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What’s on in Fenland

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What’s on in Fenland:

Wednesday, September 9

• Coffee morning, St Wendreda’s Church, March, 10am.

• Engage in the Afternoon at Chatteris Library, 2pm-3.30pm. Talk by Mike Petty, Cambridgeshire researcher, lecturer and historian, on ‘Fenland history on your computer; the Library on your laptop’. Free. Refreshments provided.

• Charity bingo at Wisbech Town Football Club, doors open at 6.30pm with eyes down at 7.30pm.

• Octavia’s Charity Auction 10am at Clifford Cross Auction Rooms, Chapel Road, Wisbech. Free.

Thursday, September 10

• Upwell playing field, car boot sale every Thursday, pitches £5, toilets and refreshments available, booters 8am, buyers 9am. Car boot £5 per pitch unlimited space, contact Ros on 07765045377.

• Bingo, proceeds to Parson Drove Amenities, Parson Drove Village Hall, eyes down 7.30pm. Contact 01945 700744.

• Heritage Dancing, Octavia Hill’s Centenary Green, Wisbech. Watch or participate in a mixture of styles. Free.

• Hardwicke Rawnsley & The Defence of the Lake District, 4pm, Long Room, Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House, 7 South Brink, Wisbech. Vivian Griffiths illustrates how Rawnsley was also instrumental in the founding of the National Trust alongside Octavia Hill and Robert Hunter. Tickets £3.

Friday, September 11, and Saturday, September 12

• 10am-4.30pm Flower Festival and Craft Fair at St Peter’s Church, March, theme of ‘Sports & Games’. Beautiful displays, craft stalls, delicious refreshments and live music including harpists Bonnie, Rosie and Nyree Scott; the Variante Brass Ensemble; Roy Habbin and Roger High. Have a go at painting on wood with Kate’s Craft and try your hand at playing the harp (Saturday 12.30pm-1.30pm). Entry £1, children free. For further details contact Beth at stpsfestivals@outlook.com

Friday, September 11, Saturday, September 12, Sunday, September 13

Heritage Weekend

• Leverington Church open to view the parish records, bell ringing, organ demonstrations and church tours. Friday 10am-4pm; Saturday 10am-noon; Sunday 1pm-4pm.

Saturday, September 12

• 9.30am, United Reformed Church, Wisbech coffee morning.

• Storytime at March Library, 2.30pm-3.30pm, for children aged 3 and over. The theme is Tales of Old. Listen to castle stories and make something crafty to take home. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

• Bingo, Leverington village hall, doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start.

• Fenland And West Norfolk Aircraft Preservation Society (FAWNAPS) present an afternoon of varied live music by Kara 2, Amy Palmer, Canyon and the Clarkson Singers, Bridge Inn, Wisbech St Mary. Plus games and competitions; raffles; garden produce; bric-a-brac stalls and barbecue.

• 7pm, St Peter and St Paul Church, Chatteris, Chatteris Music Society present the Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra with conductor James Murray, solo piano Tom Poster and music by Karlowitz, Mozart, Bernard and Beethoven, tickets pre-booked adults £12.50 from 01354 669104/692009, or Elizabeth’s Florist, Chatteris. Tickets also available from the Greetings Card Shop, 3 High Street, March, 01354 657495. Price on the door: £15. Interval refreshments. Under 16’s free. www.chatterismusicsociety.org.uk

• 7pm-11.30pm The Sportsman, Fairway, Chatteris, Poppy Appeal Disco, £3 adults, £1 children, family ticket (two adults and up to three children) £6. All proceeds for Chatteris Poppy Appeal. Information from 07597 172150.

• 10am-3pm Calling all Star Wars fans! An X-Wing Spacecraft will be landing at Centenary Green, Wisbech! Meet Darth Vader and his Stormtrooper, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and R2D2! Arrive dressed as your favourite character or use costumes supplied.

• Geophysics Demonstration, 12pm, Octavia Hill’s Centenary Green, Wisbech. Watch a demonstration of the equipment being used to research the Manea Colony site prior to the proposed 2016 excavation. Latest finds on display. See the model of the colony in the Birthplace House. Free.

• Self-Publishing Workshop, 3pm, Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House, Wisbech. Aimed at all budding writers – guidance on practical matters in becoming published. Free.

• Meet The Authors, 4pm, Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House. Meet and chat with authors about their work, including Simon Crow, who writes fiction horror and thrillers; Claire Upton, who writes novels as well as children’s books; and Diane Smith, who writes in connection with her involvement with the National Trust and in early 2015 had her first book ‘A Georgian House on the Brink’ published. Free.

