1. Duxford Sundown Cinema
Watch your choice of four classic films in the impressive setting of IWM Duxford. Screenings take place from 10 to 13 September, each with an aircraft-themed flavour. On the 10th, it’s Battle of Britain; 11th is Good Morning Vietnam; 12th is Top Gun; finishing with Memphis Belle on 13 September. Tickets are £13 (£6 children) and films start at 8pm.
2. Mill Road Feast
Treat your taste buds to a trip down Mill Road on 6 September for the Mill Road Feast. This eclectic pop-up market takes place at Gwydir Street carpark, offering a range of top-quality street food – something Cambridge does pretty darn well these days. On the bill are: Fired Up Pizza, Goulash Valley, Holy Schnitzels, Rocking Raw and The Lick, plus many more old favourites and new additions to discover. Takes place from 11am to 4pm, free entry.
3. Upstairs, Downstairs
Find out about life above and below stairs at Audley End House this month. Every weekend in September, there’ll be events, characters in costume and fun things to try out at the magnificent English Heritage stately house and grounds. Join the family’s cook as she prepares a meal in the vast Victorian kitchen, meet the stable hand as he grooms the horses, and explore the new nursery. Takes place from 11am to 4pm; admission is £16 (£9.60 children). And don’t miss their Apple Festival, 26-27 September.
4. Onam at the Rice Boat
Indian dining has come a long way from anglicised tikka masalas and chicken kormas in recent years, with our more diverse, savvy population crying out instead for a real taste of the subcontinent. On 26-27 September, experience The Rice Boat’s Onam feast, with traditional costumes and as much delicious Keralan food as you want, served on a banana leaf. The restaurant is at 37 Newnham Road, and it’s one of our faves.
5. Hide & seek world record attempt
If you thought you’d grown out of hide- and-seek, think again, dear readers. At Milton Country Park on 13 September, people of all ages are invited to take part in a world record attempt at the biggest ever game of hide and seek. It’s organised by Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue and there’s an excellent video of last year’s attempt online.
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