Music News

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Coronation anthems composed by George Frideric Handel for George II in 1727 will be the centrepiece of a concert at Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday April 1.

Alexander Goodwin will perform an organ recital at Ely Cathedral on Monday April 3.

Rock ‘n’ roll, folk and blues musician Joshua Francis will perform “everything from country music to big orchestral ballads” during a free concert at Octavia’s Cafe in Wisbech next month.

This spring Whittlesey welcomes Grand Union Orchestra musicians, who will work closely with young musicians from Coates Primary School, Park Lane Primary School, and Sir Harry Smith Community College to explore music stories of land, sea, and myths from around the world.

Now in its fourth year, Strawberries & Creem Festival will return to Cambridge on June 17, welcoming more than 40 artists.

Theatre News

09:06

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will make its way off the page and onto the Theatre Royal stage in Bury St Edmunds next weekend.

A “stunning” new stage adaptation inspired by Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winning ‘La Strada’ is coming to the Cambridge Arts Theatre later this month.

A sparkling new production of The Wedding Singer opens on March 28 at the Cambridge Corn Exchange.

Telling the tale of five extraordinary yet forgotten women - all recognisable television faces - who come together one treacherous night to recreate The Great Escape senior citizen style, Sandi Toksvig’s ‘Silver Lining’ is a laugh a minute comedy with some darker, more serious messages at its heart.

The Cambridge International Student Film Festival is back later this week, returning to the city from Friday (10) to Sunday (12).

Arts News

Mon, 06:32

Mad cap comic Russell Brand is coming to the Cambridge Corn Exchange on Tuesday April 4.

The Ely Watercolour Workshop (EWW) group will host its spring exhibition of paintings and cards next month.

Stand-up comedian Richard Herring is coming to the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds this weekend.

Cambridge University Gilbert & Sullivan Society will bring their production of ‘HMS Pinafore’ to the West Road Concert Hall this month.

She may have bid farewell to the Great British Bake Off, but Sue Perkins will be heading to the Cambridge Corn Exchange in February for a night of comedy, tell tales, and a user’s guide to Mary Berry.

Entertainment News

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Are you feeling stressed? Then a meditation retreat like the one that Drolma Buddhist Centre is bringing to Wisbech Library may be the answer to your relaxation prayers.

War reporter and author John Simpson will give a talk about his new book ‘We Chose to Speak of War and Strife’ at Ely Cathedral next week.

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Crime writer Donna Leon will give a talk about her new book ‘Earthly Remains’ in Ely next week.

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Nene Valley Railway is holding its second annual volunteer day on Saturday March 11.

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