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Yesterday, 10:21

Dubbed ‘the Damien Hirst of horticulture’ for his boundary-pushing garden designs, TV’s Diarmuid Gavin is the face of this year’s Ely Flower Festival.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

The Cambridge Independent went along to sample the spring menu

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Friday, April 20, 2018

How DO they do that? From Patrick Melrose to Atlantis and Troy, the Cambridge studio has the answers?

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Florence Donovan, better known as Dos Floris, will be at the Portland Arms tomorrow (Wednesday)

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

A dramatic curtain-raiser and some copper-plated classics entertain the faithful

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Oscar Wilde’s witty and delightful farce runs at the Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Proving that the society’s title can be playfully misleading, around 300 works – from painting and sculpture to printmaking and drawing – will be on display at a private viewing on Friday, April 13, before the exhibition opens to the general public until Saturday, April 21.

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Music

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Florence Donovan, better known as Dos Floris, will be at the Portland Arms tomorrow (Wednesday)

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

A dramatic curtain-raiser and some copper-plated classics entertain the faithful

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

The acclaimed Californian musician, who will perform at the venue later this month, speaks to the Cambridge Independent

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

The newly re-formed Cambridge Handel Opera Group’s Rodelinda is being staged four times this week in the Great Hall of The Leys School, with Wednesday evening’s being the second performance.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

This year’s Cambridge Folk Festival is shaping up to be another unmissable feast of music.

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Theatre

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Oscar Wilde’s witty and delightful farce runs at the Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Newly-revived Cambridge Handel Opera Company (CHOC) will be staging the Baroque composer’s Rodelinda in The Great Hall at The Leys next month.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

This classic piece of theatre, winner of the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play, will be on at the Cambridge Arts Theatre as part of a UK tour.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

This new production, based on the 1950 novel by Patricia Highsmith and made famous a year later by the Alfred Hitchcock film, is on until Saturday, March 3.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

New production also stars Christopher Harper (Coronation Street), John Middleton (Emmerdale) and Hannah Tointon (Mr Selfridge)

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Comedy

Monday, March 5, 2018

Shappi Khorsandi’s brilliant new show, Mistress and Misfit, focuses on Emma, Lady Hamilton, the mistress and misfit who lit up the life of Admiral Nelson and added to the gaiety of nations during the Georgian era.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Ed Byrne has been an acclaimed stand-up (with audiences and critics alike) for 20 years now.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

There have been some big changes in Lucy Porter’s life recently.

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

With the world seemingly intent on lurching from one crisis to another, we all need somebody like Stephen K Amos to shine some funny light into our lives.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

The popular comedian, one of the regular stars of Mock the Week, is on his biggest nationwide tour to date with his show, Mammoth.

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Events and Festivals

Yesterday, 10:21

Dubbed ‘the Damien Hirst of horticulture’ for his boundary-pushing garden designs, TV’s Diarmuid Gavin is the face of this year’s Ely Flower Festival.

Read more
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Florence Donovan, better known as Dos Floris, will be at the Portland Arms tomorrow (Wednesday)

Read more
Saturday, April 14, 2018

A dramatic curtain-raiser and some copper-plated classics entertain the faithful

Read more
Thursday, April 5, 2018

The acclaimed Californian musician, who will perform at the venue later this month, speaks to the Cambridge Independent

Read more
Thursday, April 5, 2018

The newly re-formed Cambridge Handel Opera Group’s Rodelinda is being staged four times this week in the Great Hall of The Leys School, with Wednesday evening’s being the second performance.

Read more

Art

Monday, April 9, 2018

Proving that the society’s title can be playfully misleading, around 300 works – from painting and sculpture to printmaking and drawing – will be on display at a private viewing on Friday, April 13, before the exhibition opens to the general public until Saturday, April 21.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

A second artist, Tim Shuker-Yates, created the ‘Be Curious’ graffiti art

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Anglia Ruskin University has unveiled exciting new public art at its Cambridge campus that reflects the process of transformation.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

A new retrospective exhibition has opened at the Float Gallery in Cambridge featuring the work of artist and photographer, Kay Goodridge.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

The iconic gallery is to open up to the public for the first time since its redevelopment

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Books

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Set in the streets of Nice on the French Riviera during carnival season, Box of Bones is the third novel in Peter Morfoot’s captivating Captain Paul Darac series

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Dr Patricia Fara is an author and history of science lecturer at the University of Cambridge, where she is also a fellow of Clare College

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Writer/poet/musician Emily Scialom discusses her novel writing style

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Dr Christopher Catherwood is the author of various books on the former PM, including Churchill: The Greatest Briton in Words, Pictures and Rare Documents – a new edition of which was published in December.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Jim Kelly, a crime mystery writer who lives in Ely, is kicking off a new series with his 14th book, The Great Darkness, which focuses on Cambridge during the Second World War.

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Museums

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Castle Street attraction secures £85,200 to help it become volunteer-based organisation

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Monday, January 22, 2018

The fascinating specimens on display at the Cambridge University Museum of Zoology will become an even greater draw following an extensive redevelopment.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Castle Street attraction is battling to survive amid financial difficulties

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Discover the hidden treasures of the Fitzwilliam museum thanks to a new app

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TV and Films

Friday, April 20, 2018

How DO they do that? From Patrick Melrose to Atlantis and Troy, the Cambridge studio has the answers?

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Tan is one of castaways dropped on remote Pacific Ocean island - unaware a second group is there

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Histon and Impington hoping to charm the nation

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A site to the south of the city is to feature in a new horror film from a director with Cantabrigian ties.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Cameras rolled this week as the final day of filming in Cambridge for KGB spy thriller, Red Joan was held.

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Places to Visit

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Here is a fine selection of places to go to see in 2018 in style.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Former home of 1st Lord Fairhaven will no longer shut between October and March

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A record number of people will be heading to the beautiful setting of Anglesey Abbey this December for an evening of stunning effects and innovative designs at the sixth annual winter lights event.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

The popular venue on Newmarket Road in Stow-cum-Quy presents a night of electronic music and fireworks in a superb outdoor location.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

‘Nobel Prize factory’ offers activities, talks and demonstrations on Saturday June 17

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