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The Apex

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Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
01284 758 000 https://www.theapex.co.uk

Following extensive building work over three years, The Apex opened its doors for the first time on October 8th 2010.

More than four years on, we can still remember the incredible buzz and excitement coupled with the terror and sheer exhaustion of the opening couple of weeks!

The Apex is an award-winning venue, known for its acoustic excellence and
home to a diverse programme of live music and events; from classical concerts to pop, rock, jazz, blues, world, country and folk, plus comedy and dance performances.

It also hosts a number of community and corporate events, offering the local
community and wider environs a unique and exciting space from which visitors can see a great selection of artists, bands and events.

It has been very well publicised (and we never tire of hearing it!) that, as well as its architectural beauty, The Apex also has the very best acoustics, with many musicians who’ve played here describing it as the best acoustic in the UK, if not Europe:

August 2018

Steven Yallop’s ‘Night At The Musicals’

August 25 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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September 2018

False Lights

September 2 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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A late night bar conversation between Sam Carter and Jim Moray (both BBC Folk Award winners in their own right) concluded in the forming of a gleefully raucous guitar band that plays traditional songs and tunes. False Lights are a folk rock group, formed in the spirit of the genre’s late-60s originators but informed by the music of Sam and Jim’s far more recent youth.

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UK Pink Floyd Experience

September 8
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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The UK Pink Floyd Experience bring their 2018 European tour to The Apex! With over two and a half hours of songs from every iconic Floyd album, this show pleases Pink Floyd fans of all ages! The show features top-flight musicians, state-of-the-art sound and lighting and video projections.

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Milkshake! Live

September 9
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Fat Cat Comedy Club

September 9 @ 8:00 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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See www.fatcatcomedyclub.com for line-up.

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Whitney: Queen of the Night

September 13 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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The Real Thing

September 15
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Multi-million selling soul band, The Real Thing, are ready to give their much loved disco inspired hits a new lease of life with an extensive UK tour. Featuring the group’s three original vocalists, along with their five-piece band, the trio deliver a funky show with a strong retro flavour, including their classic songs mixed with contemporary grooves.

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That’ll Be The Day

September 19
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Tonight's performance of That'll Be The Day may have sold out, but fear not - the UK’s premier rock 'n' roll production will be returning to The Apex next year, with a brand new show! Highly acclaimed for its stunning live entertainment value, this is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music.

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Supersonic 70s

September 21 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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This live band, led by ‘Catsuit Wonder Girl’ Janey Bombshell, take you on a foot-stomping, air-guitaring, pop-packed roller-coaster ride of 1970’s hits. From the towering might of Queen, Fleetwood Mac & ELO, the ‘pin-up pop’ of David Cassidy, David Essex and Donny Osmond, timeless classics by The Carpenters, 10cc and Elton John, to the glam-rocking sounds of Sweet, T.Rex, Mud and Suzi Quatro.

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The Empty Chair

September 23 @ 11:30 am
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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A mischievous musical adventure for ages 6 and over, using playful storytelling and irresistible music to explore the ways in which people and friendships grow and change. TROUPE tell vivid, colourful stories full of energy, humour and emotion, using classical music, old and new. Two people find their world turned upside-down by the mysterious silence of an empty chair. Aided by the whirling Keeper of Noises, they gently get to grips with this puzzling object through music, poetry and on-stage…

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Piccadilly Dance Orchestra

September 23 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Michael Law’s Piccadilly Dance Orchestra celebrate their 30th Anniversary in 2018 by joining forces with Strictly Come Dancing singer Lance Ellington. As the finale to a swinging, humorous and tuneful show, The PDO and Lance team up for a grand finale of the music from Cole Porter’s High Society, including ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’, ‘Well Did You Ever?’, ‘Now You Has Jazz’ and ‘True Love’. An unforgettable entertaining evening of toe-tapping music from a lost, golden era of…

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Barry Douglas

September 24
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Barry Douglas has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow. Tchaikovsky - The Seasons Schubert - A Minor Sonata D537 Schubert - A Major Sonata D664

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Dervish

September 25 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians, fronted by one of the country’s best-known singers Cathy Jordan, Dervish have been bringing Irish traditional music to the world for more than 25 years. “If Dervish are in town – or anywhere remotely within reach – don’t dare miss them” (Chicago Herald).

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Nish Kumar

September 26 @ 8:00 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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The Many Fictions of William Boyd

September 27
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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William Boyd will take to the stage to talk about his life as a creator of many fictions, including the publication of his first novel, 'A Good Man In Africa' in 1981 and an exclusive reading from his latest novel, 'Love Is Blind'. Boyd will tell stories about the inspiration for some of his most famous novels, his eleven-year lawsuit against his French publisher, the problems of trying to write a Bond novel and his collaboration with David Bowie.

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Illegal Eagles

September 28 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 29th September 2018

The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Following their shows tonight and tomorrow night, the world’s official No.1 Eagles tribute will return to The Apex in 2018 for two more outstanding shows - promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship. Their longevity and continued international acclaim are due, in no small part, to their extraordinary mastery of the Eagles’ distinctive sound.

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October 2018

Joanne Shaw Taylor

October 3 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Marcus Brigstocke

October 4 @ 8:00 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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A new show from the master of satirical comedy! As we divide each other up into more and more unpleasant categories of evil, it is time to establish, once and for all, what is good and what is bad. Who better to arbitrate in these challenging divisive times than Lucifer himself?

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Lindisfarne

October 7
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Lindisfarne emerged from Tyneside in the 1970s and carved out a unique place for themselves as one of British rock’s most original bands. The original band called it a day in 2003, but now Lindisfarne are back with a classic six-piece line up of long-time members, fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements and Alan Hull’s son-in-law, Dave Hull-Denholm.

