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:

Saturday 15th September

Date: Saturday 15th September
Event:
Summer Reading Challenge Certificate and Medals Ceremony
Organised by Cambridgeshire Library Services
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Library
Time:
10.30am
Price:
FREE by invitation

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Date: Saturday 15th September
Event: 52 Stories Workshop with author / illustrator Megan Brewis
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Library
Time:
11.30am–12.15pm
Price:
FREE
Join Henry and Boo author Megan Brewis for a story and craft activity. Henry and Boo is on the Cambridgeshire Library Service Read It Again Picture Book Award 2018 Shortlist. Tickets available from Cherry Hinton Library or ring 0345 045 5225. Parents and carers to stay with their children.

52 Stories 2017 with author / illustrator Jools Bentley

Date: Saturday 15th September
Event:
Family Badminton and Table Tennis
Venue: Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
12.00pm–3.00pm
Price:
FREE
Borrow a racquet from the Village Centre or bring your own. Booking essential. For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

Date: Saturday 15th September
Event:
Arm Microbit Coding Class
Venue:
Netherhall School
Time:
1.00pm–5.00pm
Price:
FREE

Date: Saturday 15th September
Event:
Duck Decorating
Venue:
St Andrew’s Church & Church Centre
Time:
3.00pm–5.00pm
Price:
FREE
The annual pre-Duck Race event: decorate your duck for the race and take part in other fete style games. Enjoy duck-themed films from the Cambridge Film Festival. Delicious cake and tea for sale.

Fantastic decorated ducks 2017

Date: Saturday 15th September
Event:
Thirsty Cambridge pop up beer garden with the Cambridge Film Festival
Venue:
St Andrew’s Church
Time:
3.00pm–11.00pm
Price:
Free entry. Beer, wine, gin & food priced as advertised
Come along to St Andrew’s to enjoy delicious craft beer, quality wine and possibly the best gin you’ve ever tasted served by Thirsty Cambridge! Street food vans will be there if you get peckish and the Cambridge Film Festival will be providing a pop-up cinema for your entertainment. The main feature film will start at 7pm. There will also be tables and seating outside for you to enjoy the summer evening (fingers crossed for good weather!).

Sunday 16th September

Date: Sunday 16th September
Event:
Goalball
Organised by Cambridge Dons
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
11.30pm–12.30pm for ages 12+ and 12.30pm–1.15pm for ages 8-11.
Price:
FREE taster session
Goalball was designed for ex-servicemen who had lost their sight in WW2 and enables the disabled to achieve what might have been impossible before. It’s a unique team sport that draws the visually impaired community together, promotes independence, and is fully inclusive. The tactile court, audible ball and teamwork makes the game ideal for those with recent sight loss or who have been visually impaired all their lives.

Everyone is blindfolded so it is fully inclusive and fully sighted people compete in domestic competitions alongside visually impaired athletes.

The Cambridge Dons were founded in 2012 and our members range from 8 years old to 50 and range from fully sighted to totally blind. The Dons are coached by experienced players including a current GB athlete. We have a strong youth, novice and intermediate team. The team can introduce new players or reintroduce those already familiar with the sport that is growing in popularity year on year. Volunteers are always welcome.

Date: Sunday 16th September
Event:
Duck Race
Organised by 27th Cambridge Scouts
Venue:
Spring Head – opposite the Robin Hood Eating Inn
Time:
From 1.30pm
Price:
£2 per duck or four ducks for £6
Ducks available to purchase at the duck decorating at St Andrew’s, Cherry Hinton Library and Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre.

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And they’re off!

Monday 17th September

Date: Monday 17th September
Event:
Ol’ Boys Club for men over 50
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
2.00pm–4.00pm
Price:
First session free
Every Monday afternoon, Open to all men aged 50 + . We offer a range of activities from board games, cards and talks to more active pursuits such as curling, darts and table tennis. Or may you just want to just 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 17th September
Event:
Yoga
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
5.00pm–6.00pm
Price: First session free
Suitable for all ages and abilities, mats are provided or you are welcome to bring your own. Booking is essential. For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

Date: Monday 17th September
Event:
A guided tour round a local allotment
Time:
5.00pm–7.00pm
Price:
FREE
Ring 01223 709428 or 07879 626674 for further details and to book your place (limited places).

