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PUBLISHED: 11:55 23 September 2011 | UPDATED: 11:56 23 September 2011

Freddie Mercury tribute at The King's Lynn Corn Exchange

Freddie Mercury tribute at The King's Lynn Corn Exchange

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ONE Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen & the Works at the King's Lynn Corn Exchange. A spectacular live concert which aims to recreate the look, sound and showmanship of Queen. Tickets are £18 from the box office on 01553 764864.

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September 30

MUGENKYO Taiko Drummers will bring their full concert of huge drums, dramatic choreography, haunting bamboo flute and playful percussion presented in a theatrical stage show to the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Tickets are £20.50 from the box office on 01223 357851. Time: 7.30pm.

October 1

ELY Sinfonia at Ely Cathedral. Time: 7.30pm.

THE Fordham Charity Group’s Big Band Concert featuring the Galaxy Big Band and vocalists at The Brook in Soham. Tickets £10 each from Eric Tennants Butchers of Newmarket, Soham Books in Soham and Brenda’s Flowers in Soham and DN Jenkins of Fordham or tel: 01638 720674.

SIXTIES Gold starring Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Searchers, The Fortunes and Chip Hawkes at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Tickets priced from £19.50-£26. Time’ 7.30pm. Tel: 01223 357851.

INTERNATIONALLY renowned cellist Raphael Wallfisch joins Ely Sinfonia at Ely Cathedral. Tickets from £5-£20 from the cathedral box office on 01353 660349.

October 2

DRUMChasers - a new drum percussion spectacular featuring the voice of Stephen Fry - at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange. Tickets are £15 from the box office on 01553 764864.

PARISIAN Swing plays the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt and stephane Grappelli at the Royal Standard pub in Fore Hill, Ely. Time: 8.30pm. Free admission.

October 3

FESTIVAL FOLK at The Cherry Tree pub in Soham. Sing, play or listen, everyone welcome. Time: 8.30pm.

INFO: Graham Steward on 01353 778655.

October 5

ELLEN Kent presents Verdi La Traviate at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange. Award-winning ballet returns to the King’s Lynn venue. Tickets are £35/£33 from the box office on 01553 764864.

THE Kooks at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. One of the UK’s favourite live bands returns to the touring circuit. Tickets £22.50 from the box office on 01223 357851. Time: 7.30pm.

October 7

ONE Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen & the Works at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange. A spectacular live concert which aims to recreate the look, sound and showmanship of Queen. Tickets are £18 from the box office on 01553 764864.

October 8

AN evening of romantic piano with award-winning local pianist Tristan Melen at St Andrew’s Church in Sutton. Tickets are £6/£5 and children free. Refreshments available. Time: 7.30pm.

October 16

CHARLIE Landsborough brings his wonderful voice to the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange. Tickets are £18 from the box office on 01553 764864. Time: 7.30pm.

November 3

DR Feelgood at The Maltings in Ely. Tickets from: www.wegottickets.com. Time: 8pm

December 9

MOZART by Candlelight at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. The orchestra will perform in full period costume in a candlelit setting. Conductor is Thomas Carroll who will lead the Mozart Festival Orchestra, joined by soloists Richard Hosford on the clarinet and Jonathan Scott on piano. Tickets £8.50-£28 from the box office on 01223 357851.

Theatre

October 3-8

SEASON’S Greetings - Alan Ayckbourn’s classic Christmas comedy - comes to the Cambridge Arts Theatre. Following the drama’s of one family’s Christmas, Ayckbourn reveals the underlying tensions that lie beneath the surface of the festivities. Tickets are ?? from the box office on ???

October 10-15

THE Madness of George III by Alan Bennett at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. Bennett’s critically acclaimed play cleverly combines drama, politics and humour into a vivid portrait of English history. Tickets are ??? from the box office on ???

Exhibitions/Talks/Comedy/Other

Till November 9

TUDORS and early Stuarts Exhibition at Ely Museum exploring the changes and development in arts, science, politics and fashion in 1485-1603. Opening times: Monday till Saturday from 10.30am-5pm; Sunday 1pm-5pm. Normal admission charge.

September 29

MAD, Bad & Dangerous To Know tour with Fiona Knowles at The Brook in Soham. The story of one woman growing old disgracefully. Tickets are £12 from the box office on 01353 624932.

