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19 October 2019, 12 – 4pm

Join Kettle’s Yard for a fun interactive day, exploring what living in and around Cambridge means to you. Part of the University of Cambridge’s Festival of Ideas, drop-in anytime from 12–4pm to take part in a series of artist led workshops. Working with ‘The Cambridge Show’ artists, Anna Brownsted and Luciana Rosado, you can create artwork inspired by Cambridge, your ideas of home and hopes for the future of the city.

Upstairs in the Ian Giles Outhouse’ display, artist Rachel Pimm will lead a wildflower seed-bomb workshop inspired by the history and work of mathematician and scientist Alan Turing, former student and fellow at the University of Cambridge, whose conviction for homosexuality was recently pardoned.

Stay just a while or spend all day with us; The Garden Kitchen will be serving food and cold refreshments, including their infamous sausage rolls!

FREE, drop in and have a go

About The Cambridge Show

‘The Cambridge Show’ brings together work by twenty-two artists who live or work in and around Cambridge. Showcasing a cross-section of the artistic community operating in the local area, from photography to performance, the exhibition will explore these artists’ diverse practices, and some of the themes and issues that they are engaging with right now.

About the Cambridge Festival of Ideas

With hundreds of free events over two weeks, the Cambridge Festival of Ideas is one of the most exciting and dynamic occasions in the Cambridge cultural calendar. The Festival includes debates, workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances, celebrating the arts, humanities and social sciences. Featuring researchers from the University of Cambridge, local public figures and renowned guests, the Festival has something for everyone!

The Cambridge Festival of Ideas was established in 2008 with the aim of encouraging the public to explore the arts, humanities and social sciences, meet academics and students, and engage with the University via a thought-provoking and creative series of mostly free events.

The inspiration for the launch of the Festival of Ideas was the widespread popularity of the annual Cambridge Science Festival and the valuable communication experience that staff and students gain through engaging with the public.

The Festival of Ideas focuses on fuelling the public’s interest in and involvement with the arts, humanities and social sciences in a unique and inspiring way.