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Mon 18 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

THEATRE: The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Tues 19 Feb – Sat 2 Mar 

Following the success of their Olivier Award winning show, The Play That Goes Wrong (2015), Mischief Theatre are back with the equally self explanatory title: The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. The new comedy caper promises Ocean’s Eleven meets the Marx Brothers- it looks like one to watch.


TALK: Dolly Alderton: Everything I Know About Love Live, Cambridge Corn Exchange, Wed 20 Feb 

A guaranteed great night out, award-winning journalist, Sunday Times columnist, podcast host and all around cool girl Dolly Alderton comes to Cambridge with her live show Everything I Know About Love, based on her best-selling debut book. Honest, witty and full of hilarious stories about love and growing up, Dolly has extended her 2018 tour to celebrate the book’s paperback publication (7 Feb 2019), which includes the highly anticipated new chapter ‘Everything I Know At Thirty’.


EXHIBITION: Twilight at the Museum, various locations, Wed 20 Feb 

Twilight at the Museum returns this year with an added venue offering after dark access to 14 local museums, themed trails and free drop-in activities for kids. Locations include the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Cambridge Museum of Technology.


COMEDY: Olga Koch: Fight, Cambridge Junction, Thurs 21 Feb 

Self proclaimed ‘confident girl’ and Best Newcomer nominee at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards Olga Koch makes her Cambs debut with Fight, the crazy story of her father being stopped on the Russian border.


KIDS: Thomas the Tank Engine, Nene Valley Railway, Wansford Station, Sat 23 – Sun 24 Feb 

All aboard! Thomas returns to Wansford just in time for half term with games on the platform, goody bags, children’s tombola and storytelling. You can catch a ride on Thomas’ tracks at 10am, 11.45am and 14.00.


WALK: Snowdrop walk, Ikworth House, Wed 20 & Fri 22 Feb 

Big posh house, lovely grounds and a whole load of snowdrops; just over the border in Suffolk, National Trust site Ickworth House are running guided walks around their pleasure grounds throughout the month.


THEATRE: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Key Theatre, Sun 23 – Mon 24 Feb 

Photo by Lesley Cook

Fresh from the West End, the stage adaptation of Michael Rosen’s We’re Going on a Bear Hunt comes to Peterborough’s Key Theatre. Expect, catchy songs, interactive scenes and feel good, family fun.

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POP UP: foodPark, Eddington Market Square, every Fri, 12pm-2pm

New pop up alert! Local foodie collective foodPark are launching a lunchtime street food market in Cambs’ newest district Eddington. Traders include burger hotspot Steak & Honour and Bao bun van Guerrilla Kitchen (I’ll take three, please!). foodPark also run markets on Wed in West Cambs, Thurs by the Science Park and Fri on Station Road.


ART: Louise Bourgeois, Artists Rooms, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, until Mon 24 Mar 

This new exhibition of sculptures, prints and drawings by Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) traces pivotal moments in the artist’s long career. Julie Mehrutu exhibits alongside in her first UK solo exhibition.


EXHIBITION: Whistler & Nature, The Fitzwilliam Museum, until Sun 17 Mar

This major exhibition of Victorian artist James McNeill Whistler’s paintings, sketches and prints explores his work in the context of attitudes to landscape in British art and design. A complementary exhibit ‘The Gentle Art: Friends and strangers in Whistler’s prints’ will run alongside in the Print Room from Tues 29 Jan, featuring the artist’s etchings of people.



EXHIBITION: Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, until Sun 14 July

The V&A is showing the largest House of Dior exhibition ever staged in the UK, tracing the history of Christian Dior and the six artistic directors who succeeded him. The exhibition is based on the major exhibition Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve, organised by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and there’s a new section exploring Dior’s fascination with British culture. A highlight is the Christian Dior dress worn by Princess Margaret for her 21st birthday celebrations, on loan from the Museum of London.


EXHIBITION: Don McCullin, Tate Britain, until Mon 6 May

Seaside pier on the south coast by Don McCullin

Over 250 photographs spanning Don McCullin’s 6o year career are on display at Tate Britain and include his iconic war images, including Vietnam, Northern Island and Syria, as well as some of his work focussing on poverty in England. There’s also a Tate Late session at the Tate Modern on Fri 22 Feb when you can wander the galleries after hours and listen to talks, music and workshops.


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