Thank you to You Can Bike Too for coming along to the Cherry Hinton Festival and for Pickfords for transporting them! If you liked riding the bikes, remember you can ride them at Milton Country Park where You Can Bike Too are based – try the family fun Sundays!
Fantastic Festival Day!
What an amazing day in glorious sunshine! Thank you to everyone involved: the performers in the Community Performance Arena, exhibitors, the Gamers Bus, stall holders, food vendors, music acts, Colville School, Jezo and all our wonderful volunteer stewards. And thank you everyone for coming – we had a record-breaking year with 8000 visitors. What an brilliant way to end Festival Week and celebrate 30 years of the Cherry Hinton Festival. Here are some highlights:
Reading, crafting and best -selling authors
Cherry Hinton Library was host to three festival events today. The Novel Ideas reading group met to discuss The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse and the local craft group met up to discuss their craft projects and share skills. This evening over 30 people attended the author event with Cambridge authors Ali Harris, Ali McNamara and Paige Toon.
Rain, rain go away!
Cherry Hinton Festival goers aren’t put off by the rain! The allotment tour went ahead last night regardless of the wet conditions. The forecast is now for drier weather which is great as we have a couple of days to dry out before Festival Day on the Recreation Ground.
The fabulous Festival craft party
A lovely time was had by all at the Festival Craft Party. Here are the highlights!
A sunny start to Festival week!
The 2015 Cherry Hinton Festival began on Saturday with the Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge Certificate and Medals Ceremony, followed by 52 Stories with children’s author and illustrator Nicola Killen. Nicola read her story ‘Stop Sticking, Stan!’ and showed the children how to make pop-up books.
On Saturday afternoon St Andrew’s Church hosted the Mini Festival Fete. Here, visitors has a chance to see the Local History Society Exhibition celebrating 30 Years of the Festival, as well as decorating a duck for the Duck Race, browsing the bric-a-brac stalls and enjoying delicious home made cake and a cup of tea.
In glorious sunshine, Sunday saw the return of the popular Duck Race at the Spring Head (organised by the Turbo Trust). There were some beautiful decorated ducks – in fact some were too good to put in the water and race!
Thanks to Countryside
Thank you to Countryside – developers of Great Kneighton – who are sponsoring the Festival for the 3rd year. Your support is very much appreciated!
Duck Race – volunteers needed!
Could you spare a couple of hours to help at the Duck Race on Saturday 12th September? If so please email email@example.com
Celebrating 30 years with a Spitfire flypast
To celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the Cherry Hinton Festival two Spitfires will flypast at 12.45pm. Thanks to the The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight team!
Ask not what your community can do for you – ask what you can do for your community!
We need volunteer stewards for Festival Day (Saturday 19th September). Can you spare a couple of hours to help out? If so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We need stewards between 7am and 8pm. Jobs include:
– help on the gate – bucket collections, giving out programmes and counting visitors
– help at set-up – exhibitor check-in, putting out tables and chairs, directing cars round the site
– help at take down – litter picking, directing cars round the site
No experience necessary, only enthusiasm. Tea and biscuits provided!