Category Archives: Festival News

Local History Society talk – 12th September

In 2016 it will be 250 years since Addenbrooke’s Hospital opened its doors on Trumpington Street thanks to Dr John Addenbrooke who left £4,500 in his legacy ‘to hire and fit up, purchase or erect a small, physical hospital in the town of Cambridge for poor people.’ Originally housing just 20 beds, today’s hospital has over 1,000, an income of £719m and over 8,000 staff. Find out more with this fascinating talk on Sept 12th.

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Visit the Capturing Cambridge Memory Cafe on Festival Day

Please come and join Hilary at the Capturing Cambridge Festival Day memory cafe. Look through our local archive photos and memorabilia of days-gone-by and share your own memories and stories of Cherry Hinton to add to our social history map of Cambridge.

Capturing Cambridge is a project run by the Museum of Cambridge encouraging all
residents to discover the fascinating and inspiring histories of our streets.

Your City, Your Museum, Your Stories.

An evening with author Rosy Thornton

We are delighted to welcome author Rosy Thornton to the Cherry Hinton Festival. Come along to the Cherry Hinton Library on Thursday 15th September from 7.00pm-8.30pm to meet Rosy and hear about her new book Sandlands set on the Suffolk Coast.

Admission is £2, which includes light refreshments. Book your place in person at Cherry Hinton Library or ring 0345 045 5225. This event has been Organised by Cambridgeshire Library Services.


Thanks to all the fantastic Festival Day sponsors

Festival Day is shaping up nicely with some great entertainments booked for you. Thanks go out to our generous sponsors. Without their support this wonderful, free, community day would not be possible:
– Cambridge City Council
– Marshall
– Dudley Developments – sponsors of the ‘Plague and Pox in Cherry Hinton!’
– Carter Jonas Bradshaws
– Engineering and Design Plastics Ltd – sponsors of the ChYpPS Adventures in Scrap
– Countryside Properties
– tenhats – sponsors of the Festival programme
– Cherry Hinton Residents Association
– Dance Matters – choreographers of the brilliant stewards dance

We are still fundraising for Festival Day so if you know of anyone who could offer us sponsorship we would love to hear from you. Please email:

Volunteers needed for the 2016 Festival

Would anyone local be willing and able to donate an hour (or more) of their time to help steward the marvelous Cherry Hinton Festival Day this year? It will take place on Saturday 17th September. You will be rewarded with a warm fuzzy feeling that your help has ensured that this free family event can go ahead. Without the fabulous volunteer stewards, thousands of people, young and old, would be deprived of this brilliant day. Please email if you can help.

Brilliant Stewards!
Brilliant Stewards!