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Tony Bell

Tony is a freelance photo-journalist who first started taking pictures for Grapevine Magazine many years ago. Over the years his role has expanded to include non photographic activity and now includes freelance reviews and interviews.

The Rubber Wellies

Original, entertaining and thought provoking, The Rubber Wellies are a travelling folk outfit like few others. Based in the Basque Country, Ireland and UK they are a touring collective skippered by singer songwriter and circus musician Harry Bird and multi-instrumentalist and composer Christophe Capewell. With three albums under their belts …

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Red Rose Chain The Avenue Theatre Thursday 23rd March Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ is for me a special play.   A young student teacher, (on whom I had a teenage schoolboy crush), had her small class read this play, by which I mean characters were selected and the …

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Post War Glamour Girls

Leeds’ much loved post-punk quartet Post War Glamour Girls have announced details of their third album ‘Swan Songs’ which will be released on Hide & Seek Records on the 17th of April. ‘Swan Songs’, the follow up to 2015’s acclaimed ‘Feeling Strange’ and their outstanding debut album, 2014’s ‘Pink Fur’ is musically reminiscent …

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Oklahoma!

Oklahoma! Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds Irving Stage Company Tuesday 21st March 2017 Since first being staged in 1943, Oklahoma! has become a favourite with musical theatre goers across the world. Back then the show did something that was new; it blended song, character, plot and dance, something that today …

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Texas UK Tour

With their glorious new album ‘Jump On Board’ coming out April 21st on BMG, Texas announce 21 UK dates this autumn including a very special show at the Royal Albert Hall 17th September. Tickets go on sale this Friday March 24th Written and produced by Texas stalwarts Johnny McElhone and …

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The Jacksons at Newmarket

The Jockey Club Live has announced the next two artists to join the Newmarket Nights season – Mowtown legends THE JACKSONS on 30th June, and electronic duo CHASE & STATUS on 11th August 2017. The Jacksons, originally formed as The Jackson 5, will be visiting Newmarket as they celebrate an incredible 50 …

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The Machine Stops

The Machine Stops Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds 14 Mar 2017 It is incredible to think that, when the original EM Forster short story on which this play is based was published in 1909, we didn’t have any of the methods of mass communication that today, we carry in our …

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The Endless Coastline Tour

Norwich based singer/songwriter Matt Watson is going to be walking the Suffolk and Norfolk Coast Paths. While walking this epic journey he will also play a series of gigs along the hundred or so mile route. The walk will be raising money for the RNLI, Nelsons Journey and A Change …

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Spamalot Cast Announced

Mercury favourites Simon Shorten and Dale Superville are joined by a host of new faces in the first musical of the season, prior to a UK Tour. The Mercury Theatre Colchester today announced the casting line-up for their first musical of the season, Eric Idle’s hysterical Monty Python masterpiece, Spamalot. …

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All or Nothing

ALL OR NOTHING, the new Small Faces musical sensation, will tour the UK in 2017 on its second major outing. The show opened to critical acclaim and nightly standing ovations at the Vaults Theatre in London in March 2016 and extended its sold-out run before embarking on its first UK …

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