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Joan Armatrading

October 8 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 9th October 2018

The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Ralph McTell

October 10 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Sons of Pitches

October 10 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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100 Number One Hits!

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Ladyboys of Bangkok

October 11 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Pam Ayres

October 13 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Hal Cruttenden

October 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Hal Cruttenden: Chubster Hal's literally filled our screens recently on Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You're Fired, Bake Off: Extra Slice, and Live at the Apollo. His daughters chose the title of his new stand-up show... he's now on a diet.

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Exit Stage Left

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Exit Stage Left, a tribute to the music of RUSH, will be playing at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on October the 19th. This is a fantastic venue and we are so excited that we are going to be playing there for you. It's unlikely Rush will ever play live again and almost definitely not in the UK so come and join us ...  We'd love to see you all there for a night of Rock Rush style !!!…

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Hocus Panto

October 22 @ 2:00 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Mokoomba

October 24 @ 8:00 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Rich Halls Hoedown

October 25 @ 8:00 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Legend of a Band

October 26 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Enjoy the music of The Moody Blues, in the company of a supergroup of legendary musicians, singers and songwriters. Drummer, Gordy Marshall, played with The Moody Blues for over 25 years. He is joined by incredible performers, drawn from a pool of equally-talented artists. “Let the legend live on" - Ray Thomas

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Faulty Towers – The Dining Experience

October 27
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until 28th October 2018

The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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UK Beach Boys

October 28 @ 1:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Stewart Francis

October 28 @ 8:00 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Tord Gustavsen Trio

October 29 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Golden Age of Variety

October 30 @ 1:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Slade & Mud II

October 30 @ 7:45 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders

October 31
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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November 2018

Woman to Woman

November 3
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Woman to Woman sees a unique and timeless collaboration between three of the UK’s most celebrated female singer-songwriters. Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham will be taking to the stage together to perform their classic hit singles and album tracks, alongside their sensational 5-piece band.

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Suggs: What a King Cnut

November 4
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

November 9 @ 7:00 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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The Royal British Legion invites you to come and be entertained by the Honington Voluntary Band and a Drumhead Service.

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Benny Goodman’s Carnegie Hall Concert

November 11 @ 2:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Arrested Development

November 14 @ 8:00 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Arrested Development are true trailblazers within hip-hop music. Since 1991 they've championed colourful sounds, while spreading a unique mixture of consciousness and musicality around the globe. They were acclaimed as one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time by VH-1 and have received two MTV Awards.

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10cc

November 15 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure. Testament to 10cc's ongoing appeal, the band can count an array of fellow artists from Chrissie Hynde to The Feeling's Dan Gillespie and Axl Rose to Sophie Ellis Bextor among their millions of fans.

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Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

November 28 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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A sublime, critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians - Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita - delivering a stunning exhibition of world-class musicianship. Entrancing, mesmeric, intricate and ethereal, this is remarkable music and a thrilling live experience.

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers

November 30 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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December 2018

Alexander O’Neal

December 4 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Boyface and The Christmas Jumper

December 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Based on James Campbell's excellent Boyface books, this is a deliciously silly and wonderfully festive piece of musical theatre for children and their families. Boyface is a boy like any other boy, but more so. This Christmas, something terrible has happened - his friend Clootie has been kidnapped by Weird Clown Boy and the only way to get her back is by creating the most amazing Christmas jumper, ever...!

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The Lock In ‘Christmas Carol’

December 10
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Half gig, half dance show and half panto! Join the BBC award winning team of musicians and dancers for 150% of the very best festive live music, song and dance, featuring The Demon Barbers! “Some shows demonstrate great skill and technique, some offer strong musicianship, and some create the kind of atmosphere and energy that leaves you high on life. The Lock In does all three” - The List

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Joe Stilgoe & his Mighty Big Band

December 12 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Joe Stilgoe is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter with a rich musical heritage. He will play classics from the likes of Cole Porter and Louis Prima, plus hits from his critically lauded albums. Expect a mixture of virtuosic musicianship, breathtaking theatricality and interaction with the audience, combined with on the spot improvisation and wit.

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Jazz at the Movies: A Swinging Christmas

December 19
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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An Albion Christmas

December 20
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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The Fillers + Support

December 22 @ 7:15 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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January 2019

From The Jam + Support

17th January 2019
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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From The Jam is comprised of legendary former The Jam bassist, Bruce Foxton, vocalist and guitarist Russell Hastings, drummer Mike Randon and Andy Fairclough on Hammond and piano. The band will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Jam’s third studio album, 'All Mod Cons', playing it in it’s entirety.

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The Searchers

19th January 2019
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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The Searchers have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading country in the music industry. They have now decided to retire and this Farewell ‘solo’ Concert will not only include all their famous hits, but also many album tracks and well-known favourites, as well as anecdotes and reminiscences of their remarkable career.

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European Union Chamber Orchestra

31st January 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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European Union Chamber Orchestra with Peter Donohoe Acclaimed as one of the foremost pianists of our time, it is a pleasure to welcome Peter Donohoe for his first concert at The Apex alongside the European Union Chamber Orchestra. "I cannot imagine a living pianist capable of improving upon Donohoe's outstanding artistry" - Robert Matthew-Walker, Musical Opinion.

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February 2019

Bob Marley & The Wailers- A Celebration

3rd February 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Celebrating Bob Marley's birthday, Legend lovingly recreate Bob Marley & The Wailers in a full live evening show like no other band. Expect to hear all the greatest hits, including 'No Woman No Cry', 'Could You Be Loved', 'Three Little Birds', 'I Shot The Sherriff', 'Buffalo Soldier' and many more!

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March 2019

The Fureys

9th March 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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