What’s On Jan – May 2014 It’s a new year and a new Corn Exchange. We’re launching 2014 with a brand new strand of exciting live events called cornex:discover. Spanning an eclectic mix of genres, they offer something completely different and a chance to explore music beyond the mainstream. Already being hailed as a cult masterpiece, the first concert is The Tyburn Tree an epic song cycle, that shines a lantern into the terrifying corners of London’s history; the infamous Tyburn gallows at Marble Arch, where convicts were hung in public, the dark labyrinths and alleyways frequented by Jack the Ripper, and other murderous legends. Marc Almond is our ringmaster-style tour guide through these tales from the shadows in collaboration with composer and saxophonist John Harle. We’re also welcoming impossibly cool amplified contemporary ensemble Icebreaker. They will perform their new work, a live reworking of Kraftwerk’s back catalogue from the little known radical early material to the iconic later works Autobahn and Trans-Europe Express. The show will be accompanied by a specially commissioned film. Booking your tickets for Corn Exchange shows has also become easier with a new box office system designed to give you more flexibility. You can now choose your seats online or even through our Facebook page and print your tickets at home to be scanned later at the venue. Warming us up this season, we have laughter with Russell Kane, Punt & Dennis, Alan Davies, Russell Brand and Sarah Millican whose popularity has meant squeezing her in for three dates. Touring for the very first time, global singing superstar Susan Boyle brings her unique ‘voice of an angel’ to Cambridge, add to this the funky duo Rizzle Kicks, London Grammar, Steel Panther and Neil Finn and it’s clear the new year brings with it an exceptional new season. Holocaust Memorial Day Del Amitri Paul Carrack Sun 26 Jan | 5.30pm Tickets: Free Tue 28 Jan | 7.30pm Tickets: £45, £35 Fri 31 Jan 7.30pm Tickets: £38.50, £28.50 Cambridge honours Holocaust Memorial Day – an international day of remembrance and learning. After a ten year sabbatical all the original crew from Del Amitri are back with every hit from every era. Formed in Glasgow in 1983, during their distinguished career Del Amitri have had four Top 10 albums and a string of memorable hit singles including Nothing Ever Happens, Always The Last To Know and Roll To Me. Christened as ‘The Man with the Golden Voice’ in a recent BBC4 documentary, British singer songwriter, Paul Carrack, is the voice of pop classics such as How Long, Tempted, The Living Years, Over My Shoulder and many more. Now into its 14th year and at the Corn Exchange for the first time, the event involves over 100 people of all ages on stage. It is a memorable, moving and inspiring event. With invited survivors, choirs, dancers, musicians and actors, Holocaust Memorial Day is always an unforgettable experience. A free event organised by Keystage Arts and Heritage for Cambridge City. Fresh from a worldwide tour as a featured artiste with old friend Eric Clapton, Paul Carrack joins his own amazing Sheffield-based band, to perform songs from his vast catalogue. Not to be missed! Advance booking not required. We look forward to welcoming you. Steve Bagnall Cambridge Corn Exchange 2 3 London Grammar Sarah Millican Sat 1 Feb | SOLD OUT Thur 6 & Fri 7 Feb | 8pm EXTRA DATE ADDED Wed 14 May Tickets £25 Indie band London Grammar continue to prove just why they are one of the most exciting new bands of 2013, their debut album, If You Wait entered the UK album charts at number two. Led by Hannah Reid’s mannered, Florence-ish vocals (Time Out) the trio’s ambient, melancholy pop has drawn comparisons with The XX and received overwhelming praise from the likes of the Sunday Times, Guardian, Independent and Daily Telegraph. Home Bird The British Comedy Awards’ Queen of Comedy Sarah Millican is giving up the party scene (Ann Summers), easing off on the drinking (fizzy pop = wealthy dentists) and is settling down (taking her bra off). Determined to put down some roots, she now has a cat (furry baby) and even a tree (she has a lot of mugs). Over 16s only. Russell Kane Rent in Concert Sat 8 Feb | 8pm Tickets £17.50 Sun 9 Feb | 7.30pm Tickets £28, £25, £23 Groups of 10 – eleventh ticket free Smallness What is it with us and smallness? We Brits love it being tiny but fierce, close but distant. Jedward-haired awardwinning Kane is the same, and he returns with a new blisteringly big-small show. Watch him ejaculate thoughts about smallness; on keeping things small when life gets big. ‘A smart, probing brain lurks below the vertiginous quiff.’ Evening Standard Fleetwood Mac Forever Tue 11 Feb | 7.30pm Tickets £32.50, £22.50 West End leading lady and Broadway star Kerry Ellis (Wicked, Les Miserables, We Will Rock You) returns for the final leg of the critically acclaimed UK concert tour of smash hit Broadway Musical Rent. Recognised internationally as the leading tribute to Fleetwood Mac in their various incarnations, this stunning show reflects on an epic journey of lasting relationships through changing eras and musical styles. Celebrating 20 years since its first staged performance, Rent follows a year in the life of a group of friends struggling to make it in New York City under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. From the exciting hub of the sixties London blues scene to staggering commercial success in the seventies and eighties, expect timeless classics such as Black Magic Woman, Albatross, Go Your Own Way, Dreams, Gypsy, Say You Love Me, Sara, Oh Diane, Little Lies, Everywhere and many more. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this musical has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. 4 Rumours of Fleetwood Mac ‘An extraordinary emotive performance of Fleetwood Mac.’ Mick Fleetwood 5 Punt & Dennis Ploughing On Regardless Brendan Cole Licence To Thrill Rizzle Kicks Verdi Aida & Nabucco Wed 19 & Thur 20 Feb 7.30pm Thur 13 Feb | 7.30pm Tickets £22.50 Sat 15 Feb | 7.30pm Tickets £32, £28 It’s mid-winter. The roads are icy. The gritting lorries are out in force, the pavements are slippery, and the news broadcasts are full of people telling viewers to ‘send us your pictures of snow.’ Everyone has a cold. The boiler has broken down again and the gas bill is due. The AA are busy advising comedians ‘not to tour the country unless it is absolutely essential.’ Despite all this, Punt and Dennis are Ploughing On Regardless. Join Brendan and his cast of 20 musicians and dancers as they take you on a journey of music and dance in this spectacular night of theatre entertainment. Brendan, one of Strictly Come Dancing’s most charismatic choreographers and performers, will host you throughout and along with his company will treat you to an evening of Ballroom magic and Latin excitement in this, his live dance extravaganza not to be missed. ‘The Kings of satirical comedy.’ Fri 21 Feb | SOLD OUT Tickets £34.50, £29.50, £22 Senior citizens and U16s £20 Groups of 10+ one ticket free in every 10. Platinum selling duo Rizzle Kicks, whose new critically acclaimed album Roaring 20s stormed into the chart at No. 3 providing a much needed blast of their signature irresistible pop, have announced a massive tour of the UK, making an eagerly anticipated return to Cambridge. Opera & Ballet International presents an Ellen Kent Production ‘A rip roaring set of smart catchy hip hop pop with a swaggeringly confident British flavour.’ ‘Visually and vocally gripping from start to finish.’ Daily Telegraph Directed by Ellen Kent featuring the Celebrated Chisinau National Opera and National Philharmonic with International Guest soloists. AIDA NABUCCO Wed 19 Feb The doomed love story of slave girl Aida, and her hero Radames literally sets Egypt alight in Ellen Kent’s brand new traditionally staged production featuring a wall of fire! Thur 20 Feb Verdi’s haunting and melodic chorus of the Hebrew slaves follows the plight of the Hebrews as they are forced from their homeland into exile by the Babylonian King Nabucco. This powerful tale is laced with revenge, destruction and jealousy with amazing lighting and stage effects. The Independent ‘Worth going a long way to hear.’ Manchester Evening News Spectacular operatic drama at its best! The Guardian 6 7 King Slocombe Dance Show Sun 23 Feb 1.30pm & 7.30pm Tickets: £15 Concessions & U16 £12 The Australian Pink Floyd Show Sing-a-Long-a Grease Thur 27 Feb | 7.30pm Tickets £38.50, £28.50 Fri 7 Mar | 7.30pm Tickets Adults £15 Children £13.50 Groups: 10+ get 11th free Set the Controls An exciting extravaganza of dance styles, including Contemporary, Classical, Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap, Hip Hop & Character. The Australian Pink Floyd Show is much more than a tribute to the great music of Pink Floyd, and were described by The Times as ‘the gold standard’. An entertaining evening of dance for all the family, showcased by the talented students of King Slocombe Upper School. The band attempt to capture and convey the spirit as well as the sound and slavish attention is lavished upon their jawdropping visuals and effects. Aussie Floyd, who have sold over three million concert tickets in their own right, are much loved for their near note perfect performances which remain true to the original. Their loving recreation of the magic of Pink Floyd is unmissable. Have you ever been to a film musical and had the uncontrollable urge to burst into song? Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance! Don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars. This screening of the iconic movie is accompanied by your Sing-a-Long-A Grease host leading a vocal warm up before explaining how to use your free fun pack during the film and suggesting appropriate heckles and accompanying actions. Then just sit back and watch Danny & Sandy and the gang, while singing (and dancing) along to the lyrics on the screen. And remember Grease is the word! Rat Pack Live Camel Sat 8 Mar | 7.30pm Tickets £24.50, £22.50, £14.50 Tue 11 Mar | 7.30pm Tickets £30, £25 They were the definition of cool during their 50s and 60s Vegas heyday - Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr and Frank Sinatra. Combining the full sound of big band swing with charisma, panache and swagger, the trio - collectively known as The Rat Pack - had attitude to spare. Prog Rock legends, Camel perform the whole of The Snow Goose album for the first time since the Royal Albert Hall in 1975, followed by a career-spanning selection of all-time favourites. Dean Martin: comes fresh from a triumphant portrayal of Dino, both in the West End and international touring productions. The Snow Goose Andrew Latimer (guitar, vocals) the unwavering vanguard of the group, will be joined by long time band Frank Sinatra: gained rave revues as Ol’ Blue Eyes in West End member, Colin Bass (bass hit Rat Pack Confidential - ‘A splendidly tough yet laid back vocals), with Denis Clement performance’ The Times. (drums), Guy LeBlanc Featuring all the patter and razzamatazz of the Rat Pack’s infamous (keyboards) along with live stage show, join the UK’s number one Dean, Sammy and Frank keyboardist and special live concert extravaganza. Prepare to experience the definition of guest Jan Schelhaus cool and enjoy all time favourites including: Volare, Memories Are completing the line-up. Made Of This, Mr Bojangles, Fly Me To The Moon, My Way, New York and Luck Be A Lady. Sammy Davis Jnr: has extensively toured the UK playing Sammy and has performed alongside Judy Carmichael at New York’s famous Rainbow Rooms. Together the talented trio combine superbly, spectacularly, ‘swingsationally’ in Rat Pack Live! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged. 8 9 Thank You For the Music The Overtones Mary Black & Clannad Circus of Horrors Bootleg Beatles Fri 14 Mar | 7.30pm Tickets £24, £21.50 Mon 17 Mar | 7.30pm Tickets £38.50, £28.50 Tue 18 Mar | 7.30pm Tickets £32.50, £28.50 Thur 20 Mar | 7.30pm Tickets £25, £18 Fri 21 Mar | 8pm Tickets £27.50 The world’s favourite ABBA and Bee Gees concert show is coming to town with an all-new, sequin-spangled production. Abba Magic and Bee Gees Magic star in this musical romp through the decades featuring some of Abba’s best-loved hits including Dancing Queen, Super Trouper and Thank You For the Music alongside Bee Gees’ chart toppers Massachusetts, Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, How Deep Is Your Love and more. Male vocal harmony group The Overtones come to Cambridge as part of their UK tour following the Top 10 success of new album Higher and debut album Good Ol’ Fashioned Love. Two legendary Irish artists – one very special concert. From sword swallowers to daredevil balancing acts, hair hangers to demon dwarfs, a pickled person to astounding aerial acts – the circus that stormed Britain’s Got Talent is back with its latest and biggest show to date, London After Midnight inspired by the legendary lost movie. The show is packed with new shocks which will take the audience on a whirlwind journey through a plague-ridden London featuring some of the greatest, most daring, bizarre and beautiful circus acts on Earth. The Bootleg Beatles have been performing to audiences across the globe for over thirty years, winning over even the most hardened sceptics with their stunning recreation of The Beatles’ sound and look. Now in its 11th fantastic year, the international smashhit show’s all-star cast has entertained the world with lycra-tight harmonies and superb musicianship for longer than ABBA did during the 70s. and 80s! 10 The group’s sound can be traced right back to the vocal harmony groups of the 30s and 40s, through the stars of the doo-wop explosion of the late 50s and 60s, right through to classic modern day pop music. With their key influences cited as The Drifters, Amy Winehouse and Stevie Wonder, the five lads have taken their unique blend of old school harmonic pop with a modern twist to the masses. Two of Ireland’s musical icons share the stage in a special tour that will be sure to delight fans of both Artists. Mary Black and Clannad will perform individually and together in what promises to be a unique concert that is not to be missed. London After Midnight With a little help from their orchestral ensemble, they even manage to reproduce songs The Fab Four never actually performed live themselves. ‘Like The Rocky Horror Show on acid.’ Amanda Holden 11 Steel Panther Spreading The Disease Runrig 40th Anniversary Concert Tom Paxton & Janice Ian Bling Ya Ting The Stranglers Together at Last Ruby Anniversary Support: Nine Below Zero Sat 22 Mar | 7.30pm Tickets £18 Tue 25 Mar | 7.30pm Tickets £27.50 Wed 26 Mar | 7.30pm Tickets £26.50 Thur 27 Mar | 6pm Tickets: £5 Fri 28 Mar | 7.30pm Tickets £23 Steel Panther was, for a long time, rock’s best-kept secret: a cult legend on the LA scene. But in recent years due to the success of their albums and live shows, the band has enjoyed huge acclaim from fans and peers alike. The band recreate the 80s Sunset Stripera rock scene featuring some kick-ass rock songs all delivered with tongue planted firmly in cheek. Runrig are the original Scottish folk rock group. Formed in 1973 on the Isle of Skye under the name of The Run Rig Dance Band, over the years members have come and gone but the one thing that has remained the same is their unique songs which focus on locations, history and the people of Scotland. Performing together on stage in the UK for the very first time, Together At Last will present Tom Paxton & Janis Ian singing all their best known songs plus a whole host more. Bling Ya Ting is the largest annual urban and world talent show in the Eastern Region and a great celebration for Cambridgeshire. The show involves about 100 performers of all ages, including rappers, singers, dancers, musicians, comedians and more. One of the great stories from the punk generation, with their own highly original sound that combined a brilliant melodic touch with a genuine dark aggression and an effortless cool. Each with ties to the classic Greenwich Village folk scene, Tom and Janis are nearly a generation apart yet share a slew of folk influences as well as an affinity for fearlessly tackling controversial issues. It’s a fun family event that everyone will enjoy. The show helps unite, discover, develop and showcase local talent with a focus on urban and world themes. The Stranglers are a pivotal band from those inspirational times and have been acknowledged with their recent BBC Proms appearance at the Royal Albert Hall. Their continued run of album success has marked a long, controversial and pioneering The event is organised by Cultural Arts United, Cambridge career. City Council and Cambridge Corn Exchange. 12 13 Think all classical music is the same? Think again. Recently named as the Corn Exchange’s Orchestra in Residence, the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) delivers three outstanding concerts from January to May 2014. On Thursday 30 January, the RPO is joined by award-winning piano soloist Freddy Kempf for an unforgettable evening of twentieth century American classics from Copland, Bernstein and Gershwin including such hits as I Got Rhythm Variations and the haunting Rhapsody in Blue. On Thursday 13 March, veteran piano soloist John Lill joins the RPO for a feast of major works by Beethoven, including the Fidelio Overture, Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) and Symphony No. 7. Live on stage before this concert, young musicians from Cambridgeshire will perform a ground-breaking new Beethoven-influenced piece, working closely with RPO Resound, the orchestra’s education wing. On Sunday 27 April 2014, Basel Symphony Orchestra performs music by some of the twentieth century’s most influential composers Arvo Pärt, John Adams and Philip Glass, with the hugely talented cello soloist Matt Haimovitz (pictured here), conducted by Dennis Russell Davies, an acknowledged champion of modern classical music. For the final concert in this year’s series, on Thursday 22 May, dynamic young conductor Nicholas Collon joins the RPO for an evening of quintessentially English music by Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten and Elgar. Join Julian Lloyd Webber as he performs Elgar’s timeless Cello Concerto, his swan song appearance as Corn Exchange Artist in Residence. Book for all four remaining concerts in this year’s series and save up to 12.8%. Individual concert tickets from only £26. Student tickets (bookable in advance) just £10 for best available seats. 