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Makers of contemporary Cambridge

Who are the makers and artists of Cambridge? What are their personal accounts and stories of risk?

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Sula Rubens- artist in residence

Sula Rubens is currently working as Artist in Residence at The Michaelhouse. You are welcome to talk to her about her work.

9:00AM - 4:30PM

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.

9:30AM - 12:30PM

Norman Ackroyd - The Furthest Lands: A Journey Round the British Isles

An exhibition of etchings at Trinity Hall

9:30AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Heffers Classics Forum 2014

Heffers Classics Forum returns to Cambridge: Saturday 1st November 2014. Faculty of Law, Sidgwick Site 9.30am - 6pm Heffers are delighted to be holding the annual Heffers Classics Forum once again, in association with Cambridge University’s Festival of Ideas, featuring a host of celebrities from the world of Classics.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Ediacaran Enigmas: resolving the fossil record of early animals

This new display is a snapshot of the research taking place in the department of Earth Sciences at Cambridge on fossils from the 540-580 million year old Ediacaran Period, known as the 'Ediacaran Biota'.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight The Polar Muse

The Polar Muse is a collaboration between The Polar Museum, PN Review and eight of Cambridge's most exciting and innovative poets.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight The Thing Is...

This exhibition explores the many ways in which we consider and care for museum objects, how and why objects gain meaning and why we collect them and their accompanying stories.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

1914: war and money

World War I consumed vast quantities of money as well as lives. This display of coins, medals, banknotes and government bonds provides an insight into the desperate measures that had to be used to maintain a supply of money, from the transition of gold coinage at the outbreak of war in 1914 to inflationary paper money by 1918 when the great European empires fell.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Caroline Watson and female printmaking in late Georgian England

Caroline Watson ( 1760/61 - 1814) was one of the most skilful engravers working in late 18th century England. She can be seen as the first British professional woman engraver. This exhibition shows a selection of her portrait and subject prints, together with those of other contemporary women printmakers.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Exhibition. myths, memories and mysteries: artists revisit the past

Jointly hosted with Wolfson College, Memories and Mysteries is a mixed-media exhibition which explores the ways in which artists confront and negotiate the past, with a special focus on Greece.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Fatal consequences: the Chapman Brothers and Goya’s disasters of war

The Chapman Brothers’ Disasters of War takes Goya’s print series of the same title and reinvents and extends the imagery and horrors with a cornucopia of ideas from later wars and modern culture. This exhibition shows different versions of the Chapman Bothers’ set, together with a selection from Goya’s original series.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Film Making Weekend

Be inspired by films from our exhibition Past, Present, SOMEWHERE and work with artist filmmaker Peter Harmer to plan, shoot and edit your own film to be screened at the end of the weekend.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Silent partners artist & mannequin from function to fetish

Silent Partners is the first exhibition uncovering the evolution of the artist’s mannequin. It will show how, from being an inconspicuous studio tool, a piece of equipment as necessary as easel, pigments and brushes, the lay figure became the fetishised subject of the artist’s painting, and eventually, in the 20th century, a work of art in its own right.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Exhibition: poppies (women and war)

An exhibition of contemporary photography by Lee Stow, focusing on images of women whose lives have been touched by war, and of poppies, to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

10:30AM - 4:30PM

Highlight Buddha's word: the life of books in Tibet and Beyond

The first exhibition of Tibetan material in Cambridge, and the first time in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology’s history that its Buddhist collections will be showcased in an exhibition.

11:00AM - 4:00PM

The big Fitz book sale

Thousands of second-hand books will be available on all subjects from 50p; with all funds raised going towards transport costs for schools, enabling more children to benefit from the Fitzwilliam’s offer. Last year we successfully raised £1,200 and this year we hope to raise even more.

11:00AM - 4:00PM

The Big Fitz Book Sale

Come to the Fitzwilliam Museum's Courtyard to browse thousands of second-hand books available on all subjects from 50p.

11:30AM - 5:00PM

Gwen Raverat wood engravings

In Helen Ede’s bedroom, in the house at Kettle’s Yard, a series of wood engravings by Gwen Raverat (1885-1957) are on display.

11:30AM - 5:00PM

Past, present, somewhere

A rare opportunity to enjoy the collected films and projects by artist duo Karen Guthrie & Nina Pope, in this their first gallery exhibition since they won the Northern Art Prize in 2008.

2:30PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Exhibition. myths, memories and mysteries: artists revisit the past

Jointly hosted with the Museum of Classical Archaeology, Myths, Memories and Mysteries is a mixed-media exhibition which explores the ways in which artists confront and negotiate the past, with a special focus on Greece.

7:00PM - 10:30PM

Sakhya Diwali Dinner

*Sakhya: Cambridge Friends of India* invites you to a gala Diwali celebration with gourmet food and bollywood themed dance and music on the 1st of November (Saturday) between 7pm -10.30 pm at the Main Hall, The Centre at St Pauls, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1JP Tickets £10.0/person. Contact: tickets.sakhya@gmail.com or text 078638 92928.

8:00PM - 10:00PM

CUMS Symphony Orchestra perform with soloist Kristine Balanas

'Kristine Balanas produced eye-popping virtuosity' The Times