Cambridge Shakespeare Festival

July sees the return of the UK’s best-loved open-air Shakespeare Festival. The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival 2011 runs from 11 July until 27 August. The festival takes place in a number of Cambridge University private gardens and promises to deliver some of Shakespeare’s greatest works in the timeless and magical surroundings … Continue reading

Picnic Concerts at Audley End

The sun’s out. The days are getting longer. Sandals can now worn without the risk of frostbite. Summer is finally here. So what better time to plan a picnic. I don’t mean any ordinary picnic though. I’m talking about the fabulous English Heritage Picnic Concerts happening this Summer at Audley … Continue reading

Innovative Disability Project Huntingdon

An innovative disability project in Huntingdon is holding a volunteer day on, Saturday 2 July, to encourage people to support and help make a huge difference to a disabled child’s life. The Inclusion Project Cambridgeshire, which is ran by leading charity Action for Children, is holding the event, from 10:30am to … Continue reading

Newmarket Racecourse Celebrates 25 Years of Newmarket Nights

Newmarket Nights began back in 1986 and from the very start this Cambridgeshire music event has gone from strength to strength. This year’s fantastic line-up includes Peter Andre, Tom Jones, Boyzone and Scissor Sisters. In the last 25 years, Newmarket Nights has entertained over 1.5 million music lovers and is … Continue reading

Question Time at Addenbrooke’s

Inspired by the BBC’s famed Question Time programme chaired by David Dimbleby, ACT presents an exciting debate at Addenbrooke’s Hospital on current affairs within the NHS to be chaired by Quentin Cooper, Science Journalist and current presenter of BBC Radio 4’s weekly Material World. ACT is the independent registered charity … Continue reading

Outspoken Delivery – Cargo Bikes for Cambridge

In answer to your question about eco-friendly couriers check out the innovative Cambridge cycle courier company below. Outspoken Delivery will be a leading partner in an EU sponsored initiative to develop and promote the movement of light goods by bike. The three year EU project, CYCLE Logistics, running from May 2011 to 2014 … Continue reading

Cambridge’s Eco Homes Open Their Doors

Cambridge Carbon Footprint are organising an Open Eco Homes event this month in Cambridge to inspire the public to make eco-friendly home improvements which can help save the planet and a bit of cash along the way. Open Eco Homes include a timber framed custom built house, a Victorian terrace … Continue reading

Local Girls Are Swapping Dancing Shoes for Walking Boots!

Three girls from Hertfordshire are swapping their party dresses for anoraks and their clutches for rucksacks, as they fly 16 hours around the world to face the most challenging adventures of their lives for charity. Chloe Randall, Rebecca Crawford and Emily Shotter are going to trek the Inca Trail to … Continue reading

Sisterhood Rower Puts Her Oar in for Man Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at 59

Cambridge graduate turned film producer, Jo Rogers has rowed with the Duchess of Cambridge and rowed the English Channel with a team of elite female athletes, the Sisterhood. Next she will row from Henley to Eton on Wednesday 1 June to raise £100,000 for Great Shelford-based Alzheimer’s Research UK, alongside … Continue reading

The Big Summer BBQ – 15th July, 5-11pm

Last year, Creating Cambridge organised an awesome business networking event called the Big Summer BBQ. It went down so well that the team at Creating Cambridge have just announced that bookings are now open for the next Big Summer BBQ which is to be held on 15th July 2011. If … Continue reading

Hotel Du Vin & Bistro – Cambridge

City Connect’s wine critic Tom Lewis – the Cambridge Wine Blogger – shares his experience of a lunchtime visit to Hotel Du Vin & Bistro in Cambridge. Central Cambridge is a beautiful place and a regular feature on the tourist circuit, but rather as a result of this, the quality of restaurants in … Continue reading

The Big Book Comes to Cambridge

One of the world’s biggest books is coming to visit Cambridge University Library on May 19-21. It is a 2.2 metre high walk-in book entitled Imagine. It invites readers to enter and write their own individual answer to the question: “What do you imagine?” The sculpture has been designed by … Continue reading

Olympian Backs Big Walk for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Britain’s number one female javelin thrower Goldie Sayers is putting her weight behind Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Big Walk in Cambridgeshire on Sunday 22 May. Goldie is urging everyone to step up to the challenge and help the UK’s leading dementia research charity raise £10,000 to pay for 500 hours of … Continue reading

Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines Roadshow

The Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines Roadshow rolled into Cambridge on 31 March as Noel Young Wines held a tasting at John de Bruyne’s Anstey Hall. Tom Lewis, the Cambridge Wine Blogger, was there and shares his recommendations from the roadshow with City Connect. Described by award-winning Daily Mail … Continue reading

A Cambridge-Oxford Motorway?

Have you ever tried to travel to Oxford from Cambridge? The journey is cumbersome, long and tiring. For a long time, people have wanted to build a motorway between the two old university towns. This would not only be beneficial to the two universities, but also relieve the North of … Continue reading