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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Shakin' Stevens

Less than three weeks shy of his 69th birthday, Shakin’ Stevens is still going strong. His most recent release, the 10-track Echoes of Our Times – a record that blends blues, roots, Americana and classic rock – came out last September and is a look back at his life and family history.

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Friday, February 17, 2017
'Gaslight' on at the Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday, February 18

One of the best-known thrillers of all time, Gaslight is a masterpiece of suspenseful playwriting that has had audiences at Cambridge Arts Theatre this week on the edge of their seats.

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Monday, February 13, 2017
21/07/16 Shepreth Wildlife Park, Ringtailed Lemurs. Picture: Keith Heppell

The Cambridgeshire zoo is giving a chance to meet the lemurs for £25 on Valentine’s Day.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017
Peter Capaldi is standing down as Doctor Who. Picture: Ray Burmiston, BBC

So who should be the next Doctor? The best life form for the job, that’s who.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Patch & The Giant

Appearing at the Cambridge Folk Club on Friday, February 17 will be this exciting, London-based folk collective – seven days after their debut album, All That We Had, We Stole, is released.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

Hannah Sanders returned to the UK in 2013 (she missed the weather, especially in the springtime) after seven years living in Boston in the USA to retake her place as a major player on the thriving Cambridge folk scene.

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Music

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Shakin' Stevens

Less than three weeks shy of his 69th birthday, Shakin’ Stevens is still going strong. His most recent release, the 10-track Echoes of Our Times – a record that blends blues, roots, Americana and classic rock – came out last September and is a look back at his life and family history.

Read more
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Patch & The Giant

Appearing at the Cambridge Folk Club on Friday, February 17 will be this exciting, London-based folk collective – seven days after their debut album, All That We Had, We Stole, is released.

Read more
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

Hannah Sanders returned to the UK in 2013 (she missed the weather, especially in the springtime) after seven years living in Boston in the USA to retake her place as a major player on the thriving Cambridge folk scene.

Read more
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Mary Chapin Carpenter at the Cambridge Corn Exchange (5/02/17)

Sunday, February 5 saw a welcome dose of country music arrive in Cambridge, as an artist who released her first album 30 years ago treated her fans to a mixture of the old and the new on the last night of a short UK tour.

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Theatre

Friday, February 17, 2017
'Gaslight' on at the Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday, February 18

One of the best-known thrillers of all time, Gaslight is a masterpiece of suspenseful playwriting that has had audiences at Cambridge Arts Theatre this week on the edge of their seats.

Read more
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Rehearsals for Edward II at Cambridge Arts Theatre

The Marlowe Society, Cambridge University’s leading drama society – responsible for launching the careers of Tom Hiddleston, Sir Ian McKellen, Tilda Swinton and Sir Derek Jacobi among others – is returning to Cambridge Arts Theatre after its recent well-received productions of Measure for Measure and Dr Faustus with Christopher Marlowe’s play, Edward II.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016
Beauty and the Beast

While panto season will be in full flow elsewhere, The Junction is offering a brand new retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Felicity Kendal Picture: Nobby Clark

Felicity Kendal talks about her role in the stage version of A Room with a View

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Circoncentrique in Gasp!

Circoncentrique are Italian Alessandro Maida – a finalist in the TV 
talent show Italia’s Got Talent – and Maxime Pythoud from Switzerland.

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Comedy

Sunday, January 8, 2017
Custard Comedy

Wearing a trilby and a sharp suit, comedian Steve Jameson’s foul-mouthed pensioner Sol Bernstein is back with more outrageous remarks.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Larry Dean

Brilliantly exciting Scottish comedian Larry Dean is Custard Comedy’s January headliner when the event returns to Comberton.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Pushing the boundaries

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Iain Stirling, sourced by Florrie Sheehan

Born in 1988, former law student Iain Stirling is perfectly placed to comment on the issues – and prejudices – faced by ‘millennials’, something he does with vigour on his current tour, which kicked off in London on October 12.

