Intimate theatre productions in the atmospheric Leper Chapel with Cambridge Past, Present and Future (CambridgePPF)
Ghosts come alive this November in spine-tingling theatrical productions performed in the atmospheric Leper Chapel. Come face to face with the supernatural in these one-man shows. If it’s a little gentle exercise you’re after, as well as a great way to socialise and meet new people, don’t forget the weekly healthy walks – they’re always popular and very welcoming to new members.
Weekly Healthy Walking, Every Thursday throughout the year: 10am and 10.30am start
An enthusiastic group of trained volunteers lead two, weekly ‘Walking for Health’ walks at Wandlebury. The first is slightly faster while the second is more leisurely, accommodating people who are not so fit or are newcomers to the group. Each walk lasts around 30 minutes and covers about 1.5 miles.
With the slower second walk, there is a shortcut back to the base if needed. This social group meets all year round at 10am every Thursday morning, with the slower walk starting at 10.30am. Walks are well-attended, with 50-60 people joining most weeks. Some people like it so much they do both walks! Teas and coffees are available afterwards.
NB: Free of charge and no need to book. If you want to take part for the first time then please arrive 10 minutes early to register. The meeting point is the Stables Education Centre. Donations towards the upkeep of the park are always welcome.
Directions: Wandlebury Country Park is on the A1307, 2.5km south of the Addenbrooke’s roundabout. CB22 3AE. Parking is available on site and costs £3 per vehicle, members free.
Ghost Stories at the Leper Chapel with Robert Lloyd Parry, Friday 8 and Saturday 9 November: 7.30pm
Two chilling and thrilling tales from M R James, the master of the English ghost story, performed by Robert Lloyd Parry.
In ‘A View from a Hill’ a pair of old binoculars reveal the grisly history of an idyllic stretch of English landscape. In ‘The Treasure of Abbot Thomas’ a treasure-seeker comes face to face with unspeakable horror at the bottom of ancient well.
‘Dead Men’s Eyes’ is the sixth instalment of Nunkie’s M R James Project, a series of one-man shows that seek to revive the tradition of oral, supernatural storytelling that was perfected by Montague Rhodes James in Cambridge in the years leading up to World War One.
NB: Tickets are £12 per person. Full details and ticket visit https://deadmens.eventbrite.co.uk
Directions: Barnwell Junction on Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8JJ – opposite Cambridge United. Note that there is no parking or facilities at the chapel itself. Please park in nearby streets or come by bus or on foot. OS grid reference TL 471 594 GB