Brightening Winter Days – Decorated Table Lamps

Decorating lampshades to brighten your home – Crazy Crafty Chicks at Cottenham Community Centre on Wednesday 16 January at 7pm.

We will be decorating lampshades – they can be used on an existing fitting, but I’ll also be bringing a selection of glass and other containers which you may wish to use for your base. There’s a lovely assortment of lightshades – round ones, cylindrical, cones, large and small. There’ll be wallpapers, scrap-booking papers, fabrics, lace, pompoms, ribbons, feathers and lots of other exciting bits to decorate your shades.

Crazy Crafty Chicks Decorating LampshadesThey can look extra gorgeous with a string of fairy lights inside the base and/or around the shade – giving that perfect warm winter glow. Please note fairy lights are not supplied with this workshop, feel free to bring your own – you can get them from B & M, Pound shops, etc.

I have lots of ideas using fabrics and papers for the workshop. If you have a specific colour theme, then let me know so I can source materials for you. Here’s some of the designs… Book your space via Facebook or eventbrite

Wednesday January 16 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Cottenham Community Centre Coffee Shop High Street, CB24 8RZ Cottenham
Tickets £20 via Facebook or Eventbrite 


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Twelfth Night Concert

The Medlock Ensemble returns to All Saints’ Church Cottenham on Saturday 5th January, to celebrate the launch of The Friends of All Saints’. Renowned violinist Steve Bingham will perform Bach’s Violin Concerto in E Major, the programme will also include music by Handel, Elgar, Britten, Corelli and more.

What a lovely way to start 2019 with a Twelfth Night Concert. An evening of beautiful music, great musicians, a beautiful and warm church and mulled wine in the interval. Enjoy a tango, a Corelli Christmas concerto, a Saraband, and Elgar’s Chanson de Matin amongst others.

Friends of All Saints Church CottenhamAll Saints’ Church Cottenham
Saturday 5 January 2019

Doors Open at 6.30PM
Starts at 7.00PM


Ticket Price: Adults – £12.00* Under 16s £6.00*
*booking fee applies

Breakfast with Santa

Ladybird Pre-School’s annual Breakfast with Santa event will take place on Saturday 8th December. There will be two sittings: 8.30 and 9.30.

Tickets are available now from Ladybird’s reception – book early to avoid disappointment. £5 per child – includes breakfast, visit to Santa and gift. Bacon rolls and hot drinks available for adults available to buy.

8.30 AM – 9.30 AM – First sitting

9.30 AM – 10.30 AM – Second sitting

Ladybird Pre-School
King George’s Playing Field
Lambs Lane
CB24 8TB

01954 250891

Ladybird Pre-School Breakfast with Santa

Winter Fair

Cottenham Primary School PTCA invite you to their Winter Fair. Come and join us on Thursday 6th December from 5:30pm onwards. It’s going to be a great family event for everyone to enjoy.

  • Visit Santa in his grotto
  • Choose gifts for Mum and Dad in Neverland
  • Win prizes on our tombolas and lucky dip
  • Buy cakes, Christmas trees, look around the stalls
  • BBQ, waffles, mulled wine and soft drinks
  • Buy tickets for our amazing Christmas hamper raffle
  • Visit your children’s festive classrooms

Cottenham Primary School PTCA Winter FairFREE Entrance – See you there!

Cottenham Primary School, Lambs Lane, Cottenham CB24 8TG

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Nearly New Toy Sale

Cottenham Toy Library’s fantastic Toy Sale will take place on Saturday 24th November at Cottenham Primary School from 9.30am to 11am. Please support this event – proceeds will be shared between Cottenham Toy Library, Cottenham Primary School PTCA and Ladybird Pre-School.

This is a great pre-Christmas opportunity to buy a few gifts and pick up lots of bargains. The sale is perfect for picking up some nearly new and second-hand toys, games and books before Christmas. Come early for the best bargains and first choice!

And if you want to clear out some pre-loved toys and earn some pennies for your Christmas fund you can also sell any of your unwanted toys. Just download a sellers pack and drop off your labelled items on Friday 23rd between 6-7.30pm.
Download a seller’s pack here

Cottenham Toy Library

Cottenham Toy Library Toy Sale

Fen Edge Festival 2019 – We need your votes!

The Fen Edge Festival is a showcase for the Fen Edge villages and will be held from 21st to 23rd June 2019. To help fund the 2019 Festival we have applied for a £1,000 grant from the Aviva Community Fund – and we need your votes to help secure the funding.

A grant from Aviva will help retain the free elements of the Festival to ensure the event is accessible to all. Local charities and organisations raise money at the Festival and the proceeds are also distributed to local groups ensuring that the impact of the Festival is felt throughout the community.


Fen Edge Festival 2019 – we need your votes!

We need your votes to make this happen.
The Fen Edge Festival has been shortlisted to win £1,000 in a public vote and we need your help by voting for us.

How do I vote?
Simply register on the Aviva Community Fund website.

Then all you need to do is click on the ‘Vote’ button on the Fen Edge Festival project page. Each registered user gets 10 votes which you can use to help us secure this essential funding.


You can vote between 23 October and 20 November 2018 so please share this with your friends, family and colleagues as every vote matters to us!

Thank-you for your support and for your votes.

Landbeach Tithe Barn Outdoor Gym! Saturday 10 November

Get active and involved on Saturday 10th November between 10am and 1pm and help us tidy the hedge and grass track to the Landbeach Tithe Barn. The session will be led by our very own Landscape Architect and Horticulturalist. Wear sturdy shoes, gloves and warm clothing. The Barn will be open for those who’d like to take a peek too.

Free entry to all our events, but donations welcome towards the restoration of the Barn.

The entrance gate to the Tithe Barn is opposite 2 Waterbeach Road, Landbeach CB25 9FA and it is a nice walk along the Common to the barn.

For more information about the Tithe Barn visit our website

Landbeach Tithe Barn Outdoor Gym

Cambridge Open Art Exhibition 2018 | 12-14 October

The Cambridge Open Art Exhibition at Swavesey Village College is on Friday 12th to Sunday 14th October 2018. With something for everyone – traditional and contemporary paintings, sculpture and prints, crafts and cards to buy, creative activities for children and a ‘Win-A-Picture’.

The Preview Evening takes place on Friday 12th October from 6.30pm to 9pm – tickets are £5 on the door. Come and enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles and mingle with this year’s exhibition artists.

Cambridge Open Art Exhibition 2018 PosterEntry to the Exhibition is free on Saturday 13th October 10am to 5pm and Sunday 14th October 10am to 4pm. Why not join us for a great day out – have a coffee or lunch at the cafe – filled rolls and homemade cakes. There will be art activities for children and artists’ tables to buy cards and small gifts and the added advantage of affordable art to buy. There is ample FREE PARKING. Get away from the crowded city and enjoy a relaxing time out at the exhibition.

This is a local community project which supports charities. The Exhibition aims to support local artists and therefore all artwork is sold commission free. Although this is a non-selective exhibition open to anyone over 18, we are always impressed by the high standard of work received and this year is no exception.

All proceeds from the cafe are going to the Johabeto Orphanage in Kitale, Kenya

Your chance to win one of the exhibition artworks up to the value of £150 with draw donations to local charity Headway Cambridgeshire. Choose your favourite artwork, fill out the form, make a donation to Headway Cambridgeshire and you could take home an original artwork (to the value of £150). The Draw will take place at 3pm on Sunday 14th October 2018.


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Swavesey Village College
Gibraltar Lane
CB24 4RS