Cambridge Autumn festival underway

The 2014 Cambridge Autumn Festival is now underway with everything from opera to celtic dancing and jazz on the programme.

The Opera Brava concert at St Andrew's Church opens at 7.30pm while Cambridge's own Kevin Cotter takes listeners on an ''Evening of Storytelling'' at the Cambridge Town Hall accompanied by the Idle Road Band. 

Cotter grew up in the Waikato, then moved to the United States where he became involved in the storytelling movement and was invited as a ''featured teller'' in numerous storytelling events and fetes.

Friday will see the Chamber of Commerce Long Lunch, a evening of jazz from 7.30pm with Whirimako Black at St Andrew's Church, and the screening of the film ifNow You See Menf, at the Town Hall, also from 7.30pm.

Saturday has three film screenings, two of them at St Andrew's hall - Planes and Her Majesty, at 10.30am and 2.30pm respectively.  

The third film screening, of Chocolat, will be held at Stanaway Reserve by Cambridge Primary School, starting at  8pm. In the event of rain, the film will be screened in the school hall.

Saturday will also offer a heritage conducted walking tour, starting at 2pm at the Cambridge Museum.

There will also be a Celtic Ceilidh at the Cambridge Town Hall from 7.30pm, and the opening night at Gaslight Theatre from 6.30pm of Lettice and Lovage.

Sunday sees the Main Street Carnival and Autumn Art Festival brightening Victoria St from 10am till 1pm.

The same day will see the Waipa Fun Run start from 9.30am at Victoria Square, and a 2.30pm performance at St Andrew's Church of Musico de Septem.

The final event  will be a performance at St Andrew's Church on March 21, by American Blues singer Ruth Wyand, starting at 7.30pm.