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Coronavirus Temporary Closure: Please note that Kettle’s Yard House and Gallery will be closed from 17 March 2020. You can keep up to date with the latest information here.

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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Campaign for Empathy for North Cambridge

Empathy artist Enni-Kukka Tuomala is our Open House Artist in Residence for North Cambridge, 2020/21.

Enni is working with local community groups and individuals developing the Campaign for Empathy for North Cambridge – the world’s first community-centred campaign to promote empathy as a way to foster a sense of community and connection in a time of physical distancing and social isolation.

By creating activities, conversations and moments of connection that culminate in empathy artworks, Enni is hoping to bring people together to explore the following questions:

What does the empathy mean to us individually and as a community? What’s the role it should play in our shared environment?

Where and when does empathy already live in the local community, and where is it needed? 

How can we better understand each other’s experiences and perspectives?

Can we feel connected without any physical contact? 

Could “social distancing” actually bring us closer? 

Who do we want to be when the doors open again?

Join us in making North Cambridge the most empathetic community in the UK! 

There are lots of ways to get involved and join the Campaign for Empathy for North Cambridge.

  • Download the Campaign for Empathy Activity Kit I. The first kit is aimed at families and primary school age children. We will share more activity kits for other audiences in the coming weeks and months.
  • Try our Campaign for Empathy Menu for Conversation to check in on friends, family and neighbours from a safe distance, or use it as a tool for self-reflection. You can even share your responses with us in a letter.
  • Follow our #campaignforempathy hashtag on Twitter and Instagram for more ideas and to join the conversation.

There will be lots more activity to come over the year. Keep in touch by joining our mailing list, following #campaignforempathy or checking back here for news about taking part in free workshops and creative activities with individuals and community groups in North Cambridge.

Join Enni-Kukka Tuomala and the #campaignforempathy and help to make North Cambridge the most empathetic community in the UK!

Campaign for Empathy, The Grove Primary School, 2020. Photo: Open House

We are experiencing an unprecedented moment of fear and social isolation when it’s more important than ever that we not only look after ourselves, but each other. We need to create new ways to connect, come together and feel a sense of community and hope. I am excited to bring the Campaign for Empathy to Cambridge and look forward to working closely with the team at Kettle’s Yard and the local North Cambridge community to use empathy as a powerful tool to bring us together at a time when we need it more than ever.

– Enni-Kukka Tuomala

Enni-Kukka Tuomala Open House Artist in Residence 2020/21

Open House is a long-term creative programme, a partnership between Kettle’s Yard and communities in North Cambridge. Each year an ‘Artist in Residence’ is selected by people who live and work in North Cambridge to deliver a programme of arts activities.

We are delighted to welcome artist Enni-Kukka Tuomala as our Open House Artist in Residence from now until March 2021. As part of her residency, she will be running the Campaign for Empathy with communities in North Cambridge.

Enni-Kukka Tuomala is a Finnish Empathy Artist and Designer based in London. Her vision is to transform empathy from an individual feeling to a collective power across age, gender, race and culture to tackle some of the biggest global challenges facing us today. To do this she launched a series of artworks, experiments, communications, games and tools to channel the radical impact of issue-based empathy to create positive social change.

 “I am very excited that Enni-Kukka will be working with us all in North Cambridge. At challenging times, like the one we are currently experiencing, empathy in our community is more important than ever.”

– Alan Soer, Manager of Arbury Community Centre

Campaign for Empathy, London 2019. Photo: Rachel Cherry