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Thursday, November 8, 2018

One of Irish country music’s leading entertainers will make a highly anticipated return to Hunstanton next week.

Get ready to rock as the first act performing at Thetford Forest next summer has been revealed.

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World-famous, award-winning family rave phenomenon Big Fish Little Fish returns to The Maltings in Ely on Saturday November 24.

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Cambridge Music Festival begins on 14 November, with 14 concerts in 10 days of Latin, jazz and classical.

The opening evening has the choir of King’s College Chapel singing works from the last year of Mozart’s life, including his Requieum. The next day, Thursday, November 15 there will be an early evening Concert by the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet playing South American tango, Django Reinhardt, Rossini and swing at Emmanuel United Reformed Church.

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Meet Tommy Atkins, a show about the Great War, is at Haverhill Arts Centre on Thursday, November 15.

From the beginning of the First World War to the end of the Second, Private Tommy Atkins was the name that epitomised the British soldier.

We learn of his experiences in the trenches, fighting on the Somme, at Passchendaele and also the boredom, the loss and the comradeship many never found again.

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Theatre News

Thu, 10:47

It’s £10 off all tickets for weekday performances of Wise Children at Cambridge Arts Theatre

Ruth Jones, who has been off the stage for 12 years due to her successes on television, is an absolute delight in this intriguing and funny play.

Like the film of the same name - and similarly the hit BBC Television series Upstart Crow, the stage version of Shakespeare in Love, draws a lot of plot and humour from women not being allowed to perform on the Elizabethan stage. This play has a slow and laboured start. Interestingly, it takes off when a woman takes the stage. When would-be actress, Viola de Lesseps (played nicely by Imogen Daines) starts reciting Shakespeare’s lines, the play takes life. I would start it from there.

An “immersive theatre experience” of the American musical comedy Fiddler on the Roof will be performed by Viva.

Alan Bennett’s play The Habit of Art, first performed at the National Theatre in 2009, is a play within a play.

The stage is set as a seedy rehearsal room with the principal players having a “run through” with the director absent, the writer present and the assistant stage manager filling in for two actors who are tied up somewhere in a matinee.

Ostensibly, the drama being rehearsed is about a fictional meeting between the poet, W H Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten. However, it becomes a discussion about writing, acting and the exploitation of rent boys. And what it’s like to be one.

Arts News

Fri, 14:33
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A 96-year-old artist is to hold his 51st exhibition at The Old Fire Engine House in Ely later this month.

Entertainment News

Thu, 12:37

Looking for fun family Christmas activities? Why not make a day of the North Pole Cambridge

A Chatteris singer-songwriter has taken the next step in his music career by signing a record deal with GingerDog Records.

Exhilarating and nerve-racking at the same time, GoApe’s new Segway at Night experience is one for the thrill-seekers.

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