What’s on in June

Well, summer has arrived in Cambridge and here’s the what’s on listing for June.  It’s a mix of all sorts of events that come to my attention and I update it through the month so do check back when you can.  And if there’s an event that you’d like me to include, please get in touch through my Contact page.

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A stroll along the towpath to Stourbridge Common

2nd    10.30am – 11pm  Strawberry Fair, Midsummer Common.  Free entry.  http://www.strawberry-fair.org.uk

2nd    7.30pm  Ave Verum Corpus, Music for Corpus Christi.  Erasmus Chamber Choir and Ensemble.  Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs, Hills Road.  Free entry.

2nd    8pm  Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe.  Insitu Theatre.   The Leper Chapel, CB5.  Tickets from http://www.insitutheatre.co.uk or on the door.

4th    Iyengar Yoga Summer Classes with Robert Ashman, running until 30th August at various venues.  http://www.robertashmanyoga.co.uk

4 – 16th    8am – 5pm  The Yellow Brick Road.  A fundraising art exhibition by established and emerging artists on the theme of ‘memory and childhood’.  Michaelhouse Centre, Trinity Street.  All proceeds to Cambridge Children’s Charity Week.  Free admission.  http://www.camccweek.org

7 – 16th    7.45pm  Cats.  Festival Players.  Mumford Theatre, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road http://www.festivalplayers.org

9th    10am – 4pm  The Eddington Cycling Festival.  Eddington Market Square, CB3.  http://www.nwcambridge.co.uk

9th    7.30pm  The Academy of Great St Mary’s Orchestra and Choir.  Beethoven, Berkeley and Mozart.  Great St Mary’s Church.  http://www.adcticketing.com

9 – 10th    10am – 5pm  Town and Country Fair.  Parker’s Piece.  Free entry.  http://www.oakleighfairs.co.uk

9 – 10th    11am – 5pm  Open Garden.  49 New Square.  Free entry.  Proceeds to Red Balloon Learner Centres.

16th    7pm  Music for Africa, Benefit Concert.  London Adventist Chorale.  Queen’s College.  https://bit.ly/M4AConcert

16th    7.30pm  Nelson Mass and St Ursula Mass.  Collegium Laureatum.  West Road Concert Hall.  tickets@collegium.org.uk

16th    8pm  Summer in the City.  Prime Brass.  Great St Mary’s Church.  http://www.adcticketing.com

17th    4pm  Summer Concert in aid of Camtrust.  Mozart, Britten, Boyce, Finzi, Hess and Tchaikovsky.  The Medlock Ensemble.  St Andrew’s Church, Histon.  http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/medlockensemble

18 – 30th    8am – 5pm Newnham Art Group Summer Exhibition “Seasons”.  Michaelhouse Centre, Trinity Street.  Free admission.

22 – 29th  Chesterton Festival.  http://www.chestertonfestival.wordpress.com

22 – 24th  Wimpole History Festival.  Wimpole Estate.  http://www.wimpolehistoryfestival.com

22nd    6.30 – 10pm  Summer Night Market and outdoor cinema, screening “Moana” and “Dirty Dancing”.  Market Square  http://www.cambridgebid.co.uk/events

23rd    Cambridge Summer Music Festival, running until 25th July at multiple venues across the city.  http://www.cambridgesummermusic.com

23rd    10.30am  Walk a Mile for Child Refugees.  March in solidarity with children searching for a safe haven.  Parker’s Piece.  Followed by a Great Get Together at Emmanuel United Reformed Church.  http://www.sosuk

23rd    7.30pm  Songs for Refugees.  Strummers.  CB2, Norfolk Street.  All proceeds to Cambridge Convoy Refugee Action Group.  http://www.strummers.org

25th    8pm  Choir of Clare College and La Maitrise Notre-Dame de Paris.  Martin, Britten, Elgar and Tippett.  Clare College Chapel.  http://www.adcticketing.org

26th    11am – 2.30pm  Midsummer Music and Lunch in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  Coffee, recital, finger buffet lunch.  Freemasons Hall, Bateman Street.  Tickets from theahunter@aol.com

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Fragrant elderflowers at Jesus College

 

What’s on in March

February is drawing to a close and although there are signs of Spring here in Cambridge, the outdoor temperature is still extremely bracing!  But there’s plenty going on in the city to get us through to the warmer Spring days, so here’s the what’s on listing for March.  It’s an eclectic mix of events that come to my attention so if you know about an event that could be included, please get in touch through my Contact page.  I’ll update this listing through the month, so do check back when you can.

