Wisbech Town Council

Serving the people of Wisbech

Wisbech Town Council Chamber, 1 North Brink

Town Clerk: Terry Jordan
1 North Brink, Wisbech
Cambridgeshire PE13 1JR

CALENDAR OF EVENTS IN AND AROUND WISBECH

Calendar of community events including civic occasions and Town Council meetings. See main Community page to submit an event. ITEMS IN BOLD ARE LINKED TO FURTHER INFORMATION - Wisbech Town Council is not responsible for the contents or reliability of linked websites and does not necessarily endorse any views expressed within them. We also cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability or accessibility of the linked pages. It is your responsibility to check the terms and conditions of any other websites you may visit.

Fenland Archaeology Society The people of Roman Britain: Introducing the Romano–British

Fenland Archaeology Society The people of Roman Britain: Introducing the Romano–British

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 19:30

The Speaker is Paddy Lambert from Oxford Archaeology East and he is an expert on the culture of the Roman World and how it transformed Britain and Europe.

Admission £3. Book your seat at info@fenarch.org.uk or Text: 07765 172450. NB The mobile number is only used for texts.

Venue:
Mendis Old Market PE13 1NB
Contact:
See website & Facebook info@fenarch.org.uk
Wisbech Mart Fair

Wisbech Mart Fair

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 18:00

OPENING OF THE MART FAIR - FAMILY NIGHT - ALL RIDES REDUCED

The Mart Fair will be open in Chapel Road Car Park – Thursday 28, Friday 1, Saturday 2, Sunday 3, Thursday 7, Friday 8, Saturday 9

The fair rides will set up on the on the market place on Thursday 28 after the market has finished, and will be open every afternoon during the week

Venue:
Chapel Road Car Park
Contact:
N/A
Fenland Family History Society

Fenland Family History Society

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 19:00

February meeting

Sam Godley: One Name Studies

all welcome

non-members £2

Venue:
Wisbech Library Ely Place PE13 1EU
Contact:
01945 587723
Wisbech Mart Fair

Wisbech Mart Fair

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 18:00

The Mart Fair will be open in Chapel Road Car Park – Thursday 28, Friday 1, Saturday 2, Sunday 3, Thursday 7, Friday 8, Saturday 9

The fair rides will set up on the on the market place on Thursday 28 after the market has finished, and will be open every afternoon during the week

Venue:
Chapel Road Car Park
Contact:
N/A

After Hours Live - Andrew Robinson

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 19:00

Singer-songwriter Andrew Robinson will perform a free concert in Wisbech as part of After Hours Live on Friday March 1.

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The musician and worship leader is described as having a heart to lead people into the presence of God, where they can experience the power of the Holy Spirit and be equipped and released to live wholeheartedly for Christ.

Andrew is passionate about writing songs that are grounded in biblical truth and inspire worshippers to pursue a deeper and more intimate relationship with God.

At the end of 2016 Andrew received fresh inspiration to write new songs and after a prolific spell of crafting new songs, he released an EP, 'Where The Light Shines', which is an acoustic recording of songs that give a glimpse into his journey of faith over the last few years.

Venue:
Octavia's Cafe 10-14a South Brink PE13 1JQ
Contact:
via website or Facebook

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER (A WOMEN LED, GLOBAL, ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT)

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 19:00

Come – Everything is Ready!

Everything is ready and the invitation is for everyone - men, women and children of all ages to join this Day of Prayer.* Women of Slovenia, one of the smallest and youngest countries in Europe, have prepared this year's service and they encourage us to reflect on the barriers they have faced since the end of the Second World War when their country was a part of Yugoslavia, a Marxist socialist republic. They share the challenges they have met and the hopes they have for the future.

World Day of Prayer is an international, inter-church organisation which enables us to hear the thoughts of women from all parts of the world: their hopes, concerns and prayers. The preparation for the day is vast. An international committee is based in New York and there are national committees in each participating country. Regional conferences meet to consider the service and then local groups make their plans. Finally, at a church near you on Friday March 1st 2019 people will gather to celebrate the service prepared by the women of Slovenia.

