What’s On For July

What’s On For July. Music, Theatre, Gigs, Exhibitions, Weekly Clubs and Ely Cinema Listings

Music

Till July 24

HEART Of The World Festival in Cambridge. Ghanian trance music, Chinese circus skills and music on the banks of the River Cam. This festival has now become one of the cultural highlights of the city. Launch on July 11 at Parker’s Piece in Cambridge.

INFO: www.heartoftheworld.co.uk


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July 22

REGINA Spektor - American indie rock artist and singer-songwriter - at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Tickets �22.50 from the box office on 01223 357851.

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July 23

SOUL Weaver playing live at Dean’s Club in Newnham Street, Ely. Time: 8.45pm. Free entry.

July 24

BOOGIE In The Park featuring 80s pop icons Bananarama, East 17, Heatwave and Rose Royce. The event, at Cherry Hill Park, opens at 4pm for picnics and will be followed by DJ Boogie Disco at 6pm before the live acts take to the stage at 7pm. Tickets, costing �19.50 and �45 for families, are available from the Ely’s Tourist Information Centre, by telephoning 01353 662062 or by calling organiser Glamnites Entertainment on 01353 669794.

July 25

CITY Of Ely Miltary Band at the bandstand in Jubilee Gardens in Ely. Time: 2.30pm-4.30pm.

SUMMER Organ Recital at Ely Cathedral featuring Benjamin Sheen. Time: 5.15pm. Admission free.

July 30

KTP playing live at Dean’s Club in Newnham Street, Ely. Time: 8.45pm. Free entry.

Theatre

July 24/25

THE Field Theatre Group in Littleport launches its new community film Common Ground. The project has been three years in the planning and features a cast of more than 50 people, many of whom have never acted before. The film, which is directed, filmed and produced by Deborah Curtis, Jennifer Stevens and Peter Harmer, focuses on Fenland life at the turn of the last century and is the result of painstaking research and local story gathering. Common Ground has been filmed over eight months in various locations in Littleport and Wicken Fen.

Director Deborah Curtis said: “We have been delighted with the response to this film project. We have been so lucky to have had so many people coming forward to take part. Our cast and crew have carried this project forward on a wave of good humour, enthusiasm and professionalism.”

The Field Theatre Group is hosting a weekend of screenings and a photographic exhibition at Littleport Village Hall. The event is part of the 2012 Open Festivals Weekend and the village hall will be transformed into a cinema for the occasion.

INFO: Tickets fare available in advance from JH Adams in Main Street, Littleport for �5/�3 and also on the door for the July 25 performance. A trailer of the film is available to view at: www.adec.org.uk

Arts/Exhibitions/Dance/Others

July 23

LITTLEPORT Rotary Club is holding a Summer Charity Ball at The Maltings.

July 24

LITTLEPORT Show – one of Cambridgeshire’s largest country shows – with trade stands, market stalls and vintage vehicles at Highfield. Time: 9am-6pm. Evening entertainment with 80’s tribute band, Meat Loaf tribute band and local band Resolution. Gates open at 6pm.

BOOGIE In The Park featuring 80s pop icons Bananarama, East 17, Heatwave and Rose Royce. The event, at Cherry Hill Park, opens at 4pm for picnics and will be followed by DJ Boogie Disco at 6pm before the live acts take to the stage at 7pm. Tickets, costing �19.50 and �45 for families, are available from the Ely’s Tourist Information Centre, by telephoning 01353 662062 or by calling organiser Glamnites Entertainment on 01353 669794.

COFFEE and Care at Ely Methodist Church. Coffee Morning in aid of the Leprosy Mission. �1.50 for coffee and a scone. Time: 10am-noon.

FANCY a cup of Fair Trade tea or coffee and a home-made scone in the delightful surroundings of the Haddenham Galleries and Sculpture Gardens. Time: 3pm-6pm. Amnesty International (Ely Group) is celebrating its first birthday and raising funds for human rights.

July 24/25

THE Field Theatre Group in association with the Stories Projects in films presents Common Ground at Littleport Village Hall. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are �5/�3 from JH Adams in Main Street, Littleport.

July 28

EAST Cambs Ramblers walk around Earith and Bluntisham. Meet at the Post Office in Earith at 7pm for a five-mile walk along the River Ouse.

INFO: Kathy on 01353 741240

Till August 1

SAM Mellish: Roadside Britain: On The Road exhibition at the Babylon Gallery, Waterside, Ely. A photo-reportage which explores the social communities and the environmental elements connected to the roadside service industry in East Anglia. Tues-Sun, from noon till 4pm

Weekly Events/Clubs

Thursdays

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

CUBAN Salsa classes at Ely Outdoors Centre in Downham Road. Beginners – 7pm, intermediates/advance – 8.30pm, and dancing till late from 9.30pm.

INFO: 07955640210.

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: info@amnestyely.org.uk

Fridays

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.

Sundays

TED Coney’s Family Portraits at 49 Waterside in Ely. Exhibition of paintings about family life by local artist Ted Coney. Tours last 30 mins. Booking advisable on 01353 669022.

Mondays

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 Guitar Workshop at the Ely Beet Sports and Social Club in Lynn Road, Ely. For ages 9-18 years. �10 per term (term time only).

Time: 7.30pm-9pm.

INFO: 01353 611591.

MATURE & Active Tea Dancing at The Maltings. �5 including 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 Lynne 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.

Tuesdays

ELY and District branch of the U3A meets at the Countess Free Church Hall in Chapel street in Ely for an open meeting on July 6 and then on the first Tuesday of each month. 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.

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.

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

Wednesdays

FENLAND Jam Guitar Workshop at The Garage Workshop at the Lighthouse Centre in Chapel Street, Ely. 9-18years. Not formal lessons just come along and jam.

Time: 7.30pm-9pm. �10 per term.

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.

COMING UP

July 29/30/31 August 1

KRIS Kristofferson is starring at this year’s Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival and tickets are on sale now.

Tickets are �108 for the full festival not including camping. Friday �37; Saturday �48 and Sunday �48. Camping �34.

INFO: To book tickets, telephone 01223 357851 or at www.cambridgefolkfestival. co.uk

August 13/14

OPERA Brava presents The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute in an open air opera at Madingley Hall. Tickets are �25 for adults and children �10 from the booking line on 01444 443000 or go to: www.operabrava.co.uk

November 1

MANIC Street Preachers at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Tickets are on sale now at �26.50 from the box office on 01223 357851.

November 22

ATHLETE Singles UK Tour at the Cambridge Junction. Tickets are �16.50 and available from the box office on 01223 511511.

Ely Cinema

The Maltings, Ely

24-hour information line - 01353 666388; box office - 01353 616991; online ticket sales – www.adec.org.uk

July 29: Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (U) 3pm

July 29 and August 1: Sex and the City 2 (15)

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