What’s On Guide For East Cambridgeshire

What’s On: Music, Theatre, Clubs and Weekly Groups, includes Ely Cinema Guide.


October 14

CORINNE Bailey Rae returns to the UK for her autumn tour and will stop off at The Junction in Cambridge. Tickets are �19.50 from the box office on 01223 511511.

KT Tunstall at the Cambridge Junction to mark the launch of her new album Tiger Suit released on September 27. Tickets are �20 from the box office on 01223 511511.

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October 15

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

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October 22

IAN Parker band stopping off at The Maltings as part of their UK tour. INFO: Tickets from The Maltings box office at 01353 669794 or www.elyrockandblues.com

October 24

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio with conductor Terje Mikkelsen and soloist Alena Baeva at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Tickets from �32-�10 from the box office on 01223 357851.

October 27

LAU: presented by ADeC at The Maltings in Ely. Tickets are �14 and available from the box office on 01353 616991. Time: 7.30pm.

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

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

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.

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 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 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.


October 17

Sir Donald Sinden – a rare chance to gain an insight into the world of one of Britain’s best-loved actors – at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. 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.

October 26

CAMBRIDGE Footlights presents Smokers at the ADC Theatre in Cambridge. The famous Footlights company brings you the funniest songs, sketches, monologues and stand-up. Time: 11pm. Tickets �5/�6 from the box office on 01223 300085.


Till October 31

JOHN Maddison is exhibiting his artwork at the Old Fire Engine House in Ely.

October 17

BOOK Sale at Hilgay Village Hall. More than 20,000 books, CDs, records and puzzles. All funds raised are for the Special Care Baby Unit at Hunchingbrooke Hospital. Time: 10am-4pm.

October 18

TEA Dancing for the Mature and Active at The Maltings in Ely. Starts 2pm. Admission is �5 and includes tea and home-made cakes.

SOHAM Lunch Club at the Cherry Tree Pub in Soham. Time: 12.30pm-2.30pm.

ELY & District Archaeological Society has Trevor Pearson, from English Heritage, coming to give a talk at the New Room Methodist Chapel in New Street, Ely. Admission is �2.50 and members free. Time: 8pm.

October 19

LITTLEPORT Lunch Club at the Littleport Leisure Centre. Time: 12pm-2pm.

October 20

EAST Cambs Ramblers walk around Witchford. Meet at Needhams Restaurant for a walk to Grunty Fen, including a visit to the RAF Witchford Museum. Five mile walk.

INFO: Contact Kathy on 01353 741240.

October 21

SOHAM Scrabble & Games Club at Soham Library in Clay Street. Cost is �1. Bring along your favourite game. Time: 2.30pm-4pm.

Ely Scrabble Club at Ely Library. Scrabble sets can be provided, but if you have your own, bring it along. Cost is �1.50 per session. Time: 1pm-3pm.

October 22

AN Evening with Derek Acorah – the UK’s number one spirit medium – at The Brook in Soham. Derek is the resident medium for Living TV’s Most Haunted in which he investigates haunted properties. Tickets are �16 from the box office on 01353 721748.

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.

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 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 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 Centre 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.

The Expendables (15) – October 14. Time: 7.30pm

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG) – October 17. Time: 7.30pm.

No Impact Man (15) – October 21. Time: 7.30pm.

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