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Exhibition: The Stories Behind the Stitches
Art & Exhibitions

Exhibition: The Stories Behind the Stitches

The Museum of Cambridge opens a temporary exhibition, “The Stories Behind the Stitches”, exploring wellness, disability and self-expression through Cambridge textiles. “The Stories Behind the Stitches” is a temporary exhibition of needlework, quilts, and other textile objects which explore how the needle and thread has been paramount in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire community’s self-expression during times of War, throughout education, and times of celebration. The exhibit is now open and will be on display until Autumn 2024.

  • 27/03/2024 - 23/09/2024
Art Exhibition: ‘Life Within Landscapes’
Art & Exhibitions

Art Exhibition: ‘Life Within Landscapes’

Explore Wolfson Colleges's newest exhibition, 'Life Within Landscapes', which features a selection of remarkable artworks by three female Cambridge-based contemporary artists, Sandra Scott, Nadia Koo and Selena Scott, inspired by their Caribbean heritage.

  • 09/06/2024 - 13/10/2024
Life at Fitzbillies
Art & Exhibitions
Family Friendly
Free

Life at Fitzbillies

Over the summer Fitzbillies will be home to an exhibition of paintings of Life at Fitzbillies by local artist, Naomi Tomkys OBE. The oil paintings and watercolours celebrate the customers, bakers, characters and cakes of Fitzbillies.

  • 03/07/2024 - 07/10/2024
Cambridge Open Studios
Art & Exhibitions
Family Friendly
Festivals
Free
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Cambridge Open Studios

Our Cambridge Open Studios event runs over the first four weekends of July every year, and provides the opportunity to visit working studios, and buy art direct from the artists.

  • 06/07/2024 - 28/07/2024
Summer School  2024
Art & Exhibitions
Festivals
Markets, Fetes & Fairs
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Summer School 2024

Discover and explore your creative talents! Spend some quality time learning a new skill or expanding the skills you already have at our Summer School for adult learners. You'll find some inspiring choices with something for everyone to kick off the summer, with workshops including: Guitar, Indian Cookery, Italian for holidays, Weaving, Drawing, Textiles, Upholstery, Dog Training, Skills Boot Camp and much more.

  • 22/07/2024 - 26/07/2024
Mini Ceramic Pinch Pots with Daniela Stief
Art & Exhibitions
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Mini Ceramic Pinch Pots with Daniela Stief

Join ceramic artist, Daniela Stief to make patterned pinch pots and dishes with glazed glass interiors.

  • 24/07/2024 - 24/07/2024
Lino Block Printing Seed Packets with Nastasha Boyce
Art & Exhibitions
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Lino Block Printing Seed Packets with Nastasha Boyce

Inspired by the blossoming David Parr garden, spend an evening with printmaker Nastasha Boyce and create your own lino-block printed seed packets.

  • 24/07/2024 - 24/07/2024
Lino Block Printing Seed Packets with Nastasha Boyce
Art & Exhibitions
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Lino Block Printing Seed Packets with Nastasha Boyce

Inspired by the blossoming David Parr garden, spend an evening with printmaker Nastasha Boyce and create your own lino-block printed seed packets.

  • 31/07/2024 - 31/07/2024
Lino Block Printing Seed Packets with Nastasha Boyce
Art & Exhibitions
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Lino Block Printing Seed Packets with Nastasha Boyce

Inspired by the blossoming David Parr garden, spend an evening with printmaker Nastasha Boyce and create your own lino-block printed seed packets.

  • 31/07/2024 - 31/07/2024
Experience Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printing
Art & Exhibitions
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Experience Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printing

Discover the world of traditional Japanese woodblock printing at the University of Cambridge with block cutter Saeko Nagai and printer Nobuto Ogawa (Sekioka Woodblock Studio, Tokyo). After a brief introduction to the long history of woodblock printing in Japan by Prof Laura Moretti, you will observe how a woodblock is cut and experience yourself how to print from it. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions to the two artists (translation provided). Woodblock-printed original materials from early modern Japan will also be on display. This workshop runs in conjunction with the Mitsubishi Corporation Summer School in Early Modern Palaeography (Eleventh Edition), organized by the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, at the University of Cambridge. The event is generously sponsored by Mitsubishi Corporation, London Branch.

  • 03/08/2024 - 03/08/2024
Smokin Roses Presents: Folk in the Footlights ft: Daisy Chute, Francis Botcherby, Eli Bre and Alex Bayly.
Art & Exhibitions
Music

Smokin Roses Presents: Folk in the Footlights ft: Daisy Chute, Francis Botcherby, Eli Bre and Alex Bayly.

Folk in the Footlights is a brand new folk night for Cambridge in 2024, in association with The Cambridge Union. Bringing the illustrious history of the Footlights and Cambridge's famous folk scene together, every 6 weeks we will present 4 of the area's finest acoustic music acts, with some touring acts as well.

  • 16/08/2024 - 16/08/2024
Oil painting for beginners
Art & Exhibitions

Oil painting for beginners

Have you always wanted to experiment with painting in oil, but you are not really sure where to begin? Then this course is perfect for you!

  • 03/10/2024 - 28/11/2024
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Did you know?

Cambridge is home to one of the most famous student theatre troupes in the world: the Footlights. Founded in the 1880s, some of the UK’s biggest stars were part of it, including John Cleese, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry and Rowan Atkinson.