What’s on this weekend around Saffron Walden and Dunmow

PUBLISHED: 13:57 16 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:42 17 March 2017

ESCAPED ALONE by Churchill,    , Writer - Caryl Churchill, Director - James Macdonald, Designer - Miriam Buether, Lighting Peter Mumford, The Royal Court Theatre, 2016, Credit: Johan Persson/

ESCAPED ALONE by Churchill, , Writer - Caryl Churchill, Director - James Macdonald, Designer - Miriam Buether, Lighting Peter Mumford, The Royal Court Theatre, 2016, Credit: Johan Persson/

JOHAN PERSSON

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.

Cambridge Science Festival Cambridge Science Festival

In particular, there is Cambridge University’s Science Festival, a series of talks, demonstrations, films and events most of which are free and designed for all ages. For the full programme, see: http://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk.

Friday, March 17

Saffron Screen: T2 Trainspotting (18). 8pm. Tickets Saffronscreen.com

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Saffron Walden Museum: Completing the Look, 300 Years of Fashion Accessories. 10am-5pm. Free with admission, £2.50 adults, £1.25, over 65s, free for under 18s.

Saffron Walden Town Hall: The Scummy Mummies, evening of sketches and stand-up. 7.30pm. Tickets £15 from scummymummies.com or Saffron Walden Tourist Information 01799 524002.

Wickets in Upper Langley Green is open for the National Garden SchemeWickets in Upper Langley Green is open for the National Garden Scheme

Haverhill Arts Centre: ‘Allo ‘Allo, play based on the TV series. 7.30pm. Tickets, £10, £9, £8 from 01440 714140 or www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk

Arts Theatre, Cambridge: Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill. 7.45pm. Tickets 01223 503333 or www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

Saffron Walden Town Band Saffron Walden Town Band

ADC Theatre, Cambridge (student theatre): The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh. 7.45pm. Tickets £12/£9 from 01223 300085 or adctheatre.com

ADC Theatre, Cambridge (student theatre): Sogur, Viking tales not for the faint-hearted. 2.30pm. Tickets £8/£6 from 01223 300085 or adctheatre.com

Copus Playroom St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge (student theatre): A Fool to his Folly by Victor Rees. 7pm. Tickets £7/£6 from 01223 300085 or adctheatre.com

Corpus Playroom St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge (student theatre): Improv Actually. Lateshow 9.30pm. Tickets £8/£6 from 01223 300085 or adctheatre.com

Chelmsford Civic Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by Offspringers. 7.30pm in the Cramphorn Studio. Tickets £14. from 01245 606505 or www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres

Mumford Theatre, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge: Free lunchtime concert. Seance with Julio D’Escrivan and Ensemble Klem, flute, saxophone, violin and soundpainting based on Ravel’s piano roll recordings from the 1920s. 1.10pm.

Junction, Cambridge: Comedy, Kieran Hodgson, Maestro. 8pm. (ages 15+) Tickets £11.50 from 01223 511511 or junction.co.uk

Junction, Cambridge: Music, Emily Maguire. 8pm. £13.50 advance from 01223 511511 or junction.co.uk

Cambridge Corn Exchange: Whitney Queen of the Night. 8pm. Tickets £27.75, £25.75 from 01223 357851 or tickets@cambridgelivetrust.co.uk

Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop’s Stortford: The Matt Monro Story. 7.30pm. Tickets £21 from 01279 710200 or Rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk

Saturday, March 18

Walden School, Mount Pleasant Road, Saffron Walden: Saffron Walden Town Band’s spring concert, with the Junior Band playing music through the centuries including part of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. Retiring collection for Parkinson UK. 7.30pm (doors 7pm) Tickets, £6 adults, £4 under 16 from Saffron Walden Information Centre in the Market Square, 01799 524002 or on door.

Grove Lawn Tennis Club, Saffron Walden: Open day for all ages and abilities, lessons with former Davis Cup players. 10am-10.45am (five to 10 years), 10.45am-11.30am, (teens), 11.30am-12.30pm (social players, beginners-intermediate) 12.30pm-1.30pm, (team players, advanced), 1.30pm-2pm barbecue, raffle, serve speed guns. 2pm-3pm, exhibition match. £10 for lesson and food. Booking essential. www.grovetennis.org.uk

Haverhill Arts Centre: ‘Allo ‘Allo, play based on the TV series. 7.30pm. Tickets, £10, £9, £8 from 01440 714140 or www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk

Guildhall Cambridge: Cambridge Science Festival. Free weekend of hands-on fun 10am-4pm (all ages) 6pm-8pm (adults only). For the full programme see: http://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/

Saffron Screen: Kubo and the Two Strings (PG). 2pm. Tickets Saffronscreen.com

Saffron Screen: Denial (12A) 5pm. Tickets Saffronscreen.com

Saffron Screen: T2 Trainspotting (18). 8pm. Tickets Saffronscreen.com

Saffron Walden Museum: Completing the Look, 300 Years of Fashion Accessories. 10am-5pm. Free with admission, £2.50 adults, £1.25, over 65s, free for under 18s.

Cambridge Corn Exchange: Jack Savoretti, singing from his album. 7.30pm £25.25 01223 357851 or tickets@cambridgelivetrust.co.

