What’s On Listings For June

See our comprehensive What’s On Guide for East Cambridgeshire in June. Includes ADeC Cinema listings and Coming Up section so that you can plan ahead and buy tickets for events in advance.


June 18

ELY Choral Society presents Bernstein To Broadway featuring the Chichester Psalms and the debut of the Ely Youth Choir at Ely Cathedral.

Tickets �12 from 01353 660349 or www.elycathedral.org Time: 7.30pm.

June 20

SAFFRON Walden Band at the band stand in Jubilee Gardens. Time: 2.30pm-4.30pm.

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June 23-26

DANCING Queen tribute show at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Featuring a dynamic cast of singers and dancers who perform classic 70’s music from Abba and shows such as Saturday Night Fever. Tickets are priced from �19.50-�24.50 from the box office on 01223 357851.

June 26

ELY Consort return to St Andrew’s Church in Sutton for A Night At The Opera to perform Puccini’s Messa di Gloria. They are joined by soloists Aidan Coburn and Johnny Herford, and Ely Cathedral assistant organist Jonathan Lilley. The programme will include opera extracts. Tickets �8 in advance or �10 on the door. Box office on 01353 776125. Time: 7.30pm.

THE Dream of Gerontius at Ely Cathedral with conductor Adrian Brown, Neil Jenkins (tenor) Edward Grint (baritone) and Janet Shell (soprano). Tickets are �20/�15 from the box office on 01353 660349 or at: tickets.elycathedral.org

Time: 7.30pm.

June 27

UPWELL Jazz Club at Three Holes in Upwell. Nigel Portass on piano, Nigel Smith on drums and guest Laurie Jacobs on saxophone featuring the music of Jimmy Smith. Refreshments available. Time: 12.30pm-2.45pm.

CSD Brass at the band stand in Jubilee Gardens. Part of the Riverside Concerts series. Time: 2.30pm-4.30pm.


Till June 19

ENGLISH Touring Company presents Canary at the Arts Theatre, Cambridge. Tickets are priced from �10-�27 and available at the box office on 01223 503333.


June 19

THE Ely Pied Piper will undertake his Midsummer Quarter Day Walk accompanied by Ely town crier, Avril Hayter-Smith and guest piper Deb Cooper from King’s Lynn. Walk starts at 2.30pm at Oliver Cromnwell House and will end by the riverside in Ely.

ELY Games Day at the Old Dispensary at 13 St Mary’s Street in Ely. Modern board games, role-playing games, collectable card games and table-top war games. Bring your own games or just come along and join in with the fun. Time: 10am-10pm. Entrance is �3.

June 19/20

WILBURTON Beer Festival at Wilburton Recreation Ground. Beer, food, music and stalls. Free parking.

ST Etheldreda Festival to celebrate the founding of Ely and its cathedral. Saturday – 11.30am: Procession from Jubilee Gardens; 12.15pm: Etheldreda Eucharist with the Bishop of Huntingdon at Ely Cathedral; 3pm: Celebration Concert in the Lady Chapel; 5.30pm: Festal Evensong and Procession. Sunday – 10.30am: Orchestral Eucharist and 4pm: Choral Evensong at Ely Cathedral.

June 19 – 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.

June 21

CHARITY Fat Loss Seminar in aid of the Meningitis Trust in the Conference Room at Bishop Woodford House in Barton Road, Ely. Time: 7pm.

INFO: Tim Megginson on 07914590894.

Till June 27

SEA, Sky, Ships and Shells Exhibition at Haddenham Galleries – based on the poem by John Macefield called I must go down to the seas again. Paintings, prints, Jewellery, sculptures, ceramics and glass. Open Tues-Fri from 10am till 1pm and 2pm till 5pm. Saturday – 10am till 5pm and Sunday – 11am till 5pm.

June 24

HISTORIAN Peter James Bowman will tell the tale of Hermann Von Pueckler and his quest for a bride in 1820s London at Topping & Co Bookshop in High Street, Ely. Tickets are �5/�6, which includes a book voucher. Time: 7.30pm.

June 26

ACTIVITY Day at Kidsunlimited Day Nursery in Ely. Fun day with games and activities. Opportunity to meet the nursery manager and the team to find out more about the nursery. Refreshments available. Time: 10am-1pm.

June 27

WORKING Stationary Engines Day at the Farmland Museum & Denny Abbey. See engines from the collection pumping water, turning lights on and milling flour. Normal admission prices apply. Time: 10.30am-5pm.

June 26-July 4

SUTTON Feast – a celebration of village life includes Duck Race, 7-mile road race, photographic exhibition and classic car procession.

June 30

EAST Cambs Ramblers Walk. Aldreth River Walk (5miles) meet at Tinkers Lane at 7pm and walk along the Old West River to Flat Bridge by Ouse Valley Way and Haddenham Pumping Engine. Return via Queen Holme and The Causeway.

INFO: Kathy on 01353 741240.

Till July 3

CENTRAL St Martin’s Alumni Teepee Glass exhibition of contemporary glass at the Stained Glass Museum at Ely Cathedral. Free

Till July 4

JULIA Ball Paintings exhibition at the Old Fire Engine House in Ely. Opening times: 10.30am-10.30pm from Monday till Friday and 10.30am-5.30pm on Saturday and 9.30am-5.30pm on Sunday. Closed Bank Holidays.

Weekly Events/Clubs


HEARTBEAT Health Walk in Burwell. Meet at the War Memorial at 10am.


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 669022.


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 9-18years. �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.

ELY Lunch Club at West End House in West End Road, Ely. Time: noon-2pm.

WITCHFORD Voices Community Choir meets on Mondays. Anyone over 16 who wishes to join should contact Keith Gallois on 01353 666082.


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.


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.


July 4

AQUAFEST – Riverside Gala and Raft Race at the riverside in Ely. Activities on Lavender Green, Maltings Green and Jubilee Gardens. Free event. Opens at 11am, main raft race at 2.30pm.

July 10

PEA Shooting Championships at Witcham. Village fete opens at noon and competition starts at 1pm. Great family day out.

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.

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.

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

Sunday, June 20: Kick-Ass (15) – 7.30pm

Thursday, June 24: Cemetery Junction (15) – 7.30pm.

Sunday, June 27: Iron Man 2 (12A) – 7.30pm

INFO: Tickets are �6 for adults and �5 for concessions from the box office (24-hour information line) on 01353 666388 or online at: www.adec.org.uk