Smart new pub The Architect, which opened towards the end of last year, is launching the first of a series of supper clubs on 4 January. The team will call on local suppliers, growers and brewers to produce a different sumptuous, seasonal menu each month. January’s menu includes goats cheese mousse with winter truffle, Norfolk lobster, roast chicken and chocolate, coffee and amaretto torte. It’s £35 per person, starting 7.30pm. Places can be booked by calling 01223 563779.
New year, new hobby?
Fancy getting into something different this year? From choirs to photography clubs, there’s lots going on in the Cambridge area for those wanting to hone a skill and meet other like-minded people. Sing! Cambridge meet for the new term on 13 January at The Boathouse pub; sociable sketchers should try Drink and Draw at Hot Numbers, 6 January; or join Saffron Walden Camera Club, who get together on alternate Fridays. If you live in or near Grantchester, you might fancy joining the After Eights, a sociable group of women of all ages who meet on the second Thursday of every month. They hold regular film screenings, supper clubs and other events.
For clubs with more of a fitness focus, read on to see how we got on trying out some alternative sports…
Go green for 2015
Planned your summer holiday? Cambridge Carbon Footprint are holding an informal meeting this month on how to choose a climate friendly trip this year. It’s hoped the meeting – taking place at the Fort St George pub on 29 January – will shed light on the benefits of ‘greener’ holidays and provide inspiration. Have you considered house swapping, wild camping or cycling holidays? Or holidaying on an organic farm? There’s a whole world of eco- friendly ideas out there… www.cambridgecarbonfootprint.org
The Cambridge Bucket List
Make this the year you finally do all those Cambridge-y things you keep meaning to get round to, like hearing the choir at King’s College; taking a punt to Grantchester; going to the Folk Festival or visiting some of our incredible museums. On page 56 of January’s magazine, we’ve compiled the ultimate Cambridge Bucket List and challenge you to tick them all off by the end of the year… And don’t forget to let us know how you get on!
Come out and play with quirky theatre company Nasu Enzuru, who are staging a unique reworking of Romeo and Juliet at the Comberton Sports and Arts Centre this month. Set aside everything you thought you knew about this classic tale of ill-fated lovers and prepare for something as far from a stuffy classroom reading as you’ll get. Although officially a tragedy, it’s not all tears and turmoil: expect music and slapstick fun, folly and frolics as Nasu Enzuru re-inject all the humour and bawdiness that Shakespeare intended. The performance takes place at Comberton Sports and Arts Centre, 2-3 January, 7.30pm, with drinks served beforehand in the lounge bar. Adults only; tickets £12 (£10 students).