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Something for all in Cambridge

Whether you’re a foodie, an art enthusiast, music fan, or science devotee, Cambridge has something for you. Home to festivals and events all year round, we invite you to explore the latest and greatest this buzzing cultural hub has to offer. 

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FDNF Jazz Evening
Comedy & Entertainment
Music

FDNF Jazz Evening

The FDNF Cambridge is hosting their first fundraising event - a jazz night at the Portland Arms featuring two talented bands, Emergency Exit and The Jazz Disciples. All proceeds from the tickets will go to the David Nott Foundation, which trains war doctors, saving lives!

  • 04/03/2024 - 04/03/2024
BLISS Song recital – Tenor Christoph Prégardien & Pianist Joseph Middleton
Music

BLISS Song recital – Tenor Christoph Prégardien & Pianist Joseph Middleton

Christoph Prégardien - Tenor Joseph Middleton - Piano Tuesday 5 March 2024, 7.30pm, The Auditorium, Pembroke College Songs by Duparc, Schubert & Schumann's 'Dichterliebe'

  • 05/03/2024 - 05/03/2024
Power and the unWEIRDification of behavioural science
Free
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Power and the unWEIRDification of behavioural science

Catherine Angai discusses how to make behavioural science less WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrialised, Rich, and Democratic).

  • 06/03/2024 - 06/03/2024
Ghost Stories
Theatre

Ghost Stories

Richard Spaul tells Ghost Stories in the atmospheric Leper Chapel.

  • 08/03/2024 - 08/03/2024
Mother’s Day Punting
Family Friendly

Mother’s Day Punting

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, why not treat those very special women in your life to a 50-minute guided private punting tour along the College Backs.

  • 09/03/2024 - 10/03/2024
Salisbury Arms Cambridge – Sunday Roast LAUNCH MOTHERS DAY!
Food & Drink

Salisbury Arms Cambridge – Sunday Roast LAUNCH MOTHERS DAY!

Team Salisbury arms are excited to announce the LAUNCH SUNDAY ROASTS - just in time for mothers day! Book your table for Mothers day before the 8th March and grab yourselves a free glass of FIZZ!

  • 10/03/2024 - 10/03/2024
Student Poetry Trail at the Botanic Garden (Cambridge Festival)
Art & Exhibitions
Festivals
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Student Poetry Trail at the Botanic Garden (Cambridge Festival)

Embark on the enchanting Student Poetry Trail at the Botanic Garden. Discover the hidden voices of plants through poetry!

  • 13/03/2024 - 27/03/2024
New Music: Drunk On Dreams: John Butcher, saxophone and Rhodri Davies, harp
Music

New Music: Drunk On Dreams: John Butcher, saxophone and Rhodri Davies, harp

Join us for this year’s New Music concert series, programmed by our New Music Curator Tom McKinney. The second concert introduces us to John Butcher and Rhodri Davies.

  • 14/03/2024 - 14/03/2024
Ghost Stories II
Theatre

Ghost Stories II

Richard Spaul returns to The Leper Chapel with Ghost Stories II

  • 15/03/2024 - 15/03/2024
Ghost Stories II
Theatre

Ghost Stories II

Richard Spaul returns to The Leper Chapel with Ghost Stories II.

  • 16/03/2024 - 16/03/2024
International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition 2024
Art & Exhibitions

International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition 2024

Enjoy exploring a selection of winning garden photos at Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

  • 20/03/2024 - 07/05/2024
Hamlet
Theatre

Hamlet

In this remarkable solo performance of Hamlet, Richard Spaul brings his unique vocal gifts and powers of characterisation to explore Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

  • 22/03/2024 - 22/03/2024
Overture to a Jam Session
Music

Overture to a Jam Session

The Harmony In Harlem jazz orchestra perform authentic jazz by Duke Ellington.

  • 23/03/2024 - 23/03/2024
The Lost Eggs Easter Trail
Art & Exhibitions
Family Friendly

The Lost Eggs Easter Trail

Enjoy an egg-citing Easter Trail at Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

  • 28/03/2024 - 14/04/2024
An Introduction to Lino Printing with Zoe Ansari
Art & Exhibitions
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

An Introduction to Lino Printing with Zoe Ansari

In this day workshop, you will learn the basics of lino printing and the skills to get you started so you can print at home with simple tools and materials.

  • 30/03/2024 - 30/03/2024
Easter Sunday Lunch at Parker’s Tavern
Food & Drink

Easter Sunday Lunch at Parker’s Tavern

Join us for our Easter special Sunday lunch in Parker's Tavern.

  • 31/03/2024 - 31/03/2024
LUISA OMIELAN 2024 UK TOUR: ‘BITTER’
Comedy & Entertainment

LUISA OMIELAN 2024 UK TOUR: ‘BITTER’

Luisa Omielan is a comedic force of nature. The first stand-up to receive a BAFTA Breakthrough accolade, with four consecutive smash hit shows, she is credited with creating 'genre-defining' one- woman shows. Most recently, a self-produced special called 'God is a Woman'. With over a dozen sell out runs at Soho Theatre and star of Live at the Apollo. Twice nominated at Melbourne International Comedy Festival for best show - where her Thigh Gap routine has been viewed over 50 million times. She's been described as masterminding 'one of the biggest stand-up hits of the decade' with her debut 'What Would Beyonce Do?!' Her show Politics For Bitches spawned a BBC3 series. In 2024, Luisa will return with a brand-new touring show: Bitter.

  • 04/04/2024 - 04/04/2024
The Sixteen Choral Pilgrimage 2024: Masters of Imitation
Music

The Sixteen Choral Pilgrimage 2024: Masters of Imitation

Celebrating the art of imitation, our 2024 Choral Pilgrimage explores music from the master of parody, Orlande de Lassus, alongside works by Josquin, Casulana and Bob Chilcott.

  • 05/04/2024 - 05/04/2024
Spotlight Productions presents ‘The Addams Family’ musical comedy
Comedy & Entertainment
Family Friendly
Theatre

Spotlight Productions presents ‘The Addams Family’ musical comedy

In celebration of their 20th anniversary, Spotlight Productions would like to proudly present the musical comedy 'The Addams Family'. You can catch one of the four show-stopping evening performances at Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts centre from the 10th - 13th April 2024. Ticket price & showtime’s tbc.

  • 10/04/2024 - 13/04/2024
Songs from the Golden Age of Swing
Music

Songs from the Golden Age of Swing

The 30-piece Down for the Count Orchestra returns to West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, for another joyful celebration of swing music as they perform Songs from the Golden Age of Swing.

  • 12/04/2024 - 12/04/2024
Beginners Floristry Taster Workshop
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Beginners Floristry Taster Workshop

Looking for a general overview of floristry and have no idea what course you really need or want to do? Our popular one day beginners floristry taster is designed to introduce you to floristry with lots of practise during the day.

  • 13/04/2024 - 13/04/2024
Daoiri Farrell – Extraordinary Irish Folk Musician
Music

Daoiri Farrell – Extraordinary Irish Folk Musician

‘Daoirí Farrell is singlehandedly spearheading a resurgence of the authentic in Irish folk music…he is rightly in demand all over the world.’ Irish Music

  • 15/04/2024 - 15/04/2024
Textile Jewellery Workshop with Tanvi Kant
Art & Exhibitions
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Textile Jewellery Workshop with Tanvi Kant

Join artist Tanvi Kant for a vibrant textiles workshop to rework a variety of fabric remnants. You will learn how to make intricate fabric cords and transform them into tactile jewellery.

  • 20/04/2024 - 20/04/2024
New Music: Eliza McCarthy, piano
Music

New Music: Eliza McCarthy, piano

Join us for this year’s New Music concert series, programmed by our New Music Curator Tom McKinney. For the third concert, pianist Eliza McCarthy will take to the Kettle’s Yard Steinway.

  • 25/04/2024 - 25/04/2024
Annie Dressner “I Thought It Would Be Easier” Spring Tour
Music

Annie Dressner “I Thought It Would Be Easier” Spring Tour

"Dressner is able to paint visceral images and transport the listener to the world of the song." - American Songwriter 

  • 27/04/2024 - 27/04/2024
Block Printing with Kate Owens
Art & Exhibitions
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Block Printing with Kate Owens

Explore pattern in this one-day textile printing workshop with artist, Kate Owens. This workshop is perfect for both complete beginners and anyone who’d like to develop their print practice.

  • 04/05/2024 - 04/05/2024
Creative Opera Workshop – sing, move and devise!
Music

Creative Opera Workshop – sing, move and devise!

This exciting and engaging workshop will be co-led by William Kerley and Jessie Maryon Davies. During the three-hour workshop, we will be exploring the art and creativity of singing in an opera chorus.

  • 11/05/2024 - 11/05/2024
Cambridge Beer Festival 2024
Food & Drink

Cambridge Beer Festival 2024

180+ real ales, 80+ ciders, international beer, mead, wine, and cheese. Food from 7 stands. CAMRA's longest running festival, and one of the largest.

  • 20/05/2024 - 25/05/2024
The Cambridge Fringe Festival
Comedy & Entertainment
Family Friendly
Festivals
Food & Drink
Free
Theatre

The Cambridge Fringe Festival

An annual comedy extravaganza that captures the essence of artistic diversity, innovation, and expression.

  • 25/05/2024 - 26/05/2024
New Music: The Hermes Experiment
Music

New Music: The Hermes Experiment

Join us for this year’s New Music concert series, programmed by our New Music Curator Tom McKinney. The Hermes Experiment will be the last concert of the series, offering an exciting finale in the Kettle’s Yard house.

  • 30/05/2024 - 30/05/2024
“Iolanthe” by  W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan
Theatre

“Iolanthe” by W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan

Cambridgeshire Light Opera proudly presents : ‘Iolanthe’ Evening performances at 7.30pm and a Saturday matinée at 2.30pm Doors open 45 minutes before each performance Ticket prices: Wednesday £12, Thu – Sat eve £15, Saturday matinée £12 from Ticket Source : https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/clog or tel : 07708 577570. On-site parking; facilities for wheelchair users; licensed bar

  • 19/06/2024 - 22/06/2024
Summer School  2024
Art & Exhibitions
Festivals
Markets, Fetes & Fairs
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Summer School 2024

Discover and explore your creative talents! Spend some quality time learning a new skill or expanding the skills you already have at our Summer School for adult learners. You'll find some inspiring choices with something for everyone to kick off the summer, with workshops including: Guitar, Indian Cookery, Italian for holidays, Weaving, Drawing, Textiles, Upholstery, Dog Training, Skills Boot Camp and much more.

  • 22/07/2024 - 26/07/2024
Magic of Thailand Festival in Cambridge
Family Friendly
Festivals
Food & Drink

Magic of Thailand Festival in Cambridge

A two day Thai Festival to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Parker's Piece is brought to you by Magic of Thailand.

  • 03/08/2024 - 04/08/2024
Cambridge Country Show
Comedy & Entertainment
Family Friendly
Festivals
Food & Drink
Markets, Fetes & Fairs

Cambridge Country Show

The Cambridge Country Show - The Show with something for everybody

  • 10/08/2024 - 11/08/2024
A Midsummer Night’s Dream at National Trust Wimpole Estate
Family Friendly
Theatre

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at National Trust Wimpole Estate

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy!

  • 16/08/2024 - 16/08/2024
MURDER:STAGED – LIVE
Theatre

MURDER:STAGED – LIVE

Following the success of Crime Viral's sell out UK serial killer tour - research psychologist and psychopathy expert Cheish Merryweather will be bringing to the stage for the very first time - MURDER:STAGED - LIVE

  • 24/01/2025 - 24/01/2025
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First World War poet Rupert Brooke studied at King’s College, Cambridge, and spent time living in Grantchester. He was so enamoured with the Cambridgeshire village he penned one of his most famous works, The Old Vicarage, about his home there.