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BASTILLE DAY IN CAMBRIDGE 2021

Join us in celebrating Cambridge's sister city connection with Le Quesnoy on Bastille Day and through the July school holidays - there's things for kids & adults to do! We look forward each year to our shops and cafes that get into the French spirit. So grab your beret and let's go French for the day! For the kids - all through the school holidays Letters to Le Quesnoy - 12th -23rd July, children aged 6-12 can write a postcard to children at Chevray Primary School in Le Quesnoy, France. Sim...

July 14, 2021

ANZAC DAY IN CAMBRIDGE 2021

Photo credit: Richard Lummus, 2019Sunday 25 April:ANZAC Dawn Service - Cambridge Town Hall Plaza - 6amANZAC Civic Service - Cambridge Town Hall - 9am In the evening before ANZAC Day - Saturday 24 April:ANZAC Tribute Concert - 7pm at Cambridge Town Hall, presented by the Cambridge Brass Band, local Big Band and Cambridge Cruisers Rock 'N' RollAll welcome....

April 25, 2021

CANCELLED - French Picnic & Art in the Park

Cancellation notice 28 Feb 2021: We are sorry everyone, but due to the Covid restrictions we are cancelling this Saturday's French picnic. We hope to do the event at another time and will keep you posted on a new date for the event. The Cambridge -Le Quesnoy crew Saturday 6 March, 1.00pm - 3.30pmCambridge Band Rotunda and Petanque Court, Thornton Road Bring along the family and a picnic to the Thornton Road park for an afternoon of music, food, petanque and art. - Enjoy music by the talente...

March 6, 2021

PAST EVENT - LE QUESNOY LIBERATION DAY

4pm at the Le Quesnoy SculptureCorner of Thornton Road and Victoria Street,Cambridge All welcome. Wednesday 4th November 2020 marks 102 years since New Zealand WW1 soldiers went over the wall and liberated the French town of Le Quesnoy from German occupation.  Join us at 4pm at the Le Quesnoy Sculpture in Cambridge for an informal gathering organised by a group of the Le Quesnoy Sister City Working Group, who want to remember this worthy occasion in the shared&...

November 4, 2020

PAST EVENT - FRENCH FILM EVENING - BONJOUR BASTILLE DAY 2020

In Cambridge on Bastille Day for the adults, there is a Bastille Day evening get-together at Tivoli Cinema.  The evening starts at 6.30pm with a glass of wine or juice and nibbles, followed by a choice of two French films “The Belier Family” or “'Love at Second Sight” starting at 8pm. Tickets can be bought directly through Tivoli Cinema by phoning 07 823 5064. Price $25 per ticket (includes a drink and nibbles)....

July 14, 2020

PAST EVENT - BONJOUR BASTILLE DAY 2020

On Bastille Day in Cambridge, we look forward each year to our shops and cafes that get into the French spirit.  Footloose Shoes are kicking up their heels and going French with a very Bastille-themed shopfront. At Absolute Coffee House, there will be a crepe van, and around lunchtime there will be games of petanque. The brass band will be whipping up some musical treats too....

July 14, 2020

PAST EVENT - SCAVENGER HUNT - BONJOUR BASTILLE DAY 2020

Kids' Competition runs from 4th - 13th July.Download Scavenger Hunt Entry Form below Bonjour! Celebrate Bastille Day 2020 in Cambridge with this Scavenger Hunt and be in to win a prize! Prizes will be drawn from entries with all ten correct answers. There are three prizes of $25 vouchers, kindly sponsored by Sandrine Pryor from Bayleys Real Estate. Competition is open to children 12 years and under. One entry per child. Please keep answers to 2 sentences or less. Drop off your completed for...

July 4, 2020

PAST EVENT - ARMISTICE REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE CAMBRIDGE 2019

Cambridge Town Hall PlazaVictoria Street, CambridgeParade and Commemorative Service For ArmisticeParade departs Town Hall at 9.55am followed by Service on the plaza to commemorate 101 years since the Armistice. Free event - all welcome....

November 10, 2019

PAST EVENT - LE QUESNOY SCULPTURE UNVEILING, CAMBRIDGE

Saturday 2nd November, 9.30am - Corner of Thornton Road & Victoria Road Cambridge SH1B (opposite St Andrew's Church), Cambridge. Over the past 3 years the Armistice in Cambridge committee & Cambridge Community Board have been working on a large sculpture designed by renowned artist Fred Graham, depicting the sister city relationship between Cambridge and Le Quesnoy in Northern France. The beautiful sculpture is to commemorate the 100 years since WW1 and the special relationship we have with Le Q...

November 2, 2019

PAST EVENT - CAMBRIDGE CONCERT 1st September 2019

Sunday 1st September - 4pm. Cambridge Town Hall.Adults $10, Students $5, Families $25, Under 5 free Cambridge Brass Band is excited to present "From the Uttermost Ends of the Earth" a concert in celebration of the relationship between Cambridge and Le Quesnoy. They will be joined by the Matamata Brass Band, Cambridge and District Pipe Band, singer Rebecca Nelson, and composer and conductor Dwayne Bloomfield for a not-to-be-missed afternoon of music.  Rebecca Nelson is an accl...

September 1, 2019

PAST EVENT 2019 Progressive Dinner

Join us for a delicious 3 course French progressive dinner, each course at different Cambridge restaurants. Come along to some or all the courses. Bookings essential.For more information about the progressive dinner’s menu, pricing and booking details, download the menu here....

