Category: What’s on
Looking for an excuse to get out of the house (I hear you sister), there’s lots of fun to be had out and about this week. Take a peep… Don’t forget to get right down to the bottom as the Book Ahead section has a few things you might not want to miss out on.
The Science of Jewellery, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Sat 25 March
It’s the last few days of the Cambridge Science Festival and this weekend there’s a chance to think outside the jewellery box and join Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery as they take over The Glass Room at the Betty and Gordon Moore Library to showcase the science and technology behind all things sparkly.
A field full of skipping lambs is a welcoming sign of spring. Daffodils are gathering along the roadside, magnolia tress are beginning to blossom and I’ve nearly driven off the road several times gawping at all this colour. Whoever is responsible for all these creations needs a big pat on the back and a large G&T – it’s all looking blooming beautiful out there.
Afro Tema, Hot Numbers Coffee Roasters, Cambridge, Fri 17 Mar
Hot Numbers is an independent coffee house in Cambridge.
High heels on but nowhere go to? Meh, relax, your next week’s fun in Cambridgeshire is covered, dusted, buffed and positively frou-froued. Looking good, out you go and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do. Don’t forget to scroll down to the early bird section – we want to make sure you get in on the fun.
The House Next Door: Uproar! The Key Studio, Peterborough, Fri 10 Mar
They’re been all over TV and radio – BBC1, BBC3, ITV1 and ITV2, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4, but now’s your chance to see this comedy sensation LIVE!
Well hellooo spring – I’ve been waiting! We’ve survived Pancake Day and we’re more than halfway through the week people. Let’s slide our way over to the fun side. Yeehaa.
Learn to Garden Weekend, Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Sat 4 – Sun 5 Mar
If you garden looks more of a quagmire then a feature of beauty and you can’t tell a weed from a pansy (er, are you looking at me?) then get yourself booked on this two-day weekend course led by the Head of Education Flis Plent and horticulturalist Helen Seal.
Tonight, I will be downing tools, turning off my phone, and commandeering the sofa, remote and wine from 9pm – 11pm as not one, but two, fantastic TV shows arrive on the small screen.
First up, at 9pm on BBC1 is The Replacement, a three-part thriller.
Our Head Ed, Hero was lucky enough to go to a preview screening of the first episode and, reports that it is edge-of-your seat stuff.
So long Feb – later! We’re zipping through these months – we’ll be pigging out on chocolate before you know it (or just me?). Until then there’s a delicious smorgasbord of fun to be had so get planning. I’ve included an early nudge section on things that will need booking ahead to ensure you don’t miss out on the fun (I know, pass me the medal) so make sure you scroll on down.
Footlights Spring Review 2017: Behind Closed Doors, ADC Theatre, Cambridge, Fri 24 – Sat 25 Feb
It’s the last few days to get a chance to talent spot at one of the biggest events in Cambridge’s ever burgeoning comedy calendar.
How’s half term going for you – after yet another day of peeing rain?! Only a few days to go so hang on to your hair – detain them in their room (you never know they might clean it) and take a few minutes to plan your kid free week ahead. If you’re unencumbered there’s grown up stuff to enjoy – a new pop up supper club, music, orchid growing for those that can’t, and even some fun on the gee-gees ahead of Cheltenham.
We’re flying in by the seat of our pants but it’s here – the grown-up version of the what’s on guide for the next 7 days. I’ve pulled together a smorgasbord of fun for you to enjoy if you’ve not got to bother about kids or you’ve managed to farm them off somewhere for some adult time. Enjoy folks!
Love Food Weekend, Burwash Manor, Sat 11 – Sun 12 Feb
Not sure if aphrodisiacs can spark romance but let’s not worry too much, if you like your food and drink get ye-selves down to the Foodpark Night Market at Burwash Manor.
Oh flip, half term’s arrived, and there are children to be entertained (or detained in their bedrooms while you work). In this bumper half term what’s on guide there’s a whopper load for kids to do, I’ll be adding to this as the week progresses, so definitely check back every day. New additions will be put at the top of the post so you can find them easily. If your half term is not until the following week, don’t sweat – I’ll include a specific what’s on guide to cover then also (I know, I’m good to you).
Boom! Cambridge has really woken up – let’s pop a cork to fun Feb. There’s tonnes going on this week and beyond, so grab a cuppa and have a read of my curated tips to the best things going on in Cambridgeshire – family fun, art, music, gardens and cookery are all covered. It’s go go go, peeps!
The Circus of Horrors, Cambridge Corn Exchange, Sat 4 Feb
The Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary as it takes to the road with its latest incarnation The Never-ending Nightmare.