Mon 25 Feb - Sun 3 Mar
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.
THEATRE: AniMalcolm, Stamford Corn Exchange, Mon 25 Feb
Story Pocket Theatre dramatise Brit comic and award winning children’s author David Baddiel’s AniMalcolm using physical theatre and live puppetry. The comical tale follows Malcolm, who hates animals, as he inhabits the bodies of several farm animals on a school trip.
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.
DRINK: Champagne tasting, Cambridge Brew House, King Street, Tues 26 Feb
Champers and chips- sounds good right? Cambridge Wine School’s Champagne tasting runs on the last Tuesday of every month and comes with the option to drink your bubbles with fish and chips (apparently it’s a classic, who knew?) You’ll try 6 types of fizz, learn how it’s made and find out why Champagne costs £££.
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ART HUNT: Dinky Doors, various locations
Tiny doors have been popping up all over our ‘hood courtesy of anonymous art duo Dinky Doors with installations on Market Square and little No. 10 on Downing Street- why not take a walk and find them all? There’s a new door due to pop up in March so keep your eyes peeled!
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.
TALK: Chocology, Cambridge Botanic Garden, Sat 2 Mar
To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight, which this year focusses on chocolate (well, cocoa), Cambs Botanic Garden is running a family event, Chocology, exploring sustainable chocolate production and showing off their very own cocoa tree. Fingers crossed for tasters.
NEW OPENING: Gymfinity Kids
I’m a bit gutted this is only for kids because it looks so fun! Gymfinity run classes and activities for babies to 16 year olds including gymnastics and the rather cool sounding Ninja Knight lessons. They’ve just opened their 5th location in Cambs- it looks like a great way to get ’em away from the screens and doing some exercise.
MUSIC: 1959: The Year that Changed Jazz, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Sun 3 Mar
The death of jazz legends Lester Young & Billie Holiday and the release of the best-selling jazz album of all time, Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue both happened in 1959, who knew? Cambs based saxophonist Dan Forshaw and his sextet pay homage to this seminal year, 60 years on, at Cambs Arts Theatre.
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 Photography, Tate Britain, until Mon 6 May
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.