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HELLO, AND WELCOME to the 7th edition of the What’s On West Suffolk magazine. The summer is nearly upon us and I’m sure that we’re all hoping that the weather will be as glorious as last year! We are incredibly lucky with the amount of fun things to do and see in West Suffolk – it certainly makes planning the school holidays easier. This summer is filled with festivals, exhibitions and tourist attractions to discover. Highlights include the fifth annual Dragon Fest, which will take place at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village on 29 & 30 June, and the new Wonderland Exhibition at Moyses Hall.
The Bury St Edmunds Festival will return to venues across the town in May. The Festival has something for all the family and this year there are some fantastic events for children, including comedy by James Campbell, performances of the much-loved book Aliens Love Underpants and the true story of the big bad wolf told by the National Youth Music Theatre. Our local parks and gardens will be in full bloom and make wonderful places to explore on sunny days. Head off on the Beowulf and Grendel Trail in West Stow Country Park or try to spot all the different
species of tree on the Tree Trail in Brandon Country Park. There’s so much to discover! You can find out more about all the events running across West Suffolk online at www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk What’s On West Suffolk is provided by West Suffolk Council (previously St Edmundsbury Borough Council) as part of the authorities support for leisure and the arts as well as healthier communities. THE WHAT’S ON WEST SUFFOLK EDITORIAL TEAM
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RIDE ROUND BURY Bury St Edmunds Rickshaw returns this summer, (weather permitting!) for its ﬁrst full season of operation.
THE BURY ST EDMUNDS RICKSHAW PROJECT was launched in June 2018, thanks to start-up funding from the town and borough councils, and proved very popular. With over 500 trips, covering a total of 1,400 miles, the rickshaw has already become a familiar sight in Bury. The aim of the project is to help local people who experience social isolation and/or limited mobility to get outdoors into the fresh air and interact with others as they enjoy a ride round town. Passengers always travel in pairs - with a friend or carer, or one of the ‘Chatty Chum’ volunteers. Passengers are collected from their home or day centre and can choose where they go in the rickshaw, with the Abbey Gardens being the most popular destination. Last year, many also enjoyed the World War 1 Trail of artwork around the town. The rides are completely free, and available seven days a week, including evenings in the summer. The rickshaw and volunteers will also be supporting various events in the town such as Hidden Gardens, Bury Goes Biking, Girls Night Out and the proposed Hollywood Trail. Trustee Sam Reid is looking forward to turning the pedals again after a break for the winter. “We were really happy with our first summer of rides – we had lovely passengers and fantastic weather!” said Sam, “There is something very special about seeing the town from a rickshaw, you can’t help smiling and there’s always lots to discuss on board! I’m delighted to say that most of our volunteers are able to join us again this year. “We are already taking bookings and will again be working with most of the care homes in town to offer regular rides. But we are especially keen to hear from neighbours, carers, relatives of people who rarely have the opportunity to get out and about for whatever reason. Remember, it’s a free service and we collect people from their home anywhere in Bury.” Book a free ride by telephone on 01284 339449 or online; www.bserickshaw.org.uk
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SUMMERTIME FEELING Summer has blossomed at West Suﬀolk Parks – here are some ideas on how to make the most of the warm weather
AS THE DAYS GROW LONGER, AND HOPEFULLY WARMER, head outdoors and explore your local park. Walking amongst nature is known to have health benefits for both the body and mind. Try the Japanese art of ‘forest bathing’ with a woodland stroll around one West Suffolk’s many parks. Breathe deep and savour the sights and sounds of nature to get the full mindfulness benefits. Brandon Country Park has some lovely well-marked trails, or why not just explore the beautiful Nowton Park or East Town Park? Take to your pedals and discover woodlands and heathland on your bike. Why not check out the brand new Brecks Trail, a 14 mile route between Brandon Country Park and West Stow Country Park, or try out Brandon Country Park’s Poacher Cycling Trail – 8.5 miles of wide paths and narrow tracks through the heart of Thetford Forest. For a family adventure, take on the magical Beowulf & Grendel Trail at West Stow Country Park. Go on a journey through unique parts of the Breckland landscape where you will uncover a sleeping dragon! An interactive trail map can be purchased from the West Stow visitor centre with a
quiz, colouring sheets and rune challenges. Pack a picnic and make a real day of it! All of the parks offer idyllic picnic spots, just don’t forget your picnic blanket and a bag to carry your rubbish home with you. Both Brandon Country Park and Nowton Park have some foraging events coming up to guide you to eating wild and free – safely, of course! Let the children run free with friends on the many play areas that the parks have to offer. Abbey Gardens has a well-equipped play area with a treehouse nestled within a willow maze that will fire up imaginations, and West Stow Country Park has an adventure playground with a sandy surface and state-of-the-art equipment. The Parks also have a number of different, and intriguing, activities. At Nowton Park you can explore the maze, just make sure you don’t get lost! There are 2,500 hornbeam trees that make up over two miles of hedging – can you find the centre? Abbey Gardens offers visitors Crazy Golf and East Town Park in Haverhill has a Railway Walk that runs on the disused Haverhill to Sudbury line. There really is something for everyone to enjoy in our Parks this summer!
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WEST SUFFOLK PARKS BRANDON COUNTRY PARK SAT 4 MAY Learn about edible plants found in the woods and parkland of Brandon Country Park. The session will conclude with a cooked wild food taster menu of seasonal foraged produce. For more information or to book your tickets visit www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk
ABBEY GARDENS, BURY ST EDMUNDS SAT 18 MAY A host of street theatre performers will be at the Abbey Gardens to delight and amaze you. The event is part of the Bury St Edmunds Festival and will be free! www.buryfestival.co.uk
PAWS IN THE PARK
NOWTON PARK, BURY ST EDMUNDS SUN 19 MAY Paws in the Park, a dog show in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care, will include various competitions such as ‘Best Dressed’ and ‘Waggiest Tail’, as well as agility areas and trade stands. Enjoy watching the demonstrations and pamper your pooch by picking up dog accessories and treats from the stall holders.
WILDLIFE QUIZ TRAIL
NOWTON PARK, BURY ST EDMUNDS SAT 25 MAY TO SUN 2 JUNE Collect your quiz sheet from Grounds Café, Nowton Park. Purchase your quiz sheet from Grounds Café - follow the trail and answer the clues - then collect a prize from the café. Find out more from www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk
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WILD SATURDAYS: SPRING WILD FOOD TASTER
NOWTON PARK, BURY ST EDMUNDS SUN 5 MAY – SUN 27 OCTOBER Visit the 12 stations within Nowton Park Maze to solve the Wildlife Puzzle. Collect your quiz/map sheet from the Grounds Café at Nowton Park Centre and enjoy a lovely 1km to the Maze. Visit each station on the map and write in the name of what you find. When you have all 12 answers you can solve the clue. Return your sheet to the café for a prize! No booking is needed. Find out more from www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk
RACE FOR LIFE
NOWTON PARK, BURY ST EDMUNDS SUN 9 JUNE Fundraising run around Nowton Park. Choose from either the 5k or 10k race and get together with friends and family to raise money for Cancer Research UK. For more information or to book your tickets visit www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk
WILD SATURDAYS: SUMMER WILD FOOD WALKS
BRANDON COUNTRY PARK SAT 15 JUNE Learn about edible plants found in the woods and parkland of Brandon Country Park. The session will conclude with a cooked wild food taster menu of seasonal foraged produce. For more information or to book your tickets visit www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk
ABBEY GARDENS, BURY ST EDMUNDS SAT 22 AND SUN 23 JUNE The UK’s finest tribute acts will be
performing at the Abbey Gardens this summer. Expect to see tributes to Oasis, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Abba, Take That, Beyoncé, The Spice Girls and The Beatles. This family festival will also include a dedicated kid’s zone, street food market and ‘pub in the park.’ www.nearlyfestival.com/ bury/
NOWTON PARK, BURY ST EDMUNDS SAT 29 JUNE Taking place in the walled garden of Nowton Park, music-lovers will enjoy live performances from a mix of traditional and contemporary acts to suit all tastes. There will also be an Acoustic Tent where you can relax, listen to music and learn new skills. Enjoy real ale and a range of food and crafts stalls at the festival. For more information or to book your tickets visit www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk
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HAVERHILL RECREATION GROUND SUN 7 JULY This community fun day includes family friendly activities and raises money for local charities and good causes. haverhillshow.co.uk
them with leaves and brash and cook marshmallows over an open fire. For more information or to book your tickets visit www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk
CAMPFIRES & DEN BUILDING
EAST TOWN PARK FRI 31 JULY Show off your wild side by joining us for a den building session in the park. You will be rewarded with toasted marshmallows cooked over a campfire.For more information or to book your tickets visit www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk
NOWTON PARK, BURY ST EDMUNDS WED 7 AUGUST & FRI 9 AUGUST Build your own sailing boats and rafts from natural materials. Hunt for tree bark, sticks, and leaves to create fantastic ﬂoating vessels. Set sail on School Pond and watch them cruise over the water! For more information or to book your tickets visit www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk
NOWTON PARK, BURY ST EDMUNDS THUR 25 JULY TO THUR 15 AUGUST Collect your quiz sheet from Grounds Café, Nowton Park. Purchase your quiz sheet from Grounds Café - follow the trail and answer the clues - then collect a prize from the café. For more information visit www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk
NOWTON PARK, BURY ST EDMUNDS WED 29 JULY, FRI 2 AUGUST, WED 14 AUGUST, FRI 16 AUGUST, WED 28 AUGUST AND FRI 30 AUGUST Enjoy wild activities in Nowton Park woods. Build secret dens, camouﬂage
NOWTON PARK, BURY ST EDMUNDS THUR 25 JULY TO SUN 1 SEPTEMBER Play bingo with a difference at Nowton Park. Explore Nowton Park and search for natural objects to tick off your list. Find five in a row and collect a prize from the café. For more information visit www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk
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THE NEWT POND, CASTLE PLAYING FIELDS, HAVERHILL THU 15 AUGUST As part of National Fishing Month we’re offering youngsters a chance to try their hand at fishing. Qualified coaches will be on hand to help guide you through the basics during this free event. Please contact the
ranger service on 01440 710745 to book a 1hr slot – booking is essential.
