Bumper 30th anniversary Cherry Hinton Festival to include Spitfire flypast as well as music, dancing and fun games

The Cherry Hinton Festival is on September 19. Picture: CHERRY HINTON FESTIVAL FACEBOOK.

The Cherry Hinton Festival is on September 19. Picture: CHERRY HINTON FESTIVAL FACEBOOK. - Credit: Archant

A bumper line-up has been announced to mark 30 years of the Cherry Hinton Festival.

The free landmark event takes place from noon till 6pm on September 19 at the Recreation Ground on High Street. The highlight of the event is a Spitfire flypast at 12.45pm.

The festival will be opened by Mayor Robert Dryden, with Mo Child (chairman of the 2015 Festival Committee) and John Woodhouse (1985 committee member).

Performers will include the Cherry Bombs Cheer and Dance, Fruity Clave Samba Band, Splitz Theatre Artz, Cambridge Goju Ryu, Cherry Hinton Community Choir, Emma Collins School of Irish Dancing, Cherry Hinton Tang Soo Do, Cambridge Chinese Community Centre and the The Royal Scottish Country Dancing Society.

There will be a Ceilidh for all – a chance for everyone to join in and celebrate the festival, Gaelic style. Billy’s Team Riders will be displaying their skills on the skate ramp, while, in the sports area, visitors can play for fun or learn new skills in football, American Football, tennis, cricket, speedminton and athletics.

The music stage covers a whole range of music with an acoustic guitarist, the hARMony choir and bands playing rock, blues & soul and jazz.

The children’s marquee includes CHaOS Science Roadshow, messy play, storytelling, the Mad Scientists ‘Keep it Clear’ show, face painting with Anna and Elsa from Frozen plus Frozen crafts and games.

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Visitors are also free to enjoy: Get pedalling with You Can Bike Too, The Gamers Bus, Outspoken pedal-powered scalextric, stomp rockets, Devilstick Peat, adventures in scrap and Shepreth Wildlife Park.

As well as the free entertainment, visitors can also browse 50 stalls and enjoy street food, a bar and inflatables.

A festival spokesman said: “This is going to be a Festival to remember! We couldn’t have done it with out the support of our sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers.

“A big thank you to our major sponsors: Cambridge City Council, Marshall, Carter Jonas Bradshaws, Gamers Bus, ARM, Tenhats, Coutryside and Dudley Developments.”

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