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Multi-award winning jazz singer, Liane Carroll will be at the live music club Joanna’s Place’at Saffron Walden’s Fairycroft Centre on Friday, June 30.

Whittlesford Community Gospel Choir, contestants in the BBC Choir of the Year Competition, will be singing at Ickleton Village Hall on Saturday, July 1.

Sixth Form College

The Big Weekend in Cambridge and Cambridge Mela, the annual free festival on Parker’s Piece, runs from Friday to Sunday, July 7-9 with all kinds of music and a massive, mechanical elephant to symbolise Bollywood.

Anglia Ruskin University

The University of London Chamber Choir will be singing in Littlebury, the home village of their Conductor, Colin Durrant, for their final concert of the academic year performing a wide range of international music alongside a few choral classics.

A BBC Young Chorister of the Year, Agatha Pethers will sing the Pie Jesu solo in a performance of the Faure Requieum at Saffron Hall on Saturday, June 24.

The first weekend of Thaxted Festival, June 23-25 includes the Brandenburg Sinfonia, on Friday, at 8pm, playing Mendelsohn, Rodrigo, the Beatles and Beethoven, pianist John Lill on Saturday at 7pm, playing Mozart, Prokovfiev, Brahms and Beethoven, and the Escher Quartet on Sunday at 7.30pm, playing Haydn, Debussy and Schubert.

Essex pop sensation Olly Murs thrilled fans with his voice and energy in Colchester on Saturday tonight.

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Olly Murs and I have something in common - being a born and bred Colchester girl, I truly share his sentiment of being Essex and proud!


The Manfreds with original members of the 1960s band, Manfred Man will be at The Rhodes Arts Centre, Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday, June 17. Founders, Paul Jones, Mike D’abo, Mike Hugg and Tom McGuinness, are joined by Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie as the exciting new line-up. Since The Manfreds re-formed in 1991, they have been in constant demand throughout the world. They have had top ten hits both with the Manfreds and individually.

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