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Cara Dillon

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds Cara Dillon is a multi-award-winning folk artist from Northern Ireland.  Last night she brought her ‘Upon a Winter’s Night’ tour to The Apex in Bury St Edmunds. In complete contrast to another winter tour I reviewed in Cambridge two days previously Cara’s performance was all about Christmas songs. The stage …

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Tilly Moses

The young Tilly I first met at The John Peel Centre all those years ago now lives in Liverpool and her new album “If I Could Gather All The Songbirds” is a natural progression and very far from the cutesy fourteen old songs of old. Tilly and I chatted about the new album ahead of …

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The Real Thing

Another summer evening down by the seaside, the cool breeze from the sea a welcome relief from the days’ heat inland. 70s soul sensation The Real Thing is what has brought us to The Spa Pavilion. Opening the evening was a very competent five-piece band! OK, they were in fact The Real Thing band, in …

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Chris Amoo

Ahead of their show at the Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe we chatted to Chris Amoo of The Real Thing (originally published in Grapevine Magazine’s July issue)

Rob Gee

Rob Gee is the creator of ‘Forget Me Not — The Alzheimer’s Whodunnit‘ , he is described on his website as a Comic, a Poet and a Psychiatric Nurse .  I had to open our conversation with which came first? Well its all a bit of a chicken and egg thing really. I started doing …

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She Said YES!

As concert encores go, Peter Hepworth’s was quite special.  “I have three more songs! He told us, as the evening drew to a close. “No, sorry, I have two more songs and an encore.” He corrected.  As he finished his last song “17 Sun Lane” we knew that this magical night had come to an …

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Private Lives

Written in four days, Noel Coward’s farce Private Lives is a theatre classic.  It is regularly revived on Broadway, while film versions and radio plays abound.  No pressure then on Joanna Carrick and Red Rose Chain’s production! The plot is simple. A divorced couple are on their respective new honeymoons with their new partners.  It …

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Rita, Sue and Bob Too

It is a testament to Andrea Dunbar’s skills as a writer that she makes a collection of genuinely unlikeable characters in a sordid situation entertaining. This play made its debut thirty-seven years ago, set in an austerity ridden Britain with a woman Prime Minister whose major political achievement was to divide the country.  Yep, that’s …

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