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Events at The Apex January & February 2016

Tuesday, 12th January 2016.

Sun 17 Jan, 11am-3pm
The Apex Wedding Fair
Take My Hand present the biggest wedding fair in Bury, with 60 stands, free goody bags and samples, live music and a great atmosphere.

Thu 21 Jan, 8pm
Oysters 3
Up close and personal: John Jones, Alan Prosser and Ian Telfer, the three founder members and creative heart of folk-rock legends Oysterband, invite you to an evening of fresh acoustic performance and not-entirely-discreet stories - an insight into their history, sometimes turbulent, often funny, with great songs from every era of a unique career.

Fri 22 Jan, 7.30pm
Mayors Charity Concert
With Bury St Edmunds Concert Band & St Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir. In aid of the Mayor’s charities: The Samaritans, EACH, Women’s Refuge & WSH Rainbow Ward.
£12 (£8conc)

Sat 23 Jan, 7.30pm
The Chicago Blues Brothers
Celebrating over 30 years of the Blues Bro
thers phenomenon, this non-stop all-live revue is packed with over 2 hours of the very best Blues, Motown & Soul music from both of The Blues Brothers movies including Everybody Needs Somebody, Soul Man, Respect and Shake a Tail Feather - plus more classics from James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Otis Reading!

Sun 24 Jan, 1pm
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
"The Duke's Greatest Hits" by Echoes Of Ellington Jazz Orchestra; Take The A Train, Satin Doll, Mood Indigo, Caravan, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Sophisticated Lady, and all your other Duke Ellington favourites!
£18.50 (£5 U25s)

Thu 28 Jan, 7.30pm
Britten Oboe Quartet
One of the UK’s most distinguished oboists, Nicholas Daniel founded the Quartet with his co-principals from the award-winning Britten Sinfonia.
Adagio K580a for Cor Anglais and String Trio

antasy Quartet Opus 2

Oboe Quartet K.370

£18/ £15/ £5 U25s

Fri 29 Jan, 8pm
The Beat
One of the biggest bands of the 2-Tone movement returns, with hits such as ‘Mirror in the Bathroom’, ‘Too Nice To Talk To’, ‘Hands off She's Mine’ and ‘All Out To Get You’.

Sat 30 Jan, 7.30pm
Nearly Dan
The ten piece Nearly Dan promise all the Steely Dan favourites in a two hour-plus show, featuring tracks from the groove of Countdown to Ecstasy to the super cool of celebrated albums The Royal Scam, Aja and Gaucho.

Sun 31 Jan, 11.30am
Songbook Sundays
Relax in the Apex Lounge with the Chris Ingham Trio & special guest singers from the world of jazz. Sara Dowling has an enchanting, exotic stage presence and her expansive, culturally rich vocals are perfect for Billie Holiday, Anita O’Day & Betty Carter numbers.
£9.50adv / £11.50 door

Sun 31 Jan, 7.30pm
Jack Jones
Jack Sings Frank: Celebrating 100 years of Frank Sinatra. The double Grammy-winning easy listening giant Jack Jones was nominated by Frank Sinatra as “one of the major singers of our time.” Jack and his Big Band put the focus on the upside and the energetic swing of Frank's creative life.

Open daily 2 – 28 Feb
Royal Photographic Society
Exhibition of work taken by photographers from across the East Anglia Region of the Royal Photographic Society.

Thu 4 Feb, 7pm
Mozart by Memory
Aurora Orchestra perform Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 entirely from memory; no music, no music stands and no chairs either! Aurora Orchestra played to great acclaim at both the 2014 and 2015 BBC Proms. Come and see why performers and audience members alike found the experience so exciting and refreshing.
£18/£15/£5 U25s

Fri 5 Feb, 7.30pm
The Enid
The Enid have received a succession of praise for their work in the last year. Founder Robert John Godfrey was crowned VISIONARY at the Progressive Music Awards 2014, along with lead vocalist Joe Payne being voted BEST MALE VOCALIST in the 2014 Prog Magazine Readers’ Poll.
"Robert John Godfrey is one of the greatest composers Great Britain has ever produced" Tommy Vance, BBC Radio One.

Sat 6 Feb, 7.30pm
East Anglia Chamber Orchestra
Debussy’s Prelude a l'Apres Midi, Poulenc’s Concerto for 2 pianos (soloists - the Cann twins), Ravel’s Pavane pur un infant defunte and Ravel’s Mother Goose (complete ballet score).
Conductor - Jacques Cohen.
£20 (£16 / £10 concs)

Sun 7 Feb, 7.30pm
60s Hits and Laughter Show 2
With The Merseybeats (‘Think Of You’, ‘Wishin & Hopin’, ‘Sorrow’) & The Fortunes (‘Storm in a Teacup’, ‘Freedom Come, Freedom Go’)

Mon 8 Feb, 7.30 pm
Mayor’s Chinese New Year Show
St Edmundsbury Borough Council, in conjunction with the Anglo Chinese Cultural Exchange, present a spectacular Variety Show in celebration of the Chinese New Year!

