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The Guide Friday, December 5, 2008

Broadway panto with stars from X Factor, Steps and Coronation Street

Christmas magic

WHAT do magic carpets, Postman Pat, glitter explosions, flying heroes, High School Musical songs and goodie giveaways have in common?

Easy, they all feature in this year’s Peterborough Broadway Theatre’s pantomime, which starts tomorrow. Aladdin features appearances from all of the above, as well as guest appearances from X Factor’s Ray Quinn, Faye Tozer from Steps, and

MARK PEARSON ENTERTAINMENTS REPORTER ex-Coronation Street star Brian Capron. It is all being organised by Downtown Productions, who specialise in putting on pantomime and musical theatre. The Guide spoke to company manager Judy Riley and producer Guy Loveday ahead of the 64strong run of dates at the city centre theatre. Judy said: “It is going extremely well, and the guys can’t wait to get it all started.

“We have the three main stars, and a supporting cast of people with West End show experience. The Oscar-nominated Barry Purves is in charge of the set design, and he has previously worked on films including Mars Attacks, The Lord Of The Rings and King Kong. “It promises to be a real spectacular. Without giving too much away Aladdin will fly above the stage, there will be glitter explosions, amazing sound effects, and lots of musical numbers led by Turn to Page 5


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Road Stuck The Park, Park 7pm, £8 Mojo + guests,


York, New New York, New night Road Reload, gay-friendly 10pm ’til late, with Mike Walker,


Pool Straw Bear, Whittlesey £3 entry knockout, 3.30pm, Royal British Legion, Bingo, 8pm Broadway, Yaxley Road Bluebell Inn, Welland 7pm Pool knockout,

£3 all night


Quiz Ploughman, Werrington night, 8.30pm, free Quiz, The Heron, Stanground free cash prizes, 9pm, Quiz Cock Inn, Werrington night, 9pm, free Quiz The Comet, Dogsthorpe prizes, £1 night, 8pm, cash


Cherry Tree, Oundle Karaoke, 9pm, free



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Road Glass Onion, Burghley free Quiz night, 9pm, Family Nags Head, Eastrea quiz night, 7 30pm Quiz night, The Vine, Coates 8pm, £1 per person Werrington The Blue Bell, Quiz, 9pm

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Lincoln Spirit and Soul, DJ Road Playskool to 2am Competition, 9pm Broadway Salsa Quizzes Stamf Edwards Bar, Golden Fleece, free dance classes, intermediates, Music quiz, 8.30pm, £5, new Cowgate 7.30pm to 8.25pm, 8.30pm to Draper’s Arms, , starters/beginners night, 8pm, free club, Road 9.25pm, £5, freestyle with class, Cherry Tree, Oundle 50p free 9.30pm to 11pm, Jackpot quiz, 9.30pm, visit for more information or call Alan The Royal Oak, Castor m night, 8.30pm on 01733 344934 Three Horseshoes, the Solstice, night, 9pm, Radius, above Werrington Quiz Road Sara Northminster £2 per team Nites, Goodl White’s Jive & Blues£7, various Fayre Spot and 8pm 11pm, night, 7.30pm until Bretton Quiz levels, every Monday, Karaoke k Oundle Road The Boys Head, Karaoke, 8pm, free



Live Music

Road Glass Onion, Burghley9pm night, Musical jamming


Royal British Legion, Bingo, 8pm, Broadway, Yaxley free

WESTS OF THE WESTWOOD: Dave and Anita West with one the raffle prizes at their new pub, The Westwood.



New landlords doing their bit for city THE new landlord of a city centre pub is organising a charity raffle to raise money for Peterborough’s special care baby unit. He has only been in charge for three weeks, but Dave West wants to revitalise The Westwood, in Mayors Walk. Moving up from Somerset, Dave, and

Distinguished duo on cello and piano


Baillie and Lisney Stamford Arts Centre, tomorrow

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special care baby unit, so all donations are welcome. “We also hope to have a pool competition up and running soon, and are working on being able to serve food.” The Westwood is also going to have karaoke disco nights. The first is tonight, the second December 19, and fortnightly thereafter.

POPULAR cellist and pianist duo Baillie and Lisney return to Stamford tomorrow with a classical music programme of Russian favourites.

Alexander Baillie is internationally recognised as one of the finest cellists of his generation. He began playing the cello at the comparatively late age of 12, having been directly inspired by the late Jacqueline du Pré. He went on to study at London’s Royal College of Music and with André Navarra in Vienna. He has appeared with many British orchestras and has worked with Sir Simon Rattle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and has appeared regularly as

cello soloist in concertos, recitals and festivals throughout the world. Alexander has given notable first performances of works by Penderecki, Hans Werner Henze, Takemitsu, Colin Matthew and H K Gruber. Recordings include the Tippett Triple Concerto with the composer conducting and the Shostakovich First Concerto with Benjamin Zander and the Boston Philharmonic. James Lisney has an exciting and varied international career, achieving distinction both for his work as a soloist and for his collaborative work with many major artists. His distinctive quality was already noted at his highly acclaimed Wigmore Hall debut in 1986.


The concert takes places at Stamford Arts Centre, from 8pm. Tickets cost £14, or £7 for under 25s. To book, call 01780 763203.


“Get bowled over this festive season”

his wife Anita, are looking forward to welcoming new customers to The Westwood. First up, Dave is asking local businesses and people to donate gifts, however small, for a raffle, which will be drawn on December 19. Dave said: “We want to raise money for Peterborough District Hospital’s

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED: Alexander Baillie on cello and James Lisney on piano.

Friday, December 5, 2008



Pride in the name of U2

DON’T forget that U2UK are bringing their incredible U2 show to the region tomorrow night. If you haven’t seen this awesome recreation of one of the world’s top rock bands, U2, then make sure you are at the Bourne Corn Exchange. U2UK create the ultimate U2 experience, combining full screen projection with an amazing stage and light show and costume changes. The two-hour performance takes in all the most memorable moments from U2’s ground breaking stadium tours with hits spanning their entire history such as Out Of Control, I Will Follow, One, Pride (In The Name Of Love), Elevation and Beautiful Day right up to the most recent tour with Sometimes You Can’t Make it on Your Own, Blinding Lights and Vertigo, to name just a few. Tickets cost £10 in advance, by calling 07828 032241. Doors open from 8.30pm. Under-16s get in for £5.

Festive farm

FAMILIES are invited to get in the festive spirit and join Rudolph for a ride on his red nose tractor sleigh. Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre in Thornhaugh, near Peterborough, is holding the Christmas adventures this month, where people can meet Father Christmas by a cosy log fire in the mill house and receive an early present. The stable Nativity scene provides a chance for Sacrewell’s friendly farm animals to show off, and a visit to the Three Little Ducks food and gift shop will give you a chance to find some unusual presents and stock up on some delicious Christmas goodies. The Rudolph events will run every weekend and daily from December 13 until December 23. For more information and prices, visit or call 01780 782254.

Buddy Holly and the ivy Holly At Christmas Key Theatre, Sunday BY popular demand, Buddy Holly and his incredible Cricketers return with Holly At Christmas this Sunday.

This festive, fun-filled, exhilarating show is now as traditional as turkey and mince pies. For 16 years the Buddy Holly and The Cricketers Show has delighted audiences all over the world, and their special place in the hearts of the British public was recognised when they recently guest-starred on BBC1’s Satur-

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roll classics. It has graced royal occasions, testimonials for England rugby and cricket internationals, toured in aid of the English Schools’ Cricket Association and was a winner at the Daily Telegraph Fantasy Football Awards Dinner. Buddy and the boys also starred as the celebrity band at Professional Cricket Association Awards dinner, the highlight of the cricketing calendar, televised on Sky TV.

