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PUBLISHED: 12:32 05 April 2012

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BUDDY Holly tribute act Marc Robinson at the King's Lynn Corn Exchange. Tickets are priced at £21.50 from the box office on 01553 764864.

April 15

PARISIAN Swing play the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli at the Royal Standard pub in Ely. From 8.30pm onwards.

Music

April 14

BUDDY Holly tribute act Marc Robinson at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange. Tickets are priced at £21.50 from the box office on 01553 764864.

April 15

PARISIAN Swing play the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli at the Royal Standard pub in Ely. From 8.30pm onwards.

TEA ‘n’ Tunes concert with Ely City Military Band at Ely College. Tickets are £5, which includes a cup of tea and cakes, and are available from Burrows Bookshop in High Street Passage, Ely or telephone: 01353 663324.

GLENN Miller Orchestra at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange. Tickets are £18.50 from the box office on 01553 764864.

April 16

AN Intimate Evening with the Unthanks, support from Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell, at St Peter’s Church in Ely. All seats are £15. Time: 7.30pm.

April 17

WE’LL Meet Again - Queen’s Jubilee Show - at The Brook in Soham. Tickets are £12 from the box office on: 01353 721748 01353 669759. Time: 2pm. April 20

LET’S Hang on -tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - at The Brook in Soham. Tickets are £16 from the box office on: 01353 721748 or 01353 669759.

Time: doors open at 6pm and event starts at 8pm.

April 22

THE Johnny Cash Roadshow at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange. Tickets are £18 from the box office on 01553 764864.

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.

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 13/14/17

PAPER Trail, written by Dr Sean Lang, (pictured) will receive its premier at Anglia Ruskin Drama Studio in Cambridge. A play about the discovery of truth and lies and family history. Tickets available from the Mumford Theatre box office 0845 196 2320. The play is at Anglia Ruskin on April 13/14 and the Mumford Theatre in Cambridge on April 17.

April 14

BALLROOM and sequence dance with Chris Booth a the Hiams Sport and Social Club in Prickwillow. Members £4.50 and guests £6.50. Time: 8pm till 11.30.

April 15

SUNDAY Afternoon Tea Dances with Dawn and Stuart Burr at Witchford Village College in Bedwell Heys Lane in Witchford. Ballroom and popular sequence dancing to live music with Stuart Burr. Admission is £3 per person, including refreshments. Time: 2pm-5pm.

April 16-21

SWALLOWS and Amazons at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. A new musical, based on the much loved book by Arthur Ramsome, with songs by Neil Hannon. Tickets from the box office on 01223 503333.

Exhibitions/Comedy/Other Events

April 13

AN evening of psychic phenomenon with Leigh Speed at the Ely Beet and Social Club in Lynn Road, Ely. Tickets are £5 in advance and £6 on the door. All proceeds to charity.

INFO: contact 07828539504.

April 14

DICKENS Conference at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge to celebrate the bicentenary of Charles Dicken’s birth. Leading experts will discuss the literary master. Tickets are £15 and are available from: www.anglia.ac.uk/dickenslegacy

Time: 9.30am-6pm.

SPRING Fair at the Bell Hotel in Mildenhall to raise money for the Suffolk Animal Rescue. Event includes hand-made gifts, handbags, preserves, plus chiropody and tarot. Entry is £1 and under-14s are free.

CAR Boot Sale at Hiam’s Sports & Social Club in Prickwillow. Pitches are £6, telephone 01353 688269. Time: 10am till 2pm.

SOHAM Circular walk with the East Cambs Ramblers. Meet at Clay Street car park at 10am. (Grid reference: 226/TL593729). A seven-mile circular walk over footpaths, commons and fens.

INFO: Pat on 01353 721749.

April 15

COMEDIAN Henning When brings his No Surrender tour to The Maltings in Ely. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets available from 01353 616991.

April 19

THE Ely Decorative and Fine Arts Society present a talk entitled ‘imperial purple to denim blue’ with Dr Susan Kay-Williams in the Hayward Theatre at the King’s School, Ely. Time: 7.30pm.

April 21

ELY in Bloom drop-in stall at Market Place in Ely. Members of Ely in Bloom will be launching this year’s competition.

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 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 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 12

The Artist (PG)

Time: 3pm

Carnage (15)

Time 7.30pm

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.

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