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February 17

SHOWADDYWADDY at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange. Tickets are �17 from the box office on 01553 764864.

JOHANN Strauss Gala at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Performed by the Johann Strauss Orchestra and dancers. The orchestra will be directed from the violin in traditional Viennese manner by music director David Juritz.

period will be brought to life by sparkling soprano soloist Amy Freston. Tickets are �19.50 and �28.50 from the box office on: 01223 357851. Time: 7.30pm.

February 19

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ROCKIN’ On Heaven’s Door at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange. An action-packed show featuring the great rock classis including Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran. Tickets are �20 from the box office on 01553 764864.

February 29

PAUL Carrack with support at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange. Tickets are �28.50 from the box office on 01553 764864. Time: 7.30pm.

March 3

A YOUNG Person’s Guide to the Orchestra - a concert of excitement and musical discovery – at Ely Cathedral. Premium tickets are �20 and other tickets are �5-�15 from the box office on 01353 660349. Time: 7.30pm.

March 10

MIXING their Music - a choral extravaganza with the choirs of Ely Cathedral, Jesus College, Cambridge and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge at Ely Cathedral. Tickets are �10/�15 from the box office on 01353 660349. Time: 7.30pm.

March 11

ENGLISH Chamber Orchestra at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Tickets are priced from �10-�29.50 and available from the box office on 01223 357851.

March 31

ELY Choral Society and the Cambridgeshire Choral Society perform Elgar – the Dream of Gerontius at Ely Cathedral. Tickets are �25/�20/�15/�10 from the cathedral box office on 01353660349. Time: 7.30pm.

April 3

CAST at The Junction in Cambridge. It’s 15 years since the release of their million-selling debut All Change and Cast are back on the road with the original line-up of John Power (guitar/vocals Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson (lead guitar) Pete Wilkinson (bass) and Keith O’Neill (drums) and a new album which has been produced by John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead and The Fall). Trouble Times will be released on March 5 prior to a tour which takes in Cambridge the venue in April. Tickets are �20 from the box office on 01223 511511.

June 9

MCFLY at Newmarket Racecourse. Tickets are �29 for Premier Enclosure, �21 for the Grandstand and Paddock and �15 for the garden enclosure from the box office on 0844 5793010.

June 15

PLAN B will appear at Thetford Forest as part of a forest concert tour next summer. Tickets are �32 and available from the box office on 03000 680400 or online:

June 22

MADNESS at Newmarket Racecourse. Tickets priced from �22-�40 and are available from the box office on 0844 579 3010

July 13

ALFIE Boe at Thetford Forest. Tickets are �35.50 from the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680400.

July 14

THE Darkness at Thetford Forest. Tickets are �36 on 03000680400.

STEPS at Newmarket Racecourse. Tickets are �29 for the Premier Enclosure, �21 for Grandstand and Paddock and �15 for the Garden Enclosure.

Child tickets available. Tickets at:


February 14-18

WEEKEND Breaks – written and directed by John Godber – at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.

February 16-18

MAN of the Moment performed by the Ely Amateur Dramatic Society at Ely College. Starring Fiona Gilbert, James Stuart, Doug Stuart, Jess Garrett, Darren Smith and Caroline Law with a strong support cast. Tickets are �7 from Burrows Bookshop on 01353 669759. Time: 7.30pm.

February 17

THE Night of the Demon, including a talk by Tony Earnshaw, author of Beating the Devil, at the Babylon Gallery at Waterside in Ely.

Tickets are �8 and can be purchased from or on 01353 616991.

February 21-25

A MIDSUMMER Night’s Dream from Cambridge University’s Marlowe Society at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. Tickets are priced from �15-�25 and are available from the box office on 01223 503333.

March 24

BARN Dance hosted by Ely Hereward Rotary Club at Ely Beet Club. Music from Jape Apes and includes a light supper. Tickets are �15 from Wades, Burrows Bookshop or by telephoning Neville Williams on 01353 664214.

March 30

IMPOSSIBLE God: the Passion Play by Frank Topping and performed by Mark Topping at Ely Methodist Church. Tickets available from Celia Summerfield on 01223 862330 or the church office on 01353 662426. Time: 7.30pm.

Exhibitions/Comedy/ Talks/Other

Till February 29

CHILDHOOD Memories Exhibition at Ely Museum. Interactive exhibition which is sure to bring back happy memories of childhood.

February 16

NEW Hot Yoga Class at The Yoga Studio in Little Downham. This form of yoga has been made popular by Bikram Choudhury in the US.

Hot yoga was created to mimic the heat in India by heating the room to 30-32 degrees C. The body is warmed to allow for a deeper range of movement.