The Day of Prayer is celebrated in over 120 countries. It begins in Samoa and prayer in native languages travels throughout the world --- through Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas before finishing in American Samoa some 38 hours later.

Venue:
United Reformed Church, Castle Square, Wisbech, Cambs PE13 1EH
Contact:
Hilary Finlay 01945 584737
Wisbech Mart Fair

Wisbech Mart Fair

Sat, 02 Mar 2019 14:00

The Mart Fair will be open in Chapel Road Car Park – Thursday 28, Friday 1, Saturday 2, Sunday 3, Thursday 7, Friday 8, Saturday 9

The fair rides will set up on the on the market place on Thursday 28 after the market has finished, and will be open every afternoon during the week

Venue:
Chapel Road Car Park
Contact:
N/A

Live music the Ex-Services Club

Sat, 02 Mar 2019 21:00

4 bands will be playing a mixture of covers and original songs

Entertainment nights are open to everyone
If you would like to use the club on a regular basis we would like you to become a member
Single membership £25.00
Double membership £30.00

Venue:
Ex Services Club, Alexandra Road PE13 1HQ
Contact:
01945 584672
Wisbech Mart Fair

Wisbech Mart Fair

Sun, 03 Mar 2019 14:00

The Mart Fair will be open in Chapel Road Car Park – Thursday 28, Friday 1, Saturday 2, Sunday 3, Thursday 7, Friday 8, Saturday 9

The fair rides will set up on the on the market place on Thursday 28 after the market has finished, and will be open every afternoon during the week

Venue:
Chapel Road Car Park
Contact:
N/A

Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Mon, 04 Mar 2019 19:30

PLANNING AND COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE

BACK TO TOP

Venue:
Council Chamber, 1 North Brink
Contact:
Town Clerk, 01945 461333

Morning Burlesque Chair Dance Classes

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 10:00

Morning Burlesque Chair Dance Classes are coming to Wisbech for all you Yummy Mummies!

Taster class starts Wednesday 6th March 11am-12pm £2.50

If it takes off, classes will continue every Wednesday 10am-11am (term time only) just £5 a class , we dance barefoot in leggings/vest tops and bring a bottle of water!

There's no need to book - just turn up!

We welcome ladies of all ages, shapes, sizes, abilities and we want YOU to come join in the FUN! Get Fit, Lose Weight, Build Confidence & Have FUN! You'll shed the crimbo lbs and make new friends. We can't wait to meet you!

Venue:
Queen Mary Centre, Queens Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. PE13 2PE
Contact:
Sierra Margas
Police & Crime Commissioner Surgery

Police & Crime Commissioner Surgery

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 14:00

Surgery will be on the 7th March 2019 between 14:00pm - 16:00pm

The Commissioner offers regularly one to one opportunities for members of the public to come and discuss issues and concerns. The surgeries are held monthly and are rotated around the county in order to allow a location which is suitable for everyone.

Venue:
Wisbech Police Station, Nene Parade, Wisbech PE13 3BT
Contact:
If you would like to book a 15 minute slot, please email: cambs-pcc@pnn.police.uk or telephone 0300 333 3456.
Wisbech Mart Fair

Wisbech Mart Fair

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 18:00

The Mart Fair will be open in Chapel Road Car Park – Thursday 28, Friday 1, Saturday 2, Sunday 3, Thursday 7, Friday 8, Saturday 9

The fair rides will set up on the on the market place on Thursday 28 after the market has finished, and will be open every afternoon during the week

Venue:
Chapel Road Car Park
Contact:
N/A
Wisbech Mart Fair

Wisbech Mart Fair

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 18:00

The Mart Fair will be open in Chapel Road Car Park – Thursday 28, Friday 1, Saturday 2, Sunday 3, Thursday 7, Friday 8, Saturday 9

The fair rides will set up on the on the market place on Thursday 28 after the market has finished, and will be open every afternoon during the week

Venue:
Chapel Road Car Park
Contact:
N/A
Wisbech Mart Fair

Wisbech Mart Fair

Sat, 09 Mar 2019 14:00

The Mart Fair will be open in Chapel Road Car Park – Thursday 28, Friday 1, Saturday 2, Sunday 3, Thursday 7, Friday 8, Saturday 9

