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Sat 18 November 2023 9:00AM - 4:30PM

Highlight Spitting Image: A Controversial History

Savage, grotesque, hilarious: explore Spitting Image, the puppet show that became an icon of 20th century television, with Cambridge University Library's current exhibition.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Being Human Festival at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The UK's national festival of the Humanities returns to 52 towns and cities across the country from 9–18 November and we're delighted to be part of this with events at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and The Fitzwilliam Museum.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Beneath Our Feet: Archaeology of the Cambridge Region

A new exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology explores the traces of where people have lived, worked and died for thousands of years in Cambridgeshire.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance

Which stories get remembered, and why? This exhibition explores some new stories from history – stories that help us to separate fact from fiction and history from myth.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Bodies: Past and Present

An exhibition of student art

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Real Families: Stories of Change

Bringing together more than 120 artworks spanning painting, photography, sculpture and film, 'Real Families: Stories of Change' asks us to consider what makes a family today, and the impact our families have on us, through the eyes of contemporary artists

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Tim Head: How It Is

Visit Wolfson's latest art exhibition 'How It Is' featuring work by prominent British artist Tim Head, open to the public, Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Women & Water

Our exhibition Women & Water explores the relationship between women and water in the works of 17 women artists, spanning from the early twentieth century to the present day. The exhibition examines how water has been used by artists both as subject matter and artistic medium to reflect the multiplicity of women’s experiences.

10:00AM - 7:00PM

Cambridge Zero Community Day 2023

Cambridge Zero will like to invite you to their Community Day called Climate Resilient Communities: Participate, Engage, Act. T?he day will be divided into morning and afternoon sessions with activities for children, families and anyone interested in how we can build climate resilient communities.

11:00AM - 12:30PM

A Treasure Hunt: The Quirky Side of Cambridge

Hidden Cambridge's unique (and not app-based) treasure hunt will have you discovering quirky Cambridge-including hidden away work by Quentin Blake and something from the sculptor of "The Angel of the North", but not quite on that scale! And much more

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Making New Worlds: Li Yuan-chia and friends

This group exhibition is based on the pioneering vision of artist Li Yuan-chia (1929 – 1994) and the LYC Museum & Art Gallery which he founded and ran between 1972 and 1983 in the Cumbrian village of Banks, alongside Hadrian’s Wall.

2:00PM - 3:30PM

The "Just How Well Do You Really Know Cambridge?" Walking Tour

A walking tour by Hidden Cambridge that will have you looking at the centre of Cambridge in a whole new light!

6:30PM - 7:30PM

Haunted Cambridge Ghost Tours

Cambridge guides' scariest storytellers take you to the darker byways of our city, where the spirits of the dead still hover ...

7:00PM - 9:30PM

Highlight Sakhya - Charity Diwali Celebrations 2023

Sakhya invites you to its Diwali celebrations for 2023: an evening of classical and semi classical performances of Indian dance and music along with a gourmet Indian buffet dinner and Bollywood dancing. All proceeds go to charity.


TCHAIKOVSKY PIANO CONCERTO NO.1 | Cambridge University Orchestra

Acclaimed conductor Jac van Steen returns to conduct the Cambridge University Orchestra in a dynamic programme including Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto.