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Jazz at the Movies- Featuring Joanna Eden, Alan Barnes & the Chris Ingham Quartet Friday 12th September - 7:30 PM Saffron Walden Town Hall £7.50 - £12.50

12 Sept 2014 at 7.30pm

Also with the Chris Ingham Quartet and special guest Alan Barnes. A sell out at Ronnie Scott’s in 2012 and 2013, Jazz at the Movies present an enchanting, entertaining show rich in anecdotes, sophistication and swing.

Featuring evocative songs and soundtrack themes from classic films, including The Aristocats, the Servant, From Russia with Love, Agatha, Let’s Make Love, The Pink Panther, The Ipcress File and more. The music swings from Bond to Bacharach, Dankworth to Disney, Porter to Pinter.

Tickets £12.50 Adult, £7.50 18 & Under

www.jazzatthemovies.co.uk 

@JoannaEdenMusic

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Michael Buble Tribute Friday 19th September - 7:30 PM Saffron Walden Football Club £40.00
‘THE LAST FIVE YEARS’ - Corkscrew Theatre Company Monday 22nd September - 7:45 PM Saffron Walden Town Hall £10.00 - £12.00

Jason Robert Brown’s award-winning two hander - musically intelligent, stylistically varied, lyrically funny and moving, and theatrically challenging and slick.

Set in modern day New York, the play revolves around Jamie, a successful novelist, and Cathy, a struggling actress. It follows their relationship chronologically – well kind of…     

7.45pm, Saffron Walden Town Hall.

Tickets adult £12, Over 60/18 and under £10. 

Website: www.corkscrewtheatre.co.uk

Twitter:@CorkscrewUK

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Jesterlarf Comedy Club Saturday 27th September - 8:00 PM Saffron Walden Town Hall £12.50

Saturday 27th September. Doors open 7:30pm. show at 8:30pm

The Jesterlarf Comedy Club returns to Saffron Walden, presenting the very best comedians from the UK’s prestigious comedy club circuit.

Dave Fulton: Wry Seatle comic with razor sharp wit, who’s supported both Jack Dee and Michael McIntyre and disproves the saying that ‘Americans can’t do irony.’

Dave Johns: Cheeky Geordie, Edinburgh award winner who’s an audience improv maestro with delightfully playful comedy bones.

Liam Mullone: Astute deadpan satire, from the BBC New Comedy Award finalist and Radio 4’s ‘News Quiz’ writer and regular.

Jeremy O’Donnell: Quick-witted, inventive and upbeat banter from one of the finest compere’s in the country.

Tickets £12.50 (£14 on the door).

www.jesterlarf.co.uk

@Jesterlarf

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Saffron Striders 10k Sunday 28th September - 10:30 AM Newport Free Grammar School £0.00

Please note this is not a ticketed event, you can download an entry form here or enter online at www.runnersworld.co.uk

Sunday 28th September 2014

Course begins at Newport Free Grammar School 

10:30am

This is an annual 10km (6.2m) race organised by Saffron Striders RC. It is a multi-terrain race (90% off-road), set in the beautiful rolling north Essex countryside, all finishers will receive a technical t-shirt.

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WORDS in WALDEN: Will Self - on his latest novel, Shark Thursday 2nd October - 7:30 PM Friends' School Hall £15.00
Thursday 2th October 7:30pm

Friends' School Hall

Tickets: £15

Bestselling author Will Self on his latest novel, Shark, based on an incredible but true incident during WW2.

Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk

www.hartsevents.co.uk 01799 523456

@WordsinWalden

 

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WORDS in WALDEN: Pedro Ferreira: The Perfect Theory – a century of scientific controversy after Einstein Friday 3rd October - 7:30 PM Dame Bradbury's School Theatre £8.50

Friday 3 October 2014, 7.30pm

Dame Bradbury’s School Theatre

Tickets: £8.50

Pedro Ferreira, Professor of Astrophysics at Oxford University, is also a broadcaster renowned for his ability to explain impossibly complicated concepts in clear, vivid and entertaining terms.

