November Events

Friday 1st November "St Ives Snowman Festival" starts, the town will come alive with Snowmen of all shapes and sizes a great day out for the whole family free entry lots of competitions and fun to be had for more details find us on Face Book or watch out in the local press

Saturday 2nd November Broomstick Ball  fundraising event at 7pm at the Gardiner Memorial Hall, Burwell, Cambs. We have Perfect Crime paying, along with Looney Tunes Disco & a Drummer.  Info on Danny -

Monday 4th - 9th November craft Week Sue Ryder in Cherry Hinton. Will have demonstrations of knitting and crochet during the week and hot chocolate and refreshments will be available between 9 and 12 noon.

Friday 8th November  7pm (doors 6pm) Fordham Fireworks at Fordham Market Field. Biggest and best event ever with Spectacular firework display, bonfire, live music, fairground rides, a range of food options and a free Guy Competion. Tickets just £3 per person or £10 for a Family 4. Under 5’s free. Free parking on site. Advance tickets available.

Friday 8th November Christmas Shopping Evening 19:00 – 22:00, Netherhall School, Queen Edith’s Way, Cambridge, CB1 8NN. Everyone Welcome! Many stalls including: bags, scarves, nail bar, jewellery, candles, cosmetics, gifts, cupcakes, Christmas cakes & decorations. Refreshments & wine bar.  Entrance 50p. We have space for a few more stalls, please contact the  

Saturday 9th November Wisbech St Mary School Bonfire & Fireworks Spectacular Gates open at 5.15pm, Bonfire lit at 5.30pm Firework displays at 6.15pm & 7.30pm. £4 Adults £3 Children under 12 years old. Children under school age go free! Lots of attractions including games, tombola's, fair rides, hot food and much much more. WE WOULD ONLY EVER CANCEL DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS

Saturday 9th November Anthems a new club night for Cambridge at The Fountain. Anthems is aimed at an older more sophisticated crowd and the music policy is true club classics and retro house. In keeping with our music policy we are proud to announce that our special guest for the launch night is non other than Manchesters Hacienda resident, the legendary Dave Haslam.

Saturday 9th November Bretton Woods School Reunion Part II @ The Cresset, Bretton, Peterborough from 7pm to Midnight – Tickets Just £6 Special Guests and Teachers + DJ + Loads loads more. For more information visit: or email us: To purchase tickets call the Cresset Direct on: (01733) 265705 or visit their website:

Saturday 10th November Sophie's Christmas Fayre a Brain Tumour Charity. Exning, Newmarket. Saturday, November 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More info on Facebook: Find that perfect Christmas gift from over 25 wonderful stalls . Entry fee of £1 per person, children free under the age of 16.

Saturday 16th November,10am -3pm, Big Biology Day at Stamford High School. Hands on activities for everyone;model cells and pathogens out of edible parts, write your name in DNA and see the effect of drugs on the heart rate of water fleas. Star guest is Dr Mike Leahy with his ‘Big Red Zoo Bus’, a converted double decker, which he now lives on with his animals.

Sunday 17th November The first Whittlesey Fashion and Living Festival is being held at the Manor Leisure Centre from 10.30am to 4pm. Local business stands will have great festival-only offers and there's free children's play, fashion shows, live music from local acoustic artists and a hog roast. Please contact Amy Wilson on 01354 654321 for more information.

Sunday 17th November Stapleford Christmas Craft Fair 10am-4pm Over 35 stalls selling unique hand made items. With Cafe Elves' Craft Workshop for children Santas Grotto Christmas Photography Studio Stapleford Community Primary School Bar Lane, Stapleford CB22 5BJ

Tuesday 19th November NSPCC AUTUMN FESTIVE FAIR AT ANSTEY HALL, TRUMPINGTON, CAMBRIDGE. Over 30 varied stands  -  Free Parking. Gala Preview Event 6.00 - 9.00 p.m. Ticket price includes glass of fizz.  Opportunity to meet famous Newmarket equestrian artist, Jacquie Jones, who will be painting and auctioning a picture. Ophelia Redpath, children's author and painter, will be signing her children's book 'A Lemur's Tale' and musicians will be playing.  Luxury Hamper and Star Prize Draws will be run during the evening, and there will be lots of time to shop.

Wednesday 20th November NSPCC AUTUMN FESTIVE FAIR AT ANSTEY HALL, TRUMPINGTON, CAMBRIDGEMain Fair Day 9.30 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. Home Made Refreshments available all day, Luxury Hamper Draw and St Faith's choir will be singing during the morning. Pre-ordered Tickets £4 per day/£7 for both days On the Door £5 per day/£9 both days. Follow us on Facebook: NSPCC Cambridgeshire Branch

Thursday 21st November Cambridge Guitar Club open mic Bring your classical, flamenco or acoustic guitar and play. Or come and listen. Music starts 8.15pm St James Centre, Wulfstan Way, Cambridge CB1 8QJ Entrance three pounds. Info or tel. (01223) 565552

Friday 22nd November Butterfly Ball and Silent Auction. Doors open at 6pm, food served at 7:30pm. Held at the four star Menzies Cambridge Hotel. Three course meal.  Live music from vintage singer 'Cherry Morello'. £50 per ticket, bookable through Marie. Telephone number 07775777811 or email Raising much needed funds for Butterfly preschool, Sutton.

