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MATT factor Matt Cardle could be the first credible rock singer to come out of The X Factor - and he’s from Essex! Gaynor Clements talks to the winner of the world’s biggest talent show as he prepares to release his debut album later this month...
sn’t it grand when one of your own makes good? Move over Mr and Mrs Cardle. Your boy Matt belongs to all of us East Anglians. And you don’t make good more spectacularly than being thrust into the limelight - blinking from the dark and murky depths of obscure Essex pubs - to face the derision or delight of Mr Cowell and his cohorts. Yes, our very own Essex boy, Matt Cardle, latterly of Little Maplestead, near Halstead, now of ‘Bright Lights, The Big Smoke’, wowed his loyal fans, not to mention himself, by winning the ‘X Factor’ at the end of 2010. The resultant furore and his winner’s single, ‘When We Collide’, was followed by a period of quiet while Matt worked on his much-awaited first album, ‘Letters’, out on 17th October. Even though his propulsion to fame may have looked instantaneous, he has in fact been doing the rounds for fifteen years, touring local pubs with pop duo Darwin and latterly rock band Seven Summers, releasing an album with both collaborations. On the X Factor he came across as the quintessential bloke you would stand a round for in your local, and it was his everyman appeal as much as his voice which helped him win the loyalty of the many who pledged their votes each week. An all round nice guy - not cocky, not too confident, not likely to fall victim to the ‘tall poppy syndrome’ for which we Brits are famous. Certainly he seemed like a regular Joe when we spoke - full of enthusiasm for his
music, his song writing and his audiences. “I am an Essex boy through and through,” he said. “I remember moving to Essex when I was a little kid, but this is where I grew up and where all my family and my mates are.” He says he misses the days when he and his music partner Ali McMillan toured as Darwin. But his present life has its compensations (I forbore to ask about the kind of compensation that Harry Styles of One Direction so publicly assured him would be his). How has fame and fortune treated him? “I feel exactly the same,” he says modestly. “I suppose I have a slightly thicker skin than I used to before the X Factor and the stuff that’s happened afterwards. Now people, especially the tabloids, are always judging me and always have something to say about everything I do. But mostly that’s just a load of rubbish.” His long-standing love of live performance, which stood him in such good stead when facing the millions of viewers who watched him slog through each week to take the prize, has never failed him, “whether that means performing in front of five drunks in a pub or thousands of adoring fans in some huge arena.” His enjoyment of live gigs is equalled only by his love of song writing, which he does constantly. “I write music all the time. It’s the thing I do more than anything else.” For those who watched his nail biting ascendancy on the X Factor, you will know
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I’ve done all kinds of stuff, but in reality I only ever painted a friend’s house that he has a wonderful voice, capable of soulful, almost falsetto, highs. His rendition of Roberta Flack’s ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ was crushingly lovely, all the more so because of the cracks in sustaining some of the higher notes, brought on by nerves. His album contains no such wobbles. It is a powerful, soaring rendition of songs he co-wrote, with the exception of the forthcoming single ‘Run For Your Life’, written by none other than Take That’s Gary Barlow. Anyway, enough of the NME stuff. Back to Essex. Although he lives, inevitably, in London, he tries to come home as much as he can, to see his folks. He still likes to visit his favourite pubs - the Five Bells in Colne Engaine, the Bell Inn in Castle Hedingham and The Bull in Halstead. Can he really still hang out there like he used to now that he has made the big time? “Sure. Most folk are fine and just the same, although I suppose 10
some people get in a bit of a flap.” Was he really a painter and decorator before he hit the big time? “I’ve done all kinds of stuff, but in reality I only ever painted a friend’s house. I have worked in factories though, but that was all to earn and save enough money to get into recording studios. Rehearsal time costs a lot of money. But I have been working and preparing for this success for a long time.” Where does his amazing voice come from? “My mother is tone deaf, but my dad and granddad sang in the Liverpool Cathedral Choir,” he says. “One of the ways I have expanded my vocal range is by practicing cover versions in pubs for so many years.” Mr and Mrs Cardle have always been wonderfully supportive of their son’s ambition, and “they are totally thrilled for me.” What are the best things about his fame, I ask? “Getting freebies and having the money to buy what I want,” he quips.
“But really, playing for lots of people and performing live in front of so many appreciative audiences.” Sadly he can’t relax these days by indulging his love of snow-boarding, which he has pursued from the age of sixteen, since London is a bit short on snow and slopes right now, but he will get back to his home county as and when he can. So far, at least, the fame machine hasn’t skewed or skinned him - he’s still the all round modest milkman my daughter voted for (I confess I switched my allegiance only after Cher Lloyd was dropped). At the end of our chat he very gallantly thanked me “and my family” for their support. What a nice man. And he called me “babe”. Matt Cardle’s debut album, Letters, is released on 17 October. The single, Run For Your Life, is out on 9 October. www.mattcardlemusic.com
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Earlier this year celebrity TV chef Marco Pierre White bought the Maypole Group out of administration, and is now the owner of five of the region’s top pub/hotel/restaurant businesses: The Lifeboat Inn and The Old Coach House Inn, Thornham, Norfolk; The Bridge Inn, Acle Bridge, Norfolk; Wayford Bridge Inn, Stalham, Norfolk; and The Angel Hotel, Lavenham, Suffolk. The 15th century Suffolk pub is the first to get the MPW makeover and it’s here that he has taken Foster’s lager and Strongbow cider off the bar list to be replaced by his own brand of cider and his malt ale, The Governor, named after his father’s racing greyhound.
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There is an exciting array of festive events on offer this year at the family-owned Stoke by Nayland Hotel, with something to suit everyone over Christmas and New Year. The ever popular Christmas Party Nights run from Friday 2nd December, and tickets range from just £19.95 for a Hog Roast evening, to £42.50 to include a 3 course dinner and dancing. To make a night of it, party-goers can take advantage of amazing hotel rates from just £29 pp, including use of the hotel’s fabulous poolside facilities. This year Stoke by Nayland is offering 3 and 4 night Christmas breaks, plus Festive Lunches and Dinners, a superb five course Christmas Day Lunch and a Boxing Day Brunch, and a New Years Eve Gala Ball. Leavenheath, Colchester 01206 265818/837 www.stokebynayland.com
Norfolk company Sponge make amazing sponge cakes, from their award-winning Victoria to Bakewell and Chocolate & Orange. Try this Traditional FourSharing Sponge, which is four cakes in one - Victoria, Lemon, Coffee and Chocolate wedges. All their cakes can be ordered for delivery online or go to www.sponge.co.uk to find your nearest stockist.
There are less and less places to buy antique sanitaryware these days. Quality items in good condition are fairly scarce, but at Mongers Architectural Salvage in Hingham, Norfolk, they have beautifully restored new pieces coming in all the time. Latest additions to their stock include a canopy bath and several Victorian marble vanity units. Mongers also have a large stock of fireplaces, cast radiators, flooring doors & door furniture. All antique and restored. A good selection can be viewed at www.mongersofhingham.co.uk Mongers, 15 Market Place, Hingham, Norfolk 01953 85186
All of the wrought iron, brass and nickel beds at the Wrought Iron & Brass Bed Co are handmade in Norfolk by a team of craftsmen using traditional construction techniques. This family company specialise in designing and creating beds with the beauty and strength to become a family heirloom with a lifetime construction guarantee. They also offer a bespoke design service, have a great selection of accessories including mattresses and bed bases, and also have a range of beautiful beds for children. 2-6 Raven's Yard, Nethergate Harpley, nr Fakenham, Norfolk 01485 521823 www.wroughtironandbrassbed.co.uk
Situated near Braintree in Essex, Blake House Craft Centre is one of the region’s true hidden gems. Once a traditional farmyard, with buildings used as stables, cattle sheds and cart lodges, this wonderful site has been transformed into a vibrant and flourishing craft centre which houses a wide range of small local businesses. A beautiful Essex barn forms the centrepiece of a cluster of sympathetically restored 18th and 19th century listed buildings. This delightful environment hosts a variety of individual shops and workshops where you can buy unusual and attractive wares. Wander around the fine variety of art and craft shops in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, where there really is something for everyone! There are so many shops offering products that you just won’t find anywhere else, from a basket of flowers to ballet shoes, from dolls houses to designer kids clothing and from electric guitars to elegant fabrics, you can treat yourself or find the perfect gift. Once you’ve looked around the shops, enjoy a bite to eat, let the kids use up some energy in our new adventure playground, challenge your friends to a round of crazy golf on our 9 hole minigolf course and during the summer you can test your wits against the maize maze challenge! For the keen hobbyist there are a range of workshops and classes running weekly which include quilting, jewellery and beading and art classes, contact us to find out more. The licensed restaurant “Timbers’ is housed in an 18th century listed corn barn and is open 7 days a week and Wednesday - Saturday evenings (Tel. 01376 552553). Blake House Craft Centre, Blake End, Nr Braintree, Essex . Tel: 01376 344123 www.blakehousecraftcentre.co.uk
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As the nights start to draw in, as the leaves turn and fall from the trees, Fenella Fairrie has been thinking of outdoor and seasonal inspiration we can draw into our homes. Autumn is a magical time of year, a vast array of visual inspiration, colour and change that bridges the gap between Summer and Winter. So, rather than dwell on summer fading let’s look forward to Autumn days and think about leafy walks, hearty eating, an open fire and ways to bring warmth and welcome into your home
AUTUMN ABOUNDS RUGS & THROWS A new season is a great opportunity to make some small changes to large affect. So, with summer behind us and winter ahead now we can bring to the fore blankets and throws. A quality blanket or throw will bring an elegant stylish warmth to a room. I spotted this wonderful collection of Mohair and lambswool throws at the House & Garden shop at Snape Maltings. Shown here in mulberry, muted olive greens and natural shades these throws are available in a selection of patterns, textures and sizes and are irresistibly soft to the touch… cosy chic perfected! www.snapemaltings.co.uk Fill the Log basket At this time of year we can light the fire and put a fine log baskets to use. An open fire will undoubtedly change the whole atmosphere of a room and the fireside accessories including a good log basket will add to the overall affect. Laden with logs for a wonderful, traditional and truly seasonal look with a purpose. That said even if you don’t actually have a fire place, a wicker log basket will provide an attractive storage solution for all manner of things. I particularly love the Square Rattan log baskets shown here, available in a selection of sizes, from Suffolk based Jim Lawrence. www.jim-lawrence.co.uk Renowned for their exquisite ironmongery, they also have a great range of home furnishing items.
Boots & Leaves So, thinking of country walks and muddy boots, I just had to include this handmade boot rack from Really Rural Inspirations. With the great outdoors in mind, what could be a more fitting addition to your home that this fine rack. Available in a wonderful array of traditional country colours the design harks back to the old boot room with a storage shelf above and hanging pegs below. It can only add practical rural style into your home. www.reallyruralinspirations.co.uk
Rich colours & casseroles A hearty casserole is prime Autumnal fare and what better to serve it in than one of these fine Terracotta casserole pots made by Suffolk Potteries. I am drawn to these not only because they are a fantastic addition to a foodies Kitchen but they look so very good. The rich quality terracotta and combination of glazed and unglazed colour is totally fitting to Autumn entertaining. As a practical bonus, they are dishwasher safe and can be used in the microwave. All sorts of wonderful pots, vessels and Kitchenware are available from Kenninghall based www.suffolkpotteries.co.uk
OAK LEAVES & ACORNS The Banbury oak leaf wallpaper by Cole and Son has caught my attention. Not only does the acorn inspired repeat represent the very essence of England but it is most fitting to this season of Autumn. Added to which, the rich mulberry colour (one of four colourways) is in line with the current seasonal colour trends that we will see in wallpapers, fabrics and paints. The beautiful quality of these papers from www.cole-and-son.com will make for a long lasting finish and a timeless, classic English elegance.
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BRIGHTEN up your mood There are a variety of different ways in which a warmer, more luxurious interior can be created, but possibly one of the least costly ways of creating a noticeable and instant improvement is to take a fresh look at your lighting.
NOT OVERHEAD Surely there can be few people left now who rely only on a single overhead pendant to light their living or dining areas? Most of us have learned, through TV decorating programmes and house and home magazines, that this is possibly the most unimaginative, dated and ineffective lighting scheme to have. If you are still relying on the overhead light fitting, then just try bringing in a couple of lamps from other rooms, switch off the overhead light and see the immediate difference that this makes to your room. But in any room where you live or work, you will need a back-up system. Soft lightning may look wonderful and transform the dreariest room but it's no good for sewing, reading, writing and so on. Often, one or two carefully positioned spotlights, down lighters or pendants are the best answer. They will be at their most effective and extremely energy efficient - if operated by a dimmer switch, which can give you just exactly the right amount of light for your needs while at the same time helping to keep those bills down.
WALL LIGHTS ARE IN Thoughtfully positioned wall lights can also be a great option. If your taste in decor leans towards the classic appeal of antique or reproduction furniture, then beautiful electrified candle sconces and wall brackets will almost certainly be top of your list. If, on the other hand, your interiors are modern, you will need to look for something rather less whimsical but definitely no less stylish. 22
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE One of the prettier lighting 'fads' to have hit the High Street is the current fashion for candlestick lamps. These are perfect for use on the sideboard as a back up to candles. They work well on bedside tables too, where their narrow bases take up very little room. Hallways, landings and stairs need to be well lit too. Again, there are more imaginative and equally successful - forms of lighting than a single 100-watt bulb beaming down from on high. A well-positioned spotlight aims the light in exactly the right place, while lamps above and below the stairs - and perhaps on the half-landing too - can be fitted with lowvoltage slumberlights (eight watts), so no one is fumbling about for switches in the dark. Bathrooms are, of course, a special case. Lighting needs to be practical and the switch must either be of the cord-pull variety or positioned outside the door. You will also need a good shaving light. If the bathroom mirror is used for applying make-up, a set of naked bulbs positioned around the mirror, like those in theatrical dressing rooms, is a stylish and practical option.
Itâ€™s fun, too, to keep several thick candles in holders: candlelight is far more conducive to relaxing in a warm, foamy bath than bright electric light.
SWITCHING ATMOSPHERES The kitchen is rarely used just as a working room these days. Most people like to divide even the smallest space into two separate areas: one for preparing food and one for eating on an everyday basis. The most effective way of distinguishing the working end from the relaxing end is by using different forms of lighting. At the business end you need plenty of strong lighting - spotlights and/or down lighters to highlight work zones - and, perhaps, concealed lighting beneath the top units too. When you want to relax and enjoy your meal, a single pendant hung low over the table and operated separately from the rest of the lights enables you to create an intimate dining area. Then, with the flick of a switch, you can black out the dirty saucepans and other paraphernalia in the rest of the kitchen!
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Norfolk Decorative Antiques have a great selection of antique lighting including antique chandeliers of all shapes and sizes. Antique chandeliers can be restored and rewired in their North Norfolk workshops for both trade and private clients. They have recently moved to a much bigger showroom where the stock can be seen more easily, both antique and mid 20th c pieces. Visit them at Unit 8E, Millers Close Industrial Estate, Fakenham, Norfolk 1328 856 333 www.norfolkdecorativeantiques.co.uk
Opening in Kings Lynn in 1965, The Lampshop is one of the longest established independent decorative lighting shops in the UK. First established in Hammersmith in London in the mid 50s, the company moved to Norfolk in 1965 opening the shop with its distinctive bow front windows and lit-up "Lampshades" sign above the front door - this was originally hung from the outside of the shop in london - on Kings Street. Current owner David Herbert inherited the Lampshop from his parents in the late 70s, having served his first customer at age of 15. Since then, David has continually expanded the choice to encompass a huge selection of traditional and modern lighting, and introduced his own exclusive range of classic cast brass lighting in either antique or polished finishes. These are often fitted with English hand-cut lead crystal shades, also exclusive to The Lampshop. Bespoke lampshades are a speciality and this allows you the choice of your own fabric or that from the manufacturer, to create unique shades in most shapes and sizes. The Lampshop also offers renovations and re-wiring of your own lighting - including table lamps, chandeliers and wall lights - sadly a skill rapidly declining in todays throw away society. Look out for the forthcoming website, but in the meantime visit them at 1 Portland Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, or call on 01553 772411
When decorating your home, how you light it can be one of the most important, and most difficult, areas to address. Look no further because Jim Lawrence have a huge selection of lighting ideas, from wall lights and pendants to table and standard lamps. Exterior lighting, low energy lighting and bathroom lighting are all taken care of. The lights are made from forged iron or solid brass and can be supplied in their natural state or hand painted. Jim Lawrence also offer a huge complementary range of candle and lamp shades in fabric, card and metal and a bespoke shade making service. Visit the showroom at The Ironworks Lady Lane Industrial Estate, Hadleigh. Suffolk 01473 826685 www.jim-lawrence.co.uk
Stiffkey Period Lighting is based in a former 1900 Methodist Chapel in the North Norfolk village of Stiffkey. They are specialists in the restoration and retailing of mainly English period lighting, with over 40 years experience. The showroom carries a large collection of various antique lamps from early Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau to Arts & Crafts and Art Deco. Their stock also includes gas brackets and gasoliers converted to electric, chandeliers, hanging lamps, pendants, lanterns, rise-and-fall lamps, table lamps, wall brackets, and floor standards all finished to the highest standard. Stiffkey Period Lighting also have a fine collection of antique working oil lamps. Over the years Stiffkey Period Lighting has supplied lighting to film, television & theatre companies as well as stately homes, National Trust properties, and prominent designers, to name a few. Stiffkey Period Lighting, The Old Chapel, Wells Road, Stiffkey, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, 01328 830460 www.stiffkeylampshop.com
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MODEL of dynamic THE RANGE ROVER EVOQUE
September sees the arrival of the autumn season's must-have motoring style statement - the all-new Range Rover Evoque. Combining concept car looks with lightweight technologies, the Range Rover Evoque is as breath-taking to look at as it is to drive and goes on sale (at dealership/dealerships across/in town/area) having completed more than a million development miles. Whether you pick the stunning coupé or a practical 5-Door model, the Range Rover Evoque brings dynamic handling and styling to the classic Range Rover package of luxury and all-terrain performance. It is available in three core design themes from the cool and contemporary 'Pure', to the bold and sporting 'Dynamic' and the luxurious 'Prestige' package - each of which define styling, interior comfort and equipment levels. As you would expect from a Range Rover, the interior features high quality materials and craftsmanship - allowing customers to specify a lavishly appointed cabin with soft leather and beautifully tailored, twin-needle stitching. There is also an array of options from alloy wheels in alternative finishes to illuminated aluminium and chrome tread plates to further personalise your vehicle. For technology lovers the Range Rover Evoque features an 8-inch, high-definition touch-screen display with optional dual-view technology that allows a passenger to watch a DVD while the driver follows navigation instructions. Entertainment options include Digital and Satellite TV, DVD playback capability - which passengers can enjoy via 8-inch screens mounted in the headrests and digital infrared
wireless headphones. New sound systems, developed in partnership with audio specialist Meridian and including a range-topping 825W, 17-speaker system, are also available. However the true test is how it drives and, whether choosing two or four-wheel drive, the Range Rover Evoque delivers a rewarding experience thanks to its precise steering and agility. Combining both style and substance, the Range Rover Evoque offers sure-footed capability in challenging on- and off-road conditions - using a unique combination of technologies to maximise performance and comfort - including a Terrain ResponseTM system with settings for General Driving, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Ruts and Sand to optimise driveability and comfort. A choice of engines are available - a 150hp 2.2 litre turbo diesel eD4 engine that delivers less than 129g/km CO2 (in front-wheel-drive coupé form), 190hp SD4 version which gets from 0-60mph in 8.0 seconds when equipped with the automatic gearbox and a new 240hp 2.0 litre turbo-charged petrol engine capable of 0-60mph in just 7.1 seconds. The Range Rover Evoque represents accessible, desirable sophistication and goes on sale from September priced from £27,955 for an eD4 'Pure' 5-door model (equipped with 6 speed manual gearbox and two-wheel drive) to £44,320 for a top-of-the-range Si4 'Dynamic' coupé (equipped with 6 speed automatic gearbox and LUX pack).
