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7th June to 28th June: CirculART Trail 2018

This year, Cambridge Carbon Footprint is hosting the third edition of CirculART, a project in which the work of local artists who work with repurposed materials is showcased in the windows of Cambridge's finest charity shops.

For 3 weeks from the 7th June 2018, you will be able to pick up a CirculART Trail map from participating shops and other select locations around Cambridge. Using the printed trail map or its online version you can follow the CirculART trail, visiting charity shops around Cambridge and enjoying beautiful artworks, all made by recycling, re-purposing and reclaiming. In the 2016 edition there were 20 artists and charity shops involved. More...
From: Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Saturday 23rd June: Cottenham Repair Cafe

Cottenham Community Centre Coffee Shop, High St, Cottenham, CB24 8RZ 10:00-14:00 add to google calendar
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. Booking 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 or give us a call at 01954 253903. More...
From: Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Saturday 23rd June: Chesterton Festival

Chesterton Recreation Ground, Church Street, Cambridge. CB4 1ED 13:00-17:00 add to google calendar
Cambridge Carbon Footprint will be running a quiz stall at this year's Chesterton Festival . Please do come and say hello and learn more about CCF's huge sustainable fashion event that's the focus of this year's Circular Festival in November. If you are interested in sustainable fashion and might want to get involved in the planning and delivery of the event, please let us know.

The Chesterton Festival is a fun, family day out that features stalls, a children's fun zone, music and entertainment. More...
From: Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Sunday 24th June: Insect Day

Trumpington Meadows Nature Reserve 11:00-15:00 add to google calendar
A day of exploring all that is small and many legged at Trumpington Meadows in celebration of national insect week. Sweep netting, bug hunting, pond dipping, moth trapping and more with local experts.

This event will be held in the meadows and around the pond, south of Byron's Pool - look for our gazebo.

Limited car parking available.

Booking recommended. More...
From: Miss

Tuesday 26th June: Screening: Hijos de las Nubes (Sons of the Clouds)

Queen's Building Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College. 18:00
Alvaro Longoria's first documentary as a director, produced and conducted by Javier Bardem. The film examines the current political turmoil in Northern Africa and the responsibility of Western powers (especially the US and France) due to their applying of realpolitik in their foreign policies. The film focuses on Western Sahara, the last African colony according to the UN.

  • FREE ENTRY* - We'll be accepting donations for the Cambridge Convoy Refugee Action Group More...

Thursday 28th June: Imagine 2027 - Forum on action

Anglia Ruskin University LAB002, East Road CB1 1PT 20:30-22:00 add to google calendar
Imagine 2027 have been organising talks around the theme of inequality, and how the world could be different. Now talk moves to action! They say: 'Bring your ideas for initiatives (existing projects or new plans) to combat inequality. As the speaking phase of imagine2027 winds up, this is a great opportunity to meet and join with others to make a difference through collective action. Share and discuss, and either recruit volunteers or be recruited to projects proposed (or already underway) by The Cambridge Commons, Compass, or other attendees!' More info on Imagine 2027 here. Booking here.

Sunday 1st July: Wimblington and Stonea Summer Show

Wimblington Village Hall, near March, Cambridgeshire 09:30-16:00 add to google calendar
Horticultural Produce, Crafts, Cookery, Preserves, Wine, Eggs and Honey show - entries invited from all areas of Cambridgeshire. Seed swop -bring your unwanted seeds and take new ones home - no seeds? You can still have a look through and take some unloved seeds!! Show opens 9am to entries -must be in by 11am or can be brought the night before and 2pm for seed swop and viewing of exhibits. There is a perennial plant sale of quality flowers. More...
From: Wimblkngton and Stonea Summer Show 2018

Saturday 7th July: Master composter training course

venue tbc 09:30
This is a Garden Organic project - they say "We are thrilled to be launching our nationally recognised volunteer Master Composter programme in Cambridgeshire. The programme is part of the strategy to reduce the burden of waste, by teaching more people how to compost their own waste at home. The programme works by training up local volunteer 'Master Composters' who then go out into their local community to pass on their knowledge to others. We're now looking for enthusiastic local volunteers in Cambridge to get involved. Volunteers will be fully trained, provided with ongoing support, and become part of a network of like-minded volunteers. Being a compost 'expert' is not essential! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to spread the compost message in your local community and encourage more people to start composting at home. The next opportunity for volunteer training is on Saturday 7 July - contact Garden Organic's Project Coordinator in Cambridgeshire, Charlotte Mulderrig, or call 07752242254." More...

