Welcome to our 27th Arts Festival.


This year's events

Saturday 29 April
Quiz Night

Saturday 13 May
Glasshouse opening

Saturday 3 June

Tuesday 18 July
Morris Dancers

Friday 21 July
FB Pocket Orchestra

Saturday 2 September
Bring Back the 60s

Friday 6 October
Ely Choristers

Friday 6 December
Peter Pan



Tickets for all events available from
Jon on 07808 314141 or School Plus

Saturday 29 April

Quiz Night

Bury Village Hall at 7pm

Time to make up your teams (no more than six) for this year's head-scratcher.
Bring your own drinks and snacks.
The quiz will start at 7.30 prompt.

Tickets £2.50

Saturday 13 May

New glasshouse opening ceremony
Ramsey Walled Garden Committee

Rural Museum at 2.30pm

swan pic

Everyone is welcome to the Walled Garden in Ramsey for the official opening of the new glasshouse. Bunny Guinness, a regular on Gardener's Question Time and a Chelsea gold medal winner, will be opening this wonderful Victorian-style greenhouse built with a generous legacy left by John Drake MBE.

The garden is accessed via the Rural Museum on Wood Lane. There will be music from the Cambridge Harpist, Rebecca Warner.


Free entry

Saturday 3 June

Bring Back The Grand!

Relive the great days of The Grand Cinema in Ramsey as we present two films in one day: one for children and one for adults.

The Emperor's New Groove

Ramsey Library at 2.30pm

Morris dancers

Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator Yzma, and must now regain his throne with the help of Pacha, the gentle llama herder. This Disney feature's brisk pace, fresh characters, and big laughs make for a great time for the whole family.

Doors open at 1.30pm, when there will be a free craft session. Drinks and tuck available.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Ramsey Library at 7.30pm

Morris dancers

A boy and his foster father (Sam Neill) become the subjects of a manhunt after they get stranded in the New Zealand wilderness. This charmingly offbeat and very funny film unites a solid cast, a talented filmmaker, and a poignant, deeply affecting message.

Doors open at 7pm. Drinks available.

Tickets £5 for each film.
One adult free with each child's ticket for the earlier film.

Tuesday 18 July

Peterborough Morris
English Morris dancing

Railway Inn at 8pm
Jolly Sailor at 8.45pm

Morris dancers

A welcome return for Peterborough Morris as they perform traditional English Morris dances in the Cotswold tradition, a style that reaches as far east as Northamptonshire. Come and see Peterborough Morris put on a lively and entertaining display.

Call 01733 235817 or email

Friday 21 July

The FB Pocket Orchestra
In conjunction with
Upwood Performing Arts Events

Carlton House, Upwood at 6.30pm

Morris dancers

Bring your own picnic chairs and refreshments to enjoy The FB Pocket Orchestra as they take you back to the hot jazz, blues, ragtime and popular dances of the 1920/30s & earlier.

Atmospheric, yet vibrant, this charming collection of songs will make you wish you had been born some 100 years ago. The style, glamour and 'fabulousness' of this era is captured beautifully. Jazz FM

If fine, this event will take place in the garden of Carlton House, Upwood (courtesy of Lindsey & Peter Somerfield), or Upwood Village Hall if wet.

Tickets: £10.00
Box Office: 07709 930398 or email

Saturday 2 September

Bring Back The 60s
Featuring The Abbey Road 5

The Drill Hall. Doors 7pm


This gig is in response to massive demand following the spectacular success of the ‘Gaiety Remembered’ concert by Who’s Who last year. So put on your dancing shoes and come and relive the great dance nights of the 1960s as The Abbey Road 5 ( play all your favourite 60s hits from the Beatles, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Hollies, The Searchers and many more.

Tickets £10.00
Bar available. Bring your own snacks and nibbles.

Friday 6 October

Ely Cathedral Choristers

St Thomas a Becket Church at 7pm

Morris dancers

The choristers participate fully in the life and music of Ely Cathedral and are part of the professional choir, which has a history stretching back more than 1,000 years. As well as singing in Ely's magnificent Cathedral, the boys perform in concerts, on TV and radio, and tour worldwide.

Tickets £10.00
(all proceeds towards the renovation of St Thomas a Becket church)

Friday 6 December

Peter Pan
Lamphouse Theatre

The Drill Hall at 6pm

Morris dancers

A professional production of Peter Pan, inspired by Barrie's novel, from Peterborough-based theatre company
Lamphouse Theatre.

The Darling family's life is changed forever when Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn't grow up, appears at their window one night. Wendy, John and Michael follow Peter to Neverland, meeting Lost Boys, mermaids and crocodiles along the way! But will their adventure be sabotaged by the evil Captain Hook?

Tickets £5 or £16 for a family
Doors open 5.30pm. Bar and refreshments available.