Cambridge Edition August 2020 - WEB

EDITORIAL Editor in chief Nicola Foley 01223 499459 Editorial assistant Frances McNaughton 01223 499469 Chief sub editor Beth Fletcher Senior sub editor Siobhan Godwood Sub editors Elisha Young & Felicity Evans ADVERTISING Group ad manager Sam Scott-Smith 01223 499457 Sales executive Lucy McNally 01223 492248 CONTRIBUTORS Daisy Dickinson, Chelsea Fearnley, Charlotte Griffiths, Alex Rushmer, Anna Taylor DESIGN & PRODUCTION Designers Emily Lancaster & Lucy Woolcomb Ad production Man-Wai Wong MANAGING DIRECTORS Andy Brogden & Matt Pluck

fter Cambridge Edition ’s three issue- long hiatus, I can honestly say that I’ve never been happier to sit down and write my editor’s letter! The past few months have given us all much to think about and plenty of time to reflect on what’s important to us, whether that’s our appreciation for family and friends

– thrown into sharp relief when a hug and a chat was abruptly replaced by a jittery Zoom call – or how much we cherish time outdoors, when 30 minutes of fresh air daily was our government- mandated limit. Perhaps you’ve even got a new-found gratitude for your office, having spent three months hunched over a laptop at your kitchen table, making small talk with your cat. One thing we all seem to agree on is how much we treasure Cambridge’s independent businesses, which have seen an outpouring of support over the last few months. In the blink of an eye, local cafes, restaurants, shops and venues had to turn their business models upside down, pivoting to takeaways, at- home meal kits, drive-through shopping, deliveries by bicycle, virtual events and more – offering a masterclass in creativity and adaptability. The hospitality sector has been particularly impressive in its reinvention, with all sorts of amazing at-home dining experiences emerging from lockdown. From Vanderlyle To Go to bottled cocktails and steam-your-own bao sets, we round up our favourites over on page 35. As lockdown eases, the city is coming back to life, and there’s a crop of new openings to get excited about, including a cute barbershop-turned-café, a bagel bar and two vegan eateries: get the lowdown on page 25. Elsewhere in the issue, we’ve got some fun ideas for family days out (page 15), a trio of tasty picnic recipes from iconic local bakery Fitzbillies (page 40), a round- up of the city’s top alfresco dining spots (page 32), and news of



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outdoor cinema screenings and more in our Arts & Culture section (from page 7). Not ready to venture out yet? Curl up with our book club recommendation instead (page 12). Enjoy the issue and see you next month! Nicola Foley EDITOR IN CHIEF

This month’s cover illustration was created by Emily Lancaster , designer at Bright Publishing


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