The class is suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced students.

Time: 8.15pm- 9.30pm.

INFO: 01353 698090.

WRITER Jim Kelly will draw his audience into the murky world of a local murder enquiry when he talks about his new novel Death’s Door. An evening of intrigue and suspense at St Peter’s Church in Broad Street, Ely. Tickets are �7/�6, which can be redeemed against the price of the book on the night. Time: doors open at 7pm. Tickets available from Topping & Co Booksellers of Ely.

February 17

THE Gag Club returns to Ely City Football Club and this month features Brian Damage and Krysstal. A unique comedy act that blend music with deadpan comedy and a lot of silliness. Tickets are �10 in advance from: or �12 on the door. Doors open at 7.30pm.

INFO: 07704 134144.

FENLAND History on Fridays at the Countess of Huntingdon Church in Chapel Street. Mike Petty presents ‘Into the 1800s: riots, railways and religion.

Time: 10.30am till midday. �2.50 on the door but seats are limited.

ELY Wildlife Group presents ‘Kingfishers up close and personal – an illustrated talk with Jeff Harrison in the Vernon Cross Room behind Ely Museum. Time: 7.45pm.

February 17/18

ELY and District CAMRA Elysian Winter Beer Festival at The Maltings in Ely. Wide range of foreign beers and ciders, plus 60 real ales on offer. Open from midday till 10pm on Friday and 11am till 8pm on Saturday. Admission is �1 and free for CAMRA members. Hot food will be available.

February 19

SUNDAY afternoon tea dances with Dawn and Stuart Burr at Witchford Village Hall. Ballroom and sequence dancing to live music. Admission is �3 per person, including refreshments. Time: 2pm-5pm

February 20

ELY & District Archaeological Society welcomes speaker Kasia Gdaiee who will talk about new opportunities in local archaeology. The session takes place in the new room at the Methodist Church in Chapel Street in Ely. Admission is �2.50 for visitors and members are free. Time: 8pm.

February 24

QUENTIN Cooper - described as “the world’s most enthusiastic man” will be giving at lecture at the Kings School, Ely. Presenter of Radio 4’s The Material World, his subject for the Osmond Lecture is ‘scientists changed the world – why can’t they change their image’?

PAUL Daniels with his Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow show at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange. Tickets are �19/�18 from the box office on 01553 764864. Time: 7.30pm.

February 29

AUTHOR Nick Coleman will be at Topping & Company Bookshop in Ely to launch his new book The Train in the Night.

Tickets are �6/�5 available from the bookshop in person and can be redeemed against the price of a book.

Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm.

March 1

CITY of Ely Flower Club meets in Needhams Hall at Ely College and the demonstrator this month is Jackie O’Hare. Visitors are welcome.

INFO: Details from Grace Bent on 01353 661457.

Weekly Events/Clubs


CUBAN Salsa Classes with Leandro Charanga at Ely Football Club in Downham Road. Time: 7.30pm- beginners and improvers; 9pm – intermediate and advanced and 10pm – dancing till late. Classes are �6, with two classes for �8. INFO: telephone 07899840510/ 07955640210.

HEARTBEAT Health Walk in Burwell. Meet at the War Memorial at 10am.

CUBAN Salsa classes at Ely Beet Club in Lynn Road. Beginners – 8pm, intermediates/advance – 9pm.

INFO: 0789984051.

AMNESTY International (Ely Group) meets on the third Thursday of the month at St Peter’s House in Broad Street at 7pm.

INFO: Anyone who wishes to join or help with fund-raising should contact Sally MacEachern on 01353 741228 or e-mail:

ALZHEIMER’S Society Drop In session at the Ely Cathedral visitor centre. Time: 10am-1pm. Drop in for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee. INFO: Sheila Burgess on 01353 699422.

JITTERBUGS Toddler Drama and Movement at Ely Paradise Centre for ages 2-5 years. 1.30-2.30pm �3.50 a week.

INFO: 0780 525 1101


ELY Art Society is looking for new members. Contact Liz Howe on 01638 781225.

OPEN Door Caf� at the Olive Tree Fellowship in Ely. Tea and coffee and home-made cakes. Time: 10am-midday.

HEARTBEAT Health Walk in Sutton – meet at the Brooklands Centre at 10am.

NEW beginner’s yoga class starts September 2 at the Yoga Studio in Little Downham. Time: 6.30pm-8pm.

INFO: for more information contact Mark on 01353 698090 or go to:

BOWLING at the City of Ely Bowls Club in Nutholt Lane in Ely. Time: 9.30am-midday.


