Arthur Rank Hospice Charity Summer Fete | Saturday 7 July

This year Arthur Rank Hospice Charity are holding their first Summer Fete which will take place on Saturday 7th July from 1pm to 4pm.

The Fete will be held at the Hospice – Cherry Hinton Road, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge, CB22 3FB (for Sat Navs please use CB22 3AB).

The Summer Fete will be a fantastic afternoon! There will be market stalls in the Bistro, a BBQ and classic fete games in the garden, live music in the Day Therapy lounge, creative workshops in the Education and Conference Centre, and a children’s entertainment area in the Bradbury Wellness Centre. There will also be a special appearance from our mascot, Arthur Bear!

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity Summer FeteEntry to the Summer Fete is FREE and there is parking available next to the Hospice at Babraham Park and Ride (the footpath to the Hospice is signposted on the left as you drive into the entrance) This will be a fun day out for all the family and we hope to see you there!

For more details see our website 

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

Arthur Rank Hospice supports people in Cambridgeshire who are living with a life-limiting illness and those who need end-of-life care.

The Charity needs to secure £7.45 million every year to deliver our services free of charge to patients and their loved ones.  About half of this currently comes from statutory sources, with further funds raised thanks to the wider local community, whose support is critical in helping us make every moment count.

Visit out Website to find out more


Repair Cafe at Cottenham Community Centre | Saturday 23 June 2018

Need something repairing? Come along to the Repair Cafe at Cottenham Community Centre on Saturday 23 June from 10am to 2pm.

Repair Cafes match experienced repairers with people who need stuff fixing. You can bring along the following to be repaired and to pick up repair skills: small household appliances and electrical items, computers, mobile phones, bicycles, clothes (clean clothes only please) and general bits and bobs.

Cottenham Community Centre Repair CafeBooking is best, but you can just turn up on the day too. The repairers are experienced and can fix most things but there are no guarantees.

This is a FREE event. However, donations to cover venue hire and other costs are very welcome. To book, please send an email to or give us a call on 01954 253903.

We look forward to seeing you there – Cottenham Community Centre Repair Cafe, 250A High Street, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire CB24 8RZ

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All Saints Alive | Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 June


All Saints Church Cottenham invite everyone to come and celebrate our new-look church.
Join us on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June for a weekend of free activities for the whole family!
All food and events are FREE including displays, flowers, quiz, treasure hunt and tea. Teddy Bears Picnic in the Rectory Garden and Teddy Bear Zip Wire from the Church tower plus live music on Saturday and Sunday.

A Church for Everyone and Open to All. We look forward to seeing you there.

All Saints Church Cottenham Programme

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Cottenham Women’s Institute | 2018-2019 programme


Cottenham Women’s Institute are pleased to present their programme of events covering the period from June 2018 to May 2019.

The programme has talks, a garden party, coffee morning, a craft evening, Christmas party and other social events. All events take place at Cottenham Village College at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

You are invited to join us but it may be best to check first that the event is still taking place. We look forward to seeing you.
Cottenham-WI-ProgrammeClick the link to view the full programme


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.

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:

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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:

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.

If there any queries please message Cottenham Fun Run, via Facebook or Twitter

FREE Events at Landbeach Tithe Barn

Have you visited the beautiful timber frame Landbeach Tithe Barn yet? Well now’s your chance as Landbeach Tithe Barn have a full programme of FREE events planned for 2018, so come along and support your local charity and not-for-profit volunteer group committed to saving the Landbeach Tithe Barn for everyone to enjoy. Events range from Shakespeare to Storytelling, so there really is something for everyone.

Click here to view our 2018 Events

Tithe Barn Events

I-Spy the barn’s wildlife & Grow your own
Sunday 8 April 2pm – 5pm
Families can spot the barn’s wildlife and claim a prize. Then sow seeds to take home and grow your own veg for our July competition.

Annual General Meeting
Thursday 3 May 7pm – 8.30pm
Meet the Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust volunteer team. Plus eminent guest speaker, David Grech, gives his illustrated talk Head to Head – a walk across England to explore its vernacular architecture

Tithe Barn Theatre
Thursday 14 June 6.30pm
Shakespeare performed by the Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts.

Old Enemies; Auld Alliances – Concert
Saturday 16 June 7pm – 9pm
Duo Robin Irvine and Jennifer Bastable play Music for lute and voices from Scotland, England and France.

Summer fruit & veg competition
Saturday 28 July 1pm – 4.30pm
Enter your prize-winning summer fruit and veg. Categories include Best Ugly Veg.

Holiday Fun
Sunday 26 August 1pm – 4pm
Storytelling, I-Spy, dressing up and traditional games for all the family.

How to find the Tithe Barn
Gate entrance is opposite No 2 Waterbeach Road, Landbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9FA. Walk along the grassed track by the hedge. Free road parking or no.9 stagecoach bus stops near Cockfen Lane.

The Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust believes the medieval Tithe barn, with thatched roof, brick threshing floor and timber granary, to be unique to Cambridgeshire and even of national significance. It is one of the few Tithe Barns in the country still standing next to its medieval rectory. Over 90% of Tithe Barns in the UK have been converted and their historic features are being lost forever. Sadly, the Landbeach Tithe Barn is in a poor condition and deteriorating.

You can help our restoration quest by sponsoring a sheaf for as little as £5 at

You can follow the Tithe Barn Trust on Twitter @TBarnT , or Instagram @tithebarntrust , like us on Facebook FriendsofLandbeachTitheBarn or visit to find out more about the Tithe Barn Trust and our events.



The Stone Flower – Fen Edge Dance annual ballet Saturday 12 May

Fen Edge Dance
will perform The Stone Flower as their annual ballet performance on Saturday 12th May at Swavesey Village College at 3.15pm and 7.30pm.

The Stone Flower is the last ballet Prokofiev wrote based on a Russian Folk Tale. The older dancers have been working hard at rehearsals for this, so come along and see the results! Students from the Cottenham classes are part of this as well as young dancers from Girton, Histon and Over. Fen Edge DanceTickets £9 or £30 for a family ticket (4 people) from

The summer term also sees SCAMBS, our 2 contemporary groups, in action at Swavesey Festival at the start of July.

We welcome new students at any time in our ballet and contemporary classes – quality dance teaching on your doorstep!

We like to keep numbers low to give us the chance to really work with the dancers and bring out the best in them; ballet is a skill that needs careful nurturing and every dancer is different!  If you have any questions about the classes please contact April Martin (Assoc ARBTA)

Cottenham Summer School

Discover and explore your creative talents at Cottenham Summer School! Spend some quality time learning a new skill or expanding the skills you already have in Arts, Crafts, Music and Walking. You’ll find some inspiring new choices as well as our old favourites listed for July 2018.

Summer School bookings are now being taken so please do get in touch to book your place – popular courses fill up very quickly! Courses run for 1 to 5 days and include Textiles, Drawing, Painting, Glass, Flowers, Weaving, Crafts, Cookery, Music, Walking and more. Take a look at the full programme. The brochure is available from Cottenham Village College or contact, phone 01954 288751 or visit our website