A Cambridge Ceilidh Cambridge Town Hall New Zealand

A Cambridge Ceilidh
A Cambridge Ceilidh

And a great time was held by all. Though the photographer struggled at times. There are a few of gems – this included. Click on the photo to see more (the gallery will fill gradually over the next couple of days). BTW Cambridge Scottish Country Dance Society meets at 7:15PM Wednesday at the Parish Hall, St Andrews Church, Cambridge (cambridgecd@yahoo.com).

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Goneburger Victoria Square Cambridge New Zealand

Goneburger Cambridge New Zealand
Goneburger Cambridge New Zealand

Not sure about anyone else, but I find this amusing – if not a little stylish. Goneburger is parked opposite the town hall in Victoria Street beside Victoria Square Cambridge NZ.

NB 8PM: there is a small village of brightly lit mobile food stalls here on this late winter Saturday evening.

37°53’33” S 175°28’4″ E | samsung s2

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Ukulele Heaven: BMSB & The Nukes Cambridge NZ

To call BMSB a covers band is a travesty but it is what the Big Muffin Serious Band does. Their witty interpretations of tunes familiar, and not so, is what makes for their endearing charm and enduring popularity. And they do it so well – after 30 years – better than ever in fact. The ‘short version’ of Freddie Mercury’s Bohemian Rhapsody is new, joining the wonderfully fraught ‘Hotel California’ which is everything The Eagles left out of the original. Familiar songs from The Wombles, The Beach Boys and the Al Hoffman songbook. Yes, this and their ridiculous version of JJ Cale’s ‘Cocaine’ sung in third form French and featuring that glorious Jim Fulton lead uke break we all love, fuzz box and all. All musical fun, wrapped in Graeme Cairns slapstick humour with topical V8s and velodrome jokes. Our fellow Waipa Districteers; the Muffins hail from Te Pahu, wowed the 100 strong Town Hall audience. Locals of course.

By contrast The Nukes, our visitors and the headline act, sing their own songs, and aren’t they great. Three singer songwriters (David Parker (Rhythm Cage, The Parker Project), Ben Collier (Goldenhorse, The Magnets) and David Thiele) together produce music like that of Dave Dobbin, Don McGlashan and Peter Cape before them that ‘sings’ about us; bold and beautiful, subtle and warm and at times just a little bit silly. From the sing songy Peas and Carrots to the sublimely beautiful Feels Like Home and the ‘Cape Reinga song’. These songs sound like home to me; yours and mine. Stunning stuff! and the humour, self-effacing and very kiwi, in that fine tradition of ukukele performance art.

Heaps of fun. All power to more of this, please!

What: Ukelelefest’ 11: The Nukes with the Big Muffin Serious Band Where: Cambridge Town Hall When: Wednesdsay 9th of November 2011. Ukelelefest’ 11 was bought to Cambridge by Te Awamutu arts and performance stalwarts Backstage Pass (Dean and Robyn Taylor) as we all spring into Waipa.

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Art Attack Cambridge Town Hall

Art Attack Cambridge Community Arts Cambridge New Zealand

Friday the 26 of August 2011. Art Attack Cambridge New Zealand. The Biannual art exhibition held by Cambridge Community Arts in Cambridge Town Hall. This year the weekend of the 27th and 28th of August.

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Jennifer Ward-Lealand | Cambridge Autumn Festival 2011

Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Acclaimed New Zealand performer Jennifer Ward-Lealand sings a selection of well known songs from Marlene Dietrich’s films, concerts, and recordings.

Jennifer will feature songs by Cole Porter, Edith Piaf, Frederic Hollander, and Pete Seeger, and will be accompanied by pianist Grant Winterburn and bassist Aaron Coddel.

This delightful cabaret performance captures the style and glamour of a bygone era, including a dazzling recreation of one of Dietrich’s famous gowns.

Photo supplied Cambridge Autumn Festival

When: Saturday 30th of April 2011, 8pm.
Where: Cambridge Town Hall
Tickets: $38 from Cambridge i-Site
Information: Cambridge Autumn Festival 2011

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – Melbourne Cup in Cambridge

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

The Melbourne Cup in Cambridge New Zealand The Melbourne Cup in Cambridge New Zealand
The Melbourne Cup in Cambridge New Zealand The Melbourne Cup in Cambridge New Zealand

The 2010 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour came to Cambridge today. The 2010 Emirates Melbourne Cup trophy has travelled the world since the 20th of April and will have visited 32 cities and towns across Australia and New Zealand, before arriving at Flemington on Tuesday, the 2nd of November for the running of the 150th Emirates Melbourne Cup. And of course this year Cambridge Melbourne Cup Day is being held at Lake Karapiro in conjunction with the 2010 World Rowing Championships.

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – Cambridge Town Hall

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Early birds Rotary BOOK-A-RAMA, Cambridge Town Hall 7/10/2010

Heaps of books and other bits and bobs. The annual Rotary Club of Cambridge outing – Bookarama – at Cambridge Town Hall this Thursday morning the 7th of October 2010. You had better be in quick. This photo was taken at 9:03AM just so you know!!

Cambridge New Zealand – coming up – 10/8/2010

.. till Saturday 14 August August 2010
Cambridge Repertory Society presents Gas Light, at the Gaslight Theatre.
Tickets on sale at Wrights Booksellers, Cambridge.

Wednesday 11 August 2010
Waikato Expressway, Cambridge section Public Information Day
Cambridge Town Hall 2-7pm

Thursday 12 August 2010
Greyhound Racing
Cambridge Raceway Noon

Saturday 14 August 2010
Farmers Market
Victoria Square 8am

Saturday 14 August 2010
Cambridge Football Club Quiz Night
Cambridge Town Hall
6.30pm Maximum 6 people per team $15 a head BYO food RSVP bpclark#AT#xtra.co.nz


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Cambridge Town Hall tea party

Cambridge Festival ladies

Cambridge Christmas Festival Ladies and tea party guests addressed by Waipa mayor Alan Livingston. Another installment in the celebrations for Cambridge Town Hall’s 100th birthday. Apologies for it being rather rough and the sound level low.

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Santa Photos 2009 Cambridge NZ

Santa Photos Cambridge NZ

Friday late nights ’till 8PM, on the 4th, 11th and 18th of December at Wright’s Bookshop Victoria Street. But wait there’s more – Santa will also be at the Town Hall immediately after the parade on Saturday the 5th for photos ’till 4PM.

Check out the proofs online at Hot Shots To Go or pop into 62 Duke Street, Cambridge.

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