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This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Cambridge, featuring the best of things to do in Cambridge – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Cambridge fundraisers and charity events.


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November 2022

Cambridge Literary Winter Festival: 17 – 20 November

17th November 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 20th November 2022 @ 9:00 pm
various venues around Cambridge, Old Divinity School, Cambridge Union, Palmerston Room, University Arms Hotel, Fitzwilliam Museum
Cambridge, various Cambridge
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£8 – £15

A feast of literary treats await at the Cambridge Literary Winter Festival from 17-20 November. Authors and speakers include George Monbiot sharing insights into How to Feed the World Without Devouring the Planet, Women's Prize for Fiction Winner Kamila Shamsie introducing her new novel Best of Friends, Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain presenting a scrumptious new recipe book, historian Malcolm Gaskill taking his listeners back to a time of witch hunts, Christie Watson discussing The Messy Magic of Mid-Life, and…

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Christmas Bazaar

19th November 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Philip Howard, 33 Walpole Rd
Cambridge, CB1 3TH Cambridge
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Free

Come and enjoy a fun morning, full of activities for children, Food and craft stalls, new and nearly new toys, adult and children’s clothes, bric-a-brac, affordable Christmas presents, Jigsaw puzzles, books and DVDs. all proceeds towards the church renovation funds.

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St Philip Howard Christmas Bazaar

19th November 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Philip Howard Church, 33 Walpole Rd, Cambridge CB1 3TH
Cambridge, CB1 3TH Cambridge
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Free

Come and enjoy a fun morning at the local fundraiser, where you will find food and craft stalls, tombola, new and nearly new toys, children and adults clothes and shoes, jigsaw puzzles books and DVDs.

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December 2022

Art Exhibition: ‘Simon Patterson: Out of Order’

1st December 2022 @ 12:00 am
Wolfson College, Wolfson College
Cambridge, CB3 9BB Cambridge

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Out of Order' featuring work by prominent artist Simon Patterson, open to the public, Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm. The exhibition includes some early works by Simon Patterson from Wolfson College’s Frangenberg Collection, including Imperialvision Song Contest ‘Rome Version’ 1994 and the Periodic Table, 1996.  Patterson emerged as a significant artistic voice as part of the Young British Artists movement in the late 1980s. He studied at Goldsmiths’ College in London and took part in the seminal ‘Freeze’ exhibition of…

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Handel’s Messiah by Candlelight

4th December 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
St Andrew’s Church, St Andrew's Church, Wimpole, Royston, SG8 0BW
Wimpole, SG8 0BW Wimpole
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£10.50 – £20.50

We are delighted to return to the atmospheric surroundings of St Andrew’s Church, Wimpole for a festive performance of Handel’s Messiah. This exclusive event will feature an intimate chamber performance of Handel’s Messiah by candlelight in a perfect setting in the run up to Christmas. Hear some of Handel’s greatest music performed by professional singers and on period instruments.* Book now to avoid disappointment! Doors open from 2pm with the concert starting at 2:30pm. Dedicated nearby parking will be available for…

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Trinity Chapel Choral Concert

4th December 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Trinity College Chapel, Trinity Street
Cambridge, CB2 1TQ Cambridge
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£10 – £20

Join us at this stunning venue for a concert in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, featuring the St Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir with special guest vocalist Gemma Alexander, along with the Portobello Road Acapella Quartet and members of the Trinity College Choir. By kind permission of the Master and Fellows of Trinity College, and generously sponsored by Bidwells LLP, Aristo Caters and Lodge Tyres.

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Sing! Community Choir Christmas Concert

10th December 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Andrew’s Street Baptist Church, 43 St Andrew’s Street
Cambridge, CB2 3AR Cambridge
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£5 – £10

Sing! Community Choir celebrates 10th anniversary with Cambridge Christmas concert fundraiser On 10th December at 7.30pm, Sing! Community Choir will be marking the choir’s 10th anniversary with a Christmas concert that’s set to raise the roof of St Andrew’s Street Baptist Church in the heart of Cambridge – as well as raising funds for Cambridge Acorn Project, which supports families across Cambridgeshire. The concert will include some favourite festive tunes as well as a joyful selection of pop and gospel…

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Handel’s Messiah

16th December 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Church of St Andrew and St Mary Grantchester, The Church of St Andrew and St Mary, 44 High St, Grantchester, Cambridge CB3 9NF
Grantchester, CB3 9NF Grantchester
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£10.50 – £20.50

Eboracum Baroque are delighted to present Handel’s Messiah on period instruments in Grantchester Church. This exclusive event will feature an intimate chamber performance of Handel’s Messiah by candlelight in a perfect setting in the run up to Christmas. Hear some of Handel’s greatest music performed by professional singers and on period instruments.* *This performance is with reduced forces due to space restrictions.

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Handel’s Messiah by Candlelight

17th December 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Great St Mary’s Church, Great St Mary's Church, Senate House Hill, Cambridge, CB2 3PQ
Cambridge, CB2 3PQ Cambridge
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£12.50 – £25.50

Eboracum Baroque perform Handel’s celebrated work, Messiah. This performance will be in aid of Cancer Research UK. It will be performed at Great St Mary’s Church (The University Church) where there are accounts of Handel’s oratorios being performed there in the 18th Century including Messiah. Relax in the run up to Christmas with this candlelit performance from some of the finest singers and instrumentalists in the UK. Performed on period instruments from the time of Handel, this is an evening…

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January 2023

Philip Selway plays The Junction, Cambridge

31 January @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge
Cambridge, CB1 7GX Cambridge
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£25.00

Philip Selway is a member of Radiohead. As a solo artist, he has released and toured three albums, ‘Familial’, ‘Weatherhouse’ and ‘Let Me Go’, the latter being the official soundtrack from the film of the same name. He also scored soundtracks for the independent film ‘Carmilla’ and ‘Sea Longing’, a play for BBC Radio 3. In 2014, he was commissioned by Rambert Dance Company to write the music for the first reinterpretation of choreography by Merce Cunningham, the influential American…

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