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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).

Thu 24 November 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Highlight Will Carter - Man of Letters

An exhibition of the works of Will Carter OBE: a master craftsman - printer, typographer, calligrapher, carver of wood and slate - for whom good design was “a matter of seeing the simplest way of doing something, which is usually the best”. He is regarded as amongst the finest lettering artists of his generation and the post-war era.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Defaced! Money, Conflict, Protest

This new exhibition is the first of its kind to examine the interplay between money, power and dissent over the last 200 years – with a key strand of the show exploring the role of the individual in protesting for rights and representation.

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 - 5:00PM

Pick of the month 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).

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight GAVIN TURK: IN SEARCH OF ARIADNE

A new exhibition by artist Gavin Turk opens on 6 October 2022. In Search of Ariadne unravels the cultural meme of the reclining figure in art. What is the reclining figure? Why is this something that artists have been intrigued with for centuries and where does this form originate?

1:30PM - 4:30PM

Highlight Enslavement and Salvation at Queens’ College: an Old Library exhibition

Following two years’ research, this exhibition investigates Queens’ College’s links to the Atlantic Slave Trade, exploring the complex lives and worlds of a variety of Queens’ members through books and other objects they left behind.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Highlight Will Carter - Man of Letters

An exhibition of the works of Will Carter OBE: a master craftsman - printer, typographer, calligrapher, carver of wood and slate - for whom good design was “a matter of seeing the simplest way of doing something, which is usually the best”. He is regarded as amongst the finest lettering artists of his generation and the post-war era.

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Realising the health potential through sustainable built environment designs - Dr Ronita Bardhan

Dr Ronita Bardhan of the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, will discuss realising health potential through sustainable built environment designs.

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Highlight Sandars Lectures 2022

The Sandars Readership in Bibliography is one of the most prestigious honorary posts to which book historians, librarians and researchers can be appointed. Those elected deliver a series of lectures on their chosen subject.

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 - 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 ...

8:00PM - 10:00PM

Concert: Susan Tomes, piano

Join us for a Chamber Music concert as pianist Susan Tomes returns to Kettle’s Yard.