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What’s On: Sing and Tonic, a night of uplifting musical escapades!

12 July 2023
What’s On: Sing and Tonic, a night of uplifting musical escapades!

What’s On: Sing and Tonic, a night of uplifting musical escapades!

12 July 2023

Experienced musician Marika Newman has launched Sing and Tonic, combining the joy of singing with the fun of a few drinks


What’s On: Incredible artists taking part in Cambridge Open Studios

04 July 2023
What’s On: Incredible artists taking part in Cambridge Open Studios

What’s On: Incredible artists taking part in Cambridge Open Studios

04 July 2023

From sculptors to glass artists, painters to potters, 365 artists will open their studios this July across Cambridgeshire


FOOD: The delicious story behind Saffron Ice Cream Company

03 July 2023
FOOD: The delicious story behind Saffron Ice Cream Company

FOOD: The delicious story behind Saffron Ice Cream Company

03 July 2023

Dominic Parry – the founder of award-winning Saffron Ice Cream Company – explains what motivated him to begin churning


Exhibition: We celebrate Byard Art’s 25th Anniversary

30 June 2023
Exhibition: We celebrate Byard Art’s 25th Anniversary

Exhibition: We celebrate Byard Art’s 25th Anniversary

30 June 2023

Byard Art’s Ros Cleevely looks back on the Cambridge gallery’s incredible journey and amazing artists


WIN: Tickets for Cambridge Folk Festival **CLOSED**

30 June 2023
WIN: Tickets for Cambridge Folk Festival **CLOSED**

WIN: Tickets for Cambridge Folk Festival **CLOSED**

30 June 2023

Win weekend tickets to see a host of stars – from Kate Rusby to Rufus Wainwright – at Cambridge Folk Festival!


What’s On: A fabulous medley of summer festivals

22 June 2023
What’s On: A fabulous medley of summer festivals

What’s On: A fabulous medley of summer festivals

22 June 2023

From Bury Folk Festival to Cambridge’s Music in the Parks, it’s a summer festival extravaganza!


Fitness & Wellbeing: All your latest news and views

04 May 2023
Fitness & Wellbeing: All your latest news and views

Fitness & Wellbeing: All your latest news and views

04 May 2023

Be inspired by the teenager who took on a 1,000km gruelling cycle in honour of his sister who has a brain tumour and the Cambridge Star Shine walkers


Event: Stellar line-up for 20th Cambridge Lit Fest

14 April 2023
Event: Stellar line-up for 20th Cambridge Lit Fest

Event: Stellar line-up for 20th Cambridge Lit Fest

14 April 2023

Celebrating its 20th anniversary year, Cambridge Literary Festival has unveiled a blockbuster line-up for its Spring edition, as Velvet reports


Art: The artists inspired by our local landscape

04 April 2023
Art: The artists inspired by our local landscape

Art: The artists inspired by our local landscape

04 April 2023

We shine the spotlight on three exceptional local landscape painters and discover what inspires their creative process. Interviews by Louise Cummings


Family: Easter events for a happy school holiday

03 April 2023
Family: Easter events for a happy school holiday

Family: Easter events for a happy school holiday

03 April 2023

Be a good egg and get those Easter events booked to keep the little people in good spirits!


Real Life: 'Why I foster both mums and babies'

15 March 2023
Real Life: 'Why I foster both mums and babies'

Real Life: 'Why I foster both mums and babies'

15 March 2023

As Mother’s Day approaches, we chat to Cambridge foster carer Felicia, who provides a nurturing home for young mums and their babies


Fit Bits: Bury's James McLaren on his top workouts

13 March 2023
Fit Bits: Bury's James McLaren on his top workouts

Fit Bits: Bury's James McLaren on his top workouts

13 March 2023

This month personal fitness instructor James McLaren - of high-end gym Eventus22 in Bury St Edmunds - reveals his go-to workouts and get-fit tips


Wellbeing: 'How breathwork changed my life'

09 March 2023
Wellbeing: 'How breathwork changed my life'

Wellbeing: 'How breathwork changed my life'

09 March 2023

Cambridge breathwork coach Katie Matthews believes working your breath can transform your life


International Women's Day: Meet our local heroes

08 March 2023
International Women's Day: Meet our local heroes

International Women's Day: Meet our local heroes

08 March 2023

What makes you feel empowered? To mark International Women’s Day, a selection of exceptional local women share their answers


Cambridge Festival: Velvet's pick of the programme

02 March 2023
Cambridge Festival: Velvet's pick of the programme

Cambridge Festival: Velvet's pick of the programme

02 March 2023

Embark on a fact-finding mission at this month’s Cambridge Festival, featuring some 360 events, spanning AI football and how to make a heart valve


Healthy Hotlist: Cool kit, race dates and retreats

26 February 2023
Healthy Hotlist: Cool kit, race dates and retreats

Healthy Hotlist: Cool kit, race dates and retreats

26 February 2023

Fancy going on a transformative retreat, booking a race date or investing in planet-friendly activewear to kickstart your fitness journey?


Fitness: Why it's time to show yourself some love

17 February 2023
Fitness: Why it's time to show yourself some love

Fitness: Why it's time to show yourself some love

17 February 2023

Show yourself some love this month with fatigue-fighting gym gear, gut-friendly foods, luxurious foot balm, and the warm glow of a charity candle


Events: Need a laugh? Head for Cambridge Junction

08 February 2023
Events: Need a laugh? Head for Cambridge Junction

Events: Need a laugh? Head for Cambridge Junction

08 February 2023

Cambridge Junction's spring season promises life-affirming laughter and live music. Velvet enjoys a preview. . .


Fit Bits: Cambridge's OptiMum shares her workout tips

27 January 2023
Fit Bits: Cambridge's OptiMum shares her workout tips

Fit Bits: Cambridge's OptiMum shares her workout tips

27 January 2023

Welcome to our new column where different fitness pros reveal their go-to-workouts, motivational tips and energy-boosting snacks. . .


Win: A wellness retreat for two **CLOSED**

03 January 2023
Win: A wellness retreat for two **CLOSED**

Win: A wellness retreat for two **CLOSED**

03 January 2023

Blitz those January blues by making a date for FRESH. Ely’s three-day wellbeing retreat, IMMERSE. We’ve got two tickets worth £1,120, up for grabs!