Music

Friday, February 10, 2017
Royston

Choirs in North Herts and South Cambs are warming up their vocal chords ready to deliver a top performance – with a theme perfectly fitting for February as Valentine’s Day approaches.

Organisers of Standon Calling 2017 have announced Orbital and Clean Bandit as the Hertfordshire music festival’s first two main stage headliners.

Theatre

Yesterday, 16:32

The Richard Alston Dance Company returned to Cambridge Arts Theatre with four pieces inspired by an eclectic range of music, ranging from Benjamin Britten’s setting of Friedrich Holderlin’s poetry, to contemporary Romany music with a drum ‘n bass beat.

In an intriguing combination of science and art, a robot took to the stage at Cambridge Junction.

Cambridge

Gaslight, written in 1938 but set in the Victorian era, about a woman whose husband is trying to drive her mad, used to be a staple of repertory companies because it is such a gem.

The refit of Letchworth’s Broadway Cinema to include a theatre has been finished – and the Comet was invited backstage for a sneak peek today ahead of the first show on Tuesday night.

Tom Hardy

A new musical opening in Stevenage this Easter will return to the Gordon Craig Theatre for a second run later in the year – before then heading out on tour.

Catherine Lomax

Arts

Friday, January 27, 2017

Controversial comedian Russell Brand will bring his new UK tour to Hertfordshire later this year.

Days Out

The organiser of the Winter Flower Festival in Melbourn said it was a well-supported success.

The spotlight will fall on the legendary Avro Lancaster, one of Britain’s most iconic Second World War bombers, at IWM Duxford during the February half-term holiday.

The sixth biannual Melbourn Winter Flower Festival is set to flourish in the village once again this weekend.

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