Opening Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11am – 5pm
Wednesday: 11am – 5pm
Thursday: 11am – 5pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

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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Find out What’s On at Kettle’s Yard here.

Here you can find a large range of digital resources and material that you can explore and enjoy at home.


On this page you will find a collection of resources relating to the UNTITLED: Art on the conditions of our time exhibition, that can be explored at home.

Photo: Stephen White

Explore it here

Reflections from Home

What are artists thinking and doing?

During the first lockdown Andrew Nairne, Director, invited artists that Kettle’s Yard has worked with in the past to offer their reflections from home, through images and text, at a time when millions around the world were homebound.

Week 1: Oscar Murillo, La Paila, Colombia

Week 2: Vicken Parsons, Norfolk, UK

Week 3: Rana Begum, London, UK

Week 4: Antony Gormley, Norfolk, UK

Week 5: Sohrab Hura, Delhi, India

Week 6: Callum Innes, Oslo, Norway

Week 7: Jennifer Lee, Peckham, London

Week 8: Seher Shah, New Delhi, India

Week 9: Harold Offeh, Cambridge, UK

Week 10: Anna Brownsted, Cambridge, UK

Christopher Wood’s ‘Flowers’ (1930)

We’re pleased to share with you a short introduction to ‘Flowers’ (1930) by Christopher Wood with Andrew Nairne, Director, filmed just before Kettle’s Yard’s closure in March.

Three Questions

During the first lockdown Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Acting Head of Programme, invited artists that Kettle’s Yard has worked with in the past to offer their reflections on these exceptional times by answering three questions with a short video.

  1. What are the best of times now?
  2. What are the worst of times now?
  3. What would you like to hold on to that you have learnt in these times?

Marcus Coates

Rinchen Ato

Paul Kindersley

Oliver Chanarin

Enni-Kukka Tuomala

Issam Kourbaj

Alice Channer

Lucy Skaer

Nikhil Chopra

Oreet Ashery

Tangier Days

Read our series exploring the years Jim and Helen Ede spent living in Tangier, Morocco, from 1936 to 1952. It includes a selection from Jim Ede’s writings and photographs from the Kettle’s Yard Archive.


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Alfred Wallis at Home Activity For Families

Have a go at our new activity for families ‘Alfred Wallis at Home’. Download the resource to find out more about Alfred Wallis and join in with creative activities inspired by his work and our Alfred Wallis Rediscovered exhibition.

Download the resource here.

North South East West: Sarah Wood in conversation with Gareth Evans

To accompany Sarah Wood’s new film for Kettle’s Yard, Here is Elsewhere, we invited independent film curator and writer Gareth Evans to speak to Wood to discuss the film. You can download a transcript here.


Following the Here is Elsewhere commissionWood has made a short film that brings together archive footage and imagery taken around the Cornish coastline to reflect on issues of care and responsibility in art, curating, and making art during lockdown. The scripted voiceover in Correspondence takes the form of a letter written by Wood to her fellow artist Alfred Wallis.

Correspondence lasts 7 minutes and 30 seconds.

You can download a transcript for the film here.

Pebble Challenge

Get creative with a month’s worth of activities for families and children in our Pebble Challenge.

There are 21 challenges which you can download here

Alfred’s Adventures in the Children’s City

Watch the recording for this interactive children’s event with Cambridge Literary Festival. The event was first broadcast on 31 March 2021, and is now being shared as part of Cambridge City Council’s ChYpPS programme for children and young people.

Watch the recording here

Schools Film

This video from the Kettle’s Yard learning team allows you to explore Kettle’s Yard together from the virtual classroom.

The film takes you around the House and invites you to look, talk and respond creatively – as a class or together at home. There are lots of moments within the film for in-class or at home interaction, as well as links to follow up more in future lessons.

Campaign for Empathy

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

Enni created a Campaign for Empathy for North Cambridge, with several activities you can download.

Find out more and download the activities

Watch our latest film with Enni and find out what she’s been up to in the first six months of her residency.

Music at Home

We were very sad to have had to cancel the remaining concerts in our Chamber Music series and our New Music series. We hope that you can enjoy some music resources from home. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kettle’s Yard music soon.

Chamber Music

We’ve drawn together a Spotify playlist of ‘Music-in-Lieu’ for each of the cancelled Chamber Music concerts, comprising recordings by the same artists or of the same pieces from their programmes, plus a few extras that we think you’ll enjoy.

Click here to listen to the playlists

New Music

New Music Curator Tom McKinney has been in contact with the musicians whose concerts couldn’t take place, and we’re pleased to share with you some films and music from them.

Kathryn Williams

Juliet Fraser

Bastard Assignments

Philip Thomas

Barbara Hepworth’s ‘Three Personages’ (1965)

Alfred Wallis’ ‘Sailing Ship and Orchard’ (1935-37)

Linderism at Home

In February 2020 we were delighted to open our exhibition ‘Linderism’. Explore Linderism at home, including a filmed exhibition tour and recordings of talks and performances.

Visit the Linderism at Home page

Linderism, Kettle’s Yard, 2020, photo: Matthew Booth


All of this activity and more is being shared on our blog.

See the blog for the latest from Kettle’s Yard

Alfred Wallis at Home

Whilst we are closed, you can explore Alfred Wallis at Home. On this page you will find a collection of resources relating to the Alfred Wallis Rediscovered exhibition, that can be explored at home.

Keep in touch using #AlfredWallisRediscovered on social media, and by signing up here for our weekly Kettle’s Yard newsletter.

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Explore Alfred Wallis at Home here.

Meet the Maker

Throughout March we shared a series of blog posts in which we met some of the makers whose work you can find in the Kettle’s Yard Shop.

Week 1: David Stonehouse

Week 2: Brie Harrison

Week 3: Cambridge Imprint 

Week 4: Join

Week 5: Rosie Flo


The shop is currently dispatching online orders and includes many activities you can do at home as well as a range of books.

Visit the online shop here

Kettle’s Yard Shop

Stay in Touch

We love seeing what you’re up to and how you’re enjoying #KettlesYardatHome. Stay in touch by following us on social media:

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Kettle’s Yard, photo: Paul Allitt