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What’s on this week Mon 16 Apr-Fri 20 Apr


Fashion at the Fitzwilliam, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Weds 18 April

High Street fashion brand Oasis have teamed up with the Fitzwilliam and created a beautiful range of clothes inspired by botanical prints from the Museum’s collection. And, in collaboration with the Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts, they’re bringing you an evening jam-packed with fashion related activities and exhibitions.

Lucy Penny, Occasionwear Designer at Oasis will be discussing the prints that inspired the collection and there will be an opportunity to view the art works in the musuem as well as live fashion presentations of the collection throughout the evening. Also on offer are workshops with renowned milliner Noel Stewart who has previous worked for the Queen’s milliner and who has celebrity fans in the shape of Kiera Knightly, Lady Gaga, Florence Welch, Kylie Minogue and Beth Ditto. And there is also a fashion illustration and collage workshop for all you budding fashion designers. There’s not just a practical focus though, as there will be fashion and textiles talks ranging from mid-17th century English Quaker samplers to the representation of femininity in contemporary art and photography. In fact, this evening sounds like it has something for everyone, whether you are sewing your latest creation as we speak, or if you are simply curious to know more about some of the collections at the Fitzwilliam, there’s going to be some really interesting discussions and some beautiful dresses on display – it’s a win-win.

Fashion at the Fitzwilliam, Wednesday 18 April, 6.30-9pm £8 general ticket , Tickets for ages 16+


Cambridge Preloved Vintage Kilo, St Barnabas Church, Sat 21 Apr

This popular wholesale vintage event is coming to Cambridge this month, so get your elbows at the ready and rummage through six tonnes of cool vintage garb for only £15 a kilo. This is the place to get that fur coat you need, those mum jeans you just call ‘jeans’, the ugly suede jacket you like for five seconds in a dimly lit warehouse, that fascinator your granny wore in the 1940’s, those baggy mustard leggings you’ve been meaning to buy and the fedora you’ll buy for your holiday and immediately regret. But at £15 quid a kilo, it’s definitely worth a punt, and you’ll have a right laugh trying stuff on.

 St. Barnabas Church, Address: 88 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 2BD

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, Cambridge Corn Exchange, Fri 20 Apr

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is one of the most prestigious in the world, and this series of short films brings together thought-provoking and exhilarating vignettes from the world of travel, action and adventure. Imagine death defying stunts, gorgeous shots of Mother Nature and some quirky surprises. Art, athleticism and high altitude cinema all under one roof.

Cambridge Corn Exchange, Wheeler Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QE

Multi-Story Orchestra, Kettle’s Yard, Thurs 19 Apr

The Multi Story Orchestra won a Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2016 and are one of the most exciting emerging ensembles. Founded by composer Kate Whitley and conductor Christopher Stark the orchestra will perform a commission by Lithuanian composer Ruta Vitkauskaite for percussion, viola, flute and clarinet. And in the newly refurbished Kettle’s Yard, this is sure to be an aurually amazing experience. The perfect way to wind into the weekend.

Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ, (0)1223 748 100

Tickets between £6-£10, booking recommended

The Marriage of Figaro, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Tues 17-Sat 21 Apr

The English Touring Opera bring Mozart’s classic to the Arts Theatre this month. If you go only for the overture (is this the singularly most uplifting tune on the planet?), then you’ll have got your money’s worth. However, you will also have the opportunity to laugh at ladies in trousers, casual sexism and the ludicrously over-blown wigs, pinched cheeks and bloomers of 18th Century operatic costume.

Cambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ, 01223 503333


A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Sinfonia of Cambridge, Sat 21 Apr

This is a narrated performance of Britten’s classic for families and children at the West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge.

West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP, Tel:01223 335184

Tez Ilyas: Teztify, Cambridge Junction, Sat 21 Apr

Tez has graced our screens on Mock the Week, Live at the BBC and Channel 4’s The Last Leg, and now he brings his show to the Junction. The show has already received some great reviews, so make sure you grab the opportunity to see this stand-up with political bite.

Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX

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