Well, April brought us a short, unseasonal heatwave but as we move into May, the weather’s reverted to wind, rain and generally grey murky conditions … surely, surely we must be due some decent spring days soon?? Anyway, there’s plenty going on in the city so here’s the What’s On listing for May. It’s a mix of all sorts of things that come to my attention and I update it through the month, so it’s worth checking back occasionally. And please get in touch via my Contact page if you know of an event that I’d like to include.
3 – 7th Cambridge May Fair, Midsummer Common
3 – 12th 11am – 5pm Sound of Silence. Still Life Exhibition. Alessandra Tarcia and Akiko Hirai. St Peter’s Church, Castle Hill http://www.flowgallery.co.uk
3rd 8pm Martin Speake QT ft. Ethan Iverson. Hidden Rooms, 7b Jesus Lane. http://www.cambridgejazz.org
5th 10.30am – 4.30pm Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair. Guildhall, Market Hill
5th 7.30pm K.239 Chamber Orchestra. Elgar, G. Jacob, Mozart, Schonberg. St Luke’s Church, Victoria Road. Tickets on the door.
5th 8pm The Empyrean Ensemble. Beethoven. Trinity College Chapel. Tickets on the door. http://www.tcms.org.uk
7th 9am The Reach Ride. A bike ride to the 800 year old Reach Fair. Assemble in front of the Guildhall, Market Hill, for a 10am departure. http://www.camcycle.org.uk/reachride
8 – 10th 9.30pm Queue – A Freshers’ Sketch Show. Corpus Playroom, St Edward’s Passage. http://www.adctheatre.com
12th Jesus Green Lido reopens. http://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/cambridge/jesusgreenlido
12 – 13th 10am – 4pm National Mills Weekend at Impington Mill and Garden. Free entry. http://www.nationalmillsweekend.co.uk
12th 8pm Ensemble Pro Victoria. The Kinges Musicke. Rarely heard music from Tudor England and the Continent before and after the Reformation. Cornysh, Fayrfax, Byrd, Victoria. Trinity College Chapel. Tickets on the door.
13th 12 noon – 5pm Polish Heritage Day. Guildhall, Market Hill. Facebook: @polishdaycambridge
18th 6.30 – 10pm Summer Night Market and outdoor cinema (Sing and Meet the Parents). Market Square
19th 10am – 5pm Festival of Plants 2018. Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, Brookside http://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk
19th 10.30am – 4pm Eat Cambridge – Main Event. Guildhall, Market Hill. Festival Fringe events run until 2 June. http://www.eat-cambridge.co.uk
20th 3pm Music for the Madonna. New Cambridge Singers. Poulenc, Durufle, Villette. St Botolph’s Church, Trumpington Street. Tickets on the door. http://www.newcambridgesingers.org.uk
20th 3.30pm Blue Smoke. The Lucy Cavendish Singers. Classical, traditional and country music followed by tea and cake. Childerley Hall Long Barn, Dry Drayton. http://www.lucycavendishsingers.org.uk
30th 10 – 11am The Red Hot Fireball. Children’s bilingual storytelling with the Alliance Francaise Cambridge. Central Library, 1st Floor, Grand Arcade. Free, no booking required.