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Pick of the month
Food & Drink
EAT • DRINK • STAY Here’s this month’s idea’s for places to eat out, go for a drink, or stay over. It ranges from traditional favourites such as fish and chips and steaks to freshly made pizzas and pastas with the chef’s daily specials showcasing the finest market fresh ingredients. Old Post Office Court, Norwich 01603 622910
Herts Woodman Inn
Family run pub surrounded by sweeping fields. All menus are created by Head Chef Nigel Bissett, using the finest, freshest local produce. Good selection of real ales including favourites like Adnams and Greene King in addition to excellent guest beers from Buntingford brewery, Nethergates, Oakham Ales, Youngs, Tring and many more. Bed and breakfast accomodation available. Nuthampstead 01763 848328 Norfolk The Pigs
Suffolk The Salt House Bistro From locally sourced oysters to the finest european cheeses, the menu here is a delight. There’s always a great atmosphere and an exceptional selection of wines. Gainsborough Street, Sudbury 01787 375752 Cambs Boathouse The Boathouse is situated on the outskirts of Peterborough, with a tributary of the River Nene flowing past the large garden. The restaurant is set on two levels with a smaller more intimate area just above the larger lower area, and serves a range of modern classic meals. Thorpe Meadows, Peterborough 01733 898469 Norfolk The Flying Horse
A 17th Century country pub with bags of character. the bar offers gravity poured real ales ‘straight from the wood’, with six local ales for you to enjoy. A real culinary heartbeat pumps through the pub, from a barter scheme that swaps local seasonal produce for a pint or two, allotments in the pub garden, thier own shop selling wares from the kitchen, and a unique attitude driven by chef / landlord Tim Abbott. The style is proudly British, and very local, taking influence and ingredients from Norfolk where possible. Good quality accommodation is available. Norwich Road, Edgefield, Melton Constable 01263 587634 www.thedeersleap.co.uk 30
Modern British menu with Mediterranean influences that changes with the seasons.
Cambs Pig & Abbot A Queen Anne period public house in the Cambridgeshire countryside. The cosy bar has a selection of real ales and a log fire. Diners can choose from a wide range of delicious homemade dishes and there’s a daily specials menu. High Street, Abington Piggots 01763 853515 Beds Corner 5
The decked terrace looking out over the lake is an excellent spot to enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif on a warm summers evening and the lounge bar with welcoming log fire is an inviting place to indulge in a glass of red wine or a pint of real ale on a chilly winters eve. Head Chef Sean Hazlett and his team have created a delicious menu using some of the finest seasonal ingredients and featuring a number of traditional English dishes with a modern twist. Box End Park , Box End , Kempston 01234 846223
Essex The Rivenhall Hotel Originally a large period farmhouse and outbuildings, The Rivenhall Hotel was considerably extended and converted to a hotel in the late 1960s and underwent a major refurbishments in 2005 when it was purchased by Greenwoods Estates. Facilities now include: a modern bar and lounge area; the original oak beamed Wildberry Restaurant; 55 ensuite bedrooms; seven conference rooms including two beautiful banqueting suites and our modern Hi-Life Fitness Centre complete with indoor pool. Rivenhall End, Witham 01376 516969 Norfolk The Walnut Tree Shades American Pub and Restaurant offering an authentic experience consisting of atmosphere and decor you'll rarely find this side of the "pond"; add in the fantastic restaurant and live music most Thursday and Fridays and you really will be hard pushed to find a more well rounded establishment. Old Post Office Court, Norwich 01603 622910
Norfolk The Hunny Bell A wonderful 18th Century pub with a traditional beamed main bar and cosy snug that sits on the green in the picturesque village of Hunworth in the beautiful Glaven valley. Traditional fayre is the order of the day, with favourites feature heavily with home made suet crust steak and kidney pie, half a pint of prawns and home cooked hand carved ham, eggs and chips and a traditional apple and rhubarb crumble proving to be some of the most popular dishes off the menu. The Green, Hunworth 01263 712300
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National Curry Week
Food & Drink
National Curry Week was started in 1998 to promote the cuisine and to raise funds for charities concentrating on hunger, malnourishment and poverty. During the week, curry lovers can get out and visit their local curry houses, some of which will be staging special events and fun challenges. For more details go to www.nationaleatingoutweek.com
Here’s a few of our favourite Indian restaurants... Cambs Lalbagh
Lalbagh, a Bangladeshi and Indian diner in the pretty village of Bourn, serves an extensive array of authentic meals, which are freshly prepared using only the best and finest ingredients. Good wines, takeway service, and a 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, awarded to restaurants who consistently receive excellent ratings from its members. 49 Alms Hill, Bourn 01954 719131 www.lalbaghrestaurant.com Beds Ampthill Tandoori
Top quality Indian restaurant serving a wide choice of dishes inspired by Indian home cooking. Eat in or takeaway. Try one of their Gourmet Nights - every Monday. Dunstable Street, Ampthill 01525 404024 Bucks Woburn Fort
A cosy restaurant established in 1992. The Food here is of a high standard and dishes are cooked in pure vegetable cooking oil and are prepared using specially made gravy which contains no dairy products or nuts - these are added later. 33 High Street, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes 01908 282002 www.woburnfort.co.uk Essex Jalsa Ghar
Since 1998, this award-winning restaurant has been delighting customers by combining traditional Indian and Bangladeshi dishes with many other dishes never before served in Indian restaurants in Essex. The restaurant was a finalist in the 2011 and 2008 British Curry Awards. Stortford Road, Great Dunmow 01371 873330 www.jalsaghar.co.uk Cambs PR Massala
An authentic Indian restaurant serving first class Indian cuisine, made using only the finest herbs and spices, which are carefully Coronation Chicken was invented by Constance Spry and served at the Queen’s Coronation Lunch in 1953. Queen Victoria had an Indian confidant, Abdul Karim, and is said to have had a curry prepared every day by two Indian chefs in the event she had a visitor from India. Abdul Karim became her favourite often being referred to as “her Munshi”. One of the ingredients in Worcestershire Sauce created by two chemists Mr Lea and Mr Perrin in 1835 is ‘devils dung’ – asafoetida.
How to make Chicken Tikka Masala the nation’s favourite curry dish
prepared and freshly cooked to order by the experienced chefs. The restaurant modern, stylish, spacious and comfortable, with a relaxed atmosphere and priceless service. Chapel Lane, St Ives 01480 493222 www.prmassala.co.uk Norfolk Oasis
Housed in a stunning 18th Century former Chapel, this is a large, modern and ultra stylish restaurant serving a range of high class curries prepared by top Indian chef, Harish Kumar. Queens Road, Norwich 01603 305030 www.oasisindianrestaurant.co.uk Suffolk Masala Black
Contemporary British Indian restaurant, run by one of the youngest restauranteurs in Suffolk, Shofiqul Choudhury. Modern British cuisine with a twist of traditional and different regional flavours of India and surrounding countries. Fore Street, Ipswich 01473 222286 www.masalablack.co.uk Essex Riverside Spice
Contemporary, stylish and extremely popular Indian restaurant that attracts diners from far around. Equally renowned for its exquisite food and marvellous service, it also hosts regular midweek music nights. Lower Holt Street, Earls Colne 01787 221728 Herts Le Spice Merchant
An innovative Indian restaurant that also serves authentic, traditional favourites. Most of these dishes are handpicked from all over the Indian Sub Continent. The smart dining room features white table linens, soothing colours and a bright artworks. Signature dishes include chargrilled rare duck tikka, roast lamb shank with ginger, garlic, cumin and green chilli. High Street, Ware 01920 468383 www.lespicemerchant.co.uk
Chilli is the most popular spice in the world and can help combat heart attacks and strokes and extends blood coagulation times preventing harmful blood clots. Curry first appeared on a commercial menu at a Coffee House in Norris Street, Haymarket in 1773 but the first dedicated Indian restaurant was the Hindostanee Coffee House in 1809/10. The first known record of the name ‘piccalilli’ is by Mrs Elizabeth Faffald (1733-1781) who gave a recipe for making ‘Indian Pickle
Ingredients 1lb large diced boneles chicken breast 1 oz garlic 1 oz ginger 4 tbs fresh natural yoghurt 2 small fresh green chillies 1 tsp salt 1 tbs lemon juice 1 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tbs red paprika 4-5 fresh green coriander
Sauce 4 oz chopped onions 3 oz ghee 1 oz ground garlic 1 oz ground ginger 3 oz yoghurt 1/2 tsp cumin powder 2 tbs desicated coconut 4 oz fresh single cream 2 medium tomatoes (liquidised) 1.2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp coriander powder pinch dried methi
Method Grind fresh green chilies, fresh coriander, garlic and ginger with 2-3 tbs water until a thick paste is formed. Marinate the chicken in the paste then add the salt and yoghurt. Next add the lemon juice, cumin, coriander powder and red paprika and mix thoroughly. Leave chicken to marinate in the paste overnight Take marinated chicken and cook on skewers in tandoor or 10-12 minutes under a grill on a moderate high heat.Fry onions in the ghee Add tomatoes and yoghurt and mix on low/moderate heat. Add cumin powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, salt, desicated coconut, dried methi and fresh single cream and mix thoroughly. Water may be added if more liquid is required. Add cooked pieces or chicken to the sauce and mix well. Leave to simmer on low heat. Transfer to serving dish garnish with a little single cream and sprinkle liberally with fresh coriander and garam masala.
or Piccalillo’. She wrote ‘The Experience English Housekeeper’ first published in 1769. Hannah Glasse, born and raised in Hexham, Northumberland, produced the first known printed recipe for modern ‘currey’ in Glass’s Art of Cookery in 1747 Prince Axel of Denmark first met Edward Palmer at the Empire Exhibition at Wembley on 2 May 1924. When Palmer opened Veeraswamy’s in London the Prince visited and was so entranced he ordered a case of the royal lager ‘Carlsberg’ to be delivered
each year, thus making lager the drink of choice in Indian restaurants for many years to come. Biryani was brought to Hyderabad by the invading army of Aurangazeb under Khaja Abid. The dish was a ready-to-eat food for the soldiers during time of war. Korma is a greatly misunderstood curry. Korma is “slow cooking or braising” rather than meaning a mild curry as it has become accepted in Britain. It can actually be very mild or fiery hot, with rich ingredients.
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We are a cosy restaurant situated in the small, prosperous town of Woburn Sands, classof Indian Brasserie on theFirst border Buckinghamshire. The restaurant was established in April 1992. Since then we have been serving tasty food and providing excellent service. Our food remains of a high standard and our service and decor are outstanding. In addition our staff are very friendly and welcoming. From time to time we have put new dishes on to our menu and kept our prices stable for the past ﬁve years. There is no requirement on a minimum amount for a single order. The major changes we have made over the past three years is to remove the artiﬁcial colouring from our dishes to conform with the Food Safety Standard Agency recommendations. Today all our food is prepared with spices which produce natural colours in the dishes. Also we use pure vegetable cooking oil which results in lower cholesterol. Our dishes are prepared using specially made gravy which contains no dairy products or nuts. These are added later. Such dishes are explained on the menu. Our curries are prepared to a medium strength. Madras is slightly hotter and vindaloo very hot. Phal is not recommended as it can spoil the ﬂavour of the curry. You will often see new dishes on our menu and, by experiencing them, you can compare our cooking expertise with other establishments.
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at Bedford Lodge Hotel…
Set in idyllic surroundings, the 4 star Bedford Lodge Hotel is the ultimate venue to celebrate Christmas... ... whether it’s an intimate dinner with loved ones, office party or ringing in the New Year, we’ve hopefully thought of everything to make this Christmas truly magical! In addition to our usual Christmas fayre, parties and New Year’s celebrations, we will also be hosting 70s & 80s Disco Inferno Nights!
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It’s time to start planing your Christmas party night - whether it’s for your office, friends or family, there’s some great venues across the region to choose from. Here’s just a small sample... Suffolk Ipswich Town Football Club A range of packages to create wonderful party night experience, including Bands, discos, and super ‘Las Vegas’ nights, delicious three-course menu to select from, and fine wines and beers to add to the Christmas spirit. Corporate or private parties catered for. Ipswich. Tel. 01473 400580 www.numberonevenue.co.uk Suffolk High Lodge The Champion Suite is an ideal venue for any Christmas Party, be it a works night out, a get together with friends and family or a Private Party. 3 Course Meal with coffee, live music and disco entertainment. Hinton, nr Darsham. Tel. 01986 784347 www.highlodge.co.uk Norfolk Aldercarr Hall Aldercarr Christmas party nights begin with a festive 3-course meal, followed by coffee and mince pies, and dancing to a live band. Attleborough Road, Great Ellingham. Tel. 01953 453400 www.aldercarrhall.co.uk
Beds Wyboston Lakes Great choice of Christmas party nights including party or themed discos, tribute acts, James Bond nights and more, all with a four-course festive menu. Great North Road, Wyboston. Tel. 0333 7007 667 www.wybostonlakes.co.uk
Norfolk Norwich City Football Club Delia’s Canary Catering have several Christmas party nights available, including traditional festive evenings with meal and disco, or a swashbuckling themed night. Norwich. Tel. 01603 218704 www.deliascanarycatering.com
Norfolk Leziate Lakeview Park A magnificent venue surrounded by idyllic lakes and woodland. Celebrate Christmas with an unforgettable evening of dinner and dancing at one of their popular Christmas Party Nights. Or join their New Year’s Eve party with buffet and live band. Leziate, Kings Lynn. Tel. 01553 630393 www.leziatepark.co.uk
Essex Stoke By Nayland Hotel Golf & Spa Stoke By Nayland’s Party Nights are perfect for a company Christmas bash, family get-together or celebrating the festive season in style with friends. Includes a delicious three course meal, disco, crackers, balloons, party poppers and a free prize draw. Leavenheath, Colchester. Tel. 01206 262836 www.stokebynayland.com
Beds ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Whipsnade caters for up to 360 guests and is available for exclusive party hire from November to February 2012. Or you can join one of their shared gala party nights in December which include a three-course dinner, festive novelties and disco. Dunstable. Tel. 01582 873831 www.zsl.orig/zelig-whipsnade-zoo
Essex Marygreen Manor Groups of four or more can join a Christmas party night here, which includes a three-course dinner, live music and entertainment. Or try one of their Christmas Murder Mystery party nights which include a three-course meal and entertainment. London Road, Brentwood. Tel. 01277 225252 www.marygreenmanor.co.uk
Suffolk The West Wing at Ickworth The West Wing is magical at Christmas and is available for exclusive Christmas lunches, dinners and dinner dances from 40 to 200 guests. Prices start from as little as £40.00 per person. Ickworth, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds. Tel. 01284 735957 www.ickworthwestwing.co.uk
Hertfordshire Knebworth House Set against the impressive backdrop of Knebworth House and attached to the Lodge Barn, Knebworth’s fabulous starclothed Christmas marquee has a range of Christmas party packages. Nr Stevenage. Tel. 01438 813825 www.knebworthhouse.com
Suffolk Bedford Lodge Hotel Get on your glad rags, dance around your hand bags and boogie the night away to hits from the 70s and 80s at a Disco Inferno party night. These great nights are perfect for any size group and include a three course dinner with coffee and mince pies. Bury Road, Newmarket. Tel. 01638 663175 www.bedfordlodgehotel.co.uk East Anglia Office Christmas This event company has a number of office party options for Christmas, throughout the region. Try a Viva Las vegas night in Cambridge, a Glamour of Paris night in Essex, Christmas in Lapland in Norfolk, a Chocolate Factory night in Suffolk, or one of many others available. Tel. 0845 676 9755 www.officechristmas.co.uk East Anglia Christmas Parties Unlimited A large selection of traditional, themed, shared and exclusive Office Christmas Parties and Christmas Events throughout the region. Tel. 01908 336585 www.christmaspartiesunlimited.co.uk
Celebrate Christmas and New Year in Style at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa
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Make this year’s Christmas party memorable. We cater for up to 360 guests and are available for exclusive party hire from November to February 2012. Or join our shared party nights in December. Get in touch today and let us make your Christmas party an unforgettable one.
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At Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa this Christmas a warm welcome awaits you, along with an open fire, great atmosphere, lots of fun and amazing food. So come and enjoy the festivities with your friends, family and colleagues.
Christmas Party Nights Tickets from just £19.95!
