September in Fenland

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“THE children may be back at school but summer isn’t over. There is a lot going on in Fenland in September. As for Fenland Arts, we are running a script writing course on September 21 and proud to be supporting the students at FACET by putting on an exhibition of their work at March Town Hall on September 24 and 25,” writes Katherine Nightingale, Fenland Arts Officer.

“September is also the start back of many clubs and groups including our youth theatres in March and Chatteris and we are still running regular jammin seasons at Young People March.

“If you would like us to list any of your events contact: or 01354-652769.”


Sept 3: Music and Fun Day at Royal British Legion Club in March. Starts 11.30am with live music, lots of other things going on and entrance is free. Royal British Legion, Rookswood Road.

Sept 3&4: Behind the Scenes Tour at Peckover House, Wisbech, 1pm and 2.30pm. Booking advisable, £2.75 plus normal admission. Call 01945-583463.

Sept 4: Elgood’s Brewery & Garden, Wisbech, ‘Garden Show and Craft Fair’ 10am-4pm. 01945-583160.

Sept 4: Dr A’s Rhythm & Grooves at Elme Hall Hotel, Wisbech, 4pm, 07711217987.

Sept 4: A walk around historic Wisbech in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. Meet at Museum Square at 3pm. £5 adults, accompanied children under 11 free, children’s trail quiz £1. Tea and cakes available at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House. 07708442399

Sept 4: Fenjazz - Meet at the Oliver Cromwell in March on the first Sunday of each month, 7.30pm and it’s free.

Sept 4: Key Note Concerts presents: Dave Smith all round musician at Emneth Central Hall, 2.30pm, admission: £6.50 on the door, call 01366-728871.

Sept 5-11: Friends’ Meeting House, Wisbech opening 11am-2pm on Monday to Thursday with a Meeting for worship at noon followed by lunch. On Friday and Saturday the meeting house will be open from 11am to 3pm and on Sunday from noon until 4pm.

Sept 6: March Youth Theatre, March Town Hall. Ages 6-11 meet at 5.30pm - 7pm (£3.50 per session) and ages 12+ meet at 7.15pm - 9pm (£4.50 per session). Auditions for the next two shows. Call Fenland Arts on 01354-652769.

Sept 7: The Restoration of St Mary’s Church talk by Rev Anthony Chandler for The March Society in March Library at 7pm, £1.50 for members and £2.50 non-members.

Sept 8-11: Fenland Heritage Weekend. Heritage Open Days, Historic buildings across Fenland open to the public. Tel 01945-583263.

Sept 9: Public Houses talk by Steve Williams as part of the March & District Museum Society at St Peter’s Church Hall, March at 7.30pm. Admission £3 £2 society members. 01354-655300.

Sept 9: ‘The Lady on the Five Pound Note’, play about Elizabeth Fry, a Linda Ekins Production. Library at Peckover House, Wisbech, 7.30pm, tickets £10 from Peckover House.

Sept 10: Chatteris Cinema: Yogi Bear, doors open at 2.15pm film starts at 3pm. Source Code: doors open 6.45pm film starts at 7.30pm. King Edward Centre, Railway Lane.

Sept 10: ‘Nine Parts a Quaker, documentary on the life of Thomas Clarkson by the Plain Quakers, Angles Theatre, Wisbech, 7.30pm. Tickets £7.

Sept 10-11: Puddings Galore! As part of Heritage open Days Peckover House, Wisbech, noon-5pm. 01945- 583463.

Sept 10-11: 175th anniversary of the Wisbech General Cemetery, an exhibition in the Wisbech Museum on 10th and Annual Open Day from 2pm on 11th with the Friends of the cemetery. 01945-583263.

Sept 11: Whittlesey Festival and carnival , Street Market entertainment, attractions, crafts, marching band, buskers, puppet show, rides.

Sept 12: Chatteris Youth Theatre, King Edward Centre, Railway Lane, 6pm to 7.30pm, £3.50 per session. 01354-652769.

Sept 13: Friends of Welney talk, ‘A Breckland Farm’ by Chris Knights at Welney Wetland Centre. 7.30pm, £3 (£2 Friends members). 01353-860711.

Sept 14: Stonea Camp guided walk at the lowest hill fort in Britain. Meet at the entrance past Stitches Farm sign posted from the B1093 to Manea. Free entry.

Sept 15: Flying for Britain illustrated conversation with RAF veterans of World War 2. The Friends of the Institute, Wisbech at the Tower Ballroom, 7pm. Friends £5, guests £8. Tickets from Etcetera.

Sept 17: Seed Scavenge at Peckover House, Wisbech, 10am-noon. £10. 01945 583463.

Sept 17: Wisbech Branch of the Royal British Legion presents a The Chatteris Town Band concert commemorating the 90th anniversary of the formation of the RBL. At St Peter’s School, Wisbech, 7.30pm. Tickets £5 from 01945-581166 and Etcetera.

Sept 17: Trinity Church, March. Harvest Festival Coffee and Lunch, 10am to 1pm.

Sept 17&18: Behind the Scenes Tour at Peckover House, Wisbech, 1pm and 2.30pm. 01945-583463.

Sept 17: Apple Day at Willock Farm, Rummers Lane, Wisbech St Mary. Guided walk around a 22 acre organic orchard and more, 10am-4pm 01945-419035.

Sept 21: Script writing Workshop, 7pm-9.30pm by Laura Watson. Places cost £10 and £5 concessions. Book at Fenland Arts, March Town Hall or call 01354-652769.

Sept 21-24: Wisbech Statute Fun Fair.

Sept 22-24: Wisbech Elgood’s Brewery Beer Festival plus live bands every night. 01945-583160.

Sept 24 & 25: Art Exhibition at March Town Hall of work by students from FACET (Fenland Area Community Enterprise Trust). Open 10am - 3pm daily, free entry. 01354-652769.

Sept 22: WEA March Branch Autumn term at Conservative Club, March, 10.15am “Evolution” by Keith Tritton. 10 weekly meetings, £45, first lesson a “taster” 01945-410424.

Sept 27: Wimblington Cinema: Water for Elephants, film starts at 2pm. Wimblington Village Hall.