Cambridge Autumn Festival 2020 Events!
Friday 27 March – Sunday 5 April

Refunds for cancelled events:
If you purchased tickets from Paper Plus Cambridge, they will refund your ticket/s.
If you purchased your ticket/s online, you will be refunded online. This process is underway now.

Cambridge Can Dance CANCELLED

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FRIDAY 27 MARCH, 7PM

Come along and see contemporary dance, ballet, tap, rock ‘n’ roll, and a feast of international dances from Scotland,
Ireland, India, China, Japan and Latin America. Experience the colour and exuberance
of these many styles of dancing from
different cultures. Each group will dance
for 15-20 minutes.

Sponsored by Powerhouse Realty.

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Experience Japanese Culture CANCELLED

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SATURDAY 28 MARCH

Did you know Cambridge has a Japanese sister city called Bihoro? Find out more about Bihoro and enjoy these Japanese experiences… dress in a Kimono, watch or be part of a Japanese tea ceremony, have a go at Origami and write your name in Kanji.

Sponsored by helloworld

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POSTPONED Self-Publishing for Beginners Workshop

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SATURDAY 28 MARCH, 10AM

Fantasy fiction writer and local Cambridge resident Trudi Caffell will share her journey into self-publishing and the basics of getting started. Now a full-time writer under the pseudonym Trudi Jaye, Trudi has a background as a magazine writer and editor, and an overactive imagination! 

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Heaven Bent Gospel Choir CANCELLED

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SATURDAY 28 MARCH, 2PM 

Join the Heaven Bent Gospel Choir for a special matinee concert. From foot-stomping to inspirational, enjoy an a cappella afternoon of African American Gospel music, African, Maori and Pacific sacred songs, and some of Phil May’s contemporary arrangements. With a passionate and soulful approach to gospel singing, Heaven Bent knows how to put on a great show.

Sponsored by Cambridge Funerals.

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Main Street Carnival CANCELLED

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SUNDAY 29 MARCH, 10AM – 2PM

The main street comes alive on this huge community day. And this year we are expanding into Empire Street which will be closed to vehicles that day! The town is transformed into pop-up entertainment spaces where musicians, dancers and weird and wacky street theatre perform. There’s face painting too for the kids. It’s an event where local emerging performers have the chance to perform in public, so come along and see what a talented lot we are in Cambridge!

The programme will be in the Cambridge News on Friday 27 March so you can plan your day. Many of the acts will perform twice during the day, so take your time and enjoy all the entertainment that’s on offer.

With support from Waipa District Creative Communities.

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Autumn Art Market CANCELLED

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SUNDAY 29 MARCH, 10AM – 2PM

If shopping is your happy place, you will love the popular Autumn Art Market, in downtown Cambridge. There will be art to hang on the wall, put in the garden, wear and even eat! The Art Market is brimming with original art of all types. Watch artists at work, learn and chat with them – they love to demonstrate their art. Come and see the beautiful glass ware, fashion and jewellery, photography, pottery, and more.

With support from Waipa District Creative Communities.

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Hammers and Horsehair in “Three’s Company” CANCELLED

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SUNDAY 29 MARCH, 2PM

Led by distinguished New Zealand composer Douglas Mews (fortepiano) with Robert Ibell (cello) and HyeWon Kim (violin), this trio bring their lively classical music making and informal style to the festival. Enjoy a vibrant and varied programme with two wonderful piano trios by Mozart and Beethoven, a much loved Rondo for piano by Mozart, a set of lively variations by Beethoven for piano and cello on a theme from Handel’s Judas Maccabeus, and a beautiful Sonatina for violin and piano by Schubert.

Sponsored by Herbert Morton.

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Pecha Kucha CANCELLED

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TUESDAY 31 MARCH, 7PM
(FOR 7.30PM START)

Time to experience Pecha Kucha!
Snappy presentations to connect people, inspire thinking and fuel conversation. Pecha Kucha gets its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”. Now a worldwide phenomenon, it’s an event that is fast-paced and fun, random yet informative, where 10 speakers present 20 images x 20 seconds per image. A great night out where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts – just about anything really!

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Paintvine – Piwakawaka CANCELLED

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WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL, 6.45PM

The concept is simple – take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece! Enjoy a fun, social painting class with step by step instructions. No previous painting experience necessary, all equipment provided. Get your creative juices flowing and your brush stokes going! R18.