New Year’s Eve Gala Ball Tickets £85 including 5 course dinner and dancing to ‘Soul Kitchen’
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New Year’s Eve Two Night Party Break £195 per person – including Gala Ball ticket and dinner 2nd night Mouth-watering Festive menus are on offer at our Lakes Restaurant including: Christmas Day Lunch, Festive Dinners, Festive Lunches and Boxing Day Brunch Download our online Christmas/New Year Brochure at www.stokebynayland.com For bookings and information please call our Sales Team on 01206 265818/837
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Christmas Parties & Dining
Christmas Suffolk Hintlesham Hall Hotel Celebrate Christmas in style at Hintlesham Hall. The warm, relaxing and friendly ambience of this beautiful country house hotel, together with attentive staff, renowned cuisine and spectacular Christmas decorations will create a truly memorable night for your guests. The focal point of the evening will be enjoying a delicious three course Christmas meal professionally served in the stunning dining rooms. As the evening progresses the resident DJ will set the party atmosphere for dancing until midnight in the magnificent Salon. Party nights are available on Friday and Saturday nights from 8th - 23rd December, with two special New Year nights on 6th and 20th January. Prices start from ÂŁ42.50. Hintlesham, nr Ipswich 01473 652334 www.hintleshamhall.co.uk Suffolk Lady Florence For a different and exciting Christmas dining experience, try one of
these superb cruises on the calm waters of the rivers Alde and Ore during which freshly prepared fine foods are served. Lady Florence, an ex-Admiralty motor fishing vessel, is licensed for 12 passengers, and operates all year round, including Christmas Day, with a cosy coal fire in winter
There is ample space, both out on deck and in the elegant dining saloon. 07831 698 298 www.lady-florence.co.uk Suffolk Swan House Intrinsically characterful with oodles of charm and Tudor heritage, Swan House offers fine dining with
cosy inglenook log fires to warm the house during the winter months. There's an eclectic choice of wines, world beers and real ale on tap in the bar and all dishes on the fabulous Christmas menu are made entirely on the premises. Beccles 01502 713474 www.swan-house.com
Leziate Lake View Park
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This Christmas Leziate Lake View Park is offering a fantastic range of festive events Party Nights from £35 Christmas Fayre December 11th New Years Eve Party with the band Evolution, Fireworks, Luxurious Buffet, Tickets now on sale £45 For more information visit our website
Christmas 2011 Leziate Lake View Park, Brow of the Hill, Leziate, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1EN Telephone: 01553 630393 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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Get ready to indulge yourself this autumn with sumptuous clarets and burgundies mixed with tweeds, furs and feathers. The shops are marking the end of the bright, playful summer with earthy clothes that have a hint of masculinity about them: loose trousers in muddy browns, severe greys and rusty reds; flat shoes and chunky boots; expensive cloths layered with hardwearing tweed and decadent furs; and unashamedly clashing colours
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Health October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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t’s every woman's nightmare to feel a lump in her breast and face the chilling prospect that it could be cancer. While nine out of 10 people referred to a specialist with possible signs don’t actually have the disease, 46,000 people every year find out that they have. As the most common cancer in women in the UK, nearly a third of all new cancers in females are breast cancer. But in the lead-up to Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the good news is that huge advances in knowledge and treatment mean that breast cancer survival rates have increased dramatically. The latest figures from Cancer Research UK show that 82% of people diagnosed with breast cancer will be alive half a decade later, compared to a 52% five-year survival rate between 1971 and 1975. Such encouraging survival rates are reflected in a substantial drop in breast cancer deaths in the UK. A study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), published in the British Medical Journal last month, which looked at breast cancer mortality rates for women in 30 European countries from 1989 to 2006, found that England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland had the second, third, and fourth largest breast cancer mortality decreases of 35%, 30% and 29%, coming after Iceland with a 45% drop. Although breast cancer diagnoses have been increasing in the UK, probably due to the NHS Breast Screening Programme, which was introduced gradually in the UK between 1978 and 1997, Carolyn Rogers, a clinical nurse specialist for Breast Cancer Care, says: “While the incidence is going up, people are surviving for longer, which is the positive message we’d like to get across. “There are lots of good treatments for breast cancer, and our knowledge and understanding about it has increased Vast over the years. The majority of peoimprovements survive for a very long time.” have been made in plePerhaps the most well-known the way breast recent advance in the fight against breast cancer has been cancer is dealt the introduction of the drug with Herceptin, which can improve survival rates in the 20% of breast cancer patients who are HER2 positive. These patients over-express the protein HER2, which stimulates the cancer to grow, and Herceptin interferes with this process. It's known as a targeted therapy, and is just one of many different treatments for breast cancer, given according to the type of cancer, stage, grade, and a number of other key characteristics. Rogers says: “Vast improvements have been made in the 44
BREAST CANCER FACTS • 81% of women with breast cancer are over 50. • Nearly half (48%) of breast cancer cases are diagnosed in the 50-69 age group. • Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in women under 35. • Around 300 men get breast cancer in the UK every year. • More than 12,000 people die from breast cancer in the UK each year. • Breast cancer accounts for 16% of female cancer deaths in the UK, the second most common cause of death from cancer in women, after lung cancer. • Symptoms may include: a lump in the breast, dimpling in the breast skin, a change in the breast outline, discharge, particularly bloody, from the nipple, inversion of the nipple, changes to breast size or shape, persistent unusual pain. Any of these symptoms may also be benign, but if you’re concerned, consult your GP. • If you’re worried about breast cancer, contact the Breast Cancer Care helpline on 0808 800 6000 or www.breastcancercare.org.uk
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Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough event aims to net £250,000 for cancer charities
way breast cancer is dealt with, ranging from surgical techniques and available drugs, to the way radiotherapy is given, and the duration of treatment. “The advances have been made in our understanding and knowledge of the biology of breast cancer. Nowadays it's not a one-size-fitsall approach - we look at what treatment will suit individuals with particular types of breast cancer. It's far more tailored.” As well as targeted therapy, other treatments may include surgery (such as a lumpectomy or a mastectomy), chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone treatment with drugs like Tamoxifen. Recent advances in these treatments have been underpinned by Cancer Research UK, the largest single funder of breast cancer research in the country. These advances have included helping to discover many of the genes involved in breast cancer, which has led to scientists and doctors being able to pinpoint those at risk; understanding lifestyle factors that can increase the risk of cancer better; funding clinical trials of drugs like Tamoxifen, and contributing to the development of the UK’s Breast Screening Programme, thought to save more than 1,000 lives every year. The programme, which currently offers mammograms to women aged 50-70 every three years, detected more than 16,000 cases of breast cancer in 2007-8. By 2012 the screening programme will be extended to include women between the ages of 47-73. Dr Joanna Owens, science communications manager at Cancer Research UK, says: "More women than ever before are surviving breast cancer thanks to advances in cancer research, and we've been at the heart of this progress. “Our work is wide-ranging, from understanding the molecular causes and investigating new ways to prevent and diagnose breast cancer, to 46
developing better treatments for people with the disease.” While the new figures are encouraging, there's no similar data for the occurrence of secondary, or advanced, breast cancer, when the cancer cells spread through the blood or lymphatic systems to other sites in the body. The most common sites for secondary breast cancer are the bones, liver, brain and lungs. Once breast cancer has spread, it's no longer curable, but it is treatable: “People can live with secondary disease, but it can't be cured,” warns Rogers. “However, people are living longer with secondary breast cancer than they were 30 years ago.” To raise awareness of the incidence of secondary breast cancer, and call for better data on its incidence, Breast Cancer Care is holding a Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day on October 13. “Anybody who's had an invasive breast cancer diagnosed is at risk of secondary breast cancer, but you're more likely to get it if you had a poorer outlook at the beginning,” explains Rogers, who points out that many breast cancer patients don’t develop secondaries. They can develop many years after the first diagnosis of breast cancer, even as long as 20 years later - although the longer the time since the first diagnosis, the more unlikely they are. Rogers adds: “Sometimes there can be a gap in the care when people get secondary breast cancer, and we want to draw attention to that.” Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. For more details visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk
A unique auction and ball in memory of former England football manager Sir Bobby Robson and breast cancer campaigner Sally Balch are being held this October. The event aims to raise a fantastic £250,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. The Sir Bobby Breakthrough Auction and Ball will be held 30 years after one of the legendary manager’s greatest achievements, winning the UEFA Cup with Ipswich Town in 1981. The auction will run for two weeks during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, from 8-23 October 2011. The ball takes place at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, on 20 October. Sally Balch was a founding member of the Breakthrough Suffolk group and died of breast cancer in 2004. Sir Bobby died of cancer in 2009 following a long fight with the disease. Gina Long, event founder and chair of Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s West Suffolk group, said: “We all loved Sally and Sir Bobby and so we wanted to hold an event to remember them by. This auction and ball is a spectacular way to raise money for the causes they were so passionate about. “We have been overwhelmed by support and want to encourage companies and individuals to get involved with our very special Auction and Ball by generously becoming a sponsor or auction prize donor – it really will make the biggest difference in helping create hugely successful events that will do Sally and Sir Bobby proud.” The event is endorsed and backed by the FA Chairman David Bernstein, the Robson family and Delia Smith, who will be attending the ball, as well as former Ipswich stars, including Mick Mills, Ipswich captain for 10 years during Sir Bobby’s reign as manager. Former Ipswich Town chairman David Sheepshanks, who is also on the organising committee, said: “This promises to be a wonderful event in memory of a truly wonderful man and an extremely special lady.” For more information on how to donate go to: www.sirbobbysbreakthroughauction.com
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School open days can help when you’re deciding which schools to apply to for your child. During an open day prospective parents and pupils can visit the school during a working day. You’ll be able to visit classrooms, and often pupils will show you round and talk to you about their school. You’ll probably be invited to hear a talk by the headteacher, the head of admissions or the head of the relevant section of the school ( like the reception class teacher, or head of sixth form). Here are a few dates for top schools across our region... Amberfield School Independent day school for girls aged 2 - 16 years and for boys aged 2 - 7 years 5 November Nacton, Ipswich, Suffolk 01473 659265 www.amberfield.suffolk.sch.uk Bedford Girls School Independent day school for girls aged 7–18. 8 October 10am. CardingtonRoad, Bedford 01234 361918 www.bedfordgirlsschool.co.uk Colchester Royal Grammar School 11-18 state selective school. 820 students (coeducational sixth form). 11 October 6.45pm. Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex 01206 509100 www.crgs.co.uk Dame Bradbury’s School 3-11 co-ed independent primary school and nursery. 1 October 9.30am. Ashdon Road, Saffron Walden, Essex 01799 522348 www.damebradburys.com The Grove Independent School Independent co-educational day school with 250 children between the ages of 3-13. 8 & 10 October Redland Drive, Loughton, Milton Keynes 01908 690590 www.groveschool.co.uk Ipswich School Independent, co-educational school for both day and boarding students, boys and girls. Preparatory School for 3 to 11-year-olds; Senior School for 11 to 18-year-olds. 3 November (Sixth Form Information Evening); 5 November (Independent Schools Show). Henley Road, Ipswich, Suffolk 01473 408300 www.ipswich.suffolk.sch.uk Langley School
Independent co-educational day and boarding schools. 1 October 10.15am. Langley Park, Loddon, Norfolk 01508 520210 www.langleyschool.co.uk The Leys School Independent Co-Educational boarding and day School for 11-18 year old pupils in Cambridge. 15 October (11+ Open Morning); 26 November (General Open Morning). Cambridge 01223 508903 www.theleys.net Long Road Sixth Form College A high quality 16+ education institution specialising in the provision of academic and vocational programmes for 16-19 year old full-time students. 9 -10 November 5-9pm. Long Road, Cambridge 01223 507400 www.longroad.ac.uk Sherrardswood School Co-educational independent day school for pupils aged 2-18. 15 October Lockleys, Welwyn, Herts 01438 714282 www.sherrardswood.co.uk St Albans High School for Girls 1 October (Senior School); 7 October (Prep School). Townsend Avenue, St Albans, Herts 01727853800 www.stahs.org.uk St Albans School 8 October, 12 November, 3 December (Open Mornings); 1 November (16+ evening). Abbey Gateway, St Albans, Herts 01727 855521 www.st-albans.herts.sch.uk St Francis’ College Independent boarding and day school for girls aged 3-18. 8 October 10am. Letchworth
Garden City, Herts 01462 670511 www.st-francis.herts.sch.uk St John’s School Independent private co-educational day school, ages 3 to 16, 389+ pupils. 8 October Stock Road, Billericay, Essex 01277 623070 www.stjohnsschool.net The Stephen Perse Foundation Schools Four private independent schools in and around Cambridge. 15 October (Stephen Perse Pre-Prep School); 15 October (Perse Girls Junior School); 8 October (Perse Girls Senior School); 3 November (Stephen Perse 6th Form College). 01223 454722 www.stephenperse.com Taverham Hall School Independent private co-educational day/boarding school, ages 1 to 13, 280+ pupils. 7 October Norwich 01603 868206 www.taverhamhall.co.uk Thetford Grammar School Coeducational school for children from Pre Prep through to Sixth Form. See the school in action, meet present pupils, parents and staff and get the latest information about our future plans at the Open Morning. 5 November 10am. Bridge Street, Thetford, Norfolk 01842 752840 www.thetgram.norfolk.sch.uk York House School Independent private co-educational day school, ages 2 to 13, 242+ pupils. 6 October Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Herts 01923 772395 www.york-house.com
Every year Harpur Trust schools, Bedford Girls’ School, Bedford Modern School and Bedford School, have a small amount of funding available to help pay the school fees of children who would benefit from an independent education but whose parents can’t afford the fees. Families with an income of less than £65,000 (this varies at each school) a year may be eligible for our help. The amount of support we offer varies according to a family’s gross income and capital assets, ranging from paying the full fees for those on lower incomes to a limited contribution for those on higher incomes. To see if your family would be eligible for our help visit www.bedfordcharity.org.uk/schoolfees Or you could visit one of four information evenings in Bedford during October, offering families the chance to drop-in and have a chat. These informal information evenings will be held at community centres across the town on 5th, 6th, 11th & 12th October. To book your place please call Mrs Lee Taylor on 01234 369533.
Northampton High School Open Day Visit Northampton High School on their next Open day on Saturday 8 October from 10am – 1pm, and see all the school can offer your daughter. Both the Junior School (Nursery to year 6) and Senior School (Year 7 – 13) will be open. You will be taken on a tour of the school by current pupils and there will be refreshments available. There will be lots of activities and presentations going on throughout the school and plenty of opportunity to answer any questions you may have. The Headmistress, Mrs Sarah Dixon will be talking in the Senior Hall at 10.15am and 11.45am and the Head of Junior School, Mr Andrew Noakes will be speaking in the Junior Hall at 11am. Call the school’s Registrar, Miss Heather Fink on 01604 765765 or look at the website www.gdst.net/northamptonhigh for more information.
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get MARRIED Essex Spains Hall An Elizabethan manor house licensed for civil weddings, which can take place in the Elizabethan Hall which can seat up to 120 or The Stables next to the house with a seating capacity of 130. Additional guests can join The Stables for dancing and evening entertainment. Finchingfield (01371 811596) www.spainshall.co.uk Essex Layer Marney Tower A splendid Tudor palace set in parkland, available for wedding ceremonies and receptions throughout the year. Wedding ceremonies can be held in the Corsellis Room with up to 120 guests, or in the hall of the gatehouse with up to 15 guests. Nr Colchester. (01206 330784) www.layermarneytower.co.uk Essex & Suffolk Milsom Hotel Weddings Milsoms have over 50 yearsâ€™ experience in wedding planning and offer a selection of
beautiful Suffolk and Essex wedding locations, including Maison Talbooth, Trinity Park, Spains Hall, Colchester Town Hall, Charter Hall, Braxted Park and Hengrave Hall. Wedding menu selections are available if you wish to use their experienced chefs at one of their venues. www.milsomweddings.com (01206 323150) Essex Fennes A Georgian manor house set in 100 acres of countryside. Civil wedding ceremonies can take place in a pavilion with a starlight ceiling that overlooks the gardens (35-350 guests). Small ceremonies and larger events for up to 600 guests can be catered for. The Fennes Estate, Bocking, Braintree. www.fennes.co.uk (01376 324555) Suffolk High Lodge High Lodge near the Suffolk coast is situated in 100 acres of woodland and countryside. The venue is licensed for civil ceremonies
and can offer on-site accommodation. A good value venue, which can cater for all types of wedding celebrations. High Lodge Wood, Hinton, Nr Darsham. www.highlodge.co.uk (01986 784347)
for. The largest room seats 250 for the wedding breakfast and 300 evening reception. Licensed for civil ceremonies. Best Western Ufford Park Hotel, Golf & Spa, Melton, Woodbridge. (01394 383555) www.uffordpark.co.uk
Suffolk Hintlesham Hall A 16th Century Grade I listed country house hotel surrounded by 175 acres of Suffolk countryside. There are three sumptuous rooms licensed to accommodate civil ceremonies for up to 100, 50 and 20 guests. Wedding banquets can be held in a Georgian style Salon or pine-panelled Parlour rooms. Hintlesham Hall Hotel, Hintlesham, Ipswich. www.hintleshamhall.co.uk (01473 652334)
Suffolk Seckford Hall Seckford Hall is a beautiful Tudor hotel set amongst 34 acres of private Suffolk countryside, just outside Woodbridge. The Hall can accommodate up 120 guests in their Lakeside Suite, 140 in their marquee. They also cater for smaller intimate weddings in the Lakeside Suite or in the main hotel restaurant.Seckford Hall Hotel & Restaurant, Woodbridge. www.seckford.co.uk (01394 385678)
Suffolk Ufford Park Best Western Ufford Park Hotel, Golf & Spa is a modern wedding venue set in 120 acres of historic parkland. Intimate gatherings and large parties can be catered
Suffolk Otley Hall Otley Hall, a grade I listed 16th century house situated in ten acres of gardens. Three rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies, two are suitable for 60 guests,
Suffolk Bedford Lodge Hotel Bedford Lodge Hotel provides the personal care and attention you deserve on your most special day of your life. This stunning four star hotel is licensed for civil weddings, so you can choose to have your ceremony as well as your reception at the hotel. The three self-contained banqueting suites can accommodate from 10 to 150 guests and there is also space for a marquee in the beautiful grounds. Newmarket (01638 663175) www.bedfordlodgehotel.co.uk
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 30th October 2011 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 also be available.
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Beds Woburn Estate The Woburn estate is home to four wedding venues - The Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey and The Inn at Woburn, The Safari Lodge at Woburn Safari Park and The Deer Park for an open air wedding - and can cater for small intimate gatherings through to large and lavish receptions. Licensed to conduct civil ceremonies and ceremonies of a number of religious and cultural denominations. Woburn. www.woburn.co.uk (01525 292172) and the Parlour holds 25 guests. Wedding breakfasts are catered for in the Great Hall for up to 40 guests, or the Gosnold Suite for 55 guests. Evening receptions for up to 80 guests. Otley. www.otleyhall.co.uk (01473 890264) Essex Braxted Park Braxted Park is a licensed venue able to offer a variety of different sized rooms within the main house and renovated walled garden, with capacity ranging from 50 to 300 guests. Braxted Estate, Witham. (01621 892305) www.braxtedparkweddings.co.uk Suffolk Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club The three star Thorpeness Hotel is situated near Thorpeness Meare, five minutes’ walk from the beach. Two rooms at the Country Club are licensed to hold wedding ceremonies. The Lakeside Suite at Thorpeness Hotel is suitable for 10 to 40 guests. The hotel restaurant is available for afternoon functions, and seats up to 80 guests. Thorpeness, Aldeburgh. (01728 452176) www.thorpeness.co.uk Cambs Swynford Hotel A 17th century house hotel, restaurant and bar set in five acres of grounds overlooking a stud farm. There’s a conservatory and terrace overlooking landscaped grounds, plus four further areas in which to entertain guests, including a luxury marquee that seats up to 200 people. Don’t miss thier Autumn Wedding Fayre on 30 October, 11am-4pm. Six Mile Bottom, nr Newmarket (01638 570234) www.swynfordhotel.com 54
Suffolk Shire Hall Located in the heart of Woodbridge, the magnificent 16th Century Shire Hall is a stately style setting for a Civil Ceremony. Built in 1575 by Thomas Seckford the building has been a focal point of Woodbridge for over 400 years. Make your grand entrance via the steps into the frosted pink airy Council Chamber which can hold up to 80 people (seating for 50). A disabled person’s access can be arranged. Silk flowers are provided. Woodbridge www.woodbridge.suffolk.gov.uk (01394 383599) Cambs Peterborough United Football Club Peterborough FC’s pitch side facilities are available for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Wedding coordinators are available to help with all aspects of the day. Room for sit-down meals for up to 150 guests, buffet for 220. Licensed wedding room for up to 120 guests. London Road Stadium, Peterborough. www.theposh.com (01733 341050) Cambs Hotel Felix A 4 star hotel with luxurious accommodation and award-winning restaurant. Three rooms on the first floor, overlooking the garden, accommodate sixty guests. There's a marquee for 200 guests, and a Victorian style pagoda for summer ceremonies. Whitehouse Lane, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge. (01223 277977) www.hotelfelix.co.uk.
