Popular venue announces autumn season of music, comedy and famous faces
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A popular west Suffolk venue has released its autumn schedule, showcasing a host of music, comedy and evenings with famous faces.
The Apex, in Bury St Edmunds, will welcome Gardener’s World presenter Carol Klein on September 6, while Countryfile’s resident farmer Adam Henson appears on September 20.
Famed for the series Coast, Neil Oliver will present The Story of The British Isles in 100 Places on October 23, and Suggs returns on November 4, with his new one-man show ‘What A King Cnut – A Life in the Realm of Madness’.
There will be laughs aplenty from comedians Nish Kumar (September 26), Marcus Brigstocke (October 4), Hal Cruttenden (October 18), Rich Hall (October 25) and Seann Walsh (November 8).
Music tastes of all varieties are catered for, with a wide choice of concerts and gigs to choose from at the venue.
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Influential rock band 10cc return to the Apex on November 15, while Zimbabwe’s most celebrated young band, Mokoomba, make a welcome return on October 24.
Some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians, Dervish, play on September 25, and there’s also gigs from Lindisfarne (October 7), Ralph McTell (October 10), Oysterband (November 12), Skerryvore (November 19), and Blazin’ Fiddles (November 27).
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The girl with the big voice from the Black Country Joanne Shaw Taylor, now regarded as one of the hottest young names on the British blues circuit, performs on October 3.
For classical connoisseurs, solo pianist Barry Douglas, winner of the gold medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, brings a programme of Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons, and Schubert’s A Minor Sonata D537 and A Major Sonata D664 on September 24.
Celebrated tenor, Mark Padmore joins Britten Sinfonia on November 26 for a programme of beautiful English music for voice and orchestra, including Britten’s magical evocation of twilight and nightfall, the Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.
Pete Long’s All-Star Goodmen Orchestra will bring an 80th anniversary recreation of Benny Goodman’s Carnegie Hall Concert on November 11, complete with all the repertoire from the famous show.
Andy Fairweather Low and The Low Riders’ show on October 31 will feature the Hi Riders Special Soul Review – with extended brass section and Hammond organ.
For more information, or to book tickets, visit www.theapex.co.uk or ring 01284 758000.