What's on inPotton


Welcome to Potton

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Potton - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Potton to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Potton

24
SEP
Afternoon Tea (September)
The House at Shuttleworth

Formerly the home of the Shuttleworth family The House will be open for viewing with room stewards on hand to tell you more about the history of the family and Richard Shuttleworth and Old Warden Park.Choose between sittings at 13.00 or 14.30.…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627965
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24
SEP
Talk: The Life of Richard Shuttleworth
The House at Shuttleworth

Richard purchased his first vintage car the 1898 Panhard Levassor which he ran in the Brighton Run around the same time as he bought his first aircraft the DH60X Moth G‐EBWD in which he learned to fly. Both of which are still…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627933
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29
SEP
Cambs Photography Event 2017
Hinchingbrooke Country Park

This event aims to bring the local photography industry together in one place‐ photographers models make up artists photoshop wizards equipment retailers studio hire and much moreWHAT IS ON‐A photography contest enter via our facebook page or website‐A group of professional models…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 07743 334596
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30
SEP
A Sure Stronghold | Dives Voyces
St Peter & St Paul's Church, Alconbury

In 1517 Martin Luther published his disputation the 95 Theses concerning what he saw as abusive practices by the Catholic Church and thus effectively initiated the Reformation a schism in the Church which would profoundly change Europe. Divers Voyces mark the 500th…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01480896541or07949 109965
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01
OCT
Shuttleworth Race Day
Shuttleworth

As the end of season finale activities on the day will include vintage aircraft flying displays and mock air races ground show entertainment and static exhibits visiting car and motorcycle clubs and the Shuttleworth Sprint. A classic sprint course along a grass…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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01
OCT
Shuttleworth Race Day Airshow at Shuttleworth
Shuttleworth

Fantastic Season Finale with visiting Edwardian and vintage racing cars participating in the Sprint andor static mock air races and vintage aircraft displays.VISITING AIRCRAFT PROVISIONALBallerina Taylor Titch Spartan Mustang Comper Swift a Comper Swift b Hawk Speed Six Turbulent Chilton Black Chilton…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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06
OCT
Autumn Walk & Lunch with the Head Gardener
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

This walk will cover seasonal plants the gardens architectural delights the history of the garden and its recent restoration project and future development plans along with an opportunity to chat to the Head Gardener over lunch.Highlights include Autumn leaf colour including Acer…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627933
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07
OCT
James Bond Black Tie Ball
Holiday Inn Garden Court

James Bond Black Tie Ball on Saturday 7 October 2017 from 7pm ‐12am at the Holiday Inn Garden Court in Sandy.There will be a drink on arrival three course meal tea coffee & mints raffle & silent auction and entertainment in the…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07709 446480
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07
OCT
Workshop: Poetry Writing
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Poetry plays an important part in the Swiss Gardens past and there are examples of verse inscribed around the landscape full of meaning and memory for those who placed it there almost 200 years ago. Write your own piece of poetry inspired…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01767 627933
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08
OCT
Fungal Foray
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Search of interesting species of fungi found growing naturally in Bedfordshire. Led by the Herts & Beds Fungi Group this free event normal garden admission rates apply offers a different view of the Swiss Garden and its natural environment.…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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08
OCT
Orwell Vintage & Antique Fair
Orwell Village Hall

A fabulous fair which has been running for over 25 years in the village of Orwell Cambridgeshire. A warm and welcoming atmosphere with traders offering unique one off pieces of vintage and antique wares including clothing and accessories jewellery memorabilia retro…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01223 894292
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14
OCT
A Dry Stone Walling Workshop
Marshwood House

A unique opportunity to practice the art and craft of DSW.These workshops are a practical introduction to the heritage and the craft of building using stone without mortar. In addition you also receive an extensive discussion overview packed with tips and information…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07749 032680
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14
OCT
Murder Mystery Dinner
Cromwell Hotel Stevenage

Are you an armchair detectiveDo you think you can outwit the local Police and solve the crime Join usfor a fun and interactive evening ...Whilst enjoying the company of your fellow guests over a splendid 3‐course Dinner a blood‐curdling scream rends the…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 079584 646477
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14
OCT
Open Air Cinema ( Dirty Dancing)
Huntingdon Racecourse

Come and join us for an open air cinema experience at the grounds of Huntingdon Racecourse. The movie shown will be the much‐loved classic film ‐ Dirty Dancing Gates will open at 6:30. A live band will be entertaining the audience…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01223 204916
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14
OCT
Workshop: Wildlife Art, Writing & Poetry
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Timings:10:00 ArrivalTea & Coffee served from the Restaurant10:20 Introduction10:30 Bird walk around Garden11:30 Talk about wildlife in Bedfordshire and what has inspired Steve12.30 View of artwork and a couple of poetry readings by Steve.12.30 Talk about how Steve works.13:00 Finish…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01767 627933
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15
OCT
Antique & Vintage Fair
The Weatherley Centre

