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2017/10/19 - Cambridge Film Festival   [Local]
Oct 19-26. Film Festival held at the Arts Picture House.
2017/10/20 - Cambridge Pumpkin Festival   [Local]
Oct 20-28. Various locations.
2017/10/22 - Apple Day   [Local]
Oct 22. At the Botanic Garden.
2017/10/22 - Cambridge Drawing Society Exhbition   [Local]
Oct 22-28. The Leys School, Fen Causeway, Cambridge CB2 7AD
2017/10/22 - Cambridge Town and Gown 10K Run for Muscular Dystrophy   [Local]
Oct 22. Starting and finishing on Midsummer Common.
2017/10/25 - Holiday Island by St John's Players   [Local]
Oct 25-28. At the Townley Hall, Fulbourn Centre, Home End in Fulbourn.
2017/11/04 - Cambridge Fireworks Display   [Local]
Nov 4, 7:30pm. On Midsummer Common.
2017/11/10 - Cambridge Art Fair   [Local]
Nov 10-12. In the Guildhall.
2017/11/17 - Ely Cathedral Christmas Gift & Food Fair
Nov 17-18. In Ely Cathedral.
2017/11/17 - Foxton Art Exhibition
Nov 17-19. In Foxton Village Hall.
2017/11/25 - Cambridge Literary Festival - Winter   [Local]
Nov 25-26. Various locations.
2017/11/30 - Oliver! by Cat Musical Theatre Company
Nov 30 - Dec 3. At the Maltings, Ely.
2017/12/02 - Mill Road Winter Fair   [Local]
Dec 2. Throughout Mill Road.
2017/12/07 - A Christmas Carol   [New]   [Local]
Dec 7. In All Saints Church, Teversham.
2017/12/24 - Nine Lessons and Carols at Kings Chapel   [Local]
Christmas Eve. Be prepared to queue!
2018/01/22 - Camra Winter Ale Festival   [Local]
Jan 22. At University Social Club.
2018/02/09 - e-Luminate Cambridge Festival   [Local]
Feb 9-14. Various locations.
2018/02/14 - Twilight at the Museums   [Local]
Feb 14. Various museums.
2018/02/25 - Cambridge Glass Fair
Feb 25. At Knebworth House, Stevenage SG1 2AX.
2018/03/17 - Thriplow Daffodil Weekend
Mar 17-18. Thriplow is 8 miles south of Cambridge.
2018/03/23 - Job Fair   [Local]
Mar 23. At the Guildhall.
2018/05/14 - Pint of Science   [Local]
May 14-16. Various locations.
2018/05/21 - Camra Beer Festival   [Local]
May 21-26. Held on Jesus Green.

Exhibitions, festivals, theatre runs
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2017/10/29 - Festival of Ideas   [Local]
Oct 16-29. At various locations. Organised by the University of Cambridge.
2017/11/14 - Cambridge Music Festival   [Local]
Nov 14-22. Various locations.
2017/11/26 - Cambridge Jazz Festival   [Local]
Nov 11-26. Various locations.
2017/12/06 - Cam Lates   [Local]
Late November and early December. Various events for adults at Cambridge Museums.
2017/12/10 - Anglian Potters Winter Exhibition   [Local]
Nov 11 - Dec 10. All Saints Church in Jesus Lane.
2018/01/08 - The North Pole (ink rink)   [New]   [Local]
Nov 17 - Jan 8. On Parkers Piece.
2018/03/25 - Cambridge Science Festival   [Local]
March 12-25. At various locations round Cambridge.
2018/07/31 - Open Studios   [Local]
Weekends in July. Cambridge artists open their studios.

Other events, courses, etc.
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2017/11/11 - Recovering from Divorce course by 221   [Local]
Sat mornings from Nov 11 - December 2. At St Andrew's Hall, St Andrew's Road, Chesterton CB4 1DH.
2017/11/18 - Bicycle Wheelbuilding Workshop   [New]   [Local]
Nov 18. At Queen Edith Community Primary School, Godwin Way, CB1 8QP

