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Singer Rhiannon Giddens from North Carolina was so good, we didn’t know how the next act was going to follow her. And the next act was Joan Baez.

That’s how great the 51st Cambridge Folk Festival was. It was one of the best in decades. It was one unforgettable act after another and we were all singing and all dancing.

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Nigel Kennedy

World-renowned violinist Nigel Kennedy will be performing a special concert in honour of one of his greatest musical heroes.

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United Kingdom
SWS 28 Mrs Warren

Mrs Warren’s Profession by Bernard Shaw at Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday, July 25. Review by ANGELA SINGER.

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Cambridge
Robin Hood: The Musical

Girls and boys can dress up as Robin Hood, Maid Marian and will actually become the Merry Men for an open air performance of Robin Hood in Haverhill during the summer holidays.

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United Kingdom
SWS 27 Ents History Boys

The History Boys by Alan Bennett at Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday, July 11. Review by ANGELA SINGER.

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Cambridge
SWS 27 ENTS Kaela-Ann Cooper

More than 20 Uttlesford artists will be opening their studios over the first four weekends in July so visitors can see them at work and see the places where their work is inspired and created.

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Newport
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Shakespeare’s classic tale of love and violence has been rehashed so many times and in so many different ways it is an exceptionally hard script to make seem fresh.

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SWS 26 ENTS Jeremy Hardy and Jo Brand

Comics Jo Brand and Jeremy Hardy with their clever critiques of modern life will both do stand-up shows at Saffron Walden Town Hall this autumn and tickets are now on sale.

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London
SWS 25 ENTS

The Flying Legends Air Show is at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford over the weekend of July 11 and 12.

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United Kingdom
Constellations

Constellations by Nick Payne at Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday, June 20. Review by ANGELA SINGER.

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The Pirates of Penzance is performed at Cambridge Arts Theatre from June 9-13 by an all-male cast.

Sasha Regan’s All Male Pirates of Penzance at Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday, June 13. Review by ANGELA SINGER.

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London
SWS 24 ENTS

The Thaxted Festival began with Gustav Holst, the English composer who lived in the village. Over the Whitsun weekend of 1916, he organised a festival of music at Thaxted Church.

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Secret Garden and Sherlock Holmes

The Kast off Kinks, former members of the band, a play about Sherlock Holmes, another based on The Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s novel The Secret Garden, English National Opera performing Bizet’s opera Carmen and comedy on its way to the Edinburgh Festival. These are some of the highlights of this year’s Haverhill Festival between June 12 and July 5.

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English Touring Opera present The Wild Man of the West Indies

English Touring Opera at Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday, May 30. (Presenting La Boheme May 28, 29 and 30). Review of Donizetti’s The Wild Man of The West Indies on Wednesday, May 27..

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The Fete de la Musique, a free festival of international music is being held in Saffron Walden on summer’s longest day, Sunday, June 21.

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Half term activities

Stuck for half term ideas for entertaining children? Here’s a run down of some treats on offer.

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Whats on Page

The young and gifted musicians of The Temple Ensemble, all now based at the Royal Academy of Music in London, will play at St Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden on Saturday, May 23.

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David Suchet as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde starring David Suchet as Lady Bracknell at Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday, May 23. Review by ANGELA SINGER.

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David Suchet as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest

David Suchet, one of Britain’s best loved actors, especially for his television role as Agatha Christie’s dectective Poirot, will be putting on a frock to play Lady Bracknell.

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Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends will run from Tuesday, May 19 to Wednesday, May 20.

Six friends, one tea-party and a spectacular 70s backdrop come together in this production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Absent Friends, at Chelmsford Civic Theatre later this month.

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