The Apex Bury St Edmunds

Events at The Apex

1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD

Tel: 01284 758000

bruce lee

Bruce Lee Exhibition
Open daily from 26 January until 5 March, free

Iconic & rare artwork & ephemera of the martial arts superstar.

Thu 2 Feb, 7.30pm
Chinese New Year Variety Show

Charity concert, with Anglo Chinese Cultural Exchange, in aid of My WiSH & The Samaritans.
£12 (£8 conc) Ticket + Chinese Buffet £20 (£16 conc)

Sat 4 Feb, 7.30pm
East Anglia Chamber Orchestra

Brahms Tragic Overture
Elgar Cello Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’
Conductor: Jacques Cohen
£20 (£16/£10 conc)

Sun 5 Feb, 7.30pm
Paolo Angeli & Derek Gripper

A double bill of solo guitars. Paolo Angeli, the Sardinian guitar sorcerer, extracts beautiful multi-layered music from his uniquely prepared guitar; a hybrid orchestra of an instrument with multi-directional strings, hammers, pedals and propellers which he bows, strikes, plucks and strums.
Derek Gripper creates a new form of classical guitar music out of some of Africa’s richest musical heritage; fusing the country’s disparate creative traditions with styles throughout the world: European classical traditions, avant-garde Brazilian works, Malian kora works, Cape Town’s folk styles, and even Indian classical music, synthesizing them into a style uniquely his own.
£12.50 / £5 U25s

Tue 7 Feb, 7.30pm
EUCO with Angela Hewitt

The European Union Chamber Orchestra with Angela Hewitt, one of the world’s leading pianists. Hewitt’s performances and recordings of Bach have drawn particular praise, marking her out as one of the composer’s foremost interpreters of our time.
Elgar Serenade for Strings in E min, Op.20
Mozart Concerto No. 14 in E flat, K.449
Bach Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056
Haydn Symphony No 57 in D major
£25 / £ 22 / £20 conc / £5 U25s

Sat 11 Feb, 7.30pm
Wolsey Orchestra

Borodin: Overture to Prince Igor
Dvořák: Cello Concerto
Sibelius: Valse Triste
Nielsen: Symphony No.1
Conductor: Ben Palmer
Soloist: Susie Davis
£15 (£12/£3 conc)

Sun 12 Feb, (11am-3pm)
St Edmundsbaby Pregnancy and Parenting Fayre

Stalls, demonstrations and activities.

Sun 12 Feb, 8pm
Fat Cat Comedy Club

See for line-up.

Mon 13 Feb, 7.30pm,
Film Screening: Enter The Dragon

An exciting opportunity to experience one of Bruce Lee’s most iconic performances, including an exclusive and extended display of screen-used items from the film.
Pre-screening exhibition from 6pm
Tickets: £15 (Age 18+)

Mon 13 – Thu 16 Feb, 10am-4pm
The 4 Day Film Challenge

Teams are given four days to write, shoot, star in and edit a short film based around a set theme or phrase. Run by The Offshoot Foundation. Suitable for ages 10 – 18. Runs 10am-4pm each day until Fri 2 Sept. All equipment provided, participants are also welcome to use their own cameras/smart phones etc.

Tue 14 Feb, 2pm
So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs?

Was every Tyrannosaurus rex a fearsome carnivore? Why did Allosaurus head-butt its prey to death? Come and test your knowledge against Ben Garrod (the TV scientist in “Attenborough’s Giant Dinosaur”). With the help of TV film footage and photos of his own paleontological dinosaur digs, he will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about dinosaurs – and more.
Children can ask questions, or show off their dinosaur knowledge to the audience.
£12 adults, £10 children, £38 family

Thu 16 Feb, 7.30pm
Macca: The Concert

Celebrating the music of Paul McCartney, with all of his solo hits, a selection of Beatles favourites and a spectacular recreation of the ‘Wings Over America’ 1976 Concert Tour. “Emanuele Angeletti has Paul McCartney’s mannerisms down to a T” – The Guardian.
£25 (£23conc)

Fri 17 Feb, 8pm
Joe Stilgoe: Songs on Film

After two sell-out years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the internationally acclaimed singer, pianist & entertainer presents his own original & stylish orchestrations of music from much-loved movies; from Hollywood’s golden age, to the classic films of the 80s, to the work of Tarantino, Tati, Paramount and Pixar.

Sun 19 Feb, 8pm
Celtic Fiddle Festival

Called “three of the finest folk violinists anywhere” by The Washington Post, Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations. Fiddlers Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany, France) and Capercaillie’s own Charlie McKerron (Scotland) showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles.

Thu 23 Feb, 7.30pm
Academy of Ancient Music

Programme of concertos for oboe and violin, by Bach Vivaldi, Albinoni & Marcello
Bach Concerto for Oboe d’amore in D major, BWV1053,
Vivaldi Concerto for Violin in G minor, RV316a,
Albinoni Concerto for Oboe in D minor, Op.9, No.2,
Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, RV522,
Bach Italian Concerto, BWV971,
A. Marcello Concerto for Oboe in D minor, S.Z799
£28, £25, £5 U25s

Fri 24 Feb, 7.30pm
Fairport Convention

To mark its fiftieth year, Fairport has released a brand new CD titled 50:[email protected] The band will play a selection of tracks from the album as well as long-established favourites from their extensive repertoire.
Fairport Convention’s line-up is Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.

Sat 25 Feb, 7.30pm
60s Hits and Laughter Show 4

With Marmalade (‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’) and The Swingin’ Blue Jeans (‘The Hippy Hippy Shake’).
Plus Suffolk’s biggest 1960’s 5-4-3-2-pop quiz.

Sun 26 Feb, 6pm
Bury Friendly Orchestra

Featuring baritone soloist John Holland-Avery & the Thetford Singers.
Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture Op.26
Haydn: Symphony No. 104 ‘London’ in D Major
Vaughan Williams: English Folk Song Suite
Finzi: 3 Soliloquies
Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs
£8, free for U10s


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