Gallery Hall, ornate Great Hall and a large contemporary Pavilion. Reception space for up to 500 wedding guests. Balsham Road, Linton, Cambridge. (01223 895600) www.chilfordhall.co.uk Suffolk Glemham Hall An elegant, red brick Elizabethan mansion surrounded by 300 acres of parkland. The Hall is licensed for civil weddings and can cater for up to 100 guests, a marquee capable of seating up to 200 guests is permanently set up in the picturesque gardens. Little Glemham, Woodbridge. (01728 746704) www.glemhamhall.co.uk Suffolk Woodhall Manor A privately owned country house dating from 1566, set in Suffolk countryside, close to the Heritage Coast. Civil ceremonies for up to 200 guests are held in
the Dove Cote, smaller weddings can take place inside the main house. The Banqueting Suite can seat 150 for a wedding breakfast, or up to 200 for a buffet menu. Woodhall Drive, Sutton, Woodbridge (01394 411288) www.woodhallmanor.co.uk Norfolk Dragon Hall A Grade 1 listed medieval timberframed hall, with a contemporary glass gallery and enclosed courtyard garden, in the heart of Norwich. The Hall is licensed for civil weddings. The Great Hall seats up to 130 for formal dining, main hall can seat up to 120, or the south hall for up to 80 guests. King Street, Norwich. www.dragonhall.org (01603 663922) Norfolk Assembly House A Grade 1 Georgian House in the centre of Norwich offering spectacular interiors and ornate archi-
Suffolk Jockey Club Rooms Throughout its 260 year history as a private members club very few people have had the privelege of stepping inside its ‘hallowed’ walls - today, however, six of its rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies and up to 100 guests can be catered for - or 200 with a marquee. Newmarket (01638 663101) www.jockeyclubrooms.co.uk
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Christmas Cambs Slepe Hall Hotel With it's history, manicured lawns, large function suite and fine dining, Slepe Hall Hotel is the perfect venue for your wedding party. The venue is licensed to hold civil ceremonies all year round, including on a Sunday. For a wedding breakfast there is a choice of the Restaurant which seats 65 guests, the Cromwell Room which seats up to 50 guests and the Brunel Suite, which can be used as a whole room for up to 250 guests or partitioned off for smaller numbers. St Ives (01480 463122) www.slepehallhotel.co.uk tecture. There's a wide choice of rooms available from those suitable for intimate wedding celebrations and receptions through to a large ballroom, which seats up to 300 guests. Norwich (01603 626402) www.assemblyhousenorwich.co.uk
dens and wooded parkland. Three function rooms. Licensed for civil weddings. Blessings also available in the 12th century church near the house. Suitable for intimate wedding receptions. Church Road, Flitwick. www.menzies-hotels.co.uk (01525 712242)
Norfolk Wolterton Hall A splendid 18th century hall set in the midst of parkland. The Salon Room, with views over the lake, is licensed for wedding ceremonies. The adjacent grand Marble Hall has views over parkland. Both rooms are available for receptions, smaller rooms are also available for wedding functions. Up to 100 guests for the wedding ceremony, up to 65 for a sit down meal. Erpingham, nr Aylsham. (01263 584175) www.manningtongardens.co.uk
Beds Whipsnade Zoo Whipsnade Zoo is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies. The wedding day can include animal feedings, vintage steam train to take wedding guests on a tour around the park. There are a range of suites to choose from, the largest can hold up to 400 seated guests or 600 standing. Dunstable www.zsl.org (01582 873831)
Cambs Great Northern Hotel Situated in the city centre, the Great Northern Hotel remains an oasis of historical charm, with a delightful garden. This striking building, with its contemporary décor, and great architecture is the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Absolutely perfect fot an intimate or lavish wedding celebration, with four licensed rooms available to choose from for your civil service. Peterborough 01733 552595 www.thegreatnorthernhotel.co.uk Beds Flitwick Manor This Georgian country house hotel with award winning restaurant is furnished with fine antiques and set in acres of gar56
Cambs The Secret Garden at Burwash Manor The pretty walled garden of Burwash Manor has an elegant 1600 marquee available to hire from February to September. Hire includes marquee, dining tables and covered chairs for up to 90 people, garden, kitchen, bar, WC’s and parking, and an array of extras. A marquee extension is available to accommodate and additional 44 guests. New Road, Barton, Cambridge (01223 260040) www.burwashweddings.com Norfolk Sussex Barn An eighteenth century brick and flint barn situated on Sussex Farm, just outside the attractive village of Burnham Market. It has been carefully restored to make an attractive location for a truly
individual wedding. The Barn is a fully licensed venue and still retains much of its old character – including a 120ft deep well in the bar area. Burnham Market (01485 210000) www.sussexbarn.co.uk Suffolk St Peters Hall An ideal wedding venue with an on site event manager and catering team (Wickedly Good Food) with over twenty years experience. Sitting in delightful moated grounds, St Peter's Hall (which dates from 1280) is one of Suffolk's best kept secrets. Can cater for up to 250 people. Licensed for civil cermonies. St Peter South Elmham, Bungay www.stpetershallsuffolk.co.uk (01986 782288) Herts Ware Priory The historic building and beautiful riverside setting makes this a unique and special place to celebrate the most important days of your life. There’s a choice of historic or contemporary surroundings and a choice of licensed rooms for civil ceremonies. Don’t miss their Wedding Fayre on 9 October. Ware (01920 460316) www.warepriory.co.uk Suffolk Tattersalls A unique venue with elegant rooms, immaculate grounds ad terreaced area. Tattersalls is the headquarters of Europe’s largest bloodstock auctioneers. Newmarket (01638 665931) www.tattersalls-events.com
Essex East Mersea Hall East Mersea Hall is steeped in Elizebethan elegance and history with stuning mature gardens and woodland offset against a breathtaking lake. The venue is can host all types of civil ceremonies, weddings and partnerships, as well as wedding receptions. East Mersea (01206 383499) www.eastmerseahall.co.uk Beds The Mansion House Over 130 years of age and located in 500 acres of beautiful parkland, this is a magnificent romantic venue for your civil ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception. There are six licensed settings for you to choose from and four rooms within the house itself that are licensed for civil ceremonies. Old WardenPark, Biggleswade (01767 626200) www.themansionhouse.org Norfolk Thetford Grammer School The seventeenth century Elizabethan Old School Hall is now licensed for civil weddings. Set in its own grounds, this unique building provides the perfect setting for your special day. The oak panelled vaulted roof hall can comfortably seat up to 50 guests. The building is generally available on Saturdays throughout the year and weekdays during school holidays. Thetford (01842 752840) www.thetgram.norfolk.sch.uk Cambs The Maltings Formerly a Victorian brewery, The Maltings is a historical treasure on Ely’s picturesque riverside. The Elysian Hall, with its exposed brick walls and high vaulted ceilings; the Kempen Room, with its views over the river; and the Hereward Room, are licensed for wedding and civil ceremonies. If you prefer to get married at Ely Cathedral or the nearby St Mary’s Church, any of the rooms make the perfect reception venue. Don’t miss their Wedding Fayre on 9th October, 11am-4pm. Ship Lane, Ely (01353 662633) www.themaltingsely.com
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John Barrowman John Barrowman is easily one of the most familiar faces on British television and the West End stage, and comfortably one of Britain's best - all-round entertainers. Best known for playing Captain Jack Harkness in the BBC series’ Torchwood and Doctor Who, he has also been a judge on the award-winning BBC1 entertainment shows How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, Any Dream Will Do and I’d Do Anything. More recently he has hosted his own primetime Saturday night TV extravaganza, Tonight's The Night and graced London’s West End as Zaza in the Olivier Award-winning La Cage Aux Folles. 2010 also saw John Barrowman accept a role in the hit TV show Desperate Housewives. For this new tour, John will be performing songs from his latest CD, The Best of John Barrowman which features songs from all his albums: Another Side (2007), Music Music Music (2008) and John Barrowman (2010). John Barrowman is appearing at: Brentwood Centre, Essex (20 Oct); Cambridge Corn Exchange (21 Oct); Ipswich Regent (2 Nov).
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Ely Apple Festival held on ElyÂ´s Palace Green has become East AngliaÂ´s biggest celebration of the great British Apple: Apple and Spoon racing, longest apple peel competition, apple activities and goodies including apple sausages, juices, ciders and cookery demonstrations and much more. Join in the fun on 15 October, 10am-4pm.
Visitors to Ferry Meadows will be able to try out the new craze to hit the UK as Guided Segway Tours become the latest attraction to this popular Peterborough park.A Segway, is a battery powered two wheeled personal transporter with a self balancing mechanism so it stays upright on its own. The all terrain tyres used means that Segways can take people on tarmac footpaths, grass or even muddy tracks giving visitors a chance to explore the park in a very unique and exciting way. For more information about Nene Glides Segway, to book a tour or to purchase gift vouchers for a Nene Glide Experience contact John Rayment on 0751 9809 383 or visit www.neneglidessegway.co.uk
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REGION Oscar winning filmmaker, satirist and international rabble-rousing writer Michael Moore ('Stupid White Men', 'Dude, Where's My Country?', 'Fahrenheit 9/11', 'Bowling For Columbine') makes a rare UK appearance to celebrate the publication of his new book Here Comes Trouble: Stories from my Life. Book now for this brand new show full of big laughs, piercing insight and some all round mud-slinging. West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, 21 October 01223 766766
The first ever Bedford Comedy & Short Film Festival featuring the best in live comedy and the newest in short comedic films takes place this month at Bedford Corn Exchange. The Comedy Festival features a fantastic line-up of top comedians from television and radio, including Andy Parsons, Jeremy Hardy, Barry Cryer & Ronnie Golden, Tony Hawks, Andi Osho, Imran Yusuf (left), Tom Stade, Pete Firman, Dan Antopolski, Andrew Lawrence, Tom Binns as Ivan Brackenbury & Ian D. Montfort, and Big Howard + Little Howard. Running concurrently will be a Festival of Comedy Short Films from around the world. 2830 October 01234 269519
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With over 30 top layouts booked to attend as well as over 80 exhibitors, the National Festival of Railway Modelling is already shaping up to be the must-attend event in the East of England calendar for model enthusiasts. See it all from expert demonstrations in the theatre, wonderfully detailed layouts to a comprehensive selection of exhibitors, clubs and societies - all under one roof. East of England Showground, Peterborough, 154-16 October 01778 391123
Norwich Ukulele Festival on 8 October promises to be a rather smashing day celebrating this extraordinary little instrument. With a ukulele themed fayre from 10am, workshops and lessons, play-a-longs, games, open mic, comedy, DJs, dancing, stalls, and much more, including performances by Tricity Vogue (pictured), Tim Clare, Hello Sailor and Uke Attack!! Uke Attack!! Norwich Arts Centre 01603 660352
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REGION Hostry Festival is a brand new festival for Norfolk featuring music, theatre, radio and film, all held in the stunning setting of Norwich Cathedral. Enjoy Richard Nash’s play The Rainmaker (and a screening of the classic Burt Lancaster film version), music performances by The Brook Street Band, The Chroma Trio, and the Kirsty Jarvis Jazz Trio, and much more. For details go to www.hostryfestival.org or call 01603 218323.
Ipswich’s young violin star Rosemary Hinton, with two successful seasons behind her as co-leader of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, makes her concerto debut in Ipswich Corn Exchange performing Brahms’ Violin Concerto on Saturday 15 October. Wolsey Orchestra, leader Jamie Foreman, will be conducted by William Carslake, and the concert will culminate in Elgar’s Symphony No 1, hailed in its day as ‘the greatest symphony of modern times.’ Tickets are available from the Ipswich Arts and Entertainments Box office on 01473 433100.
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Great food - Great wines & beers - Great entertainment Come and visit probably the biggest and best food show in Essex with over 130 stalls, all housed undercover in the spectacular 13th century Wheat & Barley Barns, the oldest surviving timber framed medieval barns in Europe, on a site granted to the mysterious warrior monks, the knights Templar, by Queen Matilda in 1137.
Lots of attractions including: rLive music with the ‘CrossWinds Brass Quintet’ rThe Thameside Mummers (Sunday) rBernese Mountain dogs working cart group rDonkey rides rFace painting rBeautiful garden plants rGreat range of garden furniture rIndian style BBQ rHog roast rSuperb range of quality catering rAmple easy, free parking
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It’s the moving musical co-conceived by the legendary pop performer and stage star David Essex which captured the hearts of audiences with a warm but gritty portrayal of life on the travelling fair. All The Fun Of The Fair is heading back to and John Bultitude caught up with David during rehearsals to find out more about the production.
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acked with iconic songs and with a moving story of the bonds between friends and family at its heart, All The Fun Of The Fair unashamedly tugs at the heartstrings. Set in a travelling fun-fair struggling to cope with changing times and the prejudices between tradition and modern life, it is a show that resonates with all generations. It is a gritty show featuring some serious themes coupled with a host of hit songs and some stunning stage effects. And this mix of the serious and the laid-back is very evident with David Essex, co-creator of the show with noted producer Jon Conway. If you saw All The Fun Of The Fair last time it visited Norwich, don’t expect to see a carbon copy of the previous production, as David explains. He said: “It’s a mix of what we felt worked in the West End and what worked in the first tour and I actually think it is the best version ever. Jon Conway and I have had a little tinker with the script and I’ve had a look at the music. “This cast is – again – a fusion of West End and the previous cast plus a new Jack, played by Rob Compton. He is brilliant. We are very lucky to find him actually because it has always been a struggle to find that kind of actor who is a little bit edgy, natural and truthful and not too stage-school. I think we have found one this time. “I have got high expectations of it. When we started rehearsing this, we looked at it as a new piece. We haven’t said ‘this is what we used to do.’ We sat down and approached it as a new piece.” While it aims to be thoughtprovoking and feature some great songs, don’t expect lots of jazz hands. David explained: “I think it has to have a gritty edge if you are going into that underbelly world of the fun fair. I think
that is what drew me to having the fair as a subject matter. It is not an area that I think we go into or understand. We go on the dodgems and go home, so to see inside that life is interesting. “It is a story of unrequited love, relationships, and the bond between father and son. It seems to move men quite deeply because of the father and son relationship which runs throughout.” And it boasts a strong local link with the set being designed and made by 3D Creations, based at Great Yarmouth. Boss Ian Westbrook and his team have created an on-stage fairground complete with working dodgems with the design inspired by Yarmouth Pleasure Beach and the famous King’s Lynn Mart – the traditional first stop of the showmen’s calendar each year.
The production is undeniably a big passion of David’s. He is no stranger to the world of stage work with a host of theatre credits to his name. The popular performer shot to fame in the hit stage show Godspell which triggered a working life which successfully combined an acting, singing and stage career. But David has also enjoyed strong success behind the scenes in the theatre world too. He co-wrote Mutiny which followed the story of Fletcher Christian and Captain Bligh which started life as a concept album before enjoying critical acclaim at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End and winning an Ivor Novello Award nomination for best musical. All The Fun Of The Fair is also a true labour of love for David and something he is incredibly passionate about. He explained: “I deeply believe in this. I really do otherwise we could have stopped at the West End and said ‘great we did it.’ “I have toured with other shows but this one just brings everybody together in the cast and you can feel that on stage with the unity. There are the townies in it and the fun-fair people but we become like a travelling family really.” And there is no doubt he is looking forward to heading back to Norfolk again. He said: “To tour All The Fun Of The Fair is always thrilling and somewhere like Norwich is a place you look forward to. I love Norwich and I love East Anglia generally. As a little boy, I used to go fruit-picking at Wisbech and King’s Lynn. For a little East End boy, that was the first time I saw the stars and cows and grass and fields. It is lovely to go back there.” So it is very definitely a case of roll up, roll up to enjoy a show which promises a helter-skelter of emotions and an exciting night out – with a few on-stage surprises.
I used to go fruitpicking at Wisbech and King’s Lynn. For a little East End boy, that was the first time I saw the stars and cows and grass and fields.
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All the Fun of the Fair is at Norwich Theatre Royal from 18 - 22 October. For tickets call 01603 630000 or book online at www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk
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Top that! Tom Chambers is a man who likes a challenge. When he first entered Strictly Come Dancing three years ago, the former Holby City hunk wanted to stretch himself professionally and take on a new challenge. He ended up winning the hearts of viewers. The combination of his laid-back personality and love of tap and ballroom helped him win those all-important public votes that ended up with him taking home the coveted title. Since then, he has become one of the country's top musical leading men with Top Hat his latest challenge. He is starring opposite seasoned musical theatre performer Summer Strallen in the brand new production of the 1935 MGM classic movie and can't wait to take to the stage. Tom plays American dancer Jerry Travers who is working in London for a top producer. While practicing his new dance routine late one night, he wakes the sleeping Dale Tremont (Summer Strallen). She bangs on his hotel room door to complain but their anger transforms into attraction. As ever, the course of true love does not run smoothly leading to a host of complications set to some fantastic tap-routines and boasting some classic songs including Isn't This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain), Cheek To Cheek, No Strings, Piccolino and the title song Top Hat (White Tie And Tails). Originally a hit movie starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, getting the show to the stage has taken a lot of hard work by producer Kenny Wax. He took Summer and Tom across the Atlantic to read through part of the show for Ted Chapin,
Prepare for some serious style and plenty of fancy footwork as a Thirties movie classic is getting the stage treatment. Top Hat arrives at Norwich Theatre Royal next month and will feature two stars who have no problem capturing the era of Fred and Ginger.
the president of Irving Berlin Music, who oversees the composer's estate with member of the Berlin family. He gave the green light for the original songs to be used and now it is all systems go for what is sure to be a stunning production. Tom is relishing the challenge. Although his Strictly win led to a highly-successful run of White Christmas, Top Hat is going to be a whole new experience for him following in the footsteps of Astaire - who made the role of Jerry Travers his own. He said: “"With Top Hat, I have the opportunity to take an iconic and world-class performance and make it new. It's my biggest challenge yet to fill such amazing shoes.” Back in the Thirties, Astaire was the driving force of the duo but Summer admits it may a different story this time around. She joked: “I'm very bossy, so I'll be Fred in the relationship. He was a bit of a battleaxe to Ginger, and dictatorial, and they had many spats. “Tom and I won't be like that because we get on. But I'm a brigadier's granddaughter, so I am bossy by nature, which I think Tom might quite like.” Behind-the-scenes, it boasts some big names too. The producer is Kenny Wax who has a strong West End and touring pedigree. His last major show to come to Norwich was The Witches of Eastwick, which starred Marti Pellow, and won rave reviews. Meanwhile the choreographer is Bill Deamer, who has worked on Jekyll and Hyde coincidentally also starring Marti Pellow and was also the man brought in to re-work part of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, the sequel to Phantom Of The Opera. Overall, the show aims to tap into the love of dance which is so topical at the moment thanks mainly to Tom - and fellow celebrity hoofers bringing it back into the mainstream on TV. Tom said: “Strictly certainly helped with the popularity of the classic movies. It really has done an incredible job of bringing the era to the forefront of people’s minds.”