NOWTON PARK TRAIL
NOWTON PARK, BURY ST EDMUNDS FRI 16 AUGUST TO SUN 1 SEPTEMBER Purchase your quiz sheet from Grounds Café - follow the trail and answer the clues then collect a prize from the café. For more information visit www.whatsonwestsuffolk. co.uk
NOWTON PARK, BURY ST EDMUNDS WED 21 AUGUST & FRI 23 AUGUST Come to Nowton Park and design, build and test ﬂy your very own ﬂying machines. Suitable for 6-11 year olds. For more information or to book your tickets visit www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT
EAST TOWN PARK FRI 30 AUGUST We’ll begin our evening with a ranger led stroll around the park, we’ll be listening out for the resident bats with the aid of a bat detector, then as night falls you’ll join the rangers round the moth lamp and discover the wonderful diversity of these fascinating creatures. For more information or to book your tickets visit www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk
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Fullers Mill garden is an enchanting and tranquil waterside retreat spanning seven-acres, situated on the banks of the River Lark at West Stow in Suffolk. It combines light dappled woodland with a fabulous collection of rare and unusual shrubs, perennials, lilies and marginal plants, collected over the course of 50 years by the creator of the garden, the late Bernard Tickner MBE. In 2013, the garden was gifted to Perennial, the only UK charity dedicated to helping people in horticulture. Head Gardener Annie Dellbridge and her team of gardeners and volunteers now maintain the garden for the enjoyment of visitors from April to September. Whilst there, treat yourself to tea, coffee and delicious homemade cakes in The Bothy Tea Room, pick up a souvenir gift or take a bit of the garden home with you by purchasing one of the plants propagated on site.
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THE WORLD’S LEADING MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE ARTIST, Navi is joined by Michael’s own guitarist, Jennifer Batten, in King Of Pop at The Apex on 14 May. Navi is regarded as the world’s leading MJ tribute artist. He performed for Michael at one of his birthday parties in Los Angeles, where Michael gave him a standing ovation for his renditions of ‘Smooth Criminal’ and ‘Billie Jean’. From there, they remained friends and Navi was regularly hired as a body double and decoy to distract fans and press when Michael was on tour. Navi also starred as MJ in the movie ‘Michael Jackson – Searching For Neverland’. Jennifer Batten was Michael’s “righthand woman” on three sell-out world tours. She was initially hand-picked to play on the Bad Tour but Michael was so impressed that she joined him on the road for the next 10 years, playing to more than 4.5 million fans worldwide on his Dangerous and History tours and the famous Super Bowl performance.
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Jennifer tells us about Michael and Navi… You’ve seen the real MJ on stage many times. How does Navi compare? Navi helps bring back the magic. His eyes and frame are scarily similar. He puts on a great show and I really enjoy the vibe. He can transport people back to the peak of the MJ era. What made you want to go out on the road with Navi? It’s just fun to play that material, and the fans want the music kept alive. Navi’s bands are always really good, so I know the groove will be there. And of course there are so many other elements that have to be
there - from the quality of the dancing to the pacing of the show. Navi seems to have a knack of connecting to his audience. It’s a question you are probably fed up of answering but what was Michael Jackson like as a person? He was wonderful. He was a creative tornado and constantly inventing things whether it be lyrics, videos, stage ideas, or one-of-a-kind special effects for the live show. He was kind, respectful, and very appreciative of what the band brought to the shows.
KING OF POP Michael Jackson’s guitarist joins leading MJ tribute show, King Of Pop, at The Apex on 14 May
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you on stage? Part of his costume Velcro had come undone and he motioned for me to fix it. I tried but I was also trying to keep up my choreography in Workin’ Day and Night. In the end I failed miserably. Did you have any role models, particularly as a woman starting out in the music business? I listened to Monette Sudler and Emily Remler (both jazz guitarists) but back in the late 70’s/early 80’s it was slim pickins’ re: female guitarists. So it was mostly men that I listened to, especially Jeff Beck, who I ended up playing with for three years. Do you think you learnt anything from Michael? Plenty. I learned that music is only the bottom level of putting on a show. Communication with the audience, whether it’s verbal or within the entertainment, is more and more important. Jennifer and Navi bring an unforgettable experience for Jackson fans across the UK, taking fans closer than ever to an original MJ concert and featuring all the greatest hits, along with an incredible live band and dancers. King Of Pop is at The Apex on 14 May, see www.theapex.co.uk or ring 01284 758000 for more information or to book tickets.
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SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT
S R U ? A S O DIN Go on an exciting pre-historic adventure with Dr Ben Garrod during his hit stage show about the deadliest predators that ever roamed the planet
DO YOU KNOW IF A TRICERATOPS LIVED IN THE JURASSIC PERIOD? What did a Stegasaurus have for breakfast? If you or your children want to be more dino-savy, then come and meet TV presenter, author and all-round dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod, who will be appearing in Bury St Edmunds in May. Dr Ben Garrod is an English evolutionary biologist, primatologist and broadcaster and a Teaching Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University. Ben has presented several
television shows, including ‘Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur’ with Sir David Attenborough, ‘Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots’ for BBC Four and ‘The Day the Dinosaurs Died’ on BBC Two. He also presented his own award-winning six-part series for the BBC called ‘Secrets of Bones’. We caught up with Dr Ben to chat about his love of paleontology and his new show ‘So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs’. His hit stage show takes the audience on an exciting pre-historic adventure with the deadliest predators that ever roamed the planet. Yes, dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex, Allosaurus and Spinosaurus would have walked or swam right where you are now!
Were you interested in dinosaurs as a child? Not just dinosaurs, but anything prehistoric. My first fossil find was on a beach near where I grew up. I was five years old and was on a day out with mum and dad. We found the fossilised shell of a belemnite, which was a relative of the squid we see alive today. It was over 100 million years old and that blew my socks off! It made me start questioning where all these ancient animals went, why we don’t have dinosaurs around now and how the planet could be so old. Obviously, I loved dinosaurs too and loved reading about them in all my old books, imagining what it would be like to see a T-rex walking through my garden. Why are so many children obsessed with them? So many people are obsessed with dinosaurs, both kids and adults alike. It’s hard to pin down exactly why we love them so much and I think it’s for a few different reasons. First of all, when we are growing up we love to learn lots of facts about things. Dinosaurs are the same and we love to learn how fast an Allosaurus could run or discover which was the biggest. I also think they inspire us through being so big, fierce and scary but we feel safe because we know dinosaurs can never hurt us because they’re all extinct (or are they?).
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You are described as an evolutionary biologist what exactly does that entail? I’m a Professor of Evolutionary Biology at the University of East Anglia. Sounds fancy doesn’t it, but it’s the coolest job in the world. The ‘Biology’ bit just means I get to study all sorts of life – it could be anything that is alive or was ever alive, so anything from a chimpanzee or a Troodon, to a butterﬂy or monkey puzzle tree. The ‘Evolution’ bit means I study how these living organisms change and adapt over time. How does a changing marine environment affect sharks or how does predation from birds affect camouﬂage in lizards? All these changes are down to evolution. I study life and how it changes, and I share that knowledge with as many people as possible. Being a scientist means you get to study cool stuff like this every single day.
just north of Mexico then in all likelihood, things might have been very different and you might really have had a Tyrannosaursus in your garden or a Protoceratops in your playground. But remember, the asteroid did not kill all the dinosaurs . . . Have you ever been on expeditions to find dinosaur remains and where are the places most likely to find them? I have. My favourite was when I went with Sir David Attenborough to Argentina to film the discovery and excavation of a true dino giant. The great thing about loving dinosaurs and living in the British Isles is that we have so many fossils of dinosaurs and other prehistoric species. There are certain beaches and riversides famous for fossils and you have a very good chance of finding the fossil bones of a prehistoric marine reptile or shark teeth or ammonite shells. You always have to go with an adult and thoroughly plan your trip because fossil hunting can be dangerous but it’s so much fun. ‘So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs’ is an interactive, educational and highly entertaining show using film footage from the BBC’s ‘Planet Dinosaur’ and photos of Ben’s own palaeontological dinosaur digs. Ben will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about dinosaurs - and more!
Here's something we all want to know which dinosaur would have been the most dangerous to humans? Arrrrrgh, this is such a tough question. Is one T. rex worse than one hundred velociraptors? Even something like a Triceratops could have been deadly. It’s easier to say which dinosaurs would have been safe . . . there wouldn’t have been many. Stegosaurus had tail spikes around one metre long, Ankylosaurus had a tail club which could have destroyed a car and Argentinosaurus weighed so much that you wouldn’t want to be stepped on. And they’re just the herbivores! Imagine what the meat-eaters would have done.
So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs is at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday 12 May at 3pm. Ring the box oﬃce on 01284 758000 or see www.theapex.co.uk for more information.
And which was the very biggest? Ah, this is a question I get asked a lot. There has been huge debate and even some arguments between scientists. I’m not going to give it away – you’ll have to come to my show and find out. I’ll give you a clue . . . it’s not the one you think it is. What dinosaurs would have roamed around this country many millions of years ago? We had so many prehistoric species that we’re spoilt for choice now. We had giant sauropods up on the Western Isles in Scotland, early relatives of T. rex in Wales and even the fish-eating Baryonyx on the Isle of Wight. There are also discoveries of marine reptiles such as the dolphin-like ichthyosaurs and super-predator pliosaurs all around our coastlines all the time. The best thing to do is get out there and go have a look or visit your local museum and discover what used to swim, ﬂy, run and plod around near where you live, millions of years ago. Were numbers declining before whatever environmental catastrophe wiped them out about 65million years ago and would they have become extinct naturally? No, they weren’t. The Cretaceous period was the third major period of the dinosaurs and they were doing really well. Some of the most well-known dinosaurs were around right about the time when the asteroid struck. It was also the age of the titanosaurs – the biggest dinosaurs to ever live. If that asteroid hadn’t crashed into the sea 13
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MON 6 MAY 7.30pm / £28.50* Two ambitious musicians play over twenty instruments. ‘A musical tour de force. Mesmerising to watch’ – Sydney Morning Herald. ______________________________________
KING OF POP
TUE 14 MAY 7.30pm / £24* (£34* VIP)
MON 3 JUNE 7.30pm / £28* (£5 U25s) Jazz pianist brings bright Caribbean influences to bebop, blues, gospel & calypso. ____________________________________
A SALUTE TO THE GOOD OLDE DAYS OF MUSIC HALL
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TUE 7 MAY 7.30pm / £26*
TUE 4 JUNE 1.30pm / £18.50 Music & comedy variety show. ____________________________________
ANDY HAMILTON The world’s leading MJ tribute, Navi is joined by Jackson’s iconic female guitarist, Jennifer Batten. ____________________________________
Hits include ‘Help From My Friends’, ‘Goodnight Girl’ & ‘Love Is All Around’. ______________________________________
IAN WAITE & VINCENT SIMONE
WED 8 MAY 7.30pm / £30* The Ballroom Boys. ______________________________________
FRI 10 MAY 7.30pm / £24* Rip roaring comedy musical packed with swinging songs. ______________________________________
SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT DINOSAURS?
