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Events at The Apex

Friday, 18th March 2016.

Sat 19 Mar, 7.30pm
Suffolk Sinfonia Spring Concert
The name’s Bond. Rupert Bond. He conducts the Sinfonia Spring Concert with a licence to thrill. From Russia with Love we have Rachmaninov’s First Symphony, but beware Dvorak's evil Water Sprite. As for Sibelius’ Karelia - only time will tell. Who needs SPECTRE - we will leave you shaken AND stirred!
£12 (£10, £4 conc)

Sun 20 Mar, 11.30am
Songbook Sundays
Relax in the Apex Lounge with the Chris Ingham Trio & special guest singers from the world of jazz. Lee Gibson has over 1000 BBC broadcasts behind her, often in the company of the BBC Big Band. “There can never be too much Lee Gibson…she lights up any song with her musicality” - The Observer.

Sun 20 Mar, 3pm
Mayor’s Charity Concert
with The Voice Squad
The Voice Squad presents World Voices, a programme of music from all over our globe, culminating in a spectacular full performance of Karl Jenkins' Adiemus, Songs of Sanctuary, supported by students from King Edward VI School.
£12 (£10conc)

Tue 22 Mar, 7pm
Rock Paper Scissors
DanceEast’s large-scale community dance project returns with a compelling new production that explores the different environments that surround us, our journeys within them and the landmarks along the way.
£10 (£7conc)

Sat 26 Mar, 7.30pm
Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders
Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner with hits including 'Bend Me Shape Me', 'Hello Suzy' & '(If Paradise is) Half As Nice'. Now flying solo, Andy has gone on to work with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Roger Waters, Dave Gilmour, The Who, BB King, Joe Cocker, Jimmy Page, the Bee Gees, Phil Collins, Van Morrison... and hundreds more.

Wed 30 Mar, 8pm
Hot Club of Cowtown
A sizzling combination of hot jazz and Western swing. Hot Club of Cowtown’s most recent release, ‘Rendezvous In Rhythm’ is an exuberant collection of Gypsy jazz and Parisian swing, featuring sparkling spins on standards made famous by Reinhardt and Grappelli, including ‘Crazy Rhythm’, ‘The Continental’, ‘I'm in the Mood for Love’, ‘Douce Ambiance’, and many more.

Thu 31 Mar, 7.30pm
The world’s only tribute band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex, and Bolan’s catalogue management.
“They’re the closest you’re ever going to get to the real thing” - Bill Legend (original T.Rex drummer)

Sat 2 Apr, 8pm
Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle
Pentangle formed in 1967 and along with Fairport Convention, were the leading British folk-rock group of the late 1960s. In addition to Jacqui, the current line-up includes Gerry Conway on drums, Spencer Cozens on keys, Alan Thomson on bass and Gary Foote on sax.

Sun 3 Apr, 7.30pm
The Syd Lawrence Orchestra
Offering the bubbly verve and energy of swing with a hearty helping of nostalgia; featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Quincy Jones, Billy May, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many more.
£18.50 / £5 U25s

Mon 4 Apr, 7.30pm
New Dawn Fades: The Story of Joy Division
A new play by writer/actor Brian Gorman featuring versions of Joy Division's most famous tracks, performed live by the actors as part of the performance. “It’s a classic story of 4 lads who, inspired by the punk revolution, came together to form one of the most influential bands of all time. The stage version combines the band’s history with the city of Manchester and Salford, taking inspiration from Curtis’ enigmatic lyrics, and involving many real-life characters, such as Johnny Rotten, Tony Wilson and Karl Marx."

Tue 5 Apr, 3pm & 7pm
The Wizard of Oz
Dorothy goes on a magical adventure to the Land Of Oz with her friends, Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man. This spectacular Easter Pantomime version of L. Frank Baum’s classic story is packed with good jokes, quality song and dance routines, spectacular scenery and plenty of fun for all the family!
£13.50, £12.50, £10.50

Wed 6 Apr, 7.30pm
Reworking Nepali traditions into stunning soundscapes, Night are a ‘new school’ folk band from Katmandu. Their unique sound and original compositions are the result of extensive travels to remote parts of the country and encounters with different ethnic communities. Weaving together stories, memories and melodies on a journey celebrating Nepali village life, Night reenergise traditional instruments and melodies with a decidedly contemporary flair and an excitingly unique sound.
£12.50 /£5 U25s

Thu 7 Apr, 11.30am & 2pm
The Amazing Bubble Man
Louis Pearl, the world's leading ‘Bubbleologist’ is back by popular demand. He explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized.
£12.50 / U14s £10 / Family £40

Thu 7 Apr, 7.30pm
Ruby Wax
This much-loved US-born comedian & writer has also become a mental health campaigner with a Masters degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University. This follow-up to her sell-out show and best-selling book, ‘Sane New World’, helps us to understand why we sabotage our sanity with our own thinking. The following Forum is an opportunity to engage in discussion with Ruby to explore further the power of mindfulness practice and how it can be applied.