He brings Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity to life through the story of the brilliant mathematicians, physicists and astronomers who have taken up its challenge over the last century.

Controversial from the start, the Theory sparked an astonishing series of feuds and persecutions. Pedro Ferreira not only makes sense of the Theory but gives a rare insight into the social and human aspects of the scientific world.


You couldn't ask for a better guide to the outer reaches of the universe and the inner workings of the minds of those who've navigated it

Marcus du Sautoy. 

Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk

www.hartsevents.co.uk 01799 523456

@WordsinWalden

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WORDS in WALDEN: Anna Whitelock: Elizabeth’s Bedfellows Saturday 4th October - 7:30 PM Dame Bradbury's School Theatre £8.50
Saturday 4 October 2014, 7.30pm

Dame Bradbury’s School Theatre

Tickets: £8.50

Anna Whitelock is a prize-winning historian who regularly appears on television and radio as a royal expert, historical consultant and commentator.

Elizabeth’s Bedfellows is her inside story of the Elizabethan Court and the favoured women who tended the Queen, witnesses to the face and body beneath the make-up and elaborate clothes, as well as to the rumoured illicit dalliances – a riveting, revealing history of the politics of intimacy which uncovers the feminized world of Elizabeth’s Court.

The book has been optioned by the BBC for a major TV series.


Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk

www.hartsevents.co.uk 01799 523456

@WordsinWalden

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WORDS in WALDEN: Nixiwaka Yawanawá: The Survival of the Amazon Thursday 9th October - 7:30 PM Friends' School Hall £8.50
Thursday 9 October 2014, 7.30pm

Friends’ School Hall

Tickets: £8.50

Nixiwaka Yawanawá, an English-speaking Yawanawá Indian from the Brazilian Amazon, is working with Survival International to raise awareness of the Amazon and to speak out for tribal peoples’ rights.

This is a rare opportunity to hear the truth about the Yawanawá way of life, about the rainforests, their destruction, and why it matters, from someone who really knows.

Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk

www.hartsevents.co.uk 01799 523456

@WordsinWalden

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WORDS in WALDEN: Irma Kurtz: Cosmopolitan magazine Agony Aunt – ‘My Life in Agony’ Saturday 11th October - 7:30 PM Friends' School Hall £10.00
Saturday 11th October, 7:30pm

Friends' School Hall

Tickets: £10

WORDS in WALDEN: Writer, journalist, and Cosmopolitan magazine’s witty, warm, and wise agony aunt for the last 40 years, Irma Kurtz on My Life in Agony: Confessions of an Agony Aunt, and how society has changed in those four decades.

Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk

www.hartsevents.co.uk 01799 523456

@WordsinWalden

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WORDS in WALDEN: Ursula Ferrigno: Magnificent Olive Oil Sunday 12th October - 2:30 PM SOLD OUT! Friends' School £20.00
Sunday 12 October 2014, 2.30pm

Friends' School Teaching Kitchen

Tickets £20

The wonderful Ursula Ferrigno returns to the Festival to demonstrate recipes from her new book which showcases olive oils and vinegars in all their glory – at every stage of a meal from antipasti to puddings and cakes. There will be tastings of oils and vinegars from different estates as well as the much-anticipated sampling of the dishes she prepares.

Ursula Ferrigno is a talented cook, an inspirational cookery teacher, and a prolific food writer with several well-thumbed cookery books to her name. She is half-Italian and learned to cook as a child by assisting her grandmother preparing the traditional family dishes.

Those who have seen Ursula in action know how special she is. If you haven’t seen her, now’s your chance. Don’t delay as tickets are limited and sell out very fast. 

Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk

www.hartsevents.co.uk 01799 523456

@WordsinWalden

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WORDS in WALDEN: John McCarthy: Other People's Wars - war and ordinary people Friday 17th October - 7:30 PM Saffron Hall £12.50
Friday 17 October at 7.30pm
Saffron Hall
Tickets £12.50

John McCarthy, famously, spent five years as a hostage in the Lebanon, kidnapped by Islamic Jihad terrorists. At the time he was a journalist working for the United Press International Television News.

Caught up in a vicious conflict, he endured physical and mental torture but kept his dignity, triumphing over the sadistic bullies determined to destroy him - and eventually won the respect of some of his captors. On his release and return to the UK, this 'ordinary bloke' suddenly found himself treated like a media star - even a saint.

No one could be better placed to talk about the impact of war on ordinary people than John McCarthy. In an evening which promises to be both humbling and inspiring, he discusses what happened to him and the lessons he learned about human nature throughout the whole experience.

Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk

www.hartsevents.co.uk 01799 523456

@WordsinWalden

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WORDS in WALDEN: James Mayhew plus Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra – Family Concert Sunday 19th October - 3:00 PM Saffron Hall £5.00 - £10.00
Sunday 19th October, 3:00pm

Saffron Hall

Tickets: £10 Adult, £5 Child

FAMILY CONCERT: Scheherazade and the Magic of the Arabian Nights

There will be tales of princesses and pomegranates, genies and monsters, and fabulous fairytale cities as well-known author/illustrator James Mayhew, dressed in gorgeous Arabian costume, narrates the stories of the Thousand and One Nights, before grabbing his paintbrushes and setting to work while the Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra conjures up Rimsky-Korsakov’s bewitchingly beautiful music to delight the whole family.

Children may come dressed up in appropriate costume if they would like (grown-ups are excused!).

After the concert, James’s paintings, produced on stage, will be raffled. Some lucky people will go home with an original artwork, and the proceeds will go to support EACH (East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices).

The bar will be open for refreshments before the performance

Important Notes:

Suitable for children aged 5+

Runtime 60–70 minutes

Ample free parking on-site

Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk

www.hartsevents.co.uk 01799 523456

@WordsinWalden

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Fry Lectures: Tim Knox ‘Two Regency Collectors & Their Museums’ Friday 24th October - 8:00 PM Friends' Meeting House £8.00

Tim Knox is an architectural historian and the new Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, he was previously Director of the atmospheric Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, which he carefully restored over the last eight years. 

for further information see the gallery website www.fryartgallery.org 

or phone the gallery 01799 513779

@FryArtGallery

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Maasai Warriors Saturday 25th October - 4:00 PM St Mary's Church, Saffron Walden £5.00 - £25.00

THE OSILIGI MAASAI WARRIORS COME TO SAFFRON WALDEN

Saturday 25th October at 4pm

Tickets: Family (2 Adults & up to 4 Children) £25, Adult £10, Senior Citizen £8, Child £5

The Osiligi Maasai Warrior Troupe will perform in concert at St Mary’s church Saffron Walden, their first performance in the town, as part of their UK tour.

The Troupe are stunning performers. Every performance they give sees them receive rapturous applause, leaving behind unforgettable memories for their audience. This is their eleventh year of touring the UK, which has seen them perform so outstandingly at many prestigious venues, including the Cathedrals of Ely (twice), Salisbury and Exeter, and they have performed before Royalty on three occasions.

The tours help the members of the Troupe raise money for their families and their community, which is situated some 30 miles south of Nairobi, where life is tough. Over the years, the tours, and the charity (www.osiligi.org ) which they brought about, have seen the lives of the Troupe, and the families around them, move from abject poverty, where, for example, water came from a stagnant pond some five miles away, to the situation where they now have fresh clean water in two points in their community. The Troupe’s success and the spin-off to the charity have subsequently seen the unhealthy kerosene, to light their homes, now replaced by solar lighting,  the building of a new church, and, most wonderfully, a new school. The latter now has 130 pupils, all sponsored by UK supporters.

