Kettles Yard - Why not combine your stay with a visit to Kettles Yard, one of Britain’s finest galleries - a beautiful and unique house with a distinctive collection of 20th century art, and a gallery exhibiting contemporary and modern art. Check their calendar for up to date information - http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/calendar.php
Fireworks in the park – Cambridge is renowned throughout the South East for its fireworks display. This is one of Cambridge’s biggest events of the year and attracts crowds in excess of 25,000. This year’s display will be held on Midsummer Common on Friday 4th November.
Display is free to attend, but donations of £2 per person are encouraged.
What better way to enjoy the autumn colours than a visit to the Cambridge University Botanical Gardens. With plants from all over the world displayed in a 40-acre oasis of gardens and glasshouses, the garden is an inspiration for gardeners, an exciting introduction to the natural world for families, and provides a great day out for all visitors.
Opened to the public in 1846, the Cambridge University Botanic Garden develops & displays over 8,000 different plant species in 40 acres of beautiful landscapes.
Take time to explore & enjoy the winter garden, glasshouses & a superb collection of mature trees. The garden holds nine national collections, including Geranium & Fritillaria. For more information visit http://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/
Celebrating the First 200 Years: The Fitzwilliam Museum 1816 – 2016
Running throughout 2016, this exhibition explores the Fitzwilliam’s past, present and future. A timeline of the first 200 years will introduce key themes and characters, while displays of objects will show how the collections have developed over two centuries.
The exhibition runs alongside a new book The Fitzwilliam Museum: A History. For the very first time, this will tell the full 200 year story of the Museum. The triumphs and challenges of successive Directors, the changing nature of the Museum’s relationship with its parent University, and its dogged survival through the two World Wars. It will also shed light on the colourful, but previously little-known, personal life of Viscount Fitzwilliam himself.
Cambridge Arts Theatre
No trip to Cambridge is complete without a trip to The Cambridge Arts Theatre. It is one of the region’s liveliest and most exciting venues, hosting a varied programme of drama, dance, music, comedy and pantomime, as well as many shows prior to and direct from the West End.
There is something for everyone over the next few months. Shakespeare’s Globe bring us Romeo & Juliet, and an open-air performance of Much Ado About Nothing in the Master’s Garden at Corpus Christi College. Sue Holderness stars in Mrs Warren’s Profession and Stephanie Cole in Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads, as well as childhood favourites An Inspector Calls and Horrible Histories making a welcomed return. This incredible season is topped off with our traditional family pantomime, Cinderella, the greatest love story ever told! https://www.cambridgeartstheatre.com/load_screen.asp?screen=search_results.asp