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Yesterday, 10:43
Boney M

The first wave of acts have been announced for this year’s Big Weekend in Cambridge which returns to Parker’s Piece from July 8 to 10.

Children's parade on the festival site

With less than two weeks to go until the 31st annual Ely Folk Festival final preparations are underway for what promises to be the best festival yet.

Peterborough Cathedral summer concert celebrates English choral music

An hour-long programme of English choral music will be performed at Peterborough Cathedral on July 1.

The Corrs performing at Newmarket Racecourse

Irish pop rockers The Corrs headlined a show at Newmarket Racecourse on Saturday – and what a show it was.

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Mayflower Folk Club presents ALMA

Alma brings together award winning fiddlers John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective) and Emily Askew (Askew Sisters) with guitarist and tambura player Adrian Lever (Arhai).

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Theatre News

Mon, 08:40
Ely College
The cast of Much Ado About Nothing

Four-hundred years after his death, City of Ely Amateur Dramatic Society will celebrate the Bard with a modern twist on Much Ado About Nothing.

King Lear is at the Cambridge Arts Theatre this month

A female soldier stands centre stage, aims her rifle at the audience and fires. This is the startling, if puzzling, opening of the new production of King Lear. The shooter is in fact Cordelia, the young daughter of the mythical monarch of Britain. She will (spoiler alert!) come to a sticky end as do all but two of the characters in Shakespeare’s very strange, very dark, very long play.

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Ann Widdecombe

Former politician turned TV personality Ann Widdecombe is set to appear at The Brook on July 15.

Theatre Royal Bath Dress Rehearsal May 2016
After Miss Julie by Patrick Marber Directed by Anthony Banks 
Designer Philip Gladwell Lighting Designer Colin Richmond
Helen George/ Miss Julie  Richard Flood/ John
Amy Cudden/ Christine

It’s July 1945 and the night of the Labour landslide. In the kitchen of the house of a Labour peer, the chauffeur picks up a bottle of wine and says: “It’s like Churchill, robust, full-bodied and finished.”

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The Isle of Ely Festival Players is to present 'Shakespeare Shorts' across East Cambridgeshire over two weekends this month.

The life of William Shakespeare is to be celebrated at the Isle of Ely Festival Players in the coming weeks.

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Arts News

Mon, 12:49
Seann Walsh

Roar with Laughter, a charity comedy event being held at the Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, takes place next week.

Sladmore Gallery will launch a new exhibition in July

An exhibition made from eight stables which have been restored and filled with paintings and sculptures is coming to Newmarket.

Learn to sketch at Farmland Museum and Denney Abbey’s one day workshop

Interested in sketching and would like to have expert tuition? Maybe you’ve always wanted to ‘have a go’ but are a bit hesitant?

Comedian Phil Wang (centre) is to perform at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Friday June 24 as part of its Comedy Live at the Corn Exchange nights.

Phil Wang, known for his witty one-liners and trademark laid-back style, is to top the bill at the latest instalment of Cambridge Corn Exchange’s Comedy Live at the Corn Exchange.

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Art of the Mart at King's Lynn museum

There is just a short time left to enjoy Art of the Mart Savage’s, Famous Fairground Makers of Lynn exhibition at the King’s Lynn museum.

Entertainment News

Monday, June 20, 2016
The Secret Garden in Wisbech is to host its third Midsummer Food and Craft Fair next weekend (June 25).

The Secret Garden Touring Park is to open its doors for its third Midsummer Food and Craft Fair.

Jean Rees-Lyons is to hold her 'Writing for Performance, Find your writer's Voice' workshops at the Babylon Gallery in Ely on Tuesday June 22 and Wednesday June 29.

Artistic Director of The Word Garden and full-time writer, Jean Rees-Lyons, is inviting budding writers in Ely to find their writing ‘voice’ at a series of workshops.

Wisbech St Mary Open Gardens.

A hidden group of gardens, featuring colourful flower meadows, fruit and vegetable plots and a collection of over 300 cacti, are to be opened to the public to raise money for charity.

Wilburton Beer Festival. Picture: Steve Williams.

People of Wilburton are to raise their glasses once again at the 18th annual Wilburton beer festival.

Wicken Fete and Dog Show is to return to the village on Saturday June 25.

Wicken Fete and Dog Show is to return to the village this year.

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