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Impington Village College

Community Groups & Clubs

Cambridge & Impington Tang Soo Do Club

Based at Impington Sports Centre, the Club offers traditional martial arts training in Tang Soo Do, a Korean form of karate that has roots extending back many hundreds of years. The Club has around 60 members from age 4 to age 50+, ranging in ability from beginner to black belts. Find out about class time or arrange to attend a taster please by contacting Mike Allen.

Telephone: 07525 702204 or Email:

Cambridge Kettlebells

Classes are held outside in the grounds of the College on Monday and Wednesday evenings. There are three different levels of classes offered – Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. For more information contact William Prideaux-Brune.

Telephone: 07967 184342 or Email:

CBreezes Wind Ensemble

CBreezes is a relaxed and informal Clarinet & Saxophone group for adults. Most of the members are adult students of their instruments - standard grade 3-6. They cater for 4 types of saxophone (bari - sop), plus the standard Bb Clarinet. Sections are limited in numbers to keep the sound balance acceptable!

Rehearsals are led by a conductor and are intended to be fun and educational. Rehearsals take place fortnightly on Wednesday evenings (currently 8 - 9.30pm) during school terms. There is a termly fee (currently £35) for 6 or 7 rehearsals. It is essentially a non-performing group, though they have a summer and an end of year "open rehearsal" for family and friends to come and listen. For more information and details please telephone: 01223 237767 or email:

Farmers Market

The farmers Market is held in the main hall at the College every 3rd Saturday of the month. The market opens at 8.30am and finishes at 12.30pm. For more information contact Karen Broad.

Telephone: 07836 383051 or Email:

HICOP – Histon and Impington Community Orchard Project

The community orchard was planted in February 2013 by a group of local people who wanted to revive the fruit growing traditions of the local area. Since then the orchard has grown, hedges have been planted and boundaries installed. Volunteers are always welcome to help with the project. In the autumn weekly maintenance is needed with spraying, weeding and mowing. In February and March there will be more tree planting for the Chivers Heritage Orchard. HICOP also look after the small orchard in the grounds of Impington Village College. To find out how you can get involved contact: or telephone: 01223 504711, or visit

Histon & Impington Village Society

Established in 1979 the Society aims to stimulate public interest in the history, care and preservation of Histon & Impington. The Society has a fantastic online resource and has also produced a range of publications sharing pictures, stories and information about the local area. As part of the IVC 75th Anniversary exhibition, people could listen to recordings made with former students who studied at Impington when the College opened in 1939. This was part of an oral histories project that the Society has been working on for the past couple of years.

The Soceity meets at 7:30pm on the last Tuesday of the month (sometimes adjusted because of Bank Holidays etc), term time only. The group usually meets in the Brackenbury Room at the College. For more information please telephone: 01223 233397 or email:

Impington Village College Craftsman's Guild

The Guild was founded in 1946 when potential new members had to be voted in based on their woodworking skills and craftsmanship. In the early days no ladies were allowed. Luckily, since then, there have been many changes, and today the only requirement to becoming a member is an enthusiasm to make items in wood.

The Guild is now a mixed group of hobbyists who meet on a Thursday night at IVC. The evenings are run on an informal basis without teaching, but with mutual help and advice from members.  Items made in the past few years have included furniture, toys, games and ornamental items, some made on the wood lathes. There is a wide range of both hand and power tools for the group to use. Please contact David Ife.

Telephone: 01223 232542

Impington Music Society

Since 1939 the Music Society at Impington Village College has presented an annual programme of concerts in the Brackenbury Room. The concerts include music from baroque to jazz, and solos to full orchestras. The Society encourages youngsters and is proud to follow their careers in music. In 2008 the Society raised funds to purchase a new Grand Piano which is now housed in the Brackenbury Room at IVC.  

The Music Society meets every fortnight on a Friday night at 7.30pm in The Brackenbury Room. The season runs from September to March. Full season membership costs only £20 (12 concerts). Please contact the Treasurer / Membership Secretary Mrs P Labistour on: 01954 201535.

Impington Village College Model Aeroplane Club

The Club was founded in 1946 by a member of staff at IVC, Ray Malmström. As well as being a gifted artist and inspirational teacher Ray had enjoyed a lifelong passion for anything that might fly. Ray's model designs could be easily built by young people, and they were published in the Meccano magazine and on the backs of breakfast cereal packets. Acclaim for Ray’s modelling activity was international and still now, enthusiast, from all over the world seek copies of his plans. Today the Club has a membership of more than sixty, who fly a whole variety of models including stick and tissue models, control line models (both internal combustion and electric powered) and radio controlled models. 

Meetings are held in the evenings 7:00 - 9:30pm. In the Autumn and Spring terms the meetings are held in the Sports Centre and on the Playing Field in the Summer term. Additional flying meetings are held in the Sports Hall on separately announced dates. Please contact Chris Strachan.


Table Tennis

Table Tennis has been played at Impington Village College since its opening in 1939. At that time the Chivers family, who gave the land for the College development, insisted as part of the agreement that the recreational facilities provided at the Histon Institute on the village green, were housed within the new building. The present Club has been competing in the local leagues for over fifty years and in the 2013-14 season fielded seven teams in the Cambridge & District League and three teams in the Ely & District League. 

Meetings on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7.00pm in the College Dining Hall. On match evenings (the Club has teams in the Cambs. League and in the Ely & District League) finishing time can be after 10pm.For more information contact:

Bob Pettit - Club Chairman

Telephone: 01223 440323 or Email:

Mike Johnston - Club Treasurer

Telephone: 01223 235090 or Email:

John Bray - Club Secretary

Telephone: 01223 233168 or Email:

1st Histon Scouts

Scouting in Histon and Impington is as popular today as it ever has been. The 1st Histon Scouts have a base just next to the village college. The youngsters get involved in a whole range of activities from day trips and camps, to community events and fundraising. It is lots of fun, social and a great way to try new things and learn to be more independent. Please contact Steve Taylor.


3rd Histon Guides

The guides meet at Impington Village College on Thursday evenings. For more information please contact: