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Cambridge is a wonderful destination for so many reasons – not that we’re bias. As well as having a world-famous reputation as a top university city, Cambridge is home to some truly stunning scenery, including beautiful architecture, and striking natural scenes. The city may be small, but it’s got much to offer – whether you are planning a weekend away or longer.

There’s plenty to do and see, plus an array of great places to eat and drink. A fact that has seen tourist numbers rise by almost 30,000 in recent years. The city’s events calendar is another major draw for people looking to enjoy all that Cambridge has to offer.

The start of summer signals the beginning of an exciting list of events. Here we offer a rundown of what’s happening in Cambridge in the months ahead.

Sounds Green Open Air Music

Taking place every Wednesday evening throughout July at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Sounds Green is always an integral part of the Cambridge Summer Music programme.

Sounds Green is great for friends and family, and gives you the ideal opportunity to enjoy great live music and a warm atmosphere in the most beautiful surroundings.

There’s an array of musical styles to enjoy, including the reggae style music of AfroTema, swing and jazz classics from Martin Kemp’s Organised Chaos, and the jukebox/DJ/live music concept of hybrid band Truly Medley Deeply. Pack your own picnic, or enjoy the BBQ food and drink served in the garden. To view the Sounds Green programme or book tickets please click here.

Big Deal Summer Nights of Comedy

Cambridge Museum of Technology will continue their own summer nights series on Friday 5th July 2019. Experience comedy like never before courtesy of Big Deal’s open air comedy night.

You’ll see new and established comedians, and at £5.00 per ticket – you’d be crazy not to give it a try. Big Deal Summer Nights of Comedy continues every Friday throughout July. Tickets can be purchased here or you can pay on the door.

A Night at the Opera

The acclaimed Hertfordshire Chorus will perform a range of popular choruses from the world’s greatest operas at West Road Concert Hall on Saturday 6th July 2019.

Expect to hear works from Puccini, Mozart, Verdi, Beethoven, Bizet, and many more from tenor Alexander James Edwards – who was recently named ‘one of the UK’s best loved tenors’ by the Telegraph – and soprano Claire Wild. Buy your tickets here.

Cambridge Open Studios

July is the month of art with Cambridge Open Studios’ summer art event providing a number of dates for your diary. This year’s programme will feature more than 350 artists at various venues and locations throughout the city.

For further details on the workshops, courses and exhibitions to expect, please visit Cambridge Open Studios’ website.

Newmarket Nights

The calendar of unique events that combine horse racing and the best live music acts is back for another year at Newmarket Racecourses. Newmarket Nights is well underway with Madness and Kaiser Chiefs already taking to the stage to wow audiences.

The fun isn’t over however, with a number of acts able to be enjoyed in this fantastic and stunning setting. Amy Starkey, Regional Director East of Jockey Club Racecourses, explains more about what to expect from Newmarket Nights 2019:

“The arrival of the summer in Newmarket means only one thing – racing returning to the July Course for another season featuring a selection of the best live acts in the world. We can’t wait to welcome racegoers back to the course next month and are excited to enjoy another brilliant year of live acts and pulsating racing.”

Upcoming music events at Newmarket Nights include Thriller, Rudimental, Pete Tong, Bananarama, and Years & Years. Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

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