The Apex Bury St Edmunds

Events at The Apex

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

Tel: 01284 758000

Sun 1 Oct, 8pm

Jeremy Hardy

Jeremy Hardy is in his 4th decade as a stand-up comedian. That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 33 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 33 years to go before he can retire. You might know his voice as BBC Radio 4’s favourite comedian, but he’s also been seen on TV in QI, Mock The Week and Grumpy Old Men.


Wed 4 Oct, 7.30pm

10cc’s Graham Gouldman

Gouldman has written many songs for other artists, including ‘For Your Love’ (The Yardbirds), ‘Bus Stop‘ (The Hollies), ‘No Milk Today’ (Herman’s Hermits), and co-wrote ‘I’m Not In Love’, ‘ The Things We Do For Love’, ‘Dreadlock Holiday‘ and ‘Rubber Bullets’ with 10cc. Graham’s trio will perform a selection of his hits.


Sat 7 Oct, 7.30pm

Suffolk Philharmonic

Sunshine and Shade: From brilliant Italian sunshine to the shade of an English glade, and from the call of the cuckoo to the frenzy of the tarantella, Suffolk Philharmonic’s autumn concert captures every mood.

A charity concert in aid of the Diocesan Centenary Fund.


Sun 8 Oct, 8pm

Fat Cat Comedy Club

See for line-up.


Tue 10 Oct, 7.30pm

The Young’uns

The Young’uns have cemented their reputation at the forefront of the English folk scene in the last few years.  Having taken their uplifting voices, powerful songs, spine tingling harmonies and raucous humour to audiences across the UK and around the world, they won the title of ‘Best Group’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award in 2015 and 2016.


Thu 12 Oct, 8pm

Simon Day, In Character

The Fast Show pub bore Billy Bleach – an unemployed know it all who lives with his mum in Bermondsey, will be speaking to the public for the first time since being in rehab for gambling and constant overt sexist remarks in the pub.
Geoffrey Allerton – the confirmed bachelor and unpublished Yorkshire poet will be reading from his poetry collection ‘Marking Time’.

Tony Beckton – an habitual criminal and one of Britain’s most dangerous men will be reading from his memoirs ‘Beyond Reason’ and discussing the problems he faces trying to go straight and not headbutt any traffic wardens.

Brian Pern – the prog rocker, humanitarian and inventor of world music will perform a piece involving music and some modern dance.

£25 / £20

Sun 15 Oct, 3pm

Echoes of Ellington

Highly-specialised virtuoso players will play the The Duke’s Greatest Hits;  ‘Take The A Train’, ‘Satin Doll’, ‘Mood Indigo’, ‘Caravan’, ‘Don’t Get Around Much Anymore’, ‘Sophisticated Lady’, and all your other Ellington favourites.

£18.50 / £5 U25s

Mon 16 Oct, 7.30pm

Electric Strawbs

Following their first album with Sandy Denny in 1967, Britain’s most successful international progressive folk-rock band, The Strawbs expanded their soundscape with ambitious new compositions and luminaries such as keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman. The Electric Strawbs sees original frontman David Cousins, along with Dave Lambert and Chas Cronk, move gracefully into their fifth decade of music making.


Tue 17 Oct, 7.30pm

Albion Quartet

Howard Skempton   New work

Antonin Dvorak        Quartet No.10, Op.51 “Slavonic”

Franz Schubert        Rosamunde Quartet

The newly formed Albion Quartet comprises four outstanding performers with a wealth of experience in some of the UK’s foremost ensembles (including the Badke and Navarra Quartets, and the London Bridge Trio).

£20 / £15 / £5 U25s

Thu 18 Oct, 8pm

Sean Kelly and the Stars of Storage Hunters

Comedy & charity auction: Sean has led a crazy life… holding Top Secret military clearance, serving a combat tour in Iraq, catching shoplifters as an undercover store detective in Italy, travelling to over 80 countries around the world, headlining the Las Vegas MGM Grand…

Sean, T-Money and Green Mile will all perform their own stand-up comedy sets before the auction finale. Audience are encouraged to bring along an unwanted item from home, to be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to Help for Heroes.


Thu 19 Oct, 8pm

The Selecter & The Beat

Two-Tone ska legends, The Selecter and The Beat, unite for an exciting double-header show. Led by the iconic Pauline Black and Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson, The Selecter, will play hits including ‘Three Minute Hero’, ‘Missing Words‘ and ‘On My Radio’. The Beat, fronted by Ranking Roger, have a massive back catalogue of skanking greats. Both bands are renowned for their energetic live shows, which get everyone dancing.


Harry Panto and the chamber pot of secrets

Mon 23 Oct, 2pm

Harry Panto and the chamber pot of secrets

Abra Cadabra! With a wave of our wand we bring you this wizard production. Join our young magicians as they fight the dark lord in this spellbinding tale of good versus evil. A ghoulishly spooktacular parody production for October half term.

£12 (Child £10  / Family £40)

Fri 27 Oct, 8pm

Brother Strut

Individual members of this critically acclaimed funk and soul band have performed on records that have accumulated over half-a-billion sales. Their debut album made the top 10 in the UK album charts, no. 2 on the UK iTunes chart and was play-listed on Craig Charles’ Funk and Soul Show.

You will wait a very long time indeed to see anything better, I can’t think who can top this” 10/10 Blues and Soul Magazine.


Mon 30 Oct, 8pm

Courtney Pine featuring Omar

Innovative British jazz genius, Courtney Pine returns to the tenor saxophone for the first time in a decade for this alliance with soul star Omar.Omar’s 1992 hit single ‘There’s Nothing Like This’ led to collaborations with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Carleen Anderson and Angie Stone.


Tue 31 Oct, 1.30pm

Hits from the Blitz

Five Star Swing presents a feel-good 1940’s show; sing-a-long to ‘It’s A Long Way To Tipperary’, ‘Pack Up Your Troubles’, ‘There’ll Always Be An England’, ‘Roll Out The Barrel’, ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’ and many more.

Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, and Chris Smith (Jnr), composer and arranger for Herb Miller and the BBC Radio Big Band.


Tue 31 Oct, 7.30pm


One of the most successful soul groups will ‘Make You Feel Good’, with a ‘Night to Remember’.


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