The Cherry Hinton Festival 2019 will run from 14th to 21st September.
The Festival volunteers are taking a break from organising Festival Day on the Recreation Ground this year, but there will be plenty of events to keep everyone entertained throughout the week . . . including the return of the wonderful Thirsty Biergarten!
We are delighted to welcome the Cambridge Film Festival to the opening weekend of the Cherry Hinton Festival. The Cambridge Film Festival will provide FREE short films for kids on the theme of ducks to accompany the duck decorating from 3-5pm. They will also provide a FREE screening of a family friendly feature film in the church in the evening – which will include an intermission for people to refill their glasses with the delicious beers, wines and gins from Thirsty Cambridge! Join us on Saturday 15th September from 3pm at St Andrew’s Church for beer, food and film – a winning combination!
Now the Festival is only 5 months away, we are starting to think about publicity. Our lovely sponsor Martin & Co will erect up to 75 boards to advertise the Festival across Cherry Hinton and the surrounding wards. If you can have a board up in your front garden to help us spread the word please email your name and address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have teamed up with Thirsty Cambridge to bring the Thirsty biergarten to Cherry Hinton. Join us on Saturday 15th September at St Andrew’s Church for craft beer, quality wine and artisan gin. There will also be street food and live music. What a great way to start Festival week!
On Festival Day (22nd September) this year, we are proud to host a mobile planetarium from the University of Hertfordshire Bayfordbury Observatory! It’s the biggest mobile planetarium in the country – seating 100 people – and is the centre piece for our Time Travellers themed event. As with all the entertainments on Festival Day, you can visit the planetarium for FREE.
We’ve had a brilliant day today with events at the Library, the Village Leisure Centre and St Andrew’s Church.
Children collected their Summer Reading Challenge certificates from author / illustrator Jools Bentley.
Jools then stayed to host 52 Stories. Jools read her book The Hippopandamouse, showed the children how to a draw the Hippopandamouse and then drew an animal based on the children’s suggestions: A Lionsnaketigerelecatmeerkatowl!
St Andrew’s hosted the duck decorating, ready for the Turbo Trust Duck Race tomorrow. There were some wonderful designs!
Thanks to BETTER Cambridge for the free family badminton session at the Village Centre. Great Festival fun!
See you tomorrow for the Turbo Trust Duck Race!