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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!


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