If you love antiques and vintage and are looking for something unique and beautiful then visit Biggleswade Antiques & Vintage Fair. We have over 45 stalls offering a wide range of antiques and vintage items from costume and quality jewellery china…

Location: 3.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01480 382432
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15
OCT
The House Wedding Show
The House at Shuttleworth

You will meet a range of quality suppliers ready to help plan your special day. Couples getting married will also receive a free goody bag.Pre‐register via: http:www.mainweddingsandevents.co.ukBedfordshire‐Wedding‐ShowsThe‐House‐Shuttleworth …

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01245 895470
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28
OCT
Halloween at the Swiss Garden
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Join us for a family fun filled evening of scary stories with ghoulish games plus a spooky biscuit and drink. Entry times are staggered from 17:20 please arrive at your allotted time. If you dare come along from 19:00 for scarier storiesDont…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627933
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29
OCT
Afternoon Tea (October)
The House at Shuttleworth

Treat yourself to a wonderful home‐baked afternoon tea in the grand setting of The House at Shuttleworth. Formerly the home of the Shuttleworth family The House will be open for viewing with room stewards on hand to tell you more about the…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627965
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29
OCT
Ballet: The Stories of Beatrix Potter and Friends
Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts Centre

Dive into the magical world of Beatrix Potter as we tell her iconic stories through classical ballet.Performed by some of the regions most talented young dancers audiences of all ages are sure to be enchanted by this wonderful retelling of Potters tales…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01480 223331
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29
OCT
Talk: Frank’s Furniture Collection
The House at Shuttleworth

The House has a range of beautiful features and over the years has housed equally interesting items large and small. Discover the history of Frank Shuttleworth and his collection of unique furniture within The House with a talk led by Samuel Scroggs…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL:
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04
NOV
Murder Mystery Weekend
Hitchin Priory

Join us for a fun weekend at Hitchin Priory. Are you an armchair detective Think you could outsmart the Police when it comes to solving crimes Why not pit your wits and little grey cells against our cunning plot. MARRIAGE CAN…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07958 464677
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18
NOV
Aviation lecture: Pathfinder!
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

This years annual Aviation lecture is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the first RAF Pathfinder Missions during World War 2. Includes a buffet lunch and guided tour of The Shuttleworth Collection.…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627933
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25
NOV
The Comedy Club Cambridge
The Belfry Hotel

The Comedy Club Cambridge at The Belfry Hotel on Saturday 25th November.The Comedy Club Presents 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.Category: Arts Performing Arts Comedy.Artists Speakers: TBC Please Visit www.thecomedyclub.co.uk…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01954 714691
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26
NOV
Afternoon Tea (November)
The House at Shuttleworth

Treat yourself to a wonderful home‐baked afternoon tea in the grand setting of The House at Shuttleworth. Formerly the home of the Shuttleworth family The House will be open for viewing with room stewards on hand to tell you more about the…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627965
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26
NOV
Talk: The History of Old Warden Park
The House

This colourful talk will bring to life the history of Old Warden Park led by The House and Parkland manager Amanda Done.Ticket price includes entry to The House and teacoffee on arrival. This event is suitable for ages 16. Advance booking required.Attendees…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627965
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02
DEC
Santa’s Grotto and Christmas Fly In
Shuttleworth

At 11am on Saturday 2 December Santa will fly in to Shuttleworth come and watch him arrive freeOnce landed Santa will make his way to his Grotto in the Swiss Garden. Visit him on Saturday 2 or Sunday 3 December and…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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10
DEC
Festivi-Tea and Christmas Carols
The House at Shuttleworth

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas with our festive‐themed Afternoon Tea served in the magnificent House at Shuttleworth. Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches including the all‐important roast turkey stuffing and cranberry followed with scones and a selection of festive‐themed fancies …

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627965
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Tourist Attractions


Wimpole Hall

The 2500 acre 1012ha Wimpole Estate, situated eight miles south west of Cambridge, offers visitors the chance to visit: a house built mainly in the 18th Century; landscaped park; gardens and Home Farm. First built in 1643 and much altered by subsequent owners, Wimpole has developed into…

Bassingbourn Snow Sports Club

Ski Slopes at Bassingbourn Snow Sports Club in Royston, Hertfordshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01462 618091 for Ski Slope opening times, entrance costs and ski hire.…

Beadlow Manor Golf Shop

Beadlow Manor Golf Shop ‐ golf course in Shefford, Bedfordshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01525 860666 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Beadlow Manor Golf Shop golf courseclub.…

Bourn Golf Club Ltd

Bourn Golf Club Ltd ‐ golf course in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01954 718057 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Bourn Golf Club Ltd golf courseclub.…

Cambridge National Golf

Cambridge National Golf ‐ golf course in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01223 264702 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Cambridge National Golf golf courseclub.…

Colmworth & North Beds Golf Club

Colmworth & North Beds Golf Club ‐ golf course in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01234 378181 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Colmworth & North Beds Golf Club golf courseclub.…

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