SUN 12 MAY 3pm / £14.50* (Children £12*) Family £48*
RUBY WAX, THE MONK & THE NEUROSCIENTIST
TUE 4 JUNE 7.30pm / £21* SOLD OUT! ____________________________________
WED 5 JUNE 7.30pm / £23.50*
SUN 9 JUNE 1.30pm / £22.50* Songwriter for artists such as Cliff Richard, Isaac Hayes & Elton John. ____________________________________
TUE 28 MAY 7.30pm / £23* SOLD OUT! ____________________________________
AN AUDIENCE WITH LIVERPOOL LEGENDS
WED 29 MAY 7.30pm / £31* John Aldridge, Ronnie Whelan & Steve McMahon, hosted by Jed Stone. ____________________________________
THU 30 MAY 7.30pm / £24.50* Paul Jones & crew bring hit songs, jazz and blues. ____________________________________
FRI 31 MAY 7.30pm / £26*
PASADENA ROOF ORCHESTRA The historian, art critic, broadcaster & journalist has a new collection of writing. ____________________________________
THU 6 JUNE 7.30pm / £21* Rock & roll with laughter at new material and old favourites like ‘Call Up The Groups’ & ‘Windmills Of Your Mind’. ____________________________________
FRI 7 JUNE 7.30pm / £24* Put on your red shoes & dance the blues at Blackstar’s celebrated tribute. ____________________________________
MON 10 JUNE 7.30pm / £23.50* The UK’s finest dance band with music from the roaring 1920s and elegant 1930s. ____________________________________
TUE 11 JUNE 8pm / £25.50* standing (£27.50* seated) Eighties British rockers (‘Days Of No Trust’, ‘Start Talkin’ Love’, ‘It Must Have Been Love’) with vocalist Bob Catley, re-formed and back on the road. ____________________________________
WED 12 JUNE 7.30pm / £34*
SAT 8 JUNE 7.30pm / £25.50* An exciting pre-historic adventure with Dr Ben Garrod from the BBC’s ‘Planet Dinosaur’. ______________________________________
FAT CAT COMEDY CLUB
SUN 12 MAY (£15*) & SUN 9 JUN (£13*) 8pm For line-up, see www.fatcatcomedyclub.com. ______________________________________
SOLD OUT! MON 13 MAY 7.30pm / £21*
Double Grammy Award winning country music guitarist. ____________________________________
SUN 2 JUNE 12noon & 3pm / £15* (Children £13) Family £52* CBBC & CBeebies’ Callum Donnelly & JezO in a swashbuckling adventure packed with pirates, puppets, sea shanties & comedy.
Just A Boy At 70. ____________________________________
MAGIC OF MOTOWN Tribute by outstanding vocalist Claire Furley, pianist Phil Aldridge & live musicians.
FRI 14 JUNE 7.30pm / £27* Back-to-back Motown hits, glittering costumes & dazzling dance moves.
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GORDIE MacKEEMAN AND HIS RHYTHM BOYS MON 24 JUNE 7.30pm / £17*
SUN 7 JULY 3pm & 6.30pm / £16* (£11* conc) Musical Theatre, dance & singing from Theatretrain students. ____________________________________
NANCY KERR & JAMES FAGAN
MON 8 JULY 7.30pm / £17*
High-energy, old-time roots music, with ‘Crazy Legs’ MacKeeman’s thrilling violin, close-harmony bluegrass vocals & blistering guitar solos. ____________________________________
BURY BACH CHOIR
DIDO AND AENEAS SAT 15 JUNE 7.30pm / £26* £21* £16* Joined by Suffolk Baroque Players for Purcell’s only opera, opening with anthems by Purcell & Blow. ____________________________________
TUE 25 JUNE 7.30pm / £25*
Twice winners ‘Best Duo’ BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2003, 2011). ‘Quite breathtakingly beautiful’ – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2. ____________________________________
WED 10 JULY 7.30pm / £22*
WOMAN TO WOMAN
WED 26 JUNE 7.30pm / £25* (VIP £57.50) Musical theatre favourites from Jonathan Ansell (G4 frontman) & Jai McDowall (Britain’s Got Talent). ____________________________________
THU 27 JUNE 8pm / £16* Skittish Warrior. Sharp-tongued gags, cultural observation & whatever else is in her easily-distracted mind. ____________________________________
NEWMARKET SCHOOL OF DANCE
FRI 21 JUNE 7.30pm / £35* Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven & Julia Fordham. ____________________________________
SAT 29 & SUN 30 JUNE 1pm & 5pm / £13* ‘Sky Full of Stars’ – dance & musical theatre. ____________________________________
MUCH ADO RON RON
SAT 22 JUNE 7.30pm / £13*, £11*, £5* Summer concert of music by music by Elgar, Malcolm Arnold, Finzi & Vaughan Williams.
FASCINATION IN SUBURBIA SUN 14 JULY 7.30pm / £24.50* seated (£23.50 standing) Love Distraction’s tribute to The Human League, The Spandau Ballet Story and Pet Shop Boys’ tribute, Alternative. ____________________________________
THE ROCKET MAN
THE BON JOVI EXPERIENCE
SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE Eddi returns following the release of new album Cavalier. ____________________________________
HELLO AGAIN... THU 20 JUNE 7.30pm / £24.50* Tribute by Brooklyn Creed & The Salvation Band. ____________________________________
THU 18 JULY 7.30pm / £26* A Tribute to Sir Elton John by Jimmy Love and his band. ____________________________________
TUE 9 JULY 4.30pm & 7.30pm / £11* By Westley Middle School. ____________________________________
SUN 16 JUNE 7.30pm / £22*
THE STORY OF NEIL DIAMOND
FRI 19 JULY 8pm / £18.50* standing (£21* seated)
DISNEY HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR MUSICAL
TWISTING THE NIGHT AWAY
With the Jackie Wilsonesque vocals of Si Cranstoun and his band’s blend of doo wop, soul, swing & blues. ____________________________________
WED 3 – SAT 6 JULY 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Sat) / £19* Another of the Bard’s smash-hit musicals from the producers of Dream Nights!
Jon Bon Jovi said these guys are ‘the best tribute I’ve ever seen!’ ____________________________________
SAT 20 JULY 8pm / £22* Spanish guitar wizard Marcos Rodriguez with a line up to match the Abraxas album. ____________________________________
SUN 21 JULY 7.30pm / £16*
Cavernous vocal chords as sonorous as a cloister of monks. ____________________________________
DUTCH SWING COLLEGE BAND
THU 11 JULY 7.30pm / £20* Young fiery, soulful players with over 100 albums and more than 300 videos on Youtube. ____________________________________
FRI 12 JULY 7.30pm / £21.50* Tribute to two great rock bands, Deep Purple & Led Zeppelin. ____________________________________
LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES
SAT 13 JULY 3pm & 7.30pm / £15* Performed by over 100 children from Musical Medley Performing Arts.
Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess: a frank, funny and heart-warming new show. ____________________________________
CREGAN & CO
WED 24 JULY 7.30pm / £21* The Rod Stewart Songbook performed by Rod’s guitarist & his band. * Concessions may be available, categories change according to event, see website or ring for details. Ticket price already includes booking fee where applicable.
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SUN 26 MAY & MON 27 MAY Visit the Anglo-Saxon Village and celebrate the story of Beowulf. Meet a costumed interpreter for ‘Tales in the Hall’ and hear how legendary hero Beowulf slew Grendel. Follow the popular Beowulf and Grendel trail around the Country Park, copy the runes and get a free badge when you complete the trail (one pack free with each family admission to the Anglo-Saxon Village – extra packs £2.00).
FOOD IN ANGLO-SAXON TIMES
SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS AT WEST STOW ANGLO-SAXON VILLAGE & COUNTRY PARK Summer has arrived at the West Stow AngloSaxon Village and brought with it a number of exciting events for the whole family. Of course Dragon Fest will return with an almighty roar in June and then prepare for the Vikings to invade at the end of August! Throughout the summer holidays you can visit the Anglo-Saxon Museum, see the refurbished Museum, and enjoy the mini-dig and new den building area. There’s plenty to see and do to entertain the little ones during the school break.
SAT 1 JUNE & SUN 2 JUNE Ealdfaeder return to the Village to demonstrate the use of herbs, cooking methods and bread making. Activities include a display and explanation of Saxon cooking pots, plates, bowls, drinking vessels and cooking methods (including heated stones) and creating linen from ﬂax – retting, spindle spinning + silk tablet braid weaving & wool nalbinding textiles.
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SAT 15 JUNE & SUN 16 JUNE Meet re-enactment group Wulfingas, who will present death and burial in Anglo-Saxon times through drama and demonstration. Discover how the Anglo- Saxons said goodbye to their dearly departed and why archaeologists can learn so much from their burial rites.
DRAGON FEST 2019
SAT 29 JUNE & SUN 30 JUNE Back for its 5th year, come see the AngloSaxon Village invaded by dragons and costumed characters. Lots of things to see and do including archery, face painting and dragon nest building.
STOWACYNN IN SUMMER SAT 13 JULY & SUN 14 JULY Our own re-enactors from the Friends of West Stow will be demonstrating crafts while living in the Anglo-Saxon houses and preparing an evening meal.
MEET THE WARRIOR ELITE AND THEIR RETINUE
SAT 20 JULY & SUN 21 JULY Step into the world of 6th and 7th century Northern Europe with Wulfheodenas and discover their weapons, treasures and crafts.
CHES COME TO WEST STOW
SAT 10 AUG & SUN 11 AUG The Village comes to life with CHES costume group living in the houses and carrying out their daily tasks.
BLACKSMITHING AND COOKING
SAT 17 AUG & SUN 18 AUG Be entertained by Big Beynon the blacksmith and Pario Gallico demonstrating different methods of cooking. The two interact with each other giving a story of a visiting blacksmith and his wife.
THE VIKINGS COME TO WEST STOW
SUN 25 AUG & MON 26 AUG Meet Vikings in their encampment. Craft demonstrations and combat displays.
