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You can try out being an rat in experiments, see how the Genome Project will revolutionise medicine and dance at a scientific ceilidh. Here is a taste of the events at Cambridge Science Festival, March 11-24.

Half-term is here again. Here are some ideas for holiday fun.

Starring Steve Coogan and John C Reilly in the title roles, this film from Scottish director Jon S Baird tells the story of the final tour of comedy double act Laurel and Hardy.

After a storming set at Newmarket last year, Nile Rodgers & CHIC will be returning to the famous racecourse to headline this year’s Summer Saturday Live concert.

Sam Smith

A mass flight display recreating the D-Day mission will lead Imperial War Museums’ 75th anniversary programme at Duxford this year.

Winston Churchill

Emily Blunt steps ably into the shoes of Julie Andrews for this sequel to the much loved 1964 classic, which sees magical nanny Mary Poppins return to help the Banks siblings through a difficult time.

Film reviewer PAUL STEWARD reveals his top films of 2018

Staring Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke, this charming romcom based on the novel by Nick Hornby tells the tale of a British woman’s unlikely long distance romance with a jaded American rock star.

Chart-topping drum and bass band Rudimental will be appearing at Newmarket Nights next summer.

British director Steve McQueen returns with this tale of four women who take matters into their own hands when they are left in debt by their husbands criminal activities.

Chicago

Ten years in the making, this troubled production, which tells the story of the legendary British rock band Queen and its enigmatic lead singer Freddie Mercury, finally makes it to the big screen.

Amazon

Ryan Gosling reteams with Oscar winning La La Land director Damien Chazelle to tell the story behind NASA’s 1969 mission to land a man on the moon.

Question Time, the political debate programme, will be filmed at Bishop’s Stortford College on December 6.

Looking for fun Christmas activities near Saffron Waldon? Try the North Pole in Cambridge

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Bradley Cooper makes his directorial debut and stars with Lady Ga Ga in this remake of A Star is Born. A story last brought to the screen in 1976 by Barbara Streisand.

There is a chance to see the Marx Brothers, all four of them: Groucho, Harpo, Chicko and Zeppo, on the big screen on Saturday, November 3.

Arguably the Marx Brothers’ funniest film, this comedy masterpiece tells the story of the inept regime of Freedonia which bumbles into war with neighbouring Sylvania just because their leader, Groucho has paid a month’s rent in advance on the battlefield.

From Lenny Abrahamson, director of the Oscar-nominated Room, comes this haunting period drama staring Domnhall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson.

Gleeson plays Doctor Faraday, a 1940s physician called to attend a sick maid at Hundreds Hall, a sprawling countryside manor, he is familiar with from his youth.

However, upon arrival he is drawn into a much deeper mystery surrounding the residents of the vast estate and a potential haunting at the manor itself.

The first confirmed Newmarket Nights concert for 2019 promises to be a real Thriller for fans of Michael Jackson.

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