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Sugarbeat, Mac & Eden: the unbearable pleasure of being a woman and Cambridge Bardic Trials (the week ahead at The Junction)

16th June 2017 at 12:00 am22nd June 2017 at 11:30 pm

- £5 – £11.50

Sugarbeat on Friday 16th June in J1 from 7pm

Formed in 2009 for a one-off charity show at the Portland Arms, Sugarbeat are deservedly still packing Cambridge venues eight years and around 100 gigs later. Blitzing their way through the genres of pop, punk, funk, indie – and more – with a truly eclectic mix of songs from the early Sixties to the present day, Sugarbeat’s six-piece, all-action style can be relied on for a brilliant night out!

Support comes from West Suffolk Hospital’s finest covers band, Clinical Waste. This event is to raise funds for the War Child charity, which protects, educates and stands up for the rights of children caught up in war. Tickets are £11.50 each. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Mac & Eden: the unbearable pleasure of being a woman on Saturday 17th June from 8pm

2016 Brighton Fringe Best Cabaret Award winners. With candid, poignant and irreverent original songs, Mac and Eden present ‘The Unbearable Pleasure of being a Woman’, a side-splitting comedy/cabaret, brain-child of singer-songwriter (and mentor to Sam Smith) Joanna Eden and West End and National Theatre actress Leigh McDonald. Being female can be an unbearably silly business! They manage to spend a whole evening laughing, crying and even singing about it. Join them on an oestrogen-driven, emotional roller-coaster ride… from pigtails to puberty, stilettos to strollers, marriage to messing it up. Fabulous and filthy! “Musical, comedy cabaret at its best!” Time Out.  Tickets are £10 each and under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Cambridge Bardic Trials on Sunday 18th June in J3 from 7.30pm

It’s time again to choose a voice for Cambridge!

Continuing last year’s initiative, and as part of In Other Words Festival, we will be electing a new Cambridge Bard – open to anyone living within a 26-mile radius of the centre of the city, and chosen by the people of the city. The role of the town Bard is to create and perform original pieces, attend and support local events and annual festival and to celebrate the customs and achievements of the town and its people. The Bard of Cambridge is the voice for the people.

Anyone local with a voice and the power to use it can apply. Every year, a new Bard is elected through the Bardic Trials, the first of which took place last year. The Bardic Trials are an open competition before a live audience and a panel of carefully selected judges. In among the competition will be a wonderful feature set from Red Phoenix, supported by Apples & Snakes. Tickets are £5 (adults) and £3 (concessions). Suitable for audience age 16 years +.

Other shows appearing at The Junction- Cambridge Bardic Showcase in J3 on Friday 16th June, Panic Room in J2 on Friday 16th June, Sean Kelly: Sold your way! in J2 on Saturday 17th June, Small worlds: Stewart Carswell and Nathan Smith in J3 on Sunday 18th June, Workshop: speed poetry led by Hannah Jane Walker in J2 Mezzanine on Sunday 18th June, Sophia Blackwell : Fifty Grades of Shame in J3 on Sunday 18th June, Workshop: you tell your story led by Sophia Blackwell in J2 Mezzanine on Sunday 18th June, The Antipoet: We Play for Food in J3 on Sunday 18th June, Dramawise Showcase in J2 on Sunday 18th June and Modulus Quartet in J2 on Tuesday 20th June.


16th June 2017 at 12:00 am
22nd June 2017 at 11:30 pm
£5 – £11.50


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