Braintree Museum: Exhibition on the Bardfield Artists, Life in an English Village. 10am-4pm. Free with admission, adult £4, concession £3, child £2. 01376 325266 or www.braintreemuseum.co.uk

Braintree Museum: Macbeth a One Man Show with Simon Floyd. 7.30pm. Tickets £10, booking essential, 01376 325266 or www.braintreemuseum.co.uk

Arts Theatre, Cambridge: Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill. 2.20pm and 7.45pm. Tickets 01223 503333 or www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

Fairycroft Arts Centre, 37 Audley Road, Saffron Walden: Jazz at Joanna’s Place, with Joanna Eden and the Chris Ingham Trio. 8pm. Tickets £15 at Saffron Walden Tourist Information or www.eventbrite.co.uk

R A Butler School, South Road, Saffron Walden: Car boot and table top sale. 10am-noon. Free entry

ADC Theatre, Cambridge (Student theatre): The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh. 7.45pm. Tickets £12/£9 from 01223 300085 or adctheatre.com

Copus Playroom St Edward’s Passage Cambridge (student theatre): A Fool to his Folly by Victor Rees. 7pm. Tickets £7/£6 from 01223 300085 or adctheatre.com

Corpus Playroom St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge (student theatre): Improv Actually. Lateshow 9.30pm. Tickets £8/£6 from 01223 300085 or adctheatre.com

Chelmsford Civic Theatre: Orchestra of the Swan play Haydn, Shostakovich piano concerto no. 2, Mozart. 7.30pm. Pre-concert talks 6.30pm, free to ticket holders. £14.50 to £25, under 16s £7 from 01245 606505 or www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres

Chelmsford Civic Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by Offspringers. 2.30pm and 7.30pm in the Cramphorn Studio. Tickets £14. from 01245 606505 or www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres

Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop’s Stortford: Broadway and Beyond, celebration of musical theatre. £17/£15 from 01279 710200 or Rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk

Great Sampford Village Hall: Pot of Gold, musical by Quintas Benziger, based on Silas Marner. 7pm. Tickets £8 01799 586269.

St Andrew’s Church, Much Hadham, Herts: Amici Cantate present As Days Go By, Faure’s Requiem, Spanish and English madrigals. For Alzheimer’s Research UK. 7pm. Tickets, £10, under 16 £5 from 01279 506773 or tickets@amicicantate.org.uk or www.ticketsource.co.uk/amicicantate

Littlebury Village Hall: Jumble sale 2pm. Entry £1 in aid of Strethall Church and the British Lung Foundation.

Widdington Village Hall: Talk on antiques by Tim Turner of Sworders Auctioneers. Take along items. 8pm. Tickets £10 advance or £12 on door 01799 500462. Bar and raffle.

Braintree Museum: Exhibition on the Bardfield Artists, Life in an English Village. 10am-4pm. Free with admission, adult £4, concession £3, child £2. 01376 325266 or www.braintreemuseum.co.uk

Great Chesterford Community Centre: Bowl’s Club Quiz Night. Teams of up to eight. 7pm for 7.30pm. £10 per head. Refreshments and bar. 01799 732984.

Ugley Village Hall: Farmers’ Market. 10am-noon

Thriplow Daffodil Weekend: 11am-5pm. www.thriplowdaffodils.org.uk

Sunday, March 19

Guildhall Cambridge: Cambridge Science Festival. Free weekend of hands-on fun 11am-4pm (first hour is autism friendly) Free. For the full programme see: http://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/

Haverhill Arts Centre: My Feral Heart (12A). 4pm. Tickets £4.50 from 01440 714140 or www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk

Great Sampford Village Hall: Pot of Gold, musical by Quintas Benziger, based on Silas Marner. 6.30pm. Tickets £8 01799 586269.

Audley End Miniature Railway, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden: Charity Dog Walk for Support 4 Sight. Starts 10am. Entry £10 in advance, £15 on the day. 01799 523700.

Saffron Screen: Lion (PG) 11am (baby friendly). Tickets Saffronscreen.com

Saffron Screen: Kubo and the Two Strings (PG) 2pm. Tickets Saffronscreen.com

Saffron Screen: Lion (PG) 5pm. Tickets Saffronscreen.com

Saffron Screen: Denial (12A) 8pm. Tickets Saffronscreen.com

Saffron Walden Museum: Completing the Look, 300 Years of Fashion Accessories. 2pm-5pm. Free with admission, £2.50 adults, £1.25, over 65s, free for under 18s.

Great Chesterford Community Centre: Kids Craft Afternoon, 2pm-4pm, £6 per child. Postcode CB10 1NS.

Arts Theatre, Cambridge: Cambridge University’s Footlights. 7.45pm. Tickets 01223 503333 or www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

Wickets at Langley Upper Green: Open Garden for National Gardens Scheme. 11am to 4pm. Admission £4.50 children free. Home-made soup, sausage rolls and cakes. Postcode CB11 4RY.

Thriplow Daffodil Weekend: 11am-5pm. www.thriplowdaffodils.org.uk

Chelmsford Civic Theatre: Screened event, Bolshoi Live, A Contemporary Evening. 3pm. Tickets £14.50/£13 special concessions £7 from 01245 606505 or www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres

Our Lady of Peace Church, Braintree: Anglia Singers present Handel’s Messiah. 4pm. Tickets £8, under 16s free from 01245 350988 or 01245 283527 or Proper Gander, Little Square, Braintree or The Presbytery, The Avenue, Braintree

Babraham: Saffron Walden and District Footpaths Association Walk, 2pm, six miles. Details 01799 531392.

St Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden: Coffee, cakes and company. No need to book, just turn up. 3pm-4pm. 01799 506024.

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