Children's events
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2017/11/04 - Cambridge Fireworks Display   [Local]
Nov 4, 7:30pm. On Midsummer Common.
2018/03/25 - Cambridge Science Festival   [Local]
March 12-25. At various locations round Cambridge.
Cambridge Science Centre   [Local]
At the moment, this is closed but plans to reopen some time.
Duxford Airfield
Imperial War Museum. Major collection of aircraft.
Family Guide to Cambridge   [Local]
Events, listings, ideas for days out, rainy days and other family friendly things to do in Cambridge.
Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey
Farming through the ages, and Norman Abbey. Near Cambridge.
Fitzwilliam Museum   [Local]
Paintings, antiquities, ceramics and armour. Regular exhibitions.
Institute of Astronomy   [Local]
Public activities.
Kettles Yard   [Local]
Modern art gallery & house. Musical concerts, talks. Plus workshops for young people and adults. Closing June 2015 for about 2 years.
Places to Visit   [Local]
Museums and places to visit, indoors and outdoors, in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire.
Resources for Cambridge Parents   [Local]
Links to things to do for children in Cambridgeshire, including a diary of events.
Sedgwick Museum   [Local]
Fossil animals and plants. Plus a minerals display.
The Museum of Cambridge (formerly the Folk Museum)   [Local]
Explore the life and times of Cambridge people. On Castle Hill.
Wicken Fen
A remnant of the once massive Cambridgeshire Fens, with its wildlife.
Wimpole Hall and Farm
Hall, park, farm and gardens.
x2018/06/?? - Cambridge Natural History Conversazione   [Local]
June. Natural History exhibits in Department of Zoology.
x2018/06/?? - Midsummer Fair   [Local]
June. On Midsummer Common.
x2018/06/?? - Strawberry Fair   [Local]
June. One-day festival of music, entertainments, arts and crafts.
x2018/07/?? - Big Weekend   [Local]
July. On Parker's Piece. Includes fireworks on Friday, events on Saturday, Asian Mela on Sunday and music throughout.
x2018/08/?? - PACT Party on the Piece   [Local]
Aug. On St Matthews Piece.
x2018/08/?? - SummerDaze for children   [Local]
July - Aug. Various locations.
x2018/09/?? - Summer at the Museums   [Local]
July - Sep. At various museums.
Zoology Museum   [Local]
Skeletons of animals and birds from all over the world. Closed until 2017 for refurbishment.

Main entertainment venues
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ADC Theatre   [Local]
Main theatre space for the University of Cambridge. In Park Street, near the Round Church.
Arts Picture House   [Local]
Three screen cinema showing new and classic films. In St Andrews Street.
Arts Theatre   [Local]
Drama, dance, music, comedy and pantomine. Near the Guildhall and the marketplace.
Concert Hall in West Road   [Local]
Classical music. In West Road, off Queens Road.
Corn Exchange   [Local]
Entertainment venue. Behind the Guildhall.
Junction   [Local]
Live music, children's activities, workshops, comedy, theatre/dance. Off Hills Road near railway bridge.
Mumford Theatre   [Local]
Theatre in Anglia Ruskin University. Plays and other events. In Broad Street, off East Road.
The Light   [Local]
Multi-screen cinema. In Clifton Way, off Cherry Hinton Road, near Hills Road.
Vue Cinema (formerly Warner Village Cinema)   [Local]
Multi-screen cinema. On East Road.

Other events
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Ballare   [Local]
Nightclub, in Heidelburg Gardens, Lion Yard.
Botanic Garden events   [Local]
Events programme throughout the year including workshops.
Cambridge Libraries   [Local]
Activities happening in local libraries.
Cambridge Past Present & Future   [Local]
Manage a number of green open spaces and historic buildings including Wandlebury and the Leper Chapel. They run various events.
Cambridge University What's On   [Local]
Events open to the public from the University of Cambridge.
Ely Cathedral Events
Music & concerts, lectures, education, tours, etc.
Environmental Events   [Local]
Various locations and organisations - publicised by Cambridge City Council.
Events for Senior Citizens   [Local]
Various events, including Tea Dances. In the Guildhall, Market Square, and elsewhere.
Kettles Yard   [Local]
Modern art gallery & house. Musical concerts, talks. Plus workshops for young people and adults. Closing June 2015 for about 2 years.
Local Wildlife Trust Events   [Local]
Guided walks, events, volunteering opportunities. Various locations.
Michaelhouse Events   [Local]
Events happening at the Michaelhouse Cafe.
Milton Country Park Events   [Local]
Outdoor events and activities at Milton Country Park.
Music Venues in Cambridge   [Local]
Including pubs.
New Hall Art Collection   [Local]
Featuring contemporary women artists. Many works can be viewed online.
River Cam events   [Local]
Diary of events on the website of Conservators of the River Cam.
Ruskin Gallery   [Local]
At the Cambridge School of Art, East Road campus of Anglia Ruskin University.
Skeptics in the Pub   [Local]
Have a relaxed and enjoyable evening while listening to talks given in a friendly manner on a wide range of topics.
Sunday Night Lives at La Raza   [Local]
Music and poetry. In La Raza, Rose Crescent.
The Q Club   [Local]
Night club on Station Road.
University of Cambridge Library   [Local]
Exhibitions at the library.
Visit Gardens   [Local]
Private gardens open to the public.

