Arnold Layne

On this day in 1967 a local psychedelic rock band played at the St Catherine’s College Valentine’s Ball. Pink Floyd. Just 3 weeks later the single “Arnold Lane” was released and Pink Floyd would go on to be one of the … Read more…

Horse Free!

After the recent flood of reports of horse meat being found in various meat products it is little wonder that many shoppers have turned to their local butchers, to be sure of exactly what they are buying (and eating). You … Read more…

New Funding for Arts Theatre

Our wonderful “little” Arts Theatre is to become our wonderful “slightly bigger”Arts Theatre! The theatre, founded in 1936 by economist and King’s College alumni John Maynard Keynes attracts leading shows, plays and performances, along with top directors, writers and actors. We often see acting … Read more…

A Royal Visit

The crowds started gathering as early as 6am. A most unusual experience for us Market Traders as we normally have the town centre to ourselves as we set up our stalls in the early mornings. But more than happy to share our space! The … Read more…

Wow! Lights shine on King’s

Joined a small crowd that had gathered on King’s Parade to witness the computer generated light projection called “PLENUM” (see previous post for creators and their inspiration.) A whole load of white light dots, that moved, varied in size, collided with other white dots, joined … Read more…

Light Show on King’s College

As part of the Cambridge Festival of Music a light show called “PLENUM” is to be beamed onto the east end of King’s College Chapel. They were setting up and testing as I walked home from a ghost tour this … Read more…

Duke & Duchess of Cambridge

William and Kate are reported to be making their first official visit as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the city next week…maybe Wednesday morning. The Queen awarded them the title bearing the city’s name shortly after they were married last year. … Read more…

Piano in the Dark

I was on my way home from a ghost tour. It was gone 10 o’clock on a mild evening when I heard in the quiet of the evening, classical music in the air! Was this a musical ghost that had previously escaped … Read more…

Festival of Ideas

This year’s fortnight full of events kicked off with an invitation for any passers by to play any one of the 15 pianos that suddenly appeared around the city this morning!! The University of Cambridge Festival of Ideas celebrates the arts, humanities … Read more…

Gog Magog Molly

The Gog Magog Molly was formed in 1996. As far as I can make out they took their inspiration from Morris Dancers and are particularly active in East Anglia. Tradition has Plough Monday (the first Monday after Epiphany) in January as cause for a … Read more…