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The railings at Michaelhouse

1st    8pm  Joachim Trio.  Purcell, Beethoven, Schubert and Sibelius.  Kettles Yard.  http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk

2nd   5.30pm  Migration 2018: Migration in Science.  Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue http://www.darwin.cam.ac.uk/lectures

2/3rd   7pm (and 2pm on 3rd)  Swan Lake.  Cambridge University Ballet Society. West Road Concert Hall  http://www.adcticketing.co.uk

3/4th    10am  Innovations in Ceramic Art.  The Guildhall, Market Square  http://www.onlineceramics.com

3rd    8.15pm  The Kilgour Consort.  Bach Mass in B Minor.  Trinity College Chapel  http://www.tcms.org.uk

4th    9.30am  Cambridge Half Marathon.  Starting and finishing on Midsummer Common

5/12/19th    7pm  Meditation and Emotional Intelligence.  Michaelhouse.  cambridge.cea@gmail.com

5th    7.30pm  Mozart and Mendelssohn.  The St Margaret’s Society of Queens’ with MagSoc Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.  West Road Concert Hall  magsoc.soc.srcf.net/tickets

8th    8pm  Fever: Jo Harrop sings Peggy Lee.  Hidden Rooms, Jesus Lane  http://www.cambridgejazz.org

9th    5.30pm  Migration 2018:  Animal Migration.  Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue  http://www.darwin.cam.ac.uk/lectures

10th    The Rising Festival 2018, celebrating International Women’s Day  http://www.therisingnetwork.com

10th    7.30 pm  The Trinity Singers.  Mendelssohn and Dvorak.  Trinity College Chapel.  Tickets on the door.

10th    8pm  The Orlando Singers. Durufle, Vierne, Bruckner and Poulenc.  Queens’ College Chapel  http://www.OrlandoSingers.org.uk

11th    10.30am  Cambridge Vegan Market.  The Guildhall, Market Square.  http://www.veganmarkets.co.uk and see my blog post

11th    7.30pm  CU Chinese Orchestra Society 11th Anniversary Concert.  West Road Concert Hall  http://www.adcticketing.com

17th    5.30pm  Foundation Concert.  Howells and Brahms.  Choir of King’s College with Cambridge University Orchestra.  King’s College Chapel.  shop@kings.cam.ac.uk

17th    6pm  Unleash the Beauty.  Lucy Cavendish Singers.  Emmanuel United Reform Church  http://www.lucycavendishsingers.org.uk

17th    7.30pm  French Connections.  Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus.  Varese, Stravinsky, Poulenc and Ravel.  West Road Concert Hall.  Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm.  http://www.cam-phil.org.uk

17th    7.30pm  Fairhaven Singers.  Bernstein and Durufle.  St John’s College Chapel  http://www.fairhavensingers.org.uk

19th    7pm  Choirs of Jesus College and The Corelli Orchestra.  Bach St John Passion.  Jesus College Chapel

22nd    8pm  Freddie Gavita Quartet.  Hidden Rooms, Jesus Lane  http://www.cambridgejazz.org

23rd    6pm  Choir of Clare College.  Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri, interspersed with readings of poetry from 1918 and extracts from Birdsong.  Clare College Chapel.  Tickets from Old Court Porters’ Lodge

24th    2.30pm  NCT Nearly New Sale.  Preloved parent and baby goods.  Sports Centre, Cambridge Regional College  http://www.nctcambridge.org

24th    8pm  New Cambridge Singers.  Scarlatti, MacMillan, Lotti, Bax and Casals.  Trinity College Chapel.  Tickets on the door or from http://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk

24/25th    Arts and Crafts Show.  Grantchester Village Hall.  Facebook: Grantchester Arts and Craft Show

26-31st    Arts Fest 2018.  Festival of art, performance and creativity.  St Paul’s Cambridge  http://www.stpaulsartsfest.org and see my blog post

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A beautiful Lenten rose, blooming in my garden

What’s On in February

Well, we’ve almost got through a very grey and murky January so here’s the what’s on listing for February.  It’s an eclectic mix of events that come to my attention so if you know about an event that could be included, please get in touch via my Contact page.  I’ll update this listing through the month, so it’s worth checking back every so often.

