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Summer is here - enjoy Cambridge





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Big weekend 2019, Parker's Piece, BIG 10 , bringing the best of Bad Manners, The Specials , and Madness. Picture: Keith Heppell. (57629861)
Big weekend 2019, Parker's Piece, BIG 10 , bringing the best of Bad Manners, The Specials , and Madness. Picture: Keith Heppell. (57629861)

I am just back from two weeks in Cornwall. From reading all the horror stories of problems with airports, flights and trains, boy I am glad we plumped for a staycation this summer to support the UK economy as it recovers and wow, what a beautiful county it is.

Upon returning to Cambridge, it was easy to feel at home again and realise Cambridge is also beautiful but in a very different way to the rugged coast and wide open spaces of the south-west.

As summer is now here, there are many events being delivered in the city. This week we are screening our two weeks’ coverage of Wimbledon next to the Clayton Hotel near the railway station. This weekend is the Big Weekend with free entertainment on Parker’s Piece across three days. It is not quite Glastonbury, but there are some big acts performing.

From next week, for four weeks, the Cambridge University Botanic Garden has late-night Wednesdays with music playing as you stroll or picnic among the flowers.

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From July 7, our new city-wide public art trail will be installed across the city. It is not as large as the fantastic Cows about Cambridge but it is very Cambridge-themed and the sculptures will make you stop and look and dwell a while. While you are dwelling, take time to breathe in your surroundings, take some time to get to know a new part of the city, what businesses are there that you may not have visited for a while and go visit them.

Later in the summer we have further film nights in the market square in July and August and we will also be screening the Commonwealth Games also in the rail station area.

Summer in Cambridge is such a joy, so why not take this opportunity to explore your city, get to know your local shops, bars, restaurants and our lovely hotels, treat yourself to cocktails, the cinema or theatre or even a spa treatment. And if you’re brave even a swim in the river or lido.



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