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Open Day at Madingley Hall

Find out about the variety of adult education courses on offer, hear leading University experts speak on subjects ranging from ancient Egypt to astrophysics, or take a tour of Madingley Hall and Gardens and discover the secrets of this 16th-century mansion!

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Today 8:00AM - 5:00PM

All about the child Live! Learn! Grow!

Partners for Change is one of the charities supported by Great St Mary's. They were founded 30 years ago to respond to the crisis of children orphaned by war and famine in Ethiopia.

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Private lives of print: The use and abuse of books 1450-1550

An exhibition of over 50 of Cambridge University Library's wonderful early printed books, selected for the stories they tell about the use of books in the first hundred years after the invention of printing.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Sensing Space: Streets, Green Houses and Sofas: The Enchantment of Everyday Encounters

An exhibition of pastel paintings by artist Lynne Brown.

11:30AM - 5:00PM

New Rhythms: Henri Gaudier-Brzeska Art, Dance and movement 1911–15

2015 marks 100 years since Henri Gaudier-Brzeska died aged 23 in the First World War. His sculpture and drawings reveal an artist constantly experimenting as he sought to capture through art the energy he saw in life.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Circuit curates: Gaudier-Brzeska

The Circuit group are curating a display in Helen’s bedroom in Kettle’s Yard that explores the artist’s fascination with birds. The display includes sculptures, ink drawings and sketchbooks.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Contemporary Drawings

To complement New Rhythms, drawings by ten contemporary artists can be found in the house. They range from dynamic sketches to drawings from life, reflecting some of the subjects and approaches to be found in Henri Gaudier-Brzeska’s celebrated drawings. Artists include Aleana Egan, Antony Gormley, Thomas Houseago and Rachel Howard.