What’s On: Week 6

Culture Editor RIVKAH BROWN presents this week’s cultural pick n’ mix.

Week 6 already?! Better go Culture yourself before it’s too late!


Confusions – Tuesday – Saturday – 7.45pm, ADC (book here)

The ADC Freshers’ Play finally comes to town in the form of five short plays, each promising farce and fresherly fun.

The Rover – Tuesday – Saturday – 7.30pm, Queen’s College Fitzpatrick Hall (book here)

This Restoration comedy sees a group of young English ‘cavaliers’ head to the Med for a lads’ holiday, with all the debauchery you might expect to ensue.

RAG Presents the Corpus Smoker – Monday – 9.30pm, Corpus Playroom – £5/6 (book here)

The long and fruitful tradition of charity-comedy collaboration continues with RAG and the Footlights this Monday.


View From A Grain of Sand + Q&A – Monday – 7.30pm, Clare College Riley Auditorium (more info here)

Cambridge University Amnesty International present this award-winning film, an intimate portrait of 30 years’ of Afghan women’s history.

The Butler – ongoing – Arts Picturehouse (book here)

A film that made Obama cry, this epic (over 2-hour-long) feature stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, butler to the White House. With a star-studded cast including Oprah Winfrey, Vanessa Redgrave and Robin Williams, this looks to be both an intimate biopic and a telescopic view of 20th century American government spanning eight presidencies.


Nick Mulvey – Friday – 7pm, Emmanuel United Reformed Church – £9 (book here)

The founding member of Portico Quartet and now superb solo act comes back to Cambridge for his own UK tour after supporting Laura Marling at the Corn Exchange earlier this term. Prepare to be amazed.

Turf Sessions – Thursday – till 3pm, Fez – £7 early bird (book here)

One of Turf’s ‘favourite artists…ever’ Kode9 headlines what looks to be a really great night.

Clare Jazz Battle of The Bands – Saturday 9pm, Clare Cellars – £3 before 9.30, £4 after (more info here)

Get down to Clare Cellars on Saturday for an awesome three way big band battlem between Selwyn Jazz, Churchill Jazz Band and Fitz Jazz.


‘This house believes that Free Schools are more damaging than beneficial’ – Tuesday – 7.30pm, venue TBC (more info here)

Come and hear some fantastic speakers discuss one of the most pertinent issues in education reform today: Toby Young (journalist, author and founder of The West London Free School) will be speaking for the opposition, and James Underwood (President of NASUWT Cambridgeshire, TUC Executive Officer Cambridgeshire) and Jackie Kearns (former headteacher and head of leadership at the British Council) will be speaking for the proposition.