Great Shelford and Little Shelford events calendar
 

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Shelford events headlines this month include;

Parish Council

Little Shelford Parish Council meeting

Jan 17 7.30pm North Building, Little Shelford

Scambs

Green & blue bin collection day

January 19

 

Stapleford Granary

Fretwork at Stapleford Granary 

Friday 4th February, 7.45pm

Tickets £22 / £18

Pioneering viol consort, Fretwork, mark the 400th anniversary of the birth of the great baroque composer Matthew Locke. Locke was composer to the King’s Twenty Four Violins at the age of just seventeen, succeeded on his death by Henry Purcell in 1677. Alongside Locke and Purcell, their programme includes the richly melodic music of John Jenkins, another popular English composer of the great golden era of music for multiple viols. 

Scambs

Blue bin collection day

Feb 1 2022

Stapleford Granary

Rant at Stapleford Granary

Saturday 5th February, 7:45pm

Tickets £22 / £18

A decade on from their first performance - and with 3 acclaimed albums under their belt - RANT remain at the forefront of the Scottish fiddle scene. These four fine players use just their fiddles to weave a tapestry of lush melodies with the earthy bite and spark synonymous with a Scottish fiddle player.

Stapleford Granary

Rosalind Ventris, viola at Stapleford Granary

Sunday 6th February, 12:00pm Coffee Concert

Rosalind Ventris, viola

Tickets £18 / £15

Rosalind Ventris is a leading advocate of the viola and performs as a soloist and chamber musician internationally. Her programme, including toe-tapping music by Grażyna Bacewicz and Imogen Holst and the haunting ethereal sound of Irish composer Amanda Feery, is inspired by nature, folk music and dance, showcasing the extraordinary versatility of the viola.

Stapleford Granary

John Law Quartet at Stapleford Granary

Friday 11th February, 7:45pm

Tickets £22 / £18

John Law, a prize-winning classical prodigy on piano, has been acclaimed for his solo piano concerts and albums, trio and quartet tours and recordings and large scale works for his ensemble Cornucopia. The Congregation Quartet play John’s original compositions, mixing contemporary jazz and electronics, and drawing on elements from John’s musical past in the form of improvisation and his classical roots.

Environment

Repair Café

Great Shelford Free Church Feb 12

It's a free event (donations very welcome) where we match amazing repairers with people who need stuff fixing.  Bring along the following to be repaired and to pick up repair skills: jewellery / jewellery cleaning, sewing repairs (clean items only please), small household appliances and electrical items, sewing machines, computers, bicycles, and general bits’n’bobs.

You can turn up with your broken item on the day, but we’re usually very busy so it’s best to book it in by following the links at http://circularcambridge.org from 1 – 9 February inclusive.  The repairers are brilliant and can fix most things but there are no guarantees.  Tea and cake available of course!

This time we shall have an additional feature: a recycling bin for small electrical non-screen items that are beyond repair.

 

Scambs

Green & blue bin collection day

Feb 15

Parish Council

Great Shelford Parish Council Meeting

Feb 17

Stapleford Granary

Daisy Chute & Midori Jaeger at Stapleford Granary

Friday 18th February, 7:45pm

Daisy Chute, vocals & guitar | Midori Jaeger, cello

Tickets £18 / £15

Daisy Chute is a folk/Americana singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and regular on the London music scene. The former lead singer in Decca’s platinum-selling, brit-nominated classical group All Angels she has returned to her folk roots, songwriting and recording for her own projects and countless soundtracks for films and TV shows.

Stapleford Granary

Eblana String Trio at Stapleford Granary

Saturday 19th February, 7:45pm

Eblana String Trio

Tickets £22 / £18

Formed in 2006, the acclaimed Eblana String Trio have given countless performances throughout the UK and beyond and broadcast regularly on Radio 3. Their programme includes Schubert’s much loved Trio, works by Boccherini and Beethoven and a beautiful work by Grace Evangeline Mason written for them.

