Crazy Crafty Chicks workshop – Christmas Wreath – Nov 21

With Christmas fast approaching, Crazy Crafty Chicks November workshop is to create a gorgeous little house Christmas wreath complete with fairy lights.

They will be recycling xmas swags for the greenery, and using twigs, beech nuts, pine cones and any other natural materials to decorate the wreath. There will be a selection of red berries, gold stars, bows and beads – all to add that lovely touch of colour and complement the green. For a twist there will be springy coiled wire and stars to add movement to your wreath.

There is a choice of a cute little house which can be lit up with the fairy lights or a sweet wooden sign on which you can etch your Christmas message and decorate separately.

We hope you will be able to join us for a relaxing Christmas crafting evening.

Cottenham Theatre Workshop presents Worzel Gummidge – 28 Nov – 1 Dec

ANYONE FOR A CUP ‘O TEA AND A SLICE ‘O CAKE?

Cottenham Theatre Workshop are delighted to announce that our Christmas show this year will be:

WORZEL GUMMIDGE!

Directed by our long-standing friend and collaborator, Gloria Milne, this show promises to have songs, laughs and the usual set of high-jinks, along with a whole host of loveable scarecrows! Following the story that was introduced in the 80’s TV show of the same name, this will delight fans of the original and introduce a whole new generation to the characters of Worzel and Aunt Sally.

If you’re intrigued and want to know more, then come along to our performances, which will run from Wednesday 28th November – Saturday 1st December at Cottenham Village College. Weekday performances will begin at 7.30pm and the Saturday will consist of a matinee at 1.00pm and an evening performance at 5.30pm. Tickets go on sale on Monday 16th October and will be available via our website, by phone and in person at the Cottenham Community Centre on the 3rd and 24th November. Keep an eye on our website www.cottenhamtheatre.com for more details.

Although the roles have already been cast and rehearsals are well underway, we’re always eager to have new people join Cottenham Theatre Workshop. Whether it be helping backstage, or on front of house there really is something for everyone! For more information, please email: cottenhamtheatre@gmail.com

Also, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @CottenhamCTW

Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust awarded £12k

Tithe Barn Trust awarded £12k

The Tithe Barn Trust is delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded grants of £6,000 from the Architectural Heritage Fund and another £6,000 in match funding by the Pilgrim Trust.

Gemma O’Shea, Chair of Trustees, says “This is fantastic news and means a lot to the Tithe Barn Trust, as we’re a small charity and not-for profit volunteer group committed to saving the unique Tithe Barn, in Landbeach near Cambridge, for everyone to enjoy. We’re going to use these grants to appoint a Fundraiser and Business Case Developer. This essential funding will be the enabler we need to help us reach our target of £260,000 to restore the special Grade II listed timber-framed Tithe Barn. The public have been incredibly generous and donated over £60,000 already, but we still need to raise more. Our thanks go to the Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) and the Pilgrim Trust.”

The AHF is a charity working to promote the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic buildings for the benefit of communities across the UK. The Pilgrim Trust aims to preserve and promote Britain’s historical and intellectual assets and to provide assistance to vulnerable members of society.

Tithe Barns are increasingly rare in the UK and this is the only remaining one in Cambridgeshire in its original condition with thatched roof, timber frame, timber granary and brick threshing floor. Experts believe the barn dates to the medieval period.

Sadly the barn is in a state of disrepair and unless we act now we could lose this national treasure.

The following picture is from Shakespear at the Tithe Barn.

People watching Shakespear performance at the Tithe Barn

4 Ways YOU can get involved;

  1. Donate today at www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/TitheBarnTrust
  2. Become a Friend. Visit www.tithebarntrust.org.uk/become-a-member/
  1. Volunteer or become a Trustee. Email tithebarntrust@gmail.com to find out more.
  2. Come along to one of next events at the Tithe Barn –

Apple Gifting – Sunday 21st October, 11am-3pm
Begin your own apple gifting tradition. Get hands-on and decorate an apple. In the past these were offered around the community as a sign of friendship, good health and good luck.

Outdoor Gym – Saturday 10th November, 10am-1pm
Get active and involved and help us tidy the hedge and grass track to the Tithe Barn. The barn will be open to visit too.

Carols at the barn – Saturday 8th December, 2.30pm
Start your festive season with Carol singing and enjoy mulled wine or fruit juice and mince pies. Wrap up well.

 

Willingham Feast Dog Show

The Willingham Feast Dog Show takes place at the Duke of Wellington garden, Sunday September 30th, starting at 10.30am

Entrants and sponsors sought!

Here are the plans for the inaugural Willingham Feast Dog Show, kindly hosted by Barry and Fran at the Duke:

The event will include a couple of agility/obstacle courses for fun plus a selection of shows from the following options:

  • Best Veteran – Any breed (7 years and over)
  • Best Rescue Dog – Any dog that has come from an animal shelter.
  • Most Appealing Eyes
  • Waggiest Tail
  • Best Trick
  • Best Brace – 2 dogs alike
  • Best Irish Brace – 2 dogs of different types
  • Best 6 legs – Dog and Owner
  • Best Junior Handler (agility/obstacle run)
  • Dog The Judge Would Most Like To Take Home

Wood Green Animal Shelter will also be attending with their purpose-built events vehicle.

You can enter your dog now for these different categories on http://willinghamlife.org/dog-show-2018/. We will then see which categories are most popular and make the final selection accordingly.
A £5 fee per owner to participate in the show will be payable on the day. The agility/obstacle courses will cost an additional £1 per run. The Dog Show designated charity this year is, of course, Wood Green.

Updates will appear on willinghamlife.org and the Feast Programme will have all the details when it is posted through your door in mid-September.

Finally, we would love to hear from:

  • A dog agility club willing to put on a demonstration
  • People who would like to do some judging
  • Canine-appropriate stallholders wishing to set up on the day
  • Prize donors (dog food, treats, toys etc.)
  • Sponsors wishing/willing to be included on signage and in the Feast programme.

For further information, pop into the Duke of Wellington or contact:

Paul Knighton, p.knighton@runbox.com, 07787 530394

Sara Croft, sacroft52@aol.co.uk, 07850 346164

Frances and James Watts, tickers1969@gmail.com, 07780 610382 / 07879 817826

Mike Tidball, m.tidball@btinternet.com, 07814 641513