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August 2020

Botanic Gardens On Line Courses

Monday August 10 - Friday August 28
On line United Kingdom

The Cambridge University Botanic Gardens are delighted to be able to bring you interactive online courses from the Garden.Courses will be led on Zoom by the same great, knowledgeable tutors. No specialist softwareis required and technical support will be available. Many intersting topics from The Role of Plants in Medicine, Exploring Traditional Wild Flower Names, and A History of the Suburban Garden. Book online at: www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/education-learning/courses For further information contact: education@botanic.cam.ac.uk

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Arthur Rank Hospice On Line Summer Fete

Monday August 10 - Friday August 14
On Line Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom

Arthur Rank Hospice's  popular Summer Fete is one of the events affected by the Coronavirus but rather than having you  miss out on all the fun of the fete, they are combining a series of week-long activities to keep your days plus yourselves and children involved - virtually. As you would expect from a summer fete, they have pulled together a series of events suitable for the whole family. From a virtual balloon race to pets parade to a games…

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Cambridge Literary Festival – Ali Smith

Thursday August 13
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom

Join Cambridge Literary Festival for an evening of words and images. Ali Smith talks to Alex Clark about the final novel in her Seasonal Quartet, Summer Since 2016, Ali Smith has been engaged in one of the most ambitious literary projects of our time: a cycle of novels deeply embedded in time, with time, about time. And every year Ali has joined the festival to read from the new book and talk to Alex Clark. This year, of course, Ali…

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Reopening of Kettle’s Yard Art Gallery

Friday August 14
Kettles Yard, Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom

Kettle’s Yard’s is delighted to announce that the House and galleries will reopen to the public on Friday 14 August. The critically acclaimed exhibition ‘Linderism’, the first UK survey of renowned artist Linder Sterling, covering five decades of the artist’s work, will be extended until 11 October 2020. Visitors to Kettle’s Yard will need to book in advance online and booking opens on 3 August 2020. Upon reopening Kettle’s Yard will operate reduced opening hours, initially opening only Friday –…

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Custard Comedy – Giggles in the Garden

Wednesday August 26
The Willow Tree, 29 High Street
Bourn, CB23 2SQ

Giggles In the Garden brings you great comedy at a safe distance, with two fantastic comics, one awesome MC, and plenty of space on August 26th and starts at 8.00 pm. It features Jonathan Elston and Lindsey Santoro At just 28 years of age, Jonathan Elston is a fresh, punchy, gag-driven comic who combines sharp joke writing and quirky observations with a youthful likeability that charms his audience and endears him to any room. Lindsey Santoro hails from Birmingham (but…

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September 2020

Heffers Book Shop Authors Nights

Thursday September 3 - Tuesday September 22
Heffers, 20 Trinity Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1TY United Kingdom

Heffers is resuming its author evenings. Come along to hear various writers talk about their latest book. Thursday 3rd September, 7.00 pm: The Last Stargazers with Emily Levesque: Join Professor of Astronomy Emily Levesque online as she talks about The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers, her new book which celebrates an era of ingenuity and curiosity, and asks us to think twice before we cast aside our sense of wonder at the universe. Tickets are priced…

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London to Cambridge Bike Ride

Sunday September 6
Lee Valley Leisure Centre, PIcketts Lock, Off Meridian Way
London, Cambridgeshire N9 0AS.

Start Venue: Lee Valley Leisure Centre, Pickett's Lock, off Meridian Way, London N9 0AS Finish Venue: Coldham’s Common, Cambridge Jesus Green, Victoria Ave. (A1303) Cambridge, CB5 8DA Start time: 7.30 am – 9.30 am Distance:60 miles Official Charity: Open Event – raise funds for the charity of your choice Come and enjoy a brilliant day out, starting from Lee Valley Leisure Centre in north London, the London to Cambridge bike ride winds through beautiful countryside to the finish at Cambridge,…

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