Jewel in the crown s always, May heralds the start of the summer build-up here in Cambridge, and anticipation is most definitely in the air. Top billing goes to the Beer Festival, which – at last! – returns to Jesus Green this month after a three-year pause. Organiser Anthony Mobbs tells us how it all comes together, and what to expect from this year’s hop-filled festivities, on page 52. Another Jesus Green icon, the Lock House, also takes the spotlight this issue, as we meet the mother- daughter duo taking on the mammoth task of refurbishing this historic building to its former glory (page 81). We catch up with some movers and shakers on the arts scene, too, including local author Lucy Vine, Red Rooster head honcho Harry Grafton, and Enchanted Cinema founder William Morrish, who gives a behind- the-scenes glimpse into his magical outdoor film screenings around the city. In anticipation of this month’s coronation, we also look back at some of Cambridge’s most memorable celebratory feasts through history – including the incredible gathering on Parker’s Piece to commemorate Queen Victoria’s ascent to the throne in 1838. With some 15,000 guests feasting on 1,000 joints of meat, 4,500 loaves of bread, 125 gallons of pickles and over 100 barrels of ale to wash it all down – the Victorian party planners really had their work cut out bringing it all together! Food historian Sue Bailey tells us all about it on page 54, as well as sharing the plans for this month’s similar – if somewhat smaller-scale – Parker’s Piece feast in honour of King Charles. Elsewhere, we’ve got news of community jamboree Strawberry Fair (page 17), edgy arts fest Disrupt (page 19), and an incredible Wild Wood Disco giveaway (page 39). Enjoy the issue and see you next month!
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