Well, a new year has dawned and at the time of writing, things are pretty quiet in the city as life slowly resumes after the festive break. Here’s the listing for January and I’ll add to it as I discover more events – please do get in touch if you are involved in something that could be included.
5th 10am – 1pm Family Saturday – Crazy Cone Creations. Use twigs, paint and wire to make crazy cone works of art. Botanic Garden. Free event. http://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk
5th 2 – 4pm Family First Saturday. Fun activities and art making for all the family on the theme “Start with Art”. Fitzwilliam Museum. Free, drop in. http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk
6th 12 noon – 4pm Studio Sunday. Artist led workshop for families. Kettle’s Yard. Free, drop in. http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk Read more about Kettle’s Yard here
7th 7.30pm A Georgian Christmas Wassail with Chela and Buska, the Cambridge Georgian choirs. Jesus College Chapel. Free entry. Reserve seats at firstname.lastname@example.org
8th Whistler & Nature exhibition opens, running until 17th March. Fitzwilliam Museum. http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk
14th 7.45pm Light to the World – Experiences of a Veterinary Opthalmologist. Speaker: Dr David Williams, Dept of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge. Part of the monthly Science meets Faith series. Wesley Church, Christ’s Pieces.
16 – 19th My Fair Lady. Cambridge Operatic Society. Cambridge Arts Theatre. http://www.cambridgeartstheatre.com
17th 8pm Tori Freestone Trio. Cambridge Modern Jazz. Hidden Rooms, Jesus Lane. http://www.cambridgejazz.org
19th 2pm The Big Sing 2019. Faure Requiem. Join The New Cambridge Singers and hundreds of other singers. Rehearsal 2 – 4.30pm, performance 6pm. Great St Mary’s Church. http://www.newcambridgesingers.org.uk
19th 7.30pm Sinfonia Cambridge. Tchaikovsky, Humperdinck, Brahms. West Road Concert Hall. http://www.adcticketing.com
19th 8pm War Requiem, Britten. Choirs of Clare, Jesus, Selwyn and Trinity Colleges with choristers of Jesus and St Catherine’s College choirs and Cambridge University Chamber Choir. King’s College Chapel. Tickets from shop.kings.cam.ac.uk or on the door.
20th 12 noon – 4pm Studio Sunday. Artist led workshop for families. Kettle’s Yard. Free, drop in. http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk Read more about Kettle’s Yard here
21 – 27th 10am – 5pm Cambridge Winter Exhibition. Islamic art, culture, heritage and civilisation. Cambridge Library, 3rd Floor, Lion Yard.
24th 7.30pm Poetry at the Pub. Six published and prize winning local poets read their work, open mic floor spots and books for sale. The Blue Moon pub, Norfolk Street, CB1. http://www.cb1poetry.org.uk
24th 7.30pm An Evening with Sophie Hannah, presented by Literature Cambridge. Stapleford Granary, CB22. www.staplefordgranary.org.uk Read more about Literature Cambridge here
25th 8pm Burns Night Ceilidh in aid of Friends of Freetown. Emmanuel URC Church, CB2. Tickets on the door or from http://www.friendsoffreetown.org.uk/burnsnight
26th 2pm WONDER New You sober social. Yoga and Gong Bath, alcohol free drinks, vegan food, comedy and music. Cambridge University Centre, Granta Place. http://www.wonderfestival.co.uk Read more about WONDER here
26th 2pm and 4pm The Mouse Who Jumped. A musical adventure for adults and children. Family concert suitable for age 5+. Come dressed as a Carnival Creature! Cambridge Philharmonic. West Road Concert Hall. http://www.cambridgephilharmonic.com
27th 10.30am – 4pm Cambridge Vegan Market. Vegan food and drinks, ethical clothing and charities plus ethically produced cosmetics. The Guildhall, Market Square. http://www.veganmarkets.co.uk/cambridge Read more about last year’s Vegan Market here
27th 3 – 4.30pm Holocaust Memorial Day Civic Ceremony Cambridge 2019, “Torn from Home”. Great St Mary’s Church. http://www.creatingmycambridge.com/events
30th 6 – 9pm Zoology Late: Winter Escape! Arts and crafts, the science of animal migration and cocktails. Museum of Zoology, Downing Street. Age 18+. Free, no need to book. http://www.museum.zoo.cam.ac.uk/events