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.

What’s on:

Saturday 15th September

Date: Saturday 15th September
Event:
Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge Certificate and Medals Ceremony
Organised by Cambridgeshire Library Services
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Library
Time:
10.30am and 11.15am
Price:
FREE by invitation
Medals will be presented by The Mayor of Cambridge Cllr Nigel Gawthrope. Parents /carers to stay with their children.

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Date: Saturday 15th September
Event: 52 Stories Workshop with author / illustrator Megan Brewis THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Library
Time:
12.00am–12.45pm
Price:
FREE ticket event (limited numbers).
Join Henry and Boo author Megan Brewis for a story and craft activity. Henry and Boo is on the Cambridgeshire Library Service Read It Again Picture Book Award 2018 Shortlist. Tickets available from Cherry Hinton Library or ring 0345 045 5225. Parents and carers to stay with their children.

52 Stories 2017 with author / illustrator Jools Bentley

Date: Saturday 15th September
Event:
Family Badminton and Table Tennis
Venue: Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
12.00pm–3.00pm
Price:
FREE
Borrow a racquet from the Village Centre or bring your own. Booking essential. For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

Date: Saturday 15th September
Event:
Code Club Workshops
Venue:
Netherhall School
Time:
10.00am–4.30pm
Price: FREE
Complete a fun Code Club project using a micro:bit, which you will get to keep! Suitable for children aged 8-14. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No previous experience of coding is needed.

  • Session 1: 10.00–11.00am
  • Session 2: 11.00am–12.00pm
  • Session 3: 1.30pm–2.30pm THIS SESSION IS FULLY BOOKED

All sessions are delivered for free, but booking is ESSENTIAL (please note that the printed brochures incorrectly state that booking is not required). Please book sessions 1, 2 and 3 here.

3.00pm–4.30pm: Code Club volunteer training session for parents / volunteers. Interested in improving your tech skills while inspiring the next generation of digital makers?  At this session, you will find out more about how you can help get kids coding with Code Club, even if you don’t know a lot about technology.  The session will cover: What is coding?; What is Code Club; How to start a Code Club; Introduction to Scratch and the Code Club learning projects. Please book your place here.

 

Date: Saturday 15th September
Event:
Duck Decorating
Venue:
St Andrew’s Church & Church Centre
Time:
3.00pm–5.00pm
Price:
FREE
Buy and dress up your duck! Will yours be wearing feathers or sequins this year? There will be prizes for the best decorated duck in each age group at the race on Sunday. Delicious cake and tea for sale.

Fantastic decorated ducks 2017

Date: Saturday 15th September
Event:
Bellringing
Venue:
St Andrew’s Church
Time:
3.00pm–5.00pm
Price:
FREE
The Cherry Hinton Bellringers will mark the start of Festival week with a peal at 3pm. Come and listen, then maybe have a go yourself at this traditional British art!

Date: Saturday 15th September
Event:
Thirsty Cambridge Biergarten with the Cambridge Film Festival and The Mind of Bim


Venue:
St Andrew’s Church
Time:
3.00pm–11.00pm
Price:
Free entry. Beer, wine, cocktails & food priced as advertised
Come along to St Andrew’s to enjoy delicious craft beer, quality wine and cocktails served by Thirsty Cambridge. Honest Burgers and Guerilla Kitchen Meatless food vans will be there if you get peckish. There will be tables and seating outside for you to enjoy the late summer evening. The Cambridge Film Festival will be providing a pop-up cinema for your entertainment. The family feature film (Paddington 2) will start at 7pm in the church. The film will be followed by late night comedy with Chris Norton Walker, David McHardy and Ruth Wright, with your host Bimisayo Adeyi aka The Mind of Bim.

Sunday 16th September

Date: Sunday 16th September
Event:
Goalball
Organised by Cambridge Dons
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
11.30am–12.30pm: ages 12+
12.30pm–1.15pm: ages 8–11
Price:
FREE taster sessions
Goalball was designed for ex-servicemen who had lost their sight in WW2 and enables the disabled to achieve what might have been impossible before. It’s a unique team sport that draws the visually impaired community together, promotes independence, and is fully inclusive. The tactile court, audible ball and teamwork makes the game ideal for those with recent sight loss or who have been visually impaired all their lives.

Everyone is blindfolded so it is fully inclusive and fully sighted people compete in domestic competitions alongside visually impaired athletes.

The Cambridge Dons were founded in 2012 and our members range from 8 years old to 50 and range from fully sighted to totally blind. The Dons are coached by experienced players including a current GB athlete. We have a strong youth, novice and intermediate team. The team can introduce new players or reintroduce those already familiar with the sport that is growing in popularity year on year. Volunteers are always welcome.

Date: Sunday 16th September
Event:
Duck Race
Organised by 27th Cambridge Scouts
Venue:
Spring Head – opposite the Robin Hood Eating Inn
Time:
From 1.30pm
Price:
£2 per duck
Ducks available to purchase at the duck decorating at St Andrew’s, Cherry Hinton Library and Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre. Decorate your duck at home or at St Andrew’s Church on Saturday 15th.

Come and join in the fun at the annual Cherry Hinton Duck Race with duck races and duck-themed games. Prizes for the best decorated duck in each age category, and fastest ducks on the water. An afternoon of fun for the whole family.

The Cherry Hinton Duck Race is organised by and raises funds for the 27th Cambridge Scouts. Each week, we give young people in Cherry Hinton the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future.

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And they’re off!

