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What’s on | Editor’s pick – January 2020

↑ Pint of History with Don Chiswell: Catherine of Aragon, Wednesday 8 January 2020, 7.30pm, Stamford Arts Centre

Having a ball
This popular French music evening has become something of a tradition in Stamford at New Year. The infectious, riotous interpretations of French folk songs bring a proper party atmosphere to the Arts Centre, and a good time is guaranteed for all.
New Year Traditional French Bal
Friday 3 January 2020, 7.30pm
Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary’s Street, Stamford
stamfordartscentre.com

Get a round in
Ahead of the annual Catherine of Aragon festival that takes place in Peterborough at the end of January, stock up on interesting facts and stories about the region’s beloved queen – buried in Peterborough Cathedral – with this fascinating history talk.
Pint of History with Don Chiswell: Catherine of Aragon
Wednesday 8 January 2020, 7.30pm
Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary’s Street, Stamford
stamfordartscentre.com

Straw man
A revived yet ancient tradition of street parades, pagan figures, music and mumming, Whittlesey’s Straw ‘Bear’ festival brings a frisson of ancient magick and folklore to the streets of this charming fenland town.
The 41st Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival
Friday 17, Saturday 18, Sunday 19 January 2020, all day
Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival, Whittlesey Town, Cambridgeshire
strawbear.org.uk

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome
Cabaret is one of the all-time great musicals, and a timely reminder how easily a sophisticated society can sleepwalk into totalitarianism. Unforgettable songs, powerful themes and knockout performances make this a show not to be missed.
Cabaret
Tuesday 21 – Saturday 25 January 2020, 7.30pm; matinee 22, 23 & 25, 2.30pm
The New Theatre, 46 Broadway, Peterborough
newtheatre-peterborough.com

Sparkling Ruby
One of the stand-out vocalists of her generation, Ruby Turner returns to Peterborough to dazzle audiences with her inimitable renditions of soul and R&B classics.
Ruby Turner
Friday 24 January 2020, 7.45pm
Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough,
vivacity.org

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