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PUBLISHED: 16:19 31 January 2012

Strauss at Corn Exchange

Strauss at Corn Exchange

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Check out what's on in the local area. Music, theatre, comedy and Ely Cinema listings. Contact: debbie.davies@archant.co.uk if you want to promote your event.

Music

February 6

FESTIVAL Folk Session at the Cherry Tree Pub in Soham. Come along and join in, sing, play and listen. Time: 8.30pm.

INFO: Graham Steward on 01353 778655. Time; 8.30am.

EMMAUEL Ladies’ Choir at Emmanuel Church in Chatteris. Tickets are £4 from 01354 692816. Time: 2.30pm.

February 11

WARREN Mailley-Smith in a Valentine’s champagne concert by candlelight at Ely Cathedral. Tickets are £10-&18 from the cathedral box office on: 01353 660349. Time: 7.30pm.

February 17

JOHANN Strauss Gala at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Performed by the Johann Strauss Orchestra and dancers. The orchestra will be directed from the violin in traditional Viennese manner by music director David Juritz.

period will be brought to life by sparkling soprano soloist Amy Freston. Tickets are £19.50 and £28.50 from the box office on: 01223 357851. Time: 7.30pm.

April 3

CAST at The Junction in Cambridge. It’s 15 years since the release of their million-selling debut All Change and Cast are back on the road with the original line-up of John Power (guitar/vocals Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson (lead guitar) Pete Wilkinson (bass) and Keith O’Neill (drums) and a new album which has been produced by John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead and The Fall). Trouble Times will be released on March 5 prior to a tour which takes in Cambridge the venue in April. Tickets are £20 from the box office on 01223 511511.

June 9

MCFLY at Newmarket Racecourse. Tickets are £29 for Premier Enclosure, £21 for the Grandstand and Paddock and £15 for the garden enclosure from the box office on 0844 5793010.

June 15

PLAN B will appear at Thetford Forest as part of a forest concert tour next summer. Tickets are £32 and available from the box office on 03000 680400 or online: www.forestry.gov.uk/music

June 22

MADNESS at Newmarket Racecourse. Tickets priced from £22-£40 and are available from the box office on 0844 579 3010

July 13

ALFIE Boe at Thetford Forest. Tickets are £35.50 from the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680400.

July 14

THE Darkness at Thetford Forest. Tickets are £36 on 03000680400.

STEPS at Newmarket Racecourse. Tickets are £29 for the Premier Enclosure, £21 for Grandstand and Paddock and £15 for the Garden Enclosure.

Child tickets available. Tickets at: www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk

Theatre/Dance

Till February 4

STEPHEN Joseph Theatre Company presents Alan Ayckbourn’s Neighbourhood Watch at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. Tickets are £15-£25 from the box office on 01223 503333. Time: 7.45pm.

February 3/4/5

DOWNHAM Drama Society presents Aladdin at Town Hall in Downham Market. Tickets are £7.50 for adults and children under 10 are £5, from the box office on 01366 388188 or at Lewks in Downham Market. Time: Friday - 7.30pm; Saturday – 2.30pm and 7.30pm and Sunday – 2.30pm.

February 5

HONOR Blackman at the Cambridge Arts Theatre with her one-woman show. She will tell her life story with songs, sketches and scenes. Tickets are priced from £12.50-£22.50 from the box office on 01223 503333. Time: 7.45pm.

February 7

WHERE did it all go right by Ponydance at The Junction in Cambridge. A play about four people in a bar…trying to get out of it. Tickets £10 from the box office on 01223 511511. Time: 6.30pm and 8pm.

February 7-

MOGADISHU comes to the Cambridge Arts Theatre following sell-out runs at the Lyric Hammersmith and Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. A fascinating and powerful exploration of youth, class, race and justice.

Tickets are ????? from the box office on 01223 511511. Time:

February 16-18

MAN of the Moment performed by the Ely Amateur Dramatic Society at Ely College. Starring Fiona Gilbert, James Stuart, Doug Stuart, Jess Garrett, Darren Smith and Caroline Law with a strong support cast. Tickets are £7 from Burrows Bookshop on 01353 669759. Time: 7.30pm.

February 17

THE Night of the Demon, including a talk by Tony Earnshaw, author of Beating the Devil at Babylon Gallery at Waterside in Ely.

Tickets are £8 and can be purchased from www.adec.org.uk or on 01353 616991

Exhibitions/Comedy/ Talks/Other

February 2

CITY of Ely Flower Club meets at Ely College. February’s speaker is Jo Poulter. Time; 7.15pm.

COME Social Dancing in Ely at the Ely Beet Club in Lynn Road. Instruction and partners are available. Sequence and ballroom and something for everyone. Cost is £3.50, including tea and biscuits. Time: 2-pm-4pm.

INFO: John on 01353 668317 or eastcambsdance@gmail.com

FRIENDS of Ely Museum present a talk by chairman John Marshall entitled ‘the work of the trustees in Ely’ at the Vernon Cross Room at Ely Museum. Members are £1.50 and non-members £2. Raffle. Time: 7.30pm.

