What's On In East Cambridgeshire

PUBLISHED: 14:49 03 September 2010

Will Self

Will Self

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What's On In East Cambridgeshire. Music, Theatre, Clubs, Exhibitions and Ely Cinema.

Music

September 12

ELY Jazz Club at the Lamb Hotel. Time: 12.30pm till 2.45pm. Tickets £5 from Nigel Smith on 01945 773121.

September 19

BARENAKED Ladies – Canadian multi-platinum pop/rock outfit who released their eleventh album, All In Good Time, in April. Tickets are £25 from the box office on 01353 357851.

September 21

SKY Larkin – Leeds-based indi trio at the Cambridge Haymakers. INFO: www.weareskylarkin.com

September 24

THE New Squadronaires play the swing music made famous by the Squadronaires RAF dance band during the 1940s at The Brook in Soham.

Tickets are £16 from the box office on 01353 721748. Time: 7.30pm.

ABBA – the show at The Brook in Soham. Two hours of Abba hits in Soham’s newest venue. Tickets £15 from the box office on 01353 721748. Time: 8pm.

October 1

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.

October 2

CHICKENHAWK at the ARU in Cambridge, with support from We Are The Ocean & Brides. Debut album released in October.

October 15

GIRLS World – a tribute and disco to celebrate the girl bands past and present at The Maltings. INFO: www.thmaltingsely.com

October 27

LAU: presented by ADeC at The Maltings in Ely. Tickets are £14 and available from the box office on 01353 616991. Time: 7.30pm.

October 28

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.

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.

November 30

PETER Andre at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Tickets expected to sell out fast.

INFO: £26.50 from the box office on 01223 357851.

Theatre

September 30

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 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.

October 4-9

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.

October 18-23

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.

Dance

September 10

A SQUARE Dance and Sausage Supper at the Community Centre at Beck Row. Admission is £3.50. Time: 8pm-10.30pm. Book places on 01638 717048 or 01353 862176.

September 15/16

MAGIC of the Dance – Irish Dance Spectacular with voice narration from Christopher Lee and starring world champion Dermot Cullen.

Check the website at: www.cornex.co.uk for details of prices and performances.

September 17 and 24

TASTER Session for Square Dancing at the Community Centre at Beck Row. Time: 8pm-10pm.

INFO: Contact Anne on 01638 717048 or Philip on 01353 862176.

September 27

TEA Dance at The Maltings in Ely. Time: 2pm. Entry £5.

September 28/29

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.

October 1

SQUARE Dancing Taster Session at the Community Centre in Beck Row. Time: 8pm-10pm.

INFO: Anne on 01638 717048 or Philip on 01353 862176.

Exhibitions/Talks/Comedy/Other

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.

September 11/12

THE 37th Haddenham Steam Rally and Heavy Horse Show takes place over the weekend of September 11/12.

This year’s special display will be a selection of engines owned by the late Tom Paisley and sold at his famous 1980 sale. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the sale of the largest private engine collections of its time. Tom was a regular exhibitor at the early Haddenham rallies. The Rally will have the usual selection of steam engines, vintage tractors, stationary engines, vintage vehicles, heavy horse show, craft tent, trade stands and traditional fair. The event will also include working demonstrations, including ploughing by steam, horse and tractor. New for 2010 will be a vintage road making display and beer tent.

September 11

AUTUMN Fete at St Andrew’s Church in Sutton. Barbecue, teas, cakes and stalls. Games for all ages, facepainting, lucky dips and bouncy castle. Time: noon till 4pm.

September 12

TED Coney’s Family Portraits Heritage Open Day with family quiz and trail at 49 Waterside in Ely. Takes place every half hour from 2pm till 5pm. Admission free. All donations to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

September 15

ELY Photographic Club starts the new season in the Library at the City of Ely Community College. Programme includes practical evenings, digital workshops and competitions. Anyone interested in joining should contact Michael Massey on 01353 656959 or email: Michael_masse4hotmail.com

September 17

STEPHEN Fry at the Cambridge Corn Exchange to talk about the second volume of his autobiography. The Cambridge date is one of a few exclusive performances the comedian/actor/writer is undertaking. Book signings at the end of the performance. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets £20.50 from the box office on 01223 357851.

WILL Self, journalist, author and broadcaster, will share anecdotes and readings from his colourful career at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. Tickets from the box office on 01223 503333.

September 20

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: 12.30-2.30pm.

INFO: 07827 966475.

September 21

LITTLEPORT Lunch Club at the Littleport Leisure Centre. Everyone welcome to join this friendly and informal club. Bring money for lunch.

Time: noon till 2pm.

September 23

ELY Scrabble Club at Ely Library in The Cloisters. Scrabble sets can be provided or bring your own. Everyone welcome. Time: 1pm-3pm. Cost: £1.50.

INFO: 07827 966475.

SALLY Morgan is Psychic Sally and she’s coming to the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Fresh from her television series Psychic Sally On The Road, Sally is famous for her work with among others the late Princess Diana. Tickets are £20.50 from the box office on 01223 357851.

September 28

MACMILLAN Coffee Morning at the Beck Row Community Association. Will include bring-and-buy stall, tombola and refreshments. Time: 10am-midday.

September 29

Vagina Monologues comes to the Cambridge Corn Exchange. An all-star cast present a witty and moving collection of stories. Tickets £21 from the box office on 01223 357851.

October 2-5

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.

October 29

COMEDIAN Arthur Smith at The Maltings in Ely. Tickets £15 from the ADec box office on 01353 616991. Time: 7.30pm

November 24

COMEDIAN John Shuttleworth at The Maltings in Ely. Tickets are £17 for unreserved seating from the box office on 01353 616991.

December 5

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.

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.

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: info@amnestyely.org.uk

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

OPEN Door Café 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 650038

Mondays

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.

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 Café at 10.30am.

Wednesdays

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 Newham Street. 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. Time: 2pm-4pm.

INFO: 01223 811662.

Ely Cinema

ADeC 24-hour information line: 01353 666388 and box office: 01353 616991.

September 9: Inception (12A) – 7.30pm

September 12: Inception (12A) – 7.30pm

September 16: Twilight Eclipse (12A) – 7.30pm

September 19: Twilight Eclipse (12A) – 3pm

September 19: The Concert (15) – 7.30pm

September 23: Toy Story 3 (U) - 7.30pm

September 26: Toy Story 3 (U) – 3pm

September 26: London River (12A) – 7.30pm

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