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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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A Conversation with Min Jin Lee, Author of Pachinko
Art & Exhibitions
Free
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

A Conversation with Min Jin Lee, Author of Pachinko

Please join us for a conversation with Min Jin Lee, acclaimed author of the bestselling novel Pachinko, at the University of Cambridge.

  • 22/05/2024 - 22/05/2024
Sir David Khalili: ‘The Art of Peace’ Public Lecture
Free
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Sir David Khalili: ‘The Art of Peace’ Public Lecture

Sir David Khalili reflects on the intersection of artistic patronage, cultural philanthropy and interfaith engagement in pursuit of peace.

  • 23/05/2024 - 23/05/2024
Waterbeach Colts Beer Festival
Comedy & Entertainment
Family Friendly
Festivals
Food & Drink
Music

Waterbeach Colts Beer Festival

3 day beer festival with live music, entertainment and street food raising funds for Waterbeach Colts Football Club

  • 24/05/2024 - 26/05/2024
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
Mark Row: A* in The Making (Revision Lesson)
Comedy & Entertainment
Festivals

Mark Row: A* in The Making (Revision Lesson)

Stand up Comedy as part of the Cambridge Comedy Fringe. Teacher and Comedian Mark Row, shares tales from the classroom in this relatable, engaging and ultimately hilarious show!

  • 26/05/2024 - 26/05/2024
Dr Dolittle
Comedy & Entertainment
Family Friendly
Food & Drink
Theatre

Dr Dolittle

The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle at Waresley Park Estate Waresley Park Estate, Sandy, SG19 3DD Wed 29th May 2024 6:00PM Doctor Dolittle leads a simple life as the village doctor in sleepy Puddleby-On-The-Marsh. He often undercharges his patients, or even treats them for free, so he is terribly poor. But one day, with the help of his wise old parrot Polynesia, he makes an extraordinary discovery: that he can talk to animals.

  • 29/05/2024 - 29/05/2024
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
Fabric Printing Workshop with Lovely Lydia
Art & Exhibitions
Family Friendly
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Fabric Printing Workshop with Lovely Lydia

Join us at University Arms hotel on Friday 31st May, 2-4:30pm, for a fabric printing workshop with Lovely Lydia.

  • 31/05/2024 - 31/05/2024
Spanish Evening
Comedy & Entertainment
Family Friendly
Food & Drink
Free
Music

Spanish Evening

The Hare and Hounds in Harlton, Cambridgeshire are excited to be running a Spanish theme evening on Saturday June 1st 2024 from 5pm! with a live Flamenco guitarist, Spanish cocktails & a Tapas menu, bring your friends and family to enjoy a chilled summer evening in our big beer garden or in the comfort of our little country pub. Dogs are welcomed too, with some doggie ice-cream available! Bookings only necessary if you'd like to sit in the pub, otherwise, feel free to just turn up! Free Entry.

  • 01/06/2024 - 01/06/2024
Science on Sundays: 2 June 2024
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Science on Sundays: 2 June 2024

Why wetlands? The role of wetlands in climate change. A talk by Thomas Idris Marquand, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge.

  • 02/06/2024 - 02/06/2024
Cambridge Pop-up Speakeasy Jazz
Music

Cambridge Pop-up Speakeasy Jazz

Think dimly lit jazz club with great music. Unlike a gig, talking is allowed—indeed, the club serves as a social hub for amateur jazz musicians, jazz fans and, indeed, anyone who appreciates live music. The music consists of several small sets with different configurations of musicians, meaning that there's always variety throughout the night. Playing is prearranged—this is not an open jam!

  • 05/06/2024 - 05/06/2024
The Cambridge Club Festival
Comedy & Entertainment
Festivals
Music

The Cambridge Club Festival

Dance, Disco, Discover. A feel-good festival weekend with Chaka Khan, Jessie Ware, loads more live music, family fun, street food, comedy, DJs & more.

  • 07/06/2024 - 09/06/2024
Arbury Carnival – 2024
Family Friendly
Festivals
Food & Drink
Free
Markets, Fetes & Fairs
Music

Arbury Carnival – 2024

Join us for the 2024 Arbury Carnival on June 8th! The theme of this year's carnival is "We Love the 80's and 90's" - join us for a day of celebrations. There will be food stalls, games, rides and live entertainment in the arena.

