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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


Health & Fitness: Charity fitness challenges, massage therapies and more

07 May 2022
Health & Fitness: Charity fitness challenges, massage therapies and more

Health & Fitness: Charity fitness challenges, massage therapies and more

07 May 2022

Be motivated to move your body in one of this month’s charity challenges, from the Star Shine Night Walk to the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride


Jubilee: How to throw the perfect garden party

07 May 2022
Jubilee: How to throw the perfect garden party

Jubilee: How to throw the perfect garden party

07 May 2022

We’ve sourced majestic must-haves from local suppliers including regal bunting, princely petits-fours and vintage china. . .


Booking: Best Newmarket Nights line-up ever?

04 May 2022
Booking: Best Newmarket Nights line-up ever?

Booking: Best Newmarket Nights line-up ever?

04 May 2022

Including pop superstar Anne-Marie, dance pioneers Rudimental and indie heroes The Wombats, the 2022 Newmarket Nights line-up could be the best ever


Arts: The fierce and fabulous her-story of theatre

29 April 2022
Arts: The fierce and fabulous her-story of theatre

Arts: The fierce and fabulous her-story of theatre

29 April 2022

Telling the ‘her-story’ of British working-class entertainment from immigrant, queer, activist and occult perspectives, SHOWWOMEN is booking now


What's On: Music, drama and alfresco events

27 April 2022
What's On: Music, drama and alfresco events

What's On: Music, drama and alfresco events

27 April 2022

Want to see Rag 'n' Bone Man play live on a forest stage? Dame Judi Dench and Lemn Sissay share their life stories? Book now and you can


Health & Wellbeing: What's hot for spring

20 April 2022
Health & Wellbeing: What's hot for spring

Health & Wellbeing: What's hot for spring

20 April 2022

From workout wear inspired by Caribbean shores to an amazing initiative to tackle period poverty, here's all your health and fitness news


Running: Four top local races to sign up for

04 April 2022
Running: Four top local races to sign up for

Running: Four top local races to sign up for

04 April 2022

If you’re a seasoned pro keen to beat their PB or a newbie runner needing to clock up more miles, there’s a myriad of local races taking place


Real Life: 'Why I walked Britain's coastline'

02 April 2022
Real Life: 'Why I walked Britain's coastline'

Real Life: 'Why I walked Britain's coastline'

02 April 2022

Cambridge dad Chris Howard has just completed an epic 11,100-mile charity walk of Britain’s coastline, as he tells Louise Cummings