Programme

A map with all the venues can be found on the venues page of our website.

Festival Week is a showcase for Cherry Hinton’s wonderful facilities, activities, clubs and societies. Find out what’s happening in your community and join in with these great events.

What’s on:

Friday 13th September

Date: Friday 13th September
Event:
Friday Friends Harvest Lunch
Organised by Cherry Hinton Baptist Church
Venue: Baptist Church Family Centre
Time:
12.45pm-2.30pm
Price:
Voluntary donations
Open to all senior citizens. Enjoy a roast / vegetarian dinner and celebrate the harvest with a hymn and a prayer. To book please email admin@ch-bc.org.uk phone: 01223 561139 or put a note through the door of 95 High Street by Wednesday 11th September.

Saturday 14th September

Date: Saturday 14th September
Event:
Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge Certificate and Medals Ceremony
Organised by Cambridgeshire Library Services
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Library
Time:
11.15am and 11.45am
Price:
FREE by invitation
Medals will be presented by the Mayor of Cambridge, Gerri Bird. Parents /carers to stay with their children.

Date: Saturday 14th September
Event:
Duck Decorating
Venue:
St Andrew’s Church & Church Centre
Time:
3.00pm–5.00pm
Price:
£2.50 per duck (includes decorating and race entry)
Buy and dress your duck ready for the Duck Race on Sunday. Prizes for the best decorated duck in each age group will be awarded at the race. Hot and cold drinks and delicious cake will be on sale.

Getting creative at the duck decorating 2018

Date: Saturday 14th September
Event:
Bellringing
Venue:
St Andrew’s Church
Time:
3.00pm–4.30pm
Price:
FREE
The Cherry Hinton Bellringers will mark the start of Festival week with a peal at 3pm. Come and listen, then maybe have a go yourself at this traditional British art!

Having a go a bell ringing

Date: Saturday 14th September
Event:
Thirsty Cambridge Biergarten with the Cambridge Film Festival


Venue:
St Andrew’s Church
Time:
3.00pm–11.00pm
Price:
Free entry. Beer, wine & food priced as advertised
Come along to St Andrew’s to enjoy delicious craft beer and quality wine served by Thirsty Cambridge. Steak & Honour will be serving from 6–9pm if you get peckish. There will be tables and seating outside for you to enjoy the late summer evening. Music will be provided by The Electron Thieves. The Cambridge Film Festival will be providing a FREE pop-up cinema for your entertainment. We will be showing the Oscar-winning family feature film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at 7pm in the church.

The Biergarten in full swing

 

Sunday 15th September

Date: Sunday 15th September
Event:
Festival CHRA Community Cafe
Organised by Cherry Hinton Residents Association
Venue: Cherry Hinton Library
Time:
10.00am–1.00pm
Price:
Small charge for your choice of refreshments
Everyone is welcome to join Mark, Barbara and Stuart at the Cherry Hinton Library Hub (CHUB) for coffee, tea, squash, cake and a friendly chat. Come along and find out about the plans for the CHUB / Library Extension. The cafe is usually open on the last Sunday of the month.

Date: Sunday 15th September
Event:
Duck Race
Organised by 27th Cambridge Scouts
Venue:
Spring Head – opposite the Robin Hood Eating Inn
Time:
From 1.30pm
Price:
Ducks (including race entry) £2.50. If you have a duck from last year, redecorate it and re-enter for only 50p (payable on the day)
Ducks available to purchase at the duck decorating at St Andrew’s Church, Cherry Hinton Library and Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre. Decorate your duck at home or at St Andrew’s Church on Saturday 14th.

Come and join in the fun at the annual Cherry Hinton Duck Race with duck races and duck-themed games. Prizes for the best decorated duck in each age category, and fastest ducks on the water. An afternoon of fun for the whole family.

The Cherry Hinton Duck Race is organised by and raises funds for the 27th Cambridge Scouts. Each week, we give young people in Cherry Hinton the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future.

Waiting for the races to start at the 27th Cambridge Scouts Duck Race 2018

Monday 16th September

Date: Monday 16th September
Event:
Ol’ Boys Club
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
2.00pm–4.00pm
Price:
First session free
Every Monday afternoon, open to all men aged 50 + . Offering a range of activities from board games, cards and talks to more active pursuits such as curling, darts and table tennis. Or maybe you just want to enjoy a coffee and a chat! For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

See the Ol’ Boys Club in our 2015 video

Date: Monday 16th September
Event:
A guided tour around a local allotment
Time:
5.00pm–7.00pm
Price:
FREE
A chance to meet experienced allotment owners and to find out about the wide variety of plants that can be grown locally. Limited places only. Early booking is advised. To book and for further details ring 01223 246868.