July 14, 2019

PAST EVENT BONJOUR BASTILLE DAY 2019

Join the Cambridge-Le Quesnoy sister city committee in a mid-winter light-hearted French day, as we celebrate Cambridge’s French connection with Le Quesnoy. We invite all of Cambridge to go French for the day, with French activities, food and fun. There’s free French activities for kids downtown on the day. There will be shops that will go French for the day, with some cafes and restaurants joining in too. The Bonjour Bastille Day stall will be set up 10am-12noon outside the BNZ at the Lion...

July 14, 2019

PAST EVENT 2019 Colouring Competition

Here’s a colouring competition for the kids to do for the school holidays. Enjoy!Competition forms can be downloaded in A4 paper size from 1st July 2019. IMPORTANT! THERE ARE 2 ENTRY FORMS - ONE FOR THE "6 YEARS AND UNDER" AGE GROUP AND ONE FOR THE "7-12 YEARS" AGE GROUP. PLEASE ENSURE YOU GET THE RIGHT ENTRY FORM. Prizes have been kindly sponsored by Bayleys Cambridge. Entry forms will be available from Monday 1st July. Download entry form below or pick up from the Cambridge i-SITE Visit...

July 1, 2019

PAST EVENT ANZAC 2019 in Le Quesnoy

ANZAC Commemorations in Le Quesnoy, France, will take place Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 April.Saturday 27 April - Field Trip of Le Quesnoy and Environs, led by Herb Farrant. For more details please contact Herb Farrant, President of New Zealand Military Historical Society - https://www.nzmhs.org.nz/Home/.Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 April - events organised by the Association Le Quesnoy Nouvelle-Zélande in Le Quesnoy. The ANZAC Service will be held on Sunday 28 April. Full details of these eve...

April 27, 2019

PAST EVENT Le Quesnoy Documentary

Documentary about Le Quesnoy to be screened on ANZAC Day... Veteran Documentaries by David Blyth to be screened ANZAC DAY April 25th 2019, include a wonderful documentary about Helen Pollock, sculptor, who talks about her WW1 Father at Le Quesnoy, and we see the unveiling of the Victory Medal at Le Quesnoy November 4 2018 at the unveiling of the Le Quesnoy Museum. Screening times for David's 5 documentaries: 1: NANCY WAKE REMEMBERED: MAORI TV 9:30am 25 MIN. Black Ferns, Women’s Rugby Team used...

April 25, 2019

PAST EVENT ANZAC 2019 in Cambridge

A LIGHT SHOW on the evening of Wednesday 24th April, 7.00-9.30pm will have commemorative photos lit up on the front of the Town Hall, in honour of the Cambridge men who gave their lives in WW1. Then inside there is the ANZAC SALUTE CONCERT from 7.30pm-9.00pm, performed by the Cambridge Brass Band and Hamilton Big Band. Free entry. On ANZAC Day 25 April, there will be a Dawn service which will start at 6am, and a Civic service starting at 9am.  This is presented by the ANZAC and Armistice Re...

April 24, 2019

PAST EVENT Le Quesnoy Gathering

Join us as we start 2019 with a Le Quesnoy Friendship Gathering, Saturday 2nd March, 12noon-2.30pm, Cambridge Primary School Hall. · A Meet & Greet· Guest speakers from the Cambridge delegation who attended the 100 year commemorations in Le Quesnoy· Entertainment by the Cambridge Brass Band· Light refreshments provided. Free entry. A Cambridge Community Board & Cambridge Le Quesnoy Friendship Association event ...

March 2, 2019

PAST EVENT Armistice Day Commemorative Service

Cambridge Town Hall Plaza Victoria Street, Cambridge Parade and Commemorative Service For Armistice Parade departs Town Hall at 9.55am followed by Service on the plaza to commemorate the centenary of Armistice. Free eventFor full details of the week see Cambridge Commemorative Events...

November 11, 2018

PAST EVENT Armistice in Cambridge - Battle of Le Quesnoy

Mighty River Domain, Lake KarapiroThere will be a re-enactment of the Battle of Le Quesnoy 12.15pm commemorating the centenary of the liberation of Le Quesnoy.For full details about Armistice in Cambridge visit www.armisticeincambridge.co.nz or www.facebook.com/ArmisticeinCambridgeFor full details of the week see Cambridge Commemorative Events...

November 10, 2018

PAST EVENT ANZAC Day at Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy - it’s a special place for All New Zealanders in France, the town of Le Quesnoy liberated on November 4, 1918 by the NZ Regiment.The Story is told in a stained glass window in St Andrews in Cambridge, and in Le Quesnoy they have commemorated Anzac Day ever since. There is a big presence of Kiwis here in Le Quesnoy this year. There is the Tag Along Tour Group, a Group from high schools in Invercargill, and independent  tourists like Ray and I.We are being hosted by Alain and Mar...

April 25, 2018

PAST EVENT A very brief visit to Le Quesnoy​​

On November 3rd, 2008, after spending a couple of weeks touring the south and west of England, I headed off to France via the Eurostar train to Lille in northern France. I spent a few hours exploring Lille, then made my way via the domestic railway system (very impressive, and scheduled trains always seemed to run on time) to Cambrai where I was to base myself for several days.After having a good walk around Cambrai (and sampling some of the local food and beverages), I headed back to my motel f...

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