Opening Hours

Café, galleries and shop: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

House: Tuesday – Sunday 12  – 5pm

Free, timed entry tickets to the House are available at the information desk on arrival or online here.

Last entry to the House is at 4.30pm

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The Friends of Kettle’s Yard have a volunteer events committee which organise a varied and busy programme of events for members. Any profits go towards supporting Kettle’s Yard. While Kettle’s Yard is closed for a major building project the Friends are as busy as ever planning events for their members.

To book an event you need to download the booking form from the link on the left (or below if viewing on a mobile) and complete and return it to the address given on the form or follow the instructions in the event description below.

If you have any queries about the Friends and or the Friends events programme please email: friends@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

Sunday 29 April Cambridge house visit

An architect has kindly invited us to her Accordia house. She has an eclectic collection which she built up with her late husband, architectural partner and artist Malcolm Brown, which until recently was housed in their converted chapel. You will see a number of Malcolm’s drawings and paintings as well as works by many others. Meet at the house at 11 am. Directions will be given. Note imminent date. Tickets including a glass of wine £15.

For further details and to book download the booking form from the link on the left (or below if viewing on a mobile) and complete and return it to the address given on the form.

Saturday 26 May Hampstead modernist architecture II

A re-run of our visit to two of the major examples of modernist residential architecture in Britain. Numbers are limited, and people whose applications were unsuccessful last October will have priority this time. This is an own or public transport trip, with about half an hour’s walking in all. Directions will be given. We will meet after lunch at 2 pm at the Isokon Gallery attached to Wells Coates’s celebrated Lawn Road Flats (1934), where John Allan, chairman of the Isokon Gallery Trust, will introduce the building and talk about the rescue operation he led in 2000–4. Magnus Englund will talk about the furniture design undertaken by Isokon. We are then invited to see the penthouse flat by its present owner. We will then go on to Willow Road, and the three houses designed by Ernö Goldfinger (1939). Goldfinger lived in the middle one, now owned by the National Trust, with most of the original furniture and some significant works of art.

For further details and to book download the booking form from the link on the left (or below if viewing on a mobile) and complete and return it to the address given on the form.

Wednesday 30 May Antony Gormley studio and King’s Cross NIC

Timed to coincide with his exhibition at Kettle’s Yard, Sir Antony has most generously offered to give us an early evening tour of his purpose-designed studio (architect David Chipperfield 2001–03), and show us work currently underway. A lively discussion with questions and answers is anticipated.
We will make our own way to King’s Cross station and meet under the clock tower at 11.45 (10.44 train from Cambridge). We will then walk to the studio. We will visit local galleries on the way, including Gagosian (Katharina Grosse), Pangolin (William Tucker), Piano Nobile (Time unwrapped: Out of time, Ruth Borchard self- portrait collection) and the House of Illustration (Enid Marx). We will thread a route through the 67-acre King’s Cross redevelopment, looking at buildings on the way.

For further details and to book, download the booking form from the link on the left (or below if viewing on a mobile) and complete and return it to the address given on the form.

Friday 8 June Ceramics at the Fitzwilliam

Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery at the Fitzwilliam Museum traces changing practices from the early twentieth century to today. Recently transferred from Yale, the exhibition is the largest of its kind in recent years and features potters from Bernard Leach and Lucie Rie to Julian Stair and Grayson Perry. Helen Ritchie, curator of the Fitzwilliam show, will guide our visit and will also introduce Flux: Parian unpacked, a new installation by ceramic artist Matt Smith. We are then invited to go behind-the-scenes to view, and perhaps handle, some of the Museum’s recent modern and contemporary acquisitions, including ceramics by Alison Britton, Halima Cassell, Carolyn Genders, David Roberts and John Piper and glass by Angela Jarman and John Hutton. The visit starts at 10 am.

For further details and to book, download the booking form from the link on the left (or below if viewing on a mobile) and complete and return it to the address given on the form.

Thursday 28 June London: Tess Jaray and David Bomberg

A London day trip by coach. First a visit to Tess Jaray’s studio. For over five decades Jaray (born 1937) has explored the geometry of space within our natural worlds, her work characterised by the enigmatic interaction of forms and colours. As well as painting, drawing and printmaking she has worked on many major commissions to redesign large public spaces, including the terrazzo pattern design for London Victoria train station, and Centenary Square, Birmingham. Jaray was made Honorary Fellow of the RIBA in 1995 for her contribution to urban design. In 2010 she was elected a Royal Academician. Jaray studied at the Slade, where she later became the first female fine art tutor. She has written books and essays on many artistic topics including architecture and other artists. Her work is in the Tate, V&A, British Museum and many public collections.

Next stop: David Bomberg (1890–1957) at the Ben Uri Gallery, Boundary Road. An exhibition of 70 major works, including important pieces exhibited for the first time. Sarah MacDougall, the exhibition curator and co- author of Bomberg, will give us a talk and insight into the artist and the exhibition. Tickets £40. Please note that food and drink are not included in the trip price. There are several restaurants very close to Ben Uri (NW8 0RH). Returning to Cambridge by approximately 5.30 pm.

For further details and to book, download the booking form from the link on the left (or below if viewing on a mobile) and complete and return it to the address given on the form.

Friday 6 July Oxford: Ashmolean and new architecture

The day in Oxford will begin with a visit to the Ashmolean exhibition America’s Cool Modernism, American painting and photography in the Jazz Age. Featuring famous names such as O’Keeffe, Hopper and Paul Strand, it is also a chance to discover the work of significant but lesser known American artists of the 20s and 30s, including Demuth and Sheeler, who captured the unease of the modern industrial city with a cool, controlled detachment. Many of these works, representing a distinctly American brand of modernism, have never been shown outside the USA before.
After lunch, architect Rolfe Kentish will lead us on a walking tour of some of the most exciting new university architecture including the Blavatnik School of Government by Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid’s shimmering Middle East Centre (where it is hoped to arrange a private tour) and the new Bodleian Weston Library by Wilkinson Eyre. Tickets including entrance fee £45. Tickets allocated on a first come first served basis. Lunch (not included) can be taken at the Ashmolean café or the Rooftop Restaurant. Expected return departure time 4.30 pm.
Depart Trumpington Road coach stop opposite the Botanic Garden at 8.15 am, Clerk Maxwell Road at 8.30.

For further details and to book, download the booking form from the link on the left (or below if viewing on a mobile) and complete and return it to the address given on the form.