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As a photographer, my last gig-shoot was round five of BurySOUND at The Hunter Club in Bury St Edmunds on 7th March.  I was delighted to be invited back last Saturday to cover the venue’s first live event in seven months.  Delighted to be photographing musicians doing their thing,...
Round two of the government’s Culture Relief Fund grants were announced by Arts Council England on Saturday 17th October.  In the round one announcement made on Monday 12th October, one hundred and three organisations in the East of England benefit from over £18.5m worth of grants.  Round two sees...
Following on from the news that The Spa Pavilion are re-opening, supported by the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, the Felixstowe venue have just released details of two big name dance shows for 2021. With a wide variety of shows and plenty of big name stars, The Spa is looking forward...
Arts Council England today announced an investment of £257 million in 1,385 venues, theatres, museums and cultural organisations across England, through the first tranche of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund Grants Program which Arts Council England are administering. Further announcements will be made in the coming weeks, today’s announcement is...
An Outdoor Concert part of INTERLUDE@UEA Somewhere en-route from the car park at UEA I took a wrong turn and indulged in an interesting tour of the student halls.  You would think a big red tent would be easy to find in a field and perhaps it is, in daylight!  None...
No strangers to Grapevine Magazine, British husband and wife blues rock duo When Rivers Meet announce their debut album ‘We Fly Free’ will be released on Friday 20th November 2020. The first single from that album is “Battleground” and it is released on TODAY. Grace and Aaron Bond release their...
Music Venue Trust (MVT),  which represents hundreds of grassroots music venues throughout the UK has issued a dire warning to the UK government that the entire grassroots live music sector is now at “red alert status” and has called on the wider music industry, local communities and music fans to support...
‘Hair’ made its debut off Broadway in 1967. It was a ground breaking show, it is said to have defined the rock-musical.  It was controversial from the outset, it challenged the conventions of the time about culture, sex and war.   When it opened in the West End in...
What happens when ghostly ghouls have amazing circus skills? When ghostly figures can really fly through the air? And undead Firebreathers and acrobats are back for a night of Spooky fun? You get a Spooktacular Halloween experience like no other only at The Hippodrome Great Yarmouth! This amazing Circus/Theatre hybrid show...
Behind the closed doors of Norwich Arts Centre over the past 5 months they have been busy. Phase 2 of their regeneration project to future-proof their building has been going ahead with a planned re-opening this Autumn. The hall has had a complete redecoration and deep clean and...
Rag‘n’Bone Man has announced dates as part of Forest Live 2021, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England. Neo-blues & soul singer Rory Graham, aka Rag‘n’Bone Man, is an English singer-songwriter known for his distinctive baritone voice. Having won the 2017 BRIT’s ‘British Breakthrough Act’ and receiving the BRIT’s...
On Friday Olly Murs announced a huge twenty-five date UK tour for next summer. With much of 2020 coming to a standstill due to the Covid-19 pandemic, next year’s shows aim to put a smile back on the face of the country where he will perform his biggest hits,...
Best know to music fans around the country as the home of FolkEast, tonight the Glemham Estate in Suffolk lights up their fabulous Elizabethan country house in red to join a worldwide movement highlighting the state of venues and the freelancers who work them. This popular wedding and events venue...
Popular wedding & events venue Glemham Hall located on the A12 near Woodbridge in Suffolk will be lighting up in red on Wednesday 30th September from 8pm-11pm to highlight the urgent support needed from Government for the live events sector to survive the Covid-19 crisis. Joining them are FolkEast organisers...
Paloma Faith has announced the details of her fifth studio album, Infinite Things out on 13th November via RCA Records. Brand new single ‘Better Than This’ is out now. Also, today Paloma announces a nationwide 26 date tour for September - October 2021 in support of her upcoming album which...
In recognition of the popularity of the folk music genre, the Official Charts Company announces the first Official Folk Albums Chart. Launched in partnership with English Folk Expo’s Manchester Folk Festival and supported by Showcase Scotland Expo, the first chart will be revealed on 17 October 2020. The monthly chart is compiled using physical and digital...
The team at The Maltings Complex in Stowmarket have come up with several novel ways to counter the impact of lockdown and the ongoing challenges faced by the leisure and entertainment sector. In what is undoubtedly a challenging time for the sector, as it is for so many others, Robert...
Ipswich Arts Association is delighted to announce that its Arts in Celebration initiative is backing the Mayor of Ipswich’s charities.   Arts in Celebration is a celebration of the arts in Suffolk and comprises over a day’s worth of videos, most of them prepared during the current lock down. It...

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