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Cambridge Festival of Creative Writing

We are delighted to announce a new annual festival of creative writing at Madingley Hall. To mark our partnership with the BBC National Short Story Award, this festival will celebrate the short story.

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Today 9:30AM - 12:30PM

Meet the Herbalist and the Gardener

Journey through time, from the history of herbal medicine through to the plants living in the garden today. Enjoy the expertise, experience and enthusiasm of the herbalists, coupled with Madingley Hall's garden team under the guidance of Head Gardener Richard Gant.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Matt Smith's Flux: Parian unpacked

Exploring themes of mass production, celebrity, colonialism and our notion of history, this impressive installation by ceramic artist and curator, Matt Smith, features over 100 sculptural parian busts from the Glynn collection of parian.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Reproductivities: Remaking Life

An exhibition of work by Gina Glover and Camilla Lyon

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Designed to Impress

Focussing on key objects from the 15th to the 21st centuries, this exhibition will feature a selection of some of the Fitzwilliam’s most spectacular prints, and gives visitors an insight into the extraordinary breadth of the collection.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight DO I HAVE TO DRAW YOU A PICTURE?

The eighth exhibition at the Heong Gallery brings together a collection of contemporary American and British prints from the British Museum, and works in various media from private lenders, including prints, postcards, books, diagrammatic drawing, sign painting, tape recording, neon, LED, enamel plaques, bunting, and campaign posters.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Floral Fantasies

An exhibition of some of the Museum’s exceptional collection of botanical watercolours and drawings, including an array of posies, bouquets and elaborate floral arrangements.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Matt Smith's Flux: Parian unpacked

Exploring themes of mass production, celebrity, colonialism and our notion of history, this impressive installation by ceramic artist and curator, Matt Smith, features over 100 sculptural parian busts from the Glynn collection of parian.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Museum’s excellent but often unseen collection, this display highlights the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives.

1:30PM - 4:30PM

Meet the Herbalist and the Gardener

Journey through time, from the history of herbal medicine through to the plants living in the garden today. Enjoy the expertise, experience and enthusiasm of the herbalists, coupled with Madingley Hall's garden team under the guidance of Head Gardener Richard Gant.

7:30PM - 10:00PM

Choir 2000 and the Sampson Orchestra of Cambridge

Hermann Suter: Le Laudi