Festival week

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Tuesday 31 May - Friday 3 June

A week-long programme of concerts and theatre events given by Anglia Ruskin's Music and Performing Arts students as part of their degree coursework, featuring world music, popular and jazz music, classical music recitals, and a presentation of three devised theatre performances.

Programme of Events:

Download a copy of the Festival Week 2016 programme.

All concerts in the Music Recital Hall and Mumford Theatre are free.

Concerts and performances at Cambridge Junction are charged events. Tickets are available via the Cambridge Junction website for the Devised Theatre and the Band Showcase evenings.

Tuesday 31 May  Wednesday 1 June Thursday 2 June Friday 3 June

Student concert

Music Recital Hall, 2pm

  • Duygu Dusmez
  • Kria Bent

The opening concert features music by Ida Cox, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone, Jill Scott and Mary J Blige, together with a programme of traditional Turkish music played on the saz. 

Student concert

Mumford Theatre, 2pm

  • Tim Giles
  • Leon Lappas
  • Llewelyn Vann

The first concert from students on the Popular Music course features music by Martha Munizzi, Jaco Pastorius, Gregory Porter, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam and original compositions. 

Student concert
Mumford Theatre, 2pm

  • Stephen Barrett
  • Nathaniel Cook

An eclectic programme of music, featuring numbers by Buddy Holly, Bill Hayley, Richard Thompson, Ryan Adams, Randy Newman and Iron Maiden!

Student concert

Music Recital Hall, 11.30am

  • Emily Robshaw
  • Grace To

A morning recital of vocal music by Schubert, Mozart and others.

Student concert

Music Recital Hall, 5pm

  • Hollie Bruce
  • Lorna Brooke

A concert of music for flutes, featuring works by composers from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.

Student concert

Mumford Theatre, 4pm

  • Marija Konstantinovaite
  • Thomas Holiday

The second concert of the day features rock music from Mike Stern, Frank Gambale and Jeff Beck, alongside original compositions.

Student concert

Music Recital Hall, 5pm

  • World Music Ensemble
  • Gamelan Ensemble
  • Music Therapy Students

Anglia Ruskin World Music Ensemble, and Indonesian Gamelan join forces with musicians from our Music Therapy course in a concert of music from around the world.

Student concert

Music Recital Hall, 2pm

  • William Calvert
  • Callan Howard

An afternoon concert featuring music by Blake Mills, Bobby Long, John Martyn, Southern, and Noah and the Whale.

Devised Theatre

Cambridge Junction, 7.30pm

  • 'Musical'
  • 'Place'

Devised Theatre

Cambridge Junction, 7.30pm

  • 'Time'
  • 'Musical'

Student concert

Music Recital Hall, 7.30pm

  • Luis Bell
  • Elise Jasiewicz-Gill
  • Rose Norris

The evening recital features music for piano and voice, featuring piano works by Byrd, Frescobaldi, Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Copland, and Ginastera, alongside songs from the 18th to the 20th century.

Student concert

Music Recital Hall, 4pm

  • James Griffin
  • Thomas Howe

An afternoon of sophisticated jazz, with music by Vincent Youmans, Leigh Harline, Wayne Shorter and David Gordon, alongside original compositions and arrangements.

All Devised Theatre shows are created and performed by 3rd year Performing Arts and Drama students

We’ve played, experimented, argued, laughed, danced, talked, improvised, followed instructions, rebelled, sung, created, imagined, made a mess and started again. We’ve done research, taken breaks, and thought about you - our audience.

We've dreamed, heckled, enjoyed each other’s company, shared ideas and drawn pictures. We’ve worked in studios, bedrooms, in our heads, on paper, in cafes and on the street. We’ve prepared, and now we’re ready. Join us as we present three very different shows – one based on ‘place’, one on ‘time’ and one is a musical…from scratch.

Devised Theatre

Cambridge Junction, 7.30pm

  • 'Place'
  • 'Time'


Pre-show performance at 7pm
A Journey Home - original music theatre, including gospel, contemporary, jazz, and traditional music, with words and music by the cast.


Band Showcase

Cambridge Junction, 6pm

  • Emily Wainwright
  • David O’Neill
  • Alex Martin
  • Darren Thomas-Carr
  • Adam Thomas
  • Ben Squires
  • Will Pears-Cooper
  • Vinnie French