The fair rides will set up on the on the market place on Thursday 28 after the market has finished, and will be open every afternoon during the week

Venue:
Chapel Road Car Park
Contact:
N/A

Three of a Kind at the Ex-Services Club

Sat, 09 Mar 2019 21:00

Live Music (60s and 70s)

Entertainment nights are open to everyone
If you would like to use the club on a regular basis we would like you to become a member
Single membership £25.00
Double membership £30.00

Venue:
Ex Services Club, Alexandra Road PE13 1HQ
Contact:
01945 584672
Family Bingo

Family Bingo

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 18:30

Come and join us for our brand new Bingo Nights in 2019! Family Bingo is on every 2nd Monday of the month. Doors open 6:30, eyes down 7:15. Lots of great prizes, a bonus game and a cash game. There will also be a raffle and a tombola, and even a free children's game if we have enough kiddies on the night.

Venue:
Marshland Hall Smeeth Road Marshland St James PE14 8JB
Contact:
Tracy at Marshland Hall Contact details : tracy@marshlandhall.org.uk
Book Eating for Kids

Book Eating for Kids

Sat, 16 Mar 2019 14:00

Story Making Workshop

Tickets: £2.50 per person Running time: 2 hours Suitable for: Families with children 5+ yrs Join Stand Tall Theatre as they engage young children and their families in the creation of their own stories 33 which they will then bring to life using story telling techniques.

Refreshments available.

Ticketing Information Buying Tickets Tickets for performances and workshops can be purchased in the following ways: • Online at The Library Presents webpage www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/arts • In person from the library hosting the event • By calling the Cambridge Live Box Office: 01223 357851 • By exchanging Time Credits; at the hosting Library; there are two Time Credit places available for each library Family & Concessions Prices All children under 12 yrs must be accompanied by a responsible adult (18+ yrs). Both children and accompanying adults will need a ticket unless stated otherwise. Concession prices for performances: £4 Children (under 16), Unwaged and Registered Disabled £5 Students and Senior Citizens (over 65) £14 Family Saver – a family is 4 people including at least one child and one adult. N.B. This ticket option is only available for select performances. Concession prices for workshops: £2.50 Children (under 16), Unwaged, Registered Disabled, Students, Senior Citizens (over 65). Companion Tickets: Disabled customers who need a free companion ticket, so their carer can accompany 5 them, should request this at the time of booking. Please note that some activities do not have a concession rate. Please bring evidence of your concession status with you to the event (for example proof of age). Time Credits Time Credits are a way of recognising the amazing things people do in their communities. If you give an hour of your time to your community, your community thanks you by giving you an hour to spend on something you would like to do. There are lots of ways to earn Time Credits across your community, and everyone's time is worth the same. Cambridgeshire Time Credits programme is funded by Cambridgeshire County Council and the CHS Group working in partnership with Spice. Contact: time.credits@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or facebook.com/CambsTimeCredits

Venue:
Wisbech Library Ely Place PE13 1EU
Contact:
see above

The Gangsters at the Ex-Services Club

Sat, 16 Mar 2019 21:00

Live Music

Entertainment nights are open to everyone
If you would like to use the club on a regular basis we would like you to become a member
Single membership £25.00
Double membership £30.00

Venue:
Ex Services Club, Alexandra Road PE13 1HQ
Contact:
01945 584672

Wisbech Town Council Meeting

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 19:30

Full Town Council Meeting

To be followed by Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Venue:
Council Chamber, 1 North Brink
Contact:
Town Clerk, 01945 461333

Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 21:00

PLANNING AND COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE - approx start time - to follow full Town Council meeting which commences at 7.30 pm

BACK TO TOP

Venue:
Council Chamber, 1 North Brink
Contact:
Town Clerk, 01945 461333

Christian Aid 'on tour' - Wisbech

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:00

We're delighted to invite you to 'Christian Aid On Tour' at St Peter and Paul, Wisbech.


We will be offering a lively mix of film, talk and discussion to promote Christian Aid Week 2019. It is based around our work in Sierra Leone which has been made possible by legacy giving plus our climate change campaigning. We'll also share ideas about alternative ways to fundraise and success stories by local organisers.

