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Share stories to create the great North Cambridge song book




The character of north Cambridge, its history, people and places will be captured in an online project to create a community song book.

The Cambridge North Folk Song Project will focus on the CB4 postal area - Arbury, Chesterton, Kings Hedges, Orchard Park, Cambridge Business Park and Cambridge North -which is evolving and changing. Anyone can take part but experienced storytellers and songwriters are particularly welcome.

Emily Peasgood, leader of the Cambridge North Folk Song Project that will focus on the CB4 postal area. Picture: Tommo Photo (34551683)
Emily Peasgood, leader of the Cambridge North Folk Song Project that will focus on the CB4 postal area. Picture: Tommo Photo (34551683)

Songwriting sessions will take place online with award-winning composer and community artist Emily Peasgood, who leads the project, Cambridge-based songwriter Anna Hester and St Neots songwriter Bob Hines. Individuals or entire households can take part in developing stories into lyrics and creating melodies.

This fun activity may result in your contribution featuring in a song book for future generations. It will be launched in early 2021 with live performances and will be featured at Cambridge Folk Festival.

Emily said: “I’m really excited to be leading this community project, for anyone who has a connection with the CB4 postal area. I hope we create something that really captures the area today, and creates legacy for future generations to look back on and enjoy. Songs can be about anything relating to CB4. We are open to all ideas and I can’t wait to work with you.”

The project was commissioned by Brookgate and Network Rail with the assistance of Commission Projects and Chesterton Community College.

The deadline for registration is Friday, June 5. For more details or to register your interest, email emily@emilypeasgood.com or visit emilypeasgood.com/cb4folksongs.



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