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.
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
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.”