  • 08/06/2024 - 08/06/2024
Summer Garden Bouquet workshop
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Summer Garden Bouquet workshop

Learn to create a fabulous huge handtied bouquet using the most gorgeous summer flowers on our special garden summer bouquet workshop.

  • 15/06/2024 - 15/06/2024
Science on Sunday: 16 June 2024
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Science on Sunday: 16 June 2024

Between Roman Agricultural Diffusion and Islamic Green Revolution: Crop diffusion in the 1st millennium CE Middle East and Mediterranean. A talk by Dr Daniel Fuks, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge.

  • 16/06/2024 - 16/06/2024
Painting workshop at The LAB
Art & Exhibitions
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Painting workshop at The LAB

🎨 Want to try something new and fun? Join us for a paint night at The LAB in Cambridge on Regent Street. Step-by-step instructions from local artists, all materials provided. Come by yourself or bring a friend!

  • 19/06/2024 - 19/06/2024
Fen Edge Festival
Art & Exhibitions
Comedy & Entertainment
Family Friendly
Festivals
Food & Drink
Free
Markets, Fetes & Fairs
Music
Sport
Theatre
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Fen Edge Festival

21st 22nd 23rd June 2024 // Cottenham Village Green, Cottenham Village College & Cottenham Community Centre. Live music, Food, Stalls, Activities, Performances, Fairground, Dog Show & much more!

  • 21/06/2024 - 23/06/2024
Screenprint Mono-printing with Adam Bridgland
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Screenprint Mono-printing with Adam Bridgland

Join artist-printmaker, Adam Bridgland for a screen print mono-printing workshop on 22nd June 2024, 10.30 am – 1.00 pm.

  • 22/06/2024 - 22/06/2024
Shakespeare at the George – Hamlet
Theatre

Shakespeare at the George – Hamlet

Discover the story of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, a Shakespearian tragedy punctuated by dark humour, with mystery and conspiracy in abundance

  • 25/06/2024 - 06/07/2024
Cambridge Concert Orchestra – Festival Concert
Music

Cambridge Concert Orchestra – Festival Concert

An uplifting evening of music on the theme of festivals and summer celebrations, rounding off the 2024 Chesterton Festival Fun Day

  • 29/06/2024 - 29/06/2024
Choir2000 Choral Society Concert
Music

Choir2000 Choral Society Concert

Choir2000 choral society brings George Dyson’s Canterbury Pilgrims to Cambridge on 30th June.

  • 30/06/2024 - 30/06/2024
Family Activity: Moth Mobiles
Family Friendly

Family Activity: Moth Mobiles

Come along to find out all about these mysterious creatures and make a moth mobile.

  • 06/07/2024 - 06/07/2024
STANFORD SINGING BREAK at Queen’s College
Music

STANFORD SINGING BREAK at Queen’s College

Come and sing choral music by Charles Villiers Stanford in the magnificent setting of Queens’ College, Cambridge, in an exclusive weekend course to mark the centenary of the composer’s death

  • 12/07/2024 - 14/07/2024
The Art of Bowl Turning with Jon Bailey
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

The Art of Bowl Turning with Jon Bailey

Discover the Art of Bowl Turning at David Parr House with Jon Bailey. Unlock the ancient craft of bowl turning using a traditional pole lathe.

  • 13/07/2024 - 13/07/2024
Skylight with Serenata
Family Friendly
Music

Skylight with Serenata

Skylight Journey to the Stars with Serenata Let Serenata take you on a musical journey to the stars and back with their concert on Sunday July 14th at 7.30pm in Holy Trinity Church, Balsham. Skylight explores aspects of celestial light from the sun, moon and stars through glorious songs written exclusively for upper voices. The programme includes pieces by American, Canadian, Norwegian, Singapore, British, and French composers spread across the globe but living beneath a common sky, who find inspiration in the vast expanse above us all.

  • 14/07/2024 - 14/07/2024
Folk Day @museumoftechnology.com
Family Friendly
Festivals
Food & Drink
Music

Folk Day @museumoftechnology.com

Cambridge Museum of Technology welcomes you our second annual Folk Day. We will be showcasing performers from the local area selected and introduced by our partners from the Cambridge Folk Club and the Black Fen Folk Club.

