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March Events

  • CPP MarketPlace: Conversation Exhibition at Babylon Gallery

    Some of us are talkers, some are listeners. Some of us are the curious meddlers who enjoy planting a question and watching ideas grow. You never know when the opportunity will arise to take part. Conversation, our new exhibition invites you to do just that.

    Following a 'year in the life' of MarketPlace: Creative People and Places, explore the wide range of creative events happening across the market towns in Fenland and West Suffolk. All of these activities began with a simple creative conversation - they're happening all around us.

    The exhibition continues until Sunday 29th March. Babylon Gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm with free entry.

    Location:Babylon Gallery, Ely
    Dates/s:Saturday 29th February
    Time/s:12:00
    ForConversation Exhibition
    Admission:Free Entry
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  • DIGITALLY ENGAGED: A development day to refresh and explore all things digital

    MarketPlace is pleased to announce a digital refresher day designed to help you explore your presence online with your website, social media platforms and digital networks.

    Location:Babylon Gallery, Waterside, Ely, CB7 4AU
    Dates/s:Monday 18 November
    Time/s:10.30am - 4pm
    ForCreative practitioners and artists
    Admission:£5 including lunch
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  • Collaborate - Pitch - Evaluate: A development day for creative practitioners

    Babylon Arts, MarketPlace and The Library Presents are pleased to announce a development day for creative practitioners to share and gain insights into the world of commissioning, producing and delivering the arts.

    Location:March Library, City Road, March, Fenland. PE15 9LT
    Dates/s:Wednesday 9 October
    Time/s:11am - 5.30pm
    ForCreative practitioners and artists
    Admission:£5 including lunch
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  • New Opportunities for Poets in North East Cambridgeshire

    We are happy to share information about the Fenland Poet Laureate Awards 2019-2020 - 2 categories: Young Fenland Poet Laureate for poets aged up to 17 years and Fenland Poet Laureate for poets aged 18 and over. 

    Location:Fenland
    Dates/s:30.09.2019 - 04.10.2019
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  • St George's Fayre, March

    Market Place is bringing art and traditional skills to the St George's Fayre in March on Sunday 28th April

    The town centre streets in March are pedestrianised for the day, creating space for a bustling street market and fun fair!

    Location:March Market Place, March, Cambridgeshire
    Dates/s:Sunday 28th April
    Time/s:10am - Late
    Forall ages
    Admission:FREE
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  • Word Up! Festival – Redesigning Book Covers

    Join artists Marian Savill and Kaitlin Ferguson to redesign the covers of your favourite books. Use the materials provided and try out new techniques to reimagine the cover art for famous works of literature.

    Location:MARCH LIBRARY, CITY ROAD, MARCH, PE15 9LT
    Dates/s:FRIDAY 13 APRIL
    Time/s: 10.30AM-3.30PM
    Forall ages
    Admission:FREE
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  • Word Up! Festival – From Pipedream to Publication

    Find out what it takes to be a published author and what makes a book attractive to a publisher. An evening with local writers Eva Jordan and Darren O’Sullivan, and publisher Teika Bellamy, in conversation with March-based publisher Jane Levicki .

    Location:MARCH TOWN HALL, TOWN HALL, MARCH, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, PE15 9JF
    Dates/s:FRIDAY 13 APRIL
    Time/s:7-9PM
    Forall ages
    Admission: 16+ £8.25 ONLINE. £10 ON THE DOOR
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  • Word Up! Festival – Lyric Writing Workshop with Xidus Pain

    Lyric Writing Workshop with Xidus Pain.

    Location:MARCH TOWN HALL, TOWN HALL, MARCH, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, PE15 9JF
    Dates/s:SUNDAY 15 APRIL
    Time/s:11AM - 4PM
    Forall ages
    Admission:FREE
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  • Word Up! Festival – Name That Tune

    A fun evening of music hosted by Gary Tustin and staring local musician Bondy. Music quiz with songs the 60s 70s and 80s

    Location:MARCH TOWN HALL, TOWN HALL, MARCH, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, PE15 9JF
    Dates/s:Thursday 18 April
    Time/s:7.30PM
    Forall ages
    Admission:£1 PER TEAM MEMBER
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  • Word Up! Festival – George's Fayre

    Join us on the Market Square for the Word Up! Festival finale from 10.15am on Sunday 22 April as part of George’s Fayre.

