Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Classical Latin 'literature' was in its day a treat for the ear. Even those who were rich enough to learn to read would hear the poems of Virgil and Ovid read aloud.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Black Voices Quintet present The Soul of Nina Simone. They have performed in front of Nelson Mandela at Royal Albert Hall and played alongside Nina Simone herself, as well as Miriam Makeba, Ray Charles and Hugh Masekela.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

A 14-year-old girl is on her way home from school on a winter evening as it is getting dark. A neighbour stops her and invites her to see the underground den he has built. He is evil. She will not leave that place alive.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The stand-out performance is from Joe Thomas as father-to-be Vincent. He has the most to do. His is perfect comic timing but he is by no means alone. All five of the cast had the audience laughing throughout and this is very much an ensemble piece - they spark off each other.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The British vocal ensemble, I Fagiolini, known for their theatrical performances, present music from the past 500 years associated with the work of Leonardo da Vinci,

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The models, some 21 breast cancer survivors, were joined on the red carpet by partners, sons and friends who also modelled everything from underwear to evening wear.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

If you are under 26 or a student, you can see Vladimir Ashkenazy conduct a concert and your ticket will cost just £5.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Every three years since 1882, students at Cambridge University have performed an Ancient Greek play in Ancient Greek. It is always magnificent and this year is no exception. Again, not all the cast are classicists, some have not studied the ancient language before - but all of them are accomplished actors and with impressive voices for the sung chorus. Sophocle's play comes ringing down the years to us. It's about division and could not be more pertinent.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

There were no locks on the doors. In the middle of a dark forest, I imagined who was waiting out there.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Roy Hudd is an absolute joy and comes out front to sing comic songs

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

A stage version of Hitchcock's film The Lady Vanishes stars Gwen Taylor

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

An evening with Lesley Garrett will be at Saffron Hall on Wednesday, October 9

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's gripping and compelling story will be told in a one-man musical drama using the original text.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Caroline Criado Perez, the author of Invisible Women, will be one of the speakers at Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

From October 14-27, there will be a series of free, one-hour talks open to all. This year's theme is technology and where is it taking us.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

This is an intriguing melodrama. It has a gripping plot and an interesting twist at the end. But this production fails to deliver.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Asked by a beggar if he has any change, toff, George Balfour replies: "Sorry, I've only got notes."

There is a lot of humour in Posh.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

This is a perfect piece of theatre.

Miles Jupp sails seamlessly through James Kettle's exquisite writing. This is a finely balanced filigree of comedy and tragedy. Jupp moves from humour to sadness, to wistfulness to bombast, and back over all three, effortlessly. He is magical.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

This homage to the series of six Enid Blyton books written between 1946 and 1951 is packed full of songs with good tunes. It has a young cast brimming with talent - which they lend to the show to spice it up.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Expect the unexpected at Cambridge Folk Festival.

Probably the world's best Celtic musicians, McGoldrick, McCusker and Doyle, on uillean pipes, guitar, whistles and fiddle, treated us to a tune called Nando's Jig.

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Lisa O'Neill is unforgettable. You wonder if she realises how funny a storyteller she is.

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

This, the 54th Cambridge Folk Festival, is the one that dared to be different. Cambridge Folk Festival is the biggest festival of acoustic music in the world. In half a century, it has come a long way from simple folk.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

An explosion of music opened the 2019 Cambridge Folk Festival on Thursday night when The Rails took to the stage.

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Our top tips for things to do in the summer holidays including free activities at museums

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Some of the coachloads of fans who came to Cambridge Arts Theatre to see The Rocky Horror Show, over 40 years since it was written, knew every line of this send-up of both the horror movie and science fiction.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, with performances in the college gardens runs from July 8 to August 24.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Sir Michael Parkinson is known and beloved for his skill at interviewing others. On stage at Cambridge Arts Theatre, his own gift for telling stories had the audience rapt, laughing throughout and standing on their feet at the end.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Favourite gospel music will be sung to raise funds for two good causes at Sawston Free Church on Saturday, July 6.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Free concerts at St Mary's Church in Saffron Walden.

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Admissions by Joshua Harmon, is about the merits of positive discrimination. If you need quotas then the system must be rotten to the core.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The play has two preoccupations: English politics on the eve of the Second World War, the remains of an old era, and those last remaining, aristocratic households with live-in servants.

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