14 15 Mon 7 – Sat 12 Apr GOODBYE GREY SKIES, HELLO BLUE! OPENING NIGHT OFFER 2 for 1 Join your favourite 50’s family, the Cunninghams and the rest of the gang – Potsie, Ralph Malph, Joanie and Chachi as they battle to save their beloved diner Arnold’s from demolition. In a race against time can everyone’s favourite hero ‘The Fonz’ save the day? Happy Days – A New Musical is written by Garry Marshall, the legendary creator of the television series. The show includes 21 original songs by Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning Hall of Fame Songwriter, Paul Williams (Bugsy Malone, Evergreen, Rainy Days and Mondays). The show also contains the much- loved Happy Days theme song from the TV show. Starring popstar Heidi Range as Pinky Tuscadero, Ben Freeman (Emmerdale) as The Fonz and Cheryl Baker (Bucks Fizz) as Mrs Cunningham. Happy Days – A New Musical is a hilarious feel-good musical that is guaranteed to have you rockin’ and rollin’ all week long! Happy Days are here again with the premiere of a brand new UK tour based on the hit TV series, featuring the unforgettable ‘King of Cool’ Arthur ‘ The Fonz’ Fonzarelli. 16 Tickets: Mon – Thur 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm: £33, £29.50, £25 Thur 2.30pm: £25.50, £22.50, £18.50 Fri 8.30pm & Sat 7.30pm £36, £32, £26 Concessions: Senior citizens, students and U16s: £3.50 off top two ticket prices. Groups 10+: £3.50 off top two tickets prices, Groups 20+: £5 off top two ticket prices. Schools: £12 (Monday 7.30pm & Thursday 2.30pm only). 17 Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Half Term Fun Sun 16 Feb 2pm, Mon 17 – Tue 18 Feb 11am & 2pm Tickets £15, £12.50 Groups of 10+ 10% off, Groups of 20+ 20% off. Dinosaur Zoo brings these prehistoric creatures to the stage as you’ve never seen before. Observe and interact with these extraordinary life-like dinosaurs in this entertaining and highly imaginative live show. But watch out - not all of these ravenous reptiles are as they seem! From cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, meet the most recent addition to the Dinosaur Zoo, a carnivorous theropod known as the Australovenator, the most complete meat-eating dinosaur skeleton yet found in Australia. Children can watch wide-eyed from a safe distance or dare to get right up close to the creatures. DINOSAUR ZOO | Master image | 30.4.13 Peppa Pig – Peppa Pig’s Big Splash Sat 1 Mar 1pm & 4pm, Sun 2 Mar 10am &1pm Tickets: £15.50, £13.50, U16s £2 off, Family Ticket £54 Peppa Pig returns live on stage with super cute puppets and brilliant sing-a-long songs in this brand new show that will brighten your day. So grab your wellies and brollies and get splashing! Tomten Sun 30 Mar 11am & 2pm – Cambridge Guildhall Tickets: £9 Adults, U16 £6.50, Family Ticket £26 Puppet show Tomten is adapted from Viktor Rydberg’s poem about an ancient gnome who watches over the people and animals of a remote Swedish farmstead. When all is quiet on the farm, when everyone is asleep, when the snow covers the ground and stars twinkle in the frosty sky – that’s when Tomten wakes up. He looks after everyone on the farm while they are sleeping. No-one has ever seen Tomten, but sometimes you can see his footprints in the snow. That’s how you know he is real. Please note: Audience will be seated on the floor. An Evening of Dirty Dancing Russell Brand Sat 29 Mar | 7.30pm Tickets £22.50 Tue 1 – Wed 2 Apr | 8pm Tickets £27.50 Celebrated film Dirty Dancing boasts one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time. Messiah Complex is a mental disorder where the sufferer thinks they might be the messiah. All the hits are superbly performed in this fast–moving, slickly-choreographed theatrical treat including: She’s Like the Wind, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Be My Baby, Hungry Eyes and of course, the Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life. Take a trip back to the summer of ‘63, relive Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey’s sizzling performance in the ultimate coming of age romance. Messiah Complex Did Jesus have it? What about Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Hitler? All these men have shaped our lives and influenced the way we think. Their images are used to represent ideas that often do not relate to them at all. Would Gandhi be into apple? Would Che Guevara endorse Madonna? Would Jesus be into Christianity (wow man you’re blowin my mind!). Should we even care what they think considering Gandhi slept with naked girls in his bed, Malcolm X dealt drugs and Che Guevara smelt funny? All great people are flawed, all of us, flawed people are capable of greatness and for every identifiable icon there is an anonymous mob of unrecognised bods doing all the admin and heavy lifting. This show looks at the importance of heroes in this age of atheistic disposability. Plus there’s sex. Obviously. Old MacDonald Had a Farm Sun 1 Jun 2.30pm Tickets: Adult £11, Children £9.50, Family £36 Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O. But Old MacDonald’s animals have gone missing! Can you help a friendly scientist and his amazing time machine get them back for him? Presented by the team