FRI 9 FEB - SUN 18 FEB
The Scummy Mummies, Cambridge Junction, Fri 9 Feb
Comedians Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson cover a wide range of parenting topics, from pelvic floors and play-dates to farting and fish fingers. Expect songs, sketches, stand-up and very scummy stories! Based on the UK’s No.1 Kids and Family Podcast, as recommended by The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph and BBC’s Woman’s Hour.
The Scummy Mummies book is out now – Ellie and Helen will be selling and signing copies after the performance.
Give A Little Respect to this band that have bashing out hits for 32 years without a break or break-up. Andy Bell and Vince Clarke have a history that has led to chart-conquering singles, a string of immaculate albums, a BRIT, an Ivor Novello Award and now World Be Gone, their seventeenth studio album.
It’s always exciting to see the first signs of growth and the snowdrops area alwasy the first on the scene after cold January. The woodland and Moggerhanger has been transformed with a carpet of snowdrops. There’s a trail for the littl’uns, a woodland playground and the Garden Rooms Cafe which is open every day. A chance to get the woollies on and get outside.
Moggerhanger Park, Park Road, Moggerhanger, Bedford, MK44 3RW, facebook.com
Love Food: Burwash Manor, Barton, Sat 10 – Fri 16 Feb
The annual Love Food festival returns for 2018. A weekend celebration of the food we love. There’ll be tastings, demos and cookery lessons as well as half-term activites for the kids including bread for beginners & children’s curry class!
Burwash Manor, New Road, Barton, Cambridge, CB23 7EY, burwashmanor.com
Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, Milton Keynes Theatre, MK, Tues 13 Feb – Sat 17 Feb
Whoo hoo, it’s finally in our hood! To celebrate his 30th year, Matthew Bourne is touring his Cinderella. The story is transposed to London during the Blitz, rebooting it as a wartime romance between our heroine and an RAF pilot. The reviews have been of the rave variety, with Lez Brotherston’s sumptuous costumes and sets winning Olivier Awards. Go!
ART is back in Cambridge and bringing with it an impressive cast featuring, for starter, Nigel Havers whose numerous credits include (The Charmer, Don’t Wait Up and Downton Abbey and who can forget him jumping hurdles with a glass of champagne in his hands in Chariots of Fire.) Joining him is Denis Lawson (Bleak House, New Tricks, and the original Star Wars trilogy and Stephen Tompkinson’s (Drop the Dead Donkey, Ballykissangel, Grafter, Wild at Heart, DCI Banks and Brassed Off).
Cambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ, cambridgeartstheatre.com
A Midsummer’s Night Dream, The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering, Thurs 15 Feb and Rhodes Art Complex, Bishop’s Stortford, Sun 25 Feb
The Ballet Theatre UK are touring with their enchanting and magical realm of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Ballet Theatre UK is a new and innovative classical dance company, with a bold and unique approach to creating new theatre productions.
Supper at the Distillery, Grantchester, Sat 17 Feb
A first for The Cambridge Distillery – they’ve teamed up with Prvenance Kitchen to create an inaugural dining experience that’s perfect for any gin enthusiast & food lover alike. Places are limited so if you’re keen you need to secure your place by contacting The Distillery.
The Cambridge Distillery, 20 High Street, Grantchester, CB3 9NF, facebook.com
An afternoon of awesome stunts and displays for all the family, featuring some of the top UK stunt drivers and riders. The perfect high octane half term entertainment for kids in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and the Midlands. Tickets must be booked in advance as they are sold on a first come, first served basis.
Adult tickets from £12, Kids 5 – 15yrs from £5 (kids under 5 go free). Family tickets available from £30. Contact the Box Office on 01234 782828 or visit the website.
Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7XA
The Burlesque Show, Key Theatre, Sat 17 Feb
Fancy a night of tassels, tease as well as some beautiful choreography, hilarious routines, classic comedy and daring magic? Well checkc out these award-winning performances – naught but nice!
Imagine Children’s Festival, Southbank Centre, Weds 7 Feb – Sun 18 Feb
12 days of jam-packed half-term fun in this brilliant annual festival by kids for kids. Aimed at 0-12 year olds, there’s a mind-boggling array of activities and events, including a whole clutch of free possibilities in The Clore Ballroom, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, dance-theatre Tidy Up, Fun DMC, Bedtime stories, plus debut authors comedian Harry Hill and Radio One’s Greg James.