What’s On In East Cambridgeshire in July

Check out what’s on in East Cambridgeshire. Music, Theatre, Coffee Mornings, School Fetes 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 16

HALO playing live at Deans Club in Newnham Street in Ely. Free Entry. Time: 8.30pm.

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July 18

SOHAM Comrades Band at the band stand in Jubilee Gardens, Ely. Time: 2.30pm-4.30pm.

SUMMER Organ Recital at Ely Cathedral featuring Simon Lindley. Time: 5.15pm. Free admission.

July 19

JASSI Sidhu – renowned British Bhangra artist – at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Tickets �12.50 from the box office on 01223 357851.

July 19/20

WITCHFORD Voices will be performing their first-ever concert at St Andrew’s Church in Witchford. SOLD OUT.

July 21

ZAPPA Plays Zappa featuring Dweezil Zappa - Frank Zappa’s eldest son on lead guitar accompanied by some hand-picked musicians - at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Tickets are �27.50 from the box office on 01223 357851.

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.

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 15/16/17

VIVA to perform Godspell the Musicial at The Brook in Soham. Tickets �8 from 01353 722228.

CITY of Ely Amateur Dramatic Club presents a Summer Evening of Comedy in Needhams Hall at the City of Ely Community College. Tickets are �7/�9 and include a ploughman’s supper and are available from the box office on 01353 669759 or from Burrows Bookshop in High Street Passage, Ely.

Arts/Exhibitions/Dance/Others

Till July 18

THE Comedy of Errors from the Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour company performed in The Master’s Garden at Emmanuel College in Cambridge. Tickets �15 from the box office on 01223 503333.

July 16

ST Andrew’s School Summer Fair. The event has been organised by the Home and School Association and will take place at the school in Sand Street, Soham. Games, refreshments, barbecue and bouncy castle. Time: 2pm-5pm.

EZIO at The Maltings in Ely. Tickets �12 available from the box office on 01353 616991 or from the Babylon Gallery, Burrows Bookshop and The Maltings.

CAROL Drinkwater talks about the challenges she faced while running her olive farm at Toppings Bookshop in Ely. Tickets are �6, including book voucher. Time: 7.15pm.

July 18

MYTHS and Legends: Stories from the Fens at The Farmland Museum, Denny Abbey, Waterbeach. One-day event to celebrate the opening of a new exhibition called Fenland Stories. Learn traditional Fenland dancing with members of the Gog Magog Molly and watch performances from the Ely and Littleport Riot dancers.

Time: 10.30am till 5pm.

July 21

EAST Cambs Ramblers Walk – circular walk around Mildenhall. Meet at the Mildenhall swimming pool car park at 7pm for a four-mile evening walk.

INFO: Chris and Ros on 01353 723150

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.

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.

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 15: The Infidel (15) 7.30pm

July 18: Robin Hood (12A) 7.30pm

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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