January Events at The Plough

We’re already over a week into 2015, which makes it just over six months since The Plough re-opened! Not wanting to rest on our laurels of course, we’re well into the process of finalising our events calendar for the coming weeks and months of the New Year.

That all starts tonight, with our firstDSC_2987 live music of the year: an Ananda Records showcase featuring a second Plough appearance for Neil Cowlan and Clinton Bowland, followed by debut sets from Emily Fraser and Captain. This is one of our strongest Thursday line-ups to date, and we hope as many of you as possible will be able to join us from 8.30pm in Mandolin.

Then in a week’s time it’s the Preview of the new ‘Stray @ The Plough’ art exhibition. Here’s a word on Stray from our Artists in Residence:

‘Stray’, our inaugural show is the first in a lively programme of art related activities in The Upper Galleries.

Stray itself is is a loose affiliation of professional artists who live in and around Cambridge. Established a couple of years ago, they work in a variety of media and disciplines, ranging from painting and drawing, sculpture and printmaking to photography, film and installation.

We are very excited that Stray will use The Plough as their ‘home’. They see this as an exciting extension of their commitment to bring contemporary art to new audiences and are looking forward to contributing to the full programme of ‘Art at The Plough’ activities over the coming months, including exhibitions, workshops, talks and other art related events.

Meet the Stray artists at the Preview or at one of our Monday evening ‘Art Talk’ sessions, starting Monday 19th January.

DSC_1991The Preview, taking place on Thursday 15th January, will also feature live music from the Hot Numbers Quartet – returning to The Plough for the second time, as well as a set from Steve Logan.

We’re extremely excited to have our art and music programmes kicking off in earnest this year, and will continue to update you all on further details through our email newsletter, as well as via our Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages.

And don’t forget that you can recycle your Christmas tree at The Plough this Saturday 10th January from 9.30-11.10am, with hot drinks available throughout as well as recycling and composting advice from local experts.

See you all soon!

Seeing in 2015 at The Plough

It’s almost time to wave goodbye to 2014 and drink a toast to all that 2015 will bring!


Our Plough New Year’s Eve Party is now completely SOLD OUT (and we’ve just about managed to squeeze everyone onto a table). Due to capacity constraints this event is TICKET-ONLY, so please do not try to attend without one as you will be turned away.

On the day we will close as usual at 3pm, and will re-open the doors at 7pm when guests begin to arrive. Food will be served to tables between 8.30-9pm, with live music beginning shortly after.

We’ve also decided to lay on a New Year’s Day Recovery Breakfast from 11am-3pm for everyone who may be feeling a little delicate the next morning. £7 per head (£3.50 for under-12s) gets you a Full Plough Cooked English Breakfast including toast and fruit juice – the ideal cure for early-onset January Blues. We’ll be closing up at 5pm (and all heading home for a nap).

DSC_27512014 has been an incredible first (half a) year for us at The Plough, and 2015 is shaping up to be even more exciting! A quick glance at the photos of how The Plough looked last January shows just how much can change in a year.

You can expect plenty more from us in the New Year, including regular live music on Thursday evenings, a Burns Night Supper in January, a Champagne Dinner, and many more events and activities involving food, drink, art, music, and of course – you!

To get you in the mood, here’s a flyer for our first art exhibition of 2015:

Stray @ The Plough Jan15


Our arts calendar for 2015 will include a variety of workshops, talks, and discussions – and will kick off with a preview of a new exhibition, ‘Stray @ The Plough’ on Thursday 15th January. Details on other up-coming events will follow shortly.

We’d like to thank all of you for your continuing support throughout the past sixth months, and we’re hugely looking forward to the next twelve – starting with tomorrow night!

Thanks for a great 2014 everyone!