Event listings
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Cambridge Kulcha Listing   [Local]
A listing of early-ish music in Cambridge with a few other selected items of note.
Cambridge Live   [Local]
Organisation which runs the events that the city council used to run.
Cambridge News   [Local]
Events search.
Cambridge University Events   [Local]
Events, exhibitions, concerts, lectures, in different locations.
Cambridge What to do   [Local]
From Local Secrets.
Events in Cambridgeshire
From Cambridgeshire.net, run by Cambridgeshire County Council.
What's On in Cambridge   [Local]
Events in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire. Run by Cambridge Visitor Information Centre.

Art, drama, music, museums
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Art in Cambridge   [Local]
Artists work, galleries, prints, etc.
Cinema   [Local]
What's on at local cinemas.
Dance   [Local]
Clases, workshops and performances.
Drama   [Local]
Local drama groups, including those from Cambridge University.
Museums   [Local]
Museums and places to go in Cambridgeshire and East Anglia.
Music   [Local]
Musical groups, dancing and singers of all kinds.

Cambridgeshire & East Anglia
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ADeC events
Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire provides active support to art groups and projects.
Ely Cathedral Events
Music & concerts, lectures, education, tours, etc.
Ely Cinema
Located within the Maltings.
Haverhill Arts Centre
Multi-art form venue less than 20 miles of Cambridge. Programme includes music, theatre, comedy, film and family events.
Museums in Cambridgeshire and East Anglia
Including their exhibitions.
Saffron Screen
Not-for-profit independent community cinema in Saffron Walden.
St Ives Burgess Hall
Events at the Burgess Hall.
What's On in Peterborough
Museums, theatre, etc.

