award winning cask ales. Live music twice a month on Saturday evenings. West Street 01920 467675

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Ware Priory Situated within seven acres of picturesque riverside gardens, this Grade I listed building is a monument of historical interest, carefully restored to be a unique event venue, perfect for Weddings and Celebrations and Conferences and Meetings. 01920 460316 Ware Museum is an independent museum with changing exhibitions that tell the story of Ware. Displays include the Roman town, malting industry and a World War II command bunker. The Priory Lodge, High Street 01920 487848 Westmill Farm offers plenty of fun and competitive outdoor activities, including high ropes, target archery, laser clay, air gun and target paintball, shooting and a climbing wall. Westmill Road (A602), Ware 01462 490269 Artshed Arts Creative skills centre is a contemporary art venue situated on the Rib Valley leisure complex at Westmill Farm. The combination of gallery space and workshop studios for fine art and ceramics and jewellery construction are unique in Hertfordshire and are easily accessible from all areas. The classes are suitable for all ages and abilities. 01920 466446


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THEATRE & SHOWS 1 JUNE LIGHTER THAN AIR Circo Ridiculoso’s deliciously whimsical world of balloon antics and sketches for children. Hertford Theatre (01992 531500) 1 - 18 JUNE THE ANORAK Comedy play. Market Theatre, Hitchin (01462 433553) 2 JUNE RAINBOW FISH Show for children aged 4-7. Leighton Buzzard Theatre (0300 300 8125) 2 - 4 JUNE DISNEY'S CAMP ROCK: THE MUSICAL New musical based on the hit Disney Channel Original Movies ‘Camp Rock’ and ‘Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam’. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 363200) 3 JUNE JIM DAVIDSON Adult comedy from one of this country’s finest stand-ups. Grove Theatre, Dunstable (01582 602080) 3 JUNE HIGH SCHOOL ROCKS A high energy, foot stomping, totally interactive production featuring all the very best hits from High School Musical 1, 2, & 3, Hannah Montana , Camp Rock and Glee! Bedford Corn Exchange (01234 269519) 3 JUNE THE HOT DOTS So and So Circus Theatre present the beautiful, touching and often thrilling story of Frank and Evie, two acrobatic vaudeville performers who fell in love in the summer of 1932. Hertford Theatre (01992 531500) 3 JUNE STIG OF THE DUMP Image Musical Theatre present a wonderful adaptation of Clive King's wonderful book for ages 5+. Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford (01279 651746) 4 JUNE BROADWAY & BEYOND Songs from the shows. Grove Theatre, Dunstable (01582 602080) 4 JUNE A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Open-air picnic production of

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Shakespeare’s comedy. Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade (01767 627933) 4 JUNE FIREMAN SAM Children’s favourite live on stage. Hertford Theatre (01992 531500) 5 JUNE FIREMAN SAM Children’s favourite live on stage. Grove Theatre, Dunstable (01582 602080) 7 - 8 JUNE BEAUTY & THE BEAST Ballet Cymru, bring to life this timeless story using the company’s unique blend of classical technique and storytelling. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 363200) 8 JUNE SALLY MORGAN TV’s psychic medium. Bedford Corn Exchange (01234 269519) 9 JUNE THE SORCERER Opera della Luna’s brand new production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s first success moves the story from its quaint Victorian setting to sleepy rural Britain in the 1970s. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 363200) 9 JUNE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Lively and often hilarious open-air theatre from Cambridge Touring Theatre. Chilterns Gateway Centre, Dunstable Road, Whipsnade (01582 500922) 9 JUNE THE BILLY FURY STORY Rock ‘n’ roll music show. Grove Theatre, Dunstable (01582 602080) 9 - 11 JUNE THE LAST FIVE YEARS Cult musical. Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin (01462 455166) 10 JUNE SHAPPI KHORSANDI Stand-up comedy from the star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, and Have I Got News for You. Hertford Theatre (01992 531500) 10 JUNE SCARECROW Music, movement, puppetry and fun for ages 5+. Letchworth Arts Centre (01462 670788) 11 JUNE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF & OTHER FURRY TAILS Puppet show fro ages 3+. Bedford School Theatre (01234 269519) 11 JUNE A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Open-air picnic production of Shakespeare’s comedy. Moggerhanger Park (01767 627933) 11 JUNE SHERLOCK HOLMES ... THE DEATH AND LIFE Roger Llewellyn stars in this wryly humorous tale of murder, mystery and the occult. Hertford Theatre (01992 531500) 11 JUNE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PARADISE Music show. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 363200) 11 JUNE LASTMINUTE.COMEDY Top stand-up. Letchworth Arts Centre (01462 670788) 14 JUNE IMAGES OF DANCE The perfect ballet evening for all the family. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 363200) 15 JUNE TONY STOCKWELL TV’s psychic medium. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 363200)

