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Theatre: The best festive shows to book now

06 December 2022
Theatre: The best festive shows to book now

Theatre: The best festive shows to book now

06 December 2022

From classic panto to puppet theatre, these local shows can't fail to make you feel festive, as Velvet's Louise Cummings reports


Arts & Crafts: Meet the festive makers

01 December 2022
Arts & Crafts: Meet the festive makers

Arts & Crafts: Meet the festive makers

01 December 2022

Velvet meets three creative talents who put the magic into Christmas with their gorgeous cards and giftwrap, fresh wreaths and scented candles


Fitness: Great gifts for gym-goers

28 November 2022
Fitness: Great gifts for gym-goers

Fitness: Great gifts for gym-goers

28 November 2022

Wondering what to buy the gym-goer in your life this Christmas? We’ve got tonnes of ideas, from ayurvedic spa treatments to floral swim caps


Family: Three local children's brands you'll love

16 November 2022
Family: Three local children's brands you'll love

Family: Three local children's brands you'll love

16 November 2022

Becoming parents motivated three local entrepreneurs to launch children’s brands, creating soft toys, plastic-free gifts and organic sleepwear


Tried and Tested: Top toys for Christmas

14 November 2022
Tried and Tested: Top toys for Christmas

Tried and Tested: Top toys for Christmas

14 November 2022

Velvet’s smallest team members, Isla, 5, and Mia, 6, unwrap some of this season’s best presents and give their honest verdicts


Art: Be transported by this Cambridge exhibition

14 November 2022
Art: Be transported by this Cambridge exhibition

Art: Be transported by this Cambridge exhibition

14 November 2022

Lose yourself in an enchanting new exhibition at The Leper Chapel in Cambridge


Fitness: Cool kit, diary dates and self-care hacks

27 October 2022
Fitness: Cool kit, diary dates and self-care hacks

Fitness: Cool kit, diary dates and self-care hacks

27 October 2022

As the cold weather descends, we bring news of a dreamy wellness retreat next summer, plus wellbeing wonders and size-inclusive activewear


Win: A Presents Galore gift hamper *CLOSED*

26 October 2022
Win: A Presents Galore gift hamper *CLOSED*

Win: A Presents Galore gift hamper *CLOSED*

26 October 2022

East Anglia’s biggest Christmas fair introduces five of its local exhibitiors - and gives you the chance to win a £400 hamperful of gifts. . .


Self-care: Why Bedford Lodge Spa is pure bliss

20 October 2022
Self-care: Why Bedford Lodge Spa is pure bliss

Self-care: Why Bedford Lodge Spa is pure bliss

20 October 2022

If you're in need of some R&R, Newmarket's The Spa at Bedford Lodge is the place to go. Velvet's Louise Cummings presses pause. . .


Hallowe'en: Brilliant half-term events to book now

05 October 2022
Hallowe'en: Brilliant half-term events to book now

Hallowe'en: Brilliant half-term events to book now

05 October 2022

From a School of Sorcery to ghoulish gourd picking, there’s an array of hair-raising Hallowe'en activities to get your fangs into this half-term


Diary: Make a date for these top festive fairs

28 September 2022
Diary: Make a date for these top festive fairs

Diary: Make a date for these top festive fairs

28 September 2022

Nothing makes us feel more festive than a Christmas fair. Velvet previews seven of our area's best


Fitness: Be inspired by local sporting success

11 September 2022
Fitness: Be inspired by local sporting success

Fitness: Be inspired by local sporting success

11 September 2022

This month we toast the region’s sporting stars, from skating champs Cambridge Rollerbillies to disabled riders who triumphed at national level


Diary Dates: Top autumn events across the area

06 September 2022
Diary Dates: Top autumn events across the area

Diary Dates: Top autumn events across the area

06 September 2022

Velvet looks forward to art, comedy, drama, dance, music - and a chance to go behind closed doors in both Cambridge and Newmarket


Wellness: How yoga can help heal mind and body

02 August 2022
Wellness: How yoga can help heal mind and body

Wellness: How yoga can help heal mind and body

02 August 2022

Heemali Inamdar was inspired to train in trauma informed yoga having suffered ill mental and physical health, as she tells Velvet


Win: £60 family ticket for Audley End **CLOSED**

25 July 2022
Win: £60 family ticket for Audley End **CLOSED**

Win: £60 family ticket for Audley End **CLOSED**

25 July 2022

To celebrate the start of the school summer holiday, we're giving away a family ticket for a fairytale trip on Audley End Miniature Railway


Folk Fest: Fall under Katherine Priddy's spell

16 July 2022
Folk Fest: Fall under Katherine Priddy's spell

Folk Fest: Fall under Katherine Priddy's spell

16 July 2022

Her haunting vocals and distinctive finger-picking guitar style have captivated audiences worldwide - and now they're coming to Cambridge


Animals: Take a walk on the wild side at Shepreth

03 July 2022
Animals: Take a walk on the wild side at Shepreth

Animals: Take a walk on the wild side at Shepreth

03 July 2022

As the park’s conservation charity celebrates its 10th anniversary, Louise Cummings chats to director Rebecca Willers - and meets some of the animals


Diary: Our guide to Cambridge Open Studios

17 June 2022
Diary: Our guide to Cambridge Open Studios

Diary: Our guide to Cambridge Open Studios

17 June 2022

Follow the bright yellow flags dotted around the region next month to discover a feast of talented artists. Here’s five of our favourites. . .


Jubilee: Top ways to celebrate across the area

20 May 2022
Jubilee: Top ways to celebrate across the area

Jubilee: Top ways to celebrate across the area

20 May 2022

From a thrilling day at Huntingdon Racecourse to a ‘right royal tour’ of Ely, here’s some ideas for toasting Her Majesty’s magnificent milestone


Jubilee: Top ways to celebrate across the area

09 May 2022
Jubilee: Top ways to celebrate across the area

Jubilee: Top ways to celebrate across the area

09 May 2022

From a thrilling day at Huntingdon Racecourse to a ‘right royal tour’ of Ely, here’s some ideas for toasting Her Majesty’s magnificent milestone