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What's On

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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Award Winners Whisky Tasting
Food & Drink

Award Winners Whisky Tasting

Guided tasting through 6 award-winning whiskies for beginners and seasoned samplers alike.

  • 20/04/2024 - 20/04/2024
Science on Sundays: April 2024
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Science on Sundays: April 2024

The World Beneath a Wildflower Meadow. A talk by Dr Raphaella Hull, Cambridge University Botanic Garden, University of Cambridge.

  • 21/04/2024 - 21/04/2024
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
The Archive Band – The Archive Rocks Eddington
Comedy & Entertainment
Family Friendly
Free
Music

The Archive Band – The Archive Rocks Eddington

The Archive covers band travel back to the nineties and noughties to bring you all the best indie, britpop, grunge & punk-rock favorites.

  • 26/04/2024 - 26/04/2024
Nick Barraclough: Songs & Stories from a lifetime in Country
Music

Nick Barraclough: Songs & Stories from a lifetime in Country

Singer, guitarist, songwriter and music broadcaster, Nick Barraclough is a Cambridge legend and a self-proclaimed 'man of country'.

  • 27/04/2024 - 27/04/2024
Mindfulness with Flowers
Comedy & Entertainment
Food & Drink
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Mindfulness with Flowers

A Day of Holistic Relaxation in the beautiful Quy Mill Hotel & Spa. With guided meditations, craft-based aromatherapy, flower-themed food and drink (including elderflower wine!) and so much more! Unwind your mind through a floral journey of the senses.

  • 28/04/2024 - 28/04/2024
Oil painting 8 week class for beginners and improvers
Art & Exhibitions
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Oil painting 8 week class for beginners and improvers

Have you always wanted to experiment with painting in oil, but you are not really sure where to start? 

  • 29/04/2024 - 01/07/2024
English Touring Opera: Manon Lescaut and The Rake’s Progress at Cambridge Arts Theatre
Music
Theatre

English Touring Opera: Manon Lescaut and The Rake’s Progress at Cambridge Arts Theatre

English Touring Opera returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre this May with their Spring 24 tour, featuring two new ETO productions, Puccini's Manon Lescaut and The Rake's Progress.

  • 01/05/2024 - 04/05/2024
Alice by Heart
Comedy & Entertainment
Music
Theatre

Alice by Heart

‘Alice by Heart’ is a beautiful new musical dealing with first loves, grief, sexual awakening and overcoming life’s many obstacles. It is set during the height of World War 2 within the London Underground, and Wonderland is used as a form of escapism. This show is presented by the 3rd year musical theatre students as a part of the ARU Graduate Showcase, and the creative team include Pippa Duffy, Katy Graham-Clare and Ryan Murphy. This is a show to not be missed! Come and join us in Wonderland!

  • 02/05/2024 - 04/05/2024
Bare Jam “Genre Mashing Collective”
Music

Bare Jam “Genre Mashing Collective”

Bare Jams are a Bristol/London-based genre-mashing collective consisting of Ollie (Vocals/Guitar), Sam (Drums), Dave (Bass), Seb (Trumpet), Jake (Sax).

  • 03/05/2024 - 03/05/2024
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
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 an evening 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. Here’s What’s On Explore Our Manor House and Grounds See Our Wedding Venue in Full Swing Meet Cambridgeshire’s Top Suppliers Meet The Team Tour Our Bedrooms No need to book a ticket, just gather your friends and family and get ready for an evening filled with exciting wedding inspiration! We can’t wait to meet you there.

  • 06/05/2024 - 06/05/2024
A Conversation with Mark Butterworth
Free
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

A Conversation with Mark Butterworth

Join us in our Library for a conversation with East Anglia author Mark Butterworth as he presents his latest novel, The Berlin Assignment.

  • 08/05/2024 - 08/05/2024
In Conversation: Cultures of Enchantment
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

In Conversation: Cultures of Enchantment

A discussion about artists and visionaries and the struggle between secular reasoning and spiritual awakening

  • 09/05/2024 - 09/05/2024
Eddington Beer Garden 2024
Festivals
Food & Drink
Free
Music

Eddington Beer Garden 2024

Following last year’s enormously successful introductory event, we welcome back this pop-up outdoor experience to Eddington Square, Cambridge for three days of springtime cheer.

  • 10/05/2024 - 12/05/2024
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
Handmade Art Market : Haddenham Arts Centre
Art & Exhibitions
Family Friendly
Food & Drink
Free
Markets, Fetes & Fairs

Handmade Art Market : Haddenham Arts Centre

Meet the Makers at our popular Handmade Art Market this Spring at the Arts Centre and Gardens. Beautiful handmade works and gifts, Demos, Live Music, Hedgehog Rescue and More! FREE entry

  • 18/05/2024 - 18/05/2024
Science on Sundays: May 2024
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Science on Sundays: May 2024

Uncovering the microscopic world of mycorrhizal fungi. A talk by Dr Jen McGaley, Crop Science Centre, University of Cambridge.

  • 19/05/2024 - 19/05/2024
Museum of Cambridge and Old Quarter Tour
Art & Exhibitions
Family Friendly
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Museum of Cambridge and Old Quarter Tour

Join the Museum of Cambridge and Old Quarter Tour and learn about the history of Cambridge, beyond the University. Uncover Cambridge and the Castle Mound site before the University came to the town, how people may dropped by for a pint at the 'White Horse Inn' before it became the Museum of Cambridge in 1936!

  • 20/05/2024 - 20/05/2024
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
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
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
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
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
“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
Star Shine Night Walk
Sport

Star Shine Night Walk

As the sun sets on what is one of the longest days of the year, Star Shine Night Walk is a special way to remember and celebrate loved ones while raising funds for hospice care.

  • 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
Dido and Aeneas
Music

Dido and Aeneas

Eboracum Baroque are delighted to return to the idyllic surroundings of King’s College Fellows’ Garden in Cambridge for a performance of Purcell’s classic opera, Dido and Aeneas.

  • 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
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
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
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
Science on Sundays: August 2024
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Science on Sundays: August 2024

Engineering to study biology: building tools to study an economically important crop disease. A talk by Dr Olaf Kranse, Crop Science Centre, University of Cambridge.

  • 18/08/2024 - 18/08/2024
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
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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