Yesterday, 14:13

There will be some 600 musicians playing at Saffron Walden’s Fete de la Musique on Sunday, June 24 with over 80 acts playing at 11 venues across the town in a free festival of music.

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Uttlesford District Council
Yesterday, 14:08

The parents of Maddi Thurgood, from Toppesfield, near Finchingfield, a pupil at Saffron Walden County High School, are about to receive a report from scientists at Sheffield University of Neurosciences after the first year of their research to find a specially tailored gene therapy for the rare disease.

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Saffron Walden County High School
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Living history re-enactments, a children’s sword school, Woman’s Hour presenter Jenni Murray, historians David Olusoga, Helen Castor and Alice Roberts, classicist Dame Mary Beard, and Charles, the ninth Earl Spencer and writer Kate Mosse are all taking part in Wimpole History Festival of talks, debates and performances from June 22-24.

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Charles II
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Mischief Movie Night, a play that improvises a movie on stage - after the audience has suggested a genre, location and title, will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from June 19-23.

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Cambridge
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Winner of the BBC New Comedy Award in 2013, former Bishop’s Stortford High School pupil Steve Bugeja returns to his old school on June 23 for a charity show.

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BBC
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Simon Brodkin, (aka Lee Nelson) the comedian and prankster who handed Theresa May a P45 as she coughed through her speech at the Conservative Party Conference, is among the top names at this year’s Cambridge Comedy Festival at Cambridge Junction from July 18-21.

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Cambridge
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

This is not a traditional version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It takes terrible liberties but it is definitely a play for today. At one point, there is literally a bun fight - joined in by the audience who were screaming with laughter.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

There were 30 soapboxes which raced the 280 metres along Braintree Road.

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Great Dunmow
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Three Clavering gardens will open for charity under the National Garden Scheme Festival Weekend on Sunday June 3.

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United Kingdom
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Four time Classical Brit Award winner, Russell Watson will be at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Monday, June 4, with his pianist and a guest choir for a show called Serenade.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Sarah Millican has four nights this month at Cambridge Corn Exchange, June 20, 21, 22 and 23. That might sound excessive but the entire run is already almost sold out. Billed as funny, frank and filthy, her show, Control Enthusiast discusses the phenomenon of wanting to be in charge.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Bill Cornell’s Golden Era Jazz Band will provide the music for this year’s Music in the Garden event in Sawbridgeworth on Sunday, June 17.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Back at the venue for a third time, having sold out for the last two runs, The Play that Goes Wrong will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from May 28 to June 2.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Tracy Beaker Gets Real, based on the book by Jacqueline Wilson about a little girl growing up in care, is at Cambridge Junction on Sunday, June 10.

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Cambridge
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Abba Tribute Thank You for the Music will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Saturday, June 9.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Commedian and actor Chris Ramsey will be at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Wednesday, June 6 with his show Just Happy to Get Out of the House.

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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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Joanna Eden
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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Walden School

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