March 2017

  1. Snappy Operas

    Tuesday 28th March 2017

    A new nationwide project, by Mahogany Opera Group, to create new short operas with young people aged 7-11. Featuring Burton End Primary Academy, Coupals Primary Academy, Place Farm Primary Academy and...
    £3 - 5.30pm & 7pm
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  2. Postnatal Yoga

    Wednesday 29th March 2017

    From 6 weeks post birth come along with your beautiful baby and learn to gently help bring your body back from pregnancy.
    £8 - 11.15am - 12.15pm
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  3. Beginners Yoga - Lunchtime Class

    Wednesday 29th March 2017

    “Preventative do-it-yourself medicine in your lunch hour!” A new 45 minute lunch time class run by the Self Centre at The Apex, designed to allow you enough time to complete the class and grab a bite ...
    £7 - 1pm
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  4. Frigg’s Finnish Fiddle Tunes Workshop

    Wednesday 29th March 2017

    Band members offer a fiddle tunes workshop for all string players (not just fiddlers!) through next generation & intermediate to advanced.
    £10 - 5pm
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  5. Frigg (Finland)

    Wednesday 29th March 2017

    Hot fiddles from cool Scandinavia... it's Frigg, the Finnish fiddle septet, and Songlines’ Top Of The World choice. Frigg's blistering Nordgrass is a mix of Nordic folk and American bluegrass. Don’t m...
    £16 - 7.30pm
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  6. The Three Degrees

    Thursday 30th March 2017

    The Three Degrees are well known for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns, and fabulous stage shows. They are known all around the world for songs like "When Will I See You Again", "Dirty Ol' Man", "...
    £25 - 7.30pm
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  7. Spring Art Exhibition

    Friday 31st March 2017

    The Cathedral Art Club are pleased to present their Spring Art Exhibition at Moyse’s Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds A colourful and vibrant collection of work in oils, watercolours and mixed media.
  8. babyballet® classes

    Friday 31st March 2017

    babyballet® is a fun, award winning pre-school dance concept for girls and boys from 6 months to 6 years. babyballet® dance classes allow babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy the physical and ...
  9. To go gentle into the good night

    Friday 31st March 2017

    Salley Vickers was born in Liverpool brought up by committed communists in a family where the only book not available was the Bible, provoking in her an abiding interest in religion of all kinds. ...
  10. The Fureys

    Friday 31st March 2017

    Legends of Irish music & song The Fureys, renowned for their hit songs including 'I will love you', 'When you were sweet 16' and 'The green fields of France', return to The Apex in March 2017.
    £21 - 7.30pm
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April 2017

  1. Spring Go Bingo

    Saturday 1st - Monday 17th April 2017

    Spring is in the air... Play bingo with a difference. Explore Nowton Park searching for natural objects to tick off your list. Find five in a row and collect a prize from the café!
  2. Spring Art Exhibition

    Saturday 1st - Sunday 30th April 2017

    The Cathedral Art Club are pleased to present their Spring Art Exhibition at Moyse’s Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds A colourful and vibrant collection of work in oils, watercolours and mixed media.
  3. Boxiana: Heroes of the Ring

    Saturday 1st April 2017

    A temporary exhibition of prints from the BSAT collection, telling the story of prize fighting and the first sporting celebrities from 1788 – 1860.
  4. Little Mix Experience

    Saturday 1st April 2017

    If you’re a fan of one of X Factor’s finest exports you’re sure to L.O.V.E. The Little Mix Experience! Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UK’s finest girl bands. With breathtaking da...
    £15 - 1pm
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  5. Sklamberg & The Shepherds

    Sunday 2nd April 2017

    Klezmer royalty in transcontinental exploration of common roots... Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder o...
    £12.50 - 7.30pm
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  6. Easter Egg Hunt at Abbey Gardens

    Monday 3rd - Monday 17th April 2017

    An egg-stra special Easter challenge! The Easter Bunny has hidden some eggs in the Abbey Gardens. Can you find them all? Each egg contains a letter to reveal a secret code word. Get the right an...
  7. Georgie Fame

    Monday 3rd April 2017

    Georgie Fame appears in concert at The Apex, one of a very select number of UK tour dates... With his much loved blend of Jazz and Rhythm & Blues, Georgie Fame has consistently worked in the highest m...
    £23 - 7.30pm
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  8. The Battle of the Somme: SYO

    Tuesday 4th April 2017

    One of 100 live orchestral performances taking place to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
    £12/£10/£5 - 7.30pm
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  9. Wild Wood Adventures

    Wednesday 5th April 2017

    Children aged 6+ will enjoy wild activities in Nowton Park woods. They'll build secret dens and shelters and camouflage them with leaves and brash. Then collect materials to make a fire and toast mars...
    £4. Booking essential
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  10. Making Bird Feeders

