Cambridge Edition August 2020 - WEB


OPEN CAMBRIDGE GOES VIRTUAL Learn about our city’s fascinating heritage and history at this year’s Open Cambridge, taking place 11 to 13 September. Due to the impact of Covid-19, the organisers have made the decision to cancel the physical event, opting instead to lay on a series of free online events, including virtual tours, podcasts and films. It’s a chance to see some of Cambridge’s hidden gems and learn more about its extraordinary past, with a special focus on stories and spaces that are off the beaten track, or overlooked or forgotten. Tickets for Open Cambridge are usually in high demand, but given that this year’s event is digital, the festival is boundless in its accessibility, and the organisers hope to attract a diverse – and potentially global – audience. “This is a hugely exciting opportunity for the whole community to come together and put on a fantastic online festival that presents Cambridge in a new way,” explains event coordinator Sue Long. “We want people to get involved in this celebration of our beautiful city, the stunning architecture, exquisite gardens, and its rich past. We’re keen to showcase all Cambridge has to offer, its big and little wonders, and we are very much looking forward to people’s suggestions.”

ENCHANTED CINEMA We’ve got a feeling that outdoor cinema is going to come into its own in the post-pandemic world, but Cambridge already has some pros on the scene in the shape of Enchanted Cinema, which has been popping up in the city’s green spaces since the summer of 2015. For their 2020 season, the team will be taking over the walled garden at the Gonville Hotel, screening classics including Back To The Future , Grease and Dirty Dancing , along with newer hits such as A Star Is Born and The Greatest Showman . The season runs right the way through until 20 September, and alongside great films you can expect light shows, live music and tasty nibbles. Tickets available via


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