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Generation Z -

The photographic series Generation Z by photodocumentarist and academic Kerstin Hacker captures the changing urban experience in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia.

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 - 6:00PM

The Itinerary - Tracing the Refugee Routes

Documentary photography exhibition by eleven photojournalists documenting refugee routes

9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 17 December

Highlight Black Cantabs: History Makers

Black Cantabs: History Makers is groundbreaking exhibition of portraits telling the stories of black students in Cambridge, from the forgotten pioneers of centuries past to the celebrated successes of today.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

A Window on the War, the women of Cambridge in WWI

Photographic exhibition, Michaelhouse Café, Cambridge,

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Amateur Etcher of Distinction: Prints by Francis Seymour Haden

An exhibition of Sir Francis Seymour Haden's work, celebrated in his own time as a major figure in the ‘Etching Revival’. Trace the development of his style, and see unrecorded early proof impressions that demonstrate his manner of working.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Print REbels: Haden, Palmer, Whistler and the origins of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers

This touring exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder and first President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910). See a selection of prints, ranging from Haden to work by current RE members.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings

In the centenary of suffrage this exhibition draws attention to the many connections between Virginia Woolf, her contemporaries and those who have been inspired by her work.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Reproductivities: Remaking Life

An exhibition of work by Gina Glover and Camilla Lyon

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Stuart Pearson Wright: Halfboy

Stuart Pearson Wright (b. 1975) won the BP Portrait Award for Gallus Gallus with Still Life and Presidents and was awarded a commission to paint J. K. Rowling for the collection of NPG. Halfboy came about as a result of a chance encounter with a box of childhood photographs, a rare find as most such mementos were lost due to the peripatetic lifestyle imposed by the artist’s mother in the 1980s.

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Chineke! Chamber Ensemble

Chineke!’s return is particularly special since it marks a rare concert in The Senate House. On stage, they exude energy and infectious enthusiasm. And their concerts always include at least one popular favourite as well as opening our eyes to the wonderful, yet neglected, music of black composers. The event will also include the world premiere of a new piece by Cambridge graduate Errollyn Wallen.

7:30PM - 9:00PM

A Courtly Garland by Orpheus Britannicus

A Courtly Garland performed by the Orpheus Britannicus, Trinity Hall’s ‘Ensemble in Residence’


John Butt conducts Handel

We are thrilled to welcome John Butt to conduct a program of sacred and secular music by Handel performed by the Cambridge University Chamber Choir and our own Collegium Musicum, led by Margaret Faultless, as well as members of both the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Experience Ensemble.