15 - 18 JUNE SWEENEY TODD Musical thriller presented by Griffin Players. Luton Library Theatre (01582 547474) 15 - 18 JUNE BILLY ELLIOT Youth production of the hit musical. Court Theatre at Pendley, Tring (07543 560478) 16 - 17 JUNE ARABICA A musical and dramatic presentation highlighting the problem of unfair trading. Bedford School Theatre (01234 269519) 17 JUNE RICH HALL Stand-up comedy from the Edinburgh Fringe favourite, Perrier Award winner and TV favourite. Hertford Theatre (01992 531500) 17 - 25 JUNE PRIVATE FEARS IN PUBLIC PLACES Alan Ayckbourn play. Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City (01707 324300) 21 JUNE DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA Presented by Stevange dance schools. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 363200) 21 - 25 JUNE WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY? Brian Clark’s play presented by Swan Theatre Company. The Place, Bedford (01234 354321) 21 - 25 JUNE OUR HOUSE Musical comedy featuring the music of Madness. Court Theatre at Pendley, Tring (07543 560478) 21 - 25 JUNE FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Classic musical presented by PHEOS Musical Players. Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth (01923 711063) 22 - 25 JUNE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Magical Disney musical. Turvey Village Hall (01234 714644) 22 - 25 JUNE THE CARING This dark and powerful play combines the sobering emotions of contemplative suicide and gentle insanity to great effect. Market Theatre, Hitchin (01462 433553) 23 - 25 JUNE THE GHOST AND MRS MUIR Romantic ghost story. Grove Theatre, Dunstable (01582 602080) 24 JUNE 13 New musical presented by Fusion Theatre Company. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 363200) 24 JUNE AUSTEN’S WOMEN Thirteen of Jane Austen’s most celebrated female characters are brought to life in this bold revisiting of the most exciting moments from Austen’s ‘two inches of ivory’. Hertford Theatre (01992 531500) 24 JUNE THE WITCHES Highfield School’s dramatisation of Roald Dahl’s classic story. Letchworth Arts Centre (01462 670788) 24 - 25 JUNE ALADDIN Family panto. TAD's Theatre, Luton (07952 633234) 24 - 26 JUNE PYGMALION Open-air theatre. Shaw's best known comedy of the confrontation between Eliza Doolittle with her ambition to "speak like a lady in a flower shop", and Henry Higgins, a highly original professor of phonetics, unable to resist a challenge. Shaw’s Corner, Ayot St Lawrence (0844 249 1895) 25 JUNE JIMMY CARR New stand-up show from the popular comedian and TV presenter. Concert Hall, Stevenage (01438 363200)

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25 JUNE JEENY ECLAIR New stand-up show from the comedienne and Grumpy Old Woman. Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford (01279 651746) 25 JUNE ACARI Comedy Stage Hypnotist. Bedford Civic Theatre (01234 269519) 25 JUNE LITTLE HOWARD AND THE MAGIC PENCIL OF LIFE AND DEATH Big Howard and the animated six year old Little Howard from BBC TV with their hit live show. Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford (01279 651746) 25 JUNE BEAUTY & THE BEAST See 7-8 June. Hertford Theatre (01992 531500) 25 JUNE BEDFORD’S GOT TALENT Final of the talent contest. Bedford Corn Exchange (01234 269519) 25 JUNE WE’LL MEET AGAIN Nostalgic music show. Plinston Hall, Letchworth (01462 672003) 26 JUNE ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE Presented Stagecoach Theatre Arts. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 363200) 27 JUNE OLD TYME MUSIC HALL Variety show. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 363200) 27 JUNE - 2 JULY SEPARATE LIVES Terrance Rattigan's most famous play is being presented by the Bancroft Players in this wonderful new production. Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin (01462 455166) 29 JUNE - 23 JULY THE HONEYMOON Comedy play about a holiday that doesn’t quite pan out as expected. Market Theatre, Hitchin (01462 433553) 30 JUNE AN EVENING WITH RABBI LIONEL BLUE Using his own experiences and offbeat sense of humour, Rabbi Lionel Blue tells a selection of stories, incidents and conversations whose dotty inconsequential flavour will appeal to people from all religions, and from none. Hertford Theatre (01992 531500) 30 JUNE - 1 JULY NO SEX PLEASE WE’RE BRITISH Classic 70s British farce presented by Knebworth Players. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 363200)

MUSIC 1 JUNE JEFF WARNER Folk. Baldock and Letchworth Folk Club, The Orange Tree, Baldock (01767 683583) 2 JUNE BUBLE FEVER Rickie Arthur performs with his own 7 piece band in a tribute to Michael Buble. Grove Theatre, Dunstable (01582 602080) 3 JUNE CHAS HODGES & HIS BAND Chas (of Chas & Dave) performs the duos hits, plus rock ‘n’ roll and more. Hertford Corn Exchange (01992 442992) 3 JUNE MENTALLICA Heavy rock tribute. Plinston Hall, Letchworth (01462 672003) 4 JUNE PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Shostakovich. Bedford Corn Exchange (01234 269519) 4 JUNE GUITAR ANTHEMS Tribute to the greatest guitar songs and heroes. Bedford Civic Theatre (01234 269519)


 



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4 JUNE CHRIS DEAN’S SYD LAWRENCE ORCHESTRA Terrific big band. Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford (01279 651746) 4 JUNE SKA BONKERS Featuring Covered in Skas and True Beat, two of the best Ska bands around plus Ska disco. Plinston Hall, Letchworth (01462 672003) 5 JUNE MARTIN SIMPSON Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, Martin Simpson's interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. Hitchin Folk Club, Sun Hotel, Hitchin (01462 812391) 5 JUNE KIT DOWNES TRIO Jazz. Herts Jazz, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City (01707 357117) 10 JUNE THE VIENNA PROMS A full program of the ever popular melodies of Strauss and other great Austrian composers of the 'Romantic' period, played by The National Concert Orchestra of Great Britain. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 363200) 10 JUNE THREE BONZOS AND A PIANO Fans of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band will be delighted to learn that band members Roger Ruskin Spear, Rodney Slater and Sam Spoons have teamed up with founder Whoopee Band chum Dave Glasson to continue creating fun, music and mayhem in the spirit of the Bonzos. Court Theatre at Pendley, Tring (07543 560478) 10 JUNE BEDFORD TOWN BAND Brass band concert. Bedford Corn Exchange (01234 269519) 10 JUNE RHODES ROCK CONTEST THE FINAL Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford (01279 651746) 10 JUNE BIG GIRLS BLUES BAND Blues. Music at Marigold’s, Harlow Cricket Club, Old Harlow (01279 414174) 11 JUNE JOHN OTWAY & WILD WILLY BARRETT The pair first achieved notoriety with an eye-watering performance on the Old Grey Whistle Test and their subsequent hit single, Really Free in 1977. John's finest moment came in 2002 when his track, Bunsen Burner