BRIDGE at the Beet Club in Lynn Road, Ely. Beginners and regular players welcome. Time: 2pm-4pm. Contact Barry Lowe on 01353 658556.

ELY Theatre-goers Club quarterly meetings at St Mary’s School in High Barns in Ely. Members can discuss the various shows on offer. The club organises social outings.

INFO: 01353 648424/01353 722854.

BOWLING at the City of Ely Bowls Club in Nutholt Lane between 9.30am-midday.

ELY Community Samba Band at St Mary’s Junior School, New Barns, Ely. New members welcome. Aged 10+. Time: 6.30pm-8pm. �2/�1.

FENLAND Jam Open Session Workshop at the Ely Beet Sports and Social Club in Lynn Road, Ely. Last Monday of the month. All ages. Time: 7.30pm-9pm. �2 per session.

INFO: 01353 611591.

ELY & District Horticultural Society stores at the Ely Beet and Social Club open to members from 6.30pm till 8pm. Contact Gerald Rolfe on 01353 663487 for membership details. Open on Saturdays, 9am-1pm.

LAVENDER Ladies Creative Textiles and Embroidery Group at Lavender House in West Fen Road in Ely. Small group sharing and experimenting with design and techniques in textiles. Time: 10am-midday. INFO: 01353 610713.

HEARTBEAT Health Walk, St Andrew’s Church, Soham. Time: 10am.

BAND Academy Club at Ely Beet and Social Club. Form bands and write songs. Ages 8-16. Time: 6.30-7.15pm.


4WOMEN Group meet at the Regal Community Centre on Hempfield Road in Littleport from 10.30am-1pm. All ladies welcome. Disabled access. INFO: Carol on 01353 861926.

BOWLING at the City of Ely Bowls Club in Nutholt Lane between 2.30pm-4.50pm.

SOCIAL Dancing at the Brooklands Centre in Sutton. Tea and biscuits and dancing for �3.50. Time: 2pm-4pm. Contact Claire Smith on 01487 849912.

ENGLISH Language Caf� at The Lighthouse Centre in Lynn Road in Ely. Time: 10.30am.

NEW Tuesday senior and gentle yoga class at the Yoga Studio in Little Downham. Time: 10-11.30am.

INFO: contact Mark on 01353 698090.

ELY and District branch of the U3A meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Countess Free Church Hall in Chapel Street. Time: 2.30pm. Membership is open to anyone who is no longer in full-time employment and wants to share in developing new interests and friendships.

INFO: 01638 741642.

THE Lighthouse Knitters meet at The Lighthouse in Lynn Road in Ely. Suitable for beginners. Time: 9.30am-11am.

INFO: Maria on 01353 772812.

CITY of Ely Military Band meets at Ely College in the Main Hall. Contact Malcolm Fletcher on 01353 663324. Time: 7.15pm-9.30pm.

ELY Watercolour Workshop at the Art Department at the City of Ely Community College. Informal group meeting to exchange ideas. Term time. Time: 6.30pm-9pm.

INFO: 01353 776103.

BOTTISHAM and Burwell Photographic Club meets at Lode Chapel. 7.30pm.

HEARTBEAT Health Walk. Meet at Ely Cathedral at 2pm.

HEARTBEAT Health Walk at Littleport Community Caf� 10.30am.


BOWLING at the City of Ely Bowls Club in Nutholt Lane between 7pm-9pm.

ENGLISH Language Caf� at The Lighthouse Centre in Ely. Time: 7.30pm-9pm.

ELY Photographic Club meets in the library at the City of Ely Community College in Downham Road, Ely (term time only). Time: 7.30pm.

CITY of Ely Bowls Club Open Night at the club in Nutholt Lane. All ages, including juniors and free coaching. Time: 7pm.

SOHAM Rendezvous at Saucy Megs Caf� near the war memorial in Soham.

INFO: 01223 811662.

MATURE and Active session for the over-55s at the Littleport Leisure Centre.

INFO: 01353 665555.

KNIT and knatter group running every Wednesday at Branching Out on Grange Lane in Littleport from 3.30pm. Enquiries to Chris on 01353 863221.

BURWELL Farmers’ Market running on the second Saturday of every month at Burwell Village College from 9am. Contact David Reilly on 07733182395.

Ely Cinema

February 23

The Deep Blue Sea (12A)

STARS Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston in a tale of passion, desire and abandonment, adapted from Terence Rattigan’s play. Time: 7.30pm.

February 26

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (18)

Remake of the first of Stieg Larson’s Millennium Trilogy in which Daniel Craig stars as journalist Mikael Blomkvist and punk heroine Lisbeth Salander is played by Rooney Mara.

Time: 7.30pm.