A Pianist Down Under – Douglas Zanders and The Australian Entertainment Unit In WWII

Location: 
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Rd., CB4 3PS

Douglas Zanders was a New Zealander who joined the Australian Army at the outbreak of WW II in the Pacific, firstly as an infantryman and then as part of a concert party providing entertainment to fighting units in Australia and New Guinea. This talk by his son, Ed Zanders, will provide the background to the unit and describe some of their experiences as they performed in various shows, often under arduous conditions in the jungle or outback.

Date: 
Fri 25 Oct 18:00
Special: 
1
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other
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100 000 Million Stars and Silence: Are We Alone?

Location: 
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Rd., CB4 3PS

We live in a universe perfectly suited to our existence, in a galaxy of 100 000 million stars and possibly as many planets, containing giant molecular clouds full of the building blocks of life and yet it is silent out there. Dr Robin Catchpole of the Institute of Astronomy will consider the question as to whether there is life and in particular intelligent life beyond our planet and if not perhaps why not.

Date: 
Fri 4 Oct 18:00
Special: 
1
Type: 
other

Looking for the Goshawk: The Lost Raptor

Location: 
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Rd., CB4 3PS

Hear about the natural history of this enigmatic bird of prey, how and where it lives, and why it might be missing from our lives. Conor Jameson works for the RSPB and explains how his search for the Goshawk took him to some unexpected places at home and abroad, from city centres to dense forests. And how this adventure turned into a prize winning book sharing its title with this talk.

Date: 
Fri 13 Sep 18:00
Special: 
1
Type: 
other
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Felting Workshop - Vessel

Location: 
St. Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

This project is to make a bowl or vessel using merino wool and silk.

BOOKING
The number of participants is limited to 15, so please book early. Your tutor is Margaret Waring (Embroiderers' Guild and Textiles Society). Please email Margaret Waring for more information and to book.

COST:
Payment is in the form of a donation of £50 which includes all materials. All funds raised go towards the work of the Friends of St. Giles' Church.

Date: 
Wed 14 Aug 10:00 to 16:00
Special: 
0
Type: 
other

Felting Workshop - Cobweb Scarf

Location: 
St. Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

This project is to make a gossamer light 'cobweb scarf' using merino wool and silk.

BOOKING
The number of participants is limited to 10, so please book early. Your tutor is Margaret Waring (Embroiderers' Guild and Textiles Society). Please email Margaret Waring for more information and to book.

COST:
Payment is in the form of a donation of £50 which includes all materials. All funds raised go towards the work of the Friends of St. Giles' Church.

Date: 
Tue 13 Aug 10:00 to 16:00
Special: 
0
Type: 
other

Open Afternoon at the Rectory

Location: 
St Luke's Rectory, 2 Stretten Avenue, Cambridge, CB4 3EP

Drop in for an hour's relaxation with a cup of tea, cakes and a chat, in the company of the resident creatures! All are welcome.
These sessions will take place on Tuesday afternoons in August, but please check the bulletin and website to confirm each week.

Date: 
Repeats every week 4 times.
Tue 6 Aug 15:00 to 16:00
Tue 13 Aug 15:00 to 16:00
Tue 20 Aug 15:00 to 16:00
Tue 27 Aug 15:00 to 16:00
Special: 
1
Type: 
other

Family Picnic

Location: 
St. Giles' Church and garden, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

Philipa and Ank invite all to come with their children, grandchildren and young family friends.
Bring your own picnic food and favourite teddy or soft toy.
Drinks for all, outdoor games and toys will be provided.

Date: 
Sun 18 Aug 15:00 to 16:30
Special: 
1
Type: 
other

Garden Work Party at St Giles'

Location: 
St. Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

All helpers will be welcome to come and wield spades, forks, secateurs and other tools - we can provide some of these and gloves, but please bring your own too if you have them. Your reward will be refreshments during the session and a soup lunch afterwards.

Date: 
Sat 3 Aug 10:30
Special: 
1
Type: 
other
Admission: 

Family Picnic

Location: 
St. Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

Bring your own picnic food, your favourite teddy or cuddly toy and a rug.
Drinks for all and outdoor toys and games will be provided.

Date: 
Sun 18 Aug 15:00 to 16:30
Special: 
1
Type: 
other
Admission: 

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