Feast Week at a glance

Beer Festival Saturday 1st July 12:00-17:00 Grand Marquee, Great Shelford Recreation Ground
Perchance to Dream Saturday 1st July 17:00-18:00 Stapleford Granary
Judge Jules: Live Saturday 1st July 19:00-23:00 Grand Marquee, Great Shelford Recreation Ground
Feast Day Sunday 2nd July 12:00-17:00 Great Shelford Recreation Ground
Dance Night Monday 3rd July 19:00-22:00 Grand Marquee, Great Shelford Recreation Ground
Sawston Youth Drama Tuesday 4th July 19:00-22:00 Grand Marquee, Great Shelford Recreation Ground
Comedy Night Wednesday 5th July 19:00-23:00 Grand Marquee, Great Shelford Recreation Ground
Songs of Praise Wednesday 5th July 18:30-19:30 Free Church, Great Shelford
Quiz Night Thursday 6th July 18:30-23:00 Grand Marquee, Great Shelford Recreation Ground
Phoenix Winds Friday 7th July 19:00-21:00 St. Mary's Parish Church, Great Shelford
The Amy Winehouse Band Friday 7th July 19:00-23:00 Grand Marquee, Great Shelford Recreation Ground
Mark Crooks Quintet Saturday 8th July 17:30-21:30 Stapleford Granary
Trevor Nelson Saturday 8th July 19:00-23:00 Grand Marquee, Great Shelford Recreation Ground

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You can buy tickets for individual Shelford Feast events or weekly tickets giving you access to all Feast events for a single payment (excluding those run by Stapleford Granary), or our new Shelford Feast Saturdays ticket give for Judge Jules: Live and Trevor Nelson for a bargain price. All tickets are available right now online via this website or from Ticket Tailor. You can also buy tickets from the following local businesses (cash or cheque only):

  • The Plough (Great Shelford)
  • Shelford Deli (Great Shelford)
  • Days Bakery (Great Shelford)
  • Cambridge Building Society (Great Shelford)
  • Boots (Great Shelford)
  • Barkers Butchers (Great Shelford)
  • Kash Stores (Great Shelford)
  • The Navigator (Little Shelford)
  • The Three Horseshoes (Stapleford)
  • Searles Butchers (Sawston)
Note that Ticket Tailor charges a booking fee whereas the local shops and pubs do not.

Tickets for events held in association with Stapleford Granary should be purchased directly from the Granary - please follow the links from the individual events.

Entrance to the Sunday Shelford Feast is available on the day by payment of a modest Entrance Fee.

Please note that attendance numbers for the evening events are limited by the capacity of our marquee and popular events may sell out. Ticket sales on the door, the Feast bar and food tent are now cashless, accepting contactless and card payment for your tickets, food and drink purchases.

Tickets are not refundable and we reserve the right to refuse entry to patrons who we deem to be inebriated or under the influence of drugs. If you have accessibility needs, please contact us.

Many thanks to our main sponsor Cambridge Creative - see you at Shelford Feast!

Tickets and events

Beer Festival

Saturday 1st July 12:00-17:00

Grand Marquee, Great Shelford Recreation Ground

Sponsored by Tayabali and White, our ever-popular beer festival returns to kick off Feast Week 2023, featuring over 30 different beers and ciders for you to enjoy plus live music during the afternoon.

We aim to provide a selection of different styles from porters to pale ales, showcasing the best from our local breweries and further afield - please see our planned beer list! Pork pies and sausage rolls will be available, as will food from a selection of food vans.

Entrance to the Beer Festival is free!

The Feast bar is now cashless, accepting contactless and card payment for your drinks.

Perchance to Dream - the Music of Ivor Novello

Saturday 1st July 15:00-18:00

Stapleford Granary

In association with Stapleford Granary, join us for an elegant afternoon tea served on vintage crockery followed by Perchance to Dream, an intimate concert showcasing the lush, unforgettable music of songwriter Ivor Novello.

‘I am not a highbrow. I am an entertainer. Empty seats and good opinions mean nothing to me.' One of the most popular stage composers of the early twentieth century, Ivor Novello's musicals were among the last to be written in the ‘operetta' style. His music has lasted because of its very high quality, lush melody and a sense of nostalgia that has increased in the years since his death.

Rachel Harland (soprano) and Sarah Brandwood-Spencer (violin) join Ian Buckle (piano) in presenting the smash hits from Novello's stage shows, featuring We'll Gather Lilacs, My Dearest Dear, When the Gipsy Played, Fly Home Little Heart, and many more.

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Judge Jules: Live

Saturday 1st July 19:00-23:00

Grand Marquee, Great Shelford Recreation Ground

Sponsored by labb and opening the Shelford Feast is one of the scene's most best-known names for more than three decades. Judge Jules has never shied away from pushing the boundaries in dance music. Audiences will be able to experience the iconic tracks that have defined his career through a ten-piece live band with Judge Jules at the helm. This is Judge Jules: Live.

Each track has been bespoke reinvented and reworked in a style unique to this live show, featuring a full ten-piece band, with brass, percussion, drums, bass guitar, lead guitar, keyboard, singers, and of course Judge Jules himself. This is not a show to sit down for - combining the energy of specially-chosen outstanding musicians with his own inimitable presence behind the decks, Jules will take the audience on a tailor-made journey through dance music with vocals, hands-in-the-air moments and plenty of basslines that’ll take you right back to your very first rave.

A night not to be missed for fans of dance and live music alike!

Want to save on tickets for Judge Jules: Live and Trevor Nelson? Buy a Shelford Feast Saturdays ticket to come to both of these fabulous nights for a bargain price!

The Feast bar and food tent are now cashless, accepting contactless and card payment for your tickets, food and drink purchases.

This is a standing event; while casual seating is available there is no allocated seating. Strobe lighting effects will be used during this performance.

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Judge Jules: Live

Feast Day

Sunday 2nd July 12:00-17:00

Great Shelford Recreation Ground

A celebration of Shelford life with displays from local groups, stalls around the recreation ground, bouncy castles, live music throughout the afternoon and food and drink a-plenty.

Come along to see what the fuss is all about!

The Feast bar and food tent are now cashless, accepting contactless and card payment for your food and drink.

Entrance to the Sunday Feast Day is available on the day by payment of a modest entrance fee.

Dance Night

Monday 3rd July 19:00-22:00

Grand Marquee, Great Shelford Recreation Ground

Our dance night sees performances from children from local dance organisations from the Maple Academy and Dance Dedication, who will be bringing the marquee to life with a wide variety of dances and styles.

Come and support the dance stars of tomorrow!

The Feast bar and food tent are now cashless, accepting contactless and card payment for your food and drink.

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Sawston Youth Drama

Tuesday 4th July 19:00-22:00

Grand Marquee, Great Shelford Recreation Ground

Sawston Youth Drama is the largest amateur musical theatre company in Cambridgeshire. With nearly 150 members across 3 groups, SYD are committed to providing opportunities in musical theatre for young people, and keeping the community thoroughly entertained!

We're delighted to invite SYD back this year for a celebration of everything they have achieved - the group shows, plus a whole host of new fun numbers too!

The Feast bar and food tent are now cashless, accepting contactless and card payment for your food and drink.

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Comedy Night

Wednesday 5th July 19:00-23:00

Grand Marquee, Great Shelford Recreation Ground

Be prepared for a side-splitting evening of stellar entertainment, sponsored by Shelford Day Nursery!

Hosted by Daisy Earl, with Mad Ron and Scott Bennett, and our 2023 headliner Seann Walsh!

Described by the Guardian as ‘Unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation’, Seann Walsh is known to audiences from his appearances on Live at the Apollo, Tonight at the London Palladium, Celebrity Juice, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Virtually Famous, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Chatty Man and Stand Up Central, Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Michael Macintyre's Comedy Roadshow.

Daisy Earl is a rising star in comedy and a circuit favourite. A former Scottish Comedian of the Year, Scottish Variety Award and Chortle Best Newcomer Winner, she has previously provided tour support for Jason Manford, John Bishop and Tom Stade. "Crisp storytelling talent and self-deprecating humour, a rare cunning, defiant attitude. Hilarious." - Chortle.

Mad Ron is "The Third Hardest Man in Uxbridge"! "Absolutely brilliant character comedy, delivered perfectly. Definitely worth seeing if you want belly laughs and tips on committing crime" - Sally Thomas, www.edfringe.com.

Scott Bennett has made numerous TV and radio appearances, including Live at the Apollo, BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Now Show, The Likely Dads and Elephant in the Room with Sarah Millican "Great material, great delivery, a very funny man" - Rob Brydon

The Feast bar and food tent are now cashless, accepting contactless and card payment for your food and drink.

No under 16s due to adult content and acts subject to change at short notice.

The Comedy Night is now sold out!

Songs of Praise

Wednesday 5th July 18:30-19:30

Free Church, Great Shelford

A celebration of village church life. All welcome. Come and sing some joyful hymns, enjoy our excellent choir, or just listen to the music. Amid the hustle and bustle of Shelford Feast week, take a moment to rest, recuperate and sing.

Free entry, all welcome.

Songs of Praise

Quiz Night

Thursday 6th July 18:30-23:00

Grand Marquee, Great Shelford Recreation Ground

Returning by popular demand is the quiz to end all quizzes. Hosted by question master extraordinaire Steve Dann – by day Vice Principal, by night his principal vice is setting rounds of questions tough enough to baffle the smartest of residents.

