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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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Mon 6 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

Florian Roithmayr: an exhibition of contemporary sculpture

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

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Reproductivities: Remaking Life

An exhibition of work by Gina Glover and Camilla Lyon

10:00AM - 5:00PM on Mon 13 August

John Douglas Piper Summer Show at St. Johns

An exhibition by the artist John Douglas Piper. The Body of work includes, sculptures, printmaking and drawings created during Johns’ residency at the University of Cambridge, Department of Veterinary Medicine.

Tue 7 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

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Artist Workshop for Young People

Artist workshop for creative young people aged 12-16.

Wed 8 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.

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.

Fri 10 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.

Sat 11 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.

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

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.

12:30PM - 12:45PM

Talking About: Antony Gormley

Find out more about our opening exhibition Antony Gormley SUBJECT with one of our Visitor Assistants in a short 15-minute talk in the galleries.

2:30PM - 2:45PM

Talking About: Antony Gormley

Find out more about our opening exhibition Antony Gormley SUBJECT with one of our Visitor Assistants in a short 15-minute talk in the galleries.

4:00PM - 6:00PM

SWAAD - a celebration of Indian street food, music and art

The event will be a celebration of Indian street food, music and art. All proceeds go to charitable projects.

Sun 12 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.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Reproductivities: Remaking Life

An exhibition of work by Gina Glover and Camilla Lyon

12:00PM - 4:00PM

Studio Sunday

Free, drop in, artist led workshops for families.

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

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.

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

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.

1:00PM - 2:30PM

Walking Tour: Gormley in Cambridge

Discover the artist’s works around Cambridge and finish at Kettle’s Yard with a tour of the exhibition.