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reached Number 9 in the UK Charts. Hertford Corn Exchange (01992 442992) 12 JUNE MARTYN JOSEPH Cardiff's acclaimed singer songwriter. Hitchin Folk Club, Sun Hotel, Hitchin (01462 812391) 12 JUNE DAVE O'HIGGINS SEPTET Jazz. Herts Jazz, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City (01707 357117) 12 JUNE DE HAVILLAND PHILHARMONIC Concert with pianist John Lill. Weston Auditorium, University of Hertfordshire, de Havilland Campus, Hatfield (01707 281127) 12 JUNE BLACK DYKE BAND The most recorded Brass Band in the world. Grove Theatre, Dunstable (01582 602080) 14 JUNE SWING GROOVES Summertime marquee swing music in aid of Isabel Hospice. Furneaux Pelham Hall, Bishop’s Stortford (01438 717406) 15 JUNE FLOSSIE MALAVIALLE French songstress. Baldock and Letchworth Folk Club, The Orange Tree, Baldock (01767 683583) 16 JUNE THE FORTUNES + THE IVY LEAGUE Two hit 60s bands. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 363200) 16 JUNE MERCURY Queen tribute. Grove Theatre, Dunstable (01582 602080) 17 JUNE THE BON JOVI EXPERIENCE Queen tribute. Grove Theatre, Dunstable (01582 602080) 17 JUNE MAGNERS FUNHOUSE COMEDY CLUB Top stand-up. Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford (01279 651746) 18 JUNE JOHN LEYTON’S SIXTIES EXPLOSION John Leyton, star of film and music, with The Flames; a dazzling night of some of the best music from the sensational 60s. Plinston Hall, Letchworth (01462 672003) 18 JUNE WHOLE LOTTA LED Led Zeppelin tribute. Bedford Civic Theatre (01234 269519) 18 JUNE DUNSTABLE LIVE 5 hours of the best music from the ever popular Motown era, with tributes to Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, James, and Dusty SPringfield, plus Ray Lewis from The Drifters. Grove House Garden, Dunstable. From Noon. (01582 890270) 18 JUNE JULIAN SMITH Saxophone player who was runner-up on the 2009 series of Britain;s Got Talent. Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford (01279 651746) 18 JUNE IMPERIAL ROSE ROCK FEST Line-up includes Aghast, Legion, Radiating Eyes and Shadow Factory. Esquires, Bedford (01234 340120) 18 JUNE BEDFORD CHORAL SOCIETY Handel: Israel in Egypt. Bedford Corn Exchange (01234 269519) 18 JUNE LUTON CHORAL SOCIETY Summer concert. St Augustine's Church, Icknield Way, Limbury (01582 867316) 18 JUNE NORTH HERTS GUILD OF SINGERS A night of Gilbert & Sullivan music. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 363200)

19 JUNE BERNIE MARSDEN Ex Whitesnake guitarist pays tribute to Rory Gallagher. Esquires, Bedford (01234 340120) 19 JUNE TONY LEVIN MEMORIAL CONCERT Jazz. Herts Jazz, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City (01707 357117) 22 JUNE TELEPHONE BILL & THE SMOOTH OPERATORS The band mixes bluegrass, blues, good time and jazz. Baldock and Letchworth Folk Club, The Orange Tree, Baldock (01767 683583) 22 JUNE STEVENAGE MALE VOICE CHOIR With guests. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 363200) 23 JUNE PROFESSOR GREEN One of the UK's best freestylers/rappers, Professor Green made a name for himself as a battle MC from Hackney, East London, winning the prestigious freestyle night 'Jump-Off' twice in a row, which brought him to the attention of talent scouts and The Streets band member Mike Skinner. Littering his lyrics with wry pop culture references, a sharp sense of humour and honesty, Professor Green has produced and collaborated with a host of musicians, including Lily Allen. The Forum, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield (08444 771 000) 23 JUNE DERRIN NAUENDORF BAND Nauendorf is quickly gaining the reputation as one of Australia's most exciting new artists. An earthy soulful voice, blistering guitar skills and a bagful of inspired material makes him a truly great package. The Forum, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield (08444 771 000) 23 JUNE JONATHAN ANSELL Former G4 frontman. Alban Arena, St Albans (01727 844488) 24 JUNE THE SOUNDS OF SIMON & GARFUNKEL Tribute. Plinston Hall, Letchworth (01462 672003) 24 JUNE THE TOMMASO STRACE QUARTET Jazz. Music at Marigold’s, Harlow Cricket Club, Old Harlow (01279 414174) 25 JUNE HERTFORD CHORAL SOCIETY COncert with The National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain. All Saints' Church, Queens Road, Hertford (01992 584426) 25 JUNE VETIVER Andy Cabic’s troupe of contemporary folk and country musicians has made Vetiver one of the most unusual and interesting bands on the scene. Harpur Suite, Bedford (01234 269519) 25 JUNE STEVENAGE CHORAL SOCIETY Mendelssohn's Elijah performed with Stevenage Symphony Orchestra. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 363200) 26 JUNE TRING CHAMBER MUSIC Mozart viola quintets. Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul , High Street, Tring (01442 822732) 26 JUNE TRUMPET WARRIORS Jazz. Herts Jazz, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City (01707 357117) 26 JUNE LETCHWORTH FESTIVAL PROMS IN THE PARK A grand open air concert by musicians from local schools, organisations and bands. Broadway Gardens, Letchworth. 1-6pm. (01462 623629)

