The Apex Bury St Edmunds

Events at The Apex

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

Tel: 01284 758000


Thu 1 Oct, 8pm

Morris On

To celebrate over 40 years since Morris On – “one of the most influential folk albums of all time”, Ashley Hutchings has put together The Morris On Band, featuring Simon Care, Tom Wright, Gav Davenport and Guy Fletcher, to perform some of the classic tracks from the Morris On canon. The show will also feature some of the finest exponents of Morris dancing today.


Sat 3 Oct, 7.45pm

Boogie Night 4

The sound of Philadelphia, smooth soul, Motown & uptown funk from original Drifters member Roy G Hemmings and his 12-piece cast. This electrifying show features such classic hits as Baby Love, Dancing In The Street, My Girl, I Can’t Help Myself, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, and many more.


Sun 4 Oct, 11am-2pm

Sunday Brunch

Children can join in with fun games and activities while you unwind with the weekend papers and listen to live acoustic entertainment.


Sun 4 Oct, 7.30pm

Leo Sayer


brodsk quartet

Mon 5 Oct, 7.30pm

Brodsky Quartet

Borodin Scherzo in D major from Les Vendredis

Beethoven String Quartet No.10 in E flat, Op.74 ‘Harp’

Shostakovich Quartet No. 9 in E flat major, Op.117

The Brodskys’ achingly beautiful performance reached deep into the heart…” Guardian

£18/£15/ £5 U25s


8 Oct – 18 Dec, Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm

Christmas Cards

for Good Causes Stall

Sat 10 Oct, 12-3.30pm

Harmonica Workshop

with Steve Lockwood


Sat 10 Oct, 2.30-4.30pm

Strictly Saturdays

Ballroom and Latin dancing


Sat 10 Oct, 7.30pm

The Irish House Party

All Ireland Champion musicians and dancers in the best night of traditional musical entertainment that the Emerald Isle has to offer!

£20.50 (£19conc)

Sun 11 October, 8pm

Fat Cat Comedy Club

See for line-up.



Tue 13 Oct, 7.30pm

Ray Quinn

Ray Quinn is known for wowing the public with his boundless talent for singing, dancing, acting and pretty much everything in between. He began starring in Brookside and went on to come second (to Leona Lewis) on ITV’s X Factor in 2006. He won the fourth series of Dancing on Ice in 2009 and the final ‘All Stars’ series in 2014. New album ‘Dare to Dream’, has a jazzy, soul funk sound focusing on Ray’s incredible vocal talents

£19.50 (£17.50conc)

Wed 14 Oct, 7.30pm

The Searchers

With classic hits such as, Sweets For My SweetNeedles and PinsDon’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room.



Thu 15 Oct, 8pm

Duke Special

Dynamic, musically ambitious & bracingly eccentric, with his inimitable style and lush musicality. Hailing from Belfast with a sound that is self-confessed “hobo-chic”, Duke Special – AKA the endlessly inventive Peter Wilson – is once heard, never forgotten.



Sat 17 Oct, 7.30pm

Steve Earle & The Dukes 

Famed for ‘Copperhead Road’ & his Grammy Award winning albums The Revolution Starts…Now (2004), Washington Square Serenade (2007) and Townes (2009), Earle’s songs have also been recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others.


Sun 18 Oct, 7pm

An Evening with Michael Portillo



Mon 19 Oct, 8pm


Previously nominated for the Best Group Award in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and in the wake of the latest album ‘Broken Down Gentlemen’, Faustus comprise three of the leading lights of the current vibrant English folk scene: Saul Rose (Waterson;Carthy, Whapweazel, War Horse), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast).


Tue 20 Oct, 8pm

Hayseed Dixie

Hilarious hillbilly country rock deliverances of classics such as You Shook Me All Night Long, Black Dog, Ace Of Spades and Fat Bottomed Girlsalongside classics Foggy Mountain Breakdown and Duellin’ Banjos not to mention the bands own compositions.

This is great! I can’t wait to get the royalty check!” – Gene Simmons, KISS



Wed 21 Oct, 8pm

Jeremy Hardy

Best known for his Radio 4 series’ Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation and appearances on The News Quiz & I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, Jeremy Hardy has also been doing live stand-up comedy for 31 years.

“In an ideal world, Jeremy Hardy would be extremely famous, but an ideal world would leave him without most of his best material.” – The Guardian

£14 (£5 unwaged)


Thu 22 Oct, 7.30pm

King King

Described as “one of the most explosive rock/blues bands on the planet” King King are setting the Blues live scene on fire. Winners of the Best Band category at the British Blues Awards for the past three years (2012, 2013, 2014), plus Album of the Year, Male Vocal of the Year, Bass Player of the Year and Drummer of the Year in 2014.

Support from blues rock guitarist Ben Poole

£16adv / £18door

Fri 23 Oct, 8pm

The Real Thing

The three original vocalists, Chris and Eddie Amoo & Dave Smith in a performance that includes all their million selling hits. Including; You to Me Are Everything, Can’t Get By Without You & Can You Feel the Force?


Mon 26 Oct, 2pm

Hansel & Gretel

A family fun filled, feel-good feast – Hansel and Gretel brings together amazing magic, comedy, sets and costumes – all this as well as dragons, illusions and maybe a custard pie or two! Ideal for families with children aged 3 and upwards but warning – it may contain witches!!

£12 (£10 conc/ £40 family)

Tue 27 Oct, 10am & 11.30am

Hubbub: A Musical Adventure

Five friends follow the trail of the mysterious blue beetle in the quest for a lost voice, in this magical, musical journey with original live music by Aurora Orchestra.

For ages 4 + and their families

£7.50 adults / £5.50 children


Tue 27 Oct, 7.30pm

Tom Robinson

With the Tom Robinson Band (TRB) in the late seventies he was a vocal supporter of Rock Against Racism and LGBT rights – enjoying chart success with Glad To Be Gay, 2-4-6-8 Motorway and Up Against The Wall. He currently presents three shows a week on BBC 6 Music and has recently returned to the recording studio with award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Gerry Diver to make his first new album in almost 20 years.


Wed 28 Oct, 8pm

Seth Lakeman

Westcountry folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman has successfully steered English folk into the mainstream with high-energy performances and a series of best-selling albums.


Thu 29 Oct, 7.30pm

Unforgettable – The Hits of the 50s & 60s

Michael Williams of The Drifters joins the cast for this night of magical entertainment, featuring songs from musical icons such as Franki Valli, Elvis Presley, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Carpenters, The Beatles, The Everley Brothers, the Drifters and many more.

£20 (£19conc)Ralph-McTell

Fri 30 Oct, 7.30pm

Ralph McTell

This quintessential English singer-songwriter-guitarist celebrates 50 years as a professional musician. His beautifully crafted narrative songs, combined with dexterous, finger-style guitar playing, include the Ivor Novello award winning “Streets Of London”.


Events at The Apex What’s On Programme

up to November 2015

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