Mill Road Events

We don’t have time to scour every Mill Road event in order to publish it here. But here’s where anybody holding any event in or around Mill Road can add their event in the comments section. And don’t forget to include a link to your own website.


Bridge Closed – Street Open

Monday 1st July – Sunday 25th August 2019

Don’t forget to check out our updates and those which we link to, including the shuttle bus service and special events.


Check out:
Mill Road Summer What’s On
Mill Road History SocietyUpcoming Events

Including this one…

Who lived in your house or shop 100 years ago?

Drop in, to look up who lived in your property 100 or more years ago.
Sunday, 21st July, 2019 , 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cantab Millenium Computer Shop, 95 Mill Rd, Cambridge CB1 2UB


Mill Road Summer

Bridge Closed Street Open!

Whilst Mill Road bridge is closed to vehicles, a variety of events are planned. We’ll try to keep you updated, but a dedicated Mill Road Summer website has been set up. Check it out!

From Monday, 1 July until Sunday, 25 August, Mill Road bridge will be closed to motor vehicles for GTR-commissioed railway works. Pedestrian and cycle access will be maintained throughout most of this time. Read more here.


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PACT PARTY on the PIECE

The 4th Petersfield Area Community Trust annual summer event for the community will take place this year on Sunday 1st September 2019 from 12 noon – 4:30pm. It will have an ‘animal’ theme and include Ark Farm – a small animal petting corner for children.

‘Pizza Mondo’, ‘Pull-me Cherie’, ‘Meatless’ and ‘Jacks Gelato’ food vans mean you can stay for the whole event whilst keeping hunger at bay!


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New Acting Courses Autumn 2019 by Acting Now Physical Theatre School

Acting Now Physical Theatre School will be running two physical theatre workshops – beginners and intermediate
PHYSICAL THEATRE

Physical theatre is a genre of performance which makes use of the body (as opposed to the spoken word) as the primary means of performance and communication with an audience. Physical theatre can be distinguished from dance in that it tends to focus more on narrative, character and action. Acting Now uses the pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq, one of the finest teachers of acting in our time. As Lecoq’s puts it “the body knows things about which the mind is ignorant”.

BEGINNERS

A great opportunity to explore or continue exploring Physical Theatre Techniques. Our workshops are an alternative to conventional drama lessons and are based on body movement, freedom and creativity. Students will continue practicing physical exercises, improvisation and movement, and will be encouraged to devise their own short solo and ensemble theatre pieces, developing self-awareness and discovering the expressive possibilities of their body, gestures and voice.

The course will focus on:

  • The body, its sensitivity and expressiveness: the course will make the students highly conscious of how their own bodies can move. Students will be introduced to bodily and spatial awareness, exploration of truthful expression and personal creativity, the importance of observation of the world and its movements as well as ensemble and solo improvisation.
  • The poetry of the movement: the body will be trained to transform life into poetry. By using the poetry of the body students develop creative possibilities. Stories go beyond realism into another stage of imagination. By the end of the course, the students will have acquired a broad palette of physical theatre techniques.
  • Voice: in physical theatre, voice originates in the body and the two are inseparable. We will look at the expressiveness and possibilities of using voice in performance, vocal improvisation and using text in physical theatre.
INTERMEDIATE

The course will focus on:

  • The body, its sensitivity and expressiveness: the course will make the students highly conscious of how their own bodies can move. Students will be introduced to bodily and spatial awareness, exploration of truthful expression and personal creativity, the importance of observation of the world and its movements as well as ensemble and solo improvisation.
  • The poetry of the movement: the body will be trained to transform life into poetry. By using the poetry of the body students develop creative possibilities. Stories go beyond realism into another stage of imagination. By the end of the course, the students will have acquired a broad palette of physical theatre techniques.
  • Voice: in physical theatre, voice originates in the body and the two are inseparable. We will look at the expressiveness and possibilities of using voice in performance, vocal improvisation and using text in physical theatre.

COURSE DETAILS:
BEGINNERS
This is an introductory course that will cover device theatre, movement, improvisation and neutral mask.
WHEN: 8 consecutive sessions on Thursdays starting 3rd October 2019
TIME: 18.30 – 21.00
WHERE: Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street, Cambridge CB1 3UZ

INTERMEDIATE
This course will continue to build on the main aspects of performer training, developing your physical and spatial awareness, sense of rhythm and interconnection with fellow participants.
WHEN: 8 consecutive sessions on Wednesdays starting 2nd October 2019
TIME: 18.30 – 21.00
WHERE: Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street, Cambridge CB1 3UZ

PRICES
General: £140 / Concession £120 (students, senior, unwaged)
Early Bird (before 9th September): General £118 / Concession £102 (students, senior, unwaged)

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FROM EVENTBRITE

N.B. Refund policy. In the event of cancellation, Acting Now will refund your payment in full if you let them know 30 days before the start of the course. If for unforeseen reasons, your availability changes while the course is running and you cannot complete it, they will be happy to discount the remainder of the sessions if you book another course, but refunds won’t be available.
For more information contact Acting Now:
email Acting Now or
phone Lindsey.

More about Acting Now on their website.

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Mill Road Winter Fair is an annual event, on the first Saturday of December, so this year it’s on Saturday 7th December 2019. Click on the Mill Road Winter Fair logo above to go the their website, and a gallery of photos from previous years. Mill Road is closed to all motor traffic from its junction with East Road to the Coleridge Road junction, during the fair. Stagecoach’s citi2 service diverts via East Road, Newmarket Road, Coldhams Lane and Brooks Road.

Mill Road Winter Fair is brought to you by a small team of Cambridge residents who work together throughout the year to organise the Fair.
Click here to find out more about what happens at the Fair.
Click here to volunteer.

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What counts as an ‘event’?

Here are a few examples…

  • A public meeting about the issues of Mill Road, or new housing developments, or the volume of traffic, or parking or cycle/pedestrian safety, in and around Mill Road.
  • A local Residents’ Association meeting.
  • A music gig (free or paid entry) at a local pub, café, church-hall or other venue, in and around Mill Road.
  • Open mic music or poetry nights, in and around Mill Road.
  • Quiz nights, in and around Mill Road.
  • Charity fundraising events, in and around Mill Road.
  • Charitable sporting events, in and around Mill Road.
  • Children’s activities, in and around Mill Road.
  • Clothes-Swap events, in and around Mill Road (like the one in early November at The Edge Café).
  • An open day at a mosque, church, chapel, temple or non-religious venue to reach out to the community, in and around Mill Road.

And what doesn’t count as an ‘event’?

  • Buy-one-get-one-at-a-special-price in our shop.
  • Special meal nights in our pub/café/restaurant.
  • Football/rugby/cricket/whatever on our large-screen in our pub.

We’re sure you get the picture.


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