behind There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly and written especially for parents to enjoy with their children, this fun filled farmyard tale brings to life all the best loved characters from the original nursery rhyme along with a magical medley of games, giggles and sing along songs including Heads, Shoulders Knees and Toes, She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain and of course Old MacDonald Had A Farm. 18 19 Alan Davies Little Victories Sat 5 Apr | 8pm Tickets: £25, £20 Following the sell-out success of his long-awaited return to stand up, Alan Davies returns with his highly anticipated follow up show, Little Victories. Much lauded as resident dunderhead on QI or the charming but reticent crime solver Jonathan Creek, Davies virtuosic story-telling and whip-smart funny bones combine to make this a show not to be missed. ‘One of the best stand-up comics out there… packed with deft silliness and shrewd observation.’ Cambridgeshire Music Sun 13 Apr | 7pm Tickets: Adults £8, Children £4, Family Ticket £20 Come and watch the Cambridgeshire County Youth Orchestra perform alongside the inspirational players of the world-class Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conducted by Tim Redmond, this concert celebrates the music of Britain’s most admired composers including Holst, Vaughan Williams and Patterson. UB40 Susan Boyle In Concert ELO Experience Mon 14 Apr | 7.30pm Tickets: £32.50, £28.50 Wed 16 Apr | 7.30pm Tickets: £60, £45, £37.50 Thur 24 Apr | 7.30pm Tickets: £20 Still going strong after 35 years, reggae stars UB40 who are named after the infamous 1970s unemployment benefit form are back on the road. For the very first time global singing sensation Susan Boyle goes on tour. Performing a sensational and contemporary repertoire of iconic album tracks including I Dreamed a Dream and Wild Horses, as well as classics she’s never performed live before, this will be a show that captivates and enthrals the audience. They released their first album Singing Off in 1980. It was the start of a career that has since seen the band have over forty UK top 40 hit singles, making them on the most successful British groups of all time. With over 20 million records sold and topping the charts in over 30 countries, Susan Boyle has come a very long way since 2009’s Britain’s Got Talent. Back in 1970 in Birmingham a musical super power was established. Now, 40 years on, the Electric Light Orchestra still gets regular plays on radio stations around the world with their songs Living Thing, Telephone Line, Wild West Hero, Sweet Talking Women and of course, Mr Blue Sky. Getting Over The Storm ‘The voice which is surely heaven-sent.’ Daily Record Mr Blue Sky Tour The ELO Experience reproduces the original band’s greatest hits and offers a nostalgic evening of incredible music. The Guardian 20 21 I’m Sorry I Haven’t Neil Finn A Clue Ian Anderson Robert Cray Band Paul Hollywood Belinda Carlisle Mon 28 Apr | 7.30pm Tickets: £25, £23 Sun 4 May | 7.30pm Tickets: £32.50 Fri 9 May | 7.30pm Ticket: £32, £28, £22 Sat 10 May | 7.30pm Tickets: £39.50, £29.50 Mon 12 May | 8.15 pm Tickets: £28.50 Tue 20 May | 7.30pm Tickets: £29.50 BBC Radio 4’s multi awardwinning antidote to panel games starts an all-new touring stage show for 2014. The former front man of Crowded House, Neil Finn says: ‘I’m just a Kiwi who wrote some songs and got lucky.’ Finn has been working on his forthcoming album Dizzy Heights with producer Dave Friedmann (Flaming Lips, MGMT) featuring sons Liam (guitar) and Elroy (drums). The album is Neil Finn’s third solo outing following Try Whistling This and One Nil (or One All). Prog Rock icon Ian Anderson, lead vocalist, flautist and acoustic guitarist with legendary band Jethro Tull, comes to Cambridge for a solo date. Robert Cray returns to the UK to promote a brand new album Nothin But Love, his much anticipated sixteenth studio album. Star of The Great British Bake Off, Paul Hollywood demonstrates recipes, reveals some of the secrets of being a TV chef and takes the audience on a journey through his life in baking. Lead singer of the Go-Gos and solo pop icon Belinda Carlisle visits Cambridge following the release of her new single Sun. Join Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jeremy Hardy and host Jack Dee for an unmissable night’s entertainment. His tour features a heavier, less acoustic guitar sound and more of Anderson’s trademark flute in songs from his new concept album which he describes as Folk-Prog-Metal. For thirty-plus years Robert Cray has laid down track after track of good-time, uptown, low-down blues. He’s won five Grammys and been nominated for 11 more and his soulful and creative guitar work has been a dominant force in blues. Get