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Mon 9 - Sun 15 March

DANCE: Havana Nights, The Apex Bury St Edmunds, 10 March 

Havana nights dance show

Missing your weekly Strictly fix? Get yourself down to The Apex on the 10th to see Havana Nights, a new show from Strictly’s Graziano and his partner Giada which showcases an exciting mix of Latin dances, as well as entertaining group numbers with their supporting dancers. You can even meet the stars before the show – no touching that six pack though, tempting I know!

MUSIC: Danny Bryant, Means of Escape Tour, The Junction, Cambridge, 10 March 

means of escape tour

Royston boy done good, Danny Bryant is back on home territory with his Means of Escape Tour. Described by Classic Rock Magazine as a “National Blues Treasure” and by Blues Legend Joe Bonamassa as, “A Fantastic Guitarist”, Danny has spent the last 20 years touring the world. With packed out club shows and world famous festivals in China, the USA, Canada, Europe and all points in between!

Ben Fogle, Tales From The Wilderness, Cambridge Corn Exchange, 11 March

Ben Fogle is an award-winning Broadcaster and adventurer who has written 9 Sunday Times Bestselling books and is the United Nations Patron of the Wilderness. He’ll be talking about his myriad adventures, which include climbing Mount Everest, rowing across the Atlantic, racing across Antarctica to the South Pole and crossing the deserts of the Empty Quarter in the Middle East.

COMEDY: Adam Kay, Ipswich Regent Theatre, 12 Mar

Bound to be brilliant, Adam Kay’s stand-up This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of A Junior Doctor) has been a sell-out on every stint since 2016, so snap up tickets pronto if you fancy it.

COMEDY: Milton Jones: Milton Impossible, Cambridge Corn Exchange, 13 March

Milton’s silly, super-speedy one-liners are a joy. Here he is on a mission to reveal the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo. But this is also a love story with the twist, or at least a really bad sprain.

MUSIC: Rudimental, Cambridge Junction, 14 March 

rudimental band

Rudimental have announced a new nationwide UK DJ tour, which includes our very own Cambridge Junction. Following on from standout, back-to-basics club EP ‘Distinction’ – a record that featured eye-catching collaborations with The Martinez Brothers, Preditah and Elderbrook – the tour taps back into Rudimental’s deep-set roots in dance and club culture.

COMEDY: Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang, Cambridge Junction, 14 Mar

phil-wangPhil Wang is awkwardly hilarious and has plenty of uncomfortable jokes in his comedy repertoire. This month sees him bringing that cringeworthy comedy to Cambridge with his latest show, Philly Philly Wang Wang.

EVENT: Murder Will Out, The Old Library, Emmanuel College, 14 March

Whodunnit? It’s the classic formula that makes so many books unputdownable. And to celebrate all things crime, thriller and mystery fiction, Heffers is hosting a whole day dedicated to the genre we all know and love. Murder Will Out will see a group of hand-picked crime writers (including winners of the Gold Dagger award) descend upon Cambridge to take part in panel discussions, book signings and  to answer those questions you’ve been just dying to ask. Just keep your wits about you. Who knows what could happen in a room full of crime writers… Book your tickets (£28 in advance) here: murderwillout2020.eventbrite.co.uk

 

FESTIVAL: Cambridge Science Festival, Cambridge Union, 9 – 22 March 

Photo Credit: Sir Cam at Cambridge University

Where in the world can you see a giant banana, purple tomatoes, algae and insects in one place? The Cambridge Science Festival, of course! This year the festival explores the future of food and predicts what we might be eating 100 years from now. You don’t need to be some science geek to go along, there are loads of family-friendly events and talks that appeal to people who don’t have an IQ of 100000….

EXHIBITION: Crowns and Gowns, Ely Cathedral, Ely, until 15 March

crowns and gowns exhibition

Who needs the V&A when you live near Ely Cathedral? This incredible cathedral has a not-to-be-missed exhibition running until 15 March showcasing a fabulous collection of costumes, jewels, props, behind the scenes images and memorabilia from some of the major Hollywood movies filmed within the Cathedral itself. We’re talking big films here… Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Other Boleyn Girl, The King’s Speech, Macbeth and The Crown with costumes worn by Cate Blanchett, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush. Who knew Ely was such A List haunt?!

EXHIBITION: Feast and Fast: The Art of Food in Europe, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, until 26 April 

historical food display

Look at food and you get a pretty good idea about the people who ate it. This exhibition at the glorious Fitzwilliam takes a look at the history and culture of food and eating through a multi-sensory exhibition. You’ll see a Jacobean sugar banquet, a European feasting table and a Georgian confectioner’s workshop. As part of the exhibition there’s a flamboyant 4-metre tall pineapple installation created by the weird and wonderful Bompas and Parr – don’t ask me why! Just don’t go along when you’re hungry!

FURTHER AFIELD 

THEATRE: Time Machine, London Library, London, until 5 April

Local favourites Creation Theatre are heading to the Big Smoke! In this moving (literally) production, small audiences will be led through the vast London Library as Time Machine, which explores themes of neuroscience, big data, genomics and global connectedness, unfolds. Knowing Creation, it’s bound to be brilliant.

 

EXHIBITION: Herstory, Maddox Gallery, London, 2 – 24 Mar

To mark International Women’s Day, this new exhibition aims to redefine the conversation around women in art and raise awareness for brilliant female artists that champion women in their work. Artists exhibiting include Coco Davez, Sophia Tea and Lauren Baker.

 

EXHIBITION: Andy Warhol, Tate Modern, London, 12 Mar – 6 Sept 

This major new exhibition chronicles the life and work of the pop art icon Andy Warhol and offers a rare insight into how Warhol and his work marked a period of cultural transformation. Images on display include his renowned pop images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola and Campbell’s soup cans, plus work never seen before in the UK, including the largest ever grouping of Warhol’s Ladies and Gentlemen series. A must see.

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