The countdown has begun to this summer’s Fen Edge Festival which will take place in Cottenham between 21st and 23rd June.
Already booked are the acts that will bring us three evenings of music and dancing. The Hares and the Sandy Ukelele Group will provide the free entertainment on Saturday and Sunday. And the Festival’s musical entertainment will get off to a great start on Friday when Cottenham Primary School’s PTCA Summer Dance will feature popular band Swagger (tickets available soon). Each band promises a great way to enjoy the long and warm summer evenings!
There’s more musical entertainment on offer at The Venue, the setting for live music and performances throughout the weekend – all free to enjoy. With its eclectic mix of music and entertainment The Venue allows local musicians and performers, of all genres and ages from the Fen Edge villages, to showcase their talent. This year The Venue is sponsored by the Aviva Community Fund and our thanks to everyone who voted for the Fen Edge Festival at the end of last year so that we could receive this valuable funding.
The Festival will be centred around Cottenham Village Green which will be the setting for many of the activities, attractions and events we have planned. The Green will also be the venue for the ever- popular Festival market with over 50 stalls selling everything from food and drink to gifts and craft goods and much more.
There are also events planned at Cottenham Community Centre and Cottenham Village College.
The Festival is organised by the Fen Edge Community Association (FECA). FECA underwrites the cost of putting on the event and is supported by the generous sponsorship we have already received from Cottenham Parish Council, Malary, Voland Roofing, Cambridge Glass and Harradine Haulage.
Any profits made by the Festival are available to fund grants to organisations that are members of FECA and to stage future social or recreational events. If you’d like to know more about FECA and the work it does within the community, please visit: www.fenedge.co.uk
It’s going to be a packed weekend; make sure you have the dates in your diary so you can be part of it. The best way to keep up to date with what’s happening is to check the festival Facebook page www.facebook.com/fenedgefestival