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The Apex

Events at The Apex
1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD
Box Office Tel: 01284 758000




Mon 12 Jun, 8pm

Chris Smither

Best known for writing "Love You Like A Man" (recorded by Bonnie Raitt and Diana Krall), Chris draw deeply from blues, American folk music and modern poets, melding the styles of his two major influences, Lightnin' Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt, into his own signature guitar sound. His music has been covered by numerous artists and featured in soundtrack albums, independent film, television and commercials



Thu 15 Jun, 7.30pm

The Magic of Motown

40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in a musical journey through all your favourite songs.

£25.50 (£23.50 conc)


Sat 17 Jun, 12-3.30pm

Harmonica Workshop

with Steve Lockwood



Sun 18 Jun, 11.30am

Songbook Sundays @ The Athenaeum:

Jo Harrop: The Music of Anita O’Day

Rich-toned, London-based chanteuse Jo Harrop, whose style is described as “jazz with soul, soul with jazz” (Blues & Soul Mag) salutes Anita O’Day, the coolest of jazz singers in the 1940s and 1950s, and star of the movie Jazz on a Summer’s Day.

£10adv / £12door / VIP £19 includes breakfast


Sun 18 Jun, 7.30pm

Vieux Farka Touré

Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Touré is one of the greatest living exponents of guitar Desert Blues.  Hailing from Niafunké, Mali, he is the son the late Malian guitar legend Ali Farka Touré.

Vieux is becoming known for his high-energy live sets, his effortless speed and dexterity on the fretboard, and the effect on audiences of his palpable on-stage charisma and luminous smile. His new album is a mix of impressively diverse styles, covering dance-friendly desert rock, reggae and electric funk to haunting grooves, pulsing acoustic desert blues as well a touch of melancholic beauty.



Fri 23 Jun, 7.30pm

Pasadena Roof Orchestra

A vintage dance band in every sense of the word! For 45 years the Pasadena Roof Orchestra have been re-creating the sounds of a golden era of music from the 1920’s and 1930’s. Enjoy beautifully arranged songs from Irving Berlin, Ray Noble, Cole Porter and their contemporaries, re-live the electrifying hot jazz from Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington.



Sat 24 Jun, 7.30pm

Suffolk Sinfonia Summer Concert

Mendelssohn - Overture The Fair Melusine

Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto

Beethoven - Symphony 4

£12 (£10 Senior Citizens / £4 Concs)


Sun 25 Jun, 7.30pm

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes

Brian, Chip & Dave bring hits such as ‘Twist & Shout’, ‘Do You Love Me’, ‘Here Comes My Baby’, ‘Candy Man’ & ‘Silence is Golden’.



Thu 29 Jun, 7.30pm

Twisting The Night Away

The powerhouse vocals of retro king, Si Cranstoun and his band’s blend of Doo Wop, Rock n’ Roll and rocking Rhythm & Blues. With distinctive tenor highs that echo that of Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke, Si has established himself as a regular attraction at the major Swing and Blues Festivals and his energetic live performances turn every show into a party.


Sat 1 Jul, 7.30pm

Purple Zeppelin

Featured in the BBC TV documentary ‘The Joy of the Guitar Riff’, Purple Zeppelin pay tribute to the two greatest rock bands of all time, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. Hear more than 30 classic songs in a two and a half hour show complete with costume changes for each band.



Sun 2 Jul, 6.30pm

Let’s Rock It

Musical Medley Performing Arts present songs from West End Shows performed by over 100 Suffolk school children.



Wed 5 Jul, 7.30pm

Sons of Pitches: SOPTV

Celebrate the world of TV in an A Cappella adventure; from terrestrial to digital, from tacky to wacky, in full HD. Hear your favourite TV themes, sketches about panel shows, quiz shows and talent competitions, and more... all using the human voice.



Fri 7 Jul, 7.30pm

The Style Councillors

Tribute to The Style Council, with swirling Hammond Organ and ex-Bad Manners brass section.



Mon 10 Jul, 7.30pm

The Spooky Men’s Chorale

Ennobled by improbable facial hair and dignified with cavernous vocal chords, The Spooky Men's Chorale have been gleefully smashing up and reassembling the world of men's singing since 2001.



Wed 12 Jul, 7.30pm

Giovanni Pernice - Dance is Life

Giovanni Pernice & Luba Mushtuk, from Strictly Come Dancing, star in ‘il ballo è vita’. Joined by professional dancers from ‘Dancing with the Stars Ireland’, in an elegant and beautiful tale set in a Sicilian Cafè Bar. Expect dances such as the Quickstep, Samba, Rhumba, Pasodoble, Argentine Tango and his signature dance, the Jive.

£28 (£26 conc)


Fri 14 Jul, 8pm

An Evening of Burlesque

Prepare to experience the UK’s biggest burlesque extravaganza. With a bevy of beautiful burlesque stars, speciality variety artists and fabulous costumes, An Evening of Burlesque brings this classic variety art form into the 21st Century with a glamorous new show.



