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What’s on – May

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Dog Oscars, The Plough, Great Chesterford, Mon 28 May

Doggy friends, unite. Head down to the Plough in Great Chesterford, for their first ever dog oscars. This is sure to be a fun family day out with dog handler judges and sixteen categories, including wettest nose, young handler and fancy dress (dog and owner!)

The Plough, Great Chesterford, High Street, CB10 1PL

Urban Hip meets Rural Chic, Art Hound Gallery Pop Up, Benet’s, Cambridge, Fri 11 May

Join The Art Hound Gallery – where Urban Hip meets Rural Chic – for a night of Pop Art and Pop Culture. The Art Hound is venturing into Cambridge City Centre to exhibit an exciting selection of their collection. You’ll discover works by world famous Pop Artists from the UK, the USA and beyond – Sir Peter Blake, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist and more – alongside the contemporary artists continuing their Pop-soaked legacy.

Upstairs at Benet’s, 21 King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SP


Royal Wedding screening, Market Square, Cambridge, Sat 19 May 

Watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot in Cambridge’s Market. Bunting and patriotic flags a-go-go as the main event will be screened over the square to mark the happy occasion. Expect a party atmosphere as there will also be pop ups, street food and the return of the Cambridge Night Market.

Market Square, Market Hill, Cambridge CB2 3NJ


The Style Edit, Granary Estates Woodditton, Thus 17 May-Fri 18 May

The Style Edit is a brand new fashion and shopping experience at the gorgeous Granary Estates in Wooddittton. Held over two nights, there will be high-street and indie shops, food, drink, charity prize draws in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance. It sounds like a fab night out.

The Style Edit, Granary Estates,  Parsonage Farm, Wooditton, CB8 9RZ


Ely Food and Drink Festival Fri 4 May-Mon 7 May

75 Artisan food and drink traders will be at this year’s Ely Food Festival. Plus, there are celebrity chefs, gin and fizz tents, music and homewares. This sounds like an amazing event, and what better excuse do you need to visit Ely this May?

St Mary’s Green and various locations, Ely


Cambridge’s First Fringe Festival Sun 6 May

Join in the fun at this first ever Cambridge community comedy festival – a free and fun celebration of all things comedy, this one day festival will be held in various venues around Mitcham’s Corner.


Althorp Food Festival, Sat 12 May-Sun 13 May

This is the 4th annual Althorp Food and Drink Festival celebrating the best of local Northants and surrounding counties food and drink producers.

Althorp Estate, Northampton NN7 4HQ


Finding my voice -Kathleen Turner, The Apex, Wed 9 May

You might remember Kathleen Turner’s turn in Friends? She played Chandler’s dad. She was very funny. Join her as she brings her acclaimed one woman show to the APex, it’ll be an all-singing, all Hollywood tale-telling type of an evening.

The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD


Paxton Lakes Sailing Club – Open Day, Sat 12 May

Paxton Lakes are holding an Open Day for families on Sat 12 May – take along your budding sailors and give it a shot!

Paxton Lakes Sailing Club, Haul Road, Little Paxton PE19 6EY


Seven Strange Stories at the Fitz, Fitzwilliam Museum, 12, 19, 26 May

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear some truly unusual stories about some of the Fitzwilliam’s often overlooked images. Cross-dressing heroes and flying philosophers feature. Naturally.

Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge


Burwash Manor Asparagus Feast, Barton, Sat 26 May 

If ever asparagus was going to be child friendly, it’s at the Burwash asparagus feast. This annual festival is a celebration of the green stuff, and if you’ve had your fill, there’s food vans, a bar, cookery demonstrations and samplings.

Burwash Manor, New Road, Barton, Cambridge, CB23 7EY


Beth Ditto, Cambridge Junction, Tues 29 May

The feminist icon brings her unique brand of cool to Cambridge this May.

Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX


The Selfish Giant, Cambridge Junction, Sun 6 May

Oscar Wilde’s classic tale is brought to life at the Junction by the Yorkshire based Wrongsemble theatre company. One not miss with the kids.

Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX


Wimpole Spring Photography Walk, Sat 19 May

Given our miserable weather of late, it might take a photo to prove that we are actually enjoying some sunnier days too. This walk at Wimpole is suitable for all abilities and is your chance to capture some of the beautiful vistas at this National Trust Estate. The best photos will be displayed and there are prizes too.

Wimpole Estate, Royston SG8 5QD

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