Waterbeach Feast Saturday 9th June 2018


Waterbeach Community Association are once again organising the Waterbeach Feast on Saturday 9th June.

This annual event starts with a grand parade of floats around the village, mostly entered by local groups and organisations. The afternoon entertainment then continues with a variety of stalls and side shows on the Village Green and some exciting events and displays in the arena. Feast Day is always a wonderful village event with everyone turning out to make it enjoyable for both villagers and visitors.

The theme is “Something beginning with L …

Once again it’s time to put on those thinking caps and come up with ideas to decorate your stalls and float for Feast Day. This year’s theme will be ‘Something beginning with L …….’ The parade will leave the school as usual at 2pm and make its procession around the village. We’re hoping to see many floats, walking groups and individuals to make a spectacular and colourful parade.

Feast Parade

The parade is FREE to enter – there are four categories: Infant, Junior, Adult and Friends & Family – and it is open to groups, clubs, families and individuals. Just dress up and join in the fun. You can find all the forms needed to join in the activities on the Waterbeach Feast website

Waterbeach Feast Facebook Page

Visit the Waterbeach Feast Facebook page for the latest information

To ensure the success of the Feast Day we need your help. We need assistance in the organisation of the day and to help set up in the morning and clear away at the end of day. We also need people to volunteer to be marshals and walk alongside the parade as it makes its procession around the village. If you would like to help please contact Jacqui Rabbett on 01223 860993

Arts & Crafts Wednesday morning classes – Cottenham Village College

Cottenham Village College summer classes – a great range of Arts & Crafts classes on Wednesday mornings for the Summer term. Here is your chance to take up a new craft.

Lino Printing – Wednesday 6th June 10am – 1pm
Learners will have the opportunity to print by hand, producing both colour and black & white prints.  Materials all included – tutor is Clive Riggs.  £25/£20 including materials To book a place please call 01954 288751

Small Scale Screen Printing – 13th & 20th June 10am – 1pm
Join Ricki Outis for two Wednesday mornings – ever wanted to try your hand at Screen Printing why not book a place on this workshop. A great introduction for Beginners but anyone experienced is welcome to work on their own projects. £40/£30 plus materials – book your place now.

Coloured Glass Fusing Workshop – 27th June
Tutor Sarah Hunt – create beautiful fused glass artworks using special glass materials designed to fuse together in the kiln. Limited spaces left. £20/£15 plus materials fee £20

Dichroic Glass Jewellery – 4th July 10am – 1pm
Tutor Fiona Gooch – using a mixture of clear, coloured and dichroic glass create some unique and stunning jewellery. Fee £20/£15 plus materials fee £15

To find our more visit the website

SCottenham Summer SchoolUMMER SCHOOL

Places still available on many courses. The fee includes lunch and refreshments.
10am – 4pm each day. Please see the brochure for more details.

Life Drawing – Taster Session Monday 21 May


Join us for a brand new Life Drawing Class at Cottenham Community Centre on Monday 21st May from 10am to 12 noon. The first class is a Taster session and will cost £15. The class will then start on Mondays from 4th June onwards for 5 weeks and cost £70

Full tuition will be given and all abilities are welcome.

Some specialist materials supplied.

Cottenham Community Centre Life DrawingPlease bring your own sketchbook and pencils.

For more information please contact Steve at ferristeaching@gmail.com

Fen Edge Archaeology Group Talk – Stonehenge: new discoveries


Mike Parker-Pearson, one of Britain’s best-known archaeologists, will be talking about Stonehenge one of the world’s most famous monuments at the meeting of the Fen Edge Archaeology Group (FEAG) on Thursday 17 May at 7.30pm at Cottenham Village College.

In the last 15 years, research on Stonehenge has revealed a wealth of new evidence about this enigmatic monument and its builders. Discoveries at Stonehenge and surrounding sites include new information of the people buried there, the houses that they lived in, and relationships of Stonehenge to its surrounding landscape.

Everyone is welcome and you can find further details about the event and the Fen Edge Archaeology Group on our blog at:  https://feagblog.wordpress.com

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Cambridgeshire Bird Club – next meeting


Cambridgeshire Bird Club will be meeting at Cottenham Village College on Friday 11 May, when Liisa Hämäläinen will be talking about how great tits and blue tits gather information about their insect food. The meeting will be in the Tony Cooper Suite and begins at 8 pm (doors open 7.30pm). More information on the website: http://www.cambridgebirdclub.org.uk

Cottenham Fun Run 2018 – the results are in!

The Cottenham Fun Run 2018, held on Saturday 5th May, was a great success with 129 entrants in the main race. The results are in and can be viewed here

Cottenham Fun Run 2018 Results

All proceeds will be donated to the Cambridgeshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Once again we are indebted to Malary Ltd waste recycling solutions for their sponsorship and ever generous support and would also like to thank Cottenham Parish Council for their kind donation of £250.

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