Sunday 8th July: Cambridge Swim Picnic

Grantchester to Sheep's Green 10:30
The organisers say "The Cambridge Swim Picnic isn't a race. It's a social swim and a picnic at Sheep's Green, in the historic city of Cambridge. The only difference is to get to the picnic you have to swim along the idyllic River Cam from the village of Grantchester 2.5km away. But after saying it's not a race - There is a starter and an official timer and support kayaks, marshals, records to set and a trophy - in fact two, one each for first man and first woman home. Swimmers depart in 'waves' - fastest swimmers first, leisurely swimmers after. The swim will raise funds for Cambridge Sustainable Food Hub (more info) and Cam Valley Forum (more info). Register for the swim £12.50, the picnic's FREE." More info and how to register .

Sunday 8th July: Pennywort Pulling Working Party

Cambridge Canoe Club Sheeps Green Cambridge CB23 3PN 13:30-19:30 add to google calendar
Floating pennywort is an invasive aquatic weed which has recently appeared in the Cam - and it spreads very rapidly!Volunteers are needed to remove it, and this event is a chance to spend an afternoon in good company beside or on the delightful river Cam between Cambridge and Grantchester, helping eradicate the invasive weed Floating Pennywort from the river and its surroundings There will be drinks and snacks from 6.30pm. More info on pennywort here. Please book to help the planning of the event here.

Saturday 14th July: Waterbeach Repair Cafe and Cambridge Open Studios

Waterbeach Barracks, Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire. CB25 9PA 10:30-14:30 add to google calendar
The Waterbeach Repair Cafe is being held once again at the Barracks and is being run as part of 'Summer at the Beach' - a group of artists exhibiting as part of Cambridge Open Studios.

There'll be a pop up cafe serving cakes, light meals and drinks. We are delighted to be adding book repairs to the talents on offer this year. There will be repairers on hand to carry out electrical repairs, repairs on portable household items, clothes, jewellery and bikes.

Our experienced repairers will try their best to help give your items and new lease of life, but there are no guarantees.

Bookings will open soon but you can just turn up on the day, though you may have to wait.

This is a free event. More...

Monday 16th July: Cambridge Carbon Footprint's AGM

St Barnabas' Church, Mill Road, Cambridge. CB1 2BD 19:00-21:30 add to google calendar
CCF invite everyone to come to their AGM to celebrate some great successes - last year our volunteers and partners supported us in hosting dozens of sustainable living events, including the world's biggest Repair Café and a very popular Open Eco Homes season. Tackling climate change is of course a monumental task so we'll also be seeking your input into tackling challenges and exploring opportunities for the future. Following a brief formal AGM we'll have our AGM talks.

Caterina Brandmayr (Policy Analyst at the Green Alliance think tank) will be first. She will talk about the current political will to achieve carbon budgets and the impact of Brexit on climate change. She'll also share the Green Alliance's work on which UK cities are making good progress towards cutting emissions and discuss how Cambridge might build on their experiences. She will be followed by short talks from Tony Eva (Earth Scientist and part of Carbon Neutral Cambridge) and Pippa Heylings (newly elected South Cambs District Councillor). We will allow 30 minutes for audience questions and discussion.

Afterwards, there will be time to catch up with staff, volunteers, trustees and other supporters over a cup of tea and a bit of cake. No booking required. More...
From: Cambridge Carbon Footprint

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

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