What’s on in March… Futon Company presents some more ideas from across the UK…


Cambridge Science Festival
The Festival gives the public the opportunity to explore Cambridge Science from now until March 22nd 2015. It provides the public with opportunities to explore and discuss issues of scientific interest and concern and to raise aspirations by encouraging young people to consider a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Win an iPad Air 2
Cambridge bid are running a survey to try and understand people’s shopping habits, where locals go to find out information about What’s On in Cambridge and also to see which Cambridge BID projects locals are familiar with and how Bid can improve these to enhance the customer experience in the city centre. The survey will take less than 10 minutes and everyone who shares their details will be entered into a draw to win an iPad Air 2. The survey will close on April 3rd 2015.



Aquarium Lates: Mad About Science
Sometimes all anyone wants is a bit of ‘grown up’ time out, and a series of new events at the National Marine Aquarium offer just that. Aquarium Lates Adults-only evenings are a unique opportunity to experience the Aquarium after hours. The first event is Mad About Science, which is being held at 6.3pm on March 19th and will explore the science that occupies the underwater world. Food and wine will be available on the night and pre-booking is essential.

Plymouth Half Marathon
Plymouth’s Half Marathon is a much celebrated traffic free road race, which takes place in all that is great about Plymouth. Stunning coastal views, the beautiful National Trust grounds of Saltram Park, as well as the iconic Plymouth Hoe where Sir Francis Drake once played bowls! Entries close on Monday 23rd March at midnight.



Pioneer Motorcyle Run
Organised by The Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club, the Pioneer Run invites anyone with a motorcycle, tricycle or bike and sidecar that ‘left the factory’ before 1st Jan 1915 (and verified by the Club experts) to enter. More than 300 entrants take part in the event in each year and although most of the riders have a veteran look about them, the spectators are of all ages! This huge museum-for-the-day gives a fascinating insight into the very early history of the motorbike, as it evolved from the bicycle.

Europe’s biggest vegan event is set to take place at the Brighton Centre BN1 2GR on 28th-29th March 2015. With over 160 stalls, the festival hosts display areas, talks by industry leaders and experts as well as short films. With a free kids area, cookery demos and a comedy hub this is a great day out for all the family. Advance tickets £5 per day/ £8 per weekend, kids under 16 for free, tickets on the gate £8 with concessions £4.