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Audley End House and Gardens is selling organic apple juice for the first time which has been made using fruit grown in its own organic kitchen garden.

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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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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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The Kyiv Classic Accordion Duo who tour raising money for children and families still affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986, will at the United Reformed Church in New Street, Dunmow on August 2 and Holy Cross Church, Station Road, Felsted on August 4.

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United Kingdom

An open day is being held at the Church Street Gallery in Church Street, Saffron Walden on Saturday, July 29, to celebrate a new art studio opeing in Wimbish. Artist Sue Jones is opening Stoneman Press, in Wimbish in September and is inviting people to go along to Church Street ask questions, or sign up for a course.

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Cambridge University

This year’s free Dance in the Square in Saffron Walden on August 26, (Bank Holiday Saturday) will be a 15th anniversary celebration organised by the Saffron Walden Initiative. It will feature Uncle Funk and the Boogie Wonderband supported by singer Darren Stammers and the performing arts group Stagecoach.

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Sharon Morris

School’s out and here are our top tips for days out and things to do and see. Museums are always good value and in Braintree children can go on a witches and wizards course with a diploma at the end.

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It will be a summer night with a difference at Audley End when the classic film Grease is shown at a charity open air cinema.

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School’s out and here are our top tips for summer fun for the first 10 days of the holidays. Braintree Museum has a Witches and Wizards School through the six weeks. Children can graduate with a diploma. Book sessions on 01376 328868. There’s a free fun day in Haverhill on July 26,

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British director Guy Ritchie returns with this fantasy epic based on the legend of King Arthur.

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The all-male Mikado at the Arts Theatre Cambridge is enchanting and I urge you to go.

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Sasha Regan

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