Friday, 28 September 2012

Macmillan's coffee morning, 29 September

Come to our coffee-morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support!

With cakes and home-made jam for sale and a raffle, the coffee morning - part of takes place from 10am to noon on Saturday 29 September, in Twelve, 15 High Street, Fulbourn.

We also hope to have a lady demonstrating traditional wool-spinning techniques - hope to see you there!

Ed.

Click for a google-map to Twelve in Fulbourn High Street

Click to find out more about Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Friday, 21 September 2012

spoken word/music in aid of FLACK/Macmillan Coffee Morning

At long last, a proper listings magazine for Cambridge - Julian Huppert MP

click to go to the FLACK website

If you live in or near Cambridge, you'll be happy to know that FLACK is having a little fundraiser on the 27th at CB2 Cafe - Glen Hutchinson will be reading poetry, Toby Peters wil be playing music and there will be some singing by the FLACKettes. Entry is £2, begins at 8pm. Bring your friends!

On the 28th we are hosting a Macmillan Coffee morning - come along, bring tea, coffee and cake and have a chat! You give a small donation for what you consume and the money goes to Macmillan, a cancer charity. This is being organised by our lovely support worker Cindy. Please reply to this email so we can have an idea about numbers. Everyone welcome!

If you have any feedback about our magazine PLEASE don't hesitate to get in touch, whether it's criticism or praise, we want to make a magazine that you want to read! Ideas for what you'd like to read about? send feedback to editor@flackcambridge.org.uk.

Finally, once again our regular appeal for vendors! Remember you don't have to be homeless to to sell FLACK - it's a great way to earn a little extra money and help a charity out at the same time. Drop us a line at info@flackcambridge.org.uk for more details.

Best wishes
The FLACK team

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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Urgent Event reschedule: Food, Farming and Countryside fair

Owing to Milton Country Park having to reschedule events, they have moved the Food, Farming & Countryside event from 16 September to 23 September.

THIS MEANS THAT THE FUN DOG SHOW AND DOG DECATHLON WILL ALSO BE MOVED FROM THE 16 TO THE 23 SEPTEMBER.

We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

Sam Ha

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

seeking applications: Peter Kirk Scholarship

Would you like £2,000
to travel in Europe?

then why not apply for a

PETER KIRK SCHOLARSHIP

10 awards of £2,000 for 2013

A chance to do an independent project on any aspect of modern European life which interests you, visiting at least one other country for six weeks to three months.

You should be aged between 18 and 26. Academic qualifications are less important than enthusiasm and your ability to carry through a project on your own.

CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED IN THREE GROUPS:

  • School Leavers and Gap year students
  • Those on a degree course
  • Postgraduate

For an application form and further details visit our website at:

www.kirkfund.org.uk

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to

mail@kirkfund.org.uk

Closing date for receipt of applications:

Noon 5th November 2012

The Peter Kirk Memorial Fund is a registered charity number 1049139 and a company limited by guarantee registered in England number 3089865

Click here to go to the Peter Kirk Scholarsip Homepage

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

"Nixon in China" on BBC Radio 3

Listen again to Nixon in China on BBC i-Player - links at bottom of page. Click here to go straight to links.

click to go to soprano Kathleen Kim's homepage
Be sure not to miss Nixon in China on BBC Radio 3, September 5. The opera starts at 7.00pm, after a profile of composer John Adams. The production stars Kathleen Kim as Madame Mao, Alan Oke as Chairman Mao, Jessica Rivera as Pat Nixon and Robert Orth as the anti-communist president of the title on a groundbreaking diplomatic mission to China in 1968.

The BBC webpage describes "Alice Goodman's poetic, intensely original libretto"; and if you live locally this matters because Alice is, of course, Rector at the St Vigor's group of parishes, covering Fulbourn, the Wilbrahams and Six Mile Bottom.

No matter where you live, be sure to tune into BBC Radio 3 from 7pm onwards on 5 September, listen to it on the web or else catch it for a week afterwards on BBC i-player!

Ed.

Click to find out more about the libretto for Nixon in China

Click here for full cast listings for the 5 September 2012 performance

Listen again on BBC i-player until 12 September 2012:

Nixon in China Act 1

Nixon in China Act 2

Nixon in China Act 3

Click to go back to top of page

Monday, 3 September 2012

recycling open day at Waterbeach

Come and find out more about reuse, recycling and what happens to your waste at the annual Recycling Open Day organised jointly by the Cambridgeshire County Council and AmeyCespa on Saturday 22 September from 10am to 4pm at Waste Management Park on Ely Road, Waterbeach.

A whole range of activities for the entire family will be on offer, including the chance to take a full tour of the site and visit the Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) plant and materials recycling facility, which is currently under construction.

The tour will also provide an opportunity to understand the composting process and see the scale of the waste challenge at the landfill site.

Model making activities using recycled materials and taking a ride in some of AmeyCespa’s vehicles are always popular attractions with children and adults alike.

A unique opportunity will be brought to this year’s event by local artists at Oblique Arts, who will be running a pop-up second-hand fashion installation as part of the Wear It Love It Share It campaign run by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Waste Partnership and AmeyCespa.

Visitors can have an on the spot fashion make-over and the opportunity to pose on a catwalk. They will also receive expert advice on how to dress well for less whilst reducing their impact on the environment, by up-cycling and re-using clothes and buying second-hand.

Visitors will also be able to see a range of recycling, composting and machinery exhibitions and stands from local councils, companies, community and environmental groups.

To find out more, call AmeyCespa on 01223 861010 or go to www.ameycespa.com/east.

Kornelia Korzec
Waste Campaigns Officer
Supporting Businesses and Communities
Cambridgeshire County Council

Resources

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