Saturday 23rd November Fundraiser. The Allgood School of Dance are having a marathon day of fundraising.  We start with a Christmas Craft Fayre from 12-3, we still have spaces for stallholders  (£5 a pitch) moving on to an evening of entertainment starting at 7pm, involving a show dance, quiz, and dancing.  We need to raise £500 for costumes for all the shows we do for free.  contact Aly on 07851 709021.

Saturday 23rd November Robbie Williams Tribute artist Paul Warren is set to perform in Stamford at a charity night to raise money for the Histiocytosis Trust in memory of Stamford toddler Oliver Scholes, who died in June 2012 of the rare blood disorder.  Robbie will take to the stage at Stamford Masonic Centre.  The event is being organised by Oliver’s Aunty, Sue Jackson.

Saturday 23rd November Shopping Fayre. Fen Drayton Pre-School would like to invite you to kick-start your Christmas shopping at their Shopping Fayre. The event is being held in The Corn Exchange, in the centre of St Ives Cambridgeshire from 10am-2pm. Over 25 local crafts and businesses will be showcasing a wide range of unique gifts. Hot and Cold refreshments are available including homemade cakes. Entry is Free.

Thursday 28th November Can You Believe Your Eyes 19.00-21.00 at Cambridge Science Centre. Our sense of vision is important to our lives, but what if it is damaged or changed? Can brain injuries help us understand more about how our visual system works? Come and join us for a night of altered perceptions and visual illusions to find out about our amazing sense of vision. This event is for adults only (18+)

Friday 29th November - Sunday 15th December Winter Lights at Anglesey Abbey Runs, with timed admission from 5.30 – 7.30pm. Tickets £10.50 Adults, £7.50 Children and £32 Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) are available from the NT Box Office on 0844 249 1895 or online by following the links from the Events page at - advance booking essential.

Friday 29th November Menelik Music's Latest Party 6.00pm until late. St Phillips Community Centre, Mill Road, Cambridge. Tickets £10/£8 concessions. Live African Band Koko Kanyinda and The Congo Old Stars, African and Salsa Dancing;  African Buffet; Talk on the work of Menelik Education in the DRC. Suitable for all the family.

Friday 29th November Singles Night at Club Caliente, Parnwell Centre, Peterborough PE1 4YL. 7.30pm-late. Free parking, disco & comfortable environment to mix and mingle with other singles. Please join us.

Saturday 30th November Hopbine Movember Ball. An evening to parté. There will be Live Music from The Suits, competitions including best Mo for Bros’ and Sistas and fancy dress. Prizes will be involved! Tickets are £5 from The Hopbine or Portland Arms or Here. It's all happening at The Hopbine, 11-12 Fair Street Cambridge at 8pm.

Saturday 30th November Craft Fair. Heltwate Special School, Bretton will be holding a fund raising Craft Fair on Saturday 30th November 10am-3pm. Free Entrance. Various stalls which include Books, Cakes, Sweets, Cards, Chill's, Candles, Bags, Scarves, Baby Clothes, Handmade Crafts.

Saturday 30th November Fitness Fundraiser is from 1pm-4pm at One Leisure Centre St Ives. Classes are: Armageddon Circuits, Body Combat, Fitsteps HIIT. Cost to participate is £10 and 75% will go to Meningitis Now. To book place just to call leisure centre on 01480 388500. Also on the day there will be cake stall, face painting for children and a raffle where have accumulated some great prizes.  Prize list attached but includes Cambridge United Family Ticket, 4 free drinks at Varsity Hotel Rooftop bar, and Vintage fashion shoot worth £200.  Raffle tickets are £1 a strip and £4 for 5 strips.  All money raise from stalls will go direct to Meningitis Now.Purpose of event is not only have lots of fun and get fit for Xmas raise lots of money for Meningitis Now which has been a really supportive charity to me while I have been recovering.  There will a representative from the charity on the day and hope also raise the awareness of the horrible disease which can strike at any age and any time.

Saturday 30th November Friends of Fordham School Christmas Bazaar 2pm - 4pm. An afternoon of Festive Fun for all! Santa’s Grotto, Crafts, Games, Gifts, Café & Grand Draw. Free entry to this event, where you'll find Christmas shopping, entertainment & refreshments all under one roof!

Saturday 30th November Christmas Market 10am to 2pm Cottenham Community Centre High Street, Cottenham. Lots of stalls including crafts, jewellry, cakes, hand made fudge and more. Free admission why not stay and have a coffee and/or lunch in our coffee shop.

Saturday 30th November Ely Consort-Music for Anniversaries & Advent, 7.30pm - St Andrew’s Church, Soham £8 advance/£10 door (U16s free) Soham Books: 38 High St. 01353 722259. We will be joined by Ely Cathedral’s new Assistant Organist Edmund Aldhouse, playing St Andrew’s brand new pipe organ. Anniversaries: Howells-Take him earth for cherishing, Britten-Hymn to St Cecilia, Advent Music.