1 October 2017
Edgar Degas, Dancers in the wings, c.1900–1905
© The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
The tourists along King’s Parade have been replaced by students and ivy covered facades of the city are turning red. Summer is officially over and while Kettle’s Yard is closed we thought we would highlight some of the best events and exhibitions around the city this autumn.
A new project by artist Emma Smith has been commissioned by the University Arms. On the 7th of October, join Smith at Parker’s Piece from 3-6pm to collect and share predictions for the future. The installation will continue on the 8th and 9th. The project traces a history of local storying telling and future thinking from the Roman era to the present day.
Cambridge Film Festival
From the 19th of October Cambridge Film Festival will take over the Arts PictureHouse for eight days of incredible cinema. See films from other countries and cultures and meet and put your questions to actors, writers and directors. With shorts and local filmmakers included, the programme aims to bring recognised international film to Cambridge as well as to promote the talent closer to home.
Kettle’s Yard Music at St John’s College
With subscription tickets already sold out, our chamber music series this year is one of our most popular yet. This term’s concerts include BBC New Generation Artists the Van Kuijk Quartet, the award winning Isimsiz Trio and renowned pianist Christian Blackshaw. As we prepare to move back to the Castle Street site next year, this autumn is the last chance to attend our concerts in the historic setting of the Old Divinity School, St John’s College.
Degas: A Passion for Perfection at the Fitzwilliam
This exhibition, running until the 14th of January 2018, marks the centenary of the artist’s death with a celebration of his lifetime’s achievement. It draws substantially on the collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum, the most extensive and representative in the UK. These will be complemented by an outstanding group of around sixty loans from private and public collections throughout Europe and the United States, several of which will be on public display for the first time.
Festival of Ideas
2017 is the tenth year of the two week festival celebrating the arts, humanities and social sciences. From debates, workshops, talks and exhibitions including researchers from the University of Cambridge to local public figures and renowned guests there is something to intrigue all. Most of the events are free and take place across the city from the 16th – 29th of October.
Cambridge Winter Literary Festival
Hear some of the world’s brightest minds speak this November. Highlights for this year’s programme include former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg; cricket broadcasting legend Henry Blofeld; literary biographer Claire Tomalin; novelists Roddy Doyle and Ali Smith; poets Jackie Kay and Ben Okri; satirist, writer and director Armando Iannucci; food writer and Fitzbillies proprietor Tim Hayward.
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