Wander and Ponder around Cottenham

Walk around Cottenham posterWalking around Cottenham and chatting as you go, is the idea behind a new weekly walking group. The aim of the gentle, short walk is to bring together people with less mobility or anyone in need of friendly support and company. At 11am every Tuesday, the group will meet...  Read More...

My trip to London to sing at The Royal Albert Hall

Sunday July 10th, 2016 By Olivia Joan Morris age 7  I am very excited because today I’m going to The Royal Albert Hall in London to sing Carmina Burana with my choir Tongue Twisters!  I packed my bag and set off to Cottenham Primary School where I got on the coach and off we went. The coach ride was very exciting.  I...  Read More...

Tickets on sale for WEST ROAD STORY 3

Join us on Saturday 6 August at 1pm at West Road Concert Hall Cambridge. Five fabulous choirs coming together, one amazing brass group, a collection of choral and brass favourites. All presented by the legendary John Suchet author, newsreader, television presenter and musical host on Classic FM. Come along and enjoy the music. For full details visit www.adcticketing.com Read More...

It WAS a Knockout!

What a wonderful, sunny day for the Willingham Family Fun Day - It's A Knockout - on Sunday 17th July. The Fen Edge Community Association was pleased to be able to sponsor two teams: Waterbeach and Landbeach Action for Youth (WAY) and the Cottenham Village College Duke of Edinburgh Award Team (Flip Flops). Read More...

Rampton’s Prize Artist

Chris Dickinson was awarded the May Rainey prize at this year’s Ramparts Alternative RA Summer Exhibition held at Rampton village hall. Her painting, on linen-finish canvas, was entitled simply ‘Abstract’ and caught the eye of the judge Councillor Lynda Harford because of its colours and intriguing pattern. “Each time I looked at it I could see something different,” she...  Read More...

Tyrannochorus join The Really Big Chorus at the Albert Hall

On Sunday 10th July a group of Tyrannochorus choir members went to from Cottenham to London to sing Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Really Big Chorus at the Royal Albert Hall. TongueTwisters Children’s Choir (part of Tyrannochorus) were a sensation and sung their part beautifully; what an amazing experience for the children, their proud families and friends. We were conducted by...  Read More...

Cottenham Primary School makes music

Former chair of FECA, Eileen Wilson, presented David Aston with a cheque for £1,000 towards the beautiful, glossy new Kawai piano bought for Cottenham Primary School by the enterprising  Parent, Teacher and Community Association (PTCA). (more…)  Read More...

It’s A Knockout – Willingham Family Fun Day Sunday 17th July

Two years have gone by since the last It's A Knockout, so you will yet again have the chance to don Teletubby costumes, waddle like a penguin, wade through foam pits, clamber over obstacles and generally have a lot of fun raising money for our wonderful village of Willingham. In 2014 It's A Knockout raised vital funds for the refurbishment...  Read More...

Cottenham singers The TyrannoChorus choir at The Albert Hall

Sunday 10th July is the date, writes Siobhan Lihoreau Musical Director of Cottenham based singers The TyrannoChorus. A group of BigMouth (our adult community choir) and VoxPop (teenage choir) will be among the 400 voices singing Carmina Burana at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Not only that, but TongueTwisters, the TyrannoChorus children’s choir, will also be there. They will...  Read More...

Putting on a Show with Cottenham Theatre Workshop

Do you know that Cottenham Theatre Workshop is in its 39th year? That’s quite an achievement for an amdram group in a village. There are still a couple of members who were there at the start, in 1977! But to go on presenting two shows a year – one in spring and one just before Christmas, the very much...  Read More...