    Location:MARCH TOWN HALL, MARKET PLACE, MARCH, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, PE15 9JF
    Dates/s:SUNDAY 22 APRIL
    Time/s:10.15AM - 3.30PM
    Forall ages
    Admission:FREE
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  • Word Up! Festival – Poet Laureate Celebration Event

    Join poet laureates past and present for an evening of spoken word at March Town Hall on Saturday 14 April.  Featuring poet laureates from Fenland including Kate Arthur, Clare Currie,  Elaine Ewart, and Poppy Kleiser.  We are also delighted to be joined by Keeley Mills a poet who travels the country sharing her wordsmith skills, and the first ever poet laureate for Peterborough Toby Wood.

    Location:MARCH TOWN HALL, TOWN HALL, MARCH, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, PE15 9JF
    Dates/s:14 APRIL
    Time/s:7.30PM
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:£5
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  • Word Up! Festival – Write Now

    Join author Sue Welfare in a unique creative writing workshop. This workshop is suitable for people at all stages of their writing career – whether you’re taking a first step or you’re already up and running and looking to improve your writing skills.

    Location:MARCH TOWN HALL, TOWN HALL, MARCH, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, PE15 9JF
    Dates/s:SATURDAY 14 APRIL
    Time/s:10AM - 4PM
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission: 16+ £10. £15 ON THE DOOR.
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  • Talkin Bout My Generation and the Word Up! Festival – Kevin Rodges' Remembers Marcam Dance Hall

    Local pop culture historian Kevin Rodgers will take the audience down memory lane as he reminisces about the dance halls of the 60s and the bands that visited March that visited march.

    Location:MARCH LIBRARY, CITY ROAD, MARCH, PE15 9LT
    Dates/s:12TH APRIL
    Time/s:7PM
    For FOR OVER 50s
    Admission:FREE
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  • TBMG – Memory Sharing – Georges Pub 8 March

    The Talkin Bout My Generation project is collecting musical memories of the Fens and the Brecks. Were you a teenager in March during the 60’s, 70’s or 80’s? Did you go to gigs at Marcam hall, shimmey at Slacks or pogo in the pubs? We want to stimulate your musical memories and hear your story!

    Location:GEORGE’S PUB, 61 HIGH STREET, MARCH, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, CB8 7BS
    Dates/s:8 MARCH
    Time/s:5PM-9PM
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:FREE
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  • Fenland Community Arts Workshop

    “Inspiring Creativity – Improving Mental Health” is a FREE community arts workshop for creative artists interested in becoming creative tutors organised and ran by Cambridge Community Arts. This workshop is part of Fenland Community Arts, a pilot-project with aim to reduce social isolation, improve participants’ mental health and well-being; re-engage them in their community and with learning through arts participation.  It is an important part of the model that courses are run by local artists.

    Location:MARCH TOWN HALL, TOWN HALL, MARCH, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, PE15 9JF
    Dates/s:FRIDAY, 17 NOVEMBER
    Time/s:10AM-3PM
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:FREE
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  • Development Commissions Workshop

    Are you up for trying new ways to reach new audiences, members or participants for your organisation? Have you ever used arts as a way to engage them? Are you interested in reaching out to audiences in one of the following towns – March, Chatteris, Wisbech, Whittlesey, Newmarket, Brandon and Mildenhall?

    Location:MARCH LIBRARY, CITY ROAD, MARCH, PE15 9LT
    Dates/s:MONDAY, 17 JULY
    Time/s:5.30PM - 8.30PM
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:FREE
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  • The Cabaret Club Showcase

    Come down to the Cabaret Club Marquee and Twist and Shout with a host of amazing local talent supported by a group of international musicians.  Get dressed up and bring your dancing shoes.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be entertained 60’s style by such a great mix of home grown and professional talent.

    Location:OLIVER CROMWELL HOTEL, MARQUEE, HIGH STREET, MARCH, PE15 9LH
    Dates/s:16 JULY 2016
    Time/s:7PM -11.30PM
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:TICKETS ARE £5 IN ADVANCE, AND £7 ON THE DOOR, UNDER 12S GO FREE
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  • BIG Screen

    Come and enjoy a Sunday family day out with us watching some of your favourite 1960s films in a marquee having a tea and cake and an ice-cream for kids.

    Location:OLIVER CROMWELL HOTEL,MARQUEE, HIGH STREET, MARCH, PE15 9LH
    Dates/s:SUNDAY, 17 JULY
    Time/s:2PM AND 3PM
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:£5 (ADULTS), £3 (CHILDREN)
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  • Hi-De-Hi at the Cromwell

    We start the day off with a huge Crafts and Gifts Fair with something for everyone – don’t miss your chance of this one-day special event.  A wide range of interesting stalls will be trading within the Marquee at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel, offering crafted and interesting items plus a wide range of gifts for the whole family.

