Cambridge Autumn Festival Events 2015

This is the prelimary events programme. Watch this space for more events. 

Gala Opening with Cooney Insurance Short Story Winners

Will be held at Cafe Rouge in Empire Street and it is an opportunity to thank our sponsors and Friends of the Festival for their support. Importantly, it will also be the occasion when the winner of the Cooney Insurance Short Story Competition will be announced. 

Date: Wednesday March 25th
Time: 5.30pm
Location: Rouge Cafe
Tickets: General $40.00. To become a ‘Friend of the Festival ’click here.


Brava Productions presents "Viva Cambridge"

Cambridge is brimming with talented performers. Don’t miss this "Viva Cambridge" evening of classical music, opera and jazz with performances from: 

- John Drummond (baritone) and Elaine Wogan (soprano)
- Melanie Lina (piano)
- Mark Eyre (organ)
- Sergio Marshall (French horn)
- Emma Cardwell (brass)
- The Ian Parsons jazz quartet

Date: Thursday March 26th
Time: 7.30pm
Location: St Andrews Church


Autumn Festival Chamber Picnic

Date: Friday March 27th    event-picnic

Autumn Film Festival at the Tivoli

Dates: Throughout the festival, more information available soon!    event-film

Win the Treasure

A competition for all the family.

Stay tuned for more details.


Chain Reaction - Gaslight Theatre

This production by our local Gaslight Theatre opens on Saturday, March 14th. 

Date: Saturday March 14th -28th
Time: Assorted times, check
Location: Gaslight Theatre
Tickets: Meal and/or show options. (Available from or from Wright’s Booksellers).


Cambridge Farmer's Market

Every Saturday, the Cambridge Farmers' Market is open on Victoria Square from 8am to midday with a wide range of local produce available to buy. This can often turn into a social occasion as people meet and chat to friends, have a coffee and listen to a singer or musician. Visit the Farmer's Market website >

Date: Saturday March 28th
Time: 8am to midday
Location: Victoria Square


Autumn Carnival & Autumn Art Market

The Autumn Carnival and the Autumn Art Market will be held from 10am to 2pm. An exciting new addition to the Festival last year, the Autumn Art Market is filled with art, photography, fashion, jewellery, pottery, sculpture and more! Come along to meet, talk to and watch working artists and creative groups. Artwork of all types will be available for purchase.
As usual, we will have street performers, musicians, singers, choirs to keep you entertained as you wander and enjoy the atmosphere. 

Date: Sunday March 29th
Time: 10am - 2pm


Donizetti Trio

The Donizetti Trio have been performing together since 2009, with Ben Hoadley on the bassoon, Luca Manghi on the flute and David Kelly on the piano. The trio of three talented musicians bring a fresh approach to works by Vivaldi, Mozart, Faure and Bizet. 

Date: Sunday March 29th
Time: 5.00pm
Location: St Andrews Church


TICKETS: Most show tickets are available from the Cambridge and Te Awamutu iSites. Film tickets are available at Tivoli Cinema.

Chain Reaction tickets are available from Wrights Booksellers or

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