CAMBS WHAT’S ON JANUARY 2019

CAMBS WHAT’S ON JANUARY 20192018-12-28T12:34:41+00:00

2 January

Holiday Bushcraft

8.30am-4pm

Wandlebury Country Park, Cambridge, CB22 3AE

Holiday Bushcraft at Wandlebury is designed for children ages 5-12 and is run by experienced, qualified teachers from the outdoor learning experience group, Wild Thyme & Embers. All basic bushcraft techniques suitable for this age range will be taught. Booking essential.

Web: www.wildthymeandembers.co.uk

 

2 January

Godmanchester Senior Citizens Club Coffee Morning & Raffle

10am-12 noon

Godmanchester Town Hall

Monthly coffee morning and raffle. Annual membership fee is £10.

Tel: Geoff 01480 434697 or 07515 881209 for further information

 

2 January

Black Cat WI

7.30pm

Wyboston Village Hall

The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month.

Tel: Susie Woodman 01234 376098 for further information

 

2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 January

Kimbolton Bridge Club

9.30am-12 noon

Mandeville Hall, Kimbolton

Meets every Wednesday morning to play friendly, social bridge. No partner needed. Just come along or call Vanessa.

Tel: Vanessa 01480 453929

 

3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 January

Healthy Walking

10am or 10.30am-11am

Wandlebury Country Park, Cambridge

Free event

CambridgePPF event. Keep fit and join our healthy walkers every Thursday. Meet at the Stable Rooms at 10am for a longer walk or 10.30am for a shorter stroll. Walks end around 11am with tea and coffee in the Stable Rooms. All welcome, suitable for all abilities. Free of charge and no need to book. Donations towards the upkeep of the park are always welcome.

 

4 January

St Neots Local History Society

7.30pm

Eynesbury Junior School

St Neots & District in Old Photos Part 2 by Rodney Todman.

Web: http://stneotslhs.org.uk

 

4, 11, 18 & 25 January

Friday Night Lights

7.30-8.30pm

Longsands Academy Astro, Longsands Road, St Neots

St Neots Hockey Club. Friday Night Lights aims to provide the local community of St Neots with the opportunity to experience hockey in a casual, relaxed and family orientated environment.

Tel: Chris (Club Development Officer) 07792 044878 for more info

Email: cjbryden08@hotmail.co.uk

 

5 January

Simply Saturday

12.30-2.30pm

St James Church, Little Paxton

For adults of all ages with lunch and various activities available.

Tel: Leisa Hunt 01480 471748

Email: young_paxton@ntlworld.com

 

5 January

Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire Hardy Plant Society

2pm

Weatherley Centre, Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade

Simon White talks about the Highlights of Chelsea and Hampton Court. Simon has been Sales/Garden Centre Manager at Peter Beales Roses for over 36 years. Plants and sundries for sale.

Web: www.hpscambsandbeds.co.uk

 

5, 12, 19 & 26 January

Huntingdon Music School

8.30am-1pm

Hinchingbrooke School

The music school operates lessons and ensemble groups on Saturday mornings during term-time. They also offer music lessons in Huntingdon area schools.

Tel: 01480 584867 or 07719 835472

Email: enquiries@huntsmusicschool.org.uk

Web: www.huntsmusicschool.org.uk

 

6, 13, 20 & 27 January

Kingfisher Church

10.30am

Kingfisher Church, Little Paxton Primary School

Every Sunday. All welcome. Services include children’s groups and a crèche. Refreshments served.

Tel: 01480 476811

Web: www.kingfisherchurch.co.uk

 

7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 & 30 January

St Neots Badminton Club

8-10pm

One Leisure, St Neots

Play badminton to a good standard and interested in joining a club? St Neots badminton club play at One Leisure Mondays and Wednesdays. Please check dates over the festive season.

Email: Committee@stneotsbadminton.org for more information

Web: www.stneotsbadminton.org

 

7, 14, 21 & 28 January

West Hunts Friendship Club

9.30am-3pm

Great Staughton Village Hall

Meets every Monday except Bank Holidays. We are looking for new members who are retired to join our happy team. Members can participate in a range of activities, such as music and singing exercises, quizzes, card and board games as well as enjoying a hot meal at lunch time. Transport can be arranged for those who live within a six miles radius of Great Staughton.

