Opening Hours

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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The Friends of Kettle’s Yard have a volunteer events committee which organise a varied and busy programme of events for members. Any profits go towards supporting Kettle’s Yard.

To book an event you need to download the booking form from the link on the left (or below if viewing on a mobile) and complete and return it to the address given on the form or follow the instructions in the event description below.

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Sunday, 17 March 2019, Gavin Turk studio and private London collection

A fantastic opportunity to visit the London studio of Gavin Turk, one of the Young British Artists featured in Charles Saatchi’s Sensation exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1977. He has since pioneered many forms of sculpture now taken for granted, such as the painted bronze, the waxwork and the recycled art-historical icon. His public works include ‘L’Age d’or’ at the Olympic Park, and ‘Nail’ next to St Paul’s Cathedral. Recently he has been commissioned to make a sculpture for Cambridge station plaza. We will then head for Highbury to visit an astonishing private collection of twentieth and twenty-first century art put together over a period of 50 years and including work by Clough, Caro, Moore, Richter and Riley. Please note that stairs and walking are involved. Numbers will be strictly limited to 25 (the house is small) and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Lunch not included, but there will be ample time to sample Highbury Corner cafés and restaurants between the visits. Return to Cambridge around 6 pm. Depart Trumpington Road coach stop opposite the Botanic Garden at 9 am / Clerk Maxwell Road at 9.10am.

Tickets £35. Organiser: John Gray Email: Telephone: 01223 354218 / 07906 097 141

Thursday, 4 April 2019, Three exhibitions plus glassblowing in Bermondsey

We start at the newly opened Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, housed in a former public bath house and designed by Turner-winning architecture collective Assemble. A curator tour of the exhibition The Chicago Imagists. Then on to the White Cube Gallery, where curator Irene Bradbury, will give us a tour of Tracey Emin’s solo exhibition Fortnight of Tears. After lunch at one of the lovely restaurants or cafés along Bermondsey High Street (please note that food and drink are not included in the trip price), we will head to the London Glassblowing Studio to experience the ancient craft of glassblowing and see their Silent Auction exhibition, followed by a visit across the road to the Fashion & Textile Museum and their Swinging London – A Lifestyle Revolution / Terence Conran–Mary Quant exhibition. Depart Trumpington Road coach stop opposite the Botanic Garden at  9am. Expected return about 7.30pm.

Tickets: £45 / £44 (concession) / £41.50 (Art Fund member). Organiser: Sally Knowles Email:   Telephone: 07803 031 300

30 May – 6 June 2019, Exploring New England

Exploring New England. For details of our trip to East Coast USA in 2019, see below and link on this page to further information.

Our week-long visit will take us from the sweeping vistas of the Hudson Valley through the gentle beauty of rural Massachusetts to majestic Boston. Throughout the trip we will experience New England’s unique blend of the progressive and the traditional in art, architecture and culture, representing the best of ‘liberal’ America. The itinerary falls into complementary halves. The first three days’ travelling by coach through Upper New York State and Massachusetts discovering cutting-edge art and lively centres of cultural activity off the beaten track, will be balanced by a stay spanning four days in the heart of Boston, giving time to explore its boundless attractions, including world-class art collections and historic places. We have chosen high quality, boutique-style hotels with real character, both en route and in Boston itself. There we will be staying for three nights at the Godfrey, a stylish contemporary hotel within a century-old building, centrally located at Downtown Crossing.

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For full details, costs and a booking form please contact the organisers by 14 December 2018.
Louisa Riley-Smith Email:
Martin Thompson Email: