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.

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

Fragrant elderflowers at Jesus College


What’s On in January

So here’s the first what’s on listing for the year.  I’ll update this through the month so do check back every so often and if you know about an event that could be listed, please get in touch via my Contact page.

Just to remind you that if you want a final skating session at The North Pole on Parker’s Piece, be quick as it shuts on 8th January.  And if you haven’t made it to the Degas exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum yet, get there soon as it closes on 14th January – details at http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

The railings at All Saints Passage

6th    Camyoga Open Day (also 13th and 20th).  Free taster sessions at three locations. http://www.camyoga.co.uk

8th    Life Drawing Class.  Various days and times.  Buchan Street Centre, CB4 http://www.cambridgelifedrawing.co.uk

9th – 13th    7.45pm Company.  Festival Players.  http://www.adctheatre.com

11th    7pm Introduction to pen, pencil and ink drawing class.  5 weeks.  Barton Pavilion. http://www.made-in-ely.com

12th    10.45am South African Writing: Poetry, Prose, Theatre. 9 weeks. St Andrew’s Baptist Church, CB2.  http://www.wea-eastern.org.uk

12th – 13th    7.30pm Bring It On, The Musical.  Mumford Theatre.  http://www.anglia.ac.uk/mumfordtheatre

13th    2pm and 4pm Tim and Tom’s Symphonic Adventure.  Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra.  West Road Concert Hall.  http://www.cam-phil.org.uk

13th    6pm King’s Voices.  Evensong for the choir’s 20th anniversary.  King’s College.  http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/kings-voices-anniversary-evensong.html

13th    7.30pm Cambridge Graduate Orchestra.  Handel, Strauss and Rossini.  Corpus Christi Chapel.  http://www.cambridgegraduateorchestra.com

16th    7.30pm The King’s Singers with the Choir of King’s College.  50th Anniversary Gala Concert.  http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/concerts

The view from my pew in King’s College Chapel on Christmas Day

16th – 20th    7.45pm Much Ado About Nothing.  Cambridge University European Theatre Group.  http://www.adctheatre.com

17th – 20th    7.30pm Sweeney Todd.  Cambridge Operatic Society.  http://www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

19th    5.30pm Migration 2018: Black and British Migration.  Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.  http://www.darwin.cam.ac.uk/lectures

19th    8pm Bringing It All Back Home, Flavors of American Music.  The Portland Arms, CB4.  http://www.cambridgeamericana.com

20th    7.30pm Sinfonia of Cambridge.  Tchaikovsky, Elgar and Dvorak.  West Road Concert Hall.  http://www.sinfoniaofcambridge.org.uk

26th    5.30pm Migration 2018: Immigration and Freedom.  Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.  http://www.darwin.cam.ac.uk/lectures

28th    2pm Reading Great Expectations.  Stapleford Granary, CB22.  http://www.literaturecambridge.co.uk

28th    7.30pm Sampson Orchestra.  Romance and Revolution:  Rachmaninov, Shostakovich and Khachaturian.  In aid of Camsight.  West Road Concert Hall.  Tickets from sally.n@camsight.org.uk