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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Driftwood Creations | Cottenham Community Centre 20 June 2018

This month at Crazy Crafty Chicks at Cottenham Community Centre we are making driftwood boats and cute beach huts. Come along and get crafting!

Wednesday 20th June 7-9pm at Cottenham Community Café and Thursday 28th June 10-12noon at Crossways Community Café, Oakington.

£20 includes materials and refreshments.

More information on the Crazy Crafty Chicks Facebook page or call 01954 252082 to book with Audrie.

Cottenham Community Centre June 2018After a day at the beach, I had a lovely selection of wood, these photos show the process of creating the boat.




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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

Cottenham Community Centre Spring Fundraiser – Live music Friday 16 March

Amazing live music, featuring the very best of our local talent, from Acoustic Guitar sets to Choirs. Everyone is rehearsing hard for the second Cottenham Community Centre Spring Fundraiser on Friday 16th March. Doors and licensed bar/refreshments from 6pm. Close 10.30pm.

Come and enjoy the fun and raise money for Cottenham Community Centre. Tickets from the coffee shop or reserve online –

Cottenham Community Centre Spring

Cottenham Community Centre – 250A High Street, Cottenham

All profits from tickets will go to Cottenham Community Centre.

Hope to see you there.

Click to see Cottenham Community Centre Spring Fundraiser Poster

Cottenham Community Centre – Please help us to raise funds


Cottenham Community Centre are fundraising to upgrade the rear kitchen and toilet areas and are delighted to have been chosen as one of the causes to benefit from the Co-op’s Local Community Fund. Please help us to raise funds by:

* Joining the Co-op

* Making Cottenham Community Hall your chosen cause

* Shopping more in your local Co-op for Co-op products.

As a member, every time you shop at Co-op, 1% of what you spend on selected own-brand products and services goes to the local community fund.

Cottenham Community Centre FundraisingPlease go to the Co-op website below and register to make us (described as Cottenham Community hall) your chosen cause


Cottenham Community Centre FundraisingThe total cost of this work is expected to be around £72,000. This will be paid for from a combination of Community Centre surplus monies, the Co-op fundraising mentioned above, a developer community contribution (ref: Racecourse View), grants (applications pending) and specific fundraising.

To read more about what is planned to upgrade the rear kitchen and toilet areas please read this document

All contributions gratefully received – to further donate please visit:

For other information, please go to our Website or Facebook page

Charity Number 1128604

Cottenham Community Centre Repair Cafe

If you have something that’s broken, or needs adjusting or sharpening, why not bring it along to the Cottenham Community Centre Repair Café on Saturday 24 February 2018 from 10am to 2pm? We repair all kinds of things – from bikes to toasters to baby buggies, radios, computers, printers, ornaments – almost anything you can carry, in fact! We like to show you how we do it, so that if it happens again, you can do it yourself. Both repairers and repairees have a very enjoyable and rewarding time.

Cottenham Community Centre Repair CafeIf you’re a whiz at repairing things, and can spare a few hours on the day, come along as a repairer – show what you can do, and learn new repair techniques from other repairers. We have a very comprehensive toolkit and supply of consumables, donated by Draper Tools and Mackays of Cambridge, so you don’t even need to bring your own tools, unless you want to!

Actually, booking on this website isn’t mandatory. It’s helpful if you can let us know ahead of time what you plan to bring, and what the problem is, as it will increase the chances of us having the correct tools and spares. Book here to let us know you’re coming, and then please send an email to, telling us what you’re planning to bring for repair – or if you’re a repairer, the kinds of things you’re good at fixing.

We look forward to seeing you there – Cottenham Community Centre Repair Café, 250A High Street, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire CB24 8RZ
Tel: 01954 253903
Email :
Twitter : #repaircafecham


Cottenham Reading Group event – Community Centre

Have you ever wanted to express yourself?

Would you like to be able to do so through singing and dancing or acting out a scene in a favourite book that you have read with a supportive audience that you feel confident with? Then here’s your chance!

Come and join us on Wednesday 14th February from 1pm to 2pm in the Main Hall at Cottenham Community Centre, High Street, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire CB24 8RZ
Everyone welcome!

