Wondering what to do this weekend? Here are our top tips for live music, theatre, comedy, days out and other entertainments various in and around Dunmow, Saffron Walden and Cambridge. Cambridge Science Festival continues with a range of free events. For a full list, see: www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk

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Anglia Ruskin University

The world’s longest running Abba tribute show, Thank You for the Music, will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Saturday, April 22.

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archant

Uncle Funk and the Boogie Wonderband will be at Rhodes Arts Centre on Saturday, April 1 for a night of glittering disco and foolery on April Fool’s Day.

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A weekend music festival featuring the celebrated violinist Nicola Benedetti called The Nicola Benedetti Strings Festival will be at Saffron Hall on May 6 and 7.

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Scotland

A stage version of Federico Fellini’s controversial 1954 film, La Strada (The Road) will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre in an extended run, from March 27 to April 8. ’, This is the story of a young woman, Gelsomina, who is sold by her mother to a showman to accompany him on his travelling strongman act.

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Italy

The European Chamber Orchestra returns to Cambridge Corn Exchange on Thursday, April 6 with cellist Guy Johnston to pay Mozart’s Serenade in D, K185, Haydn’s Cello Concerto No 1 in C and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings.

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BBC Radio

The band OnSweet will be playing at 2Eddies restaurant in Dunmow on Saturday, April 1.

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Sir Willard White was born in Jamaica and trained at the Jamaican School of Music. On a visit to Jamaica, Evelyn Rothwell, wife of conductor Sir John Barbirolli, heard him sing and suggested that he study in London.

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London
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The Easter Holidays are here again and it’s time for chocolate and looking at spring lambs. Here is our guide to places to go, things to see and what to watch.

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English Village
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Wondering what to do or where to go this weekend? Here are our top tips for entertainment, including live music, theatre, cinema and spring days out.

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Cambridge University
Thursday, March 16, 2017

It’s the sixties - the 1660s. Nell Gwynn is on the stage and Charles II is in the audience.

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United Kingdom
Thursday, March 16, 2017

The musical, The Wedding Singer is at Cambridge Corn Exchange from March 28 to April 1 starring Jon Robyns, Ray Quinn, Cassie Compton, Roxanne Pallet and Ruth Madoc.

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ITV
Thursday, March 16, 2017

As director Phil Dale says: “At the end of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the comedy character Puck says don’t worry if none of this makes sense, you’ve probably dreamt it.”

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Prince
Thursday, March 16, 2017

All or Nothing, the Mod musical set to the music of The Small Faces telling the bittersweet story of T Kenney Jones, Ian McLagan, Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriot will be at Chelmsford Civic Theatre from March 29 to April 1.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Omid Djalili brings his stand-up show Schmuck for a Night to Cambridge Corn Exchange on April 15.

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Ireland
Thursday, March 16, 2017

One of the top 10 gardens to visit in the country, according to the magazine, The English Garden, will be open on Sunday, March 19.

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United Kingdom
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

This is a magnificient piece of theatre. Escaped Alone has been reviewed as a puzzling play. I don’t think it is. Four women who have reached their 70s sit in a sunny garden and reminisce. They don’t finish their sentences and they talk to themselves rather than each other. They would be quite safe conversations if it wasn’t revealed immediately that Vi has killed her husband with a kitchen knife and served time for it.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Jazz concerts hosted by singer-songwriter Joanna Eden will be part of new regular, live music sessions at Fairycroft Arts Centre in Saffron Walden.

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Joanna Eden
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Linda Bassett (Call the Midwife, Lark Rise to Candleford) Caryl stars in Churchill’s latest play, Escaped Alone at Cambridge Arts Theatre from March 14-18.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Tiger Who Came to Tea, a musical version of Judith Kerr’s much loved book, will be at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford on March 15 and 16.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

A piece of music specially commissioned to remember a teenager who drowned will be part of a concert by Saffron Walden Choral Society on Saturday, March 25 at Saffron Hall.

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Janet Wheeler
Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Alfredo Rodriguez trio, piano, guitar and drums, plays at Saffron Hall on Thursday, March 30.

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Saffron Walden Tourist Office
Thursday, March 9, 2017

If you are wondering what to see or where to go this weekend, here our tips for what’s on in and around Saffron Walden, Dunmow and the surrounding towns.

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Prince
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

An open evening is being help by a new theatre company called Theatre Unboxed.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

The Scummy Mummies know your parenting secrets.

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Australia
Friday, March 3, 2017

Cambridge Science Festival from March 13-26 is a series of lectures and exhibitions, debates, tours and films most of which are free.

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Cambridge University
Friday, March 3, 2017

Silver Lining, a new play by broadcaster and comedian Sandi Toksvig will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from March 7 to 11 with Toksvig’s son, Theo Toksvig-Stewart, making his professional stage debut in the piece.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

The Daisy Bowlers trio will be singing songs from the 1920s to the 1950s, telling their stories and making people laugh at Chelmsford Civic Theatre in an afternoon concert on Sunday, March 26.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

The story of New Hall, Henry VIII’s forgotten royal palace in Chelmsford, now the home of a school, will be told at the annual museum lecture at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on March 10.

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Henry VIII
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Toben Betts’ play Invincible has its first half as a comedy, and is delightful.

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Oliver

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