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Cambridge
Matt Cardle

X-Factor winner, Matt Cardle will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on June 13. Known for his hit cover of The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face and Loving You with Spice Girl Melanie C. He went on to star with Beverley Knight in Memphis The Musical where he won the Best West End Debut Award for his portrayal of Huey Calhoun. Matt will sing material from his three Top 10 albums and preview songs from his new recording.

Hot Sardines

The Hot Sardines performance has been such a hot ticket for Saturday, June 4 that an extra performance has been put on in the afternoon. This traditional, twenties-style American jazz band does amazing things with popular music – like a version of People will Say We’re in Love from Okalahoma turned into a tart tango. Their latest album, French Fries and Champagne has a high voltage version of Running Wild, the song Marilyn Monroe sings on the train in Some Like it Hot.

London
Royal Phil and Evelyn Glennie

Cambridge Corn Exchange’s resident orchestra the Royal Philharmonic will perform the final concert of the this season’s Cambridge Classical Concert Series with Dame Evelyn Glennie on Thursday, June 9.

Cambridge University
Joanna Eden Red Curtain

Singer-songwriter Joanna Eden and actress Leigh McDonald bring their show The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman to Fairycroft House, Saffron Walden on Sunday, May 22 at 7.30pm.

Joanna Eden
Toni Lee as Karen Carpenter

We’ve only just begun, a tribute to Karen Carpenter, is at The Rhodes Theatre, Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday, May 28 with chart hits sung by Toni Lee accompanied by an eight-piece band. They will play music going back to the Carpenters’ first UK hit, Close to You, in 1970.

United Kingdom
Hugh Masekela

Legendary, South African trumpeter, Hugh Masekela will be at Saffron Hall on Sunday, May 29 with pianist Larry Willis.

South Africa
Stones Think Floyd

Tributes to two iconic groups, Pink Floyd and The Rolling Stones are at The Rhodes Theatre Bishop’s Stortford this month.

Alice Coote

The Britten Sinfonia will be at Saffron Hall on Sunday, May 15, playing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 3 and Phaedra, Britten’s last masterpiece about a woman who falls in love with her stepson.

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Ballet Boyz

All-male company of 10 dancers, Balletboyz are at Cambridge Arts Theatre on June 3 and 4 performing two new commissions by internationally acclaimed choreographers, Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos. The dances take a provocative look at life and death.

Ronnie Scotts

World class jazz from The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars Quintet will be at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on May 22, with the jazz club’s story, archive photographs and video footage. The Ronnie Scott’s Story is a celebration of the club, rising from a basement bar to an internationally acclaimed jazz venue. Expect tales of old Soho, mad musicians and police raids – though probably not on the night.

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