Tel: Annabelle Blackham 07527741495

 

7, 14, 21 & 28 January

Godmanchester Senior Citizens Club

1.30pm Afternoon Bingo

6.30pm Whist Drive

Godmanchester Town Hall

£1 for Whist drive inc. tea & biscuits

If you are feeling lonely and over 55 years of age, then you will find a warm welcome waiting for you in the Senior Citizens Club. The club has a lively atmosphere and a wide range of activities. Friday afternoons is another opportunity to play Whist. Members also meet on a Saturday morning for games, chat, tea and biscuits for 50p. Non-members are welcome to visit on Saturday mornings to find out more.

Tel: Geoff 01480 434697 or 07515 881209 for further information

 

7, 14, 21 & 28 January

Comrades Chess Club

7.30pm

Comrades Club, Godmanchester

Keep your mind active and play chess. Over 18s only as it’s a licensed premises.

Every Monday except Bank Holidays. Seeking new members – novice or experienced.

Ozzie: 01480 414623

Email: ozzie.day5@gmail.com

 

7, 14, 21 & 28 January

Oakington Singers

7.45-9.30pm

Oakington Parish Church

Oakington Singers invite new Tenors and Basses to join them on Mondays. Their accompanied and unaccompanied repertoire includes Rutter Anthems, Queen, Folk Songs, Spirituals, international songs and much more! They are a friendly and experienced group and the choir is free!

Email: paul.tann@btinternet.com

 

7, 14, 21 & 28 January

Scottish Country Dancing

8-10pm

Queen Elizabeth School, Godmanchester

Tel: Mrs Pat Crowe 01480 453774

Email: pat@patcrowe.plus.com

 

8, 15, 22 & 29 January

Roxton Bridge Circle

7.15-10pm

Roxton Parish Hall

Small friendly group playing Bridge every Tuesday evening.

Tel: Mary 01480 212552

Email: mary@jackpike.co.uk

 

9 January

Cambridgeshire Rural M.E. Tea & Chat

Second Wednesday of every month. Monthly meet-up for adults with M.E. and partners/friends. All details and latest meet-up information available on website.

Web: www.crmetea.org

 

9 January

Wildlife Trust

7.30-9pm

Brampton Memorial Centre, Thrapston Road, Brampton

Entry £2.50, accompanied children free

Speaker will be Jim Stevenson, who is known locally as the Senior Ranger for Huntingdonshire District Council, based mainly at Paxton Pits. Jim’s background is in education and nature conservation with various bodies such as the RSPB, the Wildfowl Trust and Birdlife International. In 2012 he won the BBC Wildlife Magazine Award ‘Nature Writer of the Year’. Jim will talk to us about his experiences throughout his career in conservation and I am sure he will provide an entertaining and fascinating evening. Anyone who is interested is most welcome to attend.

Tel: Tim Fryer 01480 457795

 

9, 16, 23 & 30 January

St Neots Choral Society

7.30-9.30pm

Eynesbury Junior School, Montagu Street, Eynesbury

New members are very welcome to join and there are no auditions to frighten you but an ability to read a little music is helpful! There is an annual subscription once you decide to join the Society. New members are welcome in all voices. Please check dates over the festive season.

Tel: 01480 212298 for membership or further information

Web: www.stneotschoral.org.uk

 

12 January

Hemingford Village Market

9am-1pm

Parish Centre, Hemingford Grey

Second Saturday of the month. An opportunity to buy food, crafts, plants and flowers from small local businesses. Hemingford Grey Parish Council hold a surgery at the market should you wish to meet councillors to discuss local issues. Refreshments available all day in the Hemingford Garden Room.

 

13 & 27 January

Comberton Ramblers

10.15am

13 Jan – Abington Piggots, 6 Miles. 27 Jan – Therfield, 5.5 Miles. Walks are 5-7 miles, usually ending near a public house. We are a friendly/informative group and enjoy exploring the varied countryside in this area. New walkers are welcome to join us with up to 2 free walks, and if you enjoy our walks we request that you become a member.

Tel: Stella (Secretary) 01954 210049 for further details

Email: stella.ramblers@hotmail.com

Web: www.combertonramblers.org.uk

 

14 January

Godmanchester Trefoil Guild

7.30-9pm

Godmanchester Football Ground

Trefoil Guild is a branch of Girlguiding for Adults aged 18+. They meet on the second Monday of the month.

