14 - 16 June
SPORT: World Naked Bike Ride, Midsummer Common, 15 June
I’m not entirely sure this fits the category of “sport” and I’m including it as more of a warning – no, you don’t need to go to specsavers, those are naked cyclists you’re seeing in Cambs! No judgement here, if you want to join them – the ride starts at 3pm from Midsummer Common and there will be body painters on hand should you wish to add some colour to the proceedings! Question is: Do you dare to bare?!
MUSIC: Strawberries & Creem Festival, Haggis Farm, 15 June
Ok, I’m not cool enough to even think about passing comment on this music festival – but I can tell you that it was set-up by Cambs Uni students in 2014 and since then has become one of the UK’s top music events. The line-up this year includes: Stefflon Don, Ms Dynamite, Sean Kingston, Kevin Little, Flava D and many other household names. Be there or be square (yes, I was cool circa 1999!).
THEATRE: Celebration of Margot Fonteyn, The Key Theatre, Peterborough, 15 June
Ballet-lovers are spoiled this month as Ballet Theatre UK leap onto Peterborough’s Key Theatre stage this weekend in a Celebration of Margot Fonteyn. It’s the centenary of this legendary dancer, and to mark the occasion there’ll be performances of all her iconic moments – Swan Lake, Giselle, the Sleeping Beauty and more.
FESTIVAL: Peterborough Heritage Festival, 15-16 June
History buffs will love the celebration of the past at Peterborough Heritage Festival on 15/16 June in Cathedral Square, where you’ll feel like you’ve taken a trip in a time machine as over 300 re-enactors saunter past dressed as anything from Vikings to medieval jesters.
WILDLIFE: Big Wild Weekend, Trumpington Meadows, 16 June
Want to get involved in this year’s 30 Days Wild campaign, where you do something every day of June to help your local wildlife? Then head to Trumpington Meadows on 16th for the Big Wild Weekend – a celebration of pollination with arts, crafts, food and drink – go wild!
ART & EXHIBITIONS: Neat, Neat, Neat, The Art Hound Gallery, until 16 June
Muddy favourite, Art Hound Gallery, found in Burwash Manor, also has a new exhibit, Neat, Neat, Neat– an immersive collection of work chronicling the art, music and attitude of the Punk movement through printmaking. Artists featured include Sex Pistols artist Jamie Reid, who originated the iconic cut up text and ripped up flags associated with UK punk; Shepard Fairley, America’s biggest street artist; Jimmy Cauty, the brains behind Art Punk Band KLF and work from the gallery’s top contemporary artists (until Sun 16 Jun) – it looks like a goodie.
MUSIC: Jazz and Brass in the Parks, Jesus Green, 16 June
If a garage festival isn’t really your thing, we’ve got something a little more refined for you: there are two Jazz and Brass in the Parks events taking place on Jesus Green on the 16 and 23 June. Just turn up with your picnic and a rug for a relaxing evening of music and food. It’s the Cambridge Groove Orchestra kicking things off on the 16th.