What’s On in East Cambridgeshire
See Our What’s On Guide For East Cambridgeshire: Music, Theatre, Clubs and weekend events.
CORONA Brass in Concert at St Andrew’s Church in Witchford. Tickets are �5 and children under 8 are free. Raffle and light refreshments. Proceeds to church funds.
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.
- 1 Table made from 5,000-year-old oak tree to be unveiled at Ely Cathedral in honour of The Queen
- 2 Princess Anne unveils new 'national treasure' Jubilee table in Ely
- 3 Villagers can be proud says school head as Ofsted gives thumbs up
- 4 See inside this Grade II listed former pub with self-contained annexe
- 5 Inside the £165,000 luxury river boat for sale in the Fens
- 6 Met Office weather: Yellow storm and flood warning for East of England
- 7 Three brass instruments worth £20k stolen from church
- 8 'Energy and hope' on the agenda for new Ely mayor
- 9 Table made from 5,000-year-old oak tree arrives at Ely Cathedral
- 10 7 great places to get a bottomless brunch in Cambridgeshire
ROCK and Roll Club at The Brook in Soham featuring T R & The Rockets, plus DJ. Plus stall selling retro clothes and CDs. Tickets are �8 in advance on 08455440283 or �10 in advance.
CHICKENHAWK at the ARU in Cambridge, with support from We Are The Ocean & Brides. Debut album released in October.
ELY Sinfonia presents Travellers’ Tales at Ely Cathedral. Conducted by Steve Bingham. Tickets from �20-�5 from the box office on 01353 669759. Time: 7.30pm.
GLAM R Us at Little Thetford Village Hall in aid of The Friends of Addenbrooke’s Hospital Male Cancer Campaign. Tickets are �10 from Jackie on 07788630542 or Louise on 07810774424. Starts; 8pm.
SHANNON Express – four-part male harmony chorus – to perform at the Countess Free Church in Chapel Street in Ely in support of the Alzheimer’s Society. Tickets are �8 and available from Burrows Bookshop in High Street Passage in Ely.
INFO: 01480 405432 or www.shannonexpress.org.uk
AN Evening with Glam R Us at Little Thetford Village Hall in aid of The Friends of Addenbrooke’s Hospital Male Cancer Campaign. Tickets are �10 from Jackie 07788630542 or Louise on 07810774424.
SON et Lumiere with the Ely Cathedral Choir. Join the cathedral choir and journey through the sacred space. See how art, architecture, word, atmospheric lighting and music combine to bring heaven closer to earth.
INFO: tickets are �15 from the box office on 01353 660349. Time: 7.45pm.
SOHAM Festival Society presents a Festival Folk Session at the Cherry Tree Pub in Fordham Road, Soham. Come and join us and sing, play and listen. Time: 8.30pm.
INFO: Graham Steward on 01353 778655.
THE Bohemians – a tribute to Queen at The Brook in Soham. The Bohemians are fast becoming one of the UK’s leading tribute bands. Tickets �16 from the box office on 01353 721748.
THE Magic Numbers at The Junction in Cambridge. Tickets are �14 from the box office on 01223 511511.
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.
KATIE 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.
GIRLS World – a tribute and disco to celebrate the girl bands past and present at The Maltings. INFO: www.themaltingsely.com
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
LAU: presented by ADeC at The Maltings in Ely. Tickets are �14 and available from the box office on 01353 616991. Time: 7.30pm.
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.
DESPERADO – The Eagles Tribute at The Brook in Soham. Tickets are �16 from the box office on 01353 721748.
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.
MANIC Street Preachers at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Tickets are on sale now at �26.50 from the box office on 01223 357851.
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.
ATHLETE Singles UK Tour at the Cambridge Junction. Tickets are �16.50 and available from the box office on 01223 511511.
PETER Andre at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Tickets expected to sell out fast.
INFO: �26.50 from the box office on 01223 357851.
BURY Theatre Royal presents The Two Of Us by Michael Frayn at The Maltings in Ely. Tickets are �12/�10 for unreserved seating from the box office on 01353 616991.
September 30- October 2
THE Magician’s Box from the Mad Dogs & Englishmen Theatre Company at the ADC Theatre in Cambridge. Charles Dickens called John Joseph Mechi a magician, but who was he? Tickets �10 and �8 from the box office on 01223 300085.
September 30-October 3
MORECAMBE at the Arts Theatre, Cambridge. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SQUARE Dancing Taster Session at the Community Centre in Beck Row. Time: 8pm-10pm.
INFO: Anne on 01638 717048 or Philip on 01353 862176.
Till 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.
castle. Time: noon till 4pm.
OLD Boys’ Reunion Dinner at Soham Grammar School. The theme this year will be Soham Grammar School at War, which will include an on-screen presentation. The meal will cost �24 and bookings should be made as soon as possible with John Dimmock at: firstname.lastname@example.org
QUIZ Night at Lode Social Club. Fund-raising evening for CLIC Sargent. Time: 8pm.
HARMONICA Workshop at the Babylon Gallery in Ely. Book in advance. Time: 10am-2pm.
INFO: 07786 256178 or email: email@example.com
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.
ANNUAL Flower and Painting Festival at the Holy Trinity Church in Haddenham. The arrangements, which have all been done by volunteers, will take the theme of ‘all things bright and beautiful’.
Opening hours: 10am till 5pm on Saturday and 11am till 5pm on Sunday.
SOHAM Lunch Club at The Cherry Tree pub in Soham. Time: 12.30-2.30pm.
LITTLEPORT Lunch Club at the Littleport Leisure Centre in Camel Road. Time: midday till 2pm.
HOW to Save the Orang-utans – the Orang-utan Foundation presents a talk from Ashley Leiman, the group’s director and founder, at the Olive Tree Fellowship in Silver Street. Tickets �7.50. Wine will be served. Tickets available on 02077242912 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Starts 7pm.
ELY and District Model Railway Club Open Day at Soham Comrades Club in Main Street. �1 admission fee and under-15s free. Time: 10.30am-4pm.
MEMORY Lane Day at Haddenham Methodist Church. The event will include black and white photos of he village and maps from 1887. Lunch included and a Songs of Praise at 3pm. Money raised from the event will go to Action for Children, Methodist Homes for the Aged and Alzheimer’s Research.
PRICKWILLOW Ploughing Festival at Green Farm in Prickwillow. Heavy horse and vintage tractors, plus trade stands, market stalls and entertainment. Time: 10am-4.30pm.
TEA Dancing for the Mature and Active at The Maltings in Ely. Starts 2pm. Admission is �5 and includes tea and home-made cakes.
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.
COMEDIAN Arthur Smith at The Maltings in Ely. Tickets �15 from the ADec box office on 01353 616991. Time: 7.30pm
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.
COMEDIAN John Shuttleworth at The Maltings in Ely. Tickets are �17 for unreserved seating from the box office on 01353 616991.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
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.
ADeC 24-hour information line: 01353 666388 and box office: 01353 616991.