EG Listings Guide

See our comprehensive listings guide. Includes: music, theatre, comedy and weekly clubs and meetings.


February 19

ELVIS on Tour with a full history of the King at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Tickets are priced from �19.50-�23.50 from the box office on 01223 357851.

February 20

BRITISH Sea Power at The Junction in Cambridge. Tickets �13.50 in advance from the box office on 01223 511511. Doors open 7pm.

COUNTRY line dancing all-day event with Bob Keely and Chris James, DJ Lee and Trixie Trish The Record Machine, plus Rick ‘n’ Chris’s line dance instruction at the Hiam Club in Prickwillow. Bring-and-share buffet. �10 on the door. 1pm-11.30pm.

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February 23

COME and Enjoy a Round the Room Folk Session at the Royal Standard pub on Fore Hill. Music, songs and tales. All Welcome. Time: 8.30pm-11pm.

February 25

CARL Barat brings his solo performance to The Junction in Cambridge. Tickets are �14 in advance from the box office on 01223 511511. Doors open 7pm.

February 27

SHAUN Ryder at The Junction in Cambridge performing hits from the Happy Mondays, Black Grape and solo material. Tickets �16.50. Doors open at 7pm.

JACQUI Dankworth brings her top-tapping jazz to the Cambridge Arts Theatre. Tickets from the box office on 01223 511511

March 6

CARA Dillon and Sam Lakeman at The Maltings in Ely. All seats are �17 and tickets are available from the ADeC box office on 01353 616991. Doors open at 7.30pm.


Eddie Reader & Friends

EDDIE Reader with Boo Hewerdine and Alan Kelly will perform in the Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral on April 8. This event is to raise money for ADeC.

Tickets are �24 for premium seats and �22 for the standard seats from the box office on 01353 616991.

Cambridge Folk Festival

TICKETS for this year’s Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival will go on sale on Sunday, February 27. Full line-up will be announced in March. Tickets are priced from �33-�114. Camping tickets, only available with full tickets, are �50 and �35. Online booking at: or telephone: 01223 357851.


COMING to Thetford Forest on June 10 as part of the band’s Total Pop tour. Tickets are �34.50 from the box office on 03000 680400 or online at:

STATUS Quo coming to Thetford Forest in Suffolk on June 9. Tickets are �34 from the box office on 03000 680400 or buy online at:

Ely Folk Festival

BOX office opens on February 19. Festival takes place from July 8-10.


Newmarket Nights

TICKETS now on sale for James Blunt at Newmarket Racecourse on Friday, July 15; Texas on June 25 and Peter Andre on August 27.

INFO: call the box office on 0844 5793010.


Till February 19

CORRI at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. A new play celebrating Britain’s longest-running soap. Tickets from the box office on 01223 511511.

February 20/21

BALLET Black coming to the Cambridge Arts Theatre. Tickets from the box office on 01223 511511.

February 23-26

CHEEK By Jowl present Macbeth at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. Tickets from the box office on 01223 511511.


Till February 27

BLACK Fen Exhibition showing the photographic work of Justin Partyka at the Babylon Gallery in Ely. Gallery open from Tuesday to Sunday from midday till 4pm. Entry is free.


February 17

ELY Scrabble Club meets at Ely Library in The Cloisters. Scrabble sets can be provided. �1.50 per session. Time: 1pm-3pm.

February 18

FENLAND History on Friday at Ely Library with Roger Martin who will give a talk on ‘some Downham rectors’.

Time: 10.30am-noon. �2.50 on the door. No need to join. A meeting place for anyone interested in Fenland history.

February 19

LADIES Day at Ely Tigers Rugby Club, includes pre-lunch drink followed by a three-course meal. Entertainment throughout the afternoon, including the first team league match against Thurston at 2.30pm. Prize for the best dressed lady and goody bags for all attendees. Tickets are �20 and available from 01353 666395 or email:

PHOTOGRAPHER Justin Partyka ‘in conversation’ at the Babylon Gallery in Ely. This will be followed by a screening of community arts film Common Ground. Join Justin at 2.30pm. An exhibition of Justin’s work is showing at the gallery until February 27. Open from Tuesday-Sunday, from midday till 4pm. Entry is free.

February 21/22

MARK Thomas returns to The Junction in Cambridge with his brand new show. Mark will talk about his decision to go rambling in the Middle East and walk the entire length of the Israeli Separation Barrier crossing between the Israeli and the Palestinian side. Tickets are �15 from the box office on 01223 511511.