  • 20/07/2024 - 20/07/2024
Science on Sundays: July 2024
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Science on Sundays: July 2024

The extraordinary ecology of drylands. A talk by Dr Courtney Currier, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge

  • 21/07/2024 - 21/07/2024
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
Cambridge Folk Festival 2024
Festivals
Music

Cambridge Folk Festival 2024

Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the longest running folk festivals in the world. Held each year since 1965 it attracts around fourteen thousand people, many of whom return year after year.

  • 25/07/2024 - 28/07/2024
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
MUSIC IN THE PARKS – 4 August – Chesterton Recreation Ground
Family Friendly
Free
Music

MUSIC IN THE PARKS – 4 August – Chesterton Recreation Ground

Back by popular demand, our FREE Music in the Parks series will return to Cambridge for Summer 2024! Join us on Chesterton Recreation Ground to hear We Got That Swing.

  • 04/08/2024 - 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
MUSIC IN THE PARKS – 11 August – Jesus Green
Family Friendly
Free
Music

MUSIC IN THE PARKS – 11 August – Jesus Green

Back by popular demand, our FREE Music in the Parks series will return to Cambridge for Summer 2024! Join us on Jesus Green to hear Big 10.

  • 11/08/2024 - 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
Beauty and the Beast at Wimpole Estate
Theatre

Beauty and the Beast at Wimpole Estate

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer for a brand-new telling of this classic fairy tale. This rollicking new adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is perfect for all the family!

  • 17/08/2024 - 17/08/2024
MUSIC IN THE PARKS – 18 August – Nuns Way Recreation
Family Friendly
Free
Music

MUSIC IN THE PARKS – 18 August – Nuns Way Recreation

Back by popular demand, our FREE Music in the Parks series will return to Cambridge for Summer 2024! Join us at Nuns Way Recreation to hear Waterbeach Brass.

  • 18/08/2024 - 18/08/2024
Wedding Venue Open Day
Free
Markets, Fetes & Fairs

Wedding Venue Open Day

We are again, opening our doors to all the couples to be for a day of Wedding Inspiration! If you’re recently engaged, or are one of the lucky few to have already booked your wedding with us, then this is an event you don’t want to miss out on.

  • 26/08/2024 - 26/08/2024
MUSIC IN THE PARKS – 1 September – Dudley Road Recreation Ground
Family Friendly
Free
Music

MUSIC IN THE PARKS – 1 September – Dudley Road Recreation Ground

Back by popular demand, our FREE Music in the Parks series will return to Cambridge for Summer 2024! Join us on Dudley Road Recreation Ground to hear Under the Covers.

  • 01/09/2024 - 01/09/2024
This Flight Tonight- The Songs of Joni Mitchell
Music

This Flight Tonight- The Songs of Joni Mitchell

Acclaimed singer/songwriters Zervas & Pepper present This Flight Tonight an intimate five-piece acoustic live tribute to the music of Joni Mitchell. Featuring songs such as California, Blue, Woodstock, Both Sides Now, Coyote, Big Yellow Taxi, A Case Of You, and many more…

  • 06/09/2024 - 06/09/2024
An Introduction to Contemporary Hand Weaving with Dalia James
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

An Introduction to Contemporary Hand Weaving with Dalia James

Join us for an introduction to contemporary hand weaving with artist Dalia James. This tapestry frame weaving workshop will give each participant a fundamental grounding in tapestry weaving techniques.

  • 14/09/2024 - 14/09/2024
An Introduction to Lino Printing with Zoe Ansari
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. Fuelled by inspiration from the David Parr House, you will design and carve your lino block and make a design based on the David Parr House 2024 theme, Letter, Word, Text.

  • 21/09/2024 - 21/09/2024
Cambridge Travel Festival
Festivals
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Cambridge Travel Festival

Cambridge Travel Festival brings together, a collection of global travel destinations and experiences, to inspire your perfect holiday getaway for 2025 and beyond.

  • 29/11/2024 - 30/11/2024
HQ Nights Exclusive Christmas Party!
Comedy & Entertainment
Food & Drink

HQ Nights Exclusive Christmas Party!

Join us for an evening of excitement, splendour and all that is Christmas!

  • 14/12/2024 - 15/12/2024
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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