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What’s on in Suffolk & Cambs this week

Mon 21 - Sun 27 Sept: Ready for another week in our heavenly 'hood? Get your diaries out and plan seven days of fun right here.

COMEDY: Giggles in the Garden, The Willow Tree, Bourn, 23 Sept

The Willow Tree Bourn

There’s not been a huge amount to laugh about this year, so it’s about time we had an evening dedicated to simply having a good old belly laugh and forgetting about the dreaded C-word. Marcus Brigstocke from Live at The Apollo is headlining at this event in the magical gardens at The Willow Tree, Bourn, organised by Custard Comedy. Not to be missed. 

FOOD & DRINK: Aldeburgh Food & Drink FestivalSnape Maltings, 26 and 27 September 

Great news for foodies, Aldeburgh Food & Drink festival is going ahead after all at Snape Matings. Expect all the usual stallholders, yep all 50 or so of them, with some musical entertainment too. Everything will be in line with social distancing measures and will take place outside. The only thing missing will be the live cooking demos and the workshops. Oh well, more time for eating then!

COMEDY: Jon Richardson: The Knitwit, The Cambridge Corn Exchange, 25 and 26 Sept

More light relief comes in the form of Jon Richardson at the Corn Exchange at the end of the month. You’ll have laughed at his gags before on 8 Out of 10 Cats and Would I Lie to You? We’re not entirely sure from the description what this tour is all about, but it’s meant to be hilarious.

CULTURE: Author events at Heffers Bookshop, Cambridge, throughout Sept


Heffers Bookshop in Cambridge has another stellar line-up of literary stars to see you through September. The online talks and events start on 3 Sept and run until 22nd. The highlight of the month is on 17 Sept when you can catch Christopher Paolini (author of international bestseller Eragon) in conversation with John Scalzi following the publication of his new book. You can also see Raynor Winn, bestselling author of The Salt Path, on the 22nd talking about The Wild Silence – and all that led her to write it. Other authors include Nick Hayes on the 15th, Richard Ovenden on the 10th and Emily Levesque on the 3rd. Find full details here

ART: Beckie Reed at Byard Art, Cambridge, 10 Sept – 4 Oct

Beckie Reed ‘Moment of Solitude’

If you can’t stop staring at this exquisite piece of art by Cambridgeshire-based artist Beckie Reed you’ll want to get yourself down to Byard Art to see her long-awaited solo show this month. The exhibition showcases Beckie’s incredible treescapes, inspired by her walks through forests.

EXHIBITION: The Good Companions: The many roles of our canine friends, National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket, until 1 November

Violet Munnings on Exmoor, c1924, by Sir Alfred Munnings, copyright the estate of Sir Alfred Munnings, Dedham, Essex

If you love dogs as much as we do, this will be a must-attend exhibition. The Good Companions: The Many Roles of our Canine Friends opens on 28 July and is a compelling and engaging exploration of our relationship with dogs down the centuries. The exhibition will feature paintings, drawing, sculptures, photographs, books and objects, even taxidermy of four-legged friends, all depicting our favourite furry friends. Book here.

EXHIBITION: Anglia Textile Works in the Fens, Babylon Gallery, Ely from 10 – 27 Sept 

Contemporary textile art group Anglia Textile Works is unveiling its
second exhibition at Babylon Gallery in Ely this month. The group of artists specialise in fine art, design and quilting and this exhibition focuses on the fenland landscape that inspires their work. 

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