Korfball comes to the Fen Edge Festival

Korfball comes to the Fen Edge Festival when Cambridge Phoenix and Cambridge Tigers Korfball Clubs join together to bring you a Korfball taster session for all the family! Come and try a sport that the whole family can enjoy together at Cottenham Village College Sports Centre on Saturday 24 June from 3pm to 4.30pm.

Korfball is a fantastic mix of netball and basketball, where everyone gets to shoot and defend. Males and females play on the same team, so it’s a great sport for the whole family to enjoy together. Korball comes to Fen Edge FestivalAll ages/abilities welcome from 7+. Wear suitable clothes, trainers, & bring a water bottle. Booking highly recommended but we may be able to accommodate people on the day. Please email zdebarro@gmail.com or text 07814 003914 to secure your place.


Korfball is just one of the great sports activities for you to try at Cottenham Sports Centre over the Fen Edge Festival weekend.

Play Tennis Fun Day – SATURDAY ONLY
CVC Tennis Courts 11:00 – 14:00
Cottenham Sports Centre are opening their tennis courts for everyone. No matter your age or ability, come along and join in a friendly game of tennis – If you’re trying for the first time or if you play regularly you’ll be welcomed and have a chance to enjoy a knockabout or a serious game. Please wear appropriate sports clothing. Just come to reception on arrival and they’ll provide you with the Rackets & balls you need.

CVC Sports Hall 11:00 – 13:00
This is your chance to give Badminton a go. Again, it doesn’t matter your age or ability just come along and join in a friendly game. There will be 4 courts available for use, so this will work as first come first serve basis. Please wear appropriate sports attire. Equipment will be provided.

Table Tennis Tournament – SUNDAY ONLY
CVC Sports Hall 11:00 – 13:00 / £1
Either join in a fun tournament (Adult /Child categories) OR just drop in and have a go! For more details contact bethstevens@ntlworld.com

Soft Play Fun at Fen Edge FestivalSoft Play Fun – SUNDAY ONLY
CVC Sports Hall 14:00 – 16:00 / £2
Our Soft Play Fun offers a variety of activities including bouncy castles, soft play equipment, toy cars among many others. This is a great way to keep those energised children entertained. This Soft Play Fun is aimed for children 0-8. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Custard Comedy at the Fen Edge Festival

To open this year’s Fen Edge Festival on Thursday 22 June we have a fantastic night of comedy at the Cottenham Community Centre brought to you by those wonderful people at Custard Comedy. The line up is guaranteed to get you laughing!

From early in his career Mike Gunn was supporting the likes of Jo Brand and Alan Davies. Mike Gunn Custard Comedy at the Fen Edge FestivalHe now headlines at all the top comedy venues in the UK and is rapidly reaching cult status on the circuit. He has performed internationally, taking his talent to Hong Kong, Ireland, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Saudi Arabia and to Australia at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, where he completed a five-week sell-out season.

Television appearances include Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1), Harry Hill’s TV Burp (ITV) and Al Murray’s sit-com ‘Time Gentlemen Please’ (Sky). “Mike Gunn will make you die laughing” The Guardian.

Paddy Lennox Custard Comedy at the Fen Edge FestivalPaddy Lennox is a stand-up comedian and actor. He earns a crust on the UK Comedy Circuit and plays all the great clubs: The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, The Glee Club, The Stand and many other clubs. “A scream…” The Telegraph.

A highly distinctive performer and deft writer of finely crafted jokes, Peter Brush unassumingly takes the stage with his slight bespectacled frame and scruffy hair, before consummately conquering it with an arsenal of razor sharp quirky one-liners and peerlessly original routines, all delivered in an amusingly awkward fashion.

Peter Brush Custard Comedy at the Fen Edge FestivalHe has also written for BBC Radio 4’s ‘The News Quiz’, ‘The Show What You Wrote’ and ‘Newsjack’, and has done tour support for Arthur Smith, Justin Moorhouse and Stephen K Amos. ‘His best lines are inspired’ – Steve Bennett, Chortle.

Rob Coleman Custard Comedy at the Fen Edge FestivalMC Rob Coleman is an established semi-pro comic doing opening, middle, headline and MC work for a wide variety of provincial clubs. He is primarily a gag based act but has some observational material in his set and is very comfortable working the crowd. “A naturally funny man.” Bedfordshire News.


Custard Comedy at Fen Edge FestivalDoors Open 7.30pm

Over 18’s only – Licensed Bar

Tickets are £10 + £1 booking fee
To book, go here

Sometimes life gets in the way and we have to change the acts. It doesn’t happen very often but we’re sorry if it does.

Fen Edge Festival – programme now available

The Fen Edge Festival 2017 programme is now available so you can plan a great weekend of music, entertainment and fun for all the family. We look forward to seeing you at the Festival June 22nd to June 25th.

