Cambridge Edition February 2019


EDITORIAL Editor in chief Nicola Foley 01223 499459

f Chief sub editor Beth Fletcher Senior sub editor Siobhan Godwood Sub editor Felicity Evans Junior sub editor Elisha Young ADVERTISING Senior sales executive Lee Fifield 01223 492240 CONTRIBUTORS Alex Rushmer, Angelina Villa-Clarke, Cathy Moore, Cyrus Pundole, Charlotte Griffiths, Siobhan Godwood, Daisy Dickinson, Elodie Cameron, Jordan Worland, Ruthie Collins, Anna Taylor, Charlotte Phillips DESIGN & PRODUCTION Senior designer & production manager Flo Thomas 01223 492242 Ad production Man-Wai Wong 01223 499468 MANAGING DIRECTORS Andy Brogden & Matt Pluck 01223 499450 CAMBSEDITION.CO.UK CAMBRIDGE EDITIONMAGAZINE • Bright Publishing Ltd, Bright House, 82 High Street, Sawston, Cambridgeshire CB22 3HJ, 01223 499450, • All rights reserved. Material contained in this publication may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without prior permission of the publishers. • Views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of Cambridge Edition or Bright Publishing Ltd, which do not accept any liability for loss or damage. • Every effort has been made to ensure all information is correct. • Cambridge Edition is a free publication that is distributed in Cambridge and the surrounding area. FIND US @CAMBSEDITION

ebruary may be a short month, but it’s promising to be a good one here in Cambridge. After a sleepy January, the events calendar begins to stir as we look forward to new events, such as the Cambridge Song Festival, and welcome back old favourites like Twilight at the Museums. The latter – a chance to explore the city’s museums by night, joining in with activities, marvelling at light displays and more – is not to be missed for

families. For grown-ups in search of a twilight adventure though, I wholeheartedly recommend Botanic Nights, which sees the Botanic Gardens transformed by spectacular illuminations you can enjoy while strolling about, glass of wine in hand! Find out more on page 6. If you’re experiencing a bit of winter fatigue, head to our arts column, where Ruthie Collins suggests some reinvigorating and revitalising creative experiences to be had in Cambridge, or get back to nature with Anna Taylor, who’s got the low-down on garden jobs and joys for February. Speaking of the great outdoors: have you ever wondered about the story behind the handsome cows that roam the city’s green spaces? Wonder no more and flick to page 48, where we meet their caretakers and explore our city ’ s unique collision between urban and rural ways of life. Elsewhere, we chat to writer Katri Skala about her stunning new novel A Perfect Mother in our Book Club (page 23), while Dolly Alderton – Times columnist and bestselling author– talks work, love and rosé-fuelled girls’ nights out over on page 32. There’s also ideas for Valentine’s meals (page 56), plus a fantastic line-up of gigs to help you dance away these chilly

nights. Whether you fancy some raucous brassy fun with the Hot 8 or a laid-back evening of exquisite folk with the Transatlantic Sessions collective, turn to our After Hours pages and get inspired. Enjoy the issue and see you next month! Nicola Foley EDITOR IN CHIEF

This month’s cover illustration was created by Flo Thomas . See more of Flo’s illustrations on Etsy at HeydayDesignsUK or at

Author illustrations by Louisa Taylor


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