Music in Cambridge

Folk Festival

Acclaimed four-day music fest in Cherry Hinton Hall, 4 miles southeast of the city centre. It has hosted the likes of Van Morrison, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Christy Moore, Imelda May, Paul Simon and KT Tunstall.
Music in Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh Festival

Founded by local composer Benjamin Britten in 1948, this exploration of classical music is one of East Anglia’s biggest, taking in new, reinterpreted and rediscovered pieces, as well as the visual arts.
Sports in Cambridge


Traditional rowing races along the Cam (or the Granta, as the Cambridge stretch is called), in which college boat clubs compete to 'bump' the crew in front.
Beer in Cambridge

Beer Festival

Hugely popular five-day beer and cider extravaganza on Jesus Green, featuring brews from all over the country as well as a great range of British cheeses.
Cultural in King's Lynn

King's Lynn Festival

East Anglia's most important cultural gathering, with a diverse mix of music, from medieval ballads to opera, as well as literary talks.
Art in Southwold

Latitude Festival

An eclectic mix of music, literature, dance, drama and comedy set in a country estate.
Theatre in Cambridge

Cambridge Shakespeare Festival

The bard's best-loved works performed in a handful of college gardens.
Literature in Southwold

Ways with Words

Talks and readings by big-name authors in venues around town.
Cultural in Cambridge

May Balls

The biggest student events of the year, the name of these formal balls doesn't match the month they're held in (June) because college authorities decided that May's traditional booze-fuelled revelry – just before th…
Food & Drink in Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival

A two-day celebration of Suffolk produce and top-class cooking.