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There are plenty of reasons to visit and things to do in Cambridge at any time of the year.  This wonderful City has something for everyone - with plenty of things to see and do to keep the whole family entertained.  So why not come and discover our  top reasons to visit Cambridge in April - and hopefully enjoy some spring sunshine whilst you're here!  


Wednesday 5th March – Saturday 31st May
Sea Monster to Sonar
Charting the Polar Oceans - Scott Polar Research Institute

‘A trail of discovery’ through mankind’s history of mapping polar trade routes and journeys. Including a life-sized submarine control room and a map featuring imagined islands, the exhibition engages with the importance of knowing the environment when for most of civilisation the unfamiliar waters could contain monsters.

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Wednesday 19th March – Sunday 13th April
Alara Bailey Looking In and Commuters - Williams Art

A graduate from Cambridge School of Art, Alara Bailey is exhibiting her photography in the gallery space after being spotted in 2013. Looking In ‘explores the idea of habits in people’s lives in a series of photographs taken through windows, and Commuters is a chance to see people at their ‘most exposed’ – on public transport.

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Monday 31st March – Saturday 5th April
A Life of Galileo - Cambridge Arts Theatre

Ian McDiarmid and the Royal Shakespeare Company present Bertold Brecht’s tale about the famous scientist. Discovering that the earth orbits around the sun, Galileo runs into trouble with the religious authorities and his ideas claimed as heretical.

First exhibited in 2013, the performance was highly praised and critically acclaimed.

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Saturday 5th April – Monday 21st April
Easter Egg Trail - Wimpole Hall

Follow the trail in the special booklet, solving clues and earning a chocolate-y reward! Adults can enjoy the beautiful spring gardens too!

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Tuesday 1st – Sunday 6th April
Cambridge Literature Festival

In a huge range of talks and events across the city, the festival offers something for all the family including an evening of poetry with Carol Anne Duffy and Gillian Clarke and children’s event ‘Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts’.

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11th April
A Taste of Greece - Fitzwilliam Museum

A day celebrating the history of Greek culinary traditions with talks, activities, food and music.

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Thursday 17th April
Austentatious: An Improvised Novel - Cambridge Junction

Play the role of the world-famous author! A completely original, regency-style performance created on the night from audience suggestions. Selling out in London and Edinburgh, this is bound to prove a hit in Cambridge!

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Saturday 26th April, 10am-2pm
Beginners Bread Class - Cambridge Cookery School

An introduction to bread making from the exceptional team at Cambridge Cookery School. Learn to master this rewarding skill, making amongst other things a Country Loaf and Rye Soda Bread.

Other classes are available ranging from perfecting your pastry to exploring foods from around the world.

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Sunday 27th April
Cambridge 100 - Impington Village College

Enjoy the spring weather whilst raising money for Prostate Cancer Research. Cycling through Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk, the 100 mile route includes refreshment stops and now has chip-timing to record results.

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Tuesday 29th April – Saturday 3rd May
46th Cambridge Drama Festival - Mumford Theatre

‘A feast of short plays.’

Each evening features at least two one-act plays acted by local groups, audience quizzes and critique from a representative of the Guild of Professional Adjudicators.

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