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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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Sun 18 June 2017 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Elephants, Deities and Ashoka’s Pillar: Coins of India from antiquity to the present

As part of the commemoration in 2017 of the 70th anniversary of Indian independence - marked by the UK-India Year of Culture - this exhibition, drawn from the Fitzwilliam’s world-class numismatic collection, will explore the history of India through coins produced from the 4th century BC until recent times.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

From Kabul to Kolkata: Highlights of Indian painting in the Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam’s second exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, showcases a selection of Indian miniature paintings and drawings, ranging in date from the 16th to 19th century.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Honey from Many Flowers: Carl Wilhelm Kolbe and Salomon Gessner’s Idylls

Carl Wilhelm Kolbe (1759–1835), produced prints after a set of landscape drawings by Salomon Gessner (1730-88), which capture the Romantic period’s preoccupation with the pastoral idyll and delight in the natural world. This exhibition showcases a recently acquired complete set of Kolbe’s twenty-five etchings, issued in five parts from 1805-11.

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.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Sea to Shore: Paintings by Alfred Wallis & Christopher Wood Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

This third display from the Kettle’s Yard collection brings together paintings by Alfred Wallis and Christopher Wood that are inspired by the sea and shore.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight The Best of All Possible Worlds: Quentin Blake and The Folio Society

Sir Quentin Blake is the UK’s best loved illustrator. See his original illustrations for four classics – The Golden Ass, Candide, Fifty Fables of La Fontaine and Riddley Walker.

12:00PM - 5:30PM

Father's Day afternoon tea

Celebrate Father's Day with an afternoon tea designed with Dad in mind! Why not explore the gardens or have a game of croquet to round the afternoon off? Food will be served between 12 noon and 5.30pm.

2:30PM - 3:30PM

Madingley Concert: Marianne Schönle (piano)

Marianne Schönle (piano) performs works by Granados, Gubaidulina, Szymanowski and Liszt.

6:00PM - 6:25PM

Organ Recital

To be performed by Robert Lehman (Organist and Choirmaster,The Church of St Michael and St George, Missouri)