Fri 8 Apr, 1pm
Sword in the Stone
Join us on a magical adventure as a young squire stumbles upon an unusual friend - a beloved old sorcerer named Merlin - and a legendary blade - Excalibur! Expect magic, adventure and medieval sword duels in this spellbinding Easter pantomime.
£12 (children £10 / family £40

Fri 8 Apr, 8pm
Romesh Ranganathan
‘Irrational’ will see Romesh examine the issues close to his heart, and explains why everybody else is wrong about them. The last two years have deen his two critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival shows, ‘Rom Wasn’t Built In A Day’ and ‘Rom Com’ being nominated for the coveted Edinburgh Festival Awards for Best Show 2014 and Best Newcomer in 2013. No stranger to TV comedy panel shows, Romesh also stars in his very own BBC 3 series ‘Asian Provocateur’.
£14 (£12 conc)

Sat 9 Apr, 12-3.30pm
Harmonica Workshop with Steve Lockwood

Sat 9 Apr, 2.30-4.30pm
Strictly Saturdays
Ballroom and Latin dancing

Sat 9 Apr, 8pm
Martin Taylor & Martin Simpson
Award winning Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor teams up with acoustic and slide guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson, sharing the stage and adding to each other’s songs and instrumental pieces, taking them to new levels.

Mon 11 Apr, 6.30pm
Gardeners’ Question Time
Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of Bury in Bloom, BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time features a celebrated panel of gardening experts tackling questions put to them by local gardening enthusiasts.

Sun 10 Apr, 8pm
Fat Cat Comedy Club
See www.fatcatcomedyclub.com for line-up.

Tue 12 Apr, 7.30pm
Philippa Hanna
Philippa Hanna has grown from her roots in the Gospel scene to be one of the UK’s most engaging and inspiring songwriters, with her rich vocals and feel-good music winning the hearts of audiences the world. She has toured alongside Lionel Richie and Wet Wet Wet, and kicked off 2015 with a trip to Nashville, writing with some of the biggest names in US country music.
£10 / £5

Wed 13 Apr, 7.30pm
Cavern Beatles
Drawing on an extensive repertoire of hits and album tracks, the Cavern Beatles perform their entire 2 hour show completely live. Hours of study and rehearsal have gone into the show, which emulates The Beatles with breath-taking attention to detail.

Thu 14 Apr, 7.30pm
Feast of Fiddles
Typically, fiddlers Peter Knight (Steeleye Span), Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention), Phil Beer (Show of Hands), Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band), Ian Cutler (Bully Wee), Tom Leary (Lindisfarne) and Garry Blakeley (Band of Two) add the large range of fiddle playing styles to the rock back-line of guitars, keyboards, sax and accordion – all held together by legendary drummer Dave Mattacks.

Fri 15 Apr, 7.30pm
Academy of Ancient Music
JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.1
Vivaldi Concerto in G minor
Telemann Concerto for 3 oboes and 3 violins
Vivaldi Concerto in D major
JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.4
£25 / £20 / £5 U25s

Sat 16 Apr, 9.15am
Spring Science Study Day
Four lectures covering a diversity of subjects from Geology to Black Holes, from Insect Conservation to Clever Crows presented by 4 experts in their field from Cambridge University.
Organised by Bury St Edmunds U3A

Sat 16 Apr, 7.30pm
David Bowie – A Celebration
DavidLive presents a sincere recreation of David Bowie from Ziggy Stardust to Thin White Duke to his 1980s hits

Sun 17 Apr, 11.30am
Songbook Sundays
Relax in the Apex Lounge with the Chris Ingham Trio & special guest singers from the world of jazz. Kevin Fitzsimmons - swing singer who has wowed audiences at London’s Ronnie Scott’s & New York’s Birdland.

Sun 17 Apr, 4pm
Prometheus Orchestra
Mozart’s Piano Concerto K466, with exciting young piano soloist John Paul Ekins, plus Mendelssohn’s popular ‘Hebrides’ Overture and Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony.
£20 (£10 students/U18s)

Mon 18 Apr, 8pm
Treacherous Orchestra
A powerful force in Scottish music; this huge eleven strong, folk big band deliver epic, incendiary live performances. On stage the players are hugely entertaining, mixing their original tunes up with theatrical anarchic rock attitude.

25th East Anglian Beer Festival
Wed 20 – Sat 23 April, 12 noon - 11pm
More than 95 Real Ales and Ciders from local brewers are served direct from the casks, souvenir glasses available and free soft drinks for drivers.

Mon 25 Apr, 8pm
With sensitive and touching ancient ballads and energetic foot-tapping reels and jigs, and heart-warming engaging live performances, Altan have established themselves as the best and foremost traditional Irish band to come out of Ireland.

Tue 26 Apr, 8pm
These multi-instrumentalists take their influence from the likes of Björk, Frank Zappa and Gentle Giant. They weave several alt.pop and progfolk together with 3 part harmony vocals, amplified Cello, distorted Bassoon, Drums, Double bass, Guitars and synths.

Wed 27 Apr, 8pm
Red Hot Chilli Pipers
Bagpipes with attitude, in a ground-breaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and Rock/Pop Anthems. No mere novelty act, these are impressive musicians from Scotland and further afield, many holding World Championship titles and all seriously good players with credentials and qualifications.
£20 adv / £22 door

Thu 28 Apr, 7.30pm
Ian Shaw
Twice winner of the BBC Jazz Award, Ian Shaw is instinctive, creative and original. His 14th studio LP, produced by BBC Radio 3’s Claire Martin, includes innovative takes on songs by the likes of David Bowie, Lionel Bart and his musical heroine Joni Mitchell, along with three newly written tracks.
£16.50 / £5 U25s

Sat 30 Apr, 7.30pm
Rita Coolidge
Rita's credentials are the stuff of legend: from backing singer with the likes of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix & Bob Dylan to Country Duo of the Year with husband Kris Kristofferson, and the theme for the James Bond thriller Octopussy.

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