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Events and Festivals

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Shakin' Stevens

Less than three weeks shy of his 69th birthday, Shakin’ Stevens is still going strong. His most recent release, the 10-track Echoes of Our Times – a record that blends blues, roots, Americana and classic rock – came out last September and is a look back at his life and family history.

Read more
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Patch & The Giant

Appearing at the Cambridge Folk Club on Friday, February 17 will be this exciting, London-based folk collective – seven days after their debut album, All That We Had, We Stole, is released.

Read more
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

Hannah Sanders returned to the UK in 2013 (she missed the weather, especially in the springtime) after seven years living in Boston in the USA to retake her place as a major player on the thriving Cambridge folk scene.

Read more
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Mary Chapin Carpenter at the Cambridge Corn Exchange (5/02/17)

Sunday, February 5 saw a welcome dose of country music arrive in Cambridge, as an artist who released her first album 30 years ago treated her fans to a mixture of the old and the new on the last night of a short UK tour.

Read more

Art

Monday, November 21, 2016
Picture: Jane Hilton

Internationally-acclaimed photographer Jane Hilton will talk guns, brothels and cowboys at Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge campus on Monday (November 28).

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Books

Friday, December 23, 2016
Unknown writer and mum of two Lucy Banks has had her story released on Amazon devices

Cambridge graduate Lucy Banks has found literary fame at Christmas after her children’s story about a slug was published for free on Amazon devices.

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Friday, November 18, 2016
Tony Robinson Photo: Paul Marc Mitchell

An eclectic and vibrant line-up will take to the stage for a fascinating weekend of politics and poetry, fiction and finance, comedy and current affairs as the Cambridge Literary Festival returns.

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Monday, August 1, 2016
Helen Marshall, Lecturer of Creative Writing and Publishing at Anglia Ruskin University

Author Dr Helen Marshall won the prize from a prestigious competition that is judged by American author and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt.

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Museums

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Half-term events across Cambridgeshire

From falconry, spooky tales, pumpkins, and walks in crunchy golden leaves to exploring museums and catching a film at the cinema. Here are five of the fun things going on to help keep your little ones interested this half-term.

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Friday, July 29, 2016

One of the world’s most diverse museums for its size, you might need to visit twice to explore the whole building. But that’s OK - entry is free

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TV and Films

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Peter Capaldi is standing down as Doctor Who. Picture: Ray Burmiston, BBC

So who should be the next Doctor? The best life form for the job, that’s who.

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Friday, November 4, 2016
Crown Season 1

It cost £100million to make, it’s one of the most eagerly anticipated series of the year and a Cambridgeshire landmark is one of its stars.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016
A still from 'Get All That, Ant?' a new film about Syd Barret, sourced by owen@cambridgefilmtrust.org.uk

The 36th Cambridge Film Festival takes place from October 20 to 27 and, as ever, the 2016 edition will offer a diverse selection of titles with something for everyone, from UK premieres of hotly-anticipated features, to classic retrospectives, thought-provoking documentaries, late night cult movies and family favourites.

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Places to Visit

Monday, February 13, 2017
21/07/16 Shepreth Wildlife Park, Ringtailed Lemurs. Picture: Keith Heppell

The Cambridgeshire zoo is giving a chance to meet the lemurs for £25 on Valentine’s Day.

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Monday, September 19, 2016
Kingfisher - RSPB Rye Meads, Hertfordshire. Picture by Andrew Howe.

RSPB hides overlooking artificial nesting banks for kingfishers.

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Monday, September 19, 2016
Perching common European cuckoo against a green background. Picture by stillwords.

A large wetland reserve with reedbeds, grazing marshes and poplar woods.

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Monday, September 19, 2016
Barn owl on a wooden fence. Picutre by Nathanx1.

A true birders’ site - wading birds, wildfowl, birds of prey and owls.

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Monday, September 19, 2016
Female Marsh harrier. Picture by Piotr Krze[lak.

Grassland, open water and the biggest reedbed in the UK.

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