Cottenham Cares Concert – Saturday 9th June 2018

Cottenham Cares will be holding a concert to raise funds for Médecins sans Frontières and Save the Children. It will take place on Saturday 9th June at 7.30 pm in All Saints’ Parish Church Cottenham.

Professional viol players Jonathan Rees and Emily Ashton will give a concert introducing listeners to the wonderful and diverse music written for the viol (also known as ‘viola da gamba’) over the last 500 years. Cottenham Cares Concert June 2018Including music from England, France, Germany and beyond, they will explore the repertoire from the height of the viol’s popularity in the seventeenth century right through to music written in the present day after the revival of the instrument in the twentieth century. Expect an entertaining and informative evening, with plenty of stories and a real variety of music!

Cottenham Cares ConcertThe concert last year, also put together by Emily Ashton for Cottenham Cares and these charities, was stunning and we expect this to be another enlightening and delightful evening.

Tickets £12.50 available from:
Cottenham Community Centre and Ward’s Greengrocers and at the door
Refreshments available

Cottenham Cares

Sustainable Cottenham Yard Sale – Saturday 12 May 2018

Sustainable Cottenham is organising another village-wide yard sale because they want to make it easy for people to reuse and recycle as much as possible. Last year’s event raised over £3,000, of which £410 was for charity.

The event will take place on Saturday 12 May from 10.30 am to 2.00pm. Everyone in Cottenham is invited to take part, whether as a buyer or a seller or both.  We need lots of buyers and sellers to make it a fun day.

Maybe you will decide to give away some items simply to find a new home for them (‘freecycling’), or sell them or swap them! Or you could sell things on behalf of a charity. There will be no charge for taking part but you may decide to donate some of your takings to your favourite charity.

Sustainable Cottenham Yard SaleYour yard sale can be as big or as small as you like, so have a think about anything in your house, garage or loft that you’d like to find a new home for – maybe baby clothes, toys, a sofa you no longer want, books or bric-a-brac? Perhaps you have such green fingers that by May you will have too many seedlings to plant in your own garden? If you don’t think you’ve got enough to be worth having your own sale or if you are not near the village centre then, you might want to share a yard sale with your friends and neighbours who are in more visible places.

Of course, we also need the bargain-hunters to make a note of the day (Saturday 12 May) and come along to see what is on sale. Maps will be available, both online at www.sustainablecottenham.org.uk  and printed, showing where the yard sales are and the kind of things they are selling.

If you would like to take part as a stall holder please complete the sign-up form available here and send in by midday Thursday 3 May 2018 or get in touch via email: Catherine.burch@ntlworld.com or chris.ward@increment.co.uk or phone Catherine Burch on 01954 201684.

Sustainable Cottenham Yard Sale

 

Steady Rollin’ Blues Tour: Brooks Williams & Hans Theessink

 

Rampton Village Hall presents Steady Rollin’ Blues Tour: Brooks Williams & Hans Theessink on Thursday 10th May 2018 at 7.30pm, Doors Open at 7pm. Cash bar available all evening.

Brooks Williams needs no introduction to his loyal following in the area as this is, after all, a home gig. He is touring this year with Dutch blues singer and guitarist Hans Theessink who has been performing since the early 1970s. Hans’ style brings together country, blues, fingerpicking and influences such as Big Bill Broonzy, Leadbelly and Brownie McGhee. He is described as ‘one helluva guitar player’ by the legendary Bo Diddley.

Brooks is ranked as one of the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists and writes and delivers his songs with an easy-going vocal style. Walking the line between blues and Americana. He has worked stages worldwide for over 25 years, amassing a staggering back-catalogue of songs, recordings and tales. See www.brookswilliams.com for more information.

The evening will be a feast of blues guitar, groove-laden songs and cheery banter.  A must for anyone who appreciates acoustic guitar playing at its best.

Advance tickets: £10.  £12 on the door. Book now at  www.ramptonvillagehall.co.uk or call 01954 208045

Want to know about Allergies

 

Are you or any members of your family allergic to anything? What does “having an allergy” mean? Are more people affected now than previously, or are we just more aware of it? Can anything be done about it?

If you are curious to know some of the answers, come and hear what Dr. Pamela Ewan, Consultant Allergist, Cambridge University Hospitals, has to say about allergies. This is a FREE event, and there is Telegraph Street Patient Participation Group Allergiesno need to book – just come along. Firs House and Telegraph Street Patient Participation Group and the Community Centre Trustees look forward to seeing you there.

When: Wednesday 9th May 2018, 7pm Start. (Doors open from 6.30pm)
Where: Cottenham Community Centre, 250A High Street, CB24 8RZ.
Opposite the Co-op Foodstore

Bike and Scooter Sale at Cottenham Primary School

 

Cottenham Primary School PTCA invite you to their Bike Sale on Sunday 22 April from 2pm to 4pm at Cottenham Primary School.  With the warmer weather just around the corner, you may be thinking about dusting off your bike. If your children have outgrown their bikes and scooters, why not come along and see whether you can pick up a replacement?

Cottenham Primary School PTCA Bike SaleIf you have a bike or scooter you would like to sell, please bring it along to the school on the Sunday morning from 10.30am to 12 noon. You will receive 75% of the selling price, with the remaining 25% being donated to the PTCA. Sellers forms are available from the School office.

Cottenham Primary School PTCA are a very active parent, teacher and community association, successfully fundraising for the benefit of the children attending Cottenham Primary School and providing events during the year which are enjoyed by the wider community of Cottenham and the surrounding villages.

Check out our website
Follow us on Facebook
To make a donation to the PTCA please go to our MyDonate page

For more information on the PTCA please contact the chair Rebecca Norman: rebecca.norman@ntlworld.com

Spring Market and Afternoon Tea at Cottenham Primary School

 

Cottenham Primary School PTCA invite you to their Spring Market and Afternoon Tea on Sunday 22 April from 2pm to 4pm at Cottenham Primary School. Come along and browse the various craft stalls and enjoy a slice of homemade cake. Why not compete in our fun family quiz – can your family win a prize.

We will also be holding our pre-owned bike and scooter sale so we hope to see you there.

Cottenham Primary School PTCA Spring MarketCottenham Primary School PTCA are a very active parent, teacher and community association, successfully fundraising for the benefit of the children attending Cottenham Primary School and providing events during the year which are enjoyed by the wider community of Cottenham and the surrounding villages.

Check out our website
Follow us on Facebook
To make a donation to the PTCA please go to our MyDonate page

For more information on the PTCA please contact the chair Rebecca Norman: rebecca.norman@ntlworld.com

 

 

Cottenham Bowls Club Open Days – April 2018

New Bowler? Old Bowler ? Not so Old Bowler? Young Bowler? All are welcome at Cottenham Bowls Club. To start the new season we are holding 2 OPEN DAYS for anyone who is interested in giving  bowls a try. The dates for your diary are Sunday 22nd and 29th April 2pm – 4.30pm.

The Open Days will take place at Cottenham Bowls Club at King George Vth Recreation Ground, Lambs Lane Cottenham CB24 8TA. If you are unable to make these dates please contact anyone below and they will organise a time for you to give bowls a go.

Cottenham Bowls Club Open DayWe are a successful and friendly club so come and give us a try

CONTACTS:

Dave Parrack 01954 230732

Eric Hobbs 01954 251956

Christine Forster 01954 200720

Find out more at Cottenham Bowls Club website