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26 JUNE LETCHWORTH SINFONIA Summer concert. Plinston Hall, Letchworth (01462 672003) 26 JUNE AYLESBURY MUSIC CENTRE BIG BAND Big Band concert with guest soloists. Court Theatre at Pendley, Tring (07543 560478) 29 JUNE HOT RATS Featuring Gaz and Danny from Supergrass. The Forum, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield (08444 771 000) 29 JUNE DELTA ECHOES Duo that re-creates the country blues, hokum and gospel music of the 1920s and 30s. Baldock and Letchworth Folk Club, The Orange Tree, Baldock (01767 683583) 29 JUNE SUMMERTIME Join the combined forces of Stevenage and North Herts string players and choirs to celebrate 40 years of string tradition in the area for a laid-back summer evening of music. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 363200)

ART & EXHIBITIONS 1 - 5 JUNE TRING SPRING FAYRE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Winning shots from this year’s local photography competition, organised by Tring Together, in association with Tring Photographic Society. Natural History Museum at Tring, Akeman Street, Tring (020 7942 6171) 1 - 18 JUNE JAMES MOSS: TEN Ten years since graduating from HRC in Ware, Moss returns to his hometown of Hertford to celebrate a decade of exhibitions and awards. Moss has lived and exhibited across the world, from Manchester & Cambridge to Tokyo and Paris, each city inspiring and informing his intricate mixed-media paintings. Courtyard Arts, Port Vale, Hertford (01992 509596) 1 - 30 JUNE ARTISTS’ NETWORK BEDFORDSHIRE’S OPEN STUDIOS 2011 Artists across the county open their studio doors so that you can view and buy their work and watch as they create new work. (0844 357 5420) www.artsnetbeds.org.uk 1 - 30 JUNE FREYA PURDUE Freya Purdue has combined a long career in arts education with being a highly acclaimed artist herself. A university lecturer and examiner, she has exhibited widely in this country and overseas. Letchworth Arts Centre (01462 670788) 1 JUNE - 10 JULY AVIVA LEEMAN: PUBLIC OPENING 2009 Eastern Approaches winner, Aviva Leeman, seeks out the hidden, the forgotten and the overlooked in the social history archives, to create new work for the gallery space sited at the heart of the museum. Museum of St Albans (01707 284290) 1 JUNE - 30 SEPT MOORE AT HATFIELD Moore at Hatfield will show the largest collection of Henry Moore’s Monumental works ever exhibited in the grounds of an historic house. Hatfield House (01707 287010)


Weddings at Woburn Three unique venues set in the heart of the historic Woburn Abbey Estate The Woburn estate provides a stunning backdrop for weddings and offers three very different venues. From the splendour of The Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey, or the Inn at Woburn for classic country weddings, to the fun and unusual Safari Lodge at Woburn Safari Park, weddings held on the estate are truly unique. Weddings can be arranged for just 25 up to 250 guests and a dedicated wedding planner will ensure that every wedding is a day to remember.

Wedding Open Day - Sunday 26th June The Inn at Woburn, The Sculpture Gallery and *The Safari Lodge will all be set up for a wedding reception and our experienced wedding planners will be available.

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1 JUNE - 30 OCT HENRY MOORE: PLASTERS Until recently, plasters made by sculptors have been seen as a means to an end, rather than as works in their own right. This is the first exhibition to show the way in which that perception is changing. Curated by Anita Feldman, Head of Collections and Exhibitions, Henry Moore: Plasters has been in preparation for four years, allowing Foundation conservators the opportunity to restore plaster originals for some of Moore's most iconic works. This selection spans three decades, with many sculptures being displayed for the first time in the UK, a stone's throw from the studios in which they were made. The Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green (01279 844108) 1 JUNE - 6 NOV THE SECRET WORLD OF MUSEUM SCIENCE From feather forensics to digging up dodos, discover what goes on behind the scenes in our amazing bird research collections in this fascinating exhibition. Explore the way in which long-dead museum specimens can spark brand new discoveries and be surprised by our scientists and their storie. Natural History Museum at Tring, Akeman Street, Tring (020 7942 6171) 21 JUNE - 2 JULY HEATHER JUKES A gallery installation. Courtyard Arts, Port Vale, Hertford (01992 509596)

SPECIAL EVENTS 4 JUNE SUMER FAYRE Traditional village fayre. Village Hall, Bromham. 2-4.30pm. 4 - 5 JUNE 9TH BEDFORD INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL See panel. Russell Park, Bedford. 10am-6pm Sat; 10am-5pm Sun. 5 JUNE CLASSIC FORD SHOW The UK’s premier classic Ford event is back featuring high speed drag strip action, huge club car displays, an amazing autojumble, pride of ownership competition and Saturday night camping and entertainment. Santa Pod Raceway, Podington (01234 782828) 5 JUNE MID SUMMER AIR SHOW Gates open 9am Flying starts 2pm. Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade (01767 627927)

