About City Connect Cambridge

City Connect was first established in Cambridge and aims to spread to other cities nationally and internationally in the future. City Connect's online magazine style website reaches out to a wide audience and has something for everyone. City Connect offers a comprehensive range of features and articles, such as news, film and music reviews, trends and hot topics, dating advice, culture and style to name but a few. City Connect also holds networking events to join our writers, advertisers and readers together. City Connect events range from the casual to the formal, but everyone with a passion for networking is welcome.

Happy Birthday Sir Edmund Hillary

City Connect celebrates the 91st anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s birth. New Zealand’s best known explorer has been truly inspirational to others since his record breaking achievements of being the first to climb Mount Everest and the first to drive overland to the South Pole. Biography Sir Edmund Percival Hillary, … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Liam Neeson

On 07 July, City Connect celebrates the birthday of Irish actor, Liam Neeson, OBE, who has been nominated for an Oscar, a BAFTA and three Golden Globe Awards. He has starred in a number of notable roles including Oskar Schindler in Schindler’s List, Michael Collins in Michael Collins, Peyton Westlake … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Cheryl Cole

On 30 June, City Connect celebrates the birthday of Cheryl Cole (née Tweedy) who was born on this day in 1983. Having divorced from her husband Ashley Cole, the singer has decided to be professionally known as Cheryl. She’s had a rough ride in the last couple of years so … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Selma Blair

On 23 June, City Connect celebrates the birthday of American actress Selma Blair, who was born on this day in 1972. Selma Blair’s career has included commercial and critical successes; she has starred in feature films including Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde, The Sweetest Thing, Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Nicole Kidman

On 20 June, City Connect celebrates the birthday of Nicole Kidman – actress, singer, producer and humanitarian – born on this day in 1967. Nicole Kidman began her career in 1983, starring in various Australian film and television productions until her breakthrough in the 1989 thriller Dead Calm. Nicole Kidman’s … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Joe McElderry

On 16 June, City Connect celebrates the birthday of Joe McElderry born on this day in 1991. Joe McElderry won the sixth series of the ITV show The X Factor in 2009. His first single “The Climb” reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and Irish Singles Charts. Joe … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Victoria Wood

On 19 May, City Connect celebrates the birthday of Victoria Wood CBE, the English comedienne, actress, singer-songwriter, screenwriter and director. Wood has written and starred in sketches, plays, films and sitcoms, and her live comedy act is interspersed with her own compositions, which she accompanies on piano. She is noted … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Gabriel Byrne

On 12 May, City Connect celebrates the birthday of the actor Gabriel Byrne who has starred in over 35 feature films, such as The Usual Suspects, Miller’s Crossing, Stigmata and End of Days. As a film producer his credits include the Academy Award-nominated In the Name of the Father. More … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Penélope Cruz

On 28 April, City Connect celebrates the birthday of Penélope Cruz, the Spanish actress. She made her feature film debut in Jamón, jamón (1992). She was the first Spanish actress in history to receive an Academy Award for her supporting role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) and the first Spanish actress … Continue reading

Happy Birthday James McAvoy

On 21 April, City Connect celebrates the birthday of James McAvoy, the Scottish actor first known for his role as Steve McBride in the Channel 4 TV series Shameless. James McAvoy has also starred in the films The Last King of Scotland (2006) and Atonement (2007) amongst others. Most recently … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Sarah Michelle Gellar

On 14 April, City Connect celebrates the birthday of Sarah Michelle Gellar, the American actress & producer famous for her leading role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and most recently appearing in the well-received drama series Ringer. She has been married to Freddie Prinze Jr. since 2002. The couple have two children. … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Russell Crowe

On 7 April, City Connect celebrates the birthday of Russell Crowe, the Australian actor, producer and musician. He came to international attention for his role as Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator (2000), directed by Ridley Scott, for which Russell Crowe won an Academy Award for Best Actor. Recently Crowe portrayed … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Ewan McGregor

On 31 March, City Connect celebrates the birthday of Ewan McGregor OBE, the Scottish actor who has had widespread success in mainstream, indie, and art house films. He is perhaps best known for his roles as heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama Trainspotting (1996), Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Alexander McQueen

On 17 March, City Connect pays tribute to the birth date of the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen, CBE who sadly committed suicide on 11 February 2010. Alexander McQueen was a British fashion designer and couturier best known for his in-depth knowledge of bespoke British tailoring, his tendency to juxtapose … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Ronan Keating

On 3rd March, City Connect celebrates the birthday of Ronan Keating, the Irish singer/songwriter who came to prominence in 1994 as the lead singer of Boyzone. His solo career started in 1999, and so far has resulted in 9 albums. Keating gained worldwide attention when his single “When You Say … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Pierre-Auguste Renoir

On 25 February, City Connect celebrates the anniversary of the birth of French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty, and especially feminine sensuality, Renoir has been described by art critic Herbert Read as “the final representative … Continue reading

Happy Birthday James Blunt

Today City Connect celebrates the birthday of singer-songwriter James Blunt born 22 February 1974. James Hillier Blount better known by his stage name James Blunt, is an English singer-songwriter, musician and former army captain. He had signed with EMI music label before signing a recording contract with Atlantic Records and … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Jane Seymour

Today City Connect celebrates the birthday of actress Jane Seymour born 15 February 1951. Jane Seymour, OBE (born Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg) is an English actress best known for her performances in the James Bond film Live and Let Die (1973), Somewhere In Time (1980), East of Eden (1981), Onassis: … Continue reading

Happy Birthday James Dean

Today City Connect celebrates the anniversary of the birth of actor James Dean born 6 February 1931. He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled Los Angeles teenager Jim … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Gavin Henson

Today City Connect celebrates the birthday of Gavin Henson, the Welsh rugby union player, born 1 February 1982. Biography Gavin Lloyd Henson currently plays for Aviva Premiership Team Bath Rugby, He has Previously played for the Ospreys in The Pro12 and London Welsh He attracted much media attention as part … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Rosamund Pike

In this week’s Born This Day series, City Connect celebrates the birthday of actress Rosamund Pike who was born on 27 January 1979. She has starred in such films as Die Another Day, Pride and Prejudice, An Education, Made in Dagenham, Barney’s Version, Johnny English Reborn, Wrath of the Titans … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Alicia Keys

Today City Connect celebrates the birthday of Alicia Keys, the R&B singer-songwriter, pianist, musician, record producer, and actress born January 25, 1981. Biography Alicia Augello Cook, known professionally as Alicia Keys, released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. … Continue reading