'This is a chance for local supporters to meet and be inspired by what they hear. We have an amazing opportunity to change the world.' Regional Coordinator - Pam Richardson.

Venue:
St Peter & St Paul Church, Church Terrace PE13 1HP
Contact:
via web page

Inspiring Women Craft & Gift Fair

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:00

10am - 4pm

Alchemical Romance returns to host their second Inspiring Women Craft & Gift Fair at Tower Hall, Friday Bridge.

After a successful first year, 2019 promises to be even better!

Following on from International Women's Day and just in time for Mother's Day, come and see our wide range of high quality, handcrafted goods and find Mum that special something. Or simply pop in for a naughty-but-nice slice of cake, courtesy of our wonderful WI.

Venue:
Tower Hall, Maltmas Drove, Friday Bridge. PE14 0HW
Contact:
Victoria Bunting alromacosmetics@gmail.com

Jessie's Ghost at the Ex-Services Club

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:00

Live Music

Entertainment nights are open to everyone
If you would like to use the club on a regular basis we would like you to become a member
Single membership £25.00
Double membership £30.00

Venue:
Ex Services Club, Alexandra Road PE13 1HQ
Contact:
01945 584672
If Clothes Could Speak

If Clothes Could Speak

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 19:00

Talk and Storytelling

Doors open 6.45pm

Tickets: £7 standard, £4/£5 concessions

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes, plus an interval

Suitable for: Adults and Young People (14+ yrs)

Classworks Theatre use a large selection of heritage clothing to present an interactive experience where they share the stories of the people who owned them and reflect on the times they lived in. Many items come from people who lived in Cambridgeshire. Audiences can handle and try on garments from other countries, cultures and eras.

Licensed bar.

Ticketing Information Buying Tickets Tickets for performances and workshops can be purchased in the following ways: • Online at The Library Presents webpage www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/arts • In person from the library hosting the event • By calling the Cambridge Live Box Office: 01223 357851 • By exchanging Time Credits; at the hosting Library; there are two Time Credit places available for each library Family & Concessions Prices All children under 12 yrs must be accompanied by a responsible adult (18+ yrs). Both children and accompanying adults will need a ticket unless stated otherwise. Concession prices for performances: £4 Children (under 16), Unwaged and Registered Disabled £5 Students and Senior Citizens (over 65) £14 Family Saver – a family is 4 people including at least one child and one adult. N.B. This ticket option is only available for select performances. Concession prices for workshops: £2.50 Children (under 16), Unwaged, Registered Disabled, Students, Senior Citizens (over 65). Companion Tickets: Disabled customers who need a free companion ticket, so their carer can accompany 5 them, should request this at the time of booking. Please note that some activities do not have a concession rate. Please bring evidence of your concession status with you to the event (for example proof of age). Time Credits Time Credits are a way of recognising the amazing things people do in their communities. If you give an hour of your time to your community, your community thanks you by giving you an hour to spend on something you would like to do. There are lots of ways to earn Time Credits across your community, and everyone's time is worth the same. Cambridgeshire Time Credits programme is funded by Cambridgeshire County Council and the CHS Group working in partnership with Spice. Contact: time.credits@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or facebook.com/CambsTimeCredits

Venue:
Wisbech Library Ely Place PE13 1EU
Contact:
see above
CCVS Funding opportunities

CCVS Funding opportunities

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 10:30

We have a really big range of funders coming and be great to get a good response from groups in Wisbech.

So far we have

  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Living Sport
  • Healthy Fenland Fund
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Tesco Bags of Help

CCVS is a registered charity set up to champion and support community and voluntary groups, and promote volunteering across Cambridge City, South Cambridgeshire and Fenland.

Venue:
Wisbech Town Council Chamber 1 North Brink PE13 1JR
Contact:
Tel: (01223) 464696 Email: enquiries@cambridgecvs.org.uk
Fenland Archaeology Society - Saxon Bed Burials

Fenland Archaeology Society - Saxon Bed Burials

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 19:30

Saxon Bed Burials. A talk on the Cambridgeshire Saxon Bed burial at Trumpington. The speaker is Alison Dickens MCIfA, Cambridge Archaeological Unit and Access, Cambridge Archaeology.