10 - 26 JUNE LETCHWORTH FESTIVAL A celebration of Letchworth Life. Over 100 events, featuring music, dance, art, walks, talks and displays by many Letchworth based organisations. Letchworth Garden City. 11 JUNE DUNSTABLE CLASSIC MOTOR RALLY A fantastic collection of Classic Vehicle and Motorcycles ranging from Pre-War to the present day will be on display. Priory House, Dunstable. 10am-4.30pm. (01582 890270) 11 JUNE ODELL FETE & DOG SHOW Traditional Village Fete on the banks of the delightful River Great Ouse. Scout Field, Horsefair Lane, Odell. From 2pm. 11 - 12 JUNE PERFORMANCE VAUXHALL SHOW A weekend celebration of all things Vauxhall. Featuring the UK’s hottest and fastest Vauxhalls, two days of live action, thousands of Vauxhall club cars, Vauxhall only RWYB , a massive retail village plus camping and night entertainment. Santa Pod Raceway, Podington (01234 782828) 11 - 12 JUNE FLOWER FESTIVAL St James's Church, Church End, Biddenham. 11am-5pm Sat, 2-5pm Sun. 12 JUNE STAR REGATTA Racing from The Suspension Bridge to Sovereign Quay. River Great Ouse, Bedford. 9am-6pm. 12 JUNE BIG BEDFORD INTERNATIONAL GAMES The largest nontelevised event in the athletic calendar. A chance to see some top athletes in action. Bedford International Athletic Stadium. From 10am. (01234 351115) 12 JUNE BEDFORD ITALIAN FESTIVAL Bedford's Italian community invites you to a fun day celebrating the regions of Italy in food, live music (in Harpur Square), dance and exhibitions. Bedford Town Centre. 10am-6pm. 12 JUNE MISS HERTFORDSHIRE 2011 More than 3000 entrants will take part in local heats across England, competing in the hope of winning the Miss England 2011 crown. The winner of Miss England will go on to represent England at ‘Miss World 2011’ and compete to win $100, 000 and the chance to travel around the globe. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 363200)

12 JUNE MUCH HADHAM OPEN GARDENS Much Hadham. 12-5pm. (01279 844355) 12 JUNE HANBURY MANOR GARDEN PARTY Soak up the Summer sun in Hanbury Manor's garden and enjoy a picnic in walled gardens, summer games including croquet, Pimms and Champagne. Hanbury Manor, Ware (01920 885 011) 16 JUNE THE MIDSUMMER WEDDING SHOW The Mansion House, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade. 6-10pm. (0845 833 0610) 18 JUNE WOBURN VILLAGE OPEN GARDENS DAY Open gardens and scarecrow competition. Woburn village. 18 JUNE EVENING AIR SHOW Gates open 10am Flying starts 5pm. Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade (01767 627927) 18 JUNE BISHOP'S STORTFORD CARNIVAL AND FUN DAY Town Centre & Swordersfield, Bishop’s Stortford. 18 JUNE THE FAIR IN THE SQUARE All the Fun of the Fair, including all the stalls you’d expect: cakes & preserves, bric-a-brac, books, plants, crafts, jewellery, tombola etc. Market Square, Hitchin. From 9am. 18 JUNE LETCHWORTH FESTIVAL ART AND CRAFT MARKET A range of crafts for sale with demonstrations and opportunities to try your hand. Garden Square, Commerce Way, Letchworth. 10am-4pm. 19 JUNE HATFIELD HEATH FESTIVAL Fun Run, Classic Car Show. Music Festival, Children's Fair and numerous Stalls & Games situated around the arena. Hatfield Heath. From 10am. 19 JUNE THE 7TH FATHER’S DAY CLASSIC CARS IN THE PARK A special event for Fathers' Day featuring a range of displays and vehicles on show from British classics through Americana to European supercars plus a special display of Classic Japanese cars from the 1960s to the 1990s. This year the event incorporates the classic motorcycle show. Knebworth House. 11am-5pm. (01438 812661) 19 JUNE JAPSHOW The first major event of the year for Japanese car fans with RWYB competition, Jap Drag Series, club displays, drifting,

4 - 5 JUNE 9th BEDFORD INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL As in previous festivals the event - which attracts over 30,000 people - will showcase kites from the four corners of the globe including America, Canada, Japan, China, Germany, France, Holland and Belgium as well as flyers from across the UK. The programme throughout the weekend will feature kites never seen before in the UK and children’s and adults workshops in the kite marquee. There’s a special arena for members of the public to fly their own kites and a longside the various demonstrations in the arena there will be a whole host of other attractions, food and drink, entertainment, music and kite stalls specialising in kite equipment, clothes and other accessories. Russell Park, Bedford

