Special events

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

Join us for a lively evening of music and dancing in the impressive gothic surrounds of St Giles' Church. Led by the Cambridge University Ceilidh Band, and by caller Bob Ridout, we shall be stepping out in the spirit of Robert Burns. There will also be a bar available. This all-age event has been organised by the Whitworth Trust, and all proceeds will go towards the work of the charity.

Tickets are available at the ADC Theatre Box Office. £10, £5 concessions. Children under 12 are Free.

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 20:00
St. Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

Margaret Waring, textile historian and member of The Textiles Society and The Embroiderers' Guild, will be running a series of monthly, creative textiles workshops at St. Giles' Church, between 10 am and 12 noon on the 4th Saturday of the month. This is the initial meeting, to discuss a programme of activities. In general all materials will be provided, and the cost will be a £15 per session donation, for the benefit of the Friends of St. Giles' Church. Fuller details are available from the Ascension Parish Office, 01223 315000.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 10:00
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

A concert given by prize winners from the Cambridge Competitive Music Festival. A not-to-be-missed opportunity to hear the young musical stars from the Cambridge area.

This event is part of the Spring programme of hour-long talks and recitals at St. Augustine's Church and Community Centre. Entry is normally free, although a small charge or retiring collection may be held where fees are requested by the speaker. A complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice and nibbles are served at most events. The full programme of events can be downloaded here.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 18:00
St. Giles' Church Garden, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

This event is a sponsored rough sleepout organised by CamCRAG and Cambridge Wintercomfort in aid of ‘Homeless Sunday’ – when groups across the country take practical action to tackle the problem of homelessness. Homeless Sunday is organised by ‘Housing Justice’ and will take place on Sunday 28 January 2018.

Come to St Giles’ Church for soup and a chat from 4pm. There will be food, information and guest speakers. Come along and meet the sleepers, and the Wintercomfort and CamCRAG volunteers, enjoy a bowl of soup, and find out a bit more about what we do. Get your FREE ticket to this event at http://2citiessleepout.eventbrite.co.uk

We know that a sleepout sounds a bit hard-core, but please DON’T PANIC! The inside of the church is available for sleeping, the site will be supervised all night, hot drinks will be available, and we will have a safe house nearby to retreat to. Please note that we cannot accept anyone under the age of 18, and we do ask that you agree to obtain sponsorship. There are many other ways you can get involved in this event - CamCRAG need volunteers to help run the day, make soup and organise the event - their website has lots of information.

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 16:30
St. Giles' Church, Castle St., Cambridge CB3 0AQ

Founded in 2016 at the University of Colorado, the Ajax Quartet is an emerging string quartet comprised of violinists Tom Yaron and Renee Hemsing Patten, violist Mario Rivera, and cellist Eric Haugen. In this recital they are joined by Emil Duncumb, Piano. Currently, they are the graduate quartet-in-residence at the University of Colorado. Tour highlights from the 2017-18 season include a tour to the United Kingdom with engagements in London, Cambridge, and Oxford.

Programme:
Mozart String Quartet in D Major, K.575
Bartok String Quartet No. 2
Dvorak Piano Quintet No. 2, Op.81
Emil Duncumb, Piano
Tickets £10 (£5 concessions) from ADC Ticketing website or on the door.

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 19:30
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

A recital given by Chihiro Ono (violin) accompanied by Philip Mead (piano) of works by Schumann, Brahms and Fauré. This will be Chihiro’s last appearance at St. Augustine’s as Artist in Residence 2016-18.

This event is part of the Spring programme of hour-long talks and recitals at St. Augustine's Church and Community Centre. Entry is normally free, although a small charge or retiring collection may be held where fees are requested by the speaker. A complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice and nibbles are served at most events. The full programme of events can be downloaded here.

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 18:00
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

We know from King’s College Archives many details of the building of the world renowned chapel, such as the number and types of materials used, the workmen, what they were paid, how the materials were delivered, and what the building cost. Dr. Patricia McGuire, the College Archivist, will describe the completion of the stone structure, taking it to the state ready to receive its magnificent windows.

This event is part of the Spring programme of hour-long talks and recitals at St. Augustine's Church and Community Centre. Entry is normally free, although a small charge or retiring collection may be held where fees are requested by the speaker. A complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice and nibbles are served at most events. The full programme of events can be downloaded here.

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 18:00
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

A must for lovers of books and libraries, this wide ranging talk by Mark Purcell of the University Library draws on his recent acclaimed book on the history of the great country house libraries of Britain and Ireland, to argue that many were profoundly scholarly collections, assembled with great care and widely used for intellectual studies.

This event is part of the Spring programme of hour-long talks and recitals at St. Augustine's Church and Community Centre. Entry is normally free, although a small charge or retiring collection may be held where fees are requested by the speaker. A complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice and nibbles are served at most events. The full programme of events can be downloaded here.

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 18:00
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

An engaging musical journey through the lands of southern Italy, featuring a live performance from a Sicilian duet (guitar, accordion, Sicilian tambourine, vocals) - be carried away by the rhythms, colours and atmosphere of the Mediterranean.

This evening event is part of the Spring programme of hour-long talks and recitals at St. Augustine's Church and Community Centre. Entry is normally free, although a small charge or retiring collection may be held where fees are requested by the speaker. A complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice and nibbles are served at most events. The full programme of events can be downloaded here.

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 18:00