Annual - dates unknown yet
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x2017/11/?? - The Big Switch On (of Xmas lights)   [Local]
Nov. Various locations.
x2018/02/?? - Cambridge History Festival   [Local]
Feb. At various locations.
x2018/02/?? - Bookfair, with second hand and antiquarian booksellers and map dealers   [Local]
Feb. At the Guildhall.
x2018/02/?? - Snowdrop Run featuring MGs   [Local]
Feb. Starting at Over.
x2018/03/?? - Cambridge Half Marathon   [Local]
Mar. Around Cambridge.
x2018/04/?? - Cambridge Literary Festival   [Local]
April. Workshops, seminars, panel events and readings. At different locations.
x2018/04/?? - Eel Festival   [Local]
Apr. At Ely.
x2018/05/?? - Cycle Ride from Cambridge to Reach Fair   [Local]
May. Start at any point on the route.
x2018/05/?? - Love Your Market   [Local]
May. At Cambridge Market.
x2018/06/?? - Arbury Carnival   [Local]
June. On the open space next to Arbury Community Centre.
x2018/06/?? - BRAINFest   [Local]
June. Various locations.
x2018/06/?? - Cambridge Buskers & Street Performers Festival   [Local]
June. At Strawberry Fair?
x2018/06/?? - Cambridge Natural History Conversazione   [Local]
June. Natural History exhibits in Department of Zoology.
x2018/06/?? - Cambridge Town & Country Fair   [Local]
June. On Parkers Piece.
x2018/06/?? - Cambridgeshire County Show
June. At Wimpole Home Farm.
x2018/06/?? - Chesterton Festival   [Local]
June. On Pye Recreation Ground, Chesteron.
x2018/06/?? - Isle of Ely Arts Festival   [Local]
Jun-Jul. Various locations in Ely.
x2018/06/?? - Jazz and Brass in the Parks   [Local]
Summer - various locations.
x2018/06/?? - Midsummer Fair   [Local]
June. On Midsummer Common.
x2018/06/?? - Singing on the River   [Local]
June. On Kings Backs.
x2018/06/?? - Strawberry Fair   [Local]
June. One-day festival of music, entertainments, arts and crafts.
x2018/07/?? - Big Weekend   [Local]
July. On Parker's Piece. Includes fireworks on Friday, events on Saturday, Asian Mela on Sunday and music throughout.
x2018/07/?? - Cambridge Folk Festival   [Local]
July. At Cherry Hinton Hall.
x2018/07/?? - Cambridge Summer Music Festival   [Local]
July. At various locations.
x2018/07/?? - Comedy Festival   [Local]
Jul. On Jesus Green.
x2018/07/?? - Ely Aquafest   [Local]
July. In Ely.
x2018/07/?? - London to Cambridge Bike Ride   [Local]
July. Finishing at Midsummer Common.
x2018/07/?? - Mill Road Midsummer Market   [Local]
July. Along Mill Road.
x2018/07/?? - Race for Life   [Local]
July. On Parker's Piece.
x2018/07/?? - Shelford Feast   [Local]
July. In Great Shelford.
x2018/07/?? - Wimpole History Festival   [Local]
Jul. At Wimpole Hall.
x2018/07/?? - World Pea Shooting Championship
Jul. At Witcham.
x2018/08/?? - Booking opens for Open Cambridge   [Local]
Aug: booking opens for Open Cambridge weekend.
x2018/08/?? - Cambridge and District Art Circle Summer Exhibition   [Local]
Aug. at Grantchester Village Hall, High Street, Grantchester CB3 9NF
x2018/08/?? - Cambridge Rock Festival   [Local]
Aug. At Haggis Farm Polo Club, Barton, CB23 7PZ.
x2018/08/?? - Cambridge Shakespeare Festival   [Local]
July - Aug. Various college gardens.
x2018/08/?? - PACT Party on the Piece   [Local]
Aug. On St Matthews Piece.
x2018/08/?? - Ramsey 1940s Weekend
Aug. At the Camp, Ramsey.
x2018/08/?? - Roston Kite Festival
Aug. On Therfield Heath, Royston.
x2018/08/?? - SummerDaze for children   [Local]
July - Aug. Various locations.
x2018/08/??- Fenland Country Fair
Aug. At Stow Cum Quy.
x2018/09/?? - Autumn Festival   [Local]
Sep. At Milton Country Park.
x2018/09/?? - Bridge the Gap Charity Walk   [Local]
Sep. Starting from Jesus Green, Cambridge.
x2018/09/?? - Cambridge Food Garden & Produce   [Local]
Sep. On Parkers Piece.
x2018/09/?? - Chariots Of Fire   [Local]
Sep. Charity race through the streets and colleges of Cambridge.
x2018/09/?? - Cherry Hinton Festival   [Local]
Sept. Various locations.
x2018/09/?? - Cherry Hinton Festival Day   [Local]
Sep. On the Recreation Ground, High Street, Cherry Hinton.
x2018/09/?? - Haddenham Steam Rally
Sep. On the A1421, north of Haddenham, near Ely.
x2018/09/?? - Open Cambridge   [Local]
Sep. Interesting places open for the day or weekend. Various locations.
x2018/09/?? - Re-enactment of Stourbridge Fair   [Local]
Sep. At the Leper Chapel on Newmarket Road.
x2018/09/?? - Ride for Life   [Local]
Sep - Oct. Cycle ride in aid of EACH across East Anglia.
x2018/09/?? - Sculpture in the Close   [Local]
June - Sep. In the grounds of Jesus College.
x2018/09/?? - Soap Box Derby   [Local]
Sep. In Duxford.
x2018/09/?? - Soham Pumpkin Fair
Sep. At Recreation Ground, Soham.
x2018/09/?? - Summer at the Museums   [Local]
July - Sep. At various museums.
x2018/09/?? - The Cambridge Roar - Festival of Charity Events   [Local]
Jun - Sep. Various locations.
x2018/10/?? - Ely Potato Race   [Local]
Oct. From Ely Market Place.
x2018/10/?? - Prickwillow Ploughing Festival.
Oct. At Prickwillow's Drainage Engine Museum.
x2019/08/?? - Saffron Walden Maze Festival
Aug. In various locations in Saffron Walden.
xx2018/09/?? - Dragon Boat Festival   [Local]
Sep. On River Cam at Fen Ditton.


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