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The best kept secret of the Cherry Hinton Festival! The allotment tour 2016

Date: Monday 16th September
Event:
Bat Walk – SOLD OUT
Organised by The Wildlife Trust BCN
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits Nature Reserve, Lime Kiln Road
Time:
7.30pm–9.00pm
Price:
£6 per adult, £4 for Wildlife Trust members, under 16s free
Use bat detectors to listen to their calls and learn more about them and their ecology. To book a place please call 01954 713531 or email iain.webb@wildlifebcn.org

The 2016 Bat Walk
The 2016 Bat Walk

Tuesday 17th September

Date: Tuesday 17th September
Event:
Messy Play
Organised by Cherry Hinton Baptist Church
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Baptist Church Family Centre
Time:
9.15am–11.15am
Price: £1 per child
All carers and preschool children welcome. Free play activities include play dough, sand, water, paint, glue, dried food stuffs, toys, ride-on toys. Followed by drink, biscuits, bible story, songs and rhymes. First session of the year.

Date: Tuesday 17th September
Event:
Phoenix Tuesday Club
Venue:
St Andrew’s Church Centre
Time:
2.30pm–4.00pm
Price:
First session free. Regular price £2
An independent group for older men and women. Drop in to meet other people for conversation, education and friendship. This afternoon, enjoy live classical music as well as a 70th Birthday celebration (with cake!). Tea & coffee, and biscuits provided. Call Rosey Feuell 01223 213305 or email roseyleaf@talktalk.net for more information.

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A warm welcome awaits you at the Phoenix Tuesday Club

Date: Tuesday 17th September
Event:
Festival Church Service
Venue:
St Andrew’s Church
Time:
6.00pm–7.00pm
Price:
FREE
At the heart of the Festival: the churches of Cherry Hinton join together to give thanks for our community and pledge to make it even better! Come along and join in. All ages and stages welcome.

Karin Voth Harman from St Andrew's Church and Nic Boynes from Cherry Hinton Baptist Church getting ready for the Church Service 2016
Karin Voth Harman from St Andrew’s Church and Nic Boynes from Cherry Hinton Baptist Church getting ready for the Church Service 2016

Wednesday 18th September

Date: Wednesday 18th September
Event:
History Talk: A Hundred Years of the RAF by David Taylor
Organised by Cherry Hinton Local History Society
Venue:
St Andrew’s Church Centre
Time:
2.30pm–4.00pm
Price: 
£3 non-members, £2 members, £1 for those who lived through WW2, free to those who served in the forces in WW2. Includes light refreshments
Local expert David Taylor’s talk will launch the History Society’s Cherry Hinton WW2 memories project. Call 01223 210724 to reserve your place or pay on the door.

Date: Wednesday 18th September
Event:
Rhymetime at Cherry Hinton Library
Supported by Cambridgeshire Child and Family Centres
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Library
Time:
2.00pm–2.30pm
Price:
FREE (no need to book)
Suitable for babies and toddlers from birth to 18 months, their parents and carers. Bring your baby along for the NEW enhanced rhymetime, with support and resources from Cambridgeshire Child and Family Centres. Please ask us about the Bookstart Bear Club.

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Singing fun for parents and babies at the library

Date: Wednesday 18th September
Event: Bat Walk – SOLD OUT
Organised by The Wildlife Trust BCN
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits Nature Reserve, Lime Kiln Road
Time:
7.30pm–9.00pm
Price:
£6 per adult, £4 for Wildlife Trust members, under 16s free
Use bat detectors to listen to their calls and learn more about them and their ecology. To book a place please call 01954 713531 or email iain.webb@wildlifebcn.org

Date: Wednesday 18th September
Event:
Cherry Hinton Community Choir
Organised by Cherry Hinton Baptist Church
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Baptist Church
Time:
8.00pm–9.30pm
Price:
FREE
No audition and no musical qualifications or singing expertise are
required; just lots of enthusiasm for singing in a variety of genres such as
pop, soul, gospel and musicals. First rehearsal of the year. All welcome.

Come and sing. No experience necessary!
Come and sing. No experience necessary!

Thursday 19th September

Date: Thursday 19th September
Event: History Walk: Travel back in time through Railway Street to Pamplin Court
Organised by Cherry Hinton Local History Society
Venue: starts and ends at St. Andrew’s Church Centre
Time: 10am
Price: £3 (£2 for members), includes light refreshments
A walk back through time with local historian Michelle Bullivant. Please ring 01223 210724 to reserve your place (25 places available).