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day night live programme, The One and Only. This year they have been celebrating the anniversary of Buddy Holly and The Crickets’ whirlwind tour of March 1958, playing timeless hits such as That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Raining In My Heart and It Doesn’t Matter Anymore. This is not a “tribute” act, but a wonderful mix of music with improvised and scripted comedy hosted by some of the finest actormusicians in the business. The combined credits of past and present personnel include hit West End shows Buddy, Lennon, Return To The Forbidden Planet, Les Miserables, Guys And Dolls, Sunday In The Park With George and Jailhouse Rock among many others, in a two-hour rock ’n’ rollercoaster of Buddy’s hits and other rock ’n’

Great Northern Hotel

The group will perform at the Key Theatre from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15, from 01733 207239.

Easy Listening Music From 7.15pm

2 course meal £15 Free admission. Great Northern Hotel Station Approach Peterborough Bookings welcome (01733) 295200


Peterborough’s Biggest Ever Family Panto

Starts Sat 6th Dec up until Sat 17th Jan

All Tickets £10 each

Box Office 01733 316100 Box Office Open 10am - 6pm, Mon-Sat 46 Broadway, Peterborough PE1 1RT

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Services to be screened on TV Cathedral

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services Peterborough Cathedral

Winter Warmers at The


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Celebrate your festivities with us this Christmas, bookings being taken now. Choose from either a 2, 3 or 4 course option per person,

Celebrate New Years Eve with us and enjoy Live Music and a 4 course meal for only £35 per head Limited availability Tickets Only

children's prices available on request

2 Courses £13.95pp 3 Courses £15.95pp 4 Courses £18.95pp

We look forward to seeing you, and wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The Boathouse Thorpe Meadows Peterborough PE3 6GA


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MILLIONS of people up and down the country will be tuning in to watch two of the most poignant services of the Christian year live from Peterborough Cathedral this Christmas.

The city’s famous cathedral will be at the heart of the country’s celebrations on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as BBC1 camera crews descend upon Peterborough to beam the two main cathedral services out across the UK for all to enjoy. Bosses at the BBC have chosen the cathedral following their

smaller scale operation from there last year when they broadcast part of its Breakfast Show from the city’s prized tourist attraction. They found the cathedral and its staff to be so pleasant, accommodating and perfect for their needs that this year they have decided to come back for the entirety, and cathedral staff couldn’t be more pleased. Dean of Peterborough the Very Rev Charles Taylor said: “This is a marvellous opportunity for us to share what we have to offer at the cathedral and to raise our profile nationally. “We are delighted that the BBC has chosen to come back to us this year. Whether it was my bacon sandwiches last year or the beauty of our wonderful Cathedral at Christmas that won their vote, we are very grateful for their support.” Canon Richard Cattle added:

“We are expecting more than 1,000 people to join together at the cathedral to share the true meaning of Christmas. We always put a lot of effort into our Christmas services, but this year staff have been busily preparing and rehearsing especially hard for these services, as it requires a little more work to accommodate film crews and other staff. “There has been a lot of planning involved, but we are confident it will go well and it is wonderful that people will be able to share these special Christmas services either live at the cathedral or in the comfort of their homes.” The Dean added: “It is a privilege for the cathedral and also for Peterborough, so we hope to welcome many of you there.” A Christingle Service takes place at the Cathedral on December 13. To find out more, call 01733 355300.

Victorian theme to wonderland DETAILS of this month’s Stamford Christmas Winter Wonderland have been revealed. Organised by Stamford businesswoman Rosie Maclennan, the Winter Wonderland takes place on Sunday, December 21. It is backed by Stamford Town Partnership and the Chamber of Trade. It will feature a variety of festive activities in Bath Row, including games, a hog roast, horse-drawn rides, a vintage fair, classic cars and carol singers. There will also be an “Xma Factor” contest where performers can entertain for three minutes in a bid to win shopping vouchers. Entrants can register on the day.

There is also a Christmas market in Stamford this coming Sunday, and a concert for senior citizens in the Town Hall on Friday, December 19. The concert, which features a musical medley, the Welland School of Dance and the Corn Exchange Entertainments Committee, is ticket-only and tickets are available from the Town Hall. And until December 31 in council-owned car parks, there will be more time to enjoy the Christmas festivities. South Kesteven District Council is running a scheme so motorists will be able to stay for one hour more than they have paid for. To find out more about the Victorian themed Winter Wonderland, call 01780 480490.

PLAYING THE PART: Yeelin Parford (left) and Rosie Maclennan dressed in Victorian costumes to promote Stamford’s Winter Wonderland.

Friday, December 5, 2008



Aladdin is all you could wish for

STARS OF THE SHOW: X Factor’s Ray Quinn, Faye Tozer from Steps, Coronation Street’s Brian Capron, and Postman Pat.

Dates, times and costs Date and time ● Saturday, December 6 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Monday, December 8 – 7.30pm ● Tuesday, December 9 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Wednesday, December 10 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Thursday, December 11 – 10.30am; 7.30pm ● Friday, December 12 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Saturday, December 13 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Monday, December 15 – 7.30pm ● Tuesday, December 16 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Wednesday, December 17 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Thursday, December 18 – 7.30pm ● Friday, December 19 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Saturday, December 20 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Sunday, December 21 – 2.30pm ● Monday, December 22 – 7.30pm ● Tuesday, December 23 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Wednesday, December 24 – noon ● Friday, December 26 – 7.30pm ● Saturday, December 27 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Sunday, December 28 – 7.30pm ● Monday, December 29 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Tuesday, December 30 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Wednesday, December 31 – noon ● Thursday, January 1 – 7.30pm ● Friday, January 2 – 2.30pm;

7.30pm ● Saturday, January 3 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Monday, January 5 – 7.30pm ● Tuesday, January 6 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Wednesday, January 7 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Thursday, January 8 – 7.30pm ● Friday, January 9 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Saturday, January 10 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Monday, January 12 – 7.30pm ● Tuesday, January 13 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Wednesday, January 14 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Thursday, January 15 – 7.30pm ● Friday, January 16 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Saturday, January 17 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm ● Sunday, January 18 – 2.30pm; 7.30pm Costs ● December 6, 2.30pm – Every seat is £10 ● Every Tuesday and Wednesday matinee – every seat costs £12.50 ● Friday and Saturday matinees cost £14.50 and £17.50, with family tickets at £50 ● Friday and Saturday evening shows cost £15 and £18, with family tickets at £55 ● TIckets for Christmas Eve and Boxing Day are £15 and £18, with family tickets at £55 ● All other shows cost £14.50 and £17.50, with family tickets at £50. To book, call 01733 316100, or visit www.thebroadwaytheatre.

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a five piece orchestra.” Guy revealed that there will be references to Peterborough in the show, and the city’s ice hockey and football team shirts will feature. He added that this is the first time Downtown has done a pantomime for a few years, but when they saw the Broadway Theatre, they thought it was perfect.

