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Royston Arts Festival 2019
Royston Arts Festival 2019
Sep 28 all-day
The Creative Royston team are pleased to announce that the theme for the 2019 Royston Arts Festival will be ‘Our Planet’. We have chosen this theme in order to highlight the environmental and climate issues facing our planet but also to allow other participants the opportunity to take a different approach if they wish, for example by celebrating the wonders of our planet. Visit www.creativeroyston.org/ for more information and tickets for individual events.
8.00am Herts Country Market
8.00am Outdoor Market
Sep 28 @ 8.00am – 2.00pm
Every Saturday, 8am – 2pm, at Royston Market Square.
9.00am Chevaux de la Camargue @ The Hub, Melbourn
Chevaux de la Camargue @ The Hub, Melbourn
Sep 28 @ 9.00am – 5.00pm
The Hub, Melbourn, SG8 6DZ This September sees well-known local photographer Sarah Howard exhibit her work at The Hub in Melbourn. The exhibit show cases her work following a visit to the Camargue last year. The Camargue is a Regional Natural Park, centred around the Rhone Delta on the border between Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France. The famous Camargue horses are the main focus of this exhibition. Capturing them in full motion riding through the waves to photographing their guardians in action.
9.00am Learn To Cycle @ Priory Memorial Gardens
Learn To Cycle @ Priory Memorial Gardens
Sep 28 @ 9.00am – 3.30pm
Priory Memorial Gardens, SG8 9DX. A course aimed at helping children, teenagers and adults gain confidence and learn the skills to ride a pedal bike. Run by an experienced instructor, your 1-to-1 lesson will be tailored to suit your individual needs and ability. These one hour sessions will include activities which help improve your balance, braking, hazard perception, control and how to use gears (if applicable) Must have a road worthy bike with two working brakes, gears and a correctly fitted helmet. Booking is essential to allocate a 1 hour slot per person with limited spaces available. Contact Megan Pinner on 01462 474838 or email email@example.com
9.00am Park Run @ Wimpole Estate
Park Run @ Wimpole Estate
Sep 28 @ 9.00am – 11.00am
Every Saturday, 9 – 11am. www.parkrun.org.uk
9.30am St Christopher School Open Morning @ St Christopher School
St Christopher School Open Morning @ St Christopher School
Sep 28 @ 9.30am
St Christopher School, SG6 3JZ. A chance to look around and learn more about St. Christopher School, where enjoyment creates achievement. For more information: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: stchris.co.uk Phone: +44 1462 650 947
10.00am Adventure Centre
Sep 28 @ 10.00am – 6.00pm
Visit the LifeLab science playground at the Grafton Centre and enjoy some exciting hands-on activities. Discover how gaming helps us explore the brain and test your detective skills to find changes in DNA. Extract DNA from strawberries and make your own bracelet of DNA code to take away with you. Browse our Stories from Science exhibit to meet the people behind the science and discover their fascinating personal stories. www.camlifelab.co.uk
10.00am Priory Quilters’ Quilt Exhibition @ Market Hill Rooms
Priory Quilters’ Quilt Exhibition @ Market Hill Rooms
Sep 28 @ 10.00am – 5.00pm
Market Hill Rooms, SG8 9DW. A display of quilts, hangings, cushions and more, all made by Priory Quilters over the past two years. There will be a raffle, refreshments available, and items for sale. Admission is free! For more information, visit www.facebook.com/PrioryQuiltersRoyston/
10.00am The Royston Fringe Art Exhibition and Junior Artist Competition @ Royston methodist Church
The Royston Fringe Art Exhibition and Junior Artist Competition @ Royston methodist Church
Sep 28 @ 10.00am – 5.00pm
Paintings, ceramics, photographs, crafts, all on display, with home-made cakes, tea, coffee & soup. Free entry, catalogues 50p.
10.30am Quids In to Code! @ Cambridge Science Centre
Quids In to Code! @ Cambridge Science Centre
Sep 28 @ 10.30am – 5.00pm
Find out how biology and computer science work together to benefit human health… and learn how to control a robotic arm! You can explore the fantastic line up of Cambridge Science Centre exhibits and you’ll have the chance to learn how to code with computer scientists from Cambridge. www.camlifelab.co.uk
11.00am Storytelling at Royston & District Museum @ Royston Museum
Storytelling at Royston & District Museum @ Royston Museum
Sep 28 @ 11.00am – 1.00pm
Meet Knot & Albert, two delightful teddy bears who head out on nature adventures. www.knotalbert.co.uk/default
11.00am The Royston Fringe Junior Artist Competition
The Royston Fringe Junior Artist Competition
Sep 28 @ 11.00am – 5.00pm
Theme: Our planet Prizes will be awarded in 3 age groups. www.royston-methodist.org.uk
11.00am Walk for Parkinson’s UK @ Wandlebury Country Park
Walk for Parkinson’s UK @ Wandlebury Country Park
Sep 28 @ 11.00am
Wandlebury Park, CB22 3AE. Join Parkinson’s UK, the charity that supports the care and treatment of Parkinson’s sufferers and their families, for a friendly fundraising charity walk around wonderful Wandlebury Park. There is a shorter route available at 1.5 miles, or a 4.5-mile route if you’re feeling fit. Registration fee is £12 for adults/under 16s £5. Registration opens at 10am. Suggested minimum sponsorship is £50. The start and finish point is Wandlebury Park. For more information and registration, visit: parkinsons.org.uk/events/walk-parkinsons-wandlebury-country-park or call 0207 963 3912.
2.00pm ‘Our Planet’ Art Exhibition @ Curwens Art Gallery
‘Our Planet’ Art Exhibition @ Curwens Art Gallery
Sep 28 @ 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Curwens Art Gallery, SG8 9AA. For the months of September and October Curwens Art Gallery are hosting exhibitors from the Royston Museum Printing Workshop who have responded to the Art Festival theme of ‘Our Planet’ from widely differing perspectives. Some have explored the micro world of cellular structures and crystalline patterns. Others have used the natural world of humans, animals and plants as inspiration. Then there is the view of our planet from space and the view of space from our planet. All their prints are made on the old Columbia press at Royston Museum. There will be a Preview Evening on Thursday 12th September 2019 6-8pm with free refreshments. They are also opening the Art Gallery on Saturday 28th September 2019 2-4pm as part of the Arts Festival.
2.30pm Kaleidoscope of Life @ Royston Methodist Church
7.30pm Flare Path @ King James Academy
7.30pm High Sherriff of Hertfordshire’s Charity Concert @ Haileybury College
High Sherriff of Hertfordshire’s Charity Concert @ Haileybury College
Sep 28 @ 7.30pm
Haileybury College, SG13 7NU. Royston Choral Society is delighted to have been invited to be part of this massed choirs event helping to raise funds for Hertfordshire Community Foundation to help varied local charities in the county. For more information, visit: www.roystonchoralsoc.org.uk
8.00pm Melbourn Rock Club, JoanOvArc Gig @ Eternit Sports and Social Club