The Listing Royston - July 2016

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Leisure Greneway News Great Greneway Bake Off The hotly contested final of the

Great Greneway Bake Off was fought recently. The standard of the competition was stunning - it was easy to see how every finalist had made it this far.

deserved commendation for their efforts. The final winner was Jamie (Year 7).

Open Afternoon It was lovely to see so many of

the families linked to the school sharing the many achievements of our pupils on Thursday’s open afternoon. The whole school community enjoyed the chance to reflect on the progress that pupils have made and celebrate their many successes. During the afternoon, there was also the opportunity for parents/ carers to share their thoughts on how Greneway communicates its news via the School Blog and Twitter. If you don’t already, please follow us on Twitter @ GrenewaySchool.

After three hours of gruelling baking, the Olympic themed celebration cakes were completed and the judges had the unenviable task of trying to pick a winner. Judging by the amount of cake that was consumed by the judges, they double checked every decision! The judges were keen to say that that the standard was the highest yet and that all of the bakers

Food Bank Staff, pupils and parents (in

conjunction with the Royston Lions Club and Leos) have been collecting food and household items for the Royston Food Bank. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has donated to this worthwhile cause, helping to support families in crisis in the Royston area. Your generosity has been amazing!

Markets in July Orwell Pannier Market

Sandon Farmers’ Market

Linton Farmers & Crafts Market

Herts Country Market

1st Saturday monthly, Sat 2nd July, 10am-12noon Orwell Village Hall 1st Saturday monthly, Sat 2nd July, 9am - 12pm, Linton Village College

Fowlmere Farmers’ Market

2nd Saturday monthly, Sat 9th July, 9-11:30am Village Hall

Farmers’ Market Wimpole

2nd Saturday monthly, Sat 9th July , 10am - 4pm, Wimpole Hall

3rd Saturday monthly, Sat 16th July, 9.30am - 12.30pm, Sandon School Wednesdays and Saturdays, From 8am, Corn Exchange, Royston

Outdoor Market

Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8am - 2pm Market Hill, Royston

The Riverside Barns Market

3rd Saturday monthly (until August) Sat 16th July, 10am - 3pm

Royston Music Trail

A day of music themed fun is planned – starting off from Fish Hill Square. The music event will be based around a Music Trail in the town centre, where children will be set the task of finding musical instruments hidden in 12 shop windows (every child that completes the Trail will receive a prize). There will also be a craft activity provided on site by a team of professionals. All activities are free to all children. NB Parents will need to accompany minors at all times … including on the Music Trail.

Pinkster Raspberry Mojito

We have entered the month of our infamous Summer Soul in the Square! So to celebrate here is our twist on the Mojito using Pinkster Gin which we will be showcasing at Summer Soul on 9th July!


50ml Pinkster Gin Dash Sugar Syrup 3 Lime Wedges 3 Fresh Raspberries Handful of Mint Lemonade or Soda for topping up


Muddle the lime and raspberries together in a Boston Glass. Slap and add the mint. Add the Pinkster and sugar syrup. Fill glass with ice and shake. Pour into pilsner glass and top up with your choice of lemonade or soda.


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Leisure Art Exhibiton at Curwens Fri 1st July, 9am-5pm

Pottery by Rosie Cowsley and Joy. Paintings by Rachel Fry and Paul Human. Curwens Gallery, 17 High Street, Royston

The Cann Twins at Chrishall Fri 1st July, 8am-5pm

A rare opportunity to see the internationally acclaimed duo pianists’ perform in the region. The stunning programme includes music from Bizet, Brahms, Debussy, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakoff and Tchaikovsky. Tickets £10. Holy Trinity Church, Meldreth Contact: or 01763 838122

Ladies Bootcamp

Fri 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th July, 9.45-10.45am As part of Active Parks. Ladies 16+, Simple, fun boot camps for all abilities aged 16+ years. Led by our friendly female instructor. £2 per 1 hour session. Royston Priory Memorial Gardens For more information email:

