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Mon 31 July - Sun 5 Aug

The cool, quirky and unmissable in Cambridgeshire this week.

Applique Linen Panel Workshop, Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Mon 31 July – Tue 1 Aug


If you’ve got a sewing machine knocking around in your cupboard then this two day workshop with professional textile artist Alex Waylett could get you back into the stitch of things (boom boom!). You’ll be working on creating a contemporary seed-head panel and is an ideal course for beginners and for those wishing to build on their free machine embroidery experience. You’ll need to dust down your sewing machine and bring it with you and if you have  a free-machine embroidery foot so you can experiment with this technique. Suitable for all abilities.

Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Brampton Road, Huntingdon, PE29 6DB,

The Phantoms Ice Hockey Summer Camp, Planet Ice, Peterborough, Tues 1 Aug – Fri 4 Aug

Ice Hockey

The Phantoms annual hockey camps are a fantastic opportunity for junior children of all abilitites to take advantage of the specially designed programme, which is delivered by experienced professional players and coaches. The 4 day camp, comprises ice skill sessions as well as off ice tuition and fitness classes. The course aims to give children a taste of the professional life of an ice hockey player.

Planet Ice, 1 Mallard Rd, Peterborough PE3 8YN,

Madagascar, Stageworks Summer Camp, Buckden, Mon 31 July – Fri 4 Aug



A great opportunity for any budding thespians to bring to life the hilarious and loveable characters of Madagascar in just one week at the purpose-built performance studios in Buckden. The week long performing arts course for 6 to 14 year olds is packed with singing, dancing and acting workshops every day – no previous experience is necessary. The week culminates in the final performance which parents and guardians are invited to watch on the Friday.

Stageworks, The Towers, High Street, Buckden, Cambs PE19 5TA.

Big Bang Theory Workshop, Cambridge Junction Mon 31 – Fri 4 Aug

Music technician

This is one for the older teens but if you’ve got a 16+ who’s into  mixing live sound for gigs or tehcnical theatre then the Big Bang Theory could be just their kind of music. It’s an intensive course focusing on the technical aspects of live sound,  students will work with industry professional Paddy Matthews on understanding basic electrics, PA design, stagecraft, front of house and monitor speakers and operation of mixing desks. The week culminates with a the team mixing the sound for Cambridge Junction’s High Fiver in the 850 capacity venue. Paddy Matthews is a Cambridge based experienced technician with over 25 years experience in the industry. He has toured with acts including The Streets, Motorhead and The Pogues, working on live sound at venues and festivals across the UK, Europe and beyond.

Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX,

Build an electronic dice: Summer events programme, The Centre of Computing History, Cambridge, Wed 2 Aug



If you’ve got kids that you’re struggling to get off the electronic devices these holidays then you might want to consider permanent residency at The Centre of Computing History this summer.  They have a bumper packed programme channelling kids interest in gadgets and computers into constructive investigations.  Build yourself an electronic dice is a workshop that will revolutionise the way your kids play board games. This is for kids aged 8+.

Sam Watts Mime Music, Hot Numbers Coffee Roasters, Fri 4 Aug

Sam Watts, Hot Numbers Cambridge

Born in Birmingham in 1989, Sam studied at Leeds College of Music before continuing his studies at the Royal Academy of Music with a scholarship. He graduated with distinction in 2013, also winning the Humphrey Lyttleton prize and has performed professionally with Ray Warleigh, Abram Wilson, Iain Ballamy, Dave Cliff and Zhenya Strigalev amongst many others and regularly performs across the U.K and abroad, His own music draws on a diverse range of musical styles and influences, from jazz to tango, Brazilian music, classical music and ragtime, with a big cinematic influence as well.

Not Numbers, Units 5/6 Dales Brewery, Gwydir Street, Cambridge CB1 2LJ,

Junkyard Festival: Summer Daze, Cambridge Junction, Sat 4 Aug


Summer of love 1960s

This year celebrates 50 years since the summer of love and the birth of festivals as we know them today. The Junkyard: Summer Daze will take you back in time to the summer of 1967 bringing you cool vibes and eclectic sounds.With live bands, DJ sets, and live acts ranging from indie to punk to folk, be prepared to release your inner hippy and celebrate a bohemian utopia right in the heart of Cambridge.

Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX,

Buckden Marina


The Waterfront Festival is arranged by CAMYOGA and is a free event to promote wellbeing in the region. CAMYOGA have two permanent studios at Buckden Marina as well as further locations in central and south Cambridge. What can you expect?  A wide range of yoga classes, a main stage, delicious vegan food and more.  All you need to do is sign up to say that you’re coming.

The Waterfront Yoga Festival, Waterside Leisure club, Buckden Marina, Mill Road, Bucken, Cambs, PE19 5QS,

Gelato for Kids, Cambridge Coookery School, Sat 29 July and Sat 5 Aug



Kids that adore ice-cream will be whipped into a frenzy with the chance to create their own gelato creations. The Italians are the masters of ice cream and Tina Roche, the cookery school founder, learnt from the artisan gelaterias themselves. This hands on course will teach you all you need to know about making healthy ice cream using fresh ingredients and very little sugar and there’ll be plenty of tasters galore.

Cambridge Cookery School, School House Homerton Gardens, Purbeck Rd, Cambridge CB2 8EB,

Adult RYA Sailing Basic Skills, Ferry Meadows, Sat 5 Aug – Sun 6 Aug

Sailing Ferry Meadows

If you’ve been thinking about launching yourself into this sport then the next few months are the time to do it.  This 2 day course covers rigging, launching, and sailing in all directions as well as capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge – basically everything you need to know! After the course participants will be able to sail and make decisions in good conditions.  If you can’t make this date they’re running it again on 23 – 24 Sept.

Ferry Meadows, Ferry Meadows, Ham Ln, Peterborough PE2 5UU,

Family Screening: Boss Baby, Key Theatre, Peterborough, Sun 6 Aug

Key Theatre

Always a good one to have up your sleeve if the weather is not playing ball. A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough, PE1 1EF,

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