What’s On Guide For East Cambridgeshire

See our comprehensive What’s On Guide to find out what’s going on in East Cambridgeshire in the next few weeks. Music, theatre, exhbitions, weekly clubs and Ely Cinema listings.

Music

August 26

THE Sevcik Players at Ely Cathedral for a lunchtime concert. Free admission. Time: 1.10pm.

August 29


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WISSISSIPPI Jazz Band at the bandstand in Jubilee Gardens, Ely. Time: 2.20pm-4.30pm.

PARKER Ramsay Organ Recital at Ely Cathedral. Free admission. Time: 5.15pm.

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August 30

CAMBRIDGE Voices and the Orchestra of the Age of Reason – an ADeC fund-raising event. Tickets are �18/�15 from the ADeC box office on 01353 616991. Time: 7.45pm.

September 3-5

LODESTAR Music Festival 2010 at Lode. Three days of music, comedy, theatre and dance. Camping available. INFO: info@lodestarfestival.com or 01223 813318.

September 4

ABBA Mania at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. A celebration of music from the legendary super group. Tickets are priced from �12 to �17.50 and are available from the box office on 01223 357851.

September 12

ELY Jazz Club at the Lamb Hotel. Time: 12.30pm till 2.45pm. Tickets �5 from Nigel Smith on 01945 773121.

September 19

BARENAKED Ladies – Canadian multi-platinum pop/rock outfit who released their eleventh album, All In Good Time, in April. Tickets are �25 from the box office on 01353 357851.

September 21

SKY Larkin – Leeds-based indi trio at the Cambridge Haymakers. INFO: www.weareskylarkin.com

October 1

MAGIC of Motown – The Reach Out Tour – at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. A tribute show featuring the music of all the Motown greats. Tickets are �22.50 from the box office on 01223 357851.

FRIDAY Night Boogie featuring Tavares at The Maltings in Ely. Tickets �19.50 from the box office on 01353 669794.

October 2

CHICKENHAWK at the ARU in Cambridge, with support from We Are The Ocean & Brides. Debut album released in October.

October 15

GIRLS World – a tribute and disco to celebrate the girl bands past and present at The Maltings. INFO: www.thmaltingsely.com

October 27

LAU: presented by ADeC at The Maltings in Ely. Tickets from the box office on 01353 616991.

October 28

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 car very dinner. Tickets from ADeC box office on 01353 616991.

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.

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.

Theatre

September 30-October 3

MORECAMBE – direct from the West End and winner of the Olivier Best Entertainment Award, Morecambe is a celebration of one of Britain’s best-loved comics. Tickets from the box office on 01223 503333. Tickets from the box office on 01223 503333.

October 4-9

THE Rivals starring Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles on stage together at the Cambridge Arts Theatre for the first time under the direction of Peter Hall. Tickets from the box office on 01223 503333.

October 18-23

CALENDAR Girls – the global phenomenon that is Calendar Girls returns to the Cambridge Arts Theatre for one week following a triumph run in the West End. Tickets from the box office on 01223 503333.

Dance

September 10

A SQUARE Dance and Sausage Supper at the Community Centre at Beck Row. Admission is �3.50. Time: 8pm-10.30pm. Book places on 01638 717048 or 01353 862176.

September 15/16

MAGIC of the Dance – Irish Dance Spectacular with voice narration from Christopher Lee and starring world champion Dermot Cullen.

Check the website at: www.cornex.co.uk for details of prices and performances.

September 17 and 24

TASTER Session for Square Dancing at the Community Centre at Beck Row. Time: 8pm-10pm.

INFO: Contact Anne on 01638 717048 or Philip on 01353 862176.

September 27

TEA Dance at The Maltings in Ely. Time: 2pm. Entry �5.

September 28/29

RICHARD Alston – a breath-taking example of contemporary dance from one of Britain’s most inspiring and influential choreographers at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. Tickets from the box office on 01223 503333.

October 1

SQUARE Dancing Taster Session at the Community Centre in Beck Row. Time: 8pm-10pm.

INFO: Anne on 01638 717048 or Philip on 01353 862176.

Exhibitions/Talks/Comedy/Other

LODE Mill Open Day. Find out how to make flour and enjoy some tea and scones at Anglesey Abbey and Lode Mill. Mill is open from Wednesday till Sunday from 11am-4pm. Admission is �10.25 for adults for the house, garden and mill and �5.15 for children.

August 26

MAKE Like An Egyptian at Ely Museum. Come along and make Egyptian crafts. Sessions from 11am-12.30pm. Ages 5-12. Buy tickets in advance from 01353 666655.

Till August 30

ART In Wood Exhibition at the Cathedral Centre in Ely. Time: 10am till 5pm.

August 28

BINGO at the Littleport Leisure Centre. Eyes down at 7pm.

August 29

QUIZ Night at the Littleport Leisure Centre. Teams of four. Time: 8pm.

September 2-October 3

FRANCES Hatch and Terence Harjula paintings exhibition at the Old Fire Engine House in Ely. Opening times: 10.30am-10.30pm from Monday-Friday; 10.30am-5.30pm on Saturday and 9.30am-5.30pm on Sunday.

September 4/5

ELY Photographic Club exhibition of works at Ely Library. Saturday 10am till 4pm and midday till 4pm on Sunday. Entry free. Catalogues available for a small charge. Tea and coffee and soft drinks.

September 11/12

THE 37th Haddenham Steam Rally and Heavy Horse Show takes place over the weekend of September 11/12.

This year’s special display will be a selection of engines owned by the late Tom Paisley and sold at his famous 1980 sale. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the sale of the largest private engine collections of its time. Tom was a regular exhibitor at the early Haddenham rallies. The Rally will have the usual selection of steam engines, vintage tractors, stationary engines, vintage vehicles, heavy horse show, craft tent, trade stands and traditional fair. The event will also include working demonstrations, including ploughing by steam, horse and tractor. New for 2010 will be a vintage road making display and beer tent.

September 17

STEPHEN Fry at the Cambridge Corn Exchange to talk about the second volume of his autobiography. The Cambridge date is one of a few exclusive performances the comedian/actor/writer is undertaking. Book signings at the end of the performance. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets �20.50 from the box office on 01223 357851.

WILL Self, journalist, author and broadcaster, will share anecdotes and readings from his colourful career at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. Tickets from the box office on 01223 503333.

September 23

SALLY Morgan is Psychic Sally and she’s coming to the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Fresh from her television series Psychic Sally On The Road, Sally is famous for her work with among others the late Princess Diana. Tickets are �20.50 from the box office on 01223 357851.

September 29

Vagina Monologues comes to the Cambridge Corn Exchange. An all-star cast present a witty and moving collection of stories. Tickets �21 from the box office on 01223 357851.

October 2-5

JIMMY Carr – the Laughter and Therapy Tour – at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. An evening of non-stop jokes and banter. Tickets are �25 and available from the box office on 01223 357851.

October 29

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

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

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

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 650038

Mondays

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.

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

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 Cinema

ADeC 24-hour information line: 01353 666388 and box office: 01353 616991.

August 22 – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (18) 7.30pm

August 26 – Shrek Forever After 2D (U) 3pm

August 26 – Wild Target (12A) 7.30pm

August 27 – Dirty Dancing (12). This is an open-air performance in the garden at Peacocks Tearoom at Waterside, Ely. Doors open at 8pm. All tickets are �10.50, includes drink on arrival.

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