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

Date: Monday 17th September
Event:
Bat Walk
Organised by The Wildlife Trust BCN
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits Nature Reserve, Lime Kiln Road
Time:
7.30pm–9.00pm
Price:
£5 per adult, 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 18th September

Date: Tuesday 18th September
Event:
Exercise to Music
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
9.45am–10.45am
Price: First session free
Open to all and Suitable for ages 50 +. For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

Date: Tuesday 18th September
Event:
Phoenix Tuesday Club
An independent group for older men and women
Venue:
St Andrew’s Church Centre
Time:
2.30pm–4.00pm
Price:
FREE
Drop in to meet other people for conversation, education and friendship. Tea / coffee and biscuits provided.

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A warm welcome awaits you at the Phoenix Tuesday Club

Date: Tuesday 18th September
Event:
Friends With Disabilities
Venue: Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time: 2.00pm–4.00pm
Price: First meeting is free. Yearly membership is £5 plus £2 per meeting
A social group for people with mobility problems / disabilities and their carers, and the elderly. Come and have a chat and a cup of tea and play a game of bingo. The meetings often include speakers on issues relevant to people with disabilities. Members enjoy days out and a yearly holiday with accessible transport. For more information email: evelynlisboa@ntlworld.com or call 07963 521711.

Date: Tuesday 18th September
Event:
Bums, Tums and Thighs
Venue: Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
6.00pm–7.00pm
Price: First session free
Set to music, this energetic class is open to all abilities aiming to target those important areas. For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

Date: Tuesday 18th September
Event:
Festival Church Service
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Baptist Church
Time:
7.00pm–8.00pm
Price:
FREE
Join this joint service with Cherry Hinton Baptist Church and St Andrew’s Church to celebrate and give thanks for our community.

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 19th September

Date: Wednesday 19th September
Event:
Local History Society talk
Organised by Cherry Hinton Local History Society
Venue:
St Andrew’s Church Centre
Time:
2.30pm–4.00pm
Price:
£4, £3 for members includes light refreshments

Date: Wednesday 19th September
Event:
Rhymetime at Cherry Hinton Library
Supported by Cambridgeshire Library Services
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Library
Time:
2.00pm–2.30pm
Price:
FREE (no need to book)
Aimed at babies and toddlers aged from birth to 18 months, their parents and carers. Please ask us about Bookstart Bear Club.

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Singing fun for parents and babies at the library

Date: Wednesday 19th September
Event:
Cherry Hinton Community Choir
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 20th September

Date: Thursday 20th September
Event:
Zumba
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
10.00am–11.00am
Price: First session free
Dance to great music and burn off calories without even realising it!  Booking is essential. For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

Date: Thursday 20th September
Event:
Chair Based Strength and Balance
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
12.30–1.30pm
Price: First session free
Work on your core stability with chair based strength and balance classes, a great way to get back in to exercise with low impact movements. For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

Date: Thursday 20th September
Event:
Between the Covers Reading Group
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Library
Time:
11am
Price:
FREE
Book TBC!

Novel Ideas reading group discuss The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Discussing The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton in 2016

Date: Thursday 20th September
Event:
Pilates
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
6.00pm–7.00pm
Price:
First session free
Suitable for all abilities, mats are provided or you are welcome to bring your own. Booking is essential. For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

Date: Thursday 20th September
Event:
An evening with an author
Organised by Cambridgeshire Library Services
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Library
Time:
7.00pm–8.30pm
Price:
£2, to include light refreshments.

Friday 21st September

Date: Friday 21st September
Event:
Aerobics
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
9.30am–10.30am
Price:
First session free
Set to upbeat music another fun way to fit in cardio. Booking Essential. Suitable for all abilities. For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

Date: Friday 21st September
Event:
Friday Friends Harvest Lunch
Venue:
Baptist Church Family Centre
Time:
12.45pm
Price:
Costs are met by 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 19th September.

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Date: Friday 21st September
Event:
Young at Heart Club for Ladies Over 50
Venue: Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
2.00pm–4.00pm
Price:
First visit free
Open to all women 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 may you just want to just enjoy a coffee and a chat! For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

Date: Friday 21st 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 members, £3 under 16s
Get your team (max 6 members) and ring 01223 210724 to reserve a table if possible or just turn up on the night. Bring your own drinks.

Thinking caps on!
Thinking caps on!

 

Saturday 22nd September

Festival Day 2018!
Venue:
Recreation Ground
Time:
11am–5.00pm
Price:
FREE admission and FREE activities (yes, everything really is free!)
Enjoy a great day out with family and friends with our Time Travellers themed Festival Day! For details visit the Festival Day page on our website. Thanks to our principal sponsor Arm.

 

Arco Iris get the party started with Samba beats
Arco Iris get the party started with Samba beats