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SUN 5 MAY & MON 6 MAY The 95th Riﬂes return for their third annual re-enactment. Visit their camp, watch drills and firing displays and find out about life as a riﬂeman. You can talk to a ‘chosen man’, try one of the famous green jackets or feel the weight of a Baker riﬂe. The 95th Riﬂes re-create the everyday lives of soldiers and camp followers during the Napoleonic wars. Sometimes fighting dramatic battles and skirmishes, sometimes training to fire ﬂintlock riﬂes, with local Brandon ﬂints. Everything is done to historical accuracy, including general life around the period encampments.
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ROH: Faust (Delayed Live Broadcast) LIVE CINEMA Wed 1 May 6.45pm
Keith James: The Songs of Leonard Cohen MUSIC Fri 3 May 7.30pm Top Girls AM DRAM
Tue 7 - Sat 11 May 7.45pm
Met Opera: Dialogues des Carmélites LIVE CINEMA Sun 12 May 2.00pm NT Live: All My Sons (12A) LIVE CINEMA Tue 14 May 7.00pm Film: The Favourite (15) CINEMA Wed 15 May 2.30pm & 7.30pm
ROH: Ballet Mixed Triple Bill (Live Broadcast) LIVE CINEMA Thu 16 May 7.15pm Mengele DRAMA
That Eighties Band MUSIC
Fri 17 May 7.30pm Sat 18 May 7.30pm
Annie AM MUSICAL Wed 22 - Sat 25 May 7.30pm + Saturday matinee 2.00pm
I Am Turtle CHILDREN
Tue 28 May 2.30pm
The Ugly Duckling CHILDREN’S BALLET Wed 29 May 1.00pm & 3.30pm
The Tide Jetty DRAMA
Fri 31 May 7.30pm
The 70s & 80s Tribute Show MUSIC Sat 1 June 7.30pm Nature and Health: How green minds could help save us and the planet TALK Sun 2 June 7.30pm RSC: The Taming of the Shrew LIVE CINEMA Wed 5 June 7.00pm Angela Barnes: Rose Tinted COMEDY Fri 7 June 8.00pm Scopyons (Support: Syked) MUSIC Sat 8 June 7.30pm Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake LIVE CINEMA Sun 9 June 6.30pm Sudbury Flower Club Demonstration TALK Mon 10 June 7.30pm ROH: Romeo & Juliet (Live Broadcast) LIVE CINEMA Tue 11 June 7.15pm Oysters DRAMA
Fri 14 June 7.30pm
The Voice of Roy Orbison MUSIC Sat 15 June 7.30pm ROH: Romeo & Juliet (Live Encore) LIVE CINEMA Sun 16 June 2.00pm A History of Spoken English TALK Wed 19 June 7.30pm
Cardy & Coke MUSIC
Fri 21 June 7.30pm
Richard Digance: 2019 Platinum Tour MUSIC / TALK Sat 22 June 7.30pm
FILM: Stan and Ollie (PG) CINEMA Tue 25 June 2.30pm & 7.30pm
All Hail Macbeth! DRAMA
Thur 27 June 7.30pm
Sounds of Simon MUSIC
Sat 29 June 7.30pm
NT Live: Small Island LIVE CINEMA Fri 28 June 7.00pm
LDN Wrestling Round 2! ENTERTAINMENT Fri 5 July 7.30pm Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense AM DRAM Tue 9 - Sat 13 July 7.45pm
Keep It Cash MUSIC
Women in Rock MUSIC
Sat 20 July 7.30pm Fri 26 July 7.30pm
RSC: Measure for Measure LIVE CINEMA Wed 31 July 7.00pm The Jam’d MUSIC
Mark Saberton MUSIC StillMarillion MUSIC
Fri 23 August 7.30pm Sat 24 August 7.30pm Sat 31 August 7.30pm
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NEW SPECIAL EXHIBITION AT PALACE HOUSE, NEWMARKET THE NATIONAL HERITAGE CENTRE FOR HORSERACING & SPORTING ART will host a special photography exhibition from 4th May to 3rd November 2019. The Thirty Assassins: Riders of the Palio, by Marco Delgou, features jockeys who have participated in the biannual horse race in Sienna, called the Palio. This horse race, ridden bare back, is a throwback contest to an earlier age as well an event intertwined with treachery and sinister intrigue. How else can a jockey who finishes 8th end up with more money than the winner? Photographer Marco Delogu tightly crops and frames these portraits and narrowly focuses his lens on their eyes at the exclusion of almost all else. It is about the gaze of the subject and the direct connection with the photographer, and ultimately with us, the viewer. One can perceive defiance; the jockeys are challenging us with their gaze. These photographs are stark, almost graphic in these high contrast black and white renditions.
PHOTOS: MARCO DELOGU
The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art at Palace House, Palace Street, Newmarket CB8 8EP 01638 667314 www.palacehousenewmarket.co.uk Monday â€“ Saturday 10am-4pm Sunday 11am-4pm Exhibition price is included in general admission
SUMMER IS A WONDERFUL TIME TO VISIT NEWMARKET WITH TWO BANK HOLIDAYS, THE MAY HALF-TERM AND THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS, there are so many wonderful reasons to plan a visit to Newmarket and explore all that the town has to offer with Discover Newmarket, the town’s official tour guide. For starters, the racing season is back underway at the Home of Horseracing, springing back to life with the Craven Meeting shortly before Easter and running through to the end of August, before the start of the Gold Season in autumn on the Rowley Mile. Take a Race Day Tour and get exclusive access to areas usually off limits to the public. There are lots of new arrivals down at The National Stud and it’s a fabulous time to pay a visit to the 500-acre property, the
only one of its kind open to the public in the UK. Spend time with the mares and foals in the paddocks for an experience unlike any other. Marvel at the majestic stallions before stopping in for a bite to eat in the Wavertree’s Coffee Shop. Tours of The National Stud start at just £11 per person and run from Wednesday to Sunday at 11am with an extra tour time on a Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. Take advantage of a family ticket for two adults and two children for just £30. Discover Newmarket will once again be offering the History and Heritage Walking Tour this summer with June 8, July 20 and September 14 confirmed as the dates. This fantastic Tour allows you to retrace the steps of royalty and explores sights of historical interest that have shaped the town.
There’s also the option to include a delicious breakfast, perfectly timed after working up an appetite during your walk. Newmarket’s other great attraction, Palace House is also well worth a visit in the coming months. This five-acre site, home to the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art, makes for a great outing whether you are a major history buff wanting to study the works of some incredible artists or are looking for something to do with the kids. Housed in part of King Charles II’s sporting palace, the works of the likes of Sir Alfred Munnings and George Stubbs are well worth viewing here, while across Palace Street the history of the sport of horseracing is worth a few hours of your time. Have a go on the racehorse simulator and get a taste of
life as a jockey before going through to see the work done by the Retraining of Racehorses charity in their ďŹ‚agship yard. Explore the world of horseracing with unique behind the scenes experiences like the Thoroughbred Breakfast, Country Mile and Short Head Tours all of which offer a unique insight into the Sport of Kings. For a more opulent experience, a Champagne Afternoon Tea and Tour at the Jockey Club Rooms is a must, as is the Discover Newmarket Feature Tour which includes a sumptuous threecourse lunch at The Packhorse Inn. For more information on Discover Newmarket visit www.discovernewmarket.co.uk or call 0344 748 9200 or email email@example.com.
Spend time with the mares and foals in the paddocks for an experience unlike any other
Wonderland LOOKING IN
A special summer exhibition comes to Moyse’s Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds
SOME OF THE MOST FAMOUS ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE WORLD will be brought to Bury St Edmunds this summer. A selection of the best of Sir John Tenniel’s illustrations to Lewis Carroll’s two Alice books - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass and what Alice found there (1872) - will be on show at Moyse’s Hall Museum from Saturday 8th June to Sunday 1st September 2019. John Tenniel spent all of his life in London where he worked as a political cartoonist for
Punch magazine, but in 1864 he was approached by Lewis Carroll (an Oxford mathematics don whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) with the request to illustrate a small nonsense book for children he wished to publish. The initial story had been made up by Dodgson for the daughters of the Dean of Christ Church College during a boating trip on 4 July 1862, and at the request of one of them, Alice Liddell, he wrote out the story of the little girl who dreamt (or did she?) that she went down a rabbit hole into Wonderland where she met an amazing set of characters - the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the King and Queen of Hearts, the Mock Turtle, the Cheshire Cat - and found herself in some awfully weird situations. The story - published as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - was an instant hit with children and adults alike - as was the sequel Through the Looking Glass and what Alice found there published seven years later. From the very start it was agreed that a major part of their success was due to the unique and imaginative illustrations supplied to the text by John Tenniel and despite there now being many hundreds of artists worldwide who have illustrated Alice, Tenniel’s illustrations remain the definitive ones. The exhibition on show at Moyse’s Hall Museum is a selection of the best illustrations from both books (about half of the complete number) in which the creative genius of both Carroll and Tenniel is shown at its best. The original drawings were made on wooden blocks and then engraved by commercial engravers in London and the prints on show – printed directly from these blocks - are perfect examples of the skill of both illustrator and engraver. The exhibition, LOOKING IN WONDERLAND, will be on show at Moyse’s Hall Museum, Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds, Suﬀolk IP33 1DX from Saturday 8th June – Sunday 1st September 2019. www.moyseshall.org
A Summer of Stories ‘A Summer of Stories’ coincides with the Looking in Wonderland exhibition at Moyse’s Hall Museum. Visitors are invited to come and step inside the pages of the children’s classic with the chance to see a fascinating array of objects from the Heritage collections all themed to bring to life the beloved tales of authors such as Roald Dahl and Beatrix Potter, to name a few. Rare, collectable editions and a healthy dose of magic will engage and inspire children of all ages! Whilst you’re visiting, be sure to check out the wonderfully eclectic displays at the Museum. Find prison paraphernalia, artefacts relating to witchcraft, the world class Gershom Parkington Clock Collection and much more! www.whatsonwestsuﬀolk.co.uk 23
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ARC SHOPPING CENTRE It’s a bumper year of activity for arc shopping centre as it celebrates its 10th year. KICKING OFF WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE ’10 GOOD DEEDS’ which will see the shopping centre in the heart of Bury St Edmunds deliver a good deed every month for the community. The centre needs your help with nominations – whether it’s an individual who always goes the extra mile, or a group, club or a charity who is making a real difference in our community, the team want to hear about them, so head to the website below to make your nomination. In May (1st-4th), the west Suffolk branch of CAMRA head to Charter Square in the arc, and The Apex, with a four day beer festival. The event includes 150 real ales, 30 ciders, festival food and a whole host of live music.