The Troupe’s performance is a sensation to watch, with all ages, from five to ninety five, being enthralled and excited by their natural rhythm and song, and their jumping, for which they are famous, is wondrous to watch! All performances, which tell the story of their lives, are fully narrated, and audience participation a part of the show.

A unique, once in a lifetime experience ! An unforgettable event, not to be missed !!

Photo courtesy of Charmian Berry berry415@btinternet.com

www.osiligi.org

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WORDS in WALDEN: Mark Cocker: Claxton – Field Notes from a Small Planet Saturday 25th October - 7:30 PM Dame Bradbury's School Theatre £8.50
Saturday 25 October 2014, 7.30pm

Dame Bradbury’s School Theatre

Tickets: £8.50

In a year of daily writings, Mark Cocker, author and naturalist, explores his relationship to the East Anglian landscape, to nature and to all the living things around him. Author of Crow Country, Birds Britannica and the epic Birds and People, his writing is concise, magical and inspiring, characterised by close observation, depth of experience and a profound awareness of seasonal change.

If you love Robert Macfarlane, Richard Mabey and Roger Deakin, you will love Mark Cocker.

Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk

www.hartsevents.co.uk 01799 523456

@WordsinWalden

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Colin Fry: Voices from Heaven Tour Wednesday 29th October - 7:30 PM Saffron Walden Town Hall £18.50

Wednesday 29th October 7:30pm

Saffron Walden Town Hall

Tickets £18.50

An evening of Clairvoyance with Living TV’s Psychic Medium Colin Fry. As one of the country’s most well known and respected mediums, Colin continues his country-wide tour of the UK.

Colin Fry was born in 1962 and turned professional at the age of 17. He has spent many years sharing his spiritual philosophy with audiences around the world and in 1999 was made Principal of Rambsbergs garden International College of Spiritual Science. In 2002 he presented his first TV show, 6ixth Sense shown on Living TV, regularly attracting a million-plus audience.

www.colinfry.co.uk

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WORDS in WALDEN: Baroness Shirley Williams on her mother-'Vera Brittain: A Woman in Peace and War' Thursday 30th October - 7:30 PM Saffron Hall £15.00
Thursday 30th October at 7.30pm

Saffron Hall

Tickets £15.00

Baroness Shirley Williams was born three years before her mother, Vera Brittain, internationally acclaimed pacifist, feminist and author, published her Testament of Youth, one of the most powerful, widely read and enduring war memoirs of all time. Eighty years on, her cry of outrage and agony at the loss of her brother, her fiancé and two close male friends, still resonates with those living through an era of conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Shirley Williams, "terribly handicapped by her popularity" as her mother once wrote to her daughter's tutor, urging him to persuade Shirley to have at least one early night in three during her time at Oxford, is one of the most popular and respected politicians of the last 50 years, and has herself been deeply involved in the conflicts of the 20th Century, serving on several Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament Commissions.

An outstanding political thinker and speaker, she is uniquely qualified to talk about her mother's impact on the 20th Century.

Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk

www.hartsevents.co.uk 01799 523456

@WordsinWalden

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Fry Lectures: Gerard Hastings ‘Keith Vaughan in Essex’ Friday 14th November - 8:00 PM Friends' Meeting House £8.00

Gerard Hastings is an artist, teacher, collector and leading expert on the work of Keith Vaughan. His book Drawing to a Close: The Final Journals of Keith Vaughan was published in March 2012 and his essay on Vaughan’s works in gouache in Keith Vaughan by Philip Vann and Gerard Hastings also published to celebrate the centenary of Vaughan’s birth, describes the various mixed media tricks Vaughan adopted to give them added substance.

Gerard Hastings also wrote the catalogue to accompany the recent exhibition of Keith Vaughan in Essex at the Fry Art Gallery.

for further information see the gallery website www.fryartgallery.org

or phone the gallery 01799 513779

@FryArtGallery

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Fry Lectures: Alan Powers ‘Goe, and catche a falling starre: writing on Eric Ravilious’ Friday 28th November - 8:00 PM Friends' Meeting House £8.00