He said: “We have been treated superbly. We have been out and about in the community for school visits and Christmas light switch-ons.” There will be lots of audience participation, with opportunities for some lucky children to get up on stage. And there is even the chance to text in the name of anyone in your group who has a birthday, and personal dedications will then get read out live from

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Soap villain Brian turns panto baddie “IT promises to be absolutely phenomenal.” These are the words of Brian Capron, the ex-Coronation Street actor who stars as bad guy Abanazar in this year’s Aladdin pantomime. And who better to play the part, as readers will recognise Brian as Richard Hillman, one of the greatest soap villains of all time. He turned from a conniving fraudster into a fully-fledged serial killer, murdering three Street residents, becoming known as “Killman” Hillman by the Press. Brian, who was born in Eye, Suffolk, has since starting working in musicals, most notably Guys And Dolls. He said this year’s Broadway pantomime had the feel of a musical, and

the production, music and acting was all first class. Brian added: “I really am looking forward to it, because I’ve never done a panto before. I had opportunities after Coronation Street, but I turned them down. “The baddie is the best part to be. I am thoroughly enjoying rehearsing the part and can’t wait to get on stage. It promises to be absolutely phenomenal. “We have watched the stage being set up this week, and we can’t believe just how spectacular it looks. “It really does have the feel of a musical, and director Anthony Williams has done an exceptional job. I don’t think audiences realise what is in store for them. “They will be drawn in to the

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FORMER STREET BAD GUY: Brian Capron is playing Abanazar.

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Rock ’n’ roll show is a Christmas cracker My Brother Is An Only Child (15) Peterborough Arts Cinema John Clare Theatre, Central Library, Broadway, Peterborough

DANIELE Luchetti’s My Brother Is An Only Child uses a love-hate relationship between two brothers (played by Elio Germano and Riccardo Scamarcio) from a working-class family, to explore the ideological cracks within Italian society during the ’60s and ’70s, the so-called “years of lead”. Scripted by Sandro Petraglia and Stefano Rulli (the writers of the epic The Best of Youth), it’s an amusing and engagingly acted film, which respects the contradictions of its characters. The Thursday show starts at 7.30pm, at the John Clare Theatre, Peterborough Central Library. Tickets cost £5, or £4 for members.

That’ll Be The Day Christmas Show The Cresset, tomorrow TAKE 100 great hits, crazy comedy, plus a dash of festive nostalgia and you have a cracker of a live Christmas show at The Cresset, tomorrow.

The Bretton venue will be welcoming the That’ll Be The Day Christmas Show for a night that will take audiences on a tinseltopped trip down memory lane. The production will feature rock ’n’ roll tunes from the ’50s through to the ’80s, including all the Christmas favourites, as well as some great comedy routines. The variety-style show, which was established on the cabaret circuit in the late ’80s, is staged throughout the year and regularly changes to keep audiences returning for more of its feel-good entertainment. The planning and preparation for the Christmas show takes place up to four months before the festive season begins, culminating in a fortnight of intensive rehearsals

for the singers and dancers of the show. The show’s director and creator Trevor Payne, who also takes a starring role in the production, is known to many for his appearances in comedian Peter Kay’s Max and Paddy TV series, as well as Kay’s now famous Road To Amar-

illo video for BBC TV’s Comic Relief. Mr Payne said: “Each new production of That’ll Be The Day is meticulously researched and planned so that regular fans will see the changes and new fans will be enthralled and entertained.”


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Brotherly love and hate



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ROCK PEDIGREE: Lauren Harris, daughter of Iron Maiden’s founder Steve.

DJ Damien digging deep SPECIAL Interest DJ Damien Bailey is the guest at tomorrow night’s Dig Deep event. Dig Deep returns to the Club Dissident, in Lincoln Road, to kick off the silly season in style with a Christmas special that will whet the appetite of underground house music fans. DJ Damien Bailey is coming from Nottingham to make his debut at the Peterborough venue. He started out in the early ’90s, and helped to set up Funky Transport, which led to releases on

20/20 Vision and Brique Rouge. He has performed all over the UK and as far afield as Miami, Thailand and the Czech Republic. Support on the night comes from Rick Acalpin, Pat Unwin, Steve Scallon, Andy and Ian, The Audio Gourmet and Jay Phono. Doors are from 10pm to 4.30am. Admission costs £4 before 11.30pm, and £5 after with an NUS concession of £4 all night if card is produced.

SPECIAL GUEST: DJ Damien Bailey is at Club Dissident.

Enough metal to crush you Clutch and HIM. Headline support comes from Lauren Harris. She launched her career in 2005 after being talent spotted by legendary British producer Russ Rock line-up Ballard, who had no idea she was the daughter of The Park, tomorrow until December 13 Iron Maiden founder member, Steve Harris. Following the successful studio session with Russ, Lauren assembled a live band and proROCK and heavy metal fans are spoilt ceeded to play a series of shows around Florida for choice if they visit The Park over the and in the UK. next 10 days. She has gone on to support The Answer, Korn Promoters Just What You Want have sorted and, of course, Iron Maiden themselves. five gigs, with four of them taking place on the Tickets for the December 11 show cost £10 at bounce from December 11. the door, from 7pm. First up it’s Sonic Boom Six, a four-piece Then there’s more pre-Christmas metal maypunk hip-hop band from Manhem on December 12, with sets from chester, who return to the PeterBury Your Dead, As Blood Runs borough venue tomorrow night. Back and Emmuri. Sonic Boom Six first appeared Tickets cost £9 at the door from 7pm. on the punk scene in April 2002. It’s a special weekend price of £3 for After a series of good reviews, the December 13 gig, which sees Exit Sonic Boom Six were soon Ten and Glamour Of The Kill on invited to perform a session on stage from 7pm. BBC Radio1’s The Lock Up. Rounding off the musical marathon In 2005, the band opened the is Brighton-based metalcore band Love Music Hate Racism event Johnny Truant – who are playing on the Leftfield Stage at the Glastheir farewell tour. tonbury Festival. The band first played The Park, Support for tomorrow’s show twice, in 2003. They have gone on to comes from Barber Luck, tour the UK, Europe and Canada with Mouthwash and Brassphemy. the likes of Killswitch Engage, As I Tickets cost £11 at the door, from Lay Dying, Cancer Bats and Alexison7pm. fire as well as playing Download FestiThen the fun really starts with val in 2005, 2006 and 2008. four shows in a row from ThursThey were set to support Bring Me day. The Horizon in the US with Misery LAST CHANCE TO Starting off the run is Viking SEE THEM: Signals and The Ghost Inside. HowSkull, who also formed in 2002, ever, on October 31 this year, the band Johnny Truant. with the inclusion of ex-Raging unexpectedly announced that they Speedhorn members Gordon Morison, Darren were to split following their December UK tour. Smith and Frank Regan. Don’t miss out on your last chance to see They have since stormed the Download FestiJohnny Truant. Tickets cost £8 at the door from val, and shared the stages with acts such as CKY, 7pm. Support from Visions and Blackhole.

Live music

Elvis In Concert Sun 1st Feb, 7.30pm, £16.50

RELYING ON THE CROWD: How much Acer get paid depends entirely on the amount of people who come the through The Met’s door. Picture: MIKE HARRIS

Bands earning their keep IN a new venture at The Met Lounge, a promoter is bringing in a concept to allow bands the chance to earn money based on their ability to draw in a crowd. LC Promotions is hosting its first such event at The Met tonight. Three bands are on the bill – Acer, Point7Pistol and Aviators. Promoter Liz Coates, said: “There will be no promoter’s cut, so all the receipts – minus venue operating costs – will go direct to the bands. This will enable their fans to show their appreciation while knowing their ticket money goes to the correct people – the artist. “This is a format pioneered at the

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Cavern Club by Met Lounge favourites 10 Reasons to Live. Let’s hope that the people of Peterborough vote with their feet and turn up to support local talent so that this can become a monthly event and help more local talent get the recognition they deserve.” The show starts at 8.30pm. Tickets cost £5. Next Friday, Deaf By Stereo hosts its Christmas show at The Met. Local electro boys Fenech Soler headline the night with support from Disasteradio (from New Zealand), A Girl Called Kate and Cut This City. Tickets, costing £6, are on sale at the venue now.

