Music News

Fri, 17:58
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Luke Green is living the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. A drummer for two bands, Damaged – a punk/hardcore five-piece who have received booking interest from the USA and have fans as far as Greece and Indonesia – and glam-rock quartet Crimson Tale, the Chatteris and March lad was also invited to drum with “my heroes” The Stranglers last month. The 18-year-old who’s just finished his A-Levels really is having the time of his life; Ben Jolley speaks to him...

Kirsty Bromley Trio

Up and coming folk group Kirsty Bromley Trio will be performing at the next meeting of Ely Folk Club.

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The Rag Tag Misfits

Folk-rock duo The Rag Tag Misfits – who last year raised over £1,400 for foodbank charity the Trussell Trust by performing at every country in the UK whilst living in a van - come to Wisbech’s Octavia Café on Friday, July 1. Ben Jolley speaks to them about musical influences, life living on the road and their upcoming wedding.

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Scenes from the parade at Chatteris Midsummer Festival. Picture: BARRY GIDDINGS

Chatteris Midsummer Festival welcomed an ‘explosion of colours’ over the weekend thanks to the help of Madinga Arts.

Mavis Staples

Soul gospel legend Mavis Staples is coming to the Cambridge Corn Exchange next week.

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Theatre News

Wed, 11:45

Shakespeare’s classic tale of love and violence has been rehashed so many times and in so many different ways it is an exceptionally hard script to make seem fresh.


Constellations by Nick Payne at Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday, June 20. Review by ANGELA SINGER.

Abigail's Party - review

Rosemary Westwell reviews Viva’s production of Abigail’s Party at The Brook, Soham.

Arts News

Wed, 11:44

Ed Byrne performs his new show at The Junction later this month as part of the Cambridge Comedy Festival. We speak to him about his comedic inspirations, hecklers and holding up a mirror to society “exposing all our weaknesses and flaws”.

Katherine Ryan

Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan is bringing her new stand-up show to Peterborough next week.

Ed Byrne

The Cambridge Comedy Festival returns to the city next month with 26 shows taking place over six days.

Matthew Parker

Ely Decorative and Fine Arts Society will be celebrating its 30th anniversary later this month with a lecture on one of Ely’s most prominent medieval figures.

Hollie McNish

Youngsters who enjoy telling stories, rap or poetry, are being invited to attend the Littleport Spoken Word Workshop and Slam on June 20.


Entertainment News

Fri, 11:36

Fun for you and your furry friends is up for grabs with a fun dog show and annual gala at the RSPCA animal centre in Block Fen.

A Curtiss P-40C will also form part of the Duxford Flying Legends show.

More than 50 historic aircraft will take to the skies on July 11-12 for the Flying Legends Air Show at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford.

Flashback to Manea gala 2014

The bunting is up and the final preparations are well underway for the 60th anniversary of Manea Gala which is being held next Saturday July 11.

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From left: Megan Arends, Elizabeth Johnston, Helen Taylor, Barbara Warner. Picture: BARRY GIDDINGS

Soham celebrated VE day on Saturday with an exhibition commemorating the end of the First World War.

Wisbech In Bloom

Wisbech is going for gold again in this year’s Anglia In Bloom competition with a colourful beach scene entry.

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