Events at The Apex
1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD
Tel: 01284 758000
Thu 4 Dec, 2.15pm
Hits from the Blitz: We’ll Meet Again
Christmas matinee of the unique “feel-good” 1940s show, as featured at Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Gala Nights. Famous war-time tunes & “sing-a-long” songs brought to life by the singers and multi-instrumentalistsof the Five Star Swing band. Featuring Simone from the latter days of the Ivy Benson Orchestra plus Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for Glenn Miller’s Brother, Herb and the BBC Radio Big Band. Special guest – Tony Bennett’s trombonist, Michael Innes!
Thu 4 Dec, 7.30pm
Let’s Twist Again
The Greatest 50s & 60s Music Show EVER! Starring BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing lead singer Chris Madin with a full company of critically acclaimed artistes and musicians, the show combines fun and laughter with the greatest hits of Elvis, Dusty, Buddy, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Lulu, Sandie Shaw and many more.
Fri 5 Dec, 4pm-6pm
Local young musicians performing in the bar
Fri 5 Dec, 7.30pm
Abba Party Night
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Swedish pop sensations ABBA winning the Eurovision Song Contest. ‘1974 Abba Tribute Show’ are renowned for their authentic voices, musical excellence and original costumes. Get ready for an action packed show of Abba’s biggest hits including: Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, The Winner Takes It All, Waterloo and many more.
Sat 6 Dec, 7.30pm
BBC Radio Suffolk Carol Concert
Festive music & readings featuring presenters and Suffolk musicians.
Sun 7 Dec, 7.30pm
Anarchy in the Apex
A recreation of the legendary 1977 Anarchy Tour & era featuring The Sex Pistols, The Damned & Siouxsie and the Banshees tribute acts.
Mon 8 Dec, 8pm
Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band
Carols & Capers 2014: mix renaissance, modern and ethnic instruments with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour putting their inimitable stamps on a range of familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare.
Tue 9 Dec, 7.30pm
An Evening with Gervase Phinn
The best-selling and award-winning author, radio and TV personality really is at his best and most exciting in front of a live audience. Dubbed “the James Herriot of schools”, he will have you on the edges of your seats, as he shares his hilarious and sometimes poignant tales of life as a schools inspector in the Yorkshire Dales.
Wed 10 Dec, 8pm
Hits by Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Barry White, Wilson Pickett, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Kool & the Gang, Chaka Khan, Edwin Starr & many more.
Sun 14 Dec, 8pm
Fat Cat Comedy Club
See www.fatcatcomedyclub.com for line-up.
Tue 16 Dec, 7.30pm
Carols by Candlelight
The Locrian Ensemble present a truly magical Christmas concert of carols, Christmas tunes & seasonal surprises performed in lavish period costume.
£19.50 (£10 U25s) £49 family
Wed 17 Dec, 8pm
Jazz at the Movies
A Swinging Christmas with Joanna Eden & the Chris Ingham Quartet playing jazzy festive favourites as made famous by Ella, Eartha, Frank, Doris, Dean, Bing and a whole gang of cool celluloid cats and hip Hollywood chicks. Having sold out at Ronnie Scott’s in 2012 and 2013, this festive jazz entertainment is the perfect way to swing into the holidays
Sat 20 Dec, 7.30pm
These long-established purveyors of retro-inspired, crepe & drape rock & roll have had 10 singles in the charts’ top-five, including Under The Moon of Love, When, You Got What It Takes, 3 Steps To Heaven, Hey Rock & Roll.
Sun 21 Dec 2014, 6pm
Orchestra Carols by West Road Church
Free concert – donations to St Nicholas Hospice Care
Mon 22 Dec, 2pm
Father Christmas needs a Wee
At every house Father Christmas eats and drinks the tasty treats that have been left for him. But when he reaches number ten he realises that he’s forgotten to do something rather important and he really, really, really needs a WEE! TaleGate Theatre hit the perfect combination of witty humour, fantastic music and the extra sparkle for which they have become known in this fabulously funny and brilliantly bouncy musical adaptation of Nicholas Allan’s much loved book.
£12/£10 (family £38)
Tue 23 Dec, 8pm
An Albion Christmas
Featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings, this show takes you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain.
Sat 27 Dec, 7.45pm
Renowned Killers tribute band return for their annual Xmas gig. Support from Kazabian and the Swamp Donkeys.
Wed 31 Dec, 8pm
New Year’s Eve Party
Featuring The Take That Experience – one of the finest tributes to Take That across the UK and Europe as featured on ITV1.
£65 all inclusive (drinks entertainment & snack)