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August

September

October

Saturday 18th August: Trumpington Meadows Discovery Day

Trumpington Meadows Nature Reserve 11:00-16:00 add to google calendar
Celebrate the wonder of wildlife at Trumpington Meadows with our Discovery Day. There will be plenty of wildlife activities going on, you can meet local community groups and enjoy refreshments at this beautiful reserve. All activities FREE!

Book here onto guided walks and mini-beast safaris, as spaces are limited.

You can also enjoy: Smoothie bike from Outspoken Cycles; Treasure Trail (organised by Trumpington Meadows Community, £1 donation); Wildlife activity boxes; Face painting; Games and try-out sessions for all ages; Community groups; A variety of delicious food and drin.; More...

Thursday 30th August: Trumpington Community Orchard Project (TCOP) 10th Birthday Party

Trumpington Community Orchard 14:30
Tea party event for children starting 2.30pm with cake and apple juice and then children's storytelling starting at 3.30pm for up to an hour with Marion Leeper. Later there will be Adult Storytelling from 6.30pm with Malcolm Busby and our headline story teller at 7.30pm is Marion Leeper. More...

Saturday 1st September: Camcycle social ride to Eddington

Meet at the Great St Mary's Church on King's Parade 11:00-15:00 add to google calendar
Meet outside Great St Mary's Church on King's Parade at 11am for a leisurely ride to the Brook Leys nature area in Eddington. Bring a picnic and enjoy a coffee or ice cream from cargo bike traders. An optional guided ride returns to Cambridge at 2pm via Storey's Way. More...
From: Camcycle

Tuesday 4th September: Camcycle meeting with World Bicycle Relief

Friends House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge 19:30
Join Camcycle members and friends for a talk by Alec Seaman from World Bicycle Relief, a global bicycle charity which mobilises people in developing countries with access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity.

This talk is part of Camcycle's series of monthly meetings for members and supporters. All welcome. More...
From: Camcycle

Saturday 8th September: Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival

River Cam, Ditton Meadows,Fen Ditton, Cambridge CB5 8ST 10:00-17:00 add to google calendar
Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today- as well as the most fun! Up to 10 people paddle each 30' boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and our helm at the tail steering a straight course. No previous experience required, just plenty of team spirit!

Gable Events is proud to have once again joined with Festival charity, Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust, to bring you the 14th Cambridge Charity Dragon Boat Festival. The Festival is open to everyone and over 40 crews are expected to battle it out over the 200m race course, watched by several hundred spectators. The Ditton Meadows location offers a superb venue for racing and a fabulous day is guaranteed with plenty of bank-side family entertainment including funfair activities, inflatables and children's rides plus a variety of food stalls and bar.

Team entry fee applies. Entry FREE to spectators!

Phone: 01780 470718

Email: info@gablevents.co.uk More...

Friday 14th September: Film showing of 'Why we Cycle'

Storey's Field Centre, Eddington 19:00


Join Camcycle in the beautiful and award-winning Storey's Field Centre for a screening of the Dutch film Why we cycle. It's a love letter to a country where 27% of all journeys are taken by bicycle and a manifesto for those who aspire to the benefits of a cycling society.

Keep your eyes on the website to buy tickets! More...
From: Camcycle

Saturday 15th September: Family Cycling Event

The Grove School, Campkin Road 15:00
Join Camcycle and a range of family cycling experts, children's cycles, cargo cycles and equipment for carrying children for a new event to share knowledge and experiences of family cycling. More...
From: Camcycle

Tuesday 18th September: Co-housing and Community Land Trusts - workshop

St Barnabas Church, Mill Lane, CB1 2BD 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
This workshop invites three key speakers to share their knowledge of community inspired housing projects. Co-housing and Community Land Trusts (CLTs) both offer alternatives to developer led or individual self-build projects for those who want to get together with others to build. Speakers include Emily Mulvaney of East Cambs Community Housing, Ian Collins of Marmalade Lane Co-housing and Anthea Dodson of Stretham and Wilburton CLT. Part of a series of five workshops making up Eco Homes for All - a month long festival of green ideas for home makers, incorporating Open Eco Homes. September 18th - October 18th. More...
From: Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Wednesday 19th September: Cycling to work conference

The Bradfield Centre, Cambridge Science Park 12:30
Camcycle welcomes employers of all sizes from across the city to a mini cycling-to-work conference to find out how you can encourage your staff to gain the benefits of commuting by cycle.

Timing and further details to be confirmed. More...
From: Camcycle

Saturday 22nd September: Cargo Carnival!

