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  • Review of Viva's production of ‘Shrek' in Ely Maltings on Friday 6th March 2020

    Published: Mon, 09/03/2020 08:43
    Having seen the film of Shrek several times I was a little concerned that the show would not be able to capture the characters as well, but I need not have worried. This production, directed by Viva's founder Dan Schumann, did more than ‘capture the characters'. This show was even better than the film, for Shrek, Donkey, Fiona and Lord Farquaard
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  • Review: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the Corn Exchange in Cambridge on the 19th February 2020

    Published: Mon, 24/02/2020 12:54
    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Domingo Hinoyan and Leon McCawley gave a splendid concert in the Corn Exchange in Cambridge on Wednesday 19th February 2020. This fine orchestra conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, knew how to inspire the audience. The performers expressed every nuance of their phrases with complete involvement and understanding.
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  • Review of the ‘Sparkling Valentine's Vivaldi' concert in Ely Cathedral on Saturday 15th February 2020

    Published: Thu, 20/02/2020 13:53
    A sparkling concert took place in Ely Cathedral on Saturday. With lights dimmed, candlelight flickering and a programme of glittering music, the audience was well entertained. The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, led by guest violinist Martyn Jackson, opened the evening with a delightful performance of the ‘Arrival of the Queen of Sheba' by Handel. The
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  • A review of the concert in the Cambridge Corn Exchange on Friday 7th February 2020

    Published: Sat, 15/02/2020 09:06
    It was no wonder the Corn Exchange in Cambridge was packed for the concert given by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra on Friday night. It was fantastic. Featuring conductor Klaus Mäkelä and violin soloist Nicola Benedetti, the programme for the evening presented two well-known, popular works: Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major opus 35
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  • Review: European Union Chamber Orchestra in the Cambridge Corn Exchange, Friday 31st January 2020

    Published: Mon, 03/02/2020 08:16
    On this auspicious evening, the last night of the UK's membership of the European Union, the European Union Chamber Orchestra gave a highly successful concert. The Cambridge Corn Exchange was filled with music of the best quality that kept the audience transfixed and, in the words of the conductor, Eva Stegeman, the music the performers played
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  • Why don't we answer people's questions properly?

    Published: Mon, 06/01/2020 08:53
    These days there seem to be more and more cases when a simple matter of listening to people's requests would save a whole lot of time, money, patience and angst. We find this in our government, our councils, our villages and our local firms and large organizations.
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  • Review Dick Whittington Sat 14th December 19 at the Maltings KD Theatre Productions Ltd

    Published: Thu, 19/12/2019 11:31
    KD Theatre Productions entertained a packed audience at the Maltings in Ely with an action-packed pantomime on Saturday. There was much audience participation: booing the bad fairy, cheering the good fairy, marvelling at the dazzling dancers, and empathising with Dick and his talking cat as they raced through their fantastic adventures until Dick
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  • Review of ‘A Christmas Carol' in Ely Cathedral, Friday 13th December 2019

    Published: Mon, 16/12/2019 11:31
    ‘A Christmas Carol' written by Laura Turner after the original story by Charles Dickens and presented by the Chapterhouse Theatre Company in Ely Cathedral last week provided some splendid entertainment for our cold winter evenings. All the favourite characters from the Dickens story were present. Seven cast members played 30 parts and not once did
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  • Review of Viva's ‘The 39 Steps' in Victoria Hall Fordham, Saturday 7th December 2019

    Published: Mon, 09/12/2019 16:36
    After reading the book by John Buchan and seeing Hitchcock's film of ‘The 39 Steps' I believed there was no way this action-packed spy story could lend itself to comedy. However, with directors Alison O'Connor and Keith Gallois at work with an adaptation of the story by Patrick Barlow, that is exactly what happened. While the story and all its tens
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  • Review of ‘The Kingdom' in Ely Cathedral, 30th November 2019

    Published: Mon, 02/12/2019 08:52
    Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra, Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, Faust Chamber Orchestra and soloists: Eleanor Dennis (soprano), Jane Irwin (alto), Ed Lyon (tenor) and Gareth Brynmor John (bass) gave a fine concert on Saturday in Ely Cathedral. The work they performed was the relatively unknown ‘The Kingdom' by Elgar. Conducted by David Hill the
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  • Review of the Medlock Ensemble's Concert in All Saint's Church Cottenham, November 2019

