Music News

Yesterday, 18:41

As the guitar came in with the sultry, hypnotic line that drives The Man Who Sold The World (title track of David Bowie’s third album), you could feel the anticipation in the audience for singer Alex Thomas to enter with the well-known yearning vocal. Along with it, the Latin beat of this tune sent an electrifying pulse through the crowd.

Pop icon and multi-million selling artist Rick Astley is to bring his collection of hits to Thetford Forest next month – and we have four pairs of tickets up for grabs.

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Irish singer Declan Nerney will deliver a “toe-tapping night of classic country” at The Brook in Soham on Friday May 26.

A Cambridgeshire singer-songwriter will launch her new EP at The Drayman’s Son on Fore Hill in Ely later this month.

Theatre News

Tue, 07:00

‘Showstopper! The Improvised Musical’ returns to the Cambridge Arts Theatre from Wednesday May 31 to Saturday June 3.

This whodunit is fun. It is well structured and being very much on the lines of a television drama, cleverly staged so that the action goes seamlessly from scene to scene, changing from the morgue to the police station to the beach.

This stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox is a high-energy, full-length, two-hour show with elements of pantomime, musical and high drama.

Award-winning actor and Emmerdale favourite Bill Ward will star in the thrilling stage adaptation of ‘Not Dead Enough’, which comes to the Cambridge Arts Theatre next week.


Arts News

Friday, May 19, 2017

Wicken-based artist Terry Beard has been selected to exhibit her work in Mayfair, London, at Gallery Elena Shchukina.

Reginald D. Hunter will bring his ‘Some People v Reginald D. Hunter’ tour to the Cambridge Corn Exchange on Sunday May 28.


With his award-winning BBC TV series being cancelled and the BBC’s funding instead ploughed into a remake of Are you being served (well, according to this showanyway), Stewart Lee has returned to his roots and thrown himself into a punishing tour schedule starting in June 2016 taking him all the way through to April 2018.

Robert Crack: The Stretham Connection 2015-17, Top Hats and Flat Caps opens at the Babylon Gallery in Ely this month.


After four years writing and performing his TV show ‘Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle’, the stand-up comic is bringing his ‘Content Provider’ tour to the Cambridge Corn Exchange on Saturday May 13.

Entertainment News

Fri, 18:36
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The UK’s Premier Picnic Concert Series Celebrates their 20th Anniversary Year, and we Have 3 Pairs of Tickets to Give Away!

Hot on the heels of the announcement that their eagerly anticipated second album ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ will be released in June and the unveiling of lead single ‘Lights Out’, Royal Blood will perform at the Cambridge Corn Exchange this month.

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Ely Eel Festival is under way – and 14 teams took part today in the first event for local businesses.

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