The Apex Bury St Edmunds

Events at The Apex

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

Tel: 01284 758000


Fri 3 Mar

BurySOUND Grand Final

The Grand Final will feature the winning band from five heats, as well as guest headliners; BurySOUND 2016 competition winners, Suburban Minds.

Also including the Vinyl Hunter pop-up shop, audience prizes and giveaways.


Sat 4 Mar, 7.30pm

Four Coronations and a Funeral

Bury Bach Choir & Prometheus Orchestra perform all four of Handel’s Coronation Anthems: Zadok the Priest; Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened; The King Shall Rejoice; My Heart is Inditing, and Purcell: Funeral Music for Queen Mary.



Sun 5 Mar, 7.30pm

G4 – Live in Concert

Multi-platinum selling vocal harmony group with their unique take on songs such as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Circle of Life’ & ‘Nessun Dorma’, and some of the latest chart-toppers including ‘Hold Back The River’ & ‘Uptown Funk’.

£32.50 & £27.50

Mon 6 Mar, 7.30pm

Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam

Dave formed Traffic, with Stevie Winwood in the late 1960s, and his song ‘Hole in My Shoe’ went to No 2 in the hit parade. Mason became recognized for his obvious virtuosity on sitar, vocals, and guitar.


Tue 7 Mar, 7.30pm

You Win Again

A brand-new musical telling the story of The Bee Gees: a tale of brothers who came to learn the hard way that the whole is greater than the sum of its component parts, but who wrote truly beautiful songs that inspired a generation: ‘Night Fever’, ‘Stayin’ Alive’, ‘More Than A Woman’, ‘You Should Be Dancing’, ‘How Deep is Your Love?’, ‘Jive Talkin’, ‘Tragedy’, and many more.

Thu 9 Mar, 8pm

Jo Harman & Company

Jo’s soul fuelled material covers hard rock to heart melting ballads. The Daily Mirror called her ‘the finest female soul blues vocalist in the UK’ and Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin Criminals) said on his Radio 2 programme ‘sometimes you hear a voice that leaves you speechless…I am’.


Fri 10 Mar, 7.30pm

Albert Lee

Double Grammy Award Winner, Albert Lee is undoubtedly one of the finest guitarists the world has ever seen. He is also an accomplished piano player and has a soulful voice, which can equally ‘tear it up’ rock ‘n roll style.

Albert was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by B.C.M.A. (The British Country Music Association) and has been voted Guitar Player Magazine’s “Best Country Guitar Picker” five times.


Sat 11 Mar, 12-3.30pm

Harmonica Workshop

with Steve Lockwood


Sat 11 Mar, 2.30-4.30pm

Strictly Saturdays

Ballroom and Latin dancing


Sat 11 Mar, 7.30pm

Boogie Night 6

Ultimate Earth Wind & Fire – play hits such as ‘Let’s Groove’, ‘Boogie Wonderland’ & ‘September’.

The Stevie Wonder Legacy – recreated by Nat Augustin,

Heatwave – all hits show with Donovan Blackwood.


Sun 12 Mar, 8pm

Fat Cat Comedy Club

See for line-up.



Wed 15 Mar, 7.30pm

Aurora Orchestra

Aurora play Beethoven’s Symphony No.2 & will be joined by Imogen Cooper for Mozart’s Jeunnehomme Concerto.

Nicholas Collon – conductor.

Schumann: Six Canonic Studies [world premiere] (arr. Debussy/Holloway)

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat, K271 Jeunehomme

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36

The qualities that make Cooper quite simply one of the finest pianists this country has produced make her perfect for Mozart duty.’ Gramophone

£26, £22, £5 U25s

Thu 16 Mar, 7.30pm

The Manfreds

Last few tickets!


Sat 18 Mar, 7.30pm

Suffolk Sinfonia Spring Concert

Mozart – Magic Flute Overture

Haydn – Cello Concerto (soloist David Lale)

Brahms – Symphony No 4

£12 (£10/£4 conc)


Sun 19 Mar, 11.30pm

Songbook Sundays @ The Athenaeum

The Chris Ingham Trio, with Jessica Radcliffe: The Harold Arlen Songbook.

A saxophone alumnus of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Jessica has established herself in London as an in-demand jazz singer at venues such as Ronnie Scott’s and St James Studio. Today she interprets the sophisticated, bluesy songs of one of the great American composers.


Sun 19 Mar, 7.30pm

The Syd Lawrence Orchestra

Golden Night of Swing – 50th Anniversary Tour. In 1967 Syd Lawrence formed what was to become the UK’s most successful and longest running Big Band. For the last 20 years the Orchestra has been led by virtuoso trombonist Chris Dean.

£21 / £5 U25s

Tue 21 Mar, 8pm

Oysters 3

John Jones, Alan Prosser and Ian Telfer, the three founder members and creative heart of folk-rock legends Oysterband, invite you to an evening of fresh acoustic performance and off-the-wall stories, with great songs from every era of a unique career.


Wed 22 Mar, 8pm

Laura Marling

Armed with her husky voice, an acoustic guitar, and a gift for building quirky, hooky folk songs.



Sat 25 Mar, 7.30pm

Money For Nothing

Dire Straits tribute playing all the hits: ‘Money For Nothing’, ‘Sultans Of Swing’, ‘Love Over Gold’, ‘Lady Writer’, ‘Brothers In Arms’, ‘Romeo And Juliet’, ‘Walk Of Life’ and more.


Sun 26 Mar 11am-1pm

Mothering Sunday St Edmundsbaby & Sunday Brunch

Bring your family along to ‘Sunday Brunch’ in the Apex Lounge; your children can join in with the themed activities and entertainment in association with St Edmundsbaby, while you unwind with the weekend papers.

There will also be a delicious breakfast buffet suitable for the whole family, courtesy of Sodexo Prestige, so you can really relax and enjoy the day.

Free entry to pregnancy & parenting stalls, crafts, activities.


Sun 26 Mar, 3pm

The Voice Squad

Mayor’s Charity Concert with The Voice Squad’s new interpretations of classics from Beethoven and Handel to Coldplay, Billy Joel and Elvis Presley

£12 / £10 U14s

Wed 29 Mar, 7.30pm

Frigg (Finland)

This sizzling, fiddle-playing septet bring a blizzard of jigs, reels & bluegrass inventions in a mix of Nordic folk and American bluegrass.

‘‘This is Blazin’ Fiddles on steroids”’ Jim Byrne


Thu 30 Mar, 7.30pm

The Three Degrees

Helen Scott, Valerie Holiday & Freddie Pool are well known for their soulful voices, glamorous outfits and songs like ‘When will I see you again’, ‘Dirty Ol’ Man’ and‘Take Good Care Of Yourself’.

£25 (£37.50 VIP, meet & greet)

Fri 31 Mar, 7.30pm

The Fureys

Legends of Irish music & song The Fureys are renowned for songs such as ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red Rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’



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