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The Festival of Ideas

Hundreds of free events over two weeks, the Cambridge Festival of Ideas is one of the most exciting and dynamic occasions in the Cambridge cultural calendar.

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Thu 9 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM

International Sculpture Exhbition

Five striking, contemporary works by renowned Romanian sculptor Liviu Mocan are on display outside Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge.

9:00AM - 5:00PM

The Metabolic Landscape

An Exhibition of Photography and Visual Art Investigating the Impact of Energy in the Landscape, by Jessica Rayner and Gina Glover

10:00AM - 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.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Designers & Jewellery 1850 –1940: Jewellery & Metalwork from The Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing little-known treasures from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s outstanding permanent collection, this exhibition celebrates exquisitely-designed and often hand-crafted jewellery and metalwork, dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

10:00AM - 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.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Florian Roithmayr: an exhibition of contemporary sculpture

An exhibition of new sculpture by artist Florian Roithmayr in the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

10:00AM - 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.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Reproductivities: Remaking Life

An exhibition of work by Gina Glover and Camilla Lyon

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.