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The railings at Great St Mary’s Church

2nd    5.30pm  Migration 2018: Art and Migration.  Lady Margaret Hall, Sidgwick Avenue http://www.darwin.cam.ac.uk/lectures

3rd    10am – 12pm Ages 11 – 15, 1pm – 2.30pm Ages 7 – 10 Come and Play at Trinity.  Music making for young instrumentalists.  Trinity College.  Email concerts@tcms.org.uk

3rd    1pm  St Clement’s Players.  Mozart, Haydn, Sammartini.  St Clement’s Church, Bridge Street

3rd    7.30pm  Fairytales for Grown Ups: Grim Grimms.  The Crick Crack Club with Ben Haggarty.  Cambridge Junction  http://www.junction.co.uk

3rd    7.30pm  East Anglia Chamber Orchestra.  Mendelssohn and Vaughan Williams.  West Road Concert Hall  http://www.adcticketing.com

3rd    7.30pm  Wine Gums Comedy Night.  Cambridge University Centre Wine Bar, CB2 http://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk

3rd    9.30pm  Messiaen.  King’s College Music Society.  King’s College Hall.  Tickets on the door

5th    7.45pm  Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.  Screening of the 1920 movie with live organ improvisation by David Briggs.  The Leys School Chapel  http://www.theleys.net/boxoffice

8th    8pm  Ben Crosland Quintet plays the Ray Davies Songbook.  Hidden Rooms, Jesus Lane  http://www.cambridgejazz.org

9th    5.30pm  Migration 2018: Refugee Migration.  Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.  http://www.darwin.cam.ac.uk/lectures

9/10th    AHBAB Festival.  Cambridge Junction  http://www.junction.co.uk

9/14th    e-Luminate Festival at venues around the city  http://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/e-luminate and see my January blog post too

9th    10pm  Valerie Welbanks Solo Cello.  Saariaho, Crumb and Bach.  King’s College Chapel  http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/concerts

10th    Kettles Yard re-opens.  Castle Street, CB3.  http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk

11th    4pm  Be My Love Charity Gala for Arthur Rank Hospice and Multiple System Atrophy Trust.  Michaelhouse, Trinity Street.  For tickets email adriancb23@gmail.com

11th   8.30pm  The Chilingirian Quartet.  Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.  Selwyn College Hall  http://www.selwynalumni.com

13th    4.30pm  Twilight at the Museums at venues around the city http://www.museums.cam.ac.uk/twilight and see my blog post too

14th    7pm  Valentine’s Day Blind Wine Tasting.   l’Alliance Francaise Cambridge, Hills Road   info.alliance.cam@gmail.com

14th    7.30pm  The Endellion String Quartet.  Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.  West Road Concert Hall  http://www.cambridgelivetickets.co.uk

15th    7.30pm  Romsey Mill Charity Quiz Night.  C3 Centre, CB1  http://www.eventbrite.co.uk

16th    5.30pm  Migration 2018:  Disease Migration.  Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue  http://www.darwin.cam.ac.uk/lectures

16th    7.30pm  Mortal Voices, The Academy of Ancient Music.  Pergolesi, Corelli and Handel.  West Road Concert Hall  http://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/tickets.  Please note there is a free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm.

18th   2pm  Introduction to Tennyson.  Stapleford Granary, CB22  http://www.literaturecambridge.co.uk

20/24th    7.45pm  Spring Awakening.  Brickhouse Theatre Company.  Robinson College, CB3  http://www.brickhouse.tessera.info

22/24th    7.45pm and Sat.1.30pm  L’Elisir D’Amore, Donizetti.  Cambridge University Opera Society.  West Road Concert Hall  http://www.adcticketing.com/amore

23rd    5.30pm Migration 2018: The Partition of India and Migration.  Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue  http://www.darwin.cam.ac.uk/lectures

23/25th    Watersprite Film Festival at venues across the city  http://www.watersprite.org.uk and see my blog post too

24th    7.30pm  The Academy of Great St Mary’s.  Brahms, Weber, Schumann.  Great St Mary’s Church  http://www.adcticketing.com

Primroses
To remind us that Spring is on the way!!