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drag demos, Show n Shine and more. Santa Pod Raceway, Podington (01234 782828) 19 JUNE CROQUET ON THE LAWN Tuition, equipment and refreshments available. Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade (01767 627933) 19 JUNE CHILLI FIESTA A whole host of entertainment including chilli plants, chilli ice cream, chilli beers, chilli eating competitions as well as a variety of cooking and gardening demonstrations. For those who do not like chilli there is still lots to see and do including a fun fair, food traders and more. The Mansion House, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade. 10.30am-4pm. (01767 626262) 25 JUNE LEWSEY COMMUNITY FESTIVAL 5-a-side football, stalls, arena events, fun fair, children's entertainers, story telling, food, inflatables, face painting, Irish Dancing, street dancing and more. Lewsey Park, Pastures Way, Luton. 10am-5pm. 25 JUNE MIDSUMMER FAIR Letchworth Parish Hall, Broadway, Letchworth, 10.30am-1pm. 25 - 26 JUNE FLORAL FESTIVAL Benington Lordship Gardens, Benington Lordship, Benington, Stevenage. 12-6pm. (01438 869668) 25 - 26 JUNE SALVO FAIR An exhibition and sale of architectural salvage; garden antiques and reclaimed building materials dating from the Victorian era to the Seventies. Knebworth House. 11am-5pm. (01438 812661) 25 - 26 JUNE SUMMER NATIONALS National Drag Racing Championships including MSA 200mph Pro Mods, drag bikes, jet car plus nostalgia classes. Santa Pod Raceway, Podington (01234 782828) 26 JUNE UKBFF 2011 MUSCLETALK BODYBULIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS See some of the UK’s finest bodybuilders and fitness stars compete for the 2011 championship. Bedford Corn Exchange. From Noon. (01234 269519) 26 JUNE ART & CRAFTS DAY Stalls, workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions. Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade. 10am-5pm. (01767 627933) 26 JUNE AMPTHILL OPEN GARDENS Programmes available from the Market Square on the day. Ampthill. 1-6pm. (01525 403076) 26 JUNE CRAFT FAYRE Woodland Manor Hotel, Green Lane, Clapham, Bedford. 124pm. (01234 363281) 26 JUNE TURVEY OPEN GARDENS Turvey. 1.30-5pm. (01582 589083) 26 JUNE VINTAGE VEHICLE RALLY This annual gathering of old and unusual road vehicles brought out over 150 entries last year. Plus extra steam trains and working museum displays. Leighton Buzzard Railway, Page’s Park Station, Leighton Buzzard (01525 373888)


Bedfordshire County Show Old Warden Park Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July 2011 9.30am - 6.00pm

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Summer Ball at The Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey Friday 15th July 2011, 7.00pm for 7.30pm

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Herts & Beds summer in the city

St Albans Festival opens this year with a free one day 'Festival for All', featuring a mix of performances from professional and community musicians and artists, served with the best food from around the district. Not to be missed is the climax to the day: an extraordinary performance of The Bell (9pm) by the internationally renowned Periplum, tells a tale of a warring clan in sensory extravaganza that features stilts, aerial performance and soaring music. 18 June from 1pm, Verulamium Park. For details of all Festival events go to www.stalbansfestival.com Many festival events are free. Festival Dining Offer: Bar Meze in St Albans is offering 20% off your bill - just show them your ticket from any Festival event. Full details of St Albans Festival events can be found the festival website. St Albans Festival, 18 June-03 July www.stalbansfestival.com 01727 844488

The Alban Pilgrimage & The Roman Quest Giant carnival puppets retrace the last steps of Saint Alban and celebrate his remarkable story. Roman chariots, centurions, lions, roses and executioners all take their place as Alban is led to his execution outside the Cathedral. The procession starts in Roman Verulamium and finishes outside St Albans Cathedral. After the Alban Pilgrimage procession the Roman Quest takes festival-goers back hundreds of years to the time of Alban and the centurions with hands-on fun and games for all the family. 18 June from 10.30am

Larks in the Parks Sun, sea and sand comes to St Albanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parks for fun filled seaside themed day on 26 June. Pack a picnic and join the Cambridge Touring Theatre on a merry romp through the world of the riverbank with their adaptation of Wind in the Willows. Rothamsted Park, Harpenden. 25 June

and Holywell Hill. Market shoppers are sure to find something of interest at St Albans Wednesday and Saturday street markets, which are among the largest markets in the southeast. Farmers' markets are held every second Sunday of the month.

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Gardens of the Rose A must for romantics. The gardens of the world-renowned National Rose Society features numerous displays of old and modern roses, a grassed maze, a 72 arch pergola and ponds with www.eastmag.com

@KJohn1215 brings magic and mystery to St Albans after dark with an interactive light, film and sound installation through the streets and hidden alleyways of the city. The journey will start at Boot Alley and explore the themes of the Magna Carta. 25 June, 9pm

water loving plants. Chiswell Green Lane 0845 833 4344 Roman City explorer No trip to St Albans, the Roman City of Verulamium, would be complete without discovering some of the city's Roman heritage. The Verulamium Museum features Roman mosaics, artefacts and re-created Roman rooms. Nearby are the remains of Britain's only visible example of a Roman Theatre, and the Roman Mosaic in Verulamium Park is part of a suite of town house rooms that date back to

around AD200. Verulamium Museum, St Michael's Street 01727 751810 The Roman Mosaic (Hypocaust) Verulamium Park 01727 751810 Roman Theatre, Bluehouse Hill 01727 835035 Redbournbury Watermill Amid the wildlife of the River Ver this fully restored 18th century watermill is open to visitors, and you can buy bread, baked with the mill's organic flour. Redbournbury Lane 01582 792874


For something everyday, a little bit different or for a special occasion, Gladrags look after the ladies the High Street has forgotten about. We are an independant ladieswear boutique offering quality & style at affordable prices in a very friendly and relaxed enviroment.

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VERULAMIUM MUSEUM St Michaels, St Albans AL3 4SW 01727 751810

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New in 2009, this cafe is tucked away in a quiet courtyard just off George Street. It serves a range of breakfast dishes, sandwiches, panini, ‘lite bites’ and salads along with tea, coffee, smoothies, milkshakes and homemade cakes. All this within a friendly atmosphere with the aim of seeing “if tea and buns can make the world a better place”.

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Northampton

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Northampton’s market square dates from 1235 and is one of Britain's largest markets. The market is open Tuesday to Saturday, 9am-4pm, and boasts some 166 stalls. There’s a Monday market selling flowers, fruit and veg and plants only.