Stapleford Granary

Paper jungle - Three suns at Stapleford Granary

Sunday 20th February, 2:00pm

Paper Jungle – Three Suns (Children’s theatre)

Tickets £10 / £8

Age 5+

Set in Milo’s kitchen, Three Suns rejoices in the cosy relationship we have with our home whilst tasting the flavour of new lands. Powerful storytelling, captivating puppetry, beautiful design, enchanting music and a sprinkling of magic sums up this very special show for everyone aged 5+ who enjoys stories.

Stapleford Granary

Mithras Trio at Stapleford Granary

Friday 25th February, 7:45pm

Mithras Trio

Tickets £22 / £18

Praised for their ‘exquisite phrasing’, ‘full-blooded commitment’ and ‘bold, passionate colours’, the Mithras Trio is fast growing a reputation as one of the next generation’s most exciting piano trios. They are currently BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists and their programme includes works by Haydn, Amy Beach and Ernest Chausson.

Stapleford Granary

Elizabeth Kenny at Stapleford Granary

Saturday 26th February, 7.45pm

Elizabeth Kenny, lute

Tickets £22 / £18

Music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Silvius Leopold Weiss performed by one of Europe’s leading lute players. Her playing has been described as 'incandescent' (Music and Vision), 'radical' (The Independent on Sunday) and 'indecently beautiful' (Toronto Post).  

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Stapleford Granary

Patrick Hemmerle at Stapleford Granary

Sunday 27th February, 12:00pm

Patrick Hemmerlé, piano

Tickets £18 / £15

Renowned pianist and scholar Patrick Hemmerlé explores J. S Bach's Well-tempered Clavier and how it was influenced by music from an earlier work, the Ariadne Musica by Johann Fischer.

Stapleford Granary

McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle at Stapleford Granary

Wednesday 2nd March, 7:45pm

McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle

Tickets £22 / £18

Folk music’s legendary triumvirate of musical magpies Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle and John McCusker are masters of flute, fiddle, song and guitar. They have worked with the biggest and brightest names in folk and bring you a night of beautifully crafted music.

Stapleford Granary

Iain Bellamy & Huw Warren at Stapleford Granary

Saturday 5th March, 7:45pm

Iain Ballamy, saxophones | Huw Warren, piano

Tickets £22 / £18

ECM recording artist Iain Ballamy is an internationally recognised saxophonist and composer who has been described as urbane, original, freethinking and uncompromising. Listed in the BBC’s publication ‘100 Jazz Greats’, Ballamy’s work is contemporary with strong jazz and classical references. Pianist and composer Huw Warren has achieved an international reputation for innovative and eclectic music making over a thirty year career.

Stapleford Granary

Pixels Ensemble at Stapleford Granary

Friday 11th March, 7:45pm

Pixels Ensemble

Tickets £22 / £18

The acclaimed Pixels Ensemble return to Stapleford Granary with an all-Russian programme including Sergei Prokofiev, Lera Auerbach and Sergei Taneyev, sometimes called ‘the Russian Brahms’ for the rich lyricism of his chamber music.  Described as 'musical explorers', Pixels Ensemble are an adventurous group of some of the UK's leading chamber musicians and soloists with a shared passion for performing the finest repertoire, from the classical period to the present day.

Stapleford Granary

Salt House at Stapleford Granary

Saturday 12th March, 7:45pm

Salt House

Tickets £22 / £11

A collaboration of words and music from three of Scotland's foremost performers, Jenny Sturgeon, Ewan MacPherson and Lauren MacColl. Their performance includes music from their third and latest song album 'Huam'. You’ll hear echoes of Pentangle, a touch of Dick Gaughan, murmurs of Scandinavian and Scots, all woven into music that’s both traditional and new. 

Stapleford Granary

Megson Family Folk Concert at Stapleford Granary

Sunday 13th March, 12:00pm

Megson Family Folk Concert

Tickets £10 / £8

Age 0-8 and families

Award-winning folk duo Megson blend their infectious mix of vocals and lush harmonies into a gentle, interactive concert for younger children, featuring children’s folk songs old and new from their ‘When I was a Lad’ album.

