What’s on June 2018
The Gog Cheese Festival, The Gog, Sat 16 Jun
This is a cheese-lover’s paradise. Some of the UK’s most renowned cheese makers will be appearing at The Gog’s annual festival of all things cheesy. Neal’s Yard Dairy, Stichelton, Poacher, Kirkham and Montgomery’s are all attending and there are bound to be tasty morsels to sample and a delicious range of new and exciting accompaniments to take home with your cheese. And if you are ever so slightly obsessed with cheese (guilty), then you’re going to need a very capacious bag. Suitcase, anyone?
Fish night, The Three Horseshoes, Madingley, Fri 8 Jun
Now, I’ve tasted the fish at this gastro-pub, and it was memorable. So why not kick-off summer with a night of fresh fish dining at the Three Horseshoes? Oysters will be on the menu, so make sure you’re with someone you want to impress…wink, wink.
High Street, Madingley, Cambridge, CB23 8AB
World Naked Bike Ride, Sat 16 Jun, Cambridge
Okay, forgive me, this is included with tongue firmly in cheek. But hey, could be fun?!
Champagne Dinner, Quy Mill Hotel and Spa, Wed 20 Jun
Moet & Chandon are partnering with Quy Mill this year to host their annual sell-out champagne dinner. The evening pairs fine fizz with fine food and will be held in the Quy’s newly launched Venue. You can buy single tickets or a table, and I can’t think of a better excuse to get dressed up and partake of some serious quaffing.
7pm, single tickets £60, Cambridge Quy Mill Hotel and Spa, Church Road, Stow-Cum-Quy, CB25 9AF
EACH Milton Gala Day, Sat 16 Jun
This charity gala day in aid of East Anglia Children’s Hospice has everything you’d want for a good, old fashioned family day out. Craft stalls, entertainment, bouncy castles and refreshments.
10am-3pm, Milton Hall, Ely Rd, Milton, CB24 6WZ
Gabrielle, Craig Charles, Trevor Nelson, The Cambridge Club, Sun 17 Jun
Dad dancers beware! This Father’s Day concert puts a shot of pop nostalgia into your celebrations and gives every man in your life the opportunity to dig out their best sock/sandal combo and rock the (grass) dance floor. However, this new music and food festival just outside Cambridge is in danger of being seriously cool and as well as a trendy artist line-up (Gabrielle, Trevor Nelson, Craig Charles), they’ve got gin, prosecco, kids entertainment and food stalls to keep you dancing all night long. Dreams can come true.
12-10pm, Haggis Farm, Cambridge CB3 7AT
Notflix, Cambridge Junction, Fri 8 Jun
If you haven’t heard of notflix, I urge you to check them out. They improvise comedy musicals based on audience suggestions and they are making waves across London venues as we speak. The name, Notflix, implies that this group thinks life is better as a musical. And who are we to disagree? This will be funny, accomplished and an experience not to miss.
£13.50, 8pm, Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX
Sizzling Sunday at Burwash, Sun 3 Jun
In celebration of the rare breed pigs at Burwash, Sizzling Sunday is a homage to all things porcine. With a barbecue, pulled pork, bar and music, you can bring the kids and have a real farm to fork experience.
Burwash Manor, New Road, Barton, Cambridge, CB23 7EY
The Best of New Zealand Festival, Cambridge Wine Merchants, Sat 9 Jun
New Zealand wines are now firmly established as world class and this tasting tour is an exploration of the serious end of wine produce. There is a cheese and meat platter included in the ticket price, as well as the chance to sample over 32 fabulous wines.
3-6pm, £11.37, University Centre, Granta Place, Cambridge, CB2 1RU
Cambridgeshire County Show, Wimpole Home Farm, Sun 3 Jun
Now in its 19th year, the Cambridgeshire County Show is a must in the summer calendar. Get up close and personal with rural life and enjoy sheep and sheep dog displays, birds of prey, dare-devil motorcyclists and a whole range of shopping and refreshment options.
10am-5pm, Adult: £10.00, Family: £28.00 (2 adults + 2 children), Senior Citizens/Under 16’s: £6.00, Under 5’s: free, Wimpole Home Farm, Cambs, SG8 0BW
This Damien Hirst butterfly is even more striking in the flesh and there are so many beautiful pieces at The Art Hound Gallery. They’re opening their doors this summer, and even if you are not aesthetically inclined, there will be something that catches your eye. This is a one off opportunity to view over 1000 pieces of work from the gallery and there will even be The World’s First Art Gumball Machine!
10am-5pm, The Secret Garden Marquee, Burwash Manor, Cambridge, CB23 7EY
Barre and Brunch Fitness Class on the Lawn, Cambridge Cookery, Sat 9 Jun
This al fresco barre fitness class will allow you to soak up the morning sun on a tranquil lawn outside the terrace of the Cambridge Cookery School. Make a morning of it, and leave the troops in the gorgeous cafe whilst you stretch, pirouette and plie before brunch.
10-11am, £10, Cambridge Cookery, Homerton Gardens, Purbeck Road, Cambridge, CB2 8EB
Late at Kettle’s Yard, Fri 15 Jun
Join Kettle’s Yard after hours for a chance to explore Anthony Gormley’s latest exhibition SUBJECT, in which the artist asks us to re-think our experience of space. There’s also live music, poetry reading, pop up talks and a selection of food and drink.
6-9pm, £5, booking recommended, Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ
Great Expectations, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Tues 12-Sat 16 Jun
Dickens’ classic is being given a powerful new stage adaptation and stars award-winning actress Nichola McAuliffe. Join Estella, Pip and Miss Havisham for this literary masterpiece.
Cambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ
Strawberry Fair, Grantchester, Sat 2 Jun
Get yourself to Grantchester for this free, volunteer-led festival of music and the performing arts. Strawberries optional. Kids, families and fairies welcome!
PO BOX 1261, Cambridge, CB1 0YJ, email@example.com