The Chinese State Circus, Tues 3rd & Wed 4th Feb, 7.30pm, Wed 5pm & 7.30pm, £23, £20, £10


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Jason Statham returns to his role as a hard-hitting courier

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CRASHLANDED IN AFRICA: Alex the lion with Melman the giraffe, Gloria the hippo and Marty the Zebra.

The king of the jungle

CHANGELING (15): Angelina Jolie makes a strong bid for an Oscar nomination with her tour de force portrayal of a crusading mother in Clint Eastwood’s harrowing drama. Based on a shocking true story, Changeling tells the story of single mother Christine Collins (Jolie), who arrives home one day to find her son Walter (Gattlin Griffith) has disappeared without trace. After months of fearing the worst, Captain JJ Jones (Jeffrey Donovan) of the LAPD claims to have found Walter. Unfortunately, it's a case of mistaken identity but in order to avoid a media maelstrom Jones forces Christine to lie. Jolie is sensational as a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown, who screams and shouts for justice, fearful she might not get the answers she craves.

MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA (PG, 89 mins) Family/Comedy/Romance. Featuring the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric The Entertainer, Bernie Mac, Sherri Shepherd and Alec Baldwin. Directors: Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath.


FOUR CHRISTMASES (12A): Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn fail to impress in this lifeless romantic comedy. Happily unmarried San Francisco couple Brad (Vaughn) and Kate (Witherspoon) have been together for years but have no plans to walk down the aisle. Every December 25, the lovebirds make outlandish, charity work-related excuses to their loved ones so they can jet off to sunnier climes to soak up the sun. But when the fog sets in and they are unable to fly, the bickering duo are forced to spend the holiday season with their extended families. A tinsel-strewn re-tread of Meet The Parents that doesn’t quite make the cut.


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DANGEROUS JOB: Jason Statham as Frank Martin.

Pedal to metal action JASON Statham returns to what he does best – taking his shirt off as he whips bad guys to a pulp – in Olivier Megaton’s brawny yet brainless sequel.

Co-written, like its predecessors, by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, Transporter 3 appropriates an ecofriendly central theme as a hook for all the usual fisticuffs and high-speed chases. However, the filmmakers are more interested in orchestrating mayhem than saving the planet, including a showdown between the hero and several goons in an auto repair shop, using tools lying on shelves as weapons. The miasma of kicks, punches and fracturing bones might be thrilling if it weren’t so implausible. Even when he’s outnumbered 10 to one, Statham’s hard nut refuses to crack, taking out all comers without breaking a sweat. His adversaries exhibit impeccable manners, attacking one at a time when surely it would be preferable to dive in together and overwhelm the hero. A high-octane pursuit culminates in the muscle man balancing his car on two wheels so he can drive it through the gap between two articulated lorries. The least said about a ridiculous sequence on a BMX,

TRANSPORTER 3 (15, 103 mins)

Action/Romance. Starring Jason Statham, Natalya Rudakova, Robert Knepper, Jeroen Krabbe, Francois Berleand and Alex Kobold. Director: Olivier Megaton. thrown into the mix for a little variety, the better. Frank Martin (Statham) burns rubber from sunny Marseilles, through Stuttgart and Budapest, and eventually on to Odessa on a job ordered by bad guy Johnson (Knepper). En route, Frank collects his package, Valentina (Rudakova), the kidnapped daughter of Leonid Vasilev (Krabbe), head of the Ukraine’s powerful Environmental Protection Agency. Putting the pedal to the metal, Frank comes under fire from Vasilev’s men and from Valentina, who doesn’t take kindly to being manhandled.

Sparks of sexual attraction fly and Frank finds himself falling for the passionate woman in his care. However, once Frank learns of Johnson’s ulterior motives involving a cargo ship full of toxic waste, he risks everything to prevent Valentina falling into the villain’s clutches. Good friend Inspector Tarconi (Berleand) provides valuable back up as Frank screeches towards his date with destiny. Transporter 3 ties the hero and his sexy sidekick to the car using the clumsy plot device of hi-tech bracelets, which explode is the wearer strays 75ft from the vehicle. Consequently, when the car plummets into water, the buff brawler turns to his A-Team survival guide to remain close to the souped-up vehicle without drowning. Statham trots out the smattering of one-liners without blinking an eye (“I’ll give you 10 seconds to change your mind,” snarls a goon; “I’ll give you five seconds to remove your hand from my jacket,” retorts Frank). He also performs a striptease to earn back the car keys which scheming Valentina has stolen. That’s one way to stop women in the audience from falling asleep. Alexandra Azaria’s booming score would be the other.


ANIMAL magic is in short supply in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, a colourful computer animated sequel for the entire family which cheekily recycles the plot of The Lion King. Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath’s film strands its menagerie of misfits in the wild, where they discover the courage to follow their hearts and to reclaim a birthright as king of the jungle. Important lessons about loyalty to friends, individuality in the face of conformity and inter-species romance are hammered home without any attempt at subtlety. As in the first film, Sacha Baron Cohen merrily scene-steals as a crazy lemur, who enjoys the finer things in life when he’s not shaking his furry booty to Reel 2 Reel’s infectious dance anthem, I Like To Move It, Move It. Kids will squeal at the slapstick and bright colours, parents and older audiences will have to search much harder for amusement. Alex the lion (voiced by Stiller), Marty the zebra (Rock), Melman the hypochondriac giraffe (Schwimmer) and Gloria the hippopotamus (Smith) are finally ready to leave the exotic island of Madagascar and return to the plush surroundings of New York’s Central Park Zoo. Boarding a rickety plane with ringtailed lemur King Julien the 13th (Cohen), his second-in-command Maurice (Cedric The Entertainer) and

the penguins – Private, Rico, Skipper and Kowalski — the animals crashland shy of their destination, ending up on the plains of Africa. “It’s like deja vu . . . like I’ve been here before,” says Alex, just before he comes mane-to-mane with his long lost father Zuba (Mac) and doting mother (Shepherd). The return of the prodigal son is music to the ears of Zuba’s sworn, jealous rival Makunga (Baldwin), who suggests that Alex take part in a traditional rites of passage ceremony, knowing full well that if the newcomer should fail, he must be exiled from the pride. Meanwhile, Melman wrestles with his feelings for Gloria, but just as he is ready to declare himself, hippo love god Moto Moto (Will I am) makes his move . . . Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa starts promisingly with a flashback to Alex’s abduction from the jungle and the flight back to New York, with Kowalski and his feathered friends at the controls of the plane. Once the story moves to Africa, the similarities to The Lion King are inescapable, and this film pales next to the Disney masterpiece. The quality of the animation is undeniable. However, without a compelling storyline to support all of the technical wizardry, the sequel is pristine style and second-hand substance.

See a clip from the film. Go to LAKEVIEW TERRACE (15): Neil LaBute’s provocative, modern day drama looks at racial tensions in a desirable Californian cul-de-sac. Samuel L Jackson stars as a cop-gone-bad Abe Turner who despises almost everybody, including himself. He wallops his teenage daughter in public for disobeying his dictates, and thinks nothing of using his gun to cleanse the community of undesirable elements. When a newly-wed couple move in next door, Abe does his best to scare them away. The couple retaliate, making a bad situation even worse. From here on in, Lakeview Terrace slips into a predictable game of cat and mouse.


THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES (12A): Adapted from Sue Monk Kid’s acclaimed novel, The Secret Life Of Bees is an affecting and well crafted rites of passage story set in racially divided ’60s South Carolina. Plucky teenager Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning) is one of the few people in town to take people as they come, happily treating her nursemaid Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson) as her equal. When the servant endures a beating at the hands of local bigots and is consigned to a hospital bed, Lily vows to spirit her friend away to a safer place. In doing so, she faces up to the death of her own mother. As chick flicks trumpeting female empowerment go, this is a hugely enjoyable and heartfelt diversion.


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CRAZY STUNTS: Nothing stops Frank Martin in a high-octane pursuit.

1 (-) Madagascar 2 2 (-) Four Christmases 3 (1) Quantum of Solace 4 (-) Changeling 5 (2) Body of Lies 6 (3) My Best Friend’s Girl 7 (4) High School Musical 3 8 (-) What Just Happened 9 (5) Zack and Miri Make A Porno 10 (8) Quarantine



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A few of my

favourite things SCOTT MCEWAN Occupation: Singer/Songwriter, and lead singer withThe CandleThieves

Is there a film star/pop star/rock star/artist/writer you admire? And why... I’ve always really admired E from Eels (pictured). He’s had such a hard life and written the most beautiful songs about it. Is there aTV programme you couldn’t live without? There’s so many! If I had to pick one I’d say 24. Do you remember the first record you bought – what was it, and where did you buy it? I honestly can’t remember, but it would definitely be the worst song in the world. Tell us about a recent discovery in music, film, etc...something you’ve seen or heard recently that you would recommend. I’d recommend checking out an Icelandic band called Sigur Ros (pictured right).They just write the most beautiful music, and the singer sometimes sings in a made-up language called Hopelandic. Really unusual, but amazing. Tell us about any guilty pleasures lurking in your CD or film collections – something you know is a bit naff but you can’t help yourself. I have a Simon Webbe CD in my collection, I don’t care I think it’s awesome! Favourite film...and why I think probably Shawshank Redemption, but I also love any Adam Sandler films. Punch Drunk Love is an amazing film. Favourite album...and why Daisies OfThe Galaxy, by Eels. He’d lost his whole family but managed to write an album that still manages to be positive and looking forward to the future. Favourite book...and why There’s a Tony Parsons book called One For My Baby which I’ve always loved. Is there a song or individual piece of music you always come back to? A song on the new Sigur Ros album called Ara Batur.They recorded it live in one take at Abbey Road

IN this feature, we take a peek into the lives of some of the great and the good associated with our fair city, and find out about the music, films and books that have captured their imaginations. Whether they are Proustreading arts aficionados or action movie and lads’ mag obsessives, we will discover the truth behind their cultural preferences as they reveal a few of their favourite things. This week we talk to Scott McEwan, a singer/songwriter from Peterborough. He also plays with his band The Candle Thieves. To find out more visit www. scottmcewan

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with an orchestra.There was something like 90 people playing at the same time. One of the most moving things I think I’ll ever hear. What are you reading at the moment? I just finished readingThings The Grandchildren Should Know by Mark Oliver Everett (of Eels). Tell me about a live music experience that sticks in your memory. When I saw Sigur Ros in London a few months back, or Counting Crows a few years back. It was incredible to see some of my favourite bands and for them to be even better than you ever thought they would be. And what are you up to this weekend? Definitely a pizza and X Factor, that’s as far as my plans go!


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An early festive bite of the cherry THE Cherry House was one of those restaurants I had heard lots about but had never visited myself – that was until last Friday night.

For my guest it brought back many happy memories as she had spent her 21st birthday there, and she said it hadn’t changed a bit in the 12 or 13 years since she last visited. Housed in a traditional thatched cottage, it certainly set a cosy scene on a cold, wet and foggy winter night. When we arrived at 7.15pm, the restaurant was already busy. The first dining room was already taken by a large party of ladies obviously starting their festive celebrations in November. And at least five other tables were occupied in the larger room where our table was – a good sign, particularly when there is so much talk about a credit crunch. The decor was both elegant and inviting. One little gripe is that we hadn’t realised Christmas had started in Peterborough so early, and so was a little disappointed that the only menu available was a festive one. It would have been nice if this had been explained when I booked. On the plus side, it did mean we got crackers to pull. There was still plenty of choice on the set three-course menu priced at £25.95. Beware, a few of the dishes come armed with a hefty supplement. I opted for the broccoli and Stilton soup, and my partner chose the scallops. The soup was a real winner – delicious, creamy with a real rich Stilton flavour, and topped by crispy croutons. My partner was a little surprised that her lovely, juicy sizzlingy hot scallops were accompanied by very cold crayfish tails, but she enjoyed the dish nonetheless. For main course I chose the paupiette of Grasmere Farm pork,

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CHRISTMAS DINNER: The roast Norfolk turkey, served on a at The Cherry House. which, even for someone with a healthy appetite like me, was a very generous portion. It was served with roast potatoes and a dish brimming with steaming hot vegetables. My partner chose the Norfolk turkey, which again was a large portion and far more than she could eat. It wasn’t as moist as she would have liked, but had a lovely flavour. After such hearty main courses, neither of us really had room for desserts, but we thought it would be rude not to try (not to mention that we’d paid for them) so I chose a fresh strawberry dessert with cream and shortbread biscuits, and my partner opted for Christmas pudding and brandy sauce. For someone who was full, she certainly polished that off without any

trouble, commenting that the sauce was exquisite. We ended the meal with tea, coffee and a lovely rich morsel of stollen, the perfect end to a winter meal. Service throughout the evening was a little patchy. The staff were always pleasant, but on occasion we felt as though we had been forgot-

ten and my partner was a little upset when an eager waitress cleared away her gin and tonic before it was finished. Overall, a pleasant evening with good traditional food that has kept the restaurant thriving for more than a decade.


The Cherry House Restaurant, Church Street, Werrington, Peterborough, PE4 6QF. Telephone: 01733 571721. The restaurant is currently offering a three-course Christmas party dinner menu for £25.95 including coffee, petit fours and stollen, a three-course Christmas party lunch menu for £22.95, and a three-course December Sunday lunch menu for £23.95 – the latter include coffee and mince pies.

CHRISTMAS PARTY DINNER MENU Starters ● Cream of fresh broccoli and Stilton soup served with crispy croutons ● A tossed salad of seasonal leaves with roasted cherry tomatoes and pepperdew peppers served with slices of Parma ham and topped with Parmesan shavings ● Seared scallops dressed on a bed of leaves with crayfish tails, asparagus tips and avocado pear

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with white truffle oil and balsamic syrup (£3.50 supplement) ● A filo pastry basket filled with a cascade of button mushrooms in a creamy garlic and herb sauce ● Timbale of seasonal melon accompanied by a ginger and mint syrup with fresh strawberries Main courses ● Baked fillet of salmon filled with spinach mouse and wrapped in a trellis of puff pastry, with a chive butter sauce ● Paupiette of Grasmere Farm

pork filled with apricot and sage seasoning accompanied by a port wine sauce. ● Roast Norfolk turkey and traditional trimmings ● Tournedos of Scottish beef fillet topped with a wild mushroom souffle accompanied by a rich Madeira sauce (supplement £6.50) ● Sautéed supreme of chicken served on a pillow of mustard mash, cordoned with a brandy and green peppercorn sauce ● Vegetarian mille-feuille of Mediterranean vegetables glazed

with goats cheese and cordoned with a Pernod butter sauce. All main courses are served with a selection of fresh vegetables (broccoli, carrots, roast potatoes, green beans) Desserts includie vanilla panna cotta, a cheese cake, Christmas pudding, cheese and biscuits and at least three other choices. ● Coffee, petit fours and stollen.