Capability Brown “CB300 exclusive” guided walk

Fri 1st July, 11am-2pm Discover how Capability Brown altered Wimpole on this walk with an experienced guide on a 2.5mile route around the North Park, seeing how Brown swept away the formal garden styles of the past and created the natural looking parkland that still survives. Wimpole Estate

Community Fit

Fri 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th July, 1.15-2.15pm As part of Active Parks. 16+ Fun fitness classes in your local area for adults aged 16+ years. 50p per 1 hour session. Serby Avenue, Royston, SG8 5EH For more information email:

Melbourn Primary School Summer Fayre

Fri 1st July, 5-8pm Music, prize draw, face painting, stalls, games and much more! Entrance only £1 via Melbourn Village Car Park (Under 16’s come free) Melbourn Primary School For more info: ptfa@melbourn.cambs.

Bat Punting Safaris

Fri 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th July, 8pm Every Fri evening from now until September; drift down the River Cam at dusk with a hand-held bat detector and expert Wildlife Trust guide – an exhilarating journey like no other! River Cam, Cambridge Booking here bat-punting-safaris

Royston ARTS Society Members Art Exhibition

Sat 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th July Weds 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th Thurs 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th, 10am-5pm Affordable local art produced by the talented members of Royston ARTS Society. Not to be missed, this will be the first time in many years that the Society have exhibited as a group in the Museum! Admission Free. Royston & District Museum and Art Gallery, 5 Lower King Street SG8 5AL

Jack & Jill’s Children Event

Sat 2nd July, 10.30am-1pm A table top sale of good condition baby and children’s clothes, shoes, books, toys, equipment and more. Children’s activities include; face painting, chocolate tombola, teddy tombola and more. £1 entry for grownups, children free! Raising money for SANDS, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society. Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston Contact Laura 07903 654480 or

Royston’s Call to Arms (Book Launch)

Sat 2nd July, 10.30am-1pm Launch of a new publication of letters and interviews from the men of Royston who served their country in the First World War, compiled by Yolanda Hayes of “What Royston Did,” in conjunction with Royston & District Local History Society. Free Admission. Royston & District Museum and Art Gallery, 5 Lower King Street, SG8 5AL

What’s On...

Family Friendly Events



Flying Legends Air Show

Town Trail

Exhibition at Curwen’s Gallery: Liz Beardwell and Graham Rayner

Craft Fair

Sat 2nd July, 12-2pm Buntsfest’s music and entertainment festival is back to introduce a range of local bands, DJ’s and arts & craft stalls. A variety of activities for children will be available throughout the event. Tickets are £10 for an adult, £5 for a child. The Bury, Buntingford To book: Sat 2nd July, 10am-3pm A day of music themed fun is planned – starting off from Fish Hill Square. The music event will be based around a Music Trail in the town centre, where children will be set the task of finding musical instruments hidden in 12 shop windows (every child that completes the Trail will receive a prize). There will also be a craft activity provided on site by a team of professionals. All activities are free to all children. Royston Town Centre

Steeple Morden School Fete

Sat 2nd July, 1-4pm Howdy! Corral your cowboys and girls and bring them along for a backslapping bonanza of Wild West activities. Whether it be panning for gold, hanging out at the saloon, line dancing or catching some cowboy cuisine from the barbecue it promises to keep you and your budding prairie pioneers entertained for hours. We sure hope y’all can join us! Steeple Morden Primary School

Alpaca Walking & Picnic

Sat 2nd July, 5-8pm Walk with an alpaca in the beautiful countryside followed by an evening picnic with the alpacas grazing close by. Yew Tree Alpacas, Yew Tree Cottage, Anstey, SG9 0DA To book please call or email: 01763 848257 or email info@ or via the website

Race Night

Sat 2nd July, 7-11pm Come along for a great evening! Nibbles provided, raffle and a licensed available and cash will only be accepted on the night. Tickets: £5 in aid of Home Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire.Meldreth Village Hall For more information:

Antiques & Vintage Fair

Sun 3rd July, 10am-4pm £1 entry. Homemade cakes & refreshments. Barkway Village Hall All enquiries Rosei Frost: 07720647696 or email visit

Wander Around Widdington

Sun 3rd July, 2-6pm A number of different gardens opening in Widdington. Entrance fee is £6 for adults and children under 12 go for free. Entrance to all gardens £6 by map available in the village hall. Refreshments and toilets also in the village hall. Most gardens have some wheelchair access. Widdington Village Hall, Widdington, Saffron Walden CB11 3SH

Jazz and Brass in the Parks: Royston Town Band Sun 3rd July, 3-5pm Just turn up, bring a picnic and enjoy Jazz and Brass in Cambridge’s beautiful leafy parks! Cherry Hinton Hall, Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, CB1 8DW

Adult Movement Class

Mon 4th July, 11.45am-12.30pm Carrie Washington from BEEE Creative leads a dance and movement workshop for the over 50s. These fun, creative dance sessions are suitable for anyone with an interest in movement- all abilities are welcome and no previous experience necessary. Meet new people and keep fit and healthy. Suggested donation £3 per person. Booking in advance essential. Royston & District Museum and Art Gallery, 5 Lower King Street, SG8 5AL

Adult Craft Workshop: Lino Printing

Mon 4th July, 2-4pm Tues 5th July, 10am-12.30pm Liz Beardwell printing workshop using the original Crow printing press to produce your own unique lino cuts. £5 per person. Royston & District Museum and Art Gallery, 5 Lower King Street, SG8 5AL

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Mon 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th Weds 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th July, 7-9.30pm Daytime and evening classes with Amanda Mansfield. Royston Complementary Health Centre Royston Complementary Health Centre Tues 5th-Fri 29th July 9.30am-4.30pm Royston Museum lino printing group led by Liz Beardwell, will be accompanied by Graham Rayner, in having an art exhibition at Curwens Solicitors. Rayner is a talented 3D artist who works with wood and crafts handmade furniture. Curwens Gallery, 17 High Street, Royston

Royston Arts Society

Sat 9th & Sun 10th July, 8am-6pm Complementing the ‘wow’ factor in the air is the authentic 1940s atmosphere that can be experienced across the museum and in the Vintage Village. Air show starts at 2pm. Imperial War Museum, Duxford, CB22 4QR Tickets available at and must be booked in advance Sat 9th July, 10am-3pm Every 2nd Sat of the month. Royston Town Hall

Weekend Stories

Sat 9th July, 10am-10.30am Aimed at under 8s, stories told on a Sat morning. Second Sat of each month. Royston Library, Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JN

Tues 5th & 19th July, 2-4pm Two afternoon painting sessions monthly, friendly, sociable atmosphere. New members welcome. First and third Tuesday of each month. Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, Royston Contact Peter Morgan, secretary@, 01763 261808

The Barley Show 2016


Summer Soul in the Square & Royston Summer Rock

Weds 6th July, 9.30am-10.30am As part of Active Parks. Buggycise Simple social exercises with our fabulous female instructor for parents/carers of 0-2 year olds. No childcare required! £2 per session per adult (babies & children free) for a 45 minute session. Royston Priory Memorial Gardens email:

Coffee Mornings

Weds 6th July, 10am-1pm In aid of the Garden House Hospice. Drop in event for a cup of tea and cake. £5 per person includes a mug and coaster to take home with you! Newlings of Royston, Fish Hill

Women on Wheels

Weds 6th & 20th July, 7-9pm Cycling sessions run by a fully qualified and experienced female instructor for women and girls aged 14+ who can cycle, but want to gain confidence and skills or to get back into regular cycling. Book one class for £5 or £8 for both levels 1 and 2 of the course. The Meridian School, Garden Walk, Royston Contact Sam Halbert on: 01462 474838 or email