    Wednesday 5th April 2017

    The best way to find out about birds is to put food out and watch them at close hand. Children aged 5-12 will love this drop-in workshop, in which they’ll learn how to make some simple feeders (monkey...
  11. Treasure Island

    Thursday 6th April 2017

    Ahoy there ship mates! Sail with us this Easter for a swashbuckling adventure on board the Jolly Rodger!
    £15 Adults / £13 Concessions - 3pm
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  12. Sinatra, Sequins & Swing

    Friday 7th April 2017

    The most exciting Big Band Swing show to hit the UK for years, Sinatra Sequins & Swing (The Capitol Years Live!) is a must-see for any fan of Frank Sinatra, Big Bands, Rat Pack, Swing & 50s Hollywood....
    £23 - 7.30pm
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  13. Crafts & Gifts at The Apex

    Saturday 8th April 2017
    Saturday 29th April 2017

    Local exhibitors offer a great selection of handmade crafts & unique gifts at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. A warm and friendly craft & gift shopping experience!
  14. Harmonica Workshop

    Saturday 8th April 2017

    Harmonica phenomenon Steve Lockwood’s harmonica workshops at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds are very popular. The workshops are suitable for harmonica players of all abilities - including complete beginner...
    £30 - 12noon-3.30pm
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  15. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

    Saturday 8th April 2017

    MEI Theatrical Ltd The timeless classic makes its way off the page and onto the stage. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show fe...
  16. Strictly Saturdays

    Saturday 8th April 2017

    Dump the shopping and come dancing at The Apex in the upstairs bar! Ballroom, Latin and Rock & Roll - just turn up and join in! Strictly Saturdays runs from 2.30pm-4.30pm one Saturday a month - check ...
  17. The Searchers

    Saturday 8th April 2017

    Hear classic hits as 'Sweets For My Sweet', 'Needles and Pins', 'Don’t Throw Your Love Away', 'Sugar and Spice' and 'When You Walk In The Room', plus anecdotes and reminiscences...
    £23 - 7.30pm
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  18. Fat Cat Comedy Club

    Sunday 9th April 2017

    Bury St Edmunds' great monthly comedy night at The Apex!
    £12 - 8pm
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  19. The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    Monday 10th April 2017

    Come along and enjoy the Mad Hatter's Tea Party in The Apex Lounge, prior to the performance of Alice in Wonderland.
  20. Alice in Wonderland

    Monday 10th April 2017

    Take a whirlwind trip around Wonderland and let your mind wander on this wonderful voyage of mayhem and madness... A fast-paced, highly entertaining Easter pantomime from the fabulous TaleGate Theatre...
    £12 Adult / £10 Child / £40 Family - 2pm
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  21. Abbeygate Cinema

    Tuesday 11th April 2017

    Abbeygate Cinema delivers a quality cinema event; a tasteful and refined theatre-like experience with a strong mix of arthouse, independent and quality mainstream films, as well as live screenings fro...
  22. Mixed Ability Yoga

    Tuesday 11th April 2017
    Tuesday 25th April 2017

    Emily’s Mixed Ability Vinyasa class, covers various postures and flows while integrating basic breathing and meditation techniques to improve energy and release any build-up of tension you may have ac...
    £8 - 5.45pm-6.45pm
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  23. A Crime of Necessity

    Tuesday 11th April 2017

    Moyse’s Hall looks at a crime common in times of Poverty past; that of poaching. A clutch of eggs to feed a family could lead to transportation; or worse, to the Gallows.
    £10 Adults Only
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  24. Nowton Park’s Amazing Easter Egg Hunt

    Wednesday 12th - Thursday 13th April 2017

    The Easter Bunny has hidden all of his Easter eggs in the Nowton Park maze! Try not to get lost as you look high and low for his special Easter eggs. Collect a delicious chocolate treat when you find ...
    £4. Booking essential
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  25. Camp Fires & Den Building

    Wednesday 12th April 2017

    Children aged 6-12 will love to show off their wild side by joining us for a den building session in the park. They'll be rewarded with toasted marshmallows cooked over a campfire.
    £5 per child. Booking essential
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  26. At Last - The Etta James Story

    Wednesday 12th April 2017

    Starring the sensational Vika Bull, this smash-hit narrative concert tells the story of soul legend Etta James’ turbulent life and features some of her most beloved songs.
    £22 - 7.30pm
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  27. Beauty & The Beast Inspired Tea Party

    Thursday 13th April 2017

    Join us for a Beauty and the Beast inspired tea party in our beautiful Georgian Ballroom.
  28. Room on the Broom

    Friday 14th - Saturday 15th April 2017

    Tall Stories Join the Witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The ...
  29. Wilko Johnson

    Friday 14th April 2017

    This event is now sold out. Please call the Box Office on 01284 758000 to be added to the waiting list...
    SOLD OUT - 8pm
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  30. Anglo-Saxon Games & Viking Pastimes

    Saturday 15th - Monday 17th April 2017

    Ealdfaeder come to West Stow to present the 5th English National Hnefatafl Championships this Easter weekend, with Champion Tim Millar as tutor and judge! Tim Millar and Ealdfeader group members will ...
  31. Bird Food Bonanza!