Top Hat is at Norwich Theatre Royal 24-29 October. For tickets call 01603 630000
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With her broomstick, pointed hat and black cat, the witch is one of the most iconic and infamous characters from fairytale, folklore and ďŹ ction. Yet, behind this image lies a true story of paranoia and persecution during the 16th and 17th centuries. This touring exhibition explains how and why this tragedy occurred.
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UNTIL 27 NOVEMBER Exhibition of sketches, photographs and letters from Colonels George Patey and William Graydon Carter, 1838-1908
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GHOSTLY goings on Get spooked at these great Halloween events... 28-29 October Cursed Prepare for the ultimate scare experience as you journey through a series of themed mazes encountering various characters lurking in the dark. A mixture of special effects and live performers will ensure that you are scared witless. Cressing Temple, Cressing, nr Witham, Essex (0845 603 7624) 22-31 October Halloween Spooktacular Regularly voted one of the best family halloween attractions, it includes a monster maze hunt, spooky tractor rides, ghost train, an Orridly Aunted Attic and lots more. From 9.30am. Thurleigh Farm, Cross End, Thurleigh, Beds (01234 771597) 30 October - 1 November Haunted Hedingham If you dare, see the castle in candlelight, tour the dark eerie valley walk, the ghostly dungeons and hear true spine chilling stories. Be prepared to be scared. Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, Essex. (01787 460261) 14-31 October Scaresville - The Haunted Village Terrific ghostly and scary tour around parts of Kentwell - not for the faint-hearted! Kentwell Long Melford, Suffolk (01787 310207)
31 October Bungay Pumpkin Night From the dazzling rows of exquisitely carved pumpkins that align Bridge Street, to the hog roast and stalls in the Buttercross and Cross Street with Halloween themed shops and food being served in the town’s restaurants - Bungay Pumpkin Night is an evening of tricks and treats, street entertainment, games, competitions, noise, colour and fun for all! 610pm. Bungay, Suffolk. 29 - 30 October Pumpkin Festival A fun-filled weekend of Pumpkins and Children's activities. Free activities throughout the weekend. 11am-3pm. Elveden Estate, Thetford, Norfolk (01842 890223) 22-30 October The Hills Have Eyes Lots of scary characters and rides, plus lantern parade and fireworks display on 30th. Pleasurewood Hills, Lowestoft, Suffolk (01502 586000) 22-30 October Spooky Spectacular Ghost Busting Tractor and Trailer Ride and Haunted Mill House tour. Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre, Sacrewell, Thornhaugh, Cambs (01780 782254)
22 October - 5 November Ghost Train Every Saturday Night between you can enjoy some Halloween fun when the special Pier train will take you to the Pier head for some ghostly stories. This will coincide with the winter firework displays. 7.15pm Southend Pier, Essex (01702 618747) 28 October Halloween Dinner Join the Paranormal Team as they continue their supernatural investigation at Hintlesham Hall! The evening includes a four course meal with coffee and chocolate truffles. Hintlesham Hall Hotel, nr Ipswich, Suffolk (01473 652334) 29 - 30 October The Real Halloween An event that will enchant, not scare, your children. The entire event is held on the lawn and in the old woods at Holt Hall under an array of lovely marquees, with fire braziers to keep you warm, music, storytelling and shows to keep you entertained, along with beer tent, food stalls and craft market. Each day ends with a lantern parade and the telling of the Real Halloween story by candlelight in the woods. Sat 12.30- 6pm; Sun 11.30am 5pm. Holt Hall, North Norfolk (01328 710165)
22 - 30 October Spooky Adventure Night Walks The walk will take visitors on an animated woodland walk full of characters from the Gunpowder Mill’s explosive past. Seeing the remains of buildings and equipment used to make gunpowder, the Mill Workers will tell the gruesome tales of those who perished. Featuring special effects, spine chilling discoveries and scary surprises. Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex 01992 707370 22 - 30 October Spooky Express A week of spooky fun. Take a train ride on the Spooky Express. Bure Valley Railway, Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk 01263 733858 31 October Hallowe’en Ghosts, monster music and things that go bump in the night!. 6-8pm. Fairhaven Garden, South Walsham, Norfolk (01603 270449) 28-30 October Haunted Happenings An opportunity to tour this atmospheric House at dusk. Hear the real stories of the ghostly encounters as recalled by previous residents, visitors and staff. 3-4pm. Oliver Cromwell's House, 29 St Mary's Street, Ely, Cambs (01353 662062)
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There are plenty of opportunities to learn to dance or enjoy dance around the region. Here’s a quick look at some of the organisations that can help you find what you’re looking for
Get dancing! DanceEast Based at the Jerwood DanceHouse on the Ipswich waterfront, DanceEast is one of the nation's leading dance organisations, bringing world-class dance to the East of England, presenting an eclectic programme of performances, widening the experience of audiences and bringing a new and invigorated audience to dance. You can enjoy a variety of dance activities at the Jerwood DanceHouse on the Ipswich waterfront, and in Suffolk. The programme includes Egyptian Belly Dancing; Hip Hop; Ballet; Jazz; Pilates and Yoga. From classes for people with additional needs through to professional masterclasses, DanceEast promotes dance as a pastime for fun and fitness for everybody. DanceEast co-ordinates a range of performance groups in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, bringing gifted new dancers professional choreographers and expert tuition, as well as opportunities to perform at national and regional platforms. Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich 01473 295230 www.danceeast.co.uk King Slocombe School of Dance Cambridge's oldest, and most prestigious, dance school offers a wide range of dance and performances classes to their pupils both at the main school in Central
Cambridge and in many village locations. 8 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge 01223 356023 www.kingslocombe.com The Judith Fox School of Ballet Classical ballet training with friendly & fun classes, also tap & street dance. The Foxes, Tuttles Lane, East Wymondham, Norfolk 01953 607235
Try these for.... Ballroom First Steps UK Try their “Strictly Social’ classes for beginners; an hour class focusing on the core social dances; Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Waltz, Foxtrot, Jive, Salsa and Tango. SpringHealth Leisure Centre, Brian Close, Chelmsford, Essex Ceroc Ceroc Central Ceroc, sometimes referred to as ‘Modern Jive’, is a fusion of Salsa, Ballroom, Hip Hop, Tango and Jive. This large dance club has classes in a number of Herts, Beds and Cambs locations, including Bedford, St Neots, Biggleswade, Letchworth and Cambridge. 01234 378946 www.ceroccentral.com Samba Secret Salsa Dance that originated from
Cuba. Secret Salsa hold weekly classes in Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and King’s Lynn, as well as regular monthly parties and workshops. 01284 766008 www.secretsalsa.co.uk Street Dance & Hip Hop Streetdance UK Learn some of the hottest dance moves as seen in movie videos , award shows and concerts. Street dance is a great way to learn to dance keep fit and enjoy yourselves at the same time. Streetdance Uk offers a range of classes and services for Adults and Teenagers including Adult and teenager drop in street dance classes, Shows, Choreography School workshops, and more, at venues throughout the region. 07846 518558 www.streetdanceuk.com Bollywood Jaya Dance Bollywood dancing is the commercial name for modern Indian Dance. The unique style of dance has its roots in classical and folk dance with the occasional Latino and Arabic influence. Jaya an authentic Indian cultural experience to schools and private organisations, and also run weekly Bollywood and Bhangra dance classes. Norfolk. 01362 854217 www.jayadance.co.uk Zumba Zumba East Anglia Zumba is the latest dance/fitness craze where you can learn dance moves to hypnotic latin dance music. Zumba East Anglia have classes in Ipswich, Hintlesham and East Bergholt. Suffolk. 01473 311810 www.zumbaeastanglia.co.uk Line Dancing Studs and Stars Studs and Stars run weekly classes for beginners to long time dancers in Herts and Essex. They also run regular dancing social events, live music socials and charity socials. 01787 460274 www.studsandstars.com
Flamenco Castellano School of Spanish Dance Set up several years ago by Anastasia Castiglione and offers regular weekly classes in Flamenco and regional Spanish dances to adults and children in the Cambridge region. 01223 502237 www.castellanodance.co.uk Dancewear Body and Sole stock a wide range of tap, character, jazz, ballet, pointe, bridesmaid and ballroom shoes, as well as a large selection of ballet wear, fitness and disco wear, dance accessories and children's fancy dress hire. 43 St. Johns Street, Colchester 01206 564606 www.bodynsole.co.uk
orfolk Dance offers an extensive programme of opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to become involved in dance. For the youngest participants we offer Toddler Dance for ages 18 months â€“ 4 years which leads into Creative Contemporary classes for those up to 16 years of age. These classes develop physical co-ordination, strength, rhythm, musicality and contemporary dance technique. Creativity is at the hear t of these classes and this provides an ideal training for those wanting to audition for our Youth Dance Companies â€˜Full Tiltâ€™ and â€˜Big Skyâ€™. These two groups regularly create performance pieces, the most recent performances taking place at The Plantation Garden in Norwich. For adults, classes include Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Street, Pilates, Yoga, Dance for Over 50â€™s and D4 Dance, a dynamic dance company for adults with learning disabilities. We also offer Saturday â€˜tasterâ€™ sessions in various dance styles. More information can be found on our web site www.norfolkdance.co.uk.
Norfolk Dance is the development organisation for dance in the country
Weekly Classes available in: Toddler Dance, Contemporary, Ballet, Street, Hip Hop, Yoga, Pilates, Salsacise, Dance for over 50â€™s, plus two Youth Dance Companies We also run Saturday workshops in a variety of dance styles for you to try! Classes held in the Dance Studios at The Garage opposite Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich Open to all ages and abilities
We are currently taking bookings for the autumn term Classes are popular so please call to book your place.
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Classes for children's grades & vocational levels in Classical ballet, modern theatre, contemporary & tap dance Teaching faculty are all fully qualified and CRB checked & include examiners of the Royal Academy of Dance, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing & Professionals from Theatre & Classical Companies For further details, Please contact 01223 356023 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org www.kingslocombe.com 8 Emmanuel Road Cambridge, CB1 1JW
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EAT • DRINK • STAY Great Northern Hotel
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Situated within The Rose Public House this fab place brings you the tastes of Africa and the Caribbean whilst locally sourcing more than 90 percent of the food on their menu. Plus real ale, cocktails, free wi-fi. Burghley Road 01733 873003 Yin Dee Thai The chefs here create traditional and authentic Thai dishes with the finest ingredients and with fresh Thai herbs to achieve the unique flavours of Thailand. Lincoln Road 01733 344223 Royal Spice Award-winning contemporary Indian restaurant with a wonderful ambiance, modern decor and authentic cuisine. Park Road 01733 553355
The Beehive Refurbished public house serving a selection of real ales, including two which are brewed especially for it by a small local brewery, Castor Ales of Peterborough. Plus, first class pub grub seven days a week with Blackboard Specials changing daily. Albert Place 01733 310600 The Cherry House
Fine dining restaurant situated in a lovely 16th thatched building in the picturesque village of Werrington. Patron/Chef Andrew Corrick has created an establishment that offers personalised attention with traditional hospitality in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Church Street, Werrington 01733 571721 Jimmy Spices Ninth restaurant UK-wide and the first in our region for this multi-cuisine concept with a sumptuous range of Indian, Thai, Italian and Chinese dishes served up freshly every day. The restaurant features over 300 seats and a fantastic open plan kitchen. The unique features here are Mexican Station and Ice Cream Teppanyaki. New Road 01733 564 930 Sibson Inn Hotel Dating back to about 1670, the highly rated, privately owned Sibson Inn Hotel offers quality accommodation, welcoming bars and good food. Great North Road 01780 782227 The Bull Hotel
Excellent hotel in the city centre, directly opposite the entrance to Queensgate Shopping Centre. Originally dating back to the seventeenth century, this grade two listed building has, over the years, been carefully restored and tastefully refurbished, to provide guests with a high degree of four star comfort. Westgate 01733 561364
The Perkins Great Eastern Run on 9 October is the biggest sports event in the Peterborough calender and this year will be no exception. 2010 celebrated a record number of entries together with the second fastest time recorded in the country for a Half Marathon in 2010: 62mins 16sec. There are two runs in the race: 13.1 miles, which is the main Perkins Great Eastern Run Half Marathon and 4km which is the Fun Run. The race starts close to the historic Peterborough Cathedral and follows a route through the city’s streets and finishes on the Embankment close to the River Nene. Join the crowds that line the streets cheering the runners on. www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk Bathroom by Eastbrook Company
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THEATRE & SHOWS 1 OCT End of the Rainbow Following a smash hit West End run and 4 Olivier Award nominations, Tracie Bennett stars as troubled star Judy Garland in a thrilling depiction of her life. Cambridge Arts Theatre (01223 503333) 1 OCT Crossed Keys A new thirty-minute play by Peterborough writer Greg Lyons, set in the city. Botolph Barn, Peterborough (01473 211498) 1 OCT Real Dracula Inspired by actual events which took place in Romania in January 2004, this is a haunting love story from a land where vampires are more than just myth and the dead are an everyday part of life. ADC Theatre, Cambridge (01223 300085) 2 OCT Rabbi Lionel Blue Using his own experiences and offbeat sense of humour, Rabbi Lionel Blue tells a selection of stories, incidents and anecdotes - musings from his long career told with his trademark humility, compassion and common sense. Cambridge Arts Theatre (01223 503333) 2 OCT Justin Moorhouse Manchester stand-up legend with his acclaimed stand up show. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 2 OCT Crossed Keys See 1 Oct. Eye Manor Community Centre, Peterborough (01473 211498) 2 OCT Crossed Keys See 1 Oct. The Fleet, Peterborough (01473 211498) 2 - 3 OCT Cirque De Ciel - Shanghai A marvellous 2 hour extravaganza, originally directed by Cirque Du Soleil's Guy Caron, combining acrobatics, modern dance, original music, martial arts and many other Chinese elements in an amazing adventure. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 3 OCT Megetsi Performed in signature township style, the two actors take on a multitude of characters to evoke life in contemporary Zimbabwe. Key Theatre, Peterborough (01733 207239) 3 - 8 OCT Season’s Greetings Glynis Barber, Glenda Mitchell, Ricky Groves and Denis
8 OCTOBER THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Lill star in a brand new production of Alan Ayckbourn's hilarious comedy. Cambridge Arts Theatre (01223 503333) 4 - 5 OCT The Curriculum Vitae of Aurora Ortiz Classworks' vibrant style of theatre-making mixes ensemble performance with film in this new touring production. Mumford Theatre, Cambridge (0845 196 2320) 4 - 5 OCT Operation Greenfield An exploration of music, faith and friendship by Little Bulb Theatre. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 4 - 8 OCT Macbeth One of the greatest works in western literature, Shakespeare’s tragedy explores the very nature of human existence: love and duty, power and loss, good and evil. ADC Theatre, Cambridge (01223 300085) 4 - 8 OCT Pretty Little Panic This year’s Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show, a night of innovative comedy sketches. ADC Theatre, Cambridge (01223 300085) 5 OCT Crossed Keys See 1 Oct. Peterborough City College, Peterborough (01473 211498) 5 - 15 OCT Rent Musical presented by RATz. Angles Theatre, Wisbech (01945 474447) 7 OCT Rhythm of the Dance Having played to over 3 million people in 43 countries around the world and produced by The National Dance Company of Ireland, this stunning special edition 10th anniversary celebration, features breathtaking dance with the very best music and song of the Emerald Isle as performed by many of the world’s finest dancers and musicians. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 7 OCT Vampires Rock Steve Steinman’s gothic rock music show featuring a hostof classic rock anthems. The Cresset, Peterborough (01733 265705) 7 OCT Crossed Keys See 1 Oct. The Green Backyard, Peterborough (01473 211498) 7 OCT A Night of Musicals Songs from the shows starring Michael Courtney. Priory Centre, St Neots (01480 388922) Eve Ensler's hilarious Broadway and West End smash hit is back, featuring featuring a new all star cast including the brilliant Tiana Benjamin (Eastenders), the stunning Louisa Lytton (Eastenders, The Bill) and the sensational Wendi Peters (Coronation Street, Celebrity Masterchef). An unmissable show for every generation. Cambridge Arts Theatre
7 OCT Jesterlarf Comedy Club Top stand-up. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 8 OCT The Vagina Monologues See panel. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 8 OCT Jeremy Hardy Jeremy Hardy has been a stand-up comic since 1984 and will be one until he dies or wins the lottery. Key Theatre, Peterborough (01733 207239) 9 OCT The Nutcracker Classical ballet presented by The State Ballet Academy of Minsk. Key Theatre, Peterborough (01733 207239) 9 OCT Thumbelina Puppet show for children and their families. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 10 - 12 OCT Equus Peter Shaffer's unique psychological thriller. Key Theatre, Peterborough (01733 207239) 10 - 15 OCT The Madness of George III Alan Bennett's critically acclaimed play about the life of King George III. Drama, politics and humour combine in a vivid portrait of English history. The production stars Olivier Award-winning actor David Haig in the title role. Cambridge Arts Theatre (01223 503333) 11 OCT Phoenix Dance Theatre: Reflected A mixed bill of works by Richard Wherlock, Philip Taylor, Lost Dog and Sharon Watson. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 11 - 15 OCT The Picture of Dorian Gray Written by Oscar Wilde and adapted by John Osborne, this twisted and darkly funny play tells the story of a young man who sold his soul for his youth and beauty, only to discover the price may be too high. ADC Theatre, Cambridge (01223 300085) 12 - 13 OCT Frankenstein This version by Proteus Theatre Company blends the novel with the story of the book's creation during the infamous weekend shared by Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley and Lord Bryon. Mumford Theatre, Cambridge (0845 196 2320) 13 OCT An Evening with Tom Conti The great actor talks about his life and career. The Brook, Soham (01353 721748) 13 - 14 OCT Shakespeare Schools Festival Four youthful half-hour productions of different Shakespeare plays. Key Theatre, Peterborough (01733 207239) 14 OCT The Magic of Motown A soul celebration of the sound of Tamla Motown. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 14 OCT The Comedy Club Top stand-up. Wisbech St Mary Community Centre, Beeching Close, Wisbech (01945 583444) 14 OCT Jenny Edbrooke: Smalls Funny, sad, moving and thought provoking, Smalls is an intimate performance that provides a gently challenging insight into the complex world of undergarments. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 14 OCT Derek Acorah TV’s spirit medium. The Brook, Soham (01353 721748) 14 OCT Daniel Sloss Scotland’s half-manhalf-Xbox, hormone-ridden comic prodigy is cur-