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Marshfields School, Dogsthorpe Festive sale, handicrafts, raffle, toys, Santa, cakes, 1pm to 3.30pm, 20p adults, 10p children, 01733 568058 St Peter and All Souls Church, Geneva Street Christmas arts and crafts, a toy stall, homemade cakes, a tombola, family games and Father Christmas with presents plus much more, noon to 3pm, proceeds to charity Westgate Church Hall, city centre Coffee morning and tabletop sale, 10am to noon, a flower and free festival is also running until December 14

Live Music

Met Lounge, Bridge Street Acer + Point 7 Pistol, 9pm, free Brennans Bar, Spalding Lloyd Watson Band, 9pm, free Fayrespot, Bretton One Eyed Cats, 9pm, free Bar 23, March The Returns, 9.30pm, free The Blue Bell, Dogsthorpe Circa 73, 9pm, free Hit or Miss, Stamford The Highway Somewhere, 9pm, free O Neills, Broadway Sumo, 10pm, free The Lord Protector, Hartford, Huntingdon Mark Gamble Band, 8.45pm, free


Voodoo Lounge, Mama Liz’s, Stamford Eclectic Ballroom, DJs Jim and Zed play soul, disco, jazz and funk breaks, 8.30pm, free AJs Bar, Lincoln Road Cambridgeshire’s only open deck night – Bring It and Fling It – turn up and play, every Friday, free from 10pm to 5am Baccara, Broadway Urban music with resident DJs playing a mix of RnB, hip-hop and smooth grooves, 9pm to 4am, free The Park, Park Road Trizzackz, Double S live, 10pm, £4 Met Lounge, Bridge Street Supersonic, ’60s to ’90s Brit-pop and the best new British and American guitar bands, 11.30pm to 2.30am, £4 Quayhole Kate’s, Stamford FunkMeFriday, 9pm to 2am, £6 Liquid and Envy, New Road That Friday Feeling, Ibiza floor fillers and dance anthems with Roscoe in Liquid, classic RnB from the last two decades with Rob T in Envy, classic pop and party with AJ in Chicagos, and retro disco with Steve Monroe in New York, New York, 10pm until 3am, £5, 01733 898005 The Solstice, Northminster Dance and requests, 9pm, free Bar Bloc, Westgate DJs from 9pm to 4am Passion Nightclub, Market Place, Wisbech DJs Dan and Marco, house, dance, electro, 10pm to 4am, £4 Yates’s, Broadway DJ-led night from 8pm, chart hits Pulse 8 International, Geneva Street Club night with top DJs, £6, 10pm to 6am Club Dissident, Lincoln Road Foundation with Equinox and more, £5 before midnight, more after Braza Club, March Pete Revell DJs, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, £5, 8pm onwards, 07950468011


Scarlett’s, Sycamore Avenue, Dogsthorpe Karaoke, 8.30pm, free The Northfields Inn, Dogsthorpe Kev Collins Disco, 8pm, free


Coates Public Hall, The Fold Over-50s gentle exercise class with no floorwork, 10am ’til 11am, pay on entry, for more information call 01733 350584


DREAMS COME TRUE: The Key’s panto, Cinderella, is on this week.


The Straw Bear, Whittlesey Poker from 8pm


Royal British Legion, Broadway, Yaxley Quiz, 8.30pm, members and guests free The Chequers, Orton Wistow Mini quiz, stand-up bingo and disco, from 8pm


Newark Road, Peterborough Tu Danse Studios, Saturday Night Fever disco dance workshops, 7.30pm to 8.30pm, every Friday until December 12, £5 a night, 01733 553830.


Key Theatre, Peterborough Cinderella, 7pm, £8.50


74 Monument Street, Broadway Althorpe Arts Group exhibition and open day, 6pm to 9pm, free


Westgate Church, Peterborough Christmas Tree and Flower Festival, from today until December 14, donations to Age Concern and Hospital at Home


Nassington Church, Nassington Coffee morning, home-crafted cards and jewellery, cakes, books, tea, coffee, 10.30am, free


Live Music

Cresset, Bretton That’ll Be The Day, Christmas show, 7.30pm, £19 The Park, Park Road Sonic Boom Six, 7pm, £11 Black Swan, Donnington, near Spalding Lloyd Watson Band, 9pm, free Old Coach House, Market Deeping Paul Cage, 9pm, free Post Office Sports and Social Club, Peterborough Zodica, £2.50 members, £3.50 non The Blue Bell, Dogsthorpe Double Penetration, 9pm, free Voodoo Lounge, Stamford Riverside Festivals Acoustic Stage, Irene Rae, Stell Union, Opaque, £6, 8.30pm Bourne Corn Exchange, Bourne U2UK, 8pm, £10 The Lord Protector, Hartford,

Huntingdon Or Wot, 8.45pm, free The Fenman, Stanground Grumpy Old Men, 9pm, free The Elmtree Tavern, Dogsthorpe Elvis tribute, 9pm, free The Prince of Wales Feathers, Castor Frankly My Dear, 9pm, free The Cock Inn, Werrington Tut, 9pm, free


Met Lounge The Sugar Club, 9.30pm to 3am, £3.50 before 10.30pm, £4.50 afterwards Bar Bloc, Westgate Electro 9pm to 4am, free, small charge after midnight O’Neills, Broadway Music, disco with an Irish theme Edwards, Broadway The Big Night Out, uplifting tunes for that amazing Saturday night experience, 01733 882901 Baccara, Broadway Funky house, electro and club classics, 9pm to 4am, free Liquid and Envy, New Road The Big Night Out UV Party in Liquid, commercial RnB in Envy with DJ Rob T, the best music from the last four decades in Chicago Rock Café, funky disco sounds in New York, New York, 10pm until late, £6 before 11pm, £7 after Triangle Bar, Eastfield Road Hip-hop, RnB and dance, 8pm to 1am Yates’s, Broadway DJ-led night from 8pm, chart hits and house music Old Coach House, Market Deeping Eclectic Ballroon, DJing from 9pm, upstairs Pulse 8 International, Geneva Street Club night with top DJS, £6, 10pm to 6am Club Dissident, Lincoln Road Dig Deep, Damien (Special Interest) Bailey, £4 before 11pm


Nags Head, Eastrea Sid’s Karaoke, 8pm, free Greyhound, Lincoln Road Retro disco and karaoke with Robbie, 8pm, free Bricklayers Arms, Whittlesey Karaoke with Rob, 8pm, free Straw Bear, Whittlesey Mad Hatters karaoke, 8.30pm, free The Northfields Inn, Dogsthorpe John Kelly karaoke, 8pm, free The Peacock, London Road

Wyevale Garden Centre, Crowland Members of the Wisbech music society will be guests at the centre, as part of High School Musical theme Werrington Village Playgroup Christmas fair, raffle, face painting, santa, refreshments, 2pm to 4pm Norwood School, Gunthorpe Road Christmas fair, Santa, cakes, tombola and more, 2pm to 4pm


Stamford Corn Exchange, Stamford A Sparkly Christmas Carol, 2.30pm and 7.30pm, based on Scrooge, £5 adults, £3 children, £15 family, 01780 766455

Open Day

Fired Earth and Aga, Warmington Open day, 10am to 4pm, 01832 280088


74 Monument Street, Broadway Althorpe Arts Group exhibition and open day, noon to 5pm, free


Key Theatre, Peterborough Cinderella, 2.15pm and 6.30pm, £12.50 Broadway, Peterborough Aladdin, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, 01733 316100