    Saturday 15th April 2017

    Tasty treat for our feathered friends! Come along to the rangers shop in the abbey gardens to make your own bird feeder to take home. The birds are extra busy building nests and getting ready for s...
  32. Easter Egg Hunt at East Town Park

    Saturday 15th April 2017

    Easter fun for all the family – find the hidden tokens in the park, with a chocolate egg for every child, and lots of special prizes.
  33. Lindisfarne

    Saturday 15th April 2017

    This event is now sold out. Please call the Box Office on 01284 758000 to be added to the waiting list...
    SOLD OUT - 8pm
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  34. Introducing Archery course

    Sunday 16th April 2017

    A three hour course including a classroom session and practice on an outdoor range in West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village.
    £25 Adults / £20 Senior Citizens,Young Persons
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  35. Songbook Sundays: April 2017

    Sunday 16th April 2017

    Songbook Sundays take place in The Athenaeum, and feature the Chris Ingham Trio with special guest singers from the world of jazz... this time, Joan Viskant with 'The Songs of Peggy Lee'.
    11.30am - £10 adv
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  36. Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night

    Sunday 16th - Monday 17th April 2017

    Award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili, known for his legendary stand-up performances, is back on a nationwide tour! Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, his stand-up i...
    £24.50 - 8pm
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  37. Thelnetham Windmill

    Monday 17th April 2017

    A unique opportunity to look inside one of the very few remaining working windmills in Suffolk. This tower mill was restored from dereliction by a team of dedicated volunteers in the 1980s and has bee...
  38. Gods of Sport

    Thursday 20th April 2017

    A temporary exhibition of stunning black and white sporting photography by award winning photographer Chris Smith.
  39. Tower Tours at St Edmundsbury Cathedral

    Thursday 20th April 2017

    Join our Tower Guides, at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds on an exciting journey where you will learn more about the origins of our Cathedral church and about its continuing development over...
  40. Retraining of Racehorses Demonstration and Meet and Greet

    Thursday 20th April 2017

    Every day at 11.00am and 2.30pm there are demonstrations in the Peter O’Sullevan Arena to show how a racehorse is retrained after it has finished racing. This might include dressage, lunging, long rei...
  41. babyballet® classes

    Friday 21st April 2017
    Friday 28th April 2017

    babyballet® is a fun, award winning pre-school dance concept for girls and boys from 6 months to 6 years. babyballet® dance classes allow babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy the physical and ...
  42. Beginners Bow Shoot

    Saturday 22nd April 2017

    A one hour family archery taster session on an outdoor range in West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village.
    Adult £10 / Child £8. Booking essential
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  43. Spring at Nowton Park

    Sunday 23rd April 2017

    Celebrate Spring at Nowton Park. Meet the new lambs and Kitty the shepherdess. Speak to Phil for horticultural advice and stock up on plants for your garden. Join the rangers for den building, fire li...
  44. Suffolk Soul Singers Concert

    Sunday 23rd April 2017

    An uplifting evening of soul and gospel influenced music. Led by Andi Hopgood, this dynamic community choir packs its performances with an exciting mix of old and new foot-stomping, finger-snapping so...
    £12 - 7.30pm
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  45. Tasmin Little & Piers Lane

    Tuesday 25th April 2017

    It is a great pleasure to be inviting international concert violinist Tasmin Little back to The Apex alongside pianist Piers Lane. Together, Tasmin and Piers will perform all three of the great sonata...
    £20 - 7.30pm
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  46. Live in the Undercroft: Rosie Hood

    Wednesday 26th April 2017

    Milkmaid Folk Club presents young folk singer Rosie Hood as part of 'Live in the Undercroft' at Moyse’s Hall Museum. Rosie Hood is a young folk singer from Wiltshire. Having started learning tradition...
    £10 - 7.30pm
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  47. King King

    Friday 28th April 2017

    “King King are the living, breathing, here and now of classic rock music” They are a multi-award winning rock/blues band with a back catalogue to die for...
    £20/£22 - 8pm
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  48. Stacey Kent

    Saturday 29th April 2017

    Internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated vocalist, Stacey Kent, returns to The Apex with a brand new concert, featuring music from her latest album, 'Tenderly', including standards and jazz clas...
    £22 - 7.30pm
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  49. Spring Foraging Walk

    Sunday 30th April 2017

    Discover nature’s bounty. Enjoy a walk around Nowton Park and learn how to identify and forage for a whole variety of wild food.
    10am - £20
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  50. Meet the 95th Rifles

    Sunday 30th April 2017

    Meet the 95th Rifles when they are camped at West Stow and find out how our Baker rifles beat Napoleon. You can talk to a ‘chosen man’, try one of the famous green jackets or feel the weight of a...
  51. Because We Can Can Can!

