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Joanna Eden

Our top tips for places to go over the holiday weekend. See a David Bowie tribute at Cambridge Corn Exchange. Anne Reid and James Boland are in a new play at Cambridge Arts Theatre, There are free films in the square in Saffron Walden.

Chelmsford Museum will open its doors on Saturday, June 3 to give all those who have ever wanted to explore their creative side a chance to have a go at arts and crafts.

There will be a free musical picnic on Saffron Walden Common on Saturday, June 17, to mark the first anniversary of the death of Jo Cox MP, who died on June 16 last year.

Joanna Eden

Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga and much loved anime, this live action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell arrived with a negative online buzz due in part to a whitewashing scandal that surrounded its casting.

Our top tips for this weekend. See the Emperor’s New Clothes, a children’s play at Cambridge Junction. Take a torch to explore Saffron Walden Museum at night. See Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe, starring Imelda Staunton without having to go to the West End, it’s showing at Saffron Screen, enjoy the Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge.

Joanna Eden

A film by French director Olivier Assaya, Personal Shopper stars Kristen Stewart, who after rising to fame in the Twilight movies has been excelling in much less mainstream fare of late.

France

Here are our top tips for this weekend’s outings: Hear the rarely played but ingenious jazz of Dudley Moore at Fairycroft House in Saffron Walden, see steam engines in Newport, or catch Peter Pan in Saffron Walden Town Hall.

Joanna Eden

The smallest thatched cottage in England will be one of the attractions when five gardens in the village of Clavering open for charity on Sunday, May 21.

United Kingdom

Following last year’s divisive High Rise, eclectic British director Ben Wheatley returns with Free Fire – a 70s set tale about a gun deal which goes badly wrong.

United Kingdom

Showing for just one night at Saffron Screen is the documentary film I Am Not Your Negro, a work based on the writings of the African-American writer James Baldwin, exploring the history of racism, and the struggle for civil rights in the United States.

United States

Our top tips. There’s a film of Daniel Radcliffe’s performance in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at Haverhill Arts Centre, Lucy Worsley on Jane Austen at Cambridge Arts Theatre and a talk about a copper’s time on London’s Streets, (from slum landlords to the inspiration for Albert Square) at Braintree Museum.

George Chapman

Logan marks Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine, revisiting a role he has played eight times before, which started with X-men in 2000.

The REAL Family Fun Day is back for its 5th year at Saffron Walden Football Club on Sunday, April 30, and this year it will be free to enter.

Dave Vant

One of the nicest gardens in East Anglia, Wickets in Langley Upper Green, will be open for charity on Bank Holiday Monday, May 1.

United Kingdom

Rising from the ashes of 2005’s interminable King Kong remake by Peter Jackson, Kong: Skull Island attempts to breathe new life into the franchise.

Vietnam

Our top tips for where to go and what to see on a spring weekend. We recommend Madonnas and Miracles, the exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, open on all three days and free.

George Chapman

There is plenty to do this Easter, including a holy parade through the town in Saffron Walden, Mozart’s Requiem, Irish comedy, egg hunts and minature train rides.

George Chapman

Our suggestions for what to do, see and hear. Top tip, again this week is La Strada at Cambridge Arts Theatre, a theatrical phenomenon.

George Chapman

Sing is the latest animated feature from Illumination Entertainment, makers of Despicable Me and The Minions Movie.

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