Sat 15 Jul, 1pm & 5pm & Sun 16 Jul, 2pm

Dare to Dream

Newmarket School of Dance students present their celebration of Dance and Musical Theatre.

£12 (£10 conc)


Wed 19 Jul, 2.30pm & 7pm

School of Rock – Westley

Westley Middle School are the first school in Suffolk to be given rights to perform this well-known Musical about Dewy and his School of Rock Band.



Thu 20 Jul, 7.30pm

Mods & Rockers

Johnny Warman's Magic Bus present a night of songs by Mods & Rockers, including The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, T. Rex, Toots & The Maytals, The Small Faces, Mott the Hoople, The Animals... plus many more.

Which side were you on?



Fri 21 Jul, 7.30pm

Stand By Me: A Celebration of Ben E King and The Drifters

The musical history of one of the biggest selling bands of all time, told through anecdotes of former members on screen, alongside the vast succession of hits, including ‘Under the Boardwalk’, ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’, ‘Up on the Roof’, ‘On Broadway’ and many more.



Sat 22 Jul, 8pm

Viva Santana

Voted into the Top 5 must-see tribute bands by Classic Rock Magazine, the 7-piece Viva Santana features Spanish guitar wizard Marcos Rodriguez on electric and acoustic guitar and a full line up to match Carlos Santana’s Abraxas days. Expect classy guitar licks over danceable percussion, as the band roll their way through ‘Samba Pati; ‘Changes’, ‘Soul Sacrifice’, ‘Oye Como Va’, ‘Smooth’ and other highlights from Santana's 30 year career.

£20 (£18conc)


Sun 23 Jul, 11.30am

Songbook Sundays @ The Athenaeum: Anita Wardell

The Chris Ingham Trio with special guest singers from the world of jazz.

Winner of Best Vocalist at the UK Jazz Awards on numerous occasions, Anita is among the most respected and acclaimed jazz singers on the British scene, a sensitive interpreter of standards and jazz classics and an outstanding improviser.

Delicious food will be available to purchase along with a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

£12adv / £15door / VIP £23 includes breakfast


Fri 28 Jul, 7.30pm

The Bob Dylan Story

Experience a Dylan concert from the 1960s! The Bob Dylan Story includes classic songs such as ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’, ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’, ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ and ‘All Along The Watchtower’.



Sat 29 Jul, 7.30pm

Supersonic 70s Show

Enjoy music by Queen, The Carpenters, ELO, 10cc, Wings, David Essex, Abba, Sweet, Suzi Quatro, Boney M, The Osmonds, David Cassidy, Elton John, Kiki Dee, T.Rex and all your other favourite 70’s artists.



Sun 30 Jul, 7.30pm

Whitney – Queen of the Night

West End performer Rebecca Freckleton delivers a breathtaking performance as the most highly awarded female artiste in the world, with hits including, ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, ‘One Moment In Time’, ‘I’m Every Woman’, ‘Greatest Love of All’, and many more.



The apex
Charter Square,
Bury St Edmunds IP33 3BA
T 01284 758000  
E boxoffice@theapex.co.uk

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham IP30 9HZ
T 01359 270091

Ickworth House,
Park & Garden
The Rotunda, Horringer
Bury St Edmunds IP29 5QE
T 01284 735270
E ickworth@nationaltrust.org.uk

Moyse’s Hall Museum
Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1DX
T 01284 757160  
E moyseshall@stedsbc.gov.uk
Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm (last entry 4pm). Sunday noon to 4pm. Closed bank holidays

Smiths Row
The Market Cross, Cornhill
Bury St Edmunds IP33 1BT
T 01284 762081
E enquiries@smithsrow.org

St Edmundsbury
Abbey House, Angel Hill
Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS

Theatre Royal
Westgate Street
Bury St Edmunds IP33 1QR
T 01284 755127
E booking@theatreroyal.org

Tourist Information Centre
Angel Hill,
Bury St Edmunds IP33 1UZ
T 01284 764667
E tic@stedsbc.gov.uk

Tuddenham Mill
High Street, Tuddenham
Nr Newmarket IP28 6SQ
T 01638 713552
E info@tuddenhammill.co.uk

West Stow
Anglo-Saxon Village
Icklingham Road, West Stow,
Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HG
T 01284 728718
E weststow@stedsbc.gov.uk
Open daily 10am to 5pm (last entry 4pm, 3.30pm in winter)


Clare Castle Country Park CO10 8NW
T 01284 757088  
E parks@stedsbc.gov.uk

East Town Park,
Haverhill CB9 7UR
T 01284 757088  
E parks@stedsbc.gov.uk
Open 8.30am to dusk. Free

Nowton Park,
Bury St Edmunds
IP29 5LU
T 01284 757088  
E parks@stedsbc.gov.uk
Open 8.30am to dusk. Free

West Stow Country Park
IP28 6HG
T 01284 728718  
E weststow@stedsbc.gov.uk
Open 9am to 8pm summer. Free

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The Apex is a new, multi-purpose public venue built as a cultural heritage investment by St Edmundsbury Borough Council

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