Archive for the 'Things to do' Category

Magdalen College – Festival of Sound

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Elspeth and I popped into Magdalen College at 5pm today for a music recital: Ensemble Unterwegs performing Winterreise. The recital was the fifth performance in a series of events that are part of the interdisciplinary Magdalene Triennial Festival. This year has been following the theme of sound and there has been a range of conversations, […]

Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2014

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

I was in Norwich today for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival and it was wonderful. Of course the lovely warm sunshine helped the day go with a swing but the entertainment really was superb. As we were only there for the day we didn’t have time to do most of the things. The Festival is […]

Open Cambridge 2013

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Open Cambridge 2013 was a big success. Sadly I was too busy over the weekend to jump wholeheartedly into it but I did manage to squeeze in a few things. On Friday afternoon I managed to scrape in a visit to Corpus Christi College perhaps best known to tourists because of its clock and it’s […]

A saturday of Samuel Butler and Soviet Art

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Spent a satisfying Saturday afternoon with Andres at a talk on Samuel Butler in the newly refurbished Divinity School at St Johns. The college has a large collection on the Victorian art critic, photographer and writer and at the moment there is a display in the Old Library. Currently there is a two year project […]

Open Cambridge 2012 – a much appreciated peek into hidden places

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Open Cambridge is immensely popular. Minutes before the website allows bookings, Cambridge residents take time out of their busy lives to sit poised and waiting at desks all over the city. The booking starts and it’s a crazed race to get what you can as quickly as possible. I was quicker off the mark than […]

The Olympic Torch Punts Through Cambridge

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

I’ll tell you what I love and that is coming back to a warm quiet house on a Sunday morning, after you’ve been standing in the drizzly outdoors for an hour waiting to see the Olympic Torch. It’s so peaceful. I’m not one for the Olympics, sports or games but I couldn’t resist popping along […]

Andrew Duncan

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

You know how I love a good Andrew Duncan walk and today I managed to persuade Thomas that he did too. Walking from Queenwsay station through the parks and the back streets to Knightsbridge was lovely. Although I’d like to know when London got so crowded. We stopped for a spot of education in the […]

A dreamy mild November

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

It’s been a remarkably mild November. The fireworks on Midsummer Common on the 5th were of course lovely. Kate and I avoided the crowds quite successfully and still got a super view. We even managed to get a drink, though not a seat, afterwards in the Free Press. We had the second ever meeting of […]

Kettle’s Yard and the Fitzwilliam – Riley, Vermeer and Redouté

Monday, October 17th, 2011

There is a super Bridget Riley exhibition on at Kettle’s Yard – be warned your head will be spinning! Kettle’s Yard is the place to be as term has started again there are the usual lunchtime concerts to look forward to. The current exhibitions at the Fitzwilliam are a must – Vermeer’s Women: Secrets and […]

Food for free

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Apple season is upon us and yes I have been scrumping and yes my kitchen is now full of apples. All going brown! In fact I can’t believe I’m wasting time writing this and not getting on with making hundreds of apple crumbles and then eating them. All in all it’s turning out to be […]