Monthly Archives: February 2012

‘Doomed Soldiers’

An exhibition mounted at Polonia the Polish Community Association premises on Chesterton Road threw light on a dark period of Polish history and moves towards recovering the national memory of it. Founded during the days when Hitler and Stalin had … Continue reading

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Rowan AGM

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Rowan is the marvellous charity in Humberstone Road that provides creative workshop places for people with learning disabilities. I was invited to their AGM. In the meeting Des told us about the financial pressures being experienced. Afterwards we went on … Continue reading

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University LGB&T Dinner

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In LGB&T History Month the University of Cambridge has organised a lecture and dinner. Unfortunately the planned speaker, Professor Stephen Whittle, had had an accident and was unable to attend. Nonetheless a very pleasant dinner took place in the Parker … Continue reading

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Renovated Christian Science Church

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Cambridge’s Christian Science congregation have renovated their premises in Panton Street and held an opening event to celebrate and show friends and neighbours. A visiting choir sang an interesting programme, a delicious tea was served, and I was given a … Continue reading

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Festival of Polish Folk Dance

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A glorious evening of colourful costumes, spirited singing, lively playing and above all amazing dancing. Our photographs hardly do justice. The professional pictures published by Stan Kujawa give a much more faithful idea of the spectacle, There are also recordings … Continue reading

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Unlocking with Green Key

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We went to the Meadows Centre to the launch of a new project to help householders in the North Area of Cambridge (Arbury, King’s Hedges, and East and West Chesterton) live well for less. The Green Key project is about … Continue reading

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International LGB&T Women’s Football Tournament

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Cambridge hosted its first international women’s football tournament to mark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month. Teams from across the UK and Ireland took part in the event, with the hope of sending the message that homophobia should not … Continue reading

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East Cambridgeshire District Council: Chairman’s Reception

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Chairman of East Cambridgeshire District Council held a Reception in the Maltings in Ely. Music was performed by a group of players from the Minden Band.

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Anglia Ruskin Civic Dinner

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At Anglia Ruskin University’s instigation a civic dinner was held in the their splendid new premises. It was on opportunity to hear about the University’s current initiatives (but not be lobbied about planning permission) and to be toured round the … Continue reading

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Fair Trade Sticker Launch

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Cambridge Fairtrade embarked on a retail audit of shops and cafés in the city that sell fairtrade goods, and they were planning to present them with fairtrade window stickers during Fairtrade Fortnight, which started on 27th February. The stickers were … Continue reading

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