Welcome to the committee, Guy!

Following our AGM on 17th June, we are very pleased to welcome Guy Marshall to the committee.

I has lived in Cherry Hinton since 2012. He works as an administrator for a department of the University of Cambridge and has a range of interests including keeping fit, TV and movies (with a particular interest in science fiction) and participating in local amateur drama groups. He is also a lifelong supporter of Liverpool FC.

Guy hopes that he can contribute to the committee and help provide the community with a fun and rewarding festival experience.

We look forward to working with Guy on our mini 2021 Festival and the full 2022 Festival.

Shortlisted in the 2019 CCVS photographic competition

We were very pleased that one of our photos from the 2019 Festival was shortlisted for the CCVS photographic competition.

Our submission for the CCVS photographic competition
The short list was:
  • What Age gap, Age UK taken by Beverley Young
  • Bee Good, Age UK taken by Stewart Goodacre
  • Celebrating green spaces, Cambridge C & I taken by Hillary Cox Conden
  • Bell ringing, Cherry Hinton Festival taken by Kate Jones
  • Being Brave, Eddies taken by Danielle Hovius
  • Making New Friends, Papworth Trust taken by Andrew Cooper
  • Contact the elderly – Christmas Cheer, Turtle Dove Cambridge taken by Jo Randall
There were two awards to be made. The judges choice was ‘Bee Good’ taken by Stewart Goodacre and the people’s choice (voted on at the Volunteer for Cambridge Conference) was ‘What Age Gap’ taken by Beverley Young.
The CCVS will arrange for the photos to be displayed at events over the next year to show the difference that voluntary not for profit organisations make in Cambridgeshire.


Thirsty Biergarten back for 2019

An afternoon of fun to enjoy with friends, neighbours and family. Join us from 3–11pm at St Andrew’s Church on Saturday 14th September.  Admission is free.

The Cherry Hinton Bellringers will ring a peal at 3pm. Find out more about the history of the bells and have a go at ringing.

Cheers to delicious craft beers and quality wines, poured by Thirsty Cambridge. Steak & Honour will be serving burgers from 6-9pm.

From 3-5pm you can buy and decorate a duck ready for the duck race on Sunday . Enjoy a hot drink and a slice of cake from the Friends of Cherry Hinton St. Andrew’s while the children enjoy getting creative.

Watch the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse with the Cambridge Film Festival. The film starts at 7pm in the church.

Live music will be performed by Festival favourites The Electron Thieves between 4.30pm-6.30pm.

Electron Thieves on the Festival Day Music Stage 2018

See you there!

Festival 2019 dates announced

The Cherry Hinton Festival 2019 will run from 14th to 21st  September.

The Festival volunteers are taking a break from organising Festival Day on the Recreation Ground this year, but there will be plenty of events to keep everyone entertained throughout the week . . . including the return of the wonderful Thirsty Biergarten!

The Cherry Hinton Festival 2018 is underway!

We had a fab start to the Festival yesterday. 73 children received their summer reading challenge certificates at the library, presented by the Mayor of Cambridge, 80 children enjoyed Code Club Workshops, 100 children decorated ducks ready for the duck race on Sunday, 200 people watched Paddington 2 with the Cambridge Film Festival and 750 people enjoyed the Thirsty Cambridge Biergarten! We had a blast! Looking forward to more events this week and of course Festival Day coming up on Saturday 22nd September.

Team Arm volunteers at Code Club
Learning to code with Python
Thirsty Biergarten opens with a peal from the Cherry Hinton bell ringers.
Duck decorating – who’ll win best dressed duck at the Duck Race?
Delicious burgers and rosemary fries at the biergarten. A perfect evening for al fresco dining.
Rev Karin Voth Harman with comedians Chris Norton Walker, David McHardy Bimisayo Adeyi aka The Mind of Bim.

FREE Cambridge Film Festival event on opening weekend

We are delighted to welcome the Cambridge Film Festival to the opening weekend of the Cherry Hinton Festival.  The Cambridge Film Festival will provide FREE short films for kids on the theme of ducks to accompany the duck decorating from 3-5pm. They will also provide a FREE screening of a family friendly feature film in the church in the evening – which will include an intermission for people to refill their glasses with the delicious beers, wines and gins from Thirsty Cambridge! Join us on Saturday 15th September from 3pm at St Andrew’s Church for beer, food and film – a winning combination!