Arts News

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Omid Djalili brings his stand-up show Schmuck for a Night to Cambridge Corn Exchange on April 15.

The Scummy Mummies know your parenting secrets.


Reginald D Hunter will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Sunday, May 28 with his show Some People V Reginald Hunter and will sell out. About half the seats are already sold.

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National treasure, broadcaster, poet and comic Ian McMillan will be joined by leading cartoonist Tony Husband at Holy Trinity Chrishall Church on February 24 for a fast-flowing, rapid-rafting adventure in which two hilarious men reflect upon life.

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Barry Cryer says the trick to comedy is to “get the laughs in early”.

Haverhill Arts Centre

Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce, stars of BBC Radio 4’s The Croft & Pearce Show, winners of the Spirit of the Edinburgh Fringe award, and proud recipients of the official Edinburgh Fringe (2016) Total Sell Out Show, present their brand new sketch show, Croft and Pearce are not Themselves, at Cambridge Junction on Friday, February 10.

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Multi award-winning comedian Simon Munnery brings his a new stand-up show to Cambridge Junction on January 27. He promises an opening to die for, seven wry observations, a tone poem, four fresh skits and two new commandments.


A new exhibition called Life in an English Village at Braintree Museum has a display of prints and drawings by the Bardfield Artists, including some original black and white sketches by Edward Bawden, unseen for 20 years.

English Village

Nathan Caton, as seen on BBC television’s Live at the Apollo and Mock The Week and BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show, will be at Cambridge Junction on November 19.

BBC Radio

A new comedy night begins from Thursday, November 24 at the Rhodes Arts Complex, starting with Jarlath Regan whose podcast An Irishman Abroad podcast, won him an award universal acclaim and a global audience. Also winner of the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2011, Scottish comic Matt Winning. Matt was a finalist in the BBC New Comedy Awards 2012.


What is now known as politically incorrect comedy used to simply be called Jerry Sadowitz, who is also a magician. Many of the tricks he does in his show are his own original inventions. He says: “I can do my whole show with a pack of cards borrowed from anyone in the audience.” They may be no card tricks, just an hour of bagpipes and balloon animals. Cambridge Junction, Thursday November 24. 8pm, tickets £24


Jeremy Hardy, now in his fourth decade as a stand-up will at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on November 3.

BBC Radio

The artist Grayson Perry, who lived in Great Bardfield as a teenager, will be at St Mary’s Church, Great Bardfield on Friday, October 28 to launch his new book The Descent of Man.

St Mary's Church

Comic Seann Walsh brings his show One for the Road to Haverhill Arts Centre on October 23 and The Junction, Cambridge, on October 24. The Foster’s Comedy Award nominee and television regular is known for spotting the absurdity in everything and converting it to stand up.

Haverhill Arts Centre

An exhibition of art by pupils and teachers at Felsted School and Spanish artist and former Felstedian, Elena Caicoya, will be on display at The Gallery in the Garden in, Great Saling from October 8 to 15 from 11am-5pm each day.

Celebrating 30 years of camp comedy, Julian Clary is touring his show The Joy of Mincing next month.


Comedy duo Croft and Pearce will bring their acclaimed Edinburgh Festival show to Ickleton Village Hall on Saturday, October 8 for a comedy night supported by young actors from Cambridge University Footlights and introduced by actors Jason Merrells (star of Casualty, Cutting It and Safe House) and Emma Lowndes who played Mrs Drewe in Downton Abbey. The couple used to live in Ickleton.

Sarah Mila

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