Email: jeanmking@outlook.com for more info

 

14 & 28 January

Nature Tots

10am-11.30am

Ferry Meadows, Peterborough

£3 age 2 years+

A fun outdoor parent and toddler group. Each session has a nature theme and will include a messy craft activity, time to explore the beautiful outdoors, story and song-time. Adults may bring up to two paying children. Accompanying siblings below the age of 2 years may attend at no cost.

Tel: 01733 234193

Email: visitor.services@neneparktrust.org.uk

15 January

Kimbolton Flower Club

10am-12 noon

Youth Hall, the Mandeville Hall, Kimbolton

Admission £5

Coffee Morning. Join us for coffee, cake and biscuits, and a chat. There will be a raffle too. All welcome.

 

15 January

Buckden Gardeners Association

7.45pm

Village Hall, Burberry Road, Buckden

Buckden Gardeners Association is a group of people who meet on the third Tuesday of the month from October to April. Topics are varied, focusing on gardening but also include related subjects such as wild flowers, bees and birds. In the summer months we organise outings to gardens and related areas. The speaker in January will be George Cottam who is Warden of Brampton Wood. George will explain how this ancient woodland is managed to encourage the flora and fauna that make this such a beautiful place. All welcome

Web: https://buckdengardeners.info

 

16 January

Carers Coffee Club

2.30-4pm

The Royal Oak, Hail Weston

Are you caring for a loved one with a memory loss? Then come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee whilst chatting with others in a similar situation. Our informal group meets on every third Wednesday of the month. No need to book, just turn up. Hope to see you there.

Tel: Neil Silby 07889 319888 for further details

Email: kimpigfarmer@tiscali.co.uk

 

17 January

St Ives & District Flower Club

2.15pm

Visitors £7

Burgess Hall, St Ives

 

17 January

St Neots Royal Naval Association

8pm

The RAFA Club, 44 Huntingdon Street, St Neots

St Neots & District Branch of the Royal Naval Association meet on the third Monday of every month. For further details contact the Secretary

Tel: Tony Webley 01480 215218

Email: jj.awebley@btinternet.com

 

17 January

Love’s Farm Women’s Institute

8-10pm

St Neots Football Club

The Love’s Farm Ladies is Love’s Farm’s new WI group, meeting on the third Thursday of the month. Come to make friends and do something new.

Tel: Nikki Jackson 07563 715043

Email: lovesfarmladieswi@gmail.com

 

18 January

St Neots Timebank Members & Friends Group

11am-1.30pm

The Priory Centre, St Neots

The more people that come the merrier it is. Enjoy a free cuppa with friendly people. Meet the coordinator who’s happy to listen to your needs.

 

18 January

The Bookshop (PG)

Meal 6 for 6.30pm, Film 7 for 7.30pm

Mandeville Hall, Kimbolton

Film tickets Adults £4, 16 and under £2, over 60s £3

Kimbolton Community Cinema. England 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides against polite but ruthless opposition, to open a book shop, starring Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy. Meal will be Beef Chilli with herb rice, Chocolate Tart with Crème Chantilly. Bar, ice cream, and free popcorn. Tickets available from Oliver’s, Swan Pharmacy, Bytes Café or by email.

Email: jrstratford@hotmail.com

Web: http://e-voice.org.uk/themandevillehallkimbolton/community-cinema

 

18 January

The Greatest Showman

7.30pm

Offord Village Hall

Tickets £5

Tickets available from Offord Village Stores or by telephone. All profits go to maintain Offord Village Hall.

Tel: John 01480 810049 or Alan 01480 811126

 

18 January

Screen St Ives

Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm

The Corn Exchange, St Ives

The Greatest Showman (Michael Gracey 2017 US 115mins) Cert PG

A barn-storming musical that tells the story of PT Barnum, legendary innovator of modern show business, with his circus of curiosities and spectacle. In his quest to bring high-brow entertainment to everyone he stakes everything on Jenny Lind, the ‘Swedish Nightingale’. Will they succeed?

