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Published: 6th October 2017
Rhythm & Railway Rhythm & Railway Singers Starts Thurs 21st September
We are inviting you to join us for a series of FREE railway-themed singing and movement sessions, starting next week on Thursday 21st September! DROP IN FOR ONE SESSION, FOR A FEW SESSIONS, OR FOR ALL! To celebrate our voices and our community Helen Weinstein and the team sourcing the stories and songs at Historyworks, (Mario Satchwell and Tizzy Faller, Bethany Kirby and Jon Calver), invite everyone to help us mark the contribution of the Railways coming to Cambridge in 1845, a transformative historical moment which saw opportunities for travels, cultures, connections! Many of the songs are inspired by local history research and have details taken from the fantastic Mill Road History Society’s “Capturing Cambridge” reports! LYRICS AND SONGS – COMMISSIONED FOR THE PROJECT Lyrics inspired by Cambridge’s past have been specially composed by the poet Michael Rosen and CBBC’s Horrible-Histories songwriter, Dave Cohen. The lyrics have been arranged for our ‘Railway Singers’ by the Music Director, Mario Satchwell, and by the Music Arranger for the project, Bethany Kirby. Movement sessions will be led by Rebecca Powell with support from Angharad Walter, Performing Art Instructors at Cambridge Stagecoach. he first session starts next Thursday (21st September) from 7.30pm to 8.30pm at St Philip’s Church Centre, 185 Mill Road, CB1 3AN; and afterwards there will be a social from 8.30pm-9.30pm or so when we will walk around the corner to view the art studio of Harry Gray, the sculptor of the ‘Romsey R’.where Historyworks will provide free refreshments for the social. We look forward to hopefully seeing you on the 21st September (but don't worry if you miss it, you are very welcome to join us for any/all of the later sessions, just come to whichever ones you can make!) For further details please visit http://www.creatingmycambridge.com/events/2017/09/01/rhythm-rhymes-railways/ All good wishes, Helen (and the rest of the Historyworks team)
Published: 14th September 2017
Rhythm & Railway Singers Starts Thurs 21st September
We are inviting you to join us for a series of FREE railway-themed singing and movement sessions, starting next week on Thursday 21st September! STARTS ON THURSDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER WITH SINGING & A SOCIAL The first session starts next Thursday (21st September) from 7.30pm to 8.30pm at St Philip’s Church Centre, 185 Mill Road, CB1 3AN; and afterwards there will be a social from 8.30pm-9.30pm or so when we will walk around the corner to view the art studio of Harry Gray, the sculptor of the ‘Romsey R’ where Historyworks will provide free refreshments for the social, including beer from the local Calverley’s Brewery, apple juices from the Cambridge Organic Food Company, cakes from Fen Ditton, crisps from Corkers of Ely! SESSIONS ARE FREE! YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND ONE OR ALL!! There will be gospel and soul numbers, folk songs and much more!! The Railway Singers will meet this Autumn and perform at the Mill Road Winter Fair from 11am to 12 noon on Saturday 2nd December, starting with a concert in St Philip’s Church and if weather permits, parading four blocks to sing by the railway-inspired sculpture of the ‘Romsey R’ when it is unveiled by the artists, Harry Gray and Will Hill on the corner of Mill Road and Cavendish Road! We look forward to hopefully seeing you on the 21st September (but don't worry if you miss it, you are very welcome to join us for any/all of the later sessions, just come to whichever ones you can make!) For further details please visit http://www.creatingmycambridge.com/events/2017/09/01/rhythm-rhymes-railways/ All good wishes, Helen (and the rest of the Historyworks team)
Published: 14th September 2017
Big Wednesday on Coldham’s Common: Wednesday 2nd August
Invitation to Big Wednesday on Coldham’s Common: Wednesday 2nd August Please do join us on Coldham's Common (in the area closest to the Abbey Pool by the BMX track) at the start of the summer holidays on Wednesday 2nd August for FREE ACTIVITIES from 1pm- 4pm to celebrate National Play Day when Historyworks is teaming up with ChYpPS, Cambridge University Museums, Abbey People and Cam Utd and others to provide a huge variety of FREE activities and refreshments for local families to enjoy including Geocaching, Birds of Prey, Street Games, flight-themed crafting and face-painting. The Historyworks team will show the geocaching trail with a new map and scavenger hunt around Coldham's Common to encourage young people and families to explore the lovely spaces on the Common, find out about the local history with Helen and win toy prizes! Mario will showcase geocaching and demonstrate the range of caches and toys you can swap and help the public set their phones to use the trail we've made. Tizzy will oversee badge-making activity for young people to make on a wildlife theme, so that they have a badge to put into a geocache box, to encourage their engagement with the geocache trail around the Abbey area. We hope that the owls from the Raptor Foundation will pose again for selfies and become models for badge-makers! The Raptor Foundation will bring their birds of prey and we will make Pterosaur puppets and Pterosaur gliders with help from ChYpPS, to remember the flying lizards that flew over the Common in the Jurassic period!
