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July Festival: The Best Dressed contest is back!

July Festival: The Best Dressed contest is back!

July Festival: The Best Dressed contest is back!

14 June 2021

After more than a year of dressing down, it’s time to get your gladrags on as the Style Awards return to Newmarket’s July Festival, live and in person


Gift Guide: Top indie ideas for Father's Day

Gift Guide: Top indie ideas for Father's Day

Gift Guide: Top indie ideas for Father's Day

09 June 2021

Treat your dad to a fab Father’s Day gift and support our local indies at the same time


What's On: Celebrating the great arts comeback!

What's On: Celebrating the great arts comeback!

What's On: Celebrating the great arts comeback!

02 June 2021

Cambridge Comedy Festival returns, Cambridge Arts Theatre reopens, live music is back at Bury's Apex and much, much more. . .


Books: Author Kate Rhodes on her favourite haunts

Books: Author Kate Rhodes on her favourite haunts

Books: Author Kate Rhodes on her favourite haunts

20 May 2021

Cambridge's Kate Rhodes - author of the Ben Kitto murder mysteries set on the Scilly Isles - tells Velvet what she loves about her adopted home city


Shopping: Luna House brings good vintage to Bury

Shopping: Luna House brings good vintage to Bury

Shopping: Luna House brings good vintage to Bury

17 May 2021

Just opened in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, Luna House sees three local friends and fellow vintage lovers sell the best of pre-loved


Diary Dates: Summer's booking up

Diary Dates: Summer's booking up

Diary Dates: Summer's booking up

15 May 2021

Live theatre, live music and a new festival in the grounds of a castle: we're set for a summer filled with culture (and we can't wait)


See inside Cambridge’s new Urban Outfitters store

See inside Cambridge’s new Urban Outfitters store

See inside Cambridge’s new Urban Outfitters store

06 May 2021

More good news for the Cambridge High Street as US brand Urban Outfitters comes to town


Sponsored: Dream meets reality at Byard Art show

Sponsored: Dream meets reality at Byard Art show

Sponsored: Dream meets reality at Byard Art show

04 May 2021

The latest exhibition at Cambridge’s Byard Art gallery finds the extraordinary in the everyday. Alice Ryan introduces the artists


Exhibition: Winter comes to Ely's Babylon Arts

Exhibition: Winter comes to Ely's Babylon Arts

Exhibition: Winter comes to Ely's Babylon Arts

01 May 2021

As we wave off April’s weird wintery weather, mist, frost, ice and snow are settling at Ely gallery Babylon Arts


Shopping: Anthropologie arrives in Cambridge

Shopping: Anthropologie arrives in Cambridge

Shopping: Anthropologie arrives in Cambridge

28 April 2021

Billed as “a destination for the creative, worldly woman”, the US-born brand has just cut the ribbon on what was Cath Kidston on Market Hill


Books: Bury's AM Howell shares her local treasures

Books: Bury's AM Howell shares her local treasures

Books: Bury's AM Howell shares her local treasures

18 April 2021

In the first of a new series, award-winning children’s novelist A M Howell tells us about the local treasures which never fail to inspire her


Books: Stars come out for spring's Cam Lit Fest

Books: Stars come out for spring's Cam Lit Fest

Books: Stars come out for spring's Cam Lit Fest

12 April 2021

Cambridge Literary Festival is back this month, offering a captivating line-up of top-class writers, inspiring thinkers and world-class conversations


Shop Local: Great Easter gifts from our indies

Shop Local: Great Easter gifts from our indies

Shop Local: Great Easter gifts from our indies

31 March 2021

Want to give a gift that’ll last long past Easter Sunday? As well as being sugar-free, all these sweet treats are sold by our lovely local indies


What's On: Easter holiday fun for all the family

What's On: Easter holiday fun for all the family

What's On: Easter holiday fun for all the family

30 March 2021

Running out of ways to keep children entertained? Anna Tattersall finds five virtual and socially distanced events sure to be an Easter holiday hit


Interview: 'Wet Wet Wet still works without Marti'

Interview: 'Wet Wet Wet still works without Marti'

Interview: 'Wet Wet Wet still works without Marti'

17 March 2021

Wet Wet Wet without Marti Pellow. Unthinkable, isn't it? Well, no, actually, as Adrian Peel reports


Art: Newmarket photographer wins ultimate accolade

Art: Newmarket photographer wins ultimate accolade

Art: Newmarket photographer wins ultimate accolade

16 March 2021

Jayne Odell's behind-the-scenes images of Newmarket have won her a Royal Photographic Society Fellowship - and we can see why


Arts: Cambridge mum and daughter debut kids’ book

Arts: Cambridge mum and daughter debut kids’ book

Arts: Cambridge mum and daughter debut kids’ book

06 March 2021

Lockdown led to their first children’s book. As Cambridge artist Emma Bennett tells Velvet, collaborating with teenage daughter Molly was a dream


Gift Guide: Indie ideas for Mother's Day

Gift Guide: Indie ideas for Mother's Day

Gift Guide: Indie ideas for Mother's Day

02 March 2021

From little luxuries to grand gestures, there’s something to suit every budget


Live Theatre: Dream with Downton's Dan Stevens

Live Theatre: Dream with Downton's Dan Stevens

Live Theatre: Dream with Downton's Dan Stevens

26 February 2021

If you’re pining for live performance, great news: Suffolk’s Shake Festival is live-streaming a star-studded performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Win: A luxe Mother's Day gift box - worth £70

Win: A luxe Mother's Day gift box - worth £70

Win: A luxe Mother's Day gift box - worth £70

20 February 2021

New Cambridge-based brand Palette curates some of the loveliest gift boxes we've seen. And now we've got one to give away. . .