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Sat 14 October 9:00AM - 4:30PM

Highlight Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo

This exhibition provides a window on the life of a community a thousand years ago – a Jewish community in the centre of a thriving Islamic empire, international in outlook, multicultural in make up, devout to its core.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Degas, Caricature and Modernity: Daumier, Gavarni, Keene

Edgas Degas (1834-1917) possessed what his friend Walter Sickert (1860-1942) described as ‘a rollicking and somewhat bear-like sense of fun’. This exhibition looks at three caricaturists and satirists whose work Degas admired and collected in large numbers: Honoré Daumier (1808-79), Paul Gavarni (1804-66) and Charles Keene (1823-91).

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Degas: a passion for perfection

The Fitzwilliam Museum will mark the centenary of Degas’s death with an exhibition that will exhibit its holdings of works by the artist – the most extensive and representative in the UK.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Degas’s Drinker: portraits by Marcellin Desboutin

Edgar Degas’s famous painting In a Café (L’Absinthe, 1875-6), features a dissolute bearded man whom Degas modeled on his characterful friend and fellow artist Marcellin Desboutin (1832-1902). Both men shared a passion for printmaking and this exhibition explores the Museum’s rare collection of Desboutin’s sensitively executed prints in drypoint

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.

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Representing Partition: India and Pakistan

Supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Representing Partition: India and Pakistan comprises an exhibition and series of events at Wolfson College in Michaelmas Term 2017.

7:00PM - 10:00PM

Highlight Sakhya Diwali Celebrations

Annual fundraising Diwali dinner and dance bonanza. Great Bollywood music and dancing along with truly sumptuous authentic Indian food. All proceeds to go to grass-root charities in India that Sakhya supports.

7:30PM - 9:45PM

City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra concert

CCSO plays music by Stravinsky, Wagner, Mahler and Respighi