rently one of the fastest rising stars of UK comedy. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 15 OCT Ed Byrne The master of observational comedy, Ed's many TV appearances over the last couple of years have included hosting Live At The Apollo and being a regular panellist on Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 15 OCT Crossed Keys See 1 Oct. Railworld, Peterborough (01473 211498) 15 OCT Vampirates This engaging adventure is told by a cast of three, in a lyrical, physical style, with a swashbuckling soundtrack. Key Theatre, Peterborough (01733 207239) 15 OCT In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer The chilling true story of John George Haigh, who killed at least six people between 1944 and 1949. The nation was gripped by the trial of the self-confessed ‘vampire killer’. Now, you are invited to join him firstly in his workshop in Crawley (where he dissolved his victims in acid) and then witness his final moments …as he waits to be hanged. Key Theatre, Peterborough (01733 207239) 16 OCT Al Murray - Barrel of Fun Extra Britain’s best-known Pub Philosopher will be serving up his own special brew of bar room banter. The Cresset, Peterborough (01733 265705) 17 OCT The Vagina Monologues See 8 Oct. Key Theatre, Peterborough (01733 207239) 17 OCT Crossed Keys See 1 Oct. Eco Innovation Centre, Peterborough (01473 211498) 18 OCT Sarah Millican Stand-up comedian and writer from North East. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 18 OCT The Man with the Luggage Trestle Unmasked use movement, music and projection to tell a deeply moving tale inspired by contemporary stories of migration and repatriation. Key Theatre, Peterborough (01733 207239) 18 - 20 OCT Prime Time Murder Murder mystery play by Michael Burrell. The Brook, Soham (01353 721748) 18 - 22 OCT An Inspector Calls Winner of 19 major awards and hailed as the theatrical event of our generation, the National Theatre's landmark production of JB Priestley's classic thriller has thrilled audiences throughout the world with its wildly imaginative staging, raw emotion, evocative score, and chilling suspense. Cambridge Arts Theatre (01223 503333) 18 - 22 OCT The Lonesome West Martin McDonagh’s play is dark, hilarious, filthy, tragic and absurd. A play for people who don’t like plays. Come see what happens when you ruin someone’s life then laugh while you’re apologising. ADC Theatre, Cambridge (01223 300085) 18 - 22 OCT Deep Blue Sea Wisbech Players present Terence Rattigan's play set in post-war London. Angles Theatre, Wisbech (01945 474447)
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19 OCT Al Murray - Barrel of Fun Extra See 16 Oct. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 19 - 22 OCT Not Now Darling Classic farce by Ray Cooney and John Chapman, starring Damia Williams. Key Theatre, Peterborough (01733 207239) 20 OCT Crossed Keys See 1 Oct. Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough (01473 211498) 16 OCT Reginald D Hunter Originally from the Deep South of the USA, and now one of the North West's favourite comics. A hypnotic, smooth-talking, very human comedian who hits your funny bone with tales of love, hate, death and all that is in between. The Cresset, Peterborough (01733 265705) 21 OCT Russell Kane Join Fosters Comedy Award Winner and star of loads of stuff on telly, Russell Kane as he mercilessly explores the ridiculous state of masculinity in the modern world. He shaves his chest fur; you watch and laugh. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 22 OCT Reginald D Hunter See 21 Oct. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 22 OCT Rat Pack - Vegas Spectacular Fun all the way as the "Purveyors of Cool" come to town with the greatest music of the 20th century. The Cresset, Peterborough (01733 265705) 22 OCT Salon Rouge A night of Burlesque with Empress Stah and Cherry Shakewell plus all the regular Salon Rouge starlets. Plus an eclectic mix of music from the 40s, 50s and present day. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 22 OCT Crossed Keys See 1 Oct. John Clare Theatre, Peterborough (01473 211498) 24 OCT Hare & Tortoise Children’s show. Mumford Theatre, Cambridge (0845 196 2320) 24 OCT High School Mania Featuring all the very best hits from High School Musical 1, 2, & 3, Glee and Camp Rock. Key Theatre, Peterborough (01733 207239) 25 OCT Dave Gorman’s Powerpoint Presentation Always one of comedy’s most innovative thinkers this genre stretching performer is back… and for this brand new show he’s formed a double act… with a projector screen. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 25 OCT Penny Dreadful's Etherdome A darkly funny, true tale of 1850's America, where carnival-sideshows meet live bluegrass... and dentistry! Mumford Theatre, Cambridge (0845 196 2320) 25 - 29 OCT Horrible Histories Using amazing 3D technology and live action to explore mean mummies and evil Emperors, The Awful Egyptians & The Ruthless Romans are thrilling stage shows for the whole family. Cambridge Arts Theatre (01223 503333) 25 - 29 OCT Antigone This savagely human story retains its wonderful moments of comedy and with the incorporation of live music and physical theatre this promises to be a 80
dynamic retelling of a true classic. ADC Theatre, Cambridge (01223 300085) 26 - 29 OCT The Merry Widow Fully staged production of Lehar’s opera by Peterborough Opera. Stamford Corn Exchange (01780 766455) 27 OCT The Nutcracker Enchanting ballet performed by The Vienna Festival Ballet. Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts Centre, Brampton Road, Huntingdon (01480 375678) 27 OCT Red Riding Hood Horse + Bamboo present a gorgeously rendered retelling of the classic girl-and-the-wolf tale. Exquisite visuals blend with pantomime-style silliness and spooky moments to create an enchanting piece of theatre. Ideal for all ages over 4. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 27 OCT Puppetry of the Penis A mind-blowing show featuring two strapping Australians who manipulate their genitals into various shapes, objects and landmarks. A video camera projects intimate details of these incredible phenomena onto a large screen ensuring that little can be missed, and this time it’s in 3D! The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 28 OCT Jenny Eclair Jenny Eclair has been a stand up comic since the last millennium; she is a Grumpy old Woman Team Captain, author and actress. The Maltings, Ship Lane, Ely. (01353 616991) 28 OCT 4 Poofs & a Piano Best known for their weekly appearances on The Jonathan Ross Show, the fabulous foursome are back with another helping of frisky footwork, laughs and musical madness. The Cresset, Peterborough (01733 265705) 28 OCT Steve Hall's Very Still Life Steve has been called a Steve Coogan 'lookalike and soundalike', which makes sense as they are distantly related through a convoluted web of Irish cousins. Hecklers tend to think Steve looks more like Mr Bean. Daily Telegraph Comedy Awards 2003 and BBC Comedy Awards 2003 runner-up. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 28 - 29 OCT Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World RATz present Louis de Bernieres' play. Angles Theatre, Wisbech (01945 474447) 30 OCT Gyles Brandreth See panel. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 31 OCT Kalashnikov, in the woods by the lake Darkly comic drama by Fraser Grace exploring the life of Mikhail Kalashnikov, the man who invented the AK47 assault rifle during the Second World War. The Robinson Theatre, Hills Road College, Cambridge (01223 278049) 31 OCT - I NOV Macbeth The vicious, barbaric undercurrent in Shakespeare's epic erupts in this kinetic, blood-thirsty production. Mumford Theatre, Cambridge (0845 196 2320) 31 OCT - 2 NOV The Pit & The Pendulum The horror story to end all horror
stories by John Goodrum. The Edgar Allan Poe tale has never been beaten for its pure terror and nail-biting suspense. Starring Mark Homer, best known as Tony Hills in Eastenders. Key Theatre, Peterborough (01733 207239)
MUSIC 1 OCT Sixties Gold 60s concert with Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Searchers, The Fortunes and Chip Hawkes. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 1 OCT Raphael Wallfisch The acclaimed cellist plays Dvorak, Wagner and Kodaly. Ely Cathedral (01353 660349) 1 OCT Abba Forever Tribute. Key Theatre, Peterborough (01733 207239) 1 OCT A Night at the Opera Special Gala concert for Wallace Cancer Care featuring famous excerpts from the world of opera. West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge (01223 243721) 1 OCT The Galaxy Big Band Charity concert. The Brook, Soham (01353 721748) 2 OCT Ann Breen Irish country. The Brook, Soham (01353 721748) 2 OCT Trio Panormus Pieces by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti and Rossini. St Paul’s, Hills Road, Cambridge (01223 315191) 4 OCT Na-Mara Herts-based folk duo. St Neots Folk Club, The Priory Centre, St Neots (01234 376278) 5 OCT The Kooks Infectious, energetic and full of whatever it takes to craft a good pop song, this Brighton four-piece released their latest album, Junk of the Heart, last month. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 6 OCT Lau A formidable trio of three of the finest and most innovative exponents of modern traditional music in Britain today. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 6 OCT Roy Orbison & Friends Tribute. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 7 OCT The Milan Trio Prokofiev, Mendelssohn, Debussy. West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge (01223 357851) 7 OCT Derrin Nauendorf 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. Key Theatre, Peterborough (01733 207239) 7 OCT Johnny Westwood Country. The Brook, Soham (01353 721748) 8 OCT The Toy Hearts A six-piece family, traditional and contempoary Bluegrass band from Birmingham. Plus rising Canadian folk singer, Sarah MacDougall. Acoustic Routes, CB2 Basement, Norfolk Street, Cambridge. 7.45pm on the door. 8 OCT A Vision of Elvis Top tribute by Rob Kingsley. The Cresset, Peterborough (01733 265705) 8 OCT Sinfonia of Cambridge Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky. West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge (0845 6801926)
30 OCTOBER GYLES BRANDRETH They say all political careers end in tears. In Gyles Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip turns stand-up. This is Brandreth unleashed on the stars he's known (one-to-one) and the wicked ways of Westminster (no expenses spared). Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), Just a Minute regular Gyles delivers a dazzling evening of wit, wordplay and hilarious name-dropping. The Junction, Cambridge.
8 OCT Twylight Shadows Tribute to Cliff and the Shadows. The Brook, Soham (01353 721748) 9 OCT Georgie Fame Georgie, with his much loved blend of jazz and rhythm and blues, is an icon of the British music scene. Cambridge Arts Theatre (01223 503333) 9 OCT One Night of Queen Tribute by Stars In Their Eyes winner, Gary Mullen. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 9 OCT The Fat Friday Band Jazz funk. The Willow Tree, Bourn (01954 719775) 10 OCT Academy of Ancient Music Wagner, Beethoven, Paganini. West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge (01223 503333) 11 OCT Lucy Ward Folk. St Neots Folk Club, The Priory Centre, St Neots (01234 376278) 11 OCT Karima Francis Manchesters hottest property at the moment is young Karima Francis. Treading a line that brings memories of Van Morrison, Jeff Buckley, Tracey Chapman and Joan Armatrading. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 12 OCT Emmy The Great Critically acclaimed folk singer Emmy the Great, real name Emma-Lee Moss, was initially a member of the indie folk group Lightspeed Champion, performing as their vocalist for a brief period in 2007 alongside Florence Welch (of Florence and the
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Machine). Now a solo artist, her debut album, First Love, was released to mass critical acclaim. Noted for her evocative and thought-provoking lyrics, and her inventive way with rhyme, her live performances have bags of vulnerability and sass in equal measures. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 14 OCT O’Hooley and Tidow with Anna Esslemont Folk. Cambridge Folk Club, The Golden Hind, Milton Road, Cambridge (01638 603986) 14 OCT Fernando’s Kitchen A group of multi-cultural musicians, performing their very own modern Flamenco Latin and North African music, also called Nu world music, a fusion of passionate guitar and oud melodies, exciting rhythms and mesmerising vocals. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 14 OCT Troy Boy The Merry Opera Company perform Offenbach’s lively operetta. West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge (01223 300085) 15 OCT The Pierces Alternative folk rockers The Pierces are sisters Allison and Catherine Pierce, originally from Birmingham, Alabama but now living in New York. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 15 OCT City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra Liszt, Brahms. West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge (01223 300085) 15 OCT Autumn Mozartiade An evening devoted to Mozart. Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge (07711 384218) 16 OCT Pink Martini See panel. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 18 OCT Ewan McClennan Folk. St Neots Folk Club, The Priory Centre, St Neots (01234 376278) 19 OCT Pilgrims' Way Folk. Ely Folk Club, The Lamb Hotel, Lynn Road, Ely (01353 740999) 19 OCT Endellion String Quartet Beethoven, Mendelssohn. West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge (01223 300085) 21 OCT John Barrowman John Barrowman is easily one of the most familiar faces on British television and the West End stage. Best known for playing Captain Jack Harkness in the BBC series' Torchwood and Doctor Who, he has also been a judge on the award-winning BBC1 entertainment shows How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, Any Dream Will Do and I'd Do Anything. He will be performing songs from his latest Best Of collection, and more. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 21 OCT Chris Sherburn and Denny Bartley Folk. Cambridge Folk Club, The Golden Hind, Milton Road, Cambridge (01638 603986) 21 OCT Abba Forever Tribute. The Brook, Soham (01353 721748) 22 OCT Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston Miranda Sykes is a multi-talented singer, double bass and guitar player who easily 82
slips between genres as diverse as folk, jazz, rock and pop. Rex Preston is the most virtuosic mandolin player in the UK today. Acoustic Routes, CB2 Basement, Norfolk Street, Cambridge. 7.45pm on the door. 22 OCT Ely Choral Society ‘Gloria Italia’ - a celebration of Italian music. Ely Cathedral (01353 740021) 22 OCT Rough Diamond + Blake & Brazil Country music. The Brook, Soham (01353 721748) 22 OCT St Neots Big Band Berkley Street Methodist Church, Berkley Street, Eynesbury, St Neots (01480 405379) 23 OCT Miles Kane Last Shadow Puppets frontman and ex- Rascals vocalist Miles Kane visits The Junction to showcase material from his debut album Colour of the Trap. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 23 OCT Emillia Martensson Folk jazz. The Willow Tree, Bourn (01954 719775) 24 OCT Le Mystere de Voix Bulgares Internationally renowned vocal ensemble Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares blend traditional songs with contemporary arrangements. Formerly known as the Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir, the group was created in Bulgaria by Philip Koutev, aka 'the father of Bulgarian concert folk music.' Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 25 OCT Ed Sheeran Singer-songwriter from Suffolk. Fusing traditional acoustic and folk melodies with hip hop beats, Sheeran has created an inimitable sound which is getting him noticed with hits such as The A Team. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 25 OCT Noah and the Whale Energetic popsters from London whose proficient songs and live sets employ beautiful harmonies and elements of folk and bluegrass to good effect. Their hit song '5 Years' Time' is sufficient to reel in any potential fan, as their packed-out gigs would suggest. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 25 OCT Grace Notes Folk. St Neots Folk Club, The Priory Centre, St Neots (01234 376278) 26 OCT The Rifles London indie four piece celebrate the release of their third album Freedom Run last month. Citing influences as far reaching as The Smiths, The Clash and The Streets, their sound is heavily sixties mod yet thoroughly modern. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 26 OCT Xerxes Handel’s opera performed by English Touring Opera. West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge (0207 833 2555) 27 OCT Fairy Queen Purcell’s opera performed by English Touring Opera. West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge (0207 833 2555) 27 OCT Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Kids' Concert Morning concert for children. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 27 OCT Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Beethoven. With solost Alexandra Dariescu, piano. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851)
28 OCT The Beat Formed in Birmingham in 1978, The Beat were at the forefront of the 2 Tone ska scene fusing pop, soul, reggae and punk to produce a string of hits including the inimitable Mirror in the Bathroom. The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 28 OCT Dominic Kirwan Popular Irish singer. The Brook, Soham (01353 721748) 28 OCT Elbow Jane 5 piece acoustic roots combo who blend acoustic folk instrumentation with a fresh exciting sound and energy. Cambridge Folk Club, The Golden Hind, Milton Road, Cambridge (01638 603986) 28 OCT Flavio Handel’s opera performed by English Touring Opera. West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge (0207 833 2555) 28 OCT Mick Hutton Group with Don Weller Jazz. One of the most talented bass players in Europe. Hidden Rooms, 7a Jesus Lane, Cambridge (01223 362550) 28 OCT Ashley Wass Probably the finest of the younger generation of British pianists with a wealth of international successes to his credit, Ashley performs regularly for BBC radio, has played at most major UK venues and at the 'Proms'. The programme will include music by Beethoven, Mendlessohn, Liszt and Barber. The Performing Arts Centre, Hinchingbrooke Park Road, Huntingdon (01480 375678) 29 OCT Katy B Confidently seizing the middle ground between the totally on-point lyricism of Lily Allen and the swagger of Ms Dynamite and Neneh Cherry, Katy's killer combination of natural pop sass, uniquely powerful voice and total immersion in London's club culture makes her the perfect popstar. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 29 OCT Roots of Cambridge Rock 2 Live 60s music played by a huge number of musicians who have played for bands such as Del Amitri, The Ramblers, The Zodiacs, The Tokens, Teh Hi-Fi’s and many others. St Paul’s Church Centre, Hills Road, Cambridge. 8-11pm. 30 OCT Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra Jools’ guests include Shane MacGowan of The Pogues, Ruby Turner, and Louise Marshall. Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) 30 OCT Academy of Ancient Music Handel, Charpentier, Telemann, Tartini. West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge (01223 503333) 20 OCT The Indians Country music. The Brook, Soham (01353 721748)
ART & EXHIBITIONS 1 OCT Occupation Body & Soul A photographic exhibition featuring over 100 pictures of Israeli military checkpoints in the West Bank, Occupied Palestine. Ely Cathedral. 10am5pm. (01223 369342) 1 - 23 OCT Ian McWhinnie + Helen Martino Paintings and ceramics. Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery, Trinity Street, Cambridge (01223 324 222)
16 OCTOBER PINK MARTINI Pink Martini is a heady cocktail of big band sophistication from Portland, Oregon. This twelve-piece band is somewhere between a 1930s Cuban dance orchestra, a classical chamber music ensemble and a Brazilian marching street band. Great entertainment. Cambridge Corn Exchange.
