Parkrun offers a free weekly 5k timed run. This is not a race, but a regular volunteer run event open to all ages and abilities, where everybody runs for their own enjoyment - and the company. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!
Cambridge Parkrun is free but don´t forget to register in advance - please see website.
College Supper Club
Imagine dining at one of the renowned Cambridge colleges in a historic room with elegantly set, candle-lit tables; see yourself enjoying wines from historic wine collections and sampling gourmet food in spaces normally off limits to the public.
Dining at Cambridge colleges is an experience not to be missed for locals, foodies, tourists and lone travellers. (The secret location at a college in one of the oldest universities in the world will be divulged with your ticket purchase confirmation.)
Ely Continental Market
Our visiting Continental Market with a great range of continental food and crafts, along Ely High Street on Saturday and on Market Place on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, alongside the regular Food & Craft Market.
Exhibitions at The Fitzwilliam
Quentin Blake: Drawn by Hand. Book illustrations, etchings, lithographs, drawings and various and contrasting media, accompanied by a display of pens, brochures, inks, watercolours, quills and other materials from the artist´s studio. (until 12 May)
Fashioning Switzerland: Portraits and landscapes by Markus Dinkel and his contemporaries. An exhibition of Swiss watercolours and prints (4 June - 15 Sept).
Images of Empire: The British Empire on nineteenth century medals (until 29 Sept)
Origins of the Afro Comb: 6,000 years of culture, politics and identity. Hundreds of remarkable combs - from pre-dynastic Egypt to modern-day black fist combs referencing the Black Power Movement (2 July - 3 Nov).
Flowers He Sent Me
Flowers He Sent Me is a lyrical exhibition of words and images in mixed media on the themes of love, memory, ageing, regret and acceptance
Francis Spear Exhibition
A major retrospective exhibition on 20th-century stained glass artist Francis Spear (1902-79), featuring a number of stained glass designs and some small stained glass panels.
Paterson has earned widespread acclaim since leaving the Slade School of Fine Art in 2007 and was recently the youngest artist to be included in the Light Show at the Hayward Gallery, London. Paterson´s remarkable poetic and conceptual projects consider our place on Earth in the context of geological time and change. The exhibition at Kettle´s Yard & St Peter´s Church brings together a major new piece, Fossil Necklace, and several recent artworks.
House Guests: ´guests´, from from butterflies to Inuit carving, form 8 other University of Cambridge museums and collections will be carefully placed amongst the artworks and objects in the house.
Love your Local Market
This exciting new national campaign called ´Love your Local Market´ is aimed at showcasing markets of all types from around the UK. As part of this campaign Cambridge City Centre Management will be holding a competition for local people to submit a piece of artwork, a photograph of the Market and its Traders, a story, poem or song about the market, past, present or future! Submitted entries must be received by 5pm on the 4 July.
The collection will be displayed in the Small Hall of the Guildhall on Thursday 5th July.
The public will be invited to view and vote for their favourites. Everyone who votes will be entered into a prize draw (entry closing date Friday 6th). Winners will be announced Wednesday 11th July.
Science Fun this May Half Term
This May half term, bring your family to the Cambridge Science Centre. With hands-on experiments, demos and workshops, there will be plenty to keep your hands and brains busy!
Times & prices vary - see website for details
The Cultured Rainforest
The Cultured Rainforest tells the story of the rainforest on the island of ?Borneo and the people for whom it has been home, today and in the past. The ?exhibition overturns the idea that rainforests are the last virgin landscapes? of the world and shows that these supposed natural wildernesses have in fact ?been shaped by humans for 50,000 years. We explore how the people of the? rainforest have made it their home: a world full of meaning and surprise, with ?its own rich histories unfolding over thousands of years.
Built around a full-scale reconstruction of a hearth from a? longhouse, the centre of Kelabit domestic life, the exhibition features ?photographs and film from the project team and 360 degree panoramas that bring? the sights and sounds of the rainforest.