February 3

AMERICAN Square Dancing at the Community Centre in Beck Row. Beginners are welcome and the first two classes are free. Time: Anne on 01638 717048 or Tim on 01638 780378. Time: 8pm-10pm.

February 4

JUMBLE Sale and Bric-a-Brac at the British Red Cross in West Fen Road, Ely. From 10am.

EAST Cambs Ramblers circular walk around Downham Market. Meet at the Downham Market Railway Station car park at 10.15am. Map/grid ref: 236/TL609033. Walk along the Great Ouse and back via Wimbotsham and Broomhill (7.5 miles).

INFO: Chris and Ros on 01353 723150.

COUNTRY line dancing with Paul Bailey and DJ support, The Record Machine, at Hiams Club in Prickwillow. £5.50 for members and £7.50 for non-members. Time: ?????

NEARLY New Sale at Littleport Village Hall. Fantastic cakes, bacon rolls and drinks will also be available.

INFO: to book a stall contact Jo on 07988 477 255.

February 4 till March 11

THE Babylon Gallery at Waterside in Ely presents the work of 10 contemporary printmakers from the Gainsborough House Print Workshop based in Sudbury, Suffolk. All the work is for sale and there will also be a selection of unframed prints available.

The artists involved in the exhibition are Gwyneth Arnott, Emma Buckmaster, Janet French, Sue Molineux, Sara Muzira, Danila Pampanini, Kate Perkins, Annabel Ridley, Bryan Whiteley, Geoff Winckles. Gallery open Tuesday – Sunday from midday till 4pm, entry is free.

February 4-29

CHILDHOOD Memories Exhibition at Ely Museum. Interactive exhibition which is sure to bring back happy memories of childhood.

February 5

TEA Dance with Nick Robinson at the Hiams Sport and Social Club at Prickwillow. £3 members and £4.50 non-members. Doors open at midday.

FUNK It Up Dance Group holding a showcase performance at The Maltings in Ely. Tickets are £9 in advance on 07762705644 or £10.50 on the door. Time: 3pm-5pm.

JETHRO at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. The comedian who has sold more than four million DVDs takes to the stage with his “nonsensical twaddle”. Tickets are £15-£18 from the box office on 01223 357851.

February 6

SOHAM Lunch Club at The Cherry Tree pub in Soham. Bring some money to pay for lunch and join this friendly and informal club. Time: 12.30pm-2.30pm

February 9

ELY Lunch Club at the Prince Albert pub in Silver Street. Bring some money to pay for lunch and join this friendly and informal club. Time: midday-2pm.

ELY Scrabble Club at Ely Library in The Cloisters. Bring your own Scrabble set if you have one. Time: 1pm-3pm.

February 10

SUGGS - My Life Story in words and music – at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange. Tickets are £19.50 from the box office on 01553 764864. Time: 8pm

BABY and children’s’ Nearly New Sale at The Forum in Barton Road, Ely. Entrance is 50p for adults. Time: 10am till midday.

INFO: 07587151703.

February 11

CREAT your own Valentine’s bag at the Babylon Gallery. Young people aged, 8 – 12 years, are invited to a half-term workshop at the Babylon Gallery on Ely’s Waterside. Run by professional artist Ricki Outis, all materials are included in the workshop which costs £8. Time: 10am- midday.

INFO: ADeC on 01353 616991.

BABY and children’s’ Nearly New Sale at The Forum in Barton Road, Ely. Entrance is 50p for adults and children are free. Time: 10am till midday.

INFO: 07587151703.

February 16

WRITER Jim Kelly will draw his audience into the murky world of a local murder enquiry when he talks about his new novel Death’s Door. An evening of intrigue and suspense at St Peter’s Church in Broad Street, Ely. Tickets are £7/£6, which can be redeemed against the price of the book on the night. Time: doors open at 7pm. Tickets available from Topping & Co Booksellers of Ely.

February 17/18

ELY and District CAMRA Elysian Winter Beer Festival at The Maltings in Ely. Wide range of foreign beers and ciders, plus 60 real ales on offer. Open from midday till 10pm on Friday and 11am till 8pm on Saturday. Admission is £1 and free for CAMRA members. Hot food will be available.

February 19

SUNDAY afternoon tea dances with Dawn and Stuart Burr at Witchford Village Hall. Ballroom and sequence dancing to live music. Admission is £3 per person, including refreshments. Time: 2pm-5pm

Weekly Events/Clubs

Thursdays

CUBAN Salsa Classes with Leandro Charanga at Ely Football Club in Downham Road. Time: 7.30pm- beginners and improvers; 9pm – intermediate and advanced and 10pm – dancing till late. Classes are £6, with two classes for £8. INFO: telephone 07899840510/ 07955640210.