    Location:OLIVER CROMWELL HOTEL, MARQUEE, HIGH STREET, MARCH, PE15 9LH
    Dates/s:SATURDAY 16 July
    Time/s:10AM - 3PM
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:FREE
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  • Ready, Steady, Go! The Fens Ultimate 1960s Experience

    Join us for a tour down memory lane where the 6T’s will take us on a journey through March in the 1960’s.The Hollies, The Yard Birds, Gerry & The Pacemakers and The Who are just some of the bands that played Marcam Hall 1964 – 1966, join us as we take you back in time.  A meal in a basket, a glass of punch, and an amazing night of music and dance set in our very own time warp.

    Location:OLIVER CROMWELL HOTEL,MARQUEE, HIGH STREET, MARCH, PE15 9LH
    Dates/s:FRIDAY, 15 JULY
    Time/s:7PM - 11.30PM
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:TICKETS: £20 PER PERSON - INCLUDES 2 COURSE MEAL AND A DRINK
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  • Prose To Print Workshop

    Have you written a book but haven’t a clue how to get it published? Maybe you have a novel in you but are feeling so daunted by the thought of what to do with it once you’ve finished that it’s putting you off even starting? Whether you write, or want to write, fiction, non-fiction or children’s books, this workshop explains the mysteries of publishing and helps you to take that next step.

    Location:MARCH TOWN HALL, MARKET PLACE, MARCH, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, PE15 9JF
    Dates/s:19 JUNE 2016, SUNDAY
    Time/s:9.30AM - 4PM
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:TICKETS £10, INCLUDES BUFFET LUNCH
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  • Grants for the Arts: Workshop

    This workshop aims to support artists, arts organisations and other institutions planning arts projects to submit excellent applications to Arts Council England’s Grants for the arts programme. The session will give participants a good understanding of the programme, covering eligibility requirements, completing the application form and the assessment criteria. The format of the workshop allows plenty of time for discussion and questions.

    Location:MARCH TOWN HALL, MARKET PLACE, MARCH, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, PE15 9JF
    Dates/s: 15 JUNE 2016
    Time/s: 10.30AM - 4.30PM
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission: FREE FOR FENLAND AND FOREST HEATH, £10 FOR EVERYONE ELSE
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  • Working with Mass Media

    Following our conversations back in the summer about the need for professional development opportunities in marketing the arts events and projects in your areas, as part of the Market Place project we have put together a workshop on “Working with Press”. The workshop will give an overview of the general principles of working with mass media to develop a profile of the arts organization, promote events and projects, and increase attendance.

    Location:BABYLON GALLERY, WATERSIDE, ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, CB7 4AU
    Dates/s:19th October 2015
    Time/s:10-4
    ForCREATIVE FORUM MEMBERS ONLY BY INVITATION ONLY
    Admission:FREE
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  • C-12 Dance Theatre's Market Stall in Fenland

    Our audiences had a chance to see C-12 Dance Theatre‘s captivating new outdoor piece, Market Stall. Made with families in mind, Market Stall is a humorous and entertaining 20 minute outdoor work that aims to get kids to eat their vegetables and parents to run off and join the circus … Or is that the other way round?

    Location:NR. GEORGE HOTEL, 10 MARKET ST, WHITTLESEY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, PE7 1AB
    Dates/s:06.09.2016
    Time/s:10-4
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:FREE
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  • Youth Arts Markets in Fenland

    This August young people from 20Twenty worked to prepare and run three arts markets in Wisbech, Whittlesey, and March. Local arts groups were showcasing their work for people to come and find out what’s available in their home town, and have a go at a variety of workshops.

    Location:Fenland & Forest Heath
    Dates/s:11.08.2015
    Time/s:10-4
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:FREE
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  • March Summer Festival 2015

    We had a day full of fun and activities. Did you join us for a circus workshop run by Circus Malabaristas and the Parade, where Market Place stilt walkers will join dressed as medieval people. If you have, make sure you check out our website more often, as there are more events coming up. Meanwhile, enjoy the photos!

    Location:WEST END PARK, CITY ROAD, MARCH, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, PE15 9LT
    Dates/s:19/03/2015
    Time/s:10:00-17:00
    ForALL AGES
    Admission:FREE
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