22 September 2020
John McMunn, new CEO of Cambridge's Academy of Ancient Music, tells Velvet why music is his lifeblood. . .
21 September 2020
Cambridge innovation consultant Lily Clarke has penned her first children’s book, Hector’s Perfect Cake
07 September 2020
Running from now until November 1, The Good Companions at Newmarket’s National Horseracing Museum showcases our relationship with dogs
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
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
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. . .
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
12 August 2020
Open Cambridge – the heritage weekend celebrating our city's hidden gems – goes virtual this year
30 July 2020
This month we bring you a medley of live drive-in concerts, inspiring online art and the ultimate Cambridge treasure hunt.
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
19 July 2020
We asked the experts to recommend five of the best kits for spending downtime productively - and producing something beautiful
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
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
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
30 June 2020
We showcase the work of seven artists taking part in this month's Cambridge Open Windows
16 June 2020
What is #OpenWindows2020? Find out here. . .
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
09 June 2020
Stephanie Stott runs The Trove Cambridge, shining a spotlight on inspirational creatives. . .
08 June 2020
Cambridge Writing Retreat has launched a new podcast called 30 Poets featuring a poem every day – read by the poets themselves
02 June 2020
From virtual concerts to storytelling and poetry, here’s what’s on for culture vultures this month