Fri 12 May - Sun 14 May
The cool, quirky and unmissable in Cambridgeshire this weekend.
Fantastic Mr Fox, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Tue 9 May – Sat 13 May
Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox is family fun at its finest. A juicy tale of greed, pride and the power of friendship, this flagship production for the Roald Dahl centenary celebrations, promises a dahlicious theatrical feast with live music and songs and gloriumptious designs. A wondercrump treat for the whole family!
Cambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ, cambridgeartstheatre.com
Holiday Fashion Show, Annie Furbank, Sat 13 May
Got a holiday planned and need some help with the packing? Whether you’re heading to the Maldives, partying in Ibiza or staying a little closer to home on the Cornish coast Anne Furbanks can help us get the look right this summer.
Anne Furbank, 41 High St, Buckden, Saint Neots PE19 5WZ, annefurbank.co.uk
Coastal Exhibition, VK Gallery, St Ives, ends Mon 29 May
Situated in the charming riverside market town of St Ives, VK Gallery opened nearly 3 years ago and works directly with carefully-selected artists, both discovering new talent and representing established artists. It’s all about the sea and the shoreline at the Coastal Exhibition this month. Paintings by Marc Brown, Denise Coble, Zizi Lagadec, Lyz Gardner, Martyn Perryman and Sue Rapley will fill the gallery, alongside beautiful ceramics by Sarah Hillman, Jane Hollidge and Helen Rebecca.
VK Gallery, 18a Bridge Street, St Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 5EG, vkgallery.co.uk
Asparagus Feast, Burwash Manor, Barton, Sat 13 May
Burwash Manor is a group of converted farm buildings housing a selection of independent, unique shops plus a cafe with a pretty terrace. They run several food events throughout the year and the Asparagus Feast will include cookery demos, wine and beer tastings, street food and tasters galore – a perfect day for any foodies out there.
Buwarsh Manor, Burwash Manor, New Road, Barton, Cambridge CB23 7EY, burwashmanor.com
Macbeth, 6FootStories, Angles Theatre, Wisbech, Sat 13 May
A riotous and playful reinvention of a revered Shakespearean tragedy, Macbeth. The three witches are at the centre of the play but in this adaptation they are three gnarly fortune-tellers. Performed by just 3 actors with a junk yard set full of props, the major roles are swapped between them as they hurtle through the witches’ prophecy using storytelling, live music and physical theatre.
Angles Theatre, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1HQ, anglestheatre.co.uk
Sue Rapley Art, Spring Open Studio, Sat 13 May
Sue Rapley is a Cambridge artist who works in a variety of media including oils, ink and watercolour and mixed media. Her work is full of colour and as well as landscapes the sea and water play a dominant theme in her work, drawing inspiration from different locations – from the Norfolk coast to Cornish waters and overseas to tropical islands. Sue is holding an open studio to showcase her latest work, you’ll find it close to Burwash Manor in Barton.
Great British Dog Walk, Wimpole Hall, Sun 14 May
Beautiful Wimpole Hall is going to be overtaken by hoards of our four-legged friends as dogs of all shapes and sizes take part in this year’s event at Wimpole Hall. There will be an 8km and 3km, dependent on how energetic you’re feeling and are an ideal event for dog-lovers, families, couples, independent walkers and organised walking groups. It’s one of 20 fun-filled walks taking place around the UK to raise money for the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Feel free to bring a picnic if you want or alternatively there will be food and drink available. Tickets are £10 in advance or £12 on the day.
Jam Experiment, Hot Numbers Coffee Roasters, Cambridge, Sun May 14
You can’t beat a lazy Sunday jam session and the young jazz quintet Jam Experiment are playing at Hot Numbers this Sunday afternoon. The band are based in London, as they’re studying at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama – the lineup includes the winner of the inaugural BBC Young Musician Jazz Award, saxophonist Alexander Bone. The music is fresh and energetic with original compositions and arrangements – they have an individual, cool and funky sound. This gig at Hot Numbers will be part of their 30 Date Debut Album Launch UK Tour.
Not Numbers Coffee Roasters, 5/6 Dales Brewery, Gwydir Street, Cambridge, CB1 2LJ, hotnumberscoffee.co.uk