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Mon 16 - Sun 22 March 2020

For obvious reasons, you’ll notice that our what’s on guide is much shorter this week. We’re still trying to get in touch with all of these brilliant local businesses and venues to see if these events are going ahead – we’ve got no answer so are going with optimism for now. Please make sure you check check check before heading out and we will keep you updated.

Love, Muddy x

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….

FILM: Banff Mountain Film Festival, Cambridge Corn Exchange, 17 March

Fancy a bit of an adrenaline boost (ahem… without leaving your comfy chair)? Then check out this awe-inspiring collection of short films created by some of the world’s most death-defying adventurers who have captured some epic feats and challenges through breathtaking cinematography. Edge of your seat stuff!

An Inspector Calls, Cambridge Arts Theatre, 17 – 21 March 

A peaceful family dinner party is shattered by the arrival of an inspector, claiming to be looking into the death of a young woman. Who is responsible? As it turns out, there’s a lot more to this investigation – and inspector – than meets the eye. Full of heart-thumping tension and dramatic irony, this multi-award winning production has already had a sell-out London season and American tour.

THEATRE: Harpy, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, 18 March 

su pollard on stage in harpy

Didn’t get a chance to see Su Pollard in action at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018? That’s ok because national treasure Su is coming to Cambridge with her show Harpy by award-winning playwright Philip Meeks. Harpy is a heart wrenching exploration of one woman’s struggles with mental health and loneliness, manifesting itself through extreme hoarding.

ART: Bert, his dog, our God, Ely Cathedral, 19 March 

Paintings by Gary Bunt, one of the UK’s most popular figurative artists, regularly feature a man (Bert) and his dog (the commentator). This exhibition sees Bert and his dog telling the story of the life of Christ – from The Nativity to The Ascension through 51 paintings.

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.

EXHIBITION: BMW Tate Live, Tate Modern, 20 – 29 Mar 

For the fourth annual BMW Tate Live Exhibition, three artists are taking over Tate Modern’s Tanks (the gallery’s dedicated space for live exhibits). Each artist’s work will be themed around how history is held in the body and explore questions about shared memory. Very cool.EVENT: London Dog Week, various locations, 23 – 29 Mar 

Have pooch, will travel? This week long takeover of London will feature puppy street food pop-ups, a Pet Gala (like the Met Gala but for stylish pooches!), music events and cuddle clubs. Awwww. Money raised will go to to Hearing Dogs, the event’s official partner, so it’s all for a good cause.

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