A round-up of events in the Cambridgeshire area, including theatre, music, festivals, coffee mornings and walks.
The Centre Theatre Players present A Show Fit for the Mayor at the Burgess Hall, in St Ives, on September 15/16. Charity cabaret show featuring an evening of music, comedy and dance. Tickets are £10 and available from the box office on 01480 388111.
Derren Brown’s Underground show comes to the Cambridge Corn Exchange, from August 7-19. The latest stage show from the award-winning master of psychological illusion, brings a collection of the best of previous stage work. Underground is a spell-binding experience of showmanship and magical genius. Tickets £27.75-£42.75 from the box office on 01223 357851 or online at: www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk.
The Play That Goes Wrong at the Cambridge Arts Theatre from August 7-12. Performances at 7.45pm, with matinees on the Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets are priced from £18-£33 and are available from the box office on 01223 503333 or online: www.cambridgeartstheatre.com.Stick Man at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on September 4/5. Tickets are £15.50 for adults and £13.50 for children; and family tickets are £47 (two adults and two children) from the box office on 01223 357851 or online: www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk.
The Real Thing at the Cambridge Arts Theatre from September 6-16; Frederick Knott’s Wait Until Dark, from September 19-23 and the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s internationally best-selling novel The Kite Runner, from September 25-30. Tickets from the box office on 01223 503333.
Huntingdon Carnival and Live in the Park over the weekend of August 12/13. Parade through the streets of Huntingdon and then more activities at the Riverside Park on Sunday.
Little Gransden Air & Car Show on August 27. Gates open at 10am. Flying from 1pm.
Summer Festival for all the family at Huntingdon Racecourse on August 27. Stalls and games, live music and entertainment and rides, from midday till 8pm.
Beer Festival on the Embankment at Peteborough, from August 22-26. Live music, gin bar, and more than 400 real ales. There will also be stalls and food. Admission is £5 on Tuesday and Wednesday and £6 for the rest of the week or £2 till 3pm. Finishes at 11pm and 11.30pm on Friday and Saturday.
Family Fun Day at the Montague Club in Huntingdon on August 12. Children’s fancy dress, cake sale, bouncy castle, raffle, karate demonstration, tombola and food and drink, from 11am.
St Neots Timebank coffee morning at St Mary’s Church Hall, from 11.30am till 7.30pm, on August 5.
Sacred Stones open day on August 20, from 10am till 2pm. See the Willow Row Barrow, a hand-crafted monument for cremation ashes, which has been built in the Neolithic style. INFO: www.sacredstones.co.uk.
Monster Trucks show at Santa Pod Raceway on August 20. Daring stunts and lots of car crushing. Gates open at 9am for a day of family fun. INFO: www.monstertrucknationals.co.uk.Scavenger Hunt and picnic is being held in Great Staughton on August 18. The event is being organised by the Piglets Preschool in the village and takes place on August 18. Scavenger lists should be collected from Great Staughton Pavilion between 10am and midday. After exploring the village, children and adults can enjoy a picnic. Cost is £5 per child, including the picnic, and adults are £3, under 2s are free. Parking behind the pavilion.
Guided Walk at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve on August 17. Explore the reserve with an experienced guide. Walk starts at the Visitor’s Centre at 10.30am and will last for two hours. Cost is £2.50 per person and can be paid on the day.
Real Ale and Cider Festival at the St Neots Scout Hall, Bedford Street, from August 17-19. Open from 5pm till 10.30pm on Thursday, midday till 10.30pm on Friday and Saturday. Cider, real ale, food and music.
St Neots Dragon Boat Festival on August 19 at the town’s Regatta Meadow. Dragon boat racing, market stalls, live entertainment, food and drink, and fun fair. Free entry. 11am till 6pm.
Quiz Night at Love’s Farm House on August 25.
Orbital Kaos is performing at the Nelson’s Head, in St Ives, on August 13. The gig runs from 3.30-6.30pm and will feature hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Entry is free. The band is also performing at the Pig n Falcon, in St Neots, on August 18. Entry to the gig, which starts at 9pm, is free.Summer School at the St Ives Corn Exchange, from August 15-18. For more information and to book a place for your child, contact Vicky Greant on 01480 496820 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bands in the Park - featuring Savoy Jazz on August 13 and Caxton Swing (August 27) - at the Riverside Park, in St Neots. Concerts are free to attend.
Dizzee Rascal at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on October 13. Tickets are £27.75 and are available from the box office on 01223 357851 or online at: www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk.
Cambridge Rock Festival takes place over four days from August 3-6 at Horseheath Lodge, in Horseheath, Cambs. Tickets at: www.cambridgerockfestival.co.uk.Newmarket Nights - James - August 4; Chase & Status - August 11; Olly Murs - August 18; Jess Gylnne - August 26.
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