Bury St Edmunds

Spotlight on BurySOUND 2020 – Heat 3 in Haverhill

Heat Three of BurySOUND takes place TONIGHT at Haverhill Arts Centre – doors open at 6:30pm. BurySOUND has been running since 1998 and is one of East Anglia’s best known and longest-running band competitions.  It’s aims are simple: to discover, nurture and promote upcoming musical talent.  The competition is open to young bands and artists …

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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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Renegade Twelve

Renegade Twelve The Apex There was a palpable buzz around The Apex on Saturday night.  We arrived early at the invitation of the band and Renegade Twelve fans were visible all-around Charter Square long before the doors were due to open.  This band has built up a strong fan base, by a combination of being approachable, …

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Liza Pulman

My chat with Liza Pulman got distracted when we started to talk about my hometown, Dublin. Liza was once married to a Dubliner and spend a lot of time there. After some wonderful reminisces we got back to the matter in hand – Liza’s forthcoming tour: Liza Pulman Sings Streisand, which opens at The Apex …

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Bury Fringe 2018

Following a five year semi-hiatus (with a handful of music-only events), the Bury St Edmunds Fringe Festival relaunches as a fully-fledged, six-week-long arts festival in March and April 2018.  Run by a committee of independent local promoters on a completely voluntary basis, the Bury Fringe aims to showcase and celebrate the amazing wealth of arts and …

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BurySOUND Final 2018

The last heat of BurySOUND 2018 took place at The Hunter Club in Bury St Edmunds last Friday (23rd February), with ABBEY GREEN, THE CATCH, EEEYORE, INFLUX OF INSANITY, KULK and guest headliners A HORSE CALLED WAR playing amazing heats to a packed-out room. Once again, the judges had the unenviable task of choosing just one heat …

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Fairport Convention

The Apex Friday 23rd February 2018 I have a confession to make – I’d never seen Fairport Convention play live before tonight, nor had I any of their albums in my collection.  There, that’s cleared the air – for me, at least. When the acclaimed “fathers of folk-rock” formed back in 1967 I was living …

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