Monday, May 14, 2018

A collection of quirky portraits of his interesting neighbours has brought Thaxted photographer Andy Griffin the honour of being made a fellow of The Master Photographers Association.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Wethersfield Music Festival, a free event with seven bands will be on Wethersfield playing field, on Saturday, June 2.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Volunteers are needed to help with Saffron Walden’s Fete de la Musique, on midsummer day, Sunday, June 24.

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France
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Joanna Eden and the Chris Ingham Quartet present their show Jazz at the Movies at Saffron Hall on Friday, May 4.

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Dudley Moore
Thursday, May 3, 2018

The faded Southern Belle, Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire is one of the most difficult roles to perform.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A 17th century painting of hunting dogs sold for £61,000 at Sworders in Stansted on April 26.

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Stansted
Friday, April 27, 2018

A wide range of musicians have signed up to play at Saffron Walden’s free musical event, the Fete de la Musique on Sunday, June 24, where over 350 musicians will play at 10 venues across the town, celebrating Midsummer Day.

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Saffron Walden County High School
Friday, April 27, 2018

So far, 62 music acts and 370 musicians have signed up to play at Saffron Walden’s Fete de la Musqique in Saffron Walden, a free festival of music with sounds all over the town on Midsummer Day, Sunday, June 24.

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Joyce Frankland Academy
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Two powerful women walk on to the stage in identical clothes, black velvet trouser suits. There is a thrill of tension. One will play Mary Stuart, Mary Queen of Scots, the other will play Queen Elizabeth I. The audience doesn’t know who will play who, and neither do they. At each performance, the spin of a coin will decide. When the courtiers bow to the queen, the die is cast, the play starts.

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Henry VIII
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Everything that opera can do is here. English Touring Opera’s double bill of short Puccini operas, which reached Cambridge Arts Theatre this week (April 16-21) included the tragic Il Tabarro (the cloak) and the comic opera Gianni Schicchi named after a character who deceives all the others to do a good deed.

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Paris
Thursday, April 19, 2018

A learner driver whose car hit a five-year-old boy before hitting a wall in Gabriel Street, Saffron Walden, has pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

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Chelmsford Crown Court
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

There may be a more amusing version of The Marriage of Figaro than this one from English Touring Opera, but I haven’t seen it and don’t expect to. This ingenious English translation by Jeremy Sams rhymes and it’s cheeky. When Antonio, the gardener describes seeing a man fall out a woman’s bedroom window and he’s asked where the is man now, he sings: “I don’t know, he buggered off.”

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army
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The administrators for Walden School, formerly called Friends School in Saffron Walden which closed last year, say they hope a new buyer will complete on the sale very soon.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

On the first night of The Importance of Being Earnest in 1895 the story goes that the father of Oscar Wilde’s lover, Bosie, planned to disrupt the play by throwing rotten fruit. Wilde got wind of the plan and The Marquess of Queensbury was refused entrance to the theatre. If the playwright had seen this production by The Original Theatre Company, he might have welcomed him in.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The moment Paul Nicholas walked onto the stage on the first night of Quartet at Cambridge Arts Theatre, I thought how alluring he was, aged 73.

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India
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Once they had solved the clues given on a sheet of paper and found the location of the letters, each child won a large Easter egg.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The evil Rob Titchener, the wicked husband in Radio 4’s The Archers, who personified “coercive control” and ended up both being jeered at in the street and asked to open village fetes, stole the show on the opening night of The Winslow Boy at Cambridge Arts Theatre.

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Kate
Monday, March 26, 2018

A ball held to raise money for possible treatment for a teenager with a rare form of motor neurone disease has raised nearly £20,000.

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United Kingdom
Monday, March 19, 2018

Saffron Walden singing teacher, Joanna Eden, whose pupils include the young Sam Smith, says she regrets taking part in the BBCs All Together Now talent show.

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Joanna Eden
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

James Graham’s play, This House, takes you back to the 1970s. It’s set in the House of Commons and it opens with MPs waving their order papers to a band with skinny musicians in jeans with long, flowing tresses. It then moves into the punk era and like the band’s spikey hair and the studs, everything gets harsher.

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House of Commons
Thursday, March 8, 2018

I won’t be the first to say that the opening for The Weir, Conor McPherson’s spell-binding play, with three men and a woman walking into a bar, sounds like the start of a joke.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

After their sell-out show, Priscilla of the Desert, which is up for two awards, and their award-winning musical Sister Act, The Dunmow Players are holding auditions for their next show, Little Shop of Horrors.

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Great Dunmow
Friday, March 2, 2018

Five of the six winners playing at the winners’ concert closing the annual Saffron Walden Music Festival are pupils at Saffron Walden County High School.

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Saffron Walden
Thursday, March 1, 2018

The first ever international game to by played in England by the England Deaf Football Team will be at Saffron Walden Town Football Club.

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Saffron Walden
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The theatrical version of crime writer Patricia Highsmith’s first novel, Strangers on a Train, is ingeniously staged at Cambridge Arts Theatre.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

A music student from Great Dunmow has composed the score for the film of the Addenbrooke’s Hospital annual Charity Fashion Show.

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Great Dunmow
Friday, February 16, 2018

This is an elegant production of an elegant play. It’s very funny and it’s very French. At around 90 minutes with no interval, Art by Yasmina Reza has three actors on stage the whole time and it’s quick fire debate.

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Cambridge
Monday, February 12, 2018

When writer James Graham first offered National Theatre director Jeremy Herrin a play set in Parliament, Herrin said: “Have you got anything else?”

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