1 - 23 OCT Fair Trade: Material Matters Over the last four years, self-portraits drawn by other artists have been collected and stitched into woad dyed yarn onto recycled blankets by Littleport-based artist Jane Frost. These blankets form the ‘material matter’, looking at the context of sustainable actions and relationships. The exhibition will show completed works and the process behind them. Babylon Gallery, Ely (01353 616991) 1 - 30 OCT Flower Drawings: Redouté and his Pupils A beautiful summer exhibition of flower drawings by Joseph-Pierre Redouté and his pupils. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (01223 332900) 1 - 30 OCT Hot Shots Hot Shots is the gallery´s first all photography exhibition. All five artists in the show - David Anthony Hall, Richard Heeps, Noel Myles, Lin Osborn and David Rhys Jones - are regular exhibitors at Byard, but this is the first time there´s been such a large collection of their work in the gallery at one time. Byard Art, King's Parade, Cambridge (01223 464646) 1 OCT - 19 NOV Roald Amundsen The Polar Museum´s Roald Amundsen exhibition interprets his life through the seven major expeditions that he undertook and ten of his personal relationships. Ronald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (1872-1928). Born into a Norwegian shipping family, Amundsen´s mother dreamed that he would become a doctor. Instead, he chose polar exploration, inspired by the example of Sir John Franklin. He toughened his body, undertook major ski trips and gained experience of the Arctic aboard a sealing ship. Scott Polar Musuem, Lensfield Road, Cambridge (01223 336540)
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1 OCT - 20 NOV Bridget Riley: colour, stripes, planes and curves For fifty years Bridget Riley has been one of the world’s leading abstract painters. For most of that time colour and our perception of its fleeting nature have been at the heart of her work. This exhibition, organised uniquely for Kettle's Yard, takes paintings and studies from the last thirty years to trace her progress through the agency of stripes, planes and curves and back to stripes. Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge (01223 748100) 1 OCT - 23 DECEMBER Books & Babies: Communicating Reproduction This exhibition is about the two senses of reproduction, about babies and about the multiplication of images, sounds and text, and the ways in which they have interacted in the past and continue to interact today. Books and Babies traces these interactions from ancient fertility figures and medieval manuscripts to the birth of Louise Brown following in vitro fertilization in 1978. Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge (01223 333000 1 OCT - 8 JANUARY Splendour and Power: Imperial Treasures from Vienna A stunning collection of precious decorative arts never before seen in the UK: the treasures of the Hapsburg Emperors. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (01223 332900) 3 - 16 OCT Well Oiled Painting Group Exhibition of work by the eclectic group of painters in a variety of styles. The Michaelhouse Centre, Trinity Street, Cambridge. 4 OCT - 1 APRIL England and the Dutch Republic in the age of Vermeer: Coins and medals from the 17th-cenutry See fine examples of 17th-century English and Dutch coins and medals illustrating the great historic figures and naval wars of the period. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (01223 332900) 5 OCT - 15 JANUARY Vermeer's Women: Secrets and Silence At the heart of this visually stunning exhibition is Vermeer's extraordinary painting The Lacemaker (c.1669-70) - one of the Musée du Louvre’s most famous works, rarely seen outside Paris and now on loan to the UK for the first time. The painting will be joined by a choice selection of other key works by Vermeer representing the pinnacle of his mature career, and over thirty other masterpieces of genre painting from the Dutch 'Golden Age'. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (01223 332900) 15 OCT Linton Camera Club Annual Exhibition Linton Village Hall. 10am-4pm. 22 OCT 24th East Anglian Sugarcraft Exhibition Plus demonstrations and trade stands. Cottenham Village College, High Street, Cottenham. 10am-4pm. 22 - 23 OCT Art Unequalled A new show to showcase the work of selected Artists and Designers. You will find a variety of work 84
including ceramics, glass, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, painting, photography, furniture and more. The Maltings, Ship Lane, Ely. 10.30am-5pm. (07850 286566) 28 OCT - 20 NOV Angie Lewin + Rob Ryan Prints. Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery, Trinity Street, Cambridge (01223 324 222)
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 OCT Peterborough Festival of Antiques Established in 1972 Bob Evans Fairs were one of the first companies to organise Antique Fairs in the UK. Starting locally with a small fair in Melton Mowbray, they now organise this event, one of the largest Antique Fairs in the country, with over 1,700 stallholders. East of England Showground, Peterborough (01664 812627) 1 - 2 OCT Holme 1940s Weekend Life on the Holme Front Archive footage from the Britsh, USA & Canadian Forces being shown in a “field” cinema; Tank Rides, Vintage Ploughing, 1940’s Games, Vintage Vehicle Displays, Re-enactors, 1940’s style tea room , stalls, exhibitions and more. Holmewood Hall, Church Street, Holme, Peterborough. 10am4pm. (07860 342163) 1 - 2 OCT Royston Arts Festival A four day arts festival celebrating the best artists, dancers, writers, musicians and actors in Royston and beyond. Over 50 workshops, performances, exhibitions and demonstrations. Various venues, Royston. (07907 880355) www.roystonartsfestival.org 1 - 2 OCT Diesel Gala Nene Valley Railway, Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough (01780 784444) 1 - 8 OCT To The Lighthouse: A Festival for Readers and Writers Supported by the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, this festival draws on Virginia Woolf's writing to stimulate and challenge readers and writers alike. Events includ talks, readings, film screenings, play performances, walking tours, exhibitions and a writing challenge for schools. Various venues, Cambs (01223 703522) 2 OCT All Triumph Day The event usually attracts about 200 Triumphs. Imperial War Museum, Duxford (01223 835000) 2 OCT Lights Camera Action Multicultural Fashion Show! There will be four catwalk shows, entertainment from around the world, a fashion auction, food from Asia and Africa and lots of stalls selling items such as hand made jewellery and bespoke fashion. All the clothing on the catwalk is made by our young designers and modelled by young people from all over Cambridgeshire. Burgess Hall, Westwood Road, St Ives. 6.30pm. (01480 494333)
4 OCT Frock Swap Plus crafts and gifts. In aid of Save The Children. Great Chishill Village Hall. 8pm. 6 OCT Inns & Taverns Tour Find out about the many Victorian pubs in the city and learn what Fen ale was. Peterborough Museum. 7.30pm. (01733 864663) 7 - 10 OCT Willingham Feast A week of events including music evening, farmer's market, afternoon of arts, hoe-down, pilgrimage walk, funfair and much more. Willingham (01954 260647) 8 - 9 OCT 1940s Weekend There will be a series of arena shows throughout each day delivering an experience of the sights and sounds of the war. These can be battles, weaponry demonstrations, demonstrations of wartime training. Entertainers on the platform both days, displays by re-enactment groups, speical Help for Heroes Train (both days), wartime dinners in the Turntable Café, and more. Nene Valley Railway, Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough (01780 784444) 9 OCT The East of England Autumn Show Cisitors to the show can expect to see thousands of animals of all shapes and sizes, from small livestock exhibits including mice and fancy rats to special displays of rare and endangered livestock breeds. There will be many displays of traditional country life, including country crafts, as well as large animal exhibits. Food Hall, Shire horses, dog show, exhibition of poultry and waterfowl and much more. East of England Showground, Peterborough. 9am4.30pm. (0845 600 5445) 9 OCT Dragonfly Antiques Fair The Brook, Soham. 10.30am-3.30pm. (01353 721748) 14 - 15 OCT Cambridge Octoberfest 5th year for this autumn beer festival. University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge. 5-10.30pm Fri, Noon-10.30pm Sat. 15 OCT Ely Apple Festival he annual Apple Festival held on Ely´s Palace Green has become East Anglia´s biggest celebration of the great British Apple : Apple and Spoon racing, longest apple peel competition, apple activities and goodies including apple sausages, juices, ciders and cookery demonstrations. Palace Green, Ely. 10am-4pm. (01353 662062) 15 - 16 OCT The Burghley Craft Show Over 150 Craftsmen and Demonstrators, such as Artists, Designers, Jewellery Makers, Wood Turners, Glass Blowers, Basket Makers and much much more, as well as children's entertainment, string puppet shows, Fine Food Hall, and various Make and Take Areas. Burghley House (01780 752451) 15 - 16 OCT The National Festival of Railway Modelling With over 30 top layouts booked to attend as well as over 80 exhibitors. the National Festival of Railway Modelling is already shaping up to be a mustattend event. East of England Showground, Peterborough (01778 391000)
16 OCT Autumn Air Show; Remembering the Korean War The Autumn Air Show pays homage to this uniquely international air battle, characterised by the contrast between the highly-developed piston engine and the first generation of jet aircraft. Imperial War Museum, Duxford (01223 835000) 16 OCT Buckden Antqiue, Vintage and Collectors Fair Over 25 stalls with an eclectic mix of treasures. Village Hall, Buckden (01480 819148) 19 - 30 OCT Festival of Ideas Freedom, revolution and communication have shaped human history since the dawn of mankind. Those three themes form the backbone of this year´s Festival of Ideas at the University of Cambridge - the UK´s only arts, humanities and social sciences festival. Now in its fourth year, the festival returns with more than 160 free events for all ages spanning everything from the Arab Spring and Wikileaks, to Darwin´s work on facial expressions. University of Cambridge (01223 332300) 23 OCT East of England Autumn Wedding Show Over 70 stands and plenty more to help you plan and get ideas for your wedding. East of England Showground, Peterborough (01775 765385) 23 OCT The Cambridge Wedding Fair Doubletree by Hilton, Cambridge Garden House, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge. 11am-4pm. (07834 214153) 23 OCT The Alternative Wedding Fair The first of its kind, you’ll find around 25 exhibitors that fit into the ‘outside-the-box’ theme of the fair. St Ives Corn Exchange. 11am-4pm. 28 OCT Halloween Murder Mystery Don your deerstalker and pipe and join Sherlock and Watson for a murder most horrid. Swynford Hotel, London Road, Six Mile Bottom, nr Newmarket (01638 570234) 28 - 29 OCT Thomas at Halloween Nene Valley Railway, Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough (01780 784444) 29 - 30 OCT LovePets Show Large show for people and families who are passionate about their pets. Meet and chat with experts from the pet industry, and meet lots of pets too. Large indoor area with stalls, traders amd more, with animal fun and games to be enjoyed in the main arena and hall on both days. TV Vet Marc Abraham will be a special guest. East of England Showground, Peterborough. www.lovepets.me.uk 29 - 30 OCT Crafts and Gifts Goods of high quality and design. Chilford Hall, Balsham Road, Linton (01263 734711) 30 OCT Cambridge Art & Crafts Market Original & Unique Designed Work by the Stallholders. The grounds of Scotsdales's Garden Centre, Great Shelford, Cambridge. 10.30am - 4.30pm. 30 OCT Autumn Wedding Fair Be inspired by Swynford and over 30 other Wedding day Suppliers. Swynford Hotel, London Road, Six Mile Bottom, nr Newmarket (01638 570234)
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Apple Festival Saturday 15 October 2011 Palace Green (opposite Cathedral), Ely Apple Identification and Display bring your apples to be identified (stalk or leaf will help with identification) Apple Market local traders selling related produce and products Woodturner & Bee Keeping Demonstrations come and see how it is done Childrenâ€™s Activities and Story Telling apple and spoon races and apple shy.
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FREE ENTRY Cookery Demonstrations see apple dishes prepared with tasters Folk Music and Morris Dancing musical entertainment Watergull Orchards Produce wide range of apples and juices Competitions enter the famous longest apple peel contest Supported by Watergull Orchards
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Award-winning dining pub that combines a flavour of the traditional with a timeless and relaxed taste all of our own. Set in the charming village of Old Warden, here you can enjoy superbly cooked food and a proper pint. Old Warden 01767 627225 The Viceroy Popular restaurant specializes in Indian food, free range, no added artificial colours and low in fat with the freshest herb and spices from around the world. Bar and lounge area. Sun Street, Biggleswade 01767 312110 The Lounge at the Old Maltings A coffee lounge and bistro by day and a wine, beer and small plates bar by night. Sophisticated and relaxed, it has three separate lounge areas and a 50 seat courtyard. The small plates menu is available with a succulent selection of meatballs, mini lamb cutlets, prawns, chorizo, roasted potatoes with a hot sauce and crabcakes to name but a few. Church Street, Biggleswade 0870 760 5019 Il Carafino Delightful traditional Italian restaurant where you can enjoy freshly prepared authentic Italian cuisine, with fresh fish & shellfish/lobster a speciality. Palace Street, Biggleswade 01767 310390 Stratton House Hotel Family owned hotel in the heart of Biggleswade. The restaurant offers an interesting and imaginative blend of traditional and contemporary cuisine from tasty bar snacks to sophisticated a la carte meals. London Road, Biggleswade 01767 312442 The Maharajah of Sandy Popular Indian restaurant with a wide-
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The oldest pub in the historic market town of Potton, situated in a Grade 2 listed building, with an oak beamed bar and a real fire on colder days. Here you'll find real ales, fine wines and fresh and delicious food, all in a traditional, family-run, English pub like atmosphere. Biggleswade Road, Potton 01767 261888 The Old Coach House Pub with a good selection of real ales and twelve en-suite bedrooms for bed and breakfast accommodation. Market Square, Potton 01767 260221
Biggleswade is a small historic Bedfordshire market town with good leisure facilities that include a sports centre and a heated indoor swimming pool. The town centre features the Market Square where a general market is held each Saturday. It is surrounded by shops, many in attractive converted buildings such as the old Market house. The river Ivel links Biggleswade with the neighbouring town of Sandy, another market town that was originally a Roman settlement and was probably an important trading centre and staging post in the Roman era. Sandy is the headquarters of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. The RSPB offices are in The Lodge, at Sandy Warren, surrounded by over 100 acres of woodland and formal gardens criss-crossed with nature trails and spotted with hides for observing birds and wildlife. Autumn is the perfect time to visit The Lodge, to see the wonderful colours of silver birches and oaks before the leaves fall.
At nearby Old Warden you’ll find the amazing Shuttleworth Collection, an all grass aerodrome and the 20s/30s style buildings which will transport you back to yesteryear. The Shuttleworth Collection is unique in that it is a 'living' museum - almost all the aeroplanes are flyable (some are the sole survivors of their type) and one hangar is devoted to First World War aircraft and another to those used in the Second World War for training, light bombing, defence and attack, together with associated memorabilia. The aeroplanes from the Collection are flown regularly in displays during the summer season but can be viewed in their static display exhibition throughout the year. Catch the Autumn Air Show on 2 October. Also at Old Warden Park is the Swiss Garden, a late Regency garden and an outstanding example of the Swiss picturesque, created in the 1820s by Lord Ongley. You can also visit The English School of Falconry and Bird of Prey and Conservation Centre, with its collection of almost 300 birds, including Falcons, Hawks, Owls, Eagles and Vultures. The park is also home to The Mansion House, a stunning 130-year-old venue set in 500 acres of parkland that can be hired for weddings and other events. www.shuttleworth.org www.themansionhouse.org
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EAT • DRINK • STAY Krakow Restaurant Cafe Highly rated restaurant serving what they describe as New European Cuisine. The inspiration for their dishes comes from a number of countries especially Poland where influences of Russian, Hungarian, French, German, Italian and Austrian cuisine have blended alongside Poland’s unusual history. St Cuthberts Street 01234 272053 The Cappuccino Bar A traditional Italian restaurant with a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Sit in the restaurant or in the Italian style covered courtyard and enjoy a great range of pastas, pizzas, salads, risotto and Italian meat and fish dishes. Newnham Street 01234 352991 Asia Lounge A fine dining Indian, Malaysian, Thai restaurant with a separate lounge and cocktail bar. The stylish setting and Asia-Fusion cuisine makes for a memorable dining experience. High Street 01234 365366 Peking Palace Established restaurant specialising in Peking and Canton cuisine. With the use of only the finest ingredients, they have over 100 dishes to choose from. St John’s Street 01234 272727 Mamma Mia This family-run business was founded by Bruno Zanna 27 years ago, and first opened in Bedford back in 1985. Fabulous Italian restaurant serving a great selection of mouth-watering traditional dishes, alongside pizza
and pastas. Don’t leave without buying a bottle of their very own Italian salad dressing. St Peter’s Street 01234 353470 The Embankment An imposing mock-Tudor pub with rooms in the heart of Bedford, with wonderful views out over the River Great Ouse, the boathouses and all the hustle and bustle of life on the river. Real ales from the Charles Wells Brewery, a seasonal menu of traditional pub favourites, and twenty newly refurbished, well-equipped rooms. The Embankment 01234 261332 Riverside Grill Located in Bedford’s new cultural quarter and a stone’s throw from the historic castle mound, the Riverside Grill serves great grilled food in a purpose built contemporary and stylish environment. There is also a south facing terrace overlooking the River Ouse and the Castle Bailey Gardens archaeological site. Castle Lane 01234 359 599 Riobello Italian Restaurant on the banks of the River Ouse offering a wide range of pastas, pizzas, risottos and fantastic array of specialities. St Mary’s Street 01234 364430 The Coach House at The Ship The Ship is one of Bedford’s oldest pubs with four bars and weekly entertainment. Dining in the Ship takes place in the Coach House where you can enjoy Volcanic Rock Cuisine - where you cook your own
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The 19th Bedford Victorian Christmas Fair will take place on Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December in Harpur Square, Midland Road and Harpur Suite, Bedford. There will be the usual colourful milieu of traditional fairground rides and attractions along with a comprehensive street entertainment programme, character cameos, school performances, bands across the three days. Staged throughout the pedestrian area in Bedford Town Centre, the Victorian Fair provides the perfect Christmas environment for shopping and an ideal opportunity for you to soak up the festive ambience and really get into the Christmas spirit.
