ready to ride. One-time bad boy rock god Johnny Dee knows what it means to ride off whistling into the sunset… that’s just how he used to roll. Now he’s set to hit the road once more with his trusty pushbike under hand (well, under bum!). Born to be wild? Yes he was! He’s taken up the Thorpe Hall Challenge, Ride for Ryder, 25 miles of pure riding passion for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire listeners, for Thorpe Hall’s new hospice and for you.
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It was the first time the Sue Ryder charity had organised a sponsored Firewalk, giving supporters the chance to take on a once in a lifetime challenge to walk on hot coals. It was held at the Greyhound Stadium, in Fengate, and all the money raised through the Firewalk will go towards the Thorpe Hall Capital Appeal, raising £6 million to fund the building of a new state-of-the-art hospice at Thorpe Hall in Peterborough.
Find out more about how you can join Johnny Dee and Ride for Ryder on page 19 of this issue.
AN EVENING OF CABARET WITH BURLESQUE
Fancy a little tease of Burlesque? This cabaret evening on Saturday June 7 at XXI Bar on Priestgate features a drag act host, burlesque and belly dancers, cancan girls, tribal acts, a magician and more. The night is fundraising for Breast Cancer and advance tickets are £8 or £10 on the door, with £1 from every advance ticket going to charity and £2 on the door. Contact, Niki at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07453 560381.
The fantastic Bourne Festival returns for its 12th year running from Friday May 30 – June 1. It’s a great weekend for all the family organised by the Roundtable including 80 real ales, arena events, craft stalls and loads more to keep you amused. As ever there’s a varied line-up of live bands performing and it kicks off in style on the Friday with Cuttin Loose, Bullit Tooth and headliner – Robbie Williams Banned with a full brass section! Saturday sees live bands throughout the day from 12.15 with Dr A’s Rhythm and Grooves and ending with the craziest of headliners – The League of Mentalmen at 9.45pm. Sunday’s live line-up starts at 12.15 with The Little Red Kings and ends on a rocking high note with The High Rollers at 8.45pm. Entry’s £2 per day, children under 11 get in free or you can buy a weekend pass for a fiver. Visit www.bournefestival.com.
STAMFORD’S SINGING IN THE RAIN
WIN BIG AS SPRINGFIELDS CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY Springfields Outlet Shopping in Spalding is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a really fantastic competition. You can win a new £10,000 MG3 plus 10 other fantastic prizes worth over £3,000! Just register as a Springfields VIP, spend £10 in any one day, for 10 weeks starting from June 16. If you aren’t a VIP already you can register for FREE at www.springfieldsshopping.com You enter online and then who knows it could be you! There will be a winner event at the end of the competition when you’ll find out exactly what you’ve won, with one winner each week, and one of those weekly winners will also win the car.
THORPE HALL FIRE WALK
Stamford Amateur Musical Society will be taking to the stage in June for their 2014 show ‘Singin’ in the Rain’. One of the best-loved and well-known musicals of all time the show recently sold out to West End audiences and has been enjoying sellout tours around the UK. It’s a great opportunity be able to have an amateur theatre group be able to bring the show to local theatres so shortly after the West End run and at a fraction of the price! Performances are nightly at 7.30pn from Wednesday June 11 – Saturday June 14 at Stamford’s Corn Exchange Theatre, with an additional matinee performance at 2.00pm on the Saturday. Tickets start from £10 and can be booked with the box office on 01780 766455 or via the website on www.stamford-cornexchange.co.uk
MALE VOICE CHOIR @ CASTOR Peterborough Male Voice Choir return to Castor for their 2014 Summer Concert, singing favourites from musicals and opera as well as ballads and popular songs. We have to say a huge well done to all the brave people who helped raised over £8,000 for charity in a Firewalk event last month.
Join them at St. Kyneburgha’s church on Saturday June 21. Tickets £10/£9 concessions available from Peterborough Visitor Information Centre: 01733 452336.
ESP Magazine June 2014