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What’s On in Bury St Edmunds this Bank Holiday

Posted on Monday, 24th April, 2017

Looking for things to do in Bury St Edmunds this Bank Holiday Weekend? Look no further! We’ve rounded up our top picks over the weekend to save you the trouble...


King King

King King are a multi-award winning rock/blues band with a back catalogue to die for. There’s no smoke and mirrors behind this groups rise: just killer songs, performed with true passion, by a fist-tight line-up.

Date: 28/04/17
Starts: 8pm
Tickets: £20 Standing, £22 Seated (14+ Under 16s with adult)
Venue: The Apex
More info here.


LAMDA Bury Fair

In this affectionate satire of his home town, Thomas Shadwell throws a pair of London sparks and a French pretender into the world of Bury St Edmunds. A pretentious female fop and her mother, a handful of gloriously idiotic local wags and a young woman in disguise as a boy to escape the will of her father – all dance headlong into chaos. All the fun of the fair in Bury indeed!

A world-leading conservatoire, LAMDA offers exceptional vocational training to the most talented dramatic artists and technicians. As You Like It and Bury Fair are brought to the stage by LAMDA’s 2017 graduating actors and theatre technicians. This is your chance to see them first.

Date: 28/04/17 - 7:30pm, 29/04/17 - 3pm, 29/04/17 - 7:30pm
Tickets: £8.50 - £20.50 (Discounts available for under 21s)
Venue: Theatre Royal
More info here.


Market

As always, the Bury St Edmunds market will be taking place on Saturday! Head along to browse all of the fantastic products and produce on sale - with so much on offer, you’re bound to find anything and everything you need!

Date: 29/04/17
Venue: Cornhill and Buttermarket areas.
More info here.


Crafts & Gifts at The Apex

Local exhibitors offer a great selection of handmade crafts and unique gifts for you to browse. A warm and friendly shopping experience! Refreshments available, toilet facilities, disabled access.

Date: 29/04/17
Admission: Free!
Times: 10am-4.30pm
Venue: The Apex
More info here.


Stacey Kent

Internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated vocalist, Stacey Kent, returns to The Apex with a brand new concert, featuring music from her latest album, 'Tenderly'. For this gig she will be joined by Jim Tomlinson on saxes, Graham Harvey on piano, Jeremy Brown on bass and Josh Morrison on drums.

Date: 29/04/17
Starts: 7.30pm
Tickets: £22 (no Senior concessions)
Venue: The Apex
More info here.


Out of the Shadows Tea Party

Out of The Shadows Choir presents an afternoon of song, accompanied by a delightful Cream Tea, in the stunning Athenaeum Ballroom. With original arrangements of songs from all eras to feast your ears upon whilst tasting the delectable Cream Tea from the Athenaeums award winning chef. For more info visit: www.choiroutoftheshadows.com

Date: 30/04/17
Starts: 2.30pm
Tickets: £10 or £17.50 with cream tea

Venue: The Athenaeum
More info here.


Because We Can Can Can!

Theatretrain presents a show dedicated to the inspiration of stage and screen. Enjoy Drama, Dance & Song from box office smashes including Star Wars, Moulin Rouge, Sister Act, Frozen, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Hairspray.

Date: 30/04/17
Starts: 3pm and 7pm
Tickets: £14, Concessions £10
Venue: The Apex
More info here.


Out of the Shadows Does Cabaret & Drinks

Out of the Shadows Choir are back with a Choral Cabaret full of our favourite arrangements from last year and some fabulous new works. For more info visit: www.choiroutoftheshadows.com

Date: 30/04/17
Start: 7.30pm
Individual Ticket Price: £8.00 - £12.00, Table of 8: £88.00

Venue: The Athenaeum
More info here.


March, Swing & Sing

The GB Home Guard Band provides a unique musical experience dedicated to the music from the World War Two era. Many of the musicians previously served in the armed forces, including the Staff Band of the Royal Corps of Transport, considered to be one of the British Army’s most entertaining and versatile bands.

These ‘old musical soldiers’ have re-formed into The GB Home Guard Band. The concert will include classic marches celebrating the armed forces, a bagpiper, sing-a-long vocals, a showcase of swing music (including the Glenn Miller sound) and a tribute to Vera Lynn.

Date: 01/05/17
Starts: 3pm
Tickets: £12, Child £9, Wheelchair users £9
Venue: The Apex
More info here.


Abbey Gardens

Why not take a relaxing stroll around the beautiful Abbey Gardens? The spring flowers are in full bloom and there is plenty of wildlife to spot, all with the fantastic backdrop of the magnificent St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

More info here.

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