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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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Mon 2 April 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

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.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

The Object of My Affection: stories of love from the Fitzwilliam collection

Love is very much in the air in this exhibition, which contains objects alive with the range of emotions that it commands; from admiration and affection, joy and passion, longing and despair, to insults, indifference, grief and remembrance.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Things of Beauty Growing: British studio pottery

Things of Beauty Growing is the largest exhibition of its kind in recent times, displaying over 100 historic and contemporary ceramics by potters including Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, Alison Britton, Grayson Perry and Julian Stair.

Tue 3 April 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

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 - 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 - 5:00PM

The Object of My Affection: stories of love from the Fitzwilliam collection

Love is very much in the air in this exhibition, which contains objects alive with the range of emotions that it commands; from admiration and affection, joy and passion, longing and despair, to insults, indifference, grief and remembrance.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Things of Beauty Growing: British studio pottery

Things of Beauty Growing is the largest exhibition of its kind in recent times, displaying over 100 historic and contemporary ceramics by potters including Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, Alison Britton, Grayson Perry and Julian Stair.

Wed 4 April 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

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 - 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 - 5:00PM

The Object of My Affection: stories of love from the Fitzwilliam collection

Love is very much in the air in this exhibition, which contains objects alive with the range of emotions that it commands; from admiration and affection, joy and passion, longing and despair, to insults, indifference, grief and remembrance.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Things of Beauty Growing: British studio pottery

Things of Beauty Growing is the largest exhibition of its kind in recent times, displaying over 100 historic and contemporary ceramics by potters including Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, Alison Britton, Grayson Perry and Julian Stair.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Stephen Chambers: The Court of Redonda

The Heong Gallery is delighted to announce the UK presentation of The Court of Redonda – a major solo exhibition by Stephen Chambers RA, following its highly acclaimed unveiling as a Collateral Event of the 2017 Venice Biennale.

Thu 5 April 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Adam King - New Suburbia Flowers

Adam King's whimsical sculptures try to come to terms with the rapid changes to the Norfolk landscape he grew up in.

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Renee Spierdijk - Imposed Transitions

Renee Spierdijk's paintings deal with the experience of imposed identity and migration.

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

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 - 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 - 5:00PM

The Object of My Affection: stories of love from the Fitzwilliam collection

Love is very much in the air in this exhibition, which contains objects alive with the range of emotions that it commands; from admiration and affection, joy and passion, longing and despair, to insults, indifference, grief and remembrance.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Things of Beauty Growing: British studio pottery

Things of Beauty Growing is the largest exhibition of its kind in recent times, displaying over 100 historic and contemporary ceramics by potters including Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, Alison Britton, Grayson Perry and Julian Stair.

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Hermann Hauser - Technology for Social Good in 2027

Hermann Hauser presents his personal, positive vision - and then leads discussion - on how new Technologies can work to improve social fairness as we head towards 2027.

Fri 6 April 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Adam King - New Suburbia Flowers

Adam King's whimsical sculptures try to come to terms with the rapid changes to the Norfolk landscape he grew up in.

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Renee Spierdijk - Imposed Transitions

Renee Spierdijk's paintings deal with the experience of imposed identity and migration.

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

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 - 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 - 5:00PM

The Object of My Affection: stories of love from the Fitzwilliam collection

Love is very much in the air in this exhibition, which contains objects alive with the range of emotions that it commands; from admiration and affection, joy and passion, longing and despair, to insults, indifference, grief and remembrance.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Things of Beauty Growing: British studio pottery

Things of Beauty Growing is the largest exhibition of its kind in recent times, displaying over 100 historic and contemporary ceramics by potters including Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, Alison Britton, Grayson Perry and Julian Stair.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Stephen Chambers: The Court of Redonda

The Heong Gallery is delighted to announce the UK presentation of The Court of Redonda – a major solo exhibition by Stephen Chambers RA, following its highly acclaimed unveiling as a Collateral Event of the 2017 Venice Biennale.

11:00AM - 3:00PM

Easter Family Fun

Easter Themed activities

Sat 7 April 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

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 - 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 - 5:00PM

The Object of My Affection: stories of love from the Fitzwilliam collection

Love is very much in the air in this exhibition, which contains objects alive with the range of emotions that it commands; from admiration and affection, joy and passion, longing and despair, to insults, indifference, grief and remembrance.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Things of Beauty Growing: British studio pottery

Things of Beauty Growing is the largest exhibition of its kind in recent times, displaying over 100 historic and contemporary ceramics by potters including Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, Alison Britton, Grayson Perry and Julian Stair.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Stephen Chambers: The Court of Redonda

The Heong Gallery is delighted to announce the UK presentation of The Court of Redonda – a major solo exhibition by Stephen Chambers RA, following its highly acclaimed unveiling as a Collateral Event of the 2017 Venice Biennale.

6:30PM - 7:30PM

The construction of medieval cruck buildings

Crucks are long timbers, usually curved or elbowed, which transmit roof loads directly to the ground rather than relying on supporting walls. This form of construction was widely used in England and Wales during the Middle Ages but its geographical range is restricted, no crucks occurring in Lincolnshire, East Anglia, Kent or Cornwall.

Sun 8 April 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 Stephen Chambers: The Court of Redonda

The Heong Gallery is delighted to announce the UK presentation of The Court of Redonda – a major solo exhibition by Stephen Chambers RA, following its highly acclaimed unveiling as a Collateral Event of the 2017 Venice Biennale.

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

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.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

The Object of My Affection: stories of love from the Fitzwilliam collection

Love is very much in the air in this exhibition, which contains objects alive with the range of emotions that it commands; from admiration and affection, joy and passion, longing and despair, to insults, indifference, grief and remembrance.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Things of Beauty Growing: British studio pottery

Things of Beauty Growing is the largest exhibition of its kind in recent times, displaying over 100 historic and contemporary ceramics by potters including Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, Alison Britton, Grayson Perry and Julian Stair.

1:30PM - 2:00PM

Highlight Telling Tales with Jasmine Davies

Jasmine Davies returns to unlock young imaginations with a half-hour of storytelling and story-making.

2:00PM - 2:30PM

Highlight Telling Tales with Jasmine Davies

Jasmine Davies returns to unlock young imaginations with a half-hour of storytelling and story-making.

2:30PM - 3:30PM

Highlight Madingley Concert: Shelly Organ (bassoon) and Tim Watts (piano)

A free Sunday afternoon concert at Madingley Hall featuring works for bassoon and piano, including music by Saint-Saëns.