We are proud to announce that there will be a Winter at the Beach Exhibition taking place at the end of November with the next Pop Up Cafe!
The team will be setting up stall either in the Community Space, [or outside, weather permitting] where you can learn about the Waterbeach Cycling Campaign and discuss what provision you would like to see for cycling in the future. They will also be giving out information about the Greenways ‘engagement’ events.
Day 1 of the Summer at the Beach exhibition went really well. The gallery was looking really good and we had lots of visitors.
We’ve got a real treat coming up this Saturday for our Summer at the Beach opening event. The Cambridge 31a Model Railway Club have very kindly agreed to set up one of their layouts in the Barracks Community Space for the day.
Following lots of hard work and preparation this weekend was the setup for the Summer at the Beach art exhibition.
It was a couple of long days, hanging work, moving and arranging but we think we are getting there.
Looking forward to seeing lots of visitors to enjoy the artwork over the next few weekends.
Have a look below for some of the set up photos.
We have a philosophy at Summer at the Beach that any art is best seen either side of a cup of tea and a slice of cake. This year is no exception with two cafes honouring us during our three weekend run.
We are pleased to announce that THE GREAT NEPAL BOOK SWAP will be visiting the Barracks this year on the 15th and 16th of July
This year as part of our opening event on the 1st of July we are running two great workshops for all ages.
First up its paper plane making. Try your hand at building a Head Hunter, a Ninja or even a Swashbuckler and see if you can make it to the role of honor on our test track of destiny. 12-4pm
Next up is the Bike Bling workshop. Bored of those old two wheels? Bring your trusty velo to the Barracks and see if we can make it sparkle again. 2-4pm.
Summer at the Beach is very proud to announce we will be staging a screening of the wonderful and deeply moving film ‘Finding Family’ by double Bafta winning Cambridge film maker Oggi Tomic, on the 16 of July. Shot over the space of 2 month during 2012, this is the moving story of Oggi’s return to his native Bosnia, 27 years after being abandoned in an orphanage, to meet the mother and family he never knew.
This event will start at 16.00 in the Community Space at Waterbeach Barracks
Come and hear Waterbeach novelists, Penny Hancock and Guinevere Glasfurd, talk about how living and working in Waterbeach has influenced them and how art and the Fens continue to shape their writing.
The Beach Sessions, Waterbeach’s famous music promoters, are very exited to be presenting a special chilled out Beach Session ‘Music by the Runway’ on Sat 8th July. It will be from 1-4pm and feature some of the region’s best acoustic singer/ songwriters. More info to follow soon.
This will be a free event as part of the Summer at the Beach exhibition.
It’s with great pleasure that on the 8th of July ‘Summer at the Beach’ will be sharing the Community Room in Waterbeach Barracks with the fantastic Repair Cafe.
The Pop up cafe will be back this weekend, on Sat 20 May in the Baptist Chapel. As well as homemade cakes, hot and cold lunches and snacks there will be artworks on display by some of the artists who will be showing in this years Summer at the Beach exhibition. There will also be pieces by other village artists participating in Cambridge Open Studios. The Pop up cafe will be open this Sat from 11am til 4pm, or until the food runs out!
‘Summer at the Beach 2016’ followed on from the legacy of ‘A Day at the Beach’ in the then recently decommissioned Waterbeach Barracks. Run in conjunction with Cambridge Open Studios the event broadened its audience to the surrounding villages and also the city of Cambridge.
A Day at the Beach was set up in 2014 by Andrew Ashworth as a showcase for local artist and makers to exhibit their work in their own village. It was also a platform for inviting artists from outside the area to demonstrate that although only a small community Waterbeach was very much part of the wider art world.
I was born on Merseyside in 1959 and went to Newcastle University, where I gained a BA(Hons) in Fine Art in 1981. My work is abstract but takes its inspiration from different sources, including derelict buildings, graffiti, and jazz.
Pretty much a journal of the world I inhabit, or the world that inhabits me. Recording the icons, archetypes and signposts I encounter.
Dave’s makes reliefs, collages and semi-abstract multimedia paintings. He studied at the RCA and his work is in museums and private collections.
Gideon Pain is a painter from Waterbeach. He has lived in the village of the past 10 years and works out of a small home studio. He exhibits regularly nationally and internationally and has pieces within private and public collections in the UK, USA and China.
This is the fourth year we have run the exhibition at the Waterbeach Barracks site, this year there are more artists taking part.
On this website you will find details of all the artists taking part, their work, and other events and activities that will be part of the Open Studios event.
We aim to provide regular updates on what we are planning, so watch this space! You can subscribe for emails updates using the link to the left.
You can find out more about the artists taking part by clicking the link on the left.
We would very much like to thank the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation for the kind support they have put in toward making this year’s event possible.
Summer at the Beach is happy to announce that next weekend we are privileged to have a return visit by the renowned street artist Irony. As well as undertaking a new piece on the village green, this Saturday, he will also be running a skills workshop for the over 11’s at the terrace units in Waterbeach Barracks on Sunday, between 1 and 3.
All materials will be provided so come on down and have a go.
The official Summer at the Beach programme is now available. Copies will be available around the village or you can browse and download a pdf copy below.
We have a special treat at this years Summer at the Beach with the wonderful Waterbeachballs Juggling Club turning up on two separate days; Sunday 14th July 14:00-17:00 and Sunday 21st July 14:00-17:00.
Its for all ages and all skills so come along and let your inner circus out
New for 2019. Made in Waterbeach for Waterbeach.
The Waterbeach Repair Cafe will be at Summer at the Beach again this year on 13 July between 11a.m. and 2p.m at the barracks. Bring along your broken items (electrical, gadgets, jewellery etc) and they’ll try to fix them. It’s best to book by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s this years event flyer. There’s plenty for everyone and lots of cake to. It’s all free, well apart from the cake, so come on down for some summer fun.
For the fourth year running Summer at the Beach will be landing at Waterbeach Barracks this July. Make a date and come along and see what all the fuss is about.
With a collection of local artists, a cafe and raft of other events, we look forward to seeing you there!
After their two recent sell outs Beach Sessions are proud to present Tom Adams!
Tickets are also available in The Sun, Waterbeach.
The Lancaster has landed at Summer at the Beach, Come see it at the Terrace Units, Waterbeach Barracks