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.

Saturday 15th September

Summer Reading Challenge Certificate and Medals Ceremony
Organised by Cambridgeshire Library Services
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Library
Time:
10.30am
Price:
FREE by invitation

followed by

52 Stories Workshop
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Library
Time:
11.30am-12.15pm
Price:
FREE
Tickets available from Cherry Hinton Library or ring 0345 045 5225. Parents and carers to stay with their children.

Saturday 15th September
Arm Microbit Coding Class

Venue:
Netherhall School
Time:
1.00pm-5.00pm
Price:
FREE

Saturday 15th September
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.

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Duck decorating 2016

Saturday 15th September
Family Badminton And Table Tennis

Venue:
Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
12noon-3.00pm
Price:
FREE
Booking essential. Call 01223 576412 for more information and to make a booking.

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Family badminton at the Village Leisure Centre 2016

Saturday 15th September
Thirsty Cambridge

Venue:
St Andrew’s Church
Time:
3pm to 11pm
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! 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

Sunday 16th September
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 Thirsty Beer Garden, Cherry Hinton Library and Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre.

The ducks getting ready for the 2016 race
Some of the ducks getting ready for the 2016 race
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And they’re off!

Monday 17th September

Ol’ Boys Club for men over 50
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
2.00pm-4.00pm
Price:
First session free (usual charge – Better pay ‘n’ play members £3, non-members £4)
Drop in to meet the ‘Ol’ Boys’ and play cards, scrabble, other board games, curling, darts and table tennis. Or chat over a cup of tea / coffee and biscuits. Call 01223 576412 for further details.

See the Ol’ Boys Club in our 2015 video

Monday 17th September
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

Monday 17th September
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

Monday 17th September
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

Tuesday 18th September
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. Call 01223 240181 or email panwrites@ntlworld.com for more information.

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A warm welcome awaits you at the Phoenix Tuesday Club

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Tuesday 18th September
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.

Tuesday 18th September
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

Wednesday 19th September
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

Wednesday 19th September
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.

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Come and sing. No experience necessary!
Come and sing. No experience necessary!

Thursday 20th September

Between the Covers Reading Group
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Library
Time:
11am
Price:
FREE

Novel Ideas reading group discuss The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Novel Ideas reading group discuss The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Thursday 20th September
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

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 13th September.

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Friday 21st September
Young at Heart Club for Ladies Over 50
Venue: Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
2.00pm-4.00pm
Price:
First visit free. Become a Pay ‘n’ Play member for £5 per year and pay only £3 for each Social Club session
Are you looking to meet other mature women through a social and relaxed environment? Then the Young at Heart Club could be for you! Enjoy a range of activities including board games, ladies in conversation, curling, darts, table tennis, arts and crafts, and guest speakers. Sessions include tea/coffee and biscuits.

Friday 21st September
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