February 21

SOHAM Lunch Club at the Cherry Tree pub. Bring some money and choose from the menu. Time: 12.30pm-2.30pm.

WILD Wicket Trail at Wicken Fen. Imagine you are a child of the medieval fens, as described in the Wicket Chronicles and explore the landscape, look for hidden Fen gold and avoid the pitfalls of the old reed swamp. Child tickets are �4.50. Booking essential on 01353 720274.

A TALK on the preliminary archaeological findings of the 2010 excavation at the corner of Walsingham Way and West Fen Road in Ely is being held in the New Room at the Methodist Church in Chapel Street in Ely. Admission is �2.50 for visitors and members free. Time: 8pm.

February 24

SOHAM Scrabble Club at Soham Library in Clay Street. Scrabble sets can be provided. Time: 2.30pm-4pm.

February 25

LITTLEPORT Scrabble Club meets at YPL in Granby Street. Scrabble sets can be provided. Time: 1pm-3pm.

MARK Steel brings his stand-up routine to The Junction in Cambridge. Tickets are �15 from the box office on 01223 511511.

February 28

ELY Lunch Club at the Prince Albert pub in Silver Street. Bring some money and choose from the menu. Time: noon-2pm.

March 18

MP Jim Paice is holding an advice surgery at the Ely CAB at 70 Market Street. Time: 9.30am-midday. If you would like to meet Jim and discuss a matter of concern you must book an appointment by calling 020 7219 1347.

Coming Up

Race For Life

ENTRIES are open for this year’s Cambridge Cancer Research Race for Life. The event takes place at Parker’s Piece on Sunday, July 3. Race for Life is the UK’s largest female-only event where women of all shapes, sizes and abilities are encouraged to walk, jog or run 5k to raise money for Cancer Research.

INFO: Enter at: or telephone: 08716411111.

Weekly Events/Clubs


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: 07899840510.

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 the group or help with fund-raising should contact Sally MacEachern on 01353 741228 or email:

ALZHEIMERS 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


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

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


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 also organises social outings.

INFO: 01353 648424/01353 699696.

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.

MATURE & Active Tea Dancing at The Maltings. Cost is �5 and includes a cake. Time: 2pm-4pm. Book on: 01353 662633 or 01353 6655555 and ask for Lewis Badge.

ELY & District Horticultural Society opens its new store in the grounds of the Ely Beet & Social Club in Lynn Road. Time: 6.30pm-8pm. �5. Contact Gerald Rolfe on 01353 663487.

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-noon.

INFO: 01353 610713.

HEARTBEAT Health Walk. Meet at St Andrew’s Church, Soham at 10am.

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

WITCHFORD Voices Community Choir meets on Mondays. Anyone over-16 who wishes to join should contact Keith Gallois on 01353 666082.


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 and more experienced knitters. Time: 9.30am-11am.

INFO: Maria on 01353 772812.

CITY of Ely Military Band meets at the City of Ely Community 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, advice and offer encouragement. Term time only. Time: 6.30pm-9pm.

INFO: 01353 776103.

BOTTISHAM and Burwell Photographic Club meets at Lode Chapel. Time: 7.30pm. INFO: 01638 741106.

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

HEARTBEAT Health Walk at Littleport Community Caf� at 10.30am.


HADDENHAM Singers meet at Haddenham Methodist Church. New signers always welcome. Contact Pam Bunting on 01353 614453. Time: 7.45pm.

THWACK it with a Racket at the Paradise Centre in Ely. Badminton club for all ages. �2 per session. Time: noon-1pm.

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. Everyone is welcome to join this informal and friendly drop-in club. Time: 2pm-4pm.

INFO: 01223 811662.

MATURE and Active session for the over-55s at the Littleport Leisure Centre. Try out archery, carpet bowls and fitness training.

INFO: contact Lewis Bage on 01353 665555.

Ely Cinema


Little Fockers (12A) – Thursday, February 17. Time: 7.30pm.

Gulliver’s Travels 2D (PG) – Sunday, February 20, Thursday, February 24. Time 3pm.

Made in Dagenham (15) – Sunday, February 20. Time: 7.30pm.

The King’s Speech (12A) – Friday, February 25. Time: 7.30pm. Sunday, February 27. Time: 3pm and 7.30pm.