Monday 17th September

Date: Monday 17th September
Event:
Ol’ Boys Club
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
2.00pm–4.00pm
Price:
First session free
Every Monday afternoon, open to all men aged 50 + . Offering a range of activities from board games, cards and talks to more active pursuits such as curling, darts and table tennis. Or maybe you just want to enjoy a coffee and a chat! For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

See the Ol’ Boys Club in our 2015 video

Date: Monday 17th September
Event:
Yoga
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
5.00pm–6.00pm
Price: First session free
Suitable for all ages and abilities. Mats are provided or you are welcome to bring your own. Booking is essential. For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

Date: Monday 17th September
Event:
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

Date: Monday 17th September
Event:
Bat Walk THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
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

Date: Tuesday 18th September
Event:
Exercise to Music
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
9.45am–10.45am
Price: First session free
Open to all and Suitable for ages 50 +. For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

Date: Tuesday 18th September
Event:
Phoenix Tuesday Club
Venue:
St Andrew’s Church Centre
Time:
2.30pm–4.00pm
Price:
FREE
An independent group for older men and women. Drop in to meet other people for conversation, education and friendship. Tea / coffee and biscuits provided. Call Rosey Feuell 01223 213305 or email roseyleaf@talktalk.net for more information.

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A warm welcome awaits you at the Phoenix Tuesday Club

Date: Tuesday 18th September
Event:
Bums, Tums and Thighs
Venue: Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
6.00pm–7.00pm
Price: First session free
Set to music, this energetic class is open to all abilities and aims to target those important areas. For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

Date: Tuesday 18th September
Event:
Festival Church Service
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Baptist Church
Time:
7.00pm–8.00pm
Price:
FREE
Join Cherry Hinton Baptist Church and St Andrew’s Church in a joint service to
celebrate and give thanks for our community. All welcome!

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

Date: Wednesday 19th September
Event:
Life in Cherry Hinton and surrounding areas during WW1
Organised by Cherry Hinton Local History Society
Venue:
St Andrew’s Church Centre
Time:
2.30pm–4.00pm
Price: 
£3 (£2 for members), includes light refreshments
Talk by Jo Costin, author of Cambridgeshire Kitcheners. Books for sale and signing. Call 01223 210724 to reserve your place or pay on the door.

Author Jo Costin with her book ‘Cambridgeshire Kitcheners’

Date: Wednesday 19th September
Event:
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)
Suitable for babies and toddlers 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

Date: Wednesday 19th September
Event:
Cherry Hinton Community Choir
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Baptist Church
Time:
8.00pm–9.30pm
Price:
FREE
No auditions and no musical expertise 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.

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

Thursday 20th September

Date: Thursday 20th September
Event: Travel back in time through Church End
Organised by Cherry Hinton Local History Society
Venue: starts and ends at St. Andrew’s Church Centre
Time: 10am
Price: £3 (£2 for members), includes light refreshments
A walk back through time with local historian Michelle Bullivant. Please ring 01223 210724 to reserve your place.

Date: Thursday 20th September
Event:
Zumba
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
10.00am–11.00am
Price: First session free
Dance to great music and burn off calories without even realising it!  Booking is essential. For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

Date: Thursday 20th September
Event:
Chair Based Strength and Balance
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
12.30–1.30pm
Price: First session free
Work on your core stability with chair based strength and balance classes, a great way to get back in to exercise with low impact movements. For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

Date: Thursday 20th September
Event:
Pilates
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
6.00pm–7.00pm
Price:
First session free
Suitable for all abilities, mats are provided or you are welcome to bring your own. Booking is essential. For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

Date: Thursday 20th September
Event:
Meet Nicola Upson, author of the Josephine Tey Crime Novels
Organised by Cambridgeshire Library Services
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Library
Time:
7.00pm–8.30pm
Price:
£5, to include light refreshments.
Nicola Upson was born in Suffolk and read English at Downing College, Cambridge. She has worked in theatre and as a freelance journalist, and is the author of two non-fiction works and the recipient of an Escalator Award from the Arts Council England.

Her debut novel, An Expert in Murder, was the first in a series of crime novels to feature Josephine Tey (a real-life author during Britain’s golden age of crime writing). Nicola’s research for the books has included many conversations with people who lived through the  period and who knew Josephine Tey well, most notably Sir John Gielgud.

The book was dramatised by BBC Scotland for Woman’s Hour, and praised by PD James as marking “the arrival of a new and assured talent”. There are seven Josephine Tey mysteries. The latest Nine Lessons is set in Cambridge. Nicola is an outstanding speaker, she talks about her research which brought her into contact with Sir John Geilgud and PD James amongst others. Nicola lives with her partner (and cats) in Cambridge and Cornwall.

Friday 21st September

Date: Friday 21st September
Event:
Aerobics
Venue:
Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
9.30am–10.30am
Price:
First session free
Set to upbeat music another fun way to fit in cardio. Booking Essential. Suitable for all abilities. For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

Date: Friday 21st September
Event: Chirpy Cherries
Venue: St Andrew’s Church Centre

Time: 9.30am–11.00am
Price: Free
Special Festival session of singing and rhymes for babies, pre-schoolers, and their carers.

Date: Friday 21st September
Event:
Friday Friends Harvest Lunch
Venue:
Baptist Church Family Centre
Time:
12.45pm
Price:
Free. (Donations towards costs welcome).
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 19th September.

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Date: Friday 21st September
Event:
Young at Heart Club
Venue: Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre
Time:
2.00pm–4.00pm
Price:
First visit free
Open to all ladies 50+. We offer a range of activities from board games, cards and guest speakers to more active pursuits such as curling, darts and table tennis. Or maybe you just want to enjoy a coffee and a chat! For more information call the Village Centre on 01223 576412.

Date: Friday 21st September
Event:
Festival Quiz Night
Organised by Friends of Cherry Hinton St. Andrew
Venue:
St Andrew’s Church
Time:
from 7.30pm
Price:
£5 (£4 members); under 16s £3
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