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Cambridge Festival 2024

The Cambridge Festival returns for 2024.

Sun 19 November 2023 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Bodies: Past and Present

An exhibition of student art

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.

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.

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 Anthony Blunt, via James Bond. Tours are led by Green Badge Guides.

12:00PM - 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.

12:00PM - 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.

12:00PM - 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

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!

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.

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight CSD Brass Autumn Concert

Join CSD Brass (Cambridge & Surrounding District) for their Autumn Concert in a programme of original works for brass band, in the perfect setting of St Luke's Church