Maximum group of 8 per team and pre-booking is a requisite, and strictly limited to 50 teams - first come, first served. A meal is included in the ticket price - you can provide your choices when buying your ticket online. If you buy a paper ticket from a local trader, please fill in the entry form online or downloaded and sent to Sarah Coppendale (coppendales@btinternet.com).

Good luck….

The Feast bar and food tent are now cashless, accepting contactless and card payment for your food and drink purchases.

The Quiz is no longer accepting new teams

2023 Quiz Results in full!

Phoenix Winds

Friday 7th July 19:00-21:00

St. Mary's Parish Church, Great Shelford

In the glorious setting of St Mary's Church in Great Shelford, enjoy a classical concert from the wind quintet Phoenix Winds.

Well-established and successful, Phoenix Winds comprises Sarah Kwan (Bassoon), Carrie and Daniel Prozesky (formerly principal French Horn and Clarinet of the Cape Town Philharmonic orchestra), Nick Nightingale (Flute) and Alison Swain (Oboe). With three of the players Great Shelford residents, they play for concerts both locally and further afield, with a varied programme of fun and classical music including Taffanel wind quintet, Capriol suite and other pieces.

The performance starts at 7.30pm, and the entrance ticket includes a glass of wine.

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The Amy Winehouse Band

Friday 7th July 19:00-23:00

Grand Marquee, Great Shelford Recreation Ground

In this unique retrospective show, Amy's original band, led by her long term Musical Director/Bass player Dale Davis and Amy's close friend from the very start of her career, celebrate her era defining music and live performances with this, the only completely authentic reimagining of the Amy Winehouse sound. Fronted by the exceptional young vocalist Bronte Shande and featuring onscreen visuals this unique show has become an unforgettable experience and celebration for audiences around the world which we are delighted to bring to you.

Amy Winehouse was for so many, simply the greatest artist of her generation, missed by everyone who loved her and her music - join us on a joyful and emotional journey celebrating Amy's incredible songbook with the musicians and band who knew her best and helped create her timeless sound, both onstage and in the studio. Bringing you ‘Rehab', ‘Back To Black', ‘Valerie', ‘Love Is A losing Game', ‘Tears Dry On Their Own', ‘I'm No Good' and many more.

The Feast bar and food tent are now cashless, accepting contactless and card payment for your food and drink purchases.

This is a standing event; while casual seating is available there is no allocated seating. Strobe lighting effects will be used during this performance.

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The Amy Winehouse Band

The Mark Crooks Quintet - the Best of American Jazz & Swing

Saturday 8th July 17:30-21:30

Stapleford Granary

Brought to you in association with Stapleford Granary, enjoy an evening of music from the glorious era of jazz and swing shaped by great American masters such as Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and Duke Ellington, in the magical outdoor setting of the Granary courtyard. We'll be firing up the BBQs from 5.30pm and the Stable Bar will be open all evening.

The stellar Mark Crooks Quintet present their homage to a much-loved era, preserving the musical heritage of this unforgettable music through original arrangements. Saxophonist and clarinettist Mark Crooks is a member of the superb Back To Basie Orchestra and the celebrated John Wilson Orchestra with whom he regularly performs at the BBC Proms. He was the featured clarinet soloist in the TV special A Swingin' Christmas and on the John Wilson Orchestra Gershwin in Hollywood album, recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall in 2016. He has performed with artists ranging from Tony Bennett to Sir Simon Rattle, Lady Gaga to Dame Cleo Laine and at venues including Ronnie Scotts in London and the Lincoln Center in New York. Mark is joined by Colin Oxley (guitar), John Pearce (piano), Jeremy Brown (bass) and Matt Home (drums)

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Mark Crooks Quintet

Trevor Nelson

Saturday 8th July 19:00-23:00

Grand Marquee, Great Shelford Recreation Ground

Back again in Shelford after his sell-out Feast show in 2022, Trevor Nelson is an award-winning DJ and champion for RnB music worldwide, and a household name across the UK.

As a radio broadcaster he presents shows on the BBC's most popular music networks - "Trevor Nelson's Rhythm Nation" is live four nights a week on BBC Radio 2 and "Trevor Goes Old Skool" airs every Sunday on BBC Radio 1Xtra. In March 2021, Trevor released his podcast series "Trevor Nelson's Divas" for BBC Sounds, comprising hand-picked archive footage in which Trevor reminisces on his most memorable interviews with some of the biggest artists in the music industry.

He continues to headline live music events across the UK under his brand Soul Nation. Sponsored by Bidwells, Shelford Feast are thrilled to have Trevor bring the week to a spectacular close.

Want to save on tickets for Judge Jules: Live and Trevor Nelson? Buy a Shelford Feast Saturdays ticket to come to both of these fabulous nights for a bargain price!

The Feast bar and food tent are now cashless, accepting contactless and card payment for your food and drink purchases.

This is a standing event; while casual seating is available there is no allocated seating. Strobe lighting effects will be used during this performance.

Trevor Nelson is now sold out!