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Every Wednesday in July, Sounds Green at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. 6.15pm. Get ready for another season of exciting, open-air music from Cambridge Summer Music. Set on the Garden’s Main Lawn with the Bee Borders as a stunning backdrop, visitors can enjoy an array of live music with family and friends, on a (hopefully) warm and balmy evening. Normal admission fees apply. There will also be a retiring collection at the end of each performance towards the musicians’ performance fees.
Wednesday 4th until 6th, Rose Fair at Trinity Methodist Church, Wisbech. 11.30am and 1.30pm daily. Wednesday AM - Ukulele Band, PM Mandy Plays Sax. Thursday AM - Lizzie Bryant, PM - Thomas Clarkson Academy. Friday AM - Peckover School. Free admission to all performances with drinks, snacks & meals available all day alongside beautiful flower displays.
Saturday 7th, All Saints' Church Paston Summer Fete in Itter Park, Peterborough. 12pm until 4pm. Over 20 Stalls and Games, Roman pottery display, fairground rides, food, drink and ice cream. Entertainment throughout the day by: Tu Danse – Peterborough Dance School, City of Peterborough Youth Ensemble and singer and guitarist, Thomas Dunleavy. Free admission.
Saturday 7th, Balsham Feast at Balsham Recreation Grounds. 1pm until 11pm. The feast returns with plenty of fun-filled free and subsidised activities for all ages. A biennial event dating as far back as the 1200’s will be hosting various activities such as donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows, inflatables, inflatable bumper balls, raptor display, dog show, sheep dog handling demonstrations, belly dancing and church bell ringing demonstrations, teddy bear parachute jump off the church tower, have a go show, fairground rides, musical garden maze, Linton Fire Brigade’s fire engine, café, bar, BBQ. Live music from the Haverhill Community Youth band. Then from 6.30pm the Cambridge University Ceilidh band and Life and Soul. Visit Facebook for more information.
Saturday 7th, St. Paul’s Primary School Summer Fete. 10.30am. Enjoy face painting, St. Paul’s Got Talent, stalls, cakes, sweets, Paw Patrol will be in attendance, an inflatable assault course, bbq raffle and tombola. Free entrance.
Sunday 8th, Hilgay Raft Race on the River Wissey. 12pm. Come along for a brilliant family day out along the river in aid of Downham Market Dementia Support Association. Enjoy great food, win brilliant prizes and watch the famous Hilgay Duck Race. For more information call Ali Dent on 01366 387686.
Thursday 12th, The Chicago Master Singers present ‘Peace and Comfort’ at Peterborough Cathedral. 7.30pm. Come and witness a magical performance from The Chicago Master Singers (under the baton of Alan Heatherington) - one of the foremost choirs in the United States - as they celebrate ‘the triumph of resurrection, faith and hope’ with a stunning a cappella programme, including Howells’ Requiem and Valiant For Truth by Ralph Vaughan Williams. All proceeds raised from bookings will go to support the cathedral.
Friday 13th, The Big Bach Walk. 3pm. In 1705, the 20-year-old Johann Sebastian Bach walked 250 miles each way from Arnstadt to Lubeck to meet the great organist and composer, Dieterich Buxtehude. To mark this event, the organist and curator William Whitehead will walk along the Nene Valley over ten days in July – playing 45 minute concerts at each of his stopping points. He will finish his walk at Peterborough Cathedral on Friday 13th July. Entry is free but donations are welcome to cover costs.
Saturday 14th, A Window on the War: The Women of Cambridge in WW1 at Great St. Mary’s Church, Cambridge. 11am until 4pm and 7pm until 8.30pm. Enjoy a free family event with drama, music, re-enactment and living history, walking tours, craft activities and an evening play, telling the story of the heroic role of the women of Cambridge during WW1, exploring the stories and honouring the lives of the fallen. In partnership with HistoryNeedsYou and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th, St Ives Carnival. 11.30am. Showcasing the best that St Ives has to offer, the weekend begins with the annual parade, beginning at 11:45 in the town centre. It will make its way through the town along Crown Street, The Broadway, The Waits, Ramsey Road, and then turning left on to Hill Rise, before an afternoon of fun, entertainment, food and drink begins. Following on from the successful Proms in the Park event last year, it’s back this year with Huntingdonshire Concert Band giving you the ultimate Last Night of the Proms experience followed by our grand firework finale! This year's theme is TV and film. Find out more on Facebook!
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th, 10th Annual Great Barton Bloomin' Beautiful Open Gardens at Great Barton Village Hall. 12pm until 5pm. Up to 25 Gardens open with an array of lunches, teas, crafts and cake stalls to savour. Programmes £5 per person per day with free entry for children. £1 of each fee will be donated to the charity, Mind.
Sunday 15th, Cambourne United Trophy Celebration. 3pm finish. Enjoy a great family day out, all before the World Cup final! There will be family games, bouncy castle, face painting, BBQ and soft drink refreshments and a raffle packed full of exciting prizes. Open for all of the community to comedown and enjoy. Each team will have a presentation where all the girls receive a trophy and some will also receive one of the special ones; ie managers player, parents player etc.
Saturday 21st, Sing For Life at The Cresset Theatre. 7.30pm. Now in its seventh season, the much-loved concert is back for 2018 raising money for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. Women specially recruited from across the city join forces with Peterborough Voices in this gala concert performing all of your music favourites!
Saturday 21st, Afternoon Tea Party at The Church Rooms in St Neots. 1.30pm until 3.30pm. Enjoy an afternoon of delicious food and drink and raise money for Breast Cancer Care.
Sunday 22nd until Wednesday 26th September. Peterborough Scribes – ‘Another Word in Your Eye’ at the Peterborough Cathedral Visitor Centre. 10am until 5pm (Mon - Sat); 11 until 4pm (Sun). An exhibition of contemporary calligraphy by Peterborough Scribes – a calligraphy group now in its 29th year which includes professional and amateur calligraphers who meet monthly to share ideas. Instrumental in reviving and promoting this ancient craft, the Scribes enjoy developing historical alphabets as well as the more modern styles and work in a variety of media.
Sunday 29th, Mind Body Spirit Event at Hinchingbrooke House. 10am until 4pm. Over 50 Mind, body and spirit related stalls to include healers, therapists, readers, gifts, crafts, crystals, jewellery, health and beauty products herbs, oils and much, much more! Refreshments will be available too. There will be a number of FREE workshops to attend during the day. For an additional charge, there is also the opportunity to go on the 'Paranormal Walking Tour' or the 'Haunted Hinchinbrooke Tour'. Find out more and book your tickets here.
Sunday 29th, Ladies Softball Festival at Bourne Cricket Club. 9am. Available for anyone to take part. Make sure to come in comfortable clothing! There will teams of up to 8 and best of all... it’s all free! Contact Pete.firstname.lastname@example.org. for more details.
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