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Things to do in Cambridge

There are always plenty of things to do in Cambridge at any time of the year, so if you're feeling a little down after the hustle bustle of Christmas & New Year why not treat yourself to a trip to Cambridge during January or February?  Here are our recommendations for things to do whilst you're here.......

 

Official Cambridge College Guided Tours
11.00 am Every Day

Hear about the famous people connected with Cambridge whilst looking at some of the best-known and impressive sights the city has to offer.

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Anglesey Abbey Gardens
26th January-1 March

The Winter Garden of this National Trust property, a short drive out of Cambridge, is renowned for its vibrant winter colours and interest. At the beginning of February you can find 320 species of snowdrops heralding the arrival of spring.  Read about the garden in RHS The Garden Magazine>>

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Cambridge Bike Tours

Ranked on Trip Advisor as one of the top ten activities for tourists to Cambridge - it's one of the best ways to explore this beautiful and fascinating city.  Get off the beaten track and discover some hidden gems!

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Beauty and Revolution:
The Poetry and Art of Ian Hamilton Finlay
Kettles Yard until 1 March 2015

Ian Hamilton Finlay described as ''the most original Scottish artist of the second half of the 20th century'' by the Financial Times in 2012, was a celebrated Scottish poet, artist and writer until his death in 2006. Explore private collections of poems, prints, cards, emblems and inscriptions. The exhibition can be seen at Kettle's Yard an art gallery and house once owned by Jim Ede and his wife who were big collectors of art and friends with many artists.  

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Guided Tours of the National Trust in Newmarket

The National Stud opened its gates to the public for the first time in the mid 1970’s. To this day The National Stud remains the only commercial stud farm in the UK allowing individuals, small groups and large parties the chance to see behind the scenes.

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4th to 7th February
Henry V
Cambridge Arts Theatre

Running from 4th to 7th February at Cambridge Arts Theatre, enjoy a magnificent performance of Henry V performed by the acclaimed Marlowe Society.

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4th to 28th February at Ely Cathedral
'For Worship & Glory'
A unique exhibition of Ecclesiastical Embroidery

Ely Cathedral will be hosting a unique exhibition of Ecclesiastical Embroidery in partnership with the Royal School of Needlework.  Over 60 displays will include significant pieces of needlework which have been worked on by the Royal School and which form part of their collection housed at Hampton Court Palace.

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15th February
Illuminate Festival

The Dark Concert is an unusual performance in the music domain, where light design plays a central role in the structure of the show.  The concert will last 1 hour and will create a journey between past and present sounds. It will be an acoustic performance in darkness, with just a single candlelight for illumination.

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17th February
Kettle’s Yard House Artist: Henry Moore open-air sculptures

Dr Jennifer Powell, Senior Curator at Kettle’s Yard and curator of the Henry Moore display at Tate Britain will discuss Moore’s 1960s open air sculptures.

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Henry Moore is represented by two sculptures in the Kettle’s Yard collection, Head (1928) and Sculptural Object (1960).  See more public works by Moore in Cambridge.

 

18th February
Twilight at the Museums

Cambridge museums take a step under the stars for a magical Twilight at the Museums.

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18th February
Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan

Comedy legends split the bill and your sides with a night of comedy stand up and impressions at Cambridge Corn Exchange.

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22nd February
An Evening with Michael Portillo

Experience an evening with Michael Portillo - politician, social commentator and TV documentary maker – at Cambridge Arts Theatre.

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Cambridge Illuminate Festival Food Tour

In conjunction with the Cambridge Illuminate Festival, The Cambridge Food Tour will take you off the beaten path and we’ll show you Cambridge through the eyes of a foodie and it will be a day you won’t soon forget!

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Until 23rd February
Magic and Memory : Paul Montague in New Caledonia

A small display remembering Cambridge zoologist Paul Montague and his research in the New Caledonia. He travelled there in 1913 and became fascinated by the local Kanak culture and made a collection of about 200 objects; he returned to Cambridge in 1914 and worked intensively documenting his collection.

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