To get the latest updates follow the Festival Facebook page

Fen Edge Festival Programme 2017

Landbeach Sing to Remember

Landbeach Sing to Remember group is led by Jan Payne and meets weekly on Thursdays during term time at Landbeach Baptist Church, High Street, Landbeach. This singing group is for those with various forms of memory loss (and their carer), although anyone is welcome.

Why not come and join us at 10:45 for tea and biscuits followed by singing from 11 am  to 12 noon.
No weekly fee, but small donations welcome.

Landbeach Sing to RememberFor more detailed information contact: Care Network Cambridgeshire Community Development Officer South on 01954 211919
email: southcambscd@care-network.org.uk


Farming Memories – Wimpole Home Farm

Farming Memories Wimpole Home Farm group is a joint project between Care Network Cambridgeshire (a local charity) and the National Trust. The Agricultural group meets every other Friday between 2 and 4 pm at Wimpole Home Farm.

The meeting dates for the group are 9th June, 23rd June, 7th July. There will then be a break over the summer.

This is a group for those in the early stages of dementia, memory loss and their carers who have a background in, or an interest in, agriculture. Come along and get involved in farming activities with time for a tea break and a catch up!

Wimpole Home FarmCare Network Cambridgeshire is working with the National Trust. To find out more about the group and how to join please contact
Care Network on 01954 211919

Cottenham Primary School PTCA Fen Edge Festival Summer Dance

Cottenham Primary School PTCA are pleased to announce that tickets for the Fen Edge Festival Summer Dance,  Cottenham Village Green, Friday 23 June 2017, featuring ‘Swagger’ will be on sale from Friday 26 May at the following locations:

  • Cottenham Primary School Reception
  • Cottenham Village College Reception
  • Les Ward Greengrocers, High Street, Cottenham

PTCA Bar plus real ales supplied by The Chequers, Cottenham

Doors open at 7pm – 11pm finish

Ticket price: £12.50/person

Cottenham PTCA Summer Dance Fen Edge Festival 2017Please note that due to high demand and limited numbers, ticket sales are restricted to a maximum purchase of 8 tickets per person. All tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.


Fen Edge Festival 2017 Cottenham Cambridgeshire

Volunteer with us – Learning Trustee

Join the Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust as a Learning Trustee and shape and inspire learning at the Tithe Barn in Landbeach, near Cambridge. You will have the chance to make a real difference to a friendly and supportive charity at a time of significant development.

About the Tithe Barn Trust:
We’re a small charity and volunteer not-for profit group aiming to save and sensitively restore the Grade II Listed Tithe Barn for community use.Education and public access are key to our charitable object.

Beach Babies Pre-schoolers visiting Landbeach Tithe BarnAs a Learning Trustee you will:
• Help us develop and deliver a learning and interpretation plan for the Tithe Barn to inspire and enable learning for all ages, all abilities including those with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) and from all backgrounds.
• Work with the other Tithe Barn Trustees to maintain our vision and values.
• Be an active champion of the organisation.
• Develop strategy, including income generation.
• Contribute to the development and execution of a full restoration plan.
• Have equal responsibility for decisions.
• Establish and monitor policies.
• Ensure compliance with our governing document, accountability and compliance with the law.
• Maintain a proper fiscal oversight.
• Act in the Tithe Barn Trust’s best interests.

Find out more
Contact Gemma O’Shea on 07986 717958 or email tithebarntrust@gmail.com
Or visit www.tithebarntrust.org.uk
Or apply online at https://reachskills.org.uk/opp/learning-and-education-trustee

Skylark – a concert in aid of All Saints Church Saturday 24 June

As part of our fundraising activities, Skylark will be giving a concert in All Saints Church Hall, possibly transferring to the church depending on numbers, on the evening of Saturday 24 June.

Skylark are a 4-piece group –  singer, trumpet player, keyboard and double bass – and their repertoire is popular music drawn from the inter-war years with some folk music, tangos and bossa nova.

The concert will take place at 7.30pm and Admission is Free. Donations in aid of All Saints Church Refurbishment. Light refreshments available.

Willingham Youth Trust says thank-you to the Co-op

The Willingham Youth Trust and Committee would like to say a big thank-you to local Co-Op members, staff and management for their incredible support in helping to raise £2,700 in funds. This will enable the
Youth Centre to work towards its goal of having paid staff to support and develop its facilities for the residents of Willingham and the surrounding area.

The funds raised will enable us to employ a new Lead Youth Worker, which will mean that our local kids will be able to attend our Youth Centre on a more regular basis. Children will benefit by having access to exciting workshops and creative, fun activities.

Willingham Youth Club and the Co-op