Sunday, September 13

• 2pm-4pm, Unknown Heroes Service, St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Wisbech. Listen to, or share in experiences about those war veterans not widely remembered. Guests include author Louise Reynolds speaking about her father, a Prisoner of War Chaplain in Changi in the Far East during World War II; and Margaret Milburn, sharing the experiences of her uncle who died in World War I.

• 6.30am Heritage Fair, Market Place, Wisbech. Alongside the usual Sunday car boot sale/market, there will be a craft/gift market. To run a stall, contact 07429 272536 for further details.

• Heroes Arcade Ceremony, 4pm, Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House, Wisbech, unveiling of plaques for unknown heroes by the Mayor.

Tuesday, September 15

• Poetry and Chat

Lightweight poetry, Wisbech Library, mingled with some laughs and chatter,

Nothing heavy – try us if you’re partial to a rhyme and natter.

Every Tuesday, Upstairs Room at Wisbech Library, 2pm-3.30pm, read or just listen, all welcome. Contact Brenda Mead on 07766 510217, email brenda.mead@ cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Wednesday, September 16

• Wisbech Sugar Club, workshop by Sheila Rimmington, Asda meeting room, North End, Wisbech, 7pm. Contact Joan Petchell on 01945 465496.

• 7.30pm, Long Sutton Market House, Volunteers of Long Sutton Market House present The Bizarre Universe talk by Richard Pearce. Tickets £3 on the door, tel 01406 366767, email longsuttonmarkethouse@btopenworld.com All proceeds towards the upkeep of this community building.

Thursday, September 17

Upwell playing field, car boot sale every Thursday, pitches £5, toilets and refreshments available, booters 8am, buyers 9am. Car boot £5 per pitch unlimited space covering 2.5 acres, no need to book, contact Ros on 07765045377.

Bingo, in aid of Parson Drove Youth Club, Parson Drove Village Hall, eyes down 7.30pm. Contact 01945 700276

Friday, September 18

7.30pm, Leverington Church, Friday Night Is Music Night. The Clarkson Singers will be performing a varied medley of songs reflecting that 2015 is a year packed full of commemorative occasions. Come along to sit back and listen or sit up and join in - bring your own flags! Refreshments are included in the ticket price of £5 and there will be a raffle. For tickets ring 01945 475097 or pay at the door on the night.

Saturday, September 19

7am Upwell playing field car boot sale and Macmillan coffee morning. Coffee morning starts 10am, although coffee is availabe from 7.30am, contact Ros on 07765045377.

Last Night of the Proms, St Peter’s Church, Wisbech, 6.30pm for 7pm. Kings Lynn Town Band playing songs from your favourite musicals with guest soprano Anneli Killen. Tickets £10, concessions £7.50 to include light refreshments. To book contact Adele and Trevor on 01945 587653, Lesley 01945 461397 or the church office on 01945 582508.

“The Great Fens Flyin”, Fenland Aero Club, Fenland Airfield, Jekils Bank, Holbeach St John.

1940s dance and dinner, Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech, in aid of the Luminus Ferry Project, £19.45 from Octavia View or call 01945 429300.

7.30pm, Upwell village hall, race night, proceeds to support Upwell Bowls Club, playing field and Village Hall. Tickets £5 and £3 (child) including supper. Licensed bar open, big cash prizes on final race, great family fun! Horses, jockeys and entry tickets from butchers John Spikings and Brian Tweed, Hall, Bowls and playing field committee members. Tel: 01945 772354 for more details.

Thursday, September 24

Upwell playing field, car boot sale every Thursday, pitches £5, toilets and refreshments available, booters 8am, buyers 9am. Car boot £5 per pitch unlimited space covering 2.5 acres, no need to book, contact Ros on 07765045377.

Bingo, in aid of Parson Drove School, Parson Drove Village Hall, eyes down at 7.30pm. Contact 01945 700744.

Friday, September 25

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmilla Cancer Support, Parson Drove Chapel, 10am-3.30pm.

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, Macmillan and Hudson Day Centre, North Cambs Hospital Wisbech, 10.15am-11.3am.

10am-12pm, Bob and Shirley Bell will be holding a Macmillan coffee morning in Murrow Village Hall. There will be a raffle, tombola, tea, cakes and coffee. Donations for the tombola would be welcome. Contact 01945 701335.

Saturday, September 26

Leverington Ladies Autumn fair, village hall, 10am.

10am-noon, March Library, Friends of March Library coffee morning. Come along, take a break from the shopping and enjoy a warm welcome in the Wordsworth Room at March Library. Try your luck in the prize raffle. Everyone welcome.

Monday, September 28

Engage in the Afternoon at March Library, 2pm-3.30pm. Talk about ‘The Buildings of March’, with Jennifer Lawler of the March Society.

Entrance is free and refreshments will be provided.

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