Fri 5 May - Sun 7 May
The cool, quirky and unmissable in Cambridgeshire this weekend.
Oxbow and Peach Vintage Pop Up, Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire, Thurs 4 – Sat 6 May
This little showroom in the Old School House in the pretty village of Whittlesford has an eclectic mix of vintage and antique finds. It’s not open all the time but Lizzie and Georgie run pop ups through March, April, May and June and then later on in the year. I went to their last one a few weeks ago and picked up pretty china bowls and cups planted with primroses, strawberry plants and seasonal flowers. There’s vintage china, glistening glass, furniture, lights, mirrors, objet d’art, jewellery, art, linens, quirky finds and so much more. Top tip – make a day of it and enjoy lunch at The Tickle Arms in the village.
Oxbow and Peach, The Old School, Old School Lane, Whittlesford, Cambridge CB22 4LT, oxbowandpeach.co.uk
Death of a Salesman, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Thur 4 – Sat 6 May
This brand new revival of Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece offers a timely look at the cost of not being able to let go of the American Dream. After half a lifetime on the road, Willy Loman, a once successful travelling salesman is unable to keep up in a changing workplace; he’s on the brink of unemployment, his family have got bills to pay. When his dropout son Biff moves home again, Willy decides to give success one last shot. Can he prove to everyone he’s got what it takes? Don’t miss Olivier Award nominee Nicholas Woodeson (The Audience, The Homecoming, Rocket to the Moon and Taboo for BBC) in the iconic role of Willy Loman.
Cambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ, cambridgeartstheatre.com
Ely Sailing Club Open Day, Ely, Sat 6 May
Ely Sailing Club is based at Roswell Pits in Ely with over 35 acres of fresh water with islands, trees and banks. The sailing is always interesting, challenging and fun and there are dry launching directly from jetties, and crews are able to sail without getting their feet wet. If you’ve always fancied taking to the waves there will be sailing taster rides, powerboat tours, bouncy castle, BBQ and bar, and lots more to find out what the fuss is all about.
Ely Sailing Club, Ely Sailing Club, Prickwillow Road, CB7 4TX, elysailingclub.org
The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Key Theatre, Sat 6 May – Sun 7 May
This well loved children’s book all about teatime mayhem has been adapted into a musical play and it’s at the Key Theatre direct from a smash-hit-West-End season. A family show which is packed with magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos. It’s for children aged 3 upwards and last for just under an hour with no interval.
Key Theatre, Embankment Rd, Peterborough PE1 1EF, vivacity-peterborough.com
Lambing Season at Wimpole Hall, Fri 5 – Sun 7 May
Is there anything more spring like than watching the frolics of newborn lambs? Wimpole’s 300 rare breed ewes are set to give birth to several hundred new additions to the estate’s flock during April as lambing season gathers pace, 110 have been born already including this little handsome Portland lamb. If you’re lucky, you might see one like this cutsey bootsey being born and finding their feet. Wimpole Hall has a great outdoor play area and several cafes and heaps of space to enjoy a picnic if you’re that organised.
Wimple Hall, Arrington, SG8 0B, nationaltrust.org.uk
Bark in the Park, Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Huntingdon, Sun 7 May
I predict carnage at this fun-packed day for dog lovers and dog owners! There’s sooo much going on I’d be here all day listing it but there’s a dog show, have a go dog agility, scurry, family trail, craft & gift stalls, fun & games, face painting & all sorts of activities for the whole family. There are 8 categories in the Dog Show including Best Puppy, Best Rescue Dog and Prettiest Bitch (that’s the dog – Boom Boom!). No booking is required so just turn up with the pooch looking beautiful on the day and monies raised go to the Cinnamon Trust – The National Charity for the elderly, the terminally ill and their pets.
Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Brampton Road, Huntingdon, PE29 6DB, hinchingbrookecountrypark