Parish Council

Great Shelford Parish Council Meeting

March 17

Stapleford Granary

Lauren Zhang at Stapleford Granary

Saturday 19th March, 7:45pm

Lauren Zhang, piano

Tickets £22 / £18

In 2018, Lauren won the BBC Young Musician Competition at the age of 16, performing with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to widespread critical acclaim. Since then she has performed worldwide as concerto soloist and recitalist. Her programme is Beethoven’s Symphony no 9 in D minor transcribed for solo piano by Franz Liszt, universally acknowledged as masterly, demanding extraordinary reserves of athleticism, stamina and virtuosity from the performer.

Stapleford Granary

Edison Herbert Trio at Stapleford Granary

Sunday 20th March, 12:00pm

Edison Herbert Trio

Tickets £18 / £15

Inspired by Wes Montgomery and George Benson, the Edison Herbert trio are building a reputation for their engaging grooves, sensitive ballads and foot tapping numbers that mix the familiar with the new. 

Parish Council

Great Shelford Parish Council Meeting

April 21

Stapleford Granary

Stan Sulzmann & Nikki Iles trio at Stapleford Granary

Thursday 24th March, 7:45pm

Stan Sulzmann & Nikki Iles Trio

Tickets £22 / £18

For over 20 years, these two outstanding musicians have been stalwarts of the British jazz scene. They have composed original, critically acclaimed music for various ensembles both live and on record and played with some of the biggest names in the jazz world: John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Vince Mendoza and Anthony Braxton. Their programme is a collection of unusual standards and originals.

Stapleford Granary

Ariel Lany, Charlie Lovell-Jones & Yoanna Prodanova at Stapleford Granary

Friday 25th March, 7:45pm

Ariel Lanyi – piano | Charlie Lovell-Jones – violin | Yoanna Prodanova  - cello

Tickets £22 / £18

This newly formed Piano Trio of outstanding young musicians bring a programme of two classical works to the Granary: Beethoven’s instantly lovable E flat Trio and Schumann’s G minor Piano Trio which Clara Schumann described as ‘unique, full of passion, through and through…'

Stapleford Granary

Musica Secreta - Mother, Daughter, Sister at Stapleford Granary

Saturday 26th March, 7:45pm

Musica Secreta: Mother, Daughter, Sister

Tickets £22 / £18

For over thirty years, pioneering vocal ensemble Musica Secreta has explored the music written for and by women from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, presenting programmes that mix newly-discovered masterpieces with well-loved works that fascinate and delight listeners. Their programme brings to life stories drawn from fifteenth- and sixteenth-century sources and includes works that have never been performed before in concert. 

Parish Council

Little Shelford Parish Council meeting

March 21 7.30pm North Building, Little Shelford

Parish Council

Little Shelford annual village meeting

April 7 7pm Little Shelford Memorial Hall

Parish Council

Great Shelford Annual Parish Meeting

May 12

Parish Council

Little Shelford Parish Council meeting

May 16 7.30pm North Building, Little Shelford

Parish Council

Great Shelford Annual Parish Meeting

May 12

Parish Council

Great Shelford Annual Parish Council meeting

May 19 

Fundraising

Arthur Rank wine and canapes fundraiser

July 6 Little Shelford Sports Pavilion

Christine Ruffles and Penny Saich would like to invite you to for their annual WINE AND CANAPÉS
MIDDAY - 2.00pm
ARTHUR RANK - WINE AND CANAPES FUNDRAISER

Please join us to help support the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity to which we owe our continued thanks.

Shelford Feast

Shelford Feast comedy night

July 6

Shelford Feast

Shelford Feast Big Quiz

July 7 6.30pm

Tickets £13.52 inc booking fee

Music

Tony Hadley at the Shelford Feast

July 8

Tickets £30.77 inc booking fee

Music

Trevor Nelson at the Shelford Feast

July 9

Tickets £17.84 inc booking fee

Parish Council

Little Shelford Parish Council meeting

July 18 7.30pm North Building, Little Shelford

Parish Council

Little Shelford Parish Council meeting

Sept 19 7.30pm North Building, Little Shelford

Parish Council

Little Shelford Parish Council meeting

Nov 17 7.30pm North Building, Little Shelford