Ladies’ Night Pottery Painting

Weds 6th & 20th July, 7.35-10pm Book a table, bring a bottle and enjoy relaxing with friends. Glazed Creations For more information contact Glazed Creations on: 01763 249800

Jazz Night

Weds 6th July, 8-11pm With Graham Pike Band. Jazz nights are the 1st Wednesday of every month! The Jolly Postie, 2 Baldock Street, Royston

Knitting for beginners

Thurs 7th July, 7-9.30pm Knitting class for beginners & those with little experience. Price includes needles/ hook, yarn, guide & refreshments, £25 per head. Glazed Creations Email

Cardio Tennis

Thurs 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th July, 7-8pm Cardio Tennis is a fun, social high intensity exercise session set on a tennis court and open to all ability levels! The sessions are run by a fully qualified instructor who will have you hitting loads of tennis balls and improving your cardio fitness at the same time. The Heath, Baldock Road, Royston

Danny the Champion of the World

Fri 8th July, 6.30-9.15pm Illyria are bringing their Outdoor Theatre performance of Roald Dahl’s Danny the Champion of the World. Tickets £14 adult, £7 child. Fowlmere Village Hall Tickets: 01763 208516, 01763 208364 or online from

Hypnobirthing Course

Fri 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th July, 7-9pm A four week course held at Royston Complementary Health Centre. Royston Complementary Health Centre For further information, please contact Jane on 07772 102792

Sat 9th July, 10am-4pm Crafts, Games, Displays, Competitions, Stalls, Refreshments, BBQ and lots, lots more. This year is set to be bigger and better, with a new committee and a load of fresh ideas. The Plaistow, Barley, Herts For more information visit their Facebook page: Barley Show 2016 Sat 9th July, Live Music, beer and food. All you need! Royston Town Centre

Go Tri Duathlon

Sat 9th July, 6-8pm Meridian Triathlon Club are offering a Triathlon England GO TRI event to take place in the beautiful grounds of the National Trust’s Wimpole Hall. The race is open to anyone over the age of 15 and we’d love to see families come along and take on the challenge together. Entry £10 is in advance. Wimpole Estate To book your place and find out more:

Bands in a Barn

Sat 9th July, 8-Sun 10th July, 1am Featuring local bands ‘Mind the Gap’ and ‘Special Groove’ Tickets £20 in advance, £25 on the door (incl. food) Bar, Beer Kegs, Cocktails, Shots. Chrishall, Bilden End, SG8 8RG Contact Mandy on: 07791 416839 or

Open Gardens at Garden House Hospice Care

Sun 10th July Enjoy our beautiful hospice gardens and meet our amazing gardener Karen and her team of volunteers. Look on the Garden House Hospice Care website for more information. Garden House Hospice, Gilison Close, Letchworth, SG6 1QU

Family Fitness

Sun 10th July, 10.30-11.30am Fitness for all the family to get involved and have fun together! Activities include Tyre Run, Cargo Net, Hurdles, Balance Beam, Spider Web and Traverse Wall £5 per family Fortitude Fitness Centre, 07876635134 Wimpole Estate

Croydon’s Classic Vehicle Show

Sun 10th July, 12-4pm Croydon Village Hall Breakfast, BBQ, beer & Pimms tent, cream teas, live music, ice cream, children’s games, vehicle parades & prizes, arts show, TV for tennis and football fans. Only £3 and children go free! For more information see:

Monday Club

Mon 11th July, 3.30-5pm For 4 to 11 year-olds – newcomers are always welcome. School years 5 & 6 – Mon Club Extra. Leader John Hardwick. Craft, games, Cheeky Charlie, songs, Bible stories & snacks. Royston Methodist Church, Queens Road, Royston

Royston Reminiscence

Tues 12th July, 10.30am-12pm Prompted by photographs and objects from the museum’s collections come and reminisce about Royston’s past. Drop-in local history research queries answered. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Free Admission, but please book in advance as spaces limited. Royston & District Museum and Art Gallery, 5 Lower King Street SG8 5AL

