June is bursting with fun

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“GET your diaries out because the party season is upon us - so much to choose from and something for everyone,” writes Katherine Nightingale, Fenland Arts Officer.

Fenland Arts present the first performance from their Chatteris Youth Theatre group of a short version of Jungle Story on June 18 at the King Edward Centre.

“We are also excited about our new Community Arts Programme, ‘Let’s Make Art’ and there are several opportunities for people to visit our Art Tents at various festivals during June. Just come and have a go. ”

EVENTS for early June:

From May 28 to June 5: Welney Wildfowl Trust half-term family activities. Contact wwwt.org.uk/welney

June 1: A walk in King’s Lynn, Dr Paul Richards including a return visit to Clifton House. Contact info@themarchsociety.org.uk June 2 and 3: Victorian Music Hall Preparation Days, Wisbech St Mary Community Centre 10am – 4pm. Come along, design and make costumes, props and scenery. Contact 01354-652769.

June 2 and 3: Circus Skills at March Town Hall, for aged 8 plus, 10am-2.30pm, £3.50 each day, Contact 01354-652769.

June 3: WWT Welney Bats & barn owls 9.30pm – midnight. Tickets £12. Booking essential.

June 4: Handmade Craft Fair at March Town Hall from 10am-3pm.

June 4: Pelargonium Show by Wisbech and District Fuchsia and Pelargonium Society, Emneth Central Hall. Open noon to 5pm. Admission £1. Contact 01945-861211.

June 4: Bats & Barn owls at WWT Welney 9.30pm to midnight. 01353-860711.

June 4: Chatteris Film Club, 3pm Dumbo, 7.30pm True Grit. Tickets from the King Edward Centre. Adults £4, children £3.

June 4-5: Behind the Scenes tour, Peckover House and Garden, Wisbech, 1pm and 2.30pm. £2.75 plus normal admission. Contact 01945-583463.

June 4-5: Yards Sale in Elm and Friday Bridge for St Mark’s Roof Fund. 10am start. Contact 01945-860650.

June 4-8: Walpole St Peter Flower Festival 9am-6pm daily, except Sunday 12.15pm-6pm. 01945-780235.

June 5: Elgood’s Brewery & Garden, Wisbech, special Sunday openings Garden and Visitor Centre 11.30am-4.30pm. 01945-583160.

June 5: Wisbech Rock Festival in Wisbech Park from noon. Free open air fun.

June 9: Fenland Has Talent final, Braza Club, March, 7.30pm. Tickets £5 from 01354-652769.

June 9, 10, 11*: Angles Theatre, Wisbech, double bill: Angles First Stage Drama Group’s ‘Whodunnit’. Angles Upstage Drama Group ‘Bullseyes and Shrapnel’. 7.30pm (*matinee at 2:30pm) £6.50 (£5) 01945-474447.

June 10, 11, 12: March Summer Festival, open air musical events, gala, activities for all ages and musical interests in West End Park. Contact 01354-653709, www.marchsummerfestival.co.uk

June 11: Gorefield Horse and Pony Show, playing fields from 8am. Contact 01945-870988.

June 11-12: Finding the Artist Within, art exhibition by Fred White, March Town Hall 10am-4pm free entry.

June 11-12: Doddington Country Fayre, Washbrooke Farm, Benwick Road.

June 11-12: Thomas the Tank Engine centenary celebration open weekend, Old Vicarage, Emneth. 11am-5:22pm. Admission £1 adults, children 50p. Church Fete at St Edmund’s Church 1.30pm-4pm.

June 11-22: Peckover House presents Wisbech – Upwell Tram Line Model Railway (operating on Sat 11 and Sun 12; Sat 18, Sunday 19) 1pm-5pm.

June 12: Open Garden at Elm House, Elm, 2pm-5pm. Entrance £3, children free. Proceeds to Parkinson’s research. 01945-583021.

June 12: Chatteris Music Society present: Saxology at the King Edward Centre, for tickets email terry824@btinternet.com

June 14,15,16: Multi-cultural Festival at Payne School, Parson Drove. Performances by the children and opportunities to enjoy arts, crafts, music and dance: 3.30pm-5pm Contact 01354-652769.

June 15: ‘God’s Wonderful Railwayman’ at Peckover House, Wisbech. Geoff Hales tells the story of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. 7.30pm Tickets £10. 01945-583463.

June 17-18, 21-22, 24-25: Nine Lives Theatre Company present ‘Crazy for You’ Angles Theatre, Wisbech. 7.30pm £8 (£6.50). 01945-474447.

June 18: Chatteris Youth Theatre ‘A Jungle Story’ at the King Edward Centre, 7.30pm. Tickets £3.50 call 01354-652769.

June 18-19: Behind the Scenes tour, Peckover House, Wisbech, £2.75 plus admission 1pm and 2.30pm.

June 19: Father’s Day activities and barbecue at Woodhouse Farm Park, Friday Bridge. 01945-860309.