Reading Group CottenhamPS – don’t forget to bring your favourite books. I look forward to welcoming you. Tea and coffee facilities will also be available.

Cottenham Community Centre – current art exhibition

Cottenham Community Centre art exhibition is currently a selection of prints by a Cambridge based artist called Mari Kidd and are on show until early March 2018. All the prints are for sale and the coffee shop staff are happy to help with any enquiries.

Mari completed an MA in Fine Art Printmaking at Cambridge School of Art in 2009 and was awarded 1st prize in the Gainsborough House Printmaking competition in 2013

Subsequent exhibitions have been held across the country including North House Gallery, Manningtree, London, Royal Society of Painter-printmakers, Brighton, Cambridge, Bury St.Edmunds and Snape Maltings Gallery.

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Fitsteps – Fitness that’s Strictly Fun – Cottenham Community Centre

Dance yourself fit in this ‘FAB-U-LOUS’ exercise class that combines ballroom and Latin with an aerobic workout. Every Tuesday at Cottenham Community Centre from 20.15 to 21.00. £4 per class – No Booking necessary. First Class on Tuesday 13th February. No need to book a place. Contactless payment available. For more information contact Lisa Armitage – see poster for contact details. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Fitsteps Cottenham Community Centre Fitsteps Dance Yourself Fit

Adult Dance Classes at Cottenham Community Centre

Do you have a passion for dance, or have you always wanted to learn? Or, is your dancing limited to the occasional wedding? Whether you are a complete beginner or you have been dancing for years, if you want to join a class that is welcoming, fun and a great way to keep fit then come along to AllDance. Each class is pay as you go, so no commitment necessary.

AllDance believes that everyone has the ability to dance, and to enjoy dancing! Exploring a range of styles, this class will be shaped by those who attend and what they want to learn.
We pride ourselves on a warm and inviting atmosphere, almost everyone is a beginner so it is incredibly accessible. We tailor the class to each couple/individual so you can go at your own pace. Each week is a different style and classes are always drop in, so no commitment needed.

Adult Dance Classes Cottenham Community Centre start on Wednesday 10 January 2018 and then weekly every Wednesday at Cottenham Community Centre Studio, High Street Cottenham from 7-8pm. No class on Wednesday 7 February 2018

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Exciting new craft workshops in Cottenham

The launch of Crazy Crafting Chicks was held last month at Cottenham Community Centre. It was well attended and enjoyed by everyone who came along – and some stunning pieces were created, as you can see from the photos.

This exciting new venture will meet monthly on Wednesday evenings starting on January 17th with a Rag Heart Wreath Workshop at Cottenham Community Centre from 7pm to 9pm.

Every month we will be working on a wide range of crafts suited for beginners as well as experienced crafters. There will be bring your own craft evening (£10) as well as tutor-led materials supplied sessions (£20). Refreshments will be available at all workshops.

To see more visit our Facebook page and please share with anyone you think may be interested. If you don’t ‘do’ Facebook, I can keep you informed by email.

With my best wishes
Audrie x

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Cottenham Community Centre Craft Workshop

Drama and Singing Classes coming to Cottenham

Budding thespians and hairbrush popstars unite! 4th Dimension Dance are excited to be opening both drama and singing groups at Cottenham Community Centre in January 2018! They will be holding FREE taster classes for all to try on the following dates:

  • Monday 8th January from 5 pm to 5.45pm: DRAMA ONLY (8-13+ years)
  • Saturday 13th January from 11.45am to 12.30pm: DRAMA & SINGING (4-7 years)

To bDrama and Singing Cottenham Community Centreook your place please email with your child’s name, age and which taster session they will be attending. If you are based in Cottenham, Histon, Impington, Oakington, Rampton, Landbeach, Waterbeach, Willingham or any of the surrounding villages then we’d love to meet you! 4th Dimension Dance

This is open to all – not just existing 4D students – so feel free to invite friends and siblings along too! If you’re already a member of 4D then you will also receive a 10% discount on all fees when signing up to either of these new classes in addition to your existing dance session.

Drama and Singing Cottenham Community Centre