Date: Thursday 19th September
Event:
The Cherry Hinton Festival Bake Off
Organised by The Friends of the Spinney School
Venue: The Spinney Primary School
Time:
6.30pm–8.00pm
Price:
Entrance: 50p for children, £1 for adults
Are you a budding baker? Would you like to show off your skills? Do you enjoy eating cake? Come join us with your cakes and bakes for the first Cherry Hinton Festival Bake Off! Bring your baking to enter in the competition or just bring yourself ready to eat some cake! After judging, the entries will be put on sale for everyone to sample.

Categories for entry:

  • Cakes & biscuits
  • Bread
  • Show Stopper – get creative with a Festival theme! This category will include a ‘public vote’ from the audience.

Open to all ages, children and adults. Multiple prizes in each category. We have some fantastic prizes lined up for our star bakers including Afternoon Tea for 2, generously donated by Fitzbillies. All proceeds will go to the Friends of The Spinney School charity. Email Amy Butterworth abutterworthconsulting@gmail.com for more information or just come along on the night with your creations!

Click here for directions the The Spinney School.

Friday 20th September

Date: Friday 20th September
Event: Chirpy Cherries
Venue: St Andrew’s Church Centre

Time: 9.30am–11.00am
Price: Free
Special Festival session of singing and rhymes for babies, pre-schoolers, and their carers.

Date: Friday 20th September
Event:
Young at Heart Club
Venue: Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
2.00pm–4.00pm
Price:
First visit free
Open to all ladies 50+. We offer a range of activities from board games, cards and guest speakers to more active pursuits such as curling, darts and table tennis. Or maybe you just want to enjoy a coffee and a chat! For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

Date: Friday 20th September
Event:
Festival Quiz Night
Organised by Friends of Cherry Hinton St. Andrew
Venue:
St Andrew’s Church
Time:
from 7.30pm
Price:
£5, £4 CHStA members, £3 under 16s
Get your team together (max 6 players). If possible, reserve a table on 01223 210724 or 01223 245949 or just turn up on the night. Bring your own drinks.

Thinking caps on!
Thinking caps on!

 

Saturday 21st September

Date: Saturday 21st September
Event: 52 Stories with author Janet Bingham
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Library
Time:
10.30am–11.15am
Price:
FREE
Join children’s author Janet Bingham for story time. Janet writes picture books and adventure stories for young readers. Parents and carers to stay with their children.

 

Date: Saturday 14th September
Event:
Family Badminton and Table Tennis
Venue: Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
1.00pm–3.00pm
Price:
FREE. Booking essential.
Borrow a racquet from the Village Centre or bring your own. For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

Date: Saturday 21st September
Event: Holiday Club Fair and BBQ
Organised by Cherry Hinton Baptist Church
Venue:
Colville School Playing Field
Time:
12noon–2.00pm
Price:
Entry and activities FREE. BBQ as priced.
All the fun of the fair for children aged 5–11 years accompanied by a responsible adult. Come along whether or not you attended the summer Holiday Bible Club. Activities include tenpin bowling, tin can alley, face painting, tug of war, 5 a side football, parachute games, hook a duck and giant darts. Tuck into hotdogs, burgers and veggie burgers, ice cream, popcorn and squash.

Date: Saturday 21st September
Event: Festival Family Bingo
Organised by Little Cherries Preschool
Venue: Cherry Hinton Village Centre
Time:
3.00pm–5.00pm
Price:
Adults £3, 4–16 year olds £2, 0-3 year olds free
Eyes down for a full house! Bingo for all ages hosted by Little Cherries Preschool. Great prizes to be won! Tickets are available in advance from Little Cherries, by calling 07507 334785, or on the door subject to availability. Refreshments will be available.

Date: Saturday 21st September
Event: A Brief History of Jazz with Paul Higgs (live music) – ONLY 5 TICKETS LEFT!
Hosted by The Library Presents
Venue: Cherry Hinton Library
Time:
7.00pm (doors open 6.30pm). Running time is 1 hour 40 minutes, plus an interval
Price:
£7 standard, £4 Children under 16, unwaged and registered disabled, £5 students and senior citizens (over 65). Tickets available from Cherry Hinton Library or by ringing 01223 357851.
An entertaining and enlightening tour of jazz history presented by one of the UK’s top trumpeters accompanied by a live band featuring Chris Ingham (piano), Neil Bullock (drums) and Jerome Davies (double bass). From New Orleans, swing and bebop, through to cool jazz, modal and Latin; this wonderful evening includes music by the legends Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker and Miles Davis. Licensed bar. Check out Paul Higgs on You Tube: https://youtu.be/N4YFiQ8kvtg