What’s On Guide

Check Out What’s On: Music, Theatre, Clubs, Weekly Meetings and Ely Cinema Guide


October 28

SINGER songwriter Brian Kennedy at The Brook, Soham. Doors open at 8.15pm and concert starts at 8.45pm. Tickets are �15 for show only and �30 for show and three-course dinner, which starts at 7pm. Tickets from ADeC box office on 01353 616991.

October 29

FREDDY Hall’s Band playing soul, Motown and R & B at Deans Club at 62 Newham Street, Ely. Time: 8.30pm.

DESPERADO – The Eagles Tribute at The Brook in Soham. Tickets are �16 from the box office on 01353 721748.

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October 30

ROCK ‘n’ Roll Paradise at The Brook in Soham. A concert that will feature the music of all the rock ‘n’ roll greats. Tickets are �16 from the box office on 01353 721748.

October 31

PARISIAN Swing at Upwell Jazz Club which takes place at the Three Holes Village Hall. Admission �5 and children under 16 free. Time: 12.30.

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.

SOHAM Festival Society presents Festival Folk Session at the Cherry Tree Pub in Fordham Road, Soham. Time: 8.30pm.

INFO: Graham Steward on 01353 778655.

November 6

KENNY Ball and his Jazzmen at The Brook in Soham. Kenny and his musicians will play the Soham’s newest entertainment venue, in this, their 50th anniversary year. Tickets are �15 from the box office on 01353 721748. Starts 7.30pm.

November 15-20

IN their centenary year, Cambridge Amateur Operatic Society bring a new perspective to the Gilbert and Sullivan classic The Mikado at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. Tickets are priced from �15-�25 from the box office on 01223 503333.

November 22

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

November 27

CHARITY Concert in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care at the Haddenham Social Club in Chewells Lane. Tickets are �5.

November 30

PETER Andre at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Tickets expected to sell out fast.

INFO: �26.50 from the box office on 01223 357851.


Till October 30

HORRIBLE Science – from the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories comes the seriously stomach-curdling worlds of Horrible Science. A half-term treat for families. Tickets are �15 for adults and �12 for children from the box office on 01223 503333.

October 23/29/30

ELY Amateur Dramatics Society presents Shaun Sutton’s adaptation of Charles Dicken’s classic, A Christmas Carol. The performance takes place at the City of Ely Community College. Tickets are �7 for adults and �6 for children and are available from Burrows Bookshop in High Street Passage, Ely or telephone 01353 669759. Time: 7.30pm.

November 1 and 2

HENRI Oguike – one of the UK’s most inventive choreographers returns to the Cambridge Arts Theatre with a stunning triple bill performed by a quintet of world-class dancers.

Tickets are priced from �12.50-�22.50 from the box office on 01223 503333.

November 8-15

MASTER Class, starring Stephanie Beacham, at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. Written by award-winning playwrite, Terence McNally the piece offers a fascinating insight into the life of opera star Maria Callas.

Tickets are priced from �15-�30 from the box office on 01223 503333.


October 28

SOHAM Scrabble Club at Soham Library. Bring Scrabble boards along if you have one. Time 2.30pm-4pm.

INFO: 07827966475

October 29

COMEDIAN Arthur Smith at The Maltings in Ely. Tickets �15 from the ADec box office on 01353 616991. Time: 7.30pm

HALLOWEEN Disco at Littleport Leisure Centre. Fancy dress optional, but prizes for Best Dressed, Tickets are �12 for a family of 4 and �5 per adult and �2 per child. Funds raised to the Littleport Lions Club. Time: 7.30pm.

October 30

CANNON and Ball bring their unique double act to The Brook in Soham.

Tickets are �32, including a carvery, from the box office on 01353 721748. Starts 8pm.

BURWELL Happy Tots Nearly New Sale at the Gardiner Memorial Hall in High Street, Burwell. Entry �1. Time: 10.30am-midday.

November 24

COMEDIAN John Shuttleworth at The Maltings in Ely. Tickets are �17 for unreserved seating from the box office on 01353 616991.

December 5

COMEDIAN Rich Hall brings his live show to The Maltings in Ely. Tickets are �17 for unreserved seating from the box office on 01353 616991. Time: 7.30pm.

Weekly Events/Clubs


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

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.


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 650038


ELY Theatregoers Club hold 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. �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.


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.


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.

Ely Cinema

ADeC 24-hour information line: 01353 666388 and box office: 01353 616991. Online tickets sales at: www.adec.org.uk

October 29: CATS and Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore 2D (U). Butch the shepherd dog uncovers a plot for world domination. Time: 3pm.

October 31: Psycho (15). The original Alfred Hitchcock film starring Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin and Martin Balsam. Time: 7.30pm.

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