CASTLE HILL OPEN DAY
CAMBRIDGE & COUNTY FOLK MUSEUM
ST GILES’ CHURCH
ST PETER’S CHURCH
come and explore
the history, heritage and art
of Castle Hill, with free events for all ages
22 September 2012, 12-5pm, bring a picnic
Explore the history, heritage and art of the Castle Hill area of Cambridge, from the Romans to the present day. Discover modern and contemporary art, architecture, archaeology and local history.
Free family-friendly talks, tours and drop in activities for all ages, plus refreshments.
The day will culminate with the unveiling of a blue plaque for Jim Ede, founder of Kettle’s Yard.
You can read and download the full timetable and a map here: http://issuu.com/kettlesyard
All Day Events
- Free entry to all venues (last entry to the Folk Museum and Kettle's Yard 4.50pm, pick up your voucher for entry to the Folk Museum, from the information marquee in St Peter's churchyard)
- For families: drop in activities led by artists from Irregular Circle (Kettle's Yard & St Giles'), toys and treasure trail (St Giles'), handling collection amd natural history packs - with thanks to the University Museums of Archaeology & Anthropology and Zoology (available in the Information Marquee), all 12-4pm
- Refreshments available at the Folk Museum Tea Room, at a pop up cafe just outside Kettle's Yard and at St Giles’ Church
- Outdoor picnic areas: St Peter’s Churchyard, St Giles’ grounds. Indoor picnic area: St Giles’
12 noon Open Day begins: opening prayer by Rev Dr Janet Bunker and music by Clare Finnimore, principle viola player with Britten Sinfonia in St Peter's Church & Kettle's Yard
12.15 - 2.20 - Meet the archivist: an opportunity to look at and learn more about letters from the
Kettle's Yard archive with Dr Claire Daunton. Kettle's Yard house
1pm - Roman Cambridge with Alison Dickens, Senior Archaeological Manager at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit in the University of Cambridge (repeated 3pm)
1.30pm - The Smallest Church in Cambridge: a history of St Peter’s Church and the area by Honor Ridout, Blue Badge Guide & local historian (repeated 3.30pm)
2pm - ‘2,000 years in 45 minutes’: tour with Blue Badge Guide & local historian Allan Brigham (repeated 3.50pm)
2.30pm - Introduction to St Peter’s Church with Peter Aiers, Head of Regeneration at the Churches Conservation Trust
3pm - Roman Cambridge with Alison Dickens, Senior Archaeological Manager at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit in the University of Cambridge
3.30pm - The Smallest Church in Cambridge: a history of St Peter’s Church and the area by Honor Ridout, Blue Badge Guide & local historian
3.50pm - ‘2,000 years in 45 minutes’: tour with Blue Badge Guide & local historian Allan Brigham
4.30pm - Artist in conversation: Lorna Macintyre about her artwork, Nocturne in Kettle's Yard
5.45pm - unveiling of a Blue Plaque for Jim Ede, founder of Kettle’s Yard by Deputy Mayor, Cllr Paul Saunders with brief speeches by John Durrant, Chairman of the Cambridge Blue Plaque Committee and Duncan Robinson, Master of Magdalene College, Chairman of the Folk Museum and friend of Jim Ede
Open Day supported by Tees Solicitors.
Disabled access to some of the venues is limited, call 01223 748100 for more details.