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Events, what’s on, gigs, markets and more. Things to see and do in Cambridgeshire this spring.
Set on a hilltop in Bourn, PAUS, (pronounced ‘pause’) will be re-opening on 10 March after their winter break. This bathing and breathing space, is a great opportunity to spend time outdoors in the fresh air and day light and awaken your senses this spring. It will open Thursday to Sunday for waterside saunas, outdoor bathing, barefoot walking and dining at the hilltop bistro. A schedule of events will be available during the season including yoga and sketching retreats. Book your time out here.
Live music at NOVI
NOVI have relaunched its live music on Thursday nights. The action kicks off from 9.30pm until midnight. Ticketed events, which can be booked online. Keep an eye out for names to be announced soon. Book tickets via the website.
Easter Egg Hunt at Wimpole Estate, until 11 April
Discover the beautiful parkland with a family-friendly Easter trail complete with a chocolate reward. Pick up the Easter trail for just £3 at Hardwicke Gate. Tickets will be released from Friday 26 March. Booking is essential.
Easter Trail at Anglesey Abbey, 2-18 April
Hop along to the National Trust property for a great spring day out. Little ones will be kept entertained with the Easter trail complete with a chocolate prize. However, visit anytime during spring for a day out. From Lord Fairhaven’s collection in the house, which took 40 years and a vast fortune to acquire, to the amazing collection of plants in the garden, there’s plenty to see and do. There are a number of walks to enjoy. Explore the Cambridgeshire countryside, passing waterways and the Quy Fen or opt for the Anglesey Abbey Dog Walking Trail, a short walk which takes in the countryside near the Abbey and the village of Lode. Find out more.
The Guilty Feminist at Cambridge Corn Exchange, 9 April
Since its launch in 2016 – The Guilty Feminist has grown to become less of a podcast and more of a global phenomenon. With over 95 million downloads in six years, with a Sunday Times bestselling book – ‘The Guilty Feminist’ is part comedy, part deep-dive discussion, and part activism. Now the show is about to hit the road, with a national tour as host Deborah Frances-White presents the podcast in front of a live audience. Book tickets.
Cambridge Literary Festival, 20-24 April
From the world of music, environment, politics, science, fashion, art, cooking and gardening, the festival welcomes Will Young, Ed Balls, John Barnes, Claudia Roden, Osman Yousefzada and Joe Swift, plus literary greats. For younger members of the family Michael Morpurgo and Christopher Lloyd will sprinkle some magic. Unmissable conversations held in stunning venues: the luxurious University Arms Hotel, the stately Cambridge Union Debating Chamber, the Old Divinity School, and the renowned Fitzwilliam Museum. Book tickets. Make a weekend of it with a stylish city break.
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight at Ely Cathedral, 22 April, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
The Piccadilly Sinfonietta is one of the UK’s most exciting young ensembles and performs a selection of well-loved classics including Vivaldi’s exquisite Four Seasons. The concert features breathtaking feats of virtuosity from the Violinist sensation, Sara Trickey, and features the virtuoso concert pianist Warren Mailley- Smith in performance of Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major. Book tickets.
The National Motorhome & Campervan Show, 22-24 April
Thanks to the pandemic, the motorhome and camper van industry is booming. If you’ve recently acquired a camper vehicle this is the show for you. Explore new models, equipment and more. There’s overnight camping with live entertainment too! Book here.
The Library Presents, multiple libraries throughout Cambs, from 23 April
The Library Presents is making its return to Cambridgeshire libraries and outdoor locations this spring in an exciting burst of live arts-based events. This year’s Spring Season will officially launch on 23 April, providing audiences with an eclectic selection of workshops, musical events, live theatre and more.
Back for a ninth consecutive season, The Library Presents’ new spring programme will build on last year’s success, showcasing a wide array of local and national artists and even some international artists, as well as returning with favourites enjoyed by adult and family audiences in past seasons. Cambridgeshire residents can expect to see over 30 events scheduled in the programme with tickets ranging from £3 to £20 including a family saver and free companion tickets for disabled audience members. Find your nearest event here.
St George’s Fayre in March, 24 April
St George’s Fayre is a local festival celebrating our patron saint with great good, fantastic local entertainment, large craft market and an art exhibition. Welcoming thousands of people into March each year, there will be children’s entertainment, a street market and much more. This year commemorates both the 75-year anniversary of VE day which would have taken place in 2020 and also the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The event will be welcoming some very special performers including the D Day Darlings and the Bombardiers!
Once again the outdoor cinema brings you an eclectic mix of classics, musicals, big blockbusters and family films. Celebrate 50 years of ABBA with classic ‘Mamma Mia!’ And if that’s not exciting enough, they’ll also be Steven Spielberg’s brand new, critically acclaimed adaptation of iconic musical West Side Story. See the full line-up here.
Flying Days: VE Day at Duxford, 7 May
From a flying-line up commemorating the role of aviation and RAF Duxford in the fight for peace across Europe to entertainment on the ground including a street party. Step back into 1945 and celebrate VE Day at IWM Duxford with an extra special Flying Day. Book tickets here.
Mamma Mia! ABBA Outdoor Cinema Experience at the East of England Arena, 7 May, 7.30pm
This summer celebrate 50 years of ABBA with a special outdoor cinema screening of ‘Mamma Mia!’ at the East of England Arena in Peterborough. Plus, music from the 70s & 80s to enjoy before the film, with a soundtrack of disco and party classics. Gates open at 7.30pm, film starts shortly after sunset. Bring a blanket or camping chair and watch ‘Mamma Mia!’ on a giant cinema screen under the stars! Book tickets.
Yaxley Festival, 14-15 May
Truly an event that defies categorisation, the madcap mashup of culture, community, heritage and sports lures tens of thousands of visitors for an unforgettable weekend in the green heart of one the UK’s biggest villages. Powered 100% by volunteers and created by the community, YaxFest punches way above its weight.
46th Cambridge Beer Festival, 23-28 May
Returning to Jesus Green, Cambridge, this is one of the oldest CAMRA beer festival and one of the largest in the country. Expect plenty of variety and a buzzing atmosphere.