Your Bake On There will be an open Q&A where audience members will be given an opportunity to ask their own questions. With hit singles including Heaven is a Place on Earth, I Get Weak, Circle in the Sand, World Without You, Leave a Light On, she helped break down the door for many female guitar bands that followed. Cray’s live show guarantees a great night out. 22 23 The Tyburn Tree is an epic song cycle that shines a lantern into the terrifying corners of London’s history. The infamous Tyburn gallows at Marble Arch, where convicts were hung in public, providing a gory spectacle for the masses; the dark labyrinths and alleyways frequented by Jack the Ripper, Spring Heeled Jack and other murderous legends. verb: 1.to see, get knowledge of, learn of, find, or find out; gain sight or knowledge of something previously unseen or unknown Tue 4 Mar | 7.30pm Tickets: £24, £22 Students £10 Pärt These Words Glass Cello Concerto No. 2 Adams Harmonielehre Sat 27 April | 7.30pm Tickets: from £26 Students £10 In 2014 Cambridge Corn Exchange is launching an exciting new strand of live music events under the banner of cornex:discover. Spanning an eclectic mix of genres, they will sometimes feature artists you know and sometimes artists you’ll be introduced to for the first time.The common theme uniting them is that they offer something different, a chance to explore music beyond the mainstream. We hope you enjoy the first three concerts. And more importantly, we hope you discover something new, something fresh and something you will remember for a long time to come. 24 Marc Almond, of Soft Cell (‘Tainted Love’) fame is the ringmaster-style tour guide through these tales from the shadows. Drawing on contemporary classical, electronic dance and ambient music, Harle’s pulsating score combines with Almond’s unique voice and lyrics producing punchy, bitter-sweet songs full of emotion, driving rhythms and black humour…a cult masterpiece. Fri 2 May | 7.30pm Tickets: £20 Students £10 One of Switzerland’s leading orchestras performs a programme of mesmerising music from three of the twentieth century’s most influential composers, Arvo Part, John Adams and Philip Glass. This celebration of the work of major minimalists is conducted by Denis Russell Davies, a champion of modern classical music who will also have conducted the UK premiere of Glass’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in London’s Cadogan Hall just days earlier. Kraftwerk, formed in 1970, are a German electronic group whose output has revolutionised music and influenced scores of musicians. Icebreaker are a 12-piece contemporary amplified music group founded in 1989. This project led by composer, producer and sound-scapist J.Peter Schwalm re-imagines tracks from a range of Kraftwerk albums to show off the group’s many different sounds – from early acoustic tracks to the iconic synthesized tunes. Accompanied by video work of visual artists Sophie Clements and Toby Cornish, their avant garde film purposefully departs from the high-tech graphics associated with Kraftwerk and instead focusses on a nostalgic vision of a future now passed, and a modern reworking of a lost utopian dream. ‘So hot they’re cool.’ Time Out 25 Coming Soon Sir Ranulph Fiennes Fri 13 Jun | 8pm Tickets £18,£10 Cambridge’s Affordable Vintage Fair – The Sale Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition Sat 18 Jan A very special Sale event with rail upon rail of vintage clothes, accessories and gift ideas, all at prices that won’t break the bank! Sat 5 – Sat 12 Apr The Society’s major spring exhibition. Featuring paintings and drawings in a variety of media, fine art prints and sculpture. FLASHMOB Varsity Boxing Tea Dances Sat 14 Jun | 7.30pm Tickets £25 PBFA Cambridge Book Fair Sir Ranulph Fiennes talks about his lifetime of record-breaking expeditions from the first hovercraft expedition up the Nile and the discovery of the Lost City of Ubar, through to his 52,000 mile circumnavigation of the world via both poles and his 2013 expedition to attempt the first ever trans-Antarctic winter crossing. Where dance worlds collide! FLASHMOB is one of the most dynamic and innovative dance shows you will ever see! Packed with energy, the production sees dance stars Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer from Strictly Come Dancing, Flawless from Britain’s Got Talent, Olivier nominated Tommy Franzen from BBC1’s So You Think You Can Dance and Alleviate and Brosena from Sky 1’s Got To Dance all come together for this high-energy dance show. Thur 6 Feb Fri 21 – Sat 22 Feb General antiquarian and secondhand books, maps and prints. Cambridge Dancers Club Sat 8 Mar Cambridge Science Festival Alison Balsom Sat 15 - Sun 16 Mar Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Cambridge