All proceeds will go to the Mayor’s charities: The Samaritans, EACH, Women’s Refuge & West Suffolk Hospital’s Rainbow Ward.

For further details please contact Mayor’s Office on 01284 757135 or
£12 (£8conc)

Thu 11 Feb, 7pm
All-Through Trust Concert
Pupils from local schools take you on a musical journey ‘All Around The World’.

Fri 12 Feb, 8pm
Fairport Convention
Annual visit by folk-rock veterans.

Sat 13 Feb, 12-3.30pm
Harmonica Workshop with Steve Lockwood

Sat 13 Feb, 2.30-4.30pm
Strictly Saturdays
Ballroom and Latin dancing

Sat 13 Feb, 7.30pm
Wolsey Orchestra
Berlioz’ beautifully crafted Les Nuits d’été, Dvořák’s lively Scherzo Capriccioso & Shostakovich’s powerful Tenth Symphony.
Conductor: William Carslake
Soloist: Clare Presland – Mezzo Soprano
£13 (£10conc / students U21 free)

Sun 14 Feb, 8pm
Fat Cat Comedy Club
See www.fatcatcomedyclub.com for line-up.

Mon 15 Feb, 3pm & 7pm
Theatretrain: Alive
Pupils from Bury St Edmunds & Sudbury join forces for a high energy stage production.
£12 (£9conc)

Wed 17 Feb, 7.30pm
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Formed by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958, The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is one of the world’s premier chamber orchestras. Academy Principal Viola Robert Smissen and Principal Cello Stephen Orton showcase the exceptional ability of the musicians who make up the Academy, stepping into the spotlight as soloists for the evening alongside former Academy Principal Double Bass Leon Bosch.

Elgar - Serenade for Strings in E minor Op. 20
Tchaikovsky – Nocturne for cello and strings
Bach - Double concerto
John Woolrich - To the Silver Bow, a double concerto for viola, bass and strings
Britten - Simple Symphony
£23/£18/ £5 U25s

Thu 18 Feb, 1pm
Sid’s Show!
Join Sid from Cbeebies live on stage in a fantastic fun-filled adventure that'll knock your socks off! Sid is setting out on a heroic quest to find out where in the world his favourite socks and shoes have go to - share in the adventure at the bottom of the sea, deep in the jungle or floating in outer space and meet some funny characters along the way.
Perfect for families with children aged 3+
£12adult / £10child/ £40 family

Fri 19 Feb, 7.30pm
The Orbison Story
Barry Steele’s celebration of The Big O’s musical legacy takes you on a specially revamped musical journey, from the early sun years through to the late 80s and The Traveling Wilburys.

Sat 20 Feb, 7.30pm
St Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir
Charity Concert for Nordoff Robbins, with special guest Laura Wright, the nation’s sporting soprano. The choir has a wide repertoire of songs, from 1940s swing, Welsh hymns, spirituals & folk songs to musical theatre & chart hits.
£20 / £10 U16s

Sun 21 Feb, 11.30am
Songbook Sundays
Relax in the Apex Lounge with the Chris Ingham Trio & special guest singers from the world of jazz. Versatile and exciting vocalist, Brigitte Beraha has performed with many jazz luminaries including Kenny Wheeler and Bobby Wellins, and is as dazzling in a cutting-edge contemporary setting as with straight-ahead jazz standards.

Sun 21 Feb, 7.30pm
Howard Jones Solo
An intimate evening of songs and stories with Howard Jones, whose hits include; ‘New Song’, ‘Things Can Only Get Better’, ‘What is Love?’, ‘Pearl In The Shell’, ‘Like to Get To know You Well’, ‘Hide And Seek’, ‘Look Mama’ and ‘No One Is To Blame’.

Wed 24 Feb, 8pm
Stewart Francis
The star of Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre's Roadshow and Live At The Apollo, with his hilarious new show, Pun Gent
£17.50 (£15.50conc)

Thu 25 Feb, 8pm
Jo Harman and Company
Voted ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ at the most recent British Blues Awards, Jo Harman is widely regarded as the most exciting blues/soul/roots artist to emerge in Europe for decades.
"The finest female soul and blues vocalist in the UK" Daily Mirror.

Fri 26 Feb, 8pm
Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys
Gordie’s thrilling dance style, while simultaneously playing the violin, mixes with close-harmony bluegrass vocals & blistering guitar solos to make old-time roots music with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar.

Sat 27 Feb, 7.30pm
Boogie Night 5
With Black Box, Shakatak, Angie Brown & Natasha Watts.

Sun 28 Feb, 6pm
Bury St Edmunds Friendly Orchestra
In concert with clarinettist Liliana Luongo.
£6 (free U10s)

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