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Thoughtful Thursdays at Royston Picture Palace: The Divide

Thurs 14th July, 7.30 -9pm Inspired by the critically-acclaimed, bestselling book The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, documentarian Katherine Round has created a lyrical, thoughtful and tragicomic picture of how the economic divide creates social division. Royston Picture Palace, Town Hall SG8 7DA Find out more and book online at

Promenade in the Park

Sat 16th July, 7 -9pm Bring a picnic, a chair and enjoy a midsummer evening’s music in beautiful surroundings. Free admission, all welcome. Royston Priory Memorial Gardens

Gt Chishill Summer Fun Day

Sun 17th July, 2 -5pm Fun and games for all ages with teas, tombola, raffle, bouncy castle, dog show…and lots more! Gt Chishall Playing Fields & Village Hall, Gt Chishall, Nr Royston, SG8 8SG Contact

Abington Pigotts Fete

Sun 17th July, 2 -5pm Traditional, creative and unusual fun for all the family, and BBQ, ice-creams, cream teas and a licensed bar to ensure no one goes home hungry or thirsty. Church Lane, Abington Pigotts, nr Royston SG8 0SB

Teatime Praise

Sun 17th July, 3.30 -4.30pm A short service for all the family followed by tea and cakes. Royston Parish Church, Melbourn Street, Royston

Faces, Places and Henry (Art Exhibition)

Sat 23rd, Weds 27th & Thurs 28th July, 10am-4.30pm Faces, Places and Henry (Art Exhibition) Atmospheric portraits and landscape scenes. Bright acrylics on canvas by talented local artist Vivienne Machell. Admission Free . Royston & District Museum and Art Gallery, 5 Lower King Street SG8 5AL

Community Cabinet: Sport in Royston

Sat 23rd, Weds 27th & Thurs 28th July, 10am-4.30pm Royston’s sporting achievements past and present. Admission Free Royston & District Museum and Art Gallery, 5 Lower King Street, SG8 5AL

Stone Age Day

Sat 23rd July, 10.30am-3.30pm Handle real prehistoric finds, have a go at our cave style painting, make your own stone age style pottery, jewellery and arrowheads. Activity trail around the museum.Free Admission. Craft activities £3 per child. Royston & District Museum and Art Gallery, 5 Lower King Street SG8 5AL

Family Fitness

Sun 24th July, 10.30am-11.30am Fitness for all the family to get involved and have fun together! Activities include Tyre Run, Cargo Net, Hurdles, Balance Beam, Spider Web and Traverse Wall £5 per family Fortitude Fitness Centre. Wimpole Estate Tel 07876635134

Family Fun In The Park

Tues 26th July, 10am-12pm Family fun activities across the summer holidays! Also- join in with the celebrations of the recent opening of Royston’s brand new splash park! Priory Gardens

Watery Wonders

Tues 26th July, 10am-12pm Nets at the ready as you prepare to dip underwater to discover the rich and diverse range of life in Wandlebury’s pond. What’s lurking there? For more information: email Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE

Drawing Workshop

Tues 26th July, 10.30am-11.30am Improve your drawing skills with expert tips and guidance. Draw wonderful objects from the Museum’s collections. Led by local artist Susan Sanders. £5 per person. Royston & District Museum and Art Gallery, 5 Lower King Street, SG8 5AL

Monday to Friday 5.30am - 3pm Saturday 8am - 4pm

Our customers, our responsibility Come in, take 5, and relax in our dining room and newly refurbished courtyard The best in freshly prepared food made to order on our griddle: Tea & Coffee served in china cups Breakfasts Sandwiches, Ciabattas and Baguettes Jacket Potatoes Salad Bar Cakes & Desserts • Warm friendly service • Open 6 days a week • In a hurry – ring your order through for pick up, or • We deliver to Royston for FREE • Weekly Specials • Buffets and outside catering for all occasions

