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Music: "The cardinal sin is being boring"

Music: "The cardinal sin is being boring"

Music: "The cardinal sin is being boring"

22 September 2020

John McMunn, new CEO of Cambridge's Academy of Ancient Music, tells Velvet why music is his lifeblood. . .


Books: A children's story with a sweet message

Books: A children's story with a sweet message

Books: A children's story with a sweet message

21 September 2020

Cambridge innovation consultant Lily Clarke has penned her first children’s book, Hector’s Perfect Cake


Art: Newmarket show celebrates four-legged friends

Art: Newmarket show celebrates four-legged friends

Art: Newmarket show celebrates four-legged friends

07 September 2020

Running from now until November 1, The Good Companions at Newmarket’s National Horseracing Museum showcases our relationship with dogs


Art: Suffolk art star Ania Hobson is going solo

Art: Suffolk art star Ania Hobson is going solo

Art: Suffolk art star Ania Hobson is going solo

02 September 2020

The local painter - who found national fame by winning the BP Portrait Awards Young Artist Prize - is staging her first major solo show this month


What's On: Author talks and art with attitude

What's On: Author talks and art with attitude

What's On: Author talks and art with attitude

01 September 2020

We’re delivering a smorgasbord of cultural gems this month, from literary luminaries and cutting-edge cinema to art projects with purpose


Books: Love reading? Join our club

Books: Love reading? Join our club

Books: Love reading? Join our club

28 August 2020

We’ve teamed up with Heffers to launch the Velvet Book Club: a chance to read along, see your reviews in print and win books, too. . .


Live Music: What does the future look like?

Live Music: What does the future look like?

Live Music: What does the future look like?

17 August 2020

Lockdown has hit the local live music scene hard. So how has it adapted - and what does the future look like? Velvet’s Jude Clarke reports


What's On: Cambridge's virtual heritage weekend

What's On: Cambridge's virtual heritage weekend

What's On: Cambridge's virtual heritage weekend

12 August 2020

Open Cambridge – the heritage weekend celebrating our city's hidden gems – goes virtual this year


What's On: Online art and drive-in gigs

What's On: Online art and drive-in gigs

What's On: Online art and drive-in gigs

30 July 2020

This month we bring you a medley of live drive-in concerts, inspiring online art and the ultimate Cambridge treasure hunt.


Shopping: Is this the online shopping Holy Grail?

Shopping: Is this the online shopping Holy Grail?

Shopping: Is this the online shopping Holy Grail?

23 July 2020

Coupling the speed and ease of Amazon with the chance to shop both small and local, Click It Local now covers even more postcodes


Crafts: Be productive and make something beautiful

Crafts: Be productive and make something beautiful

Crafts: Be productive and make something beautiful

19 July 2020

We asked the experts to recommend five of the best kits for spending downtime productively - and producing something beautiful


Books: Picture book stars Kettle's Yard artist

Books: Picture book stars Kettle's Yard artist

Books: Picture book stars Kettle's Yard artist

12 July 2020

Kettle's Yard artist Alfred Wallis is the subject of a new children's book, which imagines him adventuring to modern-day Cambridge


Books: Collated in lockdown, The Mays 28 is a gem

Books: Collated in lockdown, The Mays 28 is a gem

Books: Collated in lockdown, The Mays 28 is a gem

04 July 2020

Famous for launching the career of Zadie Smith, The Mays Anthology has been showcasing the best Oxbridge prose, poetry and art for 28 years


What's On: Virtual gigs and drive-in movies

What's On: Virtual gigs and drive-in movies

What's On: Virtual gigs and drive-in movies

01 July 2020

This month there’s a call to arms to help save a historic pub and a Georgian theatre, plus drive-in movies, inspiring art packs and virtual festivals


Art: #OpenWindows2020 starts this weekend

Art: #OpenWindows2020 starts this weekend

Art: #OpenWindows2020 starts this weekend

30 June 2020

We showcase the work of seven artists taking part in this month's Cambridge Open Windows


What's On: Open Studios becomes Open Windows

What's On: Open Studios becomes Open Windows

What's On: Open Studios becomes Open Windows

16 June 2020

What is #OpenWindows2020? Find out here. . .


What's On: Take a virtual tour of city's spaces

What's On: Take a virtual tour of city's spaces

What's On: Take a virtual tour of city's spaces

14 June 2020

Cambridge's David Parr House owes its museum status to an exhibition staged at the city's then-Folk Museum a decade ago - which you can now see online


Arts & Crafts: Why The Trove is a local treasure

Arts & Crafts: Why The Trove is a local treasure

Arts & Crafts: Why The Trove is a local treasure

09 June 2020

Stephanie Stott runs The Trove Cambridge, shining a spotlight on inspirational creatives. . .


What's On: A poem a day for June

What's On: A poem a day for June

What's On: A poem a day for June

08 June 2020

Cambridge Writing Retreat has launched a new podcast called 30 Poets featuring a poem every day – read by the poets themselves


What's On: How to get your culture fix at home

What's On: How to get your culture fix at home

What's On: How to get your culture fix at home

02 June 2020

From virtual concerts to storytelling and poetry, here’s what’s on for culture vultures this month


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