    Sunday 30th April 2017

    Theatretrain presents a show dedicated to the inspiration of stage and screen. Enjoy Drama, Dance & Song from box office smashes including Star Wars, Moulin Rouge, Sister Act, Frozen, Chitty Chitty B...
    3pm & 7pm - £14
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May 2017

  1. Meet the 95th Rifles

    Monday 1st May 2017

    Meet the 95th Rifles when they are camped at West Stow and find out how our Baker rifles beat Napoleon. You can talk to a ‘chosen man’, try one of the famous green jackets or feel the weight of a...
  2. Boxiana: Heroes of the Ring

    Monday 1st May 2017

    A temporary exhibition of prints from the BSAT collection, telling the story of prize fighting and the first sporting celebrities from 1788 – 1860.
  3. March, Swing & Sing

    Monday 1st May 2017

    The GB Home Guard Band provides a unique musical experience dedicated to the music from the World War Two era.
    £12 - 3pm
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  4. Mixed Ability Yoga

    Tuesday 2nd May 2017
    Tuesday 9th May 2017

    Emily’s Mixed Ability Vinyasa class, covers various postures and flows while integrating basic breathing and meditation techniques to improve energy and release any build-up of tension you may have ac...
    £8 - 5.45pm-6.45pm
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  5. Peatbog Faeries

    Tuesday 2nd May 2017

    "Welcome to the weird but undoubtedly wonderful world of The Peatbog Faeries, Skye's finest, where you should always expect the unexpected. Gloriously unpredictable, a band to treasure" - fRoots... Fo...
    £17 - 8pm
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  6. babyballet® classes

    Friday 5th May 2017
    Friday 12th May 2017
    Friday 19th May 2017
    Friday 26th May 2017

    babyballet® is a fun, award winning pre-school dance concept for girls and boys from 6 months to 6 years. babyballet® dance classes allow babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy the physical and ...
  7. Fashion Fusion 2017

    Friday 5th May 2017

    The Apex is delighted to present an exclusive evening for fashion lovers, showcasing the best of Bury St Edmunds’ retailers. With a mix of independent shops and high street stores, including unseen...
    £18 - 7pm Drinks Reception
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  8. The Death of a Soul Man

    Friday 5th May 2017

    A murder mystery night with a difference..
    £26.50 - 7pm
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  9. Magic of The Musicals

    Saturday 6th May 2017

    Brandon School Of Dance perform the best of the musicals. Students from 5 years upwards show off their talent in ballet, tap, modern/freestyle, contemporary, cheer and musical theatre.
    £6/£4 - 12.30 & 3.30pm
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  10. Introducing the Longbow course

    Sunday 7th May 2017

    A three hour course including a classroom session and practice on an outdoor range in West Stow Country Park and Anglo-Saxon Village.
    £30 Adult / £25 Concessions
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  11. Prometheus Orchestra

    Sunday 7th May 2017

    Suffolk’s own Prometheus Orchestra returns to The Apex with rising star soloist John Paul Ekins The attractive programme, conducted by Edmond Fivet, features Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto with Jo...
    £20 - 4pm
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  12. Dutch Swing College Band World Jubilee Tour

    Tuesday 9th May 2017

    There’s a treat in store when the Dutch Swing College Band comes your way... Officially launched on D Day 1945, this traditional dixieland band uniquely has over 100 albums to its name. These young pl...
    £17.50 - 7.30pm
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  13. Ed Balls: Strictly Speaking Out

    Thursday 11th May 2017

    A discussion on a life in and out of politics – from the despatch box to the stage on Strictly – by one of Britain’s most influential and well-loved political figures.
    £20 - 7.30pm
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  14. Robin Nolan

    Friday 12th May 2017

    Simply put, The Robin Nolan Trio are one of the world’s best known and most admired Gypsy Jazz acts of the last 20 years.
    £14 - 8pm
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  15. Crafts & Gifts at The Apex

    Saturday 13th May 2017
    Saturday 20th May 2017

    Local exhibitors offer a great selection of handmade crafts & unique gifts at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. A warm and friendly craft & gift shopping experience!
  16. Spring Ends, Summer Dawns

    Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th May 2017

    Stowacynn come to the Anglo-Saxon Village to bid farewell to Spring and look ahead to the coming seasons. As Spring ends and Summer dawns, meet the people of the Village as they...
  17. Thelnetham Windmill

    Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th May 2017
    Monday 29th May 2017

    A unique opportunity to look inside one of the very few remaining working windmills in Suffolk. This tower mill was restored from dereliction by a team of dedicated volunteers in the 1980s and has bee...
  18. Harmonica Workshop

    Saturday 13th May 2017

    Harmonica phenomenon Steve Lockwood’s harmonica workshops at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds are very popular. The workshops are suitable for harmonica players of all abilities - including complete beginner...
    £30 - 12noon-3.30pm
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  19. Strictly Saturdays

    Saturday 13th May 2017

    Dump the shopping and come dancing at The Apex in the upstairs bar! Ballroom, Latin and Rock & Roll - just turn up and join in! Strictly Saturdays runs from 2.30pm-4.30pm one Saturday a month - check ...
  20. Fat Cat Comedy Club Mystery Show

    Sunday 14th May 2017

    Bury St Edmunds' great monthly comedy night at The Apex!
  21. Akenfield

    Friday 19th May 2017

    Directed by Sir Peter Hall in 1974 and often described as “a work of rural realism”, Akenfield has been digitised thanks to the British Film Institute’s Unlocking Film Heritage Digitisation Fund ensur...
    £11- 6pm
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  22. Acoustic Beatles

    Friday 19th May 2017

    The timeless, mysteriously resonant compositions of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison, and the stories behind them. Some classics and some less familiar gems performed by the author of Rough Guide to the...
    £15 -8pm
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  23. Bread or Blood

    Friday 19th May 2017

    Andy Wall performs a solo set and then joins Gareth Calway to perform ‘Bread or Blood, the story of the Littleport and Ely Riots of 1816' (commissioned by the Ely Folk Festival in 2016). In between, A...
    £10 - 8pm
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  24. The Westbrook Blake

    Friday 19th May 2017

    Described in the Independent on Sunday as "perhaps the greatest work in all British jazz".
    £21 - 8pm
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  25. Edwin Sanz Salsa Orchestra

    Friday 19th May 2017

    A festival exclusive! A special one-off performance by the ten piece band voted 'Best Latin act' by the legendary Glastonbury Festival.
    £20 - 8pm
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  26. Gods of Sport

    Saturday 20th May 2017

    A temporary exhibition of stunning black and white sporting photography by award winning photographer Chris Smith.
  27. Walk: Yarns

    Saturday 20th May 2017

    Ever wondered why Bury St Edmunds was a wealthy medieval town? Of course you could say because of its Abbey, but as with many Suffolk towns, it owed much of its prosperity to what grew on the backs of...
    £8 - 10.30am
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  28. Tower Tours at St Edmundsbury Cathedral

    Saturday 20th May 2017

    Join our Tower Guides, at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds on an exciting journey where you will learn more about the origins of our Cathedral church and about its continuing development over...
  29. Beginners Bow Shoot

    Saturday 20th May 2017

    A one hour family archery taster session on an outdoor range in West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village.
    Adult £10 / Child £8. Booking essential
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  30. Street Theatre

    Saturday 20th May 2017

    A host of street theatre performers who will delight you, amaze you and put a smile on your face! And guess what……it’s all free!
  31. Retraining of Racehorses Demonstration and Meet and Greet

    Saturday 20th May 2017

    Every day at 11.00am and 2.30pm there are demonstrations in the Peter O’Sullevan Arena to show how a racehorse is retrained after it has finished racing. This might include dressage, lunging, long rei...
  32. Draw On Sweet Night

    Saturday 20th May 2017

    John Wilbye, considered the greatest of the Elizabethan madrigalists, spent his entire working life in the service of Sir Thomas and Lady Elizabeth Kytson at Hengrave Hall in Suffolk. This was not unu...
    £9 - 2pm
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  33. Mendelssohn Elijah

    Saturday 20th May 2017

    The prodigiously gifted Felix Mendelssohn first conceived of writing the oratorio Elijah in 1836, but it was not until ten years later that a commission from the Birmingham Festival gave him the oppor...
    £25 - £15 - 7.30pm
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  34. Clare Teal & her Mini Big Band

    Saturday 20th May 2017

    The First Ladies of Swing – Ella, Peggy, Doris And Beyond. We’re long-time fans of Clare’s and always love inviting her to come and perform in Bury St Edmunds.
    £24 - 7.30pm
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  35. The Siren of Heaven

    Saturday 20th May 2017

    ‘The Siren of Heaven’ is a lively introduction to the life and work of ‘La Cecchina’, presented by soprano Juliet Fraser, lutenist Jamie Akers and author Anna Beer. Francesca Caccini (1587-1640) held...
    £10 - 7.30pm
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  36. Tropicana Nights – The Ultimate 80’s Party Night

