Editor’s Events: Eastlife’s pick of what’s on this month…

Our pick of what’s on in the East this July…

No plans for the weekend? Want to know what’s on this month?

Take a look at some of the best events in the East that are not to be missed:

30 June – 2 July – Kelvedon Bash
A NEW music, arts and culture festival will debut this summer at Kelvedon Hall, Brentwood, Essex.

01 July – Norwich Vegans Summer Fayre
There will be a wide range of stalls offering a great range of vegan foods, drinks, skincare, cleaning products, clothing and other great merchandise at OPEN, in Norwich.

01 July – Tree Tower Trail
Take a guided boat trip from the Pleasure Boat Inn across Hickling Broad to the 60 foot tree tower with its stunning views of Broadland and the coast beyond.

01 July – EACH Milton Gala Day
Come along to Milton Hall in Ely and enjoy a fun, family festival feel and help raise much needed funds for the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) who support families and care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions.

02 July – Military Pageant
Shuttleworth’s Military Pageant is dedicated to recognising the contribution of our Armed Forces – past and present, so enjoy flying displays, vehicle parades and more at this family day out!

5 July – Sons of Pitches
Hear inventive pop covers, original numbers and improvised songs, mixing harmonies, solos and beatboxing, from the multi award-winning YouTube stars at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds this July.

5-8 July – Curtains
It’s the opening night of a new musical. Leading lady, Jessica Cranshaw can’t sing, act, or dance and to the relief of everyone, she is murdered during the curtain call. Watch this musical comedy at ADC Theatre, Cambridge.

7 July – Joyce Sims
The New York-based singer-songwriter performs her soul and dance music originals at The Cambridge Corn Exchange.

9 July – Maximum Robbie: Robbie Williams Tribute act
Listen to  hits from past and present including Take That favourites, and swing covers at Watford Colosseum in Herts.

11-15 July – An August Bank Holiday Lark
Voted Best New Play of 2014 at the UK Theatre Awards, An August Bank Holiday Lark is warm, funny, sad, moving, and full of the shared humanity of a long established community coping with grief and the changes facing it in a world that will never be the same again.
See it at the ADC Theatre, Cambridge this July.

13-16 July – Latitude
Three days of bands, DJs, comedians, authors and more as the award-winning annual festival returns to Suffolk for 2017.

13 July – Alex Hitchcock: Tom Barford Quartet
Big names on the Jazz scene, Alex Hitchcock and Tom Barford come to Hidden Rooms in Cambridge this July.

15 July – Hatfield House Battle Proms
Since their first concert in 1997 the Battle Proms have been treating their audiences to a heady mix of sublime classical music, carefully choreographed Spitfire and cavalry displays, dramatic cannon fire and stunning firework finales.

15 July – Barb Jungr
Renowned for her unique vocal style, interpretation of song and radical approach to arrangements, Barb Jungr plays Haverhill Arts Centre in Suffolk this July.

16 July – Regency Garden Party
Visitors to The Swiss Garden in Bedfordshire can watch a display of Regency dances, join in with dance sessions and enjoy a selection Regency activities. Regency style dress is encouraged!

18-22 July – The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time
Winner of 7 Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards® including Best Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on-stage at Cliffs Pavillion, Southend.

18-22 July – Dog Fight
Between the Bars Theatre presents the award winning musical ‘Dogfight’ at ADC Theater in Cambridge; a tender but sometimes brutal story of love and war.

20-23 July – Secret Garden Party
Join your friends at the bottom of the garden in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, for a paint fight, mud wrestle, dance off or just party hard to a fantastic line up at the various stages spread across a 100 acre garden.

20 July – The Mods & Rockers Show
The five-piece band of experienced session musicians perform 1960s and 1970s classics from The Who, The Kinks, The Small Faces, Deep Purple, Manfred Mann, The Rolling Stones and more at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds.

22-23 July – Fire Engine Rally
Fire engines from the days of steam through to present day will be displayed at Bressingham in Norfolk with a whole host of activities & demonstrations for all the family!

22 July – Summer Sounds in Hertfordshire
Showcasing the quality of live music in the UK and adding a distinct Americana flavour to the line-up, you won’t want to miss this great festival!

22-23 July – The Great British Food Festival
You’ll find all kinds of foodie fun from artisan stalls, chef demos & kids cookery to circus workshops, live music and more at this food festival at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire!

23 July – Tom Jones
The legendary Welsh vocalist will be rocking the crowds at Holkham Hall in Norfolk this summer!

25-29 July – Comic Potential
A highly entertaining celebration of romance and a master-class in comedy from the funniest playwright in the business comes to ADC Theatre in Cambridge this July.

27 July – The Sugarhill Gang
The US-based hip hop legends return to The Apex in Suffolk to perform their pioneering rap and hip hop.

28 July – Texas
The pop-rock outfit from Glasgow led by Sharleen Spiteri, performs at Newmarket Racecourse in Suffolk this summer in support of its album Jump On Board.

28 July – Roots in the Wood
A night of homegrown Americana, Roots in the Wood, will see a double bill of Norfolk heroes The Vagaband and The Wangford Bass Combo featuring BJ Cole. Part of Holt Festival.

29-30 July – Dacorum Steam Fayre
From restored commercial and military vehicles to Birds of Prey, live music & circus skills, there’ll be fun for all the family at this Hertfordshire summer fair.

30 July – The Music of Bond
The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra return to Taverham Hall in Norfolk for another ‘Outside Live’ film music concert, showcasing timeless James Bond theme tunes from across the years.

31 July – Regina Spektor
The Russian-born, New York-based singer-songwriter performs alt pop from the album Remember Us To Life at The Cambridge Corn Exchange.


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