What's On. Music, Theatre, Cinema and More

PUBLISHED: 16:27 19 April 2012

What's On Guide for the Ely Standard

What's On Guide for the Ely Standard

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Check Out our What's On Guide to discover what's on in East Cambridgeshire. Music, Theatre, Cinema and clubs and groups. Send your listings to: debbie.davies@archant.co.uk

Music

April 28

DOOMSDAY Rockers with DJ support from The Professor at Hiam’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Club in Prickwillow Road. Members are £5.50 and guests £7.50. Doors open at 7pm.

EAST Anglia Chamber Orchestra in the Presbytery at Ely Cathedral. Tickets are priced from £12 and available from the box office on 01353 660349. Time: 7.30pm.

April 29

PARISIAN Swing play the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli at The Royal Standard pub in Fore Hill, Ely. From 8.30pm. Free entry.

May 1

CITY of Ely Military Band on Palace Green in Ely. Time: 7.45pm-8.45pm. Free.

May 3

TASTER Session for Winter Tonic at St Peter’s Church in Broad Street. Time:

INFO: Mark on 07940859057.

May 3/4/5/6

COUNTRY Music Festival at the Littleport Leisure Centre playing fields. Tickets can be purchased on the day or telephone: 01553 840819.

May 5

ONE Night of Elvis at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange. Tickets are £20 from the box office on 01553 764864. Time: 7.30pm.

May 9

PAUL Brady live in concert at The Junction in Cambridge. Irish singer/songwriter and one of Ireland’s most popular artists. Tickets available from the box office on 01223 511511. Tome: 7.30pm.

May 12

MUSIC For You concert presented by St Peter’s Fordham Preservation Trust at St Peter’s Church in Fordham. Concert will feature the Burwell Community Choir and the St Felix School Steel Pans. Tickets are £5 and available from DN Jenkins of Fordham or telephone: 01638 720517. Time: 7.30pm.

LIMEHOUSE Lizzy at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange. Tickets are £15 and available from the box office on 01553 764864. Time: 7.30pm.

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 14

RAZORLIGHT, plus guests, at Thetford Forest. Tickets are £29.50 from the box office on 03000 680400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music

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.

June 29

FRANKIE Valli & The Four Seasons at Newmarket Racecourse. Tickets priced from £21-£37 and available from www.newmarketracecourse.co.uk

July 13-15

ELY Folk Festival at the Ely Outdoor Centre in Downham Road in Ely. Ewan McLellan, Richard Digance, Show of Hands, Dave Kelly, The Blues Band and many more acts, check out the website at: www.elyfolkfestival.co.uk

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

July 26/27/28/29

CAMBRIDGE Folk Festival: Joan Armatrading, the Proclaimers, Billy Bragg and Nic Jones announced. Tickets from the booking line on: 01223 357851.

August 10

TOM Jones at Newmarket Racecourse. Tickets are priced from £22-£40 and available from the box office at: www.newmarketracecourse.co.uk

Theatre/Dance/Musicals

April 29

ROGER Chinery & The Ballroom & Sequence Dance Band at the Hiam’s Sports & Social Club in Prickwillow. Admission is £3.30 for members and £4.50 for non-members. Time: 2pm till 5pm.

May-1-5

ALAN Bennett’s Lady in the Van at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. Based on Bennett’s account of the belligerent Miss Shepherd who parked her van in his garden and stayed there for 15 years. Tickets are priced from £15-£27 and are available from the box office on: 01223 ???. Time: 7.45pm and 2.30pm performance on May 5.

May 1

LEARN to Jive at Hiam’s Sports & Social Club in Prickwillow. Beginners – 7.30pm-8pm; improvers and jivers – 8pm onwards.

Price is £2 for beginners and £3 for improvers.

INFO: Mike on 01638 601085 or Michelle on 01760 338894.

May 2

HORMONAL housewives at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchang starring Margi Clarke. Tickets are £20 from the box office on 01553 764864. Time: 7.30pm.

Exhibitions/Comedy/Other Events

April 26

SOHAM Scrabble Club at Soham Library in Clay Street. Cost is £1 and bring along a Scrabble set if you have one. Time: 2.30pm till 4pm.

ASK The Archaeologist session at Ely Museum. Have you found something in your garden or elsewhere that you would like indentifying? Bring along your archaeological finds. Free entry. Time: 10.30am-1pm.

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

April 27

LEWIS Schaffer: Free until Famous comedy show at The Junction in Cambridge. No charge for admission, but telephone The Junction on 01223 511511 to reserve a seat. Time: 8pm, doors open at 7pm.

April 28

EAST Cambs Ramblers walk through the Suffolk villages of Moulton, Dalham and Gazeley (six miles). Map/grid reference: 210/TL69943. Meet at Moulton Church at 10am.

INFO: Brenda on 01353 723150.

EXHIBITION of paintings in aid of Nakulabye Junior School in Uganda at the Methodist Church Hall in Chapel Street. Includes demonstration of patchwork, cakes, bric-a-brac and paintings for sale. Time: 10am till midday.

April 29

LEARN resuscitation skills with the Soham branch of the St John Ambulance at a free workshop in the Pavillon in Fountain Lane. Time: midday till 4pm.

May 12

ELY & District Model Railway Club Exhibition at Ely College featuring the Ramsey layout. Free parking on site. Time: 10.30am till 5pm. Entry is £4 for adults and £2.50 for children (under fives are free). Refreshments available.

THE Gag Club comedy night at Ely City Football Club in Ely. Tickets are £10 in advance from: www.thegagclub.co.uk or £12 on the door. Doors open at 7.30pm and show starts at 8.30pm.

Weekly Events/Clubs

Thursdays

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

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. www.elytheatregoers.co.uk

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 develop 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.

INFO: 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 Ely 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 Soham war memorial.

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: 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 Friendship Group meets monthly for a drink and trips out for meals. Group open to couples as well as single people.

INFO: Sylvie 01353 665591 or John 01353 654195

Ely Cinema

April 19

Woman in Black (12A). Time: 7.30pm

April 20

The Artist (PG). Time 7.30pm

April 26

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (12A). Time: 3pm and 7.30pm.

Bitter-sweet comedy drama about a group of pensioners starting a new life in India, stars Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith.

April 29

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (12A). Time 3pm and 7.30pm.

on 01353 663324. Time: 7.15pm-9.30pm.

May 3

We Bought a Zoo (PG). Time: 7.30pm.

Starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson in an adaption of Benjamin Mee’s memoir.

May 9

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (12A). Time: 7.30pm.

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