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A comprehensive guide to keep you and your family entertained in Uttlesford over the bank holiday weekend.

Joanna Eden Red Curtain

Saffron Walden singer Joanna Eden and Leigh McDonald revive their show The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman at the Eight Bells in Saffron Walden on Sunday, August 30. Described as Fascinating Aida on Red Bull, it’s been 18 months since the pair wowed the St James Theatre, London, and Cambridge’s Creative Cabaret as well as Saffron Walden with their irreverent show about all things female with music, comedy, tragedy and harmony. Over 18s only.


Saffron Opera Group will present a concert performance of Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress on Sunday, September 13, with a stellar cast of international opera soloists.

Pharaoh and the Beats

The second Elsenham Music Festival in the grounds of Elsenham Golf Club will raise money for the St Clare Hospice.


Two Saffron Walden indie bands are headlinging Cambridge’s Junkyard Festival on Saturday (August 22). Indie-rock act Too Cool Kid, fronted by Jay Plent will close the event and indie folk band Mortal Tides will play as the festival’s penultimate act.

SWS  Blues Brothers

This bank holiday, Saffron Walden musicians Irish folk band the Hooligans and guitarist Dave Vant, winner of last year’s Saffron Walden’s Got Talent, will support Jumbo and the Jets in a jazz and soul evening.

SWS ENTS 33 McBusted

McBusted, a synergy of McFly and Busted will be at Newmarket Racecourse on Saturday, August 29. The group was created at the end of 2013 after a reunion at the Royal Albert Hall for McFly’s tenth anniversary concert.

Cambridge Folk Festival

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.

United Kingdom

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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