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Fun and games continue for children and families during half term holiday

News statement from 21/10/2019

CAMBRIDGE children and families can join in with a number of exciting activities this autumn half term organised by Cambridge City Council.

The programme features a number of special events including a free screening of Toy Story 4 and a theatre performance led by children at the Junction. The Iroko Theatre Company are also holding a family drumming workshop at Brown’s Field Community Centre.

Holiday activities are organised throughout the year by the council to provide inclusive opportunities for young people, to promote their well-being and help them develop life skills, as part of its wider ongoing work to tackle inequality in Cambridge.

The full programme for the rest of the week is as follows:                                                                                                   

  • Autumn Family Fun. Monday 21 October, 3pm-5pm Margaret Wright Community Orchard, Whitehill Road (Free)
  • Drumming Family Fun with Iroko Theatre Company. Tuesday 22 October, 10am-12 noon, Brown’s Field Community Centre, Green End Road (Free)                                                                    
  • Film screening of Toy Story 4 (Certificate U 1hr40min). Tuesday 22 October, 1.30pm (film starts at 2pm, no entry after), Brown’s Field Community Centre, Green End Road (Free)
  • Shout! Theatre performances by young Cambridge people. Thursday 24 October, 3pm and 6pm, Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way (Pay what you can)
  • Family event featuring crafts, soft play, table tennis, drumming and second hand stalls. Friday 25 October, 12.30pm-3pm, Brown’s Field Community Centre, Green End Road (Free)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Booking is required for the drumming workshop, the film showing and the ‘Shout’ theatre performance. To do so people can contact the ChYpPS team on 01223 457873 or email chypps@cambridge.gov.uk to avoid disappointment.

Cllr Anna Smith, Executive Councillor for Communities, said: “We’re delighted to be offering another exciting programme of activities for young people during the half-term holiday and hope as many people as possible come along and join in.

“As part of our commitment to creating ‘One Cambridge, Fair for All’, these events are mainly free, with the Shout Performance being Pay-As-You-Can. That means that no-one should have to miss out on great half term activities because they are on a low income.

“These sessions are open to all and a great way for families to get out and about, meet up with other people in the community and have some affordable fun.”

For more information go to www.cambridge.gov.uk/chypps-activities or follow the link on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chypps or call 01223 457873.

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