Stapleford event headlines
Ruth Wall Harpland at Stapleford Granary
Friday 27 May, 7:45pm
Ruth Wall, Harpland
Tickets: £22 | £11 (under 25)
Scottish harp virtuoso Ruth Wall and Cornish composer Graham Fitkin have taken old Gaelic songs from LPs and tunes from bagpipe and fiddle books to make ‘creative transcriptions’ for Ruth’s three harps - the sitar-like Renaissance bray harp, the beautiful medieval Gaelic wire harp (clàrsach) and the Scottish lever harp. Ruth’s long-term research into the pibroch piping technique - a highly ornamental style underpinned by a drone - informs her playing style and inspires the sound world of this fascinating and unique concert, combining ancient oral sources with modern technology.
Stapleford week-end quiz night
June 3 Pavilion doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. The cost is £8/person, including a glass of wine or pint of beer. A fish and chip van will satisfy cravings during a break in proceedings (£10/person for cod and chips). Please try to book your table (parties of 8) and place your food order in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 4 Themed day celebrating the Jubilee, with a bouncy castle, tug-of-war, traditional stalls, an ice cream van, and a chance to learn some circus skills and toe-tap along to a samba band. There will be opportunities to learn more about solar panels, air and ground source heating, biofuels and other eco-friendly products from local specialist providers, plus representatives from sustainable food companies, CamCycle and environmental group 2G3S. We will also have craft stalls where the whole family can create items for their gardens.
The ever-popular gardening and handicraft classes will be back. This year the latter comprise a piece of homemade upcycled jewellery, a soft toy (a ‘Womble’, in keeping with the sustainability theme!), and a piece of graphic art (‘our future’). We’re also very much looking forward to a new item for the Village Show – a dog show, complete with professional judges. With pedigree and fun classes to enter, please register your dogs by 1pm, ready for judging to commence at 1.30pm.
On the evening of the 4th, a highly respected Cambridge band, The Lonely, will be playing until late. There’ll be a bar with draft beer/wine and BBQ food cooked to order. Tickets can be purchased on the door (£12), although if you can please book in advance (£10) through email@example.com.
Karen Morris Trust concert
The Karen Morris Memorial Trust is delighted to announce our first in person fundraising event in 3 years: a concert by the Samson Orchestra of Cambridge at West Road on 18 June. The programme will include Symphony no 2 by Sibelius, the Leonora Overture no 3 by Beethoven, a Nocturne by Mendelssohn and Elegiac Variations. Tickets @ £18 (concessions £16, students £10, under 16 £5) are available from me at firstname.lastname@example.org
As many Stapleford residents know, the Karen Morris Memorial Trust is a local charity based in our village and supporting a local facility: Karen’s Home from Home for leukaemia patients and their families at Addenbrooke’s (as well as at the Hammersmith in London, the Churchill in Oxford and the Queen Elizabeth in Birmingham - with the fifth in advanced discussions in Plymouth.) Please visit our web site: www.kmmt.org.uk for further information.
Lewis Barfoot & Elisabeth Flett at Stapleford Granary
Lewis Barfoot & Elisabeth Flett Saturday 25 June | 7:45pm Traditional songs & new music performed by acclaimed folk artist Lewis Barfoot & multi-instrumentalist Elisabeth Flett in a spellbinding performance to enchant folk fans & nature lovers alike
Stapleford Fun Run
Stapleford Fun Run
2022 Stapleford Community Primary School PTA Fun Run
The Stapleford Fun Run is taking place once again and is now back to its traditional June date . There are three distances runners can take part in; 1km, 4km and 8km.
If you register to take part before the day the suggested donation is £10 for adults and £5 for children. Prices increase on the day of the event. To avoid queues on the day, it would be very helpful if you could register beforehand.
There are prizes available for the fastest individual runners and for the person wearing the most imaginative fancy dress.
For full details and pre-event registration please go to www.staplefordrun.com
Thanks to our sponsors
We would like to thank each of the local firms sponsoring the Fun Run and raising funds for our school: Redmayne Arnold & Harris, The Pizza & Kitchen Co, Shelford and Stapleford Strikers FC, Scotsdales, House of Colour, Gymbo’s Strength Fitness & Wellbeing and South Cambridge Physiotherapy . We are extremely grateful for their support for the 2022 Fun Run.