What’s Going On In March 2022? Events In Norfolk and Cambridgeshire
Updated: Apr 13
March is the welcoming of spring — and hopefully, the time we say goodbye to the rain for a while! But knowing where to go and what to do can put you in a pickle, so we’ve compiled the top ten Cambridgeshire and Norfolk events in March 2022 right here:
Let’s take a look at each one of these events in more detail!
Your Last Chance to See The Snowdrops
Walsingham Abbey, Norfolk — Early March
March marks the last time you’ll see the snowdrops in Norfolk this year, and there’s no better place to see them than Walsingham Abbey. Located in North Norfolk, the quaint village hosts Snowdrop Walks where you can discover the ruins of the Abbey, Shirehall Museum, the Crypt, and Prison alongside the gorgeous white flowers.
Children under six years old go free, otherwise it’s £2.50 for under 16s and £6 for adults. You don’t need to book ahead of time for this Norfolk event in March 2022. Just make sure you have a card on hand to pay.
Norfolk Maker’s Festival
The Forum, Norwich — 9 to 20 March
Another must-visit Norfolk event is the Norfolk Makers Festival. The annual, free festival brings thousands of people together to celebrate and appreciate crafting heritage and creativity.
Situated inside The Forum, you’ll find demonstrations, hands-on activities, exhibitions, workshops, and talks on a variety of exciting crafts. It’s certainly a place to find like-minded hobbyists, small businesses, and local crafters dedicated to creative therapy and filling life with what they love.
The Norwich Arts Centre, Norfolk — 12 March
Another inspirational fair for those with artsy minds! This one celebrates young creatives aged 16 to 30. They’ll be selling their wares at this Norfolk event in March 2022 at the Norwich Arts Centre.
Music from the Movies
Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk — 19 March at 7:30 pm
If you were hoping for a can’t-miss Norfolk event, this is it. The London Concertante is performing iconic movie tracks inside the stunning Norwich Cathedral. It’s an entertaining concert that this world-renowned chamber orchestra has crafted for the whole family.
Throughout the breathtaking performance, you’ll hear excerpts from a wide range of films we all know and love, including:
· Schindler’s List
· Star Wars
· Jurassic Park
· Mission: Impossible
· The Godfather
Tickets range from £24 to £42 plus booking fee, so make sure you book ahead for this magical Norfolk event in March 2022 to get the view you’re hoping for!
Watersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire — 4 to 6 March
This Cambridgeshire event March 2022 marks the first time Watersprite has offered a hybrid festival! You can purchase in-person and online tickets, letting you join in the fun no matter where you’re located.
You can view the festival’s entire programme here, but get a sneak peek at what you can see and do with this brief teaser:
· In Deutschland is a short film directed by Christopher Rath and is the first to be screened at this Cambridgeshire event.
· Last Day is a meditative short directed by Polina Olsen that explores the mismatch of dreams and reality played during the end of an Eastern European woman’s life. It’ll be screened at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse and online.
· When She Was Good directed by Margarita Milne runs for 20 minutes and depicts the struggles of a young girl who has been forced to keep a devastating secret.
Sutton Beer Festival
St Andrew’s Church, Sutton, Cambridgeshire — 18 to 19 March
If you’re simply looking for a quirky place to drink and have some homemade hot food, this Cambridgeshire event in March 2022 is the one for you. Inside, you’ll find everything from gin to, of course, local beers and ciders.
Running from 6pm to 11pm on Friday and 12pm to 11pm on Saturday, you’ll undoubtedly need a taxi ride home!
Booze on the Ouse
Priory Centre, St Neots, Cambridgeshire — 17 to 19 March
If you’re a lover of ciders, perries, craft ales, and cask ales, you can’t miss 2022 Booze on the Ouse at the Priory Centre in St Neots. Sponsored by Vanessa Newman Property Lawyers, Papworth Brewery, and more, the festival is serving roughly 60 cask beers and five craft areas from new micro-breweries and well-established, independent ones from across the country.
St Paul’s Church, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire — 19 March
This mini Cambridgeshire event runs from 10am to 4pm at St Paul’s Church on Hills Road in Cambridge.
The main festival (scheduled for August 2022) was founded by James in 2021 to bring movement and wellbeing to the fine city. Thanks to its success, they decided to host a smaller festival this March!
On the day, you’ll meet some of the area’s greatest yoga teachers and get to take part in a vast array of workshops and classes. You can purchase half- and full-day passes.
Thriplow Daffodil Weekend & Country Fair
Thriplow, Cambridgeshire — 19 to 20 March
Thriplow Daffodil Weekend is great for anybody seeking a warm, friendly atmosphere. It’s run entirely by volunteers in the area and hosts a wide array of fun activities.
Start by checking out the Morris dancers and then head to the Smithy to admire the blacksmiths’ work. Afterward, why not try some street food and beer at the Taste of Thriplow or head down to the Village Tearooms for a spot of homemade cake and a hot drink.
Oh, and there will even be live music playing all around the village! It’ll be a weekend to remember and enjoyable for all the family.
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire — 31 March to 10 April
The final yet certainly not least Cambridgeshire event in March 2022 is the Cambridge Festival itself. Starting right at the end of the month, this is an eleven-day festival with a bunch of technological, scientific, and engineering activities and talks that are bound to keep everybody entertained.
With so much to see and do, we highly recommend checking out the Cambridge Festival’s site for a full low-down on the event.