5 Kneesworth Street, Royston SG8 5AA 01763 243800 •

Make Lunch Holiday Club

Tues 26th July, 12 -1pm If you are eligible for free school meals or are struggling on a tight budget at the moment, the Royston Make Lunch Club will provide your children with a healthy meal and lots of fun in the school holidays. Feel free to go out for a bit and leave your kids (if they are over 4 years) or join in yourself. Siblings are welcome too. Royston Town Hall Please Contact Make Lunch: Telephone: 01763 230350 Email:

Gruffalo Woods

Tues 26th July, 2 -4pm Explore and investigate the woodland starting with stories, rhymes and songs. Find out what really lives at Wandlebury and get creative. Bring a drink and a snack and dress for being outside. Wandlebury is a great place for a picnic, why not have a picnic lunch before the activity. Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE For more information: email bookings@

Crafty Wednesday: Crafty Critters

Weds 27th July, 10.30am-12pm Animal themed craft activities designed for children aged 4-10 years Drop-in activity, no need to book in advance. £3 per child. Royston & District Museum and Art Gallery, 5 Lower King Street SG8 5AL

Iyengar Yoga

Weds 27th July, 7 -9pm Fri 29th July 9am-11am Summer classes on Tues and Weds evenings and Fri mornings from 27th July held at Royston Complementary Health Centre. Booking essential 01763 247440 Royston Complementary Health Centre

Family Fun In The Park

Thurs 28th July, 10am-12pm Family fun activities across the summer holidays! Barkway Recreation Ground

Family Fun In The Park

Thurs 28th July, 2 -4pm Family fun activities across the summer holidays! Ashwell recreational ground

Adult Craft Workshop: Felt Making

Fri 29th July, 10.30am-12pm Led by local artist Abigail Thomas of Felt Meets Cloth you will learn about the ancient craft of creating felt from wool fibres in a fun, friendly atmosphere. By the end of the session you will have created a least one sample of flat felt, learnt how and why wool fibres felt together, and be able to take home a wonderful felted picture to be proud of. £25 per person. Royston & District Museum and Art Gallery, 5 Lower King Street, SG8 5AL Booking in advance essential. curator@

Learn Golf in a Day

Sat 30th July, 9.30am-3pm For the complete beginner or occasional novice, come and learn the fundamentals required to get you out enjoying the golf course. Lunch & equipment included. £30 per person. Kingsway Golf Centre, Cambridge Road, Melbourn, Herts SG8 6EY To book contact Chris Hattersley: chrishattersley@hotmail.

Family Lino Printing

Sat 30th July, 10.30am-12pm Family friendly beginner’s lino printing session led by talented local artist Liz Beardwell. Make your own print on the 1855 Crow printing press. £3 per person. Royston & District Museum and Art Gallery, 5 Lower King Street SG8 5AL curator@

Second Hand Book Sale

Sat 30th July, 10.45am-4pm Bag a bargain book! Monthly book sale run by the Friends of Royston Museum. Last Sat of every month. Free Admission Royston & District Museum and Art Gallery, 5 Lower King Street SG8 5AL Contact 01763 242587, email curator@

Colour Clash 5k fun run

Sat 30th July, 11am-2pm Garden House Hospice Care presents its very first ‘Colour Clash 5K’, a super colourful, amazing, fun filled Colour Run suitable for all ages 5 years upwards. Marriotts Sports Centre & Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage, SG2 8UT For more information call Cathy White on 01462 679540.

BEST INDIAN TAKEAWAY IN ROYSTON 2016 Awarded by Royston Round Table

E S TA B L I S H E D S I N C E 2 0 0 5 Syed Miah / Mahbubur Rahman

Royston’s favourite Indian is going to the House of Commons! Sir Oliver Heald MP has nominated Royston Tandoori as the Best South Asian Restaurant in North East Hertfordshire and they will be competing against the best restaurants in the country at the Houses of Parliament’s Tiffin Club on 12th July! Find Royston Tandoori Online At

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