    Saturday 20th May 2017

    If you are looking for a fun filled evening of pure 80s music and dancing for the over 25s, then look no further. Come and join us at one of our amazing parties and indulge yourselves in pure 80s heav...
  37. Introducing Archery course

    Sunday 21st May 2017

    A three hour course including a classroom session and practice on an outdoor range in West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village.
    £25 Adults / £20 Senior Citizens,Young Persons
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  38. Walk: The Grid

    Sunday 21st May 2017

    The 900 year old street plan of Bury's town centre is little changed today. We will walk through this ancient grid of streets, looking at the many interesting buildings and find out about who lived h...
    £8 - 10.30am
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  39. Songbook Sundays: May 2017

    Sunday 21st May 2017

    Songbook Sundays take place in The Athenaeum, and feature the Chris Ingham Trio with special guest singers from the world of jazz... this time Joanna Eden: Embraceable Ella
    £10 - 11.30am
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  40. In Love With Alma Cogan

    Sunday 21st May 2017

    Filmed in Cromer, this gentle comedy-drama in the mould of LITTLE VOICE and LOCAL HERO revolves around the declining fortunes of a pier theatre in a run-down seaside resort. Theatre manager Norman (Ro...
    £9 - 2pm
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  41. National Youth Music Theatre: Honk!

    Sunday 21st May 2017

    Since it first hatched in 1993, HONK! - a charming twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Ugly Duckling’ - has winged its way around the world in over 8,000 productions and has won multiple awards in...
    £16 - 4.30pm & 7pm
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  42. Cathedral Choir

    Sunday 21st May 2017

    This concert given by the Cathedral Choir will feature a setting of the Requiem by Maurice Duruflé.
    £6 - 5pm
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  43. Takacs Quartet

    Sunday 21st May 2017

    Recognized as one of the world's greatest string quartets, in 2012, Gramophone, announced that the Takács was the only string quartet to be inducted into its first Hall of Fame.
    £24 - 7.30pm
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  44. The Floozies

    Sunday 21st May 2017

    The Floozies’ jazzy folk songs will headline this all-female line up performing in aid of the Bury St Edmunds Women’s Aid Centre. Supporting are Sally Army with songs about weirdos, cat ladies and ji...
    £10 - 7.30pm
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  45. Art Themen Trio

    Monday 22nd May 2017

    A fantastically exciting, playful and inventive saxophonist, Art Themen has been a beloved character of the British jazz scene for over 50 years, from Alexis Korner to Stan Tracey, and remains as bril...
    £9 - 1pm
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  46. Witchfinder General

    Monday 22nd May 2017

    A disturbing tale of evil set during the English Civil War. When Matthew Hopkins is appointed Witchfinder General by the Puritans under Cromwell, he is empowered to travel the countryside with his hen...
    £11 - 6pm
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  47. 6 Hands: John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan

    Monday 22nd May 2017

    The last time John Williams played at The Apex it was for his last ever solo recital and it is an absolute delight to be able to invite him back to Bury St Edmunds with his long standing duo partner, ...
    £26 - 7.30pm
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  48. John Law: Goldberg Variations

    Monday 22nd May 2017

    Prize-winning, internationally acclaimed jazz pianist and composer John Law, returns to his classical roots with a unique, personal re-working of J.S. Bach’s famous, enigmatic masterpiece, the Goldber...
    £16 - 7.30pm
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  49. Clare Hammond

    Tuesday 23rd May 2017

    It has been a busy couple of years for Clare, with her appearance as the young Miss Shepherd in Alan Bennett’s film of Lady in the Van; winning the 2015 RPS Young Artist Award which celebrates outstan...
    £9 - 1pm
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  50. With Love From Suffolk

    Tuesday 23rd May 2017

    With Love From... Suffolk is a feature film that celebrates love in all its guises. Set entirely within Suffolk, it is not just a funny and tender exploration of relationships - it's also a love lette...
    £11 - 6pm
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  51. Kathryn Tickell & The Side

    Tuesday 23rd May 2017

    Channeling their diverse musical experiences into a powerful new sound, The Side, stay true to the spirit and essence of Kathryn’s own Northumbrian folk tradition whilst unleashing the talent and crea...
    £17 - 7.30pm
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  52. The Tenant

    Tuesday 23rd May 2017

    Theatre and music performance company, Concert Theatre, tells the story of Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall through their new work 'The Tenant'. Performed in the round, Brontë’s feminist 19t...
    £16 - 7.30pm
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  53. Late night in the Quire

    Tuesday 23rd May 2017

    The Apollon Duo was formed in 2015 by violinist Dora Chatzigeorgiou and organist Alexander Binns, and explores the seldom heard repertoire for this unique combination of instruments. Music by compos...
    £6 - 10pm
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  54. Songs for Scarlet Women

