What’s On: Week 8

It’s Week bloody 8 already! Have no fear, Culture will make sure you juice the last of this term’s cultural delights.

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HATS Presents…Rosencratz and Guildenstern Are Dead – Friday – Sunday – 7.30pm, Homerton College Auditorium – £5 (more info here)

A rather pleasing choice for a freshers’ play, this Stoppard classic will hopefully be done justice to by the Homerton newbies (aren’t they all doing EDE anyway?).

The 24 Hour Plays – Monday – 11pm, ADC – £6/5 (book here)

Always an absolute delight, this highlight of the ADC calendar sees 5 plays written, rehearsed and performed within, that’s right, a single day. Some truly astounding stuff has been seen in the past, and we’ve got high hopes for this year’s offering.

Improv From the Crypt – Tuesday – Saturday – 9.30pm, Corpus Playroom – £5/4 (book here)

The Cambridge Impronauts doing what they do best, and with a ghoulish twist it seems?


Fever End Of Term Party – Thursday – 10pm, Fez – £7 (book here)

A suitably groovy, funky and soulful night is promised once more by this ever-popular club night. Get your dancing shoes on.

Gents at the Maypole – Tuesday – 9pm, The Maypole (more info here)

The Gentlemen of St. John’s perform a selection of Christmas carols at the pub. How quaint.


CamFemSoc Presents XXY – Monday – time TBC, Graduate Union (more info here)

The fantastic 2007 Argentinian-Spanish-French cinematic collaboration that tells the story of a 15-year-old intersex teenager Alex Kraken, and her family’s struggle to come to terms with her gender, kindly screened by the Cambridge Feminist Society.

Saving Mr. Banks – ongoing – Arts Picturehouse (book here)

The only thing that could make me happier than Emma Thomson and Tom Hanks starring in the same film is the fact that in that film, Hanks is playing Walt Disney. Christmas has come early.

Jeune & Jolie – ongoing – Arts Picturehouse (book here)

Francois Ozon writes and directs what looks to be a typically French story of teenage sexual discovery. Delicious.


Ranulph Fiennes – Sunday – 2.30pm – £12.50/10 (book here)

Perhaps the world’s greatest living explorer (including climbing Everest aged 65), Ranulph Fiennes comes to Cambridge Wordfest to share his tales of far-flung travel.

Rev. Jesse Jackson – Monday – 7.30pm, Cambridge Union Society – members only (more info here)

The legendary American Civil Rights activist and Baptist minister graces Cambridge with his presence in what is almost certainly the highest-profile Union event this term.

The Brammer Geographical Society Variety Show – Wednesday – 5.30pm, The Howard Theatre, Downing College – £5

In aid of Philippines typhoon relief, the Brammer Geographical Society host an evening of fun and games in Downing, featuring dancers from the Cambridge Dance Society, Music recitals from Laura Sans, Bhavna, Anthony Lazarus, some Downing boys in drag, a special performance by Jack Case and hopefully a performance from the infamous Downing Porters. Or so I’ve been told.