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FRI 15 SEPT - SUN 17 SEPT

The Real Thing, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Wed 6 Sept – Sat 16 Sept

The Real Thing Cambridgea Arts Theatre

This new production of Tom Soppard’s award-winning play stars Laurence Fox (Lewis, A Room with a View, Gosford Park) opens in  Cambridge prior to a national tour. Want to get a chance to talk to the actors themselves then the post show talk takes place on Tue 12 Sept.

Cambridge Arts Theatre, Cambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ, cambridgeartstheatre.com

 

Autumn Fashion Week – Anne Furbank, Buckden, Mon 11 Sept – Sat 16 Sept

Anne Furbank

Fashion week kicks off with the March Cain Roadshow which is on a UK tour and Buckden is it’s first stop.  If you’re wondering whether to take on fur or opt for sporty, artistic or muted or wondering what accessories we should be rocking this winter then book yourself into one of the two shows that run from Wed – Sat at either 10am or 2pm, all washed down with a glass of fizz – darling!

Anne Furbank, 41 High St, Buckden, Saint Neots PE19 5WZ, annefurbank.co.uk 

 

Anglesey Abbey Dhalia Festival, Anglesey Abbey, Tues 12 Sept – Sun 1 Oct
Anglesey Abbey Dhalia Festival
Bloomin lovely – enjoy the spectacle as over 70 varieties of dahlias provide a blaze of late summer colour in the Dahlia Garden, together with dahlia themed installations throughout the gardens and floral displays in the House.
Anglesey Abbey, Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge, CB25 9EY, nationaltrust.org.uk

 

The Gog Sundowner Session, The Gog Farmshop, Gog Magog Hills, Fri 15 Sept

The Gog Farmshop

The legendary Gog Sundowner Sessions returns this September. A perfect way to round off a busy week and welcome the weekend –  there’ll be chill-out tunes from the DJ, acousitic music, food from the amazing Provenance Kitchen, and (fingers crossed) a glorious sunset! Children are welcome at the first supper sitting between 5 and 7pm ( there are no specific facilities or entertainment for children, think traditional pub garden). Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on a lead and you’ll need to bring yuor warm clothes. If you can’t make this date then don’t panic the next is planned for Fri 15 Sept.

The Gog Farmshop, Heath Farm, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge, CB22 3AD, facebook.com

 

The Harry Potter Manor Farm Film Festival, Bourn, Fri 15 Sept – Sun 17 Sept

Star & Mouse

Six films. Three days.  Two screens – simply epic!! The Sat & Mouse are heading over to Manor Farm in Bourn for a meadow-take-over and it’s all about Harry Potter, apart fromTop Gun, Lion and Les Mis thrown in for good measure. Expect to find beautiful craft beers and wines at the bars, delicious food, fabulous live music on the stages, enormous fun in the games areana and a deckchair or two ready for you to snuggle up and watch something on your favourit screen.  Don’t let the Indian Summer (*cough cough*) put you off – there are fire pits and hot water bottles to keep you warm, but you can always bring a blanket to snuggle under.

Manor Farm,  Manor Farm,14 Alms Hill, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2SH, facebook.com

 

Paul Kane Exhibition, The Framery, Kimbolton Sat 16 Sept – Sat 23 Sept

Boxing Hares, Paul Kane

Local artist  Paul Kane will be showcasing his work at The Framery. He’s well known for his horses – the level of detail makes it difficult to decipher if it’s a photo or a painting.  This exhibition or original paintings and sketchcings  will demonstrate his versitility of a commission artist for landscapes and his dog commissions are simply too cute!

The Framery,  1 Park Ln, Stonely, Saint Neots PE19 5EE, theframery.co.uk

 

Photography for Beginners, i-d Image Development, St Neots, Sat 16 Sept – Sun 17 Sept

Photo workshop

 

Constantly taking photos of your thumb – or is that just me? This two day course run by the talented Muddy Stilettos Award 17 winners for best Phorographer, i-d Image Developemnt, might help us improve our technique.  The weekend covers basics such as positioning, landscapes and uprights, the rule of thirds and more technical skills with setting your exposure on manual using the shutter speed, aperture and ISO, metering and lighting and moving subjects. This is an interactive weekend course run by two photographers which allows group work as well as being able to give one to one advice.

i-d Image Development, Priory Lane, St. Neots, Cambs, PE19 2BH, facebook.com

 

Willingham Auctions, Willingham, Sat 16 Sept

Willingham Auction

Going, going, gone! If you haven’t had a stab at bidding in an auction – you’re missing out – or maybe I’ve been watching too much Homes under the Hammer. The auction rooms at Willingham are in beautifully restored former farm buildings and there’s a recently renovated café on site also (open Mon – Sat) which serves homemade food, all sourced from local suppliers – trust me it’s worth a visit just for the coffee. The catalogue can be viewed online, bidding is in person on Sat or you can leave bids over the phone or online also – viewing is on Wed, 13 – Fri 15 Sept and on Sa morning also.  They have antiques and more modern items but top tip – it’s a great source of garden objet d’art and good quality new garden furniture – at the end of the season you can pick up some great bargains. If you’re into vintage and antique collectables it’s worth taking a gander over there.

Willingham Auctions, 25 High St, Willingham, Cambridge CB24 5ES, willinghamauctions.com

 

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