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classic of the modern theatre and a powerful reminder of the atrocities of a war that cost twenty million lives. Bedford Theatre (01234 269519) 3 - 8 OCT Dreamboats and Petticoats Inspired by the smash hit million selling albums, this show features some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era. Grove Theatre, Dunstable (01582 602080) 4 OCT The Vagina Monologues Eve Ensler’s hilarious Broadway and West End smash hit is back, featuring a new all star cast including the brilliant Tiana Benjamin (Eastenders), the stunning Louisa Lytton (Eastenders, The Bill) and the sensational Wendi Peters (Coronation Street, Celebrity Masterchef). This hilariously witty and moving collection of stories is an unmissable show for every generation. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 894716) 5 OCT Let's Talk Football with Dermot Gallagher Live on stage will be London Football and England legends Tony Cottee and Kenny Samson, interviewed by the former referee. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 894716) 5 - 8 OCT The Body Murder mystery. Market Theatre, Sun Street, Hitchin. (01462 433553) 6 OCT Ladies Down Under Presented by The Wilstead Players. The Place, Bedford (01234 354321) 6 OCT Magners Funhouse Comedy Night Top stand-up. Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford (01279 651746) 6 - 7 OCT Friend Or Foe From master storyteller Michael Morpurgo comes a thrilling tale of extraordinary friendship. Set at the
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13 - 15 OCT Not Now Darling This classic, multi award winning farce stars the ever popular and always entertaining funnyman Damian Williams in the lead role. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 894716) 14 OCT Andy Parsons This is his third tour of the country – and has some shades of light and dark with several trademark passionate tirades and a little peek behind the showbusiness curtain. Coalition, cuts, comedy and discovering a pair of underpants in a jar of mayonnaise. Grove Theatre, Dunstable (01582 602080) 14 OCT Sally Morgan TV’s psychic medium. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 894716) 14 OCT Scattered Scattered combines Motionhouse’s trademark highly physical dance theatre and mesmerizing imagery in a unique interaction between film and live performance, created in collaboration with Logela Multimedia from the Basque region of Spain. Hertford Theatre (01992 531500) 14 - 22 OCT A Tale of Two Cities A superb adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel about the French Revolution. Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City (01707 324300) 14 - 29 OCT The Body Body swap comedy. Market Theatre, Sun Street, Hitchin. (01462 433553) 15 OCT The Twist Show A new hit 50s and 60s Rock 'n' Roll Show featuring the songs of, Petula Clark, Elvis, Connie Francis, Buddy Holly, Dusty Springfield, Billy Fury and more. Grove Theatre, Dunstable (01582 602080) 15 OCT Bob the Builder Children’s favourite live on stage. Hertford Theatre (01992 531500) 15 OCT Comedy Night Top stand-up. Letchworth Arts Centre (01462 670788) 16 OCT Don’s of Comedy The best of Britain’s award-winning comedians come together for this exclusive Black History Month comedy special. Grove Theatre, Dunstable (01582 602080) 17 OCT An Evening With Peter Alliss Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 894716) 18 OCT Sleeping Beauty Performed by Moscow Ballet - La Classique. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 894716) 18 OCT Barnstormer Comedy Top stand-up. Grove Theatre, Dunstable (01582 602080) 18 - 22 OCT Gypsy One of the greatest musicals of all time tells the story of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and her mother, Mama Rose. Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin (01462 455166) 19 - 22 OCT Bonnie & Clyde The gangsters’ story presented by Swan Theatre Company. The Place, Bedford (01234 354321) 19 - 22 OCT The Rise and Fall of Littlw Voice This wonderfully funny, incredibly moving play tells the story of a shy, reclusive girl named Little Voice and her larger than
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30 OCT That’ll Be The Day Rock ‘n roll music show. Grove Theatre, Dunstable (01582 602080) 30 OCT The Snow Queen See 25 Oct. Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth (01923 711063) 30 OCT Stick Man Featuring a trio of top actors and packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves; Stick Man promises more fun than you can shake a stick at! Hertford Theatre (01992 531500) 31 OCT Charley Boorman The actor, adventurer and author takes a break from traveling the world to take this hugely entertaining show on tour. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 894716) 31 OCT The Mr Men and Little Miss Show Children’s show. Bedford Corn Exchange (01234 269519)
MUSIC 1 OCT The Brighouse & Rastrick Band Brass band best known for their chart hit The Floral Dance, performing here with The Pasque Harmony and Luton Youth Jazz Orchestra. Grove Theatre, Dunstable (01582 602080) 1 OCT The Royal Air Force Squadronaires One of the UK’s finest big bands celebrates 90 Years of the Royal British Legion. Hertford Theatre (01992 531500) 2 OCT Spiers & Boden An exciting young duo with their tight fiddle and melodeon duos and powerful singing. Their stature continues to grow as they redefine English Folk, taking you on a journey through raucous tunes, punky upbeat rabble-rousing chorus songs, intense ballads and sublime lilting tunes. Hitchin Folk Club, The Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin (01462 812391) 2 OCT Tommy Smith's Karma Jazz. Herts Jazz, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City (01707 357117) 2 OCT Royston Arts Festival Finale Concert Last Night of the Proms style Festival finale concert. The Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Melbourn Street, Royston. 7pm on the door. 5 OCT Buffalo Five piece acoustic band playing bluegrass and old time country music. Baldock and Letchworth Folk Club, The Orange Tree, Baldock (01767 683583) 6 OCT Talon Tribute to the Eagles. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 894716) 8 OCT L.A. Guns Rock band. Bedford Esquires (01234 340120) 8 OCT L.A. Guns Rock band. Bedford Esquires (01234 340120) 7 OCT Stringerbessant (Ft Gary & Jack from Reef) Reef's vocal powerhouse and bassist play an acoustic set featuring fantastic new material from their stripped down, soulful album, Yard, along with a few Reef classics. Not to be missed, a great chance to see an intimate gig by one of the 90's most loved bands. Bedford Civic Theatre (01234 269519) 94
7 OCT A Night at the Proms The internationally acclaimed 45 piece City Concert Orchestra and soloists present this lavish “Last Night of the Proms” concert. Concert Hall, Stevenage (01438 894716) 7 OCT The ELO Experience Tribute. Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford (01279 651746) 7 OCT Julian Smith Sax player who was a runner up on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 894716) 8 OCT Ed Sheeran Singer-songwriter from Suffolk. Fusing traditional acoustic and folk melodies with hip hop beats, Sheeran has created an inimitable sound which is getting him noticed with hits such as The A Team. The Forum, College Lane, Hatfield (01707 285000) 8 OCT Classic Clapton Excellent Eric Clapton tribute. Bedford Civic Theatre (01234 269519) 9 OCT Wild Willy Barrett's Sleeping Dogz Virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and songwriter best known for his partnership with John Otway. WWB has teamed up with cellist Mary Holland and John Devine to produce a unique blending of English, Cajun, Celtic and Moorish highly emotive original music and arrangements. Hitchin Folk Club, The Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin (01462 812391) 9 OCT Jure Pukl Quartet Jazz. Herts Jazz, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City (01707 357117) 12 OCT Scott Matthews With influences including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell, Marc Bolan and Joe Satriani, Scott’s music is often likened to that of American singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley. The Forum, College Lane, Hatfield (01707 285000) 12 OCT Martin Carthy )ne of folk music's greatest innovators. Baldock and Letchworth Folk Club, The Orange Tree, Baldock (01767 683583) 13 OCT The Drifters Soul legends. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 894716) 13 OCT The Bohemians Queen tribute. Grove Theatre, Dunstable (01582 602080)
14 OCT Philharmonia Orchestra Grieg, Mozart, Dvorak. Bedford Corn Exchange (01234 269519) 14 OCT PP Arnold Soul singer who sang in Ike and Tina Turner's backing group The Ikettes in the mid-Sixties and later joined the Rolling Stones' Immediate Record label. She has continued to sing and act on stage and screen throughout the last three decades. Hertford Corn Exchange (01992 442992) 14 - 16 OCT Esquires Blues Festival Line-up: Larry Miller + Paddy McGuire (Fri); Nimmo Brothers + Carl Linnet (Sat); Chantal McGregor + Thr3e (Sun). Bedford Esquires (01234 340120) 15 OCT The Sensational 60s Concert featuring four top 60s bands. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 894716) 15 OCT Temperance Seven An evening of foot-tapping jazz. Leighton Buzzard Theatre (0300 300 8125) 15 OCT The Piccadilly Dance Orchestra Uplifting Depression-era songs by Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, plus swing and jazz hits. Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford (01279 651746) 15 OCT The Swing Commanders The cats with the cream of 40s swing - with six specialist musicians and five solo voices. Plinston Hall, Letchworth (01462 672003) 15 OCT Bedford Sinfonia Bizet, Britten, Beethoven, Sibelius. St Paul's Church, St Paul's Square, Bedford (01234 269519) 16 OCT Christine Collister One of the most powerful and distinctive of the contemporary British folk and soul singers who went solo in 1992 after working for many years with Clive Gregson. She has the ability to mesmerise and astound with her unique blend of soul, blues, pop, jazz, country and folk. Also on the bill is Rob Cross. Hitchin Folk Club, The Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin (01462 812391) 16 OCT Simon Spillett/Danny Moss Jr Quintet Jazz. Herts Jazz, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City (01707 357117) 17 OCT Marc Almond See panel. Bedford Corn Exchange (01234 269519) 19 OCT Pavlov’s Cat English flavoured contemporary folk band. Baldock and Letchworth Folk Club, The Orange Tree, Baldock (01767 683583)
20 OCT Limehouse Lizzy Thin Lizzy tribute. Hertford Corn Exchange (01992 442992) 21 OCT Magic - My Kind of Queen Tribute. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 894716) 21 OCT The Hamsters Although primarily playing their own brand of Rock, Blues and Americana, this trio - on their farewell tour - are also widely regarded as the UK’s leading interpreters of the music of Jimi Hendrix & ZZ Top. Plinston Hall, Letchworth (01462 672003) 23 OCT Joe Brown Joe started his musical career as a guitarist, working with the likes of Johnny Cash, Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran. In 1960, he formed his own group Joe Brown & The Bruvvers and had numerous top ten hits including the number 1 hit 'Picture Of You'. Joe has never stopped working and performs nearly 200 shows a year and has kept his music current throughout. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 894716) 23 OCT Tony Christie Tony Christie has sold over 10 million records around the world and this year celebrates his 50th year in the music industry. Hear all the hits, including 'Amarillo', 'Avenues And Alleyways' and many more. The Forum, College Lane, Hatfield (01707 285000) 23 OCT Megson Described by The Gusradian as 'The most original duo on the British folk scene'. Hitchin Folk Club, The Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin (01462 812391) 23 OCT Derek Nash Quartet Jazz. Herts Jazz, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City (01707 357117) 27 OCT Giles Robson and the Dirty Aces Top blues. The Forum, College Lane, Hatfield (01707 285000) 27 OCT Shades of Swing Big band charity concert. Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin (01462 455166) 28 OCT Rubylux Brighton based fourpiece band Rubylux with Rob Humphreys at the helm, tipped as a 'one to watch' by XFM. Bedford Esquires (01234 340120) 29 OCT Botown Band of multi-cultural musicians performing Bollywood grooves reborn with a soul funk twist. Grove Theatre, Dunstable (01582 602080)
17 OCTOBER MARC ALMOND The former Soft Cell singer in an intimate gig which celebrates over 30 years as one of the country’s most distinctive vocalists. The show will feature Marc accompanied by a pianist and guitarist for a stripped down solo performance, featuring songs from his huge back catalogue in his unique torch-song style as well as exploring the music of Brel, Aznavour, Bowie, Lou Reed, Bolan and Scott Walker. Bedford Corn Exchange.
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29 OCT Alike Cooper Alice Cooper tribute for Halloween. Bedford Esquires (01234 340120) 29 OCT The Floyd Effect Pink Floyd tribute. Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford (01279 651746) 30 OCT Vin Garbutt Folk. Hitchin Folk Club, The Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin (01462 812391) 30 OCT Benn Clatworthy Quartet Jazz. Herts Jazz, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City (01707 357117) 30 OCT A Night At The Opera London Festival Opera present works by Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Rossini, Bizet, Offenbach and more. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (01438 894716) 30 OCT Ian Millar and Dominic Spencer Jazz. Letchworth Arts Centre (01462 670788)
ART & EXHIBITIONS 1 - 8 OCT Impressions of Languedoc n May, ten painters went to the South of France on Bryan’s French painting holiday. They painted the fabulous scenery of Catharcountry and the iconic seaside village of Collioure, where Matisse painted. See the results of their artistic odyssey in this show. Courtyard Arts, Port Vale, Hertford (01992 509596) 1 - 9 OCT Zoltan Grof Hungarian artist’s first ever exhibition of paintings in the UK. Zoltan’s work is highly influenced by the impressionist movement in Hungary. His unique technique of using enamel-oil, give his paintings the power of colour given by traditional oils, with the luminescence of light and shade achieved by the modern medium of lacenamel. Woburn Abbey Antiques Centre (01525 290333) 1 - 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 OCT - 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 the scientists and their stories. Natural History Museum at Tring, Akeman Street, Tring (020 7942 6171) 3 - 28 OCT Witold Leonowicz: On Being There Paintings and wood engravings. Letchworth Arts Centre (01462 670788) 5 - 27 OCT Open Exhibition The biggest and brightest open exhibition in this area. Letchworth Arts Centre (01462 670788) 5 OCT - 4 NOV Paul Stillwell See panel. B Gallery Arts Centre, Market Square, Toddington (01525 87770) 7 - 28 OCT Art Space: Madeline Downham Madeline Downham is a local artist who draws inspiration from the things she loves. This exhibition includes landscape, still life, animal and figurative subjects in various mediums. Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford (01279 651746) 17 OCT - 28 NOV Dave Mckean: A Retrospective Dave Mckean is a household name to avant garde comic and graphic novel readers. His work in the genre has received wide international acclaim - attracting awards from the UK, the United States and Europe - and his distinctive graphic styles in record and CD covers, posters, and book design have become bench-marks of twenty-first century graphic design for many young aspiring artists. This touring exhibition has been designed to show not only a concise but representative selection
of McKean's exceptional oeuvre, but also to demonstrate something of the changes that are influencing illustration and graphic design today. Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford (01279 651746) 31 OCT - 11 NOV David Lowther: Storm on the Island, and related works A series of paintings freely based on Storm on the Island by Seamus Heaney. Letchworth Arts Centre (01462 670788)
SPECIAL EVENTS 1 OCT St Albans Beer Festival Beer and Cider festival now in its 16th year. Up to 350 different British real ales and 50 Real Ciders and Perries will be available to visitors including one off brews and festival specials. The live music line-up includes Nine Below Zero and John Otway. Food on offer includes a hog roast. Alban Arena, St Albans. 11am-11pm. 1 OCT Saturday Night Special Public Track Day with RWYB all day till 9pm. Jet Car plus evening entertainment and camping Sat night. Santa Pod Raceway, Podington (01234 782828) 1 OCT Luton Aircraft Enthusiasts' Fair Collectors' Fair, offering all kinds of aircraft related items. Vauxhall Recreation Club, Gipsy Lane, Luton. 10.30am-3.30pm. 1 - 2 OCT 25th Furneux Festival Sat: 10:30am – 4.30pm – stalls, exhibitions, activities etc. Sat eve: 7.30pm – Spanish fiesta. Sun: 11am – 3.30pm – history exhibition, photography show, dog show etc. Furneux Pelham. 1 - 9 OCT St Albans Food & Drink Festival The fourth annual St Albans Food and Drink Festival showcases and celebrates the local food scene. The ten days of special offers and events include: St Albans Beer Festival (see above), Street markets and Harvest Festivals, Demonstrations and tasting sessions, Food and Drink Awards and more. St Albans. www.stalbansfoodanddrink.com (01727 864511) 2 OCT Autumn Air Show Gates open 9am Flying starts 2pm. The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome, Old Warden, Biggleswade (01767 627927)
5 OCTOBER - 4 NOVEMBER PAUL STILLWELL Originally from Luton and now living in Poole, Paul’s talent is credited by A-list stars including Dustom Hoffman, Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Jennifer Lopez, Cheryl Cole, Beyonce, Roger Moore, Pamela Anderson, Katherine Jenkins (shown left) and many more. Paul uniquely creates stunning portraits then documents the stars signing them. His collection is rare and valuable as well as beautiful to look at. B Gallery Arts Centre, Toddington.
2 OCT Autumn Wedding Show The Mansion House, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade. 11am-4pm. (01767 626200) 2 - 4 OCT Baldock Chartered Street Fair 3 days of fun and numerous thrilling rides. High Street & White Horse Street, Baldock. 3-10.30pm Sun & Mon, 39pm Tues. (07830 382638) 5 - 8 OCT Bedford Beer & Cider Festival Around 110 real ales and more than 30 ciders. Plus entertainment and souvenirs. Bedford Corn Exchange. Wed 4-11pm, ThuSat 11.30am-11pm. 8 - 9 OCT Extreme Performance Bike Weekend Open Bike RWYB with a round of the ACU Drag Bike championships, Straightliners Series, evening entertainment and more. Santa Pod Raceway, Podington (01234 782828) 8 - 9 OCT Stotfold Mill Working Steam Weekend Bringing together a collection of steam engines, tractors and machinery of yesteryear. Ploughing demonstrations by heavy horses, steam engines and vintage tractors. Steam driven threshing, saw milling and stone crushing machines and stationary engines. The mill will be open both days producing flour. Stotfold Watermill, Mill Lane, Stotfold. 10.30am-5pm. (01462 734541) 6 OCT Hanbury Manor Wedding Show Hanbury Manor Hotel & Country Club, Ware. 10.30am. (01920 487722) 16 OCT GTI Festival RWYB event for watercooled VWs with Show n Shine, car clubs, auto jumble and more. Santa Pod Raceway, Podington (01234 782828) 16 OCT Batchworth Park Wedding Show Batchworth Park Golf Club, Rickmasworth. 10.20am. (01923 711400) 23 OCT St. Alban's Quality Hotel Wedding Show Quality Hotel, London Road, St Albans. 10.30am. (01727 857858) 26 - 28 OCT Pumpkin Trail and Treats Take part in pumpkin activities and the pumpkin trail, and meet the bats. For the more daring, join a twilight walk at 4.00pm Knebworth House. 12-4.30pm. (01438 810931) 28 - 29 OCT Family Halloween Games, Spooky walks, Story telling and things to eat from the cauldron! Swiss Garden, Old Warden Aerodrome, Old Warden, Biggleswade (01462 819370) 29 OCT Flame & Thunder Show An action packed family day of drag racing, stunts and displays including Jet vehicles, dragsters, monster trucks, fireworks, funfair, celebrity appearance, music and more. Santa Pod Raceway, Podington (01234 782828) 30 OCT The Node Wedding Show The Node Conference Centre, Codicote. 10.30am. (01438 820361) 30 OCT Scale Model Showcase Presented by the Letchworth Scale Model Club. Plinston Hall, Letchworth. 10am-3.30pm. (01462 672003)
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Royston in the North of Hertfordshire, close to the boundary with Cambridgeshire, grew from the crossing of two ancient routeways; the Icknield Way and Ermine Street. The town’s name derives from Roisia's Cross, a cross placed by the intersection of the two roads. By the 14th century the town had become known as Roisia’s Town and Roiston. Royston has much to attract the modern visitor including a range of popular shops and some stunning historical buildings. The Museum features changing exhibitions, memorabilia relating to the town’s history and is home to the Royston Tapestry, which depicts scenes of interest from the town’s past. Work has been continuing since 1991 and the finished embroidery, in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry, will be 110 feet long. Therfield Heath, a stunning open space on the edge of Royston, is the last flourish of the Chiltern Hills and is a great place for a walk or to let the children have a run and let off steam. The annual Kite festival takes place on the heath in August.
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Magnolia House Rooms are furnished to a high standard and the guest house is just ten minute’s walk to Royston station. Melbourne Road 01763 246675 The Chequers A charming 15th Century Coaching Inn with a perfectly balanced blend of contemporary design and traditional architecture. The restaurant offers a seasonal menu of home cooked food using locally grown produce, and there are eight carefully crafted guest bedrooms. High Street 01763 244788 The Banyers of Royston Set in a historic house, the rooms at The Banyers are individually decorated with hand-crafted furniture and luxury fabrics. Beldam Restaurant offers fine dining in elegant surroundings. The menu features world wines, modern British cuisine and local produce. There’s also a bar and an outdoor terrace. Melbourn Street 01763 242110 The Green Man Historic pub serving good beer, a range of snacks, with regular live music. Market Hill 01763 248006
Royston Cave is a strange and fascinating artificial cave that is completely unique in Europe. It was discovered in 1742, carved out of the chalk in the centre of Royston underneath the crossroads. The cave walls are covered with carvings and there has been much speculation about their origins. There is evidence that the cave may have been used by the Knights Templar, who founded the nearby town of Baldock. Another theory is that the cave was early prison, or a cell for anchorites from an Augustinian Priory. The carvings depict the crucifixion, the holy family and several saints, among them St Katherine, St Laurence and St Christopher. The cave is also the site where two significant ley lines cross. Open: from Easter Saturday to the last Sunday in September. Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays: 2.30-5pm. Wednesday (August only): 2.30-5pm. Last admission: .pm. Melbourn Street. www.roystoncave.co.uk (01763 245484) S.L Sabrina Royston pride themselves on offering fabulous bridal, prom and evening wear in a wide range of fabrics, timeless designs and at an amazing price. For your special occasion, whether you are looking for something formal or informal, classic or contemporary, you will be able to find your dream dress here. All of the beautiful dresses are exclusively designed and made for them by using carefully chosen fabrics like luxury satin, flowing silk chiffon, elegant organza and taffeta. All designs can be custom made for you to ensure it fits you perfectly on your big day and tailored to work with your colour scheme, meaning the dresses are as unique as the occasion itself. Market Hill 01763 244526 www.sl-sabrina.co.uk
Close to Royston, Wimpole Hall is a magnificent country house and part of the grandest working estate in Cambridgeshire. Intimate rooms contrast with beautiful and unexpected Georgian interiors, including Soane's breathtaking Yellow Drawing Room and wonderful plunge bath. The fascinating basement corridor offers a glimpse into life below stairs. Stroll around the colourful parterre garden and wander through the Pleasure Grounds to the walled garden, abundant with fruit, vegetables and herbaceous borders. At Home Farm, contrast the traditional farmyard with the noisy modern piggery and cattle sheds. Stride out across the landscape park, among the rare-breed cattle, and imagine the previous owners planning their visions of grand avenues and spectacular vistas. Arrington, nr Royston 01223 206000
Royston has a small traditional market on Saturdays and Wednesdays and a farmers’ market the first Sunday of every month selling locally sourced produce and a ‘mini’ farmers’ market on the third Saturday of each month.
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