Admission £3. Book your seat at info@fenarch.org.uk or Text: 07765 172450. NB The mobile number is only used for texts.

Venue:
Mendis Old Market PE13 1NB
Contact:
See website & Facebook info@fenarch.org.uk
SCAM Prevention Advice

SCAM Prevention Advice

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 11:00

Wisbech over 60's Friendship Club, in partnership with the Rosmini Centre, has invited the Cambridgeshire County Council's SCAM Prevention Team to give a presentation on SCAMs. The team will offer advice and support that will help prevent you becoming the victim of a SCAM. The talk is very informative and open to everyone.

Venue:
Rosmini Centre, 69 Queens Road, Wisbech, PE13 2PH
Contact:
Stewart Goodacre stewart.goodacre@ageukcap.org.uk
Wisbech Music Society 2018/2019 Season - Aleksander Tsvetkov

Wisbech Music Society 2018/2019 Season - Aleksander Tsvetkov

Fri, 29 Mar 2019 19:30

73rd season of concerts

Alex Tsvetkov (formally playing as Alex Florian) will give a piano recital. Alex graduated from the Music Academy in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He has given many concerts as soloist and accompanist, including several very successful concerts in Wisbech.

In previous concerts Alex has excelled in playing works by Liszt, Chopin, Mozart and Beethoven. His programme for this concert has yet to be finalised but promises to be diverse and may include music by Chinese and Bulgarian composers.

Tickets available in advance or on the door.

Adults £10, Students (over 18) £7 accompanied children free.

Venue:
Russell Hall, Wisbech Grammar School North Brink PE13 1JX
Contact:
Further details available from the Secretary, William Morris 01945 463230
Introduction to Developing & Sharing your Creative Practice and Audiences

Introduction to Developing & Sharing your Creative Practice and Audiences

Sat, 30 Mar 2019 09:30

Join Creative People and Places: Market Place on Saturday 30th March for An Introduction to Developing & Sharing your Creative Practice and Audiences in Wisbech

This creative development Skills Sharing session is for artists, makers, craftspeople and creative practitioners.

At this facilitated networking day, you'll be sharing and developing ideas, meeting other creative practitioners from the surrounding area, and finding out more about Market Place and how we can support your creative practice!

We also want to hear suggestions from you about what skills you'd like to develop to enhance your own creative practice, and the sort of skill sharing events you'd like to see Market Place offer in the future. Market Place Creative Agents Ali and Colin will be there to chat with on the day too.

This event is for you if you're an established and practicing artist, new to art and creative practice, a maker, craftsperson, student looking someone delivering creative activities looking to share and develop their own skills.

Our networking & skills sharing days are open to anyone wishing to contribute to building the creative offer in the market towns of Forest Heath and Fenland, and/or wishing to develop your own creative practice and audiences.

Tickets, which must be pre-booked, are £5 per person and includes all hand-outs and materials from the day, refreshments and lunch. Travel expenses will be reimbursed upon receipt of invoice too.

Please share this event with anyone you think might be interested in coming along too!

Please book your ticket, via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/market-place-skills-sharing-workshop-tickets-56110628400

ANY QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions about the day, if the event will be suitable for you, or what the day will involve, please contact Florence Tong, Head of Project Delivery for Babylon Arts, at florence.tong@babylonarts.org.uk who will be happy to help

Venue:
St Peter's Lodge, Love Lane PE13 1HP
Contact:
see above
Lego and Board games

Lego and Board games

Sat, 30 Mar 2019 10:30

Lego and Board Games

10.30 - 11.30am

Wisbech Library - monthly lego and board games

Venue:
Wisbech Library Ely Place PE13 1EU
Contact:
jakki.racey@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Swing Wing 2019

Swing Wing 2019

Sat, 30 Mar 2019 19:30

Swing Wing Event for 2019
Doors open from 6.30pm

£10 Ticket - available from Ray & Jan Hutchinson

Venue:
Act Theatre, Thomas Clarkson Academy, Corporation Road PE13 2SE
Contact:
contact Jan or Ray Hutchinson on 01945 584595 or via FB page