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Based on the real life account of Saroo Brierley and adapted from his book ‘A Long Way Home’ Lion tells the story of how, as a 5 year old living in India, he was separated from his mother by accidentally boarding a decommissioned train.

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Here is our guide to arts and entertainment.

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Cambridge University

Alison Balsom plays music with every cell of her and inspires others to do the same.

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Cambridge University

A group of women holding up a banner near the House of Commons saying: “We want sex” certainly attracted hoots from passing traffic.

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Ford

Cambridge’s legendary classic rock and metal night, the Church of Noise, has a charity night in March on Saturday, March 18 at the city’s Cornerhouse venue, for the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), which works to prevent male suicides.

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United Kingdom

Hedda Garbler, the ultimate role for an actress, stars Ruth Wilson in a live performance from the National Theatre being shown at cinemas on Thursday, March 9 including Saffron Screen, Chelmsford Odeon, Haverhill Arts Centre, and Vue and Arts Picturehouse in Cambridge.

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Reginald D Hunter will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Sunday, May 28 with his show Some People V Reginald Hunter and will sell out. About half the seats are already sold.

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United Kingdom

Dunmow Wind Band present their spring charity concert at Great Notley Church, on Saturday, March 11 at 7pm in support of CLIC Sargent.

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The Richard Alston Dance Company returned to Cambridge Arts Theatre with four pieces inspired by an eclectic range of music, ranging from Benjamin Britten’s setting of Friedrich Holderlin’s poetry, to contemporary Romany music with a drum ‘n bass beat.

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The award-winning Philharmonia Orchestra returns to Cambridge Corn Exchange on Saturday March 4. Conducted by Tugan Sokhiev, the concert opens with Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. For the centrepiece of the evening, soloist Alexandra Soumm performs Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, the composer’s most enduring and best-loved work.

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Cambridge

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra will play Wagner, Chopin and Sibelius at Saffron Hall on Sunday, February 26 with Richard Hull conducting and Sam Haywood on the piano. The windswept atmosmphere of Sibelius’s Symphony No 1 is an homage to Wagner’s thunderstorm from Das Rheingold, contrasting with the melody of Chopin.

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National treasure, broadcaster, poet and comic Ian McMillan will be joined by leading cartoonist Tony Husband at Holy Trinity Chrishall Church on February 24 for a fast-flowing, rapid-rafting adventure in which two hilarious men reflect upon life.

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BBC Radio

North and south and class and culture collide in Torben Betts’comedy Invincible at Cambridge Arts Theatre from Wednesday, March 1 to Saturday, March 4.

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United Kingdom

Icarus Theatre Collective presents their sexy, bloody and fast-paced tour of Hamlet at The Mumford Theatre, Cambridge on February 27 and 28. This production, described as Shakespeare for the Game of Thrones generation, embraces the play’s brutality and amplifies the violence of the story.

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Denmark

In an intriguing combination of science and art, a robot took to the stage at Cambridge Junction.

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Cambridge

Gaslight, written in 1938 but set in the Victorian era, about a woman whose husband is trying to drive her mad, used to be a staple of repertory companies because it is such a gem.

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Elizabeth

Alan Ayckbourn’s play Henceforward will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from February 22-25.

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London

A new adaption of Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece Frankenstein comes to the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford on Tuesday, February 21.

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France

MATT MONRO Junior pays tribute to his father in a show about the singer’s life at the Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop’s Stortford on Friday, March 17. The man who was called “the singer’s singer” and “the man with the golden voice” sold 100 million records in his lifetime.

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