The ever-popular Gallopers return to Charter Square from 25th May - 2nd June providing fun for all ages. Over Whitsun weekend the arc will be celebrating all the fun of the fair with games and activities for all ages. On 1st June, you can find some pesky pirates who will be heading into the arc and Bury St Edmunds with their maps, can you take the trail and help them find their treasure? Later in June, families will also get to meet the first of the arc’s 2019 meet and greet characters, so be sure to pop by for a photograph and keep checking the website to see who you can meet, and when. The Gruffalo will be at the arc on 8th June, come along to meet him! As we head into the summer, arc has even more events up its sleeve, from Party in the P’arc, a silent disco in Charter Square, through to story-fest, pop-ups and a toy’s picnic and more, there is plenty to get involved with throughout the year at arc shopping centre. For full event information, please visit arc-burystedmunds.com
Works in Wartime 19th May Steam Engines in steam-BBQ– Family activities– Wartime vehicles Father’s Day Model Railway Show 16th June Model Railways– engines in steam– BBQ– Family activities
The Joker Centenary 14th July Engines in steam– BBQ– Family activities Steampunk 3rd August Market– engines in steam– BBQ– Family activities www.longshopmuseum.co.uk/ 01728 832189
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STAFF WHO WILL GO THE EXTRA MILE Last but never least; The Athenaeum has an enthusiastic, committed team who are dedicated to making sure your event is successful. From accommodating specific requests, to making sure all runs smoothly and without a hitch, the team at The Athenaeum are on hand, going above and beyond.
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PICTURE PERFECT As well as the beautiful building itself, The Athenaeum stands opposite the award-winning 14-acre Abbey Gardens. The site of a former Benedictine Abbey, the gardens provide a stunning backdrop for wedding photographs and in the warmer months, reception drinks can be served in the Water Garden before heading back to The Athenaeum for your wedding breakfast.
VERSATILITY Whatever the size of your guest list, there is a space for them at The Athenaeum. The ornate Ballroom can host a wedding from 60 guests up to 180, while the first floor Lounge and Reading Room are perfect for more intimate receptions from as few as 10 people.
HOSPITALITY Catering and events at the venue are organised by the UK’s leading event management, Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events. Providing hospitality at some of the country’s most prestigious events, including Royal Ascot, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the Henry Royal Regatta, you can rest assured that you are being looked after by the best.
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HISTORY The building has been at the heart of the town since the early 1700s and has hosted many weddings and celebrations over the years. Purpose built in the early 18th century as The Assembly Rooms, the Grade I listed venue changed its name and became The Athenaeum in 1854. This makes it the perfect setting to add your own story to the history of the building.
BUILDING As well as the award-winning surrounding area, The Athenaeum itself is an elegant Georgian masterpiece. With white pillars, high ceilings and a spectacular Ballroom – complete with ornate chandelier – this is a venue that guests will always remember.
LOCATION Bury St Edmunds is a beautiful, historic market town and The Athenaeum is situated in the very heart of it. The picturesque town won the award for ‘Best Large Town’ at the 2017 Anglia in Bloom competition and is home to a number of much-loved attractions, including the beautiful Abbey Gardens.
BESPOKE There are a range of wedding packages available at The Athenaeum but those with specific ideas can request a bespoke quote tailored to their requirements and budget. Quality will never be compromised in order to have all the important aspects taken care of on such a special day.
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THERE IS A LOT TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING A WEDDING, PARTY, PROM OR SPECIAL OCCASION and one of the decisions that can make or break the day is the venue. With so much choice out there it can seem like a daunting task, but the decision is easy – here is why The Athenaeum ticks all the boxes.
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There’s lots to explore at Ickworth House, Park and Gardens this summer THROUGHOUT THIS YEAR, explore the role of the 1st Marquess in the development of Ickworth’s House, Parkland and Gardens. Discover the artwork he bought into the collection, learn the stories of his family ties and political connections, and walk amongst the gardens he developed. Join a morning tour to delve more deeply into the stories of Ickworth, then, from noon, take in the rest of the house at your leisure. Every Wednesday take a closer look at how the National Trust cares for the vast collection at Ickworth with ‘Conservation in Action’: a perfect opportunity to meet Ickworth’s Conservation Assistants and ask questions about their vital work.
As the National Trust celebrates the Marquess’ development of Ickworth in the 19th Century, we are entering an important year for Ickworth’s future with a multi-million-pound conservation project to restore its roof. The first stage of this project has begun, with the challenging task of moving 2,500 collection items from storage to prepare for the work. Discover some of these never before seen objects in exhibitions throughout the House. Take the time to discover an ever-changing estate and make the most of the days becoming warmer by exploring the 1800 acres that Ickworth has to offer. Family fun will continue in the school holidays with a
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celebration of the great outdoors with ‘50 Things to Do before you’re 11 ¾’ and children’s crafts in the gallery. Ickworth’s ever-popular Outdoor Cinema is back on 8 and 9 June, with a variety of films to choose; from family favourites, to cult classics. Enjoy Ickworth’s Country Estate Fayre returning for its second year on 29th and 30th June. The Fayre will be a chance to celebrate traditions and country skills from the estate and region. With a variety of stallholders, delicious food on offer, live music, and storytelling, there is something for the whole family! Try something new this summer holiday and encourage your children to become Little Explorers at Ickworth’s Bush Craft Workshops. During a fun-packed morning they will learn the basics of bush craft and outdoor survival skills within the setting of historic woodland. Throughout the summer, Ickworth also welcomes back outdoor theatre productions to perform in the historic Italianate garden, with the Rotunda as a stunning backdrop. The Pantaloons will be returning to Ickworth with a funny, fast-paced and faithful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’. The Lord Chamberlain’s Men will also be back, in celebration of their 15th Anniversary, with a joyful performance of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Ickworth is the perfect place to discover exciting new stories and for starting new family adventures. For more information on events and exhibitions taking place at Ickworth, including opening times, please visit the website, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Ickworth
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Aliens Love Underpants
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Romeo & Juliet BSEAODS are back with their production of musical classic, The Sound of Music, that will run from Tuesday 30 Apr to Saturday 11 May. The Vega Wind Trio provide virtuoso variety including works by Haydn and Bee-thoven (Thu 2 May, 1.10pm). Terry Waite, CBE in conversation with Martin Bell, OBE - renowned humanitarian and author talks to one of British Media’s most respected war correspondents (Sun 12 May, 7.30pm). Paying homage to an incredible talent, celebrating the legend that is Manilow with performances of his timeless songs and melodies (Wed 15 May, 7.30pm). The Trials of Oscar Wilde dramatises court records, journalist’s notes and newspaper reports of the three trials involving the poet and playwright (Thu 16 May, 7.30pm). An eye-wateringly funny double act in the tradition of Noël Coward, Kit & McConnel host a hilarious evening of music and wit (Fri 17 May, 7.30pm). World renowned Psychic Sally presents another unique evening of investigational entertainment (Mon 20 May, 7.30pm). Ballet Theatre UK return with a spectacular new production of the timeless classic Swan Lake (Tue 21 & Wed 22 May). An evening of proper good fun and laughter with a new show about chance and luck, Barbara Nice: Raffle (Thu 23 May, 8pm). The best-selling children’s book Aliens Love Underpants is wonderfully brought to the stage for the first time (Fri 24 & Sat 25 May).
Strangers on a Train Set
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THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tue 30 Apr – Sat 11 May LUNCHTIME CONCERT: THE VEGA WIND TRIO Thu 2 May, 1.10pm TERRY WAITE, CBE IN CONVERSATION WITH MARTIN BELL, OBE Sun 12 May, 7.30pm MANILOW Wed 15 May, 7.30pm Kit & McConnel
THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE Thu 16 May, 7.30pm KIT & MCCONNEL Fri 17 May, 7.30pm PSYCHIC SALLY 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR Mon 20 May, 7.30pm SWAN LAKE Tue 21 & Wed 22 May BARBARA NICE: RAFFLE Thu 23 May, 8pm ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS Fri 24 & Sat 25 May
The Trials of Oscar Wilde
A poignant, joyful new play for the whole family about falling out, making up and the wonders of true friendship - If All The World Were Paper (Wed 29 May, 1.30pm & 3.30pm). Lip Service present a whistle-stop tour of train related crime fiction in their innovative comedy style, Strangers on a Train Set (Thu 30 May, 7.30pm). High energy, hit songs and hot dance, all in one great new show Forever in Blue Jeans, the best in country music and Rock ‘n’ Roll (Fri 31 May, 7.30pm). Lee Mead: My Story,, in an intimate interview Lee will talk about his career and share the songs the audience love to hear (Sat 1 Jun, 7.30pm). Bury Theatre Workshop presents Oscar Wilde’s famous comedy of wit and manners The Importance of Being Earnest (Wed 5 – Sat 8 Jun). A show filled with songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged three and up, The Gruffalo (Tue 11 – Thu 13 Jun). Dance and music extravaganza containing a wealth of Irish talent and a trip through hundreds of years of Irish culture, Rhythm of the Dance (Fri 14 Jun, 7.30pm). Rock for Heroes is the perfect combination of your favourite Rock & Pop artists across the eras (Sat 15 Jun, 7.30pm). The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features 75 lovable puppets adapting four of Eric Carle’s Children’s stories (Mon 17 & Tue 18 Jun). Ballet Cymru present Romeo & Juliet told through dramatic and lyrical choreography (Fri 21 & Sat 22 Jun).
Classic musical numbers performed on stage with supper and drinks served on arrival, Cabaret Supper with Irving Stage Company (Sat 29 Jun, 6.30pm). BSEAODS return with Noël Coward’s classic comedy Blithe Spirit (Tue 2 – Sat 6 Jul). The Hazelwood Show 2019 marks the 27th year of the dance school (Sun 7 Jul, 3pm).
