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What’s on this weekend Fri 25-Sun 27 May 2018


Polo and Picnic, Hyde Pacific Tournament, Cambridge County Polo Club, Sun 27-Bank Holiday Mon 28 May

Given that you are bound to be making a picnic at some stage over the coming half-term/bank holiday, why not take it the Cambridge County Polo Club and get up close and personal with some serious equine action? Tickets are £20 and you can park on the pitch side picnic area.

Polo and Picnic, Cambridge County Polo Club, Frolic Farm, Lode, Cambridge, CB25 9HF, Jonathan Roth 07973 205543,uk


Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star and Mouse Cinema, Madingley Hall, Sat 26 May

Ah, Harrison Ford in his prime. This film so captivated (okay, terrified) me as a child that it gave my older brother ammunition for years. And for anyone else in the same boat, now is your chance to re-live this cinematic classic in the great outdoors. Visions of deck-chairs, picnics, and a lush, twinkly canopy of trees beneath the stars makes evil baddies who capture Indie and his gal far more palatable. Set in the walled garden, ticket price includes live music, seating and garden games.

Tickets are £15, doors open 8pm, film screening at 9.30pm, Madingley Hall, CB23 8AQ


Cambridge Beer Festival Mon 21-Sat 26 May, Jesus Green

Check out one of the oldest and largest beer festivals in the country this week on Jesus Green, with everything from cider, perry, cheese and wide range of vegan and gluten free beer options. The festival is run entirely by volunteers and is a great opportunity to try something new. And even if you’re not the pint-downing sort, there’s bound to be lots of free samples to delicately sip…(hiccup!)…

Cambridge Beer Festival, Jesus Green, Cambridge, CB4 1HA, 

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

Watch out Festival, Cambridge Junction, Sat 26 May

This annual festival of local, contemporary theatre returns to the Junction this Saturday, and as well as being able to catch some of the edgiest theatre around, there will be street food, a DJ, cocktails and craft beer. The Festival runs all day from 12pm and tickets are £20 for the whole day (£15 cons.)

Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX,



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