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WORDS in WALDEN: Sir Muir Gray (Sod Seventy!) Friday 6th Mar - 7:30 PM Dame Bradbury's School Theatre £0.00 - £8.50
Sir Muir Gray, one of Britain’s most senior medical figures, draws on 40 years of working in public health to show that 70 is just a number. He urges us to embrace 70 and shows how to have the best chance of living a long, healthy and fulfilling later life.


Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk

www.hartsevents.co.uk 01799 523456


WORDS in WALDEN: Boris Volodarsky (Stalin’s Agent) Saturday 7th Mar - 7:30 PM Dame Bradbury's School Theatre £0.00 - £8.50
Former Soviet intelligence officer, Boris Volodarsky, tells the true story behind ‘General Alexander Orlov’, a central character in the greatest KGB deception ever, now revealed in full for the first time. An intriguing tale of Russian espionage and deception stretching from the time to Lenin to the Putin era.


Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk

www.hartsevents.co.uk 01799 523456


Saffron Walden Musical Theatre Company present 'High Society'
  • Tuesday 10th Mar - 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday 11th Mar - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday 12th Mar - 7:30 PM
  • Friday 13th Mar - 7:30 PM
  • Saturday 14th Mar - 2:30 PM
  • Saturday 14th Mar - 7:30 PM
Saffron Walden Town Hall £5.00 - £12.00

‘Adapted from the hit 1956 film, which starred screen legends Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra, HIGH SOCIETY bubbles with a host of beautiful ballads including ‘True Love’, ‘You’re Sensational’ and the unforgettable ‘Well Did You Evah!’ This uplifting and sparkling production proves that Porter’s classic musical style and fizzing wit will always be in fashion.’

There will also be a licensed bar, and sweets, crisps etc will be available.

  1. Concessions for the Tuesday and Saturday Matinee are for “Pensioners, students and children under 16”


WORDS in WALDEN: Roger Luckhurst (The Mummy’s Curse) Friday 13th Mar - 7:30 PM Dame Bradbury's School Theatre £0.00 - £8.50
Professor Roger Luckhurst exploring the British fascination with Egyptology, including the famous ‘Mummy’s curse’ of Tutankhamun, from Victorian times to the 21st century. A cast of famous writers, painters, spiritualists, soldiers and smugglers, respected men of science and disreputable society dames.


Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk

www.hartsevents.co.uk 01799 523456


WORDS in WALDEN: Rosemary Hawthorne (The Knicker Lady) Friday 20th Mar - 7:30 PM Friends' School Hall £0.00 - £12.50
Rosemary Hawthorne, RADA actress, respected historian and the ‘Joyce Grenfell of Knickers’, delves through 250 years of underwear with great humour and robust scholarship in equal measure – and props! In her book Knickers: An Intimate Appraisal no brief is left unturned, from liberty bodices to school knickers and the mighty Y-fronts to the thong.


Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk

www.hartsevents.co.uk 01799 523456


Sign Up To Sing-From London to Venice Friday 20th Mar - 7:30 PM Saffron Walden Baptist Church £0.00 - £7.00

All aboard for an exciting musical journey “From London to Venice” in the company of this enthusiastic group of young singers.

SignuptoSing Saffron Walden Youth Choir perform their Spring Concert - songs and choral music “From London to Venice”. The programme includes a complete performance of a 15 minute choral work - Vivaldi’s Magnificat as well as a medley of songs from Oliver! and a varied selection of appropriately themed solos and duets.

The performers are SignuptoSing’s junior choir, which has grown significantly over the past few months. The young singers are rehearsing hard for this concert, in which they will be singing music in 3 parts. We would love you to join us in this adventure.

WORDS in WALDEN: Stanley Wells (Great Shakespeare Actors) Saturday 21st Mar - 7:30 PM Dame Bradbury's School Theatre £0.00 - £8.50
Professor Stanley Wells is one of the world’s foremost scholars of Shakespeare and editor of the acclaimed Oxford Shakespeare series. He explores what it takes to be a great Shakespearean actor and offers his choice of lead actors - from Burbage to Branagh. A rare chance to hear a master critic discuss the master of all theatre.


Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk

www.hartsevents.co.uk 01799 523456


Searchlight Theatre Company present 'Woodbine Wille'- Poet & Padre Saturday 21st Mar - 7:30 PM Saffron Walden Baptist Church £0.00 - £8.00

A theatrical tribute to Woodbine Willie who was awarded the Military Cross in 1917. A heart-warming tribute. Suitable for 12+.

Show is 1 hour 15 minutes with refreshments at the end.

Maximum of 3 under 16's with an adult ticket.


WORDS in WALDEN: Alex Rushmer (British Cookery Demonstration) Sunday 22nd Mar - 2:00 PM -SOLD OUT! Friends' School Teaching Kitchen £0.00 - £20.00
Masterchef finalist Alex Rushmer now runs the highly-praised restaurant, The Hole in the Wall, in Little Wilbraham, recently awarded two coveted AA rosettes. Using the very best seasonal and local produce he demonstrates what makes his dishes so good. NB. Numbers strictly limited.

Numbers strictly limited.

Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk

www.hartsevents.co.uk 01799 523456


WORDS in WALDEN: Martin Hughes-Games (A Wild Life) Friday 27th Mar - 7:30 PM Friends' School Hall £0.00 - £12.50
The charismatic presenter of BBC’s Springwatch and Autumnwatch talks about his long career filming the natural world – thrilling and hilarious by turns, as fans of the popular TV series might expect! Martin trained as a zoologist before joint the BBC Science department and has worked in television for over 30 years.


Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk

www.hartsevents.co.uk 01799 523456


Wrong Stewart and the Farces Saturday 28th Mar - 7:30 PM Saffron Walden Football Club £12.50

Wrong Stewart and The Farces are a tribute band taking audiences by storm performing  the timeless classics by Rod Stewart and a selection of Faces material .They will be rocking the Saffron Walden Town FC on 28th March .

This professional, accomplished feel good act will have you on your feet in no time , dancing and singing along to all the hits and more .

A standard set includes: "Maggie May" , "Hand Bags and Glad Rags ", “Hot Legs”  and the Faces classic "Stay with me" to name a few .

The band features the irrepressible , gravelly voiced Graham Buxton as Wrong Stewart . A highly experienced musician, Graham has toured all over the world alongside many famous artists, including Shane Ritchie, Joe Pasquali, Mike Reid, D:ream and the legendary Sir George Martin in the famous Abbey Road Studios.

The backing band  " The Farces" are well known local musicians that   regularly perform in the area.

The Farces are  :
Dan Reavey: Keys MD
Tom Reavey: Drums, Bandleader
Dan Boutwood; Guitars
Jim Free: Sax and Guitar
Louis Thorne: Bass Guitar

Proceeds to Mencap .

WORDS in WALDEN: Paul Heiney (One Wild Song) Thursday 2nd Apr - 7:30 PM Friends' School Hall £0.00 - £12.50
Veteran broadcaster, and keen sailor, Paul Heiney recounts in his book One Wild Song the story of his lone voyage to cope with the grief of his son’s suicide and reconnect with happier memories of his son, Nicholas, who had also been a keen sailor. Paul’s powerful story of the voyage he would have liked them to have made together is poignant, moving, funny and thought-provoking.


Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk

www.hartsevents.co.uk 01799 523456


Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonderland Saturday 23rd May - 8:00 PM -SOLD OUT! Saffron Walden Town Hall £17.00

Saffron Walden Ladies Circle presents “Uncle Funk and Boogie Wonderland” - an unforgettable event, not to be missed! Your dream ticket to the success of any party! Musical perfection matched with outrageous costumes, slick dance moves and an energetic show that will put smiles on faces and keep feet firmly on the dancefloor! Uncle Funk and the Boogie Wonderland play a winning set of disco classics – think “The Greatest Hits of Disco Part 1” and you have the idea! Every song in the set has been chosen with the dancefloor in mind – nothing indulgent, nothing obscure, just the hits.

In aid of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and local charities.



Derek Acorah- Psychic Medium Friday 10th Jul - 7:30 PM Saffron Walden Town Hall £20.50

An evening of Clairvoyance with Derek Acorah.

Derek Acorah needs no introduction. The pioneer for Spiritualism and mediumship on television, he is arguably the world’s most renowned Spirit Medium having demonstrated to many hundreds of thousands of people in theatres throughout the UK. Derek’s television career dates back over fifteen years when he became the first medium ever to demonstrate live on air and without the benefit of an edit suite on a weekly basis bringing hope and comfort to the viewing public.

The Pantaloons: Much ado about Nothing Saturday 18th Jul - 7:00 PM St Mark's College £8.00 - £12.50
Experience Elizabethan theatre performed in the grounds of this Tudor architectural jewel!

In the evening of SATURDAY 18th July at 7 o’clock a company of players “The Pantaloons” will revive, with new dress and decorations, Master William SHAKESPEARE’S Comedy "Much ado about Nothing". As it hath been sundrie times publikely acted.

Parking available in Audley End Miniature Railway overflow car park. 

Bring your own chairs, blankets or groundsheet. 

All weather performance.


Drinks available including licenced bar.

More details: www.stmarkscollege.co.uk & www.thepantaloons.co.uk


Tony Stockwell - Mediumship Friday 18th Sep - 7:30 PM Saffron Walden Town Hall £19.50 - £23.00

An Evening of Mediumship with TV Psychic Tony Stockwell

It’s NOT creepy or kooky, mysterious or spooky. It’s Psychic Medium Tony Stockwell demonstrating his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones.

At its best, Mediumship has the potential to change someone’s life and to instil in them a sense of peace, comfort and purpose.  Psychic Medium Tony Stockwell is not a new kid on the block and during his 25 years working as a medium he has constantly worked to improve his game and push the boundaries of his communication.  In that time he has had umpteen television programmes, taught at some of the most respected schools for mediumistic development as well as setting up his own training school for developing mediums.

Tony Stockwell: Sensitive and inspirational, his messages are amazingly detailed and always humorous

Tony Stockwell is a Spiritualist Medium and spirit communication is part of his own religious belief, but the organisers of the event accept differing opinions exist regarding mediumship. Any demonstration of mediumship is an experiment and results are not guaranteed.

If you are a wheelchair user please contact Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre on 01799 524002 or email tourism@saffronwalden.gov.uk before purchasing your ticket.