Live Music

Hambleton Suite, Great Northern Hotel, Station Approach Sunday Supper Club, live music, 7.15pm, £15 including two-course meal Post Office Sports and Social Club, Peterborough Vicky Jay, free members, £1 non The Lord Protector, Hartford, Huntingdon Whatever Next, 2pm, free Falcon Hotel, Whittlesey Kerry Devine, 8pm, free


Envy, New Road The Afterparty, RnB classics and chart sounds, 9.30pm until late, £3 all night, call 01733 898005 to get on the VIP guest list The Verve Seriously Smooth Sunday with DJ TNT, RnB, dancehall, bashment, lovers and garage, 9pm to 1am Baccara, Broadway Soul and fun, 9pm to 2am, free Pulse 8 International, Geneva Street Yana Kay, Latvia’s number one singer, 9pm until late, £10


The Bluebell Inn, Dogsthorpe Quiz, 9pm, £1 per person The Northfields Inn, Dogsthorpe Quiz, 8.30pm, £1 entry Star Inn, Star Road Quiz night, 8.30pm, £1 entry Dragon, Werrington Quiz night, 8pm, £5 per team of 6 Palmerston Arms, Oundle Road, Woodston Prize quiz, 9pm, free


Skylark Garden Centre, March bypass Car boot sale in aid of Cancer Research, £5 per car, 8.30am booters, 10am to 2pm public, 01354 740873 Focus Youth Centre, Chestnut Avenue, Dogsthorpe Indoor car boot sale every Sunday, 7am set up for booters and public 8am, to book call Barry Taylor on 07900 537340, stalls £5 a pitch, 20p entry


Cross Keys, Oundle Road Texas Hold’em Poker, 8pm


Straw Bear, Whittlesey Pool knockout, 3.30pm, £3 entry Royal British Legion, Broadway, Yaxley Bingo, 8pm Bluebell Inn, Welland Road Pool knockout, 7pm Ivy Leaf Club, Whittlesey Bingo, 7.30pm


Ploughman, Werrington Karaoke with Trevor Smith, 8.30pm, free The Boys Head, Oundle Road Karaoke, 8pm, free The Lord Protector, Huntingdon Karaoke, 2pm, free


Yarwell Village Hall, Yarwell Christmas bazaar, cake stall, brica-brac, tombola, raffle, 2pm, free


Stamford Christmas Market, Victorian theme


Nene Valley Railway Santa Specials, 10am, 11.20am, 12.45pm, 2.10pm, 3.30pm, £13 standard, £16.50 first, 01780 782833 or Pigeons Farm, Wisbech Road, Thorney Christmas fair, stalls, face painting, 2pm to 8pm, £1 children, £3 adults, 01778 346792


74 Monument Street, Broadway Althorpe Arts Group exhibition and open day, noon to 5pm, free



Glass Onion, Burghley Road Quiz night, 9pm, free The Vine, Coates Quiz night, 8pm, £1 per person The Blue Bell, Werrington Quiz, 9pm


Radius, above the Solstice, Northminster Road Sara White’s Jive and Blues Nites, 7.30pm until 11pm, £7, various levels, every Monday, Edwards Bar, Broadway Strictly Salsa with, starters, intermediates, beginners,

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freestyle are all welcome, £5.50, classes from 7.45pm to 11pm, 01733 344934


Ivy Leaf Club, Gracious Street Bingo, members, 7.30pm


The Ram, Delph, Whittlesey Inch loss workout, 7.30pm to 8.30pm, £4


Key Theatre, Peterborough Cinderella, 2.15pm and 7pm, £12.50 Broadway, Peterborough Aladdin, 7.30pm, 01733 316100



New York, New York, New Road Reload, gay-friendly night with Mike Walker, 10pm ’til late, £3 all night


Ploughman, Werrington Quiz night, 8.30pm, free The Heron, Stanground Quiz, cash prizes, 9pm, free Cock Inn, Werrington Quiz night, 9pm, free The Comet, Dogsthorpe Quiz night, 8pm, cash prizes, £1


Cherry Tree, Oundle Road Karaoke, 9pm, free


The Rose and Crown, Thorney Texas Hold’em Poker, national poker league with seasonal and annual regional and national finals – played exactly the same as on the telly but for points. Membership and entry free, beginners welcome, 01733 270546


Parkway Club, Maskew Avenue Ceroc modern jive dance classes and social evening with complete beginners class every night for couples or singles, 7.30pm to 11pm, £8, Austin Hall, Yaxley Old time ballroom class, beginners 7pm to 8pm, £5 Ferndale Hall, Yaxley Sequence dancing, intermediate 8pm to 9pm, £5 Welland Room, Deeping Leisure Centre Crowland Sequence Dance Club, 7.45pm to 10pm, £1.50

Charity sale

Peterborough Market Three Counties Dog Rescue white elephant stall, all day


Key Theatre, Peterborough Cinderella, 2.15pm and 6.30pm, £12.50 Broadway, Peterborough Aladdin, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, 01733 316100



Golden Fleece, Stamford Music quiz, 8.30pm, free Draper’s Arms, Cowgate Quiz night, 8pm, free Cherry Tree, Oundle Road Jackpot quiz, 9.30pm, 50p The Royal Oak, Castor Quiz night, 8.30pm Three Horseshoes, Werrington Quiz night, 9pm, £2 per team Fayre Spot, Bretton Quiz night, 8pm The Falcon Hotel, Whittlesey Quiz night, 8pm Nags Head, Eastrea Quiz night with sausage and chip supper, £1.50 each, max team


of four


The Boys Head, Oundle Road Karaoke, 8pm, free Yates’s, Broadway Karaoke from 9pm, free


Royal British Legion, Broadway, Yaxley Bingo, 8pm, free Post Office Club, Bourges Boulevard Bingo, 8.30pm, free Ivy Leaf Club, Gracious Street, Whittlesey Lunchtime bingo, 12.30pm


Austin Hall, Yaxley Sequence dancing, beginners 7.15pm to 8.15pm, advanced 8.15pm to 9.15pm, £5 per session, Cheryl 07961 486933 The Polish Ex-Serviceman’s Club, 63 Church Street, Stanground West Coast Swing dance classes and social club, beginners welcome, 7.30pm to 11pm, £6.50 www.westcoast, 01933 399409 The GER members club, Robin Goodfellows Way, March Strictly Salsa with, starters, intermediates, beginners, freestyle are all welcome, £5.50, classes from 7.45pm to 11pm, 01733 344934


Warmington Yoga, Village Hall Warmington Gentle Dru Yoga everyone welcome 11.15am to 12.15pm, £6, new evening class from 7.15pm to 8.15pm, contact 07802 542772 East Community Centre, Padholme Road Wednesday night fitness, 6.15pm to 7.15pm, all ages and abilities, £4 The Ram, Delph, Whittlesey All new dance workout, 7.30pm to 8.30pm, £4


The Salvation Church & Community Centre, Bourges Boulevard, New England Every Wednesday Hop, Skip and Jump for under-5s and their parents/carers, play, crafts, stories and songs, 1.15pm to 2.45pm, 01733 564540 Nene Valley Railway Santa Special starts with departures at

11.20am and 12.45pm, £10 per person standard class, £13.50 first, includes present for the children, one hour trip and seasonal refreshments, pre-book on 01780 782833, see for more


Key Theatre, Peterborough Cinderella, 2.15pm and 6.30pm, £12.50 Broadway, Peterborough Aladdin, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, 01733 316100