Northampton’s Wellingborough Road - or ‘Welly Road’ as it’s known by locals - is one of the town's main shopping and eating destinations. Here are just a few of the shops on offer…

SEE & DO dance, stand-up comedy, classical music, children's shows and opera. Guildhall Road 01604 624811

Stoke Bruerne Canal Festival & Gala Weekend Stoke Bruerne's Canal Museum has the Grand Junction Canal on its doorstep and this month celebrates the village's canal heritage with a fun-filled event. There'll be traditional and modern canal boats, demonstrations of traditional canal crafts, trade stalls, boat trips, exhibitions, food and live music. Visitors will also be able to get a glimpse of what life would have been like on the historic waterway with a display of historic and working narrow boats. 11th and 12th June, 10am6pm daily, plus free evening entertainment on Saturday. On Friday 10th June there will also be a real ale bar and musical jam session in the main marquee for those arriving early. www.friendsofthecanalmuseum.org.uk (01604 862229) Billing Aquadrome Holiday Park on the eastern outskirts of Northampton offers a caravan site, marina, funfair, bar, riverside restaurant and converted water mill with original workings. 01524 781453 The Royal and Derngate Theatre Entertainment at Northampton's main venue for arts and entertainment include drama,

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The large market town of Northampton, on the river Nene, is the UK's third largest town. Northampton's surroundings offer miles of walks, beautiful country parks, canals and areas of ancient woodland for visitors to explore. The town is also an excellent base from which to reach the Silverstone circuit, Santa Pod and Rockingham speedways. In the 16th and 17th centuries Northampton was destroyed by fire and was redesigned and rebuilt as a spacious, well-planned town. In the 18th century Northampton became a major centre of footwear and leather manufacture and became worldfamous as England’s Shoe Town. Prosperity continued to grow in the 19th century with the Grand Union Canal, which reached the town in 1815, and later the coming of the railways.

Abingdon Park This park, was Northampton's first, opened in 1897 and is home to an aviary, Abington museum (in the former manor house), cricket, bowls and tennis facilities, a Victorian bandstand, café, flower displays, lakes, and a scented garden for the blind. Abingdon Park museum hosts a Medieval Family Fun Day on 13 August. The Fishmarket Gallery Contemporary arts venue with three art gallery spaces, retail units, a café, and arts studio. Bradshaw Street 01604 639090 Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Reflecting Northampton's shoe making history this museum is home to a world famous shoe collection. Guildhall Road 01604 838 111 Shopping Northampton's main shopping centre is the Grosvenor Centre, where you'll find 56 stores, including House of Frazer and a choice of women’s and men's fashion outlets. Open seven days a week. Union Street 01604 637268 The Food Hall A fine delicatessen that sells delicious cheeses, pickles, cooked meats and sausages, local Brixworth Pate, pies, wines and much more. 60 St Giles Street 01604 233313

Steffan’s the Jewellers At this chic jewellers you’ll find the best in branded jewellery and watches, as sported by top celebs. Brands include Pandora, Links of London, Gucci, Swarovski, Theo Fennell, Armani, Raymond Weil and much more. Abington Square 01604 636957 Stuart's Shoes An this quality, family run, shoe shop offers good old fashioned service and a wide range of shoes, boots and accessories for men and women that are not widely available in the region. 01604 633659 Nikyosh This vibrant flower shop has plenty of attention grabbing style, whether you're looking for something classic or daringly different. 01604 634464 The Model Shop There’s plenty to delight enthusiasts of model railways, cars, helicopters and boats, steam engines, radio controlled aircraft, modelling kits and kites, at this, one of the UK's longest established model shops. 01604 631223 2 Seasons All the latest top brand skate surf

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Skegness

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The golden sandy Blue Flag beach is the perfect place to soak up the sun, build sandcastles with the kids and paddle in the sea. Look out for Skeggy's award-winning donkeys, the landmark of Skegness Clock Tower, and of course Skegness Pier, where you'll find oodles of entertainment - including ten pin bowling, video arcades and Laserquest. Natureland Seal Sanctuary Watch the seals and penguins being fed, see beautiful coral fish and tropical butterflies, and feed the pets in the children's corner. North Parade 01754 764 345 The Parrot Zoo Incorporating The National Parrot Sanctuary, The Parrot Zoo is the UK's largest collection of parrots, and is home to over 100 species of birds. Visitors can also see marmosets, meerkats, lemurs, giant

tortoises, snakes, kookaburras and more. Dickonhill Road, Friskney, Boston 0871 3841130 Skegness Stadium Skegness Stadium is a tarmac short circuit oval racing track on the outskirts of Skegness. Watch banger racing and stock cars, Bigfoot monster truck car crushing, speed days, car and motorbike stunt shows, skydive displays, firework displays, and even caravan racing. Marsh Lane, Orby 01754 811228

Embassy Theatre The Embassy Centre offers the opportunity to see the stars on stage every night of the week. The summertime programme includes Billy Elliot, Spirit of the Dance, the International Meccano Model Show, Cirque de Class, Al Murray and The Chuckle Brothers. Grand Parade 0845 6740505 Butlins Skegness Butlins boasts a luxury spa, fantastic outdoor family pools, a sub-tropical waterworld with flumes and waves,

