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The Pigeon Detectives

How to Book

Theatre & Dance 01 Fri

Caroline Horton:

Book Online: Box Office: (01223) 511 511 Email Enquiries:

You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy A fond, comical and ultimately poignant portrait of one woman's experience of love and war. 8pm / J3 / £8 (£5 con) / 11+

06 Wed

Tim Booth

Andi Osho The Junction Box Office Clifton Way Cambridge CB1 7GX

The Plasticine Men: Keepers

Opening Hours

Using original live music and a little more than a ladder and a trapdoor, The Plasticine Men conjure up the confines of the infamous Smalls Lighthouse and the stormy companionship of its two keepers. 8pm / J2 / £12 (£6 con) / 12+

30 Sat & 01 Sun May

Mon - Sat 12noon - 6pm

Junction Sampled:

Thea Gilmore

Festival of Performance A weekend of new performance and works in progress by companies including RashDash, Bryony Kimmings, Non Zero One, Michael Pinchbeck, Deborah Pearson and a whole host of others. Visit for full details.


The Ethics of Progress

17 Sun

Blunderbus Theatre Company: Elmer the Elephant Blunderbus present a new adaptation of David McKee’s best-selling book Elmer the Elephant. Ideal for ages 4–7. 11.30am & 2.30pm / J2 / £9 (£5 con) Family Ticket: £23 (max 2 adults)


Access The Junction is fully accessible. If you would like to discuss any access issue prior to your visit, please call the Box Office on (01223) 511 511. THE TEXT IN THIS GUIDE IS AVAILABLE IN LARGE PRINT UPON REQUEST.

ID must be produced for events with age restrictions. You may be searched upon entry. The

Junction is a no smoking venue but an external smoking area is provided at most club events.

Which Space?

Unlimited Theatre: A performance lecture delivered by Unlimited Theatre’s Artistic Director Jon Spooner, explaining superposition, quantum entanglement and teleportation! A post-show discussion will follow the performance. Ideal for ages 10+. 11.30am & 2.30pm / J2 / £9 (£5 con) Family Ticket: £23 (max 2 adults)

Also open during J2 performances.

April 2011


Family Theatre 03 Sun

Tickets also available from: City Centre Box Office Telephone: (01223) 357 851

The Junction

The Unthanks

The Junction operates over three different spaces: J1, J2 and J3. J1 is the original Junction building predominantly

Find Out More ... The Junction presents a unique and acclaimed programme of clubs, live music, comedy, dance and theatre.

for the club and live music programme. J2 is the theatre (the big wooden building) and J3 is the studio / education space.

Hire the venue for conferences/ community functions. alan@junction.

For further details of all upcoming events, keep an eye on the website by visiting

Richard Herring

07 Thu

Cambridge Band Competition Final

10 Sun

The Strawberry Fair Cambridge Band Competition returns to The Junction for this year’s final. Doors 7pm / J1 / £5 adv

April 2011

07 Thu

In association with The Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival. Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore returns to Cambridge to play an intimate set in the J2 Theatre. Doors 7pm / J2 / £16.50 adv

(01223) 511 511

Live Music & Clubs 01 Fri

An Acoustic Evening with Jaret and Erik of Bowling For Soup

08 Fri

The Unthanks Sold Out. In association with Green Mind and The Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival. Empathetic stories of love, loss, birth, death, brawls and booze from the Mercury nominated Tyneside sisters. £15 adv / St Paul’s Church, Hills Road / Doors 7.30pm

02 Sat

Boomslang vs Stink Like Sock Mash Up: Breaks, Electro, Dubstep, Fidget, House & D&B. Boomslang and Stink Like Sock go head to head with a line up consisting of Jaymo & Andy George, Caspa & MC Rod Azlan, That Girl DJ and DJ T_!. 10pm – 4am / J1 / £10 adv / 18+

05 Tue

The Pigeon Detectives Leeds indie quintet The Pigeon Detectives showcase material from their forthcoming album Up, Guards And At ‘Em! (released 04 Apr) as well as all the favourites. Doors 7pm / J1 / £14 adv

