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Cambridge Festival 2024

The Cambridge Festival returns for 2024.

Thu 26 January 2023 12:00AM

Participate in behavioural research at Cambridge Judge Business School

Become a member of our participant pool, support academic research and get paid for it (£10/hour). There is no need to be a student or affiliated with the University of Cambridge.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Lifting the lid: an exhibition by Lottie Stoddart

'Lifting the Lid' is a solo exhibition of works by multi-disciplinary artist Lottie Stoddart. The paintings, ceramics and animations on display explore various forms of enchantment.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Light. Time. Space. – an exhibition of photographs by Robin Stemp

Enjoy an exhibition by Robin Stemp - a Cambridge-based photographer who captures enigmatic still lifes and unpopulated interiors, as well as unusual aspects of the built environment seen on her travels.

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


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?


Laboratory of the Future 2023

Exploring the evolution of automation, digitization, connection and sustainability January 25–26, 2023, 8AM PST, 11AM EST, 4PM GMT

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Highlight Turk Talk: Gavin Turk Talks to Louisa Buck and Charlotte Higgins

Artist Gavin Turk in conversation with Louisa Buck (The Art Newspaper) and Charlotte Higgins (The Guardian) about 'In Search of Ariadne'.

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 ...

7:30PM - 9:00PM


A celebratory performance of music for choir, organ and trumpet