Web: www.screenstives.org.uk

 

19 January

Roxton Village Market

11am

Roxton Parish Hall

Free entry

Pre-loved sale, Arts & Crafts Exhibition and refreshments. Stalls available £8 including drinks vouchers.

Email: roxtonhall@gmail.com

 

20 January

Biggleswade Antique & Vintage Fair

9.30am-4pm

The Weatherley Centre, Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade

Entrance £2, Under 16s free if accompanied by an adult

This fair offers a diverse range of antiques and collectables so whether you are a professional dealer, an avid collector or just looking for something special, this monthly fair is the place to visit. Café serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

Tel: 01480 382432 or 07906 647346

Web: www.madisonevents.co.uk

 

21 January

Little Paxton W I

7.45pm

St James’ Church

Little Paxton WI meets every third Monday of the month, except December when it meets on the second Monday.

Email: evans-margaret@sky.com

 

24 January

St Neots & District Gardening Club

8pm

St Mary’s Church Hall, St Neots

Members £2, Non-members £2.50 inc. refreshments & raffle ticket

Drought Tolerant Plants talk by Barry Gayton.

Web: www.stneotsgardenclub.org.uk

 

25 January

Campfire Cooking

10.30am-12pm & 1.30-3pm

Ferry Meadows, Peterborough

£5 per child

Participants will be shown how to use basic bushcraft techniques to light a fire without using matches and then have a go at cooking and eating some simple campfire recipes. For age 7+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum of 3 children per adult. Accompanying adults go free and do not need to book a place.

Tel: 01733 234193

Email: visitor.services@neneparktrust.org.uk

25 January

The Hinchingbrooke Bösendorfer Piano Concerts 2018-2019

7.30pm

Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts Centre, Hinchingbrooke Park Road, Huntingdon

Adults £15, Groups of 20+ £10 each, Students under 21 £5

Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen, piano duo. Both former winners of international prizes, Katya and Charles have separately distinguished themselves as soloists and ensemble players of the very highest quality. Here they will join forces to create an unusual and exciting duo team on one piano. Each has independently carved out an exceptionally distinguished solo career worldwide but will tonight entertain with a duet programme including works by Schubert, Schumann and Brahms.

Tel: Box Office 01480 375678 (9am-3pm)

Web: www.ticketsource.co.uk/hinchingbrookepac

 

25-27 January

Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates

Fri 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sum 2.20pm

Stuart Memorial Hall, Tempsford

Adults £11, Children £8, Family £32

Kingfisher Players present Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates. This Pirates’ pantomime is a treat for all the family, a real pearl of a panto in Alan P Frayn’s Robinson Crusoe & the Pirates, packed full with swashbuckling action. The characters embark on a journey of madness and mayhem from the plantations of Brazil to the depths of the ocean. The fabulously titled Senorita Margarita Juicilita as the saucy panto dame, her son, Nutty Nick, and the dim-witted pirates, Cross-bones and Skull-duggery helped to make the show a pantomime treat for all the family.

Tel: 01767 691982

Web: www.ticketsource.co.uk/kingfisherplayers

 

27 January

Moments with Trees – Family & Friends Volunteering

10am-12pm & 1-3pm

Ferry Meadows, Peterborough

Children, couples, grandparents, and friends – everybody welcome. All tools and training provided, just bring along lots of enthusiasm. Free car parking for all.

Tel: 01733 234193

Email: visitor.services@neneparktrust.org.uk

29 January

Little Paxton Pictures

1.45pm

St James’ Church

‘Little Paxton Pictures’ has arrived at St James’ Church – a new community cinema project, kindly supported by Little Paxton Parish Council. We are looking to run our Film afternoon/evening on the last Tuesday of every month. Refreshments will be provided. All donations are welcome. Any thoughts on films that you would like to be shown, please fill out a slip and pop it in the box at the back of the church in Little Paxton or send to the contacts below. We look forward to your ideas! Want to know more or get involved? We would be delighted to hear from you.

Email: Anita Bailey ajlbailey@aol.com or Nicci Jones admin@thepaxtonsbenefice.org

Web: www.thepaxtonsbenefice.org

 

2 February

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

7.30pm

Peterborough Cathedral

The Sixteen performs one of the most magnificent pieces of the classical repertoire, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, famed for its thrilling rhythms, grand choruses and beautiful solo movements.

Web: https://thesixteen.com