The Library Presents… Arts Alive Events in Spring 2018

The Library Presents… Arts Alive Events in Spring 2018

This autumn Littleport Library hosted famous author and comedian James Campbell performing Comedy 4 Kids. There were also some energetic samba drumming workshops. Thanks to everyone who attended these events that are part of The Library Presents … Arts Alive programme (funded by Arts Council England). In February 2018 Littleport Library presents two more fantastic professional performances. Robert Lloyd Parry will be performing ‘Oh Whistle’, two ghost stories by M R James, on Friday 2nd…

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Littleport Bowls Club = Winners!

Littleport Bowls Club = Winners!

Littleport has one of the most successful bowls clubs in the country. There are 2371 affiliated Bowls Club in England and this year Littleport members won two national titles. Ellen Falkner won the National Champion of Champions, and also partnered her mother, Sue Alexander, to win the National Ladies Pairs. Sue and Ellen will represent England in the British Isle Championship next year in Belfast, where they will compete against the other home countries. The…

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A Message from the Littleport Branch of The Royal British Legion

A Message from the Littleport Branch of The Royal British Legion

Garth McGowan, Littleport Branch committee member, Parade Marshal and Poppy Appeal Organiser, wants to thank everyone who has supported the Legion over the past year, especially for all those helpers who participated in yet another successful Poppy Appeal. The Littleport Branch of the Royal British Legion wish you and yours a happy Christmas and happy and healthy New Year. About the Royal British Legion The Royal British Legion is the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity…

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Littleport Peacock’s Meadow Update

Littleport Peacock’s Meadow Update

Deb Curtis, Chair of the Friends of the Woodland Garden committee tells us about a great day in October! The 14th October was a big day for volunteers in Peacocks Meadow, Littleport’s community woodland garden. An army of helpers turned out in glorious sunshine to lay a path and trim and tidy a huge amount of ground, in preparation for the siting of planters and benches. An energetic group of Main St Co-op staff gave…

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The Littleport Players – success after success!

The Littleport Players – success after success!

The Littleport Players can look back at a wonderful and successful year! And this winter season they present Peter Pan. This must be the top amdram group in the country with a dazzling array of talent. With Director Karen Booth, Choreography par excellence by Nikki Dyer, Musical Director Becky Green and Chris Nunn on keyboards, Peter Theobald on bass and Peter’s brother Jonathan Theobald on the drums, and the superb and award-winning costumier, Sheila Goodall,…

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Littleport Town Football Club – History at first-hand!

Littleport Town Football Club – History at first-hand!

Bev Scott shares his memories… There is nothing older footballers like more than reminiscing. Especially when browsing battered old footie photo-filled scrapbooks littered with unflattering pictures, where shorts looked ridiculously short, and football boots were plain, practical, considered suitable for purpose, and boring by today’s standards. Unless you wore those awful all white Alan Ball boots just to be different like me! Writes Cathy Gibb-de Swarte. With an age gap of 6 years between us,…

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Littleport Lions

Littleport Lions

The Lions Club of Littleport are once again hosting Breakfast with Santa at The Almonry High Street Ely on 21st – 23rd December 2017 from 8 – 10am. The cost will be £6.50 children and £3.50 adults. All children will receive a present from Father Christmas. This very popular event sells out very quickly, so to book your place and full details contact David Ellis 01353 664318 / 07817 592438 or email breakfastwithsanta1@yahoo.co.uk with a…

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WWT Welney is a neighbour with lots to offer!

WWT Welney is a neighbour with lots to offer!

Now is the perfect time to come and experience the winter wildfowl spectacle at WWT Welney. The arrival of thousands of ducks and swans over the past two months will soon bring numbers to their peak. Whooper swans coming in from Iceland can reach numbers of 8,000; whilst the smaller, shyer Bewick’s swans coming in from Arctic Russia number 3,000. To see the most swans a visit at dawn or dusk is best. The swan…

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The Littleport Button Tree Project 2017/18

The Littleport Button Tree Project 2017/18

The Field Theatre Group are proud to be bringing another community heritage activity to Littleport early next year. Following the success of our Littleport Riot activities, we are going for a slightly more peaceful project this time! The Littleport Button Tree Is a unique community memory gathering project. We will be creating a large-scale community memory piece, in the form of a ‘Button Tree.’ Members of the community are invited to bring their buttons along,…

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