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Paint Like the Swallow Sings Calypso

Kettle’s Yard is pleased to present Paint Like the Swallow Sings Calypso, a major new exhibition curated in dialogue with artists Paul Dash (b. 1946, Barbados), Errol Lloyd (b. 1943, Jamaica) and John Lyons (b. 1933, Trinidad).

Mon 26 September 10:00AM - 12:30PM

CLASSROOM COURSE Mindfulness in the Garden in 3 separate sessions

Explore and deepen your relationship between mindfulness, yourself and your love of nature over 3 separate days 19, 26 Sept and 3 Oct

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Life is Still Life

Life is Still Life presents an exciting selection of modern and contemporary works by women artists in the genre of still life.

11:00AM - 12:00PM

From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected Works from the Collection of Robert Cripps

From Southwold to Alice Springs is a major exhibition of works from the remarkable collection of Robert Cripps, focusing on East Anglian and Australian art.

1:00PM - 3:30PM

Highlight Meet and Make at the Polar Museum

Join us for our new wellbeing and making workshops for adults at the Polar Museum! Meet and Make at the Museum sessions are all about giving you a supportive and social space to be creative.

1:00PM - 3:30PM

Highlight Meet and Make at the Polar Museum - Art of the North

Join us for our new wellbeing and making workshops for adults at the Polar Museum! Meet and Make at the Museum sessions are all about giving you a supportive and social space to be creative.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected Works from the Collection of Robert Cripps

From Southwold to Alice Springs is a major exhibition of works from the remarkable collection of Robert Cripps, focusing on East Anglian and Australian art.

6:15PM - 7:45PM

Iyengar Yoga Class

Small class with experienced teacher Robert Ashman.

Tue 27 September 10:00AM - 12:00PM

From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected Works from the Collection of Robert Cripps

From Southwold to Alice Springs is a major exhibition of works from the remarkable collection of Robert Cripps, focusing on East Anglian and Australian art.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

CLASSROOM COURSE Painting autumn: Botanical illustration of leaves, fruits, nuts and seeds

A two-day course studying the basics of leaf variety as well as fruit, seed and nut form

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Life is Still Life

Life is Still Life presents an exciting selection of modern and contemporary works by women artists in the genre of still life.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected Works from the Collection of Robert Cripps

From Southwold to Alice Springs is a major exhibition of works from the remarkable collection of Robert Cripps, focusing on East Anglian and Australian art.

Wed 28 September 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Envisioning reparations: historical and comparative approaches

In light of Cambridge’s exploration of its historical connections to colonialism and slavery, this conference proposes to bring together scholars of Africa and the African diaspora in order to generate a broad discussion on the concept of ‘reparation’ as it relates to Black history and Black movements for freedom and equality

10:00AM - 12:00PM

From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected Works from the Collection of Robert Cripps

From Southwold to Alice Springs is a major exhibition of works from the remarkable collection of Robert Cripps, focusing on East Anglian and Australian art.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

CLASSROOM COURSE Painting autumn: Botanical illustration of leaves, fruits, nuts and seeds

A two-day course studying the basics of leaf variety as well as fruit, seed and nut form

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Life is Still Life

Life is Still Life presents an exciting selection of modern and contemporary works by women artists in the genre of still life.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected Works from the Collection of Robert Cripps

From Southwold to Alice Springs is a major exhibition of works from the remarkable collection of Robert Cripps, focusing on East Anglian and Australian art.

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Highlight George Howard Darwin and the ‘Public’ Understanding of Nature

This lecture examines George Howard Darwin’s development of the field of geophysics and approaches to disseminating complex theories to public audiences across the globe.

Thu 29 September 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Envisioning reparations: historical and comparative approaches

In light of Cambridge’s exploration of its historical connections to colonialism and slavery, this conference proposes to bring together scholars of Africa and the African diaspora in order to generate a broad discussion on the concept of ‘reparation’ as it relates to Black history and Black movements for freedom and equality

10:00AM - 12:00PM

From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected Works from the Collection of Robert Cripps

From Southwold to Alice Springs is a major exhibition of works from the remarkable collection of Robert Cripps, focusing on East Anglian and Australian art.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Life is Still Life

Life is Still Life presents an exciting selection of modern and contemporary works by women artists in the genre of still life.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected Works from the Collection of Robert Cripps

From Southwold to Alice Springs is a major exhibition of works from the remarkable collection of Robert Cripps, focusing on East Anglian and Australian art.