Alabama 3: Acoustic & Unplugged In association with The Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival. Alabama 3 Acoustic and Unplugged is a four-piece outfit consisting of Larry Love, Aurora Dawn, Rock Freebase and Harpo Strangelove. The foursome bring a whole new dimension to the songs made famous by Alabama 3 - a mix of country, gospel, soul and delta blues, all played with a rhythm you can’t help but dance to. The band’s new album There Will Be Peace In The Valley...When We Get The Keys To The Mansion On The Hill is out now. Doors 7pm / J1 / £16 adv

In association with Green Mind. Bowling For Soup’s Jaret and Erik perform a rare acoustic set. Plus People on Vacation, Erik Chandler and the Mulberry St Socialites, and Linus of Hollywood. Doors 7pm / J1 / £13 adv

02 Sat

Thea Gilmore

09 Sat

Highly regarded British singer-songwriter Tom McRae returns to The Junction for a set in the J2 Theatre accompanied by a string quartet. Doors 7pm / J2 / £16.50 adv

11 Mon

15 Fri

In J1: Andy C & Eksman: Warning Birthday Exclusive, DJ Hype, Friction, Grooverider, Fresh, Hazard, Sigma, Barrington, Concrete, Blazin’. Plus Birthday Special live sets from: Higher Level, Modified Motion, Yardie, The Harry Shotta Show Live + Skibadee, Shabba, Fivealive, IC3, Funsta, Harry Shotta, Evil B, Fatman D, Herbzie, Phantom, Inja, Johnny Ka$h. In J2: Ping Pong - Dubstep, Hip Hop & Jungle. Tim Westwood, Jungle Drummer & DJ Vapour Live, Hatcha, Nicky Blackmarket, DJ Ping Pong, DJ T_!. Upstairs in J1: Audio Danger Records. 10pm – 6am / J1 + J2 / £15 adv / 18+

Comedy 01 Fri

08 Fri

Big 10

The Fiver

13 Wed

Five Live Bands. Underline The Sky, Who’s Driving? Bear’s Driving!, The Cisco Kid, Common Courtney, Boiling Point. Doors 6.30pm / J1 / £5

23 Sat

26 Tue

15 Fri

Salon Rouge – Frisky & Mannish

Andi Osho: Afroblighty Award winning comedian Andi Osho presents a touching and hilarious story of an identity crisis in the cultural crossfire of Modern Britain. 8pm / J2 / £12 (£10 con)

Tim Booth Legendary James frontman Tim Booth showcases material from his third solo album Love Life (released 04 Apr) plus his extensive back catalogue. Doors 7pm / J1 / £18 adv

Robin Ince’s Bad Book Club A new show from Robin Ince - curator of Nine Lessons And Carols For Godless People, co-creator of Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage and stand-up comedy trailblazer. 8pm / J2 / £12 (£10 con)

Salon Rouge Burlesque. Salon Rouge returns with Frisky & Mannish, Dinah Might and Kiki Love Child plus an eclectic mix of music from the 40s, 50s and present day. Dress: Ravishing and Vintage, if you don’t make the effort, you may not get in. 9pm – 2am / J2 / £12.50 adv / 18+

Richard Herring: Christ on a Bike: The Second Coming The Hitler Moustache star and avowed atheist resurrects and revamps his first and favourite solo show, exploring his strange obsession and affinity with the Messiah. 8pm / J2 / £15

Cambridge favourites Big 10 return to The Junction stage for a storming Ska set. Plus Running Mayfairs, Violet Bones and Total Emergency! Doors 7pm / J1 / £5 adv

22 Fri

Jesterlarf Comedy Club A night of stand up featuring Dougie Dunlop, Eddy Brimson, Noel James and compere Kai Humphries. Doors 7.45pm / Show 8.30pm / J2 / £12

Big Country Cult rockers Big Country are back with a brand new line-up; Tony Butler, Mark Brzezicki, Mike Peters (of The Alarm), Bruce Watson and Jamie Watson. Expect a lively set including hits such as Fields of Fire and In A Big Country. Doors 7pm / J1 / £20.43 adv

Warning: 16th Birthday 1 Ticket / 2 Venues / 4 Arenas of Drum & Bass, Jungle and Dubstep.

Tom McRae & String Quartet

29 Fri

Tom Deacon & Jimmy McGhie A double bill from rising stars of stand up. Tom Deacon, the charismatic star of Radio One Sunday nights is joined by Edinburgh smash hit Jimmy McGhie. 8pm / J2 / £12 (£10 con)

The Junction April 2011 Monthly Guide  

April 2011 Monthly Guide

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