Lammas Land, Cambridge 11:00
Meeting at 11am, we'll take a short ride through the city centre to Lammas Land where we'll pull up for a small festival of cargo traders and cargo bike specialists. If you're a trader and you'd like to be involved, it's not too late! Contact Camcycle via our website. Everyone else, round up your friends! Load up your cargo, decorate your bikes and let's have one fantastic celebration on wheels! More...
From: Camcycle

Saturday 22nd September: Successful draught-proofing and ventilation - workshop

Hosted as part of Chesterton Repair Cafe, St Andrew's Hall (Annex), St Andrew's Road, CB4 1DH 14:00-15:30 add to google calendar
Draughts and poor ventilation can cause discomfort, illness and expensive heat loss. Fixing draughts and improving ventilation can be quick, cheap and immediately rewarding. FREE draught-proofing materials available. The workshop is led by Cambridge Carbon Footprint Chair Tom Bragg and Chesterton resident Claire Graziano. Part of a series of five workshops making up Eco Homes for All - a month long festival of green ideas for home makers, incorporating Open Eco Homes. September 18th - October 18th. More...

Wednesday 26th September: Eco self-build - make it happen

Wesley Methodist Church, Christ Pieces, CB1 1LG 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
Drawing together the expertise of two self-builders and looking at new government schemes to make more plots available for self-builders, with a focus on South Cambs and Cambridge. Speakers include Mark Brinkley - Author of Housebuilder's Bible, Kate Hawksworth - Self-builder and Open Eco Homes host and Laurence Castle - South Cambs District Council. Part of a series of five workshops making up Eco Homes for All - a month long festival of green ideas for home makers, incorporating Open Eco Homes. September 18th - October 18th. More...

Saturday 29th September: Bikes and Bloomers

Castle Street Methodist Church 14:00-17:00 add to google calendar
Join Camcycle, Dr Kat Jungnickel and the Cambridge Ladybirds WI for a discussion and cycle ride followed by tea and cake. There will even be examples of the Victorian cycle wear for guests to try!

Keep an eye on the Festival website for ticket information. More...
From: Camcycle

Sunday 30th September - Saturday 6th Oct: Open Eco Homes 2018

Across Cambridge, Girton, Impington and Grantchester 10:00-17:00 add to google calendar
Open Eco Homes 2018 opens 11 new and renovated homes across Cambridge and surrounding villages on September 30th and October 6th. Open Eco Homes provides a fast track for people who want to make their homes cosier and more energy efficient by giving them access to householders who have already built or renovated an eco-home. For more information about the hosts and their homes, and to book one or more one-hour tours go to www.openecohomes.org. Booking essential. Bookings open August 20th. More...
From: Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Tuesday 2nd October - Tuesday 11th Dec: 10 week course in mindfulness & philosophy

St Lukes church (Tibbets Room), Victoria Rd, CB4 3DZ 10:30
If you find yourself agreeing with the following, this could be for you! 1) My life needs more inner peace and joy 2) I do consider myself to be"spiritual2 - at least to the extent that theres more to me than my body. 3) I want to live in a loving, caring and inclusive world. Meditation and allied features available. No prior experience needed. Cost £60.00. Call 07867 802834 or email.

Monday 15th October: Getting Your Home Ready for Climate Change

St Barnabas Church, Mill Lane, CB1 2BD 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
Climate change promises an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events such as heatwaves, heavy rain, flooding and droughts. This workshop offers retrofit ideas that help you adapt your home to the new climate reality. The speakers are Nicola Terry - Environmental Consultant, Anne Cooper - Architect and Tom Bragg - Open Eco Home host. Part of a series of five workshops making up Eco Homes for All - a month long festival of green ideas for home makers, incorporating Open Eco Homes. September 18th - October 18th. More...

Thursday 18th October: Talk: 'The Undiscovered Country of the Nearby: Walking into Wandlebury'

West Road Concert Hall 11 West Road Cambridge CB3 9DP 19:15-20:15 add to google calendar
Join award-winning author Robert Macfarlane and local charity Cambridge Past, Present & Future, in a celebration of Cambridge's natural environment. Dr Macfarlane will discuss how the landscape of chalk grasslands and woodlands across the south of the city has influenced both his writing and wider culture in Cambridgeshire and beyond. Tickets are £10 (full price), £7 (concessions) and free for members of PPF. Book via Eventbrite here. All proceeds towards protecting Cambridge's green landscape. More...

Thursday 18th October: Solid wall insulation choices

St Barnabas Church, Mill Lane, CB1 2BD 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
Solid wall insulation can transform a home but there are lots of choices. Internal versus external? Natural versus man-made? Come along and find out what's best for you. Our experts will help you make the right choice. The speakers are Jason Palmer - Author of Solid Wall Insulation, Tim Acheson - Green Hat Construction and Margaret Reynolds - Architect. Part of a series of five workshops making up Eco Homes for All - a month long festival of green ideas for home makers, incorporating Open Eco Homes. September 18th - October 18th. More...
From: Cambridge Carbon Footprint