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Highlight The platypus, Cambridge, and the animals Darwin thought were strange

Jack Ashby from the Museum of Zoology joins Cambridge University Library to talk about Charles Darwin and his encounters with the 'weird' mammals of Australia.

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Sex and the City: Cambridge Women, Town and Gown

A guided tour through the lovely centre of Cambridge which explores the inspiring, shocking and delightful stories of its women. From poets to bedders, from scientists to social reformers - get to know some of these amazing hidden figures.

6:30PM - 8:30PM

ONLINE COURSE Drawing botanicals: from observation to imagination

Join artist and illustrator Karin Eklund on this five part evening course exploring fun and joyful ways of drawing plants and nature

Fri 30 September 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Envisioning reparations: historical and comparative approaches

In light of Cambridge’s exploration of its historical connections to colonialism and slavery, this conference proposes to bring together scholars of Africa and the African diaspora in order to generate a broad discussion on the concept of ‘reparation’ as it relates to Black history and Black movements for freedom and equality

10:00AM - 5:00PM

A Feast for the Eye – an exhibition of paintings and collages by Jerry Scott

Clare Hall is delighted to present an exhibition of works by Jerry Scott, representative of the artist’s work over the last twenty years.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Life is Still Life

Life is Still Life presents an exciting selection of modern and contemporary works by women artists in the genre of still life.

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Lies, Spies and Double-Dealing: A Cambridge Spy Tour

A walking tour which unmasks the long tradition of Cambridge spying, from the earliest days of the university to recent times; from Christopher Marlowe to James Blunt, via James Bond. The tour will be led by Green Badge Guides.

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Breaking the frame | CRASSH outdoor film festival

An outdoor film festival organised by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH).

7:30PM - 8:30PM

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 ...

Sat 1 October 10:00AM - 1:00PM

ONLINE COURSE Hand sewing techniques: Dresden plate chrysanthemum

Take your hand sewing skills further with this traditional Dresden plate ‘chrysanthemum’ block

10:00AM - 5:00PM

A Feast for the Eye – an exhibition of paintings and collages by Jerry Scott

Clare Hall is delighted to present an exhibition of works by Jerry Scott, representative of the artist’s work over the last twenty years.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Life is Still Life

Life is Still Life presents an exciting selection of modern and contemporary works by women artists in the genre of still life.

2:30PM - 4:30PM

Uncomfortable Cambridge Tours

Discover Cambridge in a different way on this guided walking tour, focusing on the uncomfortable stories of power and privilege which have shaped both the university and the city.

Sun 2 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM

A Feast for the Eye – an exhibition of paintings and collages by Jerry Scott

Clare Hall is delighted to present an exhibition of works by Jerry Scott, representative of the artist’s work over the last twenty years.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Life is Still Life

Life is Still Life presents an exciting selection of modern and contemporary works by women artists in the genre of still life.

10:30AM - 12:00PM

Hidden Cambridge walking tour

90 minute Walking tour with a Blue Badge Guide around the oldest part of Cambridge (foot of Castle Hill)

11:30AM - 1:00PM

Lies, Spies and Double-Dealing: A Cambridge Spy Tour

A walking tour which unmasks the long tradition of Cambridge spying, from the earliest days of the university to recent times; from Christopher Marlowe to James Blunt, via James Bond. The tour will be led by Green Badge Guides.

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Sex and the City: Cambridge Women, Town and Gown

A guided tour through the lovely centre of Cambridge which explores the inspiring, shocking and delightful stories of its women. From poets to bedders, from scientists to social reformers - get to know some of these amazing hidden figures.

2:30PM - 4:30PM

Uncomfortable Cambridge Tours

Discover Cambridge in a different way on this guided walking tour, focusing on the uncomfortable stories of power and privilege which have shaped both the university and the city.

7:30PM - 9:30PM

Fitzwilliam String Quartet live in concert

Enjoy a selection of incredible works by Praetorius, Brahms, Dvo?ák and Mendelssohn - live from Clare Hall, University of Cambridge.