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Grapevine Magazine was first published in 1991. The small Editorial Team, based in Ipswich, Suffolk collate information about live entertainment across East Anglia for the magazine's well known listings. In addition the team publish reviews and interviews on all forms of entertainment. Send your PRESS RELEASES to PressRelease@GrapevineLIVE.co.uk

Roman River

The Roman River Festival 2017 brochure has just been published, with full details of the world-class music, dance and theatrical performers coming to Essex this September.  Click here to view the brochure online. ROMAN RIVER FRIENDS BOOKING HAS OPENED  Becoming a Friend is your chance to make sure you get tickets …

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Crèche For Auditionees

Mercury Theatre provides crèche for auditionees with caring responsibilities at open call-out.  The Mercury’s Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd and Producer Tracey Childs met with theatre-makers from a range of disciplines at recent open auditions, providing crèche facilities supported by Parents in Performing Arts.  On Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th June, …

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Freshers

What makes the jump to university both poignant and anticipated? That is the core of a brand new play which is being premiered by six would-be Norfolk actors in their home county before transferring to the Edinburgh Fringe. Freshers will chronicle the transition from home to university life using a …

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Theatre in the Forest

The Red Rose Chain Theatre Company return to Theatre in the Forest at Jimmy’s Farm this summer, with Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” from 26th July to 27th August.  “As You Like It”  is one of Shakespeare’s most bewitching comedies, featuring some of his best-loved characters. Forget the rules of …

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Sparks

Sparks release ‘What The Hell Is It This Time?’, the new single from the highly anticipated album Hippopotamus (due September 8th 2017). Sparks are famed for writing songs about unlikely subjects and do not disappoint with ‘What The Hell Is It This Time?’ – “an often uttered phrase when people …

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Mercury Playwriting Prize

The Mercury Playwriting Prize, in this inaugural year, received over 160 entries from emerging local writers. 2017’s winner is actor Oliver Bennett whose play, Europe After The Rain, is a darkly surreal and highly theatrical exploration of the world we live in now. It offers up a dark mirror to the …

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Oundle International Festival

The Oundle International Festival brings performers of international repute to a local stage – this July’s programme includes the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, the wonderful European Union Chamber Orchestra with finalist of the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year 2016, horn soloist Ben Goldscheider, the award winning Ruisi Quartet and …

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Carly Paoli

Carly Paoli has been delighting audiences throughout the world, having shared stages with Andrea Bocelli, José Carreras and Elaine Paige, and you can count the Pope and Prince Charles amongst her fans. Now the classical singer is coming home to the UK to tour with one of the country’s most …

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Paolo Morena

In May, Paolo Morena attended the 10th Annual Panic Awards and was voted “SOLO PERFORMER OF THE DECADE”.  A testament to the dedication that the Essex songwriter has shown as a writer and performer over the past 10 years and the huge respect that he is held in.   Paolo’s …

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Peter Pan Cast Announced

Cast announced for the Mercury’s magical, musical summer extravaganza Peter Pan! Family show favourites Pete Ashmore and Sam Pay return, joined by a band of brilliant actor-musicians.  The Mercury Theatre Colchester announce the casting line-up for their fantastic family treat for this summer, J.M. Barrie’s classic, Peter Pan. When Peter …

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Suffolk Day

Today is the first ever Suffolk Day – lets shout it from the rooftops!  The county has a wealth of beautiful places to visit, an amazing array of world acclaimed talented musicians and artists and some of the best food available.   Yes of course we are not unique in …

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Dead Rat Orchestra: Tyburnia

The Dead Rat Orchestra (DRO) take the concept of the live film score to a new level as they tour their acclaimed score to James Holcombe’s Tyburnia around the country. They will be joined by groundbreaking singer Lisa Knapp, one of the UK’s finest interpreters of song, and Holcombe, who …

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Sensing Nature

An arts organisation is set to explore nature’s sounds with a live outdoor musical performance. Waveney & Blyth Arts’ new event will highlight the sounds made by animals, birds and insects native to Norfolk, with outdoor musical performances this summer. The Sensing Nature performances, at Thornham Walks, near Eye, will …

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Cambridge Classical Concert Series

The Cambridge Classical Concert Series has been bringing world class orchestras, soloists and conductors to the Corn Exchange for over 30 years, the 2017/18 series promises to be the most exciting yet. Highlights include the return of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra who last performed at Cambridge Corn Exchange …

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Twelfth Night

RoughCast’s Twelfth Night at Public Hall in Early July. Following their sell-out tour of A Christmas Carol, RoughCast return to Shakespeare with a typically fast-moving and energetic production of the most delightful of his romantic comedies – Twelfth Night so come along to the theatre-based show at Beccles Public Hall …

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Sax Fest Line-up

Sax Fest, Saxmundham’s annual free Music Festival, has released the line-ups for 2017. Friday 28th July sees a folksey themed evening, headed by the brilliant Aartwork. Saturday 29th features a mix of local bands and headline tribute act, Rollin Stoned. This year, in addition to the youth and adult music …

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Blood Brothers

It is three decades since the smash-hit international musical Blood Brothers first toured the UK. And its popularity shows no signs of reducing as its latest tour is already proving to be one of this autumn’s hottest tickets at Norwich Theatre Royal. The epic tale of Liverpool life penned by …

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Ipswich Arts Centre Fundraiser

On Friday 14 July three bands will be performing at Venue 77 to help raise money for the new Ipswich Arts Centre. Local favourites, Albion Mills, Copperhead Toad and The Allotment Band, are generously playing free of charge at the venue behind The Gardener’s Arms from 7pm. Not only that, …

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Some Guys Have All The Luck

From street busker to international superstar and now verging on becoming a national treasure – Rod Stewart has swaggered, charmed and crooned his way through 46 years of a versatile and enduring rock career. Last year, his UK tour brought him to Norwich’s Carrow Road stadium and it also saw …

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The Mudeka Foundation

On Sunday 2nd July, The Mudeka Foundation will be holding an event to celebrate the contribution made by their late trustee and fellow Zimbabwean, Harold Bodmer. The event will be held at Thickthorn Hall from 2pm-6pm and tickets will be charged at £25 per person. Funds raised will add to …

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