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January 2017

Breathing the Kite – Exhibition

Thursday January 19 at 9:00 am - Wednesday March 1 at 9:00 am
Clare Hall,
Herschel Road
Cambridge, CB3 9AL

Have you ever lived in the Kite area? Did you used to go there? Go to school there? You might remember it before the Grafton Centre was built? Are you interested in history? Art? How areas evolve and develop? This show will make you remember, will remind you of what an area is, make you think about personal memory and official history. There are beautiful and interesting works of art, most of them for sale. This exhibition of diverse works…

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February 2017
Various prices

Cambridge History Festival

Thursday February 9 at 7:00 pm - Wednesday March 1 at 7:00 pm
Museum of Cambridge,
Northampton Street
Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

The third annual Cambridge History Festival, with 17 days of talks, tours, workshops, and a magnificent dinner, all about the social history of Cambridge, from 9th  - 25th  February 2017. Find out about old Cambridge pubs, cleaning up the Cam, local accents. Learn to make candles or a willow platter.  Many other talks and events. Organised by the Museum of Cambridge on Castle Hill and taking place at various venues around the city centre. For info go to www.museumofcambridge.org.uk

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Usual admission charges

Orchids 2017: Another India

Sunday February 12 at 10:00 am - Sunday March 12 at 10:00 pm
University Botanic Garden,
No 1 Brookside
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1JE

Another India - An exploration of India's natural heritage Step out of the cold into the welcoming warmth of Cambridge University Botanic Garden’s Glasshouses which will be transformed into a technicoloured tapestry of vibrant displays to celebrate the plants and culture of South Asia. This is part of a wider University of Cambridge Museum (UCM) event India Unboxed to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s independence from Britain. Visitors to the Botanic Garden will be introduced to the many varied…

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£23.00 - £33.00

Richard Alston Dance Company

Monday February 20 at 7:45 pm - Tuesday February 21 at 7:45 pm
Cambridge Arts Theatre,
6 St Edward's Passage
Cambridge , Cambridgeshire CB2 3PJ United Kingdom

Richard Alston Dance Company return to the Arts Theatre with a knock-out programme of superbly skilled choreography to music from all over the world. In his brand-new Tangent, Martin Lawrance explores the vivid accents and attack of Tango. Four couples, intertwined but shifting and subtly syncopating, glide through the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Tango master Piazzolla, played live by Jason Ridgway on piano. Alston’s Isthmus Remix and Holderlin Fragments explore contrasting pieces of music by Japanese composer Jo…

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£8.50 - £12.50

Chekhov’s Shorts

Tuesday February 21 at 7:30 pm - Wednesday February 22 at 7:30 pm
Mumford Theatre,
East Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 1PT United Kingdom

European Arts Company returns with a hugely entertaining collection of classic one-act farces by Anton Chekhov, including The Evils of Tobacco, The Dimwit, The Bear, Swan Song and The Proposal. This is Chekhov as you’ve never seen him before – funny! Originally performed in Russian vaudeville theatres, these bittersweet plays are Chekhov at his comic best.umford Theatre] Tickets: £12.50 (£10.00 concessions, £8.50 students/children). Ring the Box Office on 01223 352932 or go to http://www.anglia.ac.uk/arts-law-and-social-sciences/mumford-theatre/chekovs-shorts

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£9.00 - £14.00

Footlights Spring Revue – Behind Closed Doors

Tuesday February 21 at 7:45 pm - Saturday February 25 at 7:45 pm
ADC Theatre,
Park Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8AS United Kingdom

Knock knock, who’s there? Doors. That’s who. Since the very dawn of time, doors have existed to provide easy access between areas that would otherwise be discrete. Many believe that doors predate the dinosaurs, and that the dinosaurs became extinct because they just couldn’t fathom doors. Nowadays, doors are an integral part of our existence, and we have learned to work with them, rather than against them. That is why the Footlights Spring Revue will feature eleven special doors (as…

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Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle at the Cambridge Junction

Tuesday February 21 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cambridge Junction (J2),
Clifton Way
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 7GX United Kingdom

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle three members of the BBC acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions return to Cambridge Junction. A rare chance to see three of the world’s finest musicians share a stage together. With both Mike McGoldrick and John McCusker also having toured for the past year with Mark Knopfler, this is a rare chance to see three of the world’s finest musicians share a stage together. Michael McGoldrick is a master of flutes, whistles and Uillean pipes. John…

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