Published: 14th July 2017
Big Wednesday on Coldham’s Common: Wednesday 2nd August
For Crafts, we'll have Cambridge Scrapstore making butterfly and bird wings and Historyworks making owl and falcon puppets alongside ChYpPS. Also Abbey People will have a mosaic-making stall, with Hill n Jill leading participants to make a mosaic in the shape of a flying pterosaur to decorate one of the benches on Coldham's Common. In addition, Abbey People will have the Youth Group run their tuck shop and a sign-up for participants and volunteers. Cambridge University Museums will have activities on a flight theme, and lots of fun with handling museum objects. There will also be a large sports zone including performers from Cambridge Community Circus teaching circus skills and a Sweeper challenge, PING & Tennis, Street Games, a Decathlon, and an athletics challenge! Cambridge Food Cycle will also provide healthy snacks and the Outspoken Smoothie bike will be a fun and active way for people to pedal in order to make their own smoothie!! ChYpPS will have an under-five tent and a giant bubble interactive stall and a face-painting for pre-school children to enjoy with their families. The day will be great fun and all the activities are FREE, so do just come along on the day with friends and family between 1pm and 4pm. Children under ten years of age must be accompanied by an adult, and there will be plenty of activities for all ages, so teens and adults will have a good time too!
Published: 14th July 2017
ACTIVE ABBEY ADVENTURES FOR HALF-TERM FUNDAY
ACTIVE ABBEY ADVENTURES FOR HALF-TERM FUNDAY ON THE AFTERNOON OF TUESDAY 30TH MAY 12.30PM TO 5.00PM Come join the fun with HistoryWorks & ChYpPS & Abbey People and other play partners in half-term when we've designed an afternoon of "Active Abbey Adventures" including sports and making activities - kicking off with a FREE lunch and crafting table from 12.30 to 1.30pm at Barnwell Baptist Church CB5 8PJ on Tuesday 30th May! FREE LUNCH, FREE ACTIVITIES AND FREE REFRESHMENTS! From 1.30.pm to 3.30pm at Dudley Road Rec you can meet the *star* attraction of Owls and Falcons and Eagles, live birds who will visit from 'The Raptor Foundation' and have been booked by Historyworks as an emblem of an active day! Five birds of prey will visit with their keepers, who will assist children and their families who wish to pet and feed the birds. They will be located in a tent at the Recreation Ground and the keepers will give displays of the birds of prey flying too. The birds of prey are not keen on barking dogs, so we ask families to leave their dogs at home! For those children keen to craft their own 'take home' bug or butterfly or bird of prey, Miriam and Edd from ChYpPS and Scrapstore will have a crafting table nearby too, outside if the weather is good, inside at the Church if wet or windy. There will also be active ways to take flight, with Simon Wall from the Cambridge United Community Trust leading a parachute activity. In addition, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm for children and families keen to join in team sports there will be tennis and basketball and soccer and other games provided by the City Council's Street Games group - all on Dudley Road Rec. GEOCACHING INTRODUCED TO THE ABBEY AREA A highlight of the afternoon during the sports and parachuting action will be a Geocaching trail around the surrounding area led by Mario and Helen, ending with a supervised walk for those new to Geocaching which will start a
Published: 22nd May 2017
Abbey Environment Day 2017
The day starts with a litter pick on Coldham's Common (Abbey Pool entrance) from 10-12 noon. Come along and help spruce up the Common. Bring gloves and sturdy shoes/boots. Liter pickers and bags will be provided.
Published: 7th April 2017
Abbey Environment Day 2017
Lots of things happening this Saturday 8th April - starting with liter pick from 10AM
Published: 7th April 2017
Abbey Environment Day 2017
It's Abbey Environment Day on Saturday 8th April 2017 ...come down and visit the Abbey Orchard site from 12-2pm (help rejuvenate the hotel, have some refreshments or just look around the site and have a rest). Litter Pick on Coldham's Common from 10-12 + lots of activities and walks from Barnwell Road Library from 11am-2pm.
Published: 7th April 2017
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