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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:

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June 2018

ELO Experience

June 22
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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The legacy left by Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light Orchestra barely needs any introduction – '10538 Overture', 'Evil Woman', 'Living Thing' and 'Mr Blue Sky' became the soundtrack of our lives. The ELO Experience are the world's foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. Their 2018 tour will include the greatest hits from an extensive and impressive back catalogue spanning over 45 years.

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Suffolk Sinfonia Summer Concert

June 23 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Join Suffolk Sinfonia for their Summer Concert at The Apex. Wagner - Die Meistersinger Overture Bond - The Fall of the Leaf Mahler - Songs of a Wayfarer Nielsen - Symphony 3

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The Only Way is 80s

June 24
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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The Only Way is 80s is all about music, music, music! Dress up, dance and have fun to the UK's newest and most exciting 80s music show. With hits from Wham, Madonna, Queen, Spandau Ballet and so many more of your favourite artists.

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Dan Snow

June 26
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Son of BBC broadcaster, Peter Snow, and nephew of Channel 4 Newsreader, Jon Snow, Dan Snow is a well-known historian, broadcaster and BBC TV presenter. Otherwise known as ‘The History Guy’, Dan will recount anecdotes of memorable experiences from his very successful career and will research and include historical facts relating to Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding area and region.

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King for a Day: The Nat King Cole Story

June 27 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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King for a Day is the brand new concert from acclaimed jazz vocalist, Atila, celebrating one of the defining voices of the Twentieth Century: Nat King Cole. Featuring world-class live music from Atila and his stellar group of musicians as well as narration and projected archive images, this is a unique concert celebrating Nat King Cole's music.

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Suzanne Vega

June 28 @ 8:00 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra Armed Forces Day

June 30
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by soprano Lisa Cassidy and trumpeter, Crispian Steele-Perkins for a 'Last Night of the Proms' popular classics concert, to celebrate Armed Forces Day. Goodwin: Theme to 633 Squadron Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance No.1 (Land of Hope and Glory) Koenig: Post Horn Gallop

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July 2018

60s Hits & Laughter

July 1 @ 1:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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The Rhythm Kings + Otis Redding III

July 1 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Ipswich High School’s Musical Celebration

July 2 @ 7:00 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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The Clash Revisited

July 5 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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On Friday July 14th 1978 John Hessenthaler, against all local authority opposition, promoted The Clash at Bury St Edmunds Corn Exchange. Support came from The Coventry Automatics, who later to become known as The Specials. 40 years on, John Hessenthaler will re-create the 1978 concert at The Apex. London Calling will recreate The Clashwith the set list they performed in 1978 and The Specials Ltd will perform their classic songs. This show will definitely ‘Rock The Casbah’! Visit the London Calling website Starts: 7.30pm Tickets: £24.50 Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds This…

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A Night At The Musicals

July 7
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Musical Medley Performing Arts are delighted to present their latest show - A Night At The Musicals, featuring popular songs from the West End and Broadway. Hear favourites from Les Miserables, School of Rock, Mamma Mia, Matilda and Grease, plus many more, performed by a cast of over 100 Suffolk school children!

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Dougie MacLean

July 8
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Dougie MacLean, who has been given a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and an OBE in the New Year Honours list, is "Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure” - SingOut USA. He has developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting and instrumental composition.

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Disney Aladdin Junior

July 9
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Singin’ in the Rain

July 12 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 14th July 2018

The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Bratislava Hot Serenaders

July 15 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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The Quo Experience

July 22 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Dream Nights

July 24 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 26th July 2018

The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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The Total Who Show

July 28
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom

Love The Who? Love live music? Then catch the Total Who Show by Johnny Warman's Magic Bus, featuring musicians who have performed with Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle from the band itself. Get ready for two hours of all the hits and classics, including 'Won't Get Fooled Again', 'My Generation' and 'Pinball Wizard'.

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There’s a Head in my Bed

July 28 @ 11:15 am
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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NYO Jazz

July 31 @ 7:30 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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August 2018

Renegade Twelve

August 4
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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A rock night packed full of punches with four great local rock bands! After gigging extensively throughout the UK, Renegade Twelve return to their hometown to perform their entire debut album, including many surprises and a small taste of what’s coming next for the fearsome five. All profits will be going to IEMC.

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Just Push Play 4: Train Kept A Rollin’

August 5 @ 3:00 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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The fourth annual Just Push Play charity gig in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care. The event was initially held in 2015 and has since turned into an annual event raising over £5000 for St Nicholas Hospice Care. There will be a host of excellent bands, so come down and listen to some amazing local talent (and not so local too) for the biggest Just Push Play show yet!

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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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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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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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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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Ralph McTell

October 10 @ 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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A Tribute to the Music of Rush

October 19
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Exit Stage Left is a tribute to the music of Rush. They are not look-a-likes, there are no wigs or false noses. The idea of Exit Stage Left is to reproduce the music of Rush as faithfully as possible, producing a show to entertain people like Rush would have done, but not to pretend to be them.

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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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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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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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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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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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March 2019

The Fureys

9th March 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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