JULIAN CLARY BORN TO MINCE Sold out, waiting list only. Sat 25 May, 7.30pm IF ALL THE WORLD WERE PAPER Wed 29 May, 1.30pm & 3.30pm STRANGERS ON A TRAIN SET Thu 30 May, 7.30pm FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS Fri 31 May, 7.30pm LEE MEAD: MY STORY Sat 1 Jun, 7.30pm THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Wed 5 – Sat 8 Jun THE GRUFFALO Tue 11 – Thu 13 Jun RHYTHM OF THE DANCE Fri 14 Jun, 7.30pm ROCK FOR HEROES Sat 15 Jun, 7.30pm
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR Mon 17 & Tue 18 Jun ROMEO & JULIET Fri 21 & Sat 22 Jun CABARET SUPPER WITH IRVING STAGE COMPANY Sat 29 Jun, 6.30pm BLITHE SPIRIT Tue 2 – Sat 6 Jul HAZELWOOD SHOW 2019 Sun 7 Jul, 3pm
Haverhill Arts Centre has a packed programme ahead for the summer season. Highlights include:
WEDNESDAY 29 MAY The UK’s number one tributes to global superstar Ariana Grande and kids’ sensation JoJo Siwa together in an exciting new pop production for 2019! MUSIC
THE BEST OF QUEEN
FRIDAY 31 MAY A selection of the most loved and iconic classics from across Queen’s entire back catalogue in this live stage show which really catches the essence of this most incredible British band.
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A TRIBUTE TO ARIANA AND JOJO
SAM AVERY – LEARNER PARENT
SATURDAY 1 JUNE Parenthood is a crafty beast. The second you master something it changes the game so you’re rubbish at it again. Stand-up comedian Sam started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born, he shares all the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of his experiences of first-time parenthood. COMEDY
ANGELA BARNES ROSE TINTED
THURSDAY 6 JUNE Following another Stanrun&atOlthelie sell-out Edinburgh Fringe, Angela Barnes (Live 34
at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC 2’s Insert Name Here, BBC R4’s The News Quiz and host of The Comedy Club and Newsjack on BBC R4Extra) is back. With stand up and stories, Angela is trying, really trying, to look on the bright side of life. MUSIC
BROOKS WILLIAMS & RAB NOAKES
FRIDAY 7 JUNE Fuelled by a shared passion for acoustic rock and folky Americana, this ScotlandUSA collaboration was inevitable. Williams, ranked in the ‘Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists’, at the very beginning of his career, unknowingly began every show with a Rab Noakes song ‘Going Back To Dublin’. When he met the singer-songwriter from Fife at a gig many years later it was a match made in heaven.
BROOKS WILLIAMS & RAB NOAKES
DARREN PAGE THE VOICE OF ROY ORBISON + BRENDA LEE
FRIDAY 14 JUNE From all the well-known ballads to the early rockabilly songs, Darren will introduce to you the pure sound of Roy Orbison! Joining Darren, Sue Lowry will celebrate the music of Brenda Lee with Let’s Jump the Broomstick, Dynamite, One Step at a Time plus many more. MUSIC
THE HOLLIES AND SEARCHERS EXPERIENCE. ...THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
FRIDAY 19 JULY Enjoy again the magical hits of these two legendary harmony bands. Bringing back memories of the most high-energy decade in pop music history. FAMILY SHOWS
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
WEDNESDAY 26 JUNE This critically acclaimed production features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle’ s stories, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show celebrating its 50th Birthday in 2019 The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
We hope to see you soon! For more information about these events or to find out what else is on go to www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk Book online or call 01440 714140
Enjoy summer dining in our tranquil garden or try our new Afternoon Tea offer..
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 8.30 am to 5.30 pm St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS
50 EVENTS OVER 11 DAYS!
THURSDAY 16 – SUNDAY 26 MAY 2019
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THURSDAY 16 – SUNDAY 26 MAY 2019
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THURSDAY 16 MAY 7.30pm THE APEX • £28 F An evening of superb musicianship from the Piano Portraits album. SOLD OUT! ----––––--––––––––––––––––––––––––---–––––––––––––
LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN
FRIDAY 17 MAY 12pm ABBEYGATE CINEMA £20 (£16 Seniors & Students) £10 Child A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, Lady Windermere’s Fan, will be filmed and recorded live at the Vaudeville Theatre and screened at Abbeygate Cinema.
AN IDEAL HUSBAND
SATURDAY 18 MAY 12pm ABBEYGATE CINEMA £20 (£16 Seniors & Students) £10 Child A new production of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, will be recorded live at the Vaudeville Theatre and screened at Abbeygate Cinema. ----––––--––––––––––––––––––––––––---–––––––––––––
HERVEY AT THE COURT OF GEORGE II A ONE MAN SHOW BY A.P WAXKIRSCH SATURDAY 18 MAY 7pm ICKWORTH HOUSE • £12.50
SONGBOOK SUNDAY: GEORGIA MANCIO
JOBIM: GENIUS OF THE BOSSA NOVA SUNDAY 19 MAY 11.30am ATHENAEUM £13 adv (VIP £24) F Award-winning, multi-lingual singer Georgia Mancio celebrates the Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. ----––––--––––––––––––––––––––––––---–––––––––––––
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
SUNDAY 19 MAY 12pm ABBEYGATE CINEMA £20 (£16 Seniors & Students) £10 Child
THE PUPPINI SISTERS FRIDAY 17 MAY 7.30pm THE APEX £27.50 F Under 25s £5
Both shocking and funny, Hervey is based on the memoirs of the King and Queen’s Vice-Chamberlain, Lord Hervey of Ickworth. ----––––--––––––––––––––––––––––––---–––––––––––––
AND HER BIG MINI BIG BAND SATURDAY 18 MAY 7.30pm THE APEX • £26 F Under 25s £5
Regarded as the world’s leading close-harmony group, the Puppini Sisters count Prince Charles, and Michael Bublé amongst their fans!
A rich jazz infused repertoire performed by the very best in the business.
SINGS JUDY GARLAND FRIDAY 17 MAY 8pm HUNTER CLUB • £15 Recently rated as ‘one of the best jazz singers this country has’ by London Jazz News.
THE BOUNTY HOUNDS SATURDAY 18 MAY 8pm RISBYGATE SPORTS CLUB £12 • (£10 Milkmaid Friends) F Local folk/rockers The Bounty Hounds present a high energy evening of ceilidh dancing.
SATURDAY 18 MAY From 11am ABBEY GARDENS • Free A host of street theatre performers who will delight, amaze you and put a smile on your face!
JOANNA EDEN & CHRIS INGHAM
A 1970S SONGBOOK MONDAY 20 MAY 12pm THE APEX • £10 F Under 25s £5 Within the era of glitter, flares and safety pins, there were many subtle and refined examples of the songwriter’s art.
MONDAY 20 MAY 7pm THE APEX • £12 F Under 25s £5 Armonico Consort has set this touching epic drama to music to entertain the whole family. ----––––--––––––––––––––––––––––––---––––––––––––– A new production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest was filmed and recorded live at the Vaudeville Theatre and will be screened at Abbeygate Cinema. ----––––--––––––––––––––––––––––––---–––––––––––––
SUFFOLK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
SUNDAY 19 MAY 7.30pm UNITED REFORM CHURCH £9 (Under 16s FREE) This event will feature East Anglian performers including duo Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage.
----––––--––––––––––––––––––––––––---––––––––––––– FRIDAY 17 MAY 8pm RISBYGATE SPORTS CLUB £7 (£6 Milkmaid Friends) Great harmonies, skilful guitar and whistle playing, and of course some fantastic original songs.
BURY FOLK COLLECTIVE PRESENTS...
FESTIVAL EUCHARIST SUNDAY 19 MAY 10am ST EDMUNDSBURY CATHEDRAL St Edmundsbury Cathedral Choir accompanied by the St Edmundsbury Players.
SUNDAY 19 MAY 4pm THE APEX • £39, £33, £27, £20 Suffolk’s fully professional Philharmonic Orchestra returns with a programme of grandeur and reflection.
THE TALLIS SCHOLARS
INSPIRED BY THE SISTENE CHAPEL MONDAY 20 MAY 7pm ST EDMUNDSBURY CATHEDRAL £27, £24, £18 F Under 25s £5 A welcome return by The Tallis Scholars with a selection of works by Renaissance composers. ----––––--––––––––––––––––––––––––---–––––––––––––
MUSICAL GENIUS AND SEX SYMBOL MONDAY 20 MAY 7.30pm HUNTER CLUB • £14
SUNDAY 19 MAY 5pm ST EDMUNDSBURY CATHEDRAL £6 St Edmundsbury Cathedral Choir will sing music by Bairstow, Fawcett, Hawes and Palestrina. ----––––--––––––––––––––––––––––––---–––––––––––––
THE TRUE STORY OF THE BIG BAD WOLF SUNDAY 19 MAY 6pm THEATRE ROYAL • £8 – £16 F National Youth Music Theatre return with a new hilarious, action-packed family musical.
Musical beauty and genuine hilarity in one inimitable package. ----––––--––––––––––––––––––––––––---–––––––––––––
TUESDAY 21 MAY 1pm THE APEX • £10 F Under 25s £5 The British pianist performs a programme including Beethoven, Liszt, Rachmaninov and Chopin.
50 EVENTS OVER 11 DAYS!
For full festival details, visit www.buryfestival.co.uk
TUESDAY 21 MAY 7pm & WEDNESDAY 22 MAY 2pm & 7pm THEATRE ROYAL Starting from £10.50 Join Ballet Theatre UK with their spectacular new production of this timeless classic.
MARK CROOKS & CHRIS INGHAM
A RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN COLLECTION THURSDAY 23 MAY 1pm THE APEX • £10 F Under 25s £5
LATE NIGHT CONCERT
JAMES THOMAS TUESDAY 21 MAY 10pm ST EDMUNDSBURY CATHEDRAL • £6 St Edmundsbury Cathedral’s Director of Music, James Thomas, will play Francois Couperin’s Messe des Couvents (Mass for the Convents) for organ. ----––––--––––––––––––––––––––––––---–––––––––––––
SARAH MOULE & SIMON WALLACE
THE TENDER TRAP – LOVE, MARRIAGE AND ALL THAT JAZZ WEDNESDAY 22 MAY 7.30pm HUNTER CLUB • £14
Clarinet and saxophone star of the John Wilson Orchestra, Mark Crooks joins pianist Chris Ingham.
THURSDAY 23 MAY 6.30pm UNITARIAN MEETING HOUSE • £10 Early music trio, Hexachordia, presents a concert of music and readings inspired by sixteenth-century England.
FRIDAY 24 MAY 1.30pm & 4pm & SATURDAY 25 MAY 11am & 1pm THEATRE ROYAL Starting from £10.50
GREENSLEEVES AND YELLOW LACE
A SUFFOLK COMMUNITY 50 YEARS ON THURSDAY 23 MAY 7pm MOYSES HALL MUSEUM £12, £10 (Moyses Friends) A presentation by Dr John Gordon (University of East Anglia) on the work of the ‘Akenfield Now’ education project.
