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A stage version of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Monday and Tuesday, September 4 and 5.

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The Roar Charity Fashion show, which takes place on September 23 at Quy Mill in Cambridgeshire, raising money for the Arthur Rank Hospice, East Anglian Air Ambulance and Cambridge United Community Trust, will have the pop artist Lydia Singer entertaining.

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Cambridge

Live/Wire, the AC/DC tribute show will be at Haverhill Arts Centre on September 1.

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Haverhill Arts Centre

Harriet Lauler (Shirley MacLaine), a once-successful businesswoman, works with young local writer Anne Sherman (Amanda Seyfried) to write her life story. When the initial result doesn’t meet Lauler’s high expectations, she sets out to reshape the way she’ll be remembered.

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Banjo player, songwriter, raconteur, juggler and acrobat, Curtis Eller will be at Cambridge Junction on September 4. Born in Detroit, he says he rose to obscurity as “New York’s angriest yodeling banjo player”. Citing Buster Keaton, Abraham Lincoln and Elvis Presley as his primary musical influences, Eller became a staple of the beer halls, burlesque houses and underground theaters of the eastern seaboard. Fame proved elusive.

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Ireland

The Countess of Warwick Country Show in Little Easton over the bank holiday weekend, August 27 and 28, includes animal displays, a ploughing match, children’s egg and spoon and sack races, a dog race, tug of war, a ploughing match, sheep dog skills and classic cars. The show is named after the Countess of Warwick who was born at Easton Lodge into the Maynard family.

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Baby Driver is the latest project from British writer-director Edgar Wright, this time working without his regular collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, with whom he created the hugely successful Cornetto trilogy.

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Following the critical and commercial flop of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, fans rejoiced when Sony announced an agreement with Marvel studios to merge the web-slinger into its popular Marvel cinematic universe.

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New York

The show Are You Experienced? hailed as the world’s number one tribute to Jimi Hendrix, will be at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Friday, September 8. This is a tribute by John Campbell who looks and sounds like Jimi. Hendrix, who was born in 1942 and died aged just 27, had a mainstream career of just four years. Regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”.

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Award-winning folk duo, Megson, who played at Cambridge Folk Festival last year, will be at The Old Bull in Royston on Friday, September 29 as part of a nationwide tour.

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BBC Radio

An ensemble of internationally renowned singers, an orchestra of over one hundred musicians including six harps, and a specially selected chorus of vassals and their womenfolk will see Valhalla go up in flames when Saffron Opera Group’s present the finale of Wagner’s Ring Cycle on Sunday, September 17.

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United Kingdom

Peace Train, the Cat Stevens Story is at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Thursday September 7 and will be a night of music and story-telling.

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Australia

The show Hairy Maclary and Friends, based on the books by the New Zealand author, Dame Lynley Dodd about a dog and his friends, will be at Haverhill Arts Centre on August 25 presented by Nonsense Room Products.

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Universal Pictures’ attempt to create their own shared universe begins with The Mummy - a film which, if the plan succeeds, will eventually tie into other creatures based on their monster properties such as Frankenstein, Dracula and the Wolfman and form what is being called The Dark Universe.

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Iraq

She Drew the Gun, the politically-charged psych-pop act from Liverpool played Stage Two late into Friday afternoon and electrified the audience.

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Liverpool

It was a case of Sisters are Singing It for Themselves at Cambridge Folk Festival. The schedulers for the event’s 53rd year decided to present All Female Friday for the main stage.

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The 52nd Cambridge Folk Festival opened like a splendid celebration on Thursday night with musicians who got people on their feet.

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Cambridge

After two successful films and a minions spin-off, comes the third instalment proper in the Despicable Me series.

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London

A new exhibition on the ice age opens on Saturday August 12 with a special stone age day on Wednesday, August 16.

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