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Tribute acts, magic and Venetian drama at the Alban Arena

PUBLISHED: 09:00 17 June 2016

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Tributes to music legends David Bowie and The Bee Gees can be heard at the Alban Arena next week.

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First off is Ultimate Bowie, paying tribute to the global superstar who died earlier this year.

Ed Blaney leads an eight piece band which performs hits from Starman through to Let’s Dance and China Girl.

The show is at 7.30pm next Thursday, June 23, and tickets at £17.50 are available from the box office on 01727 844488 or click here.

Nights on Broadway at 7.30pm next Saturday, June 25, is a tribute to The Bee Gees and features the songs of the Gibbs brothers over four decades from the sixties to the nineties.

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A live concert with a six-piece band, the show blends classic hits, acoustic medleys and dance floor favourites.

Tickets are £18.50.

In between the tributes, Jamie Raven brings his magical talents to the Arena.

A star of Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) last year, Jamie has worked as a magician around the world and achieved his ambition of taking his skills to a wider audience through the TV show.

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His online videos from BGT have now been seen over 100 million times, making him one of the most viewed magicians in the world.

The show begins at 7.30pm and tickets are £18.50 with concessions £16.50.

The tempo changes with A Night in Venice by Candlelight performed by the European Baroque Ensemble next Sunday, June 26.

It aims to capture all the romance and glamour of a Venetian soiree, the masked balls and society bustle through the music of Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti. Opera singers will perform arias from the likes of Aida, Madam Butterfly, Turandot and many more.

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The show, which starts at 7.30pm, features Maria Kesselman and Jonathan Ansell.

Tickets are £21 with concessions £19.50.

* The Jungle Book is being screened at the Arena next Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21 and 22.

Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave the only home he’s ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) unleashes his mighty roar.

Guided by a stern panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray), the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python (Scarlett Johansson) and a smooth-talking ape.

The film can be seen at 7.30pm both days with a Wednesday matinee at 1.30pm. Tickets are £7 with concessions £5.

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