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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 14 November 2022 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

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.

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).

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.

6:15PM - 7:45PM

Iyengar Yoga Class

Small class with experienced teacher Robert Ashman.

Tue 15 November 2022 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 - 4:00PM

CLASSROOM COURSE Getting to know the conifers

Winter provides a wonderful opportunity to focus attention on our conifers

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 - 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).

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.

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Highlight The Windrush Scandal in a Transnational Context

What does an oral history methodology reveal about the impact of Britain’s changing nationality and immigration legislation on members of the Windrush Generation(s)?

5:30PM - 8:30PM

Highlight Africa in Motion short film competition screening

In collaboration with Panorama Journal, we are delighted to be able to present a programme of short films created by the 'Africa in Motion' Film Festival’s short film competition 2022.

Wed 16 November 2022 9:00AM

Wellness Wanders

Short (approx. 10 min) films taking viewers on a virtual wander around the Garden.

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 - 4:00PM

CLASSROOM COURSE Getting to know the conifers

Winter provides a wonderful opportunity to focus attention on our conifers

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 - 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?

1:15PM - 2:00PM

Defaced! Curator Highlights Tour

Join curator Richard Kelleher on a tour of Defaced! Money, Power, Conflict, where he will share his exclusive highlights from the exhibition.

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.

2:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Science in Peace and War: The life and legacy of A V Hill

Symposium to mark the centenary of the award of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine to the physiologist, A V Hill, with Otto Meyerhof. Attendance is free and open to all, both in person and online.

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Highlight Charles Darwin: Life, Work and Family with Ruth Padel

Poet Ruth Padel delivers a talk and readings based on her book, 'Darwin, A Life in Poems'.

6:00PM - 6:30PM

#LivefromLucy: "Bill Reid: A Creative Journey" with Beth Carter

Join Lucy alumna Beth Carter as she gives a virtual tour of the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.

Thu 17 November 2022 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

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 - 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 - 7:00PM

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.

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

Marmen Quartet

Join us for a Chamber Music concert in the Kettle’s Yard House with the Marmen Quartet.

Fri 18 November 2022 10:00AM - 1:00PM

ONLINE COURSE Drawing trees

Awaken and sharpen your observational perception, and gain confidence with your drawing skills in this two part course

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 - 12:00PM

Pepys Library Tours

A tour of the Pepys Library with Dr Jane Hughes, Pepys Librarian and Fellow of Magdalene College.

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 - 1:00PM

Exhibition Tour: Paint Like the Swallow Sings Calypso

Join us in the galleries for an informal exhibition tour of Paint Like the Swallow Sings Calypso with exhibition curator Habda Rashid. FREE, come along

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 - 5:30PM

Highlight Life is Still Life: Study Day

Join us for an afternoon of talks with artists and academics on the topic of still life in modern and contemporary art.

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.

5:45PM - 7:15PM

Highlight Informing more sustainable development of the oil palm industry

How can we improve the sustainable management of the global oil palm industry?

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 ...

Sat 19 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Art Exhibition: 'Simon Patterson: Out of Order'

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Out of Order' featuring work by prominent artist Simon Patterson, open to the public, Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm.

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?

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 20 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Art Exhibition: 'Simon Patterson: Out of Order'

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Out of Order' featuring work by prominent artist Simon Patterson, open to the public, Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm.

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).

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.

12:00PM - 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.

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?

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.

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight CSD Brass 30th Anniversary Gala Concert

CSD Brass (Cambridge & Surrounding District) celebrates its 30th Anniversary in a Gala Concert with guests Prime Brass and Philip Mead (piano), conducted by Christopher Lawrence