One of the best known seaside towns in Britain, Skegness, on the Lincolnshire coast, offers a traditional coastal holiday packed with colourful sights and sounds. Skegness has become famous for its Jolly Fisherman mascot, featured in a 1908 advertisement for the town with the slogan “Skegness is SO bracing!” From the bright lights, arcade amusements and candy floss shops along the main strip to the fairground rides, crazy golf and vibrant gardens that border the beach - Skegness has fun and entertainment at its heart. Whether you want to hook-a-duck, bungee on a trampoline or ride the ghost train - Skegness has every seaside thrill covered. There’s plenty of accommodation close to the fun: quality guest houses, hotels and selfcatering apartments are dotted along the town’s leafy avenues; or if you're after a great value stay for all the family, Skegness has some great caravan and camping parks as well as the famous Butlins resort.

a Traditional Funfair and the longest, sandiest beach. Accommodation is in New England style holiday homes. Day visitors can also come along and take part in the activities, many of which are provided free of charge. 01754 614445 Fantasy Island Terrific themed indoor family resort with white- knuckle and family rides alike, a large seven-day market, live shows and more. Ingoldmells, Skegness 01754 615852

Skegness Carnival and SO Festival Be prepared to be entertained and amazed as Skegness is transformed into a colourful carnival of dance, street theatre, music, comedy and more. The Festival offers three fantastic days of free entertainment along the beach, Tower Gardens and Tower Esplanade. 22-24 Aug Other summer event highlights: Volley Ball England Beach Tour, Skegness Beach 23&24 July; Skegness Brass Festival, 6 Aug; Saloon Stock Car World Championships, 20 &21 Aug; Skegness Open Beach Fun Night, 10 Sept; Open Heritage Days, 10&11 Sept.

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| armed forces day | film Saturday 25 June is Armed Forces Day an annual opportunity for the nation to show its support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, and from veterans to cadets. Here’s a few events across the region, but for more go to www.armedforcesday.org.uk Bury St Edmunds Armed Forces Day Live music in the Abbey Gardens from 7pm. Acoustic music from Phill Harrington, plus versatile band Inverse Oreo, culminating with Coldplace, a terrific Coldplay tribute band. Ticket only event. Call 01284 701060. 24 June. Bury St Edmunds Armed Forces Day Vintage Market A day packed with all things British with lots stall holders selling their wares. There'll also be lots of entertainment and exhibitions

throughout the day too. Abbey Gardens, 10am-4pm. 25 June. Muckleburgh Collection Military show Vehicle Rides, Stalls, Tank demonstrations, Cadet Displays, Tank Driving, Military Attractions, Model Displays, Costumed Re-enactors, Catering, Military Displays, Static Machinery and much more. Weybourne Military Camp, Weybourne, Norfolk, 10am-5pm. 01263 588284. 25 -26 June. Armed Forces Day Exhibition An exhibition of militaria past and present

organized by the Norfolk & Norwich Combined Ex Services Association. The Forum, Norwich, 9am-4pm. 01603 501338. 21 June. Costessey Services day Fete Craft stalls, tombola, games, music and more. Breckland Hall, Costessey, Norfolk. 2-6pm. 25 June. Armed Forces day Past,Present and Future Stalls, parade, re-enactors, military vehicles and more. Harpur Square, Bedford, 10am-4pm. 26 June.

The National Gardens Scheme has nearly 4,000 gardens open for charity. Here they recommend some lovely gardens with accommodation. For full details about gardens to visit go to www.ngs.org.uk

| Garden stays Madingley Hall Madingley Hall is a University owned estate set in 7 acres of delightful landscaped gardens, 3 miles west of Cambridge. The Hall is regularly used for educational and training events and has 61 ensuite bedrooms (13 twin and 48 single) which are welcoming, comfortably furnished and have garden views. Madingley, Cambs 01223 746222 www.madingleyhall.co.uk Fen House 4 Star Silver Award winning Bed & Breakfast in Pakenham (village has a working windmill and watermill) close to Bury St Edmunds. 3 double rooms with en-suites and 1 family suite comprising 1 room with king bed, 1 room with double bed and adjoining family bathroom with 146

bath and large shower. Fen Road, Pakenham, Suffolk 01359 234968 www.fenhouse.net Pavilion House

Pavilion House has a glorious 1 acre garden with stunning rural views. Situated in Dullingham, which has a great 'local' pub and a good restaurant. Accommodation consists of one double, one twin

FOUR great new films in cinemas...

Bad Teacher Comedy centered around a foul-mouthed, junior high teacher who, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague - a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher. Starring Camerron Diaz, Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake. Fri 24th

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and one single room, all with private bath or shower rooms. Gretta will give you a great breakfast, eggs and other home produce. Station Road, Dullingham, Suffolk 01638 508005 www.pavilionhousebandb.co.uk Bagthorpe Hall Bagthorpe Hall bed and breakfast is situated in the countryside of North Norfolk close to Sandringham and Burnham Market with the coast only 15 minutes away. It is a large, elegant house offering a luxurious stay with wonderful colours, good beds and organic produce from the family farm for breakfast. A mural in the hall chronicling family history is fascinating and beautiful. Surrounded by 50 acres of parkland, woodland and gardens

(many of the trees are over 150 years old) with a Snowdrop walk in February, it is full of birdlife, peaceful and quiet. Bagthorpe, King’s Lynn, Norfolk 01485 578528 www.bagthorpehall.co.uk Chaucer Barn Award winning Chaucer Barn offers luxury self catering accommodation for up to 18. Set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens. 9 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms, games room, 18 seated dining table. Breathtaking gardens are a mix of contemporary topiary and romantic informal including wild flower meadow, herb garden, pergola with bbq and eating area, lawns, young arboretum, children’s play area and woods. Holt Road, Gresham, Norfolk 01263 577733 www.chaucerbarn.com

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