Sarah and Simon will play witty and thought-provoking songs to shine a light on intimate relationships.
Unanimously described as one of the leading pianists of his generation, John Lill has given over 4,000 concerts. ----––––--––––––––––––––––––––––––---–––––––––––––
RAFFLE THURSDAY 23 MAY 8pm THEATRE ROYAL Starting from £10.50 Join Edinburgh Fringe’s favourite housewife, Barbara Nice, for an evening of proper good fun.
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BRIGHOUSE & RASTRICK BRASS BAND
SATURDAY 25 MAY 7.30pm ST MARY’S CHURCH £20, £15 F Under 25s £5 The band became a household name with their 1977 recording of ‘Floral Dance’ with Terry Wogan.
SATURDAY 25 MAY 7.30pm THE APEX • £27 F
The best-selling children’s book brought to life. ----––––--––––––––––––––––––––––––---––––––––––––– GEORGE HINCHLIFFE’S
UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN FRIDAY 24 MAY 7.30pm THE APEX • £27 F Tap your toes to the royalty of the ukulele scene.
Of all the stars in Folk Music’s wondrous firmament, few shine as brightly as Kate Rusby. ----––––--––––––––––––––––––––––––---–––––––––––––
LATIN JAZZ NIGHT FRIDAY 24 MAY 8pm HUNTER CLUB • £16 Led by Derek Nash, the star saxophonist of the Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.
BACH–KENNEDY–GERSHWIN WEDNESDAY 22 MAY 7.30pm THE APEX • £38 – £68 The bestselling classical violinist of all time returns. SOLD OUT!
THE FUNNY WORLD OF... SATURDAY 25 MAY 11.30am THE APEX • £9 F
THURSDAY 23 MAY 7.30pm THE APEX £26, £22 F Under 25s £5
ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS
FRIDAY 24 MAY 1.10pm ST EDMUNDSBURY CATHEDRAL Free / Retiring Collection Jane Faulkner, Timothy Ravenscroft and Pal Banda are celebrating their 27th season as the English Piano Trio.
WEDNESDAY 22 MAY 8pm RISBYGATE SPORTS CLUB £20 (£18 Milkmaid Friends) F Winner of 6 BBC Folk Awards, Chris’ writing is permeated with love and wry intelligence.
ENGLISH PIANO TRIO
DR JOHN COOPER CLARKE
FRIDAY 24 MAY 1pm THE APEX • £10 F Under 25s £5 The emphasis is on fun, swinging music, bringing back the atmosphere and vibe of 50s and 60s jazz. ----––––--––––––––––––––––––––––––---–––––––––––––
THE LUCKIEST GUY ALIVE TUESDAY 21 MAY 8pm THE APEX • £28.50, £24.50 F With a mix of classic verse, extraordinary new material and hilarious ponderings on modern life.
BROOKS WILLIAMS & PHIL RICHARDSON FRIDAY 24 MAY 8pm RISBYGATE SPORTS CLUB £14, £12 (Milkmaid Friends) F At the crossroads of blues and American roots music you’ll find guitarist Brooks Williams. Phil Richardson is a pianist who can turn to any style of music.
SUNDAY 26 MAY 1pm UNITARIAN MEETING HOUSE £10 F Under 25s £5 Guitarist Dimitris Dekavallas and violinist Violeta Barrena will perform Sarasate, deFalla, Granados and more.
SUNDAY 26 MAY 7.30pm THE APEX £26, £22 F Under 25s £5 Chineke! was founded by the pioneering double bass player Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE. The orchestra will perform pieces by Copland, Ibert, Weill and Gershwin.
ARE YOU A KEEN PHOTOGRAPHER? Then why not enter the Bury St Edmunds and Beyond photographic competition to have your work displayed at The Apex Gallery over the summer? Plus, you could win some fantastic prizes from the competition sponsors, Jessops! Photographers of all ages can win the chance to have their photograph displayed in a summer exhibition to celebrate the beauty of Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding villages. The town’s tourism brand, Bury St Edmunds and Beyond, and The Apex Gallery has teamed up to host the competition and there are some fantastic prizes to be won. You may have taken some photographs during a stroll on your lunch break on your smartphone, or perhaps you are a professional photographer who enjoys taking photographs of the local landscape. The competition is open to those using both film, digital and phones – and those who have taken photographs of the area whilst here on holiday. The lucky overall adult winner of the competition will take home a camera worth £350 while the overall child winner will receive a photographic experience with the Jessops Academy worth £125, both courtesy of Jessops. An adult winner and child winner will be selected from each of the categories, plus runners up. The adult winners will each receive a camera backpack worth £70 40
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TIME TO GET SNAPPING!
and the child winners will each receive a photography training session with the Jessops Academy worth £40. All winning and commended photographs will go on display at a fantastic new exhibition at The Apex Gallery in Bury St Edmunds from Tuesday 20 August to Sunday 15 September. Plus, the winners and runners up will be invited to a special preview and launch, sponsored by Sodexo, on the evening of Monday 19 August. Sue Warren from Bury St Edmunds and Beyond said: “The competition is a great opportunity for us to celebrate the history and beauty of the Bury St Edmunds area as a
destination. We encourage those who have visited Bury St Edmunds to look through their photos from their stay here and enter them into our brilliant competition and reminisce about their visit. “We love seeing the wonderful photographs that visitors and residents post on Instagram of their time in Bury St Edmunds and we hope they will enter some of their fantastic images into our competition to win some fantastic prizes and a chance to have their photo on display at our exhibition at The Apex Gallery over the summer.” During the exhibition there will also be a people’s vote to find out the public’s overall favourite adult and child entry. Ian Clarke, from The Apex, said: “The Bury St Edmunds area is incredibly beautiful so it’s no wonder there are such a huge number of places where you can take some really amazing photographs. We look forward to seeing all the entries and creating a wonderful exhibition at The Apex Gallery over the summer which will attract the local community and visitors alike.” The competition is sponsored by leading national photographic retailer Jessops. Sian Hayhoe, Manager of Jessops Bury St Edmunds store, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be a part of this amazing exhibition. We can’t wait to see the talent that Suffolk and the surrounding areas has to offer, we wish everyone the best of luck … now get shooting!”
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ENTRIES OPEN ON
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Friday 3 May when you can upload your images online at The Apex website www.theapex.co.uk. Closing date is Sunday 23 June at midnight. If you are under 18 you will need a parent or guardian consent to enter.
THERE ARE FIVE CATEGORIES TO ENTER Icons – celebrating iconic buildings and architecture in Bury St Edmunds and Beyond The Abbey of St Edmund – capturing the beauty of the ruins of the Abbey of St Edmund which marks its 1,000th Anniversary in 2020.
Villages – showcasing the rural beauty of villages surrounding Bury St Edmunds Night time – exploring Bury St Edmunds and Beyond at night
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Great Outdoors – beautiful parks, gardens and countryside in and around Bury St Edmunds
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Our Bury St Edmunds offers FREE town centre fun this summer THIS SUMMER make the most of the numerous free activities in Bury St Edmunds town centre – with something for every member of the family to enjoy. Our Bury St Edmunds organises two of the big bank holiday annual events – the Whitsun Fayre at the end of May and the Food & Drink Festival at the end of August. Both of these events will run for two days and feature the hugely popular urban beach. No need to trek all the way to the coast to make sandcastles, watch Punch and Judy or just relax in a deckchair and feel the sand between your toes, when you can enjoy the Our Bury St Edmunds beach here in
the town centre. At the Whitsun Fayre you’ll ﬁnd it outside Moyses Hall Museum and for the Food & Drink Festival in August it will be in Charter Square at arc shopping centre. Another attraction returning to both events by popular demand is the mini-farm. Here children will be able to meet a range of cute farm animals including pygmy goats and a miniature horse. The Whitsun Fayre will offer a range of stalls including crafts, food, and a strong focus on plants and flowers for keen gardeners. There’ll be street entertainment, face painting, astronomy workshops and fairground rides too. Two celebrity chefs will be making their ﬁrst appearances at the Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival this year. Nick Nairn, who has many TV credits to his long-established career as a chef, cookery school owner and food campaigner,
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is known for his passion for Scottish ingredients and dishes. Dean Edwards was second on Masterchef Goes Large in 2006, at which point he gave up his job as a digger driver to pursue a career involving cooking and food. In between these two great bank holiday festivals you’ll also ﬁnd the new Theatre Royal Star Trail promoted by Our Bury St Edmunds and running throughout the summer. The Ale Trail, which is now into its second year, will continue and there will also be a special celebration of all the town centre independent businesses during a week in early July.
Saturday 25 May Theatre Royal Star Trail goes live in the town centre (until October 27). Sunday 26 and Monday 27 May Our Bury St Edmunds Whitsun Fayre 10am-4pm both days. Monday 1 – Sunday 7 July Our Bury St Edmunds Independents Week Sunday 25 and Monday 26 August Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival 10am-5pm both days. For more information about these events and many others in the town centre visit www.ourburystedmunds.com
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Enjoy the annual exhibition at the St Edmundsbury Cathedral Cloisters from Friday 17 to Monday 27 May
AM JANE POPH
The Bury St Edmunds Art Society
AT THE EXHIBITION there will be a wide range of art to suit all tastes and pockets, with exhibits in oil, watercolour, acrylic and mixed media. Take in spectacular surroundings and enjoy a leisurely look at what the Society has to offer – you’ll be sure of a warm welcome! The Society is one of the largest established art societies in Suffolk and welcomes anyone interested in art. Established over 70 years ago to promote the visual arts, the Society is a lively and friendly one, open to artists using watercolours, oils, acrylics, pastels, drawing, collage, linocut, woodcut and sculpture. The opening presentation and award of prizes for the winning entries in oil, watercolour, drawing and landscape will be at 6pm on Friday 17 May. Details of who will be presenting the prizes will be available on the Society website from April. Members of the Society include professional artists as well as experienced and amateur ones from all walks of life. You can watch guest artists’ demonstrations at monthly meetings on the second Thursday of every month at The Hyndman Centre, IP33 3JT, from 7pm or have a look at the programme on the website: www.burystedsartsociety.co.uk. Members’ work is also promoted on the website with their own Gallery page.
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Summer exhibitions at THE APEX GALLERY
Visit The Apex Galley throughout the summer for a number of exhibitions held within the striking architecture of Bury St Edmunds’ beautiful venue
VISIBLE GIRLS: REVISITED Thursday 4 April – Tuesday 28 May In the early 1980s, Anita Corbin was driven to represent young women in a photographic genre that was almost entirely dominated by men. Mods, punks, skinheads, rastas, lesbians, rockers – young women defying the mainstream, showing their individuality in tribes characterised by music, fashion, geography and sexual orientation. 36 years later, Corbin has called those original girls back together for Visible Girls: Revisited.
