Cottenham Community Centre Repair Cafe

If you have something that’s broken, or needs adjusting or sharpening, why not bring it along to the Cottenham Community Centre Repair Café on Saturday 24 February 2018 from 10am to 2pm? We repair all kinds of things – from bikes to toasters to baby buggies, radios, computers, printers, ornaments – almost anything you can carry, in fact! We like to show you how we do it, so that if it happens again, you can do it yourself. Both repairers and repairees have a very enjoyable and rewarding time.

Cottenham Community Centre Repair CafeIf you’re a whiz at repairing things, and can spare a few hours on the day, come along as a repairer – show what you can do, and learn new repair techniques from other repairers. We have a very comprehensive toolkit and supply of consumables, donated by Draper Tools and Mackays of Cambridge, so you don’t even need to bring your own tools, unless you want to!

Actually, booking on this website isn’t mandatory. It’s helpful if you can let us know ahead of time what you plan to bring, and what the problem is, as it will increase the chances of us having the correct tools and spares. Book here to let us know you’re coming, and then please send an email to cottenham@repaircafe.org.uk, telling us what you’re planning to bring for repair – or if you’re a repairer, the kinds of things you’re good at fixing.

We look forward to seeing you there – Cottenham Community Centre Repair Café, 250A High Street, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire CB24 8RZ
Tel: 01954 253903
Email : cottenham@repaircafe.org.uk
Web: www.repaircafe.org.uk
Twitter : #repaircafecham

 

Cottenham Summer School

Discover and explore your creative talents at Cottenham Summer School! Spend some quality time learning a new skill or expanding the skills you already have in Arts, Crafts, Music and Walking. You’ll find some inspiring new choices as well as our old favourites listed for July 2018.

Summer School bookings are now being taken so please do get in touch to book your place – popular courses fill up very quickly! Courses run for 1 to 5 days and include Textiles, Drawing, Painting, Glass, Flowers, Weaving, Crafts, Cookery, Music, Walking and more. Take a look at the full programme. The brochure is available from Cottenham Village College or contact community@cvcweb.net, phone 01954 288751 or visit our website

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Cottenham Fun Run 2018 – Saturday 5 May

 

The popular Cottenham Fun Run is here again on Saturday 5th May 2018 with all proceeds going to the Cambridgeshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Once again we are indebted to Malary Ltd waste recycling solutions for their ever generous support and sponsorship.

This annual event, organised by Martyn Leeks on behalf of the Fen Edge Community Association, has both a senior and junior run. Registration for both races starts on the day at Cottenham Village College from 9am or register online here.

Age categories and cost of entry are: Primary girl and boy (£3); Village College girl and boy (£4); Adult male and female (£6); Veterans (50+) male and female (£6).

The Junior Run starts at 10am and takes place around Cottenham Village College playing fields, a distance of about a mile. All Junior Run competitors must be accompanied by an adult.

The 7k race starts at 10.45am, from the playing fields, and takes a well-marshalled route through and around Cottenham village. Full details on @CottenhamFunRun and Facebook Cottenham 7K Run.

For those who are watching and waiting, there will be a market on site: contact Fen Edge Community Associationto book a stall. It’s free for FECA members.

All proceeds, after costs, will be donated to the Cambridgeshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association

Get involved and register for the Cottenham Fun Run Saturday 5 May 2018 now by visiting our Cottenham Fun Run registration page.

Cottenham Reading Group event – Community Centre

Have you ever wanted to express yourself?

Would you like to be able to do so through singing and dancing or acting out a scene in a favourite book that you have read with a supportive audience that you feel confident with? Then here’s your chance!

Come and join us on Wednesday 14th February from 1pm to 2pm in the Main Hall at Cottenham Community Centre, High Street, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire CB24 8RZ
Everyone welcome!

Reading Group CottenhamPS – don’t forget to bring your favourite books. I look forward to welcoming you. Tea and coffee facilities will also be available.

Cottenham Community Centre – current art exhibition

Cottenham Community Centre art exhibition is currently a selection of prints by a Cambridge based artist called Mari Kidd and are on show until early March 2018. All the prints are for sale and the coffee shop staff are happy to help with any enquiries.

Mari completed an MA in Fine Art Printmaking at Cambridge School of Art in 2009 and was awarded 1st prize in the Gainsborough House Printmaking competition in 2013

Subsequent exhibitions have been held across the country including North House Gallery, Manningtree, London, Royal Society of Painter-printmakers, Brighton, Cambridge, Bury St.Edmunds and Snape Maltings Gallery.

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Repair Café and Coffee morning Rampton Village Hall

Breathe new life into your old items by getting them fixed at the Repair Café in Rampton Village Hall on Saturday February 17, 2017 from 9am to 12 noon. The event is the first of its kind in Rampton and we are looking to help villagers with all sorts of items including things such as jewellery, light machinery, electric gadgets, clothing and bikes. Don’t junk it – fix it! And if you can’t, maybe one of our intrepid repairers can.

Ideally we would like to know what we can expect, so please contact John Bateson with details of what you intend to bring: johnfbateson[at]gmail.com.

Or just bring it along and we will see what we can do whilst you sit back and enjoy coffee and cakes.

Find out what else is taking place at Rampton Village Hall on our website