Science Festival. Thur 9 Oct | 7.30pm Tickets £32.50, £28.50, £22.50, £19.50 Hackney Colliery Band + Huey Morgan (DJ set) Alison Balsom will be performing her first solo show. Alison is one of the most highly regarded trumpeters and exciting classical musicians of a generation, her infectious performances and signature tone have become a firm favourite. She has gone on to become Gramophone Artist of the Year, winner of the Nordoff Robbins PPL Classical Award and has picked up three Classical BRITs including Female Artist of the Year in 2009 & 2011. Fri 22 Mar Playing music that appeals to the feet as much as to the ears, the Hackney Colliery Band is a unique take on the brass band. From Baroque to Broadway This time, the trumpeter will present a truly eclectic evening with her own musicians. 26 Forthcoming Events at The Guildhall Dance the afternoon away with wonderfull music at the Guildhall. Wed 22 Jan David Last Wed 19 Feb David Last Wed 19 Mar Bob Watts Wed 23 Apr David Last Wed 21 May Bob Watts Tomten Sun 30 Mar Viktor Rydberg’s well-loved poem is brought to life in a new puppetry show for children 3+. For details of all events at the Guildhalls go to www.cambridge.gov.uk/guildhall 27 PARTNERS The Cambridge Corn Exchange has recently invested in new online booking software allowing you to be in control of your bookings. New features include: A DV ERT ISEM ENT The versions illustrated show the approved Tour de France and Stage 3 local authority logos. Print at home ticketing – allowing you to have your tickets immediately and saving you money on postage in the process. View from seat – now you can choose your own seat in the venue and also see the view from it. The world’s biggest annual sporting event, the Tour de France, is coming to Cambridge. The ability to qualify as a Gold customer after booking a number of shows giving you additional benefits on future bookings. You have complete control over your account with us. Join the conversation: facebook.com/LeTourCambridge @CityAmbassadors @LeTourCambridge @CambridgeBID Cambridge City Ambassadors As one of the first initiatives of the new Cambridge BID (Business Improvement District), the Cambridge City Ambassadors have made a significant impact in the city, engaging with more than 17,500 visitors since their launch in August 2013. Out in the city seven days a week, the team of multi-lingual Ambassadors are easily identified in their smart black suits with bowler hats and perform a number of important roles. Primarily, they provide a street-based concierge service offering not just a warm welcome to the city and helpful directions, but also advice about what Cambridge has to offer; retail, leisure and cultural attractions, as well as the hidden gems and an insight into the city’s rich history. Photography by Mark Fairhurst 28 The City Ambassadors have received an overwhelmingly positive response from visitors and businesses. Whether you are a Cambridge resident or a visitor from nearby or further afield, the City Ambassadors are here to help so if you see the team out and about, be sure to say hello! 29 General information Cambridge Corn Exchange Wheeler Street, Cambridge CB2 3QE. Please note: The Box Office is a few doors down from the venue. Access The Corn Exchange is fully accessible. Please inform the Box Office of any requirements when making your booking. 31 July, 1, 2, 3 August 2014 How to book Online at www.cornex.co.uk Cherry rry Hinton Hall By phone: 01223 357851 Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm In person: Monday to Friday 12pm – 6pm* • Saturday: 10am – 6pm* (*or until 30 minutes after the start of a show on performance days). The world’s finest folk since 1965 • Sunday (performance days only): From 6pm, or one hour before the first performance, until 30 minutes after the start of a show. Booking fee All Corn Exchange tickets are subject to a booking fee. Family Ticket Four people including a maximum of 2 adults. Running Times Please note we will list running times on our website. The running times are approximate and subject to change. Contact us 01223 357851 Email: [email protected] Post: Cambridge City Council, PO Box 700, Cambridge CB1 0JH Go to www.cornex.co.uk for details of all shows, accessibility, visitor information and terms & conditions. 30 Tickets now on sale PLEASE NOTE: Most Rock/Pop gigs are standing and do not have tiered or flat floor seating. www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk Box office: 01223 357851 email: [email protected] Cover photo: Russell Brand by Ray Burminston This publication has been printed using paper from a sustainable source using soya based inks. Please recycle wherever possible.
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