Monthly Archives: September 2016

Day 4 – Phoenix Tuesday Club, Friends with Disabilities & the Allotment Tour

Even though it was the hottest September day since 1911, lots of people turned out to the Phoenix Tuesday Club at St Andrew’s Church Centre this afternoon to enjoy a hot cup of  tea with friends old and new. The club members enjoyed a talk about Antarctica from Cherry Hinton local Rosie Feull, who has visited the continent.


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Over the road at the Village Leisure Centre, the Friends with Disabilities meeting was in full swing, chaired by former Mayor Gerri Bird. If you’d like to find out more about Friends with Disabilities, they have taken a stall on Festival Day so come and say ‘hello’!


A lovely evening for pottering round the allotment!


Day 3 – Local History Society Talk, Festival Church Service & Bat Walk

Nicky Newton (Community Fundraising Manager – ACT) gave a great talk on the history of Addenbrooke’s Hospital this afternoon. Here’s Nicky with Jenny Taylor, Chair of the Local History Society.


Thank you to the Cherry Hinton Baptist Church for hosting the Festival Church service this evening. And welcome to Cherry Hinton the new vicar of St Andrew’s Church Karin Vothharman (shown here with Nic Boyns).


It was the perfect evening for the Bat Walk! In warm weather there are insects. Where there are insects there are bats! The bat walkers loved to hear (with their bat detectors) and see the three species of bat that were flying around – helped by Iain from the Wildlife Trust BCN.


First day of the 2016 Festival

We had a great first day – starting with 52 Stories at Cherry Hinton Library with author / illustrator Alison Limentani. Alison read from her book How Much Does a Ladybird Weigh? and the children enjoyed some ladybird arts and crafts.


There was also free family badminton and table tennis at the Village Leisure Centre.


And the Mini Festival Fete was held at St Andrew’s Church, with tombola, tea & cake, duck decorating and a magic show.

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See you tomorrow for more Festival fun!