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A comprehensive guide to keep you and your family entertained in Uttlesford over the bank holiday weekend.

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An all-male cast will present William Shakespeare’s As You Like It in an open-air performance at Harlequin House, Ickleton on Bank Holiday Monday, August 31.

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Soldiers and Spies

Second World War Soldiers and Spies returns to Audley End House and Gardens on Sunday and Monday, August 30 and 31.

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Joanna Eden Red Curtain

Saffron Walden singer Joanna Eden and Leigh McDonald revive their show The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman at the Eight Bells in Saffron Walden on Sunday, August 30. Described as Fascinating Aida on Red Bull, it’s been 18 months since the pair wowed the St James Theatre, London, and Cambridge’s Creative Cabaret as well as Saffron Walden with their irreverent show about all things female with music, comedy, tragedy and harmony. Over 18s only.

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Bee Gees Story

Nights On Broadway: The Bee Gees Story will be at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford on Saturday, September 12. It has songs from the 60s to the 90s by a seven-piece, Irish band, Irish Bee Gees. They recreate the magic of the three Gibbs brothers who went from singing close harmony as children to become world superstars by their early twenties, acknowledged as some of the greatest song writers in history.

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This year’s free Dance in the Square on Bank Holiday Saturday (August 29, organised by the Saffron Walden Initiative, will feature soul and Motown music with The Freddie Hall Band. Freddie’s influences include Nat King Cole and The Temptations (with whom he sang in Orlando) Ray Charles and Van Morrison.

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Saffron Opera Group will present a concert performance of Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress on Sunday, September 13, with a stellar cast of international opera soloists.

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Much Ado

Shakespeare’s satire on love, the comedy, Much Ado about Nothing presented by The Globe on Tour is in the Master’s Garden Corpus Christi College, Cambridge until Sunday, August 30.

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SWS  Blues Brothers

This bank holiday, Saffron Walden musicians Irish folk band the Hooligans and guitarist Dave Vant, winner of last year’s Saffron Walden’s Got Talent, will support Jumbo and the Jets in a jazz and soul evening.

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Talking Heads

Stephanie Cole, Siobhan Redmond and Karl Theobald give us the beautifully observed monologues of Alan Bennett.

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Kezia Burrows as Vera Claythorne in And Then There Were None

The Agatha Christie Theatre Company presents the stage version of the author’s best-selling book, And Then There Were None at Cambridge Arts Theatre from Monday, August 24 to Saturday, August 29.

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Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey’s latest show Limboland, having toured Austria and New Zealand, will be at Cambridge Junction in Clifton Road on Monday, September 14.

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Ruby Wax presents her show Sane New World at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford on Tuesday September 8.

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SWS ENTS 33 McBusted

McBusted, a synergy of McFly and Busted will be at Newmarket Racecourse on Saturday, August 29. The group was created at the end of 2013 after a reunion at the Royal Albert Hall for McFly’s tenth anniversary concert.

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Saffron Walden Museum Battle of Waterloo commemoration. Picture: Joe Higham.

School is out, but the British weather is here to stay, and keeping the kids entertained while it is raining can be tricky.

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Cambridge Folk Festival

Singer Rhiannon Giddens from North Carolina was so good, we didn’t know how the next act was going to follow her. And the next act was Joan Baez.

That’s how great the 51st Cambridge Folk Festival was. It was one of the best in decades. It was one unforgettable act after another and we were all singing and all dancing.

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Nigel Kennedy

World-renowned violinist Nigel Kennedy will be performing a special concert in honour of one of his greatest musical heroes.

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SWS 28 Mrs Warren

Mrs Warren’s Profession by Bernard Shaw at Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday, July 25. Review by ANGELA SINGER.

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SWS 27 Ents History Boys

The History Boys by Alan Bennett at Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday, July 11. Review by ANGELA SINGER.

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SWS 27 ENTS Kaela-Ann Cooper

More than 20 Uttlesford artists will be opening their studios over the first four weekends in July so visitors can see them at work and see the places where their work is inspired and created.

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