ROSEY HANCOCK – COLOUR INJECTED LIFE Wednesday 29th May – Sunday 23 June This exhibition celebrates artist Rosey Hancock’s love of colour, line and texture in everyday life. On her travels she has come across many interesting things that visually excite her and give her the inspiration to create, not just with paint brushes but with squeeze bottles, gloss paint and acrylic inks. Using these tools gives her the opportunity to create lines and marks with less control, giving it more of an abstract feel. After the more structured content comes the unrestrained, spontaneous splashes of ink which drop onto the canvas and intertwine when water is added, settling in the textured areas creating pools of colour.
The Apex Gallery opens from Mon to Sat 10am5pm, Sun 10am -4 pm. Occasionally, the art gallery is closed to the public. If you are travelling speciﬁcally to see an exhibition, please call the Box ofﬁce on 01284 758000 before your visit. The Apex Gallery is situated on the ﬁrst floor. Drinks bought from Aspretto in the foyer can be taken upstairs, so feel free to relax on the sofas with a drink and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION Tuesday 20 August Sunday 15 September Bury St Edmunds and Beyond and The Apex Gallery has teamed up to host a Photography Competition which will culminate in an exhibition from Tuesday 20 August to Sunday 15 September. Find out how to enter on page 40.
UNLOCKING Tuesday 25 June – Sunday 21 July Nature, landscape and opening the mind. In this body of work Pandora Butterﬁeld offers an interpretation of her surroundings for others to explore. The focus on the Suffolk landscape deliberately gives this work a sense of place, an essential element in the quest to belong. MARTIN WARNER – A NEW EXHIBITION OF PORTRAITS Tuesday 23 July – Sunday 18 August Local Artist Martin Warner is showcasing his last two years of portrait studies. Using oils and acrylic techniques, his work is often dramatic, aimed at capturing the essence of both famous and not-so-famous characters. Taking up art less than ten years ago, he studied for an MA in Fine Art in Hertfordshire before moving to Suffolk two years ago. The exhibition supports the Samaritans charity in Bury St Edmunds.
JOHN POLLARD AND STEPHEN BUTLER Tuesday 23 July – Sunday 18 August Each work by John Pollard is a uniquely created ‘abstract’ world, full of complexity and diversity. John aims to create work that continues to give the viewer an ongoing enriching relationship. Steve Butler sees painting as a process of adjusting and balancing (or deliberate unbalancing) until he arrives at something which seems ‘right’. Steve often tries to use quirks of perspective or other deliberately puzzling elements to make them less straightforwardly legible. They are, after all, not naturalistic scenes and so do not have to behave like real landscapes.
KENTWELL HALL THE FULLY MOATED HISTORIC TUDOR HOUSE will be open throughout the summer, with a busy and exciting calendar of events scheduled. Explore the house and over 30 acres of extensive gardens, woodland trails and parkland. Despite its size Kentwell Hall is very relaxed, and is mixed with an individuality created by its current owners that is not often seen these days in great historic venues. This year Kentwell has a new outdoor children’s games area, although we are not sure who will have the most fun; adults or kids! There is an obstacle course, in addition to the ever popular Story Book Trail. There will be lots of new colour in the gardens from the “Celebration of Poppies” that will flower from May - August, the giant Sunflowers from June and the Pumpkin Patch from August. For full details of all events, opening dates and times please visit; www.kentwell.co.uk
TUDOR MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS Sat 4 May – Mon 6 May May Day was the most popular holiday in Tudor times with lots of merrymaking. Expect processions, plays and pageantry with lots of music and dancing. You will find over 100 costumed ‘Tudors’ and a host of activities for all the family to enjoy. KENTWELL THROUGH THE AGES Sat 25 May to Mon 27 May From a Neolithic camp to the twentieth century (with a few historical surprises along the way), Kentwell Through the Ages is a fantastic event for all the family! WOOL AND TOPIARY WEEKEND Sat 1 June to Sun 2 June Watch the wool journey from sheep to yarn! The shearer will be hard at work in the stableyard, from approx 12 noon to 2pm shearing our flock of Norfolk Horn sheep, while a small number of our Tudors will be working with wool at the barns. The House and Gardens will be open and there will be extra fun for families with our Heffalump Hunt, Storybook Trail and childrens’ games area. TUDOR MIDSUMMER Sat 22 June – Sun 23 June and Sat 29 June – Sun 30 June During this event visitors will embark on a time travel experience which takes them back to Tudor times. Relax into it and spend a day in the 16th Century! Excellent for children but enjoyed by all. SUFFOLK DAY – OWNER’S Q&A DAY Fri 21 June Kentwell Hall is proud to be part of Suffolk Day, celebrating everything this wonderful County has to offer. We are excited to open the House and Gardens from 2pm to 4pm, followed by afternoon tea in our tearoom, with an exclusive Q&A session with one of Kentwell’s owners. THE HALL AT WAR Sat 3 August – Sun 4 August WWI, Tudors and WWII combine to illustrate the impact of war on the inhabitants of Kentwell. Sixty volunteers take part across the three eras portrayed. The House, Gardens and Farm are fully open during this event and the tea room will be open. TUDOR HIGH SUMMER – HANDS ON HISTORY DAYS Sat 17 August to Mon 26 August At this event there will be over 200 Tudors about the manor, under cover and in the grounds. The House is open with activities in some of the downstairs rooms which are fully accessible. There will be Tudor activity in the Dairy, Bakehouse, Stillroom and Needle Room in the Moat House and the Camera Obscura is at its best at High Summer. Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9BA 01787 310207 www.kentwell.co.uk
Gather your friends or family You and your friends will enjoy a stunning three course meal in the award-winning restaurant Relax with your friends in our sophisticated bar Or take your drinks and gaze at the stars from one of our two wood-ďŹ red hot tubs A leisurely freshly cooked breakfast, with ďŹ zz! A rare opportunity to join our talented chefs in the kitchen as they prepare you a special treat
summer STAYCATION Tuddenham Mill’s season of fine dining, gin, and hot tubs
FANCY PAIRING A three-course meal prepared by one of the region’s top chefs with a hand-picked selection of infused local gins? How about indulging in a midweek break with friends whilst enjoying ﬁzz in your very own wood-ﬁred hot tub? Looking for the perfect place to dine, prepare and wind down after a day at nearby Newmarket races? If so, it’s high time you paid a visit to three AA rosette awarded restaurant and boutique hotel Tuddenham Mill. SPRING RENAISSANCE PACKAGE Nobody loves spring more than Tuddenham Mill’s award-winning Chef Patron Lee Bye. His trademark seasonal spring menu is packed with selections of the freshest local ingredients, all prepared with elegance, style and creativity. And whilst Lee and his team do the hard work, you can whet your appetite with a locally distilled gin. Once you’ve enjoyed your four-course feast, why not retire in style to one of the Mill’s boutique rooms? Fancy a night in a stylish loft suite? Or would you prefer to enjoy a romantic and secluded stay in one of the rustic meadow nooks? Whichever you choose, it’s the perfect blend of rest and relaxation. A food and gin lover’s paradise As spring turns to summer, the Tuddenham team will be adding a further twist to proceedings, a twist of lemon that is, because their award-winning cuisine will be pairing up with a selection of infused
can while away a starlit summer night from the comfort of your very own wood ﬁred hot tub. As part of this package you will also get the chance to join Lee and his team in the kitchen and pick up some pointers as they prepare several special treats for you and your party to enjoy. gins from local distillery Heart of Suffolk. If you’ve ever wondered which gin the perfect accompaniment is to ﬁre roasted duck, orange sauce, star anise, and rock samphire, then this event, on the 27th of June, is a must. Make it a midweek hideaway Looking for a perfect excuse to gather up a group of friends or family for a mid-week break? Tuddenham Mill’s four secluded Meadow Nooks are all yours to use as a venue for fun, relaxation and some luxurious extras. There is plenty of time to enjoy an award-winning three course meal in the hotel and discover the delights of the AA ‘notable’ wine list in the sophisticated bar, but don’t forget to pick up a bottle or two to enjoy back at your nook. There, you
Your Newmarket home from home A mere ten minutes’ drive to Newmarket races, Tuddenham Mill is the ideal place to lay your hat before, and after, a visit to the tracks. Whether you want to enjoy lunch before you make your way down or discuss the day’s wins and near wins over a meal and drinks on your return, Tuddenham Mill’s restaurant and late bar will be there to welcome you. And with several dining offers lined up over the racing season, such as the half lobster and prosecco special, it’s the perfect accompaniment to an exciting and glorious day at the races. Visit www.tuddenhammill.co.uk to check the latest offers and book your visit. 49
WALK THROUGH 1,000 YEARS OF HISTORY Enjoy a guided tour of Bury St Edmunds this summertime
SUMMER IS THE IDEAL TIME to stroll through over 1,000 years of history in one of Suffolk’s oldest towns. Bury St Edmunds is home to a ruined abbey which once housed the shrine of England’s patron saint. He was King Edmund, who was martyred nearby and whose body was brought to the town’s monastery. For centuries it was one of Europe’s most important religious sites. A 90-minute walk through the abbey grounds and the town’s medieval heart with one of Bury St Edmunds’ Blue Badge and Green Badge guides will bring history alive. Marvel at Norman architecture, hear why monarchs were frequent visitors, and learn about murders, riots and rebellions. What part did Bury St Edmunds play in Magna Carta? Which queen is buried here? Where did Charles Dickens stay? Your guide has the answers. Special themed tours include ‘Crime and Punishment’ (not for the faint-hearted!) on May 10 and ‘Georgian Bury’ (the buildings and the people who lived in them) on June 14, with many more on offer to pre-booked groups, from ‘Inns and Ale-houses’ to ‘Bury at War’ (visit the website for a full list). The Bury Festival features ‘Hysterical Bury St Edmunds’ (for family groups with children aged six upwards) on May 18, ‘The Long and the Short of it’ (Brackland’s hidden secrets) on May 19, ‘Beating the Bounds’ (exploring the Abbey site’s boundary) on May 25, and ‘A Sideways Look’ (oddities and curiosities) on May 26. Daily tours start at the Tourist Information Centre on Angel Hill at 2 pm all through the summer. There are also 11am tours in July, August and September. Book at burystedmundstourguides.org
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