22 May 2015
With a month to go before Kettle’s Yard closes its doors to begin a major building project we’ve rounded up the top ten reasons you should visit before 22nd June.
1. A warm welcome
Here’s what some recent visitors said about Kettle’s Yard staff:
‘Wonderful……..an eclectic and delightful art collection and a quite perfect living space…..all rounded and complemented by the friendly and knowledgeable staff….’
‘Rang the bell to a lovely, genuine welcome. We were made to feel relaxed although it was a busy day…Great that there are no labels, but someone unobtrusively on hand to answer questions.’
2. New Rhythms
We’ve had a great response to our New Rhythms exhibition from visitors & critics so far, check out our reviews in The Spectator, The Telegraph and The Economist. “…his dancers wrestled, his wrestlers danced. Everything was movement. And this show leaves the head delightedly spinning.” 4 star review, The Telegraph, March 2015
3. Live Music
Whether you’re a regular at Kettle’s Yard or you’ve never heard a concert in the beautiful setting of the house, pick from our chamber, new music and student series before we move off site. Find out more.
4. To be inspired
5. A new installation in St Peter’s Church
Currently on show in the 11th Century church next to Kettle’s Yard is a specially created installation of found objects and drawings by artist Whitney McVeigh. Find out more.
6. Discover our displays
Explore the house and you’ll discover three displays amongst the permanent collection; a selection of contemporary works curated by Drawing Room London, works on paper by Cambridge letter carver David Kindersley and sketches of birds by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska curated by young people in the Circuit group.
Browse the gallery shop for art books, beautiful prints and special exhibition related products.
8. Peace & relaxation
‘I just loved the fact you could wander around, sit in the vast number of chairs and just relax. Difficult to put into words – just visit and you will understand!’ Recent visitor via Trip Advisor.
9. Free family guides
10. Castle Hill Open Day on 20 June
A free family fun day exploring the Castle Hill area of Cambridge with talks, tours, creative activities and live music! This is also the last weekend that Kettle’s Yard is open before the redevelopment begins. Find out more.