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.
There are great events happening every day during Festival week. Over the last couple of days we’ve had the Between the Covers Reading Group and Rhymetime at the Library, Cherry Hinton Community Choir at the Baptist Church and Stay & Play at the Children’s Centre. Looking forward to our author event at the Library this evening (Thursday 14th Sept) with Guinevere Glasfurd.
We had a lovely day at the Spring Head for the 2017 Duck Race. The standard of the duck decorating this year was so high I wish we could have given prizes to everyone!
Here are some of our race winners and decorating winners.
Thank you to the 27th Cambridge Scouts for helping out and running the fun duck games.
The Duck Race is organised by the Turbo Trust. All the money raised from the event today will help fund special mobility chairs for people for Owen. You can read Owen’s story here. And here is Owen – with his duck ready for racing!
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!
Thank you to Tenpin Cambridge, The Tamburlaine Hotel and Cambridge Escape Rooms for providing prizes for our fundraising quiz night with team ARM on June 28th! The lucky winners will have some brilliant prizes to enjoy at these wonderful local venues. All money raised will go towards the fantastic, FREE, Festival Day!
We are delighted to welcome Jools Bentley to 52 Stories during Festival week (9th September). Jools is the author/illustrator of The Hippopandamouse which was shortlisted for 2017 Cambridgeshire children’s picture book award Read It Again!
Come along to Cherry Hinton Library to hear Jools read The Hippopandamouse and join in the craft activity.
Exciting news for the Music Stage on Festival Day (16th Sept) – 4 out of 5 acts are confirmed!
Local acoustic artist, Dave Irving, will be first up, breaking us into the afternoon with a range of popular covers from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Passenger and Damien Rice, to name but a few.
Hot off the press, the young, up-and-coming Haverhill band, Dale Bennett and the Incidentals (https://www.facebook.com/dbincidentals/, www.youtube.com/dalebennettmusic ) have just confirmed their place on the stage.
Our penultimate act of the afternoon will be Ipswich singer songwriter, Hannah Scott (http://www.hannahscott.co.uk/), an acoustic pop artist who has supported the likes of Ed Sheeran.
Closing the day will be a band hailing from local technology company ARM, The Electron Thieves, who describe themselves as an “amateur rock band … [who] stray beyond traditional dad-rock to play an eclectic mix of music from across the years – aiming to entertain, astound and embarrass in approximately equal measure”.
We still have space for one more music act, so if you know of a local band or artist keen to get some exposure, then please drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are delighted to welcome Hannah Scott to the music stage on Festival Day. Hannah’s single Hurricanes (https://soundcloud.com/hannahscottuk/hurricanes) has been played on BBC Radio 2 by Bob Harris and Dermot O’Leary. Hannah also played a live
session on Dermot’s Saturday afternoon show.
Save the date: Saturday 16th September. Visit our Festival Day page for more information.