Where: Good Union, 98 Victoria Street
TICKETS: $49 (includes first drink) www.paintvine.co.nz

Please check www.paintvine.co.nz for their other upcoming events.

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Comedy Night CANCELLED

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WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL, 8PM

Get ready to laugh the night away at The Five Stags with award winning Ben Hurley (7 Days, NZICF Billy T Award, Fred Award, NZCG Best Male Comedian & Best MC), exceptional performer Comedian Magician Jarred Fell, and hot new talent Lana Walters (7 Days, Jono & Ben, Only in Aotearoa).

WHERE: Five Stags, Leamington
TICKETS: $30 from Five Stags (includes a tap beer or house wine)

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The Nairobi Trio CANCELLED

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THURSDAY 2 APRIL, 7.30PM

Now in their 30th year together, New Zealand’s favourite jazz band Nairobi Trio are more passionate about their music than ever. Enjoy an expressive and spontaneously improvised musical journey through a selection of jazz standards re-worked by the group, and skilfully crafted original pieces, many of which evoke images of New Zealand’s geographic beauty and cultural diversity.

Sponsored by Nova Health.

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‘I have a novel in me’ Workshop POSTPONED

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FRIDAY 3 APRIL, 6.30PM

… how to make that a reality, a workshop with Cambridge author Julie Thomas.
Practical advice on plotting, pacing, characters, dialogue and how to end!
Julie started writing at the age of eight, has worked in the media for over 25 years, radio, TV and film. She has written three novels and seven feature film scripts.

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Young at Heart Burlesque POSTPONED

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FRIDAY 3 AND SATURDAY 4 APRIL
DOORS OPEN 7PM

R18 Burlesque show that uses your youth as a base, mixed with comedy, drama and striptease, stirred to perfection to give it an adults-only kick! Performers will titivate, tease and taunt you and we promise to send you home with sore cheeks from laughing and grinning from ear to ear. Join us for a fun frivolous night.

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Friday Night Blues - The Flaming Mudcats CANCELLED

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FRIDAY 3 APRIL, 7.30PM

“Blues sunny side up, over easy, spicy or funky …. it’s all on the menu with these guys.”

Regarded among NZ’s premier Blues acts, The Flaming Mudcats’ energetic live blues sets blend original material and covers drawn from their eclectic influences, a raw life potion of killer grooves, blazing licks and harp wizardry. This guitar and harmonica Rhythm & Blues band has released three albums and taken their show throughout NZ, Australia, USA and the Pacific Islands.

Sponsored by Forsyth Barr.

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Super Cool Science Show CANCELLED

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SATURDAY 4 APRIL
10-11AM AND 1.30-2.30PM

Join Whizz Bang Science’s presenter in exploring science at its coolest with the help of liquid nitrogen, explosions, ice cream and much more in this exciting NEW show.
Show includes loud noises and explosions – suggested for 5+ years. 

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Cambridge Open Studios Art Tour CANCELLED

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SATURDAY 4 & SUNDAY 5 APRIL
10AM – 4PM

Cambridge Autumn Festival and Cambridge Society of Arts brings you Cambridge Open Studios for its third year! Take a free, self-guided tour of artists’ studios, experiencing up close the personal workspace of a range of talented Cambridge artists. Share in Cambridge’s flourishing art scene. There will be art of all types to see, and the beauty of it is each studio is different, so it’s going to be a really enjoyable weekend.

With support from Waipa District Creative Communities.

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Ploughman's By the River - Food & Fashion POSTPONED

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SUNDAY 5 APRIL, 12 NOON

Hospice Waikato’s ever popular ‘Fashion over a Teacup’ brings you ‘Ploughman’s By the River’ – an exciting new look and feel event. Enjoy a glass of bubbles or beer on arrival, and a delicious Ploughman’s platter to share. Be inspired by a great range of second-hand clothing and get some handy tips on how to wear some of your favourite pieces!

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Iconic Landmarks of Cambridge - Photo Competition

Be a tourist in your own region! What is the most photo-worthy thing or place in Cambridge? $250 prize. 

See full details on our Competition page.

CLOSING DATE: Friday 13 March, 5pm

Sponsored by: People in Mind 

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