    Wednesday 24th May 2017

    Sarah Moule & Simon Wallace Celebrating the Femme Fatale in all her feisty glory via intriguingly recast standards, this celebrated musical entertainment mixes songs with pithy spoken vignettes, qu...
    £9 - 1.30pm
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  55. The Bridge

    Wednesday 24th May 2017

    In the hot summer of 1887, life seems idyllic when Isobel Hetherington and her three young daughters moved into their seaside residence. But when Phillip Wilson Steer arrives for his annual painting v...
    £9 - 2pm
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  56. All in a Garden Green

    Wednesday 24th May 2017

    The early music trio, Hexachordia, presents a celebration of the English garden in music, song and words. Performing on harp, recorders, cittern, lute and viols, the music is interspersed with readin...
    £10 - 6.30pm
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  57. Horticultural Experience Evening

    Wednesday 24th May 2017
    Saturday 27th May 2017

    Hanging basket demonstration and talk The Abbey Gardens are renowned for horticultural excellence, and our award winning gardeners have a wealth of knowledge and experience. Our event will offer yo...
  58. Martin Newell and the Hosepipe Band

    Wednesday 24th May 2017

    Away from their ceilidh work, The Hosepipe Band’s collaboration with North Essex poet Martin Newell has seen band members compose original music to accompany readings of three of Martin’s long poems: ...
    £10 - 7.30pm
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  59. Brahms 1: From Memory

    Wednesday 24th May 2017

    Aurora is currently the only orchestra worldwide presenting whole symphonies from memory – a unique performance style which conveys an electrifying sense of adventure, intimacy and heightened communic...
    £24 - 7.30pm
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  60. All in a Garden Green - Wine Tasting

    Wednesday 24th May 2017

    An informal wine tasting at The Old Angel, College Street will follow the All in a Gardens green concert. Wine tasting tickets are only available to All in a Garden Green concert-goers. In aid ...
  61. Silk String Trio

    Thursday 25th May 2017

    A few years ago the internationally renowned virtuoso Cheng Yu brought the Silk and Bamboo Ensemble to the festival; their beautiful mix of traditional and contemporary Chinese music was enjoyed by a ...
    £9 - 1pm
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  62. Requiem For A Village

    Thursday 25th May 2017

    The idyllic, rural past of a Suffolk village is explored through the memories of an old man in this lyrical, extraordinary, little-seen film from filmmaker David Gladwell. Although best known for his ...
    £11 - 6pm
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  63. Rick Wakeman: Piano Portraits

    Thursday 25th May 2017

    This event is now sold out. Please call the Box Office on 01284 758000 to be added to the waiting list...
    SOLD OUT - 7.30pm
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  64. Tallis Scholars

    Thursday 25th May 2017

    A very welcome return from these masters of Renaissance vocal music under the direction of Peter Phillips, with a programme that celebrates the 450th anniversary of the birth of Claudio Monteverdi.
    £26 - 7.30pm
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  65. Oh Goody!

    Thursday 25th May 2017

    An unforgettable evening in the company of one of the funniest and best-loved comedy performers of our time as he discusses his long career with the writer and broadcaster Chris Serle. Tim Brooke-T...
    £21.50 - 7.30pm
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  66. Dixie Strollers

    Friday 26th May 2017

    They’re back! This Dixie/New Orleans seven-piece jazz band is made up of some great young musicians recently graduated from the London music conservatories.
    £9 - 12.30pm
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  67. That Stupendous Bass

    Friday 26th May 2017

    Christopher Webb (bass-baritone) and Oliver John Ruthven (chamber organ) come together to perform bass songs from Restoration England inspired by the voice of Revd John Gostling (described by John Eve...
  68. Drowning By Numbers

    Friday 26th May 2017

    Cissie Colpitts (Joan Plowright) drowns her cheating husband and in the ensuring cover-up enlists the help of lonely coroner Henry Madgett (Bernard Hill), an old friend with a longstanding weakness fo...
    £11 - 6pm
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  69. The Lark Ascending

    Friday 26th May 2017

    Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra presents its featured young artist, Savitri Grier on violin, in a programme of mainly English music showcasing the SPO’s celebrated string section.
    £23 - 7pm
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  70. 3 Daft Monkeys

    Friday 26th May 2017

    “The Highlight of Glastonbury” Mark Radcliffe BBC2 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world-influenced folk music and infectious dancing rhythms will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated....
    £12 - 8pm
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  71. Latin Jazz Night with Derek Nash’s Picante

    Friday 26th May 2017

    Led by Derek Nash, the irrepressible star saxophonist of the Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Picante deliver effervescent entertainment full of the life-affirming rhythms and excitement of aut...
    £15 - 8pm
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  72. Bushcraft Quiz Trail