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

CUBAN Salsa classes at Ely Beet Club in Lynn Road. Beginners – 8pm, intermediates/advance – 9pm.

INFO: 0789984051.

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 or help with fund-raising should contact Sally MacEachern on 01353 741228 or e-mail: info@amnestyely.org.uk

ALZHEIMER’S Society Drop In session at the Ely Cathedral visitor centre. Time: 10am-1pm. Drop in for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee. INFO: Sheila Burgess on 01353 699422.

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

ELY Art Society is looking for new members. Contact Liz Howe on 01638 781225.

OPEN Door Café at the Olive Tree Fellowship in Ely. Tea and coffee and home-made cakes. Time: 10am-midday.

HEARTBEAT Health Walk in Sutton – meet at the Brooklands Centre at 10am.

NEW beginner’s yoga class starts September 2 at the Yoga Studio in Little Downham. Time: 6.30pm-8pm.

INFO: for more information contact Mark on 01353 698090 or go to: www.yogastudioely.co.uk

BOWLING at the City of Ely Bowls Club in Nutholt Lane in Ely. Time: 9.30am-midday.

Mondays

BRIDGE at the Beet Club in Lynn Road, Ely. Beginners and regular players welcome. Time: 2pm-4pm. Contact Barry Lowe on 01353 658556.

ELY Theatre-goers Club quarterly meetings at St Mary’s School in High Barns in Ely. Members can discuss the various shows on offer. The club organises social outings.

INFO: 01353 648424/01353 722854.

BOWLING at the City of Ely Bowls Club in Nutholt Lane between 9.30am-midday.

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.

ELY & District Horticultural Society stores at the Ely Beet and Social Club open to members from 6.30pm till 8pm. Contact Gerald Rolfe on 01353 663487 for membership details. Open on Saturdays, 9am-1pm.

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-midday. INFO: 01353 610713.

HEARTBEAT Health Walk, St Andrew’s Church, Soham. Time: 10am.

BAND Academy Club at Ely Beet and Social Club. Form bands and write songs. Ages 8-16. Time: 6.30-7.15pm.

Tuesdays

4WOMEN Group meet at the Regal Community Centre on Hempfield Road in Littleport from 10.30am-1pm. All ladies welcome. Disabled access. INFO: Carol on 01353 861926.

BOWLING at the City of Ely Bowls Club in Nutholt Lane between 2.30pm-4.50pm.

SOCIAL Dancing at the Brooklands Centre in Sutton. Tea and biscuits and dancing for £3.50. Time: 2pm-4pm. Contact Claire Smith on 01487 849912.

ENGLISH Language Café at The Lighthouse Centre in Lynn Road in Ely. Time: 10.30am.

NEW Tuesday senior and gentle yoga class at the Yoga Studio in Little Downham. Time: 10-11.30am.

INFO: contact Mark on 01353 698090.

ELY and District branch of the U3A meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Countess Free Church Hall in Chapel Street. 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.

INFO: 01638 741642.

THE Lighthouse Knitters meet at The Lighthouse in Lynn Road in Ely. Suitable for beginners. Time: 9.30am-11am.

INFO: Maria on 01353 772812.

CITY of Ely Military Band meets at Ely 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. Term time. Time: 6.30pm-9pm.

INFO: 01353 776103.

BOTTISHAM and Burwell Photographic Club meets at Lode Chapel. 7.30pm.

HEARTBEAT Health Walk. Meet at Ely Cathedral at 2pm.

HEARTBEAT Health Walk at Littleport Community Café 10.30am.

Wednesdays

BOWLING at the City of Ely Bowls Club in Nutholt Lane between 7pm-9pm.

ENGLISH Language Café at The Lighthouse Centre in Ely. Time: 7.30pm-9pm.

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 Café near the war memorial in Soham.

INFO: 01223 811662.

MATURE and Active session for the over-55s at the Littleport Leisure Centre.

INFO: 01353 665555.

KNIT and knatter group running every Wednesday at Branching Out on Grange Lane in Littleport from 3.30pm. Enquiries to Chris on 01353 863221.

BURWELL Farmers’ Market running on the second Saturday of every month at Burwell Village College from 9am. Contact David Reilly on 07733182395.

Ely Cinema

February 2

Hugo (2D, PG)

MARTIN Scorsese’s adaptation of the children’s tale. The story of a young orphan boy who is thrown into a magical adventure after he encounters a toy shop owner. Time: 7.30pm.

February 5

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (12A)

ROBERT Downey Jr as Sherlock and Jude Law as his sidekick Watson prepare to face Professor Moriarty. Time: 7.30pm.

February 9

My Week With Marilyn (15)

MICHELLE Williams, Emma Watson, Dominic Cooper and Judie Dench star in this tale of a summer in the life of Marilyn Monroe. Time: 7.30pm.

February 12

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (12A)

ROBERT Downey Jr as Sherlock and Jude Law as his sidekick Watson prepare to face Professor Moriarty. Time: 7.30pm.

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