    Published: Wed, 27/11/2019 08:18
    The Medlock Ensemble is a force to be reckoned with - the talent, sensitivity, musicality and ability to enthral a packed audience were very much in evidence at its concert in All Saints' Church, Cottenham on Sunday 24th November 2019. Directed by the renowned violinist Helen Medlock, this ensemble presented an ideal programme: just the string
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  • Report: Photographic Competition in Witchford, November 2019

    Published: Tue, 26/11/2019 11:14
    A photographic competition took place in St Andrew's Hall Witchford on Saturday 23rd November 2018. The theme was ‘Animals' and the entries were judged by visitors to the church. Coffee and cake was served and visitors entered a quiz. The winner of the quiz with the best slogan for advertising the Recycling Christmas Card Workshop in St. Andrew's
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  • Stylish fashions on show at Winter Ladies' Day at Huntingdon Racecourse

    Published: Sat, 23/11/2019 05:44
    Huntingdon Racecourse is getting ready to put on the style at its annual Winter Ladies' Day on Saturday, an occasion guaranteed to brighten up November with an array of fashionable colours. One of the Cambridgeshire racecourse's biggest racing fixtures of the year features a Gin and Jazz festival in a dedicated marquee, Style Awards and live music.
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  • Review: Clay workshop given by Felicity Hoyle in St Andrew's Hall, Witchford, November 2019

    Published: Mon, 18/11/2019 08:41
    Well-known local artist, Felicity Hoyle, presented a ‘Fun with Clay' workshop in St. Andrew's Hall, Witchford on Saturday 16th November. Felicity is a member of Anglian Potters and is holding an open day at her studio in Main St., Hockwold, on December 14th and 15th when visitors will be able to buy unusual presents in ceramics, glass and copper.
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  • Joe pushes his limits to raise money for The Craniofacial Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital

    Published: Fri, 15/11/2019 09:08
    n 2018 our son Louis was diagnosed was a condition called Craniosynostosis, which one or more of the fibrous sutures in his skull prematurely fused by turning into bone, thereby changing the growth pattern of the skull. Because the skull could not expand perpendicular to the fused suture, it compensated by growing more in the direction parallel to
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  • A review of Britten Sinfonia and the Sixteen in Ely Cathedral, November 2019

    Published: Mon, 11/11/2019 10:17
    Harry Christophers, Britten Sinfonia and the Sixteen have earned a tremendous reputation. This was evident in an amazing concert they gave in Ely Cathedral on Saturday night as part of the Cambridge Music Festival.. Harry Christopher's unique style of conducting not only gave a firm sense of pulse but reflected the different styles and moods of the
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  • Accessories to make your Cabin Car truly yours

    Published: Mon, 04/11/2019 08:57
    Since the launch of our brand-new product, The Cabin Car, we have had a lot of response from people excited to find out more. Whether you are upgrading from a mobility scooter or downgrading from a car, the cabin car is the perfect solution plus our offer of a £2000 DISCOUNT is still valid.
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  • Ely Solicitors offer Free Family Law Advice Day

    Published: Thu, 31/10/2019 16:40
    Do you have any issues relating to relationship breakdown, access to children or financial remedy as a result of divorce? Are you moving in with your partner and would like to discuss a cohabitation agreement or a prenuptial agreement. Ely solicitors Fraser Dawbarns are offering free half-hour consultations on 6th November for people to discuss the
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  • Bakery delivery driver jailed

    Published: Wed, 30/10/2019 15:24
    A BAKERY delivery driver who got stuck in the mud in the middle of the night was later found to be more than double the legal drink drive limit. Pawel Krupa, of Blyth Road, Hayes, Greater London, was spotted on the A605 Fletton Parkway by officers on patrol. The officers noticed a van which had its hazard lights on and was stuck in the mud with its
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  • Review of the concert of Elgar in Ely Cathedral on Saturday 26th October 2019

    Published: Tue, 29/10/2019 15:28
    If you were told that the concert you were about to attend had a programme of only one composer, you would be worried that after the first few pieces you would expect to be craving for something different. However, in the concert on Saturday the programme of works by Elgar and no other composer contained such varieties of style, expression and
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