    Saturday 27th - Wednesday 31st May 2017

    Test your bushcraft and survival knowledge on a woodland trail through Nowton Park... And pick up a prize from the Visitor Centre at the end!
  73. Defence of the Realm

    Saturday 27th - Monday 29th May 2017

    Come and meet living history group Ormsgard as they show us fascinating aspects of their skills and daily life in the Anglo-Saxon Village at West Stow. This will include demonstrations of combat ski...
  74. Silent Cinema: Chaplin

    Saturday 27th May 2017

    This concert of cinematic treasures celebrates 100 years since the creation of Chaplin’s set of masterpieces known as the Mutual Comedies.
    £16 - 11.30am
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  75. The Light Princess

    Saturday 27th May 2017

    Award winning Ballet Cymru presents a brand new ballet The Light Princess featuring a specially commissioned score by internationally acclaimed Welsh harpist and composer Catrin Finch. This unique pr...
    £26 - 3pm & 7pm
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  76. Chicklit

    Saturday 27th May 2017

    A charming comedy about four male friends that will try literally anything to save their favourite local pub from closing down. After brainstorming through ideas, the group decides to write a chick li...
    £11 - 6pm
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  77. Grimethorpe Colliery Band

    Saturday 27th May 2017

    Grimethorpe Colliery Band celebrates its centenary year in 2017, with the history of the organisation stretching back to the First World War. National and British Open Champions on numerous occasions,...
  78. Harvey & The New Wallbangers

    Saturday 27th May 2017

    Three original Wallbangers, Harvey Brough, Jeremy Taylor and Richard Allen plus two new Wallbangers, Clara Sanabras and Naomi Hammerton are joined by ace rhythm section - Andy Hamill and Roy Dodds.
    £20 - 8pm
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  79. Walk: That’s Entertainment

    Sunday 28th May 2017

    In 1539 Henry 8th abolished the monasteries and radically changed the character of Bury St Edmunds. Within a century it had changed from an ecclesiastically dominated town to a centre of amusement, en...
    £8 - 10.30am
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  80. Billy’s Band

    Sunday 28th May 2017

    Billy is the greatest conductor who ever lived and he loves encouraging new friends to join the Band - a fun place where children can listen to and make all different kinds of music.
    £8 - 11.30am
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  81. West Suffolk Jazz

    Sunday 28th May 2017

    This has become an annual slot in the festival programme and very welcome it is too. Some of West Suffolk’s top young jazzers playing some great big band music. Free Event
  82. The Go-Between

    Sunday 28th May 2017

    A young teenage boy, Leo, is invited to a wealthy school friend's rich family estate and is drawn into a love affair between his friend's twenty-something sister, Marian, and the family neighbour, eve...
    £9 - 2pm
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  83. The Theory Of Everything

    Sunday 28th May 2017

    Stephen Hawking is one of the towering figures of our time, a brilliant scientist who brought his groundbreaking ideas into popular consciousness with the bestselling A Brief History of Time. But it’...
    £9 - 5pm
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  84. Flute Fantasia with Sir James & Lady Galway

    Sunday 28th May 2017

    One of the world’s greatest living flautists, Sir James Galway, makes his first appearance at The Apex. Nicknamed ‘The Man with the Golden Flute’, Sir James Galway is globally renowned as the supreme ...
    £38 - 7.30pm
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  85. Mehboob Nadeem & Hanif Khan

    Sunday 28th May 2017

    A rare opportunity for Bury St Edmunds to enjoy an evening of classical Indian sitar and tabla music performed by two virtuoso musicians. Mehboob Nadeem is a 15th generation sitar player and singer an...
    £10 - 7.45pm
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  86. Flower Power!

    Monday 29th - Wednesday 31st May 2017

    Busy Bees Can you help our bee collect pollen and nectar from the right plants to make all the honey he needs this spring? Fun for all the family, including a prize! No need to book
  87. Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe

    Tuesday 30th May 2017

    An Audience with Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe: Somewhere In Time... Ian and Natalie will deliver a night you will remember forever… Strictly’s favourite couple are back with a bang after their first suc...
    £26 - 7.30pm
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  88. Creepy Crawly Explorer

    Wednesday 31st May 2017

    Kids aged 6+ will love exploring the world of creepy crawlies at Nowton Park. They'll sweep through wild flower meadows, roll over logs and dip a net into ponds to discover mini beasts and bugs, with ...
    £4. Booking essential
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  89. Rachel Tucker: Live in Concert

    Wednesday 31st May 2017

    Following a triumphant run as Elphaba in Wicked the Musical on Broadway, Rachel Tucker hits the road for her first UK solo tour. Expect all of the best Wicked songs, mixed in with some jazz, soul and ...
    £26/£20 - 7.30pm
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