September 30

CHARITY variety night organised by the Inner Wheel Club of Ely in aid of MAGPAS at The Brook in Soham. Tickets are £9 form the box office on 01353 721748 or 01353 669759. Time: 7.30pm.

October 1

JUMBLE Sale and Bric-a-Brac at the British Red Cross Centre in West Fen Road. Time: from 10am.

October 4

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

THE Cambridgeshire branch of the Canal Zoners meets at The White Lion pub in Upwood Road in Bury near Ramsey. Meet at midday for lunch which is served at 1pm. Anyone who served in the Suez Canal Zone is welcome to attend.

INFO: Freddie on 01954 203607.

October 6

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

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

October 7

SOCIAL dancing for the over-50s - a mixture of ballroom, Latin American, popular sequence and line dancing - at the Ely Beet and Social Club in Lynn Road. No partners required and beginners welcome. £3.50 per person, including refreshments. Time: 2pm-4pm.

October 5

TAI Chi beginners class at Soham Methodist Church in Berrycroft Lane. Cost of the class is £3. Time: 10am.

October 8

DANCE and barbecue in aid of Lisa Barns Memorial Fund and the Arthur Rank Hospice charity at Littleport Ex-servicemen’s Club. Dancing to the Bak Trak - live music to take you back. Doors open at 7pm and barbecue at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 available from Barry Martin on 01353 860408 or Robert Barns on 07885087458. Raffle prizes welcome.

October 11

LITTLEPORT Lunch Club at the Littleport Leisure Centre in Camel Road. Everyone is welcome to join this friendly and informal club. Bring some money to pay for lunch. Time: midday-2pm.

October 14/15

ELY Rugby Club and Ely Squash Club are holding a beer festival at the Rugby Club. Free admission, barbecue and live music. Friday: 5pm-10pm and Saturday: midday-10pm.

October 15

ELY Apple Festival on Palace Green in Ely. Includes apple identification and display, apple market, beekeeping demonstration, children’s activities and competitions. Time: 10am till 4pm. Free entry.

October 17

THE Ely branch of the Royal British Legion will hold its annual general meeting at the Red Cross Centre in West Fen Road in Ely. Time: 7.30pm.

October 21

LADIES Hen Night in aid of the Lisa Barns Memorial Fund and the Arthur Rank Hospice charity at Ely Beet and Social Club. Tickets are £10 from the Beet Club or Kim Wilson on 07885087458. Time: 8pm-11.30pm. Coach travel available from Soham.

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 an 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-noon.

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

NEW beginners 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

Mondays

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 also organises social outings.

INFO: 01353 648424/01353 722854.

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. Cost is £5 and includes a cake. Time: 2pm-4pm. Book on: 01353 662633 or 01353 6655555.

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. Store 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-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: 6.30-7.15pm.

Tuesdays

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 or go to: www.yogastudioely.co.uk

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 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. Time: 6.30pm-9pm.

INFO: 01353 776103.

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

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

HEARTBEAT Health Walk at Littleport Community Café 10.30am.

Wednesdays

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. Everyone is welcome to join this informal and friendly drop-in club.

INFO: 01223 811662.

MATURE and Active session for the over-55s at the Littleport Leisure Centre. Try out archery, carpet bowls and fitness training.

INFO: contact Lewis Bage on 01353 665555.

KNIT and knatter group running every Wednesday at Branching Out on Grange Lane in Littleport from 3.30pm. Knit, have a cup of tea and make friends in a friendly social group. Enquiries to Chris on 01353 863221.

BURWELL Farmer’s Market running on the second Saturday of every month at Burwell Village College on The Causeway. Local producers offering a range of goods, from 9am. Contact David Reilly on 07733182395 for more information.

Ely Cinema

24-hour Information Line: 01353 666388 and box office on 01353 616991.

September 18: Cars 2 (U) Time: 3pm.

September 18: Beginners (15) Time: 7.30pm.

Ely Cinema

The Maltings, Ship Lane, Ely. 24-hour information line on 01353 666388 or the box office on 01353 616991 or online; www.adec.org.uk

October 2

BRIDESMAIDS (15)

SHARP humoured anti-romcom about Annie who finds herself overwhelmed by her bridesmaid’s duties. Time: 3pm and 7.30pm.

October 6

The Guard (15)

A DARK comic take on the Irish underworld . Time: 7.30pm.

October 13

The Skin I Live In (15)

STARING Antonio Banderas in a film about people who have no qualms about using their power. (English subtitles). Time: 7.30pm.

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