Cherry Hinton Festival

I only heard about this festival at the very last minute aka Friday evening for a Saturday festival, and even though the weather wasn’t looking great I thought I’d go anyway to see what it was like.

On the one hand it has the stereotypical music/arts and crafts/stalls selling everything going on, but it had the unique selling point of having a theme of ‘Time travellers’. There were guys with activities and period dress from the 17th century, animatronic dinosaurs, and performances and bands by groups in Cambridge but with links around the world.

I got there in time to see the Arco Iris samba band followed by dancing a music from the Sanskruti school of Dance. One thing I’ve loved about visiting all the different festivals this year is getting to see dances, hear music, experience events that I’d never thought of (ferret racing anyone?) visiting before. Anyway I love the bright colours of the clothes from the dance school, they’re so beautiful!

It was a true community event, with admission and all activities free (there’s a climbing wall, face painting, craft activities, bungee trampolines, Zorb football and giant games) so it would be a great event to take the kids to which won’t cost a fortune! Tbh I wish I was a kid again so I could try most of them!

It had my favourite ever cake stall George’s bakery there (nope I’m not paid to promote his stall I just like cake lol) plus some food stalls. I love that street food is becoming a bigger thing now, there’s so much variety out there and so many that I still need to try!

Ps there was this photo booth stop, I’ve seen lots of stencils of this heron around Cambridge. Apparently it’s been created by a elusive artist who wanted to give Cambridge its own unique urban mascot. I’m going to keep a look out for anymore of them around. Cool idea!


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