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Ireland

Day four of the 2018 Folk Festival was set to be another scorcher with both the gloriously sunny weather, and the music line-up. Irish Mythen kicked off on Stage One, her musical perfomance punctuated by some absorbing story-telling and craic which had also entertained the crowd during her performance on Stage Two on Saturday.

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Sicario 2: Soldado, the sequel to 2015’s outstanding Sicario, sees Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro return as CIA agent Matt Graver and hitman Alejandro Gillick to once again do battle with the drug cartels of Mexico.

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Mexico

This was my first time at Cambridge Folk Festival but I hope it won’t be my last.

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Sussex

I would say Gordie MacKeeman, of Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, is a virtoso fiddle player, except I need a more exhilarating word than that. He doesn’t just play at lightning speed, he plays with the fiddle under his arm while he is doing a thundering step dance. He plays standing on top of a double bass, while the double bass is being played by someone else.

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Cambridge

Thursday nights, the first night of Cambridge Folk Festival used to be just the night you stomped round the ground, set up your tent, got your wristband and saw a couple of low-key acts with a beer.

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NHS

This Fifth instalment in the Jurassic Park franchise follows on from 2015’s Jurassic World, and sees Chris Pratt teaming with Bryce Dallas Howard to take on prehistoric beasts once again.

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It’s been barely six months since the last instalment, yet Solo – A Star Wars Story sees us journey to a galaxy far, far away once more.

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My evening at Audley End where I was attending a concert choc-a-block with hit makers from the eighties, including Jason Donovan and Midge Ure, did not start well.

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China

An internationally renowned pianist and former Felsted pupil who made his concerto debut at 16 will play at Thaxted Festival this Friday.

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Thaxted

After the surprise success of the original Deadpool two years ago, Ryan Reynolds brings the Merc with a mouth back to the big screen for Deadpool 2

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Among the eccentrics at this year’s Cambridge Comedy Festival will be George Egg and his Anarchist DIY Chef show. He combines cooking and comedy to make a three course meal using power tools, office equipment and hair dressing appliances.

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Ireland

The musical Sweet Charity is in the Great Hall at The Leys School in Cambridge until Saturday, July 14, presented by Cambridge Theatre Company.

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Cambridge

It was supposed to be a seated concert but a capacity crowd of 1,500 people were up and dancing when The Gipsy Kings played at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Monday, July 9.

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United Kingdom

Tomorrow evening singer Joanna Eden will be performing songs from her new album Truth Tree at St Botolph’s Parish Church in Hadstock, where she recorded the album.

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Joanna Eden

This is a sweet play about a poignant, true story. The performances are virtuoso from actors who are masters of their craft.

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Fiona Bruce

The original line up of The Gipsy Kings will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Monday, July 9.

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France

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

The fourth, full length feature from English director Andrew Haigh, Lean on Pete tells the story of 15-year-old Charley as he forms an unlikely friendship with a fading race horse.

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America

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

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