Cambridge Edition August 2022 - Web


A summer’s day

EDITORIAL Editor in chief Nicola Foley 01223 499459

ambridge is known around the world for its prestigious university and dynamic technology cluster, but – as we discover inside this issue – our city is also becoming a hotbed of artistic pursuits. From a local photographer garnering national press for her ethereal celebrity portraits, to a revered podcaster, fashion designer and viral pop star – we meet the local creatives rocketing to stardom on page 37. Other cultural powerhouses in the spotlight include Samantha de Reus and Vienna Zhang, the mother-and-daughter co-founders of a gallery in the city centre dedicated to showcasing the work of budding young artists; as well as local kids’ author Lou Carter, who talks about the art of writing for children on page 31. In this month’s Backstage, we hear from David Crilly, the brain behind Cambridge Shakespeare Festival. Launched in 1988, this unique cultural gem attracts around 25,000 visitors each summer, presenting the Bard’s best on lush college lawns throughout the season – find out how it all comes together on page 18. Elsewhere in the magazine, we compile a bucket list of quintessentially Cambridge must-do activities (if any readers can tick all of them off, let us know!), as well as rounding up the city’s finest outdoor drinking and dining spots to bask in this August. Enjoy the issue and see you next month!

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04 Starters Our favourite Instagram pics of the month, plus brilliant buys from local indies 07 Culture Club Art, theatre, interviews, book picks, cinema hits, street-style portraits and other highlights 33 Bucket List 25 things to do in Cambridge before you die, from punting on the Cam to pints at the Beer Festival 37 Cambridge Creatives Budding artists of all disciplines making a mark in the city and far beyond 49 Food News The local gastronomic goings-on to get on your radar for the month ahead 53 Elisha Eats Ideas and inspiration for making the most of courgette season

54 Alfresco Dining Luxurious roof terraces, classic beer gardens and riverside cocktails 57 Adventure Time

Some special family outings to keep the kids entertained during the summer holidays 59 Beauty Bible Treat yourself to a trip to one of these sensational pamper parlours 61 Space Exploration Planning an event? Check out this assortment of amazing venues around Cambridge 67 Charity Spotlight Volunteers from CamCRAG tell us all about their vital work 69 Home & Garden Tips on creating an eco home, gorgeous homewares and garden advice


Illustration by Hedzlynn Kamaruzzaman, inspired by an Instagram photo by @cambridgetoursguides


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