Live Music

The Park, Park Road Viking Skull + Lauren Harris, 7pm, £8 Draper’s Arms, Cowgate Live jazz, 8pm, free Solstice, Northminster Road Art and Soul Solstice Showcase with live original bands, 8pm, free Glass Onion, Burghley Road Alright The Captain, Double Handsome Dragons, Frisco Farr, 8pm, free Post Office Sports and Social Club, Maskew Avenue Peterborough Organ Keyboard Club Christmas Special, 7.45pm, admission for non-members £5.50 under 16s £4


Liquid and Envy, New Road Cheese Nation, party anthems, dance and RnB with DJ Roscoe and DJ AJ, £2.50 entry before 11pm, £3.50 after, 01733 310383 Met Lounge, Bridge Street Recession Session, DJs and drinks offers, 10.30pm to 1.30am, £1.50 Yates’s, Broadway DJ night with student classics from 9pm


Golden Fleece, Stamford Karaoke, 9pm, free The Heron, Stanground Karaoke, 9pm, free Cherry Tree, Woodston Open mic, 8pm, free


Talbot Inn, Stilton Quiz night, 8pm, £1 entry Golden Lion, Church Street, Stanground Quiz night, 9pm,

free The Chequers, Orton Wistow Quiz, 8pm, free


Parnwell Community House, Whittington Lunch and bingo sessions, noon to 3pm, free Glass Onion, Burghley Road Games night, 6pm Ivy Leaf Club, Gracious Street, Whittlesey Bingo, members, 7.30pm


Parkway Club, Maskew Avenue Ceroc modern jive dance classes and social evening with complete beginners’ class every night for couples or singles, 7.30pm to 11pm, £8, The City Club, Priestgate Strictly Salsa with, starters, intermediates, beginners, freestyle are all welcome, £5.50, classes from 7.45pm to 11pm, 01733 344934

Keep Fit

East Community Centre, Padholme Road Ladies’ keep fit to music, 10.30am to 11.30am – 55+, 1pm to 2pm – 65+, all ladies welcome, 01778 560005


Orton Wistow Community Centre, Napier Place Hereward Harmony male barbershop chorus, all welcome, 7.30pm to 10pm, to find out more call Alan Lund on 01733 334233 or John Gould on 01733 261539.


Peterborough Arts Cinema, John Clare Theatre, Central Library My Brother Is An Only Child (12A), 7.30pm, £5, www.peterboroughartscinema.


Peterborough Ramblers, Bainton Meet at the church in Tallington Road at 1.30pm, fivemile walk, 01780 740028


Key Theatre, Peterborough Cinderella, 1pm and 7pm, £12.50 Broadway, Peterborough Aladdin, 10.30am, 7.30pm, 01733 316100

Chance for business women to have lunch with Jan Leeming FORMER broadcaster and TV presenter Jan Leeming will be addressing local business women at a special Christmas lunch organised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce next week. Although best known as a television newsreader, Jan has enjoyed a long and varied career in television and started her working life in the theatre – she also starred in a recent series of I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here. At this special lunchtime event, organised by the Chambers’ Business Women’s sector, she will be giving a personal insight into two very different challenges which she has faced in recent years. Sector co-ordinator for the chamber Helen Bosett said: “We are sure that she will prove to be the most captivating and entertaining of guest speakers, and are very much looking forward to welcoming her to Peterborough. “After a traditional Christmas dinner, Jan will take to the floor by giving an entertaining insight

LUNCH DATE: Jan Leeming. into her life in the Australian rainforest when she starred in I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here. “By drawing on these very personal experiences we expect Jan will convey how anyone can overcome the most challenging of circumstances. We are sure that she will prove to be the most captivating and entertaining of guest speakers, and are very much looking forward to welcoming her to Peterborough.”

Mrs Leeming said: “It is a pleasure to be invited to speak at such a high-profile event, especially when it brings together so many successful women who play an important role in Peterborough’s economy.” This will be an exceptionally popular networking opportunity, with Jan’s presence already attracting a wide ranging audience from across Peterborough and beyond. The dinner will take place on Thursday, December 11 between 11.45am and 2pm. Tickets for the event, which takes place at the Cresset, in Bretton, are still available and can be booked by calling Kelly Horne on 01733 370809. The cost will be £27 (plus VAT) to chamber members, £35 (plus VAT) to non-chamber members. Discounts are available for block bookings, please ask for details. Tickets are still available and can. The event is being sponsored by Business Link East, Assist 24/7, Trust Our and Business Watch.


Further afield Rock and Pop

Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, 01223 873894 Radar with Whybirds + The All New Adventures of Us + Mavericks of Love + Last Dino, tonight, 8pm, £5; The Skatalites, Sunday, 8pm, £17; Flamboyant Bella, Wednesday, 8pm, £7; Mostly Autumn, Thursday, 8pm, £16 The Portland Arms, Chesterton Road, Cambridge, 01223 357268 Tony Hall, Tuesday, 8pm, £5; Miles Hunt, Thursday, 8pm, £10 Corn Exchange, Cambridge, 01223 357 851 Primal Scream, tonight, 8pm, £22 Roadmender, Ladys Lane, Northampton, 01604 604222 Arctic Monks, tonight, 8pm, £5; Ben Ottewell, from Gomez, Tuesday, 8pm, £11; The Jacks, Thursday, 8pm, £5 The Bodega, Pelham Street, Nottingham, 0115 950 5078 Abe Vidoga, tonight, 7pm, £5; Eli Paperboy Reed, tomorrow, 7pm, £7; The All New Adventures of Us + Sam Isaac, Monday, 8pm, £5; Zach Hill, Tuesday, 8pm, £5; Everything Everything, Thursday, 9pm, £3 Rock City, Nottingham, 0115 950 5078 Twin Atlantic, tonight 7pm, £5; Ocean Colour Scene, tomorrow, 7pm, £20; Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, Sunday, 7.30pm, £15; The Hold Steady, Monday, 7pm, £17; Warrior Soul, Tuesday, 8pm, £15; From the Jam, Wednesday 8pm, £10; Hawkwind, Thursday, 8pm, £20 Rescue Rooms, Talbot Street, Nottingham, 0115 988 1889 Live Wire, tonight, 8pm, £12; Flamboyant Bella, tomorrow, 7pm, £7; Joan as Policewoman, Wednesday, 8pm, £13 The Charlotte, Leicester, 0116 2553956 The Wedding Present, tonight, 8pm, £15; The Holloways, Sunday, 7.30pm, GOING STRONG: £10; Dreadzone, Primal Scream are at Cambridge Corn Wednesday, Exchange tonight. 7pm, £12; Streetlight Manifesto, Thursday, 7pm, £10 Embassy Theatre, Skegness, 01754 768333 Billy Fury Story – Halfway to Paradise, tonight, 7.30pm, £16.50


Embassy Theatre, Skegness, 01754 768333 Sally Morgan, tomorrow, 7.30pm, £18.50


Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, 01223 873894 Jesterlarf, tonight with Sugar Sammy, 8pm, £11


Corn Exchange, Cambridge, 01223 357 851 Beauty and the Beast, Thursday, 2pm, 7.30pm, from £22


De Montford Hall, Leicester 0116 233 311Menphys Children for Children's Carol Concert, tonight, 7.15pm, £7


De Montford Hall, Leicester 0116 233 311 Philharmonia Orchestra – Handel’s Messiah, tomorrow, 7pm, £20


De Montford Hall, Leicester 0116 233 311 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Monday to Thursday, ring for details


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