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Thursday: 11am – 5pm
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Please note the House opens at 12pm, with last entry to the House at 4.20pm

Kettle’s Yard will be closed between 23 December 2021 – 3 January 2022 inclusive.

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18 February 2022, 8am – 6.45pm

Join the Friends of Kettle’s Yard for a day out by coach from Cambridge to Wakefield in Yorkshire to visit the largest exhibition of Barbara Hepworth’s work since her death in 1975, Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life. We will spend the day at the award-winning Hepworth Wakefield, designed by David Chipperfield, exploring the exhibition, permanent displays and the gardens.

This landmark exhibition includes some of Barbara Hepworth’s most celebrated sculptures and brings together the many strands of her work and life, from her early ‘direct carving’ period in the 1920s to her later large-scale bronzes. Shown alongside the three dimensional works are rarely seen drawings, paintings and fabric designs.

£71.50 – £77.50 per person, booking required.

Ticket price includes coach travel, entry charge, coffee and group lunch (more information below).

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Please note when booking this you will need to input your Friends membership number, found on your membership card, at the checkout.

Hepworth carving in the Palais de Danse, 1961. Photo: Rosemary Mathews. © Bowness, Hepworth Estate

The exhibition also brings into focus Hepworth’s wider interests – in music, dance, politics, science, space exploration and religion – exploring how these influenced her personal life and work. We will be met by the exhibition’s Curator, Eleanor Clayton, author of the new biography Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life. Eleanor will guide us round the highlights of the show, leaving plenty of time for Friends to explore the exhibits independently. Lunch for the group will be provided in a private room. In the afternoon we will tour the gardens designed by the renowned garden designer Tom Stuart-Smith, and the outdoor displays of sculpture. Katy Merrington, the Hepworth’s Cultural Gardener, will give us an introduction. Finally, there will be time to visit the museum shop before re-boarding the coach for Cambridge.

The Hepworth Wakefield Garden, July 2020. Photo credit: Jason Ingram.

Additional information

The coach will leave Trumpington Road coach stop, Cambridge (opposite the Botanic Garden) at 8am and will make a stop at 8.10am at Madingley Park & Ride (off Madingley Road CB3 OEU) where there is free all-day parking available. We expect to return around 6.45pm.

Seating on the coach will be arranged in line with the current Covid guidelines. There will be plenty of space for separate seating as a large coach with an onboard toilet has been booked.

Friends’ events are volunteer-organised and offered at cost price with a voluntary donation added. Your donation of £10 will go directly to support the work of Kettle’s Yard. The price includes coach travel, entry charge, coffee and group lunch.

To calculate the final amount per person based on the relevant gallery entry ticket price, please choose one of the following tickets:

Standard adult with voluntary donation              £77.50
Senior / student with voluntary donation            £75.50
National Art Pass with voluntary donation          £71.50

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If you wish to opt out of including a donation to Kettle’s Yard, please email

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This is a Friends only event. If you are not a Friend and would like to join, you can do so here.